Archive for March, 2011

March 31, 2011

Where the Internet Took Us

Our buddies over at Spinner are making us incredibly jealous by thinking of this awesome post idea: Walk-Up Songs: Top 20 Tunes That Get Baseball Players Pumped for Play.

We highly recommend checking it out, if only to see which grown adult male professional athlete has a Justin Bieber song as his walk on music.

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March 31, 2011

Talk Thursday to Me – Yuki Chikudate

Today we talk with Yuki Chikudate from shoegaze / noisepop maestros Asobi Seksu.

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March 30, 2011

Where the Internet Took Us

When we got word that one of our new favorite MC’s, Blitz the Ambassador, was dropping a free track from his upcoming album on Soundcloud today, we couldn’t resist sharing.

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March 30, 2011

Various Re-post-ions

Our good friend Jason Sheeley runs The Hillbilly Beast, and on occasion we’re going to let you know about his most recent musical musing and super cool song pick.

Jason continues to remind us of the good stuff.  This time with his favorite Devil in a Woodpile song of all time.  Find out what it is, and check it out in the finest of internet hi-fi right here.

March 29, 2011

Sound as Vision – Melissa Auf der Maur

Our friends over at National Geographic Music have a really cool article displaying the photography of Melissa Auf der Maur – best known for her stints as bassist in Hole and Smashing Pumpkins.  Documenting shows and life on the road, there are some great shots and very cool explanations of the process (camera used, processing technique, etc…). Below are a couple of our favorites.

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March 29, 2011

Tuesday Tip-Off: Generationals

Postcard ChaCha give us today’s tip-off, the New Orleans band Generationals.

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March 28, 2011

The Gloria Jones Challenge – Round 11

The Gloria Jones Challenge is our ongoing examination of the many, many, many covers of Jones’ classic Northern Soul jam “Tainted Love” – to see how they stack up compared to the original.

Today’s challenger takes the song to the dance floor, specifically a decidedly late 80’s dance floor.  Also it gets a little NSFW toward the end, so we recommend headphones.

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March 25, 2011

SXSWland Tales – Dylan Gibson

We didn’t go to SXSW this year, but a lot of people we know did.  We’ve thrown out the invitation for them to document their experiences here, in a little segment we’re calling SXSWland Tales.

This recap comes to us from our friend Dylan Gibson, who you can normally find working for 3oh3, Hellogoodbye and Silverstein – but last week he was down in Austin helping out Matt and Kim.  Here’s a story from his SXSW night where he moved from behind the scenes to front and center.

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March 25, 2011

Virgil’s Beer of the Week

Our good friend Virgil Dickerson from Suburban Home Records returns with another pick for our weekly segment known so beautifully and simply as: Virgil’s Beer of the Week.

This week’s Beer of the Week is Highway 78 Scotch Ale, a collaboration between Green Flash, Pizza Port Carlsbad, and Stone.
March 24, 2011

Talk Thursday To Me – Laura Lloyd

Today we talk to Laura Lloyd from the group No Joy about SXSW, their year on tour, and twitgrets.

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