• Famous Musicians Who Died Too Young (Dead Before Their Time) Pt II

    Mar 25 2015, 19:45 di thomas10

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    Elliott Smith (1969-2003) Presumed suicide. Smith died from two stab wounds to the chest. According to girlfriend Jennifer Chiba—with whom he was sharing an apartment at the time—the two were arguing, and she locked herself in the bathroom to take a shower. Chiba heard him scream, and upon opening the door, saw Smith standing with a knife in his chest. She pulled the knife out, after which he collapsed and she called 911. Smith died in the hospital. While Smith's death was originally reported as a suicide, the official autopsy report left open the question of possible homicide. The coroner's report revealed that no traces of illegal substances or alcohol were found in his system at the time of his death, but did find prescribed levels of antidepressant and attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder medications in his system, including Clonazepam, Mirtazapine, Atomoxetine and Amphetamine. …
  • Famous Dead Musicians/Artists and Causes of Death (Pt 2, Age 37-50)

    Feb 13 2012, 12:18 di thomas10

    This is an article in which I tried to bundle all the great losses of rock'n roll and modern music. That means all the musicians which are worldwide known and died at young age (before 51 years old). I tried to give a little information about the way they died. Most of the information I got from Wikipedia. When someone thinks I forgot an artist or that the information is incorrect... I'm open for new information.

    The list is in order of age of dying
    For the artists younger than 37 I'll recommend you Pt 1;

    Lhasa de Sela (Lhasa) (1972-2010)
    Following a 21-month-long battle with breast cancer, Lhasa died, age 37, on the evening of January 1, 2010, at her home in Montreal.
    Rhett Forrester (Riot) (1956-1994)
    Murdered. He was shot and killed in Atlanta, Georgia, after he refused to give up his vehicle in an attempted carjacking. The crime has not to date, been solved.
  • 2010: My Final Thoughts

    Gen 1 2011, 22:49 di dejaser

    I'm always keen to point out that as far as music is concerned, there's no such thing as a bad year, but sometimes you just have to trawl a little deeper to get to the good stuff. Fortunately, 2010 was all too ready to deliver a wealth of goods. Whilst 2010 perhaps wasn't the best year for flourishing new talent (just two of my top 20 albums were debuts), it was a great year for young bands realising their full potential, both critically (Titus Andronicus, These New Puritans) and commercially (Arcade Fire, Vampire Weekend). It also saw a number of highly dependable artists (The Walkmen, Spoon, The National, Menomena, Deerhunter) add commendable releases to already-impressive discographies, but if those records felt like safe bets, it was encouraging that equally established artists such as Sufjan Stevens, Joanna Newsom and Caribou were willing to take risks that were no less rewarding.

    It was an excellent year in particular for electronic music…
  • Dandelion Radio - December 2010 shows

    Nov 30 2010, 22:56 di DandelionRadio

    Festive 50:
    Continuing a Christmas tradition started by the late broadcaster John Peel in 1976, an assortment of our DJs will be counting down through the best 50 tracks from 2010, as voted for by listeners to Dandelion Radio, with Rachael Neiman announcing this year's winner!
    The show will broadcast daily (at different times) from Christmas Day until the end of January.

    Festive Fifty Build Up Show:
    Join a selection of Dandelion Radio DJs on Christmas Eve for this one-off, Festive Fifty Build-Up show. DJs will introduce some of their picks of 2010 that didn't make it into this year's listeners' poll, while warming up for the first play of 2010's results at midnight on Christmas morning.

    Andrew Morrison:
    Andy has a very special 3-hour show with three guests to round off the year: a spoken word session from The Orch; a second session for the show from Raw Milk (featuring two extraordinary cover versions); and an exclusive mix of material by High Frequency Bandwidth, the new project by Alex Patterson from The Orb and Dom Beken. …
  • The Streetlamp Doesn't Cast Her Shadow Anymore - No.10

    Nov 18 2010, 22:25 di sighrens

    Hi All,

    Hope you have time to visit our indie-music blog at:

    For anyone who hasn't visited yet, the aim of the blog is not just to promote our favourite indie artists, but to also help and support those who allow their music to be listened to, streamed or downloaded for free.
    If you share our passions, or if you are a like-minded band or artist then please feel free to contribute or to link your own page to our Blog.

    Recent articles have featured:
    little punk
    Ari Up
    Another Sunny Day
    The Magic Shop
    The Visitors
    The Siddeleys
    Thomas Feiner & Anywhen
    Madame B
    The Felt Tips
    Cabinet of Natural Curiosities
    Wild Honey
    Top Montagne
    The Butthole Surfers
    La Sera and

    Quite a diverse list, but every one a winner in our opinion.

  • Dandelion Radio - November 2010 shows

    Ott 27 2010, 22:01 di DandelionRadio

    Broadcast One 'Bonus Disc' Special:
    This hour long special is a teaser to promote Dandelion Radio's new compilation 'Broadcast One'. Think of it as a bonus disc. The show features 10 of our DJs introducing songs by some of the acts appearing on the CD - but different tunes to those on the album. Listen in for music from Alisia Casper, Atomizer, The Chasms, Dilworth, the dust collectors, Hazel Winter, Jorg, Rachel & The Lawngrower, Spidersleg and The Truth About Frank. 'Broadcast One' is released 22 November on Odd Box Records for just £6, with pre-orders available before this date.

    Andrew Morrison:
    small crew appear in session for a second time on Andy's 2-hour November show. Other new music includes The Joy Formidable; Tender Trap; His Electro Blue Voice; Swans; Magnetic Man; The Orch; and another track from the excellent Jag label. Scott's Funky Five Minutes is inspired by the UK's Comprehensive Spending Review, and there's full details of Dandelion Radio's compilation CD and its launch party in London.

    Giu 3 2010, 15:06 di no_conclusion

    Thu 27 May – Primavera Sound 2010

    It took us a few days to recover from the festival and the whole trip. So if anyone still cares, here’s our report. Oh and sorry for our amateur photos, but after this we really don’t think it’s such a big deal.

    DAY ONE: Hunting for Hipsters
    After a couple of days of walking around Barcelona and checking out its night life, we came to the festival dead tired. Walked through a couple of shows and sat around watching hipsters. I’ve never seen so many in my life so the first day at the festival was a bit of a culture shock.
    Sic Alps were nothing special. Wanted to see The Books but they were rescheduled to play later. It would have been interesting to see how they pull off playing in a festival setting, since their brand of quite electro accompanied with visuals is perfect for a more intimate venue. Saw Surfer Blood for about ten minutes, they were alright. We’re not really fans. The dude has a pretty powerful voice for a fourteen year old though.
  • A great big mess of Nat JM

    Nov 8 2007, 20:34 di GregKNicholson

    A while ago (at least three months now), musician and fellow-penguin-fondler Nat JM asked me to do a review of her then-new single Manager. Pretty quickly, I decided I was rubbish at reviewing individual songs, or that any comments I'd make would be superficial if I didn't consider them in the context of the rest of her work. So, I took it upon myself to review her entire back catalogue, which is only about a dozen songs but, unfortunately for me, is increasing at a rate of two a month (which puts me to shame: I'm lucky if I manage to produce two crappy lumps of prose in a month).

    It occurred to me yesterday that, since Nat's style of music is pretty unpolished, it makes little sense for a review of her music to consist of endlessly-polished prose. And so I decided to post my notes in their entirety, from which I had (eventually) intended to produce a “proper review” of some sort. There's a fair chance that, if I didn't do it this way, said proper review would become increasingly mythical.
  • Concert Report

    Nov 24 2006, 21:01 di jjlook

    Wednesday night, I drove to Seattle to see a good friend and The Slits.
    At least once a year, I seem to find myself at these "living legend" shows, bands who I have loved for years, where my expectations and fears are exaggerated before I even see them.
    I loved Cut since forever.
    I loved their unselfconscious reggae/punk hybrid, so awesome in their cover of I Heard It Through the Grapevine, my old roommate used to say she could hear my name shouted in Shoplifting.
    Mercifully, they were awesome. And not just a copy of what they were before. There were some hot young ladies up there too, and the guitar player and drummer seemed even better than those on some of the recordings.
    Even better, Ari Up seemed to embody something I've been craving to see for a while. She exuded this confident, playful sexuality throughout the show. She was horny, she teased kids in the audience, she strutted, she joked with her bandmates, she asked almost eveyone about the status of their poom poom.
  • The Slits, Vibe Bar, 30/04/06

    Mag 1 2006, 23:54 di _darkpigeon

    Having never been to Brick Lane on a spring weekend afternoon, I hadn't realised how popular a drinking resort it was. As such, the Vibe Bar was packed from the moment we got there. Having many people cramped into the Vibe Bar also gives the problems of visibility. There is no raised stage in the bar - the band pretty much performs on the floor and so unless you are at the front, exceptionally tall, or standing on a table, you aren't going to see much.

    The first band, Methodist Centre seem to revel in the DIY, slapdash punk ethic. Foregoing a bassist for a second drummer, they thrash through a host of identical, 2 minute thrashes of songs that probably took 5 minutes to write, and even less to learn. Not particularly good. Pink Grease are a bit better musically, and certainly more interesting. With a second guitarist that also played sax, and a guy with a synth strapped around his neck, they had a sound that was refreshingly different from what I was expecting. …