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News in Review: Friday, March 20th

on March 20, 2009, 9:05am

While Consequence of Sound is down in Austin taking in the sights of sounds of South by Southwest ’09, here is some of the news making headlines across the country…

  • Were you one of those unlucky few that snagged Phish tickets, only to be told by Ticketmaster that there was no sale, after all. Because of an unfortunate glitch, Phish heads were treated to an early sale of the band’s upcoming four day stint at Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Unbeknowngst to them, however, the tickets weren’t supposed to hit the market until March 26th, and thus all sales were canceled and retracted. Pissed off? Well, there’s not much you can do about it. If you read the ticketing conglomerate’s contract, it does read, “If… you are able to order a ticket before its scheduled on-sale or presale date or you are able to order a ticket that was not supposed to have been released for sale, then: Ticketmaster will have the right to cancel that ticket.” Yeah, life sucks.
  • Did you manage to stay up late and catch Vampire Weekend on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday? Oh, that’s unfortunate. They happened to drop a “new song”, and they even brought out supporting help on strings. If you’ve been to a VW show in the past year, then no doubt you’ve heard “White Sky” before. Regardless, you should watch the clip anyhow, and get excited for a possible fall release of their sophomoric effort.
  • Oh, I guess we’re not the only ones in Austin, TX this weekend. It appears that, along with Metallica and Kanye West, Mr. Neil Young has also taken it upon himself to visit the sunny Texas city. Secret show, perhaps? We’ll keep mum to get in ourselves.
  • If it weren’t obvious already, Perry Farrell has officially confirmed NIN will not be making an appearance at this year’s Lollapalooza.

Like we said, we’re out baking in the Texas sun, too. So, bear with us and we’ll be back in top shape next week. For now, enjoy our updates, follow us on Twitter, and be prepared to hear a slew of stories come Sunday.

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