Monday, November 27, 2006

For the Love of Music.

Today, I thought I would share something that you probably don't know about that is actually very cool, and was brought to my attention at my "real" job, simply because this is all brought to you by the company I work for. I can't believe the bands that are involved in this haven't really said anything about it.

If you go to this nifty little site set up by Coca-Cola, you can sample all the latest and greatest tunes from all over North America, and other countries, in podcast form. You'll never guess who hosts it...none other than local music legend, Jay Harren, along with Kate Kiefer of Paste Magazine. So you know all the music picked has to be well beyond suck status, eh? The best part about this is that you can download songs...for FREE. Yes, free. And there's a large selection, one that includes Colour Revolt and local artists, Manchester Orchestra and Snowden. If you're into global sounds, there are podcasts for every part of the world...after all, you can find Coke in every part of the world, so of course they're going to cover music in those parts, too.

If you have a little time, check it out. It's definitely worthwhile.

And this week, shows of interest include:

*Greg Hester at Blind Willie's tomorrow, November 28th. Seriously, folks, you should be there. Broaden your horizons. I'll be there. I might need a dancing partner. Might...

*Jonathan Eller is playing a solo show at 10 High Wednesday, November 29th. Jonathan is probably one of the best musicians I personally know, and watching him play is a must...his songs are full of...well, him, and it shows. I'm going to be there, because sadly, I was wasted at his last show and don't remember much...

*On Friday, December 1, a band I happen to love that is completely under the local radar right now is playing at the 585...Chainestereo. These guys are young, and they have a sound unlike every other band you've seen ten times in the past six months, so check them out. If you don't do it Friday, then make plans to January 20th, when they'll play the blog's second ever showcase at Vinyl with Trances Arc and someone else...

Lovely.
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