Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Fleet Foxes "He Doesn't Know Why" Video

Seattle's Fleet Foxes can put another check to things that are a throwback about them: video. Yes, with their vintage sound and soaring harmonies the Foxes vidie for "He Doesn't Know Why" has a rustic look. But, mostly because it takes place in a barn...with lots of goats!

Monday, September 29, 2008

Stop! Banger Time!

Well, well, well...it looks as though the good people over at The Mixtape Podcast have done it again on the mash-up front.  This is definitely one of the betterest mash-up's I've heard in quite a while.  It's Kanye's "Touch The Sky" mashed with MGMT's "Electic Feel."  This one is product of Mighty Mi and Steve1der.

And let me tell you something, it's a banger.  If you're going to listen to this one set your speakers on stun and hit play.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Dallas Main Street Live

A while back I went off about how I couldn't understand why Dallas doesn't have any kind of music festival.  Well, it seems that my prayer has been answered...kind of.  

The good people at the Granada Theater and Main Street Live are presenting Main Street Live 2008 in Downtown Dallas.  It is something hopeful to look forward to happening with the arts and music in Dallas now that Deep Ellum is being gentrified.  It would be nice to see this thing get bigger and get more national acts involved as well.  I'm all about showcasing local and regional talent, however it would be nice to see it turn into something bigger.  The most notable acts are the greatness of Reverend Horton Heat, Black Tie Dynasty, Record Hop, Riverboat Gamblers and recent "Yeah, They Local" artists The New Frontiers.  It is nice to see the guys at the Granada continuing to bring great music to Dallas and do something special.

The shin-dig will take place on the corner of Main & Akark beginning October 4 and will go every other Saturday concluding November 1.  I'll do the math for you:  there are only three shows...this year?

Jessica Lea Mayfield

When I go to a show I usually like to get to the venue early because I always like to check out the opening band.  Sometimes you are treated to a great show by a great band you've never been exposed to--that's how I got turned on to Delays and The Clientele.  Well, that's what happened this past Friday when I went to see The Black Keys--I got turned on to Jessica Lea Mayfield.

I knew absolutely nothing about her before the show started, but, I left a fan.  To date she only has an LP, With Blasphemy So Heartfelt, and an EP titled White Lies.  Her style reminded me of a folky, twangy, Americana version of Mazzy Star.  And from the blog articles I've read since I've seen her make the same comparisons.  Her songs about love and are so haunting, honest and heartfelt, but not depressing.  She's only 19 and her songwriting does reflect that somewhat.  However, instead of it coming off like a girl with little world experience, it reflects the anticipation and sweetness of new found love.

You can also check out her feature on NPR's "World Cafe" here.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Neko Case Tonight

Tonight Neko Case is going to be at the Granada and I'll be there covering it for DC9 at Night.  I'm hoping it's going to be a great show!  Last nights Black Keys show was alright.  The band was tight, but, the crowd completely ruined it for me.  

*EDIT* You can check out my "Last Night" review here.  Oh, and here's a pic a snuck in with my camera phone.  Yeah, I know--excellent quality, right?

Centro-Matic Daytrotter Session

It was  a pleasant surprise to see that Centro-Matic has joined the list of notable alumni of the Daytrotter Sessions this week.  The former Denton boys visited the studio and laid down six new versions of several songs spanning their previous albums.  

An article on the page talks about how Centro-Matic, particularly Will Johnson, delicately straddle the line between sad songs without going completely over the edge.  And the selected tracks on here fit that description accurately.  Along with each track is a short paragraph about the inspiration for each song.  

I highly recommend the stunning version of "I, The Kite" from Dual Hawks--it's better than the original version.  Each track is free to download, so get over there and get 'em!


"Counting The Stars" from Dual Hawks
"Gas Blowin' Out of Our Eyes" from All The Falsest Hearts Can Try
"Nothin' I Ever Seen" from Fort Recovery
"I, The Kite" from Dual Hawks
"Good as Gold" from Redo The Stacks
"Quality Strange" from Dual Hawks

Friday, September 26, 2008

The Black Keys Tonight!

So it's going to be an exciting weekend in The D.  Tonight I'll be covering the greatness of The Black Keys for DC9 at Night.  And tomorrow I'll be covering the Neko Case show tomorrow night for them as well.  Check out this post later this weekend and I'll throw up and edit with a link to the "Last Night Review" of The Black Keys show.  

*EDIT* You can go here and read my "Last Night" review for The Black Keys.

Ghostland Observatory Adds Another Dallas Show

The Austin electoclash duo know as Ghostland Observatory has added a date in Dallas, due to high ticket demand. The show has been added Friday, October 10 at House of Blues. It seems that their new album didn't generate as much heat as their first two. Which, if "Dancing on Your Grave" was any indication of how the album sounded, then it's deserved. I hope it's just a slump, their first two albums were fantasic. So, I'm hoping that's the case.

I'm sure when you go you'll see all the drunken SMU sorority girls dancing up on their meathead boyfriends. Or better yet, with other drunken sorority girls!

Oh, and Ghostland Observatory would like to thank you for being bad ass fans!

ACL Festival Startin' Up!

The ol' Austin City Limits Music Festival is kickin' off today. I would love to be going, but, unfortunately I won't be able to attend. If you're going, be safe. If you see my brother, tell him I said hello! He just got married last Saturday and this is the honeymoon for him and his Mrs. So, tell him congrats, too!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Musical Obsession

I told you guys a while back about singer/songwriter Matt Miller.  I've been listening to his newest EP, EPII, pretty much non stop since then.  The entire album is fantastic, however I've been listening to the track "The Question Still Remains" on pretty much constant repeat.  

"I'll get lost along the way, if that's what it takes to find some peace of mind." I love that line, it has a very sweet, youthful optimism about it.  That line is one that reminds me about the endless possibilities in life.  It's a song that can remind you of that special someone that may have gotten away.  Maybe that special someone that you are with that your trying to figure out.  It may remind you of the you you're trying to figure out.  It's a nice love songs without trying to be a love song.

Ray Digs Meg

I saw Ray LaMontagne at the old Gypsy Tea Room once. Once. You may be thinkin' to yourself 'Why would you do such a thing?" It was for a chick. That's right, for a chick. But, for the record she wanted to go because Rachel Yamagata was opening for him. Which I guess doesn't make it much better does it?

Anyhoo, Stereogum is streaming the new Ray LaMontagne single "Meg White." And as you might imagine--it's about the drummer for the White Stripes. I have to admit, I've had a thing for Meg for quite a while. I'm not sure if it's because of her milky white skin or raven hair. Or if you look at the above pic of her you'd know why. If I would've known at the time that ol' Ray and I shared a fondness for Meg maybe I would've given him a shot. Maybe.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The Last Shadow Puppets

I wasn't a big fan of the Arctic Monkeys when they came out...and I'm still not.  However, I do really dig Alex Turner's side band The Last Shadow Puppets.  I saw a video for them a while back and thought they were pretty good.  I efforted to find out more about them but to no avail.  
Then I saw the video for "Standing Next To Me" off of their debut album Age of the Understatement.  As soon as I heard that song I was hooked again.  Their sound is like an upbeat version of The Clientele.  Still a mod-ish, chamber pop sound, but more upbeat.  I really, really like "Standing Next To Me" and I think you will too.

Kings of Leon "Crawl" Video

I'm not really sure if this is official or not. But, being that the Kings posted it on they Myspace I'm sure it is. I guess their 23 home videos in 23 days leading up to the Only By The Night release really inspired them since the footage alternates between their in studio "home movies" and actual home movies.

It's nice to see them at this years Glastonbury Festival and see the masses of Britons who love them some KoL. I wonder why that doesn't happen here?

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

I Continue To Love Katy Perry

I've told you before about my love for Katy Perry.  Now, I bring you the wonder of the mash-up.  Sure, it's not really a wonder, if done correcctly it could be considered an art.  

But, The Mixtape Podcast brings you the Katy Perry vs. Young Jeezy; mashing up Perry's "Ur So Gay" and Jeezy's "Crazy World."  I have to be honest, the only thing I know about Jeezy is his name that I've seen in the magazines and such.  But, this Sticky K mash-up is quite something.

The Broken West - Now Or Heaven

Sometimes in this crazy bloggin' world you come across a lot of turds.  Then there are the sweet times when a label sends you a CD and it's actually worth talking about.  The latter would be the case with Now Or Heaven by The Broken West.  

I only heard about them through a Merge Records email and like TBW song they attached "The Auctioner."  I was in a sweet state of awe when I listened to the track.  It had a nice indie sound that I have so come to enjoy over the years.  Oh, and it has a sweet piano groove in it.  As I got further into the album tracks like album opener "Gwen, Now And Then" combined with soulful sound of a label mate Spoon, combined with TV on The Radio electronic drum sound.  

In short, it's going to give you an extra bit of hipster cred you so desperately yearn for two reasons:  It's a damn good album and not a lot of people know about The Broken West.  Do not sleep on this album!  It's got the goods (Like Madeline Woods).

Oh, bonus--they are coming to Lil' D and playing Dan's Silver Leaf on September 30 and The Mohawk in Austin October 1.  I tried to hip you guys to them a while back, but now you have to listen to me!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Someday They'll Go All The Way

Eddie Vedder has made no secret to his obsession with the Chicago Cubs. Hell, he even attends fantasy Cubs camps. He's now ready to throw a little curse busting magic their way.

I heard a version of this on a bootleg from last year's pre-Lollapalooza show that Pearl Jam did at the Vic Theater. At that point the ode to the greatness of the Cubbies and their fans hadn't been completely finished...until now.

You can download the mp3 single here. I would recommend it because the Cubs need all the help they can get.

Thursday, September 18, 2008


It's really cool to see artists I like get involved with another artist and jump into a mutual admiration society.  If you've read BFD for anytime at all you'd know I'm a big fan of She & Him.  What you may not know is I've been a big Beach Boys fan for most of my life.  

That being said, this "Artist on Artist" interview with Zooey Deschanel and Brian Wilson is really awkward at times.  Zooey isn't so awkward, it's the wonderful, reclusive weirdness of Brian Wilson.  He just really seems like he would rather be anywhere but there at that particular time.  I do like the end of the interview when he tells her "she's a very pretty girl."  What that has to do with her music is beyond me.


Band of Horses After Show After ACL

Band of Horses will be playing a show at The Parish.  It should be a good time. (Via Ultra 8201)

Blurt Online is the new music website and digizine brought to you by the creative team behind the lauded HARP Magazine - is proud to present THE BLURT LAUNCH PARTY, featuring Band of Horses at The Parish in Austin, Texas on Saturday, September 27. Doors will open at 10:30 p.m. following the conclusion of the day's music at the 2008 Austin City Limits Music Festival. Famed BLURT blogger James McMurtry and the Heartless Bastards are slated to open with music beginning at 11 p.m.
Tickets go on sale at 10 am TOMORROW, Friday, September 19, 2008 at Front Gate Tickets HERE. Tickets will be $18 in advance and $21 at the door on the night of the event.
A portion of the proceeds from the concert will benefit the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians, a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide access to affordable healthcare for Austin's low-income, uninsured working musicians. For more information, please visit the Heath Alliance website

Starts With A Gal And Ends With A Kiss

If you know anything about Zach Galifinakis it's that he like to make things awkward. Oh, and he's hilarious! He and Fiona Apple have made wonderful music together for Chunklet Magazine called "Up In Them Guts." It's classic Galifinakis and the song is fn hilarious! Check it out here at Stereogum.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Old Crow Medicine Show - Tennessee Pusher

So, Tennessee Pusher, the latest effort from Old Crow Medicine Show is coming out next week.  I've been listening to this CD for the last couple of months and it still hasn't grown on me like I'd hoped it would.  To say the album is a huge disappointment wouldn't be correct, but, I am disappointed in the album.

After releasing their first two albums with the producing wizardry of David Rawling the Old Crows decided to go with legendary producer Don Was on this album.  Sure, Was has produced some of the all-time greats like Dylan and The Stones--but this album feels like he didn't really get to the meat of what Old Crow really is--and Americana string band.  I'm sure that OCMS was ready to step out in a little bit of different direction musically.  But, the songs don't feel like Old Crow songs.

The album itself is more in a country direction.  This isn't such a bad thing, it's just different and I wish they would've had more of the fiddle and banjo in the mix.  Most of the songs feel over produced and not as "earthy" as previous efforts.  The Old Crow boys did most of the writing on this one and stayed away from the traditional material they had done on OCMS and Big Iron World.  The problem with this is that they tried to make their songs sound like the more traditional songs they had cut their teeth on and didn't quite pull them off.  "The Greatest Hustler of All" is one of their songs that doesn't quite reach their it's full potential.  I do like this song, but at seven minutes long it could really should have been kept to three minutes.  It's in the tradition of old story song, but, it gets kinda tedious around the four minute mark. 

The high point is the opener "Alabama High-Test." It follows in the boys tradition of them ol' drug songs.  So, it should be a good one for all the hippies out there who really like songs like "Cocaine Habit Blues."

I know I haven't really been over the top with liking the album, I do, but I'm just not as impressed with it as I have been their first three efforts.  Who knows, maybe it will grow on me with more listens.  Or, maybe it will an album that I only like a few choice cuts.  Either way, I'm still a supporter of OCMS and would've bought the album anyway.  I can be a homer at times.  

Under The Cover

A while back I posted Ben Gibbard's wonderfully haunting version of Michael Jackson's "Thriller."  Well, now we can all get a taste of Death Cab's version of Eurytmics "Here Comes The Rain."  Their version is pretty faithful to the original, but you know, with the Death Cab twist.  Oh, and since it's a bootleg version, it sounds like a bootleg--it's definitely not off the soundboard.


I think this really says it all, don't you?

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Nice With The Science,

The more I hear "Golden Age" the more it's growing on me.  So, I'm somewhat right that it's a grower, not a shower.  But, the video is like early MTV New Wave odd for the sake of being odd.  It's definitely Subterranean material.  I do did the fact it has lots o' Kyp in it.  He reminds me of a rock and roll Cornell West.

Rock The Vote Hymns Style

If there is anything concert going fans like to do it's see their favorite artist at an MTV sponsored Rock The Vote Tour.  The only thing they like more than that is to have their favorite artist tell them who to vote for.

As long as their just urging you to do something, that's cool.  I don't like for anyone to get to preachy, ya know?

Anyhoo, the greatness of the Hymns are joining the Rock The Vote tour and can be seen at the places below.

MP3:  Hymns - Time Told Me (Daytrotter Session)

10/5/08 Boston, MA @ Cafe 939
10/6/08 State College, PA @ Lulu's
10/7/08 Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater
10/9/08 Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
10/10/08 Madison, WI @ Barrymore Theater
10/11/08 Chicago, IL @ The Beat kitchen
10/13/08 Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
10/14/08 Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater
10/15/08 Lawrence, KS @ Bottleneck
10/16/08 Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive
10/17/08 Salt Lake City, UT @ Avalon
10/19/08 Tuscon, AZ @ Hotel Congress
10/20/08 West Hollywood, CA @ Troubadour
10/22/08 Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
10/24/08 Austin, TX @ Emo's
10/26/08 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues Pontiac Garage
10/29/08 Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl
11/1/08 New York, NY @ Highline Ballroom


Fist of rage?  Maybe.  Thanks to Subservient Experiment for hipping me to local producer LehtmoJoe.  I was really impressed with his new track "Tom Petty."  Sure, it has more in common with Does It Offend You, Yeah? than it does with the famous Floridian; but, it's a fantastic track none the less.

Check out his track on his Myspace page.  I'm wowed by the track "Target Practice," it sounds like a combination of a spy theme and something you'd hear at the Lizard Lounge in the old days.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Frontier City

So, it seems that the bonus track, "Frontier City," from Only By The Night is indeed at least related to the actual Frontier City.  I never went there, it always seemed like the poor man's Six Flags.  However, I have driven past it quite a few times.

I also like how KoL have little odes to Oklahoma.  I wish they would've at least made "Frontier City" a hidden track like they did their last Okie ode "Talahina Sky."

Friday, September 12, 2008

Dirty Sexy Weepies

I'll just go ahead and admit to you that I'm not a fan of the ABC show Dirty Sexy Money.  I've never seen an episode until now.  Well, in the recent future sense of now.  

The Weepies, with their beautiful harmonies and magical hooks are set to appear in the "hit" show on October 22th.  I'm hoping they sing "Antarctica."  It's my favorite song of of Hideaway, the seriously under rated album of the year.  Goodness it is!

Eastwood Tomorrow

When I hear the name Eastwood I automatically think of two things:  Clint and Snoop Dogg.  I only think of Snoop because of when he called himself "Snoop Eastwood" on "Deep Cover."  So, there that is.

Anyhoo, they are playing a show tomorrow night at Barley House for Kevin Minihan's birthday.  You can read the article I wrote about it on DC9 that gives all the details and a mp3 from their newest ready to be released album Everything's Personal.  

By the way:  Kevin, sorry for misspelling your name.  I'm kinda dumb sometimes.  

Oh, and stay tuned for more on Eastwood because I'll feature them on "Yeah, They Local" in the very near future.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Color Me Busted!

It's been a busy last seven days for has been recording artists.  Last week Bryan Abrams of Color Me Badd was arrested for domestic abuse.  You may remember him as the hunky frontman turned fat tire barn worker.  It seems Mr. Abrams threatened the woman by saying “I’m a kill you! You and me! You and me!” and also punched her in the nose.  Ahhhhh, chivalry is alive and well!

Now, this week Eric "Hungry Eyes" Carman (don't act like you didn't like that song back in the day!) was arrested for DUI when his SUV slammed into a fire hydrant.  What is most impressive is that he blew .23 into the breathalizer.  Talent, all talent.

I would like to think that one of their arrests went something like the video below.  I'm going to say Abrams was prolly the one who was most like that guy.


At this point most people who enjoy music know that Kanye West has a super-sized ego. Well, today we find out that he also has a short fuse. He attacked some paparazzi at LAX airport for taking pictures of him and videotaping him.

Granted, being super famous has it's perks like money and girls. It also has it's drawbacks like constantly being photographed or video taped everywhere you go. But, that's the price of fame and either you take it or you act like the King of The Douchebags and attack the paps and destroy their equipment. I'm sure it is annoying always wading through a sea of paparazzi...but, again, that's the price you pay. And, most of the time it is in public and the paps have as much right to be there as you do and you as an artist are helpless to stop them.

But, do you really need to destroy their equipment when they are yards away from you and not up in your grill? Anyhoo, you can check out the video here at TMZ.

Official "Gettin' Up"

I hipped you guys to the new Q-Tip "unofficial" vidie for "Gettin' Up" off of his forthcoming album The Renaissance. Well, now we can see the official version of that video. I can't tell you how glad I am to see Tip gettin' back to the more Tribe kind of style. I wasn't a big fan of "Vibrant Thing" or any of that stuff when his first solo album came out. But, I'm actually really, really looking forward to The Renaissance.

I'm also really diggin' that fact that Tip can multitask and provide his own back-up vocals.

MP3: Q-Tip - Gettin' Up

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Another Jay-Z Mashup

At this point hearing a Jay-Z mashup is like hearing the birds chirp in the morning.  Yeah, if you've heard one you've heard them all.  Well, not really.  For me, a lot of the really good mashups I've heard lately involve J-Hova.  

I came across this one last night while cruising a newly discovered bloggity blog, The Mixtape Podcast.  And granted a Jay mashup, especially from the Black Album, isn't anything new.  Professional and bedroom Producers have been mashing that album to hell since it came out with an acapella version.  But, this is one of the better ones that I've heard.

This mash is brought to you by PopChop, you can get their album here.

Raveonettes Remix Treatment

Today is a remix kind of a day.  The Raveonettes are offering a free remix EP for a few songs from their delicious new album Lust Lust Lust.  I'm a big fan of the regular version of "Dead Sound" and "Aly, Walk With Me."  The "Lust" and "Dead Sound" remixes are not bad, but I really like the downbeat treatment of "Aly, Walk With Me."  It keeps the same feeling as the original but adds a little some'in, some'in.  I love the blips and beeps reminicent of early 90's house music verging on Nitzer Ebb aggression.  

The EP is free and the first in a series of three.  You can get the first one here.

1. Dead Sound (80KIDZ remix)
2. Aly, Walk With Me (Nic Endo remix)
3. Lust (Trentemøller Remix)

Monday, September 8, 2008

Ruining My Youth

I, like a lot of all-American men have been waiting for this past opening weekend for the NFL for months now.  However, imagine my shock when I saw that damned NFL Network commercial with the country-fied verse from "Everyday Is Like Sunday."  I'm sure Moz is a futbol fan, but not a football fan.

I know everyone has to make their money when and where they can.  But, I never imagined Morrissey or his label would let them use that song to promote the NFL.  It's sad for me to hear music I absolutely love get used in a commercial.  Well, in a badly placed commercial.  I don't think they've read the lyrics to "Every Day Is Like Sunday."  

That being said, the Cowboys are 1-0...Super Bowl here we come!!!

More New Spoon

I'm assuming Britt Daniel doesn't feel the same way about debuting new songs as Kings of Leon.  Britt played MusicFest Northwest in his adopted hometown of Portland and debuted yet another new Spoon song.  

I'm diggin' it, not as much as "Writing To You In Reverse" but I'm digging it.  Don't get too excited about it though, it's a very muddy bootleg.  But, you'll get the idea of what he's offerin'.   (I Am Fuel, You Are Friends)

Only By The Night Cover Art

The good folks over at Stereogum.com have the cover art for the European and American versions of Only By The Night.

I like both versions, both are combinations of a bunch of birds, and faces.  Also, I've heard one of the new songs off Only By The Night called "Closer."  It's downtempo and a little more like the songs of Because of The Times.  I would post it, but, I don't want to get sued by their label.  But, you can get it here.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Travis Barker/DJ AM Mixin' It Up

I read a post a few weeks ago about Travis Barker and DJ AM hooking up to do like a live mash-up kind of thing.  I didn't really think much of it until I saw them on the VMA's tonight.  Yes, I know...there's nothing on.  But, they did their thing on "Wonderwall" by Oasis.  AM worked out the vocals and Barker laid down the beat.  I was impressed by the lil' snippet I was able to see of them.  

So, I found the original post because it said they were giving away a free mixtape called Fix Your Face.  So, I downloaded the mixtape and was floored.  The duo crosses about 50 genres in the span of the set.  You would think it would sound like shit cramming all the different styles into one song...but, that isn't the case.  My instant favorite was "Fix Your Face 3" which goes from "Block Rockin' Beats" by the Chemical Brothers and slams into "Killing in The Name" by Rage Against the Machine.  It has a great vocoder over the grinding guitar of the original while Barker, again, lays the beat down.  

What did I learn from this?  I need to not be such a hater all the time.  You can go here and either listen to the tracks or simply sign up and you'll be able to download the mixtape.  I suggest downloading it.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

KoL Home Movies...Still!

I told you the other day that Kings of Leon have the home movies going on.  I neglected to tell you that they are going to post 23 of them, one every day until the record comes out.  If you're a fan of the Kings then you'll dig it.  It's entertaining to get behind the scenes and see what it's like in a day in the life of the Followill's.  

You can watch them here on their Youtube channel.  Today's installment: their cousin/roadie "Nacho."  If you don't know anything about Nacho you should know he's just about as famous as the band.  In Europe he gets cheered as much as the band.   Oh, and he's a man of few words.

Kings of Leon Home Movies - Day 4

Yeah, They Local

It's no secret that Denton is the newest musical hot bed in the country and has been for a while now.  You have local giants Cento-Matic and Midlake coming out of Lil' D, blog darlings Ghosthustler and Robert Gomez...now you can add Sarah Jaffe to that list.

Her music is often described as folk, but, that's not necessarily the case.  Yeah, it's acoustic loveliness in every sense of the word, but not the type of folk one would expect from the bands associated with the genre.  Her music is more personal in nature than the elder statesmen of that genre; not the typical "Teach Your Children" harmonies of CS&N, "Union Made" of Pete Seeger or even the pastoral musings of Fleet Foxes' "Winter White Hymnal."

You wouldn't break her music out to liven up a dinner party, but, you would definitely break her out to say "fuckin' listen to this!"  Check out her Myspace page, listen to the defiant ferocity of "Under," it will hit you in the head like a freight train.  Oh, and the remix of "Two Intangibles."  That one is destined to be used in a pivotal scene in at least one movie.  

She will be touring with Rhett Miller in September and then hit up Dan's Silverleaf.  

Tour dates:
9/17/08 San Antonio @ Sam’s Burger Joint (w/ Rhett Miller)
9/18/08 Austin @ Threadgills (w/ Rhett Miller)
9/19/08 Dallas @ House of Blues/Cambridge Room (w/ Rhett Miller)
9/20/08 Denton @ Dan’s Silverleaf

Girl In a Coma Coming To The D

One of San Antonio's finest all-girl bands, er, maybe the only all-girl band--Girl in a Coma are coming to Dallas.  I've been waiting for this one!  One of the best things about writing about music is I get to listen to new bands and I wrote about these girls a while back--they are amazing!  

In the spirit of their label head, Joan Jett, these three ladies turn out ballsy punky rock.  If you're my brother, you wouldn't check them out because they're chicks.  That would be a dumb move, my friends.  Being a gifted musician shouldn't be defined by your gender.  I figure if they are good enough to get a personal invite from Morrissey to be his opening act then that's good enough for me.  But, throw in the fact that their songs are bad ass and Nina Diaz is an amazing vocalist, then I'm in bitches!

However, odd venue choice--Sue Ellen's?  Um, didn't know they put on shows there...but, cool?  It should definitely make for an interesting evening.  

Tour dates:
09/27/08 Houston, TX @ Fitzgeralds
09/30/08 Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle (w/Tegan and Sara)
10/02/08 Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live (w/Tegan and Sara)
10/03/08 Philadelphia, PA @ The Electric Factory (w/Tegan and Sara)
10/04/08 Worchester, MA @ The Palladium (w/Tegan and Sara)
10/05/08 New York, NY @ Terminal 5 (w/Tegan and Sara)
10/06/08 New York, NY @ Terminal 5 (w/Tegan and Sara)
10/09/08 Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre (w/Tegan and Sara)
10/11/08 Minneapolis, MN @ State Theatre (w/Tegan and Sara)
10/13/08 Denver, CO @ The Paramount (w/Tegan and Sara)
10/16/08 Los Angeles, CA @ Henry Ford Theatre (w/Tegan and Sara)
10/17/08 Los Angeles, CA @ Henry Ford Theatre (w/Tegan and Sara)
10/18/08 Los Angeles, CA @ Henry Ford Theatre (w/Tegan and Sara)
10/19/08 Los Angeles, CA @ Henry Ford Theatre (w/Tegan and Sara)
10/21/08 San Diego, CA @ Bar Pink
10/22/08 Long Beach, CA @ Alex's Bar
10/23/08 San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
10/24/08 San Jose, CA @ The Blank Club
10/25/08 Reno, NV @ The Tonic Lounge
10/26/08 Salt Lake City @ Burt's Tiki Lounge
10/28/08 Lincoln, NE @ Box Awesome
10/30/08 Minneapolis, MN @ PI Bar
10/31/08 Milwaukee, WI @ Stonefly Brew Pub
11/01/08 Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
11/02/08 St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway
11/03/08 Columbus, OH @ East Village
11/04/08 Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
11/06/08 Dallas, TX @ Sue Ellen's
11/08/08 Austin, TX @ Mohawk Club
11/09/08 Austin, TX @ Mohawk Club
11/11/08 Houston, TX @ Chances
11/12/08 Corpus Cristi, TX @ House of Rock
11/13/08 Harlingen, TX @ City of Lights
11/14/08 San Marcos, TX @ Triple Crown
11/15/08 San Antonio, TX @ Sam's Burger Joint

New Spoon???

The good people over at You Ain't No Picasso posted what could possibly be a new Spoon song. Before you get your hopes up it's a bootleg cut. But, it's decent quality. It reminds me of of "I Turn My Camera On" a little bit, only less poppy and more aggressive sounding in music and vocals.

The title may change if/when it comes out on an album. I was talking to Pete at the Observer the other day and he said he read something that said Brit Daniel does a better Billy Joel than Billy Joel. Now I can't stop thinking he kinda sounds like Billy Joel. Damn him!

MP3: Spoon - Writing To You In Reverse

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Jerry Reed--Dead

I know this is so yesterday, but, I thought I'd show my appreciation of the great Jerry Reed with this clip.  If you don't know this song, well...then, you probably had parents that took an interest in you or you were a Latch Key kid.  I grew up with this song and love it--corny and all.

Uh Her Her Comin' To The D

Well, I've been waiting for Uh Huh Her to come back around since I missed them in the Spring.  Looks like I'll have to miss them again since I'm jobless.  Sad.  But, if their CD is any indication of how good their show will be--then it should be top notch.

Tour dates:
10/17/08 San Diego, CA @ Belly Up Tavern
10/18/08 Phoenix, AZ @ Martini Ranch
10/20/08 Austin, TX @ Parish
10/21/08 Dallas, TX @ The Loft
10/23/08 Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre
10/25/08 Philadelphia, PA @ TLA
10/27/08 Boston, MA @ Roxy
10/29/08 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
10/30/08 Montreal, QC @ Le National
11/1/08 Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
11/2/08 Detroit, MI @ Magic Bag
11/3/08 Chicago, IL @ Park West
11/5/08 Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe
11/8/08 Seattle, WA @ Neumo's
11/9/08 Vancouver, BC @ Richard's on Richards
11/10/08 Portland, OR@ Wonder Ballroom
11/11/08 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
11/14/08 Los Angeles, CA @ The Avalon
11/18/08 London, UK @ Koko

Monday, September 1, 2008

KoL Home Movies!

Okay, so it's pretty say at this point to say that I'm super fn pumped about the release of new Kings of Leon record Only By The Night.  So, to help whet our appetites the brothers Followill have released another "home movie" clip.

It's nice to see that me and my brother aren't the only ones who get shitty with each other like Caleb and Nathan do.  It's fun to see Caleb griping at Nathan.