Music Roundup: Calvi Covers TV On The Radio, Foos Thanks, Meloy on Newt

Anna Calvi  has garndered comparisons to PJ Harvey. London born Calvi has been touring in support of her debut album released this year.  Click here to check out her version of TV on The Radio’s “Wolf Like Me”, or download at iTunes.

Tony Bennett’s portrait of Lady Gaga from their Vanity Fair shoot with Annie Leibovitz is being auctioned off for charity this week.

The Decemberists‘ Colin Meloy tweets:I think this whole Gingrich candidacy might be relying on the ‘hasten-the-endtimes’ bloc a bit too much.

Bad Religion will be playing  a free show at the Reason Rally on March 24, 2012 in Washington, DC on the National Mall. The Reason Rally is an event to promote secularism.

Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore and Lee Renaldo,Wilco’s Nels Cline, and more will be featured at the 2012 edition of the New York Guitar Festival. More at Pollstar.

Dave Grohl has issued a year end thank you to Foo Fighters’ fans at the band’s website and says of recording their latest album in his garage with no production frills: “We wanted to retain that human element, keep all of those beautiful imperfections.”

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