Friday, March 28, 2008

Ben Solle @ Hard Rock Friday 3/28

Show starts at 8pm. $5 at door benefiting Musicians On Call, a non-profit organization which brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare and "Nordoff-Robbins" a music therapy charity.

Ben Solle - When Doves Cry (Live)
Ben Solle - Bury Me With My Car (Live)

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Man Man-The Extraordinaires-Lucky Pineapple

This coming Thursday, get yer asses out and shake 'em at Headliners on Lexington Rd with Man Man (Philly), The Extraordinaires (Philly as well) and Lucky Pineapple (Louisville).
Man Man has a track on the Paste Magazine sampler cd (vol 41) this month that I'm digging and Lucky Pineapple always put on a lively show! Come out on a Thursday night and see three very eclectic bands; I've heard it'll be a BOLD night!

Man Man - Big Trouble

Lucky Pineapple - Moment in an Empty Street

The Extraordinaires - Surburban Psycho Killer

Saturday, March 15, 2008

My Morning Jacket recording from SXSW

Photo: Richard Perry/The New York Times

As we posted on Wednesday, My Morning Jacket played SXSW at the Austin Music Hall on Thursday. NPR was there to broadcast the show live and WFPK simulcast it for us to hear locally. I stayed up and pressed record to capture the show for all to enjoy the sweet new sounds of 8 new songs from the upcoming release "Evil Urges". Below you will find the setlist along with a download link for the mp3s and a torrent link for the lossless files. I also recorded the Yo La Tengo and Whigs set and they'll make their way up shortly... Enjoy!

disc 1:
01 NPR intro
02 Jim James interview
03 Show intro
04 Evil Urges
05 Off the Record
06 Gideon
07 Highly Suspicious
08 What a Wonderful Man
09 I'm Amazed
10 Thank You Too
11 Golden
12 banter 'Hello Austin'
13 Sec Walkin'
14 Wordless Chorus
15 The Way That He Sings

disc 2:
01 Aluminum Park
02 One Big Holiday
03 Run Thru
04 Smokin' from Shootin'
05 Touch Me I'm Going to Scream [pt. 2]
06 banter 'NPR encore break'
07 banter 'Austin Town'
08 Steam Engine
09 Lay Low
10 Mahgeetah
11 Anytime
12 NPR outro

Mp3 Download link

Torrent link

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

SXSW shows broadcast on WFPK

Once again we're writing about something kick ass that FPK is doing for us... Starting tomorrow, WFPK will broadcast two sets of music from South by Southwest. Below is the schedule that includes a set from local favorites My Morning Jacket. Judging by the setlist (and videos from on Monday's Houston show, we'll be getting to taste some of those new songs from the forthcoming album "Evil Urges".


Wed., March 12 (Stubbs)

9 p.m.: Jonathan Rice – Rice strikes a balance between independent and mainstream pop, drawing on the likes of Nick Drake, Bob Dylan, The Band, Joni Mitchell, and Gram Parsons. Further North feels more rough-hewn than the dramatic psychedelic pop of his debut.

10 p.m.: Summerbirds in the Cellar - “The layer-upon-layer-upon-layer rock of Summerbirds in the Cellar’s ethereal vocals, blasting guitar, marching drums, and serene synth lines is enough to make me scream, cry, and bellow into the night, thanking God, Jah, Allah, and Yahweh for the opportunity to bear witness.”- Rolling Stone

11 p.m.: Papercranes - If you’re inclined toward mind-alteration, taking the edge off, stewing in your own juices, there is good news on the music pipeline: A beautiful dose of Gainesville, Florida by way of New York, LA and the Great Beyond. The ambient psychedelic pop of the Papercranes bring on a perfect buzz that will let you operate heavy machinery and explore the dark side without getting drowsy.

12 a.m.: Dead Confederate - Arguably the most sonically powerful act in the burgeoning psychedelia- dosed scene in Atlanta, GA, Dead Confederate may represent a harbinger of a new rise of psychedelic rock. The South has produced some of the most eclectic rock ‘n’ roll ever recorded; James Brown, Stax Records, Allman Brothers and R.E.M. are all products of the mysticism of the South, and Dead Confederate is one of the first southern bands to pull southern rock into the realm of modern music.

1 a.m.: R.E.M. - Accelerate is the fourteenth studio album from R.E.M. and is available on April 1 in the U.S., with an international release on March 31. Join Michael Stipe, Peter Buck and Mike Mills as they broadcast live from Stubbs and share some songs from the new release!

Thurs., March 13 (Austin Music Hall)

9:15 p.m.: The Whigs - A year ago, Rolling Stone called The Whigs “the best unsigned band in America.” With ink like that and the band’s trademark ear-blistering live shows, it wasn’t long before Dave Matthews’ ATO Records took notice and signed the group to a multi-album deal. The Whigs’ first record, Mission Control, has drawn comparisons to both Nirvana and Superchunk. They’ll showcase some of their songs from their latest album.

10:30 p.m.: Yo La Tengo - Indie rock heroes Yo La Tengo are known for confounding expectations with each new album — sometimes it’s organ-based moody pop-rock worthy of Burt Bacharach, sometimes it’s a long, droning, guitar-god freakout. On their best albums, it’s both. Their latest CD lives up to its curious title: I Am Not Afraid Of You And I Will Beat Your Ass.

12:00 a.m.: My Morning Jacket – Louisville’s own live from Austin Music Hall. Maybe we’ll get a sneak listen to some of the music on their new release due in June!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Pictures from Leap Day's Pour Haus show

Great show from Adventure and the Fervor last friday at the Pour Haus. I'm sure The Slow Break was great too I just couldn't stay up any later to see them, maybe next time...
As at least two other photographers from the area have agreed, the pink/red lights at the Germantown bar produces reds in pictures that can't be tamed. I have since decided to make all my Pour Haus shots, black and white, I hope you enjoy.
Some photos are below and the full set is here.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Drive By Truckers LIVE at Ear X-Tacy

The Drive By Truckers just finished up their in-store performance at Ear X-tacy less than an hour ago and while we couldn't make it to the store, we did get a chance to hook up the laptop to the radio and press record; thanks to Ear X-tacy and WFPK.
Below you will find the songs then played available for streaming as well as downloading one by one or the complete show. Enjoy and we'll see you at the show tonight!

01 Intro
02 Perfect Timing
03 Heathens
04 Bob
05 The Opening Act
06 A Ghost to Most
07 9 Bullets
08 Outro

Download all the mp3s here.