For The Record: Vampire Weekend, Simon, John Mayer & More

· Hey, let’s have a festival! With music! In the summertime! (And Vampire Weekend, Girl Talk, and The Hold Steady.)

· Even Simon Cowell thinks this year’s “Idol” crop is like a scoop of vanilla in a white styrofoam cone.

· Better than a summer festival? Charts about summer festivals. Justice is in the lead.

· John Mayer…has…a tattoo sleeve. This makes him hardcore while he’s speed-dialing Jessica Simpson as he poses for the Gap.

· Finally, a heavy metal concept double-album about sixteenth-century futurecaster Nostradamus.