• Robert Pollard, former leader of Indie Rock superstars Guided By Voices, is from Dayton. But when asked by Blender magazine what his favorite club was, Pollard didn't say Canal Street Tavern or the Oregon Express. He said the Southgate House in Newport, Ky. In the brief Blender piece, Pollard said he likes the club because "there's nowhere to hide. You're basically forced to party," and he also referenced the infamous "piss buckets," used as a loo when Pollard plays the club (in lieu of a backstage bathroom).myspace.com/cutinthehillgang.
• Josh Hisle, the Iraq war vet who performs as Lost in Holland, was featured again in Rolling Stone. In the current issue (the one with Britney on the cover), a large photo of Hisle's appearance at the Sundance Film Festival singing "Rockin' in the Free World" with Neil Young accompanies a story about the musical acts that performed at the fest. Hisle is interviewed about his appearance (which also featured special guest Graham Nash) in the piece, which centers around the Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young film CSNY/Deja Vu. Hisle appears in the film (as does some of his music). Hisle has a new EP, Hearts and Minds, available now; go to myspace.com/lostinholland to find out how to buy it.
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