Friday, November 21, 2008


I loved this girl when she sang with Damien Rice, so you can only imagine how I reacted when I found out she was going to have her own solo project. I was totally obsessed with that song 'The Blowers Daughter' and even more so with '9 Crimes' that Lisa sang lead vocals on with Damien.

I have heard some of her new stuff and it's absolutely brilliant! If you can't wait for a hard copy of the album, you can download SEA SAW on iTunes now!

Lisa Hannigan, the acclaimed Irish singer whom The New York Times calls “exquisitely ethereal,” is poised for the release of her much anticipated solo debut Sea Sew. Set for release January 20 on ATO Records, the album has already garnered airtime on tastemaking radio station KCRW and earned early praise from The Los Angeles Times, which calls it “charmingly idiosyncratic.” Hannigan is currently supporting Jason Mraz on his 42-date North American tour. Please see reverse for a schedule of remaining performances.

Hannigan’s chance meeting with acclaimed singer-songwriter Damien Rice led to a long period of collaboration and development. From the outset, Hannigan quickly generated attention for her own vocal performances and spent the subsequent few years touring the world, meeting wonderful musicians and friends, writing songs and contributing backing vocals on many friends’ records. Such collaborations included the Frames and Mic Christopher and Hannigan even sang with the legendary Herbie Hancock. She gradually found her voice, needing the microphone less and less.

During her seven-year collaboration with Rice, Hannigan compiled a notebook of songs and fostered the desire and confidence to put them onto a record. Hannigan, along with a talented band of friends—including Tom Osander on drums, Shane Fitzsimons on double bass, Donagh Molloy on trumpet, melodica and glockenspiel, Gavin Glass on piano, Lucy Wilkins on violin and Vyvienne Long on cello—recorded Sea Sew over 14 days in Dublin.

In advance of the album’s release, Hannigan has made available the songs “Lille,” “Sea Song,” “Pistachio” and “I Don’t Know” for streaming via her website. “I Don’t Know,” the first single off Sea Sew, will be released early next year.

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Free AAR Show at Hammerstein Ballroom, Dec 5th!!

The All-American Rejects will be performing a FREE show at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom on 12/5! If you are in the New York area and you would like to attend, RSVP by sending an email to with the following:


Full Name:

Email Address:

City: State:

Phone Number:

If you are confirmed to attend this event, you will receive a separate email with additional details. Note: You MUST be 18 years old to attend.

The album, which features the hit single "Gives You Hell", will be available Everywhere on 12.16.08. Both Standard and Deluxe versions on iTunes come with Bonus Tracks.

The All-American Rejects Pre-Order When The World Comes Down on iTunes Today!

AAR On Tour Now, Win Tickets!The All-American Rejects are on tour now! Make sure to catch them when they are in your area. For a list of dates, ticket purchase links, and more visiting the Tour Section of The AAR Website.

Click HERE Enter now on Buzznet to win free tickets to one of The All-American Rejects' upcoming shows.


Thursday, November 20, 2008

Guns N' Roses : Chinese Democracy


Lady Gaga is changing the world one sequin at a time! Make sure to check her out in the latest issue of Billboard Magazine, available on newstands November 22nd!

Plus on Monday November 24th, Lady Gaga will be in the studio with JoJo on the Radio at 102.7 KIIS FM in L.A! Listen live at 9PM PST at or on your iPhone with the I Heart Radio Application. JoJo will be giving out in studio passes all week. Vote for "Just Dance" on JoJo's Top 9 right now by clicking here.

And don't forget, Lady Gaga will be taking the stage at Z100's Jingle Ball 2008 on December 12th! Find out how to purchase or win your tickets here!

Lady Gaga
Interscope Records
'The Fame' - Now Available Everywhere

*Purchase your own copy of 'The Fame' at or from the iTunes Music Store!


My favorite favorite band in the WHOLE WIDE WORLD (I know I have many) is in town for one night to continue the celebration of the opening of the new Palladium in Hollywood.

Come out and spend some time with me & The Sounds and special guests Ima Robot! Tickets are available at


Remember the video of the band going around to local celebrity haunts trying to catch a glimpse of a celeb? Well the boys who brought you that video are back with a new vid and this time it's with animals.

A Cursive Memory has a new video called “Perfect Company” with the same concept as the last one, but with the wildlife of Alaska!

Their album CHANGES out now!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Joshua Radin performed "I'd Rather Be With You" on The Late Show with Conan O'Brien. Check it out!


Christmas has come early gang! Well at least for me since I'm a huge Snow Patrol fan! I remember catching this little unknown band at the Troubadour in L.A. years and years ago, b4 they blew up, and nows your chance to catch em on their December tour for FREE!

“Crack The Shutters” from the album, A HUNDRED MILLION SUNS, in stores and online now.

As an early Christmas surprise Snow Patrol will be heading to the US for a whistle-stop tour in just two weeks time. The band will play four Christmas radio shows, as well as teaming up with for a trio of FREE shows.

Kicking off in New York on December 1st the band will play the first of their radio shows at the Bowery Ballroom for WRXP, followed by two shows alongside Death Cab For Cutie at the 104 the X-mas Bash in Barton Rouge and 102.1’s How the Edge Stole Christmas at the Nokia Theatre at Grand Prairie, Dallas. The final radio show sees the Patrol play the KBCO Holiday Concert Series at the Gothic Theatre.

The final three shows of the tour see SP team up with All-in-One music site for a set of FREE shows. The band will make stops in Phoenix, Las Vegas and San Diego, with tickets available freely to the public from November 21st.

LinkFor full information, and details on how to get tickets for the FREE shows, log on to

The tour dates are:

Dec 1st - WRXP, Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY
Dec 3rd - KNXX 104 the Xmas Bash, Baton Rouge River Center, LA
Dec 4th - KDGE 102.1 How the Edge Stole Christmas, Nokia Theatre, Grand Prairie, Dallas, TX
Dec 7th - KBCO 97.3 The KBCO Holiday Concert Series, Gothic Theatre, Denver, CO
Dec 9th - The Clubhouse, Tempe, AZ (with
Dec 10th - Wasted Space @ The Hard Rock, Las vegas, NV (with
Dec 13th - House of Blues, San Diego, CA (with


Katy is killing it these days! She has reached #1 with her latest single 'Hot N Cold' and is now ready to embark on her World Tour. Go Katy!


Breakthrough New Artist To Perform'ONE OF THE BOYS' Album In 50-City 2009 World Tour
(NEW YORK, NY November 18, 2008) - This years best new artist keeps breaking through. Capitol Records' own KATY PERRY adds another milestone to her already remarkable career, as the high-voltage smash "Hot N Cold" becomes her second No. 1-charted hit, reflecting national play in America's Top 40 radio format. The platinum-selling ONE OF THE BOYS rebounded into the Top 25 of the national Billboard Top 200 album chart five months after its release, thanks to the massive radio play of Katy's second consecutive chart-topper. The song is also No. 1 in Canada and Australia and in the Top 15 in the UK, Finland, Holland and New Zealand.

Katy begins her first worldwide headline tour in early 2009, starting January 23rd in Seattle, WA, and closing in her hometown of Santa Barbara, CA in May, with stops in 50 cities. Tickets are currently on sale.

Katy's debut single, "I Kissed a Girl," was her first international No. 1 hit. Its seven-week run at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 equaled the Capitol Records label record previously set by The Beatles' "I Wanna Hold Your Hand". The song was the 1,000th American No. 1 hit of the rock era, surpassing 2 million domestic paid downloads, and now approaching 6 million in global single sales. In addition, the song was No. 1 nationally in 15 countries, including the U.K., Canada, Germany, Sweden, and Australia as well as a No. 1 iTunes download in over a dozen countries, and a No. 1 airplay smash in 20 territories.

ONE OF THE BOYS made its debut at No. 9 on Billboard's Top 200 album chart, and No. 4 on the Top Digital Album chart, on July 5, 2008. The album track fan favorite "Thinking of You" is being prepared for single release in December.

For more on music's best new breakthrough artist of 2008, including photos, streaming video, and Katy's blog, visit her official website or MySpace page

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


As most of you have heard by now, Nic Harcourt is stepping down as Music Director and host of Morning Becomes Eclectic at the end of the month. He will stay on the air at KCRW with a show on Sundays from 6 to 9pm PST and he’s scheduled a great finale of live performances for his last two weeks.

In the meantime, you can still check out a few more great artist stopping by to perform on Morning Becomes Eclectic with Nic.

Tuesday, November 18 -- Beck (Guest DJ set and solo acoustic performance)
Wednesday, November 19 -- Nikka Costa
Friday, November 21 -- Gary Jules
Tuesday, November 25 -- Sir Tom Jones
Wednesday, November 26 -- Azure Ray
Friday, November 28 -- Travis


Xbox To Launch NXE, the New Xbox Experience
With T-Pain, Tenacious D, All American Rejects, Kerli, and Hinder

Be Expressive, Be Social, Be Entertained

Launching November 19th 2008, NXE (New Xbox Experience) connects you effortlessly to friends, family and the world's largest online entertainment center, allowing you to play games, watch movies, and share moments on the couch or around the world.

To help kick-off NXE, Estonian breakout pop-star
Kerli, hip-hop superstar T-Pain, rockers All American Rejects and Hinder, as well as Jack Black's brainchild, Tenacious D will participate in the fully interactive Game With Fame sessions. Game With Fame connects artists with fans through their favorite games and allows each artist to play fans directly.

Allowing optimum expressivity, NXE boasts customized avatars, virtual party hosting, as well as remote capabilities. Promoting shared entertainment experiences
NXE features Party Video and LIVE Party/Photo applications, allowing users to directly video chat, instant message and send photos. As a one-stop shop for all entertainment needs, NXE puts a plethora of interactive entertainment options at your fingertips! Users can utilize NXE Overview Video, which highlights a broad variety of available gaming options, view over 10,000 feature films via Netflix, as well as view all of the above options through the only gaming console to provide HD and standard-definition resolution.

Find out more about NXE here:

Dates and session info is as follows:

- November 20th in Los Angeles city from 2PM-4PM PST playing new Bond 007 game (Quantum of Solace).

Tenacious D - November 20th from 5:30PM to 7:30PM PST on-site @ Tonight Show in Los Angeles playing Rock Band 2 game. GAMERTAG: TenaciousD GWF (*space between TenaciousD and GWF)

Hinder - November 24th playing Guitar Hero World Tour from 3PM-5PM CST in Starkville, MS. GAMERTAG: Hinder GWF (*space between Hinder & GWF)

All American Rejects - November 24th in NYC from 6 to 8pm EST playing Frogger and Rock Band 2. GAMERTAG: AAR GWF (*space between AAR and GWF)

T-Pain - November 28th in Chicago, time TBD playing Rock Band 2. GAMERTAG: T Pain GWF (*space between T and Pain and GWF)


KCRW has just announced their new Music Director and host of Morning Becomes Eclectic. Such a great choice, cuz this guy is BRILLZ!

Now who gets to take his spot? Listen people....I'm serious when I say I should have my own radio show, and what a perfect time to get it! It looks like there's an opening...

KCRW announces the appointment of Jason Bentley as Music Director and host of Morning Becomes Eclectic, effective December 1. Bentley will leave his current evening time slot to take over KCRW’s signature music program from 9am to noon PST, Monday through Friday.

"This is a wonderful KCRW story. Jason began as a phone volunteer in the front office when he was still in high school. He grew up on KCRW because his parents were listeners. When he returned from college he reconnected with the station and debuted on the air here 16 years ago,” said KCRW General Manager Ruth Seymour. “He has a passion for the music and a deep connection to the local music scene. Moreover KCRW is in his DNA."

“I’m immensely grateful for the opportunity and humbled by the task, which is to open a new chapter for the station. It's a reinvention of myself to match the gold standards set by previous music directors. It’s no longer the hypnotic pulse of the city at night – it’s the ever-evolving optimism of weekday mornings,” said Bentley.

“My show has always reflected the continual evolution of music and emerging artists. And while I built my foundation as a champion of dance and electronic music, this is a great opportunity for me to grow, a challenge I will take very seriously. “

"The other side to this position, no less important than MBE, is to work closely with the incredibly talented group of DJs we have at KCRW to inspire the best from these bright minds and celebrate the diversity of our music department. Together we will build on KCRW's stellar reputation in Los Angeles and around the world."

Bentley is widely respected, not just as a KCRW DJ but as a Music Supervisor for film (“The Matrix” soundtracks), a music executive (co-founder of the Quango Music Group and an A&R exec at Madonna's Maverick imprint) and as a music producer and remixer in his own right.

Jason has nurtured a thriving music scene in Los Angeles over the years, Producing events at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Skirball Cultural Center, and The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and consults for the LA Philharmonic on special events at the Hollywood Bowl and Disney Hall. He was the headlining DJ at Uptown Underground, a hugely successful public art installation that drew more than 8,000 people to the Music Center in Downtown LA and the Orange County Performing Arts Center.

Jason has served for two consecutive terms on the Board of Governors of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, and is involved in awards committees every year leading up to the Grammy's. Earlier this year, Jason became the first ever DJ for the Governor’s Ball, the celebration following the Academy Awards, and more recently, he headlined the official election night party for President elect Barack Obama in Los Angeles at the Hyatt Century Plaza to a capacity crowd.

Current Music Director Nic Harcourt will step down at the end of the month to pursue several independent projects and will continue as a KCRW DJ, hosting a 3-hour show on Sunday nights from 6-9 pm PST.

Further programming updates will be released in the next few weeks.

Monday, November 17, 2008


Quarterstick Records, Touch and Go's partner label for the last 17-plus years, is pleased to welcome San Francisco-based drum punk trio Mi Ami to the folds. Featuring two key members of Dischord's hyper-percussive Black Eyes (Daniel Martin-McCormick on vocals and guitar, and Jacob Long on bass) as well as Damon Palermo on drums, Mi Ami builds on the promise of Black Eyes' spastic energy and renowned live performances, but steers it into a more focused, volatile, and personal direction

Mi Ami's first single on Quarterstick, Echononecho, will be released as a 12" and digitally January 27, 2009, with the follow-up full length, Watersports, out February 17, 2009. The band fully takes flight and thrives in the live setting, with shows turning into all-out pulsating rhythmic throwdowns, so save up some energy and be sure to catch them on their extensive tours throughout 2009.


Oasis is back with their latest video for their single "I'm Outta Time off their 2008 album Dig Out Your Soul.

The album features 11 new Oasis tracks with classic Britpop sound!