june 2008

new jersey tribute show!

thanks to andrew for taking the time to send us information about an upcoming hour long tribute to elliott. the show is at harvest moon in new brunswick, nj and it is this wednesday june 11th! here is andrew with more info:

"there will be an acoustic show at the harvest moon in new brunswick, nj this wednesday june 11th. as part of the show we will be kicking the night off with an hour long elliott smith tribute. everyone playing that night is a pretty big elliott smith fan so we decided to dedicate a portion of the evening to his songs. the harvest moon is located at 392 george street in new brunswick, nj. the performers that night are andrew goulburn from meet me in montauk (www.myspace.com/mmim), billy perez from the love trilogy (www.myspace.com/thelovetrilogy), cameron boyd (www.myspace.com/cameronwilliam), and james wells from the gay blades (www.myspace.com/gayblades). the show will be starting at 10 pm. if you come out please stick around until after the elliott tribute, everyone playing is a fine song writer and i promise you will enjoy the rest of the night as well. we would love to see you there!" (6.9.08)

unreleased elliott benefit song update and yahoo's 25 best alternative rock bands of the 1990s!

kevin moyer was kinda enough to update everyone on sweetaddy.com about the process of the upcoming benefit record, 'live from nowhere near you vol. 2.' the benefit record will help bring in proceeds to support portland's outside in. the new benefit record was rumored to be out in november of 2007 but for various the record has been pushed for now. the record will be featuring an previously unreleased song and at this time uknown song by elliott which was a part of songs that were considered for 'new moon.' anyway, here is kevin with the latest on the record:

"sorry peeps, but please be patient. i want to get this thing out as badly as you want to hear it, trust me on that. its all i am working on in every second fo free time. and there is no problem with the elliott track being released... all the papers are signed and all the i's are dotted. the delay is more along the lines of so many artists involved (the cd is 75 minutes of music, lots of musicians and labels and lawyers to deal with) and boring stuff like setting up distribution and talking with labels about helping with its release, etc which will add a few months on to the release date unfortunately. but i hope that you understand that i owe it to the charity to make sure this is done as best as it can be so that they benefit to the fullest, so i apologize for having to keep you waiting while we get things done and finalized. and enough chinese democracy comparisons already, fuckers (!), its only 6 months after we thought you'd have it, axle rose has taken 8 plus years or so. if i had to guess on a release date right now, i'd say it should be out after these upcoming summer months... oct / nov time period. sorry but i hope you can be pleasantly patient?... i am thrilled that you are this interested and will continue to work diligently to get it released sooner rather than later so please don't get hit by an automobile or a fridge or whatever else. peace and love and thanks, kevin"

yahoo recently did a feature on who they thought was the 25 best alternative rock bands of the 1990s. thinking it was only featuring bands, they actually also included solo artists in their list and elliott smith made it at number 13! the list also contains elliott's picture too. it is a really nice to honor and if you are interested in checking out the listing and the other artists that make the list, please go here: the 25 best alternative rock bands of the 1990s. (6.5.08)