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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Quick Quips: Sounds From The Dark Side (Metal Ed.)

April 18, 2010
Quick Quips: Sounds From The Dark Side (Metal Ed.)

There are some heavy albums that I have had in heavy rotation lately that I just haven’t had time to review…these are those albums: Ihsahn – After This is Vegard Sverre Tveitan‘s 3rd album in a trilogy under the Ihsahn moniker.  This Norwegian composer is one talented man.  He is most famous for his...
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The Morning Benders – Big Echo

April 18, 2010
The Morning Benders – Big Echo

The Morning Benders piss me off.  The same way Arctic Monkeys, Vampire Weekend and more recently, Local Natives piss me off.  They piss me off because I like them.  I like them and I don’t know why! All the above bands have been hyped by critics and blogs alike.  They have all received an...
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Mike Cooley Is Even Cooler Than I Thought

April 18, 2010
Mike Cooley Is Even Cooler Than I Thought

Drive-By Truckers songwriter and guitarist Mike Cooley does not have a solo album and from what I hear, he has no desire to release one.  But on Record Store Day he released a piece of ‘high art’. Originally this was going to be released as The Stroker Ace, but it ended up being labeled...
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Derailed: Ghostface Killah/Raekwon/Method Man – Wu-Massacre

April 18, 2010
Derailed: Ghostface Killah/Raekwon/Method Man – Wu-Massacre

To say the Wu-Tang Clan have had their ups and down since the ’93 east coast hip-hop masterpiece, Enter the 36 Chambers, would be kind.  The truth is, just a couple years ago it was doubtful these guys would put out anything worth listening to (as a group). Ol’ Dirty Bastard died, there was...
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Retribution Gospel Choir @ Larimer Lounge, 04/17/10

April 18, 2010
Retribution Gospel Choir @ Larimer Lounge, 04/17/10

Larimer Lounge is one of my favorite spots in Denver.  It’s the one venue that really reminds me of being back in San Francisco.  Last night was no exception.  After a successful vinyl shopping spree for Record Store Day we went to dinner and bowling with some friends and then I hit Larimer.  That’s...
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Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy and the Cairo Gang – The Wonder Show of the World

April 18, 2010
Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy and the Cairo Gang – The Wonder Show of the World

Will Oldham has done it again.  He has put out an album that sounds a lot like the last 10 albums he’s put out, and just like those albums…I love it!  This time he is performing as Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy and has enlisted Emmett Kelly and the Cairo Gang to help out.  I can’t...
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FoundStuff:Session – Doomtree on Daytrotter

April 16, 2010
FoundStuff:Session – Doomtree on Daytrotter

Daytrotter has posted a Doomtree session, or a collection of sessions.  This collection features at least 3 songs from Dessa, SIMS, Cecil Otter and Mike Mictlan.  Doomtree are a indie hip-hop collective on the rise and this is a collection worth checking out.  IMHO Dessa steals the show…but I have been a big fan...
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