5 On A Friday : To Be Free

June 29, 2007 by · 2 Comments
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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
Buy Gold
4: Son Volt – Live Free
Buy Trace
5: Black Mountain – Stay Free
Buy Spiderman 3 Soundtrack

Ryan Adams Easy Tiger : Video Edition

June 29, 2007 by · Leave a Comment
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Ryan Adams new abum Easy Tiger hit stores this week. Here’s 11 of the 13 tracks in video for you.

Goodnight Rose


Everybody Knows

Halloween Head

Tears of Gold

The Sun Also Sets

Off Broadway

Rip Off

Oh My God, Whatever, Etc.

These Girls

I Taught Myself How To Grow Old


On Dasher,On Donner, On Blitzen Trapper !

June 27, 2007 by · Leave a Comment
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photo by Jade Harris
Burning up the player this week is the amazing new disc from Blitzen Trapper, Wild Mountain Nation. A refreshing batch of songs that are an all out mix of country, rock, noise, psychedelia, and the kitchen sink, often all at once. Just when your ears think they’ve got the influence pegged, the whole sonic world shifts. Devil’s A-Go-Go lays out the plan with it’s scratchy guitars, prog rock drum changes and even a mariachi horn break and the album never lets up from there, a stylistic whirlwind that’s equal parts warm familiarity and disorienting juxtaposition. The title track’s Neil Young meets Pavement sound could easily be a long lost Wilco track,if Wilco hadn’t decided to play it safe and lose their edge. Wild Mtn Jam is the Louvin Brothers on an acid bender, while Murder Babe is a noisy pop gem that would make Alex Chilton proud. The lilting Summer Town and Country Caravan show they know how to slow it down as well.

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

MP3: Blitzen Trapper – Wild Mountain Nation
MP3: Blitzen Trapper – Summer Town

Tour Dates:
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


Read All The Pamphlets ? Now Watch The Tapes

June 25, 2007 by · 3 Comments
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LCD Myspace Photo By James Hamilton

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

Us Vs Them
Daft Punk Is Playing At My House
Time To Get Away
North American Scum
All My Friends
Watch The Tapes

No Love Lost (Joy Division cover)
New York I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down


Concerted By Jonathan Fischer

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Concerted by Jonathan Fischerwww.myspace.com/concertedcomic

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.

Radio Silence

June 25, 2007 by · Leave a Comment
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I’ve mentioned the impending danger facing internet radio before. This Tuesday June 26th in a coordinated effort to help bring attention to the upcoming hearing on a royalty rate hike that will if implemented essentially shut down internet radio, internet broadcasters are observing a day of silence. Read Bruce’s very knowledgeable take on the situation here

Please Be Sure to sign the petition supporting the “Internet Radio Equality Act of 2007” here


5 On A Friday : Just Monkeying Around

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Ever work in an office ?
1: Chuck Berry – Too Much Monkey Business
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

Bloghopping : Summer Mixers

June 21, 2007 by · 1 Comment
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Summer’s here so put on your party pants and head on out to a summer mixer

The Surfs Up with our friend The Duke over at The Late Greats

All Heather at I Am Fuel You Are Friends wants is an Umbrella in Her Drink

Covert Curiosity asks It’s Not Summer Yet ?

while Pretending Life Is Like A Song answers with It’s Not Summer Yet, But..

OOFT has Ali’s Summer Slow Down Mix

The Battering Room is Down And Out At The Rooftop Hang and also tells us “Blog House is Dead, Long Live Blog House”

The Phoenix has Soul Clap’s Night House Party Mix

FreeIndie.com throws a Hipster Graduation party

Its a sticky summer mix at Disco Not Disco

Disco Belle has the Round Table Knights


June 21, 2007 by · Leave a Comment
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June 21st, Summer Solstice, The longest day of the year and the first day of Summer. Get out and enjoy those extra hours of sunshine today.

MP3: War – Summer

The Pains of Being Pure At Heart

June 20, 2007 by · 1 Comment
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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


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