Thursday, February 26, 2009

Trampled By Turtles

A buddy told me about these guys long ago, and I should have listened earlier. These cats are playing at Larry's in Oxford, MS, Monday Night, March 2. I'm am, for sure, there.

Trampled by Turtles
Hail from: Minnesota
If you like: Avett Bros; Old & In the Way; Old Crow Medicine Show
Sites: Band Website MySpace
Available: emusic; iTunes; Amazon


Last time they played at Larry's

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

New Wilco DVD and New Album in June!!!

Wilco’s Ashes of American Flags DVD will be released April 18 2009 via Nonesuch Records. Their performances range from Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa, OK, Tipitina’s in New Orleans, LA, The Mobile Civic Center in Mobile, AL, The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN and the 9:30 Club in Washington D.C. Update: Pitchfork reports a new Wilco album in JUNE!!!!

Track Listing:

Ashes of American Flags, Side with the Seeds, Handshake Drugs, The Late Greats, Kingpin, Wishful Thinking, Impossible Germany, Via Chicago, Shot in the Arm, Monday, You are my Face, Heavy Metal Drummer, War on War

Avett Bros Cover The Boss

Double Decker 2009!!

Check out Press Release below: Nice job Mary Kathryn!!!

Robert Randolph and the Family Band will headline at Double Decker Arts Festival

Oxford, Miss,-- Robert Randolph and the Family Band will play at the 14th annual Double Decker Arts Festival, which will be held on the Courthouse Square on Saturday, April 25, 2009.

"We are really excited about this year’s line-up," says Mary-Kathryn Milner, festival coordinator, "We work to provide a line-up that is diverse and has a wide appeal, and I certainly think this year will be no exception to that.”

Robert Randolph and the Family Band's concerts are known for their lively stage performance. The group's sound is inspired by successful 1970s funk bands such as Earth, Wind & Fire and Sly & the Family Stone. The band uses a blend of music genres from guitar-driven rock to sanctified soul. Randolph and the Family Band are known to be a fierce live band through their rock and roll energy and their righteous funk sound.

Frontman Robert Randolph was listed as #97 on Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time list in September 2003. The band members are Marcus Randolph, on drums, Danyel Morgan, bass and vocals, and Jason Crosby, on Hammond organ and piano. The Family Band has opened for Dave Matthews Band for shows on their 2002-2007 tours. Robert Randolph & the Family Band opened for Eric Clapton and was 1 of 4 featured artists on the Music Builds Tour.

The first Robert Randolph & the Family Band album, Live at the Wetlands, was recorded live in 2002. Unclassified was their studio debut album released in August 2003.The last album, Colorblind, was released October 2006.The song "Ain't Nothing Wrong With That" was used in The Game Plan, Grey's Anatomy, Stomp the Yard, Discovery Channel and many commercials for NBC. The track "Thrill of It" made appearances in Saturday Night Football and NBA Live 07.

Other musical performers that will be joining Randolph and the Family Band at the festival include Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Jason Isabell and the 400 Unit, George McConnell, Charlie Mars, The Dynamintes featuring Charles Walker, Kenny Brown, and many more.

The Oxford Double Decker Arts Festival brings together visitors and residents for a daylong celebration of music, food, and the arts. The festival gets its name from the town's authentic double decker bus imported from England in 1994. Attendees enjoy a rich variety of vendors including potters, glass craftsmen, woodworkers, painters, and various other artists, all selected by a jury put together by the Yokanpatawpha Arts Council. A "Taste of Oxford" food court will feature a mouth-watering sampling of culinary treats form local restaurateurs.

Sponsors of the Fourteenth Annual Double Decker Arts Festival include AT&T, Budweiser, Bryon and Kristy Cohron, Coca-Cola, Domino's Pizza, Downtown Oxford Inn and Suites, Magnolia Rental, Malco, Oxford Insurance Agency, Panola Paper Company, Square Books, and Zerk Wilson Golf Carts.

For more information and a schedule of the day's events, check out our website

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Two Great Indie Compilations

1. Knotty Pine Dirty Projectors + David Byrne

2. Cello Song The Books featuring Jose Gonzalez

3. Train Song Feist + Ben Gibbard

4. Brackett, WI Bon Iver

5. Deep Blue Sea Grizzly Bear

6. So Far Around The Bend The National

7. Tightrope Yeasayer

8. Feeling Good My Brightest Diamond

9. Dark Was The Night Kronos Quartet

10. I Was Young When I Left Home Antony + Bryce Dessner

11. Big Red Machine Justin Vernon + Aaron Dessner

12. Sleepless The Decemberists

13. Die Iron & Wine

14. Service Bell Grizzly Bear + Feist

15. You Are The Blood Sufjan Stevens 10:14

Disc 2

1. Well-Alright Spoon

2. Lenin Arcade Fire

3. Mimizan Beirut

4. El Caporal My Morning Jacket

5. Inspiration Information Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

6. With A Girl Like You David Sitek

7. Blood Pt 2 Buck 65 Remix (featuring Sufjan Stevens and Serengeti)

8. Hey, Snow White The New Pornographers

9. Gentle Hour Yo La Tengo

10. Another Saturday Stuart Murdoch

11. Happiness Riceboy Sleeps

12. Amazing Grace Cat Power and Dirty Delta Blues

13. The Giant Of Illinois Andrew Bird

14. Lua Conor Oberst + Gillian Welch

15. When The Road Runs Out Blonde Redhead + Devastations

16. Love vs. Porn Kevin Drew

Out today.

War Child Presents Heroes

1. Beck (Bob Dylan - "Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat")
2. The Kooks (The Kinks - "Victoria")
3. The Hold Steady (Bruce Springsteen - "Atlantic City")
4. Hot Chip (Joy Division - "Transmission")
5. Lily Allen feat. Mick Jones (The Clash - "Straight To Hell")
6. Yeah Yeah Yeahs (The Ramones - "Sheena Is A Punk Rocker")
7. Franz Ferdinand (Blondie - "Call Me")
8. Duffy (Paul McCartney - "Live And Let Die")
9. Estelle (Stevie Wonder - "Superstition")
10. Rufus Wainwright (Brian Wilson -" Wonderful & Song For Children")
11. Scissor Sisters (Roxy Music - "Do The Strand")
12. Peaches (Iggy Pop - "Search And Destroy")
13. Adam Cohen (Leonard Cohen - "Take This Waltz")
14. Elbow (U2 - "Running To Stand Still")
15. The Like (Elvis Costello - "You Belong To Me")
16. TV On The Radio (David Bowie - "Heroes")

Moment of Clarity Songs Mixtape Volume 1.

As I was driving this weekend, I realized that there are some songs that just go hand in hand with driving during sundown or "sunroof days" as I call them. Most of these tracks are very uplifting, surreal, and thought provoking to me, and I hope you feel the same way. Here is the first installment.

1. Forever Young - Youth Group
2. The General Specific - Band Of Horses
3. The Crane Wife - The Decemberists
4. Fake Empire - The National
5. New Kind Of Love - Plants and Animals
6. Couches In Alleys - Styrofoam (Featuring Ben Gibbard)
7. Dirty Dishes - Deer Tick
8. Mountain Girl - Blue Mountain
9. The Weight of Lies - The Avett Brothers
10. Slate - Uncle Tupelo
11. What The Snowman Learned About Love - Stars
12. Falling Down - Tom Waits
13. Chicago - Sufjan Stevens
14. Glósóli - Sigur Ros
15. What Sarah Said - Death Cab For Cutie

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Wilco Pre-Sale Oxford, Birmingham

Wilco pre-sale went on sale today at 10:00 A.M. Go here and set up an account (just requires user and password) and it will allow you to purchase up to four tickets in the pre-sale and beat the rush!! Thank you Guy Glorioso, a great golfer, painter, and Mexican friend. UPDATE: Someone just said they are gone now..... Update 2: They are still available.

Monday, February 16, 2009

New Release Tuesday

17 February Tuesday

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit - S/T
M. Ward Hold Time
Beirut March of the Zapotec and Realpeople Holland
William Elliott Whitmore Animals In The Dark
Throw Me the Statute - Purple Face EP

Morrissey Years of Refusal
... And You Will Know Us
by the Trail of Dead The Century of Self
The Appleseed Cast Sagarmatha
Architecture in Helsinki That Beep

Wilco coming to Lyric in Oxford.

The rumors were true. Wilco is playing at the Lyric the Thursday before Double Decker, April 23. Tix go on sale Friday, Feb. 20 at 10:00 A.M. THE SHOW WILL SELL OUT SO GET YOUR TICKETS THEN!!

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Animal Collective at Library in Oxford

Wow, just found out Pitchfork fav Animal Collective is playing at the Library Bar in Oxford on Saturday, June 6. Recall they recorded here in Oxford. (And discovered Dent May).


Modest Mouse in Oxford sold out in 11 hours. Please let me know if you have tickets. I have them, but I already know of three people who need them. email me at

Tuesday, February 03, 2009


Bonnaroo 2009 June 11-14 Manchester, TN

Bruce Springsteen
Phish (two shows)
Beastie Boys
Nine Inch Nails
David Byrne
Al Green
Snoop Dogg
Elvis Costello Solo
Erykah Badu
Paul Oakenfold
Ben Harper and Relentless7
The Mars Volta
TV on the Radio
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Gov’t Mule
Andrew Bird
Band Of Horses
Merle Haggard
The Decemberists
Girl Talk
Bon Iver
Béla Fleck & Toumani Diabate
Rodrigo y Gabriela
The Del McCoury Band
of Montreal
Allen Toussaint
Coheed and Cambria
Booker T & the DBTs
David Grisman Quintet
Lucinda Williams
Animal Collective
Neko Case
Jenny Lewis
Robert Earl Keen
Citizen Cope
Femi Kuti and the Positive Force
The Ting Tings
Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
Kaki King
Grizzly Bear
King Sunny Adé
Okkervil River
St. Vincent
Zac Brown Band
Raphael Saadiq
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists
Crystal Castles
Tift Merritt
Brett Dennen
Mike Farris and the Roseland Rhythm Revue
Toubab Krewe
People Under the Stairs
Alejandro Escovedo
Vieux Farka Touré
Elvis Perkins In Dearland
Todd Snider
Portugal. The Man.
The SteelDrivers
The Knux
The Low Anthem
Delta Spirit
A.A. Bondy
The Lovell Sisters
Alberta Cross