Low and Okkervil River are headlining the Wall of Sound 2006 Music Festival, April 8-9, 2006, Ridglea Theater, Fort Worth, TX. For more info on the festival, check out their MySpace page.

The Wood Brothers are going to be streamed live on WXPN’s Free at Noon segment, Friday, February 10 at 12pm EST. NPR is going to archive the performance for on-demand streaming-love whenever we please. Mark your calendars! [link]

What the Jesus?
The BBC plans to celebrate the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus this Easter with a procession through the streets of Manchester, featuring musicians from The Stone Roses and Happy Mondays, and songs by The Smiths and New Order. Seriously.

Rolling Stone grammy-previews Arcade Fire.

Stream Belle & Sebastion’s The Life Pursuit from Scenestars. I likey.

In Oprah Book Club news, that friggin’ idiot Frey finally came out and acknowledged that he sold fiction as truth. To me, I was simply outraged by the fact that it took this long for him to admit that he was wrong, even though everyone knew he was wrong the entire time. Yeah, he’s an idiot to me, but whatever.

Wilco has announced some Spring 2006 tour dates. Nothing directly in Chicago yet for me, but I could always drive an hour or so…that’s not so bad.

Check out the Beastie Boys rockin’ their Sundance Film Festival after-party.

INDIEBLOGHEAVEN has some great rumors floating on the site right now: Pitchfork Music Festival rumor (confirmed), Death Cab for Cutie & Franz Ferdinand to tour rumor. I’ll be following both of these…