Thursday, August 31, 2006

Dylan's New Video

I made a switch on my MySpace page with the video for this week's Artist of the Week, Bob Dylan. Here is the new video for "When The Deal Goes Down", directed by Bennett Miller (Capote) and starring current It Girl Scarlett Johaanson. You know, I understood her sudden popularity as both an actress and a looker after Lost In Translation but ever since then, it's been a bit too much.

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Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Music Bulletins

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Sunday, August 27, 2006

Blue Republic's My Space Artist of the Week: Bob Dylan

Yeah I don't really know who this guy is but he has a new album out this week, Modern Times, and maybe this little bit on my part will help get his name out there.
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Watch a performance of "Maggie's Farm" from the 1965 Newport Folk Festival on my page, then go Zim's official page for some more info and his official site, which is arguably one of the best artist websites out there. It has the most comprehensive discography with lyrics database, as well as a listing of the never ending tour.

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Sunday, August 20, 2006

Blue Republic's My Space Band of the Week: Sunshine Doray

A fine two-piece that keeps itself in good company, the pop soulful sounds of Detroit's Sunshine Doray are perfect for that Sunday morning layabout, or a romantic night out with your loved one, or even some deep-in-thought alone time.
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Listen to "In The Cruel Velvet Night" on my page, then go to the official page for more tunes and demand they tour nationwide. Do it, do it, do it.


Saturday, August 19, 2006


X; Rollins Band; The Riverboat Gamblers
@Nokia Theater Times Square
New York, NY - August 16, 2006

X is perfect. Any questions? Rollins Band is not my personal cup of tea despite my immense respect of Henry Rollins. But if you like his music in addition to his words, then you wouldn't have been disappointed. The day after I saw the openers, the Riverboat Gamblers, I read they were on Spin Magazine's Top 25 live acts. While this Texas hard rock band does put its collective heart out, the songs all sound the same and the lead singer's lame antics and Iggy Pop crowd-mingling ripoff got old fast.

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Sunday, August 13, 2006

Blue Republic's My Space Band of the Week: X

If you don't know who X are, there isn't much I can say. Simply stated, they are one of the greatest bands to ever roam the Earth. If that's not enough incentive to learn what you may not already know, then you can't be helped. If you live in the Northeast, this week could be your lucky break: the band arrives as part of its tour, including a stop at the Nokia Theater in Times Square on Wednesday night.
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Listen to "Because I Do" from X's third album, Under the Big Black Sun, on my page, before hearing other classics on their page. Also on their page is a hell of a video from 1983, when the band played twice (!) on Late Night with David Letterman. Also, of course, go to the official site.

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Thursday, August 10, 2006

Does That Annoy Ya? Ya Damn Right It Does!: Len Cella and Karl Pilkington Rule The World

Are you stressed about war? Are you celebrating an actual foiled terror plot? Are you skeptical about it? Out of work? no healthcare? Sick of partisanship? Sick of the Right Wing? Is rock n roll not good enough for you? Do you want more out of life?

Then relax and enjoy the following, YouTube has a small helping of Moron Movies by Len Cella.
Here's one:

If that's not enough for you, the Ricky Gervais Podcast Show returns on August 22nd:

Here's the playlist for all 10 Gervais Video Podcast Shows.


Sunday, August 06, 2006

Blue Republic's My Space Artist of the Week: The Demands

This New York band is tearing it up locally and ready to go nationwide. They recently opened up for the Dirtbombs in Hoboken and you can hear them on the podcasts.
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Listen to "I Want More" on my page, then go to the band's official page and official site.

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Saturday, August 05, 2006

2006 Is Becoming The Year of the Band Break-Up

The list grows:

Soledad Brothers (maybe)
The Deadly Snakes
Weezer (not that anyone cares)
Death From Above 1979

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Wednesday, August 02, 2006

August New York Gigs Preview

Sorry I didn't do this yesterday, I had some tech problems. So all that's missing is last night's Ziggy Marley show.
Tonight is a sad night - the last ever New York show of Sleater-Kinney. It's all sold out. I will be at a friend's house watching old wrestling clips instead. Webster Hall will be the site of this last hurrah.
If anyone else feels like doing like anything else, there's Bo Diddley @ BB King's tonight.
  • New Pornographers/Calexico - Central Park Summerstage - Thu 8/3
  • Muse - Hammerstein Ballroom - Thu 8/3
  • Black Hollies - R & R - Thu 8/3
  • Detroit Cobras/Black Hollies - Maxwell's - Sat 8/5
  • Body Count (with Ice-T) - Knitting Factory - Sat 8/5
  • The Detroit Cobras
  • will be at McCarren Park Pool on Sun 8/6 for a free afternoon show.
  • Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players - Mercury Lounge - Wed 8/9; Maxwell's - Thu 8/17
  • Grant Lee Phillips - Knitting Factory - Thu 8/10; Maxwell's - Fri 8/11
  • The Turpentine Brothers - Trash Bar - Fri 8/11
  • Sonic Youth;Yeah Yeah Yeahs - McCarren Park Pool - Fri 8/11, Sat 8/12
  • Deerhoof;The Harlem Shakes - McCarren Park Pool - Sun 8/13
  • George Thorogood & The Destroyers - Mon 8/14- Wed 8/16
  • X - Nokia Theater - Wed 8/16 (you'll know I'll be at this one)
  • Iron & Wine - McCarren Park Pool - Thu 8/17
  • The Hard Lessons - Trash Bar - Thu 8/17
  • Chris Isaak - Beacon Theater - Thu 8/17
  • The Box Tops with Alex Chilton - South Street Seaport - Fri 8/18
  • Frank Black - Southpaw - Sat 8/19 (two shows)
  • The Dansettes;The Fabulous Soul Shakers - McCarren Park Pool - Sun 8/20
  • M Ward - Soundfix Records - Wed 8/23
  • Neko Case;Martha Wrainwright;Joanna Newsom - McCarren Park Pool - Thu 8/24
  • Ted Leo & The Pharmacists - South Street Seaport - Fri 8/25
  • The Bamboo Kids - Trash Bar - Fri 8/25
  • The Walkmen;Dr. Dog - McCarren Park Pool - Sun 8/27
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