June 17th, 2010

Erykah Badu – Ticket Giveaway

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We have a pair of tickets to giveaway to R&G readers for Erykah Badu with Janelle Monae and Lupe Fiasco at The Greek Theatre this Sunday, June 20th. The tickets also admit the winner to a backstage, post-show meet and greet with Badu. Please no stalkers. Email us at rollogrady@gmail.com to claim the tickets. The winners will be notified via email.

Erykah Badu – New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh (Amazon)

June 16th, 2010

Artist To Watch // Circle Pit


Circle Pit (Myspace)
Hometown: Sydney NSW Australia
Album: Bruise Constellation (2010 TBA)
Label: Slitbreeze
Circle Pit – Another Trick

June 16th, 2010

Mazes // Mazzzes

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Chicago’s Mazes (featuring Edward and Caroline from The 1900s) have released a new remix album for free download today. I prefer their studio material, but there are several keepers on Mazzzes. Despite rumors to the contrary, the band is not breaking up. They’re currently recording a new album to be released later on this year.

Mazes – I Have Laid in the Darkness of Doubt (Pierce Doerr mix)
Mazes – I Have Laid In The Darkness Of Doubt
Mazes – Heather Kissing Heather On the Dancefloor (Joshua Dumas mix)
Mazes – Things I Threw In the Well

June 16th, 2010

Wednesday Covers

Wednesday Covers

Tame Impala – Vital Signs (Midnight Juggernauts Cover)
Mark Lanegan – Cripple Creek (Skip Spence Cover)

June 16th, 2010

New Black Lips // “Before You Judge Me”

New Black Lips // Before You Judge Me
Ian Saint Pé of Black Lips

MP3: Black Lips – Before You Judge Me

June 15th, 2010

The Charts // Waterloo, Amoeba & Dusted Magazine

The Charts // Waterloo, Amoeba & Dusted Magazine
Amoeba Music – Hollywood
1. Delta Spirit – History From Below
2. Black Keys – Brothers
3. The Cure – Disintegration
4. Ariel Pink Haunted Graffiti – Before Today
5. Christina Aguilera – Bionic (Deluxe)
6. Crystal Castles – Crystal Castles
7. LCD Soundsystem – This is Happening
8. Nas / Damon Marley – Distant Relatives
9. Ratatat – LP4
10. National – High Violet

Week Ending – 6/13/2010
The Charts // Waterloo, Amoeba & Dusted Magazine

June 14th, 2010

Artist To Watch // Land of Bingo


Land of Bingo (Myspace)
Hometown: Wales / Berlin / Sweden
Album: EP – October 2010
Label: Peski
Land of Bingo – Bottle It In

June 14th, 2010

R&G Interview // Bobby Hackney Jr. of Rough Francis

Bobby Hackney Jr.

Rough Francis is Bobby Jr., Julian, and Urian Hackney, brothers and direct descendents of the early punk band out of Detroit, Death. The Hackney brothers, along with guitarist Dylan Giambatista and bassist Steven Hazen Williams, make a hard, fast-paced rock atypical of their Burlington, Vermont base. The Who and MC5 are influences, as are sounds from both the British Invasion and Motown, but Death remains the band’s biggest inspiration; Rough Francis even got Death’s 1976 album …For The Whole World To See re-released through Drag Records, around the same time the band began playing their own high energy stage shows in late 2008. Having released their debut EP last month, Rough Francis is now on its way towards a career very much its own, with a feature in the New York Times under its belt, a mention on Spin.com, and an opening slot for Mos Def.

R&G Interview // Bobby Hackney Jr. of Rough Francis

R&G: Can you talk about the history of the band?

Bobby Jr.: Sure. A lot of people think that it all started when we first heard Death, which is partially true. Honestly, it all started when my brother Jules went out traveling for a long time and ended up in California. He started to get a little homesick. We were calling each other a lot, talking about music and stuff like that. We thought of maybe putting together a band because he wanted to come back to Vermont. I said, “Yeah, if you come back to Vermont, we should totally do a band.” Shortly after that we started finding out about the Death stuff. At that time my father was getting a lot of phone calls and emails from random record collectors. They would just call my father’s house and say, “Hey, are you Bobby Hackney from Death?” He’d say, “Yeah. How did you know about that? That’s so weird.” He had no idea that anybody would know about the band. At first he would ignore the calls and not pay too much attention. After a while, more calls and emails started coming in. Then he started talking to my brother about it. My father started to tell Jules the story of Death and what they’d done when they were younger. Then we started talking about it and we were like, “Woah, we really have to do a band now, because this is a sign.” When we heard the music, we were just blown away: shocked and inspired. I always remember the day that I first heard those songs. It was a very moving and touching experience.

R&G: Were you and Jules planning on putting together a punk band prior to finding out about Death?
R&G Interview // Bobby Hackney Jr. of Rough Francis

June 14th, 2010

Woodsist Festival – Ticket Giveaway

Woodsist Festival   Ticket Giveaway
Real Estate – Photo by Andrew Cedermark

We have three pairs of tickets to giveaway to R&G readers for the Woodsist Festival tomorrow night at the Echo & Echoplex. The lineup features Woods, Kurt Vile, Real Estate, Abe Vigoda, the Art Museums, the Mantles, Nodzzz, Sun Araw, All Saints Day (Katy from Vivian Girls + Greg from Cat Power), and the Baths. Please email us at rollogrady@gmail.com to claim the tickets. The winners will be notified via email. For further show info (click here).

Real Estate – Younger Than Yesterday
Kurt Vile – Monkey
Art Museums – Sculpture Gardens

June 13th, 2010

Recommended Shows :: June 14th – June 20th

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Janelle Monáe & Erykah Badu

We will be giving away tickets to see Jamie Lidell, Junip, Citay, and The Woodsist Festival this week on Twitter.

Monday, June 14th
Dr. John @ Grammy Museum

Tuesday, June 15th
Woodsist Festival (Woods, Kurt Vile, Real Estate) @ Echo/Echoplex

Wednesday, June 16th
Junip (Jose Gonzalez) @ Eagle Rock Center for The Arts

Thursday, June 17th
Falcon Eddy @ Echo Curio
Vato Negro (Juan Alderete of The Mars Volta) @ Echo
Fitz and The Tantrums @ Spaceland

Friday, June 18th
Pantha Du Prince @ Echo
Citay with Slang Chickens @ Spaceland
Hi Ho Silver @ Echo Curio

Saturday, June 19th
Jamie Lidell @ El Rey Theatre
WYA – Tribute To Beach Boys // Sweet Relief Musicians Fund (Show Details)

Sunday, June 20th
Erykah Badu with Janelle Monáe @ Greek Theatre
Recommended Shows :: June 14th – June 20th

June 12th, 2010

Sacramento Senior High School 1970 :: Everyday People

Sacramento Senior High School 1970 :: Everyday People

MP3: Sacramento Senior High School 1970 – Everyday People

From – Messin’ With Sly (Amazon)

June 11th, 2010

Artist To Watch // Dazzle Ships

Artist To Watch // Dazzle Ships

Dazzle Ships (Myspace)
Hometown: Riverside, California
Album: Least Resistance 7″ (Buy)
Label: Family Time Records
Dazzle Ships – The Colors Blend

June 11th, 2010

Origami Vinyl // Weekly Top 10 Records

Origami Vinyl // Weekly Top 10 Records

Origami Vinyl :: Top 10 Records (6/5- 6/10)
1. Active Child – Curtis Lane 10″
2. The Young Veins – Take A Vacation
3. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Before Today
4. Hot Hot Heat – Future Breeds
5. Best Coast – Sun Was High 7″
6. Refused – The Shape Of Punk To Come (Reissue)
7. The Delta Mirror – Machines That Listen
8. Memory Tapes – Seek Magic
9. Sun Araw – On Patrol
10. Beach Fossils – S/T

Memory Tapes – Plain Material

Origami Vinyl Website (Click Here)

June 10th, 2010

Black Keys // Bonnaroo Poster


Via – Black Keys
Bonnaroo asked if they could do a Keys limited edition poster for the midnight show Friday night. It’s a pretty big honor because only about 4 bands get the stand alone poster treatment each year. They got Mike Weihs to do the design; it’s 18” x 24” on Domtar Cougar Natural paper.