Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Radiohead Bonnaroo-in' This Summer

The music festivals are in full swing:

SXSW 2006: March 10-19, 2006 | Austin, TX
Coachella: April 29-30, 2006 | Indio, CA
Bonnaroo: June 16-18, 2006 | Manchester, TN

+Also Thom just wrote an entry about studio life on Radiohead's blog
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Bonnaroo 2006
The initial line up announced by Manchester Times (in TN, USA).
What an eclectic mix of music.
(not the complete list)
Radiohead; Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers; Elvis Costello & the Imposters; Bonnie Raitt; Death Cab for Cutie; Bright Eyes; The Neville Brothers; Ben Folds; Matisyahu; G. Love & Special Sauce; My Morning Jacket; Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder; Steel Pulse; Dove; Cat Power; Medeski Martin & Wood; Nickel Creek; Gomez; Steve Earle; Blues Traveler; Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks; Dresden Dolls; Son Volt; Clap Your Hands Say Yeah; Jerry Douglas; Soulive; Rusted Root; Devendra Banhart Band; Mike Doughty; Sasha; The Magic Numbers; Seu Jorge; Dungen; Andrew Bird; Devotchka; Wood Brothers; dios (malos)...

Official Site: Bonnaroo
My Space: Bonnaroo

Coachella 2006 The Line Up- 2nd Edition

Its safe to say that I can officially post up this line up, since there was a fake poster circulating around the web.
Unfortunately, The Smashing Pumpkins will NOT be performing for a reunion concert as it was anticipated.
Rather, Tool will take the helm as the second night headliner.

So here it is- after Pitchfork and NME have announced the list as being legit:

Saturday, April 29:

Depeche Mode, Franz Ferdinand, Sigur Ros, Common, Damian Marley, Atmosphere, Carl Cox, My Morning Jacket, Ladytron , Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Tosca, Cat Power, Animal Collective, Hard-Fi, Derrick Carter, Devendra Banhart, She Wants Revenge, The Walkmen, The Juan Maclean, Audio Bullys, Imogen Heap, Lady Sovereign, Deerhoof, The Duke Spirit, Editors, stellastarr*, Lyrics Born, Matt Costa, The New Amsterdams, The Zutons, Platinum Piped Pipers, White Rose Movement, Chris Liberator, Colette, Joey Beltram, Hybrid, Wolfmother, The Like, Living Things, Nine Black Alps, The Section Quartet, Infadels, Youth Group, Shy FX & T Power, Infusion

Sunday, April 30:

Tool, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Bloc Party, Paul Oakenfold, Scissor Sisters, Matisyahu, James Blunt, TV on the Radio, Sleater-Kinney , Mogwai, Coheed and Cambria, Gnarls Barkley, Coldcut, Phoenix, Digable Planets, Amadou & Mariam, Little Louie Vega, Mylo (DJ Set), Seu Jorge, Wolf Parade, The Go! Team, Kaskade, Metric, Art Brut, Dungen, The Dears, Jamie Lidell, The Magic Numbers, Los Amigos Invisibles, Jazzanova, Michael Mayer, Mates of State, Gilles Peterson, Gabriel & Dresden, The Subways, Minus the Bear, Be Your Own Pet, Giant Drag, Kristina Sky, The Octopus Project


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The buzz is the release of Bishop Allen's "January" EP.
Their plan is to put out an EP for each month of this year. Perhaps not elaborate of a plan as Sufjan Stevens doing an album of all the 50 States, but this should be an interesting project in itself. At least til they release their next full album.

From their site:

It's 4 songs & almost 20 minutes of music, and it features the feral sounds of our new piano. It's only $5, postage included. The first song is Corazon.

This year, we've decided to get back to what we do best, putting out music ourselves, and we're very happy with these first fruits. The songs will soon be up on iTunes, but what you really want to do is get one from us, because of the nifty self-mailing sleeve it comes in.

Each copy will be hand addressed by Justin Rice and postmarked by an equally addled man in the Willimasburg Post Office, commemorating the day your order shipped and the postage rates in effect that particular day.

The EP is a limited edition. They are only making 1000 copies. The piano artwork looks really nice too.

mp3: Bishop Allen- "Corazon"

Monday, January 30, 2006


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View the trailer and all the other fun stuff here
-featuring the original score by the Crystal Method

-some appetizers from their past material:
QT: The Crystal Method- "High Roller (Live)"
QT: The Crystal Method- "Name of The Game"

The Raconteurs UPDATE

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The site features a retro- 80ish look, paying homage to the old skool Commodore 64 days.
official site

The songs have leaked...so a sneak preview of things to come.
The quality of the mp3s aren't the greatest but better than nothing right?
The album will be released in May:
YouSend: Raconteurs - "Steady as She Goes"
YouSend: Raconteurs - "Store Bought Bones"

musicWATCH | The Elected

formed: 2003
from: Los Angeles
type of music: Alt-country
current release: Sun, Sun, Sun (2006) - Second album
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Fellow Rilo Kiley bandmate Blake Sennett has his own side project going on as well.
The current album features Bright Eyes and fellow bandmate Jenny Lewis.
Its a funny thing that The Elected's album came out the same time as Jenny Lewis with the Watson Twins.
mp3: The Elected- "Not Going Home"
RealVid: The Elected-KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic"

musicWATCH | The Autumns

I posted these guys before on my other site, but they deserve another post especially with some live concert footage vids for your viewing pleasure.
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formed: 1992
from: Los Angeles
type of music: Dream Pop
current release: The Autumns (2004)
Their currently finishing up their new album which is due to come out anytime this year.

Some music available at My Space: The Autumns
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WinMed: The Autumns-"Boy With Aluminum Stilts"
WinMed: The Autumns- "Embracing Winter"

Friday, January 27, 2006

Jack, Brendan & Co.

If you've noticed, A lot of bands have jumped on the bandwagon to create even more presence on the ever popular My Space. A good place to preview an album and get up to date info about shows and etc. I've started to add that as part of my entries as well.
Well, Jack, Brendan and company have utilized that as well...
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My Space: The Raconteurs
My Space: The White Stripes
My Space: Brendan Benson
My Space: The Greenhornes
QT: Brendan Benson- "Cold Hands Warm Heart"

musicWATCH | Infadels

from: UK
formed: circa 2002
type of music: dance pop
current release: We Are Not The Infadels (release date: January 23, 2006)

I heard these guys from Stereogum.
He also has a mp3 of one of their songs...check it out.
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QT: Infadels- "Jagger '67"
Visit them on My Space: Infadels

R.I.P. - Grandaddy 1992-2006

Its official. Grandaddy is no more.

Amy Phillips reports: (courtesy of Pitchfork)
After almost a decade and a half of scruffy indie rock and sprawling space-pop, the California band Grandaddy are headed for the great big rock and roll nursing home in the sky. In an interview with Pitchfork yesterday, frontman Jason Lytle revealed that Just Like the Fambly Cat, due out May 9 on V2, will be the last Grandaddy album, and that the band has no plans to tour.

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"We've seen an erosion happening," Lytle said. "I use the word ‘erosion' in the most natural way I possibly can. It's not entirely such a bad thing. We have just, throughout the years, always looked at every album coming out as ‘Wow we've got another album, now what?'

Let me also add that, we might see some greater involvement in the band Earlimart with Grandaddy, since they've played with them and even joined them on some shows.

official site: Grandaddy
Read the full article here
mp3 download: Grandaddy- "Pull The Curtain"

of montreal...

coming to L.A. and the west sidehhh...
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a band is cool in my book if they can pull off covers from either the shins and broadcast, of course with their own distinctive styles.

mp3: of montreal- "requiem for o.m.m. 2"
mp3: of montreal- "know your onion" (the shins' cover)
mp3: of montreal- "color me in" (broadcast cover)

1-27 - Los Angeles, CA - Ex_Plex (below the Echo)
1-28 - San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill
1-31 - Seattle, WA - Chop Suey
2-1 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
2-3 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
2-4 - Los Angeles, CA - Ex_Plex (below the Echo)

Check out the rest of the tour schedule

Thursday, January 26, 2006

musicWATCH | Faunts

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formed: 2000
from: Edmonton, CAN
type of music: dreamy pop with heavy instrumentations
current release: High Expectations/Low Results (Oct. 2005)

mp3: Faunts-"What I'd love to hear you say"
My Space: Faunts

More Jenny

Just thought I throw in this image, quite nice.
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mp3: Jenny Lewis with the Watson Twins- "Melt Your Heart"

The previous deleted post regarding Coachella 2006 Line Up was a fluke.
So it ain't official...ugh! Sorry guys.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

bleep bleep bleep....

okay my attempt to make the sound of a radar...
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Unfortunately, these guys put out their magazine on a quarterly basis, but then again, its one of the few better music magazines out there. Since I've listed the 'best of 2005' from other music magazines, etc....I figure I do the same here too.

Current Issue includes: Their list of the best of 2005 and the most anticipated albums to come out in 2006

Best of 2005: Under The Radar Magazine
1. Broken Social Scene -s/t
2. Doves- Some Cities
3. Super Furry Animals- Love Kraft
4. Sufjan Stevens- Illinois
5. Rogue Waves- Descended Like Vultures
6. Gorillaz- Demon Days
7. Richard Hawley- Coles Corner
8. Metric- Live It Out
9. M.I.A.- Arular
10. Death Cab For Cutie- Plans

Top Debut Album- 2005
Editors- Backroom

Top Overrated Album- 2005
Coldplay- X & Y

Top Song of 2005-
Gorillaz- Feel Good, Inc

The Most Anticipated Albums of 2006: (some selectively picked by yours truly)
The Concretes- "In Colour" (March)
The Fiery Furnaces- "Bitter Tea" (Date TBA)
The Flaming Lips- "At War With The Mystics" (April)

Here's my pick The Top 20 Albums of 2005
Here's my pick The Incomplete List of the Most Anticipated Albums This Year- 2006 Edition
Here's More Lists of 2005
Here's Pitchfork's Top 10 Albums of 2005

Also today:
Broadcast on KCRW's MBE
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click here to watch the video.
I believe its a pre-recorded segment, but still a definite treat if you haven't caught them live.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

musicWATCH | Sound Team

formed: 2003
from: Austin, TX
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these guys built their own analog recording studio and also recorded their own albums...that's serious DIY.
they are playing tonight with Film School at Cinespace, and also tomorrow night at the Troubadour.

mp3: Sound Team- "Don't Turn Away"
mp3: Sound Team- "It's Obvious What's Happening Here"

link to my entry on: Film School


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Chan Marshall aka Cat Power.
Truly having the power of a cat, "The Greatest" is her seventh album....
and she's done it without a manager.

Her album officially comes today. (Jan 24)
Some reviews from Metacritic- Cat Power "The Greatest"

mp3: Cat Power- "The Greatest"
YouSend: Cat Power- "Love & Communication" (recorded from La Cigale Paris)" (courtesy of rbally)

In Concert:
Los Angeles-
Cat Power
February 22nd
Wilshire Ebel Theatre

Monday, January 23, 2006

Go Jenny Go!!

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QT: Rilo Kiley- "Portions of Foxes"

Jenny Lewis with The Watson Twins
starts her tour in:
Thu 02.02.06 Los Angeles, CA Vista Theatre
ends her tour in:
Sat 04.01.06 Los Angeles, CA Orpheum Theatre

Sample her music on MySpace: Jenny Lewis with The Watson Twins
From one of my favorite albums this year so far: "Rabbit Fur Coat"

Tour date info: go here

Sing A Long...even in Svedish

Everyone Sings Along WIth Acid House Kings EP
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release date: February 8 , 2006

An EP where Acid House Kings' favourite singers do their own unique karaoke versions of their songs. A perfect complement and follow up of their "Sing Along With Acid House Kings".
Okay this music ain't for everyone, but I really like these guys...

Track list:
1. Magnus Carlson “Will you love me in the morning?”
2. Les Très Bien Ensemble “Ce coeur est de pierre”
3. Lasse Lindh “Jag skyller allt på dig”
4. Montt Mardié “Do what you wanna do”
5. Don Lennon “Tonight is forever”

Extra (from a past entry):
QT: Acid House Kings- "7 Days"

Friday, January 20, 2006

Smashing Pumpkins Returns?

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I posted awhile back that Billy Corgan really wanted to reunite the Smashing Pumpkins, especially when he placed an Ad on the Chicago Tribune and even mentioned it on his website.
Well, seems like its coming together, but there's one missing element.....the guitarist, James Iha.

(courtesy of NME- Jan. 19, 2006)

Smashing Pumpkins are strongly rumoured to be reforming this summer for live shows - with Coachella touted as their comeback.

Singer Billy Corgan has made no secret of the fact he wants to reform his old band, and NME.COM has learned the band are set to make their comeback at the Californian festival on April 30.

Writing recently on his webpage, Corgan hinted reformation plans were coming along.

"The surprise I have in store for you all will be announced soon enough," he said. "Hold on to your horses. After all, good things surely comes to those who wait....Don't you just love the suspense?"

Corgan remains friends with former Pumpkins drummer Jimmy Chamberlain, and is also in contact with the band's second bassist Melissa Auf Der Maur, having collaborated with her on her forthcoming second solo album.


So how about James Iha?

(Billboard- Jan. 17, 2006)

Former Smashing Pumpkins guitarist James Iha and Fountains Of Wayne/Ivy principal Adam Schlesinger have signed on to produce a new studio album from enduring soft rock act America.

Coachella on the big screen

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instead of enduring the heat in the desert, some highlights of the past Coachella comes to you in the big screen.

its playing at selected theaters, check here for the locations.
Then again depending on where you are, you might still have to make your pilgrimage to the nearest theater...but i'm sure its worthwhile, especially to see some of these bands on the big screen.

Around Town: L.A.

:: some weekend and out happenings within the city of angels::

Jan 21 Saturday | Colin Melloy (from The Decemberists) | Laura Veirs
El Rey Theatre

Jan 22 Sunday | Giant Drag

Jan 24 Tuesday | Imogen Heap
El Rey Theatre

Jan 24 Tuesday | Film School (Album Release Party)

Jan 25 Wednesday | Film School | Sound System

Jan 26 Thursday | Mellowdrone

Jan 27 | Of Montreal
The Echo

Jan 28 Saturday | Matt Costa | Richard Swift

Jan 31 Tuesday | Akron/ Family
The Echo

Feb 2 Thursday | Jenny Lewis with the Watson Twins
Vista Theatre

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Devics...part 2

artwork done by Francesca Montanari
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find more of her stuff on:My Space

I'm really diggin the art...

Devics: Push The Heart
official release date: March 7, 2006
currently available on: itunes

Here's a preview of things to come:

YouSend: Devics- "Distant Radio"
YouSend: Devics- "Lie to Me"
mp3: Devics- "Come Up"

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Then and Now...

Starflyer 59
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formed: 1993
from: Southern California
type of music: rock
current release: Talking Voice vs. Singing Voice (2005)

They started out with a shoegaze sound, something quite rare during the height of the grunge movement, especially here in sunny Southern California.

from their "She's The Queen" EP (1994):
YouSend: Starflyer 59- "She Was My Sweet Heart">

Richard Swift
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from: Southern California
type of music: lo-fi pop
current release: The Novelist/Walking Without Effort (2005)
YouSend: Richard Swift- "Lovely Night"

what's the connection?
Richard Swift was a former member of the group Starflyer 59.

On the radio

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Real: KCRW- Editors | Aired Tuesday, January 17, 2006.

Upcoming guests:
The Go Team | Will air Tuesday, January 24, 2006 | 11:15 am PST.
Broadcast | Will air Wednesday, January 25, 2006 | 11:15 am PST.

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Today- January 18, 3:00pm : Colin Meloy

Upcoming Guests:

Of Montreal Tuesday January 31, 12:00pm
Film School Saturday February 11, 1:00pm

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Pluggin' it

As the award season is in full swing...here's yet another one to consider:

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QT: Plug Awards Promo Vid

Vote Here

PLUG Independent Music Awards
The National
Cage (feat. Def Jux Allstars) / Chad Van Gaalen / Celebration / Beans w/ Holy Fuck
Hosted by: Aziz Ansari
At Webster Hall, NY
tix: $20


musicWATCH | Devics

I posted these guys before awhile back...
They got a new album coming out soon, I'll post a track or two, real soon.

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formed: 1993
from: Los Angeles
type of music: Dreamy Pop
current release: "Push The Heart" (coming this February 2006)

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QT: Devics-"Red Morning"

KCRW: Morning Becomes Eclectic Performance with Devics

musicWATCH | Isobel Campbell

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formed: former member of Belle & Sebastian (1998), first solo album (1999) and officially left B & S (2002)
from: UK
type of music: Chamber Pop
current album: "Ballad of the Broken Seas"(release date: January 30, 2006)
new collaborative album with the former Screaming Trees and former Queens of the Stone Age singer, Mark Lanegan.

YouSend: Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan- "Deus Ibi Est"

Monday, January 16, 2006

the Happy Song

I posted these guys awhile back...and mentioned the song was a "happy song".
The happy song returns.
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QT: Boy Least Likely To- "Be Gentle With Me"
(thanks to YANP for the link)

The Incomplete List of the Most Anticipated Albums This Year- 2006 Edition

-this list is incomplete since we'll be hearing more buzz in the coming months of other anticipated albums, but here's the breakdown so far:

1. Yeah Yeah Yeahs (March 2006)-
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- The sophomore album (not including their EP)...promises to be totally different from their previous album.
NME reports: Yeah Yeah Yeah's Plan Reinvention

2. Arcade Fire (Late 2006)-
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-The true test for Arcade Fire is to overcome the sophomore album stigma and prove the critics and the rest of the world that they are the real thing.

3. Radiohead (2006- no official date)-
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-If you got a chance to hear their Ether concert bootleg of the new song "Arpeggi" back in March, this could be an interesting transition for a band that is attempting to push the envelope even more, especially as they ditch their long time producer to get a different sound and feel.

Other notable mentions:
Asobi Seksu
Bloc Party
Built to Spill
Trespasser Williams
Midnight Movies
TV on the Radio
The Raconteurs - the collaborative efforts of Jack White and Brendan Benson

We already got a nice whiff of:
Jenny Lewis with the Watson Twins
The Arctic Monkeys

Still in the backburner?:
Also the neverending rumours circulating sometime of the return of Portishead.-- maybe this year?

Sunday, January 15, 2006

musicWATCH | Pretty Girls Make Graves

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formed: 2001
from: Seattle
type of music: rock
current release: ‘Élan Vital’ (street date release: April 11, 2006)
Produced by Colin Stewart (Black Mountain, Destroyer)

mp3: Pretty Girls Make Graves- "The Nocturnal House"

Thursday, January 12, 2006

musicWATCH | Magnet

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aka: Even Johansen
formed: circa 2004
from: Bergen, Norway
(yes, also home of the Kings of Convenience and Royksopp)
type of music: Pop (folky influence with the ethereal electronica sound)
current release: Tourniquet ( album release date: FEB.14, 2006)

(tour dates provided courtesy of home of magnet)

MAGNET is confirmed to open for STARS on the East Coast:

* 22nd – Boston, Paradise
* 23rd – Philadelphia, Beyond
* 24th – Washington DC, Black Cat
* 25th – New York, Webster Hall

Magnet will join Isobel Campbell (former member of Belle and Sebastian) as special guest support for the following shows:

MARCH 2006
* 7th – Los Angeles, Troubadour
* 8th – San Francisco, Café DuNord
* 9th – Seattle, Triple Door

YouSend: Magnet- "Hold On"
YouSend: Magnet- "Duracellia"
Real: Magnet- "Fall At Your Feet"

New Pantheon Award Shortlist Revealed

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Amy Phillips reports: (courtesy of Pitchfork)
Ten bands enter, one band leaves! The organization behind the prestigious New Pantheon Music Prize, which honors the best in under-the-radar music, has unveiled its list of finalists exclusively to Pitchfork, and man, is this going to be a close one. Check out the albums in the running:

Animal Collective - Feels (Fat Cat)
Antony and the Johnsons - I am a Bird Now (Secretly Canadian)
Fiona Apple - Extraordinary Machine (Sony)
Arcade Fire - Funeral (Merge)
Bloc Party - Silent Alarm (Vice)
Death Cab for Cutie - Plans (Atlantic)
The Decemberists - Picaresque (Kill Rock Stars)
Kings of Leon - Aha Shake Heartbreak (RCA)
M.I.A. - Arular (XL/Beggars)
Sufjan Stevens - Illinois (Asthmatic Kitty)
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Wow...what a list.

2006 SXSW Music Festival Performers Include:

This is a very preliminary list of performers scheduled to appear at the 2006 SXSW Music Festival. All of this information is subject to change.

The Adored (Los Angeles CA) • Annie (Bergen NORWAY) • Arctic Monkeys (Sheffield UK) • Belle and Sebastian (Glasgow UK) • The BellRays (Los Angeles CA) • Be Your Own PET (Nashville TN) • Blockhead (New York NY) • The Boy Least Likely To (Wendover UK) • The Brokedown (Los Angeles CA)• Neko Case (Tacoma WA) • Cat Power (Atlanta GA) • Clap Your Hands Say Yeah (Brooklyn NY) • Clor (London UK) • Jason Collett (Toronto ON) • The Cribs (Wakefield UK) • Cuff the Duke (Toronto ON) • Jamie Cullum (London UK) • Dashboard Confessional (Boca Raton FL) • Death In Vegas (London UK) • Death Vessel (Brooklyn NY) • Dengue Fever (Los Angeles CA) • Destroyer (Vancouver BC) • Die! Die! Die! (Auckland NEW ZEALAND) • Dirty Pretty Things (London UK) • Jorge Drexler (Madrid SPAIN) • Dr. Spock (Reykjavik ICELAND) • The Duke Spirit (London UK) • The Earlies (Manchester UK) • Echo & The Bunnymen (Liverpool UK) • Editors (Birmingham UK) • The Eighteenth Day Of May (London UK) • Elbow (Manchester UK) • Empire Dogs (Stockholm SWEDEN) • Erase Errata (San Francisco CA) • Faker (Sydney AUSTRALIA) • Flogging Molly (Los Angeles CA) • Forward Russia (Leeds UK) • Glass Eye (Austin TX) • Gogol Bordello (New York NY) • Jose Gonzalez (Gothenburg SWEDEN) • The Go! Team (Brighton UK) • Headphones (Seattle WA) • The Hellacopters (Stockholm SWEDEN) • Clarence Frogman Henry (New Orleans LA) • The Juan Maclean (Dover NH) • Kaki King (New York NY) • Kalas (Oakland CA) • k-os (Whitby ON) • Sharron Kraus & Christian Kiefer (London UK) • Lady Sovereign (London UK) • The Like (Los Angeles CA) • Los De Abajo (Mexico City MEXICO) • Luminous Orange (Yokohama JAPAN) • Barbara Lynn (Beaumont TX) • The Magic Numbers (London UK) • Magnolia Electric Company (Chicago IL) • Serena Maneesh (Oslo NORWAY) • Mates of State (East Haven CT) • The Morning After Girls (Sydney AUSTRALIA) • The Most Serene Republic (Toronto ON) • Mystery Jets (London UK) • My Summer as a Salvation Soldier (Reykjavik ICELAND) • Neon Blonde (Seattle WA) • Nickel Creek (Carlsbad CA) • n0 things (Brooklyn NY) • Of Montreal (Athens GA) • Beth Orton (London UK) • Peaches (Berlin GERMANY) • The Plimsouls (Los Angeles CA) • Robert Pollard (Dayton OH) • Ramblin' Jack Elliot (New York NY) • Saves the Day (Princeton NJ) • The Secret Machines (New York NY) • Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives (Hendersonville TN) • Tarantula A D (New York NY) • Susan Tedeschi (Jacksonville FL) • Towers of London (London UK) • KT Tunstall (London UK) • Two Gallants (San Francisco CA) • Tom Verlaine (New York NY) • Vetiver (San Francisco CA) • The Whigs (Athens GA) • Whitehouse (Edinburgh UK) • Witch (Brattleboro VT) • Wolfmother (Sydney AUSTRALIA)

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

musicWATCH | South of the Border

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formed: 2000
from: Monterrey, Mexico
type of music: Rock en Español
current release: Recordatorio (2005)

from their self titled album (2002)-
YouSend: Kinky- "Mirando De Lado"

Nortec Collective
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formed: circa 2001
from: Mexico
type of music: Electronica en Español
current release: Tijuana Sessions, Vol. 3 (2005)

YouSend: Nortec Collective- "Revu Rockers"

Café Tacuba

formed: 1992
from: Mexico
type of music: Rock en Español
current release: Un Viaje- Live (2005)

from KCRW's Sounds Eclectico Live (2005)-
YouSend: Café Tacuba- "La Muerte Chiquita"

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

musicWATCH | Gravenhurst

(photo courtesy of amg)
formed: 2002
from: UK
type of music: rock
current release: "Fires in Distant Buildings" (2005)

They came touring to the States with Broadcast this last Fall.
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QT: Gravenhurst- "Velvet Cell"

Strokin' It

Monday, January 09, 2006

musicWATCH | Morningwood

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formed: 2001
from: NY
type: glam pop
current release: self titled ( Jan. 10, 2006)

If Goldfrapp is England's glam pop gurus, Morningwood could potentially become the American response with a NY flavor attitude.
Then again, Goldfrapp's been in the game alot longer and their sound is alot more refined.
So the keyword here is: potential

QT stream: Morningwood- "jetsetter"
QT stream: Morningwood- "nth degree"