With the Fourth Of July, Independence Day Holiday upon us shortly, today for 5 on A Friday we put a Bag Of Songs spin on freedom and being free. Something we here in the USA often take for granted, but around the world people are still dying everyday in their struggle to achieve it.
1: Elliott Smith – A Distorted Reality Is Now A Necessity To Be Free
Buy From A Basement On The Hill
2: Bright Eyes – Stray Dog Freedom
Buy Four Winds EP
3: Cream – I Feel Free
4: Son Volt – Live Free
5: Black Mountain – Stay Free
Buy Spiderman 3 Soundtrack
Ryan Adams new abum Easy Tiger hit stores this week. Here’s 11 of the 13 tracks in video for you.
Tears of Gold
The Sun Also Sets
Oh My God, Whatever, Etc.
I Taught Myself How To Grow Old
Blitzen Trapper kicks off a summer tour this Thursday in their hometown of Portland, Oregon and is coming soon to melt the paint off the walls of your local rock club. Be sure to check them out when they hit your town.
Blitzen Trapper is:
Eric Earley – guitar,vocals
Erik Menteer – guitar, keyboard
Brian Adrian Koch -drums, vocals
Michael Van Pelt – bass
Drew Laughery – keyboard
Marty Marquis – keyboard, vocals
Jun 28 2007 5:00P Music Millennium on NW 23rd – FREE & ALL AGES! Portland, Oregon
Jun 28 2007 9:00P Holocene CD release w/ Shaky Hands & Pseudosix Portland, Oregon
Jul 11 2007 9:00P Bottom of the Hill w/ David Vandervelde San Francisco, California
Jul 13 2007 9:00P Spaceland w/ David Vandervelde Los Angeles, California
Jul 14 2007 8:00P Stinkweeds w/ David Vandervelde Tempe, Arizona
Jul 16 2007 9:00P Emo’s w/ David Vandervelde Austin, Texas
Jul 17 2007 9:00P The Loft w/ David Vandervelde Dallas, Texas
Jul 18 2007 9:00P Walter’s on Washington w/ David Vandervelde Houston, Texas
Jul 19 2007 9:00P Thirsty Hippo w/ David Vandervelde Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Jul 20 2007 9:00P Drunken Unicorn w/ David Vandervelde Atlanta, Georgia
Jul 21 2007 9:00P Bella Festa w/ David Vandervelde Wilmington, North Carolina
Jul 22 2007 9:00P Rock and Roll Hotel w/ David Vandervelde Washington, Washington DC
Jul 23 2007 9:00P Johnny Brenda’s w/ David Vandervelde Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Jul 24 2007 9:00P Great Scott w/ David Vandervelde Allston, Massachusetts
Jul 25 2007 9:00P Mercury Lounge w/ David Vandervelde New York, New York
Jul 26 2007 9:00P The Icon Buffalo, New York
Jul 28 2007 9:00P Empty Bottle Chicago, Illinois
Jul 29 2007 9:00P Triple Rock Social Club Minneapolis, Minnesota
Jul 30 2007 9:00P The Slowdown Omaha, Nebraska
Jul 31 2007 8:30P The Hi-Dive Denver, Colorado
Aug 1 2007 8:15P Kilby Court Salt Lake City, Utah
Aug 3 2007 9:00P Crocodile Cafe w/ Jennifer Gentle Seattle, Washington
A couple weeks back I attended the LCD Soundsystem show In Philadelphia for Myspace’s “The List”. Well now you can get the groove on with five songs on video on the Myspace “The List” page or listen to the mp3′s below while you dance the night away.
LCD Soundsystem (Myspace “The List”)
6/6/07 at the TLA(Fillmore) Philadelphia PA
Today in 1994, Stone Temple Pilots started a three-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Purple’. And somehow, Scott Weiland hasn’t died of an overdose yet.
Please Be Sure to sign the petition supporting the “Internet Radio Equality Act of 2007″ here
Buy The Great Twenty-Eight
2: Pernice Brothers – Monkey Suit
Buy Overcome By Happiness
3: Rolling Stones – Monkey Man
Buy Let It Bleed
4: Counting Crows – Monkey
Buy Recovering The Satellites
5: New York Dolls – Dance Like A Monkey
Buy One Day It Will Please Us To Remember Even This
Summer’s here so put on your party pants and head on out to a summer mixer
MP3: War – Summer
The Pains of Being Pure At Heart are three piece band from New York City consiting of Alex Naidus on Bass,Kip Berman on Guitar and Vocals, and Peggy Wang-East on Keyboard and Vocals. Their music is an irresistable blend of driving rhythms,melodic noisy guitars and reverb drenched boy-girl vocals. Think the noise of Jesus and Mary Chain with the melodic flair of Teenage Fanclub and some female vocals thrown in there and you’ll have an idea. Or even better yet check out the couple songs below to hear for yourself. The band recently released a limited edition CD3 single for their song This Love is Fucking Right, available on Cloudberry Records and are currently working on a new EP, from which they were kind enough to hook me up with a couple just finished tracks for you all.
For all my Philadelphia area friends they’re playing a show at The Tritone this coming Friday, June 22. Be sure to check them out when they come to your town and watch for their new EP xxxxx coming soon.
MP3: The Pains of Being Pure At Heart – The Pains of Being Pure At Heart
MP3: The Pains of Being Pure At Heart – This Love Is Fucking Right !
Upcoming Tour Dates (more being announced soon)
Jun 22 2007 9:00P Tritone Bar Philadelphia, PA
Aug 7 2007 8:00P CAKESHOP: EP release party w/ ZAZA, THE DEPRECIATION GUILD New York, NY
Aug 11 2007 8:00P ATHENS POPFEST 2007: @ LITTLE KINGS, ATHENS, GA