December 29th, 2008

Dan Auerbach //Keep It Hid

Dan Auerbach //Keep It Hid

Black Keys’ frontman Dan Auerbach will release his solo debut ‘Keep It Hid’ on February 10th (Nonesuch). The singer/songwriter describes the album as a “mixture of things that I like to listen to, psychedelia, soul music, country harmonies“. The Prowl incorporates all three of these elements.

Auerbach has been busy in 2008. The Black Keys released their 5th full-length album, Attack & Release and he produced critically acclaimed albums for Hacienda and Jessica Lea Mayfield.

Tour Dates:
February 28: Washington, DC (9:30 Club)
March 1: Boston (Paradise)
March 2: Brooklyn, N.Y. (Music Hall of Williamsburg)
March 3: New York (Bowery Ballroom)
March 5: Cleveland (Beachland Ballroom)
March 6: Chicago (Metro)
March 7: Minneapolis (First Avenue)
March 10: Seattle (Showbox)
March 11: Portland, Ore. (Wonder Ballroom)
March 13: San Francisco (Bimbo’s)
March 14: Los Angeles (El Rey Theatre) BUY TIX
**Opening Acts: Hacienda and Those Darlins. Hacienda will be Auerbach’s backing band.

Download:
MP3: Dan Auerbach – The Prowl
MP3: Hacienda – Sun
MP3: The Black Keys – Something On My Mind [B-Side]

Download:
The Black Keys – Attack & Release (iTunes)
Hacienda – Loud Is the Night (iTunes)
Jessica Lea Mayfield – With Blasphemy So Hearfelt (iTunes)



December 29th, 2008

Rollo & Grady // Discover Covers Volume #19

David Gray – Smile Like You Mean It (The Killers)
Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs – Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere (Neil Young)
Liz Phair – Mother’s Little Helper (Stones)
The Kooks – Young Folks (Peter Bjorn And John)


ROLLO & GRADY’S TOP 25 ALBUMS OF 2008 (CLICK HERE)

ROLLO & GRADY’S TOP 25 SONGS OF 2008 (CLICK HERE)



December 26th, 2008

Rollo & Grady // Soul

Rollo & Grady // Soul

Sister Nancy – Bam Bam
Kool & The Gang – Funky Stuff
Ramsey Lewis – Slippin’ Into Darkness



December 24th, 2008

Rollo & Grady // Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays

Rollo & Grady // Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays

Requested reposts for 2008. Enjoy.
Vietnam – Summer In the City
Department Of Eagles – The Curious Butterfly Realizes He Is Beautiful
Air France – Beach Party
Jamie T – Salvador
Jarvis Cocker – Fat Children
Arctic Monkeys – Take It or Leave It (The Strokes Cover)
Modeselektor – The White Flash (Feat. Thom Yorke)
Jarvis Cocker – Waiting For You (Ft. Thom Yorke)
Uncle Tupelo – I Wanna Be Your Dog
Laura Marling – Candlelight
Pete Doherty – The Lost Art of Murder (Live Jonathan Rice)
Adam Green – What A Waster
Band of Horses – Detlef Schrempf
Whiskeytown- The Nurse With The Pills
Candie Payne – I Wish I Could Have Loved You More
The Strokes – Walk On The Wild Side (Lou Reed Cover)
Pharrell vs A Tribe Called Quest – Can I Kick It Like That?
The Kooks – Crazy (Gnarls Barkley Cover)
Bon Iver – Re: Stacks


ROLLO & GRADY’S TOP 25 ALBUMS OF 2008 (CLICK HERE)


ROLLO & GRADY’S TOP 25 SONGS OF 2008 (CLICK HERE)



December 24th, 2008

Dead Confederate // Have You Heard Sessions (10/19/08)

Dead Confederate // Have You Heard Sessions (10/19/08)

Dead Confederate – Have You Heard Sessions
October 19th, 2008
Atlanta, Georgia

Download:
MP3: Dead Confederate – Wrecking Ball
MP3: Dead Confederate – The Rat
MP3: Dead Confederate – Guns
MP3: Dead Confederate – Guns
MP3: Dead Confederate – Get Out
MP3: Dead Confederate – Theresa’s Sound World (Sonic Youth Cover)

Download:
Dead Confederate – Wrecking Ball (iTunes)



December 22nd, 2008

AM // Side By Side – Duets EP Vol. 1

AM // Side By Side   Duets EP Vol. 1

Los Angeles singer/songwriter AM and Australian brother/sister duo Angus and Julia Stone put out two of the best EP’s of 2008.

AM invited some of his fellow Hotel Cafe alums to join him on his EP, entitled Side By Side – Duets Volume 1. AM made a splash early in his career by winning LA Weekly’s Singer/Songwriter Of The Year Award in 2006. He also caught the eye of KCRW’s tastemaker Nic Harcourt, who featured some AM’s earlier work on his radio program Morning Becomes Eclectic.

Angus and Julia Stone follow up their solid debut album A Book Like This with the Hollywood – EP. Angus’ voice reminds me of Paul Simon while Julia’s voice is reminiscent of Jolie Holland.

Los Angeles Tour Dates:
AM February 28th @ The Knitting Factory
AM March 11th @ Hotel Cafe
AM April 10th @ Hotel Cafe
Angus And Julia Stone March 24th and 25th @ The House Of Blues on Sunset

Download:
MP3: AM – New Road (Ft. Meiko)
MP3: Angus and Julia Stone – Red Berries
MP3: AM – Troubled Times
MP3: Meiko – Sleep

Download:
Angus and Julia Stone – Hollywood – EP
AM – Side By Side – Duets EP Volume 1
Meiko – Meiko



December 22nd, 2008

Rollo & Grady // Top 10 Shows Of 2008

Rollo & Grady // Top 10 Shows Of 2008

We’ve seen some great shows this year. Here are our choices for the top 10 of 2008.

1.) The Avett Brothers – The El Rey, Theatre, LA (3/30/08)
2.) Ryan Adams – Royce Hall @ UCLA (1/31/08)
3.) TV On The Radio – The Wiltern, LA (11/6/08)
4.) Band Of Horses – The Parish Room, Austin (9/27/08)
5.) My Morning Jacket – The Greek Theatre, LA (9/21/08)
6.) Antibalas – Austin City Limits (9/26/08)
7.) The Kills – El Rey Theatre, LA (5/21/08)
8.) Radiohead – The Hollywood Bowl, LA (8/24/08)
9.) Clinic – The Troubadour, LA (5/20/08)
10.) The Whigs – House of Blues, Chicago (8/1/08)

Rollo & Grady // Top 10 Shows Of 2008



December 20th, 2008

Rollo & Grady // Sunday Blues

Download:
Jimi Hendrix – Blues (iTunes)
John Lee Hooker – The Best of John Lee Hooker, 1965-1974 (iTunes)
Elmore James – Dust My Broom (iTunes)



December 20th, 2008

The Onion // Genealogy Of Wu-Tang Clan

The Onion // Genealogy Of Wu Tang Clan
Staten Island Historians Piece Together Genealogy Of Wu-Tang Clan
NEW YORK—In what many are calling the most comprehensive study of its kind, Staten Island historians Robert Wilburn and Charles Tinsley have successfully traced the lines of the infamous Wu-Tang Clan all the way back to 1993 A.D.

Wilburn explains the difficult-to-follow family tree of Ol’ Dirty Bastard.

The Onion // Genealogy Of Wu Tang Clan

The monumental undertaking, which is being hailed as a major breakthrough in the field of hip-hop genealogy, used a series of historical records—including Wu-Tang Forever, Iron Flag, and 8 Diagrams—to piece together the group’s vast and intricate ancestry.

“Through our exhaustive research, we have determined not only the start of the Wu-Tang Clan’s reign, but also the very moment of its legendary downfall,” said Wilburn, who has authored numerous books on the House of RZA. “Indeed, we now have conclusive proof as to why all the other wannabe MCs bowed down to this dynastic force.”

According to Wilburn, it took trained scholars hundreds of hours to parse out Wu-Tang’s complex lineage, with experts in nearly every discipline studying the group’s dope oral traditions, as well as its customary and often fresh style of dress.
Enlarge Image Staten Island Mall

There was a time when the clan could look across the Staten Island horizon and know that all of it was theirs.

“It was an immense project,” said Tinsley, who coauthored the 450-page genealogical report. “For instance, it took us months to conclude that Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Dirt McGirt, Big Baby Jesus, Osirus, Dirt Dog, and Peanut the Kidnapper were all the same person.”

“Still, a number of exciting new discoveries were made,” Tinsley continued. “We learned that RZA does in fact come from the same royal bloodline as Prince Rakim, and that Method Man, as many have suspected in the past, always holds the mic sideways when bustin’.”

In all, nearly 300 descendants of the Wu-Tang Clan were identified and cataloged by the two historians, including Buddha Monk, Hook Ninja, K-Blunt, Tommy Whispers, Kryme Life, and Trife Da God.
The Onion // Genealogy Of Wu Tang Clan