Monday, April 30, 2007

Music Video Mondays

I totally was asleep during the whole mid-90s grunge thing (listening to way too much Billy Joel), sure I knew the Pearl Jams and Nirvanas of the world, but a band like Dinosaur Jr. was way under my radar. After a successful reunion tour, these guys have a new album out tomorrow called Beyond. I caught the video for the first single on Subterranean a couple weeks back and really dug it, so here's "Been These All The Time," with a guest appearance by Thurston Moore.....

Friday, April 27, 2007

The Long And Short Of It

For those that care about it the finalist for the 6th annual Shortlist Music Prize were announced today, here they are....

Band of Horses – Everything All the Time
Beirut – Gulag Orskestar
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - The Letting Go
Cat Power – The Greatest
Girl Talk - Night Ripper
Hot Chip - The Warning
Joanna Newsom - Ys
Regina Spektor - Begin to Hope
Spank Rock - YoYoYoYoYo
Tom Waits - Orphans

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the award albums are only eligible if they have not been certified gold - meaning they have not sold more the 500,000 copies in the U.S.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Bloggy Goodness

Here's what other people have going on....

If you're a regular of this here blog you know I love a good music list. Check out The Passion of the Weiss for his 25 Favorite Hip Hop Albums and then do yourself a favor and explore some of the other posts over there too.

Rob Ronanea gives us his weekend at the New York version of the Green Apple Music Festival head here.

Heather of I Am Fuel, Your Are Friends fame caught the Apostle of Hustle and Andrew Bird last night in Boulder check her review of the festivities here.

Muzzle Of Bees digs The Besnard Lakes and thinks you will too - give them a listen here.

Head on over to Phish & Chips for some tunes to help you celebrate 420 (yeah I know it was last week, but I have a feeling people celebrate this one everday) - click here.

Fresh Bread has a two part interview with Joe Russo touching on everything from the G.R.A.B. tour to how the Duo keeps songs fresh - give it a read here.

This week's version "B-List" over at Hidden Track features a debate on the "10 Best Chick Bass Players", see if you agree - weigh in here.

Finally Central Village is heading to Coachella check in there over the course of the weekend for some updates from the fest.

What Sin

Ryan Adams took some time out from his busy schedule of posting every song that pops into his head on his website to jam the fuck out of "What Sin" on the Henry Rollins Show, enjoy....

Ryan's new album Easy Tiger hits stores on June 26th.

Coachella Schedule & Webcast

Here's another item that is a couple of days old (I know I'm a slacker), but the Coachella schedule was released - see what you'll be missing here. For those of us that aren't making are way out to Cali this weekend fear not you can watch the fest in the comfort of your home courtesy of the fine folks over at AT&T's Blue Room - here. They haven't posted their schedule as of yet, but I'm sure you won't be disappointed with what they come up with.

I really love the fact of being able to watch these performances basically while they're happening, and be sure to head over there next weekend when they'll be webcasting highlights from Jazz Fest.

Quest For Festeroo To Finally Hit The Big Screen

For those of us who have only been hearing about Electric Apricot: The Quest For Festeroo it seems like you may actually be able to see it at a theater near you in the coming months. National Lampoon has acquired the rights to the Les Claypool mockumentary and plans on giving it a wide release later this year. Read about it here - which includes some details about the movie. I'm looking forward to finally seeing this thing, check out the trailer...

Check out the "unofficial" Electric Apricot website for more - including an MP3 of their song "Burning Man" and some heady merch.

Icky Summer Tour

About a month or so ago Billboard jumped the gun a bit and posted White Stripes summer tourdates that were about two years old - which everyone seemed have posted, including me. Well fear not Stripes fans Jack and Meg are hitting the road this summer to support their new release Icky Thump with of all things an arena tour (well mostly) with a stop at Madison Square Garden. Here's the dates....

6/01/07 Nurburg, GER Rock Am Ring
6/02/07 Nuremberg, GER Rock Im Park
6/09/07 Lisbon, POR Lisbon Festival
6/11/07 Paris, FRA Le Zenith
6/14/07 London, UK Hyde Park
6/15/07 Leeds, UK Harewood House
6/17/07 Manchester, TN Bonnaroo Music Festival
6/24/07 Burnaby, BC Deer Lake Park
6/25/07 Whitehorse, YT Yukon Arts Centre
6/26/07 Yellowknife, NW Yellowknife Multiplex
6/27/07 Iqaluit, NUN Arctic Winter Games Arena
6/29/07 Calgary, AB Pengrowth Saddledome
6/30/07 Edmonton, AB Shaw Conference Centre
7/01/07 Saskatoon, SK TCU Place
7/02/07 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre
7/03/07 Thunder Bay, ON Thunder Bay Community Auditorium
7/05/07 Toronto, ON The Molson Amphitheatre
7/06/07 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
7/07/07 London, ON The John Labatt Centre
7/08/07 Ottawa, ON Cisco Systems Ottawa Bluesfest
7/10/07 Moncton, NB Moncton Coliseum
7/11/07 Charlottetown, PE Charlottetown Civic Centre
7/13/07 Halifax, NS Cunard Event Centre
7/14/07 Glace Bay, NS Savoy Theatre
7/16/07 Saint John's, NF Mile One Centre
7/22/07 Portland, ME Cumberland Co. Civic Center
7/23/07 Boston, MA Agganis Arena
7/24/07 New York, NY Madison Square Garden Arena
7/25/07 Wallingford, CT Chevrolet Theatre
7/27/07 Wilmington, DE Grand Opera House
7/28/07 Fairfax, VA Patriot Center
7/29/07 North Myrtle Beach, SC House Of Blues
7/30/07 Birmingham, AL Sloss Furnace
7/31/07 Southaven, MS Snowden Grove Park

In other Jack White news it was reported a couple of days ago that there will in fact be another Raconteurs album. The band is currently hard at work trying to get as much done as possible before Jack hits the road - read about it here. Broken Boy Soliders was one of my favorite albums of last year, so I'm quite excited about another album and tour at some point.

Check out this live set from Vegoose...

The Raconteurs - 2006-10-28 - Vegoose - Las Vegas, NV

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Latest 'Roo Addition

I feel like I've been slacking on posting anything of note over here, while Bonnawho's Who has been getting all my love - more posts this week, I promise. Speaking of Bonnaroo they added Pete Yorn to the line-up late last week - much to the delight of the ladies and Garden Staters heading down there. I may not be much of a fan so not really too excited about this addition, but for my money Musicforthemorningafter may be one of the best album titles ever.

I Love Tuesdays

Here are the purchases for the week....

Arctic Monkeys - Favourite Worst Nightmare

Golden Smog - Blood On The Slacks

Monday, April 23, 2007

Music Video Mondays

I really loved this Viva Voce video for "From The Devil Himself" it's a great homage to John and Yoko's Bed-In, enjoy.....

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

More Bonnawho's Who

Head over to Bonnawho's Who for posts on DJ Shadow, Sam Roberts Band and Damien Rice - three acts that I'm pretty excited about. I've had the opportunity to see Damien Rice a few times and he's absolutely fantastic, though a bit disappointed that Lisa Hannigan is no longer performing with him so it will be interesting to see him without her lovely vocals. As for Sam Roberts they're a band that I've been a fan of for awhile and caught the end of their set when they opened for Ben Kweller a few months back. From what I saw I was extremelly impressed - great, high energy live rock show. From what I've seen posted looks like they might be playing on Thursday, so hopefully I'll get there in time to catch them - I think they'd be a great band to see to kick off the festival for me.

DJ Shadow is a bit of a wildcard for me, not sure how his sound will translate to a festival since I've never seen him live. I'm a fan of Entroducing..., and this clip from the movie Scratch about the art of crate digging should make you one too....

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

I Love Tuesdays

Here's the purchase for the week....

Page McConnell - Page McConnell

Monday, April 16, 2007

From The Inbox

Here's what's been coming into the HFTB inbox of late....

Bad Veins


It's not often or ever that a band from the Midwest plays as little as five shows before finding themselves on stage at an event currated by one of New York City's most well known day-to-day culture blogs. Benjamin Davis (vocals, guitar & synth) and Sebastian Schultz (drums) - the guys behind Cincinnatti's Bad Veins - were just as surprised as anyone else to find themselves performing at Gothamist's Movable Hype show this past January.

The story began as a solo act with Davis piecing together ideas he had swimming in his head in the wake of his former bands dissolution. He put down dense orchestral tracks that resonated with a fuzzy melancholy, and featured vocals sung through megaphones and telephones. Though he was making headway recording material on his own, it became clear to Davis that he'd be short a pair of hands if he ever wanted to replicated the recording on stage. Enter Schulz, a French born but American raised drummer that had just seen his own band call it quits.

Davis quickly found Schulz to be exactly what he needed. The latter's impassioned drumming took the music to new heights, allowed Davis to kick his stodgy drum machine to the curb, and most importantly gave Bad Veins the opportunity to take the stage. Lucky breaks are few and far between on the musical landscape, but for Bad Veins they came upone theirs at their second ever show, when a band they were opening for stumbled upon their sound check. Upon hearing their supporting act warm up, Atlanta's Snowden were instantly impressed. They traveled on to New York on tour and told stories to venue bookers, writers and friends about this great new band they played with Cincinnatti. Before long opportunities sprung up for shows, and a couple of phone calls came in from record labels. Weeks later they were playing Brooklyn and Manhattan.

To date Bad Veins have played a little more then a dozen shows, yet have already shared the stage with the likes of Snowden, Viva Voce, Silversun Pickups, Apples in Stereo and O'Death.

Give them a listen here....

"Gold & Warm" (MP3, right click to download)

Be their friend on MySpace....

Bad Veins on Myspace

The Icicles

Band Info:

What whould happen if a group of life-versed adults tacked the themes of young love and youthful naivety within a sixties' pop format? Well, you're about to find out. The Icicles create young people's music with a reflective palette. Sweet pop melodies remain with listeners indefinitely. The band's debut, A Hundred Patterns, dazzled music fans as well as ad exec for Motorola, who used the single "Sugar Sweet" in a national campaign. The group's newest effort is an ample offering of cheery tunes perfect for a summer day. Engineer Britt Myers (Essex Green, Dressy Bessy) joined the band in the studio to ensure a unique sound, and helped to set the group apart fromt he other girl-fronted pop offerings on the indie scene. With a sound that isn't far from indie frontrunners Camera Obscura and guitar lines reminiscent of The Cure, this band is quite a treat.

Whirling (MP3)

Latida (MP3)

A Hundred Pattern (Full Album Stream)

Fiction Like Candy


On record and on stage, singer/guitarist/songwriter Genna Giacobassi, bassist Randy Marshall and drummer Keith Sevigny bare their all playing music that invokes the immediate feelings of love, desire and bitter betrayal. Don't let the content of their songs fool the casual listener -- Easily recognizable are nuances of Joni Mitchell, Elvis Costello, The Beatles, Wilco, and Cat Power. However, explore deeper into its sonic landscape and you'll also hear the love of Motown, The Ramones and Cheap Trick bubbling underneath with its simplified anthems that draw from a time when rock compositions were short, tight and blunt, with dangerous excitement. Giacobassi's flexible vocals and circuitous lyrics may at times seem emotionally vulnerable, but the strength, a nod to her Midwestern roots, powers through the mix with true intensity. Paired with Marshall's muscular bass lines and backing vocals and Sevigny's energetic and articulate drumming, Fiction Like Candy disproves genre pigeonholing and creates songs that simply rock. While still retaining the atmospheric depth of their delicate, lo-fi EP La La Lo, (2005) their second EP, Brand New Fancy Truth, (Release date: February 6th, 2007) is more abrasive, challenging and darker. Overall, the music may defy genres, but that is what makes Fiction Like Candy special -- it refuses to settle for a predictable sound, preferring instead to go for the heart and the throat.

Fiction Like Candy was just a glimmer in Giacobassi's eye when she started writing songs and performing in coffee shops in San Francisco in 2004. Though she enjoyed playing solo, Giacobassi was determined to form a band. After she put up a posting on Craigslist asking for potential bandmates, she was lucky to unearth Marshall and Sevigny, and before they knew it, they had formed a family-like bond that is the glue holding the band together. While never denying their influences, Fiction Like Candy steps away from the current imitative trends to focus on what naturally emerges from their union rather than trying to force a sound or construct a mood. The end result of Fiction Like Candy's music can be described as jittery, gossamer, plaintive and infectious. Criss-crossing the country in a tour van has helped solidify the trio's relationship and sound, making them a mighty force to be reckoned with.

Further setting itself apart from the Indie scene, Fiction Like Candy has dubbed itself "The Nicest Band In America." They are certainly down-to-earth and playful, and they are dedicated to making the band easily accessible to everyone who loves its music and comes out to its shows. It's hard to resist a band that takes the time before and after its gigs to talk to friends, fans and random souls that wandered into the bar to get a drink and became captivated with a sweet rock and roll band called Fiction Like Candy.

Stream their new EP - Brand New Fancy Truth

Be their friend on MySpace too...

Fiction Like Candy on MySpace

Music Video Mondays

I forgot just how great some of the White Stripes videos are until I started putting together my Bonnaroo preview. Check out this simply amazing Michel Gondry directed clip for "The Denial Twist"....

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Bonnawho's Who - Rodrigo y Gabriela & Hot Tuna

Put up a couple more artist posts over at BWW - Rodrigo y Gabriela and Hot Tuna. Both acts I'm actually pretty excited about, though don't know if I'll get to see RyG since it looks like they're playing on Thursday and not sure what time I'll roll in. As for Hot Tuna I've been a fan of these guys for awhile - though some people seem to think they're just for old, school hippies. I've seen the band and Jorma solo a number of times - and they put on a great live show.

Jorma's a hell of a guitar player, if you don't believe me check out this live version of "Good Sheppard"....

Friday, April 13, 2007

A Summer Of Free Music

I noticed something pretty cool when I ordered Wilco tickets earlier today. Along with my confirmation I also recieved a email that would allow me to recieve a free song download from iTunes for each ticket I purchased. Here's the details on the promotion from Apple's website....

Purchase a concert ticket on for any show scheduled between Memorial Day (May 28) and Labor Day (Sept. 3) and you’ll get an electronic code for a complimentary song of your choice on iTunes, plus a digital sampler featuring a selection of hand-picked music.

As much as people want to bitch about TM it's nice to see something like this going on.

Bonnawho's Who - Fountains of Wayne

If you're just dismissing Fountains of Wayne as one hit wonders for their ubiquitous single "Stacy's Mom" you're really missing out. These guys are a great pop-rock band that writes clever, well crafted songs and they've just put out a terrific new album called Traffic & Weather.

Check out more - Bonnawho's Who - Fountains of Wayne

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Bonnawho's Who

Started a sort of Bonnaroo preview blog called Bonnawho's Who. Basically the idea was just to offer up info on each band (since most people aren't going to be familiar with everyone that is playing) - including shows to download, a live clip or two, etc. First up is The White Stripes - check it out here.

This is a band that I'm extremelly excited to see again. They've got an new album called Icky Thump hitting stores on June 19th - so guess we'll be hearing a good amount of new material, but here's hoping they play they're stellar cover of Isis - give is listen here.

Shake It

Thought this was a cool promotion for the 10th Anniversary of Phish Food Ice Cream.....

"Time flies when you're having fun and when you're one of Ben & Jerry's best selling flavors! Phish Food has made it to the ripe old age of ten. Yes, live music lovers of the chocolaty, gooey, marshmallowey combination that has left crowds clamoring for more, your little flavor is all grown up.

As part of the celebration, participating Ben & Jerry's Scoop Shops across the nation will offer a Phish Food shake promotion. On March 18, 1997 the band played at Burlington, Vermont's Flynn Theater with a benefit show that sold out in mere minutes. The WaterWheel Foundation was the recipient of the proceeds, to help focus on the clean up of Vermont's Lake Champlain.

Everyone who purchases the shake will receive a unique code to gain access to 3 FREE previously unreleased tracks from the show at Click here to locate a scoop shop near you. Don't forget - proceeds from Phish Food also go to The WaterWheel Foundation!"

So go get yourself a shake and some free tunes!!

Everything was beautiful, and nothing hurt.

Start the day on a sad note on this gloomy, rainy morning here in New York with the news of Kurt Vonnegut's passing. You can read the New York Times and Washington Post obits here and here.

Kurt talking about his writing....

Go and read one of his books, here's a few I'd recommend.....

Breakfast of Champions


A Man Without A Country

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Lolla Line-Up Leak

As reported today over on Rock & Roll Daily this year's Lollapoolza line-up has leaked a day early (official announcement is set for tomorrow). Here's what it looks like....

Pearl Jam / Daft Punk / Ben Harper / Muse / Iggy & The Stooges / Modest Mouse / Interpol / My Morning Jacket / Satellite Party / Yeah Yeah Yeahs / Snow Patrol / The Roots / Patti Smith / Kings Of Leon / The Black Keys / Regina Spektor / Spoon / Lupe Fiasco / TV On The Radio / Pete Yorn / G. Love / Paolo Nutini / Amy Winehouse / LCD Soundsystem / Clap Your Hands Say Yeah / Silverchair / Femi Kuti / Yo La Tengo / Hold Steady / Jack's Mannequin / Stephen Marley / STS9 / MIA / Slightly Stoopid / Blonde Redhead / Sparklehorse / Sean Lennon / !!! / Blue October / Son Volt / Motion City Soundtrack / Polyphonic Spree / Peter Bjorn & John / Silversun Pickups / CSS / The Rapture / The Wailers / Roky Erickson / Tapes N Tapes / Heartless Bastards / The View / The Cribs / The Fratellis / Ghostland Observatory / Tokyo Police Club / Rhymefest / Soulive / Cold War Kids / Annuals / Fields / Electric Six /Jim Noir / Elvis Perkins / Sam Roberts / Black Angels / Charlie Musselwhite /Aqueduct / Juliette & The Licks / Dios / Viva Voce / David Vandervelde / Los Campesinos! / Chin Up Chin Up / Ryan Shaw / Colour Revolt / Satin Peaches / Illinois / Arckid / Mickey Avalon / The 1900s / Bang Bang Bang / Bound Stems / High Class Elite / Carey Ott / Matt Roan

Bonnaroo Cafe Artists Announcement

While this might not get anyone all that excited SuperFly has released a list of artists that will be playing at Bonnaroo Cafe Tent. Here's the list (some of these I've posted already).....

Angel and the Love Mongers

Bang Bang Bang

Dave Barnes


The Biscuit Burners

Pieta Brown

Cage the Elephant

Sam Champion

Christabel and the Jons

Rocco DeLuca (solo)

Dixie Dirt


The Dynamites featuring Charles Walker

Piers Faccini

Favourite Sons

Fiction Plane

Tim Fite



Alexa Ray Joel

Langhorne Slim

Manchester Orchestra

Jennifer Niceley

Brandy Robinson

Salvador Santana Band

Jonah Smith

Smokin’ Dave and the Premo Dopes

Jesse Sykes and the Sweet Hereafter


Tin Cup Prophette

The Westside Daredevils

The Whigs

Ernest Goes To Court....Again

Forgot to post this yesterday, but looks like our pal Ernie has been offered a plea deal by the Washington County District Attorny. The terms of the deal are as follows....

"Anastasio would likely appear in Washington County court that day if he agrees to plead guilty to fifth-degree attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance and go through a drug court program" (via Glen Falls Post Star)

You can read the full article here.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

I Love Tuesdays

Here are the purchases for the week....

Bright Eyes - Cassadaga

The Faces - Five Guys Walk Into A Bar

Monday, April 09, 2007

SCI Farewell Tour

String Cheese Incident is finally filling in the pieces for the rest of their farewell tour as today they announced a string (yeah I know bad joke) of dates for the summer, hitting some of their favorite markets including a one-off, three day version of the Big Summer Classic. Here's what they have lined-up.....

7/12 - 14 - Beacon Theatre - New York, NY

7/21 - 22 - Greek Theatre - Berkley, CA

7/27 - 29 - TBD - Oregon

8/3 - 5 - Big Summer Classic - Camp Zoe - Salem, MO

8/10 - 12 - Red Rocks Amphitheatre - Morrison, CO

SCI Ticketing beigns on May 8th at 10 AM Mountain Time.

More 'Roo Additions

Guess they must be saving these up for a bigger artist addition, but here's some more acts that are confirmed (info via Pollstar)....


Pieta Brown

Piers Faccini

Rocco DeLuca & The Burden

Jonah Smith

Music Video Mondays

Caught Gomez last month at Webster Hall (despite missing just about all of Ben Kweller), and really dug their set. So here they are with "See The World" off their last album How We Operate.....

Friday, April 06, 2007

Bonnaroo Artist Addition

According to their MySpace page The Whigs have also been added to this year's line-up -check it out here.

Highly recommend picking up their debut album Give 'Em All A Big Fat Lip. I'll be looking forward to checking out their set.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Wilco Tourdates

After weeks of teasing fans with full album streams of Sky Blue Sky, Wilco has announced a bunch of tourdates. Here's where they are playing so far....

04-16 Brisbane, Australia - The Tivoli
04-18 Melbourne, Australia - The Palais Theatre
04-19 Melbourne, Australia - The Palais Theatre
04-21 Sydney, Australia - Enmore Theatre
04-22 Perth, Australia - Metropolis Fremantle
05-19 Somerset, England - Butlins Minehead (ATP)
05-20 London, England - Shepherds Bush Empire
05-21 London, England - Shepherds Bush Empire
05-23 Cologne, Germany - Live Music Hall
05-24 Berlin, Germany - Kesselhaus
05-25 Hamburg, Germany - Grosse Freiheit 36
05-26 Dresden, Germany - Alter Schlachthof
05-28 Stuttgart, Germany - Longhorn
05-29 Paris, France - Le Bataclan
05-30 Gent, Belgium - De Vooruit
05-31 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
06-02 Barcelona, Spain - Primavera Sound Festival
06-13 Davenport, IA - Adler Theater
06-15 Indianapolis, IN - Murat Theater
06-17 Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo
06-19 Atlanta, GA - Chastain Park Amphitheatre
06-20 Charlotte, NC - Ovens Auditorium
06-22 Red Bank, NJ - Count Basie Theater
06-24 Northampton, MA - The Pines
06-25 New York, NY - Hammerstein Ballroom
06-28 Boston, MA - Bank of America Pavilion
06-29 Shelburne, VT - The Green at Shelburne Museum
06-30 Toronto, Ontario - Massey Hall
07-07 Kongsberg, Norway - Kongsberg Jazz Festival
07-12-15 Suffolk, England - Latitude Festival
07-20 Benicassim, Spain - Festival Internacional de Benicassim

Last time they hit New York back in '04, with a couple of solo Tweedy shows thrown in along the way - so it's been awhile since they've played The Big Apple and I'm extremelly excited to see them again despite the fact they're playing the Hammer.

Also if you pre-order the new album you'll get some nifty extras....

Every album pre-order will get a free video download (compatible with iTunes, iPods, or playable in Quicktime on your computer) of Wilco performing a track from Sky Blue Sky at their loft. The video will be available for download within the next few weeks and we will notify you when it is ready.

We are giving away 7 different prizes (one per week) between now and the release date. Pre-Ordering early gives you the best chance of winning, as you'll be re-entered in the drawings each week (unless you win). Here's what you can win....

  • One (1) Winner will get the entire Wilco back catalogue on cd (including a signed copy of Sky Blue Sky)
  • One (1) Winner will get the latest from each side project on cd/dvd: The Autumn Defense, Glenn Kotche's Mobile, The Nels Cline Singers' the giant pin, Loose Fur's Born Again In The USA, Jeff Tweedy's Sunken Treasure
  • One (1) Winner will get the Wilco vinyl back catalogue (includes out of print Summerteeth, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, A Ghost Is Born, and a signed copy of Sky Blue Sky)
  • One (1) Winner will receive the complete poster set from 2007
  • One (1) Winner will get 2 VIP tickets (includes 2 great seats, 1 post and 2 shirts at the show) to any 2007 Wilco show. Transportation to and from the show is on you.
  • One (1) Winner will get a free iPod shuffle with Sky Blue Sky album on it
  • One (1) Winner will get a signed film proof of the cover art

Bloggy Goodness

Here's what other people have going on.....

Passion of the Weiss thinks that Jason Molina (currently headman of Magnolia Electric Co.) is a severely underrated songwriter - find out for yourself here.

Head over to Rob Ronanea, SuperDee's House, and Fresh Bread for reviews of last night's Page McConnell show - check that out here, here and here.

Phish & Chips wants to know what your favorite version of Al Green's soul classic "Take Me To The River" is by offering up a bunch of different takes on the tune - give a listen to them here.

Neddy over at Of The Week give his thoughts on Tonic (which is set to close it's doors in a couple of weeks) - read it here.

Over at Lost In Your Inbox you can check the second installment of Unusual Covers featuring covers of Pink Floyd, Neil Young and the Gorillaz.

This week's B-List over on Hidden Track features the 10 Best Original Weird Al tracks - yeah you read that right.

And finally The Runout Groove remembers when "Emo Was Good" by taking a look at The Promise Ring - head here.

Bonnaroo Artist Addition

Looks like being Sting's son and being in a band pays off as Fiction Plane (who is opening a bunch of dates for The Police this summer) has been added to the Bonnaroo line-up. This hasn't been "announced" official yet, but saw it over on Pollstar.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

I Love Tuesdays

Here are the purchases for the week....

Kings of Leon - Because Of The Times

Fountains of Wayne - Traffic and Weather

Monday, April 02, 2007

Music Video Mondays

Pavement is one of those bands that in theory I should like, but could never get into. I do get what people dig about these guys though, so here they are with "Gold Soundz" - a great old-school, indie-rock video....

And no I didn't pick this because Phish covered it back in '99.