22 Sep 2010, 00:54 by joshblalock
3 Jan 2008, 10:45 by emu2This year has been, without a shadow of a doubt, the best year of my life (okies, so thats only a mere 20 years but its great to have an amazing year ... the 1/3 of the year living in Canada could of had something to do with it I think, hehe)!!!
Anyways, gigs and live music are also pretty vital so ...
- the space is a new month.
Hellogoodbye, Plain White T's and Houston Calls
Julie Roberts and Jace Everett
Nerina Pallot and Luke Toms
Shiny Toy Guns and We Are the Physics
Regina Spektor and Only Son
Tilly and the Wall and The Little Ones
The Feeling and The Fray
Drive-By Argument, Thisfamiliarsmile and dbsixtyeight
The Shins, Viva Voce and Jeremy Warmsley
Cat Power and Tom Brosseau
The All-American Rejects, Hellogoodbye, Boys Like Girls and The Audition
Drive-By Argument, We Are the Physics, Piano Bar Fight, My Final Wish and Galchen
Paramore and LostAlone
2 Jul 2007, 12:24 by mrbullfrog
28 Apr 2007, 05:26 by lurkinmerkinYet I did it anyway.
Extensive Musical Taste Meter Thing
The script lists the user's top 20 overall artists and lists the 8 most similar artists to each one, then deletes any repeated artists. The idea is to see how varied your taste is, a score of 9 is extremely unvaried while 160 represents an extremely varied one.
1: Devendra Banhart
2: Animal Collective
3: Joanna Newsom
4: Sufjan Stevens
5: Cat Power
6: Neutral Milk Hotel
9: Belle and Sebastian
10: The Birthday Party
11: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
13: The Fall
14: The Boys Next Door
15: Big Black
18: Public Image Ltd.
19: Charlie Parker
20: John Coltrane
21: Miles Davis
22: Thelonious Monk
23: Charles Mingus
24: Duke Ellington
25: Dizzy Gillespie
26: Sonny Rollins
27: Count Basie
29: Woody Guthrie
30: Robert Johnson
31: Blind Willie McTell
32: Son House
33: Mississippi John Hurt
34: Blind Lemon Jefferson
2 Apr 2007, 15:51 by emu2Well, it is now into April and I still have not posted my February gigs...tut tut tut!
Some months you just know will be special...memorable in many ways. Significant things that impact your life!
Well, I can state without a shadow of a doubt (at present in my life) that this could have been the best month in my life for live music – well, what do you expect...this is last.fm after all!
I’ll try and keep these shortish, but who knows...
Saturday 3rd February 2007
Julie Roberts and Jace Everett
The Classic Grand
I would have never believed that sitting by myself in a room where the average age was well over double mine would be such an amazing experience and phenomenal show. I was astounded by the vocals of Julie Roberts, and Jace Everett for that matter. Her voice possesses so much power and emotion, and sums up full heartedly the appeal of country music. Nothing is lost from the voice that can be heard on the CD, although there is everything to be gained from seeing her perform live.
16 Mar 2007, 21:39 by jarock87Thu 15 Mar – Thirteen Senses
For some bands, like Thirteen Senses, its a shame that they can't skip a few steps in the live reputation building process in order to bypass the barfly's and bar academy's and play venues that can accomodate the expansive, reverbal sound that they can create on record. I guess though a sign of a talented band is the way in which they can adapt to their surroundings- Hope of the States couldn't manage to drag themselves out of the barfly gutter to give themselves a proper platform for their expanse and look what happened to them. Let's face it; if Muse hadn't found success in the land of the rising sun they may have been a mere footnote amongst the 21st century music scene- songs like Showbiz struggling to capture the imagination in the dark bassments and crawling, sweaty bars that the UK toilet ciruit invariably take in. No surprise then that a band who wouldn't sound out of place supporting Coldplay or Snow Patrol on one of their arena jaunts find themselves treading water at times.
12 Mar 2007, 14:58 by appyclappySaturday night, got a babysitter... what shall we do? Already seen Hot Fuzz, so we looked who was playing Liverpool. Narrowed it down to Thirteen Senses or The Musical Box recreating the Selling England by the Pound stage show. The second option was 30 quid, though, so we went for the first!
Didn't really know who thirteen senses were, to be honest. Some blurb of their's said they were influenced by Pink Floyd, The Beatles, The Flaming Lips and Sigur Ros. Listened to a clip & couldn't really spot the influences they were claiming, but hey! Just sounded like Coldplay or Travis to me... could be worse, I suppose!
Anyway, on the night they were supported by the fantastically eclectic & engaging Luke Toms, who more than made up for the mediocrity of the headline act. Do you know, they did stuff like smiling at each other, laughed when they made mistakes & generally looked like they weren't taking themselves too seriously. Which is important when you are playing stuff that is showing hints of prog rock.
10 Feb 2007, 11:03 by clairehighamOpen your music player and put it on shuffle. For the first category type the name of the song that comes up, then hit next and go on to the next category, etc.
Soundtrack Of My Life:
Not One Bit Ashamed - King Creosote
Wake Up Scarlette - Duke Special
First Day of School:
The SOund Inside - Breaks Co-Op
An Ordinary Day:
Musical Chairs - Ghosts
Lamposts - Bell X1
Falling in Love:
Song For The Fields - Fields
It's Not Like Everyones My Friend - Morning Runner
All I Want - The Freelance Hellraiser
The Great Escape - We Are Scientists
Is It Any Wonder - The Shortwave Set
Panic - The Puppini Sisters
Dead Man's Music - Ludes
Panjabi MC - "Mundian To Bach Ke"
The Mental Breakdown:
Multiply - Jamie Lidell
That One Drunk Night:
Cars - Gary Numan
One More Time Won't Kill Me - The Hedrons
The Frat Party:
21 Jan 2007, 22:38 by MattWhitbyI really should be in bed. I've an early start in the morning and the bath is already running, but... I mistakenly turned on 6Music and it's Marc Riley's "Mint" and damn him to Hades if he's not playing good music (as usual).
A stunning song from Luke Toms. Procession with a song called "Don't Let Go" was quite... jaunty. Ahh... and John Lennon with 'Give me some truth' and a couple of songs later the delightful Joan As Policewoman.
6 Dec 2006, 12:38 by marvinbarretto