Last week, when I interviewed Blake Anderson from the Comedy Central show, Workaholics, I found out that he was a huge music fan. He had just returned from Bonnaroo, proclaiming that the Stones Throw Records and Pasadena native Dâm-Funk had put on the best show of the festival. I asked him to put together a mixtape for the site.
If you are not familiar with Workaholics, it’s one of the best comedies on television. The show revolves around three friends: Anderson, Adam DeVine, and Anders Holm of the comedy troupe Mail Order Comedy. They play three roommates – recent college grads that work for a telemarketing company. They love to smoke weed, rap, talk shit, and fuck with one another. It’s one of those rare comedies every episode of which is hilarious from start to finish. Workaholics completed its first season in early June and was renewed for another ten episodes. You can catch re-runs of the show every Tuesday at 10:30 pm on Comedy Central. Be on the lookout for my interview with Blake next week.
Origami Vinyl :: Top 10 Records (6/18 – 6/23)
1. Bon Iver – Bon Iver
2. Cults – S/T
3. Tame Impala – Innerspeaker
4. The Flaming Lips w/ Prefuse 73 – S/T EP
5. The Tallest Man On Earth – S/T EP
6. Unknown Mortal Orchestra – S/T
7. Outernational – Eyes on Fire
8. Radiohead – Supercollider + The Butcher 12″
9. Fucked Up – David Comes To Life
10. Dante Vs Zombies – Yes, I’m Stalking You
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These Guys rip!
This is the hottest thing going.
Most Websites are a fad. Will Turntable.fm be such?
We’ll find out!
But Turntable.fm has got one thing that Pandora does not. Sociability. You’re not listening alone, you’re listening with your buds.
And please watch this video to the point where you learn how to earn points and win new avatars. THIS is what the mainstream music business does not understand. Music is a club. And Lyor and Irving and Doug and so many just aren’t a member of it. They still believe it’s about being above and talking down. But we’ve had a revolution, and now we’re all in it together. Which is why premium packages and so many of the music industry shenanigans stink. They’re contrary to the ethos of today.
But despite the deafening word of mouth on Turntable.fm, most people have no idea how it truly works. (And they’re doing it so right making it invitation only at first…how come the mainstream music business can’t figure this out either?) But Richard Greenfield of BTIG Research unearthed the following YouTube clip which explains it from soup to nuts.
Stop what you’re doing right now and watch this:”
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Jim James of My Morning Jacket
Recommended Shows :: June 20th – June 26th
Monday, June 20th
Kissing Cousins with The Scouts and Duniven and Gold Paint @ The Silverlake Lounge
Dante Vs. Zombie @ The Echo
Tuesday, June 21st
Ben Harper @ The Grammy Museum
Two Gallants with The Mumlers @ The Echo
Wednesday, June 22nd
My Morning Jacket @ Pantages Theatre
The Lonely Wild with Family of the Year @ The Satellite
Wynton Marsalis @ The Hollywood Bowl
Thursday, June 23rd
Alison Krauss @ The Greek Theatre
Okkervil River with Titus Andronicus @ The Wiltern
Nick Kroll @ The Largo
Friday, June 24th
Black Lips with Cerebral Ballzy @ The Music Box
Keren Ann @ McCabe’s Guitar Shop
Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs @ The Hotel Cafe
Erykah Badu @ The Roxy Theatre
Jon Brion @ Largo
Saturday, June 25th
tUnE-YArDs with Sister Crayon @ The Troubadour
Japanther with FIDLAR and Trmrs @ Warehouse Show – Long Beach
Keren Ann @ Luckman Fine Arts Complex
Jon Brion @ Largo
Dirt Dress with Cosmonauts and Siblings and Traps, Ps @ Pehrspace
Sunday, June 26th
Erykah Badu @ Eden Hollywood
The Dirtbombs @ Alex’s Bar – Long Beach