Friday, July 16, 2010

The Lyric

The fall is shaping up nicely in Oxford with plenty of spots to fill. The Lyric has already lined up some great shows to back up its reputation as one of the South’s best venues. After re-opening its doors two years ago, the renovated theater on Oxford's Square has already impressed with its ability to land some big name acts. A few notables booked this fall to add to the résumé:

9/15/10 – Ghostland Observatory

9/16/10 – Lord T & Eloise

9/21/10 – Citizen Cope

9/22/10 – The Hold Steady

10/11/10 – Matt & Kim

10/30/10 – MGMT

11/5/10 – Of Montreal

Thursday, July 8, 2010

The Romany Rye

On tour with Delta Spirit, The Romany Rye is turning a few heads. Well at least mine. I am slated to see them Saturday in Birmingham and think they are worth checking out. I bought tickets to see Delta Spirit and hesitantly bought the Romany’s eight track record. But I am definitely going to make it to Bottletree early to see them open up… With a classic folk/rock feel, it’s hard not to enjoy them. I’m not going to attempt pinpointing influences as there seem to be so many possible comparisons, but the bottom line is… the music is good. A few nearby tour stops:

  • July 9th: The Masquerade - Hotlanta
  • July 10th: Bottletree - Birmingham
  • July 11th: Thirsty Hippo - Hattiesburg
  • July 12th: The Basement - Nashville
I hope someone enjoys...

Thursday, July 1, 2010


Wednesday, June 16, 2010

$5 can buy a lot

Each of these albums are currently available for five bucks:

Norah Jones - The Fall
The Beach Boys - Endless Summer
Silversun Pickups - Swoon
Kings of Leon - Because Of The Times
Jay-Z - The Blueprint
Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
Simon & Garfunkel - Live From New York City, 1967
The Ting Tings - We Started Nothing
Spoon - Girls Can Tell
Coldplay - A Rush Of Blood To The Head
Radiohead - Amnesiac
Jeff Buckley - Grace
Bob Dylan - Together Through Life
Blitzen Trapper - Furr
Ben Harper - Diamonds On The Inside
Damien Jurado - Saint Bartlett
Blind Melon - Blind Melon
Nada Surf - The Weight Is A Gift
Free Energy - Stuck On Nothing
R.E.M. - Fables Of The Reconstruction
Beach House - Devotion
Japandroids - No Singles
The Stills - Oceans Will Rise
Ween - Shinola (Vol. 1)

Treat Yourself!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

New Releases

I am back from out of town so this ten day hiatus is over.  Lots of good new music out today so here are a few to consider:

Deer Tick - The Black Dirt Sessions- Only $3.99!!

Blitzen Trapper - Destroyer Of The Void- Stream here.


 Delta Spirit - History from Below- stream here.

Suckers - Wild Smile- stream here.

Ratatat - LP4- stream here.

Tokyo Police Club - Champ-stream here.  Only $5.99 at link to left.

Plus, I know this is old, but its so good.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

New Arcade Fire

A couple new ones from Arcade Fire. Expect the new record out August 3. The album is entitled The Suburbs.

In Case You Missed It...

The Black Keys performing "Tighten Up" on Letterman 5/25

Frightened Rabbit bring "Nothing Like You" to Jimmy Fallon 5/25.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

New Beginnings for Colour Revolt

Our boys from Oxford, Colour Revolt, have been through a lot of changes as of late.  The most notable of these changes has been the departure of their long time bassist, guitarist and drummer.  Jesse and Sean have pretty much had to wipe the slate clean and start all over again.  New members, new management, new booking, new record, New Fear (the bands self started new label).  Their new record entitled The Cradle is scheduled for release on August 10th of this year and you can pre-order it over at their myspace.  PASTE has a nice little write up on their transition here.  Check out a song from the forthcoming album below.

Colour Revolt - "Our Names"

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Amazon Samplers

I came across these “Samplers” on Amazon and thought I would share. Various record labels have put together some 2010 Sampler records of their artists. Great way to hear new music… FREE! Take a look here

Saturday, May 22, 2010


Meridian, Mississippi M.C. Big K.R.I.T. found his way into the annals of indie music when Pitchfork posted his song "Country Shit" as one of the best new songs out there right now.  The amazing opening line of the article "Country Shit: An entire aesthetic conveyed in two words" drew me in pretty quickly and I found myself blazing through rap blogs reading about this 22 year old 'phenom'.  He samples hard and his mixtape "K.R.I.T. wuz Here," which is free for the taking right here, even has a reward ("$1000 cash and a pan of Johnny Shipes famous brownies") for the first person who can name all the samples used in the tape.
K.R.I.T.'s sound is obviously southern and to me has a lot of the rings and rhymes of early three-six mafia with a more current mix-mash of beats.  His sampling habit isn't really a southern rap staple so he has blended some the more traditional with some of the newer vibes coming out of hip-hop today.  Aesthetics aside, the mixtape is just straight fun.  The first song "Return of 4eva" got my head nodding almost immediately and the whole 19 song tape took off from there.  Below is track four off the mixtape (slight language warning).

Once again, you can pick up the whole mixtape "K.R.I.T. wuz Here" -->   HERE

Thanks to @dentmay for the heads up and P4K for the info.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Should you Go? YES

Austin City Limits 2010

Kinda weak preview...

They've got me hooked right now

The Black Keys "Tighten Up"

The Black Keys | MySpace Music Videos

Bonnaroo Update

The official schedule is posted. Check out when and where your favorite bands are playing here. If you haven't experienced the 'Roo, I recommend you do this year...

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Great Day for New Music

The Black Keys - Brothers - Stream it free here.

Band of Horses - Infinite Arms - Stream it free here

LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening - Stream it free here.

Nas and Damien Marley - Distant Relatives - Pretty cool collaboration.

Also, Free streams of:

AWOLNATION - pretty interesting blend of rock, rap, electric music.

Marching Band - Swedish indie.

Norman - Folk-Rock


Monday, May 17, 2010

Rubik announces US tour

We posted about this Finnish indie outfit here and here.  This show will be worth seeing.  Catch them:

June 15 - Austin, TX - Emo's
June 16 - Dallas, TX - The Door
June 20 - Birmingham, AL - M-Lounge -->  w/ David Bazan
June 21 - Memphis, TN - Hi-Tone Cafe --> w/ David Bazan
June 22 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade --> w/ David Bazan
June 23 - Nashville, TN - Exit/In --> w/ David Bazan

Sunday, May 16, 2010

A few musical pearls on a lazy Sunday...

Horse Feathers on Daytrotter.


Langhorne Slim on daytrotter

You can pre-order Mates of State's cover album Crushes for five bucks at their website.
Also, they will be touring through:
Dallas, TX - 7/7 - Granada Theater - w/ Free Energy
Houston, TX - 7/8 - Warehouse Live - w/ Free Energy
Baton Rouge, LA - 7/9 - Spanish Moon - w/ Free Energy
Birmingham, AL - 7/10 - Workplay - w/ Free Energy
Athens, GA - 7/12 - 40 Watt - w/ Free Energy and Nick Thune

Friday, May 14, 2010

New Video: The National On Letterman

"Afraid of Everyone" with a special backup singer.

Buy this album now:

Looking for a little Friday night delight?  Not able to make it to Sam's Lounge for the great show tonight?  At least you can buy Mumford & Sons new album Sigh No More for only $3.99.  If you don't have this album, I suggest you get it.

BUY:  Mumford & Sons - Sigh No Morefor under four bucks!