Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Thenewno2- You Are Here

Fresh new album from Dhani Harrison's band Thenewno2. You may have heard of his dad, George Harrison.

I actually met Dhani when I was working at Interscope and he was a really cool, down to earth dude. I applaud him for trying to make his own path with Thenewno2, this album is a great listen.

They are playing a FREE show at the Key Club next Tuesday 9/30 for all you LA heads.

Download: Thenewno2- Another John Doe

Download: Thenewno2- Bluesy

Download: Thenewno2- Crazy Tuesday

Onra- Les Chinoiseries

I love the internet.

Just stumbled upon this fantastically "out-there" album by producer Onra. He made all 32 tracks by sampling old school Vietnamese pop records he bought at flea markets while spending time in the Far East. The exotic samples are layered over late 90's Dilla-esque drums to creative beats that are like none other I have heard.

Download: Onra- What Up Duyet

Download: Onra- Smoking Buddah

Download: Onra- The Anthem

Download: Onra-The Valle of Love

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

My Morning Jacket- Greek Theatre 9/21

1. Evil Urges
2. Touch Me I’m Going To Scream Pt.1
3. Off The Record
4. Anytime
5. I’m Amazed
6. The Way That He Sings
7. Two Halves
8. Thank You Too!
9. Sec Walkin
10. I Will Sing You Songs
11. What A Wonderful Man
12. Mahgeetah
13. Lay Low
14. Phone Went West
15. Gideon
16. Dondante
17. Librarian
18. Smokin From Shootin
19. Touch Me I’m Going To Scream Pt.2
20. Golden
21. Wordless Chorus
22. Highly Suspicious
23. Run Thru
24. One Big Holiday

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Thursday, September 18, 2008

LA Concert Calendar

Strap yourselves in, Los Angeles.
The next two weeks have the most jam-packed, amazing concert lineup in recent memory. Get out there and support live music.

Thursday 9/18:
Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson @ The Echo
Foals @ The El Rey
Tokyo Police Club @ Henry Fonda Theatre
Vampire Weekend @ The Wiltern

Friday 9/19:
Digable Planets @ El Rey
Jon Brion @ Largo

Saturday 9/20:
Beck, MGMT and Spoon @ Hollywood Bowl
Al Green, Gladys Knight @ The Greek Theatre

Sunday 9/21:
My Morning Jacket @ The Greek Theatre
Goldfrapp@ The Orpheum
Hot Chip @ The Wiltern
KCRW's World Festival feat Ozomatli and Spearhead @ Hollywood Bowl

Monday 9/22:
Fleet Foxes @ El Rey
The Raconteurs @ The Greek Theatre
CSS @ Mayan Theatre
Hot Chip @ The Wiltern

Tuesday 9/23:
Fleet Foxes @ El Rey
The Raconteurs @ The Greek Theatre
Josh Rouse @ Largo
CSS @ Mayan

Wednesday 9/24:
Cold War Kids @ Henry Fonda
The Hives, Eagles Of Death Metal @ Mayan
Brazilian Girls @ The Wiltern

Thursday 9/25:

Ra Ra Riot @ Echo
Atmosphere @ The Wiltern
The Hives, Eagles Of Death Metal @ Mayan

Friday 9/26:
MSTRKRFT, LA Riots, Felix Cartel, Calvin Harris @ Henry Fonda

Saturday 9/27:
"We The People Festival" feat Fishbone, Barrington Levy, Suicidal Tendencies, Les Claypool, Murs and others @ LA State Historic Park

Sunday 8/28:
MSTRKRFT, LA Riots, Felix Cartel, Calvin Harris @ Henry Fonda
Louis CK @ Largo
Journey, Heart, Cheap Trick @ The Greek Theatre

Monday 9/29:

Jamie Lidell @ Avalon

Tuesday 9/30:
Journey, Heart, Cheap Trick @ The Greek Theatre
Rancid @ The Henry Fonda
Beachhouse @ Spaceland

Wednesday 10/1:
My Bloody Valentine @ Santa Monica Civic
Neil Diamond @ Hollywood Bowl
Rancid @ The Henry Fonda

Thursday 10/2:
My Bloody Valentine @ Santa Monica Civic
Sigur Ros @ The Greek Theatre
Neil Diamond @ Hollywood Bowl
Rancid @ The Henry Fonda

Friday 10/3:
David Byrne @ The Greek Theatre
Rancid @ The Henry Fonda
Nikka Costa @ El Rey

Saturday 10/4:
LA Weekly Detour Fest @ Downtown LA
The Swell Season, Iron & Wine @ The Greek Theatre
DJ Mehdi, Franki Chan @ The Avalon

R Kelly Interview

"When you say teenage how old are you talking?"

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Diplo- Live at Lowlands Festival 2008

Live from the Lowlands Festival in the Netherlands 2008, everyone's favorite and the godfather of all this shit- DIPLO.


The Tough Alliance- The New School

The Tough Alliance just reissued their 1995 debut The New School , the album that started the whole Swedish electro-reggae dancehall madness.

Download: The Tough Alliance- In The Kitchen

Download: The Tough Alliance- The New School

Download: The Tough Alliance- My Hood

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Thomas Barrett

I just saw young Thomas Barrett open for Faded Paper Figures at a friends and family show in Irvine, and I was blown away by his songwriting. His whisper-like voice is perfect for his "emo-ish" lyrics of lost teenage love and the general confusion of the age.

Listen to "Lullaby" and tell me that you don't feel something. Be honest.

Download: Thomas Barrett-Lullaby

Download: Thomas Barrett- Please Take Care

Download: Thomas Barrett- Footprints in the Snow

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Kenan Bell

LA's own Kenan Bell has been tearing up the area party scene lately with his blend of Pharcyde-esque hip hop and energetic indie rock.

Impressive since dude is a middle school teacher. No joke.

Kenan is doing a free monthly residency at Spaceland on Monday nights in October. He has been known to be joined onstage by a rotating cast of characters including the messiah himself, John Frusciante. If that isn't enough to check Kenan out, I don't know what is.

Download: Kraftwerk- Computer Love (Kenan Bell Remix)

Download: Kenan Bell- Save Your Life

Download: MGMT- Weekend Wars (Kenan Bell Remix)

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Sasha - Invol2ver - (Involver 2)

Check out the full version of Sasha's Invol2ver mix, the sequel to his groundbreaking Involver album. Downtempo electronic music at its finest.