Tuesday, May 30, 2006
If you somehow missed the boat on Pavement like I did, you need to hop on board. This post is an ode to old Stephen Malkmus and the boys.
Broken Social Scene - Ibi Dreams of Pavement (Live - SLOW VERSION (AMAZING))
Nickel Creek - Spit on a Stranger
Pavement - Gold Soundz (Live)
Pavement - Range Life (Live)
Pavement - Shady Lane (Live)
Pavement - Spit on a Stranger (Live)
Pavement - Stereo (Live)
The Mountain Goats - Cut Your Hair (live - Not really good quality)
Go Here to Download
Thursday, May 25, 2006
Lucero is a band from Memphis that I just came across recently. Their sound rings tones of Drive-By Truckers and Uncle Tupelo. I recommend the cd That Much Further West. I love almost every song on the cd. They have some solid videos at this link including one of my favorites, "Tears Don't Matter Much." Currently, they are not on tour. Here is the title track to the album. That Much Further West
Tuesday, May 23, 2006
The Strokes blew me away. Apples in Stereo opened and were very good. The Strokes light show was amazing, and they sounded perfect. The crowd was very much into it. The energy at the New Daisy was amazing. The show got moved from the Orpheum to a packed New Daisy Theater, which was perfect because the venue is much smaller (capacity 1000). Instead of rambling here are pics and videos of the night.
I taped a couple of parts.
Here is "Ask Me Anything" live in Memphis.
Here is a sample of "The End Has No End"
AND a live version of the best Strokes song ever. You Only Live Once
Friday, May 19, 2006
Pretty good lineup for the Austin City Limits Music Festival Tickets are 115 bucks....Not bad.
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers,
String Cheese Incident,
Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals,
the Flaming Lips,
Ween, Los Lonely Boys, Gnarls Barkley, Cat Power and the Memphis Rhythm Band, Secret Machines, Gomez, Kathleen Edwards, Wolf Parade, Jack Ingram, Sparklehorse, Thievery Corporation, Ben Kweller, G. Love and Special Sauce, Matisyahu, Damien Rice, Kings of Leon, Iron & Wine, Kasey Chambers, Aimee Mann, Nickel Creek, Damian Marley, Calexico, the New Pornographers, Son Volt, Guster, Galactic, KT Tunstall, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, Centro-matic, Marah, Nada Surf, I Love You But I’ve Chosen Darkness…, Okkervil River, the Black Angels, Explosions in the Sky, Sara Hickman, Trish Murphy, Asleep at the Wheel and about 50 others acts
Monday, May 15, 2006
Sunday, May 14, 2006
Thom Yorke is releasing a somewhat solo cd on July 11. He explained "I have been itching to do something like this for ages. It was fun and quick to do. Inevitably it is more beats & electronics. But its songs. Yes its a record! No its not a Radiohead record. As you know the band are now touring and writing new stuff and getting to a good space." Sounds interesting.
He also quashed any rumors of break-up "I want no crap about me being a traitor or whatever splitting up blah blah... this was all done with their blessing. And I don't wanna hear that word solo. Doesn't sound right. Ok then that's that."
How funny is this mash-up of "Ice Ice Baby" and "Idioteque." "Vanilla Idiot."
First of all, both of these bands are amazing live. Anathallo is very similar to Sufjan Stevens. Their live shows are full of life. They have these huge drums on stage that the trumpet player bangs on. They have around 7 people and many instruments including toy pianos, trumpets, trombones, and guitars. Here is a huge article about them. Here is a great mp3 from them.
Here is a Video of them.
Colour Revolt is from Oxford, MS. Check them out at myspace The live shows have more energy than you can imagine. Their sound is very thick with guitars and an occasional keyboard. The singer has a very solid voice and also screams with great emotion. You can get their EP at insound for $7.00 HERE Here is a sample mp3 Download.
Here is a video of them.
Tuesday, May 09, 2006
BPB is totally different live then you would think he would be. Basically, he rocked hard on every song. He played many off of Superwolf including "Beast for Thee," "I Gave You," "My Home is the Sea," "Blood Embrace," "What Are You," "Lift Us Up," and many others. Will's outfit was absolutely hilarious, and Matt Sweeney looked like he was straight out of the pits of Talladega. We hung out with Will Oldham after the show, and he was very cool. Definitely not as strange as I thought he was going to be.
Here is a video of "My Home is the Sea" from the show.
Monday, May 08, 2006
Sorry, I didn't post last week our internet was down. Here is what's new. Sunset Rubdown is a side project by Wolf Parade's Spencer Krug. Here is an mp3 of I'll Believe in Anything - (Sunset Rubdown)
New Cd's reviewed.
The new Flaming Lips is pretty good. Yeah Yeah Yeah song is for sure my favorite. "Goin On" is slower but still pretty solid. "Free Radicals" is a Prince type song similar to "I Turn My Camera On." Those are the highlights of the album. The rest are pretty good.
The new Drive-By Trucker's is for sure a let down. I love these guys, but as the critics have mentioned it is too polished. Dirty South is much better. I would have to say "Gravity's Gone" is probably the best song. Although some people don't like when Hood talks I like it on "World of Hurt." "Daylight" by Isobell is also a pretty good song but has nothing on "Danko" or "Outfit" from Dirty South and Decoration Day.
The new Built to Spill's "You In Reverse" is a really good album. It took me a while to like it but now I love it. Opening track "Going Against Your Mind" is long but very good. It starts off with a two minute jam at the beginning. "Gone" and "The Wait" are my two favorites.
I am still rocking Band of Horses and Mates of State.