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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Winter Hours- About Time

Got a call from a listener this morning, happy I was spinning the new Winter Hours tribute album, "A Few Uneven Rhymes" featuring Matt Caws of Nada Surf, Gordon Gano of the Violent Femmes and a whole bunch of other admirers. He recalled some of their memorable performances at the 8x10.

The band, which formed in Lyndhurst, New Jersey in 1983, had a devoted cult-following, yet never attained the popularity contemporaries such as R.E.M. achieved.

Sadly, their singer Joe Marques, who exuded the slithering sexuality of Jim Morrison, and later, Michael Hutchense, died in 2003.

Oren Lavie's Mattress Choreography

With the deadly elegance of Nick Cave and the mysterious warmth of Nick Drake escaping from his vocal chords, Isreali-born, award-winning playwright Oren Lavie's electic piano and vibe-kissed, Checy-commercial soundtrack, "Her Morning Elegance" captivates exponentially with this video.
I've never tried pedaling in bed before. It looks rather, relaxing.

If you want to know, "how did they do that?," click here. What do you think is the most innovative music video of all time?

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

PHISH-Heads lineup for Bonnaroo

Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band, PHISH, TV on the Radio, Wilco, Lucinda Williams, Beastie Boys, NIN, and Rodrigo Y Gabriella- just to name a few. Tune in @ 720am this morning for complete lineup (so far).

The festival takes place June 11-14 in Manchester, Tennessee.

Tickets go on sale this Saturday at noon via the festival's official website.

Monday, February 2, 2009

School of Rock by Sam Roberts

Canadians seem to have a knack for embracing rock stars whose music doesn't necessarily jump out at you as being instant chart-topping material, but wind up doing just that up there- while garnering cult status in the States.

Sam Roberts is one of those types. Now on his third album Love at the End of the World, he bears the torch for classic rock and solid songwriting and wants young people to not get their impression of what's good from American Idol. Not that he's completly sounding like Clint Eastwood in Grand Torino....

...think of it as kind of like The Boss schooling the kids on the field for his halftime show appearance last night.

I guess we can all put down our chicken fingers and learn! Check out Sam Roberts' video for "Them Kids," and join me on New Music/Ticket Tuesday tomorrow morning....I'll spin you my favorite track on the new album, "Lions of the Kalahari."

Mad-Sweet Pangs perform "D'Artagnan" Live at WTMD

The Newark, Delaware-based jam band visited WTMD (http://www.wtmd.org) for a recent appearance on Baltimore Unsigned, performing the track which originally appeared on the band's debut album "Stumbling Through Blydepoort Canyon."

Mad-Sweet Pangs released the follow-up, "Witness & Wait," in 2008.