News on We The Planet, WFUV, UNKLE

FleaRed Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea and singer/songwriter Joan Baez have joined the lineup for the second We the Planet Music and Activism Festival. Flea will speak at the event, will Baez will join previously confirmed performers the Roots, the Dead's Mickey Hart, the Coup, Michelle Shocked and Third Eye Blind.

We the Planet will be held Nov. 13 at the Kaiser Convention Center in Oakland, Calif. Power will be generated without tapping into the city's traditional supply, thanks to bio-diesel fuel generators and solar panels.

Prior to the music, workshops on media, activism and voting will be held across the street from the Kaiser Center at Laney College. Tickets are available via In House Tickets, while VIP packages can be obtained from Circle of Life by calling (510) 601-9790 ext. 6.


-- Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.







ThrillsNew York public radio station WFUV will on Nov. 24 issue the seventh edition in its "City Folk Live" series of live performances. The set sports tracks from the Thrills, Fountains Of Wayne, Emmylou Harris, Rufus Wainwright, Joss Stone, Jamie Cullum and Ani DiFranco, among many others. The album is available with WFUV membership via the station's official Web site.

Here is the track list for "City Folk Live Volume VII":

"Take a Walk," Edie Brickell
"Hackensack," Fountains Of Wayne
"Santa Cruz," the Thrills
"The Pretend Song," Steve Forbert
"Won't Be Home," Old 97's
"Someday," Dixie Hummingbirds
"Can You Hear Me Now," Emmylou Harris
"Worn Me Down," Rachael Yamagata
"I Will Keep the Bad Things From You," the Damnwells
"Oxygen," Willy Mason
"Penitent," Suzanne Vega
"Bliss Like This," Ani DiFranco
"Beauty Mark," Rufus Wainwright
"Now We Test Our Powers of Observation," the Bad Plus
"Mink Coat at the Bus Stop," Rickie Lee Jones
"I Let You Go," Ricky Fante
"Twentysomething," Jamie Cullum
"Right Now," Mocean Worker
"Super Duper Love," Joss Stone


-- Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.







UNKLEUNKLE will release the second single from its new album, "Never, Never, Land" on Nov. 30 via Global Underground. "Reign" features former Stone Roses singer Ian Brown and will be available in a variety of formats, bolstered by remixes from Way Out West, Morgan Geist, RJD2, Evil 9, Anagram and Beat Pharmacy, among others. Brown appears with UNKLE in the Daniel Askill-directed video, which can be viewed on Global Underground's Web site.

In other news, UNKLE is among the acts tapped to remix portions of the score from the new Pixar film "The Incredibles." The duo's track, as well as remixes by Ursula 1000, DJ Reset and Diplo, can be found on "The Incredibles Remix EP," which is available exclusively from Apple's iTunes Music Store.


-- Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.