Tuesday, January 31, 2006

New Finds

A few new cd's that have come out or I have found recently:
Rogue Wave - Descended Like Vultures, I had been meaning to buy this album for the longest time and I finally got it. This is an amazing album. It kind of sounds like the Shins/Beatles a little. It is hard to describe, but all in all it is a solid album. Sample: "Bird On a Wire"

Cat Power - The Greatest; Cat Power is a female singer who has a beautiful voice. This album expands her sound with accompanying horns and drums. Sample: "Living Proof"

Explosions in the Sky - The Earth is a Not a Cold Dead Place; I just found out about this band. If you like the ambient Sigur Ros' type music you will love this. There is no singing, but some powerful instrumentals.

Bonnie Prince Billy - Summer in the Southeast; I was very hesitant about this album at first. I said, "Bonnie live sounds like nothing I want." I was proven wrong. This album is better than his studio albums. Trust me. He speeds up most of the songs, and they are presented perfectly. Sample: "Master and Everyone"

Fruit Bats - Spelled in Bones; This is another band similar to The Shins/Beatles. I would highly recommend this cd. Sample: "Lives of Crimes"

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Strokin' in Nashville and The Oasis finds watering hole in Nashville.

Strokes start tour including a stop in Nashville on March 6th at the Ryman. Too bad it is two days before Belle and Sebastian and New Pornographers.
01.24.06 - London, UK - Shepherd's Bush Empire
01.25.06 - Bristol, UK - Colston Hall
01.27.06 - Nottingham, UK - Ice Arena
01.28.06 - Doncaster, UK - The Dome
01.30.06 - Manchester, UK - Carling Apollo Manchester
01.31.06 - Manchester, UK - Carling Apollo Manchester
02.03.06 - Brighton, UK - Brighton Centre
02.04.06 - Portsmouth, UK - Portsmouth Guildhall
02.07.06 - Glasgow, UK - Carling Glasgow Academy
02.08.06 - Glasgow, UK - Carling Glasgow Academy
02.10.06 - Edinburgh, UK - Queens Hall
02.11.06 - Hull, UK - City Hall
02.13.06 - Wolverhampton, UK - Civic Hall
02.14.06 - Blackpool, UK - Empress Ballroom
02.17.06 - London, UK - Carling Apollo Hammersmith
02.18.06 - London, UK - Carling Apollo Hammersmith
02.20.06 - Dublin, IRE - The Point
02.21.06 - Belfast, UK - Ulster Hall
03.03.06 - New York, NY - Hammerstein Ballroom
03.06.06 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium
03.08.06 - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle
03.10.06 - Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theatre
03.11.06 - Tulsa, OK - Cain's Ballroom
03.14.06 - Austin, TX - Stubb's Barbeque
03.15.06 - Houston, TX - Verizon Wireless Theater
03.17.06 - Grand Prairie, TX - Nokia Theatre
03.19.06 - Denver, CO - Fillmore Auditorium
03.21.06 - Mesa, AZ - Mesa Amphitheatre
03.24.06 - San Francisco, CA - Concourse Exhib. Ctr.
04.02.06 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
04.04.06 - Seattle, WA - Paramount Theatre
04.07.06 - Chicago, IL - Aragon Ballroom
04.08.06 - Saint Louis, MO - The Pageant
04.10.06 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave / Eagles Club
04.11.06 - Minneapolis, MN - Orpheum Theatre

Noel Gallagher can't decide if he looks better in pictures or in the mirror so he decides to go to Nashville. Oasis is playing in Nashville on Sunday 3/26 also at the Ryman.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Yonder Mountain Coming to the Near Hills

Hugh Dam Wright!!!!!!!!!!! Yonder Mountain String Band is coming back to O-town. Wed. February 15th at the Library. Break out the patchouli oil and gonja goo balls. I am very excited. Last year they were absolutely amazing.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Stroke your Animal Power

Two new cd's i got recently were The Strokes - First Impressions of Earth; and Animal Collective - Feels.
The new Strokes album has been ripped to shreds by the critics. I personally love the album. The first song, "You Only Live Once" is my favorite song on there. Other good ones are "15 Minutes" and "Electricityscape." It sounds different than the other albums to me, but in a good way. Don't let number 2 "Juicebox" scare you away from the album. It is my least favorite song

Animal Collective is a strange cd, but good. It is very different than most things so beware if you don't have an open musical mind. (Don't feel bad though I still can't bear Deerhoof).

Bonus: There is a good Cat Power show at
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  • Thursday, January 05, 2006

    These are not the Fables and I am not a Cuckoo: Belle and Sebastian and New Pornographers in Nashville

    Belle and Sebastian and New Pornographers at the Ryman Auditorium Wed. March 8 in Nashville. OH MY LORD. I am there.
    Here are the rest.Feb 25th Toronto - The Docks
    Feb 26th Montreal - Metropolis
    Feb 27th Boston - Avalon
    Feb 28th Boston - Avalon
    March 2nd NYC - Nokia Theatre
    March 3rd NYC - Nokia Theatre
    March 4th Philadelphia - Electric Factory
    March 5th Washington - 9.30 Club
    March 6th Washington - 9.30 Club
    March 8th Nashville - Ryman Auditorium
    March 9th Louisville - Brown Theatre
    March 10th Chicago - Riviera
    March 11th Milwaukee - Riverside Theatre
    March 12th Minneapolis - Orpheum Theatre
    March 14th Dallas - Granada Theatre
    March 15th Austin - Stubbs (Matador SXSW Show)
    March 18th LA - Wiltern
    March 19th LA - Wiltern
    March 21st SF - Concourse @ The SF Design Center
    March 23rd Portland - Roseland Ballroom
    March 24th Vancouver - Commodore
    March 25th Seattle - Paramount
    (All shows are with New Pornographers except Vancouver and Austin.)

    New Music: The Shout Out Louds and Devendra Banhart

    A couple of new cd's I am listening to are Shout Out Louds' "Howl Howl Gaff Gaff" and Devendra Banhart's "Cripple Crow."
    Cripple Crow is good from start to finish. A little warning: it is a little strange, you may want to sample to make sure you like his voice. Notable songs include: "Feel Like a Child" and "Chinese Children.

    The Shout Out Louds sound somewhat like Clap Your Hands with a little more "poppy" sound. The whole cd is pretty solid. My favorite songs are "The Comeback" and "Very Loud."