Thursday, June 28, 2007

Throwback: The greatest band ever.....

After six months without it, I finally got internet at my house. Therefore, I will have much more access to my collection. Here are two Uncle Tupelo gems. (for you virgins that's Jeff Tweedy of Wilco and Jay Farrar of Son Volt). Incredible tunes. The perfect harmonizing we all know and love.

Sin City
Willin'(Little Feat cover)

Just added: Downloadable MP3's section

Just added a download MP3 section to your southeast....

Great Video of Bonnaroo

Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips "crowd bubbling" at Bonnaroo. Amazing. Video Courtesy of stereogum.

New John Vanderslice

The new John Vanderslice Emerald City is out July 24 on Barsuk, and it sounds like he is back to the distortion ridden clever sound of Cellar Door. Fantastic track -
White Dove

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Random news. The Baby on the Nirvana Cover is now 17.

The Baby on the Nirvana Cover is now 17.

The Thermals Live

Sorry, I have been nuke busy at work. To tide you over I posted great versions of Thermals live. If you haven't checkout out The Thermals, YOU ARE MISSING OUT. Solid, fast, punk-ish tunes.
Pillar of Salt (Acoustic)
Returning to the Fold (Live)
And just in case you did not get it the first time around Here's Your Future

Friday, June 22, 2007

Stream Blue Mountain Reunion Show at Proud Larry's

Great sound quality. STREAM HERE
01 Mountain Girl
02 Hippie Hotel
03 Band Called Bud
04 Let’s Ride
05 Bank of the Pontchatrain
06 Wink
07 Poppa
08 Myrna Lee
09 Noodling
10 Black Dog
11 ZZQ
12 Jimmy Carter
13 Miss You
14 Drink All of My Beer
15 Soul Sister
16 Squeeze Box
17 Blue Canoe
18 Cortez the Killer
19 Bloody 98
20 Let’s Go Runnin’
21 Stop Breakin Down
22 Generic America

Thursday, June 21, 2007

The National on NPR

The National played a concert last night in DC and NPR has the stream. A couple of noteworthy songs. Apartment Story starts of with no drums then kicks in. Baby, We'll Be Fine is a little faster. Squalor Victoria has the screaming at the end. Brainy has a jam at the end. Green Gloves is a little different it has a little more lubrication throughout the melody (if you will). Fake Empire has the guitar playing the trumpet parts.

Stream Here

Start a War
Mistaken for Strangers
Slow Show
Secret Meeting
Baby, We'll be Fine
Lit Up
Racing like a Pro
Squalor Victoria
Apartment Story
Daughters of the Soho Riots
Fake Empire
Mr. November

Green Glove
About Today

Apocalypse Now: Recordz Edition

Rolling Stone has a new article out stating that "major labels" will soon be extinct.
"The major labels are struggling to reinvent their business models, even as some wonder whether it’s too late. “The record business is over,” says music attorney Peter Paterno, who represents Metallica and Dr. Dre. “The labels have wonderful assets — they just can’t make any money off them.” One senior music-industry source who requested anonymity went further: “Here we have a business that’s dying. There won’t be any major labels pretty soon.”Whole Article Here

Jason Isbell Tonight in Memphis.

Jason Isbell (formerly of the Drive-By Truckers) will be playing at Hi Tone tonight in Memphis in support of his new solo album coming out July 10. Even if you don't like DBT, you will likely still enjoy this album (what I have heard so far). See MP3 below. Chicago Promenade

All Tour Dates:

Jason Isbell + Centro-Matic dates:

08-09 Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge
08-10 Lincoln, NE - Knickerbockers
08-11 Lawrence, KS - Bottleneck
08-12 Denton, TX - Hailey's
08-14 Austin, TX - Mohawk
08-16 Baton Rouge, LA - Chelsea's
08-17 Orlando, FL - The Social
08-18 Tampa, FL - Crowbar
08-20 Charlotte, NC - Amos' Southend
08-22 Asheville, NC - Grey Eagle
08-23 Louisville, KY - Phoenix Hill
08-24 Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge
Jason Isbell dates:

06-20 Little Rock, AR - Sticky Fingerz
06-21 Memphis, TN - Hi-Tone
06-22 Chicago, IL - Beat Kitchen
07-09 Athens, GA - The 40 Watt *
07-10 Atlanta, GA - The Earl *
07-12 Raleigh, NC - Hideaway BBQ *
07-13 Richmond, VA - Canal Club *
07-14 Philadelphia, PA - North Star *
07-15 New London, CT - Sailfest
07-16 Boston, MA - T.T. the Bear's *
07-18 Washington, DC - Rock and Roll Hotel *
07-19 New York, NY - Mercury Lounge *
07-20 State College, PA - Lulu's *
07-21 Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Small's *
07-22 Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom *
07-24 Toronto, Ontario - El Mocambo
07-25 Detroit, MI - Magic Stick
07-26 Cincinnati, OH - Lite Brite Test on Fountain Square
07-27 Madison, WI - The Terrace
07-28 Minneapolis, MN - 400 Bar
08-01 Seattle, WA - Crocodile
08-02 Vancouver, British Columbia - Media Club
08-03 Portland, OR - Dante's
08-04 San Francisco, CA - Café du Nord
08-06 Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour
08-07 Tucson, AZ - Club Congress
08-25 Birmingham, AL - Stokin' the Fire at Sloss Furnace
08-31 Chattanooga, TN - Rhythm and Brews

* with Justin Townes Earle

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

New Ryan Adams Easy Tiger UpDate: Stream

I jumped the Ryan Adams ship long ago. I enjoyed Gold but anything after I am do not really dig. Ryan Adams is a complete (insert any expletive in the book). I prefer Whiskeytown to his solo albums. I can't stand when he high-pitch sings. See Also Jeff Tweedy. Speaking of Wilco, I hope they don't continue to go in the direction they are going now or they may become a used-to-be for me. Anyway, enough about Wilco. The new Ryan Adams album comes out June 26th. Have you noticed that every album has a picture of him on it? Anyway, I have given these tracks a listen and they sound pretty good. Kind of more like Whiskeytown or Heartbreaker. Two I Taught Myself How to Grow Old Oh My God, Whatever, Etc.

Stream the whole album HERE

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Decisions, Decisions.

Austin City Limits Fest Schedule is posted. There are a few notable conflicts. Wilco vs. MMJ (ouch) Arcade Fire vs. White Stripes and a few others.
ACL Schedule
Also, Lollapalooza is also posted. MMJ vs. Modest Mouse (ouch again)
Lollapalooza Schedule I wish I was going to both, but I doubt I will be going to either.

Monday, June 18, 2007

New Releases Tomorrow

New Releases tomorrow:
The White Stripes - Icky Thump. Its getting good reviews so far. 84 on Metacritic and 8.0 at Pitchfork

The Polyphonic Spree - The Fragile Army Full CD Stream Here

Bonnaroo Recaps

Check out Bonnaroo recaps Muzzle of Bees, Loudersoft, YANP Each Note Secure, and The Futurist

Friday, June 15, 2007

Watch Bonnaroo

Stuck at work and not at Bonnaroo. Go Watch Live on AT&T Blue Room. (click on watch it here live at the top. Cold War kids are playing right now.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Great Blue Mountain Article

One of the most influential bands growing up was Blue Mountain. Ther is great Blue Mountain article from the Local Voice here. You might have to scroll up or down to find it. BM will be playing in Jackson at Hal and Mal's on June 30.
Mp3 below.
Blue Canoe

picture courtesty of

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

New Band of Horses B-Side

Great song. New Band of Horses B-Side.
The End's Not Near

Also, Repost - Band of Horses covering David Alan Coe's "You Never Even Call Me By My Name" at Proud Larry's in Oxford, MS.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Stream New Spoon album

Stream Spoon's new album Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga. HERE

Stream Icky Thump

Stream the new White Stripes Icky Thump (the whole album) over at MTV Sounds pretty good.

Semi-New Music: Pela

One release that slipped under the radar on April 23 was Pela Anytown Graffiti. Another Brooklyn gem shines through. I finally got this album recently, and must say I am impressed. While it did not get rave reviews by some, there is nothing wrong with this album; in fact, it is very good. I hear dabs of Birdmonster, The Smiths, with a touch of Interpol. Anytown Graffiti has a little more poppy influences than the aforementioned. Waiting on the Stairs Trouble with River Cities

Monday, June 11, 2007

More Modest Mouse News

Isaac Brock may be like me now (having a glass eye). Reports have been confirmed that he got hit by a bottle in the eye. This footage even looks like he has a glass eye. Footage of him commenting on it.

More footage

The patch definitely fits his image. I don't think I could pull it off.

Modest Mouse to play the Ryman

Brock and Co. will be playing the Ryman in Nashville on August 22. Nice!!

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Wilco and VW

Wilco songs will be in Volkswagen commercials in the near future. The band responded to criticism of this...." "With the commercial radio airplay route getting more difficult for many bands, we see this as another way to get the music out there."

They continued: "And we feel okay about VWs. Several of us even drive them." "If you're keeping track, this is not the first time Wilco has licensed a song to or even been involved in a commercial -- most recently a TV spot for Telefonica Mobile in Spain used a Wilco song and some years prior Jeff Tweedy appeared in a campaign for Apple Computer. Wilco have licensed hundreds of songs to television shows and films worldwide... from festival-only indie films to major motion pictures and weekly TV shows."
Watch "Is That the Thank I Get"

I personally don't have any problem with this. "Selling Out" is crap to me up to a certain extent. Band members should be paid being amazing. If you have to license a few be it. I guarantee the critics out there of "selling out" would do the same thing.
I would love to hear your views.....

Friday, June 01, 2007

New John Vanderslice

John Vanderslice will be putting out a new album Emerald City on Barsuk July 24. JV has a unique style of music. Cellar Door is my personal favorite which I believe is a classic. I'm excited. Mp3 from Pixel Revolt --> Exodus Damage

My Morning Jacket Demo's

MMJ just released a demos cd. I haven't gotten it yet but it sounds pretty sweet. Sample it on iTunes.
1. L.O.Z. Intro
2. The Way That He Sings (demo)
3. Hopefully (demo)
4. Bermuda Highway (demo)
5. Just Because I Do (demo)
6. Lowdown (demo)
7. At Dawn (demo)
8. I Needed It Most (demo)
9. Lead Me Father (demo)
10. Phone Went West (demo)
11. Chills (demo)
12. Heartbreakin Man (demo)
13. The Bear (demo)
14. Picture Of You (demo)
15. I Think I'm Going To Hell (demo)
16. Butch Cassidy (demo)
17. War Begun (Live WFPK)
18. Twilight (Live WFPK)
19. Lil Billy (Live Nashvegas)
20. Magic Man