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)



August 27th, 2009

Thursday Samples

Thursday Samples

J. Tillman
Album: Year In The Kingdom (Due Out 9/22)
Label: Western Vinyl
MP3: J. Tillman – Though I Have Wronged You

Breakestra
Album: From Dusk Till Dawn (Due Out 9/29)
Label: Strut Records
MP3: Breakestra – Get It Right

Thursday Samples



August 27th, 2009

Willie Nelson and Ben Bridwell

Willie Nelson and Ben Bridwell

Willie Nelson and Ben Bridwell sharing a moment in Maui during a MySpace “secret show” on Tuesday night.



August 26th, 2009

Outside Lands // Sunday, August 30th – Recommendations

Outside Lands // Sunday, August 30th   Recommendations
Modest Mouse

Cage The Elephant
Time: 12:45pm – 1:30pm
Stage: Twin Peaks (Speedway Meadow)

The Morning Benders
Time: 1:40pm – 2:05pm
Stage: Panhandle Solar (Speedway Meadow)

Atmosphere
Time: 2:15pm -2:45pm
Stage: Twin Peaks (Speedway Meadow)
Atmosphere – The Ropes

Outside Lands // Sunday, August 30th   Recommendations



August 26th, 2009

Diva Alert // M.I.A.

Diva Alert // M.I.A.

“CANT BELIEVE THEY REPLACED BEASTIES WITH TENACIOUS D ??????????????????????AND IF I PULL OUT THEY SUE! SO REALLY? TENACIOUS D AFTER ME ?”

M.I.A. isn’t happy with the Beastie Boys’ replacement at the Outside Lands festival. [Via Pitchfork]

Read this loon’s Twitter Feed — http://twitter.com/_M_I_A_. “BEASTIES GET WELL SOON!”
She does not even mention that Adam Yauch has cancer. I sure hope that they find a cure for cancer by Sunday, so M.I.A. doesn’t have to open up for Tenacious D.

“YOUR ALL WELCOME ON STAGE FROM THE GET GO, FUCK IT! IM TAKIN BIRD FLU OUT OF THE SET ! JUS TO MAKE A POINT!”
Great idea. Let’s cause a riot for M.I.A.

Diva Alert // M.I.A.



August 25th, 2009

Outside Lands // Saturday, August 29th – Recommendations

Outside Lands // Saturday, August 29th   Recommendations
The Dirtbombs

Albino!
Time: 12:00pm – 12:40pm
Stage: Sutro (Lindley Meadow)
Albino! – Jing Bongwa

The Dirtbombs
Time: 12:45pm – 1:35pm
Stage: Twin Peaks (Speedway Meadow)
The Dirtbombs – Do You See My Love


Extra Golden

Time: 1:45pm – 2:15pm
Stage: Panhandle Solar (Speedway Meadow)
Extra Golden – I Miss You

Street Sweeper Social Club
Time: 2:25pm – 3:00pm
Stage: Twin Peaks (Speedway Meadow)

Outside Lands // Saturday, August 29th   Recommendations