Category Archives: Artist Spotlight

Avi Buffalo debut NYC gigs, What’s In It For? single

Avi Buffalo debut NYC gigs, Whats In It For? singleIn 2010 Southern California will likely retake the music crown. With that in mind, Avi Buffalo just signed to Sub Pop Records and are nearing the release of their debut 7 inch single.  They will be heading to New York City for the first time in January to support Final Fantasy at The Bowery Ballroom Jan 18th, 2010. The band will also headline their own show at Union Pool in Williamsburg on Jan 19th, 2010.

The band’s first 7 Inch single “What’s In It For?” b/w “Jessica” will be available next Tuesday Dec. 8th. The limited edition release comes on red marbled vinyl. You can pre-order the 7 inch now here.

mp3:
What’s In It For?

dates:
18 Jan 2010 New York City, NY Bowery Ballroom supporting Final Fantasy
19 Jan 2010 Brooklyn, NY Union Pool w/ TBA
18-20 Mar 2010 Austin, TX SXSW MUSIC FESTIVAL

http://www.myspace.com/avibuffalo
http://avibuffalomusic.com/

She’s Just 14:: John Phillips’ song about MacKenzie

Shes Just 14:: John Phillips song about MacKenzie“She’s Just 14″ is one of a number of songs written by the late John Phillips about his daughter MacKenzie Phillips. One of its lines is now the title of MacKenzie’s tell-all autobiography. The song appears on Pussycat, the long-lost album that John Phillips recorded as the first solo artist signed to Rolling Stones Records in 1976. Produced by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, the album reunited them in the studio for the first time with ex-Stones member Mick Taylor and also features his replacement, Ron Wood.

listen:
She’s Just 14

lyrics:
She’s just 14 – little movie star queen
There isn’t much she hasn’t seen
She “did it” in a limousine car
She datd pop stars
Hey Rainbow Hair, say that’s no where

But she always says
I’m just a sexy trash can
But she’s just a little girl, who thinks like a man
And sometimes her Daddy’s spoiled her
Sometimes he treated her rough
Sometimes she’s gentle
Sometimes she’s tough

But she is always too nice to the driver
She says James have you had your supper
And she’s always too high on arrival
And she runs on her high platform heels
And she falls flat on her face and she knows how life feels

She got the moves, yeah she got looks
She got the style, she’s read all the books
And nobody got her on her hooks
She’s on a real smooth trip, yes a real smooth trip

She’s always too nice to the driver
She says James have you had your supper
And she’s always too high on arrival
And she runs on her high platform heels
And she falls flat on her face and she knows how life feels

I see her sipping her Thunderbird wine
Wonderin’ if she’s the last word in space and time
And she knows she is, She’s so pleased to discover
She’s so hip. She’s on a smooth trip.

Well she’s always too nice to the driver
She says James have you had your supper
And she’s always too high on arrival
And she runs on her high platform heels
And she falls flat on her face and she knows how life feels

Twiggy Frostbite:: Chimera (live)

Twiggy Frostbite:: Chimera (live)Twiggy Frostbite’s “Chimera” was recorded in their rehearsal studio in the city of Gavle, Sweden. Also, take in “Heroes,” a track I played to death when it first came into my grips.

video:
Chimera (live)

Heroes

http://www.myspace.com/twiggyfrostbite
http://www.despotz.se

The Cribs:: Ignore the Ignorant in America with Johnny Marr

The Cribs:: Ignore the Ignorant in America with Johnny MarrYorkshire band The Cribs, will release the digital version of their new album, Ignore the Ignorant, on September 8th, 2009. Fans can pre-order the album on iTunes beginning August 25th — the same day the first single, “Cheat On Me,” goes on sale. The physical CD will be released November 10th. Ignore the Ignorant will be sold in a standard version and a deluxe edition – which will be available exclusively through iTunes. The deluxe version includes 20 live bonus tracks recorded at The Ritz nightclub in Manchester, England on February 2009. Only those who pre-order the deluxe version will receive all 20 tracks. The deluxe version available on September 8th will feature 14 live bonus tracks recorded at The Ritz.

Ignore the Ignorant is the first full album The Cribs have made with ex-Smiths’ guitarist Johnny Marr, who became a formal member of the group in February 2008.  The Cribs recorded Ignore the Ignorant in Los Angeles with producer Nick Launay, who has worked with such artists as Yeah Yeah Yeah’s, Arcade Fire, Supergrass and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, among many others. Live dates have just been confirmed for Los Angeles and New York City, and these will be the first American shows with guitarist Johnny Marr added to the line-up.

Tour Dates:
November
9 Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy
12 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
13 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom

video:
Cheat On Me

http://www.thecribs.com/
http://www.myspace.com/thecribs

Monsters Of Folk reveal teaser videos

Monsters Of Folk reveal teaser videos

Monsters of Folk have a series of teaser videos for several songs off the self-titled record. The supergroup, composed of singer-songwriter M. WardBright Eyes’ Conor OberstMy Morning Jacket’s Jim James, and producer Mike Mogis, appear briefly in the short clips, set to music from their upcoming September 22 self-titled release, including the songs “Say Please,” “Man Named Truth,” “The Right Place,” “Dear God,” and “Baby Boomer.”

teaser videos:
“Say Please”
“Man Named Truth”
“The Right Place”
“Dear God”
“Baby Boomer”
“Say Please”

MONSTERS OF FOLK FALL TOUR DATES
October
13 Vancouver, BC- Orpheum    
14 Portland, OR- Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
15 Seattle, WA- Paramount Theatre
17 Oakland, CA- Fox Theater
18 Los Angeles, CA- The Greek Theater
20 San Diego, CA- Spreckels Theatre    
21 Phoenix, AZ- Orpheum Theater
22 Santa Barbara, CA- Santa Barbara Bowl    
28 Omaha, NE- Holland Center
29 Minneapolis, MN- Orpheum Theatre    
30 Chicago, IL- Auditorium Theatre    
31 Louisville, KY- Louisville Palace Theatre   

November
02 Toronto, ON- Massey Hall    
03 Boston, MA- The Orpheum    
06 New York, NY- United Palace    
08 New York, NY- Beacon Theater    
09 Philadelphia, PA- Academy of Music 
   

http://www.monstersoffolk.com
http://www.myspace.com/monstersoffolk

Jonathan Jeremiah on What’s A Guy To Do?

Jonathan Jeremiah on Whats A Guy To Do?Reminding me a bit of the great Terry Callier, Jonathan Jeremiah releases his What’s A Guy To Do? EP, August 10th on Island Records. The Roots’ bandleader Questlove, James Brown’s legendary band The JBs and Bernard Butler were all drawn to a recording studio in Dollis Hill by Jonathan Jeremiah. Born to an Anglo-Indian father and a Tipperary born Irish-Catholic mother, Jonathan inherited his name from his mother’s brother, a priest, and a boy in love with the idea of the American dream, who died in a car crash in Jefferson City, USA at the age of 23.

audio:
See

http://www.myspace.com/jonathanjeremiah

Pugwash get Giddy on Andy Partridge’s Ape House

Pugwash get Giddy on Andy Partridges Ape HouseIreland’s Pugwash are making Giddy, a best of compilation, so to speak, their first release on Andy Partridge’s Ape House label. The work includes two tracks from their scheduled 2010 release, Eleven Modern Antiquities. Led by vocalist/songwriter Thomas Walsh, Pugwash has featured  players and guests which include: Andy Partridge & Dave Gregory of XTC (Andy co-writing several tracks), Neil Hannon of The Divine Comedy, Michael Penn, Jason Faulkner, The Section Quartet and Nelson Bragg of The Brian Wilson Band. The band itself consists of Mr. Walsh with Keith Farrell (Mundy, Cathy Davey) and Johnny Boyle (The Frames).

video:
At The Sea

Take Me Away

http://www.pugwashtheband.com
http://www.myspace.com/pugwalsh
http://www.ape.uk.net

Here We Go Magic on Noisevox w/ John Norris

Here We Go Magic on Noisevox w/ John Norris The self-titled debut from Here We Go Magic, out on Western Vinyl, is a 2009 favorite. The band have announced a US Tour with The Walkmen. Check out more of their exploits below.

media:
performing on Baeble
Daytrotter Session
laundro matinee session

video:
John Norris ‘Noisevox’ Interview

Fangela

dates:
09/18/09 – Middle East – Boston, MA
09/19/09 – Middle East – Boston, MA
09/20/09 – Pearl Street – Northampton, MA
09/22/09 – 9:30 Club – Washington, D.C.
09/23/09 – Theatre of Livign Arts – Philadelphia, PA
09/25/09 – Variety Playhouse – Atlanta, GA
09/26/09 – Grey Eagle – Asheville, NC
09/27/09 – Mercy Lounge – Nashville, TN
09/29/09 – The Bottletree – Birmingham, AL
09/30/09 – One Eyed Jacks – New Orleans LA
10/04/09 – Austin City Limits Festival – Austin, TX

http://www.myspace.com/herewegomagic
http://herewegomagic.com/

Jessica Lea Mayfield takes Athens Soundies

Jessica Lea Mayfield takes Athens SoundiesThough still not of legal drinking age, Ohio’s Jessica Lea Mayfield has a yearning beyond her years. Check out her videos from Athens Soundies and pick up her album, With Blasphemy So Heartfelt.

video:
Kiss Me Again

Grown Man

http://www.myspace.com/jlmayfield
http://jessicaleamayfield.portmerch.com/stores/home.php
http://www.athenssoundies.com/

Taken By Trees:: Documentary in Pakistan

Taken By Trees:: Documentary in PakistanWatch the mini-documentary below on the making of the upcoming album from Taken By Trees in Pakistan on the Nat Geo music page. Taken By Trees is Victoria Bergsman’s solo project. She is the former leadsinger of The Concretes.

video:

http://www.takenbytrees.com/
http://www.myspace.com/takenbytreesmusic

Cymbals Eat Guitars:: Live at Cake Shop


Baeble captured Cymbals Eat Guitars at the Cake Shop back on the 28th of June. The debut from Cymbals Eat Guitars, Why There Are Mountains, will be re-released later this Fall on Sister’s Den Records.

http://www.myspace.com/cymbalseatguitars
http://www.baeblemusic.com/

Still smiling Jeff Buckley

Still smiling Jeff BuckleyOne of the things I love most about Jeff Buckley is how he played his own tune at such a poor time in music history. He was so moved by the ups and downs of life, unafraid to be inspired by love and attraction, and quite frankly overdramatic in rock music’s decade of anti-decadence – the 1990′s. He was also an underrated guitar player who listened to a lot of good music himself.  One of a kind.

purchase:
Live at Sin-é
Grace

Last Goodbye (Live in Chicago 1995)

Kick Out The Jams (live at Sin-é)

http://www.myspace.com/jeffbuckley
http://www.jeffbuckley.com/