TONIGHT is the return of The National!! It's been since Coachella like 3 years ago when I saw the band last, we also had that moment at the House of Blues in San Diego when Cory (staff writer) met the band and had a moment with them when they sang Happy Birthday to him. I'm super excited to see them tonight, their new CD is AMAZING! The band continues to grow with each album & continue to blow me away with their talent. We will have a full review next week.
Also, we have a super busy musical week - kicking it off with The Uglysuit. The Uglysuit is a band out of Oklahoma that I've been wanting to see for years. If you don't know this band, you gotta check em out! The band has 2 gigs next week in LA - a night at the Hotel Cafe as well as the famous Viper Room on the Sunset Strip.
Let's not forget they dynamic Australian duo, Angus & Julia Stone. They are returning to Hollywood for a 2 night stint at the Cemetery. I believe they also have a FREE show at a record store in Long Beach and another show they added in Venice.
It all adds up to the BIG Sasquatch Festival weekend in Washington. More details to come...
Friday, May 21, 2010
Seattle's Minus The Bear have been making their way through the U.S. touring their polished, catchy songs. They stoped by KCRW studios to perform songs from their newly minted release "Omni" on Morning Becomes Eclectic.
I'm excited because I going to catch the band live next weekend at the Sasquatch Fest in Washington!
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Mumford & Sons performed "Little Lion Man" on The Late Show with Jimmy Fallon last night. I am a HUGE fan of this band - I can't wait for their show here in LA and in Seattle at the Sasquatch Festival.
Hitting the stage October 8-10 at Zilker Park will be The Strokes, M.I.A., LCD Soundsystem, The Flaming Lips, Vampire Weekend, Band of Horses, Spoon and a whole slew of others.
Three day passes are sold out, but single day tickets are still available. For complete line-up and festival details, hit up ACL's official site.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
I am always in search of new music. I have my favorites, my staples; however, I do like to be introduced to new music and genres. Recently I came across an amazing track streaming on my computer from a local indie radio station and I hurried for my Shazam on my phone to see what this was. It was this band called 'Hundred in the Hands'. Awestruck and feeling exited about a new sound, I jumped online to look up this indie duo from NYC. Upon my discovery I found a truly independent collaboration with french electro-pop influences and chill dance beats. I have since then had the chance to listen to their new EP that is out today, 'This Desert', and it's fantastic. You can definitely feel their 80's vibe with a clash of contemporary sounds...I'm thinking a mix of 'Til Tuesday' and 'Lykke Li' mixed by 'Ladytron'. From their song 'Build in L.O.V.E.' to 'Sleepwalkers', all it made me do was feel nostalgic and get up and dance. This was the kind of "gem-of-an-album" where it brought me back to sitting in my bedroom, back in high school, dancing like nobody was watching and singing like I was on stage. I truly recommend getting this EP. It is something special that has been and will be on repeat on my trusty iPod.
TimeOut New York just recently published the following about this amazing New York duo:
The Hundred in the Hands have been playing around town for a few months, but last night’s show at Santos Party House had the pomp of a coming out. The evening celebrated the release of the Brooklyn duo’s debut single, “Dressed in Dresden,” which is being released as a 12-inch on Warp Records, featuring the song alongside a trio of remixes. At Santos, the duo saved the song—its sole recorded output—for the end of its set, as if it were a worldwide hit already being blasted from every passing car. The move had an admirable bravura appropriate to this young pop group, whose work manages to appear larger and slicker than the pair’s reality.
The band features Jason Friedman, formerly the leader of the Boggs, and Eleanore Everdell. Onstage, Friedman plays guitar, all sweeping gestures and jerky dancing; Everdell fiddles with a synthesizer and sings—a small disco diva in black. A strong computer beat pulsates throughout, and the musicians hardly ever speak. A few years ago, the Hundred in the Hands’ smart jumble of dance music and postpunk would have been labeled “electroclash.” That tag long ago reached its expiration date, but the style behind it defiantly lives on: The group’s music retains an elegant aloofness that triumphed in the ’80s. As with much ’80s music, the band’s best moments reveal decay behind the glamour. “The North Forth luxury condominiums,” Everdell sings in one song, “are not getting built—not getting built.”
Read more: http://www3.timeoutny.com/newyork/thevolume/2010/04/the-hundred-in-the-hands-celebrate-their-debut-at-santos-party-house/#ixzz0o3Qa0GPz
Check them out on tour on one of the following dates, and yes, Musicbleep will be there June 4th at Spaceland!
Thursday, June 3
Friday, June 4
L.A. w/ The Golden Filter
Thursday, June 09
Chicago w/The Golden Filter
The Empty Bottle
Friday June 10
Cleveland w/The Golden Filter
The Grog Shop
Saturday, June 11
Detroit w/The Golden Filter
The Majestic Cafe
Sunday, June 12
Toronto w/The Golden Filter
Thursday, June 17
The Middle East
w/The Golden Filter
Saturday, June 19
Kung Fu Necktie
Thursday, June 24
Au Revoir Simone
The Hundred In The Hands
Friday, June 25
Liberation Dance Party
open bar 9pm-10:30pm (rail cocktails only)
Saturday July 3
Wireless Festival in Hyde park, London
The Big Pink
New Young Pony Club
Phenomenal Handclap Band
The Hundred In The Hands
Kids On Bridges
plus special guest:
Saturday July 17
Latitude Festival, Sunrise Stage,
Henham Park, southwold
Sunrise Coast, Suffolk
By Cory Radke
Monday, May 17, 2010
Wrapping up the tail end of their Spring tour, Seattle rockers Minus The Bear have unveiled their latest video for lead single, "My Time". Check out the multi-colored, choreographed video.
18 Albuquerque, MN - Sunshine Theatre
19 Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues
20 Los Angeles, CA - Mayan Theatre
21 Pomona, CA - Glass House
22 San Diego, CA - SOMA
23 Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theater
26 San Francisco, CA - Regency Ballroom
27 Reno, NV - Knitting Factory
28 Portland, OR - Roseland Theatre
29 George, WA - Sasquatch Music Festival
Their latest record, OMNI, is available now! I also plan on checking them out at this year's Sasquatch Festival in Washington!!