4-1-1 Music News Minute(s) w/Todd Michaels – Week of October 2nd

On Sunday, a gunman opened fire at Las Vegas’ Route 91 Harvest Festival, killing 59 people and injuring approximately 515 people. The Killers are from Las Vegas, and Brandon Flowers shared a statement about the attack. “My heart swells when I hear the stories of people putting their lives on the line to help each other—defying the stereotypes of what people say Las Vegas is all about, We’re all long lost brothers and sisters. I miss my town, I miss my mom, I miss these victims I didn’t even know, but I look forward to getting together with you real soon to keep their memory alive.”

Foster the Peoples “Pumped Up Kicks” is about a boy named Robert who terrorizes classmates with his father’s gun. This song is now weighing on the band, who declined to play their hit 2011 song while performing in Charlotte, North Carolina this week due to the mass shooting massacre in Las Vegas.

David Bowie is is an exhibition of costumes, art, sound items, video, and much more that spans David Bowie’s entire career. It has been touring the world since 2013, well before Bowie’s death last year, but it is making its final stop in the Brooklyn Museum in New York, beginning March 2 and ending on July 15 of next year. You can buy different ticket packages to see the exhibition here, and find more information about the exhibit on the Brooklyn Museum’s site.

Jared Leto, 45, will soon be donning the iconic silk pajamas and smoking jacket of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, who died Sept. 27 at age 91, for an upcoming biopic from Brett Ratner.

Thom Yorke has announced a new CD and vinyl reissue of his 2014 solo album Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes, which is due out December 8. Yorke has also announced three solo United States dates in which he’ll perform with Nigel Godrich

December 12th – The Fonda Theater – Los Angeles, CA

December 14th – Fox Theater – Oakland, CA

December 17th – Day For Night Festival – Houston, TX

Yeah Yeah Yeahs recently announced the deluxe vinyl reissue of their breakthrough 2003 album Fever to Tell, and released a couple of recordings from the set. The full box set, which is due out October 20, will also include There is No Modern Romance, a concert film capturing the band’s 2003 tour.

Morrissey performed in London this week during which he premiered a number of songs from his upcoming album Low in High School and also appeared to speak out in favor of British anti-islam politician Anne Marie Waters.

Never one to shy away from voicing his political opinions, Morrissey paused his set to allege that Waters, a UK Independence Party politician who once described Islam as “evil,” was recently prevented from becoming head of the party due to a rigged election. Morrissey has made a number of statements on Islam and immigration in the past, and we’re sure there is more to come.

Fiona Apple performed at the Trans-Pecos Festival in Marfa, Texas on September 30, and St. Vincent decided to join her. They teamed up to play a few songs together, including “Pale September,” “First Taste,” and Cyndi Lauper’s “Money Changes Everything.”


Marilyn Manson has cancelled a number of tour dates following an injury on stage this week  at New York’s Manhattan Center Hammerstein Ballroom. Manson was treated in New York and has plans to return to Los Angeles for his recovery. His album Heaven Upside Down is scheduled for release this Friday.

Real Estate were set to embark on a tour this fall, but the band just announced that the dates have been postponed to early 2018. Alex Bleeker shared a note via the band’s Facebook page that explains why they’re not ready to take the show on the road. “I’ve got some news to share with you that’s a bit of a bummer: we’re going to postpone most of our fall tour into early 2018. I’ll spare you all of the nitty gritty, but suffice it to say that these upcoming shows we’re not going to work out as planned, so we’re going to regroup and move them into 2018”

Boulder, CO on 2/18, Oakland, CA on 2/24, Santa Barbara, CA on 2/25, Phoenix, AZ on 2/26, San Diego, CA on 2/27, Los Angeles, CA on 2/28

If you already have tickets in any of the cities listed above, they’ll be honored on the new dates.

In the late ’90s and early ’00s, the Seattle band Pedro The Lion released four albums devoted to the indie folk scene. Now frontman David Bazan has announced on Twitter that he’s bringing back Pedro The Lion for four shows in Seattle and Portland this December.

12/16-17 – Portland, OR

12/21-22 – Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern

The Jesus Lizard are back after eight years of absence. The band is doing six United States shows, with their run closing at Houston’s Day For Night festival.

12/8 – Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom

12/9 – Chicago, IL @ Metro

12/10 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza

12/14 – Los Angeles, CAThe Fonda Theatre

12/15 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent

12/16 – Houston, TX @ Day For Night Festival