In the next few days, you can use this space to discover a diverse assortment of new bands — for starters, here are three of my recommendations — and read our sundry musings on sore feet, beef brisket, and anything else that springs to mind in places that offer free wireless Internet. But first, I'd love your help in settling an intra-staff squabble over comedy.
Last week, NPR Music's brilliant event planners unveiled a lovely poster for our Thursday-night showcase, which you'll be able to stream live right here. Each poster was specially printed, with the bands' names — My Morning Jacket, Yo La Tengo, and The Whigs — rendered in attractive fonts.
So when the posters were unveiled to us, I helpfully exclaimed, "MY MORNING JARKET?!" Which, in turn, set off a furious debate over whether it's funnier for a ruinous My Morning Jacket typo to read "My Morning Jarket" (as I insist it is) or "My Morning Jerket" (as both Robin Hilton and Carrie Brownstein wrongly assert). So: Who's right? Me? (Yes.) Or Robin and Carrie? (No.)
Your votes will determine bragging rights for the remainder of the festival.