21 Oct 2008, 11:48 by Knirrie
10 Jul 2008, 16:34 by redtalulaA list of great music I've discovered thanks to Last.fm. All artists/groups have music available for free download:
A Smile and a Ribbon
Ana Popovic [blues/blues rock]
Andra and the Backbone
Andy McKee [guitar/acoustic/fingerstyle]
The Appleseed Cast
Backseat Goodbye [acoustic/folk/indie pop]
Benjamin Bates [dance/house/trance]
Billie the Vision & the Dancers
Bodo Wartke [comedy/german/cabaret]
The Boxer Rebellion
Burns Out Bright
The Butterfly Effect
Canastra [rockbilly/rock and roll]
Carey Ott [indie/singer-songwriter]
Clair de Lune
The Clay People
Cross My Heart [emo/indie/indie rock]
Day Of Rising [emo/punk rock/rock]
Desert City Soundtrack
Die kleinen Götter
29 Apr 2008, 04:22 by laura_macSo, I first would like to acknowledge pzantingh, also of the Monthly Mixtape community, from whom I brazenly stole this brilliant idea. The thing is, I make these mixtapes every month to send to one person. Occasionally, I'm proud enough of them to post them on the community board, but I still feel that they're being wasted to a certain extent. Also (to a lesser extent), I want the constructive criticism that inevitably comes from exposing your work to the much wider audience of musical sticklers that is Last.fm. Finally, a blog of this kind gives me the chance to make some of that cool cover art that everyone seems to like so much.
A couple of caveats: I won't tell you which ones are which, but there are definitely some of these mixes I'm more proud of than others. Looking back, there are definitely some things I would have changed, but I've put them up in their original condition, warts and all. You will also notice that there is no mixtape for November of last year. …
4 Sep 2007, 22:12 by hdsander
18 Feb 2007, 03:40 by laura_macGuys. I have 36 albums tagged "to review." How ridiculous is that??
So here's some new stuff I've picked up and listened to enough so as to not feel bad about passing judgment on it. Also, some of these I've had for a while but I've just now gotten around to listening to them. Lala has made my listening habits INSANE.
Oh, Inverted World
Despite loving "New Slang," I just couldn't get into this album. Too dreamy? Too repetitive? I don't know why it didn't appeal to me, but it wasn't for lack of trying.
Favorite Track: New Slang
The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society
First I would like to say that this is not only a classic album, it has one of the best classic album names ever. I really love the Kinks' style and wish they weren't so damn underrated. The album really flows; it's great to listen to all the way through. Several times.
Favorite Track: Picture Book
Carey Ott is a talented guy. …
27 Jan 2007, 04:49 by laura_macUpdated as needed!
(By the way, I list artists in order of their performance, so the opening acts come first.)
Hootie & The Blowfish/Dionne Warwick/etc. * 3 July 2000 (?) * Fair St. Louis, St. Louis
Howard and the White Boys * 27 August 2005 * Fall Festival @ Vanderbilt, Nashville
Coldplay * 9 September 2005 * Starwood Ampitheatre, Nashville
De Novo Dahl/A Fir-Ju Well/Sam Ashworth * 4 November 2005 * Exit/In, Nashville
The Fray/Ben Folds * 13 November 2005 * The Ryman, Nashville
Tristan Prettyman/Jason Mraz * 9 December 2005 * War Memorial Auditorium, Nashville
Taylor Sorensen & the Trigger Code * 13 April 2006 * 3rd & Lindsley, Nashville
Cary Brothers/Ben Lee/Blue Merle/Clap Your Hands Say Yeah/My Morning Jacket/Matt Pond PA/Gov't Mule/Ben Folds * 21-22 April 2006 * Rites of Spring, Vanderbilt University, Nashville
Willie Nelson/John Fogerty * 25 July 2006 * Starwood Amphitheatre, Nashville
Eliot Morris/Goo Goo Dolls/Counting Crows * 21 August 2006 * Starwood Amphitheatre, Nashville
1 Jul 2006, 13:50 by raydirectorThe title of this journal sounds wholly and unabashedly arrogant, and that's just the way it will stay. So, on to the new music introductions.
I'm sure you are all familiar with with Nelly McKay, and if you aren't, shame on you. Nelly McKay has been characterized as witty, spunky, a possesser of much moxy, etc. Well, seeing as all indie kids love witty, spunky, possessers of moxy, Casey Dienel should be added as, in the nomenclature of stock-brokers, a strong buy to your next ablum to buy list.
Next we have the, in my humble but ultimately correct opinion, wunderkind Carey Ott. His album is aptly named Lucid Dream, which is just what this album invokes when listening to it. The combination of his unique soothing voice and musical composition paint a dream-like landscape that that frames myriad images of bliss juxtaposing heart-felt pain and introspection.
So, readers, please take a moment to investigate the sonic artistry of Casey Dienel and Carey Ott. …