To help benefit a local DIY venue in Pennsylvania, Title Fight, Koji, Cold World, and many other bands are offering up test presses and other rare items to help fund the relocation of Redwood Art Space. More info can be found here and the webstore is here.
The Motel Life just launched their Kickstarter asking fans to help them master their next EP, Those Bruises. Among the packages fans can purchase are a limited edition poster, comics, and the band will even come to your house for a BBQ and wash your car. The artwork was done by Daniel Fishel (The Wonder Years, No Sleep Records, Citizen).
The Palladium in Worcester, MA, is under threat of being demolished. The venue has hosted the shows of many, many bands we cover here on AP.net. There is a Change.org petition against the tear-down of the building.
Psychologist E. Glenn Schellenberg and sociologist Christian von Scheve teamed up to comb through five decades of Billboard Top 40 hits. They find that, over time, our taste in pop music has veered toward more and more depressing songs.
I'm currently watching the All Things Digital video podcasts they put up of all of Steve Jobs' appearances at the conference, in the background while I post news today. The rest of this week's Technology Round-Up can be found in the replies. As always, check out my blog if you're interested in a more frequently updated round-up of stuff I enjoy during the week.
An LCD Soundsystem documentary focusing on the final show in Madison Square Garden in April 2011 will be in select theaters on July 18 only. It's titled Shut Up And Play The Hits, and you can see both a trailer for the film and the theaters where it will be in the replies.