Monday, September 27, 2010

This week's late night tv lineup

  • Wed - Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings
  • Thurs - Tired Pony
  • Thurs -Rodrigo y Gabriela
  • Tues - Menomeno
  • Wed - The Morning Benders
  • Thurs - Japandroids
  • Fri - Los Campesinos!

Monday, September 20, 2010

This week's late night tv lineup

  • Mon - Phoenix
  • Tues - Band of Horses
  • Thurs - Trombone Shorty
  • Mon - Chromeo
  • Tues - Maroon 5
  • Wed - Tom Jones
  • Fri - Jimmy Eat World
  • Fri - Willie Nelson
  • Thurs - Brian Wilson
  • Mon - The Walkmen
  • Tue - Nas & Damien Marley
  • Wed - Alberta Cross
  • Thurs - Janelle Monae
  • Fri - La Roux

Saturday, September 18, 2010

The summer of hip-hop

It only took 33+ years, but with my first rap/hip-hop concert finally under my belt, I got to thinking how much of that goodness I listened to this summer. Even with quality releases from The Black Keys, the National, Arcade Fire, Ray LaMontagne and Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, I still found myself listening to more and more rap and hip-hop. And it was hard not to, with Eminem, the Roots, Big Boi, Reflection Eternal (Talib Kweli and Hi-Tek) and Janelle Monae dropping some serious bombs this summer. My favorite cuts? Start with a litle "No Love" by Eminem and Lil' Wayne, add a dash of Big Boi's "Tangerine"(featuring T.I. & Khujo Goodie) with a twist of Janelle Monae & Big Boi's "Tightrope" and you have the beginning of a sweet ass good time.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Big Boi - 9:30 Club (9/8/10)

Phenomenal show! Big Boi and his crew of 2 packed over 20 songs into just over an hour, keeping the tempo high and the crowd moving. With the buzz Sir Lucious Left Foot... The Son of Chico Dusty has been getting, I was shocked that the concert didn't sell out when tickets first went on sale a few months ago - and even more so that the 9:30 Club was only about 3/4 full. It was probably better though, because Big Boi's energy had damn near everyone in the crowd (even me) bee bopping for much of the concert. Sweet ass!

Monday, September 13, 2010

This week's late night tv lineup

  • Mon - Green Day
  • Tues - Brandon Flowers (of the Killers)
  • Wed - Nas and Damien Marley
  • Fri - V.V. Brown
  • Mon - Brandon Flowers
  • Wed - Weezer
  • Mon - Roberts Plant
  • Mon - Janelle Monae
  • Tues - Black Lips
  • Wed - Surfer Blood

Saturday, September 11, 2010

New music

Lots of albums being released next week and apparently, it even has a name - Super Tuesday. NPR has an article on why so many albums are released this week every year and is streaming 14 albums until Tuesday, including Robert Plant, of Montreal, Chromeo, the Walkmen, Junip (side project of José González), the Bad Plus and Superchunk to name a few (okay, more than a few). Others you can give a test spin before you decide whether or not to buy them include...
Time's a wasting, so get to listening!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Calling all guitarists

Here's a pretty cool little idea Jimmy Fallon and Pavement came up with. Deadline for video submittions is tomorrow and the appearance is Sept. 23rd. Another reason why I'm kicking myself for choosing the clarinet over the guitar - that's JV right there...

This week's late night tv lineup

  • Wed - Interpol
  • Thurs - Ray LaMontagne


  • Wed - The Black Angels
  • Thurs - Jamey Johnson


  • Fri - Norah Jones


  • Wed - Ray LaMontagne
  • Thurs - David Gray