Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Band of Horses live at Proud Larry's in Oxford

Band Of Horses rocked Proud Larry's. This was their ninth show in a row. Although his voice didn't show it, you could tell his throat was killing him. They played a nice cover of David Alan Coe's "You Don't Even Call Me By My Name." They were very into the crowd especially during the cover. They played pretty much everything but "Saint Augustine." Great show all around. Video of the cover below. P.S. His tattoo on his neck looks like an animal from "Where the Wild Things Are." (Above)

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Oxford...Oh How I Love You

Oxford keeps moving up the ladder in the music world. I just found out that "the whistler" Andrew Bird is releasing his new record on fat possum records here in Oxford. From his website. "When not on tour, Mr. Bird is working on his new album "Armchair Apocrypha" in Minneapolis, MN - click here to read a bit more about the recording in process... it will be out next spring on Fat Possum records." Also, Fingerlings 3 "is also finished - it is for sale at the shows and will be available on the website in early October - it includes live selections from the new album, a few studio outtakes, as well as other tracks from the last few years." Band of Horses show at Proud Larry' coming soon. Sorry, I finally got the internet and got married, moved, and passed the bar, so I will try to post more...

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

The National: finally....

I finally took all the bloggers' advice and bought The National Alligator. It truly is a solid album from start to finish. I hear echoes of Interpol mixed with Crash Test Dummies, but better. Most of the album is very unique mixed with some catchy choruses. The instrumentation contains violins, cellos, keyboards, and guitars. It takes a listen or two to get into his voice, but by the end you will love it. Here is their website to download songs etc. website and myspace. "Secret meeting" is my favorite song.