Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Dylan Remix

A few weeks back it was announced that Mark Ronson would be remixing "Most Likely You'll Go Your Way (I'll Go Mine)" for the new Dylan biopic I'm Not There. Well it officially hits radio tomorrow, but you can get your first taste of it over at Dylan07 - so give it a listen. This is something that could have been a complete disaster, but it's actually surprisingly tastefully done and pretty enjoyable. Thoughts?

I'll Take A Venti Iced Coffee -> China -> Rider

Who knew that the folks over at Hear Music were so heady? As I walked into Starbucks this morning to get my daily dose of caffeine I was caught off guard as the familiar mugs Jerry & Co. were staring back at me from the cover of their latest impulse buy compilation CD - Grateful Dead: Eternally Grateful - check it out....

Here's the track listing from the two disc set....

Disc One: In The Studio

1. Friend of the Devil 2. Box Of Rain 3. Althea 4. Eyes of the World 5. Truckin' 6. Shakedown Street 7. Cream Puff War 8. Scarlet Begonias 9. Touch of Grey 10. Sugar Magnolia 11. Cold Rain And Snow 12. China Cat Sunflower 13. Uncle John's Band 14. Casey Jones 15. Ripple

Disc Two: In Concert

1. Jack Straw 2. Bertha 3. My And My Uncle 4. Cumberland Blues 5. Me And Bobby McGee 6. Brown-Eyed Woman 7. Morning Dew 8. Johnny B. Goode 9. Not Fade Away

As much as people have been up in arms over Paul McCartney signing to Starbucks label and now Joni Mitchell, you really have to hand to them for putting out some quality releases and thinking outside the box about how people buy music these days. Among the other exclusive CDs their promoting this month is a Trojan Records reggae compilation, and a Dave Matthews Band Live Trax compilation, as well as selling the new Common album.

Here's a full list of what's Now Playing in their stores.

I Love Tuesdays

Here's the lone purchases for the week....

Josh Rouse - Country Mouse, City House

Monday, July 30, 2007

Music Video Mondays

This one's got a bit of a Christmas in July feel, but some killer harmonies. Here's the Rilo Kiley off-shoot The Elected with "Not Going Home".....

If you're looking for some great beach music, go out and pick up their album Sun, Sun, Sun (title pretty much says it all).

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Crazy Jerry's

Remember last year when Jerry Garcia's toilet was up for sale? Well the remaining items from Jer's former home will be auctioned off on Ebay starting from August 12-19. So what can you expect this time around? Well the items include a jacuzzi, stereo speakers and kitchen sink. All the proceeds will benefit Sophia Foundation - an organization that aids children and families during martial separations and divorce. Read about it here.

Friday, July 27, 2007

Summer Of The Nerd: Update

Awhile back I declared 2007 The Year Of The Nerd with so many comic book and cartoon movies making their way to the big screen, and a ton more in production - Iron Man, The Dark Knight, The Incredible Hulk, etc. Well as I was checking out new movies trailers this one caught my eye - The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters, check out the trailer.....

After watching that, I think you may have to agree with my declaration. The King of Kong hits theaters on August 17th.

Free (Or Mostly Free) Music This Weekend

It's going to be another great weekend to be outside to see some music, here's what's happening in the tri-state area....

Friday - 7/27

Steve Miller Band / Doobie Brothers - PNC Band Arts Center - 7:30 PM - $25 - 65.25

Raq - Rocks Off Boat Cruise - Boarding 9 PM - $30

Old 97's - Rockin' The River Cruise - 7 & 9:30 PM Shows - $50

Reckoning - Jones Beach Field 4 Broadwalk Stage - 7 PM - FREE

Saturday - 7/28

The Neville Brothers / Ryan Shaw - Veteran's Park - Norwalk, CT - FREE

Peter Yorn / 16 Frames / Ben Jelen - The Stone Pony - Asbury Park, NJ - 6 PM - $29

Poison /Ratt - PNC Bank Arts Center - 7 PM - $20.50 - 40.25

Blues Traveler - Festival of Ballooning - Readington, NJ - - 8 PM - $25

Sonic Youth / The Slits - McCarren Park Pool - 7:30 PM - $34

Rock The Bells - Rage Against The Machine, The Wu-Tang Clan, Cypress Hill, The Roots, Mos Def, etc. - Randall's Island - 12 PM - $83

Sunday - 7/29

The Samples - Baley Beach - Rowayton, CT - 6 PM - FREE

Meatloaf - PNC Bank Arts Center - 8 PM - $25.25 - 65.25

TV on the Radio / Celebration - McCarren Park Pool - 2 PM - FREE

Wild Style 25th Anniversary Reunion - Central Park Summerstage - 7 PM - FREE

Doh! Blender's Top 14 Band Cameos

Today is finally the day all us Simpsons fans have been waiting for as the movie hits the big screen - here's hoping it lives up to expectations. But before you head off to the local megaplex to plunk down your hard earned cash the folks over at Blender have complied a list of the Best Band Cameos Ever from the show - check it out here. Ever is a strong word, and maybe I'm a little biased about this, but didn't you guys forget a little band from Vermont's appearance?

Despite the snub, here's a soundboard show with some Simpsons secret language signals......

Phish - 1992-12-11 - The Michigan Theater - Ann Arbor, MI

Bloggy Goodness

Here's what some other people are writing about....

The Greenhaus Effect lays down some ground rules for the latest Phish reunion rumor that's floating around - read them here.

Missed the White Stripes making their MSG debut earlier this week? Fear not nyctaper was their to capture the duo rockin' The World's Most Famous Arena - download away here.

If you're going to Lollapalooza you might want to head on over to CYSTSFTS for their MP3 preview of the festival - part 8 was posted this week, featuring the likes of dios (malos), !!! & The Roots (be sure to check out the other 7 parts as well).

Rewriteable Content new "go-to" band is the White Rabbits - head here to find out why and to give them a listen.

In an ode to Philly's fantastic radio station XPN's 885 Most Memorable Music Moments list, The Late Greats has assembled a list of bands with brother in their name (get it?) - check it out here.

San Diego Serenade
says goodbye to Lou Reed's 8th best solo album along with a lot of other burned CDs read his ruminations here.

How about some summery-pop - Everybody Cares, Everyone Understands has the latest from the Kite Flying Society - head here.

If you're a fan of "post-jam" (didn't we give up on using this term yet?) then I Guess I'm Floating is the place for you. Click over there for a selection of tracks from a recent Animal Collective show in London - here.

And as always head on over to Hidden Track for their fine daily distractions.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Jam_ON Goes Dead

A few months back Sirius announced that it would be adding an exclusive channel dedicated to all things Grateful Dead to launch this summer. Well while the actual launch will be later this summer, they will be offering a "sneak-peak" of sorts on their Jam_ON channel starting on August 1st and running through the 9th (the period covering Jerry's birthday and anniversary of his passing).

Head here for some more info.

Vegoose Artist Additions

On the heels of the initial (and slightly lackluster?) Vegoose artist announcement, comes the first round of additions. Here's what's been added....

Robert Randolph & The Family Band

moe. will also be playing a late night show at The Pearl on the 26th.

Tickets go on-sale this weekend.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Hey Ho, Let's Go........Get Some Sneakers

Converse has just released a new Ramones version of their classic Chuck Taylor's as part of their Project (Red) charity initiative - with 10% of the total sales going to The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Check it out....

While making a pre-distressed, Converse sneaker and slapping a Ramones patch on the side may stand for everything that is not punk, you can't argue with a good cause - so go buy yourself a pair I'm sure Joey would approve.

Here's The Ramones in all their early glory with "Rockaway Beach" from CB's.....

Monday, July 23, 2007

Vegoose Lineup Announced

The initial lineup for the third annual Vegoose Music Festival has been announced, check it out....

Rage Against the Machine
Daft Punk
Iggy and the Stooges - performing Fun House in its entirety
Cypress Hill
Queens of the Stone Age
Public Enemy
The Shins
Michael Franti & Spearhead
Umphrey's McGee
Thievery Corporation
Ghostface Killah & The Rhythm Roots Allstars
Blonde Redhead
Gogol Bordello
Ghostland Observatory
Pharoah Monch

Two day tickets go on-sale this Saturday at 1 PM (EST), while late night tickets will be available starting August 11th at 1 PM (EST).

And you're late night shows look like this so far....

Friday, October 26th

Thievery Corporation - House of Blues

Saturday, October 27th

Umphrey's McGee - House of Blues

Michael Franti & Spearhead - The Joint - Hard Rock

Sunday, October 28th

STS9 - House of Blues

The Shins - The Joint - Hard Rock

Head here for torrents from last year's festivities.

Hipster Event Of The Fall

Just how big are the Arcade Fire? Well come this fall they are set to play amphitheaters - including Red Rocks and the Hollywood Bowl - around the country, with LCD Soundsystem tagging along in support on most dates. They will also make their way back to New York City (where they had a much buzzed about three night stand a few months back) to play a huge crowd of music loving hipsters on Randall's Island. I don't know about the rest of the country, but I'm expecting this show to sell out quite quickly with that one-two punch of a bill.

Pre-sale for a bunch of dates starts tomorrow. You can also check out the rest of the dates so far here (via Brooklyn Vegan). Start searching the thrift stores for your ironic t-shirt now.

Here's a couple of videos for you viewing pleasure. First up Arcade Fire with "Go Cars Go"....

And here's LCD Soundsystem with "Daft Punk Is Playing At My House"....

Also here's their much talked about sets from this year's Coachella (via Dimeadozen)...

Arcade Fire - 2007-04-28 - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival - Empire Polo Field - Indio, CA

LCD Soundsystem - 2007-04-28 - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival - Sahara Tent - Indio, CA

Five Albums In Ten Nights

Covering albums in their entirety seems to be the hot thing to do these days - Sonic Youth, Slint, Ben Kweller. Well not to be left out of the trend alt.country songstress Lucinda Williams will be performing five of her eight studio albums over the course of ten nights in two cities, here's some info (via Rock & Roll Daily).....

Williams will take over Los Angeles’ El Rey Theater September 5-6 and 8-10, then head to New York to play September 29-30 at the Fillmore at Irving Plaza and October 2-4 at Town Hall. On the first night of each run, Williams will perform the entirety of her 2003 record World Without Tears. Each subsequent night will feature one of the following albums: 1998’s Car Wheels on a Gravel Road, 2001’s Essence, 1990’s Sweet Old World and 1988’s Lucinda Williams. The singer-songwriter plans to follow each full-album performance with a separate, more free-form set.

Tickets are on-sale now.

Music Video Mondays

Was just at a friends wedding and thought this would one be a great one to start off the week with, so here's Josh Rouse with "Love Vibration".....

Josh's new album Country Mouse, City House is available on iTunes right now, and hits stores next Tuesday.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Nine Times

After a couple of weeks of speculation it turns out that everyone's favorite former Grateful Dead bass player will in fact be hitting the road this phall for an extensive tour - culminating with a monster 9 night stand at New York's Nokia Theater beginning on Halloween (so take that Vegoose). Phil has also announced that his band will also consist of Larry Campbell, Steve Moltiz, John Molo and a newcomer to the P&F family Jackie Greene. Here are the tour dates....

9/22/07: Santa Barbara County Bowl Santa Barbara, CA
9/23/07: The Greek Theater Berkeley, CA
9/28/07: The Phillmore Denver, CO
9/29/07: Red Rocks Amphitheater Denver, CO
9/30/07 Paolo Soleri Santa Fe, NM
10/02/07: The Pageant St. Louis, MO
10/03/07: Uptown Theater Kansas City, MO
10/05/07: The Riviera Theater Chicago, IL (18+ only)
10/06/07: The Riviera Theater Chicago, IL (18+ only)
10/07/07: The Riviera Theater Chicago, IL (18+ only)
10/09/07: The Orpheum Theater Boston, MA
10/10/07: The Orpheum Theater Boston, MA
10/12/07: Tweeter Waterfront Camden, NJ
10/13/07: Charlottesville Pavilion Charlottesville, VA
10/14/07: The Echo Project Atlanta, GA
10/16/07: Lyric Opera House Baltimore, MD
10/18/07: Shea’s Performing Arts Center Buffalo, NY
10/19/07: Mohegan Sun Arena Uncasville, CT
10/20/07: Glens Falls Civic Center Glens Falls, NY
10/21/07: War Memorial at Oncenter Syracuse, NY
10/31/07: Nokia Theater Times Square New York, NY
11/01/07: Nokia Theater Times Square New York, NY
11/02/07: Nokia Theater Times Square New York, NY
11/03/07: Nokia Theater Times Square New York, NY
11/05/07: Nokia Theater Times Square New York, NY
11/06/07: Nokia Theater Times Square New York, NY
11/08/07: Nokia Theater Times Square New York, NY
11/09/07: Nokia Theater Times Square New York, NY
11/10/07: Nokia Theater Times Square New York, NY

Mail order and on-line ticketing date have not been announced yet.

Phil hasn't played much lately, but here's his set from this year's Mountain Jam....

Phil & Friends - 2007-06-03 - Mountain Jam - Hunter Mountain Ski Area - Hunter, NY

Friday, July 20, 2007

Revenge of the Book Eaters

News about this has been making it's way around the last day or so, wanted to post it here too since it's for a great cause and has a fantastic line-up......

Brooklyn, NY July 20, 2007— 826NYC and The Bowery Presents present REVENGE OF THE BOOK EATERS, a one-night-only event that brings together celebrated comedians, writers, and indie-rock songwriters for a rare evening of intimate performances, including FEIST, A.C. NEWMAN (of The New Pornographers), JIM JAMES (of My Morning Jacket), GRIZZLY BEAR, SARAH VOWELL (best-selling author and This American Life contributor), and DEMETRI MARTIN (Daily Show regular, comedy superstar), that promises once and for all to try to settle the debate: words or music — which is better? The evening will benefit 826NYC, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6 to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. This event, which is named after a story by an 826NYC student, is a follow-up to last year’s much-heralded event and six-city tour by the same name. Last year, the New York show sold out the Beacon Theatre in less than one day. At that show, Jon Stewart told jokes about his baby, David Byrne performed a country music set, Sufjan Stevens joined him for a duet, Sarah Vowell and Eric Bogosian acted out diary entries of a real-life explorer of the American West, John Hodgman hosted, and Dave Eggers doled out hugs. The deluge of local and national press coverage all agreed on one thing—that Revenge of the Book Eaters was a unique and awe-inspiring synthesis of the literary, comedy, and music communities in support of 826NYC's similarly innovative programming for kids. This year’s show promises to pick up where last year’s left off, focusing on unique, memorable performances, all raising money for charity.

The Beacon Theatre
Sunday, August 26, 7:00 PM 2124 Broadway (between 74th and 75th Streets), New York Tickets: Balcony $35, Loge $45 Orchestra $50 Tickets available through Ticketmaster: www.ticketmaster.com, www.bowerypresents.com, www.beacontheatrenyc.com, or (212) 307-4111 . On sale Friday, July 20 at 10AM All proceeds go toward 826NYC’s free programming for children

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Free (Or Mostly Free) Music This Weekend

While I'm off to a wedding this weekend there is a ton of great outdoor shows going on this weekend. Here's what's going on....

Friday - 7/19

John Mayer - Bryant Park - GMA Concert Series - 7 AM - FREE

Neko Case - Central Park Summerstage - 7 PM - FREE

Bishop Allen / Rock Plaza Central - South Street Seaport - 7 PM - FREE

Jounce - Rocks Off Boat Cruise - 11:30 PM (Boarding) - $20/25 (DOS)

Saturday - 7/20

Siren Music Festival - New York Dolls, M.I.A., Cursive, We Are Scientists, Voxtrot, Black Lips, DR. DOG, Noisettes, Lavender Diamond, The Detroit Cobras, Elvis Perkins In Dearland, The Twilight Sad, White Rabbits - Coney Island - FREE

Jerry Joseph & The Jack Mormons - Rocks Off Boat Cruise - 2 PM (Boarding) - $25 / 30 (DOS)

Sunday - 7/21

Band of Horses / Annuals / The Oxford Collapse - McCarren Park Pool - 2 PM - FREE

Brazilian Girls / Cat Empire - Central Park Summerstage - 3 PM - FREE

ZZ Top / The Pretenders / Stray Cats - Nikon Jones Beach - 7 PM - $26 - 69

Back To Your Regularly Scheduled Programming

Been doing some maintenance around here the last couple of days so sorry for no posts, upgraded the blog to the newer version of Blogger - though you probably don't need to know about that. Anyway I'll get some stuff up later today, in the meantime check out this leaked scene from the upcoming Dylan biopic I'm Not There that has been making it's way around the last few days with David Cross playing Alan Ginsberg....

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

I Love Tuesdays

Here are the purchases for the week....

Magic Numbers - Those The Brokes

Stephen Stills - Just Roll Tape: April 26th, 1968

Rilo Kiley - Take Offs And Landings

Monday, July 16, 2007

Music Video Mondays

It's my birthday today so this one is all for me, here's Phish with "Down With Disease".....

And since this ranks up there as one my all time favorite Phish tunes, here's a live version of Suzy Greenberg from 2/25/93....

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

This Is The End, Or So We Thought

Looks like Elvis may not have been the only rock star to die on a toilet. A new book called The End: Jim Morrison by Sam Bernett is claiming that Jim Morrison didn't die in his apartment as had previously been the story, but instead he died of a heroin overdose in the bathroom of his nightclub and then carried up to his apartment - which had been a long standing rumor. Read the whole story here.

Never really been much of a fan of The Doors, but always dug The WASP. Here's a totally different version, then from L.A. Woman.....

RatDog & Keller Williams Summerstage Review

Did some moonlighting for my friends over at Hidden Track. Check out my review of the RatDog / Keller Williams show from the other night, enjoy....

RatDog & Keller Gonna Make You Sweat

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

I'm Not There Trailer

So there's finally a trailer for I'm Not There the Bob Dylan movie that is hitting theaters this fall - you know the one where Dylan is portrayed by a bunch of different people including Cate Blanchett. Check it out....

Just like the Dylan the trailer is a bit of a mystery that doesn't give away much about the movie, but does make you want to go out and see it. The movie hits theaters on September 21st.

I Love Tuesdays

Here are the purchases for the week....

Chris & Rich Robinson - Brothers Of A Feather

Spoon - Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga

Monday, July 09, 2007

Music Video Mondays

Feeling like a little freak-folk this morning and why not it's the 40th anniversary of the Summer of Love we should all let are freak flags fly. Here's Devendra Banhart with "I Feel Just Like A Child"....

Devendra hits the road mid-August for a bunch of European dates and is back in the U.S. starting in September.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Happy 4th!!!!


The New Pornographers & Midlake - Battery Park - 7/4/07

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Buzz Cola

Saw this story the other day and headed over to the 7-11 on 23rd Street to pick up a few - they're already selling for $5/can on Ebay. Now if they only made some Duff Beer - I'd buy it by the case. Here's a list of the Simpsons inspired products they are offering.

The Simpsons movie opens nationwide on July 27th - check out the latest trailer here.

Oh Me Oh My

Some great news for all you Dr. Dog fans out there, we've got some new free tunes coming our way each week for the rest of the summer. Here's some info from their MySpace page....

Just wanted to remind you that today begins the onslaught of free songs!! You can go now to Weallbelong.net for the first song, called Oh Me Oh My. We don't even know what the songs will be yet beyond the one that is up right now. We've got a lot of stuff that's been recorded over the past 5 years or so and we may draw entirely from the vault but there's always the possibility that we'll post some newer stuff too. These are all songs that we really love and we're happy that people will have the chance to hear them.

If you still haven't bought your copy of We All Belong what are you waiting for, it's the perfect summer album.

Shake Your Moneymaker

Somehow this managed to pass me by, but there is a new Rilo Kiley video out that's a must watch (thanks to Dave The Butcher on this one). I'll give you two options for this first is the long version - which I highly suggest checking out, because who doesn't love interviews with porn stars....

The Moneymaker (Long Version)

But if you just want to cut to the chase and hear the song, you can watch this one....

The Moneymaker (Short Version)

Oh Jenny Lewis how I love you.

Rilo Kiley's new album Under The Blacklight hits store on August 12th.

Monday, July 02, 2007

If You Were A Hot Dog

It's always nice to put up something about music and baseball in the same post. On July 15th John Bell will be following in the tradition of are pal Ernie by throwing out the first pitch at Wrigley Field prior to the Cubs/Astros game - Panic are in town performing at the Chicago Theater the very same night.

Check out this show from their recent stop at Red Rocks.....

Widespread Panic - 2007-06-23 - Red Rocks - Morrison, CO

In other WSP tomorrow will see the release of Choice Cuts: The Capricorn Years 1991-1999 a sort of greatest hits CD if you will. Here's the track listing.....

Travlin' Light
Chilly Water
Love Tractor
Weight of the World
Papa's Home
Ain't Life Grand
Blackout Blues
Aunt Avis
Blue Indian
Climb To Safety
Surprise Valley
Pickin' Up The Pieces (Live)
Pigeons (Live)

Surprised there was no promotion about this cd, but then again it is a jamband album. Go buy it if you're looking to get into the band.

And speaking of the Cubs had to leave you with this great Will Ferrel bit, as referenced in the title of the post.....

Music Video Mondays

Going to continue with some more summery (well at least in my mind) tunes. Here's indie-pop favorites The New Pornographers with "The Laws Have Changed".....

The New Porns play a free show with Midlake this Wednesday down at Battery Park. Except some new tunes as they have a new album called Challengers that hits stores on August 21st.

Here's a taste of something off the new album - "My Rights, Versus Yours"(MP3)