Burning Oak

Grateful Deadopoly – Now You Can Own Shakedown Street!

As I was perusing Twitter last night I noticed a bunch of retweets from @DeadOpoly. It seems that someone went ahead and created the Grateful Dead edition of Monopoly. Which makes sense, since you can add -opoly to the end of anything nowadays and create a game out of it. Ghettoopoly and Redneckopoly only serve [...]

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The 2007 Hipster Olympics

…brought to you by Pabst Blue Ribbon and the folks at poykpac.com. And while you’re at it, be sure to check out the deleted scenes. Yes, 8 minute long YouTube videos now come with deleted scenes.

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Bob Lefsetz on Widespread Panic vs. Britney Spears

For those who don’t know, Bob Lefsetz (@lefsetz) is a somewhat “outspoken” music-industry figure.  He can tend to rant in many of his articles, but his ultimate redeeming trait is calling bullshit where it stands.  He’s a voice for those among us, old and young, who believe the current state of the pop music industry [...]

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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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The Bacon Brothers – Kevin Bacon Can Sing?

While surfing through Facebook today I noticed a YouTube link to The Bacon Brothers on The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn Ferguson. Apparently Kevin Bacon not only can dance and act, but he sings and plays guitar? And he’s good at it? Quite the renaissance man if you ask me. Apparently they’ve been playing [...]

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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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Free Panjea Album w/ Chris Berry and Michael Kang

Panjea, the african rhythm band led by Chris Berry who has toured for a couple years now with Michael Kang of String Cheese Incident, is giving away a free album featuring live tracks from their summer tour.  I had a chance to see these guys at Summer Camp 2006 and interview them for Burning Oak, [...]

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Seattle’s Reverb Fest Today

Just caught wind of this a couple days ago, but I’m headed over to Seattle Weekly’s Reverb Fest this afternoon.  $10 for an all day ticket buys you access to 65 bands at ± 9 venues in the Ballard area, which is hard to pass up.  Some possible sets I may catch: Kate Tucker & [...]

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