Re-Up: August 2010

Every month I will recap the albums and songs I can recommend under the Re-Up heading. Click on each album cover for more information and song link to play the song.  Right-click and ‘Save Link As’ to download song. Albums: Metal: R&B/Rap: Songs: Alejandro Escovedo – Anchor (from Streets Songs of Love out now) Wise Blood – B.I.G. E.G.O. (from… Read more →

ILSUDH2 Approved Shows for September 2010

9/1: The Chemical Brothers @ Fillmore 9/1: Slash @ Ogden Theater 9/2: Coliseum @ Marquis Theater 9/3: Vampire Weekend w/Beach House & Dum Dum Girls @ Red Rocks * 9/4: The Avett Brothers opening for Gov’T Mule @ Red Rocks 9/5: Willie Nelson w/Ryan Bingham @ Red Rocks * 9/5: Sleep w/Git Some & Russian Circles @ Gothic Theatre 9/9:… Read more →

Rodrigo y Gabriela Sell Out Red Rocks!

Rodrigo y Gabriela perform for 9,000 people at Red Rocks (this image from R&G’s Facebook photos, all others are mine) A couple years ago we attended the first Outside Lands Festival in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco.  We had picked up a good spot at one of the side stages and we enjoying our time away from the chaos… Read more →

Curren$y – Pilot Talk

Curren$y – Pilot Talk You can add Curren$y‘s major label debut to the list of reasons (including Big Boi‘s solo album, Big K.R.I.T, Rick Ross and Freddie Gibb’s mixtape) that the South is the reason to stay interested in hip-hop in 2010. Curren$y – The Hangover Reviews: AllMusic 4/5 Pitchfork  8.4 URB 4.5/5 Read more →

Rick Ross – Teflon Don

Rick Ross – Teflon Don Miami dirty south rapper Rick Ross follows last year’s Deeper Than Rap with another solid hardcore rap album.  Ross is one of the few artists in the genre who almost convince me they are as hard as they claim to be…even though I doubt he is. Rick Ross ft. Jay-Z – Free Mason Read more →