Archive for June, 2011

June 6, 2011

The Gloria Jones Challenge – Round 20

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 updates the soul of the song and impresses the hell out of us.

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June 3, 2011

Where the Internet Took Us

Our good buddy Davy Jay Sparrow appeared on The Weekly Special this past week along with his Well-Known Famous Drovers, and above is a little taste.  Check out all of our DJS&HWKFD articles here.

June 3, 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 Virgil talks about Great Divide’s seasonal beer Colette Farmhouse.

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June 2, 2011

Postcards – Memory Map Tour Diary Pt. 4

Our pals Memory Map are out on tour, and have so graciously agreed to document their color coded adventures for us.  The fourth entry comes to us from Mr. Orange, Matt Tobey.

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June 2, 2011

Atlas Mix – Volume 4 – The World

We’re doing a cool little thing with The Atlas, our local whiskey and skeeball joint.  Once a month we’re slipping a mix into their jukebox with a series we’re calling An Atlas Themed Mix (For An Atlas Themed Bar).

Volume 4 is themed around the World…and for those of you farther than a responsible cab ride from The Atlas – you can check it out below.

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June 2, 2011

Talk Thursday to Me – Eric Harvey

Today we talk with music journalist and ethnomusicologist Eric Harvey about his early love of rap, how he found his way from the world of video documentary making to music writing, and the place of academics in the world of popular music.

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June 1, 2011

Where the Internet Took Us

Portland, Oregon songwriter Matt Sheehy is not the first to use a Kickstarter campaign to help ease the financial burdens of putting out an album, but his promotional video for the campaign is definitely one of the best and funniest we’ve ever seen.  Check it out above and then check out the first single from Sheehy’s project Lost Lander here.  It’s an impressive slice of swooping indie pop that has us pledging to help get the full length out and into our hands.  If you feel the way we feel, then you can make your pledge at the Kickstarter page, found here.