January 27th, 2010

New Releases

New Releases
Chicago Underground Trio

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

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

Citay – Dream Get Together (Buy)
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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

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



January 25th, 2010

The National // The Wiltern – May 22nd

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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



January 25th, 2010

Radiohead – Fonda Set List

Radiohead   Fonda Set List

Here’s the set list from Radiohead’s performance at The Fonda last night. The show grossed $572,754 for Oxfam’s Haiti Relief fund.

Set List
01 Faust Arp
02 Fake Plastic Trees
03 Arpeggi
04 National Anthem
05 Nude
06 Karma Police
07 Kid A
08 Morning Bell
09 How To Disappear Completely
10 Wolf at the Door
11 The Bends
12 Reckoner
13 Lucky
14 Body Snatchers
15 Dollars & Cents
16 Airbag
17 Exit Music (For a Film)

1st Encore
18 Everything In Its Right Place
19 You and Whose Army?
20 Pyramid Song
21 All I Need

2nd Encore
22 Lotus Flower
23 Paranoid Android
24 Street Spirit



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January 25th, 2010

Los Angeles Shows // January 25th – January 31st

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Fruit Bats – Photo by Annie Beedy

Recommended Los Angeles Shows – January 25th – January 31st

Monday, January 25th
The Steelwells / Dusty Rhodes And The River Band @ Silverlake Lounge
Sarah Silverman, Ed Helms and Aziz Ansari – Haiti Benefit @ Largo
The French Semester / Team Abraham / Le Switch / Wonderground @ The Echo (Free)

Tuesday, January 26th
Jenny Lewis and Friends – Haiti Benefit @ Largo
Olin and The Moon with Henry Clay People @ The Echo (Free)

Wednesday, January 27th
Rev Payton’s Big Damn Band with The Donkeys @ The Echo

Thursday, January 28th
Fruit Bats / Citay / Extra Classic @ Echoplex

Friday, January 29th
Tim Reynolds @ The Mint
Bowerbirds with Julie Doiron @ The Echo (Early Show)

Saturday, January 30th
Tim Reynolds with Jerry Joseph @ The Mint
The Soft Pack @ Several Cali. Locations

Sunday, January 31st
Digable Planets @ Key Club

MP3: Fruit Bats – When U Love Somebody
MP3: Citay – First Fantasy