Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Listamania!

My Top Albums of 2005:

1. Kanye West - Late Registration
2. Gorillaz - Demon Days
3. Goldfrapp - Supernature
4. Mars Volta - Frances The Mute
5. Beck - Guero
6. Nouvelle Vague - s/t
7. Franz Ferdinand - You Could Have It So Much Better...
8. MIA - Arular
9. Nine Inch Nails - With Teeth
10. Chemical Brothers - Push The Button

Honorable Mentions:


Out Hud - Let Us Never Speak Again
Missy Elliott - The Cookbook
Common - Be
My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult - Gay, Black, and Married
Princess Superstar - My Machine
Love Is All - 9 Times That Same Song
Who Made Who - s/t


Two 2005 EPs I Really liked :

1. Lady Sovereign - Vertically Challenged
2. The Long Blondes - separated By Motorways


Five Albums To Look out for in 2006:

1. Islands - Return To Sea
2. Mogwai - Mr Beast
3. Lady Sovereign - ??
4. Headman - On
5. Peaches - ??

Saturday, December 17, 2005

Ultra (1/many)

So, I plan to spend my spring break in luxurious Miami and to attend the events within and surrounded the Winter Music Conference (WMC). Ultra Music Festival (8th) is the biggest event of the festival and basically the closure to a week of intense music and parties. So far The Prodigy is slated to headline, and the full line up is expected to be released any day now. There will be many updates on the WMCs as I get them.

Stereolab To Tour 2006

The closest dates are at the following venues:


March 2006:

3/14
Toronto
@phoenix concert theatre


3/15
Montreal
@la tulipe


3/16
Northampton
@pearl street

Tickets are supposed to be onsale now, however it doesn't look like they are.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

St. Patty's (Cont.)

So, unfortunately I missed the boat on St. Patty's day. The Pogues in NYC is sold out and so is Dropkicks in St. Pattys. Pogues tickets for the remaining shows are $60!!


Dropkick Murphys St. Patty's Run:


3/16 - with Sick of It All, The Tossers; all ages; tickets
3/17 - with Horrorpops, A Global Threat; all ages St Patricks Day Show; tickets
3/18 - support TBA; all ages - early show
3/18 -support band TBA, Rat City Riot; all ages - later show
3/19 - with Madball, Tommy & The Terrors; all ages; tickets

All shows are at The Avalon in Boston, MA. The 17th and late night 18th are sold out. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Roku Show



Monday, December 05, 2005

Where Are They Now?: The Rapture

Looking at the activity of The Rapture, it doesn't seem like they are up to too much. The website is only alive due to a few hardcore fans holding down the message board, despite no updates or information. Then The Rapture announce a few NYC shows, all of which appear to be solid. At these shows new material is played. So what now?

Well the band has revamped their website and has posted all sorts of information as to what they have been up to.

The news they seem most excited about is all of their dj and remix projects. Matt and Gabe have been spinning at a weekly party in NYC called The HUSHHUSH. Matt also made an hour long party mix that be listened to at music.aol.com.




They even have funky merchandise like this:


Two dates confirmed for Cali. Check their website for more info on the whereabouts of these club kids.

http://www.therapturemusic.co.uk

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Can You Dig It?

So apparently about 1 of my friends has seen The Warriors. This is disgusting! Why has everyone seen She's All That and Road Trip but not The Warriors??!! If you haven't seen The Warriors, then tonight is your night to come out and play-ay.

Public Warning: Make Way For The S-O-V

So, Lady Sov can definitely rock a packed venue. Her performance in Montreal was solid. She opened it up with Blah Blah and worked her way through most of the hot tracks that you have heard from her: Cha-Ching, Random, Fiddle With The Volume (Ghislain Poirie remix version), A Little Bit of Shhh!, The Broom, The Tango, and Sad Ass Strippa. The highlights of the show were 9-5, and then the catchy dance tune Hoodie followed by Public Warning to close the show. Public Warning has the hot garage/rave beats going on in it and SOV spits it mad fast. Throughout the show, SOV was complaining about the bass in her speaker. I didn't think too much of it, however, after reading the Philebrity review of the Philly show, I am beginning to wonder what is going on with her sound crew. I was saddened to see that she peaced out of a gig cause of bad sound ... That sounds like Axl Rose material and at 19 years old, there is no need for that big of an ego ... Even if your shit is hot. Hopefully she works things out, and continues to move units.

The pics came out shitty. Sorry.






Updates

Time for more partying in Montreal! This time with the legendary Dieselboy @ Aria!


Stabba :: 1h30 – 4h00AM
DIESELBOY (Philly) :: 4h00 – 7h00AM
Sase One :: 7h00 – 10h00AM

Friday, December 02, 2005

More Lady Sov

Check out the interview in the Montreal Mirror! Come see the S-O-V tonight! $15



On her meeting with Jay, "LS: Yeah! He’s backing everything now and supporting it, hooking me up with things. I can’t say too much, but things are happening and I’m happy about it."

Read the full Interview here: Here

Langerado!

The Langerado Music Festival has been announced. It will take place March 11-12 in southern Florida. The line-up this year is pretty amazing: The Flaming Lips, The Disco Biscuits, Brothers Past, Burning Spear, The Black Crowes, Ben Harper, RJD2, Antibalas, The Secret Machines, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Lotus, Kid Koala, Lake Trout, and the list goes on...