Archive for January, 2007


Coachella Poster Unveiled

January 22, 2007

Coachella has released this year’s linup poster, and can be viewed at I also have substituted it for my previous post about the lineup. Their server is getting hit pretty hard with users, so be patient.

In the meantime, read my review and look at pictutes of last year’s Coachella:
Day 1
Day 2


The Hold Steady and The Thermals

January 22, 2007

The Hold Steady and The Thermals are playing at Off Broadway on March 15, 2007. Both bands put on a blistering live show. The Hold Steady play straight-ahead, bluesy, boozy midwest rock’n’roll. The Thermals definitely have a more “punk” approach to their politically-inspired rock than The Hold Steady, but to be sure, both bring the Rock. The Thermals latest album, The Body, the Blood, The Machine, found itself in dozens of “best-of-2006” lists.

The Hold Steady – Your Little Hoodrat Friend
The Hold Steady – The Swish

The Hold Steady – “Stuck Between Stations”, live at the Warsaw in Brooklyn:

The Hold Steady – “212 Margarita”, live at the Sound Fix in Brooklyn:

The Thermals live:

Bonus: Kwaya Na Kisser has the recent “secret” Arcade Fire performance at St. Michael’s Chuch in Montreal available for donwload here.


Coachella 2007 Lineup Revealed

January 22, 2007

Seeing the poster makes you realize how outstanding the lineup is.


Fake Post Sunday

January 22, 2007

(on Monday)

Belle and Sebastian performg “The Boy With The Arab Strap” at Coachella in 2002, from the Coachella DVD:

Ben Kweller and his bloody nose at the 2006 Austin City Limits Music Festival:

Ben Kweller’s old band, Radish, performing on the short-lived Weird AL Yankovic show:


Last Dance at Mississippi Nights

January 20, 2007

Well, I am not at the last night at Mississippi Nights tonight, and I guess that makes me a bad aficionado and advocate of the local music scene. Be sure to check in with Annie Z tomorrow at the Riverfront Times Blog for her review of the night. In the meantime, download and enjoy these great shows from Mississippi Nights’ past…

My Morning Jacket – 11/22/05
1. Wordless Chorus
2. It Beats For You
3. One Big Holiday
4. The Way He Sings
5. Golden
6. Bear
7. Lay Low
8. What a Wonderful Man
9. Off The Record
10. Donadante
11. Run Thru
12. At Dawn
13. Dark
14. O is The One That Is Real
15. Anytime

Camper Van Beethoven – 10/12/89
1. Steve Pick Intro
2. Flowers
3. O Death
4. Sweethearts
5. Tania
6. Chris station ID
7. Eye Of Fatima
8. When I Win The Lottery
10. Joe Stalin’s Cadillac
11. (I Was So) Wasted
12. Take The Skinheads Bowling
13. One Of These Days
14. Morgan station ID
15. Turquoise Jewelry
16. SP37957 Medley
17. Before I Met You
18. David station ID
19. Opening Theme
20. All Her Favorite Fruit
21. Good Guys & Bad Guys
22. Seven Languages
24. Waka
25. Pictures Of Matchstick Men
26. Life Is Grand
27. David station ID
28. ZZ Top Goes To Egypt
29. Sweet Virginia
30. Loser
31. Act Naturally


The Shins – Phantom Limb

January 19, 2007

The Shins – “Phantom Limb”:


The Decemberists

January 18, 2007

The Decemberists have just announced their US Spring Tour and will be playing at The Pageant on April 14 (a Saturday, no less!) with My Brightest Diamond. I couldn’t be happier; their latest CD, The Crane Wife topped my Best-of-2006 list and many others, as well. I have only seen them live once, at the 2005 Austin City Limits Music Festival, and they were great. This will be a great show (Caveat: which, of course, is not completely set in stone until the venue announces it…)

Here is another “making of” documentary I found on YouTube. Not much to it, but it shows The Decemberists recording The Crane Wife:
Part 1:

Part 2:

Part 3 (the photo shoot):

The Decemberists’ video for “16 Military Wives”:

The Decemberists performing “O Valencia” on The Late Show with David Lettermen:

The Decemberists performing “Sons and Daughters” live:

Also, in anticipation for The Shins’ upcoming show at The Pageant on February 11, here’s a good video clip of The Shins performing four songs at (I believe) The Hollywood Bowl: