Wednesday, January 31, 2007

The Hold Steady!!!!!!

This album is an absolute classic. At first, you will hear his voice and think, "this is not that good." However, by the end of the album, you will get it. The Hold Steady has the clever lyrics about somehow familiar situations that will take you back to a wilder time of your life. Lines like, "we drink, we dry up, we crumble into dust.we get wet we corrode, we get covered in rust." keep you coming back for more. Or in the song, First Night, "she was golden with barlight and beer.
she slept like she'd never been scared." and later in the song, "when they kiss they spit white noise." as the chorus in the background complements Craig Finn's husky vocals chanting, "white noise." At some points, he is basically just talking but it makes it all the more unique.

The deep thick instrumentation will have you reaching over to the volume knob to crank it up to nuclear loud. I catch my self hammering the steering wheel to the beat. The piano's deep tones accompany the distorted guitar creating a masterpiece. Trust me Trust Me Trust Me. This band rocks. They have the feel of Southern to them although they are not. They grew up in Minneapolis and now claim Brooklyn. Plus they have this guy as a piano player...possibly the funniest looking dude ever. Watch this video and wait for the keyboardist.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Here Is What Your Calendar Should Look Like!!!

Get ready to be overwhelmed and overjoyed all at the same time!!! Wow!!!!

New Release: Tuesday, January 23: The Shins - Wincing the Night Away : Of Montreal - Hissing Fauna, Are you the Destroyer

New Release: Tuesday, January 30: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah! - Some Loud Thunder
: Youth Group - Casino Twilight Dogs

Concert: Friday, Feb. 2: Bela Fleck in Memphis at the Orpheum

New Release: Tuesday, Feb. 6th : Bloc Party - A Weekend in the City

Concert: Tuesday, Feb. 13: Yonder Mountain String Band at the Library in Oxford, MS

Concert: Saturday, Feb. 17: Jim James of MMJ at Alabama Theater in B'ham, AL

New Release: Tuesday, Feb 20 :Explosions in the Sky - All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone

New Release: Tuesday, March 6:Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
:Air - Pocket Symphony
:Son Volt - The Search

Concert: Tuesday, March 13: The Hold Steady in B'ham at Bottletree with the Thermals

Concert: Wednesday, March 14: The Hold Steady in Memphis at Hi Tone with the Thermals and Silversun Pickups

New Release: Tuesday,March 20: Modest Mouse - We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank : Andrew Bird - Armchair Apocrypha
: Panda Bear - Person Pitch
: LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver

New Release: Tuesday, April 3: Kings of Leon -Because of the Times

New Release: Tuesday April 10: Bright Eyes - Cassadaga

Concert: Tuesday April 10: Decemberists in B'ham at AL Theater My Brightest Diamond

Concert: Wednesday April 11: Decemberists in Memphis at New Daisy with My Brightest Diamond

Concert: Tuesday May 1: John Vanderslice in B'ham at Bottletree with St. Vincent

New Release: Tuesday May 15: Wilco - Star Blue Star

BONNAROO: June 14-17

New Release: Sometime in August: The Go! Team

There are more releases that I did not include for bands I somewhat like. More Upcoming Releases

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

News News News

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah just posted on their website that you can order the cd today from insound and download it today, and be sent a normal copy on January 30th when the Cd is released for only $13.00. WOW!!!
Also, new Arcade Fire songs keep leaking, however, I am hesitant to listen to them because I would rather listen to whole album at once considering they are a concept album band.
Just also heard that my new favorite band The National is working on a new album which will be out in May.
Also, remember the new Shins album will be out next Tuesday, Jan. 23rd.
Stay tuned for live show news......