—NYC's most badass avant rock outfit, TV on the Radio, just announced the release date of their follow-up to 2006's fantastic Return to Cookie Mountain. The new album, Dear Science, (comma included), comes out on Interscope Sept. 22.
—On that same note, Of Montreal has also announced a fall release, Oct. 7's Skeleton Lamping on Polyvinyl (cover art pictured vibrantly at right). The tour brings them no closer than Atlanta on Nov. 8, but it's on a Saturday night, so ...
—Two overseas bands that don't do alot of U.S. touring bring their sounds to Atlanta on back-to-back nights — the UK's alt-pop sextet Stereolab (Sept. 26, Variety Playhouse) and Australia's electro-pop purveyors Cut Copy (Sept. 27, The Masquerade).
—Amy Winehouse hubbie/enabler Blake Fielder-Civil was finally sentenced yesterday to 27 months in jail for attempting to bribe witnesses in an assault trial. Winehouse was a sentencing no-show.
—Tomorrow at 2 p.m., ColorOfChange.org and MoveOn.org will be joined by hip hop star Nas at FOX Headquarters in Manhattan to deliver 620,127 petition signatures demanding that FOX "end its pattern of racist attacks against Black Americans, including presidential candidate Barack Obama and his wife Michelle."
—The case of Janet Jackson's "wardrobe malfunction" has been thrown out by the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which said that the FCC "acted arbitrarily and capriciously" when it issued the $500,000 fine on CBS for what was an inadvertant, split-second flash of boobie.