Monthly Archives: June 2010

Another Maha band: Landing On The Moon (plus a weekend roundup)

After some apparently close voting, Landing On The Moon was selected as band No. 4 to play on the Maha Music Festival’s local band Kum & Go stage. They’ll join Satchel Grande, The Mynabirds, Betsy Wells and a player to … Continue reading

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Bright Eyes doing an Arizona protest song

Awhile back, I mentioned that Conor Oberst had joined other artists (including Rage Against the Machine’s Zach de la Rocha, Kanye West and others) in boycotting performances in Arizona. The organization is called Sound Strike and their goal is the … Continue reading

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List: The best of 2010 (so far)

Soooo, 2010 is half over. Weird, right? Also weird is how much good music I’ve come across in just six months. What’s your favorite music this year? I want to know. Tell me in the comments. In no particular order, … Continue reading

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Trio of Concert Announcements: She & Him, Titus Andronicus/Free Energy, Jenny and Johnny

Man, what a day for concert announcements. Looks like August/September is going to be a fun one. In addition to Tokyo Police Club, The Black Keys, The Watson Twins and more, One Percent is doing a helluva job bringing some … Continue reading

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Weekend Roundup: Severin, Sleepover and Simon Joyner

I. Am. A. Slacker. I don’t remember the last time I went a week without posting on the blog. My apologies. Today, I’ve got some suggestions for a weekend of concert-going. Next week, I’ll be back with regular posts, including … Continue reading

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Azure Ray to release “Drawing Down the Moon”

The fine ladies in Azure Ray, Orenda Fink and Maria Taylor, are back at it again. It’s been six years since “Hold On Love,” but the pair is set to release “Drawing Down the Moon” on Saddle Creek in September. … Continue reading

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Blitzen Trapper 7: Wrapping up

It was universally agreed upon (among everyone I talked to) that Blitzen Trapper kicked ass last night. There were a couple hundred people there, by my estimate, and I didn’t see anyone heading home disappointed. As mentioned before, this band’s … Continue reading

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Blitzen Trapper 6: amping up

For some reason, “Furr” really got The band pumped up. After, they jammed out “Sadie” and then a rollicking version of “Wild Mountain Nation” that the crowd went nuts for. Now they’re back onstage for the obligatory encore. What will … Continue reading

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Blitzen Trapper 5: Slowing things down

After rocking out, the band has ben slowing thins down quite a bit. Most of what we’re getting right now is acoustic. They did “Lady on the Water,” “Silver Moon” and are in the midst of “The Man Who Would … Continue reading

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Blitzen Trapper 4: Lead guitar and I get called out

Well, I found out where the Blitzen Trapper guitar sound cones from: frontman Eric Earley. He has played lead on a few tracks now and his solos have a sweet, southern kinda quality to them. Anyway, I am pretty impressed … Continue reading

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