, who recently called Little Rock home for a short time while he worked at The Oxford American, gave a talk at the EMP music conference in April on North Korean pop music. Salon
interviewed him a couple weeks ago. He also started, recently, blogging
, impressionistically and awesomely, on Mountain Goats songs. Also, you should regularly check online music mag Stylus
, where Powell's become the de facto editor.HBO just announced casting for "Generation Kill,"
a seven-part mini-series on the Iraq War from Ed Burns and David Simon, the creators of the best show on TV, "The Wire." The project is based on Evan Wright's nonfiction book
. The 50th Anniversary Stax Records
concert is coming up at the Orpheum in Memphis. Isaac Hayes, Booker T & the MGs, Mable John, William Bell, Eddie Floyd, the Soul Children and Angie Stone are slated to play with a promise of more acts to be announced. The show's Friday, June 22. Tix are $25-$1000.