From the Pernice Brothers‘ mailing list:
Joe Pernice will make his episodic television debut in an upcoming Gilmore Girls. He will play one of several Stars Hollow troubadour-wannabes that descend on the town after the regular troubadour, Grant Lee Phillips, is discovered by Neil Young and whisked off on a tour. Joe will sing a yet-to-be-determined song. No word yet on who the other troubadours are, but knowing the excellent musical instincts of the Gilmore gang, it will undoubtedly be good. I do not yet know the air date, but will post as soon as I do. Joe heads out to Burbank next week to tape. I know I have a proclivity toward making things up, but this is true. I swear to God.
Let’s just hope a fist fight doesn’t break out between Joe and Joel Gion. In other Pernice Brothers news, the band has wrapped — or nearly wrapped — recording their fifth album, Ascending/Maintaining, due later this year. It will mark a return to the lush, string-laden territory of 2001’s World Won’t End, as opposed to the new-wavey direction of 2003’s Yours, Mine and Ours and last year’s Discover a Lovelier You.
The Gilmore Girls has been on hiatus for what seems like ever, but returns next week with a new episode, "I’m OK, You’re OK" where Rory may or may not forgive Logan for his indiscretions while they were "on a break"; and Zach asks Mrs. Kim for permission to marry Lane. In the meantime, tonight’s a repeat of this season’s instant classic, "Friday’s All Right for Fighting." Don’t miss the last ten minutes!