Thursday, May 29, 2008

The Hold Steady Coming to Mississippi!

As previously mentioned, The Hold Steady is releasing a new album Stay Positive on July 15th. You can download "Sequestered in Memphis" on iTunes
Known for their live show, The Hold Steady is coming to Proud Larry's in Oxford, MS on Friday August 8!!! Order tickets HERE


San Diego, CA
FM 94/9 Miller Lite Independence Jam

Baltimore, MD
Ram's Head Live!

Philadelphia, PA
Festival Pier

Brooklyn, NY
McCarren Pool

London, UK
O2 Wireless Festival - Sandisk Stage

Liverpool, UK
Liverpool Echo Arena

Leeds, UK
The Irish Centre

Carling Academy 2

Kinross, Scotland
T in the Park - Pet Sounds Area

Cleveland, OH
Beachland Ballroom

Pontiac, MI
Crofoot Ballroom

Chicago, IL
Pitchfork Music Festival

Madison, WI
Majestic Theater

Minneapolis, MN
First Avenue

Fargo, ND
Fargo Theater

Seattle, WA
Capitol Hil Block Party

Portland, OR
Crystal Ballroom

San Francisco, CA

Los Angeles, CA

Tucson, AZ
Rialto Theatre

El Paso, TX
Club 101

Dallas, TX
Palladium Ballroom

Austin, TX
La Zona Rosa

Oxford, MS
Proud Larry's

Athens, GA
40 Watt

Charleston, SC
The Pourhouse

Carborro, NC
Cat's Cradle

Norfolk, VA
The Norva

Tuesday, May 27, 2008


Sorry for the lack of posts. I've been crazy busy at work. Things should get back to normal soon.

Monday, May 19, 2008

New Music Tuesday

Mates of State - Re-Arrange Us MYSPACE

Mason Jennings - In the Ever STREAM and MYSPACE

Scarlett Johansson releases a Tom Waits cover album Anywhere I Lay My Head STREAM

Islands release Arm's Way MYSPACE

Bonnie Prince Billy - Lie Down in the Light

The National release A Skin, A Night DVD tomorrow. The Vincent Moon masterpiece also contains a bonus EP. Order your copy here. The EP tracklist is:

The Virginia EP:

01 You've Done It Again Virginia
02 Santa Clara
03 Blank Slate
04 Tall Saint (demo)
05 Without Permission
06 Forever After Days
07 Rest of Years (demo)
08 Slow Show (demo)
09 Lucky You (Daytrotter session)
10 Mansion on the Hill (live)
11 Fake Empire (live)
12 About Today (live)

See samples of dvd below:

"Gospel" - on the Mediterranean Sea

"Start A War"


Thursday, May 15, 2008

Backyard Tire Fire Live at Larry's Coming Up on Saturday, March 17th

Top 25ers of 2007 Backyard Tire Fire will be bringing their whiskey-bent twangers and beer-raising ballads to Oxford, MS, this Saturday. I've been looking forward to this one for a while. Should be an amazing show. BYTF will be releasing The Places We Lived in August!
Check out new tunes on Daytrotter
or download a live EP on their website.


The past fourteen months have been a whirlwind for BTF, who are comprised by lead vocalist, guitarist and chief songwriter Ed Anderson, bassist Matt Anderson and drummer Tim Kramp. In February 2007, the band released Vagabonds & Hooligans, a pinnacle recording that has gone onto become their best selling album to date and which made several bloggers year-end "Best of 2007" lists. On the road, BTF performed over 200 shows in 2007, highlighted by key support slots for artists ranging from JJ Grey & Mofro, Cracker and Clutch and festival dates including Wakarusa, Mountain Jam and Twangfest.

2008 has already been a great year for the band. They've toured with Australia's Beautiful Girls, New Orleans' The Radiators, and are currently on tour with Reverend Horton Heat. Their March was highlighted by a performance at Langerado Festival in Florida (headlined by R.E.M. and Beastie Boys), as well as exclusive web-performances on influential sites like and The band recently signed a record deal with NY based independent label, Hyena Records, which was founded by the late legendary Atlantic Record's producer, Joel Dorn. Their first album on Hyena is slated for an August release and will be named The Places We Lived.

Proud Larry's
211 S. Lamar Street
Oxford, MS 38655

Doors: 9:00 PM, Showtime: 10:00pm


Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Bon Iver on P'fork TV

Did not realize it was pronounced Bone Ivaire. The "I" is pronounced as in "Fish"

Tuesday, May 13, 2008


My Morning Jacket on SNL. "Evil Urges"

Mp3s of performance:
I'm Amazed
Evil Urges

Go here for an Arcade Fire bootleg of Coachella 2007.

Go Here for a Tom Waits bootleg from 2006. Great quality.

New Ratatat Album out July 8th

Sure to be another highlight of the great music coming out this summer, Ratatat will be releasing its third full-length album entitled LP3 on July 8th. As Clyde has nodded to in his Monthly Mixtape, these guys put out some infectious guitar and big-beat-driven hip-hop electronica, which is undeniably catchy. Their self-titled debut was subtle yet funky, and Classics (released 2006) was stellar and bombastic, and has been spinning on my running mixes for some time now. Can’t wait to hear the new one (and the predicted LP4 too) and hopefully they’ll hit a few southern locales on a supporting tour. Check out their website for a free download of their hip-hop mixtape. Here is an mp3 B-side from the upcoming album. Shiller

New Music Tuesday

Of course, Death Cab for Cutie releases Narrow Stairs, which actually sounds pretty good. The sound is quite a bit darker and strays away from their teeny-bopper sound they were beginning to shade toward.

Alt-Country pioneers Old 97's release Blame It on Gravity

Andrew Bird's right hand man Dosh releases Wolves and Wishes.

The Black Angels release Directions to See a Ghost.

Freak folkers Veviter release Thing of the Past

Blog-hyped flops We Are Scientists release Brain Thrust Mastery.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

This Week in Music

A few notes for the week.

Death Cab's new album Narrow Stairs is streaming in full on The album will be out Tuesday.

Mark Olson, founder of the Jayhawks is playing at Proud Larry's in Oxford, MS on Wednesday.

Backyard Tire Fire is playing at Proud Larry's in Oxford, MS on Saturday. Myspace

Saturday, May 10, 2008

My Morning Jacket on SNL

Don't forget, My Morning Jacket is on Saturday Night Live this Saturday.

Friday, May 09, 2008

Monthly Mixtape/Playlist

Make a playlist or mixtape. Mostly new ones this month.

My Morning Jacket - Evil Urges (free on their website)
Blue Mountain - Mountain Girl
Fleet Foxes - Drops in the River
Langhorne Slim - She's Gone
Death Cab For Cutie - Transatlantacism
The Dodos - Fool
Six Organs of Admittance - Shelter from the Ash
Tallest Man on Earth - The Gardner
The Cure - Plainsong
Throw Me the Statue - About to Walk
Plants and Animals - Good Friend
Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
Wrinkled Neck Mule - Minor Enough
The National - All the Wine
Coldplay - Violet Hill (free on their website)
Frightened Rabbit - The Greys
The Avett Brothers - If Its the Beaches

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Live Music in Saint Aug

Discovered a great venue last weekend while in St. Augustine, CafĂ© Eleven . Located south of town in St. Aug Beach, this place is very small but had an impressive lineup of acts: Vampire Weekend, Tapes 'n Tapes, The Helio Sequence, Over the Rhine, Mountain Goats, Cold War Kids, Explosions in the Sky, and more. Didn’t get to see a show while I was there, but they also have an outstanding brunch on the weekends (omelette & pancake bar) and the house music playlist is sweet. Hopefully I will get by to hear some music next time.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Fleet Foxes on P'fork TV

I'm with Blythe on the Fleet Foxes. Watch this and you shall be too. They give Mississippi (and bama) a nice shout out!

Monday, May 05, 2008

Festivals updated: City Stages in B'ham, and Jubilee Jam in Jackson

Birmingham City Stages added a few notable acts. Ben Harper, Alejandro Escovedo Andrew Bird added to Saturday, and Robert Earl Keen added to Sunday (at 10:15 AM? is this a joke?)

Jubilee Jam in Jackson, MS released a decent lineup as well especially for JJ. Blind Melon (sans Hoon of course), Old Crow Medicine Show, Robert Randolph, Lucero, Blue Mountain.

ZZ Top
Three 6 Mafia
The Ohio Players Robert Randolph's Revival
Blind Melon Shinedown
Eric Church Old Crow Medicine Show
Mel Waiters Lucero
Hurt Pat Green
Blue Mountain Citizen Cope
Egypt Central Mississippi Mass Choir
Endeverafter Kamakazi
Backdoor Slam Saving Abel
Jonezetta At Cliff's End
Speakeasy Absence of Concern

Friday, May 02, 2008

New Hold Steady coming this summer.

The Hold Steady is releasing its IVth album this summer on Vagrant Records!! Stay positive is slated for a July 15th release.


01 "Constructive Summer"
02 "Sequestered in Memphis"
03 "One for the Cutters"
04 "Navy Sheets"
05 "Lord, I'm Discouraged"
06 "Yeah Sapphire"
07 "Both Crosses"
08 "Stay Positive"
09 "Magazines"
10 "Joke About Jamaica"
11 "Slapped Actress"

"Stay Positive"

Langhorne Slim's new album and tour through B'ham.

I have heard miscellaneous buzz around Langhorne Slim in the past few months. After seeing Bob Crawford of the Avett Brothers wearing their shirt, I figured, why not? So I purchased the new Langhorne Slim yesterday, and must say I am most impressed. Similarities of Dylan, Avett, Magic Numbers, and Black Crowes come to mind. Truly, the whole album is quite solid from beginning to end. Definitely, has a hint of alt-country twinged in it. Accordions, twangy guitar riffs, and violin are just a few accompaniments that bolster Langhorne's voice.

Hail from: NY/CA
Website: Myspace
Standout Tracks: "Restless," "Rebel Side of Heaven"
For Fans of: Dylan, Avett Brothers, Felice Brothers, Black Crowes


Langhorne Slim

Thu 05/01/08 Arlington, VA IOTA Club & Cafe
Fri 05/02/08 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506
Sat 05/03/08 Mount Pleasant, SC Village Tavern
Sun 05/04/08 Orlando, FL The Social
Tue 05/06/08 Atlanta, GA The EARL
Wed 05/07/08 Nashville, TN The Mercy Lounge
Thu 05/08/08 Birmingham, AL Bottletree

Fri 05/09/08 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jacks
Sat 05/10/08 Austin, TX The Mohawk
Mon 05/12/08 Tucson, AZ Plush
Tue 05/13/08 San Diego, CA The Casbah
Wed 05/14/08 West Hollywood, CA Troubadour
Thu 05/15/08 San Francisco, CA The Independent
Sat 05/17/08 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge
Mon 05/19/08 Seattle, WA Tractor Tavern
Thu 05/22/08 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge
Fri 05/23/08 Denver, CO Hi-Dive
Sat 05/24/08 Lawrence, KS Replay Lounge
Sun 05/25/08 Minneapolis, MN The 400 Bar
Mon 05/26/08 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon
Tue 05/27/08 Milwaukee, WI Mad Planet
Wed 05/28/08 Chicago, IL Schubas Tavern
Thu 05/29/08 Chicago, IL The Hideout
Fri 05/30/08 Pittsburgh, PA Club Cafe
Sat 05/31/08 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall Of Williamsburg
Wed 06/04/08 Saint Louis, MO Schlafly Tap Room
Fri 06/06/08 Philadelphia, PA World Cafe Live

appearing at "High Sierra Music Festival"

Thu 07/03/08 Quincy, CA Plumas County Fairgounds
Fri 07/04/08 Quincy, CA Plumas County Fairgounds

appearing at "Pickathon"

Fri 08/01/08 Portland, OR Pendarvis Farm
Sat 08/02/08 Portland, OR Pendarvis Farm

Langhorne Slim

Fri 09/19/08 Bristol, TN Rhythm & Roots Festival
Sat 09/20/08 Bristol, TN Rhythm & Roots Festival

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Music in the Blogs

Best shirt I saw at Double Decker Festival.

Not sure if you want to buy RC endorsed Throw Me the Statue? Convince yourself with Mp3's over at The Futurist with 5 live mp3's and an interview. Check it out.

Jim James and M Ward play acoustic at St. David's Church SXSW. Snag over at Aquarium Drunkard
Disk 1 (part 1) - M Ward (solo)

01) Sad, Sad Song
02) Oh Lonesome Me
03) Poison Cup
04) Rollercoaster
05) Duet for Guitars #3

Disk 1 (part 2) - Jim James and M Ward

06) Chinese Translation
07) One Life Away
08) Outta My Head
09) Wonderful (the Way I Feel)
10) Golden
11) Look at You

Disk 2 - Jim James

01) Bermuda Highway
02) It Beats 4 U
03) What A Wonderful Man
04) Sec Walkin’
05) Librarian
06) Smokin From Shootin
07) Thank You Too
08) I Will Be There When You Die
09) Gideon

Death Cab plays Daytrotter and gives us two new tunes in Mp3 format along with some classic oldies. Grab it over at Daytrotter

Coldplay offers a new Mp3 from their upcoming album on their website. I actually dig the song as well. Not sure about the rest of the album though. Go get Violet Hill

Pitchfork TV has the following great performances:

Okkervil River - Don't Look Down

Vampire Weekend: Secret Session, Columbia University ADP Literary Society

The Thermals - Don't Look Down

New chip that will allow an mp3 player to hold half a million songs? Read it here.