• July 2011

    28 Jun 2011, 18:41 by Babs_05

    The idea is for a journal for every month listing new albums I listen to and what I think so that when I review the year's music in December, I will have a handy reminder. I will add to this as the month goes on. Suggestions welcome.


    Play the radio: My Gang Featured Albums 11 http://static.last.fm/matt/tinyradio.gif

    January | February | March | April | May | June

    2011 Year-end list contenders

    w/c Mon 27 May:

    Thievery Corporation - Culture of Fear
    DC producers Rob Garza and Eric Hilton blend organic electronica, minimalist rap and thick pads of ethereal synths for their latest record. (Spinner)
    We7 | Spotify | mflow | MySpace

    Beyoncé - 4
    We7 | Spotify | mflow | MySpace

    Jennifer Lopez - Love?
    We7 | Spotify | mflow | MySpace

    Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday
    We7 | Spotify | mflow | MySpace

    Marianne Faithfull - Horses And High Heels
    The British singer's latest album features nine covers of dark pop…
  • Viva Las Vegas!

    6 Jul 2007, 06:18 by porcupiny

    I've still got 3 more brmc shows to blog about, so bear with me. The Las Vegas show was supposed to be the last one of the tour, and it was. Somehow, it was only the start of more adventures for me, Suzanne, and Jodi (and Kimberly after the Berlin video shoot). I'm really glad this was not the last time we'd see BRMC because the show was too short for a last show. I guess it was a nice break for BRMC after a long tour, but it would have been disappointing if we hadn't seen them in Texas, then later at Little Radio and Mezzanine.

    After a surprisingly fast drive from Southern California (maybe 4.5 hours), me and Suzanne were on our way to the Las Vegas airport to pick up Michele. We were a little late due to a few lanes being closed on the way to Vegas, but we made good time due to light traffic and Suzanne's speedy Mustang. We didn't know exactly where the airport was at first, but got there pretty easily because there are more noticeable signs in Nevada than Texas.

  • BRMC, The Cobbs, Sarabeth Tucek @ House of Blues in Dallas

    3 Jul 2007, 07:48 by porcupiny

    The last show in Texas for me, Jodi, and Suzanne. It was an excellent show that I actually was able to enjoy without taking any photos or videos. I did sneak in a camera, but being at the front near security made it impossible to use. Still, it was nice to relax and just sing along most of the night. Our Dallas adventure started when we were driving (Suzanne actually) nearly 200 miles from Austin. It was definitely a long drive, but worse for Suzanne who was craving a smoke for much of it. There were only a few bathroom stops at various grocery stores and gas stations, so when we arrived at the House of Blues we were all starving and tired.

    We decided to eat at the restaurant at the venue since it allowed you to "pass the line" with a receipt. Since we were all exhausted, a nice sit down meal was very exciting. Even more exciting was hearing a sound check of "Steal A Ride" going on at the music hall down stairs. We heard a few other songs, possibly new and unfinished, before returning to our table. …
  • BRMC, The Cobbs, Sarabeth Tucek @ La Zona Rosa

    30 Jun 2007, 03:58 by porcupiny

    After the Houston show, I was up early taking photos of my sleeping travel buddies. Those photos are up on Flickr under Texas Roadtrip. The drive to Austin from Houston was not too long, only 162 miles. We made a stop in Giddings to eat at Sonic and use the bathroom. While I was coming out of the bathroom, I saw a huge cockroach near Jodi who was at the sink. We both screamed and ran out like the girls we are. It was scary, black and red at the end. I didn't think of taking a picture of it since I just wanted to get out of there. Getting to the hotel was much easier than at the Houston hotel because there wasn't a massive circular parking structure to drive in and out of and charge $10 whenever we entered or left. After a little snag with one of the hotel employees, we were off to our room and later the venue.

    We arrived at La Zona Rosa early enough to get a great parking spot right in front of the venue. We saw the rental car of the other BRMC forum people parked nearby. …
  • Bleeding Edge Festival -- anyone going?

    7 Jul 2006, 17:05 by diggyk

    Anyone in the San Francisco Peninsula area planning on going to the first Bleeding Edge Festival? Its looking very promising!

    Here's the full list of bands:
    The Avett Brothers
    William Basinski
    Black Dice
    Frank Bretschneider
    Brightblack Morning Light
    Richard Chartier
    The Chemistry Set
    Tim Hecker
    Matmos and Zeena Parkins
    Greg McGrath
    Luther Russell
    Robert Stillman's Horses
    Luke Temple
    Yo La Tengo

    Check out the details: http://www.bleedingedgefestival.com

    So, who's going? I'd love to meet some of you Last.FM folks at the show!