4-1-1 Music News Minute(s) w/Todd Michaels – Week of December 3rd

Queens of the Stone Age may be whiskey-soaked, leather-clad avatars of rock’n’roll sleaze, but they evidently have a soft spot for Christmas tunes. As Pitchfork notes, Josh Homme’s long-running band just announced a new limited-edition holiday 7-inch single. The A-side will feature Homme singing “Silent Night” with blues guitarist C.W.

4-1-1 Music News Minute w/Todd Michaels – 4/4/17

At the Drive-In and the Mars Volta’s Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke (D-TX) officially announced his candidacy for the Texas Senate seat currently held by Duke basketball cosplayer Ted Cruz, O’Rourke is considered the first prominent Democrat to challenge for the seat, the AP reports.       Sufjan Stevens’ most recent album, Carrie & Lowell, turns