1. Flip your wig.

    After three decades of music, the time has come for a tribute to Bob Mould.

    Last November, more than a dozen musicians gathered at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles to celebrate the Hüsker Dü and Sugar frontman, including Dave Grohl, Britt Daniel, Ryan Adams, and the Hold Steady. Each guest picked a favorite from Mould’s extensive back catalog and jammed it out with the man himself. 

    Mould and his team are now working to release footage from that night as a concert film, called See a Little Light. Take a listen to ten tracks from the evening, and then check out the film — it’s our Project of the Day.

    View on Kickstarter
  2. A few of the artists paying tribute to the late, great Arthur Russell on the Red Hot & Arthur Russell compilation:
Twin Shadow, Washed Out, José González, Laurel Halo, Robyn, Glen Hansard, Javelin, Hot Chip, Nico Muhly + Owen Pallett, Cut Copy, Sandro Perri, The Revival Hour, Will Sheff (Okkervil River), Sam Amidon, Ólöf Arnalds, Devendra Banhart, Dan Boeckner (Handsome Furs / Wolf Parade), Chad VanGaalen, Scissor Sisters, Oh Mercy, Rubblebucket, and Thao with The Get Down Stay Down.

    A few of the artists paying tribute to the late, great Arthur Russell on the Red Hot & Arthur Russell compilation:

    Twin Shadow, Washed Out, José González, Laurel Halo, Robyn, Glen Hansard, Javelin, Hot Chip, Nico Muhly + Owen Pallett, Cut Copy, Sandro Perri, The Revival Hour, Will Sheff (Okkervil River), Sam Amidon, Ólöf Arnalds, Devendra Banhart, Dan Boeckner (Handsome Furs / Wolf Parade), Chad VanGaalen, Scissor Sisters, Oh Mercy, Rubblebucket, and Thao with The Get Down Stay Down.

  3. KSR IRL: Sunday 10/2 @ REDCAT in LA, Angel City Arts honors Roscoe Mitchell, a living legend who turns 71 this year, with a special tribute concert at the 2011 Angel City Jazz Festival. 
"One of the most influential woodwind players to come out of Chicago’s AACM movement of the mid-’60s, Roscoe Mitchell is a brilliant and adventurous improviser, and founding member of the Art Ensemble of Chicago. He’s also an acclaimed composer of new music and is currently the “Distinguished Darius Milhaud Professor of Composition” at Mills College in Oakland, CA. 
…Roscoe’s trio with percussionist William Winant and woodwind player James Fei will perform a new piece that Roscoe has written for the occasion. In addition, percussionist Alex Cline will lead an all-star ensemble in a special performance of Roscoe’s landmark composition People in Sorrow, featuring eleven distinguished musicians including saxophonist Oliver Lake, vocalist Dwight Trible, pianist Myra Melford, harpist Zeena Parkins, and bassist Mark Dresser.”

    KSR IRL: Sunday 10/2 @ REDCAT in LA, Angel City Arts honors Roscoe Mitchell, a living legend who turns 71 this year, with a special tribute concert at the 2011 Angel City Jazz Festival

    "One of the most influential woodwind players to come out of Chicago’s AACM movement of the mid-’60s, Roscoe Mitchell is a brilliant and adventurous improviser, and founding member of the Art Ensemble of Chicago. He’s also an acclaimed composer of new music and is currently the “Distinguished Darius Milhaud Professor of Composition” at Mills College in Oakland, CA.

    …Roscoe’s trio with percussionist William Winant and woodwind player James Fei will perform a new piece that Roscoe has written for the occasion. In addition, percussionist Alex Cline will lead an all-star ensemble in a special performance of Roscoe’s landmark composition People in Sorrow, featuring eleven distinguished musicians including saxophonist Oliver Lake, vocalist Dwight Trible, pianist Myra Melford, harpist Zeena Parkins, and bassist Mark Dresser.”