Wednesday, September 30, 2009

SOTD: "Televators" - The Mars Volta

Paramore: MTV Unplugged

MTV online has footage of Paramore's Unplugged session. They're streaming videos of the following songs: "Ignorance", "That's What You Get", "Misery Business", "Brick by Boring Brick" , "Decode". You can watch and listen to the footage HERE.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

SOTD: "The Field" - Mason Jennings

Found this track when I was searching around this past weekend, really like it.

Morrissey West Coast Dates

Morrissey has announced new west coast tour dates, see below:

29 - Seattle, Wash. @ The Paramount Theatre
30 - Portland, Ore. @ Roseland Theater

2 - Oakland, Calif. @ The Paramount Theatre
4 - Indio, Calif. @ Fantasy Springs Resort Casino
5 - Las Vegas, Nev. @ The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
7 - Pomona, Calif. @ Fox Theater Pomona
8 - San Diego, Calif. @ Copley Symphony Hall
10 - Los Angeles, Calif. @ Gibson Amphitheatre
11 - Ventura, Calif. @ The Majestic Ventura Theater

Monday, September 28, 2009

SOTD: "Dirty Blue" - Wovenhand

NYC Area Concerts week of 9/28

9/29 Yeah Yeah Yeahs @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
9/30 Bruce Springstein and the E Street Band @ Giants Stadium
9/30 Kid Koala @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

10/2 Black Gold @ The Knitting Factory
10/2-3 Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band @ Giants Stadium
10/2 Brazillian Girls, Man Man, The Phenomenal Handclap Band @ Governors Island
10/2 The Soft Pack @ Bowery Ballroom
10/2 Andrew W.K. @ Joe's Pub
10/2 The Twilight Sad, Brakes Brakes Brakes, We Were Promised Jetpacks @ Southpaw
10/2 Little Joy @ Webster Hall
10/3 The Antlers @ Maxwell's
10/3 The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, Cymbals Eat Guitars @ Webster Hall
10/4-5 Sufjan Stevens, Cryptacize @ Bowery Ballroom

Friday, September 25, 2009

SOTD: "Van Helsing Boombox" - Man Man

My buddy Fritz and I actually saw these guys years ago when they opened for Arcade Fire at Webster Hall. They were entertaining to say the least.

Volcano Choir Stream

If you haven't heard Justin Vernon's (Bon Iver) new project Volcano Choir, you can get a listen to it on Lala. They are streaming the album "Unmap" which you can listen to HERE. Great to hear some new stuff from Justin, this is real good.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

SOTD: "The Dress Looks Nice On You" - Sufjan Stevens

80 Minutes For Life: Pearl Jam Mix

I recently put together an article & mix for the website "80 Minutes For Life", which they posted yesterday during their "Pearl Jam week". The site is very cool and you can read my write-up and listen to the mix HERE.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

SOTD: "That Summer at Home" - The Twilight Sad

Tegan Quinn: Event

Tegan Quinn (of Tegan & Sara) recently performed at a event at Housingworks here in NYC. The website has some live video of the songs she performed: "His Love", "Dark Come Soon", "The Con", "Nineteen" & "Call It Off". You can watch & listen to the whole thing HERE.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

SOTD: "Every Generation Got Its Own Disease" - Fury In The Slaughterhouse

This song was pretty big back in the mid-90s, been listening to it again lately.

Phoenix @ Apple Store - Thursday 9/24

Phoenix's shows at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park may be sold out but they're playing an in-store event at the Apple store in Soho on Thursday at 8:30pm for free. Get there early, lines are sure to be long. More info available HERE.

Monday, September 21, 2009

SOTD: "Extinction" - The Soft Pack

NYC Area Concerts week of 9/21

9/21 Moby @ The Fillmore at Irving Plaza
9/21 The Decemberists @ The Wellmont Theatre
9/22 Lamb of God @ The Wellmont Theatre
9/22 Soulsavers @ Bowery Ballroom
9/23 Yeah Yeah Yeahs @ Radio City Music Hall
9/24 Marianne Faithfull @ Town Hall
9/24-25 Muse @ Giants Stadium
9/25 Julian Plenti @ Guggenheim Museum
9/25 Phoenix, Passion Pit @ Central Park Rumsey Playfield
9/25 Tom Brosseau @ Bruar Falls
9/25 White Lies, Violens @ Webster Hall
9/25 Yo La Tengo @ Roseland Ballroom
9/26 Phoenix, Passion Pit @ Central Park Rumsey Playfield
9/27 Sunny Day Real Estate @ Terminal 5

Friday, September 18, 2009

SOTD: "Games for Days" - Julian Plenti

Paste Presents: The Pearl Jam Takeover

Paste Magazine has a huge feature today dedicated to Pearl Jam called "The Pearl Jam Takeover". It includes a selected mix of 25 songs, interview with Brendan O'Brien, documentary on the making of "Backspacer", etc. Some great stuff which you can take a look at HERE.

"Backspacer" officially comes out on Tuesday, if you haven't heard it yet I can tell you that it's GREAT.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

SOTD: "Death" - White Lies

Monsters of Folk Album Stream

The new Monsters of Folk album is currently streaming on Myspace, you can listen to it HERE.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

SOTD: "Criminals" - Johnny Foreigner

Counting Crows Video Q&A has posted a short Interview with Adam Duritz of the Counting Crows which you can find HERE. I'd love to hear that live CD/DVD combo of "August & Everything After", one of my favorite albums ever.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

SOTD: "Seven" - Sunny Day Real Estate

Kanye West & Lady Gaga Tour Dates

Kanye West/Lady Gaga:

11-10 Phoenix, AZ - US Airways Center
11-11 San Diego, CA - Vegas Arena
11-13 Las Vegas, NV - Mandalay Bay Events Center
11-15 Anaheim, CA - Honda Center
11-16 Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center
11-18 Sacramento, CA - ARCO Arena
11-19 San Jose, CA - HP Pavilion
11-24 Vancouver, British Columbia - General Motors Place
11-26 Calgary, Alberta - Pengrowth Saddledome
11-28 Edmonton, Alberta - Rexall Place
11-29 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan - Credit Union Centre
12-02 Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
12-04 St. Louis, MO - Scottrade Center
12-09 Miami, FL - American Airlines Arena
12-11 Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena
12-12 Greensboro, NC - Greensboro Coliseum Complex
12-13 Norfolk, VA - Scope
12-16 Worcester, MA - DCU Center
12-18 Philadelphia, PA - Wachovia Center
12-19 Baltimore, MD - 1st Mariner Arena
12-20 Buffalo, NY - HSBC Center
12-22 East Rutherford, NJ - IZOD Center
12-26 Hartford, CT - XL Center
12-30 Washington, DC - Verizon Center
01-03 Uniondale, NY - Nassau Coliseum
01-06 Toronto, Ontario - Air Canada Centre
01-08 Kanata, Ontario - Scotiabank Place
01-11 Montreal, Quebec - Bell Centre
01-14 Auburn Hills, MI - Palace of Auburn Hills
01-16 Chicago, IL - United Center
01-19 New Orleans, LA - New Orleans Arena
01-21 San Antonio, TX - AT&T Center
01-22 Houston, TX - Toyota Center
01-24 Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center

Monday, September 14, 2009

SOTD: "Wear and Tear" - Tom Brosseau

NYC Area Concerts week of 9/14

9/14 Fruit Bats, Kevin Barker @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
9/15 Deerhoof, Wildbirds & Peacedrums @ (le) poisson rouge
9/15-16 Miike Snow, Jack Penate @ Mercury Lounge
9/16 Little Boots, Yes Giantess @ Bowery Ballroom
9/16 Rodrigo y Gabriela @ Terminal 5
9/17 The Horrors, Crocodiles @ Bowery Ballroom
9/17 Son Volt @ The Fillmore at Irving Plaza
9/17 The Weakerthans @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
9/17 We Are Country Mice @ Piano's
9/18 And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead @ Webster Hall
9/18 Of Montreal @ Terminal 5
9/18 The Weakerthans @ Bowery Ballroom
9/18 Jolie Holland @ (le) poisson rogue
9/18 Bell X1 @ Maxwell's
9/18 And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead, Secret Machines @ Webster Hall
9/19 The Cave Singers, Lightning Dust @ Bowery Ballroom
9/18 And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead, Secret Machines @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
9/18 Bell X1 @ Maxwell's
9/19 Miike Snow, Jack Penate @ Maxwell's
9/19 And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead, Secret Machines @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
9/19 The Decemberists @ Terminal 5
9/20 Little Joy @ Maxwell's
9/20 Frank Black, Joseph Arthur, David Berkley @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

Friday, September 11, 2009

SOTD: "Antonia June" - Lightning Dust

Jay-Z @ MSG 9/11/09 on FUSE

The FUSE channel will be broadcasting Jay-Z's show tonight from MSG at 9pm. You can read the details HERE.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

SOTD: "Dancing On Our Graves" - The Cave Singers

Pearl Jam "Backspacer" Q&A w/ Billboard

Billboard online has a great interview with Eddie Vedder and Stone Gossard from Pearl Jam discussing their upcoming release "Backspacer". Along with the print version, there are also audio excerpts included. You can read/listen to the whole thing HERE.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

SOTD: "Rocky Took A Lover" (Acoustic) - BellX1

Jay-Z to play Blender Theatre on 9/9

Jay-Z will play the Blender Theatre in NYC tonight. Tickets are limited but here's some info from myspace....

September 9, 2009- Wednesday
MUST be 16+ (Proof of ID REQUIRED!)
MUST be local to New York City (Transportation not provided)

Starting at 10:00AM EST on 9/9, 200 wristbands will be given out on a first come, first served basis for the first 200 people standing in line on front of the Blender Theatre with a print out of this email.

You MUST have a printout of this email to receive a wristband.

Blender Theatre
127 East 23rd Street
New York, NY 10010

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

SOTD: "Civil Twilight" - The Weakerthans

Rural Alberta Advantage: Daytrotter Session 9/2/09

I spent some time this weekend catching up on some of the recent Daytrotter sessions. I think the one that jumped out at me the most was the Rural Alberta Advantage from September 2nd. The two unreleased songs "Two Lovers" and "Barnesyard" are great, take a listen right HERE!

Monday, September 7, 2009

SOTD: "Dynamite" - Son Volt

Been a while since I've listened to these guys and I think the last time I saw them was back at the HORDE Festival in 1996 but they've got a new album out which sounds pretty good. Look up some of their older stuff if you get a chance, especially the song "Drown".

Matthew Good: "Vancouver" Streaming Audio

Matthew Good is streaming his new album "Vancouver" on his website. You can listen to the entire thing HERE. I've been a big fan for awhile now but continue to be impressed by his work, this is a great album.

NYC Area Concerts week of 9/7

9/7 Deer Tick @ Rocks Off Concert Cruises
9/9 Motorhead @ Roseland Ballroom
9/9 Les Savy Fav @ Knitting Factory Brooklyng
9/10 Kings of Convenience @ Bowery Ballroom
9/11 Super Furry Animals @ Highline Ballroom
9/11 The Cult @ Terminal 5
9/12 Super Furry Animals @ Maxwell's
9/12 Animal Collective, EL-P, Panda Bear, etc. @ Kutshers Country Club
9/12 Ghostland Observatory @ Terminal 5
9/12 Mos Def @ Governors Island
9/12 Kings of Leon, Glasvegas @ Izod Center
9/13 The Flaming Lips, Deerhoof, Boreboms, etc. @ Kutshers Country Club

Friday, September 4, 2009

SOTD: "Misread" - Kings of Convenience

Gogol Bordello Non-Stop: NYC

Back in February I was able to get a look at Gogol Bordello's tour documentary "Gogol Bordello Non-Stop". I wrote up a review and posted it online which you can read HERE. Eventually this led to me meeting lead singer Eugene Hutz after he posted it to his website (someone passed it along to him), a very cool experience.

It looks like the movie will make it's way back to NYC at the Cinema Village (22 East 12th St.) starting Friday Sept. 11th. I would recommend checking it out if you get a chance while it's playing, some great footage and a really interesting story. You can find more information, show times, etc. HERE.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

SOTD: "Heaven" - Brett Dennen featuring Natalie Merchant

Brett Dennen recently re-recorded his song "Heaven" with Natalie Merchant (of 10,000 Maniacs fame). Really like this version.

Dawes: New Tour Dates

Dawes has announced a bunch of new tour dates. They'll be touring all over the country so definitely try to get out and see these guys if you have a chance.

10/15 Bell House / Brooklyn, NY
10/17 TT the Bears / Cambridge MA
10/21 Grog Shop / Cleveland, OH
10/22 Blind Pig / Ann Arbor, MI
10/24 High Noon Saloon / Madison, WI
10/25 400 Bar / Minneapolis, MN
10/26 Waiting Room / Omaha, NE
10/28 Jackpot / Lawrence, KS
10/29 Hi Dive / Denver, CO
10/30 Urban Lounge / Salt Lake City, UT
10/31 Neurolux / Boise, ID
11/2 Tractor Tavern / Seattle, WA
11/3 Media Club / Vancouver, BC
11/6 The Independent / San Francisco, CA
11/7 Cellar Door / Visalia, CA
11/8 Troubadour / Los Angeles, CA
11/9 Rhythm Room / Phoenix, AZ
11/11 The Mohawk / Austin, TX
11/13 The Basement / Nashville, TN
11/14 The Earl / Atlanta, GA
11/15 Cats Cradle / Carrboro, NC
11/16 The Southern / Charlottesville, VA
11/17 Rock N Roll Hotel / Washington, DC
11/19 Johnny Brendas / Philadelphia, PA
11/20 Chameleon Club / Lancaster, PA

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

SOTD: "Drain The Blood" - The Rural Alberta Advantage

These guys have some great songs, after you listen to this one, go check out "The Ballad of the RAA"

Deer Tick @ Philly Folk Festival - NPR Highlights

NPR is streaming some highlights from Deer Tick's set at the Philadelphia Folk Festival. The setlist includes: "Little White Lies", "Song About a Man", "Cake and Eggs", and "Easy". You can listen to a short interview and the set highlights HERE.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

SOTD: "Hard to Be" - David Bazan

Scarlett Johansson & Pete Yorn: "Break Up" (Streaming Audio)

AOL Spinner is now streaming the new Pete Yorn & Scarlett Johansson album "Break Up". You can listen to the whole thing HERE.