Song Of The Moment : Band Of Horses – Is There A Ghost

September 16, 2007 by · Leave a Comment
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I’m way behind on getting to this one, but this song has been rocking my world on repeat endlessly for the past couple of days. The adrenaline rush when it breaks from the softly picked intro to the full strumming ahead, chiming guitars of the second half of the song is so addicting. Is There A Ghost is the first song from Band Of Horses brand new disc Cease To Begin which hits stores in October. It’s easy, just Play.Rock Your World. Repeat. Play. Rock Your World Repeat.Play.Rock Your World. Repeat…

MP3: Band Of Horses – Is There A Ghost
Buy Cease To Begin


LIVE: 5 On A Friday at Tritone

September 15, 2007 by · Leave a Comment
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Yesterday I featured these bands on 5 On A Friday. Here’s some photos from last night’s amazing display of Philadelphia and New York talent at The Tritone in Philadelphia. If you couldn’t make it last night The Swimmers, The Jealous Girlfriends and Sam Champion along with Drug Rug all play again tonight in New York City at The Mercury Lounge. Go. Dance. Enjoy. I highly recommend it.

A Sunny Day In Glasgow
Sam Champion

The Jealous Girlfriends

The Swimmers

5 On A Friday : Live Tonight !

September 14, 2007 by · Leave a Comment
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Tonight a deal you can’t beat, 5 amazing Philadelphia and New York bands at the Tritone in Philly, a club the size of a shoe box, and all for 5 bucks. Any one of these bands could headline a much bigger venue and pack it. It’s going to be a hot time in Philly tonight.

1: Papertrigger – We Are Nations Now !
Buy Riot Lovers EP [WEBSITE] [MYSPACE]
2: A Sunny Day In Glasgow – Best Summer Ever
Buy Tout New Age [WEBSITE] [MYSPACE]
3: Sam Champion Band – Like A Secret
Buy Slow Rewind [WEBSITE] [MYSPACE]
4:The Jealous Girlfriends – Something In The Water
Buy The Jealous Girlfriends [WEBSITE] [MYSPACE]
5: The Swimmers – Pocketful of Gold
Get Fighting Trees [WEBSITE] [MYSPACE]


Soul Singer With Real Soul : Shelly Bhushan

September 13, 2007 by · Leave a Comment
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If Amy Winehouse is a little too rehab-retro for you, or, like me, you were disappointed by the slick sounding mess that was Joss Stone‘s last record, Shelly Bhushan is right up your alley. Shelly’s new record Picking Daisies is a smoldering blend of soulful jazzy funk and southern Memphis soul all anchored by her incredibly powerful voice. The emotion just pours out of the songs from the horn infused groove of Beautiful Me to the slow burning lover’s lament of It’s Over. Shelly even gets down to her Austin, Texas roots on the hand clapping, foot stomping, country tinged album closer ,The Nest.

So if you’re craving for some soul with real emotion to back it up, you need Picking Daisies. The CD release party for Picking Daisies is next Thursday, September 20th, at Don Hill’s in New York City. Head on down and take in that amazing voice in person.

MP3: Shelly Bhushan – Beautiful Me
MP3: Shelly Bhushan – It’s Over
Buy Picking Daisies

Sep 20 2007 8:00P Picking Daisies CD Release @ Don Hill’s NY, New York


Solving A Murder Mystery

September 11, 2007 by · 1 Comment
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Imagine if you will the scene, a high school gymnasium, plenty of crepe paper all around, a handpainted sign that says “Welcome to The Prom, 1957”. Off in the corner on a small stage is a four piece band banging out the songs that have the kids up and dancing from the word go.
Now flash forward fifty years, in the corner on a small stage in a coffee shop that same exact band is playing the same exact songs and all the indie-kid caffeine junkies are loving every second of it.
That band is Murder Mystery, defining a sound that I can best describe as retro-indie. Snappy snare based drumming, lots of hand claps, poppy danceable bass lines and clean efficient guitar playing, fronted by a voice that falls somewhere between Stephin Merritt(Magnetic Fields) and Gordon Gano(Violent Femmes).
Their new album Are You Ready for the Heartache Cause Here it Comes was co-produced by J.P. Bowersock(Ryan Adams And The Cardinals,The Strokes) and is chock full of catchy boy-girl-love songs that will have you humming along, if not dancing along, at the first listen.

Murder Mystery is from New York City and is Jeremy Coleman(vocals, guitar), Adam Fels(bass,vocals) Jeremy’s tap dancer turned drummer sister, Laura Coleman(drums,vocals) and Kevin Jaszek(guitar,vocals).

MP3: Murder Mystery – In A Sentimental Mood
MP3: Murder Mystery – What My Baby Said

Buy Are You Ready For The Heartache Cause Here It Comes


Monday Morning Blues : Mixed Bag

September 10, 2007 by · Leave a Comment
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A mixed bag for you on today’s Monday Morning Blues.
First up one from the mailbag with the Jeramy Norris Band. Hailing from Stockton California the band is fronted by Jeramy Norris on Guitar, Vocals, Bass with Daniel Bailey on Guitar, Vocals, Bass and Doug English on Drums. Jeramy Norris started playing blues at the age of 15 and has shared the stage with artists including, BB King, Jeff Beck, Little Charlie and the Night Cats, Robben Ford, Coco Montoya, Tommy Castro, Derek Trucks, Joe Louis Walker, Chris Cain, Ron Thompson, Los Lobos, Walter Trout, Norton Buffalo, and John Mayall.

Also, a slow burner from The Black Crowes Southern Harmony And Musical Companion and one from the legendary Stevie Ray Vaughan, a live take of Testify that was included a bonus track on the Texas Flood CD.

MP3: Jeramy Norris Band – Drinkin’ All Night [WEBSITE] [MYSPACE]
Buy Blues Man
MP3: The Black Crowes – Bad Luck Blue Eyes Goodbye
Buy The Southern Harmony And Musical Companion
MP3: Stevie Ray Vaughan – Testify(live)
Buy Texas Flood

U2 Popmart Arrives On DVD

September 9, 2007 by · Leave a Comment
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U2’s PopMart Live from Mexico City will be released on DVD on 10th September 2007.

Filmed at the Foro Sol Autodromo in Mexico City on 3rd December 1997, PopMart Live from Mexico City was directed by David Mallet and first released on video the following year; this is the first time it has been released on DVD.

Described as a sci-fi disco supermarket, the PopMart Tour opened in its “spiritual home”, Las Vegas on 25th April 1997. All trash and kitsch, PopMart introduced a giant mirrorball lemon, a 100ft cocktail stick – complete with olive, and the works of Lichtenstein, Warhol and Haring, to a live rock audience: a production experience never quite seen before.

Originally filmed on analogue video, the film has been transferred to a digital format with re-graded and cleaned pictures. Great care has been taken to maintain the original look by simply enhancing it, with an added degree of sharpness and contrast unavailable when originally filmed. The audio has also been re-mastered and mixed in 5.1 Surround Sound.

PopMart Live from Mexico City will be available in two formats: a Standard 1-disc format containing the concert, and a Special Limited Edition 2-disc format, the 2nd bonus disc containing previously unreleased live audio and video material, including documentaries, a PopMart tour visuals montage, and DVD-ROM extras.

Check out the promo trailer HERE
BUY PopMart Live from Mexico City
The full DVD track listing is as follows:

Disc One:

Pop Muzik / Mofo / I Will Follow / Gone / Even Better Than The Real Thing / Last Night On Earth / Until The End of The World / New Year’s Day / Pride (In The Name Of Love) / I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For / All I Want Is You / Desire / Staring At The Sun / Sunday Bloody Sunday / Bullet The Blue Sky / Please / Where The Streets Have No Name / Lemon (Perfecto Mix) / Discothèque / If You Wear That Velvet Dress / With Or Without You / Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me / Mysterious Ways / One / Wake Up Dead Man

Performance from Foro Sol Autodromo, Mexico City, filmed 3rd December 1997

Director David Mallet
Producer Ned O’Hanlon
Executive Producer Paul McGuinness
Show Designer/Director Willie Williams

Bonus disc (special limited edition format only)

1. Bonus live tracks
– Please / Where The Streets Have No Name / Discothèque / If You Wear That Velvet Dress
All recorded live at Feyenoord Stadium, Rotterdam on 18th July 1997

– Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me / Mysterious Ways / One
All recorded live at Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton on 14th June 1997

2. Bonus video tracks
– Staring At The Sun (Miami version)
Directed by Morleigh Steinberg

– Last Night On Earth – First Night In Hell (Remix version)
Directed by John Bland

3. Documentaries
– Lemon For Sale
– The Road To Sarajevo
– A Tour Of The Tour
– Last Night On Earth – One Day In Kansas

4. PopMart Tour Visuals Montage
Curated by Catherine Owens

5. Extras
– DVD-Rom: Weblinks, Wallpapers, Screensavers


5 On A Friday : Neon Bible Studies

September 7, 2007 by · Leave a Comment
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Last year’s cover song of choice du jour was Crazy by Gnarls Barkley. This year in somewhat of an unexpected surprise it’s turning out to be songs from the Arcade Fire‘s Neon Bible. Here’s five for you, don’t miss the especially amazing acapella version of the title track by Operation Bumblebee, it’s absolutely stunning. Sorry,to keep it to just 5, I skipped over Calexico‘s version of Ocean Of Noise, are there any more I should know about.

1: Foo Fighters – Keep The Car Running
More Foo Fighters
2: Operation Bumblebee – Neon Bible (Acapella)
More Operation Bumblebee
3: Norah Jones – Ocean Of Noise
More Norah Jones
4: The Atom Spies – Black Waves
More The Atom Spies
5: Final Fantasy – No Cars Go
More Final Fantasy

Buy Arcade Fire – Neon Bible

Here’s a 5 on a Friday bonus for you. Feeling inspired by all the reverie and want to join in ?
Go to Supernatural Things for this : How To Play Ocean Of Noise By The Arcade Fire

Why not record your Neon Bible favorite and send it to me.
Who knows, you just may show up 5 On A Friday.

Hang on, HELP! is on the way

September 6, 2007 by · Leave a Comment
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Apple Corps Ltd have announced the eagerly anticipated DVD release of The Beatles’ second feature film ‘Help!’ on October 30th (October 29th ROW) which will be marketed and distributed by EMI Music.

Directed by Richard Lester, who also directed the band’s debut feature film ‘A Hard Days Night’, ‘Help!’ made its theatrical debut in 1965. The story follows The Beatles as they become passive recipients of an outside plot that revolves around Ringo’s possession of a sacrificial ring, which he cannot remove from his finger. As a result, he and his bandmates John, Paul and George are chased from London to the Austrian Alps and the Bahamas by religious cult members, a mad scientist and the London police.In addition to starring the Beatles, ‘Help!’ has a witty script, a great cast of British character actors and features 7 classic Beatles tracks, including:

• ‘You’re Going To Lose That Girl’
• ‘You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away’
• ‘Ticket To Ride’
• ‘I Need You’
• ‘The Night Before’
• ‘Another Girl’

The DVD will be a 2-disc set. Disc 1 will feature the original film digitally restored with a newly created 5.1 soundtrack, while Disc 2 contains an hour of extra features, including:

•The Beatles in Help! – 30 minute documentary about the making of the film with Richard Lester, the cast and crew. Includes exclusive behind the scenes footage of The Beatles on set.
•A Missing Scene – Featuring Wendy Richard
•The Restoration of Help! – An in depth look at the restoration process.
•Memories of Help! – The cast and crew reminisce
•Theatrical Trailers – 2 US trailers and 1 Spanish trailer.
•1965 US Radio Spots – Hidden in disc menus.
There will be 2 editions of the DVD – a standard digipack and a deluxe boxed set that will contain a reproduction of Richard Lester’s original annotated script, 8 lobby cards and a poster, plus a 60-page book with rarely seen photographs and production notes from the movie. Both the deluxe book and the standard booklet feature an introduction by Richard Lester and an appreciation by Martin Scorsese.

Watch the ‘Help!’ DVD trailer here: HELP ! video trailer

Random Song Of The Day : Allison Road

September 6, 2007 by · Leave a Comment
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Did you ever have one of those songs that just kicks in an amazing flood of memories whenever you hear it ?

MP3: Gin Blossoms – Allison Road

Buy Up and Crumbling

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