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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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Bumbershoot 2008 Coverage

Photo by Flickr user SonyaSeattle Here are all of the links to my coverage of Bumbershoot 2008 on LiveMusicBlog.com: 08/28 – Bumbershoot Preview 09/10 – Bumbershoot Saturday Review 09/13 – Bumbershoot Sunday Review 09/14 – Bumbershoot Monday Review

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Aaron Schroeder – Black & Gold for $3.99!

This just in, get your own real-life, non-downloaded copy of Aaron Schroeder’s most recent CD, Black & Gold, for just $5.99 shipped straight to your door. I’ve only written briefly about his last album, Southern Heart In Western Skin, but it was quite amazing and is still a staple in my road trip selections, between [...]

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Santa’s Album Release @ Canopy Club

For those of you here in Champaign-Urbana, Santa will be making their triumphant return from abroad to release their new CD, My Bones , on March 7th at 10pm at Canopy Club.  Tickets are cheap ($5 in advance) and well worth your money. And for those of you that can’t make it to the show, [...]

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Project Chambanda

Just a little info on a show I highly urge you to go to. It’s a carbon neutral “eco-concert” being sponsored by a University class, and I believe any proceeds go to paying for the bands and charity, both good causes. There will be booths set up by green-minded organizations around the front room of [...]

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Today’s Vinyl Purchases

Talking Heads – Speaking In Tongues BURNING DOWN THE HOUSE 4:00 MAKING FLIPPY FLOPPY 4:36 GIRLFRIEND IS BETTER 4:25 SLIPPERY PEOPLE 3:30 I GET WILD/WILD GRAVITY 4:06 SWAMP 5:09 MOON ROCKS 5:04 PULL UP THE ROOTS 5:08 THIS MUST BE THE PLACE (NAIVE MELODY) 4:56 With maybe the exception of Stop Making Sense, which got [...]

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As If Cassettes Weren’t Enough…

…just bought these two: Pioneer PL-400 Turntable: original advertisement Grado Prestige Black Cartridge: link So… just have to get a preamp since my reciever has no phono inputs and I’m set. That is, I officially have way too many components in my stack. Hey dad, do you still have that vinyl brush?

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New Car + No CD Player = Cassette Tape Comeback

I recently acquired the lil’ blue beauty you see pictured above as a direct result of totaling my old car on the way to Summer Camp a month ago.  The accident seems to be a mixed blessing.  One of the unexpected pros of the situation was learning to drive a stick.  A more pertinent “benefit” would [...]

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Interview: Keller Williams

About a month ago I had a chance to talk to Keller Williams via phone about his new album, this summer’s tour, his new bandmates, Bob Weir, the future, and everything in between. I believe he was walking around in the woods at the time as you’ll see in his first response. Throughout I’ve thrown [...]

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JamCam/NotMTV Summer Camp 2005 Footage

Heads up for some new videos at NotMTV.tv.  Highlights from Summer Camp 2005 include Keller Williams, Oteil and the Peacemakers, Groovatron, Umphrey’s McGee, Hot Buttered Rum String Band, RAQ, moe., Michael Franti and Spearhead, and Particle.  Click on the picture to head straight there.

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