Archive for June, 2008

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Mystery Mix Monday

June 30, 2008

MYSTERY MIX, VOL. 47

Here’s last week’s playlist:

Vol. 46

1. Sam Champion – Be Mine Everyone
2. The Impossible Shapes – Hey!
3. Stereolab – Three Women
4. Ryan Adams – Operator, Operator
5. Quiet Village – Circus of Horror
6. Seabear – Teenage Kicks
7. Computer vs. Banjo – Give Up On Ghosts
8. Tilly and the Wall – Cacophony
9. The Potomac Accord – Sunset on the Empire

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Love Psychedelico

June 29, 2008

I don’t have much to say about this song because, frankly, I don’t know anything about this band at all, but I love the song and every time I hear it, I can’t help but think of Sheryl Crow’s “My Favorite Mistake” for some freaking reason. Anyway.

MP3: Love Psycedelico – Standing Bird

Sheryl Crow – “My Favorite Mistake”:

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Ratatat at The Gargoyle on Aug. 30th

June 27, 2008

Ratatat is returnign to Wash U’s Gargoyle on August 30th. I missed them when they played here last year with 120 Days, so I will definitely try and check them out this time. The band’s new album, LP3 comes out in two weeks, on July 8th.

Ratatat – “Mirando”

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My Music Atlas Tonight

June 27, 2008

So, in a bit of self-promotion, I thought I’d let you know that the band I am playing in, My Music Atlas, is playing tonight at The Underground at Red Sea on the Loop with Light Pollution from Dekalb, IL, and St. Louis’ Stars are Bullets.

MP3: mY mUSIc aTLas – Olivia Imperially
MP3: mY mUSIc aTLas – Frugal Traps And Happenstance

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Mystery Mix Monday

June 23, 2008

MYSTERY MIX, VOL. 46

Here’s last week’s playlist:

Vol. 45

1. Duchess of York – 21st Century Slave
2. The Turn-Ons – Cold Boys
3. The William Blakes – The Secrets of the State
4. Lily Electric – Churchbells
5. The Idle Race – End of the Road
6. Great Lakes – Giants and Tigers
7. Moon Taxi – Mustang
8. Eef Barzelay – Lose Big
9. The Black Keys – She Said, She Said
10. El Ten Eleven – Jumping Frenchman Of Maine

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Best of?

June 20, 2008

Hey, you know what? I never posted my “Best Albums of 2007” list like a good blogger should. It’s only halfway through 2008. Oops. Silly me.

Here it is.

So, without further ado, here are my Top 15 albums of 2007.

1. LCD Soundsystem – Sound of Silver
2. Modest Mouse – We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank
3. Okkervil River – The Stage Names
4. Arcade Fire – Neon Bible
5. Of Montreal – Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?
6. !!! – Myth Takes
7. Spoon – Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
8. Band of Horses – Cease to Exist
9. Radiohead – In Rainbows
10. The Shins – Wincing the Night Away
11. Kings of Leon – Because of The Times
12. The National – Boxer
13. Imperial Teen – The Hair and the TV Baby and the Band
14. Dinosaur, Jr – Beyond
15. Super Furry Animals – Hey Venus!

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Mystery Mix Monday

June 16, 2008

MYSTERY MIX, VOL. 45

Last week’s playlist:

Vol. 44

1. Love Psychedelico – Standing Bird
2. Shake Some Action! – Get It Together
3. Lanterns on the Lake – This Year
4. Beulah – Gene Autry
5. Palodine – Woman of Cain
6. Smog – Dress Sexy At My Funeral
7. The Museum Mutters – Bunny Goes Grunt
8. Nirvana – Mexican Seafood
9. Circle Jerks – Wild in the Streets (live)
10. Ministry – Jesus Built My Hotrod (Redline/Whiteline Version)

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Gentleman Auction House Tour Blog

June 15, 2008

In case you didn’t know, locals and Dividing By Zero favorites Gentleman Auction House are on a bit of a tour of the northeastern quadrant of the country, and they are keeping a tour diary that you can conveniently check out here. They are playing at Piano’s in New York City tonight.

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Today: Southern Illinois Songwriters Festival

June 14, 2008

Today there’s a bit of fun going on in Collinsville, IL (that’s about 15 minutes east of downtown St. Louis). It’s called the Southern Illinois Songwriters Festival, and it goes from 2pm until 2am. In the spirit of full disclosure, I am playing in one of the bands playing, mY mUSIc aTLas. This is our first live show since I started playing with them, so it should be fun. I’ve included a few songs below. There are a whole bunch of great bands playing one several out door stages and in several bars on Main Street (we’ll be at Hurricane’s), including Wooden Kites, Tone Rodent, Palace of Electricity, DiBiase (Chandler Evans of Ghost In Light’s new band), Council of Fidelity, Pineapple Explode (from Nashville), Tree Heart Orchestra, Joe Eisenbraun, Corey Saathoff and many more.

MP3: Wooden Kites – You And Me And The Bottle Makes Three
MP3: Wooden Kites – Suicide Weather
MP3: mY mUSIc aTLas – Olivia Imperially
MP3: mY mUSIc aTLas – Frugal Traps And Happenstance
MP3: Council on Fidelity – Corpse On The Shore
MP3: Tone Rodent – Turn On The Light

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At The Royale Tonight

June 11, 2008

I will be spinning at The Royale tonight from 10pm – 1am. Dividing by Zero compatriot AJS will be playing music from 6-10 as well. Come on out. Have some drinks. Listen. Ponder my impeccable taste in music.