Saturday, October 30, 2010

Guster: "Bad Bad World" Video Contest

Guster recently had a contest to make a video for their new track, "Bad Bad World". This week they announced the winner, this is from their newsletter.......

"We've got a winner for our contest to make the official "Bad Bad World" video, and it's this entry from Nora McCormack in Portland ME:

Nora, you made us weep, and you made us want to be better people. Well done."

Definitely a cool video, which you can see below.......

Bad Bad World from Guster on Vimeo.

Friday, October 29, 2010

SOTD: "Came Out of a Lady" - Rubblebucket

This video's pretty weird but I dig the song........

Thursday, October 28, 2010

SOTD: "Backseat" - Darker My Love

These guys will be on a US tour with Delta Spirit, dates below:

11.15. Lawrence, KS. Jackpot Saloon
11.16. Columbia, MO. Mojo's
11.18. Madison, WI. High Noon Saloon
11.19. Milwaukee. Turner Hall
11.20. South Bend, IN. Legends of Notre Dame
11.22. Buffalo. Tralf Music Hall
11.23. NYC. Webster Hall
11.26. Boston. Paradise Rock Club
11.27. Pawtucket, RI. The Met
11.28. TBA
11.29. Baltimore. Ottobar
11.30. Pittsburgh. Brillobox
12.01. Covington, KY. The Mad Hatter
12.02. Asheville, NC. Grey Eagle Tavern & Music Hall
12.03. Nashville. Mercy Lounge
12.04. Chicago. Metro
12.07. SF. The Fillmore
12.08. LA. The Music Box @ Henry Fonda Theatre
12.09. Santa Barbara. Soho
12.10. San Diego. House of Blues

Monday, October 25, 2010

My Morning Jacket @ Terminal 5 - 10/22/10

On Friday night, I was lucky enough to see My Morning Jacket perform their album "Z" in its entirety at Terminal 5 in NYC. This was one of five nights the band was playing at this venue, a different album each night. I can honestly say that these guys have become on of my favorite bands over the last few years, definitely one of the best live bands out there.

The main set consisted of the album tracks but we got a bunch of surprises during the encore, which you can see below. I was also lucky enough to run into a friend who had an extra after-show pass allowing me to hang and talk with some of the band members. Really a great night all around, some pics and videos I took after the setlist below....

1. Wordless Chorus
2. It Beats 4 U
3. Gideon
4. What A Wonderful Man
5. Off The Record
6. Into The Woods
7. Anytime
8. Lay Low
9. Knot Comes Loose
10. Dondante
11. Chills
12. Lullabys, Legends And Lies (Shel Silverstein)
13. Where To Begin
14. How Do You Know
15. Hit It And Quit It (Funkadelic)
16. A Quick One While He's Away (The Who)
17. I Could Never Take The Pace Of Your Man (Prince)
18. Careless Whisper (George Michael)







SOTD: "Ruthless" - Ima Robot

NYC Area Concerts week of 10/25

10/26-27 Bad Religion @ Irving Plaza
10/26-27 Matt and Kim @ Webster Hall
10/27 Mt Desolation @ Mercury Lounge
10/28-30 Deadmau5 @ Roseland Ballroom
10/28 Jeff The Brotherhood @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
10/29-30 Local Natives, The Ruby Suns @ Webster Hall
10/29 Phantogram @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
10/30 Chris Barron, Blair @ The Pumpkin Festival - Central Park Bandshell
10/30 Frightened Rabbit, Plants & Animals @ Terminal 5

Friday, October 22, 2010

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

SOTD: "Soulless" - Fake Problems

The Black Keys - Itunes Session

Itunes has posted a great new session with The Black Keys. The tracklisting is below and you can purchase the album HERE.

iTunes Session Full Track List

1. “Chop and Change”
2. “Everlasting Light”
3. “Howlin’ For You”
4. “I’ll Be Your Man”
5. “Next Girl”
6. “She’s Long Gone”
7. “Sinister Kid”
8. “Tighten Up”
9. “Too Afraid To Love You”
10. “Your Touch”

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

SOTD: "Everything's Perfect" - Debutaunts

Daytrotter: Tegan & Sara 10/18/10

Head over to Daytrotter to hear another great session, this one with Tegan & Sara. As always, you can stream and download the whole session HERE.

Monday, October 18, 2010

SOTD: "All Day" - The Concretes

NYC Area Concerts week of 10/18

10/18-21 & 23 My Morning Jacket @ Terminal 5
10/19 Greg Dulli @ Bowery Ballroom
10/20 Bad Religion @ Irving Plaza
10/20 Phoenix, Dirty Projectors, Wavves @ Madison Square Garden
10/20 The Postelles @ Bowery Electric
10/20 The Drums, Surfer Blood @ Webster Hall
10/21-22 Massive Attack, Thievery Corporation @ Beacon Theatre
10/23 DeVotchKa @ Lincoln Center for the Perf. Arts
10/23 Muse, Metric @ Nassau Coliseum
10/24 Muse, Metric @ Prudential Center
10/23 School of Seven Bells @ Santos Party House

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

SOTD: "Red Leaves" - The Giving Tree Band

Pete Yorn: WXPN Live Friday Concert Series

NPR Music has posted a live session from Pete Yorn at WXPN at the World Cafe in Philly. The show includes mostly new songs but some good older tracks like "Strange Condition" and "For Nancy" also make an appearance. Take a listen to the show HERE on NPR's website.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

SOTD: "Untitled (Love Song)" - Romany Rye

Here's a track from Romany Rye, these guys will be opening for Dawes on some upcoming dates. I've also included a version for stream/download HERE. Great tune here, hope you enjoy.....

The Romany Rye Tour Dates:

10/22 - Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's
10/23 - Dallas, TX - Sons of Herman Hall
10/24 - Little Rock, AR - Sticky Fingerz Chicken Shack
10/26 - St. Louis, MO - The Gargoyle
10/27 - Louisville, KY - Headliners
11/12 - Madison, WI - Majestic Theatre
11/13 - Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall
11/14 - Ames, IA - The Maintenance Shop
11/15 - Denver, CO - Hi Dive
11/16 - Salt Lake City, UT - The State Room
11/18 - Seattle, WA - Tractor Tavern
11/19 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
11/20 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent
11/21 - Santa Barbara, CA - Soho Restaurant & Music Club
11/26 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre
11/27 - San Diego, CA - The Casbah

My Morning Jacket - Letterman Appearances/ NYC Shows

My Morning Jacket will appear on The Late Show With David Letterman tonight. Additionally, they'll be performing an hour long set for "Live on Letterman" which you can watch tonight at 8pm HERE.

Next week the band starts it's five night run at Terminal Five, showcasing a different album each night.

My Morning Jacket Live Dates:

10/18: New York, NY @ Terminal 5
10/19: New York, NY @ Terminal 5
10/21: New York, NY @ Terminal 5
10/22: New York, NY @ Terminal 5
10/23: New York, NY @ Terminal 5

Monday, October 11, 2010

Kings Of Leon "Come Around Sundown" Album Stream

Head over to the Kings of Leon site HERE to take a listen to their new album, "Come Around Sundown". You can also preorder the album on the site (which comes out 10/19).

SOTD: "Get The Wheel" - Greg Dulli

Here's a good one from Greg Dulli, who you may know from The Afghan Whigs or The Twilight Singers. He'll be playing Bowery Ballroom next Monday night, the 18th as part of the CMJ Music Marathon. Tickets are available HERE.

NYC Area Concerts week of 10/11

10/11 Elf Power @ Terminal 5
10/12 Bowerbirds @ Bowery Ballroom
10/13 The Avett Brothers @ Radio City Music Hall
10/13 Avi Buffalo @ Mercury Lounge
10/13 Deerhoof @ Le Poisson Rouge
10/13 Here We Go Magic, The Love Language @ Bowery Ballroom
10/13-14 Jimmy Eat World, We Were Promised Jetpacks @ Terminal 5
10/13 Rodrigy y Gabriela @ The Wellmont Theatre
10/13 The Thermals, Cymbals Eat Guitars @ Irving Plaza
10/14-15 Deerhunter, Real Estate @ Webster Hall
10/15 King Kahn and the Shrines, Golden Triangle @ Santos Party House
10/15-16 Los Campesinos! @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
10/16 Henry Clay People @ Mercury Lounge
10/16 King Khan & The Shrines @ The Bell House
10/16 Seabear @ Highline Ballroom
10/16 The Sword @ Webster Hall
10/16 &17 Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan @ Bowery Ballroom & Music Hall of Williamsburg

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Fistful Of Mercy: "As I Call You Down"

The new album from Fistful of Mercy (Ben Harper, Dhani Harrison, Joseph Arthur) titled "As I Call You Down" was released yesterday. I listened to it last night, you can get it HERE.

Also, the band has some upcoming tour dates listed below. More information can be found at their site HERE.

Fistful of Mercy from Fistful of Mercy on Vimeo.

11/09 - Seattle, WA : Showbox at the Market
11/11 - San Francisco, CA : Great American Music Hall
11/13 - Hollywood, CA : Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever (early show)
11/13 - Hollywood, CA : Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever (late show)
11/14 - Hollywood, CA : Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever
11/16 - Washington, DC : Sixth & I
11/17 - NYC : Apollo Theatre
11/18 - Somerville, MA : Somerville Theater
11/20 - Philadelphia, PA : Baptist Temple at Temple University

SOTD: "From Above" - Ben Folds & Nick Hornby

Ben Folds and author Nick Hornby have just put out a new album, "Lonely Avenue". A bit about the album and one of the singles I caught last night below. Might have to pick this album up.

2 Year Anniversary!

First things first for today.... it's our 2 year anniversary! Thanks to all the readers for following along throughout the year. Also thank you for the feedback, comments, email, etc. I read everything and appreciate all the kind words. Here's to another great year!

- Pat

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

SOTD: "The Day Brings" - Brad

This song is a big old but so good (and underrated). If you're a fan of Pearl Jam, chances are that you know Brad as Stone Gossard's other band. They're on tour now and hit the Bowery Ballroom this weekend.

Monday, October 4, 2010

SOTD: "Stranger In The Window" - Elf Power

NYC Area Concerts week of 10/4

10/5 Tim Kasher @ Other Music
10/6 !!!, Fol Chen @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
10/6 Tim Kasher (of Cursive) @ The Rock Shop
10/6-7 Miike Snow @ Terminal 5
10/7 !!! @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
10/7 Bell X1 @ Le Poisson Rouge (acoustic set)
10/7 Gil Scott-Heron @ BB Kings Blues Club
10/7 The Hold Steady @ Beacon Theatre
10/8 Gorillaz @ MSG
10/8-9 Ratatat, Dom @ Terminal 5
10/9 Olof Arlands @ Joe's Pub

Friday, October 1, 2010

Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds: New Tour Dates

Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds have announced a few upcoming shows in Denver and Las Vegas. Specific info below....


DENVER, CO - December 9, 2010
Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds will perform at the new 1st Bank Center in Bloomfield, CO (metro Denver area) for the first time on December 9th at 7:30 pm.

LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 10-11, 2010
Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds will return to the Theatre for the Performing Arts at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, NV on December 10th and 11th at 7:30 pm.

Public On Sale: Saturday, October 16, 2010 - LAS VEGAS: 10:00 am PDT and DENVER: 12:00 pm MDT

Evan Dando & Juliana Hatfield Mercury Lounge Clips

Evan Dando (of the Lemonheads) and Juliana Hatfield played a couple shows at the Mercury Lounge in NYC this past week. A few videos have surfaced on youtube so I thought I'd pass them along, some cool stuff here. Thanks to youtube poster "Smshnpmpkn".

"My Drug Buddy"

"Down About It"

"Bit Part"

SOTD: "Careful What You Say" - Class Actress