Album Review

String Cheese Incident: Trick or Treat – Best of Halloween

With Halloween concert season coming up soon it seems everyone is getting geared up for their own show plans.  My personal plans for Halloween 2009 include Festival 8, however, just a few years back I spent my Halloween at Vegoose in 2005, and managed to catch what turned out to be an amazing show by [...]

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Phish News: Joy on Vinyl Shipped

Phish’s new album, Joy, shipped early last month. The copy I ordered, however, of Joy on Vinyl is shipping soon, so this is a reminder to be sure to order your copy here.  The album with be printed on two 180-gram vinyl LPs with full gate-fold sleeve packaging. Vinyl Tracklisting: LP 1 – Side A [...]

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Staxx Brothers: “We Are The Blaxstonz”

Artist: The Staxx Brothers Album: We Are The Blaxstonz Release: May 2009 A personal favorite of mine from Bumbershoot 2008, Seattle’s The Staxx Brothers are just about to release their second album, We Are The Blaxstonz.  Their first album, 2008’s 12th Street Blues, was a very soulful collection, but the band returns with a tighter [...]

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Ryan Adams – Cardinology Advance

Cover of Cardinology I just got an exciting package in the mail: a copy the new Ryan Adams & The Cardinals album Cardinology, set for release next Tuesday, along with an autographed copy of the watermarked CD, and an autographed tour poster. More photos after the jump… Inside of CD case. (The CD is playing) [...]

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Streaming Inbox: Rodriguez – Cold Fact

Artist: Rodriguez Album: Cold Fact Label: Light In The Attic I got wind of this vinyl reissue today from the folks at Light In The Attic, a record label in my newly adopted home of Seattle, and I thought checking out the album would be a good way to get acquainted with the happenings in [...]

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The Mountain Goats: First Thoughts From A Newb

I just picked up a copy of Get Lonely by The Mountain Goats yesterday. After hearing about them for years among circles of fans whose opinions I greatly respect, I felt it was time to get my feet wet. I went into it expecting some acoustic guitars and god-knows-what attitude. What I got – from [...]

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Archive Live: Peach Truck Republic

Scanning across eMusic’s wares today I stumbled upon an album called Barnyard Blonde by Peach Truck Republic. On a whim I added it to the queue, and I’m experiencing it for the first time as I sit here and write to you. Apparently these guys have been hanging around Fort Worth, TX, since 1993. They’ve [...]

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Keller Williams Dream

Artist: Keller Williams (website) Album: Dream (eCard) Label: SCI Fidelity (website) Release: 02/06/2007 After reading about the concept for KW’s new album, Dream, I was more than a little excited to check out the results. I’m pleased to tell you it’s an absolute success. Basically, Keller assembled a list of every artist he’d love to [...]

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Burning Oak’s Best of 2006

If you really want to know what I listened to this year, you’d be better off checking out my Last.FM. But as far as this year’s newbies go, here’s my picks. For the smaller artists you may not know, I’ve included online links to purchase their tunes. For the rest, go support a local independent [...]

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New Stuff: Shapes And Sizes

Artist:  Shapes And Sizes Album:  Shapes And Sizes Label:  Asthmatic Kitty Records Year:  2006 Just got a new release in today from Asthmatic Kitty Records. It’s the self-titled, debut full-length release from Shapes And Sizes, set to drop on July 11th, 2006. It’s also their first release from the Asthmatic Kitty family. The album is [...]

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