Thursday, September 30, 2010

Kanye West/Bon Iver

Read about this a couple months back, been waiting to hear the results...... and here you go, Bon Iver "Woods" with Kanye West.


Wednesday, September 29, 2010

SOTD: "We're Not The Jet Set" - Olof Arnalds

Kings of Leon Northeast Tour Dates

Kings of Leon have announced a few more upcoming US dates in support of their new album, see below:


14 Boston, MA TD Garden
16 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
18 East Rutherford, NJ Izod Center

Shows go on presale Thursday at 10am (Regular sale on Saturday) at Ticketmaster HERE.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Monday, September 27, 2010

SOTD: "Queen Black Acid" - Menomena

NYC Area Concerts week of 9/27

9/28 Dead Confederate, Mt. St. Helens Band @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
9/28 James @ Webster Hall
9/29 Rogue Wave, Midlake @ Webster Hall
9/30 Belle & Sebastian, Teenage Fanclub @ Williamsburg Waterfront
9/30 The Gaslight Anthem, Rival Schools @ Radio City Music Hall
9/30 The Temper Trap, Delphic, The Hundred In the Hands @ The Wellmont Theatre

10/1 Born Ruffians @ Knitting Factory Brooklyn
10/1 Foals @ Bowery Ballroom
10/1 Menomena, Suckers @ Webster Hall
10/1 Shooter Jennings, J. Roddy Walston and the Business @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
10/1 The Temper Trap, Dephic, The Hundred In The Hands @ Terminal 5
10/2 Born Ruffians @ Bowery Ballroom
10/2 Foals @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
10/2 The xx, Warpaint @ United Palace Theatre
10/3 Gayngs @ Webster Hall

Friday, September 24, 2010

A few songs for a Friday night.....

Here's a few songs I've listened to this week that you might like. Just couldn't cram them into the SOTDs but something you can enjoy this weekend.

Avett Brothers: "Murder in the City"

Avetts on SPIN TV

Guster: "What You Call Love"

What You Call Love from Guster on Vimeo.

Amusement Parks on Fire: "Flashlight Planetarium"

SOTD: "Power" (Remix) - Kanye West featuring Jay-Z & Swizz Beatz

This has to be one of the best tracks of 2010. Get ready for the weekend....... .

Pete Yorn Album Stream

Head over to Entertainment Weekly online to hear a stream of Pete Yorn's new self-titled album HERE. Really dig the song, "Paradise Cove I", great tune.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

John Legend & The Roots Live Stream Tonight

You can check out a live stream of John Legend's performance with the Roots tonight from Terminal 5. Watch/Listen at 9pm right HERE.

SOTD: "Stop" - Jimmy Eat World

Here's a new song from Jimmy Eat World. Also, "The House List" is hosting a stream of three new Jimmy Eat World songs: "My Best Theory", "Movielike", & "Stop" which you can listen to HERE.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

SOTD: "Road Regrets" - Dan Mangan

My friend Kelly posted this song on her twitter page yesterday so I have to give her props for this one. Great tune!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Subway Shuffle: 9/20/10


Track #1: City & Colour: "Sleeping Sickness"
Track #2: Sean Bones: "Sugar In My Spoon"
Track #3: Pearl Jam: "Footsteps"
Track #4: Justin Townes Earle: "Midnight At The Movies"
Track #5: Phoenix: "Girlfriend"

A bit all over the place with this mix but some great songs in here (and a few you might not know).......

"Sleeping Sickness" - The first time I saw City & Colour was actually by accident, I caught him (Dallas Green) opening for Tegan & Sara at Terminal 5 and he caught my ear. This is one of my favorite songs off the album "Bring Me Your Love" and also features Gordon Downie of The Tragically Hip.

"Sugar In My Spoon" - I don't even know where I first heard Sean Bones but I really dig his album "Rings". This song is a lot of fun, great summer/drinking tune.

"Footsteps" - Easily one of my favorite Pearl Jam songs. Even though it's considered a rarity, I've been lucky enough to catch it a handful of times in concert. Intense lyrically and musically.

"Midnight at the Movies" - I discovered Justin Townes Earle about a year ago and have been listening ever since. He just finished a great Daytrotter session and this is without a doubt one of my favorite songs by him (found this cool live version).

"Girlfriend" - One of many great songs off the Phoenix album, "Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix". If you don't have this album, definitely pick it up..... really good from start to finish.

Alright everybody, have a great night.

SOTD: "Lost Where I Belong" - Andreya Triana

NYC Area Concerts week of 9/20

9/20 Klaxons @ Bowery Ballroom
9/21-22 Ra Ra Riot Bowery Ballroom
9/21-24 Pavement, Thee Oh Sees Central Park Rumsey Playfield
9/21 Thee Oh Sees @ Santos Party House
9/21 Wavves @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
9/22 Caribou @ Webster Hall
9/22 Klaxons @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
9/22 Wavves @ Cake Shop
9/23 The Boxer Rebellion, Amusement Parks On Fire @ Bowery Ballroom
9/23-24 Ra Ra Riot @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
9/23 Simian Mobile Disco @ Santos Party House
9/24 David Bazan, The Mynabirds @ Brooklyn Bowl
9/24 Stars @ Terminal 5
9/24 The National, Owen Pallett @ The Wellmont Theatre
9/25 The Boxer Rebellion, Amusement Parks On Fire @ The Bell House
9/25 Electric Six, The Constellations @ Bowery Ballroom
9/25 Eels @ Terminal 5
9/25 Free Energy, Titus Andronicus @ Webster Hall

Thursday, September 16, 2010

SOTD: "Effigy"- Urge Overkill

Look who's back..... Urge Overkill with their first song in 15 years! If you like this song, you can stream/download it HERE. Also, if you're in the NY area and interested in seeing these guys in a tiny venue, they'll be playing Mercury Lounge on Monday October 4th, tickets available HERE.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Ed Ved on Kings of Leon

"You're about to ride a big wave"........ - Eddie Vedder to Caleb Followill after hearing "Only By The Night".

Taken from THIS recent NY Times article. I'd say he nailed it.

SOTD: "This Old Dark Machine" - James Vincent McMorrow

Freelance Whales: New Tour

Freelance Whales (w/Miniature TIgers) have announced some new tour dates throughout the US and Canada....

Oct 1
Starry Nights Music Festival
Bowling Green, KY

Nov 5
Maxwell's (w/ Miniature Tigers)
Hoboken, NJ

Nov 6
The Black Cat (w/ Miniature Tigers)
DC, Washington

Nov 7
Local 506 (w/ Miniature Tigers)
Chapel Hill, North Caro

Nov 8
The Drunken Unicorn (w/ Miniature Tigers)
Atlanta, Georgia

Nov 10
Fitzgerald's Downstairs (w/ Miniature Tigers)
Houston, TX

Nov 11
The ND @501 Studios (w/ Miniature Tigers)
Austin, Texas

Nov 12
The Loft (w/ Miniature Tigers)
Dallas, TX

Nov 14
Clubhouse Music Venue (w/ Miniature Tigers)
Tempe, AZ

Nov 16
Detroit Bar (w/ Miniature Tigers)
Costa Mesa, CA

Nov 18
The Troubadour (w/ Miniature Tigers)
West Hollywood, CA

Nov 19
Rickshaw Stop (w/ Miniature Tigers)
San Francisco, California

Nov 21
Doug Fir Lounge (w/ Miniature Tigers)
Portland, OR

Nov 23
Crocodile Cafe (w/ Miniature Tigers)
Seattle, Washington

Nov 24
The Biltmore Cabaret (w/ Miniature Tigers)
Vancouver, British Co, CANADA

Nov 27
Kilby Court (w/ Miniature Tigers)
Salt Lake Cith, UT

Nov 29
Hi Dive (w/ Miniature Tigers)
DENVER, USA, Colorado

Dec 1
7th Street Entry (w/ Miniature Tigers)
Minneapolis, MN

Dec 2
Lincoln Hall (w/ Miniature Tigers)
Chicago, Illinois

Dec 3
The Basement (w/ Miniature Tigers)
Columbus, Ohio

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Subway Shuffle: 9/14/10


Track #1: Pearl Jam: "Unthought Known"
Track #2: Kings of Leon: "Use Somebody"
Track #3: Empire of the Sun: "Walking on a Dream"
Track #4: Arcade Fire: "Half Light I"
Track #5: The Black Keys: "Never Gonna Give You Up"

After a long workday I hit a great group of songs on the way home.......

"Unthought Known" - My favorite song off Pearl Jam's latest album "Backspacer", judging by the live shows I caught this one has quickly become a fan favorite.

"Dream the dreams of other men, you'll be no one's rival".......

"Use Somebody" - Everybody knows this song (at least I think), heard it pretty much everywhere over the last year. Still love it though, one of those songs I never change once it comes on.

"Walking on a Dream" - Dig this band, Empire of the Sun. This song always reminds me of my last job where we'd play these guys almost daily. Cool music, bet they'd put on a fun show.

"Half Light I" - Chill song from Arcade Fire, off their most current album "The Suburbs". Not my favorite tune on the album but it's such a good record that there's not much I can't enjoy. Like the part at 2:11 where it really kicks in.

"Never Gonna Give You Up" - I wrote a bit about this song a little while back HERE. Definitely one of my favorite tunes off the most recent Black Keys album, "Brothers".

SOTD: "Rest" - Cheyenne Marie Mize

A Perfect Circle West Coast Tour

Exciting news for any Tool/APC fans..... A Perfect Circle will be embarking on a short 5-city tour on the West coast. More info to follow at their site HERE.

Venues and cities below........

Marquee - Tempe AZ
Avalon - LA
Showbox at the Market - Seattle
The Fillmore - SF
The Pearl - Vegas

3 nights each. Album each night. Mer de Noms, 13th Step, eMOTIVe.

Monday, September 13, 2010

SOTD: "Traditions" - The Hush Now

NYC Area Concerts week of 9/13

9/13 The Charlatans, Sherlock's Daughter @ Bowery Ballroom
9/14 The Charlatans, Sherlock's Daughter @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
9/14-15 Mystery Jets @ Mercury Lounge
9/15 The Toadies, Gringo Star @ The Gramercy Theatre
9/15-17 Vampire Weekend, Beach House @ Radio City Music Hall
9/16 Biffy Clyro @ Brooklyn Bowl
9/16 Jukebox the Ghost, Via Audio, Drink Up Buttercup @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
9/16 Those Darlins, Strange Boys, Gentleman Jesse @ Bowery Ballroom
9/17 Indian Jewelry, Small Black, Oberhofer @ Monster Island Basement
9/17-18 Of Monteral, Janellle Monae @ Terminal 5
9/18 The Biffy Clyro @ The Studio at Webster Hall
9/18 Superchunk @ Bowery Ballroom
9/18 Broken Social Scene, The Sea and Cake @ Central Park Rumsey Playfield
9/18 Holy Fuck, Indian Jewelry, Twin Shadow @ Le Poisson Rouge
9/18 No Age @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
9/18 Superchunk, Let's Wrestle @ Bowery Ballroom
9/19 Klaxons @ Maxwells
9/19 Pavement, Jenny and Johnny @ Williamsburg Waterfront
9/19 Sea Wolf @ Mercury Lounge
9/19 Superchunk, Wild Nothing @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

Friday, September 10, 2010

SOTD: "Candy" - Paolo Nutini

Late entry tonight, been one of those weeks.......... caught this tune at work today, great song.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

SOTD: "Let The Record Go" - The Mynabirds

The Acorn "No Ghost" Album Stream

Last week I posted a song called "Restoration" by The Acorn as one of the SOTDs. This week AOL Spinner is offering a stream of their new album "No Ghost". Like the sound of this one, take a listen HERE.

Also, here are some upcoming tour dates to see the band in person......

The Acorn North American Tour Dates:
September 15 - Halifax, NS - St. Matthew's United Church
September 16 - Fredericton, NB - Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival
September 17 - Sackville, NB - Sackville City Fair
September 21 - Cambridge, MA - TT the Bear's *
September 23 - New York, NY - Mercury Lounge *
September 24 - Brooklyn, NY - Littlefield *
September 25 - Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie *
September 26 - Washington, DC - DC9*
September 28 - Pontiac, MI - Crofoot Ballroom*
September 29 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom *
September 30 - Chicago, IL - Schubas *
October 1 - Minneapolis, MN - Turf Club
October 2 - Madison, WI - The Frequency
October 13 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echo ++
October 14 - San Francisco, CA - Cafe du Nord++
October 16 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir ++
October 17 - Seattle, WA - High Dive++
October 20 - Victoria, BC - Lucky Bar++
October 21 - Vancouver, BC - The Biltmore Cabaret ++
October 23 - Edmonton, AB - Starlite Room++
October 24 - Calgary, AB - Republik ++
October 25 - Saskatoon, SK - Amigo's ++
October 26 - Winnipeg, MB - Park Theatre ++
October 27 - Thunder Bay, ON - The Apollo ++
October 28 - Sault Ste Marie - Loplop Lounge and Gallery ++
December 4 - Ottawa, ON - Capital Music Hall++

* w/Basia Bulat
++ w/Leif Vollebekk

Monday, September 6, 2010

Brad Klausen @ Bumbershoot TONIGHT

For any west coast fans of Brad Klausen and his artwork, Just got this email from his camp. Looks like he'll be making an appearance tonight at the Bumbershoot Festival in Seattle. Love this guy's work, has made some amazing Pearl Jam posters.

"If you happen to live in Seattle and are attending Bumbershoot today,
myself and Jay Ryan will be participating in a moderated panel discussion
about making posters. Jay and I will each speak and show slides about our
process. Daniel Smith will be moderating the discussion and along with
showing slides of our process we will also be speaking with a musician
we've worked with. David Yow of the Jesus Lizard will be speaking about
working with Jay, and Mike McCready will be speaking about working
with me.

The publishers of my book, Akashic Books, also put out both of Jay's books,
and originally we were hoping my book would be finished in time for this
appearance... unfortunately all the parts for the book didn't come together
in time. So I won't have any copies of my book, but Jay will have copies
of both of his books.

We will be speaking from 7:15 - 8:15 PM at the Leo K. Theatre at the Seattle

SOTD: "My Girl The Horse" - Fences

Here's a cool song from an artist called "Fences". Their new album will be produced by Sara Quinn (of Tegan & Sara).

NYC Area Concerts week of 9/6

9/6 Sleepy Sun, Sweet Apple @ Knitting Factory
9/7 Hot Hot Heat, 22-20s, Hey Rosetta! @ Bowery Ballroom
9/8 Kele, Does It Offend You, Yeah? @ Webster Hall
9/8 Les Savy Fav @ Mercury Lounge
9/8 Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, Telekenesis @ Bowery Ballroom
9/9 Dan Black @ Bowery Ballroom
9/9 School of Seven Bells, Active Child @ Brooklyn Bowl
9/10 Brahms @ Rockefeller Center
9/10-11 The Soft Pack, Beach Fossils @ Bowery Ballroom
9/11 The Charlatans, Sherlock's Daughter @ Maxwell's
9/11 Panda Bear @ Governor's Island
9/11 Dirty Projectors, Owen Pallett @ Terminal 5
9/11 King Kahn & BBQ Show @ The Bell House

Friday, September 3, 2010

SOTD: "Restoration" - The Acorn

Kings of Leon New Single/Album

Kings of Leon will be releasing a new album "Come Around Sundown" on October 19th. The first single will be "Radioactive", here's a sneak-peak.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

SOTD: "Macon" - Jamey Johnson

My buddy Brian sent this one over to me over the weekend. Good tune, here's one for the country fans out there.....

John Mayer @ Red Rocks Stream

If you're sitting at home tonight, you can watch John Mayer's show at Red Rocks in Colorado this evening. Tune in to at 8:45pm MDT (10:45pm EDT, 7:45pm PDT) to catch the show. This is one of the coolest venues in the country so I'm sure there will be some great footage.