From The Mailbag : Matt Lutz, K’Nise’s picks, RIAA and more

March 11, 2007 by · Leave a Comment
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First up today is the latest solo album from Matt Lutz, the frontman for popular San Francisco indie-garage rockers The Herms. Matt’s disc is the appropriately named Seesaw, as the gamut of styles on it run from dark Bowieesque goth rockers to loungey instrumentals to the catchy pop number,Took Me A While that I have for you today. If you like this be sure to check out his myspace page for more tunes.

M4A: Matt Lutz – Took Me A While

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Big Thanks to Mona at MLC PR for the track.


K’nise Connection’s Pick of The Week(and Last Week)

K’nise‘s pick this week is the sultry, soulful,jazzy sounds of Toronto’s dazzlingly beautiful Emma-Lee. Not only is Emma-Lee an extremely talented musician she’s an impressive photographer as well. Hear her songs on her myspace page and make sure you check out her photographs as well.
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Since I was on an unxpected hiatus last week and didn’t get to post much, here’s last week’s pick as well. The Hummingbirds are a sweet country duo from Ypsilanti, Michigan composed of Rachel Lynn on Vocals and Guitar and Stephen Grant Wood on Guitars and Vocals. Watch for their new album due out sometime in 2007
[MYSPACE] [WEBSITE].


RIAA WTF
If you like music on the internet, and especially if you’re a college student you’ll want to check out these two articles.

Recording Industry vs People Blog posted this open letter to the RIAA
Open Letter to Universities Whose Students Have Been Targeted by the RIAA

Jefito Blog posted this insightful piece on gizmodo.com’s proposed RIAA boycott
A Lovely Month for a Boycott


Way To Go Desmond !
Our former Artist Of The Day, bedroom four track sensation Desmond Reed has had his song Who I’d Like To Meet picked up by Manchester UK based Babyboom Records to be included on their next sampler cd due out March 19th.


Some places to be this week if you’re not in Austin Texas for SXSW

The Swimmers start their Sunday night residency at Pianos in NYC tonight and share the bill with Maria Taylor and Aderbat in Philadelphia on Thursday night.
Sun Mar 11 2007 9:00P Pianos [residency] New York, New York
Thu Mar 15 2007 7:30P FirstUnitarian Church w/ Maria Taylor and Aderbat Philadelphia, PA

In the mood for some blues ? Here’s where Jo Wymer will be this week :
Sun Mar 11 2007 02:00 PM – Travelling Poets Society – Espresso Joes, Keyport,NJ
Sat Mar 17 2007 08:00 PM – Twisted Tree Cafe Cookman Ave, Asbury Park, NJ

World Cafe Live has a pair of shows by Nanci Griffith followed up by one from the legendary Leon Russell
Wed Mar 14 2007 7:30P Nanci Griffith World Cafe Live Philadelphia PA
Thu Mar 15 2007 7:30P Nanci Griffith World Cafe Live Philadelphia PA
Fri Mar 16 2007 7:30P Leon Russell World Cafe Live Philadelphia PA

The Hold Steady are back from the UK with The Thermals in tow to continue their takeover of the Boys And Girls In America. If there’s one hot band to see now these guys are it.
Mon Mar 12 2007 08:00 PM – Club Downunder Tallahassee, FL
Tue Mar 13 2007 08:00 PM – The Bottle Tree Birmingham, AL
Wed Mar 14 2007 08:00 PM – Hi Tone Cafe Memphis,TN
Thu Mar 15 2007 08:00 PM – Off Broadway St. Louis, MO
Fri Mar 16 2007 08:00 PM – Music Mill Indianapolis, IN
Sat Mar 17 2007 08:00 PM – Newport Music Hall Columbus, OH

From The Mailbag : Assembly of Dust, Coming Up This Week

February 19, 2007 by · Leave a Comment
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Asssembly Of Dust sounds like more the name of a heavy metal band you’re likely to see at the all Ozzfest than on the jam band circuit, but that’s just where you’ll find them. Formed by Reid Genauer after leaving the band Strangefolk in 2002, Assembly of Dust‘s third album third studio CD, Recollection, is being released March 6. Telling Sue is the first song form it and conjures a sound similar to the Grateful Dead but with more of a country twist.

MP3: Assembly of Dust – Telling Sue

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Some other goings on this week…


K’nise Connection‘s Music Maker Of The Week is Robert Harris

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On Wed 2/21/07 The Swimmers continue their February residency at The Khyber in Philly
This week it’s with guests Elevator Parade and Creeping Weeds
The Khyber 56 S. 2nd St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106

Also listen Wednesday night for a full live set on Jon Solomon’s Radio show on Princeton’s 103.3 FM WPRB
Listen via the web at at wprb.com

[MYSPACE] [WEBSITE]


Jo Wymer brings her Blues with Attitude to you a couple times this week. Be sure to check out her set of excellent originals and blues classics.

02/21/2007 08:00 PM – Orphan Annie’s – Wine, Women and Song Series, Sterling, New Jersey – FREE
02/23/2007 08:00 PM – Green Planet Coffee Company , Pt. Pleasant, New Jersey -

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On Saturday Feb 24th World Cafe Live’s 4th beer tasting festival, Beats, Brews & BBQ
Featurng 30 local and regional breweries, food including Tommy Gunns American Barbeque and musical performances by The Rigbees and

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Update !
I almost forgot this one. After you get all loosened up at the beerfest keep the party going by heading on over to The Khyber for a powerhouse night of rocking with Jukebox Zeros, Beretta76, The Safes, and Foxycontin