Thursday, August 28, 2008

music news for 8.28.08

some linkage of interest to you. maybe. or maybe not.

>cmj has begun announcing acts that will be included in their music marathon festival in nyc october 21-25. the second round line-up was released today.

some to be noted at the moment don't include any from atlanta, but do include the likes of ambulance ltd, joan osborne (remember her?!?), beach house, margot and the nuclear so & so's, juliana hatfield (are the 90s making a comeback, or what?), the dears, the rosebuds, and many more.

>death cab's chris walla is at the DNC. this is probably the only real and honest blow by blow that will come from DNC coverage.

>speaking of talking heads, here's a nice piece of news regarding david byrne.

>i still love the rufus sports german beer garden outfits on stage. and that's why i'm going to campaign that he revisit his choice to man an opera. well, i'll campaign in spirit, at least.

>a good reason not to leak music too soon if you're a blogger.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

black kids land single of the week.

the free song of the week on itunes is one i wanted to fight like rocky vs. the russian. unfortunately, i lost and gave in. i am well aware that black kids have been on the tip of everyone's tongue for a while, but hey, don't forget, i've been out of the loop lately. and, i write this blog for the uncool like myself to get caught up, yeah?

anywho - i saw black kids on letterman one night, and i was like, 'damn, it's late, and i have to work in the morning, but fudgecakes! this shit is catchy!' i wanted to jump out of bed and shake my tushy in between tossing my luxuriously long (and real...unlike paris and britney) hair to the 'dance dance dance dance!' chorus. they highly remind me of the updated version of the cure. i mean, as much as i hate to delve into the hippest, coolest, choppiest-haircut co-ed band of the moment, i can't help but like them.

if you want to catch them live, you're in luck! although, i find it amazing how they're playing the earl in atlanta (on september 23rd), and webster hall in nyc (on october 1st). the sizes are uber different. maybe atlanta needs to get out more. or, more people should live there. wait, what? nevermind.

click here for the free black kids single - i'm not going to teach your bf how to dance with you

Monday, August 04, 2008

i just wanted to share one of claire's reviews on a recent show in atlanta - tilly and the wall. you can read it by this link: claire's review.

i was especially amused (and thankful) for the review of the opening band. cheers.