There a couple of Paul Auster interviews up today:
The NY Press
Kind of the same questions and info in each. The newish film is at the IFC center; I wonder if it will go on that IFC in theaters on demand cable thing.
A bunch of free shows next week
Music Downtown - The Shows
Hold Steady, M. Ward and Nick Lowe
I think this might be the people who had Jeff Tweedy and a bunch of other people for free shows a while ago, but it seems like this one is no tickets, just show up.
The Brooklyn Rail - September 2007 - What is Avant-Pop?
apparently it's not just music, but is a weird mix of pretentious and easy to make fun of...
And here's another Saunders review