* Remember when Gibson got raided by federal agents about two years ago for importing endangered species of rosewood from Madagascar? Done done it again. Gibson's Nashville and Memphis facilities were raided again yesterday by US Fish and Wildlife, though the official reason hasn't been released yet. They're holding a press conference in about a half-hour, and Scene reporter Jonathan Meador will be there. We'll let you know what he turns up.
* Personally, I'm going to have to file this one under "What Took Them So Long?" Merriam-Webster recently announced the addition of roughly 100 new words to their official lexicon, among them "bromance," "tweet" (or at least an additional definition for that one), "m-commerce," "fist bump" and, most notably for our purposes, "Americana." The official definition reads, "a genre of American music having roots in early folk and country music." "I'm thrilled," says said Jed Hilly, Executive Director of the Americana Music Association. "It’s affirmation of what we have been saying for over a decade." The Americana fest will take place here in Nashville Oct. 12-15. See more about the words you were already using but are now officially allowed to refer to as "words" at the Washington Post.
* We love us some You Tell Concerts. While The Spin likes to provide mildly cynical but typically (hopefully) relatively informed reviews of concerts — like The Spin did with Katy Perry's concert last week at Bridgestone — You Tell goes straight to the fans. Fans who, nine times out of 10, characterize the show in question as "fucking awesome." Have a look after the jump or at the YTC site for You Tell Chrystal's coverage of the show, in which the word "tits" is tossed around pretty liberally.