New Releases For Tuesday, March 31st:
Great Lake Swimmers – Lost Channels (Buy)
Jay Dee: Dillanthology – J Dilla’s Productions for Various Artists (Buy)
Kaki King – Mexican Teenagers EP (Buy)
PJ Harvey and John Parish – A Woman A Man Walked By (Buy)
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – It’s Blitz! (Buy)
U2 and the Black Eyed Peas are scheduled to perform October 25th at the Rose Bowl. Tickets go on sale April 6th. In related news, Radiohead is in discussions with Miley Cyrus to open their Los Angeles area shows.
Hope it “sells out”
This is very interesting.
According to The Washington Post:
“Google has expanded the breadth of its music search engine in China, signing deals with all four major record labels to put their tracks on the site. The service, launched in August, lets users look up songs by singer, song, album title or beat and then download MP3s for free. Initially, the search engine had about 350,000 songs. With the addition of EMI, Sony Music, Warner Music and Universal Music the site’s catalogue will jump to 1.1 million songs. “We were missing one piece … we didn’t have music,” Lee Kai-Fu, the president of Google in greater China, tells Reuters.
The music search engine is a major part of Google’s strategy to compete with Baidu, which dominates the search market in China. A substantial portion of Baidu’s traffic comes from searches for MP3s. But many of the MP3s Baidu links to are illegal, and Baidu has been sued by the major labels for linking to them. Google’s service promises to offer legal and higher-quality tracks.” Continue Reading
My Bloody Valentine, Beastie Boys, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Q-Tip, Heartless Bastards, Arctic Monkeys, MGMT, Elbow, The Black Keys, Silversun Pickups and Fleet Foxes are some of the artists confirmed to play the All Points West Festival this summer. The three-day event takes place on July 31st through August 2nd at Liberty State Park in New Jersey. For further details (click here)
MP3: Arctic Monkeys – Mardy Bum
MP3: The Heartless Bastards – Gray
Widespread Panic, The Black Keys and Buddy Guy are among the acts set to headline the Mile High Music Festival in Colorado this summer. Other notable artists include Lyrics Born, The Wailers, Ben Harper, Tool, Dead Confederate, Galactic and the Greyboy Allstars. The festival is being held in Denver on July 18th and July 19th. For more info (click here)
Monday, March 30th:
Emiliana Torrini @ The Troubadour
Tuesday, March 31st:
Mia Doi Todd with Emily & Christy @ The Echo
Wednesday, April 1st:
Jesca Hoop @ The Hotel Cafe
The Rakes @ The Troubadour
White Denim @ Spaceland
Thursday, April 2nd:
Bonnie Prince Billy @ El Rey Theatre
Jason Isbell with Justin Townes Earl @ Spaceland
Robert Francis @ Troubadour
Friday, April 3rd:
Mishka @ Roxy Theatre
Kinski @ The Echo
Los Angeles Shows – March 30th – April 4th Playlist:
MP3: Emiliana Torrini – White Rabbit
MP3: Kinski – Daydream Intonation
MP3: Mia Doi Todd – In the End
MP3: Ratatat – Seventeen Years
MP3: Christy & Emily – Island Song
MP3: The Rakes – Strasbourg
MP3: Justin Townes Earle – Yuma
MP3: Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – For Every Field There’s A Mole
MP3: Mishka – Above The Bones
MP3: Robert Francis – The Devil’s Mountains
MP3: Great Lake Swimmers – Changing Colours
Boozoo Bajou is a German electronica duo comprising producers Peter Heider and
Florian Seyberth. The Nuremberg based DJ’s are already widely respected around the world for their unique blend of modern electronica infused with elements of dub, blues, jazz and reggae. For their recent album, Grains, they channeled Laurel Canyon’s breezy California sound for inspiration and cited Neil Young, Joni Mitchell and Jackson Browne as influences. Eric Duperray joins the band for the laid-back track “Sign.”
MP3: Boozoo Bajou – Sign
The Dead is scheduled to perform three shows in three different NYC venues on Monday.
The first show is an acoustic set by Phil Lesh, Bob Weir and Warren Haynes at Angel Orensanz (Showtime-5pm), the second show is a full-band electric set that includes Bill Kreutzmann & Mickey Hart at The Gramercy Theatre (Showtime-8pm) and the final show is being held at Roseland (Showtime-11pm).
MP3: Mash2Mix – Shut Up Your Delight (Ting Tings – Sugar Hill Gang – Chic Remix)
MP3: Wax Audio – Sad But Superstitious (Metallica – Stevie Wonder Remix)
MP3: DJ Clive$ter – Funky Touch (Bella Love vs. Soulwax Remix)
I caught Liela Moss and The Duke Spiritand The Duke Spirit open up for the Silversun Pickups last week at SXSW. I’d never heard of or paid attention to them in the past. I was thoroughly impressed with their short set. Liela’s swagger and charisma was reminiscent of Alison Mosshart from The Kills. She’s the sexiest woman I’ve ever seen playing the tambourine.
While I was buying some music mags this morning from Book Soup the clerk was rockin’ out to some familiar tunes. I asked her who she was listening to, she said “The Duke Spirit.” Sign from God? I doubt it, but it reminded me to post about the British rockers.
I prefer 2005’s Cuts Across the Land, though their current album Neptune has some solid tracks.