Friday, May 21, 2010

Song of the Day - Nothing Better

Dear Postal Service,

I'm sorry that I fell in love with you guys in college and haven't given you much props since then, but I'm back...and I'm putting YOU back in the mix.

Download it: The Postal Service - "Nothing Better"

Thursday, May 20, 2010

No Way!

Can I just say how excited I am to find out that the Netherfriends are opening for the Born Ruffians at Lincoln Hall in June? I just found out and it doesn't get much better than this.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

We Were Promised Jetpacks

These guys hail from Scotland (swoon!) and while they've only been touring and releasing music since 2008 they have made a big impact in such short time. The story of their rise to fame is actually an interesting one. The band cites their friends (Frightened Rabbit) as one of their major influences so imagine their surprise when Fat Cat Records called to sign them up for a record deal. The label execs were searching on MySpace through Frightened Rabbit's friend list and came across this gem of an indie rock band. Boom...they became a big deal!

And the best news...I only have to wait until July 12 when I get to check them out at the Empty Bottle. Totally.AWESOME.

Download it: Quiet Little Voices / Moving Clocks Run Slow / Short Bursts

Friday, May 14, 2010

Song of the Day - Pistol of Fire

I feel the water
Out in the cool grass
Down in the meadows
Under the tree

It's gonna tickle
You're gonna giggle
It's gonna tickle
Pick up her feet

Download it: Kings of Leon - "Pistol of Fire"

Tapping my feet to this until I can head out of work for the weekend...HAPPY FRIDAY!!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Hidden Little Gem

You always have the highest hopes when it comes to opening acts. You want them to open your eyes (and ears) to a new something that leaves you clamoring for the door as you leave just so that you can go home and purchase their entire music catalog. Sadly, you are usually faced with an awkward group of musicians that leave you clamoring for the bar in order to avoid 30 minutes of their "ground breaking" music (i.e. music that you will never understand no matter how hard you try).

Not true with the Freelance Whales who opened for the Shout Out Louds at Lincoln Hall this past Monday. They are young, borderline 'too hip for their own good', and man, can they play a mean instrument. I was amazed at the shuffling around that took place on stage as each band member moved from instrument to instrument. There were guitars, there were xylophones, there were waterphones....oh my! Take my word for around their website and check out a bit of their music and I think you'll see what I mean.

In the meantime, check out these great photos from the show (courtesy of the always talented Nick G.)...

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Stay Tuned

It's been rumored that I may be receiving some pretty sweet photos from the Seedy Seeds/Sugar and Gold show from this past Sunday. Can't wait...because this page definitely needs a little more personality. :)