Friday, July 31, 2009

SOTD: "Speed Of Sound" (Demo) - Pearl Jam

A new Pearl Jam song called "Speed of Sound" made it's way onto the internet yesterday. It kind of reminds me of the "Into The Wild" stuff that Eddie worked on, really like the lyrics.

White Stripes: Under Great White Northern Lights

If you haven't seen it, here's a teaser/trailer for the upcoming White Stripes film "Under Great White Northern Lights."

Thursday, July 30, 2009

SOTD: "Carry Me, Ohio" - Sun Kil Moon

Kings of Leon : Today Show, Friday 7/31

Kings of Leon will be on the Today Show this Friday, 7/31. Here is some additional information:

Today Show Performance - FRIDAY

Join the KINGS OF LEON in New York City this Friday the 31st for their FREE performance for the Today Show Concert series in Rockefeller Plaza. You can also tune in to NBC’s Today Show on Friday to watch the performance at 8:30am Eastern.

How can I go to a TODAY concert?

Fans and visitors are encouraged to join us on the plaza for the live performances. Viewing is on a first-come, first-served basis outside TODAY's window-on-the-world studio, located at 49th Street and Rockefeller Plaza in New York City. Fans should arrive by 6 a.m. for best viewing.

Are tickets available for the concert?

Viewing is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

SOTD: "Maybe So, Maybe No" - Mayer Hawthorne

Really cool sound from this artist, bit of a throwback feel to it....

Ray Lamontagne Fall Tour

Dates were released today for Ray Lamontagne's fall tour. Additional info available HERE, dates and venues are below:

10/15 - North Bethesda, MD - Music Center at Strathmore
10/16 - Baltimore, MD - Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
11/01 - Atlanta, GA - Fox Theatre
11/04 - Boston, MA - Wang Center
11/07 - Upper Darby, PA - Tower Theater
11/09 - New York, NY - Beacon Theatre
11/12 - Chicago, IL - The Auditorium Theatre
11/13 - Minneapolis, MN - State Theatre
11/15 - San Francisco, CA - Nob Hill Masonic Center
11/17 - Denver, CO - Ellie Caulkin Opera House
11/20 - Los Angeles, CA - Orpheum Theatre

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

SOTD: "Say Please" - Monsters of Folk

Have you heard of the new super-group consisting of Jim James, M Ward, Conor Oberst and Mike Mogis? If not, check this out....

Deer Tick & Dawes @ Bowery Ballroom 7/24/09

On Friday night, my buddy Chuck and I went down to the Bowery Ballroom for the Deer Tick & Dawes show. This is a concert I had been looking forward to for quite awhile, actually probably since right after the Johnny Beach BDay party at the Music Hall Of Williamsburg where I first saw both of these bands live. Not only that, I'd put both of their albums in my top ten for the year to this point, both are really good albums.

I left my camera at home this time around so I'll just give some abbreviated notes about the show. Dawes came on around 10:30 and played about 7-8 songs. The highlight was when Deer Tick came out to join the band on the song "When My Time Comes", led by lead singer John Joseph McCauley III on harmonica. I don't think a lot of the crowd was too familiar with Dawes' songs but they were clearly into this one (it's a GREAT live song.) I couldn't find a video from the show I was at but here's a clip from another show on the tour, gives you an idea of how it sounds.

Deer Tick came on shortly after Dawes left the stage and immediately kicked it into high gear with their song "Easy" from their most recent album. Their set consisted of a good mix of songs from both their first album "War Elephant" and their latest "Born On Flag Day". I loved songs like "Houston, TX", "Ashamed" and "Friday XIII". They finished the show with everyone from the bands on stage playing a raucous version of "La Bamba".

If you get the chance to catch either of these bands on tour, I highly recommend the shows. Both are good performers and worth checking out, especially in these theaters/small venues. Members of both bands were hanging around the venue after the show and we spoke with Taylor (lead singer of Dawes) for a few minutes. Hell of a nice guy and I really think they have a bright future ahead of them. Pretty amazing how young these guys are but their harmonies are tremendous, at times they remind me of CSNY, the Black Crowes and the Jayhawks. I'm really excited to follow them through the years and see how their music progresses but for now I'll be happy listening to their debut "North Hills" on repeat.


Monday, July 27, 2009

SOTD: "Hey Hey Uh-huh" - The Verbs

Thanks to reader Pam A. who sent this clip in to me last week. For those of you that don't know ( this included me a few days ago), Steve Jordan is in a band called "The Verbs" with Meegan Voss. You can check their site out HERE.

NYC Area Concerts week of 7/27

7/28 Pete Yorn @ Webster Hall
7/29 The Grates @ Piano's
7/29 Pete Yorn @ Webster Hall
7/30 Destroyer, Iran @ Bowery Ballroom
7/30 Jarvis Cocker @ Terminal 5
7/30 Suckers @ Pianos
7/31 Vivian Girls, These Are Powers @ Whitney Museum
7/31-8/2 All Points West Festival @ Liberty State Park
8/1 M. Ward @ Central Park Summerstage (free)
8/2 Dan Deacon, No Age, Deerhunter @ Williamsburg Waterfront

Friday, July 24, 2009

SOTD: "Sad, Sad City" - Ghostland Observatory

Deer Tick: Laundromatinee Video Session

The Laundromatinee just released some great video sessions with Deer Tick. I've put the videos for "These Old Shoes" and "Dance of Love" below but you can check out all the sessions HERE.


Deer Tick - These Old Shoes from LaundroMatinee on Vimeo.


Deer Tick - The Dance of Love from LaundroMatinee on Vimeo.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

SOTD: "The Comedown" - Black Gold

Sean Bones & Kuroma @ Glasslands 7/22/09

On Wednesday night, I went over to Williamsburg, Brooklyn to check out Sean Bones' record release party for his new album "Rings". I've been wanting to check Sean's set out for a while now and I have some friends that work in Kuroma's camp so I was pretty excited to attend this event.

I've read quite a bit about Glasslands in the past but this was my first trip to the venue. You really have to know where you're going because you'd pretty much walk right by the place if there weren't a few people gathered outside. Glasslands is located all the way by the water and doesn't have much signage, if any at all. I do love checking out various spaces and it was pretty cool to be able to walk in, get a stamp and just roam around the room (a nice change from hard tickets, scanners, ushers, security, etc.).

The venue is pretty small with a bar immediately to the right when you walk in and then steps down to the main floor with a small stage just a few feet off the ground. You can get as close as you want but there are very few bad seats in the house. There's a balcony upstairs that faces the stage but I didn't make it up there. The whole room just has an intimate feel, like you're hanging out at a bar with a bunch of friends and there happens to be a stage wedged in the corner.

After saying hello to a couple people, I grabbed a beer and settled in the far corner of the club to watch Kuroma's set. This was my first time checking them out so I got a good spot up close. If you haven't heard of them yet, the lead singer Hank Sullivant is an former member of The Whigs and also played in MGMT's touring band. I'm not sure if there are sometimes more members on stage, but this night was only Hank backed by another guy using some sort of sampler/computer with backing beats that Hank sang over.

Hank is an energetic performer, he was dancing around, swinging his arms, etc..... really getting into it on stage. They played a pretty short set but the highlight for me was the first song, which I believe is called "Alexander Martin". You can listen to that track and others on their site HERE. The version on the site isn't as good as it is live (there was a heavy bass beat that I really liked) but you get the idea. The crowd was receptive and I look forward to seeing them again when they can play more of their material.

In between sets, I saw Sean standing down by the merchandise stand speaking with some people. I waited until he was finished and went up and introduced myself and just said how much I enjoyed the album. I told him how I've been trying to get his stuff out to anyone who will listen and how I've been playing "Easy Street" for a lot people. He was a cool guy, really personable so it was nice to just say congrats on the album and I went on my way.

Sean took the stage shortly after that with what he called the "Sean Bones Big Band". He was joined by bass, drums, percussion, keyboard, sax, trumpet and two backing singers...... a full crew for the tiny stage. The band played about 7 or 8 songs I'd guess off the new album "Rings" and it seemed like the crowd really dug the tunes. I thought the inclusion of all the various instruments really added to the songs in a live setting. I had listened to the whole album last week during the free online preview but I was only familiar by name with "Easy Street" and "Sugar In My Spoon" (videos below). The song that really stood out to me during the performance was one called "Instigator" that the band played mid-set, great song and really highlighted the horns. I really enjoyed the whole night, strong performance, cool space, good crowd, it was a lot of fun.

I picked up the cd at the show and I've been listening to it all day, "Rings" is a really solid album from start to finish. It ends with a cool song called "Turn Them" with guest vocals by Norah Jones. This is one of the better albums I've heard this year, definitely go pick it up. Sean's site is HERE, you can find out more info, listen to tracks, see tour dates, etc.

Two videos from the show (sorry they're so dark, there wasn't much lighting but enjoy the audio):



Wednesday, July 22, 2009

SOTD: "The Bones Of You" - Elbow

Big Empty (gas tank): Stone Temple Pilots @ Mohegan Sun 7/17/09

Last Friday I spent the day up in CT with a bunch of friends as we trekked up to Mohegan Sun Casino for the Stone Temple Pilots concert. I've decided I'd post this in a "running diary" format because I think it'll be easier to follow and it's kind of fun, so here you go.....

9:00 AM: Wake up in NYC, quickly pack and head out for the trip up to my old stomping grounds of southern Connecticut.

9:45 AM: Waiting for M23 crosstown bus, not coming..... as usual (I NEVER see this bus, except when I absolutely don't need to take it). Stop in the deli to grab a bagel and an orange juice. I look out the window as I'm paying and what do I see?.... the M23 bus roll by. Awesome.

10:00 AM: Head down the steps to get the 1 train on 7th avenue and arrive just in time to see it pulling away (you can tell my transportation is off to a great start, it only gets better).

10:15 AM: Another 1 train takes me up to Times Square where I transfer to the shuttle rather seamlessly and head over to Grand Central Station.

11:00 AM: Metro North (New Haven Line) to Connecticut, no issues.... here we go!

12:20 PM: After a quick meeting with my brother Andy, I meet up with my buddy Luke, the ringmaster of this great night at the casino. We proceed to stop by his place quickly before heading to our friend Tim's place on the Housatonic River down in Indian Well State Park.

Sidenote: If you've never been down there, you should take a trip. Really fun place, we've had some great days boating, tubing, water skiing, wakeboarding, etc.

1:00 PM: Luke and I are the only ones at Tim's place waiting for Tim and the rest of the crew to show up and nearing our departure time (it's impossible to hit your designated time when 7 people are involved, just not going to happen). Everyone else showed up pretty quickly though...... Eric, Jen Moose, Tim, Brian, and Angela all arrived shortly and we loaded up the two cars and were on our way.

2:00 PM: As we're heading up the hill out of the park, Tim's truck begins to stall and we realize that he has no gas..... literally, we're not making it a mile down the street to the gas station. (At this point, I'm thinking maybe I'll head down to NJ to see STP the next night at the Borgata.) One good thing about Tim living on the river is that he has a lot of toys (boat, waverunner, etc.) and that meant he had a gas tank in his shed. The other car went down to get it and came back and I seriously think Tim had about 10 drops in there.

2:45 PM: We were able to get the small amount of gas into the tank and roll down the hill (most the way in neutral) into the gas station. Not a good scene but we were FINALLY on our way to Mohegan.

4:30 PM: Took us awhile to get up there with a couple pit stops but we arrived in Groton at our hotel (which is about 10 minutes away from Mohegan) and met up with our buddy Vinny in the parking lot. Eric sent us to get more beer because he was convinced that he'd drink his 30 pack of Bud on his own ( I gotta give the guy credit, I think he pretty much did between Friday and Saturday).

6:00 PM: After about an hour pre-game at the hotel, we headed over to Mohegan Sun in our hotel shuttle bus. It would have been great to stay right at Mohegan, but with 8 people that would have been pretty expensive. We chose to stay at the Best Western in Groton, CT which was a sweet deal. $120/room gets you a bed for the night, shuttle to the casino, buffet at the casino and a breakfast buffet at the hotel. Not bad for about $30 a head! This is my only picture of the day, I know it's pretty awesome...... just about to take off in the van.

6:30 PM: Anyways, after about a 10-15 minute drive, we arrived at the casino. We proceeded to stuff ourselves with a ridiculous mix of food. Only at a casino buffet do you walk back to the table with ravioli, mac & cheese, salad and a few shrimp on the same plate. Brian topped that off with his final plate consisting of ribs and a brownie sundae. Eric noted how disgusting the whole scene was, and we all agreed as we washed down our 2nd plates with mugs of Budweiser.

7:30 PM: After almost passing out from eating everything in site other than the blackjack table, we proceeded to the arena for the show. This was my first time seeing a show at this venue and it was a pretty cool place. The arena is usually used for basketball games so they have levels of seating and then also chairs for floor seating. Tim and I sat in the 2nd to last row on the floor but they were pretty good seats (at least for both of us since we're fairly tall). The rest of the crew was just a few rows up in the risers behind us with a great view of the stage.

8:05 PM: We caught a bit of the Meat Puppets and they played some of their well known songs like "Backwater" but I really dug "Lake of Fire" which I originally found out about years ago when Kurt Cobain sang it with the guys on MTV Unplugged (video below):

9:30: STP took the stage and sounded GREAT from the opening note. I caught them at the PNC Arts Center in NJ last summer and the show was a bit of a mess. The band came out almost two hours late and Weiland was really sloppy that night but they were totally different this time around. The band sounded tight and Weiland was really sharp, they played a ton of songs I wanted to hear including Big Empty, Creep, Interstate Love Song, and Trippin' On A Hole In A Paper Heart.

I never got to see STP in their prime of the mid-90s so I really enjoyed seeing them rebound from last summer and play well this time around. All in all a real solid show and I'd definitely recommend checking them out on this tour if you've ever been a fan of the band. Full setlist is below:

Silvergun Superman
Wicked Garden
Lounge Fly
Army Ants
Big Empty
Sour Girl
Seven Caged Tigers
Interstate Love Song
Sex Type Thing
Dead and Bloated
Trippin' on a Hole in a Paper Heart

11:00 PM: We met up after the show and gambled a bit, unfortunately nobody won big but nobody lost big either so that was a good thing. We hung out for awhile at the bar before we met up with our shuttle back to the hotel, but it was again another great night on the road checking out live music with good friends...... almost always a recipe for success (as long as you have a full tank of gas).

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

SOTD: "Whipping Boy" - Shearwater

Pearl Jam: The Fixer

Digging this new single from Pearl Jam!........

Get Well Soon MCA!

If you didn't hear yesterday, Beastie Boys member Adam Yauch (MCA) is battling cancer and the group had to cancel all of their upcoming dates (including next Friday as the headliner at All Points West). I've posted the official video announcement below so you can check it out.

A quick Adam Yauch story.... about 6 months ago, I was in this store called Tekserve in NYC, right by my apartment. Adam came in with a friend and I immediately recognized him but just kind of hung back because I didn't want to bother him (and truthfully didn't know what to say other than, "big fan!"). Slowly some of the kids that worked in the store approached him, one at a time getting things signed. It was pretty cool that everyone just kind of took their time, didn't bring attention to him and just cooly went up and asked for autographs. I don't think most people in the store had any idea it was even happening. He seemed pretty accommodating and left the store shortly thereafter. I was with my brother-in-law and he didn't even realize what was going on until I pointed it out to him.

Kind of a cool, random Saturday moment in this great city. Hopefully we'll get the Boys back on stage sometime in the near future..........Get well soon Adam!!!

WFUV & NPR Newport Folk Festival Broadcast

I received an email yesterday detailing plans for WFUV and NPR Music to broadcast George Wein's Folk Festival 50 planned for August 1st and 2nd in Newport, RI. Here are the details:

WFUV and NPR Music Bring Listeners
George Wein's Folk Festival 50 at Newport

New York, NY -- Noncommercial New York City radio station WFUV (90.7 FM, and NPR Music will broadcast and webcast George Wein's Folk Festival 50 at Newport throughout Saturday, August 1st and Sunday, August 2nd. WFUV Music Director Rita Houston and Bob Boilen, host of NPR Music's "All Songs Considered," will be at Newport, RI's Fort Adams State Park to bring listeners two days of music from the storied annual festival, now in its 50th year.

"The Folk Festival and FUV share similar missions to bring audiences the most exciting new artists and, at the same time, remind people how much is owed to musical trailblazers like Seeger and Baez. I've seen so many important moments in music history take place at the Festival and I'm sure more history will be made this year," says WFUV Music Director Rita Houston.

WFUV will broadcast live performances from Tift Merritt, Billy Bragg, the Avett Brothers, Gillian Welch, Fleet Foxes, The Decemberists and Pete Seeger on Saturday, August 1 from 12:00-5:00 PM EST. In addition, WFUV and NPR Music will webcast all the weekend's stellar performances at and live and for free. George Wein's Folk Festival 50 at Newport will include performances by Iron & Wine, Mavis Staples, Tom Morello: The Nightwatchman, Ben Kweller, Ramblin' Jack Elliot, Brett Dennen, The Low Anthem, Joan Baez, Arlo Guthrie, Neko Case, Josh Ritter, Del McCoury Band, Guy Clark, Deer Tick, Elvis Perkins in Dearland and more.

Monday, July 20, 2009

SOTD: "Home" - Xavier Rudd

NYC Area Concerts week of 7/20

Some exciting shows coming to the area this week, should be a good one!

7/21 Tom Jones @ Beacon Theatre
7/22 Malajube @ Maxwell's
7/22 Sean Bones & Kuroma @ Glasslands (Record Release Party)
7/23 Suckers @ Pianos
7/23 Ted Leo & The Pharmacists @ Pier 54
7/24 Black Moth Super Rainbow@ South Street Seaport
7/24 Deer Tick & Dawes @ Bowery Ballroom
7/26 Health @ Williamsburg Waterfront

Friday, July 17, 2009

SOTD: "I Know What I Am" - Band of Skulls

Sean Bones: "Rings" Preview

I know I wrote a bit about Sean Bones earlier in the week but last night I found a preview of his upcoming album "Rings" on which you can check out HERE. Give it a listen, fun album!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

SOTD: "Isis Unveiled" - ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead

Blind Pilot: Daytrotter Session 7/15/09

A great Daytrotter session yesterday from Blind Pilot. How good is the song, "The Story I Heard"?..... wow, great stuff. Check out download the entire session HERE.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

SOTD: "Midnight at the Movies" - Justin Townes Earle

Just recently discovered this artist but he's got some great stuff. I really like this song....

Guster: Lost & Gone Forever 10 Year Anniversary Tour

I got a pretty cool email from Guster last night detailing a new tour this fall, here are some specifics:

"t's been ten years since we released Lost & Gone Forever, the album that put us on peoples' radars, helped us graduate from our van to a bus, and taught me to fill my finger cuts with krazy glue.

To celebrate, we're turning the clock back to 1999 and announcing the Lost & Gone Forever Ten Year Anniversary Tour -- 9 very special evenings with Guster. No opener. Two sets, one of which will be the album in its entirety. Yes, even Two Points for Honesty and Rainy Day. "

Tour Dates below and more information can be found at their site HERE.

10/28/09 - Charlotte, NC @ Neighborhood Theater...Tix / Facebook Event
10/29/09 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club / Tix / Facebook Event
10/30/09 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club / Tix / Facebook Event
10/31/09 - Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theater / Tix / Facebook Event
11/04/09 - Cincinnati, OH @ Madison Theatre / Tix / Facebook Event
11/05/09 - Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues / Tix / Facebook Event
11/06/09 - Rochester, NY @ Armory / Tix / Facebook Event
11/07/09 - Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground / Tix / Facebook Event
11/27/09 - New York, NY @ Beacon Theater / Tix / Facebook Event

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

SOTD: "Dark Come Soon" - Tegan & Sara

I think these ladies are working on their next album but this song is one of my favorites.

Sean Bones & Stereogum: "Dancehall" Video

About a month ago I was searching for some new music when I stumbled upon Sean Bones. I've been trying to find/download anything I could but his album will be out next Tuesday, so we won't have to wait much longer. Stereogum has the video premiere for Sean's song "Dancehall", which you can find HERE.

Also, check out his myspace page HERE. I love the song, "Easy Street".... I put it on a Memorial Day Mix and people at the party were really into it. I think it could become a nice summer anthem. Also according to the page, it looks like Sean will be playing some shows here in NYC, Philadelphia, DC and Massachusetts. Get out and check him out if you get the chance!

Monday, July 13, 2009

SOTD: "Rollerdisco" - Black Moth Super Rainbow

NYC Area Concerts week of 7/13

7/13 Wilco, Yo La Tengo @ KeySpan Park
7/14 Anthony Gonzalez @ World Financial Center
7/15 Wavves @ Bowery Ballroom
7/16 Suckers @ Pianos
7/16-17 The Dead Weather @ Terminal 5
7/17 Frightened Rabbit @ Maxwell's
7/17 Kurt Vile @ Bruar Falls
7/17 Superchunk, Versus @ South Street Seaport
7/18 Siren Music Festival: Built to Spill, Raveonettes, Frightened Rabbit, Monotonix, Micachu & The Shapes, Grand Duchy and more @ Coney Island
7/18 Ween @ Stone Pony
7/19 Dirty Projectors @ Williamsburg Waterfront

Friday, July 10, 2009

SOTD: "Wannamama" - Pop Levi

Something to get the weekend going....

Pearl Jam North American Tour

From the Pearl Jam website.....

In support of their anticipated new release, Backspacer, in stores September 20th, Pearl Jam will be spending some time back on the road, with a series of select North American tour dates.

The tour kicks off in the band's hometown of Seattle, WA with two shows at the Key Arena on September 21st and 22nd, and closes with two shows at Philadelphia's historic Spectrum on October 28th and 30th.

Ben Harper and Relentless7 will open all dates, except for the Spectrum shows. All dates are subject to change.

Sep-21 Seattle, WA Key Arena July 13th, 10am PDT $148/pair
Sep-22 Seattle, WA Key Arena July 13th, 12pm PDT $148/pair
Sep-30* Los Angeles, CA Gibson Amp. July 14th, 10am PDT $163/pair
Oct-1* Los Angeles, CA Gibson Amp. July 14th, 12pm PDT $163/pair
Oct-6* Los Angeles, CA Gibson Amp. July 14th, 2pm PDT $163/pair
Oct-7* Los Angeles, CA Gibson Amp. July 14th, 4pm PDT $163/pair
Oct-9 San Diego, CA Viejas Arena July 15th, 10am PDT $146/pair
Oct-28 Philadelphia, PA Spectrum July 15th, 12pm PDT $167/pair
Oct-30 Philadelphia, PA Spectrum July 15th, 2pm PDT $167/pair

Thursday, July 9, 2009

SOTD: "Learned to Surf" (Album & Acoustic) - Superchunk

Here's a "2 for 1" SOTD from Superchunk. This clip includes the regular EP version of "Learned to Surf", along with the acoustic version (which starts at 3:54). I think I like the acoustic a bit more, but both are cool. Enjoy!

Drummer (The Band) w/ Tour Dates

Patrick Carney (from the Black Keys) is involved in a new band titled "Drummer". You can check out their site HERE with streaming audio of four tracks from their upcoming album. I'm really digging the song "Lottery Dust". Tour dates are below, including a couple NYC area shows at Southpaw and Mercury Lounge.

August, 7 2009 09:00 PM - Musica , Akron, Ohio

October, 8 2009 09:00 PM - Southpaw w/ Royal Bangs , Brooklyn, New York

October, 9 2009 09:00 PM - Johnny Brenda’s w/ Royal Bangs , Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

October, 10 2009 09:00 PM - Mercury Lounge w/ Royal Bangs , New York, New York

October, 11 2009 09:00 PM - TT the Bears w/ Royal Bangs , Boston, Massachusetts

October, 12 2009 09:00 PM - DC9 w/ Royal Bangs , Washington DC, Washington DC

October, 13 2009 09:00 PM - Ottobar w/ Royal Bangs , Baltimore, Maryland

October, 14 2009 09:00 PM - Local 506 w/ Royal Bangs , Chapel Hill, North Carolina

October, 15 2009 09:00 PM - Pilot Light w/ Royal Bangs , Knoxville, Tennessee

October, 16 2009 09:00 PM - The Earl w/ Royal Bangs , Atlanta, Georgia

October, 17 2009 09:00 PM - Mercy Lounge w/ Royal Bangs , Nashville, Tennessee

October, 19 2009 09:00 PM - Skull Alley w/ Royal Bangs , Louisville, Kentucky

October, 20 2009 09:00 PM - Spin Nightclub w/ Royal Bangs , Indianapolis, Indiana

October, 21 2009 09:00 PM - High Noon Saloon w/ Royal Bangs , Madison, Wisconsin

October, 22 2009 09:00 PM - 7th Street Entry w/ Royal Bangs , Minneapolis, Minnesota

October, 23 2009 09:00 PM - Schuba’s w/ Royal Bangs , Chicago, Illinois

October, 24 2009 09:00 PM - Beachland Ballroom w/ Other Girls + Royal Bangs , Cleveland, Ohio

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

SOTD: "I Cut Like A Buffalo" - The Dead Weather

Beastie Boys: "ill communication" Deluxe Reissue

The Beastie Boys "ill communication" Deluxe Reissue is now available. You can listen to the remastered tracks along with some B-sides and rarities at their site HERE.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

SOTD: "Car" - Built To Spill

Nas & Damian Marley: "Distant Relatives"

It looks like Nas & Damian Marley will be collaborating on an album together, a very cool combination. For more information and a preview of what's to come, see the video below:

NAS & DAMIAN "JR GONG" MARLEY DISTANT RELATIVES preview from nabil elderkin on Vimeo.

Monday, July 6, 2009

SOTD: "Autumn Sweater" - Yo La Tengo

NYC Area Concerts week of 7/6

7/7 Andrew W.K. @ Santos Party House
7/7 Handsome Furs @ Bowery Ballroom
7/8 Handsome Furs @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
7/8 Juana Molina @ Central Park Summerstage
7/9 Suckers @ Pianos
7/9 Matt & Kim, Flosstradamus @ Pier (54)
7/10 Oneida @ Maxwell's
7/10 Pains of Being Pure at Heart @ South Street Seaport
7/11 They Might Be Giants @ Prospect Park Bandshell
7/12 Mission of Burma, Fucked Up, Ponytail @ Williamsburg Waterfrong

Friday, July 3, 2009

SOTD: "Our Age" - Constantines

JellyNYC Pool Parties: Summer 2009

The schedule for the JellyNYC summer pool parties at the Williamsburg waterfront has been announced. The schedule is below and you can find all the details HERE.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

SOTD: "The Love Song" - K-OS

I have to admit that I hadn't heard of K-OS until yesterday when I read he was one of the major performers at the Virgin Festival in Calgary this summer. From what I gather, he's pretty big in Canada. I listened to a few tracks and I'm digging this one.

Lance Armstrong Nike Commercial w/ Mogwai's "Auto Rock"

About a week ago, my buddy Karl sent me a cut of a new commercial he was working with Lance Armstrong on for Nike. It debuted on TV this past weekend so you may have caught it over the last few days. One of the things I'm always interested in is the music behind these commercials and Karl let me know that it was a song called "Auto Rock " by Mogwai, real cool tune.

Below is the Nike commercial and a live Mogwai cut of the full song. Maybe it'll inspire you to get out and ride today, or listen to Mogwai today, or perhaps even ride your bike to a Mogwai show. Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

SOTD: "Lisztomania" - Phoenix

I have been totally addicted to this song lately.......

Pearl Jam to Headline Virgin Festival

Pearl Jam will headline the 2009 Virgin Festival in Calgary. Other bands on the bill include the White Lies, K-OS, The Arkells, Metric, Billy Talent, and Tokyo Police Club.