Thursday, August 9, 2007

FRIENDLY REMINDER: Maria Taylor playing a FREE show this weekend

Maria Taylor (of Azure Ray) is playing a free show as part of the "Unplugged in the Park" summer concert series at Park Tavern in Piedmont Park this Sunday (8/12) in Atlanta. Ben Kweller just played his free show last Sunday (which was awesome!!), and Jason Isbell & The Apples in Stereo both have free gigs as part of this series coming up as well. I love free.


8/12/07 - Maria Taylor (Azure Ray), The Bridges, Harrison Hudson
9/09/07 - Jason Isbell (Drive-By Truckers)
9/23/07 - The Apples in Stereo

Park Tavern/Unplugged in the Park - website

GREAT NEW MUSIC: Midnight Juggernauts

Every once in awhile Pitchfork gets it right. Midnight Juggernauts are as good as they say they are. For real. And apparently Justice thinks they're the bees' knees. I, whole heartedly, agree. For fans of Simian Mobile Disco, Justice, Vitalic, Daft Punk, LCD Soundsystem and fun. "Dystopia" is out now in Australia, but the rest of us will just have to wait until...well that's kinda up in the air actually. No official release date has been set yet, how mysterious!

[MP3] Midnight Juggernauts - Into the Galaxy from "Dystopia" (via
[MP3] Midnight Juggernauts - Tombstone from "Dystopia" (via

Midnight Juggernauts - website | Myspace

Revenge of the Bookeaters (826NYC Benefit) adds Britt Daniels & Eugene Mirman to it's lineup!!

So I'm gonna be going to see the Revenge of the Bookeaters benefit show in New York in a couple of weeks and I couldn't be more excited to see that Britt Daniels (Spoon), as well as comedian Eugene Mirman, have been added to the already amazing lineup that includes musicians Feist, A.C. Newman (New Pornographers), Jim James (My Morning Jacket), & Grizzly Bear...writer/humorist Sarah Vowell & comedian Demetri Martin (Daily Show) who is hosting the event. Yay. I mean YAAAAAAAYYYYYY!!!!!!! Tickets are still available here. All proceeds from the show go to student programming at 826NYC.

"826NYC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6-18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Our services are structured around our belief that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success."

826NYC - website

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

VIDEO: Deerhunter "Hazel St."

Just found this video this morning on Deerhunter's blog (which you should definitely check out 'cuz it's fun and they generously post unreleased music up there :-) ), I like it....enjoy.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007


I saw Celebration open for The Blood Brothers awhile back and they blew my mind. If this new song is any indication of what I can expect from the forthcoming album, then consider my mind blown yet again. Their new album "The Modern Tribe" is due out October 9th.

[MP3] Celebration - Evergreen from "The Modern Tribe" (via
Celebration - website | Myspace

I hadn't heard anything from this band before getting their latest EP, "Coastal" about a week ago. This song "New York" has been played over 30 times according to my iTunes. It is good. Really, really good. Their latest EP is out now.

[MP3] A Shoreline Dream - New York from "Coastal EP" (via
A Shoreline Dream - website | Myspace

I've seen Matt Pond PA perform several times, and have yet to be disappointed. I can't stop playing "People Have a Way" off of their upcoming album "Last Light", it is everything and more that I've come to expect from this amazing band. "Last Light" comes out Sept. 25th.

[MP3] Matt Pond PA - People Have a Way from "Last Light" (via
Matt Pond PA - website | Myspace

LOCKETT PUNDT (Deerhunter)
Man, I cannot get me enough Deerhunter. So I've been keeping my addiction satiated by going to their blog and downloading some of the new material they have been kind enough to post. Lockett put up a couple of "solo" tunes recently, and "White Out" has seen some pretty heavy rotation in the ol' iPod. Not sure if this song will show up on any official Deerhunter release or Lockett solo effort, but who's amazing.

[MP3] Lockett Pundt (Deerhunter) - White Out from "Unreleased" (via
Deerhunter blog | Myspace

In the wake of The Casket Lottery & Small Brown Bike....ABLE BAKER FOX!!

I was one, sad bummed-out puppy when I heard that two of my favorite bands, The Casket Lottery & Small Brown Bike, had called it quits a couple of years ago. So flash forward to yesterday and to some news that had me grinning ear-to-ear...members of both bands have created a new band out of the ashes of their previous ones. Behold, ABLE BAKER FOX: Nathan Ellis (Jackie Carol, The Casket Lottery, Coalesce) - Vocals, Guitar, Mike Reed (LaSalle, Small Brown Bike) - Vocals, Guitar, Ben Reed (The Great Sea Serpents, Small Brown Bike) - Vocals, Bass, Jeff Gensterblum (The Holy Fire, Small Brown Bike) - Drums. They're currently finshing up recording their first full length, "Voices". The two songs they have up on their MySpace page are killer and so now I'm sad again because I can't hear more. Damn you guys for playing with my emotions.

"Right now, we’re finishing up our 11-song CD/LP “Voices” with Ed Rose for release on Second Nature Recordings. Head over to our MySpace page ( to stream two songs right now. We’re not sure exactly when “Voices” will be released, but keep in touch and you’ll find out." HOO-FUCKIN-RAY.

Able Baker Fox - website | Myspace