Friday, February 8, 2008

VIDEO: The Mountain Goats "Sax Rohmer #1"

VIDEO: Maritime "Guns of Navarone"

HOUSE SHOW: Nat Baldwin (Dirty Projectors), The Brock Scott Quartet, Andre' Paraguassu, PowWows, and Leah Meininger

Man, I prefer house shows to venues any day. There's a pretty awesome one on Saturday (2/09) for those of you in the Atlanta area: Nat Baldwin (Dirty Projectors), The Brock Scott Quartet, Andre' Paraguassu, PowWows, and Leah Meininger are playing in Grant Park for a mere $3 (sugg. donation)!. For those of you not familiar with some or any of the artists playing, you can check out the couple of MP3s as well as Myspace links below. Both Nat Baldwin & The Brock Scott Quartet get a thumbs up from me, and I'm eager to check out the others...this should be a blast!

The Blue House
370 Augusta Ave.
Atlanta GA 30315
(get directions, here)


Suggested donation of $3.

[MP3] Nat Baldwin - All That Was from "Enter The Winter" (via
[MP3] The Brock Scott Quartet - The Death of Western Movies from "S/T" (via

Nat Baldwin - label website | Myspace

The Brock Scott Quartet - Myspace

Thursday, February 7, 2008

VIDEO: British Sea Power "No Lucifer"

NEW SONG: Man Man "Top Drawer"

I just recently posted about Man Man's upcoming album, "Rabbit Habits" (which still comes out 4/08 via ANTI-) and their upcoming tour (which includes a date @ The 40 Watt in Athens, GA!). And now, here's the first released track from their first ANTI- release, "Top Drawer". Which I must say is even better than my already high expectations.

[MP3] Man Man - Top Drawer from "Rabbit Habits" (via

Tour dates:
03-04 Baltimore, MD - Ottobar ^
03-05 Greensboro, NC - Greene St. Club ^
03-06 Asheville, NC - Grey Eagle ^
03-07 Mt. Pleasant, SC - Village Tavern ^
03-08 Athens, GA - 40 Watt Club ^
03-09 St. Augustine, FL - Café Eleven ^
03-10 St. Augustine, FL - Café Eleven ^
03-11 Pensacola, FL - Sluggo's ^
03-12 Baton Rouge, LA - Spanish Moon ^
03-13 Austin, TX - SXSW
03-14 Austin, TX - SXSW
03-15 Austin, TX - SXSW
03-17 Lawrence, KS - Jackpot Saloon ^
03-18 Columbia, MO - Blue Note ^
03-19 Bloomington, IN - John Waldrom Arts Center ^
03-20 Louisville, KY - Headliner's Music Hall ^
03-21 Ann Arbor, MI - Blind Pig ^
03-22 Millvale, PA - Mr. Smalls Theatre ^

^ with the Extraordinairies

Man Man - website | Myspace

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

GREAT NEW MUSIC: Crushed Stars "Gossamer Days"

I just finished listening to the new Crushed Stars album, "Gossamer Days", for the third time today...and I feel dazed & light-headed. Wow. My only regret is that it's not 3am and I'm not lying on my roof staring at the sky. This is one of the most lush and expansively beautiful albums I've ever had the pleasure of day-dreaming to. I'm almost at a loss for words, or maybe I just can't think of words that are as beautiful as the music I want to describe them with. The press release describes Todd Gautreau, the man behind the music, as "a powerful songwriter and one of the best dreampop craftsmen around"...dreampop...that's EXACTLY what this is...dreampop.

"Gossamer Days" out 2/19 via Simulacra Records.

[MP3] Crushed Stars - Spies from "Gossamer Days" (via

Crushed Stars - website | Myspace

A Silver Mt. Zion - 2008 Tour Dates

One of my favorite post-rock bands, A Silver Mt. Zion (full name: Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra & Tra-La-La Band...whew!) are finally making their way down to Atlanta on a spring/summer tour that starts on 5/16 (with one date in their hometown of Montreal, QC on 3/20). They're playing at one of my favorite Atlanta venues, The Drunken Unicorn, although I'm not really sure how they're going fit seven people plus all of their instruments on that small-ass stage, but I guess we'll see. I

2008 Tour Dates:
3/20 - Montreal, QC - La Tulipe
5/16 - Burlington, VT - First Unitarian Univresalist
5/17 - Cambridge, MA - Middle East
5/18 - Northampton, MA - Pearl Street Nightclub
5/19 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall Of Williamsburg
5/20 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
5/22 - Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church
5/23 - Washington, DC - Black Cat
5/24 - Asheville, NC - Grey Eagle Tavern
5/25 - Atlanta, GA - Drunken Unicorn
5/26 - Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge
5/27 - St Louis, MO - Bluebird
5/28 - Des Moines, IA - Vaudeville Mews
5/29 - Minneapolis, MN - Varsity Theater
5/30 - Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall
5/31 - Chicago, IL - Logan Square Auditorium
6/02 - Detroit, MI - Magic Stick
6/03 - Columbus, OH - Skully's Music Diner
6/04 - Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop
6/05 - Milvale, PA - Mr Small's Theatre
6/07 - Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace
6/08 - Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Colin Meloy "Solo"- 2008 Tour Dates

The Decemberists' frontman, Colin Meloy, will embark on month-long solo jaunt through the US starting April 7th (with Laura Gibson) to coincide with his Kill Rock Stars release "Colin Meloy Sings Live!" which will be released on April 8th. This new live album is a 14-song set documenting The Decemberists’ lead singer/songwriter’s 2006 solo tour. "Colin Meloy Sings Live!" will be available at retail stores in both CD and double-gatefold LP (and might I suggest you pick your copy up over at the ever-awesome Criminal Records!).

Colin Meloy & Laura Gibson - 2008 Tour Dates
4/07 Austin, TX La Zona Rosa
4/08 Dallas, TX Granada Theater
4/10 Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse
4/11 Asheville, NC Orange Peel
4/12 Charlottesville, VA The Satellite Ballroom
4/13 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
4/15 Somerville, MA Somerville Theatre
4/16 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall Of Williamsburg
4/17 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall Of Williamsburg
4/21 Chicago, IL Park West
4/22 Milwaukee, WI The Pabst Theater
4/23 Madison, WI Barrymore Theater
4/25 Lawrence, KS Liberty Hall
4/26 Boulder, CO Fox Theatre
4/28 Los Angeles, CA Henry Fonda Theatre
4/29 Santa Cruz, CA The Rio Theatre
4/30 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
5/02 Seattle, WA Showbox
5/03 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom

VIDEO: Caribou "She's The One"

Monday, February 4, 2008

VIDEO: A Place To Bury Starngers "The Falling Sun"

VIDEO: Les Savy Fav "Patty Lee (Live on Live on "Late Night With Conan O'Brien")"

Tim Harrington is a bad-ass motherfucker, and no one can tell me any different. Word on tha' streets is that Les Savy Fav will be playing one of those infamous Chunklet sponsored Whirlyball shows sometime soon. Henry Owings AND Tim Harrington playing Whirlyball? Man, this will be where "the sweat descends".

Iron & Wine to tour with Califone!

Being huge fans of both bands, I am quite excited to see an Atlanta date for this tour...seeing how I still haven't caught Sam Beam's new material live yet. Califone is always a pleasure to see live, so this should be one awesome double bill.


04-09 New Orleans, LA - House of Blues
04-10 Tallahassee, FL - The Moon
04-11 Orlando, FL - The Plaza Theatre
04-12 Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Revolution Live
04-13 Jacksonville, FL - Freebird Live
04-14 Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse
04-15 Chapel Hill, NC - Memorial Hall
04-16 Richmond, VA - The National
04-18 Kalamazoo, MI - State Theater
04-19 Grand Rapids, MI - Calvin College Fine Arts Center
04-20 Louisville, KY - Headliners Music Hall