Friday, February 26, 2010

SOTD: "How Good You Are" - Joe Pug


"Wide Eyes" on a Merry-Go-Round? "Airplanes" on the beach? "Stranger Things" in a pub? Here's some great footage of the Local Natives from "La Blogotheque".

Thursday, February 25, 2010

SOTD: "Billie Holiday" - Warpaint

Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson Tour Dates

Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson has announced some upcoming tour dates... see below:

Wed 03/10/10 Le Poisson Rouge New York NY
Thu 03/11/10 M Room Philadelphia PA
Fri 03/12/10 Black Cat Washington DC
Sat 03/13/10 Local 506 Chapel Hill NC
Sun 03/14/10 Masquerade (Hell Stage) Atlanta GA
Mon 03/15/10 Matty's Alley Billiard & Grill Nashville TN
Thu 03/18/10 Maggie Mae's Gibson Room Austin TX
Sun 03/21/10 Hailey's Denton TX
Mon 03/22/10 Sticky Fingerz Little Rock AR
Tue 03/23/10 Firebird Saint Louis MO
Thu 03/25/10 Musica Akron OH
Fri 03/26/10 The Corner Cafe Wilkes-Barre Pa
Sat 03/27/10 Soundlab Buffalo NY

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

SOTD: "Is It All Worth It?" - Treetop Flyers

The Alternate Side in Session: Yeasayer

This is a cool interview with Yeasayer from "The Alternate Side". Also included are some live clips of "Madder Red", "Mondegreen" and "O.N.E." Check it out HERE.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

SOTD: "Mondegreen" - Yeasayer

This is just a real fun song from the new Yeasayer album, "Odd Blood"

Local Natives: "Gorilla Manor" Stream

I can't get enough of this album from the Local Natives. If you haven't heard "Gorilla Manor" yet, take a listen below and then go pick it up....... great stuff.

Monday, February 22, 2010

SOTD: "Roscoe" - Midlake

Frightened Rabbit: Album Stream

Frightened Rabbit is streaming their new album "The Winter of Mixed Drinks" on Myspace. Take a listen HERE, sounds great.

NYC Area Concerts week of 2/22

2/22 David Ryan Harris @ Highline Ballroom
2/24 The Subjects, Arms, Uninhabitable Mansions @ The Bell House
2/25 Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears @ Bowery Ballroom
2/26 Gogol Bordello, Regina Spektor, Patti Smith @ Carnegie Hall
2/26 Wild Beasts, Still Life Still @ Bowery Ballroom
2/27 Hesta Prynn @ The Studio at Webster Hall
2/28 Surfer Bood, Turbo Fruits, We Are Country Mice, Radical Sons @ Mercury Lounge
2/28 Wild Beasts, Still Life Still @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Friday, February 19, 2010

SOTD: "Something Good Can Work" - Two Door Cinema Club

We Were Promised Jetpacks @ Bowery Ballroom 2/11/10

Last Thursday night, my buddy Chuck and I went down to the Bowery Ballroom to check out We Were Promised Jetpacks. This foursome from Scotland has played a couple shows in NYC but I hadn't been able to see them so I was real excited for this go around.

I picked their album "These Four Walls" as one of my favorites of 2009 and I think I like it more and more after every listen. The group came out and started the show with a long intro leading into "Keeping Warm" (video below). They played a set consisting of mostly songs from their album with a couple I didn't recognize mixed in about half way through. I thought they sounded real good and was impressed by their show. Highlights included "Conductor", "Roll Up Your Sleeves" and "Quiet Little Voices".

I've included some nice pictures which were passed on to me by Anne-Marie Howard. She's a really talented photographer, you can check out her site HERE (great shots of Bon Iver, Phoenix, etc.)

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

SOTD: "An Ocean Came" - Hesta Prynn

Sasquatch Festival 2010

I can't believe how good the lineup is for the 2010 Sasquatch Festival...... see below!

I am sasquatch from Seth Zeichner on Vimeo.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

SOTD: "Hand of God" - Jason Boesel

NYC Area Concerts week of 2/15

2/16 El Perro Del Mar, Taken By Trees @ (le) poisson rouge
2/17 El Perro Del Mar, Taken By Trees @ Knitting Factory
2/17 The Postelles @ Bowery Electric
2/18 Dan Black @ Mercury Lounge
2/18 Dawes @ Bowery Ballroom
2/18 Fucked Up, Kurt Vile @ Maxwells
2/18 Javelin, Lemonade, Brahms @ Glasslands
2/18 Mumford & Sons @ Bowery Ballroom
2/18 Tinariwen, Fools Gold @ Highline Ballroom
2/19 Dirty Projectors @ Allen Room Lincoln Center
2/19 Editors, The Antlers @ Terminal 5
2/19 Fucked Up, Kurt Vile @ Europa
2/19 Secret Machines, Bear in Heaven @ Glasslands
2/21 Mates of State @ The Bell House

Friday, February 12, 2010

SOTD: "I Can't Go For That" - Daryl Hall & Chromeo

My buddy Kreher put me onto this....... AMAZING!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

SOTD: "Soldier of Love" - Sade

I've been reading and hearing a lot of positive things about the new Sade album, dig this song....

Bonnaroo 2010 Lineup

The lineup for the 2010 Bonnaroo Festival was announced yesterday, see below for all bands. More information is available at the homepage HERE.

Dave Matthews Band
Kings of Leon
Stevie Wonder
Tenacious D
The Flaming Lips with Stardeath and White Dwarfs perform "Dark Side of the Moon"
The Dead Weather
Damian Marley & Nas
Norah Jones
Michael Franti & Spearhead
John Fogerty
Regina Spektor
Jimmy Cliff
LCD Soundsystem
The Avett Brothers
Thievery Corporation
Rise Against
Tori Amos
The National
Zac Brown Band
Les Claypool
John Prine
The Black Keys
Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers
Jeff Beck
Dropkick Murphys
She & Him
Against Me!
The Disco Biscuits
Daryl Hall & Chromeo
Jamey Johnson
Kid Cudi
Baaba Maal
Kris Kristofferson
Medeski Martin & Wood
The xx
Dan Deacon Ensemble
The Melvins
Gaslight Anthem
Miike Snow
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Dr. Dog
They Might Be Giants
Punch Brothers
Blitzen Trapper
Blues Traveler
Miranda Lambert
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
Martin Sexton
Dave Rawlings Machine
Mayer Hawthorne and the County
Jay Electronica
Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros
Ingrid Michaelson
The Dodos
Manchester Orchestra
The Temper Trap
Cross Canadian Ragweed
Big Sam's Funky Nation
Carolina Chocolate Drops
Tokyo Police Club
The Entrance Band
Local Natives
Brandi Carlile
Mumford & Sons
Diane Birch
Monte Montgomery
Julia Nunes
The Postelles
Here We Go Magic
Hot Rize
Neon Indian

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

SOTD: "Little Lion Man" - Mumford & Sons

Josh Ritter Tour Dates

Josh Ritter has announced some new tour dates including an additional show at Town Hall in NYC (LOVE this venue!) Dates are below, more info available HERE.

April 24 - Galway, IRE
The Live Lounge at The Radisson Hotel

April 25 - Limerick, IRE
Dolans Warehouse

April 27 - Dublin, IRE
Grand Canal Theatre

April 29 - Belfast, N. IRE
Festival Marquee at CQAF

Friday 30th April - Kilkenny, IRE
Ormonde Hotel, Kilkenny (8.30pm)
Kilkenny Rythym & Roots festival

May 7th - Philadelphia, PA
Theater of Living Arts

May 8th - Washington, DC
The 9:30 Club

May 10th - Baltimore, MD
Ram's Head Live

May 11th - Durham, NC
Carolina Theatre

May 13th - Atlanta, GA
Variety Playhouse

May 15th - Chicago
The Vic Theatre

May 19th - New York, NY
Town Hall

May 20th - New York, NY
Town Hall

Monday, February 8, 2010

SOTD: "U + Me =" - Dan Black

NYC Area Concerts week of 2/8

2/8 Them Crooked Vultures @ Roseland Ballroom
2/8 Yeasayer @ Bowery Ballroom
2/9 Yeasayer, Javelin @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
2/10 Citizen Cope @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
2/11 Delta Spirit @ Pianos
2/11 La Roux @ Webster Hall
2/11 Royal Bangs @ Brooklyn Bowl
2/11 We Were Promised Jetpacks @ Bowery Ballroom
2/12 Assembly of Dust @ Brooklyn Bowl
2/12 Delta Spirit @ Union Hall
2/12 Phantogram @ Mercury Lounge
2/12-13 Citizen Cope @ Bowery Ballroom
2/13 Kings of Convenience @ Webster Hall
2/13 Magnetic Fields @ Brooklyn Academy of Music
2/13 Taken By Trees @ Union Hall
2/14 Kings of Convenience @ Warsaw
2/14 Yes @ Town Hall

Friday, February 5, 2010

Thursday, February 4, 2010

SOTD: "All That I Am Now" - Assembly of Dust

The Strokes: Recording!

The Strokes have announced that recording is underway on a new album in NYC. Check out their site HERE.

Exciting stuff, really like their early albums. Hopefully they'll end up touring, they put on a good show. The first time I saw them was about ten years ago at the theater at Madison Square Garden (great venue). A little known band named the "Kings of Leon" happened to open, pretty damn good concert.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

SOTD: "When I'm Small" - Phantogram

Yeasayer: "Odd Blood" Stream

Yeasayer is previewing their new album "Odd Blood" on myspace this week. You can listen to it HERE.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

SOTD: "Healing Hands" - Citizen Cope

The Black Keys: Central Park Summerstage July 27th

The Black Keys will return to NYC to play the Central Park Summerstage on July 27th. Tickets will be available via presale starting this Wednesday, Feb. 3rd at 11am HERE. Good luck, should be a great show!

Monday, February 1, 2010

"Susie Cues" - Javelin

My Morning Jacket Tour Dates

My Morning Jacket has announced an upcoming tour, dates are below. Additional information including on sale dates can be found HERE at their website.

04/20/2010 Birmingham, AL Alabama Theater US

04/21/2010 Nashville, TN Municipal Auditorium US

04/23/2010 Atlanta, GA Chastain Park US

04/24/2010 New Orleans, LA Jazz & Heritage Festival US

04/27/2010 St. Augustine, FL St. Augustine Amphitheater US

04/28/2010 Charleston, SC Family Circle US

04/30/2010 Raleigh, NC Koka Booth US

05/01/2010 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion US

05/02/2010 Columbus, OH LC Outdoor Pavilion US

NYC Area Concerts week of 2/1

2/3 Atlas Sound @ The Bell House
2/3 The Constellations @ Brooklyn Bowl
2/3 Those Darlins @ Maxwell's
2/4 Alberta Cross @ Bowery Ballroom
2/4 Atlas Sound, Neon Indian, Sisters @ NYU Kimmel Center
2/4 Cold Cave, Nite Jewel @ Mercury Lounge
2/5 Delta Spirit @ Union Hall
2/5 Ra Ra Riot, The Antlers @ Brooklyn Academy of Music
2/5 Those Darlins, The So So Glos @ Bowery Ballroom
2/5 tUnE-YaRdS, Takka Takka @ The Bell House
2/6 AA Bondy @ Union Hall
2/6 Hot Chip, French Horn Rebellion @ Music Hall of Williamsburg