Monday, June 18, 2007

Mark Ronson @ Hard Rock Times Square 6/19

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Mark Ronson - Stop Me ft Daniel Merriweather.mp3

This should be dope... Come thru

The Pigeon Detectives: My New Favorite Band... for the next 15 minutes

So, I heard about this band thru the In the City showcase that they were having after the panels in NYC last week. The Pigeon Detectives were supposed to play the Nokia Theatre with The Happy Mondays but THM cancelled the week before the show. They ended up playing the Knitting Factory with The Rakes last Wednesday night- I missed it for Razorlight which is a completely different story that I will post about later.
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Hailing from Leeds, this band formed in 2002 taking a path that very likely will lead them into rockstardom- well at least for a brief while. Getting on some great tours having supported Dirty Pretty Things whilst they toured in Spring 2006 and Kaiser Chiefs in early November 2006, this band is getting major "buzz" as summer festival season nears. Their debut album "Wait For Me" was just released last month in the UK produced by Will Jackson (Kaiser Chiefs/Embrace) and mixed in part by Cenzo Townshend (Snow Patrol/Kaiser Chiefs/Bloc Party) and Steve Harris (The Automatic/U2). From what I've heard so far (haven’t picked up the CD yet) is some solid catchy pop/rock. Their songs are all really similar (aka sound the same) but that doesn’t bother me since I find them to be infectious and full of energy. Last week, I couldn't get "I Found Out" out of my head playing it at work over and over again. Unfortunately, they are not slated to gig in the US any time in the future, as I hear their live show takes the recorded songs to new heights with charismatic lead singer, Matt Bowman’s stage antics, crowd surfing etc. I assume as they get bigger, The Pigeon Detectives will be making trips to NY to showcase for a US label deal (if they don't already have one in the works).

The Pigeon Detectives - Wait For Me.mp3
The Pigeon Detectives - I Found Out.mp3
The Pigeon Detectives - Im Not Sorry.mp3

In the New York area there are limited copies of the album available from the following stores:

Generation Records
210 Thompson St
New York, NY 10012
(212) 254-1100

Other Music
15 E 4th St
New York, NY 10003
(212) 477-8150

Summertime Music from my Youth mix

1. DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince - Summertime.mp3
2. Souls of Mischief - 93 til Infinity.mp3
3. SWV - Im So Into You.mp3
4. Soul For Real - Every Little Thing I Do.mp3
5. P.M. Dawn - Set Adrift On Memory Bliss.mp3
6. Tevin Campbell - Round And Round.mp3
7. Jade - Dont Walk Away.mp3
8. Leschea - Fulton Street.mp3
9. Positive K - I Got a Man.mp3
10. Snow - Informer.mp3
11. Color Me Badd - I Adore Mi Amor.mp3

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Wax Fang @ Mercury Lounge 6/6

Wax Fang played last week with The Features at Mercury Lounge and I was blown away by the sheer musicianship that this Louisville, KY 3-piece displayed. Their sound is so epic, crisp and tight. Originally a solo project for Scott Carney (vox, theremin, guitar) developed in his basement playing all the instruments himself until he eventually added Kevin Ratterman (drums) and Jake Heustis (bass, keys) to round out this retro/but updated indie rock outfit.

Carney sounds Michael Stipe-ish when he sings as some of the songs are instrumental or with lyrics with little regard for the traditional chorus, verse, bridge, chorus etc formula (below are two songs with lyrics). Their influences seem to range from southern 60s rock, to the obscure indie rock. They have recently toured with My Morning Jacket. Here's what Jim James of MMJ had to say about Wax Fang:

"’s got futuristic energy, a lot of elements I’ve never heard work before. A combo of all these things you remember from the past. You can sense some David Bowie in it. It’s so unique, it’s hard to place. The cool thing about it is he [Carney] made it by himself. Every single instrument is played by him and he paid attention to the details….The production is amazing, the songs are amazing. It takes you to a different place." - Jim James of My Morning Jacket from the New York Times

MP3:Wax Fang - Sweet Bloody Murder.mp3
MP3:Wax Fang - Bi-Polar Bear.mp3

He's So Fuckin Disco, Motherfucker He's Too Damn Fly

The Pase Rock has a new track and remix for you.

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The Pase Rock - So Fucking Disco.mp3
This track was played in his Live in Miami track and I've been listening to snippets of it for a while but the full length track is so hot and I couldn't be happier that I have it now for my iPod

Also, this is a remix of one of my favorite artists, Cody ChesnuTT, by Pasey Pase:

Cody ChesnuTT - Bitch Im broke (Pase Rock remix).mp3

Cody ChesnuTT - Look Good In Leather.mp3
Cody ChesnuTT - Can We Teach Each Other.mp3

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Don't Sleep On These MP3s #2:

*B.O.B. - haterz everywhere.mp3
This is a new Atlantic artist that my boy A&Rs, thru RebelRock (producer Jim Jonsin's production company). Produced by Ribah (i've never heard), this song is dope.
*rayl and b.o.b.-my girl got a girlfreind.mp3
Also features B.O.B. on there but I don't know who the singer is, but I really like the song and how it moves.
*Sway ft Chamillionaire - Up Your Speed Part 2.mp3
This is Sway, new grime/uk star, dope dope song
*Kanye West - Young Folks.mp3
This is just funny
*Jill Scott - Hate On Me.mp3
This is the new Jill Scott single from the new album THE REAL THING, everything you expect from Jill, amazing soul vocals, amazingly produced live horns section, silky smooth (but this song is a bit harder but I'm feelin in)

Upcoming Shows: Liam & Me, The Virgins, Airspace etc

TONIGHT: 5/30 Airspace @ Arlene's Grocery 10pm ($8)
6/01 CSS, Yo Majesty @ Fillmore - Irving Plaza ($20)
6/05 Liam and Me w/ We Are The Fury @ The Knitting Factory 7:30ish ($10) 21+
6/09 The Long Blondes, The Virgins @ Bowery Ballroom 9pm ($15 day of)


YO YO Party

mp3s - virgins: here
mp3s - Liam and Me: here
mp3s - Airspace: and here

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Show: Spankrock, Ghostface, Roxy, Lil Mama, Catchdubs tonight!

Doors 7pm
Show 9pm
Ages 16+

Highline Ballroom is on 16st btw 9th-10th Avenues

Lil Mama - Lip Gloss.mp3
A great-in-its-simplicity mashup by catchdubs Pump It Shawty 2.mp3
DJ Kentaro ft Spankrock - Free (Armani Xxxchange Remix).mp3
Ghostface Killah - Kilo ft. Raekwon.mp3

thats all folks, tonight should be kinda bananas... if you dont wanna shell out 30 bills to see Spank and crew, come to the Annex for the afterparty... rsvp at

Monday, May 14, 2007

Amy Wino Covers/Originals

from Highline Ballroom last week, NYC

Amy Winehouse - Hey Little Rich Girl.mp3
The Specials - Hey, Little Rich Girl.mp3

Amy Winehouse - Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow.mp3
The Shirelles - Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow.mp3

Amy Winehouse - Valerie.mp3
Zutons - Valerie.mp3

Amy Winehouse - To Know Him is to Love Him.mp3
The Teddy Bears - To Know Him Is To Love Him.mp3

Don't Sleep on These MP3s #1:

Charlotte Gainsbourg - The Operation (Cousin Cole Remix).mp3
This remix is so on point, I've been listening to this on repeat recently.
Lil Bit ft Jung Joc, Jim Jones - Sex With My Ex.mp3
Ok, I found this song and the title should speak for itself, right? But it's even better when it breaks into the chorus. I think this song speaks to a lot of people (or just me)
Smitty - Died In Your Arms.mp3
Who uses a Cutting Crew sample? Smitty of course... and I'm a little embarrassed to say I dig it?! sdt
Wale - Good Girls (Tactic Remix).mp3
"Good girls never give it up on the first night" This is just some dope new hip hop from a talented MC, so dance. (fyi Wale is pronounced waa-lay)
Beyonce ft Young Buck - Go (Cashville Remix).mp3
Club banger, don't not listen to this cause young Buck is on the track... it's not Beyonce's fault. Produced by D. Prosper from G-Unit affiliation.
Lady Saw - Not Prettiest-clean.mp3
Ok, I personally love Lady Saw but this song is so not her normal music. It's one of those "Beautiful" by Christina, or "Unpretty" by TLC... its pretty amusing from the Dancehall queen.
DancesWithWhiteGirls - Money in the Bank Remix.mp3

Rasheeda - Type Of Gurl (Dirty).mp3

Wiley - Gangsterz.mp3
grime shit

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Albert Hammond Jr with High Class Elite tonight @ Hiro

My girl Aishah is singing with Franco V and the High Class Elite tonight at 10pm. They just came off an openning slot on the Stooges most recent east coast tour!

but before that you should go to the Knitting Factory for this show!

Monday, May 07, 2007

Rando MP3s I'm feeling, so might you: M.I.A., Uffie, Amanda Blank, Yo Majesty and more

Justice - The Party (featuring Uffie).mp3
M.I.A. - 09 Hit That.mp3
Leaked new track, in the hook of this song, I think everyone who grew up in the early 90s knows this chant from Rump Shaker by Wreckx-N-Effect
Amanda Blank - 03 Track 03.aif
This is one of her new songs, so new, I don't even know the name of it
Bjork - 01 Earth Intruders (Spank Rock Remix).mp3
The Pack/Ashanti - Retro Kids.mp3
Matt and Kim - Yeah Yeah (Flosstradamus Remix Tagged).mp3
Amerie - Gotta Work (Clean).mp3 hooks me up with mainstream fun!
Yo Majesty - club action.mp3
I know, I know, everyones already on this one, but whatevs

Shows this week and after, write that down!

Kid Sister is performing with The Rub at the Canal Room on Sat May 26th:

Also, this Thursday at The Knitting Factory, ill be doing merch (i feel so honored...note to self: need to get a job) for DJ Vibe and Max. The line up includes The Guts, Machinedrum, and Jungletalk.

Mixtapes, mashups Justice x Jay Z, DJ Vibe and Max B

DJ Vibe and Max Barbaria have put out a couple of mixtapes out together. This new one, The Adventures of DJ Vibe and Max Barbaria, is really thoughtful, listenable all the way through and most importantly eclectic. There is tons of remixed, twisted out and just plain weirdo shit- a ton of stuff I don't know (which I like)... This mixtape is classified as sort of world music/hip hop/electroclash-ish...

You know when someone is blogging about an artist/dj whoever and you can tell that its their friend - like they are only repping them because they have to AS A FRIEND say that their shit is dope. It is totally NOT the case here, even though these fine young musicians are my friends, this mixtape with the TinTin cover (thanks to Stat), is something you should buy, if only to expand your world music knowledge...

DJ Vibe & Max B - 12 Track 12.mp3
(Donatella Rettore - Il Cobra)
DJ Vibe & Max B - 21 Track 21.mp3
(Mapei - Date Rape / Lind and the Linders - Koi Ni Shiberete)
DJ Vibe & Max B - 23 Track 23.mp3
(Omarion - Ice Box / Phones - Alsatian Remix)
DJ Vibe & Max B - 24 Track 24.mp3
(Bun B - Get Throwed / Klaxons - Golden Skans)

Recently played on EVR on Mark Ronson's (our goldenproducer boy) Authentic Shit is a catchy, well matched mashup of Justice's "D.A.N.C.E" and Jay Z's "Show Me What You Got"...

DJ Vibe and Max B - Show Me How To D.A.N.C.E - (Justice vs Jay Z) DJ Vibe and Max.m4a

p.s. this is just funny shit:

The Cool Kids are (insert something faux cheesy and ironic here)

The Cool Kids- the first signing (I believe) on Nic Catchdubs label with A-Track called Fools Gold... They are from Chi Town... I have Mickey Rocks stuck in my head...FOR DAYS

Apparently they're the new black version of the beastie boys...ha


Cool Kids - Mikey Rocks.mp3

Cool Kids - One Two.mp3

Catchdubs played this on eastvillageradio recently and its so dope... Lloyd x Technotronic... I love love love this

Nic Catchdubs - Pump It Shawty 2.mp3