The New York Times had a great two-hitter of music articles this weekend:
*Jon Caramanica’s profile on Patrick Stump, mainstream rock’s “most invisible frontman,” offers some great insight into Fall Out Boy and has given me even more newfound respect for the band. Even as they flirt with tasteless arena rock, the band sure manages to experiment with performance archetypes, right down to their structure.
You can stream Fall Out Boy’s new album, Folie Ã Deux, on myspace right now.
*Apparently hipsters don’t like change, or so went the audience reaction to Dan Deacon’s new performance concept. Wait, people obsessed with trends don’t like it when something they expected to see wasn’t the way they had read/heard/thought it was going to be? Whodathunkit?
To wrap things up, my favorite newscast…