David Segal, former pop music critic for the Washington Post, reflects on his career reviewing concerts
and why most concerts leave much to be desired.
Need to fill out a mix for the next Mefi-Swap
? Here is a handy A-Z list
of Largehearted Boy's
music download sites.
is a music video blog that has some great, mostly non-mainstream video's. Favourite videos include (Warning! Direct quicktime linkage!) Brother
by the Organ (hooray for bands that sound like the Smiths!), Only
from Nine Inch Nails, Tito's Way
by The Juan Mclean and Tropical Ice-Land
from the Fiery Furnaces. (via Chromewaves
is a new online music magazine that looks to examine the impact of music on society and culture. The articles cover topics such as band logos, female drummers, baile funk, Old Dirty Bastard (RIP!), Heavy Metal and Rap around the globe, and Iggy Pop. Lots of great stuff here, that is if you can get past the arty flash layout. Via OneLouder
If you are going to SXSW
next week, you might want to download the 2005 Showcasing Artist BitTorrent file that CitizenPod
has put together. It features over 750 high-quality songs; over 2 GBs worth of tracks from bands playing the festival. [via OneLouder
What Goes On: The Beatles Anomalies List
. A wonderfully obsessive list of every missed lyric and beat, audible background noise and other sounds that aren't supposed to be there.
Sex, death, drugs, sharks, TV, elephants and the devil himself. Nothing sums up the ridiculous circus of rock'n'roll better than the mythology that both nourishes and devours it, vividly illustrating the impossible feats of self destruction and degradation we would have our 'rock gods' vicariously act out on our behalf.
10 Greatest Rock and Roll Myths!
| Rock's 10 Wildest Myths!!
| Urban Legends of Rock and Roll!!!
An illustrated list
of the cover artists that have graced Smiths
albums and singles. [via
The Mod Pop Punk archives
, is by no means exhaustive, but by all means impressive. Out of print record sleve
of bands that were active between 1976 and 1985.
of the Pitchfork
After 26 years of remaining unidentified
, it has been confirmed
has come out of hiding, playing a set
at the Instal festival
in Glasgow on October 17. [previous MeFi Jandek discussion
Radel Electronics Pvt. Ltd.
: electronic musical instruments for Indian music.
Singer Songwriter Devendra Banhart
recently assembled an amazing mix of music exclusively for Arthur Magazine
entitled “Golden Apples of the Sun,” (Pitchfork review
) which has the high task of defining the West-cost based "freakfolk" scene. Featuring brilliant new artists (such as the breathtaking Joanna Newsom
, Iron and Wine
, and Vetiver,
among others), it was limited to 1000 copies (all of which are sold out). There should be a second edition, but in the meantime you can listen to the whole album on this player
The Guided By Voices Database
: An act of love, considering that Bob Pollard (GBV
’s mastermind) has released 31
original Guided By Voices Albums and Ep’s, 6
solo albums, and a good number side projects and collaborations
(including Acid Ranch, The Airport 5, Circus Devils, Go Back Snowball, Lifeguards, Nightwalker etc), making a total of 871 released songs
(lyrics to all of them included). The database also has gig
information on every show GBV have played, most with set-lists. Amazing.
performed “Smile” last Friday
, in its entirety. One of the most anticipated “lost” albums of all time (a great deal of the material was released on other Beach Boys Albums, as well as the “Good Vibrations” Box set). Smile was Brian Wilson’s answer to the Beatles “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
.” The now legendary tale speaks of Brian’s slow decent into madness and drug abuse during the recording of “Smile,” (for example, when he was recording “Mrs. O'Leary's Cow,” otherwise known as the “Fire” element to Smile, he and the orchestra all had to wear plastic firefighters helmets. When he got home from recording, there were news reports of a huge fire in the area he was recording in, causing him to believe the “vibes” from the music started the fire. Needless to say, he freaked out a bit.) The album was shelved at the last minute, and for decades, Brian either told people that the Smile sessions had been destroyed, or flat out refused to speak of it at all.
Now, after 37 years of wondering
, Smile is finally going to be released!!!
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(read story here
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