Friday, June 10, 2011

Music Notes: Hot Shows on Sale; Les Paul Google Doodle; & the Deal Sisters Turn 50

Happy 50th birthday to those rock & roll twins, Kim & Kelley Deal!

Here's a mish-mash of musical updates for June 10th...

* The most timely news involves some in-demand gigs that went on sale today:

* Many work hours were no doubt lost on Thursday to employees playing around with the very cool Les Paul "Google doodle" featuring playable guitar strings (Les Paul, who died in 2009, would have turned 96 on Thursday). The guitar-string doodle was so popular that Google kept it as its logo on Friday, and now it has gone one step further: it has created a permanent home for the Les Paul guitar doodle, says the L.A. Times. You can find it, and play it, at

* And speaking of birthdays, June 10th marked The Big Five-0 for those rocking twin sisters, Kim and Kelley Deal. The Dayton, Ohio natives have been on the scene a long time, in bands from The Pixies and The Amps (Kim) to The Breeders (Kim and Kelley). (See the video for the Breeders' classic song, "Cannonball," above, from their Last Splash album.) Happy birthday and many more to the Deal sisters.

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