January 30th, 2010

The Soft Pack // Franky’s Barber Boutique – 1/30/10


I just got back from The Soft Pack’s 2nd gig of the day at Franky’s Barber Boutique in Silverlake. The guys scorched through five songs in about 15 minutes. Their new tracks “C’mon” and “Answer To Yourself” were the strongest songs of the set. They are performing 8 more shows today; if you are in the area I highly recommend catching one of their gigs. For the full schedule (click here).

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The Soft Pack // Frankys Barber Boutique   1/30/10

January 29th, 2010

My Morning Jacket Announce Spring Tour Dates


MMJ Tour Dates With The Preservation Hall Jazz Band:
04/20: Birmingham, AL @ Alabama Theater
04/21: Nashville, TN @ Municipal Auditorium
04/23: Atlanta, GA @ Chastain Park
04/24: New Orleans, LA @ Jazzfest
04/27: St. Augustine, FL @ St. Augustine Amphitheater
04/28: Charleston, SC @ Family Circle
04/30: Raleigh, NC @ Koka Booth
05/01: Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
05/02: Columbus, OH @ LC Outdoor Pavilion

MP3: My Morning Jacket – Tyrone (Erykah Badu Cover)

January 29th, 2010

AOL Asks For 2,000 $50 Assignments On SXSW

AOL Asks For 2,000 $50 Assignments On SXSW

[Via -paidContent]

AOL is trying its most ambitious super-content project yet with freelance content site Seed.com: offering 2,000 $50 assignments on SXSW bands for its music site Spinner.com. New Seed programming director Saul Hansell sees it as the “perfect chance” to showcase reporting and journalism along with what Seed can do for sites within AOL The basics: Spinner and Seed are recruiting U.S. “reporters” to interview all 2,000 bands for a Q&A and bio in advance of the March Festival.” Continue reading at paidContent

January 29th, 2010

Fort Knox Five // Funk Friday


MP3: Bob Marley & The Wailers – Soul Shakedown Party (Fort Knox Five Remix)
MP3: Fort Knox Five – Bam & Bass (Edit)
MP3: Fort Knox Five – Roots in FK-OS (Edit)

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Fort Knox Five Free Downloads
(click here)

January 28th, 2010

Recently Announced Shows


Recently Announced Shows:

Friday, May 20th: Drive-By Truckers

Saturday, March 27th: Surfer Blood / Best Coast

Hollywood Bowl
Sunday, June 20th: Tinariwen / Baaba Maal / Fool’s Gold

MP3: Tinariwen – Matadjem Yinmixan
MP3: Drive-By Truckers – Panties In Your Purse

January 28th, 2010

Brazos and Rain Machine Stop By Daytrotter

BrazosKyp Malone

Austin-based band Brazos and Kyp Malone of Rain Machine recently recorded sessions for Daytotter.

Brazos Session (click here)
Rain Machine Session (click here)

MP3: Brazos – Day Glo
MP3: Rain Machine – Leave The Lights On

January 27th, 2010

Devendra Banhart // Wiltern – March 24th

Devendra Banhart // Wiltern   March 24th

Devendra Banhart
The Wiltern
Wednesday, March 24th

Tickets go on sale this Friday, January 29th @ 10am (buy tix)

Devendra Banhart – Seahorse

January 27th, 2010

Spend A Day With The Soft Pack // Saturday, Jan. 30th


The Soft Pack have announced the locations and estimated set times of their all-day music marathon this Saturday, January 30th. All shows are free.

5227 Irvington Place
LA, CA 90042

3323 West Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
Spend A Day With The Soft Pack // Saturday, Jan. 30th

January 27th, 2010

New Releases

New Releases
Chicago Underground Trio

Rollo & Grady Recommended New Releases – Tuesday, January 26th

Chicago Underground Trio – Boca Negra (Buy)
Label: Thrill Jockey
Chicago Underground Duo – Spy On The Floor

Citay – Dream Get Together (Buy)
Label: Dead Oceans
Citay – Dream Get Together

Various Artists – Casual Victim Pile: Austin 2010 (Buy)
New Releases
Label: Matador
Tre Orsi The Engineer

January 26th, 2010

Justin Townes Earle // Do I Ever Cross Your Mind

Justin Townes Earle //  Do I Ever Cross Your Mind

Dawn Landes and Justin Townes Earle recently collaborated on a cover version of Dolly Parton’s “Do I Ever Cross Your Mind.”

MP3: Justin Townes Earle and Dawn Landes – Do I Ever Cross Your Mind

January 25th, 2010

DOJ Approves Ticketmaster – Live Nation Merger

DOJ Approves Ticketmaster   Live Nation Merger

[via - WSJ]
“After nearly a year of review, the Justice Department on Monday set the conditions under which it will permit concert promoter Live Nation Inc. to merge with ticket-selling and artist-management powerhouse Ticketmaster Entertainment Inc., in a deal that could reshape the music industry. As laid out in a briefing in Washington, the conditions appeared relatively straightforward and shouldn’t pose major obstacles, thereby clearing the way for the creation of single entity that will be able to manage artists, book them in venues which it owns and sell tickets to their concerts. It will also be able to sell merchandise, run fan clubs, and in some cases sell recorded music. The Justice Department said in a statement that the conditions would “preserve competition” in the U.S. ticketing business.
“We were prepared to litigate this case, and I told the parties that,” Christine Varney, the head of the Justice Department’s antitrust division, told reporters. (continue reading article at WSJ.com)

January 25th, 2010

Black Lips // El Rey Theatre Photos – 1/23/2010

Images By Carlton Beener




Black Lips // El Rey Theatre Photos – 1/23/2010

January 25th, 2010

The National // The Wiltern – May 22nd


The National
The Wiltern
Saturday, May 22nd

*Presale starts tomorrow at 10am. The password is stage

MP3: The National – Halo Chagrin

January 25th, 2010

Balmorhea // Constellations

Balmorhea // Constellations

Balmorhea (Myspace)
Hometown: Austin, Texas
Album: Constellations (Due out 2/23)
Label: Western Vinyl
Balmorhea – Bowsprit