Naomi Klein to bring new climate book this fall
Our current climate crisis and the actions needed to be taken will be the focus of Canadian author and activist Naomi Klein’s next book, to be published by Knopf Canada (a division of Penguin Random House Canada) in September. On Fire examines our past, present and future on this planet and, a press release by the imprint says, "explains how bold climate action can be a blueprint for a just and thriving society." Klein’s previous books include the bestsellers No Logo, This Changes Everything, The Shock Doctrine and No is Not Enough.
Winnipeg Folk Festival lineup announcement coming March 6
Mark your calendars, folkies! The Winnipeg Folk Festival will be releasing the lineup for the 2019 edition of the fest Wednesday, March 6, at 6 p.m. We don’t have any hints to share with you just yet, but keep your eyes on winnipegfreepress.com that night for an exclusive story about all the exciting names who will be making the trek to Birds Hill Provincial Park this summer. Tickets for the 2019 festival are already on sale, and early-bird pricing is available until April 30. More information is available at winnipegfolkfestival.ca.
Dinosaur Jr. turns back the clock as 25-year-old song charts in Japan
Maybe we shouldn’t be surprised in this digital age that Over Your Shoulder, a 1994 alt-rock song by underground heroes Dinosaur Jr., hit the top of the charts in Japan. This wasn’t the result of a re-release or push by the band, but rather some recent deals with TV and video games to license the song. It shot up to No. 1 last week overseas, with eight million streams on YouTube. Check out Stereogum at wfp.to/dinosaurjr25 to hear the rediscovered hit.