August 31st, 2009

This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)

This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)
The Arcade Fire – This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)
The Old Believers – This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)
MGMT – This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)



August 31st, 2009

Nokia To Delay U.S. Music Service Launch

Nokia To Delay U.S. Music Service Launch

[Via - Reuters]

Nokia has delayed to next year the launch of its music service in the United States, the world’s largest music market, Forbes magazine reported online on Monday, quoting a Nokia spokeswoman.

When the world’s top cellphone maker Nokia launched the service last October it said it would open the service in the United States in 2009.

A Nokia spokeswoman told Reuters the firm has not given any date on launching the service in the U.S.

“We’ve actually not given a firm time-frame yet for when it will be launched in North America. Our priority is on creating and delivering an optimal experience as we roll this service out in each market,” the spokeswoman said.

Nokia unveiled its music-bundle “Comes with Music” last October in Britain — seen as the acid test market for new mobile services in Europe — but it has gained little traction. So far Nokia has launched the service in nine countries.

Nokia To Delay U.S. Music Service Launch



August 31st, 2009

Monday Samples

Monday Samples
Times New Viking

Memory Tapes
Album: Seek Magic (Order – UK)
Label: Acephale
MP3: Memory Tapes – Plain Material

Saintseneca
Album: Saintseneca – 7″ (Limited Edition – Pre-order 9/1)
Label: Paper Brigade
MP3: Saintseneca – God Bones

Times New Viking
Album: Born Again Revisited (Due Out – 9/22)
Label: Matador Records
MP3: Times New Viking – Move To California



August 31st, 2009

Willie Nelson and Band of Horses // Maui Poster

Willie Nelson and Band of Horses // Maui Poster



August 30th, 2009

Los Angeles Shows – August 31st – September 6th

Los Angeles Shows   August 31st   September 6th
Black Joe Lewis @ Austin City Limits 2008 (Photo Rollo & Grady)

Monday, August 31st
Black Joe Lewis @ Troubadour
Bat For Lashes @ The Music Box at the Fonda
Billy Corgan @ Hotel Cafe
Lower Heaven @ Silverlake Lounge
The Growlers @ Echo

Tuesday, September 1st
The Duke Spirit with Band of Skulls @ El Rey Theatre

Wednesday, September 2nd
Heartless Bastards @ Troubadour
Cat Power @ Greek Theatre
Division Day @ Spaceland
John Scofield @ Hollywood Bowl
Ween @ Grove of Anaheim
New Radiant Storm King and Lowlights @ Echo

Thursday, September 3rd
the Old Believers @ Silverlake Lounge
Lily & The Ladies @ Echo

Friday, September 4th
Whispertown 2000 @ Echo

Saturday, September 5th
The Avett Brothers @ Orpheum Theatre
Mos Def and Erykah Badu @ Hollywood Palladium
Alex & Sam @ Hotel Cafe
FYF Festival (AA Bondy, Black Lips, Darker My Love, Lucero) @ Los Angeles Historic State Park

Sunday, September 6th
The Germs @ House of Blues Anaheim
Nebula @ Spaceland

Los Angeles Shows   August 31st   September 6th



August 30th, 2009

Amoeba and Waterloo Records – Top 10 Sellers

Amoeba and Waterloo Records   Top 10 Sellers
Amoeba Records – Hollywood

1.) Soundtrack – Inglourious Basterds
2.) Dead Weather – Horehound
3.) Jay Reatard – Watch Me Fall
4.) Phoenix – Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
5.) Soundtrack – (500) Days Of Summer
6.) Brendan Benson – My Old Familiar Friend
7.) Maxwell – BLACKsummers’night
8.) Antlers – Hospice
9.) Modest Mouse – No One’s First, and You’re Next
10.) Dirty Projectors – Bitte Orca

*Week Ending – 8/17/2009

Amoeba and Waterloo Records   Top 10 Sellers
Waterloo Records – Austin

1.) Sarah Jarosz – Song Up In Her Head
2.) Wilco – Wilco (The Album)
3.) Hot Club of Cowtown – Wishful Thinking
4.) Black Joe Lewis – - Tell ‘Em What Your Name Is!
5.) Modest Mouse – No One’s First, and You’re Next
6.) Delbert McClinton – Acquired Taste
7.) Levon Helm – Electric Dirt
8.) Soundtrack – (500) Days Of Summer
9.) Regina Spektor – Far
10.) Dead Weather – Horehound

*Week Ending – 8/23/2009

MP3: The Antlers – Two



August 29th, 2009

Rollo & Grady // Saturday Into Sunday – Voulme #15

Rollo & Grady // Saturday Into Sunday   Voulme #15

MP3: Fleetwood Mac – Dreams (Mingus Rude Edit)
MP3: The Very Best – Nsokoto
MP3: Grandaddy – Elevate Myself (Distotik Remix)



August 28th, 2009

Funk Friday

Funk Friday

MP3: The New Mastersounds – Give Me a Minute, Pt. 2
MP3: Breakestra – Hiding
MP3: The Apples – Killing Dub
MP3: Poets Of Rhythm – Flight To St. Vincent

Funk Friday



August 28th, 2009

Apple Signs Off on Spotify – When Will Big Music Play Along?

Apple Signs Off on Spotify   When Will Big Music Play Along?

[Via - Peter Kafka - All Things Digital]
Spotify is the best music service you’ve never used. That’s because the much-hyped streaming music service is only available in Europe and for a select few in the U.S. who have either gotten sneak peeks or hacked their way into it.

The service took one step toward wider distribution today when Apple (AAPL) approved its iPhone app (for a glimpse of the app, see the video at the bottom of this post). But that won’t help U.S. users until the big music labels–Warner Music Group (WMG), Sony (SNE), EMI and Universal Music Group–agree to American distribution deals.

But before we get to that, let’s back up and explain what Spotify is: A streaming-music service that lets you listen to whatever you want whenever you want, as long as you have a Web connection. A free version comes with ads, and if you want to do away with those, you can pay for a subscription. Continue Reading



August 28th, 2009

The King Khan & BBQ Show // Invisible Girl

The King Khan & BBQ Show // Invisible Girl

I’ve been meaning to post this, The King Khan & BBQ Show’s next album, Invisible Girl is due out on November 3rd, via In the Red. It’s the follow-up to their brilliant 2006 release, What’s For Dinner?.

You can catch The King Khan & BBQ Show on November 17th @ the Troubadour (Buy Tix)

MP3: Mark “BBQ” Sultan – Spinning Ceiling
MP3: The King Khan & BBQ Show – Zombies



August 27th, 2009

Los Angeles Times // California Wildfires

Los Angeles Times // California Wildfires
Images – Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times

[Via -Robert J. Lopez/LA Times ]

Four large wildfires blazed across Southern California late Thursday, destroying several structures on the Palos Verdes Peninsula and prompting evacuations there and in a densely populated area of La Cañada Flintridge.

At least 1,700 firefighters were battling fires in Portuguese Bend on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, in Hemet, just north of La Cañada Flintridge and above Azusa. In each case, the fires were fueled by dense, dry vegetation and record high temperatures, according to authorities. Continue Reading

MP3: Oh No – Hot Fire
MP3: Pixies – Dig For Fire
MP3: Broken Social Scene – Fire Eye’d Boy (The Late Show With David Letterman 06-28-06)