POINTS OF REFERENCE is a music news blog for people with actual lives and/or short attention spans: a weekly selection of topical, pop music talking points fit for bars and break rooms. It’s divided into three sections: NEWS (duh), ALBUM RELEASES (once more with feeling), and STUFF AND THINGS (random, music-related crap from the internet). So, I’m all finished up here. Scroll down, won’t you?
- Frances Bean Cobain ignited a Twitter beef with Lana Del Rey and her army of listless teenagers.
- 36 people were hospitalized after ingesting some dangerous substance at an Avicii show in Boston, MA.
- Sotheby’s auctioned off Bob Dylan’s handwritten manuscript for the pivotal 1965 hit, “Like A Rolling Stone.” The draft, complete with unused lyrics and (terrible) doodles, sold for $2 million.
- Phil Collins donated his collection of Alamo-related art to the Texas General Land Office.
- Karen O plans to release her first solo album, “Crush Songs” (Cult), Sept. 9.
- The Wu Tang Clan is searching for an unpaid intern to manage its social media accounts.
- Shad Moss.
ALBUM RELEASES, JULY 1:
Old Crow Medicine Show, “Remedy” (ATO). Listen.
Robin Thicke, “Paula” (Interscope).
STUFF & THINGS:
- New York Magazine writer Lindsey Weber charted the “Lana Del Rey universe.”
- Bob Boilen and the bros at NPR’s “All Songs Considered” discussed “The Year in Music (So Far), 2014.”
- Consequence of Sound wants to score your pot roast.
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