Tuesday, May 31, 2011

SOTD: "Paranoid Android" - Weezer

Weezer covering "Paranoid Android" by Radiohead......

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

My Morning Jacket: NYC Bus to Mountain Jam

This is really cool, My Morning Jacket has lined up a bus from NYC to the Mountain Jam. Details below.....

Mountain Jam is offering a unique fan experience for anyone in the New York area that would like to attend the festival for My Morning Jacket's show. The $99 package includes a Sunday ticket to Mountain Jam, round trip bus to and from Hunter Mountain, and a Mountain Jam poster signed by MMJ. The bus will pick up at Union Square at 10:00am and Times Square at 10:15am on Sunday, June 5th. The bus will return to NYC directly after MMJ's set at 11:00pm that evening.

Due to the limited space, this offer is only available as a package deal at this time. Should you just need to purchase a standard bus ticket then please visit mountainjam.com/bus. Please email with any specific questions regarding the Circuital Bus!

Ticket and Circuital Bus Package ($99)

Typhoon Tour Dates & Downloads

Absolutely thrilled that Typhoon has announced some upcoming tour dates. I've been waiting to see these guys since I got their EP early this year, some of my favorite music from 2011. Tour Dates and a couple downloads below....

Typhoon: "Summer Home"

Typhoon: "The Honest Truth"

TOUR DATES (more to be announced):

* Indicates shows with The Decemberists

May 29th Sasquatch Festival George, WA
June 3rd Wonder Ballroom Portland, OR
July 7th Sundown @ Ecotrust Portland, PR
July 19th Britt Pavilion Jacksonville, OR *
July 20th Idaho Botanical Gardens, Boise, ID *
July 21st Twilight Concert Series Salt Lake City, UT *
July 22, Big Sky Brewery Missoula, MT *
July 23rd The Filling Station VFW Bozeman, MT
July 25th Cedar Cultural Center Minneapolis, MN
July 28th The Iron Horse Music Hall Northampton, MA
July 30th Newport Folk Festival Newport, RI
July 31st Osheaga Festival Montreal, QB
August 2nd The Mercury Lounge New York, NY
August 3rd Littlefield Brooklyn, NY
August 4th Sixth & Synagogue Washington, DC
August 6th Lollapalooza Chicago, IL
August 8th The Old Rock House St. Louis, MO
August 9th The Riot Room Kansas City, MO
August 10th Hi-Dive Denver, CO
September 10th Musicfest NW @ Pioneer Courthouse Square Portland, OR

SOTD: "N.Y.E." - Dinosaur Bones

Here's a new single from Dinosaur Bones and some upcoming tour dates if you'd like to check them out in person.....

Upcoming Tour Dates:

6/01: Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar
6/02: New Paltz, NY @ Snugg Harbour
6/03: Brooklyn, NY @ Glasslands
6/04: New York, NY @ Pianos
6/08: Columbus, OH @ The Summit
6/09: Bloomington, IN @ Guilty Pleasures House
6/10: Ann Arbor, MI @ Arbor Vitae Loft
6/11: Chicago, Il @ Schubas
7/09: Toronto, ON @ Edgefest 2011

Monday, May 23, 2011

Music on the Tube

Some good bands on TV tonight.....

Yeasayer will be on Conan O'Brien (performing a brand new song).

Bon Iver will be on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

SOTD: "RGB" - The GIft

Thursday, May 19, 2011

SOTD: "Perth" - Bon Iver

Amazing song from Bon Iver's new album....

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

SOTD: "Fragile Bird" - City & Colour

A new song from City & Colour, you can also download it HERE.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Bon Iver: "Calgary" Download

Enter your email to get the new track from Bon Iver, "Calgary"....

Pearl Jam 20th Anniversary: Labor Day Festival, Canadian Tour Dates, Movie, Book, Soundtrack

A ton of info released from Pearl Jam today in respect to their 20th Anniversary as a band including details about a Labor Day Weekend Festival in Alpine Valley, some Canadian tour dates and more details on the PJ20 Documentary. From the PJ website:

"Ten Club Announces Alpine Valley and Canada Tour 05.16.11

In celebration of the band's twenty-year anniversary, Pearl Jam will host and headline a Labor Day weekend concert celebration at Alpine Valley Music Theatre in East Troy, WI, followed by a ten-date Canadian tour.

You must be a currently active member as of Sunday, May 15th at 11:59 pm Pacific to qualify for both pre-sales. Sorry, registering and purchasing a membership now will not make you eligible for these tickets.

PJ20 WEEKEND PRE-SALE: Monday, May 23 10am - Tuesday, May 24 5pm Pacific (or until tickets are sold out)
Date City Venue Pre-sale Date / Time
3 - Sep East Troy Alpine Valley May 23 / 10:00am PDT
4 - Sep East Troy Alpine Valley May 23 / 10:00am PDT

PJ20 WEEKEND TICKETS: It's going to be a big weekend. Here an outline of how it will work for Ten Club members:
- Fan Club 2 day package tickets. Single day tickets will not be available through Ten Club.
- Priority Fan Club reserved shed seats and 10c exclusive fenced off lawn area (one night reserved and one night general admission)
- Exclusive access to Ten Club Park: Shaded grassy area with amenities
- Various Travel Package options for our fans traveling far and wide to celebrate with us
- Ten Club pre-sale for Expo Center passes

And much much more....
Please visit www.pj20.com for full details on PJ20 Fan Club tickets, special offers, current line up info, and all things PJ20!

RES/ GA Tickets: $334.00/ weekend
LAWN Tickets: $252.00/ weekend

PJ CANADA TOUR: Tuesday May 24 10am - 5pm Pacific. (or until tickets are sold out)
Date City Venue Pre-sale Date / Time
7 - Sep Montreal Bell Centre May 24 / 10:00am PDT
11-Sep Toronto Air Canada Centre May 24 / 10:00am PDT
12-Sep Toronto Air Canada Centre May 24 / 10:00am PDT
14-Sep Ottawa Scotiabank Place May 24 / 10:00am PDT
15-Sep Hamilton Copps Coliseum May 24 / 10:00am PDT
17-Sep Winnipeg MTS Centre May 24 / 10:00am PDT
19-Sep Saskatoon Credit Union Center May 24 / 10:00am PDT
21-Sep Calgary Scotiabank Saddledome May 24 / 10:00am PDT
23-Sep Edmonton Rexall Place May 24 / 10:00am PDT
25-Sep Vancouver Pacific Coliseum May 24 / 10:00am PDT

* All dates subject to change

-Ten Club tickets are for reserved seating and allocated by membership seniority, with the exception of rows 1-2 and rows 9-10 which will be used for random lottery allocation.
-Two tickets (1 pair) per member, per show. No single tickets. No group seating.
NOTE: $2 from every ticket sold to Pearl Jam's Labor Day anniversary weekend concert and Canadian tour will be donated to Vitalogy Foundation, which grants funds to non-profit organizations chosen personally by the members of Pearl Jam.

As with all Ten Club ticket orders, by placing an order for any tickets you are agreeing to the following terms.
-Pre-sale tickets are first-come, first-serve, while supplies last, or until the end of the scheduled pre-sale. Whichever comes first.
-Tickets will be distributed at will call on the evening of the performance. Only the registered Ten Club account owner will be allowed to collect the tickets. No exceptions.
-The fan club member must collect the tickets in person with a valid photo identification. No exceptions.

- Ten Club tickets for reserved seating are allocated by membership seniority, with the exception of rows 1-2 and rows 9-10 which will be used for random allocation.

-Seat location is not revealed in advance of the show. You will find out your seat location when you pick your tickets up at will call.
-Tickets for the pre-sale will be sold only on http://www.tenclub.net with a Visa or Mastercard. No phone or mail orders.
-An email will be sent to you confirming your ticket purchase after all the pre-sales are over. In the meantime you can view your order confirmation number in your online order history.
-Tickets are non-refundable, non-exchangeable, non-transferable, no exceptions. Please make absolutely sure you are able to attend the concert before purchasing tickets.
-Reselling of Ten Club tickets will result in cancellation of ticket purchase and revocation of all future ticket benefits.
-Ten Club reserves the right to refuse service to any members we feel are violating the Ten Club ticketing policy.

Visit this link http://www.pearljam.com/ten-club/tickets for information on the official rules, policies, and procedures for purchasing tickets from the Ten Club. We highly recommend that you read these details before purchasing tickets to a show so you are aware of how the ticketing system will work for you!

For ADA seating, please call 1-800-724-8038 at the posted pre-sale time which coincides with the show you would like to attend.

Questions about Ten Club tickets can be directed to tickets@tenclub.net. We receive a lot of emails to this address, your patience is appreciated.

Public Ticket Sale:

East Troy - Saturday, June 4th 10am local time at www.ticketmaster.com

Canada (except Montreal) - Friday, May 27th 10am local time at www.ticketmaster.com, Ottawa tickets at www.capitaltickets.ca

Montreal - Saturday, May 28th 10am local time at www.evenko.ca

Pearl Jam Twenty - Film Book Soundtrack

In addition to Pearl Jam's Alpine Valley Labor Day Anniversary Concert + Canadian tour, the band will release a Cameron Crowe-directed film, Pearl Jam Twenty, which captures the band’s journey over its twenty years, along with an accompanying book and soundtrack album this fall. Details on each follow.


Carved from over 1,200 hours of rarely and never-before-seen footage, plus 24 hours of recently shot interview and live footage, Pearl Jam Twenty is the definitive portrait of Pearl Jam as told by award-winning director and music journalist, Cameron Crowe.


Columbia Records/Sony Music will release the Pearl Jam Twenty soundtrack in conjunction with the film’s theatrical release. Cameron Crowe selected the track listing for the soundtrack -- making the album a true companion piece to the film.


Published by Simon & Schuster in the U.S. and Canada and Atlantic Books in the UK, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, the Pearl Jam Twentybook is an aesthetically stunning, definitive chronicle of the band’s past two decades. The book was compiled and written by veteran music journalist and current "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" music booker, Jonathan Cohen, with Mark Wilkerson (author of “Who Are You: The Life of Pete Townshend”), designed by Pearl Jam in-house designer Regan Hagar (also the drummer for Brad and Satchel), with a foreword by Cameron Crowe.

More information on the Pearl Jam Twenty film, book and soundtrack will be announced in the coming weeks.

SOTD: "Lost In My Mind" - The Head and The Heart

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Cock & Bull TV: Typhoon - SXSW 2011

Here's a cool clip from an Irish TV show called "Cock & Bull TV", featuring Typhoon at SXSW 2011. I've been loving Typhoon's EP over the last six months, can't wait to see these guys in concert. In the video, you'll hear clips from "Kitchen Tile" and "The Honest Truth". Check out this video and be sure to pick up their EP, "A New Kind Of House".

SOTD: "Julius" - Starfucker

Monday, May 9, 2011

Ben Harper 2011 North American Tour

Ben Harper has announced some new North American tour dates, the following from his newsletter:

"We are pleased to announce the 2011 North American tour! Ben Harper will be playing headlining shows on both coasts, Canada, and a few in between. Pre-sale tickets will be available at Ben Harper Ticketing using password "GIVE" starting Tueday, May 10 at 10am local time."

Jun 4 Wakarusa Festival Ozark, AR
Jun 5 Crossroads Kansas City, MO
Jun 6 Ogden Theatre Denver, CO
Jun 7 Ogden Theatre Denver, CO
Jun 30 Vic Theatre Chicago, IL
Jul 1 Vic Theatre Chicago, IL
Jul 2 Saturday in the Park Sioux City, IA - Free Show
Jul 3 Summerfest Milwaukee, WI
Jul 5 The Sound Academy Toronto, ON, Canada
Jul 6 Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest Ottawa, ON, Canada
Jul 8 Quebec City Int'l Summer Festival Quebec, QC, Canada
Aug 25 Warfield Theatre San Francisco, CA
Aug 26 Les Schwab Amphitheatre Bend, OR
Aug 27 Marymoor Amphitheatre Redmond, WA
Aug 28 Malkin Bowl Vancouver, BC, Canada
Sep 3 The Blvd Pool @ the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas, NV
Sep 4 Del Mar Racetrack Del Mar, CA
Sep 27 Metropolis Montreal, QC, Canada
Sep 29 Electric Factory Philadelphia, PA
Sep 30 House of Blues Boston, MA
Oct 1 Terminal 5 New York, NY
Oct 4 9:30 Club Washington, DC

SOTD: "Get Away" - Yuck

Found out about this song (and band) over the weekend. Love the sound of this, reminds me of something from the 90s... a Pavement/Smashing Pumpkins vibe.

Friday, May 6, 2011

SOTD:"Sammy Davis Jr" - Movits

I'm not exactly sure what's going on here but I like it.....

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Chamberlin @ Public Assembly 5/1/11

On Sunday night, my buddy John and I met up in Williamsburg, Brooklyn to see Chamberlin at Public Assembly. I had been following these guys for about six months now and was looking forward to this show as it was the first time they've come to the NYC area since I heard their music late last year. This show was part of a showcase run by Communion Music with several bands playing over the course of the night.

Chamberlin came on around 10pm and played a great set consisting mostly of songs from their debut album "Bitter Blood" and I'm pretty sure they played one song that is not on the album. From the first note I was really impressed with how great they sounded, you could tell these guys have been on the road for awhile now because they were extremely tight. Their album is one of my favorites from 2011 and the songs translated live very well, especially the harmonies. I took a couple videos which you can see below, "Dust" & "Turn Around", both from their album.

After the set we spoke with Mark (lead singer/guitar) and Jamie (Drums) for a few minutes and expressed how impressed we were with their sound & show, real nice guys and very appreciative of the support. My only complaint the whole night was that I wished their set was longer, seemed like they got off stage way too quickly but you have to expect that within a showcase. Chamberlin will be back playing in NYC at the Mercury Lounge in a couple of weeks so I highly recommend seeing them if you're in town. Can't say enough how great these guys are and I think they're on the path for some big things in the near future.



SOTD: "Longing To Belong" - Eddie Vedder