Tuesday, August 31, 2010

SOTD: "Society" - Eddie Vedder w/ Johnny Depp

This is from the Voices For Justice rally this past weekend in Little Rock....

Monday, August 30, 2010

SOTD: "Quarry Hymns" - Land of Talk

NYC Area Concerts week of 8/30

9/1 Lou Barlow, Wye Oak @ Mercury Lounge
9/2 Built to Spill @ Rocks Off Concert Cruise aboard the Temptress
9/3 Iggy and The Stooges, Sleep, Mudhoney, The Scientists @ Kutshers Country Club
9/4 Sonic Youth, Explosions in the Sky, The Breeders, Fuck Buttons, Tortoise, The Books, Avi Buffalo @ Kutsher Country Club
9/4 Lou Barlow, Wye Oak @ Maxwell's
9/4 The Chemical Brothers @ Electric Zoo
9/5 Brian Jonestown Massacre, Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions, Raekwon, Girls, Fucked Up, Dungen, Wooden Shjips, The Black Angels, Vivian Girls @ Kutshers Country Club

Friday, August 27, 2010

SOTD: "Fistful of Mercy" - Fistful of Mercy

This one's from a new "supergroup" called Fistful of Mercy: Ben Harper, Joseph Arthur and Dhani Harrison. Really cool song....

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

SOTD: "The Trap" - Vincent Minor

The Extraordinary Ordinary Life of Jose Gonzalez

This is definitely something I'd like to check out........

Here's an excerpt from the email I received:

"Swedish musician José González is the subject of a new documentary called The Extraordinary Ordinary Life of José González, which is now starting to be shown at festivals throughout Europe. It is a beautiful, sly and radically intimate documentary about the life and mind of musician José González. The 74-minute film was directed by Mikel Cee Karisson and Fredrik Egerstrand and produced by Erik Hemmendorff for Plattform Produktion (Karisson has made videos for González as well as Fever Ray, among others). Using video diary, surveillance camera, concert footage, tour documentation and animation, directors Karlsson and Egerstrand have given form to something as elusive as the creative process of one of Sweden's finest - and most secretive - musicians.

In the film we follow González through scenes shot during work on his second album, In Our Nature. Through a diary, based on personal voice recordings, we follow his everyday reflections from thoughts on a photon's path from the sun to our eyes to Darwinism to the struggle to write songs. Exploring universal themes such as loneliness, boredom and isolation, The Extraordinary Ordinary Life of José González gives us insight into one person's attempt to manage and understand his own existence. It was shot over a three-year period on location in Sweden, Japan, Singapore, United States, South Africa, England, Chile and Argentina.

Director Karisson says: "There is something absurd, fascinating and beautiful in our attempts to find meaning in our existence. With The Extraordinary ordinary life of José González, we wanted to give form to the personal artistic process. How personal reflection and everyday fragments of life shapes our input and output."

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Carl Broemel (MMJ) Videos

Here's a few videos from Carl Broemel (guitarrist for My Morning Jacket). These tracks will be on his new solo album, "All Birds Say". Enjoy!

Carl Broemel "Questions" from Tugboat Productions on Vimeo.

Carl Broemel "Enough" from Tugboat Productions on Vimeo.

Carl Broemel "Carried Away" from Tugboat Productions on Vimeo.

Monday, August 23, 2010

SOTD: "Crossfire" - Brandon Flowers

Here's a new single from Brandon Flowers (lead singer of the Killers).....

NYC Area Concerts week of 8/23

8/24 The Scissor Sisters @ Terminal 5
8/25 The Scissor Sisters @ Terminal 5
8/26 Autolux, This Will Destroy You @ Bowery Ballroom
8/26 Ninjasonik @ Mercury Lounge
8/27 Rock Off Cruises Presents: Ryan Montbleau
8/28 Rock Off Cruises Presents: Apollo Sunshine, The Black Hollies
8/28 Autolux, This Will Destroy You @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
8/28 Casiokids, Penguin Prison Glasslands
8/29 Delorean, Dominique Young Unique @ Williamsburg Waterfront

Friday, August 20, 2010

SOTD: "Never Been There" - Christopher Paul Stelling

Ipad Commercial: Chilly Gonzales "Never Stop"

So you've seen that new Ipad commercial with the catchy tune, but who is it? Your answer...... Chilly Gonzales! The song is called "Never Stop".... both the commercial and full song featured below:

Thursday, August 19, 2010

SOTD: "The Loop" - Mimicking Birds

Minus The Bear Tour (w/ Jimmy Eat World European Dates)

Minus The Bear has announced a bunch of upcoming tour dates, including a European run with Jimmy Eat World (those shows will be awesome). Dates are listed below......

TOUR DATES (more to be announced shortly):

September 30 Pablove Foundation Benefit @ The Crocodile Seattle, WA

October 16 Festival Corona Capital Mexico City, MX
October 18 WOW Hall Eugene, OR
October 19 Regency San Francisco, CA
October 20 Downtown Brew San Luis Obispo, CA
October 21 Rio Theatre Santa Cruz, CA
October 22 The Wiltern Los Angeles, CA
October 23 Rialto Theatre Tucson, AZ
October 24 Sunshine Theatre Albuquerque, NM
October 25 Jake's Lubbock, TX
October 26 Marquee Tulsa, OK
October 27 Stubb's Austin, TX
October 28 House of Blues Dallas, TX
October 29 House of Blues Houston, TX
October 31 Voodoo Festival New Orleans, LA

With Jimmy Eat World:

November 3 Melkweg Amsterdam, Netherlands
November 4 Ancienne Belgique Brussels, Belgium
November 5 Docks Hamburg, Germany
November 7 E-Werk Koln, Germany
November 8 Huxleys Berlin, Germany
November 9 Tonhalle Munich, Germany
November 13 UEA Norwich, UK
November 14 Academy Bristol, UK
November 17 St. George's Market Belfast, Ireland
November 18 Tripod Dublin, Ireland
November 19 Barrowlands Glasgow, Scotland
November 21 HMV Institute Birmingham, UK
November 22 Academy Manchester, UK
November 23 Brixton Academy London, UK

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

SOTD: "Deadman's Gun" - Ashtar Command

Bad Books: Kevin Devine & Manchester Orchestra

Got an email last night about a new project from Kevin Devine and Manchester Orchestra titled, "Bad Books". You can check out their site HERE with upcoming tour dates including NYC, Philly, Baltimore and Cambridge. Take a listen to their song "You Wouldn't Have to Ask" on their Facebook page HERE.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

SOTD: "In The Dirt" - S. Carey

This is one of my favorite tracks from the new S. Carey album, really good song.....

S Carey - "All We Grow" NPR Album Stream

NPR is featuring a great album stream from Bon Iver drummer S Carey. This is some solid stuff, take a listen HERE.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Black Keys: Lollapalooza

Incredible picture from Lollapalooza......Photo by Matt Ellis.

SOTD: "Quiet" - This Will Destroy You

This song is awesome..........

NYC Area Concerts week of 8/16

8/17 MGMT, Francis and the Lights @ Radio City Music Hall
8/18 MGMT, Amazing Baby @ Radio City Music Hall
8/18 Tears for Fears @ Hammerstein Ballroom
8/19 Titus Andronicus @ Maxwell's
8/20 Admiral Radley @ Bowery Ballroom
8/20 Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears @ Maxwell's
8/21 Crystal Castles @ Terminal 5
8/21 Asobi Seksu @ Carriage House
8/21 Tears for Fears @ The Wellmont Theatre
8/22 The Specials, Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears @ Central Park Summerstage
8/22 Chromeo, The Suzan, Telephoned @ Williamsburg Waterfront

Friday, August 13, 2010

SOTD: "The Cities That You've Burned" - Adam Haworth Stephens

Subway Shuffle: 8/12/10


Track #1: Arcade Fire: "Suburbs"
Track #2: Avett Brothers: "Laundry Room"
Track #3: Bloc Party: "So Here We Are"
Track #4: Lemonheads: "Hannah & Gabi"
Track #5: Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds: "Christmas Song"

Thought it would be cool to write a few notes on the shuffle songs above.......

"The Suburbs" - The first track off the new Arcade Fire album, sets the tone for some great songs to follow. Love this part of the song:

So can you understand?
Why I want a daughter while I'm still young
I wanna hold her hand
And show her some beauty
Before this damage is done

"Laundry Room" - This track is off the most recent Avett Brothers album "I And Love And You". Love the way the tempo shifts in this one, slowly builds to a pretty rockin' tune at about the 3:42 mark.

"So Here We Are" - This track is off the Bloc Party album, "Silent Alarm". This is one of my favorite albums from the last ten years, really dig the whole thing. Another song that starts off fairly slow but picks up around the 2:50 mark. Love the drumming in this song (and really the entire album). Great workout album too if you're looking to change up some music at the gym.

"Hannah & Gabi" - From the Lemonheads album "It's A Shame About Ray".... classic album, always reminds me of high school. I'm a big fan of these guys and think this was the best album they've put out. H&G isn't my favorite song on the album but it's definitely a solid, chill tune.

"Christmas Song" - One of my favorite Dave Matthews songs since the first time I heard it. The Dave & Tim recordings are just great (and I loved the tours they did together). Pretty much a perfect version of this song, totally stripped down. If you don't have the "Live at Luther College" album, I'd highly recommend it.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

SOTD: "Audience" - Cold War Kids

My buddy JayO put me onto this song yesterday. Looks like it came out on a EP late in 2009. Good tune.....

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

SOTD: "Young Fight" - Amusement Parks On Fire

This is a great song from a cool band from the UK called Amusement Parks On Fire. These guys will be opening up for the Boxer Rebellion on their upcoming tour. Dates are below.......

09/21 Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda's
09/22 Boston, MA @ Middle East Upstairs
09/23 New York, NY @ The Bowery Ballroom
09/24 Washington, DC @ The Black Cat
09/25 Brooklyn, NY @ The Bell House
09/27 Toronto, Ontario Canada @ The Horseshoe
09/28 Detroit, MI @ Clutch Cargo
09/29 Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle
09/30 Madison, WI @ Annex
10/01 Minneapolis, MN @ The Entry
10/02 Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
10/05 Portland, OR @ Berbati's Pan
10/07 San Francisco, CA @ Popscene
10/08 Los Angeles, CA @ FILTER Magazine CULTURE COLLIDE Festival
10/10 Los Angeles, CA @ FILTER Magazine CULTURE COLLIDE Festival

Ray Lamontagne NPR Album Stream

NPR has posted a stream to Ray Lamontagne's new album, "God Willin' and the Creek Don't Rise". Swing over and take a listen to the whole thing HERE.

Monday, August 9, 2010

SOTD: "The Thread" - Admiral Radley

NYC Area Concerts week of 8/9

8/11 Wild Beasts @ Highline Ballroom
8/12 White Rabbits @ East River Amphitheater
8/12 Grizzly Bear, The Walkmen, Gang Gang Dance @ Governor's Island
8/12 Maps and Atlases @ Mercury Lounge
8/12 Deerhunter, Real Estate @ Pier 54
8/13 Deer Tick @ Webster Hall
8/13 Dragonette, Shy Child @ Bowery Ballroom
8/13 Javelin, Warpaint @ Whitney Museum
8/13 Maps and Atlases @ Knitting Factory Brooklyn
8/13 The Wedding Present @ South Street Seaport
8/14 Neon Indian @ Governors Island
8/15 !!!, Lee Fields, The Strange Boys, Future Islands @ Williamsburg Waterfront
8/15 Dr. Dog, Chief @ Governors Island

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Arcade Fire @ MSG 8/4/10

More to follow but here's some videos and pictures I took at the show last night.......

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

SOTD: "Do You Love Me" - Guster

Here's the first single from the upcoming Guster album. Not a complete version but gives you a good piece of the song.....

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

SOTD: "Down By The Water" - The Drums

Here's a cool track by the Drums, if you like this one you can download the mp3 right HERE.

Newport Folk Festival NPR Stream/Download

NPR absolutely nailed the coverage of the Newport Folk Festival this past weekend. A bunch of my friends made the trip up for the weekend and raved about the festival. Great bands, venue, weather, people, etc...... sounded pretty much perfect. Take a listen HERE to various sets from bands like Dawes, The Avett Brothers, Yim Yames (Jim James of MMJ), Edward Sharpe, The Swell Season, John Prine, and many more!

Hope you enjoy these as much as I did!

Monday, August 2, 2010

SOTD: "Carried Away" - Carl Broemel

Carl Broemel (of My Morning Jacket) has released a solo album called "All Birds Say". Here's a live version of one of the tracks, "Carried Away". You can find out more info about his album and upcoming tour dates HERE.

NYC Area Concerts week of 8/2

8/2 The Black Lips @ Rocks Off Concert Cruise
8/3 The Dead Weather @ Prospect Park Bandshell
8/3 Kele Okereke @ Webster Hall
8/4 Hot Chip, Hercules and the Love Affair, Holy Ghost! @ Central Park Summerstage
8/4 Interpol, The Postelles @ The Wellmont Theatre
8/4 - 5 Robyn, Kelis, Dan Black, Far East Movement @ Webster Hall
8/4 - 5 Arcade Fire, Spoon @ Madison Square Garden
8/5 Andrew Bird, Ian Schneller @ Guggenheim Museum
8/5 Metric, Holly Miranda @ Prospect Park Bandshell
8/6 Keane @ Williamsburg Waterfront
8/6 Yacht @ South Street Seaport
8/7 Local Natives @ Governors Island
8/7 Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, The Budos Band @ Prospect Park Bandshell
8/8 Josh Ritter, Justin Townes Earle @ Governors Island
8/8 The xx, Chairlift, Jack Penate @ Central Park Summerstage
8/8 Cut Copy, Memory Tapes, Glasser, Restless People @ Williamsburg Waterfront

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Subway Shuffle: 8/1/10

I've been on the road quite a bit over the last week, in fact this is more of a "Subway/Plane/Taxi/Airtrain/Rental Car" Shuffle. Been in four different airports: Charlotte, Laguardia (NYC), JFK (NYC) and Buffalo.......... and listened to a lot of music. The good news is that I heard some great stuff over the last week so here's a 10 song "Subway Shuffle" for your listening pleasure:


Track #1: Dawes: "When My Time Comes"
Track #2: Band Of Horses: "Great Salt Lake"
Track #3: Frightened Rabbit: "Footshooter"
Track #4: Deer Tick: "Smith Hill"
Track #5: Smashing Pumpkins: "Disarm"
Track #6: Mumford & Sons: "Little Lion Man"
Track #7: Empire of the Sun: "Standing on the Shore"
Track #8: The Black Keys: "Ten Cent Pistol"
Track #9: Pete Yorn: "For Nancy"
Track #10: Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson: "Boat"