Zappagram #33

The new Weyes Blood album is all that and a bag of chips, Florence broke her foot, and Jack White and Trent Reznor quit Twitter...

Zappagram #33

Hey everyone,

The most important thing I can tell you this week is that the new Weyes Blood album, And In The Darkness, Hearts Aglow, is out and it’s fantastic. If you’ve not yet heard it, follow the link below to listen on your streaming platform of choice.

Aside from this, it’s business as usual. If you haven’t already, go and follow me on Instagram where I’m posting original artwork like this:

Matt Berninger of The National

And this:

Jerry Garcia

And this:

Jello Biafra of Dead Kennedys

Follow me and I’ll gladly follow you back.

And now, on with the show…

My heart is broken in the face of the stupidity of my species.”
Joni Mitchell


New weekly playlists highlighting great music



Kiersten Blue • Weyes Blood • Adrian Quesada • Tennis • Meg Baird • S.G. Goodman • Lisa Crawley • Sonja Midtune • Joni Mitchell • Amy Lilley

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The latest happenings in the world of music


Florence Welch Postpones Band’s Tour After Breaking Her Foot Dancing Onstage
The injury occurred at some point during the show at the O2, with the singer – who performs barefoot – leaving a trail of blood on the stage; video later emerged of the road crew wiping the blood off dance floor between songs. [RollingStone]

Trent Reznor Quits Twitter Because It’s Become “Such a toxic environment…”
“We don’t need the arrogance of the billionaire class to feel like they can just come in and solve everything.” [NME]

Jack White Tears Elon Musk a New One
Jack White is joining Trent Reznor as the latest high-profile rocker to quit Twitter.  In an extensive statement posted to Instagram on Sunday, White ripped into Elon Musk over his decision to reinstate Orange Hitler. [Consequence]

Neil Young Explains Spotify Beef to Howard Stern: ‘Why Would I Keep it on There When It Sounds Like a Pixilated Movie?’
Young also said he was angered by COVID misinformation on the platform. [Billboard]

Elvis Costello & The Imposters Add 2023 Tour Dates
The latest U.S. shows in support of The Boy Named If take place this winter. [Pitchfork]

Ticketmaster Apologizes to Taylor Swift and Fans Over ‘Terrible Experience’ With Eras Tour Tickets
Statement comes after singer blasted the company and a Justice Department investigation was revealed. [RollingStone]

Bruce Springsteen Talks Ticket Price Controversy, Trove Of Archival Releases
The Boss is planning to release five never-heard albums recorded post-1988. [Spin]

Pavement Musical From Alex Ross Perry Coming to New York Next Month
Slanted! Enchanted! A Pavement Musical will run for two performances at the Sheen Center. [Pitchfork]

Morrissey Says His Upcoming Album ‘Bonfire of Teenagers’ Will Be Delayed
The studio set was originally slated for release early next year. [Billboard]



Weyes Blood on What It Means to Be Out of Time
The singer-songwriter talks about her complex relationship with nostalgia, the indignities of online life, and her sweeping new album, And in the Darkness, Hearts Aglow. [Pitchfork]

Chris Frantz Tells Bob Dylan To “Suck A Dick” In Response To Talking Heads Slight
Bob Dylan recently released a new art of songwriting book/collection of essays, The Philosophy Of Modern Song, and he doesn’t always speak flatteringly about some fellow musicians within its pages. Drummer Chris Frantz of Talking Heads in particular felt taken aback by one of Dylan’s essays. [Stereogum]

First Aid Kit on Finding "Strength and Freedom" in Palomino
Swedish songsmiths Klara and Johanna Söderberg didn’t notice it at first, as it was developing. But looking back on the last few turbulent years of their lives as the folk/alt-country duo First Aid Kit, a subtle equestrian theme starts to emerge, leading up to their glittery, galloping latest effort, Palomino. [Paste]

R.I.P. Kymberly Herrin, Ghostbuster's "Dream Ghost" and ZZ Top Vixen
Kymberly Herrin, the actor who starred as the sensual “Dream Ghost” in 1984's Ghostbusters, has died at the age of 65. [AVClub]

L.A. Dodgers Donate $1 Million to Elton John AIDS Foundation
The team's principal owner, Mark Walter, and Dodgers co-owner Billie Jean King presented a symbolic giant check at Saturday night's (Nov. 19) show. [Billboard]

Banksy Encourages Fans to Steal From GUESS: “They’ve Helped Themselves to My Artwork Without Asking”
The London store quickly shuttered its doors after Banksy's post. [Consequence]


See it to believe it


Neil Young & Rick Rubin in conversationn  (November 16, 2022)
Ahead of the release of his 42nd studio album World Record, Neil Young and Rick Rubin sit down with Zane Lowe for an intimate conversation at Rubin’s iconic Shangri La Studios in Malibu, California. [via YouTube]


Listen to these recently dropped albums


The Jimi Hendrix Experience: Los Angeles Forum: April 26, 1969 [listen]

Mandrake Handshake: The Triple Point of Water EP [listen]

Neil Young & Crazy Horse: World Record [listen]

Röyksopp: Profound Mysteries III [listen]

The Smashing Pumpkins: ATUM – Act 1 [listen]

Vince Guaraldi: Jazz Impressions of Black Orpheus (Deluxe Edition) [listen]

Weyes Blood: And in the Darkness, Hearts Aglow [listen]

Willie Nelson: Live at Budokan [listen]


These albums are coming soon



Alex Chilton: Live In London (Encore Edition) • David Bowie: Divine SymmetryDavid Crosby & The Lighthouse Band: Live at the Capitol TheatreThe Doors: Paris BluesElvis Costello & The Imposters: The Boy Named If (Alive at Memphis Magnetic) • The Flaming Lips: Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots (20th Anniversary Edition) • Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band: Live at the Greek Theater 2019Sigur Rós: ( ) 20th Anniversary Reissue (Physical Release) • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Live at the Fillmore (1997) • Type O Negative: Dead Again (Reissue)


The Beach Boys: Sail On Sailor – 1972 • Neal Casal: Rain, Wind and Speed (Vinyl Reissue) • Neil Young: Harvest (50th Anniversary Edition) • NOFX: Double AlbumYusuf / Cat Stevens: Catch Bull At Four (50th Anniversary Edition)


Alabama Shakes: Boys & Girls (10 Year Anniversary Deluxe Edition) • IDLES: Five Years of BrutalismJourney: Live in Concert at LollapaloozaLove and Rockets: The Albums 1985-1996My Morning Jacket: Circuital (Deluxe Edition) • Puscifer: Existential Reckoning: RewiredQueens of the Stone Age: …Like Clockwork (Vinyl Reissue) • Queens of the Stone Age: Villains (Vinyl Reissue)


Cheap Trick: Live at the Whisky 1977Frank Zappa: Waka/Wazoo


Musical happenings of historical significance



Birthdays: Livingston Taylor (1950) • Legendary manager of Led Zeppelin, Peter Grant, died from a heart attack, aged 60. (1995)


Birthdays: Jesse Colin Young (1941) • Steven Van Zandt & Tina Weymouth (1950) • Karen O (1978) • INXS frontman Michael Hutchence was found dead in his Sydney hotel room, having taken his own life, aged 37. (1997)


Birthdays: Bruce Hornsby (1954) • Alison Mosshart (1978) • Pink Floyd released “Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2)” which rapidly topped the charts in the UK, followed by the US and a further 9 countries. (1979)


Birthdays: Pete Best & Donald “Duck” Dunn (1941) • Clem Burke of Blondie (1955) • Chad Taylor of Live (1970) • Queen frontman, Freddie Mercury, died at the age of 45, following complications from AIDS. (1991)


Birthdays: Percy Sledge (1940) • Mark Lanegan (1964) • Nick Drake died in his sleep aged 26 of an overdose of tryptasol an anti-depressant drug. (1974)


Birthdays: Tina Turner (1939) • Jean Terrell of The Supremes (1944) • John McVie (1945) • John Stirratt of Wilco (1967) • Ron Jones of The Flaming Lips (1970) • Willie Nelson was arrested for possession of six ounces of marijuana found in his tour bus while traveling from Los Angeles to Texas. (2010)


Birthdays: Jimi Hendrix (1942) • Randy Brecker of  Blood Sweat & Tears (1945) • Mike Bordin of Faith No More (1962) • A disturbed rock fan brought the funeral of INXS singer Michael Hutchence to a standstill when he tried to launch himself from a 20ft high balcony with a cord around his neck. He was removed by police and taken away to a psychiatric unit. (1997)

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