Friday, August 20, 2010

F**K YOU



the best song i've heard all day! new Cee Lo Green...ENJOY!

IT'S FRIDAY. TIME TO DANCE.



05 Cold Love - Tim Kasher by musicbleep

The first MP3 off Tim Kasher’s debut solo album The Game Of Monogamy, “Cold Love,” premiered exclusively on Spin.com yesterday. The song can also be downloaded and shared via the link below.

The Game Of Monogamy, which will be released October 5th, 2010, on Saddle Creek, is also now available in the Saddle Creek webstore for pre-order. The album can be purchased in multiple packages, including a special bundle with a limited edition 7” (only 100 copies made) featuring two non-album tracks, “Tightropes, Guillotines, Thin Ice, Landslides” and “Delirium Tantrums,” with hand screened covers, signed and personalized by Kasher.

Kasher, also known as frontman for heralded bands Cursive and The Good Life, will embark on a two-month long, full-band tour beginning September 30th at the Grog Shop in Cleveland, OH. After working his way across the country on the tour, which includes 12 dates in support of Minus The Bear, Kasher will wrap up in Chicago, IL, on November 20th at Schubas. More touring news will be announced soon; please see below for the full itinerary.

LEVI'S PRESENTS: SHE + HIM - FOOLS RUSH IN


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 http://levispioneersessions.com each week for new artists, new stories and most importantly new songs for free download.


Levis She + Him - Fools Rush In by musicbleep

Thursday, August 19, 2010

WORLD PREMIERE VIDEO - DELTA SPIRIT



This is the brand new video from Long Beach, rockers Delta Spirit. It's called "Bushwick Blues" and it's off their latest album, HISTORY FROM BELOW.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

WE ARE SCIENTISTS LIVE AT THE TROUBADOUR





Let me start off by saying that I've never been a HUGE fan of We Are Scientists. I don't dislike them by any means but I just haven't had a love affair with the band. If anything, I've heard tracks from them here and there, thought they were good but never really had the impulse to listen further or buy a record. This night, The Troubadour was packed, I was surrounded by Silverlake scenesters, aggressive girls who like girls and the "I Are Scientists" superfans, I witnessed We Are Scientists play a SOLD OUT show in Los Angeles on Friday, August 6th at 10pm.




Was the show amazing. . .YES, it was a damn good time. They played to a VERY loyal audience from the typical L.A. hipster to the avid youth pop lover, each and every one of them loving the music, singing along and the silly slap stick banter back and forth between songs was refreshing. Personally, I say less talk, more rock . . . but the kids were digging it so who the hell am I?




We Are Scientists have a simple formula for their music and they've mastered it on stage. Their songs are catchy with a consistent tempo from song to song that keeps the crowd pumped and wanting more. The sound at the Troubadour was ehh at best, leaving the band muffled at times with pretty constant mic tweaks during the performance. This however didn't hurt the band's upbeat, fun and charismatic presence on stage. The guys obviously dig each other and have a great time up there. VERY IMPORTANT!! At the end of the day I've always felt you need to love what you do to truly have happiness. WAS embodies that statement and I appreciate that, so did the sold out house at The Troubadour Friday night.




 




End thought . . . kudos to We Are Scientists. Keep loving what you do and doing what you love and the house will Rock!

      STORY & PHOTOS: TONY STARK

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

WORLD PREMIERE VIDEO - GREAT NORTHERN



Great Northern has a brand new video for their single, "New Tricks." Directed by Jason Zada - from their album REMIND ME WHERE THE LIGHT IS.

www.myspace.com/greatnorthern
www.jasonzada.com

TONIGHT AT THE TRACTOR TAVERN IN SEATTLE



This band first grabbed my attention with their kick-ass rendition of Beyonce's "Halo." Well, tonight I get the opportunity to see Harper Blynn live. We're also gonna sit down for a little chat after the show! I'm super excited to meet these guys, they seem like a hoot!

If you don't know Harper Blynn....get to know em!  



I'm also giving a pair of tix to see them at the Troubadour in WeHo this Saturday, August 21st, when they open up for Cary Brothers.  Email me at musicbleep@gmail.com.  Ill pick a winner at random by Friday!

Harper Blynn is comprised of a half-Jewish state champion baseball player from Chicago named Pete Harper, a curly-haired choir boy from Philadelphia called J.Blynn, a first-generation Indian man from Long Island named Sarab Singh and a tall Dutchman by the name of Whynot - yes, that is his name.

J.Blynn and Sarab started making music in middle school. Pete joined up when he met J.Blynn on his first day in college. J.Blynn, Pete and Sarab moved to New York City in 2006. At first, the three lived in a loft on Bedford Avenue in Brooklyn, made up of four cubicle-like bedrooms with walls that only went halfway up to the ceiling. After a year of not liking this at all, Pete and J.Blynn moved to a tiny box in the East Village and began touring the US regularly in a Toyota Corolla (soon dubbed "the Jackal"), and Sarab moved home to Philadelphia to live with his parents.

While Pete and J.Blynn were on tour in the UK, taking trains and hitchiking across the countryside with two acoustic guitars, they received word from their friends that their tiny apartment had become infested with rats. Upon returning and moving back out to Brooklyn, the band started playing every week on the lower east side of Manhattan and quickly generated a loyal fanbase on the strength of their live show. Sarab made his triumphant return to New York, the three met Whynot, and thus, Harper Blynn was born. Out of the buzz generated in New York City, the band hit the road independently and began touring all over the US.

All of Harper Blynn's four band members sing, bringing a unified and powerful emotional energy to the music. Lead vocals are shared between the two songwriters, Pete Harper and J.Blynn.

Loneliest Generation is Harper Blynn's debut album. Recorded over 10 days in New York City, the album was produced by David Kahne (The Strokes, Regina Spektor, Paul McCartney) and Malcolm Burn (Emmylou Harris, Chris Whitley, Kaki King).

Read more: http://www.myspace.com/harperblynn

Monday, August 16, 2010

WORLD PREMIERE VIDEO - THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS


Thirty Seconds To Mars - Closer To The Edge

Thirty Seconds to Mars | MySpace Music Videos


Thirty Seconds to Mars who were just nominated for four 2010 MTV Video Music Awards premiered the new video for their latest single “Closer To The Edge” today. The latest video from the band is already added on MTV Network’s MTV, MTV2, mtvU, MTV Hits and TR3 with spins beginning on Tuesday, August 17th.

The video directed by Bartholomew Cubbins was shot live in 89 cities throughout 27 countries during the first leg of the band's hugely successful "Into the Wild" world tour where they played in front of over 1.3 million ecstatic fans. A second U.S. leg of the tour will begin on August 30th in Syracuse, NY. A complete list of tour dates can be found at www.30secondstomars.com.

It was announced last week that the video for the first single “Kings & Queens” from the band’s new album This Is War was nominated for Four VMA’s including Video of the Year, Rock Video of the Year, Director of the Year and Best Art Direction. The “Kings & Queens” video was also directed by longtime Thirty Seconds to Mars collaborator Bartholomew Cubbins. Both “Kings & Queens” and the album’s second single “This Is War” both reached #1 on the alternative radio airplay charts, giving them a total of three #1 singles. They recently won the 2010 Kerrang Award for Best International Band, their 4th career Kerrang Award. The band has also previously won an MTV Video Music Award, three MTV EMA’s, an MTV Latin and Asia Award and a Fuse Award.

FYF ADDS LOCAL NATIVES

FYF FEST is happening for the second year in a row at the Los Angeles Historic State Park in downtown LA on September 4th, 2010. It's the 7th installment of the festival.

Some important things to keep in mind:

FYF Fan Fest taking place at a secret, intimate location Sunday, September 5th featuring the Rapture & Panda Bear. Only $10. Tixs only available on-site at FYF Fest on September 4th. First come, first served. You must attend the fest to get tickets to this show.

· Children under 10 can enter FYF Fest free with an adult.

FYF Announces comedy show featuring Paul Scheer (Human Giant), Matt Braugner (Mad TV), Jen Kirkman, Brett Weinbach, Kyle Kanine and many more still to be announced.

There will be food trucks and over dozen food vendors including many vegetarian and vegan options. Other activities added to FYF include a record swap, carnival games and large vending village. More info below.

This Friday, August 13th FYF Presents Wavves, Growlers, Comadre, Crystal Antlers, Abe Vigoda and many more at the Glasshouse & Aladdin's Jr in Pomona. Only $10 gets you into both rooms. Details below.

FYF FEST
Saturday, September 4th
At the L.A. State Historic Park
1245 N Spring St.
LA, CA 90012
ALL AGES / 12:00pm

Tickets $25 for a limited time.