Friday, January 28, 2011

Song Of The Day

This is a terrible song of the day - but it's been in my head since monday nights spin class with Marisa.



I'm shameless - I've listened to it about 100 times since Monday also.

Does anyone actually remember P.O.D?

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Someone Still Loves You Borris Yelstin, Two Door Cinema Club, Tokyo Police Club @ 930 Club

Last week the boyfriend and I went to see one of his favorite bands, Two Door Cinema Club, at 930 Club in DC. I'm not going to lie they put on a pretty fantastic show! ....but a little more on that in a bit.

In true fashion he decided to check out the opening band, Someone Still Loves You Borris Yelstin, and what he found wasn't bad so we were both really looking forward to checking them out for the first time. They put on a pretty great performance as well. Sounding a lot like Vampire Weekend, another band I really enjoy, SSLYBY is a indie pop band hailing from Misouri that have 3 full length albums: Broom (2005), Pershing (2008), and Let It Sway (2010).

Here's a crappy pic I took of them during the concert with my iphone. I wish it turned out better, but it's the best one I could get!

And here are a few of their songs to check out as well....

Modern Mystery
Think I Wanna Die
Sink/Let It Sway

The main attraction (for us at least), Two Door Cinema Club, put on a AWESOME show and the audience was super extatic when they finally made their debut. They played a bunch of songs off of their debut album Tourist History including Do You Want It All, Something Good Can Work, and Undercover Martyn (which is the boys fave song by them so I'm glad he got to hear it live!). They also played a couple of songs I didn't know, either previous singles, or something to be released in the future. Regardless, I don't remember because it was a week ago.

In the end they put on a damn fantastic show live! They were full of energy and the crowd was going nuts including my silly boyfriend who was headbanging!

I have a couple of videos from the concert as well, but won't be able to upload those until I get home tonight.

The last band we didn't really stay to hear too much of...partially because we are old and were tired and partially because I don't think either of us really cared that much. I've heard of Toyko Police Club in passing, but never heard their music and I was more than slightly dispointed when the lead singer wasn't the guy with crazy spikey black hair that I thought he was.

The Pretty Wreckless does Wonderwall by Oasis

My good friend, Ari, just sent me this video of Taylor Momsen and The Pretty Wreckless singing Wonderwall by Oasis.



I hate to say it, but I like this cover.

Doesn't help that she still looks miserable though...

Here's another that I don't mind, even though the video is terrible - Miss Nothing

Monday, January 24, 2011

Coachella 2011

The lineup for Coachella 2011 has been released a little bit ago and I am sort of dieing to go - however, completely out the relm of possibility because of Thailand/Vietnam & a possible Vegas trip coming up...Whine/Devestation.


There are a couple great artists I would love to see including Kings of Leon (for the 2nd time), Crystal Castles, Flogging Molly, Mumford & Sons, Bright Eyes, Scissor Sisters, Delta Spirit, The Strokes, and a few others...Oh! And a special one for the BF - Two Door Cinema Club (a post coming up recounting the awesome concert we went to last Thursday) will be playing a set there Saturday, April 16.

*sigh*

It's too bad - but maybe next year....

Thursday, January 20, 2011

The Pretty Wreckless @ Jammin' Java

I've agreed to go with my girlfriends to see Taylor Momsen in The Pretty Wreckless on St. Patricks day (March 17, 2011) at the local Vienna, VA "hotspot" known as Jammin' Java (aka a coffe house/bar in the strip mall next to applebees...where teens hang out...and I may or may not have gotten drunk there on a few special occasions and done rediculous things like hit on bassists, try to buy people drinks who clearly make a shit ton more money than me, and make up fake personas).


I can't wait for heavy eyeshadow, lingerie, and teens who looked coked out - aka Taylor Momsen. My surpressed teen angst will not be able to handle it all and I will completely pretend I don't want to write for a credible music blog some day.

Frankly, I don't know a whole lot of anything about The Pretty Wreckless other than their song Make Me Wanna Die...which I know I've blogged about before and I hate to admit that I don't totally hate. To make matters worse, I hear she doesn't put on a terrible show either.

New Blog Update! Woohoo!

As you can see I've decided to update my blog. I love the old and empty feel to this new template, but we'll see how long it lasts before I'm back to pink water color.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

J-Roddy Walston and The Business

Another fabulous suggestion from hearya.com - J Roddy Walston and The Business band is a "rock meets glam" band hailing from good ol' Baltimore, MD. Actually, lead singer Rod hails from TN, but is now held up with the rest of the band members in B'More.

Their sound is southern rock meets rock n' roll meets 80s hair bands meets Kings of Leon meets Dropkick Murpheys and then some. They have a self titled album I downloaded a few days ago that is next to none and I suggest everyone dl it - or just ask me and I'll give it to you.

The best way I can describe their sound is something I'd want to hear in a dingy dive bar while pounding back beers with some good friends.

The best I can do right now is lay in bed, watching modern family, drinking a beer.

Enjoy.

Monday, January 17, 2011

S. Carey

Another starbucks pick of the week has stolen my heart a bit. I'm such a sucker for male vocalists, pianos, and rich melodies! Not to mention I am sucker for the lovely band BON IVER with whom Sean Carey is a part of and plays drums and piano for during liver performances!

S. Carey - In the Dirt

Careys debut album, All We Grow, released Aug 2010 is a tribute to his rock and jazz background and composed during Bon Iver's tour downtime. He has also earned his degree in classical percussion. His album is short (only a mere 9 songs), but if it's anything like Bon Iver and the first track released above, it will be sweet.

I am dieing to have this and it might be mine by the end of the day.

The Radio Dept.

I first found out about The Radio Dept. when I first fell in love with Her Space Holiday for a few months. I always thought of them as a little slow and dreary and emo sort of like...well...Her Space Holiday, but they also remind me of Death Cab For Cutie, a band I haven't been into since high school, and wrote them off without a second thought.

The Radio Dept. - Pulling Our Weight

Ok, so maybe it's just the black and white video that's pulling me down. Not to mention those clouds with eyes are a tad bit creepy.

Anyway, Obscure Sound has recently somewhat changed my mind and made me a bit more interested in listening to this band. Their songs Never Follow Suit and Freddie and the Trojan Horse are a bit more upbeat, but they are still annoyingly robotic and monotone.

Ok again, maybe not so interested.

The Beatles

Yesterday I bought the collectors edition Beatles 100 Greatest Songs Rolling Stone mag. It is the most amazing thing to grace my presence and I fully plan on reading it cover to cover. I took a quick flip through it last night during the Golden Globes and I was completely in a trance. There are some amazing quotes and stories and I can't wait to sit down and actually read some of them.

I'm sure I will report back!

With that being said - enjoy....

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Chet Haze

...aka Tom Hanks son...can rap?

I'm posting this because it's funny - also a little funny that it's not too bad.

Chet Haze

Monday, January 10, 2011

The Head and The Heart

Stumbled upon a great new band thanks to hearya.com (of course) - The Head and The Heart. This 6 person band is a fusion of everything I love when it comes to music - they are described as The Beatles meets Crosby Stills Nash & Young and the Avett Brothers with a powerful, folky, instrumental backup.

They have one album self released June 2010 - that I cannot find, so if anyone can find it and knows where to DL it PLEASE let a sister know so she can get her new music on.

Their one song that I cannot seem to get enough of is Lost In My Mind, I tend to zone out listening to this one, it just makes me happy, especially when the beat picks up and I have to stop myself from clapping my hands like a wild woman.

They are described as "speaking to the newness of a fresh start, of the ghosts left behind, of moving forward, all brimming with a soulfulness and hope for a better life than the one we've all been sold" - I felt this was pertinant to 2011, fresh beginnings and all.

Here are a couple other good one's to check out -
Down in the Valley
Ghosts
Cats and Dogs & Coeur D'Alene

Friday, January 7, 2011

New from The Script!

The Script is a small "soft-rock" band from Dublin I've been into for a while thanks to my good friend, Dom, who introducted me to their song The Man Who Can't Be Moved. They are a bit....typical...for my liking, but I still enjoy them - especially the song We Cry. They remind me a bit of Eye Alaska...someone I need to blog about soon because they are pretty great.

Point being, their first album was released in 2008 and they just came out with a new album in September called Science & Faith. I have yet to purchase said album, but it's on my list of things to do.

In the mean time - enjoy their new song Walk Away.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Jamie Lidell on The Beatles

Sigh....

iTunes asked some famous artists what their favorite Beatles song was because they recently decided to add this wonderful ear-gasmic music to their repository.

“It seems so cruel to isolate one lonely favourite from a family of masterworks but it must be done so I’m gonna chose ‘I Want to Hold Your Hand.’ I challenge any living, breathing adult not to feel the rush of young love when this number pushes its exuberance out into the room. This song is like a sonic perfume and that for me is to be found in all the best music. This one smells like the most optimistic spring I can imagine.” - Jamie Lidell

Challenge accepted, young love felt, and sonic perfume.....well.....I don't know how to respond to that, BUT I agree that it is the most optimistic thing one can ever hear. I find it truly impossible to be sad listening to the Beatles, regardless of subject matter.

So here - enjoy, feel some love, and I dare you not to grin like I do while listening to this!



I think it's safe to say that I don't have a favorite Beatles song because I find it absolutely impossible to pick just one...I love If I Fell, Revolution, and especially All You Need Is Love - which brings a tear to my eye every time - but I also have a soft spot for any song they have created.

Check out below the T-Mobile Hey Jude Beatles sing along, something I would have given my right arm to be a part of and still makes me cry every time I watch it. Iconic. There is no other word for this band in my book.



What is your favorite Beatles song?

Monday, January 3, 2011

Utopia

I completely forgot to post this awesome video I took at my friend Diane's birthday dinner. We went to this great little restaraunt/bar called Utopia in DC that plays live jazz every night. I highly recomend it! I don't remember what I got to eat for dinner, but I remember it was delicious - AND there were a bunch of delicious sounding vegetarian options.

Anyway - check it out!

video

Glasser

I got a new starbucks pic of the week yesterday while getting my coffee on with Jenny.

Glasser - Home

Thoughts? Her trance-like melodies remind my of the likes of Tycho (Daydream) and I don't particularly think I can get into something like this and stay into something like this....as evidence of my fleeting love of Tycho.