Muzzle of Bees devotes its occasional feature called "5 Albums" to the Laurel Canyon, California band Dawes. Interesting and spirited choices, including influences Randy Newman, Art Blakey, Paul Simon and Donny Hathaway. After a few enjoyable listens to their debut album North Hills, The Night Owl has no problems with the list, but would add Neil Young and The Band to it.
"Trust: Photographs of Jim Marshall" has been published by Omnibus Press. See a sneak preview of the rock photographer's work at the Rolling Stone web site.
Paste runs an excerpt from Robert Hilburn's new book, Cornflakes With John Lennon.
Amy Linden weighs in on the 25 years of hip-hop on the Def Jam record label. [Minor aside: Horrors! Apparently Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin didn't like Heavy D.]
Bob Dylan starts a three night stand at Chicago's Aragon Ballroom tonight.
The Times of London speaks to the surviving Bee Gees about their long - and varied - career.
And how about this for a concert line-up? The Flaming Lips, Phoenix and Pete Yorn. 11 December at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois. Ticket details here.