Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Well finally, Hooray for the bloggers.

Well, the bloggers are rejoicing. Pitchforkmedia finally reviewed the Tapes n Tapes album "Loon" and gave it the Best of new music and an 8.3...an album that the bloggers found a long time ago. While I am not doing cartwheels over the album, I agree it is a good album. Check out 10 Gallon Ascot.

Also, check out Jenny Lewis and the Watson Twins...Pretty good stuff. This is Jenny Lewis of the Postal Service and Rilo Kiley. Check out Big Guns.

Monday, February 27, 2006

Don't Spill Your Mouse on the Pavement: HUDSON BELL

Hudson Bell actually went to Ole Miss and has been receiving national recognition. His music really is amazing. He sounds like a mix between Modest Mouse, Built to Spill, and Pavement. The music is incredibly textures with plenty of "fuzz" as critics have said. There is a great interview with him here. He gives a shout out to Oxford, MS. The seven song CD is addicting. Pitchforkmedia gave it a great review. (7.4) Tiny mix tapes gave it a 3.5 out of 5 here. Here is an mp3 from his website. Here. You can buy the album at your local record store or at the bands' website or iTunes.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

It's Your Birthday Darling. The Motherland of Mp3's.

Here is a Postal Service Remix of Feist's Mushaboom.Download

And Arcade Fire covering talking heads. HERE
And new Wolf Parade song. HERE

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Get Over it and Buy it.

The Mountain Goats. Hmmm what can I say? Amazing. He has a strange voice (like a mix between Decemberists' Colin Meloy and Neutral Milk's Jeff Mangum. However, it is still great. I recently bought "Sunset Tree" and the whole cd is good. If you don't believe me download the song "This Year" from itunes. Oh the Irony: here is mountain goats covering Neutral Milk's Two Headed Boy

Oh My DOSH! Check it out.

Dosh is the guy who opened for Andrew Bird this tour and plays with him. Here is an mp3. It is like Air meets Styrofoam. .Check it out

Monday, February 20, 2006

Stomp your Feet and Shake your Head Maybe

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah! the Arcade Fire of this year stormed indie blogs last year. These guys are for real. Although they sound similar to Talking Heads, they are amazing. Here is some live and unreleased material from Alec Ounsworth. PS you need winrar to unpack it. Is 8 songs enough? DOWNLOAD

Jeff's Mad

I can't post live Son Volt without posting live Wilco. Here is some live Wilco also here is the tour...Good luck if you don't have tickets already.
Always in Love (Live and Amazing)
Willin' (little feat cover)
Ripple (live Grateful Dead cover with Phil Lesh)
Sun 03/05/06 Chapel Hill, NC Memorial Hall

Mon 03/06/06 Chapel Hill, NC Memorial Hall

Wed 03/08/06 North Charleston, SC No. Charleston Performing Arts Ctr.

Thu 03/09/06 Athens, GA Classic Center

Fri 03/10/06 Jacksonville, FL Florida Theatre

Sun 03/12/06 Sunrise, FL Markham Park

Tue 03/14/06 Tallahassee, FL The Moon

Wed 03/15/06 Meridian, MS Temple Theatre

Thu 03/16/06 Knoxville, TN Tennessee Theatre

Fri 03/17/06 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium

Sat 03/18/06 Fayetteville, AR Walton Arts Center

Sun 03/19/06 Saint Louis, MO The Pageant

Tue 03/21/06 Kansas City, MO Uptown Theatre

Wed 03/22/06 West Des Moines, IA Val Air Ballroom

Thu 04/20/06 Providence, RI Brown University

Saturday, February 18, 2006

WTF: Myspace is going to charge.

In The News: MySpace confirms $5 fee rumors

Beliefs are now confirmed that Myspace.com will be soon start charging a monthly fee.

February 17, 2006: 12:00 AM EST

Radley Pingay, San Diego (Reuters) - Beliefs are now confirmed that Myspace.com will be soon start charging a monthly fee.

Fox News Corporation Spokeswoman Shiela Turner confirmed today that Myspace will soon start charging a monthly fee of $5.

Recently acquired by Fox News Corporation (News Corp) for over half a billion US Dollars, the media giant has been quite thus far about the fate of its new acquisition.

As first leaked on a pirate radio station's message board, rumors have been going back and forth as to what direction Myspace was going.

"Members can still stay on free, but with limited and lesser features. Myspace has grown to be a feature rich online community, and we feel that participants will gladly pay a fee".

Started by Chris DeWolfe and Tom Anderson in 2003, MySpace.com has been growing steadily over the years, now boasting more than 55 million members.

Turner explains, "By our estimates, if only 10% of the current members sign up, of which we anticipate more of course, that's roughly $25,000,000 a month, which isn't a bad position for us at all.

Stocks are expected to rise sharply on this news, and investors are already preparing for a small rally when trading begins Friday.

Not all users are happy about this of course, and some internet arguments have already begun.

Initial reports are that the long time members feel betrayed and let down by MySpace, which had little to do with the process, now that it is owned by News Corp.

Turner said MySpace would make the announcement official early next week.

Friday, February 17, 2006

Way Over Yonder in the Library

Once, again Yonder Mountain was amazing. I didn't know that many songs, but honestly it does not matter. The crowd was into it and so was the band. The Library in Oxford was packed. The few songs I recognized were "Left Me in a Hole," "Sherrif's Wife," and "At the End of the Day." YMSB absolutely loves Oxford. They were here since Sunday night. I also found out they came to the Andrew Bird show.
I tried to get them to come to late night, but no one answered the bus door when I knocked. THe reason I did this (other than being a musician stalker) is because they said, "Don't be surprised if we show up at your late night." Also, here are a few of my favorite live YMSB tracks. Includes: a Pink Floyd Cover of Goodbye Blue Sky. HERE

The Volt from the Son: Son Volt Live in Memphis

Although Son Volt will never be the same again, it was a great show. Anytime I get to hear an Uncle Tupelo song I am happy. Jay of course went straight through the motions with no banter, but all in all it was very enjoyable. He did play one new song solo with an acoustic guitar and harmonica. It was a very good song. Here is the setlist. Also, Chickamauga was last.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Oh my Lord, He really has a nervous tic. Andrew Bird Live in Oxford

david mcphail, me, andrew, emelie elkin.

This was one of the best shows I have ever been to. What a musician. He played guitar, the xylophone, violin (as a violin and a mandolin), and also whislted. His whistling really is amazing. He whistled in perfect tone with his xylophone. He had Dosh with him which is one guy who plays keys and drums. Folks, he actually does have a nervous tic motion of the head to the left. He even twitched when he announced the song. He is a very strange but nice fellow. He did accidentally drop his violin trying to put it up. He messed up on one other song, but all in all he was nearly flawless.

The crowd was pretty good. Most people were pumped and really enjoyed it. As always with Proud Larry's (because it is so loud) people would not stop talking. However, there were not too many slow points where the crowd was heard(at least during Andrew Bird).

The VENUE: I am not the biggest fan of Proud Larry's for a huge band, but I was on the front row, so it was amazing.

The SETLIST: The song selection was perfect. Even the new songs were amazing. I enjoyed them better than most of the old ones. Another bit of irony in the show other than the nervous tic, he also complained about a piece of dead skin on his thumb just before "Skin Is, My." My friend Hyde's girlfriend put a note on his xylophone that it was Hyde's birthday. After the last song, he came back out and talked about the note and said, "Happy birthday Hyde" and then played "The Happy Birthday Song" on Mysterious Production.


Monday, February 13, 2006

The Framing Rips Tweedy

Yoshimi has been put to bed. I have worn it out to hell and back. The new album does not come out until April 4th. Of course it has leaked out though. My conscience won't let me download it. I don't know why. Anyway, here are some mp3's to wet your whistle. The first single is on itunes. I think it is okay. Here are two more.

Also, An Aquarium Drunkard has a live Jeff Tweedy show. here.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Rare Sufjan

Here is some rare Sufjan Stevens. Enjoy.
Here and Here

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Sun Kill Memphis

Mark Koselek (of Sun Kil Moon, Red House Painters, Almost Famous) is coming to Hi-Tone in Memphis, TN. on Sun Feb. 26. He will also be in Jackson on April 1 at Hal and Mals.

Monday, February 06, 2006

Coyote March Live

Here are some live Wolf Parade tracks from a CBC session. HERE

Arcade Wildfire

The Torture Garden has tons of live and B-Side Arcade Fire here.

If You're Feeling Sinister Tomorrow........

Take a trip to your local music store and purchase Belle and Sebastian's "Life Pursuit" tomorrow. You can stream it here. Or download two of the songs Here. Pitchfork gave it an 8.5 and an amazing review here.

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Snap Your Fingers and Say Go!

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah! live on BBC on Rbally. Link

Also, Go! Team B-sides. HERE

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Live Belle and Sebastian

Rbally strikes once again. Live Belle and Sebastian on the BBC.

Live B&S

Friday, February 03, 2006

Death Service Live

Rbally has a live Ben Gibbard show for download. Pretty good.
Part One
Part one
Part Two


Well, they have done it again. They have outdone last year's lineup. Tickets go on sale Feb. 11 at 10:00Am. The festival is in Manchester, TN on June 16-18 for $169.50. I guess indie is the new hippie. What an amazing lineup. Every year it gets better and I get older which diminishes my chances of going. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
Phil Lesh & Friends
Elvis Costello & the Imposters
Bonnie Raitt
Death Cab for Cutie
Bright Eyes
The Neville Brothers
Bela Fleck & the Flecktones
Buddy Guy
Damian Marley
Ben Folds
Robert Randolph & the Family Band
Dr. John
G. Love & Special Sauce
My Morning Jacket
Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder
Steel Pulse
Mike Gordon and Ramble Dove
Cat Power
Medeski Martin & Wood
Nickel Creek
Steve Earle
Blues Traveler
Amadou & Mariam
Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks
Dresden Dolls
Son Volt
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Jerry Douglas
Rusted Root
Devendra Banhart Band
Donavon Frankenreiter
Mike Doughty
Grace Potter & the Nocturnals
The Magic Numbers
Bill Frisell
Seu Jorge
Bettye LaVette
Shooter Jennings
Rebirth Brass Band
Andrew Bird
Steel Train
Jackie Greene
Wood Brothers
dios (malos)
Toubab Krewe
The Motet
Balkan Beat Box
Cat Empire

Thursday, February 02, 2006

First Single

After many failed attempts, I finally recorded a song. Enjoy.
  • Bonaparte

  • Just scroll down and click Free and then wait however long it says (usually about 20 seconds) then download.

    Hell Chromes Over: Wilco Coming to the Magnolia State

    Wilco is swooping down like a muzzle of bees to none other than Meridian, MS, Home of the Sansone's. David Mcphail, a native of Meridian, quotes "this is the big one." He continues, "this is bigger for Mississippi than when Mississippi State went to the Final Four." Mcphail is considering cancelling Spring Break ski plans to get backstage with the old likes of Uncle Tupelo. John Marsalis, another native of Meridian exclaims, "they should now change their name to Uncle Meridian." Despite being a devout fan, Marsalis will not attend the mecca of all Mississippi concerts due to a computer glich. I thank you all for nothing, etc.