Adult Swim announced Cheyenne Cinnamon and the Fantabulous Unicorn of Sugar Town Candy Fudge as the winner of its Big, Uber, Network, Sampling Contest that pit eight pilots against each other to see which would get aired on TV.
Neko Case provides the voice of Cheyenne Cinnamon, the blonde-haired, belly-exposing, teen-pop-princesses who lives outside of Detroit in a dream world made of candy. T-Pain also stars as Case's giant gingerbread man friend and mc chris will voice a gummi bear aptly named Gummi.
The pilot episode airs this Sunday, March 28 at 11:15 p.m. on the Cartoon Network. If you don't want to wait until then you can check out all eight pilots on the Adult Swim site.
The animated series was created by Dave Willis (Aqua Teen Hunger Force) and will feature Sofia Toufa's vocals (rather than Case's alt-country stylings) when the Cheyenne character sings pop songs. Butch Walker is slated to write and produce the music for the series. By Andrew Kahn\comments
I know I'm getting pumped for Record Store Day on April 17. Keep checking the site as we plan to have a full slate of coverage before, during and after.
One of the first to report is a show planned that day by Smashing Pumpkins (well, Billy Corgan and that kid he has on drums these days) out in L.A. at Amoeba Music.
Yeah, it kind of sucks for us in Chicago that the show is out West, but if you really want to fill that Pumpkins void on Record Store Day the band announced a limited edition black-light poster (um, groovy?) to anyone who pre-orders the Teargarden by Kaleidyscope Vol 1: Songs For A Sailor EP at a record store that day.
And if you happen to find yourself in L.A. on Record Store Day head over to Ameoba because this is how the show works, according to the band's site:
The first 250 fans who pre-order the Teargarden… EP on Saturday, April 17, will receive the limited edition black light poster as well as a wristband giving them entry into The Smashing Pumpkins performance from Amoeba and Urban Outfitters Space 15 Twenty later that day.
Teargarden by Kaleidyscope Vol 1: Songs For A Sailor will be released May 25. By Andrew Kahn\comments
The Voice Project seeks to bring attention to and support for the women of war-torn Northern Uganda. In order to bring awareness to the plight of these women, the group has recruited many artists and bands to record cover songs. One of those contributing is Andrew Bird and below you can watch is version of Cass McCombs “Meet Me Here at Dawn” accompanied by Priscilla Ahn. If you wish to contribute to the Voice Project you can do so by going here.
All of us here at Loud Loop Press were saddened by the news of the untimely death of Big Star bassist Alex Chilton. No doubt Big Star was a major influence on many of the bands we cover and listen to and love today. In fact a few years ago a tribute album featuring Whiskeytown, Gin Blossoms, Posies and several others performing Big Star songs was released by Koch Records. Included on the album is the version of "Thirteen" recorded by Wilco and featured in the clip below. Wilco bassist John Stirratt told Time Out Chicago about his relationship with Chilton and his music. R.I.P. Alex.
httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6gtAFwNVlk By Andrew Kahn\comments