Monday, August 31, 2009

SOTD: "Do You Realize" - The Flaming Lips

NYC Area Concerts week of 8/31

9/1-2 Pet Shop Boys @ Hammerstein Ballroom
9/1 The Roots @ Highline Ballroom
9/1 The Killers, Wolfmother @ Jones Beach
9/2 Throw Me the Statue @ Mercury Lounge
9/2 Shudder to Think @ Bowery Ballroom
9/4 Battles, !!! @ Terminal 5

Friday, August 28, 2009

SOTD: "Is Real" - Midnite

Outside Lands Festival Webcast

The Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco kicks off today. There's a ton of good bands playing and the OSL website will be having a live webcast of several of the acts each day. You can check it out HERE (the schedule is on the right side of the page next to the video feed.)

Thursday, August 27, 2009

SOTD: "Any Little Town" - Chris Trapper (Push Stars)

Here's an older track by Chris Trapper, lead singer of the Push Stars. I used to listen to these guys a lot in high school and college. They've since gone separate ways but Chris still tours around the country. Enjoy this one....."Any Little Town".

Deer Tick: Rolling Stone Smoking Section

Deer Tick recently visited the Rolling Stone Smoking Section and played a couple tracks. They did a great cover of "Summertime Blues" and their song "Friday the 13th". Take a listen HERE.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

SOTD: "Vagabond" - Wolfmother

Tegan & Sara to play Town Hall 10/30-31

Tegan & Sara previewed some artwork and a track listing for their upcoming album "Sainthood" which will be released on October 27th. They also announced that they'll be playing two local shows at Town Hall in NYC on October 30th & 31st. Those should be GREAT shows, Town Hall is one of my favorite venues in the city. Tickets go on sale via ticketmaster on August 28th at 10 AM. More info can be found HERE.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

SOTD: "Have I Been A Fool" - Jack Penate

This past weekend I caught "500 Days of Summer". I really enjoyed the movie and there's a ton of good music in it, artists such as Regina Spektor, The Smiths, Simon & Garfunkel, etc. This song was new to me but definitely stuck in my mind, enjoy!

Jay-Z to play MSG on 9/11

As reported by yesterday, Jay-Z will play a headlining show at Madison Square Garden on September 11th. The show will be broadcast on the Fuse channel and ticket info will be made available shortly. You can read more details HERE.

Monday, August 24, 2009

SOTD: "Orange Sky" - Alexi Murdoch

NYC Area Concerts week of 8/24

8/24 Mew @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
8/24 Robert Francis @ Pianos
8/25 Nine Inch Nails, The Horrors @ Terminal 5
8/26 Mew, Nine Inch Nails @ Terminal 5
8/28 AA Bondy @ Mercury Lounge
8/30 Grizzly Bear @ Williamsburg Waterfront
8/30 Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

Friday, August 21, 2009

SOTD: "Low Man" - Alberta Cross

Bon Iver playing.....a cemetery?

Yes, that's correct. On Sunday, Sept. 27th, Bon Iver will play a 6am (Sunrise) Show at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles. This sounds like a pretty random show, but a cool event. All the details can be found HERE.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

SOTD: "Crown of Age" - The Ettes

The Swell Season: Tiny Desk Session

NPR has released new audio and video of The Swell Season from their "Tiny Desk Concerts". You can hear the whole show HERE at NPR's website, this is really cool stuff and great quality. Here's the setlist, mostly new songs but closed by "When Your Mind's Made Up" from the "Once" soundtrack (love that song).

"In These Arms"

"Low Rising"

"Fantasy Man"

"Paper Cup"

"Feeling the Pull"

"Back Broke"

"When Your Mind's Made Up"

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

SOTD: "40 Day Dream" - Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

Against Me!: New Album

Against Me! is in Los Angeles working on a new album. You can find other news HERE and follow their progress HERE.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

SOTD: "Standing on the Shore" - Empire of the Sun

Pearl Jam: Backspacer Short

Here's a behind the scenes look into the making of Pearl Jam's latest album, "Backspacer". Some great footage in here, can't wait to get my hands on this one. If you can't see the youtube video, you can also watch it HERE.

Monday, August 17, 2009

SOTD: "Introducing Palace Players" - Mew

This is a really cool song, I love when it kicks in at the :55 second mark. Great stuff.

NYC Area Concerts week of 8/17

8/17 Brendan Benson @ The Bell House
8/17 Ambulance Ltd. @ Union Hall
8/18 The Breeders @ Bowery Ballroom
8/18 Ambulance Ltd. @ Mercury Lounge
8/19 The Breeders @ Bowery Ballroom
8/19 Electric Six @ Maxwell's
8/19 Islands @ The Bell House
8/20 Juana Molina @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
8/20 N.A.S.A. @ Bowery Ballroom
8/21 The Antlers, Murder Mystery @ Mercury Lounge
8/21 Priscilla Ahn @ Bowery Ballroom
8/21 AM, The Rescues @ The Canal Room
8/22 Nine Inch Nails @ Bowery Ballroom
8/23 Girl Talk @ Williamsburg Waterfront
8/23 Nine Inch Nails @ Webster Hall

Friday, August 14, 2009

SOTD: "Obscurity Knocks" - Trashcan Sinatras

Paste Magazine: "Best of What's Next '09"

Paste Magazine has a good feature on it's site right now detailing some picks for up and coming bands with some staying power. I agree with several of their choices, including Dawes, Frightened Rabbit and Blind Pilot. You can find the article HERE.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

SOTD: "City Syndrome" - AM

The SPIN Interview: Mos Def

SPIN Magazine has an interview with Mos Def this month that I really enjoyed. If you don't have a subscription or frequent their website, you can find it HERE. This year marks the ten year anniversary of his debut album "Black On Both Sides". If you don't have it in your collection, I'd HIGHLY recommend adding it ASAP, it's tremendous.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

SOTD: "Living In A Tree" - Priscilla Ahn

Ladyhawke Tour Dates

Earlier this year I posted Ladyhawke's "My Delirium" as my SOTD. Looks like she'll be going on a US tour this fall, below are the dates. Tickets go on sale to the general public this weekend.

September 10th - Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse
September 12th - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
September 13th - Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of the Living Arts
September 14th - Boston, MA - House of Blues
September 16th - New York, NY - The Fillmore @ Irving Plaza
September 17th - Toronto, ONT - Opera House Concert Venue
September 19th - Chicago, IL - Metro
September 21st - Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line Music Café
September 22nd - Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall Ballroom
September 23rd - Kansas City, MO - The Beaumont Club
September 25th - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
September 26th - Salt Lake City, UT - Club Sound
September 28th - Seattle, WA - The Showbox @ The Market
September 29th - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
September 30th - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
October 2nd - San Diego, CA - House of Blues
October 3rd - Hollywood, CA - Avalon

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

SOTD: "Anecdote" - Ambulance LTD

New Pearl Jam Tour Dates

Some additional tour dates were announced yesterday, including Halloween at the Spectrum in Philly. I may have to dress up like Dr. J for that one! Added dates are below and additional info can be found HERE.

Oct 31 Philadelphia, PA Spectrum Arena* Aug-12 @9am PDT
Oct 27 Philadelphia, PA Spectrum Arena* Aug-12 @11am PDT
Sep 28 Salt Lake, UT E Center Aug-12 @1pm PDT
Sep 26 Portland, OR Amphitheater Aug-12 @3pm PDT
Sep 25 Vancouver, BC GM Place Aug-12 @5pm PDT

Monday, August 10, 2009

SOTD: "Freeway" - Kurt Vile

This is a real cool song I found late last week. I also really like the song "My Sympathy" (couldn't find it on youtube but I'll put a link on my twitter page in a bit).

NYC Area Concerts week of 8/10

Some solid shows in town this week, psyched for Yeasayer on Thursday night......

8/10 The Roots Highline Ballroom
8/11 TV on the Radio @ Prospect Park Bandshell
8/12 Bat for Lashes @ Webster Hall
8/12 Friendly Fires @ (le) poisson rouge
8/13 De La Soul @ Nokia Theatre
8/13 Friendly Fires @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
8/13 Yeasayer, Amazing Baby @ Pier 54 (free)
8/14 The Warlocks, The Morning After Girls @ Bowery Ballroom
8/14 Hercules and Love Affair @ Gramercy Theatre
8/14 The Walkmen, High Places @ Guggenheim Museum
8/14-15 Animal Collective @ Prospect Park Bandshell
8/14 School of Seven Bells, The XX @ South Street Seaport
8/14 Hercules and Love Affair @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
8/15 Kurt Vile @ Silent Barn
8/16 Dinosaur Jr., The Walkmen @ Central Park Summerstage
8/16 Thurston Moore @ Glasslands

Friday, August 7, 2009

SOTD: "Signaling Through The Flames" - The American Dollar

Rooftop Films: "Canary"

Here's some info on Rooftop Films' event this evening. If you haven't heard the band "The American Dollar", check out the tune above in the SOTD.


A subtly horrifying, naturalistic contemporary sci-fi dystopian film about an organ harvesting company, the media attention that surrounds it, and the banality of ethical squirrelliness.

Venue: On the roof of the Old American Can Factory
Address: 232 3rd St. @ 3rd Ave. (Gowanus/ Park Slope, Brooklyn)
Directions: F/G to Carroll St. or M/R to Union Ave.
Rain: In the event of rain the show will be held indoors at the same location
8:00PM: Doors open
8:30PM: Live music by The American Dollar presented by Sound Fix Records
9:00PM: Films
11:00PM–12:30AM: Reception in courtyard including free sangria courtesy of Carlo Rossi
Tickets: $9 at the door or online at
Presented in partnership with: Cinereach, New York magazine, & XØ Projects

Thursday, August 6, 2009

SOTD: "The General Public" - The Morning After Girls

Paste Magazine: "Catching up with Jim James"

I really enjoyed this interview with Jim James (of My Morning Jacket) from Paste Magazine. Sounds like he's got some interesting stuff lined up over the next year. Read the whole thing HERE.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

SOTD: "People Say" - Portugal. The Man

Deer Tick @ Newport Folk Folk Festival (NPR Stream)

This is pretty cool, NPR is streaming Deer Tick's set from the Newport Folk Festival this past weekend. You can listen to the stream HERE.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

SOTD: "The Step and The Walk" - The Duke Spirit

Pearl Jam & Relentless 7: Australia and New Zealand Tour

Some cool information for our readers down in Australia & New Zealand ( I know there's a couple....), Pearl Jam and Ben Harper & the Relentless 7 are headed your way. If anyone feels like housing me for a few days, just drop a line. From the R7 newsletter earlier today....

R7 supporting Pearl Jam on Down Under Tour
Pearl Jam announced today that they will play a series of outdoor shows in November in Australia and New Zealand, in support of their new album, Backspacer. They'll be returning to Australia for the first time in 3 years, bringing with them their old touring mates, Ben Harper and Relentless7 and Liam Finn, to play for one night only in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Auckland and Christchurch. Tickets for all shows go on sale on Monday 17 August.

Saturday, 14 November, 2009
Members Equity Stadium, Perth, Australia
Ticket prices: $123.90 – Gold and $99.90 – Silver
Tix available from Ticketmaster - or 136 100

Tuesday, 17 November, 2009
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, Australia
Ticket prices: $123.90 – Gold and $99.90 – Silver
Tix available from Ticketek - or 132 849

Friday, 20 November, 2009
Etihad Stadium, Melbourne, Australia
Ticket prices: $123.90 – Gold and $99.90 – Silver
Tix available from Ticketmaster - or 136 100

Sunday, 22 November, 2009
Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney, Australia
Ticket prices: $123.90 – Gold and $99.90 – Silver
Tix available from Ticketek - or 132 849

Wednesday, 25 November, 2009
QSAC Stadium, Brisbane, Australia
Ticket prices: $123.90 – Gold and $99.90 – Silver
Tix available from Ticketek - or 132 849

Friday, 27 November, 2009
Mt Smart, Auckland, New Zealand
Ticket prices: $119.50 – Gold and $99.50 – Silver
Tix available from Ticketek: or 0800 842538

Sunday, 29 November, 2009
AMI Stadium, Christchurch, New Zealand
Ticket prices: $119.50 – Gold and $99.50 – Silver
Tix available from Ticketek: or 0800 842538

Monday, August 3, 2009

SOTD: "Headdress" - Amazing Baby

NYC Area Concerts week of 8/3

8/3-4 Depeche Mode @ Madison Square Garden
8/4 Los Campesinos! @ Webster Hall
8/6 Mark Kozelek @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
8/6 Nicole Atkins & the Sea @ The Bell House
8/6 Eagles of Death Metal @ Webster Hall
8/7 Deertick @ Prospect Park Bandshell
8/7 Casiokids, The Wave Pictures, Slow Club @ South Stree Seaport (free)
8/8 Andrew W.K. @ (le) poisson rouge
8/8 Harvey Danger, Jukebox the Ghost @ The Bell House
8/9 The Pretenders, Cat Power @ Stone Pony
8/9 Simian Mobile Disco, Fiery Furnaces, Dark Meat, The Netherlands @ Williamsburg Waterfront