Stories on Damien Rice and the "Goldfish Memory" soundtrack, Death By Stereo album and tour and a Blood Brothers-led Anti-Inauguration concert.

RiceDamien Rice and Lisa Hannigan's reworked versions of songs by late bossa nova legend Antonio Carlos Jobim are featured on the soundtrack to the film "Goldfish Memory." Writer/director Liz Gill and producer Breda Walsh obtained the blessing of the artist's widow for re-recorded versions of "Waters of March," "Desafinado," "Once I Loved" that are included on the set, due Feb. 22 via Tommy Boy Records.

A comedy/drama, "Goldfish Memory" also boasts music reflecting its setting in contemporary Dublin with tracks by Sinead Lohan, the Frames, hi.rise and the Walls. The soundtrack also features score pieces by Richie Buckley, including an interpretation of "Waters of March."

"Goldfish Memory" has been screening at film festivals around the world since early 2003. More information about the feature can be found at its official Web site.


-- Barry A. Jeckell, N.Y.







DBSNearly finished its fourth studio album, "Death for Life," Southern California punk act Death By Stereo hit the road later this month for a brief set of tour dates. The run will kick off Jan. 24 in San Diego and stretch through a Jan. 31 show in Salt Lake City.

Targeted for an April release via Epitaph, "Death for Life" will be the follow-up to "Into the Valley of Death." Unlike that 2003 set, which was produced by the band, the new album employs the talents of Fred Archambault and Bruce MacFarlance (Avenged Sevenfold, Eighteen Visions) behind the boards.

Here are Death By Stereo's tour dates:

Jan. 24: Epicenter (San Diego)
Jan. 25: Los Angeles (Troubabour)
Jan. 26: San Francisco (Bottom of the Hill)
Jan. 27: Sacramento, Calif. (The Boardwalk)
Jan. 28: Portland, Ore. (Meow Meow)
Jan. 29: Seattle (Neumos)
Jan. 31: Salt Lake City (Lo-Fi Cafe)


-- Barry A. Jeckell, N.Y.







BBAs Washington, D.C., lights up Jan. 20 with parties celebrating the start of President Bush's second term, Seattle will be hosting the Anti-Inaugural Ball. Hometown heroes the Blood Brothers will headline the event at Showbox Theater, with Pretty Girls Make Graves and IQU also on the bill.

Tickets for the show are $15, with proceeds slated to benefit Life for Relief and Development, a non-profit organization founded in 1992 by concerned Iraqi-American professionals in response to the humanitarian crisis that developed as a result of the 1991 Gulf War.


-- Barry A. Jeckell, N.Y.