Hidden Joy Division And Angry Sea Lions 

All the Noisy News that's Fit to Hear

NME Magazine's name was tarnished after it reported that TV chef Jamie Oliver found a cache of guns, gold and lost master tapes from Joy Division and New Order in the basement of his new restaurant. The music press understandably went bananas, but it was quickly reported in Side-Line Music Magazine that said items were actually found in the vault of a bank that used to be on the premises, thus making it a non-story. Why? "Pageviews are king," a NME journalist told Side-Line.

Speaking of master tapes, the soundscapes of local band Red Hands Black Feet have now been preserved. After endless procrastinating, the band recorded five tracks--around 45 minutes of music--at The Tonic Room Feb. 11-12.

"We're hoping to have it ready by Treefort," said guitarist Eric Larsen. "But that also may be a bit of an optimistic goal."

Larsen said the band would like to press physical copies, but the album will primarily be distributed online. The Internet awaits.

And speaking of red hands, hip-jiggler in chief Shakira has them as well. But her hand is red because the Colombian singer was attacked by a sea lion while vacationing in South Africa. According to a post on her Facebook page, the sea lion "looked me in the eye, roared in fury and tried to bite me. ... I just kept eye contact with it while my brother, 'Super Tony,' jumped over me and literally saved my life, taking me away from the beast."

Why was "the beast" enraged?

"I believe what happened is that it confused the shiny reflection of the blackberry I was taking these pics ... with some sort of fish," Shakira wrote. "Now I'm off to see some penguins! I hope they are a bit more friendly!"

You can see pics of Shak's injuries on Facebook.

Other dangerous animals in South Africa include the famed jumping sharks. Boise also has jumping sharks, but they're less cold-blooded killer fish and more a psych-rock band leaving to go on tour this week.

Jumping Sharks and RevoltRevolt will be shipping out together on Tuesday, March 6, to make their way through Colorado, Kansas and Oklahoma down to SXSW for a series of shows, after which they'll head West to rock the coast from San Diego to Seattle, before returning to Boise for a show at The Shredder on Sunday, April 1.

BW will catch up with the bands on the ground at SXSW to see how the tour is going. Look for updates on our SXSW/Treefort page at boiseweekly.com.

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