Thursday, April 24, 2008

Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks Interview

So I had the lovely pleasure of standing up and interviewing the seated Jicks: Stephen, Janet, Joanna and Mike. I stand clear and offer very little while letting them run with the interview. This is a good one.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Austin City Limits Lineup

As I'm sure you've seen by now, the 2008 ACL lineup has been announced. I think it's as eclectic as ever! Please come join us in Austin this year...

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

New Stuff I Be Diggin'

So I don't have any videos for you at the moment, but figured I'd throw out some stuff that I've been into lately...

1. Alberta Cross- British band I've been listening to the last couple of months. Good stoner rock reminiscent of The Band with Ryan Adams vocals.
2. The Whigs- an Athens, GA based band on ATO Records. Their upbeat garage rock makes me instantly happy. Will guys please play in my living room?
3. Dead Confederate- another solid group hailing from Athens, GA. I had the pleasure of seeing these guys play right before R.E.M. at SXSW and they did not disappoint. A southern fried Sonic Youth if you will...
4. Yeasayer- A Brooklyn band that I first saw with MGMT on tour and to say the least I thought they blew their NY counterparts out of the water. Very much in the same vein as another New York favorite, TV On The Radio. Their stage presence is phenomenal and the sound is just as unique.
5. The Cool Kids- Chicago based duo poised to turn the hip hop world on its ear. These guys combine old school beats with smart lyrics, which create a sound you can't deny. Throw back that holds up and it translates live!
6. Pela- Another Brooklyn band who released their debut, Anytown Graffiti, a year ago this month. Underappreciated in my opinion, this is American rock at it's finest. Listen and you too will fall for it...
7. Thao with The Get Down Stay Down- This San Fran based folk group is lead by Thao Nguyen currently touring with Xiu Xiu and will join up with Rilo Kiley later this summer. Listen to Feet Asleep.
8. Noah and the Whale- London group making simple folk pop that will make you smile.

And that's it for now!


The lineup is out and better than ever. You best be in Chicago, August 1-3.