Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Jason Isbell in Oxford

Jason Isbell(formerly of the Drive-By Truckers) just extended his tour with stops in Jackson, MS on Friday September 14 at Hal & Mal's, and OXFORD on Saturday, September 22 at Proud Larry's. (that is the weekend Ole Miss plays Florida).

Wed 08.01.07 - Seattle, WA The Crocodile
Thu 08.02.07 - Vancouver, BC - Media Club
Fri 08.03.07 - Portland, OR - Dante's
Sat 08.04.07 - San Francisco, CA - Cafe Du Nord
Mon 08.06.07 - Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour
Tue 08.07.07 - Tucson, AZ - Club Congress
Thu 08.09.07 - Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge
Fri 08.10.07 - Lincoln, NE - Knickerbockers
Sat 08.11.07 - Lawrence, KS - Bottleneck
Sun 08.12.07 - Denton, TX - Hailey's
Tue 08.14.07 - Austin, TX - Mohawk
Wed 08.15.07 - Houston, TX - Walter's on Washington
Thu 08.16.07 - Baton Rouge, LA - Chelsea's
Fri 08.17.07 - Orlando, FL - The Social
Sat 08.18.07 - Tampa, FL - The Crowbar
Mon 08.20.07 - Charlotte, NC - Amos Southend
Wed 08.22.07 - Asheville, NC - Grey Eagle Tavern and Music Hall
Thu 08.23.07 - Louisville, KY - Phoenix Hill
Fri 08.24.07 - Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge
Sat 08.25.07 - Birmingham, AL - Stokin' the Fire at Sloss Furnace
Fri 08.31.07 - Chattanooga, TN - Rhythm and Brews
Sat-Sep-01 - Augusta, GA - Soul Bar
Sun-Sep-02 - Macon, GA - The Hummingbird
Wed-Sep-05 - Knoxville, TN - Patrick Sullivans
Thu-Sep-06 - Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506
Fri-Sep-07 - Charleston, SC - Pour House
Sat-Sep-08 - Wilmington, NC - Riverfront Harvest Festival
Thu-Sep-13 - Auburn, AL - Supper Club
Fri-Sep-14 - Jackson, MS - Hal and Mal's
Thu-Sep-20 - Tuscaloosa, AL - Gallette's
Fri-Sep-21 - Hattiesburg, MS - Thirsty Hippo
Sat-Sep-22 - Oxford, MS - Proud Larry's
Thu-Sep-27 - Athens, GA - The 40 Watt
Sat-Sep-29 - Pinewood, TN - Mucklewain
Thu-Oct-04 - Greenville, SC - The Handlebar
Fri-Oct-05 - Winston-Salem, NC - Ziggy's
Tue-Oct-09 - Charlottesville, VA - Satellite Ballroom
Wed-Oct-10 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
Fri-Oct-12 - Northampton, MA - Iron Horse
Wed-Oct-17 - Buffalo, NY - The Mohawk
Thu-Oct-18 - Columbus, OH - The Basement
Sat-Oct-20 - Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse

John Vanderslice Live

John Vanderslice recently played at KZSU and performed a couple of songs off of his new Cd Emerald City as well as some older ones.

Head over to ipickmynose to get these great tracks.

Numbered Lithograph (Live on KZSU)

Peacocks in the Video Rain (Live on KZSU)

Dead Slate Pacific (Live on KZSU)

Pale Horse (Live on KZSU)

Trance Manual (Live on KZSU)

Monday, July 30, 2007

Wilco on NPR

Wilco played on June 15 on World Cafe on NPR along with an interview.

09 - Outro
01 - Intro
02 - Side With the Seeds
03 - Interview
04 - Muzzle of Bees
05 - Interview
06 - Sky Blue Sky
07 - Interview
08 - What Light
09 - Outro

Whole Project

Top 20 live bands

Rolling Stone posted its 20 best live bands right now.
I am kicking myself that I am not going to Southaven tomorrow night to see numero uno.

1. White Stripes
2. Radiohead
3. Pearl Jam
4. Rage Against the Machine
5. U2
6. Metallica
7. Flaming Lips
8. My Morning Jacket
9. The Hold Steady
10. Arcade Fire
11. The Raconteurs
12. Wilco
13. Yeah Yeah Yeahs
14. Red Hot Chili Peppers
15. Gogol Bordello
16. Kings of Leon
17. Muse
18. Dave Matthews Band
19. Tool
20. LCD Soundsystem

Friday, July 27, 2007


Sorry for the lack of posts. I am on vacation. Will resume SUnday or Monday.

Monday, July 23, 2007

The National tonight on Letterman

The National are playing tonight on Letterman. I am guessing "Apartment Story" or "Mistaken for Strangers"....who knows.

Interpol: the AOL Sessions

I am digging the new Interpol. Screw the critics, it's good. Recently, they did an AOL session.
Heinrich Maneuver



Obstacle 1

Survey Says.....

Just posted a new survey feature to your southeast. Please vote. I would love to see the results even it is only ten or so people. I will change surveys periodically.

Indie.B.A. Jam

Pics of Arcade Fire playing basketball. Hilarious. Apparently, Win Butler (lead singer) can jam.
(pics courtesy of Brooklyn Vegan)

The National play Clap Your Hands in soccer back in 2005.

New John Vanderslice Streaming

New John Vanderslice Emerald City comes out tomorrow. Right now, it is streaming over at:
Stream AOL

Friday, July 20, 2007

Christmas Comes Early: The National Demo's from Boxer

This is a The National demos cd that was handed out for free in France when Boxer was released. Really great. Brainy has a completely different ending....crazy. Slow Show is totally different.

Brainy (alternate)
Slow Show (demo)
Tall Saint
Rest of Years
Santa Clara

"Blank Slate" which is one of my favorite B-Sides is out there too, but I am not going to post it Check out . IGIF

Flight of Conchords- Hilarious

If you haven't watched Flight of the Conchords, you are missing out.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Spoon on Letterman

Spoon on Letterman performing "The Underdog"

Ben from Band of Horses Meats Out; New Album in October

Ben from Band of Horses flipped off a camera that was filming him in San Diego. He then proceeded to go on a rant about You Tubers. It is an interesting argument he presents. Also, new album out October 9. (what an amazing year it will be)
Read full article HERE

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Britt Daniel of Spoon live in Sweden

Britt Daniel of Spoon: Live from Sweden 3.29.03 Great Sound Quality

Don't Make Me a Target (off of Ga5)

Anything You Want

Beast and Dragon, Adored

The Way We Get By

Monsieur Valentin

White Stripes play one note.

From Steregum:

The White Stripes finished up their Canadian tour (covering every Canadian province and territory) tonight in St. John's, Newfoundland, with an amazing set. But the afternoon was just as interesting, seems Jack and Meg had a bit of fun with the fans here.

Since every Canadian date prior to St. John's was preceded by a 'secret show' somewhere in the town where the show was taking place, lots of Stripes fans in town were sniffing around all day for rumors and clues as to where the show was... a radio station leaked that Jack and Meg would be showing up at a downtown bar at 4pm, and when I arrived around that time about a hundred fans were waiting for them to show (in the pouring rain). But the bar was closed, no sign of the Stripes. The same radio station then reported about a half hour later that they were going to play at another bar, about a 15 minute walk/run away, which was met by a horde of 20-somethings sprinting through the streets of St. John's... upon arriving, still no Jack or Meg, with the owners of the bar confused. After most people had gone back to the original bar supposedly housing the Stripes, another tip came via radio: Stripes playing at a particular downtown hotel. Again, a hundred or more Stripes fans running through the streets, blocking traffic, into the lobby... again, very confused hotel staff not knowing what was going on, and no Jack or Meg.

What interested me and the friend who I was running back and forth with was the car we saw, filled with guys in black suits, black hats, and red ties, one of which had a camera and was yelling at people, "where's the show? where's the show?"... clearly people in the Stripes crew (I'm going to take a stab and say they were filming a DVD).
When we again went back to the original bar, and waited another 20 minutes or so (still raining)... and an equipment van pulls up, and guys in the same red and black suits come out and tell us: "the White Stripes will be here in half an hour, and will be playing an outdoor show that consists on ONE NOTE." One note? "Yes, ONE NOTE, and ONE NOTE only."

So we wait another 30-40 minutes while the roadies set up the stage, full drumkit, keyboards, mics, tuned guitar, amps, Stripes colors, complete set. Many people saying, "They have to be playing more than one note..." By 6pm about 300 or more fans had gathered on George Street, when Jack and Meg finally show up and take the stage. Crowd goes wild, Meg sits at the drums, Jack lifts up his guitar, and........ BAM. One chord on his guitar and a simultaneous strike of Meg's snare and.... that's it. Instruments are abandoned, and Jack tells the crowd, laughing, "We have now officially played in every Canadian Province and Territory," and leaves quickly with Meg in a car. Hundreds of fans left looking at each other.

All in all, hilarious time, since it was followed by the Stripes rocking out for 2 hours at Mile One Center about an hour later, the whole thing seemed like an elaborate ruse to make for great viewing on DVD.

Thought you guys would get a kick out of this, I sure did, even if I did get soaked. What can I say, I have a sense of humor.

Pretty dang funny.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Exploding Pumpkins

Forgot to mention yesterday, Explosions In the Sky will open for Smashing Pumpkins. including a stop in Memphis. Wow I have always wanted to see EITS.

08-05 Baltimore, MD - Virgin Festival
09-08 Montreal, Quebec - Osheaga Festival
09-09 Toronto, Ontario - Virgin Festival
09-22 Fort Worth, TX - Wall of Sound Festival
10-11 Columbus, OH - LC Pavilion *
10-13 Boston, MA - Orpheum Theatre *
10-15 Boston, MA - Orpheum Theatre *
10-16 Boston, MA - Orpheum Theatre *
10-19 Philadelphia, PA - Tower Theatre *
10-21 Philadelphia, PA - Tower Theatre *
10-22 Philadelphia, PA - Tower Theatre *
10-25 Memphis, TN - Mud Island Amphitheatre *
10-30 Atlanta, GA - Fox Theatre *
10-31 Atlanta, GA - Fox Theatre *
11-05 Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium *

Blender: 100 Days that Changed Music

Blender posts its 100 days that changed music. Pretty interesting. While I strongly disagree with the order of them, it is a pretty thorough list. List

Monday, July 16, 2007

Stars - In Our Bedroom After the War

Stars new album In Our Bedroom After the War is available for download on eMusic as well as iTunes. The band figured if it was going to leak anyway, might as well have it available for download for a fee. The album was not supposed to be out until September 29. Interesting way of thinking. Anyway, I will be downloading right after work over at eMusic. I have heard good things so far. The Night Starts Here

Friday, July 13, 2007

Kings of Leon Tourdates

KOL Tourdates...Including a stop in Birmingham.
August 2007
2-3 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
5 - Chicago, IL - Grant Park/Lollapalooza

September 2007
2 - Seattle, WA - Bumbershoot Festival
4 - San Francisco, CA - Warfield Theatre
7 - Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre
8 - San Diego, CA - SDSU Open Air Theatre
10 - Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre
11 - Las Vegas, NV - The Joint/Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
14 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre
15 - Council Bluffs, IA - Stir Cove at Harrah’s Casino
19 - New York, NY - Radio City Music Hall
21 - Upper Darby, PA - Tower Theatre
23 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
28 - Boston, MA - Orpheum Theatre
29 - Providence, RI - Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel

October 2007
4 - Detroit, MI - The Filmore
9 - Atlanta, GA - Fox Theatre
10 - Birmingham, AL - Alabama Theatre
18 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium
28 - New Orleans, LA - Voodoo Island City Park

John Vanderslice video

New John Vanderslice video "Time to Go" off of Emerald City out July 24.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Wilco Coming to Mississippi....Southaven strikes again.

Get in there Southaven. Wilco's tourdates
August 2007
14 - Duluth, MN - Bayfront Festival Park
15 - Winnipeg, Manitoba - Burton Cummings Theatre
17 - Calgary, Alberta - Jubilee Auditorium
18 - Edmonton, Alberta - Jubilee Auditorium
20 - Vancouver, British Columbia - Malkin Bowl
21 - Seattle, WA - Marymoor Park
22 - Troutdale, OR - Edgefield
24 - Berkeley, CA - Greek Theatre
26 - Santa Barbara, CA - County Bowl
27 - San Diego, CA - SDSU Open Air Theater
29 - Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre

September 2007
1, 2 - Denver, CO - Fillmore Auditorium
11 - Madison, WI - Overture Hall
13 - Southaven, MS - Snow Den Grove Amphitheater14 - Dallas, TX - The Palladium Ballroom
16 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Festival
18 - Little Rock, AR - Robinson Auditorium
19 - Columbia, MO - 9th Street Summerfest
21 - Louisville, KY - Louisville Slugger Field

October 2007
26-28 - New Orleans, LA - Voodoo Music Fest

The National on Tour

The National
Partial tour schedule:
Includes Birmingham, AL.....awesome

09-08 Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse
09-10 Orlando, FL - The Club @ Firestone
09-11 Tallahassee, FL - Club Downunder
09-12 Birmingham, AL - The Bottletree

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Stereogum pays tribute to Radiohead...

Stereogum (a website better than pitchfork) put together this cover album of Radiohead's Ok Computer. They selected these artists to perform these gems. I posted one song. Get the whole cd HERE
John Vanderslice - Karma Police

Legal Cred - Cover photo obviously courtesy of stereogum

Happy Birthday to Me....and Andrew Bird

Happy Birthday to me. Big 2-7, and to Andrew Bird he will be 35.

Clem Snide - Happy Birthday

Andrew Bird - Birthday Song

Elliot Smith - Stained Glass Eye (rare)

Iron & Wine - John's Glass Eye

Coltrane Motion - Twenty-Seven

Monday, July 09, 2007

TV on the Tube

Great week of music.
On the Tube this week:

Monday, July 9:

"Late Show With David Letterman": Smashing Pumpkins
"The Tonight Show With Jay Leno": The Decemberists

Tuesday, July 10:

"Late Show With David Letterman": Interpol

Wednesday, July 11:

"Late Show With David Letterman": Spoon
"Late Night With Conan O'Brien": Art Brut

Friday, July 13:

"Late Show With David Letterman": Smashing Pumpkins
"Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson": Dr. Dog

Saturday, July 14:

"Saturday Night Live": Arcade Fire (rerun)
"Austin City Limits" : Death Cab for Cutie, My Morning Jacket (rerun)

New Releases Tomorrow

Tomorrow is a great day for music. Here are the releases in order of importance to me.
Stream Spoon, Interpol, and Smashing Pumpkins HERE

Spoon - Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
I abolutely adore Spoon. This album has been highly praised in the blogger community. I have managed to hold off to only listen to one song. I enjoy hearing it on the day it comes out for some reason. "The Underdog" has been coined song of the summer. Album will be available at eMusic for download. Amazon $10.99 Insound $12.99

Jason Isbell - Sirens in the Ditch
Ex-Drive By Trucker Jason Isbell was without a doubt the most talented DBTer. His new album somewhat shies away from the Southern Opera's from what I have heard. However, his voice is that perfect rusty tone. Album will be available at eMusic for some reason it is not. Amazon $13.97

Interpol - Our Love to Admire
Interpol's third release has seen mixed reviews so far. I will no doubt be purchasing it though. I love Antics no matter what the critics say and don't mind admitting that I think Antics IS better than Turn on the Bright Lights. This album will no doubt please as well.
Amazon $9.99 Insound 17.99

Smashing Pumpkins - Zeitgeist
I used to be the biggest SP fans during the Melon Collie era. I'm out now, unless something crazy happens. I will not buy this cd, not only because it has a horrible cover but because for me it is just too little too late. (disclaimer: I have been known to change).
Amazon $9.99

The National on Daytrotter

Daytrotter continues to bring the thunder. They recently hosted The National and got them to play a spur of the moment Psychedelic Furs cover as well as a rare live version of an old song.
Download The National's Daytrotter Sessionat Daytrotter

Friday, July 06, 2007

Stream new Smashing Pumpkins

Stream the new Smashing Pumpkins Zeitgeist with the worst cd cover in history.

New New Pornographers song.

Photo Cred
New New Pornographers song from their upcoming album Challengers out August 21. Oh, and it is a Dan Bejar track. Bloggers call it the best song on the cd.
Myriad Harbor

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Iron & Wine new song, Boy With a Coin

From the new Iron & Wine album Shepard's Dog. Great song. It has a lot more to it than most I&W songs.
Boy With a Coin

Great Videos of new songs.

Coined the song of the summer, Spoon's "The Underdog"
The Underdog

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Band of Horses new unreleased "Ode to the LRC"

Destroyer "Foam Hands"

Destroyer "River"

Interpol - The Heinrich Maneuver - Video

Sorry for the lack of posts

Sorry for the lack of posts. I will do better. Something has been wrong with savefile, I am having trouble uploading. As soon as it is back up, I will post a new Iron and Wine song that will blow your mind.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Neutral Milk Sing-A-Long in Nashville

This is insane. Nashville, July 15th Centennial Park a good old-fashioned a capella sing-a-long to Neutral Milk Hotel's In the Aeroplane Over the Sea.

Stream the new Interpol

Interpol Our Love To Admire is coming out July 10 stream it HERE