Thursday, June 28, 2007
Kicking off the night at IOTA is Getaway Car, albeit an acoustic version of the band, but I’m pretty sure the hooks should still be there, even if they’re unplugged. And I’ve been curious to see The Reserves after hearing alt-country-ish bits and pieces of their little gem of a CD. Honor By August closes out the night with their ready-for-radio modern rock.
That same night we’ll have the ultra-catchy power pop of Brooklyn’s Hello Tokyo (above) going on at the Rock & Roll Hotel in DC. Definitely an act to catch. Though I’m not sure what to make of the accordion-powered folk-rock opener, Golem, however.
Posted by jeffro at 7:27 PM
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
"On Tuesday, June 26, thousands of U.S.-based webcasters plan to turn off the music and go silent in a unified effort to draw attention to an impending royalty rate increase that, if implemented, would lead to the virtual shutdown of this country's Internet radio industry.
Internet-only webcasters and broadcasters that simulcast online will alert their listeners that "silence" is what Internet radio may be reduced to after July 15th, the day on which 17 months' worth of retroactive royalty payments -- at new, exceedingly high rates -- are due to the SoundExchange collection organization, following a recent Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) decision."
For the full story on this media event initiated by RAIN, go here. [thanks for the tip, Mike]
Posted by jeffro at 8:15 AM
Saturday, June 23, 2007
If you haven't already seen it, you should by all means check out the film Once. Starring Glen Hansard of the Frames, the movie is directed by former bandmate John Carney. Hansard stars as the unnamed busker and part-time vacuum repairman who falls for an unnamed Czech flower girl, played by Marketa Irglova, that he meets while performing. Guy and Girl tell the story of their budding romance through the songs they write and perform throughout the movie. Once is a quiet, gentle, earnest film that will make you feel better for having seen it.
Why am I writing about a movie, albeit a musically themed one, on a music blog? In an interesting music-movie tie-in, The Swell Season, the Hansard-Irglova side project that produced many of the songs used in the film, will be playing 3 concert dates in the States in late July. Swell season will commence on Thursday, July 26, at DC's own 9:30 Club in a rare seated show. Don't miss it.
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Thursday, June 21, 2007
MP3: Redwoods – Brice Woodall
And we close things out this week with Rooney’s “When Did Your Heart Go Missing?” It’s packing 80s retro flavor, complete with synths and those bouncy irresistible choruses. If you like what you hear, Rooney will be at the 9:30 Club this Saturday, June 23.
MP3: When Did Your Heart Go Missing? - Rooney
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Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Thursday, June 07, 2007
MP3: I Should Be Lost Without You - David Condos
It’s like stepping into a time machine when you slip on your headphones and listen to the Motown-y sounds of Ryan Shaw. It’s only 2:15, but it’s packed full of goodness, with the Stevie Wonder-esque soulful vocals, whirring keyboards, and little searing guitar fills. If you like what you hear, you can check Ryan Shaw out at Wolf Trap Wednesday, June 13th.
MP3: Do the 45 - Ryan Shaw
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Tuesday, June 05, 2007
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Monday, June 04, 2007
MP3: Casting Stones – Wes Tucker & The Skillets
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