News: Blue October, Jay Reatard, 'Oates' and more
-- And how's about this shizz: Garage prince Jay Reatard, above, is coming to Crowbar on Dec. 5! RAWK.
-- And Del the Funky Homosapien at Czar on Dec. 4! RAP.
-- John Oates is performing at Freedom to Fly, a concert that's part of the annual Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Aviation Summit Nov. 6 at the Tampa Convention Center. Yes: Oates is performing at a pilot's convention. And yes: It's just "Oates." No Hall. But Montel Williams will be there, and heaven knows we've all been waiting for a Montel & Oates collaboration. Tickets are $25-$30. Go here for details.
-- If Raheem Morris was looking for a way to energize his 0-6 Buccaneers, banning Jay-Z, T.I. and Kanye West from the locker room is probably not the way to go. I assume players can still blast Sufjan Stevens, though, right?
-- Want to go on tour with the Genitorturers? Here's your chance.
-- Want to win a chance to cook dinner for Aaron Gillespie of Underoath and The Almost? Here's your chance.
-- Want to download the Basiqs' album This Lie for free? Here's your chance. (Man, we're giving you guys a lot of chances today.)
-- Finally, what would a news roundup be without an update on Matt Hires? His standout Honey Let Me Sing You A Song is up for mtvU's The Freshmen this week. Voting ends Friday at noon. And tune into Grey's Anatomy on Thursday night -- Matt's track Out of the Dark will be on during the show.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*