Currently out on the road with emo poster boy Chris Carrabba's band Dashboard Confessional, it's easy to lump Brand New in with that scene. And while it can't be a bad thing to be identified within such a popular trend, the band is also striving to establish itself independently.
Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake will appear as musical guests in the coming weeks on NBC's "Saturday Night Live," according to a spokesperson for the show. Spears will perform on the Oct. 18 episode, to be hosted by Halle Berry. Timberlake will serve as both the host and musical guest on the show's Oct. 11 edition.
Boston-based rock outfit Wheat will release its Aware/Columbia debut, "Per Second, Per Second, Per Second ... Every Second" on Nov. 4. The set was produced by Dave Fridmann (Mercury Rev, Flaming Lips), who was behind the boards for Wheat's acclaimed 1999 Sugar Free album "Hope & Adams."
2002 - Jazz pianist Ellis Larkins dies of pneumonia in Baltimore. He is 79. As a vocal accompanist, Larkins backed Ella Fitzgerald on two celebrated albums in the '50s; he also worked with Mildred Bailey, Joe Williams, and Helen Humes.