December 31st, 2008

My Morning Jacket // Band Of The Year

Congratulations to a band that’s not afraid to push the envelope. I wish I was at Madison Square Garden tonight. Stream the show live without commercials (Click Here).

Significant Shows:
Madison Square Garden
Greek Theatre – Los Angeles
Greek Theatre – Berkeley
Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Radio City Music Hall
Glastonbury Festival
Bonnaroo Festival
Coachella Festival

TV Appearances:
Saturday Night Live
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
Late Night with Conan O’Brien
PBS: Austin City Limits – Austin, TX
CNN New Years Special

Evil Urges Debut #9 on The Billboard Chart.


Download:

My Morning Jacket – Evil Urges



December 31st, 2008

Rollo & Grady // 5 Artists To Watch In 2009



December 30th, 2008

Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog // Break On Through

Longtime Tom Waits and Elvis Costello guitarist Marc Ribot made a welcomed comeback in 2008. The guitarist and composer worked with Jolie Holland on her album The Living and the Dead and with the Black Keys on two tracks for Attack & Release (So He Won’t Break and Lies).

Ribot also founded the new power trio Ceramic Dog. He is joined by bassist Shahzad Ismaily and drummer Ches Smith. His new album Party Intellectuals is one of his best in years. Ribot’s signature free-jazz sound is accompanied by heavy rock chords. His punk-rock version of the Doors ‘Break on Through‘ is excellent.

Dig Deeper: Marc Ribot – Marc Ribot y Los Cubanos Postizos

From Ribot’s website:
Ceramic Dog
1. chien du faience: expression: frozen with emotion, as in the perfectly still moment before a fight breaks out.
2. Ultimate kitsch object.
3. A free/punk/funk/experimental/psychedelic/post electronica collective, featuring Marc (Cubanos Postizos, John Zorn, Tom Waits, etc etc), plus two of the best young players on the New York/California underground improv/experimental rock scene, Shazad Ismailly (bass) and Chess Smith (drums)
4. Not a ‘project’: a real band.

Download:
Marc Ribot's Ceramic Dog – Party Intellectuals (itunes)
Marc Ribot – Marc Ribot y Los Cubanos Postizos (iTunes)



December 30th, 2008

Notorious

I’ve seen several trailers for the new Biggie Smalls biopic ‘Notorious’. Generally these movies are destined to fail, but this one looks promising. The cast is spot on. Brooklyn lyricist-turned-thespian Jamal Woolard plays the role of Biggie. According to reports he endured an intense boot-camp-like training at Juilliard, where he worked on his method-acting techniques to play the slain rapper http://www.kamagraoraljelly247.com/.

The soundtrack includes Hypnotize, Juicy, Party And Bullshit, Kick In The Door to name a few. Biggie’s son Christopher Wallace Jr. plays young B.I.G. in the film and also contributes a song One More Chance (remix) to the soundtrack.

But no Big Poppa??

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ROLLO & GRADY’S TOP 25 ALBUMS OF 2008 (Click Here)

ROLLO & GRADY’S TOP 25 SONGS OF 2008 (Click Here)



December 30th, 2008

KEXP – Seattle // 50 Free MP3’s (Where The Music Matters)

KEXP   Seattle // 50 Free MP3s (Where The Music Matters)

Seattle radio station KEXP (90.3 FM) is giving away 50 MP3’s before the end of the year. Some of the artists included are Citay, Grand Archives, Bon Iver, The Acorn, Handsome Furs and others (links below).

Tomorrow is the last day that you can purchase a copy of Live @ KEXP Volume 4. The compilation features exclusive live performances from Elbow, Atmosphere, Carter Tanton, Fleet Foxes, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Calexico and others.

Download:
Live @ KEXP Volume 4 (Download)
KEXP Free MP3’s Friday (12/26)
KEXP Free MP3’s Monday (12/29)

Download:
MP3: Citay — Little Kingdom
MP3: Grand Archives – Torn Blue Foam Couch
MP3: Fleet Foxes – Oliver James [Live At KEXP]

KEXP DJ’s Top Ten Albums of 2008 (Click Here)
ROLLO & GRADY’S TOP 25 ALBUMS OF 2008 (Click Here)

ROLLO & GRADY’S TOP 25 SONGS OF 2008 (Click Here)



December 30th, 2008

Rollo & Grady // Voices Of Angels Volume #16

Rollo & Grady // Voices Of Angels Volume #16

Download:
Sera Cahoone – Only As the Day Is Long (iTunes)
Russian Red – I Love Your Glasses (iTunes)
The Chemical Brothers – Dig Your Own Hole (iTunes)



December 29th, 2008

Air France // No Way Down EP

Air France // No Way Down EP

I forgot to add Air France’s ‘No Way Down’ to my favorite EPs of the year. The pop-duo from Gothenburg, Sweden have the breezy island thing going for them. They come dangerously close to sounding like W Hotel elevator music, but the beats and harmonies are more complex than the standard fare. “Sorta Like A Dream”

Key Downloads: No Way Down, No Excuses, Beach House (2006)

Download:
MP3: Air France – Collapsing At Your Doorstep

Download:

Air France – No Way Down (iTunes)



December 29th, 2008

Pulp Fiction

Pulp Fiction

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Rent/Buy:
Pulp Fiction Soundtrack (Amazon)
Pulp Fiction – NetFlix



December 29th, 2008

The Rolling Stones // Let It Bleed Sessions

Let It Bleed was mostly recorded without Brian Jones, who died several months prior to its release, although he does play on two tracks, You Got The Silver and Midnight Rambler. Mick Taylor who replaced Jones also played on two tracks, Country Honk and Live With Me. Rumor has it that Bryd’s frontman Gram Parsons had a significant impact on Richards’ taste in country music, which was showcased on ‘Country Honk‘. One of my favorite Stones albums.

Download:
The Rolling Stones – Let It Bleed (iTunes)