Thursday, April 27, 2006

ROUND 2 Sir, I didn't really see it...could you Show Me Your War Face Again - ROUND 2


Also, you need to download this..The Strokes - You Only Live Once (demo) It is a slow version of the song at myselfmyself.

Atlantis Nights - Hudson Bell
Broom People (live) - The Mountain Goats
Chicago (acoustic) - Sufjan Stevens
Crosses (live) - Jose Gonzalez
Gold Soundz (live) - Pavement
Has Thou Considered the Tetrapod - The Mountain Goats
Holland 1945 (live) - Neutral Milk Hotel
I Feel Just Like a Child (extended) - Devendra Banhart
I'm Always in Love (acoustic) - Wilco
Major Label Debut (live) - Feist (Broken Social Scene cover)
Outfit (live) - Drive-By Truckers
Pale Horse - John Vanderslice
Punchlines - Mates of State
Salvador Sanchez (live) - Sun Kil Moon
Sovay (live) - Andrew Bird
Trailer Trash (live) - Modest Mouse

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Show Me Your War Face Mix, Round 1

Alright. This time I posted Mp3's to the mix. So you can download my recommendations instead of just staring at them. It's my gift to you(because I am studying and haven't posted in a couple of days). More will come.
Download all of them HERE

1. 405 (acoustic) - Death Cab For Cutie
2. Blues Are Still Blue (live) - Belle and Sebastian
3. Bohemian Rhapsody (live) - The Flaming Lips
4. Forver Lost (live) - The Magic Numbers
5. I'll Believe in Anything (live) - Wolf Parade
6. I'm Glad I Hitched My Apple Wagon (Live) - The Boy Least Likely To
7. In This Home On Ice (Live) - Clap Your Hands Say Yeah!
8. Kissing the Lipless (Live) - The Shins
9. Love and Communication (live) - Cat Power
10.The Bleeding Heart Show (Live) - The New Pornographers
11.The Comeback (acoustic) - The Shout Out Louds
12. The Funeral (live) - Band of Horses
13.Wordless Chorus (live) - My Morning Jacket

Sunday, April 23, 2006

God Parts the Clouds for Clap Your Jacket Part one

With a 90% chance of strong storms lingering, I didn't know whether to risk driving 4 hours to see Clap Your Hands Say Yeah! and My Morning Jacket. I finally decided that the clouds would part and the show will go on, and that it did. It did not even rain once. God loves Jim James. I awoke the next morning to find that my neck was so sore I could not even lift it. I don't see how he (Jim) does it.

(Clap Your Hands is in next post below)
The Setlist:
It was awesome. Between Dondante and Run Thru, I felt like I was at a Pink Floyd show. Here is the Setlist.

The Venue and Crowd:
Rites of Spring Festival Nashville, TN
Great venue. You could bring in a cooler. Sound was great.
The Crowd was not bad. Most people knew a lot of songs. Pretty impressed. Everyone was rocking out.

The Bands:
CHYSY was amazing. They sounded pretty good, but the sound quality was a little lacking. I thought maybe it was just the venue until the Jacket came out. They sounded perfect as usual. Like one of my buddies quoted, "They play every song like it is an encore." Here is some videos of jamming out on "Off the Record"

and "Wordless Chorus" Be sure to wait for the Chorus...pretty cool

Here is the end of the Song where he meats out....

God Parts the Clouds for Clap Your Jacket

CHYSY was amazing. They sounded pretty good, but the sound quality was a little lacking. I thought maybe it was just the venue until the Jacket came out.
Here is a short clip of "Over and Over Again (Lost and Found)"

They played basically everything. Here is the Setlist

Let the Cool Goddness Rust Away
In This Home On Ice
(not sure) I think it was "Graceful Retreat"
Is This Love?
The Skin of My Yellow Country Teeth
Details of the War
Gimme Some Salt
Heavy Metal
Over and Over Again
Satan Said Dance

Friday, April 21, 2006

Belle and Sebastian Covers

Check it out tons of Belle and Sebastian Covers...HERE and HERE Also, I am headed to Rites of Spring despite the rain to see Clap Your Hands Say Yeah and My Morning Jacket......I'll post about how it went soon......................

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Stroke my Tour: including Memphis and B'Ham Monday May 22 and Tuesday 23.

The Strokes just released more tour dates...........

Sat 04/22/06 Atlantic City, NJ Borgata Hotel / Casino

Sun 04/23/06 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory

Tue 04/25/06 Boston, MA Agganis Arena

Wed 04/26/06 Washington, DC DAR Constitution Hall

appearing with "KFMA Day"

Sat 04/29/06 Tucson, AZ Sports Park

The Strokes

Sat 05/06/06 Toronto, ON Ricoh Coliseum

Sun 05/07/06 Montreal, QC CEPSUM @ Univ. Of Montreal

Tue 05/09/06 Ottawa, ON Ottawa Civic Centre Arena

Wed 05/10/06 London, ON John Labatt Centre

Fri 05/12/06 Winnipeg, MB Burton Cummings Th. For Perf. Arts

Sun 05/14/06 Calgary, AB Stampede Corral

Mon 05/15/06 Edmonton, AB Shaw Conference Centre

Wed 05/17/06 Vancouver, BC Plaza Of Nations

Sat 05/20/06 Richmond, VA Innsbrook Pavilion

Mon 05/22/06 Memphis, TN Orpheum Theatre

Tue 05/23/06 Birmingham, AL Sloss Furnace

Thu 05/25/06 North Charleston, SC Centre Stage @ The Plex

appearing with "HFStival"

Sun 05/28/06 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post

appearing with "KJEE Summer Round Up"

Sun 06/11/06 Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl

NEW Today: Drive-By Truckers: A Blessing and a Curse

If you liked Son Volt and Uncle Tupelo back in the day, you probably know about the Drive-By Truckers. Their new album "A Blessing and a Curse" came out today. They are Pitchfork gave it a decent Review giving it a 7.0. Metacritic currently has it at an 80. You can stream the album HERE.

If you are ridiculously cheap, and you don't have an amazing local record store, you can buy it a Best Buy for $6.99. Here are their upcoming tour dates.
Thu April 20
Charlottesville, VA - Charlottesville Pavilion w/ Robert Randolph (DBT opens)

Sat April 22
Starkville, MS - Old Main Music Festival

Fri April 28
Dallas, TX - Gypsy Ballroom

Sat April 29
Austin, TX - Stubbs BBQ

Sun April 30
Albuquerque, NM - El Rey Theatre w/ Son Volt and Curt Kirkwood

Tue May 2
San Diego, CA - Cane's Ballroom w/ Son Volt and Curt Kirkwood

Wed May 3
Los Angeles, CA - House Of Blues w/ Son Volt and Curt Kirkwood

Thu May 4
Los Angeles, CA - House Of Blues w/ Son Volt and Curt Kirkwood

Fri May 5
San Francisco, CA - Fillmore w/ Son Volt and Curt Kirkwood

Sat May 6
San Francisco, CA - Fillmore w/ Son Volt and Curt Kirkwood (DBT plays second)

Mon May 8
Portland, OR - Roseland w/ Son Volt and Curt Kirkwood

Tue May 9
Seattle, WA - Showbox Theatre w/ Son Volt and Curt Kirkwood

Wed May 17
Minneapolis, MN - First Ave Nightclub

Thu May 18
Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theatre

Fri May 19
Chicago, IL - Vic Theatre

Sat May 20
Louisville, KY - Brown Theatre

Fri June 16
Telluride, CO - 2006 Telluride Bluegrass Festival

Monday, April 17, 2006

Hail to So Much Silence

For those of you who haven't been able to find The Boy Least Likely To. So Much Silence has them on KEXP....HERE. They also have Band of Horses on KEXP HERE. Already go my vote for Blog of the week.

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Glorious Song with a Glorious Video

If you have never heard Mountain Goats - This Year then you have been living in a cave for a year. Here is the video.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

100th POST: The Monster of the Birds

Birdmonster from San Fran sounds like Modest Mouse at times. Other times, I am not sure who they sound like. Chris over at gorillavsbear found these guys. I have to say I like them much better than Tapes n Tapes. Check out this track. Then go buy the album at their website. Buy

Since it is the 100th Post. Here is a list of the
The Perfect CD's.
Disc One
1: Funeral - Band of Horses
2: Yeah Yeah Yeah Song - Flaming Lips
3: You Only Live Once - The Strokes
4: Atlantis Nights - Hudson Bell
5: On the Table - A.C. Newman
6: Another Sunny Day - Belle and Sebastian
7: I'm Glad I Hitched My Apple Wagon - The Boy Least Likely To
8: Shine a Light - Wolf Parade
9: Major Label Debut (fast) - Broken Social Scene
10:New Slang - The Shins
11:In This Home on Ice - Clap Your Hands Say Yeah!
12:Windfall - Son Volt
13:Transatlantacism- Death Cab for Cutie
14:Outfit - Drive By Truckers
15:Everyone's A VIP to Someone - The Go! Team
16:When It Hits My Blood - John Vanderslice
17:That Much Further West - Lucero
18:Neverending Math Equation - Sun Kil Moon
19:Punchlines - Mates of State
20:Fake Palindrones - Andrew Bird
21:Gravity Rides Everything - Modest Mouse

Disc 2:
1. This Year - Mountain Goats
2. Wordless Chorus - My Morning Jacket
3. In the Aeroplane Over the Sea - Neutral Milk Hotel
4. The Bleeding Heart Show - New Pornographers
5. For Real - Okkervil River
6. I Am Trying to Break Your Heart - Wilco
7. Fearless - Pink Floyd
8. The District Sleeps Alone - Postal Service
9. Love's Lost Guarantee - Rogue Wave
10.Love and Communication - Cat Power
11.Very Loud - The Shout Out Louds
12.My Own Face Inside the Trees - The Clientele
13.The Beast and Dragon, Adored - Spoon
14.Chicago - Sufjan Stevens
15.Dishwasher's Dream - Marah
16.Moonshiner - Uncle Tupelo
17.Gold Soundz - Pavement
18.Let's Not Shit Ourselves - Bright Eyes
19.Mother's Only Son - Yonder Mountain String Band
20.Lies (Rebellions) - The Arcade Fire

Monday, April 10, 2006

The Neglected Arcade Fire

No one has been talking about The Arcade Fire lately so I figured why not refresh them with a show. Here is a live show with great quality.Link

Friday, April 07, 2006

Death To Everyone (except Proud Larry's)

Bonnie Prince Billy is playing at Proud Larry's in Oxford again Monday, May 8.

Here are the rest of his tour dates.
Tue 05/02/06 Nashville, TN Mercy Lounge

Wed 05/03/06 Birmingham, AL Bottle Tree

Thu 05/04/06 Hattiesburg, MS Thirsty Hippo

Fri 05/05/06 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jacks

Mon 05/08/06 Oxford, MS Proud Larry's

Tue 05/09/06 Memphis, TN Young Avenue Deli

For those of You Who Missed It.

In Nashville at the Ryman Auditorium, Jeff Tweedy played an acoustic unplugged version of "Acuff Rose." If you listen real closely, you can hear my buddy Shuff's phone playing "The Bear" by My Morning Jacket. He had no idea it was his phone.

Newf - Yan But Same State

Sufjan will be releasing an album with outtakes from his Illinoise. The Avalanche: Outtakes and Extras from the Illinois Album will be coming out July 25th and will include things such as three versions of Chicago. Apparently it was going to originally be a double album.
01 The Avalanche Click to Download
02 Dear Mr Supercomputer
03 Adlai Stevenson
04 The Vivian Girls Are Visited in the Night by Saint Dargarius and His Squadron of Benevolent Butterflies
05 Chicago (Acoustic Version)
06 The Henney Buggy Band
07 Saul Bellow
08 Carlyle Lake
09 Springfield, or Bobby Got a Shadfly Caught in His Hair
10 The Mistress Witch From McClure (Or, The Mind That Knows Itself)
11 Kaskaskia River
12 Chicago (Adult Contemporary Easy Listening Version)
13 Inaugural Pop Music for Jane Margaret Byrne
14 No Man's Land
15 The Palm Sunday Tornado Hits Crystal Lake
16 The Pick-up
17 The Perpetual Self, or "What Would Saul Alinsky Do?"
18 For Clyde Tombaugh
19 Chicago (Multiple Personality Disorder version)
20 Pittsfield
21 The Undivided Self (For Eppie and Popo)

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

New Black Keys on May 2nd

Although the The Black Keys have left Fat Possum here in Oxford, they will release Chulahoma: The Songs of Junior Kimbrough as their last release on the label. The album will include re-works of Junior Kimbrough.
The split from Fat Possum was apparently not a bad one. But, an original new album due out on September 3 does not have a label or title yet.

Chulahoma's tracklisting:

1. Keep Your Hands Off Her
2. Have Mercy On Me
3. Work Me
4. Meet Me In The City
5. Nobody But You
6. My Mind Is Ramblin'
MOKB has a track from it.

Monday, April 03, 2006

New Lips Tomorrow and Band of Horses Tour

The new Flaming Lips album comes out tomorrow.
Pitchfork gave it a average 6.7. But, what do they know? I have heard a few songs that are pretty good.

Jim James,,I mean Ben Bridwell and Band of Horses announce tour dates:
04-13 Seattle, WA - Neumos
04-14 Seattle, WA - Neumos
05-27 George, WA - The Gorge (Sasquatch!)*
05-31 Boise, ID - Neurolux / Crazy
06-03 Fargo, ND - Aquarium
06-04 Minneapolis, MN - 7th St Entry
06-06 Chicago, IL - Schubas
06-07 Chicago, IL - Schubas
06-11 Cleveland Heights, Ohio - Grog Shop
06-13 Toronto, Ontario - Lee's Palace
06-16 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
06-17 Hoboken, NJ - Maxwell's
06-20 Asheville, NC - The Grey Eagle Tavern
06-21 West Columbia, SC - New Brookland Tavern
06-22 Atlanta, GA - The Earl
06-30 Los Angeles, CA - Echo
07-01 San Francisco, CA - The Independent
07-29 Chicago, IL - Union Park (Pitchfork Music Festival) %

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Kicking Television

The Strokes on Letterman on Tuesday, and on Leno on Wednesday.
Clap Your Hands on Letterman Friday Night.

Good Laundry BLOGGIES!!!!!!!!!

I Guess I'm Floating proves again why it is the best blog on the web with Band of Horses demos. Go here to get the "Tour EP" from Band of Horses for only $5.

Also, Aquarium Drunkard has an Mp3 from the Drive-By Truckers new album.