Monday, August 20, 2007

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Peak Summit Sampler Podcasts

Here's a cool way to get a taste of most of the bands playing at the Peak Summit Festival in a little over a week. These files are in m4a format which work in iTunes and act as a chaptered podcast. When you open them, they will show a chapters menu at the top and you can skip around and listen to what bands you want or sit back and let the mix play for a little over an hour each. On a related note, when the podcasts are burned to a disc, the chapter markers turn into individual tracks on the cd.

All the songs were taken either from the bands websites or their MySpace pages and one ripped from a YouTube video. If any of the bands have a problem, please let me know and I'll remove the podcasts.

Download Peak Summit Sampler Podcast vol. 1
Download Peak Summit Sampler Podcast vol. 2

Edgehill Ave WFPK Live Lunch tracks

Edgehill Ave. has notified us that they have tracks from their Live Lunch performance a couple weeks ago. We have them available to stream here. If you would like to download them send an email over to Edgehill Ave. with "add me" in the subject line and they'll add you to their mailing list and give you access to download the files from their fan site.

If you missed the show like us, here's a good chance to hear what went down...

10 Day Fire (Live @ WFPK 2007-08-03)
How You Really Feel (Live @ WFPK 2007-08-03)
Run Out of Time (Live @ WFPK 2007-08-03)
Wonderland (Live @ WFPK 2007-08-03)

Finally, Forecastle Festival mp3s!

I've finally found a cool free media server online after the one we were using bit the dust. We've had a couple questions about where we hosted our downloads and now the answer is MediaMax.

On to the music... these are recordings that I made at the Forecastle Festival of the Wax Fang and the Pennies sets. I also got a snippit of De La Soul that had "Me Myself and I" (the only song I really remember from my childhood) that I'll post later if anyone wants it. Enjoy!

The Pennies - 01 Moontides and Lullabies
The Pennies - 02 Killed You Twice
The Pennies - 03 Ivy
The Pennies - 05 Electric Flowers
The Pennies - 06 When Crows Attack

Buy The Pennies Latest CD "10,000 Things" here.

Wax Fang - 01 Avant Guardian Angel Dust
Wax Fang - 02 Sweet Bloody Murder
Wax Fang - 03 Cannibal Summer
Wax Fang - 04 Majestic
Wax Fang - 05 Sound Observations
Wax Fang - 06 Bi Polar Bear
Wax Fang - 07 Oh Recklessness
Wax Fang - 08 Doctor
Wax Fang - 09 WWII part 2

Buy Wax Fang's Latest CD "Black and Endless Nights" here.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

We approach the Peak Summit

The Peak Summit takes the family camping…

What: the Peak Summit Groove and Dance Festival
When: Aug 24 *thru* Aug 26. (gates open Fri at 6pm, close at 6pm Sun.)
Where: the Rustic Frog, 1720 Old River Road New Albany, IN 47150


$25, weekend pass. Camping included. All ages. Rain or Shine.

Saturday $15 day passes ONLY available at the gate from 11:30AM UNTIL 6PM…then it goes back up to $25. Support the early bands, get in cheaply!

Sunday $5 day passes available at the gate from 11:30am until 6pm.

ALL AGES ARE WELCOME, children under 12 are free

Over the past six years, the Peak Summit Groove and Dance Festivals have continually grown--artistically, conceptually, and in popularity. Each festival has produced record attendance and sales highs for the venues involved, routinely garnering capacity crowds in the thousands. This year presents the next logical phase in that growth, expanding to a 3-day, outdoor, camping, family friendly event, boasting 39 of our region’s favorite bands, 3 popular DJ’s, 5 talented artists, 3 interpretive dance troupes, and a plethora of activities for festival-lovers of all ages. Indoors and outdoors there are a total of three stages on Friday and Saturday, and one stage on Sunday. Each will be packed with popular music…reggae, rock, bluegrass, blues, funk, jazz, and much more. A complete lineup can be found on

The annual festival’s past format has focused on using multiple, closely placed venues in Louisville’s bar districts, creating a mini-Bonnaroo atmosphere, but with two glaring exceptions—the lack of outdoor-camping and, and few (if any) family-friendly elements. This problem has been solved (!), thanks to a little-known venue that is only a 10-minute drive outside of Louisville.

The Rustic Frog sits on 5 acres of land, sandwiched between industrial complexes, nature preserves, and the Ohio River. It affords all the amenities of a camping/music festival, while being close enough to the city to run home, let the dog out, and take a shower. On site will be a sand-volleyball pit, horseshoe lanes, a bonfire, a variety of food vending, inflatable kiddie jumpers, a kiddie water-slide (kids, bring your bathing suits!)…and much more.

Complete lineup and other important information is available at or by calling the Peak Summit office at 502.599.7636, or e-mailing

This is a rain or shine event. No refunds. All artists are scheduling are subject to change.

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Forecastle Picture Galleries

Hello all! Sorry for the delay in posting some pictures of the Forecastle Fest this past weekend. I have been waiting to do one big post including the sets I recorded from Wax Fang and The Pennies as well as a 15 minute segment of De La Souls show including "Me, Myself and I" and some banter about the Idea festival vs the Forecastle festival.

We're having a few difficulties getting the audio files hosted but they will be added shortly. For now, enjoy some of the pictures I shot on Friday and Saturday.

Many thanks to JK and the entire staff for putting on the festival and having us attend the shows.

Forecastle slideshow (various performances and sights)

The Pennies slideshow

Wax Fang slideshow

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Quick Notes: QOTSA, Cabin, Forecastle 07 Vid, Wilco

Be sure to get there early. I am sure it will be packed inside Ear-X-Tacy.


Cabin will be playing the Jazz Factory late Saturday night. Tix are 6 bux and the doors open at 10:30.


A very cool video/photo viewer has been posted to the Forecastle website.

Also, it looks like The Forecastle will be extending to 3 days in 2008.


Wilco will be playing Louisville's Slugger Field on September 21st. According to Ticketmaster the $43 Dollar Field tickets have all sold out. They are selling on broker sites for much more ($50-$200).

You can still pick up a grandstand ticket for $33 bux plus $6.35 for convenience charge. Oh, and get this Ticketmaster will even let you print out your ticket to save money on shipping. Except they charge you for it! Thats right it will cost you $1.75 to print out your own ticket on your own paper using your own ink. Thanks TICKETMASTER!!!! Maybe while your ticket is printing you can watch some Wilco Volkswagen commercials on YouTube.

Queens Of The Stone Age - Sick Sick Sick
Cabin - Musical Seats (Live)
Cabin - Cover Your Eyes (Live)
Wilco - Thanks I get