Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Splurge - Releases for Tuesday, June 19th

It's here!

Just in case (if there's a teeny tiny chance) you're interested in something else:

- Art Brut : It's a Bit Complicated - Downtown

- Bon Jovi : Lost Highway - Mercury Nashville

- Burning Brides : Hang Love - Modern Art

-Maps : We Can Create - Mute U.S.

- The Polyphonic Spree - The Fragile Army - TVT Records

- Two Gallants - The Scenery of Farewell - Saddle Creek

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Lily Allen @ Roseland Ballroom

Contrary to some reports Lily Allen put on a good show on Tuesday.

She didn't stumble around though she did smoke on stage. Lily, watch out for those fines the smoking police will hit you with!

She did use lyric sheets at time but she didn't try to hide it. Hey, better to laugh at yourself than have others laugh at you!

And, no she wasn't "hours" late. She went on at about 9:30 p.m. after her two opening acts.

Was she the most dynamic performer I've ever seen? No, but I had fun and I didn't go in looking for an Arcade Fire experience.

Lily was VERY talkative.

Here's some of her more interesting quotes:

On New Yorkers: "You guys are quite obviously the coolest in the country."

On New York: "It's as English as anywhere in America."

On Amy Winehouse: "Anyone who thinks that I hate Amy Winehouse is mistaken. That bitch and I are down!"

On drug use: "Personally, I don't smoke crack."

On what "Not Big" is about : "This is a song about a boyfriend with a small dick who broke my heart."

At the end of the show, Lily noticed a stalker fan who had been at all of her New York gigs. Lucky bastard got invited up on stage.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Splurge - Releases for Tuesday, June 12th

Where are all the releases? Is everyone that afraid of next week's Icky Thump?

Anyway, here we go . . . Big day for those who have been impatiently waiting for the Traveling Wilburys.

- Paramore : Riot - Fueled by Ramen

- Queens of the Stone Age : Era Vulgaris - Interscope Records

- Sonic Youth : Daydream Nation (Deluxe Edition) - Geffen Records

- Traveling Wilburys : Traveling Wilburys - Rhino / Wea

- Traveling Wilburys : Traveling Wilburys Volume 1 - Rhino/Wea

- Various Artists : Instant Karma (The Amnesty International Campaign to Save Darfur) - Warner Bros.

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Shout Out Louds - Video

I've been watching this one for the band's new song "Tonight I Have To Leave It" non-stop so I thought I'd share.

Book me a ticket on the good ship Shout out Louds!

Monday, June 4, 2007

Splurge - Releases for Tuesday, June 5th

If you like pop music remasters, this is your week!

- Bonde do Role : With Lasers - Domino Records

- Bruce Springsteen with the Sessions Band : Live in Dublin - Sony Records

- David Bowie : Young Americans [Remaster] - Virgin Records

- Paul McCartney : Memory Almost Full - Hear Music

- The Pipettes : Your Kisses Are Wasted On Me - Cherry Tree/Interscope

- The Pretenders : Learning to Crawl [Remaster] - Rhino

- The Pretenders : Get Close [Remaster] - Rhino

- Shout Out Louds : Tonight I HAve To Leave It [EP]- Merge Records

- Tom Petty : Highway Companion [Special Edition] - Warner Bros. Records

- Various Artists : Anchored in Love - A Tribute to June Carter Cash - Dualtone Music Group

- Various Artists : Monterey Pop - Razor & Tie

R.I.P. - John Pike of Ra Ra Riot

Sad news reported by NME.

Ra Ra Riot drummer John Pike has been found dead. He went missing after attending a party Saturday night in Fairhaven, MA.

More details at

I was fortunate enough to have seen Pike in action with Ra Ra Riot a few months ago and it was one of the best performances I've seen by a young band in a long time.

Condolences to the band.

Sometimes "Gone too soon" just doesn't cover it.

Here's the band in Chicago last year:

Sunday, June 3, 2007

Splurge - Releases for Tuesday, May 29th

I'm late on this one but I'm sure you can still find some copies on the shelves.

- Cary Brothers : Who You Are - Bluhammock

- Perry Farrell's Satellite Party : Ultra Payloaded - Sony Records

- Richard Thompson : Sweet Warrior - Shout Factory

- Robert Pollard : Crickets - Recordhead Records

Happy 40th Sgt. Peppers!

And we'll still be lovin' you when you're 64!

The Beatles masterpiece celebrated the milestone on June 1st.

Spin it and celebrate!

Here's some "Lucy" for you from Yellow Submarine.


I was away but . . .

I"M BACK and catching up.