Eight Items or Less: Roisin Murphy's New Song & Clive Davis's Awkward Interview

Gary Pini
1. You know we love Roisin Murphy. If you're also a fan, click here and you can hear her new single.

2. Surfing?  '50s music?  Are we in a time warp?  If we told you six months ago that the retro wheels of pop music might be headed back to the beach, you might have laughed.  And if we mentioned Florida?  No way. Well, listen to The Drums and Surfer Blood.  Both bands are from the Sunshine State and both are getting worldwide attention for their hipster-gone-surfing sound.  We're getting a woodie!

3. The Fifth Annual Shred for Your Life Guitar Battle takes place tomorrow, November 3rd at 7 p.m., at Santos Party House (100 Lafayette Street).  This year's judges are David Cross, Jaleel Bunton and Paul Major.

4. Augusten Burroughs is reading from his latest You Better Not Cry: Stories for Christmas today, Monday, November 2, at Barnes & Noble on Union Square.

5. Here's a very awkward Vanity Fair interview with Clive Davis.  It's the 35th anniversary of Clive's Arista Records and he'll be speaking at NYU Kimmel Center (60 Washington Square South) on November 4 at 7 p.m.

6. Check out the Fall 2009 collection from Bblessing (181 Orchard Street) here.

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