Friday, February 29, 2008
- Butter Team has the new LCD Soundsystem track that's going to appear on the 21 soundtrack, out March 18th (film out March 28th). BONUS - The post also had two acoustic Radiohead diddies.
- Pershing, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin's new album is out April 11th and MOKB hooks us up with two listens from it.
- More new songs from upcoming albums. The Black Keys have Attack & Release coming out on April 1st, but you can stream "Strange Times" now on their MySpace page.
- And again with the new stuff. Toyko Police Club. Elephant Shell. April 22nd. "In a Cave". Ultra 8201.
- Same blog, different band. I'm bummed that I won't be able to make the Ghostland Observatory show at the 9:30 later this month. Ultra 8201 has a video of their performance of "Heavy Heart" this week in Austin. And and and, you can stream the new album Robotique Majestique here.
- People seem to either love or hate Vampire Weekend. Well I'm one of the former, so back the eff up. Anyway, I am fuel has the Black Dominoes remix of their "Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa".
- Gnarls Barkley's new video "Run" is available on Brooklyn Vegan.
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Last time I saw Wilco was in 2003 during their Yankee Hotel Foxtrot tour. I remembered leaving that night with mixed feelings. I was a little wet behind the ears as a Wilco fan, so all I really knew was... well, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. Overall, it seemed like a good concert, but I only knew 11 of their songs so what the hell did I know. Unfortunately, the concert ended on a bad note (literally) for me as their encore was full of annoying feedback. Since that time, I've become much more educated… at least when it comes to the song stylings of Wilco.
I settled into my spot on the floor, just in front of the soundboard and took in everything Wilco was giving out. They rattled off a 19 or 20 song main set in just over 1:30 that spanned their entire discography. While I love their last three albums, I was ecstatic to hear a few numbers from Being There and Summerteeth. Two encores later and I was pleasantly spent – from the Nels Cline solos and constant guitar changes, to the 3-piece horn section, to the tight and inventive percussion of Glenn Kotche. There was even a "Grammy" presentation by a fan...
Almost complete setlist below, thanks to Vox Populil. If I had to pick a favorite, it would be "Pot Kettle Black". Wilco was taking a ride and everyone in the 9:30 Club hopped on board for it.
Was I In Your Dreams?
Blood of the Lamb
You Are My Face
Pot Kettle Black
Shot in the Arm
Side with the Seeds
Sky Blue Sky
Too Far Apart
I’m the Man Who Loves You
Magazine Called Sunset
Red-eyed and Blue
I Got You (At the End of the Century)
Hate It Here
Can’t Stand It
Is That the Thanks I Get?
Just a Kid
War on War
Heavy Metal Drummer
If your interested, you can also stream the second night at the 9:30 on NPR. I am fuel also has Wilco's fifth night in Chi-town just a few nights before available for download.
Monday, February 25, 2008
- Monday - The Helio Sequence
Tonight Show w/Jay Leno
Last Call w/Carson Daly
Late Show w/Dave Letterman
- Thursday - Liam Finn
Friday, February 22, 2008
- I am fuel has a handful of Eddie Vedder/Bruce Springsteen collaborations posted for your listening pleasure.
- Same blog, different topic. This week’s music roundup had a new track from the Mountain Goats, a live one from Spoon, a White Stripes/Beck diddy and a Daft Punk cover.
- Apparently Maxim magazine reviewed the Black Crowes' upcoming album, Warpaint, without even hearing it. This reminds me of when I was in college and tried to write term papers without doing any research. Unlike Maxim though, I was never called on it (thankfully). Thanks to Product Shop NYC for the K.
- For those of you who have yet to discover Cloud Cult, you are missing out. The Meaning of 8 was a highlight of 2007 for me and they are following it up with the release of Feel Good Ghosts (Tea-Partying Through Tornadoes) in April. MFKWCRG has a track from the album, "When Water Comes to Life", which does not disappoint.
- Rihanna and the Klaxons got together at the 2008 Brit Awards and made a little "Umbrella" and "Golden Skans" love. The Music Slut provides the links.
Monday, February 18, 2008
Check out the video that miraculously appeared on YouTube and other sites of ESPN's Chris Berman cussing like a sailor during a MNF halftime show. Let it load and enjoy with your morning cup of joe. You're welcome.
Saturday, February 16, 2008
I've been in a bit of a concert drought lately, but plan on turning that frown upside-down with a few of these:
- Tapes 'n Tapes
- Colin Meloy (lead singer of The Decemberists)
- The New Pornographers w/Okkervil River (both are playing some seperate dates as well)
- Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks
- Sea Wolf
- Cat Power
- The Police w/Elvis Costello (Elvis has a few dates w/o The Police)
- Eddie Vedder
- Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
- Kanye West w/Lupe Fiasco and others
- Yeasayer w/Man Man (both are playing some seperate dates as well)
- British Sea Power
- Black Kids w/Cut Copy (both are playing some seperate dates as well)
- Jay-Z and Mary J. Blige
Friday, February 15, 2008
- The National has released a four song live EP, Rhapsody Rocks NYC. Want to take a stab where you can get it? You guessed it Einstein - Rhapsody. P-fork provided the info.
- Have a listen to "Hang Them All" from Tapes 'n Tapes' upcoming album, Walk It Off out April 8th. I saw it first on MOKB, but saw it on numerous other blogs as well. They kick off their North American tour a few days after the release.
- Same blog, different post. Kate Nash covers the White Stripes' "Seven Nation Army" and just like Mikey, I like it. Kind of puts a different spin on the track.
- More news on covers. Music for Kids has a handful of mp3s posted on Brits covering Brits. Artic Monkeys, Amy Winehouse, Kaiser Chiefs, and the Klaxons just to name a few.
- And more covers. The Klaxons covering "No Diggity"? No that's not a typo. Have a listen courtesy of You Ain't No Picasso - not half bad.
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
I should be happy. They are coming to the DC area... but it's the effing Nissan Pavilion. Horrible. I hate heading out there - it turns a concert into a 7-8 hour event. One way in and one way out. It's like grunting out a tough turd on the shitter.
My other concern is that I thought Radiohead was so-so when I last saw them in 2003. I know, I'm probably one of the few that has ever thought that, but I'll admit I was disappointed. Maybe I was expecting too much. Maybe it was because the guy in front of me was dancing like he was having an epileptic seizure for most of the concert.
The show at Nissan is on a Sunday which is promising. This is pretty motivating as well.
Tickets go on sale this Saturday. Less than 3 days to decide. Tick tock, tick tock...
- May 5 West Palm Beach, FL - Cruzan Amphitheatre
- May 6 Tampa, FL - Ford Amphitheatre
- May 8 Atlanta, GA - Lakewood Amphitheatre
- May 9 Charlotte, NC - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
- May 11 Bristow, VA - Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge
- May 14 St. Louis, MO - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
- May 17 Houston, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
- May 18 Dallas, TX - Superpages.com Center
Monday, February 11, 2008
Sunday, February 10, 2008
The key is learning from those mistakes and hopefully minimizing future ones. I guess over 50 years, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences is allowed to make a few and Cracked.com calls them on some of their biggest ones.
I guess hindsight is always 20/20. But looking back on some of these, it's tough to figure out what the voters were thinking. My favorite is "Winchester Cathedral" by The New Vaudeville Band beating out singles by the Beatles ("Eleanor Rigby"), Beach Boys ("Good Vibrations") and Mamas and Papas (Monday Monday"). I'm thinking that wasn't such a good choice.
- About A Son, the Kurt Cobain documentary has been around for a few years, but is now being released on DVD on Feb 19th. I am fuel has some thoughts on the project, a few mp3s from it and the trailer.
- Same blog, different topic. If you're interested in Counting Crows' new music, I am fuel has the mp3s from their set on WXPN World Cafe.
- La Blogotheque releases a Take Away Show each week. Apparently they've been doing this for quite awhile, but it's the first I'm hearing about it (thanks to Gorilla vs. Bear). Some truly solid stuff. Too many to list, so you'll have to check it out yourself.Here's to hoping Amy Winehouse doesn't fall on her face tonight at the Grammy's. She has enough shit going against her.
Sunday, February 3, 2008
Saturday, February 2, 2008
Friday, February 1, 2008
- For you Black Crowes fans, check out Aquarium Drunkard for two tracks off of Chris and Rich Robinson's Brothers of a Feather.
- Tons of covers from Of Montreal courtesy of You Ain't No Picasso.
- Jeff Tweedy covers "Be Not So Fearful" and I Am Fuel provides the love.
- BBC Radio 2 interviewed Thom Yorke and then he treated them to two acoustic numbers. Gorilla vs. Bear hooks us up.
- New tracks from Someone Still Loves You, Boris Yeltsin (courtesy of Let’s Sexy Fighting), Islands (from You Ain’t No Picasso) and Jay-Z (the hardest working retiree in the world).