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"I'll steal it from this very earth."

A timeline of Blue Note jazz album covers.
posted by dobbs on Feb 25, 2013 - 36 comments

A roaring, terrible sadness...

Colin Stetson is an unusually gifted sax player. He's worked or is working with Tom Waits, Laurie Anderson, Lou Reed, GY!BE, Bon Iver and others. He's opened for Arcade Fire, Tim Hecker, and The National. What's most unusual about Stetson is that he's able to make all the sounds you hear with one horn, utilizing no loops or overdubs. Stream three tracks and download one or watch two videos of him play.
posted by dobbs on Mar 17, 2011 - 28 comments

Get Out of the Van!

Better Than the Van - free places to stay for bands on tour. Sorta like Couchsurfing, but for travelling musicians.
posted by dobbs on Dec 15, 2010 - 16 comments

Piano Man

All of Billy Joel's Greatest Hits... played at once.
posted by dobbs on Dec 7, 2010 - 92 comments

Tremble Under Boom Lights

Dirtbombs' drummer Ben Blackwell has created a map of Detroit of labels offering "vinyl releases throughout all eras". He also has a blog and participated in the SXSW panel "How to Make Money With Vinyl" (mp3) as an employee of Third Man Records.
posted by dobbs on Nov 19, 2010 - 6 comments

Kinda Blue Note

Vintage Vanguard is a Japanese web site featuring the cover art for every Blue Note album ever released. Other labels are featured as well.
posted by dobbs on Jun 20, 2010 - 18 comments

Great free album

One of my favorite albums of recent years is now available for the first time. And, it's free. You Are Not Dead: A Guide to Modern Living by MeFi's own Fake. {embedded Flash player and link to zipped mp3s} {torrent of better quality mp3s} {via mefi projects}
posted by dobbs on Mar 20, 2008 - 38 comments

I've got a new partner now...

DayTrotter is a music site I'd never heard of before today. I haven't explored all of their free mp3 offerings yet, but this 4-song set of Bonnie "Prince" Billy tracks is lovely. Three of the tracks are from the Strange Form of Life EP and the fourth, to my knowledge, is previously unreleased. If you want the missing track, emusic (my via) sells it.
posted by dobbs on Apr 8, 2007 - 10 comments

New blog by emusic employees.

17 Dots is a new blog by employees of emusic. Not much there yet but for MeFites who use the service, this looks like it could prove handy for keeping on top of what's worth checking out.
posted by dobbs on Feb 22, 2007 - 9 comments

Free music - SXSW 2007 artists

Tons of bands playing at this year's SXSW. Not going or going and don't know what to check out? They've put up a torrent of 739 MP3s by 739 artists. The organization also has plans for an upcoming torrent of trailers for scheduled films. {via waxy}
posted by dobbs on Feb 20, 2007 - 39 comments

Find out when your fave bands are playing your town.

iConcertCal - The most awesomest iTunes plugin ever--tells you when bands you have MP3s for are playing your town. {via an email from this dude.}
posted by dobbs on Feb 1, 2007 - 59 comments

Beat boxin' aww yeah...

Reggie Watts ain't much of a dancer, but he's pretty good with his mouth. {vimeo}
posted by dobbs on Jan 29, 2007 - 13 comments

Dude, those pants are loud!

"Sonic fabric (woven from 50% cotton and 50% audio cassette tape) emits sound when you run a tape head over it. Because the tape retains its magnetic quality through the weaving process, it acts as a big wide band of tape." Here's an interview with the creator. {via Apartment Therapy}
posted by dobbs on Oct 29, 2006 - 26 comments

Flavorpill adds Art & World Events mailing lists...

2 years ago I FPP'd FlavorPill, a company that sends out permission-based emails for books (Boldtype), music (Earplug), and fashion (the JC Report). They've since added ArtKrush (it's art, stupid! - nsfw) and Activate (world events) to their aresenal. In addition to the topic-specific mailing lists, they offer city-specific lists for London, New York, SF, LA, and Chicago. Sample issues are archived on the site.
posted by dobbs on Aug 11, 2006 - 6 comments

The Audio Pad and other fun things to do with your hands

James Patten creates interactive works in diverse media with themes including performance and social commentary. Projects include Tactile Photography and, most impressive to me, The Audio Pad.
posted by dobbs on Aug 1, 2006 - 4 comments

Lotsa streaming concerts.

Dutch broadcast station VPRO's website is Holland’s biggest platform for alternative music. Here's a link to a shitload of streaming live concerts and tracks. You'll have to do a bit of cut and paste once there, but it's the easiest way for me to link to the list. For the cut-and-paste-inept, there's a standard interface, but the site's not in english.
posted by dobbs on Jul 8, 2006 - 11 comments

Live MP3s. Free. Good quality, too.

A nice mixed bag of live mp3s.
posted by dobbs on May 9, 2006 - 18 comments

My Life in the Bush of Ghosts released with CC license.

Brian Eno and David Byrne released My Life in the Bush of Ghosts in 1981. It's a great album--and now it's available with a Creative Commons License. "This is the first time complete and total access to original tracks with remix and sampling possibilities have been officially offered on line."
posted by dobbs on Mar 30, 2006 - 44 comments

Monthly Mix MP3s

Lemon-Red's Mix Series - "Each month, I ask one of my favorite DJs to contribute a 30-40 minute mix of whatever they're feeling at the time... Get yourself over to lemon-red.org/mix and download the exclusive DJ/rupture mix, Low Income Tomorrowland, in beautiful high-quality stereo mp3 format." Chris Lemon-Red starts of his new free music mix series with this 31:46 (29 mb) track.
posted by dobbs on Jun 20, 2005 - 15 comments

Free live performances of Magnolia Electric Company

Jason Molina's Magnolia Electric Company are posting full audio of recent live performances in FLAC format. Twelve shows so far. More to come.
posted by dobbs on Apr 23, 2005 - 6 comments

He's got a pretty mouth.

Squeal Like a Pig dot com - Online home of actor Bill McKinney, best known as the villain from Deliverance. There's not much on the site but there is Real versions of three tracks from Bill's album, Love Songs From Antri.
posted by dobbs on Dec 1, 2004 - 9 comments

In the future, everyone will be famous for fifteen [megabytes].

15 Megs of Fame. From the creators of Threadless (and pretty much the same thing but for music instead of T-shirts). {Flash.}
posted by dobbs on Nov 24, 2004 - 9 comments

Pass the gefilte from the left hand side.

Matisyahu - Hasidic Reggae.
posted by dobbs on Nov 8, 2004 - 11 comments

Kitundu - Sound Artist

The bizarre instruments and superb sounds of Kitundu, Sound Artist.
posted by dobbs on Oct 23, 2004 - 5 comments

Audikt audio and design magazine

"Audikt is a collaborative, issue-based project between designers, artists and musicians, showcasing creative and musical talent beyond the mainstream."

Two issues posted so far (27 tracks each). Site contains some Flash but all tracks can be downloaded as MP3s. There's also a cool video and a free font.
posted by dobbs on Oct 10, 2004 - 4 comments

More free music.

If you don't know much about contemporary music, there's some good edumacating here: Cuff the Duke, Dirtbombs, Interpol, LIARS, Manitoba, Spiritualized, Stars, Ween, Amon Tobin, Decemberists, Controller.Controller, Heavy Blinkers, Peaches, Gentleman Reg, Calexico, Ted Leo, D.O.A., Blonde Redhead, The Constantines, Hayden, The Notwist, C'Mon, Sea & Cake, A&C, Do Make Say Think, Royal City, Oh Susanna, Death From Above 1979, White Stripes, Tobin Sprout, TV On the Radio, Add n To (X)... some of the stellar bands with streams at CBC Radio's Just Concerts: Live and Studio recordings. {All the recordings I tried were top-notch quality. Unfortch, the streams are Real, but definitely still worth checking out.}
posted by dobbs on Sep 19, 2004 - 34 comments

Duos

2 people making noise {hover yer mouse, click blind, or check the key inside}
posted by dobbs on Sep 1, 2004 - 28 comments

Free music. (It's late. I can't think of a title.)

KVRX, University of Texas' radio station, has an archive of tracks recorded live in their studio. Artists include The Magnetic Fields, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Broken Social Scene, Devendra Banhart, Explosions in the Sky, Sebadoh, Mojave 3, Okkervil River, Japancakes, Call and Response, Super Furry Animals, Cat Power, I Am The World Trade Center and the sublime Paul Burch, among others.
posted by dobbs on Aug 8, 2004 - 24 comments

I listen to the Chieftens

So, why don't you like doing interviews? Modest Mouse's Isaac Brock takes the piss. [wmv]
posted by dobbs on May 16, 2004 - 19 comments

coolass mp3s

Browse MP3it's collection - Some free music for fans of gybe!, Black Heart Procession, Rumah Sakit, The Champs, Sea and Cake, and others.
posted by dobbs on May 1, 2004 - 7 comments

Legal filesharing with Weedshare

Where's the WE in itunes? Weedshare is a filesharing service/company that rewards users for sharing music files. Unfortunately, they're Windows only (and use DRM but with good reason), but still interesting...
posted by dobbs on Apr 12, 2004 - 8 comments

Free Liars

Free LIARS - LIARS post MP3s of the the entirety of their most recent release, They Were Wrong So We Drowned. Of course, if you dig it, see 'em live or pick up a CD. Not for everyone, but for those with taste... they rock!
posted by dobbs on Mar 11, 2004 - 28 comments

It's not stealing 'cause the cost is built into the thingamajig, eh?

Downloading MP3s via P2P now legal in Canada thanks to an MP3 player tax. Just don't upload anything. In related news, the Supreme Court of Canada began hearing arguments over whether Internet Service Providers (ISPs), both here and abroad, should start paying tariffs for Canadian music downloaded by the public. [macrumors]
posted by dobbs on Dec 15, 2003 - 32 comments

Shortlist not long enough?

Damien Rice wins 2003 Shortlist Music Prize. The Irishman beat out Conor Oberst, Chan Marshall, Interpol, The Black Keys and a bunch of other hip artists to take the prize. This year's judges included Cameron Crowe, Chemical Brothers, Spike Jonze, and Tom Waits. MTV2 to air live footage of some of the nominees on Oct 24. Should be interesting.
posted by dobbs on Oct 17, 2003 - 20 comments

Listen to the Birdie!

Aperture Enzyme. Documenting the Toronto indie music scene in pictures.
posted by dobbs on Oct 11, 2003 - 7 comments

Get your mix on

My Mixtapes is a site for users of emusic. Members can post album reviews, create mixtapes, and compile thematic lists of albums, all with direct links to the songs or albums so that subscribers to the mp3 service can download directly "via" my mixtapes.
posted by dobbs on Sep 29, 2003 - 6 comments

He lives on top of a mountain made of chocolate cake!

Do you know the muffin man? If so, you've probably got a kid (or two) or were one once. That said, you'll probably dig the music of Ralph Covert, aka Ralph's World. My favorite is his first (self-titled) record, mostly for Freddy Bear the Teddy Bear and Drivin' in My Car. Give him a listen. (All of his albums are available from emusic.)
posted by dobbs on Jun 8, 2003 - 8 comments

No One Hollerin' Goat

Legendary cane fife player Otha Turner dead at 94 [nyt-rr]. Considered one of (if not THE) last surviving cane fife player, Turner has been nominated for a WC Handy Award, played on records by The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and The North Mississippi All Stars, and released albums with his own bands The Afrossippi All Stars and the Rising Star Fife & Drum Band. Some sound recordings here.
posted by dobbs on Mar 5, 2003 - 11 comments

Tonight, I saw (for the 4th time) one of the greatest live bands on the planet: Sweep The Leg Johnny. They played to a half-empty room in Toronto. Recently, the band put out their fourth CD. Sadly, they're calling it quits after this tour. What are some of the bands you've told folks to Go see now!, but no one seems to listen?
posted by dobbs on Jul 11, 2002 - 36 comments

RIAA sues

RIAA sues Audiogalaxy. "After targeting decentralized popular file-sharing services such as Kazaa, Morpheus, Grokster, and Madster, the Recording Industry Association of America took aim at Audiogalaxy in court last Friday..." [via pfm]
posted by dobbs on May 28, 2002 - 46 comments

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