Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Remember records?

If you think you had a lot of records, you probably don't have anything on this guy:

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Beach Boy bounces back

Beach Boys' Brian Wilson sunny about new album

AP — A lot has changed for the historically reclusive Southern California native, who speaks with a slight slur, a result of his drug-abuse past and medicated journey through mental illness.

He is a second-round father at the age of 66 (musician daughters Wendy, 38, and Carnie, 40, from his first marriage, tour as The Wilsons). Following 2004's long-awaited rock opera "Smile," and a 2005 Christmas release, he has a new, ambitious solo album, "That Lucky Old Sun," due out Sept. 2. He is touring behind the material, pushing through years of stage fright.

"I think the new album is just as good as anything the Beach Boys ever recorded," says Wilson. "Playing these songs live, I feel proud. You know that funny feeling you get in your stomach, like, 'Oh my God, this is sounding great!'"

Two years ago, he says, he recorded 18 songs then chose 10 last year for Capitol Records/EMI. He came up with the album's lush orchestration and music, while 43-year-old bandmate Scott Bennett scribed the lyrics, with colorful narrative interludes by Wilson's longtime collaborator Van Dyke Parks.

The outcome is a blend of uptempo pop and piano-based ballads. The title track, a cover of Louis Armstrong's "That Lucky Old Sun," flows into the bouncy anthem "Morning Beat," setting the album's tone.


Friday, August 15, 2008

Blog focuses on mix tapes

Great blog here with near weekly mix tapes for download or streaming. Enjoy!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Free download: Dexateens' latest album

Visit the Dexateens' Web site to download the band's latest album "Lost and Found."

You can go here and listen to more songs by the band.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Press Release: Pink Floyd Themed Cruise Will Feature Think Floyd USA

Kiqstart Music and Think Floyd USA Launch First Annual "Great Gig in the Sea"

NEW YORK, N.Y. (PRWEB) — Kiqstart Music, an entertainment company based in New York, N.Y., and Think Floyd USA, the number one touring production of Pink Floyd in the country, announced plans to host the first Pink Floyd themed cruise aboard a Carnival Cruise Ship to the Bahamas. Dubbed "Great Gig in the Sea," the cruise will allow Pink Floyd music fans to combine sun and sea with an amazing concert experience.

The one-of a kind voyage will feature the music of Think Floyd USA: The American Pink Floyd Show, and will celebrate material from Pink Floyd's earliest days through the present. Think Floyd USA will take listeners on a musical and visual flight through the Pink Floyd galaxy performing all of Pink Floyd's classic hits from legendary albums such as Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals and the all time classic, The Wall.

Think Floyd USA: The American Pink Floyd Show goes beyond the typical tribute act with an unparalleled performance and light show. They have performed before Roger Waters at Milwaukee's Summerfest and have received personal acclaim from David Gilmour himself. The band has been performing to packed houses at numerous arenas, theaters, festivals and casinos around the country, and will be the first tribute band to headline a stage at Milwaukee's famed Summerfest this summer.

"This cruise provides a one-of-a-kind opportunity for Pink Floyd fans to come together and enjoy the exceptional music and memories of one of the most celebrated performing acts of all time, combined with a truly outstanding vacation experience," said Justin Seidenberg, co-owner of Kiqstart Music.

Cruisers should also be prepared to hear special shows each night, such as Dark Side of the Moon performed in its entirety. Dark Side has held the record for the longest duration of any album on the Billboard 200 and has sold over 40 Million copies worldwide. Other unique events will feature "special guests," Pink Floyd trivia, parties and games.

"We are excited to be a part of this unique concert experience. Floyd fans are so passionate about the band and love to get together to celebrate the music ... its going to be a blast," said Mitch Blumfield, vocalist in Think Floyd USA.

Tickets for Great Gig in the Sea are onsale now at Space is very limited and pricing depends upon availability.

For additional information on the cruise, visit or contact Kiqstart Music at 718-302-9800.

Think Floyd USA

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Police's final show webcast

Watch the Police's final performance Webcast, rehearsal footage and soundcheck party from Madison Square Garden in New York City.

The rehearsal and soundcheck has already been recorded and the final performance Webcast is tonight at 9:45 p.m. will be streaming three songs from the encore of the capstone performance of the Police's momentus career. The clip will be archived on the Web site as well.

According to Sting's Web site:

In addition to the live Webcast, which includes three of the last four songs in the encore, Best Buy will begin the presale of an exclusive DVD/CD set, "The Police: Certifiable." The set features the band's entire concert from Buenos Aires as well as bonus footage, available in a 2 DVD/2CD standard format or a 1 DVD/2CD Blu-ray format. Also available is a three LP premium vinyl set with an MP3 file key (a one-time free download of entire album).

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

RATM to play Twin Cities during RNC

This should make for an interesting couple of days if the band's ideology is taken to the streets by their fans.

The on-and-off-again band nearly started a riot during their Lollapalooza gig. Things could get ugly in the mean streets of Minne.


Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Couple new albums coming out soon

Two albums that I'll be looking forward to hearing, and they couldn't any more different, are "Death Magnetic" by Metallica due out Sept. 12 and "Everything That Happens Will Happen Today" by David Byrne and Brian Eno which will be available online Aug. 18.

More on upcoming albums from Metallica and David Byrne and Brian Eno.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Lollapalooza and Gathering of the Vibes Webcasts this weekend

Click here to watch Lollapalooza Webcast


2:15 PM — Rogue Wave
3:15 PM — Yeasayer
4:15 PM — The Kills
5:15 PM — Gogol Bordello
6:15 PM — Mates of State
7:15 PM — Bloc Party
8:15 PM — Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks
9:00 PM — The Raconteurs

1:15 PM — Margot & The Nuclear So So's
1:45 PM — The Ting Tings
2:30 PM — Dr. Dog
3:30 PM — The Gutter Twins
4:30 PM — The Go Team
5:30 PM — Duffy
6:30 PM — Jamie Lidell
7:30 PM — Devotchka
8:30 PM — Explosions In The Sky
9:30 PM — Broken Social Scene
10:30PM — Wilco

1:15 PM — Kid Sister
2:15 PM — The Whigs
3:15 PM — Office
4:15 PM — Chromeo
5:15 PM — G. Love & Special Sauce
6:15 PM — Blues Traveler
7:15 PM — John Butler Trio
8:15 PM — Flogging Molly
9:15 PM — Love & Rockets
10:15 PM — The National

Lollapalooza Web site

Click here to watch Gathering of the Vibes Webcast


2:50 PM — Ryan Montbleau Band
4:15 PM — Porter Batiste Stoltz
5:40 PM — Assembly of Dust
7:10 PM — TBA
9:00 PM — Deep Banana Blackout
10:45 PM — The Black Crowes

11:00 AM — Alternate Routes
12:45 PM — Strangefolk
2:30 PM — New Riders of the Purple Sage
4:15 PM — Bill Kreutzmann Trio
6:00 PM — Dark Star Orchestra (Set 1)
7:30 PM — Taj Mahal Trio
9:00 PM — Phil Lesh & Friends

11:00 AM — Organically Grown Gospel Choir
12:15 PM — Jackie Greene
1:45 PM — TBA
3:15 PM — Donna Jean and the Tricksters
4:45 PM — Umphrey's McGee
6:30 PM — The Neville Brothers

Gathering of the Vibes Web site