News: Aaron Gillespie, Automatic Loveletter, Grizzly Bear and more
-- Aaron Gillespie of Underoath (above) and The Almost has a new blog ... about food. Sample post: he raves about the pork tenderloin at Pete & Shorty's in Clearwater. Check it out for recipes for bratwursts, hamburgers and grouper.
-- Mustard Plug, the Toasters, Voodoo Glow Skulls -- that's a pretty good ska lineup coming to Crowbar on Nov. 20. Tickets are $15.
-- Can you play a musical instrument? American Stage wants your help. They're looking for musical directors and accompanists to participate in cabarets featuring the music of Frank Sinatra, Johnny Mercer, George Gershwin, Stephen Sondheim and more. For details, contact Todd Olson at email@example.com.
-- Finally, click here to check out this mp3 of Amerie's Why R U, featuring some guest verses spliced in from one of Soundcheck's favorite femcees, Dynasty. Her next live gig is at Summer Jam Aug. 8 at Jannus Landing. Definitely worth catching live.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*