Friday, June 25, 2010


This week Ice Cream Man takes Bonnaroo by storm, cooling down the crowd and then heating them up again with amazing performaces from Norah Jones and Local Natives.


04 World News by musicbleep

Local Natives Local Natives Local Natives.  If you don't know them....YOU SHOULD!!  We talk about em all the time here on musicbleep.  ENJOY!!

Thursday, June 24, 2010


Michael Angelakos says he was listening to a lot of “softer rock” when he first heard the sweeping Smashing Pumpkins song “Tonight, Tonight,” which was a Top 40 hit for the guitar-driven band in 1996. Main Pumpkin Billy Corgan started his band in the late-’80s in Chicago. By 1991 the group was in the middle of an alternative rock movement based on the buzzing sound and disillusioned spirit of its debut Gish. The band enjoyed further success two years later with Siamese Dream, which then led to its double-album opus Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, which yielded four chart hits. Among them was “Tonight, Tonight,” a song that paired Pumpkins trademarks – Corgan’s high wounded voice, a quiet/loud dynamic – in a dramatic setting replete with stings.

Passion Pit’s re-crafting of the song strips away some of the ambitious bombast, losing the strings but none of the business. Angelakos’ high voice fits comfortably with Corgan’s lyrics, but instead of a piece of grandiose rock, he’s instead created a synthy underwater symphony.

Levi's® Pioneer Sessions 2010 Revival Recordings bring together today's pioneering musicians to re-craft the classic songs that inspired their sound.

These recordings celebrate the most important part of music: The song, its influence and the inspirational effect on the generations that follow.

Keep checking each week for new artists, new stories and most importantly new songs for free download.

Levis PassionPit TonightTonight by musicbleep

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The Night Starts Here

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Take Me, Take Me to the Riot!

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Next Set.... Chosen by audience!

One of their last shows of their tour....

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Live @ the Troubadour

I see STARS....

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KCRW was seeing Stars yesterday. Stars stopped by Morning Becomes Eclectic to chat with Jason and perform some fresh new music. They have 2 sold out show at the Troubadour. We will be at tonights show!


The Henry Clay People premiere "Your Famous Friends" this week. They also release "Glory" on Aguarium Drunkland's LA Music Tribute of Television's L'Adventure and add more dates with Silversun Pickups.

Due out June 22nd: L'Aventure-- A Los Angeles local sampler featuring eight L.A. bands each covering a track off Television's second LP, 1978's Adventure

Following up last year's RAM On LA, Justin Gage of Aquarium Drunkard, gathers up eight of his favorite L.A. artists in an effort to highlight Los Angeles' disparate music scene.

L'Aventure will be a suggested‐donation digital compilation with 100% of proceeds going to the Silverlake Conservatory of Music similar to RAM on L.A. which benefited No More Landmines.

About Silverlake Conservatory of Music:
The mission of the Silverlake Conservatory of Music, a non- ‐profit organization, is to facilitate basic music education. Our primary focus is on the youth of the community but all are welcome and encouraged to participate. The Conservatory offers private music lessons at a reasonable cost and grants scholarships to children in need, providing free lessons and instruments. The study of music enriches the life of the student as well as the community and society.


01. Glory - The Henry Clay People
02. Days - Foreign Born
03. Foxhole - The Happy Hollows
04. Careful - Local Natives
05. Carried Away - The Deadly Syndrome
06. The Fire - Imaad Wasif (featuring Lykke Li)
07. Ain't That Nothin' - Dirt Dress
08. The Dream's Dream - Growlers

Summer Tour With Silversun Pickups

June 23rd - Washington, DC - DAR Constitution Hall
June 24th - Montclair, NJ - Wellmont Theatre
June 25th - Brooklyn, NY - Williamsburg Waterfront
June 27th Boston, MA - Landsdowne Street
June 28th - Philly, PA - Great Plaza at Penns Landing
June 29th - Toronto, ON - The Sound Academy
July 1- Lansing, MI - The Loft *with Against Me
July 2 - Detroit, MI - The Fillmore
July 3 - Chicago, IL - Aragon Ballroom
July 4 – Milwaukee, WI - Summerfest
July 16 - Las Vegas, NV - The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel
July 17th Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre
July 19th - Austin, TX - Stubb's
July 20th - Houston, TX - Warehouse Live
July 21st - Dallas, TX - Palladium Ballroom
July 23rd - Columbia, MO - Mojo's
July 24th - St Louis, MO - Live on the Fair St Louis
July 26th - Denver, CO - The Fillmore Auditorium
July 27th - Salt Lake City, UT - The Rail
July 29th - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
July 30th - Spokane WA - Knitting Factory
July 31 -Seattle, WA - The Paramount Theatre
Aug 2-Reno, NV - Grand Sierra Resort & Casino
Aug 3 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theatre
Aug 6th - Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre
Aug 7th - San Diego, CA - Soma
Oct 9th Austin City Limits


On May 29th, the first day of the Sasquatch! Festival, we had the amazing opportunity to see both Mumford & Sons and The Middle East. Both shows...GENIUS. One week later, back in LA, both bands, same venue: the famous Fonda Theater at The Music Box, and we were some of the lucky ones to witness these extraordinary talents under one roof, one night.

The Middle East opened strong with a full set of their latest EP, in addition to other older favorites.  Joining them onstage, for the duration of one long jam session, Mumoford & Sons.  Seeing them in an outdoor, festival venue was a great introduction to their live techniques, but seeing them in a small, intimate setting, proved them correct.   Their angelic vocals and mesmerizing  lyrics, they made for an extraordinary spectacle.

The Middle East left the stage with a strong goodbye, captivating the audience, and the mood was set.  The anticipation, the anxiety, the chanting....for Mumford & Sons; knowing what we were about to embark on, as far as an unforgettable performance and experience of witnessing Mumford and Sons in the very early stages of their successes.

The charming quartet arrived to the stage, as modest as all can be, and quietly picked up their instruments; and without a beat, started jamming...Mumford and Sons style! They have such eloquence and grace, yet such a firey passion; my heart pounds with their harmonizing, melodic testimonies.

With each performance that we have seen, they have really proved that they are truly playing their music not just for the fans, but for themselves; because that is what they are meant to be doing, and you can tell by looking into each one of their eyes and faces. They all just have that look, and it all comes from such a positive place....although intense, at times. With their loud drums, banjos, stand-up bass, and keyboard and their harmonizing vocals, it is hard not to be captivated by this band.

They played a good hour 45 to two hours, and I was mind-blown the entire time. If you have yet to hear or see them, DO IT!! You can always check out their tunes and tour dates at
They have created a music genius-monster and I cannot wait to see what they come up with next!!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


Fol Chen sent director Chris Wilcha (This American Life Showtime series / The Target Shoots First) to Iceland to film amidst the volcanic dust from the erupting Eyjafjallajökull for their new music video, "In Ruins."

Two Icelandic youth wander through what looks like an apocalyptic wasteland, which is really just an abandoned area of Iceland as a result of Eyjafjallajökull. The area where the video was shot is normally lush and green. The boy and girl have to wear masks just to breathe and see amidst the dust.


Circle of Life - Matisyahu (From The Disney Reggae Club) from Think Tank on Vimeo.

The magic of Disney meets the magical isle of Jamaica, as Walt Disney Records readies an album of classic Disney songs newly recorded by a cross-section of top reggae musicians.

The Disney Reggae Club features songs from immortal Disney animated films – from "The Little Mermaid" to "Jungle Book" – recorded by such esteemed artists as Grammy winning reggae legend Toots (of Toots & the Maytals fame), five time Grammy winner Ziggy Marley, reggae's most prolific and long lasting production team Sly & Robbie, multiple Grammy winner Cedella Marley, Grammy winner Burning Spear, legendary British band UB40 and Hasidic rapper Matisyahu.

Monday, June 21, 2010


Gilbere Forte' ft. Freelance Whales - 1st Floor by RPM GRP

YOU GOTTA hear this track by Gilbert Forte' featuring Freelance Whales. It's called "1st Floor" and it's the intro track from Gilbert's forthcoming mixtape, 87 Dreams.

At first, I was kind of whatever about it, but I played it again and now I'm kinda diggin' it. The Freelance Whales bring it to a whole nother level. It's the perfect pairing!


The Ice Cream man is back with another session of "Road Trippin' With The Ice Cream Man." This time he makes a stop at Wakarusa and has a little session with The Uglysuit, a band we had the chance to see last month at the Viper Room.

Next stop was Bonnaroo...a little preview below! Summer is just kickin' off, he has a lot more to cover.

Pool Parties
Forecastle Festival
Newport Folk Festival
Outside Lands

You can also check out the interview we did with the Matt Allen (Ice Cream Man) backstage at the Sasquatch! Festival.