Noise and Treats! Sleigh Bells!!!

April 28, 2010
Noise and Treats!  Sleigh Bells!!!

My new favorite noise duo, Sleigh Bells, will be releasing their debut album on May 11th.  The album will be called Treats.  They have a new website, Infinity Bells, where you can download the new track, Tell ‘Em.  Pretty excited for this one!  And I can’t stress enough that you need to see them...
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Regina covers Radiohead for Doctors Without Borders

April 27, 2010
Regina covers Radiohead for Doctors Without Borders

Regina Spektor has released a cover of Radiohead‘s No Surprises for download on iTunes.  It’s a beautiful rendition of the amazing OK Computer track and 100% of the proceeds will go to Doctors Without Borders.
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Surprised by Sublime with Rome @ Fillmore, 04/26/10

April 27, 2010
Surprised by Sublime with Rome @ Fillmore, 04/26/10

Sublime was just as much about a time and place as it was about the music. Bradley, Bud and Eric defined Southern California is the mid-90s.  This was a time when Offspring and Green Day ruled the radio with Smash and Dookie.  It was a time when punk was making a comeback in a...
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Quick Quips: Sounds From the Country

April 26, 2010
Quick Quips: Sounds From the Country

There are some country albums that I have had in heavy rotation lately that I just haven’t had time to review…these are those albums: Alan Jackson – Freight Train There was a short period of time when I got into country music.  It was the early 90s and Vince Gill, Garth Brooks, Alan Jackson...
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Roky Erickson w/Okkervil River – True Love Cast Out All Evil

April 26, 2010
Roky Erickson w/Okkervil River – True Love Cast Out All Evil

It’s impossible to start a review of True Love Cast Out All Evil without a back story on Roky Erickson himself.  Roky started the psychedelic band 13th Floor Elevators in 1965 and some have said that even if he did nothing after their first album, he would have still gone down in history as...
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Bad Day for Redheads! M.I.A.’s new ultra-violent video.

April 26, 2010

M.I.A.‘s new video for Born Free. Don’t watch at work!
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Yeasayer w/ Sleigh Bells @ The Bluebird, 04/24/10

April 25, 2010
Yeasayer w/ Sleigh Bells @ The Bluebird, 04/24/10

Last night I experienced one the best shows I’ve seen in awhile.  Yeasayer and Sleigh Bells sold out months ago and I’m pretty surprised they did not move it down the street to The Ogden to accommodate all the fans that were standing outside trying to score a ticket. We got there early and...
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Just A Guy at an Ani Show. (Ani DiFranco @ The Ogden)

April 24, 2010
Just A Guy at an Ani Show.  (Ani DiFranco @ The Ogden)

The first time I saw the name Ani DiFranco it was on a poster on the wall in front of Lou’s Records in Encinitas, CA.  It was 1995 and the poster was for Dilate.  It had Ani crouched down in a corner with her face hidden by multi-colored braided hair.  She looked pretty punk...
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The National End Week In Style

April 23, 2010
The National End Week In Style

What a great week for music!  Started out my Monday morning with preview streams of the new releases from Broken Social Scene and The Hold Steady and now I get to spend my Friday catching up on e-mails, putting together some trainings and listening to the new The National album, High Violet at nytimes!
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Rewind: While I Was Traveling in the Great Dakotas

April 22, 2010
Rewind: While I Was Traveling in the Great Dakotas

R.I.P. Guru of Gang Starr.  One of the greats from the Golden Age! Crystal Castles are now releasing their album digitally this Friday. And they are coming to Denver! The Hold Steady have annouced their summer tour and are coming to Denver! Menomena will release Mines on July 27th. Freelance Whales have a new...
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NPR Streaming New Broken Social Scene and The Hold Steady

April 19, 2010
NPR Streaming New Broken Social Scene and The Hold Steady

NPR just made my Monday!  I am now listening to Broken Social Scene‘s Forgiveness Rock Record in it’s entirety and when I’m done with that, I can move on to The Hold Steady‘s Heaven Is Whenever!  Both albums will be released May 4th.  Click on the album cover above to get your Monday morning...
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