* Looks like the locals are getting their Trot on in full force today. The Rock Island, Illinois-based in-studio performance series Daytrotter just posted sessions from Natural Child (who slayed at our anniversary party on Saturday night), jokester folk duo Birdcloud and Jonny Fritz and the In-Laws (Fritz, of course, having recently abandoned his "Corndawg" moniker). Tracks include Cream faves "Shut Up," "Fuck You Cop" and "B$G P$MP$N," not necessarily in that order.
* And finally, you may have seen feel-good indie outfit Kopecky Family Band play their tune "Heartbeat," but now you can get it in MP3 form courtesy of Rolling Stone. Kelsey Kopecky says to RS, "'Heartbeat' is a fun and lighthearted love song that was born on the out of tune piano in my living room. I hope it makes you smile." Fine. But hey, I don't think those kids are actually related, despite their similarly hip haircuts.