Friday, March 20, 2009

Updated Shows! Check 'em out!!

Check out all the new shows heading to the LA area on our upcoming show list!! There are MANY great artists and bands surely NOT to miss out on.....Ray LaMontagne with the LA Phil, Neko Case, Coldplay, Adele with the LA Phil......I could go on and on, but look to the right and see for yourself...see you all there!!


If you haven't heard the latest Butch Walker album, now's your chance with the just released Here Comes The...EP! Here Comes The... EP has been released as an iTunes exclusive for $1.99.

The EP contains two versions of “Here Comes The...” from recent album Sycamore Meadows, and two brand new tracks entitled “Teenage Lust” and “I Just Want You To Want This Again”.

Click the link below to get this amazing EP for only $1.99 - such an fantastic deal, and you will love the songs, especially "Here Comes The..."!
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As I told you yesterday, Rockville, CA premiered on, and now you can watch the first 4 episodes!!

See what all the buzz is about!


PB&J(Peter Bjorn & John) showcased at SXSW yesterday! If you have missed any of the artists, check out KCRW.COM for lots of live coverage.

Thursday, March 19, 2009


Last night Jimmy Fallon, his audience, and television viewers had the extraordinary pleasure of seeing one of MusicBleep's favorites, The Ting Tings perform one of their latest hits 'That's Not My Name' from their debut album 'We Started Nothing'. We have had the appreciation of seeing them live a few times, and they are truly an amazing duo. Please check them out on, get their album on iTunes and take a moment and watch:


Matt & Kim stopped by KCRW to perform on Morning Becomes Eclectic a few weeks back. Can i just take a moment here to say how much i love KCRW? I mean, seriously!

I just wanna give a shout out to KCRW for brining us such great programming! They truly are the bloodline to what's fresh and hot! With the demise of indie 103.1 in L.A. a few mths ago, at least KCRW is still around pumping out great music.

Kudos to KCRW!


SXSW is in full effect and I'm probably the only person that isn't there...BOO!! I was going to go, but with my recent trip to Australia, it just didn't work with my schedule. If you are one of the lucky ones there now, check out some of our favorite artists performing! If not, you can also head over to KCRW to see performances and interviews from a bunch of amazing artists.


3/20 - FILTER Magazine's Showdown @ Cedar Street (5:00pm)
3/21 - SoundExchange/MusicFIRST Party @ Stubb's (7:40pm)


3/20 –Guitar Hero Party @ Stubb’s (9pm)

3/21 - Antone's (12:00 Midnight)



3/17 - WOXY Session: East Austin Recording (11:00am)
3/18 - Paste Day Party @ Bourbon Rocks (1:30pm)
3/19 - FILTER Magazine's Showdown @ Cedar Street (4:00pm)
3/20 - Waterloo Records (4:00pm)
3/20 - Constant Artists @ The Parish (11:00pm
3/21 - Buffalo Billiards (12:30am)



3/19 - FILTER Magazine's Showdown @ Cedar Street (2:30pm)
3/20 - Little Radio Party @ Red Eyed Fly (2:15pm)
3/20 - Karma Lounge (1:00am)
3/21 - Acoustic Showcase @ Austin Convention Center (2:00pm)



3/19 - Hotel Cafe Showcase @ The Parish (8:30pm)
3/20 - FILTER Magazine's Showdown @ Cedar Street (1:00pm)
3/21 - Atlantic/Chop Shop Records Party @ Brush Square Park (5:45pm)
3/21 - Chop Shop Records Showcase @ Maggie Mae's (10:00pm)

3/21 - FILTER Magazine's Showdown @ Cedar Street (12:15pm)
3/21 - Brandy*Vinyl Showcase @ Prague (9:00pm)

3/21 - Chop Shop Records Showcase @ Maggie Mae's (9:00pm)

Angus and Julia Stone
Wednesday 3/18 @ Buffalo Billiards (KCRW Official SXSW Showcase) - 11 PM

Thursday 3/19 @ Emo's Annex (Windish Showcase) - 1 AM
Friday 3/20 @ Austin Music Hall (Official BMI Showcase w/ Devo, Tricky) - 10 PM

Kyle Andrews
Thursday 3/19 @ Maggie Mae's (BMI Rock Showcase) - 9:45 PM
Friday 3/20 @ The Tap Room at SIX LOUNGE (Next Big Nashville and American Songspace's Tea for Tennessee Official Showcase) - 1 PM
*To RSVP for the Tea for Tennessee party:

Landon Pigg
Thursday 3/19 @ Maggie Mae's Gibson Room (Next BIG Nashville OFFICIAL SXSW SHOWCASE) - 10PM

Mae Shi
Wednesday 3/18 @ Maggie Mae's (Spaceland Party - 512 Trinity St) - 12PM
Wednesday 3/18 @ Mohawk (Austinist/Ghotamist Party - 912 Red River St) - 5 PM
Wednesday 3/18 @ Club 1808 (Moshi Moshi w/ Casio Kids, Slow Club - 1808 E 12th St) - 10PM
Thursday 3/19 @ Warehouse (Cory Plump Party - 509 E. Ben White Boulevard) - 1PM
Thursday 3/19 @ OK Mountain (KVRX Party w/ Mika Miko - 1312 East Cesar Chavez Ste B) - 3 PM
Thursday 3/19 @ Malverde (IAMSOUND Party w/ Telepathe - 400 W 2nd St.) - 4PM
Thursday 3/19 @ Red House Pizzeria (Moshi Moshi Party - 1917 Manor Rd) - 6PM
Friday 3/20 @ Emo's (Outside - Pitchfork Party - 603 Red River St.)- 12PM
Friday 3/20 @ Habana Calle 6 (AAM Party w/ HEALTH - 709 E 6th St.) - 2PM
Friday 3/20 @ 902 E. Caesar Chavez ( Party w/ Mika Miko, The Death Set) - 6PM
Saturday 3/21 @ Mrs. Bea's (Todd P Party) - 2PM
Friday 3/20 @ Domy Books (The Smell Party w/ No Age, Mika Miko - 913 E Cesar Chavez ) - 4PM
Friday 3/20 @ The Mohawk (Panache/Lovepump Showcase w/ HEALTH, Monotonix - 912 Red River St.) - 11PM
Friday 3/20 @ Beerland (w/ Pre, Mika Miko - 711 Red River St.)- 1:30PM

Butterfly Boucher
Wednesday 3/18@The British Music Embassy @ Latitude 30 (512 San Jacinto Blvd) - 1:30PM
Wednesday 3/18 @ One 2 One (I Heart Austin Party 121 E 5th St) - 6 PM
Wednesday 3/18 @ Maggie Mae's (BMI Showcase) - 1 AM
Thursday 3/19 @ Prague (422 B Congress Ave) - 8PM

Miranda Lee Richards
Sunday 3/15 @ Radio Room (508 E. 6th St.) - 4PM
Wednesday 3/18 @ The Saxon Pub (1320 S. Lamar Austin, TX 78701) - 12:45 PM
Wednesday 3/18 @ The Rusty Spurs/Black & Tan (405 E 7th St. Austin, TX 78701) - 2PM
Wednesday 3/18 @ One 2 One Bar (121 E. 5th St. Austin, TX 78701) - 6PM
Thursday 3/19 @ Guero’s(1412 S. Congress Ave Austin, TX 78701) - 12PM

The River Phoenix
Thursday 3/19 @ Spiro's Amphitheatre (611 Red River Street) - 8 PM
Friday 3/20 @ Danish Day Party (Vogstberger House, 1402 East 2nd St.) - 12 PM

Happy Hollows
March 17 Art Disaster/Fanatic Promotion Party @ Beauty Bar (617 E 7th St.) - 12:20am (inside stage)
March 18 Independent Pool Party @ Metropolis Apartments (2200 S Pleasant Valley Rd)- 5pm
March 18 Devil In The Woods/Performer Mag Party @ The Independent (501 N IH 35)- 11pm
March 20 @ Guero's (1412 S Congress Ave) - 3pm
March 21 Opening for Silversun Pickups @ Antone's (213 W 5th St) - 11pm


The Josh Schwartz’s (Gossip Girl, The O.C., Chuck) web series, “Rockville CA” premiered Tuesday on I had the opportunity to catch a few episodes a few weeks back and now it's got me hooked! I can't wait until I'm able to peeps the remaining episodes in the upcoming weeks. launched “Rockville CA” – a 20-episode, music-themed scripted digital series created by Josh Schwartz (“Gossip Girl,” “Chuck,” “The O.C.”) – on Tuesday, March 17, at 9 a.m. ET/6 a.m. PT, with the debut of the show’s first four episodes. On “Rockville CA,” Schwartz shares executive producing duties with noted music supervisor Alexandra Patsavas (“Twilight,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “The O.C.,” “Gossip Girl”).

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


Here is the latest video from Fraz! "No You Girls" is off their recent release TONIGHT.


I still can't get over my obsession with the Australians, which is why i want you to pick up this album now! Gabriella Cilmi has finally released her debut album in the states! She's a huge star down under, and now she's ready to conquer America.

She's like the sweet sexier version of Amy Winehouse! Check this ish out now!

“Lessons To Be Learned” Link:

Imeem Player Link:

Gabriella Cilmi "Lessons to Be Learned" On The Record

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


From the Producer that brought us Keane and Snow Patrol comes a fairly new band, The Library! Think Gnarls Barkley meets Jamiroquai. Last Wednesday we were invited to their EP Release party at Boardners in Hollywood. Not only is this venue amazing and super packed, The Library put on an unforgettable performance! Performing all of their songs off of their self titled new album plus more, they had all of the audience jumping and dancing to their fresh funk! I see nothing put a great future from this LA based quartet. You can check them out on iTunes,, or from their website If you are in the mood for a fun new sound, I highly recommend you check them out! They will be performing live March 20th @ U-31 in San Diego, March 22nd @ Cinespace in Hollywood, and March 28 @ Avalon in Hollywood. Go and see them, you will not be disappointed!!

Story by Cory


Grammy award winner and multi-platinum selling recording artist, Nelly Furtado, has launched her music company, "Nelstar Music" and will introduce Canadian independent recording artist "Fritz Helder & The Phantoms" as the first act signed to the company. The group's album, "Greatest Hits" will be released on July 7 throughout North America via Last Gang Records distributed labels' division Last Gang Labels which currently works through Universal for Canada and Fontana/Universal for the U.S. International releases are also being planned.

"I've been thinking about a way to help Fritz Helder for a while and this venture grew out of my love for the band, their art and their work ethic. I am as committed as they are to bringing their creativity to the world," says Furtado.

Fritz Helder & The Phantoms is an electro-pop foursome from Toronto who started out as a dance troupe put together by choreographer Fritz Helder, and previously appeared with Nelly Furtado on tour. As word of mouth quickly spread on the group's electrifying performances they soon began booking their own gigs with acts like Lady Gaga, Dragonette and Semi-Precious Weapons.

The group features Fritz Helder (vocals, key-tar), Silk Helder (guitar, synths), Pastel Supernova (vocals) and Diego Superstar (vocals, synth, beats). The first single, out this spring, is "Lagerfeld Lady" and is an ode to the fashion icon, Karl Lagerfeld. To check out the video for "Lagerfeld Lady" visit the group's website which reveals an incredible menagerie of video, music, fashion, remixes, and an impressive monthly online fanzine, "Moda Cinque."

"We love Nelly and this new partnership is a very exciting opportunity for us. It's empowering to work with a combination of people who believe in our project and are willing to help us see it through," remarks Fritz, the group's main vocalist.

Last Gang Labels is the distributed labels arm of Last Gang Records (home to artists such as Chromeo, Metric and MSTRKRFT) and was started to provide distribution, marketing and consultation services to smaller independent labels and independent artists.

"Nelly has been a long time friend and we at Last Gang are honored that she has entrusted us to help launch her music company and assist in working with Fritz Helder & The Phantoms," says Chris Taylor, Last Gang head.

Fritz Helder & The Phantoms will help close out fashion week in Toronto with a special live performance at Top of The Burroughes with Parallels, DINAMO AZARI & ALIXANDER III and TUXEDOMASK.

They are so funky - I love it! It's totally like a new version of Prince or a modern day version of Morris Day and The Time.

Watch “Lagerfeld Lady” video:

Fritz Helder & The Phantoms - Lagerfeld Lady from J T I on Vimeo.


My favorite duo from Austuralia, Angus and Julia Stone stopped by KCRW to perform songs from their latest record. You must watch these 2 in action - it's truly magical! If you are in Austin for SXSW, make sure to check them out. I can't wait to see them at their LA show, opening for Brett Dennen.

Monday, March 16, 2009

James Yuill's "No Surprise"

Over the weekend I was listening to KCRW and I heard a song played by artist, James Yuill. I waited in my car until I found out who the artist was, and immediately checked him out when I got back to my house. I realized that I already had some info about James in my inbox along with his current music video. Check out James Yuill's video for "No Suprise"


While Silversun Pickups prepares for their live debut of 2009, lead single “Panic Switch” has earned the #1 Most Added title at Modern Rock Radio this week, earning 24 adds total. The L.A. quartet is quickly shifting into high gear, as the April 14 release of Swoon on Dangerbird Records is lurking just ahead.

The first of two performances at SXSW will be at Stubbs Friday, March 20, for the Guitar Hero® Metallica Event, followed by one at Antone’s Saturday, March 21, at 12:00 a.m. SSPU has asked some local and international friends to join them for their Saturday show: The Duke Spirit (UK), Afternoons (L.A.), The Happy Hollows (L.A.) and The Pity Party (L.A.).

Silversun Pickups once again enlisted producer Dave Cooley and mixer Tony Hoffer for Swoon, the gurus behind Carnavas, to help create a tapestry of romanticism and frenzy. The band continues to enjoy its dichotomous relationship with sound, comfortably weaving from beauty into aggression, whilst dense melodies ricochet off distortion. “Panic Switch,” parades that classic SSPU formula: the steady, searing bass leads the charge, as the guitar falls in, drums march, keys echo, all in salute to Aubert’s sweet, wafting vocals. The accompanying video was recently shot in Los Angeles by Grammy-nominated James Frost, whose credits include Radiohead’s “House of Cards.” MTV News recently offered a sneak peek into the making of Swoon, showcasing the band in the studio and two songs from this forthcoming album.

Silversun Pickups will play a pre-Coachella warm-up show at the Glass House in Pomona, Calif. Sunday, April 12 before helping to usher in the 10th annual Music and Arts Festival alongside Paul McCartney, Morrissey, Franz Ferdinand and Leonard Cohen but will first warm up. The quartet has also been added to The Sasquatch Festival line-up on May 25.

Check out their new single “Panic Switch” here:


Last Thursday at The El Rey in Los Angeles, we had the exciting pleasure of seeing French pop sensation Yelle (pronounced Yell-E)! This sold out show was filled with anybody from Harajuku girls to college bros, and everyone was having an electrifying evening. From start (with an introduction from BlogStar Perez Hilton) to finish it was a non stop dance party, and the whole crowd was participating, and it was hard not to. With her cute cartoony voice and the power popping participants of her DJ and drummer, they rocked the entire venue.

Even if you do not understand French, it is hard not to love each and every single song she sings. She kept going strong, keeping up the energy for over and hour and a half. Singing everything from her 2007 release 'Pop Up', we got super excited and jumpy when she busted out with 'Ce Jeu'! We just could not stop dancing! If you are not familiar with her, check her out at and take a look below at a clip from the show!

Story and Photos by Cory