todd snider – live sacramento ca feb 15th 2009

todd-2-15-09_fronti uploaded this live album for my friend who is a lover of todd snider on this album there is some funky story telling . i mean if you can open your show with this one liner you know that your on a hit show . ” i found a four leaf clover in my garden the other day it had a leaf missing does that still count ”

so brian download it and enjoy it dude

the be good tanyas

begoodtanyas_07_051there is a lot of good creative music out there , there is a lot of talented artist out there. but there are very few bands that capture a beautiful sound than the be good tanyas with a voice that will send shivers down your spine and the hairs on your neck stand . everyone should have at least one of there albums in there collection



The Be Good Tanyas are a Canadian traditional music group, whose influences include folk, country, and bluegrass. The style of music they perform can also be referred to as alt-country or Americana. Formed in Vancouver, British Columbia, The Be Good Tanyas first played together at tree planting camps in British Columbia. They eventually played their first concerts in Vancouver in the late 1990s. In 2000 they embarked on a North American tour that ran from Vancouver to New Orleans, before returning to British Columbia to record their first album Blue Horse with producer Garth Futcher. The record, which combines old-time music standards such as “Oh! Susanna”, “The Cuckoo” and “The Lakes of Pontchartrain” with self-penned songs like “The Littlest Birds”, was well received in the folk-roots movement and highly praised for the quality of the harmony vocals and the mixture of the new and the traditional in the instrumentation. Helped by the popularity of Americana at the time of its release, it achieved a modest amount of crossover success in college radio[citation needed] and was featured in a television commercial for Zellers department stores.
The second album, Chinatown, followed in 2003. Their third album, Hello Love, was released on October 10, 2006.
The Tanyas gained some U.S. exposure when the Showtime series The L Word selected one of their songs, “In Spite of All the Damage”, for inclusion in the series’ soundtrack. A live version of “In My Time of Dying” was also included in the third episode of the third season, in which Frazey Ford featured as a nun and played the song in the opening sequence. The band’s music has also been included in the Showtime series Weeds and the CTV series Eleventh Hour in a similar role, and in the feature film Because of Winn-Dixie. Their cover of Townes Van Zandt’s “Waiting Around To Die” was also used in an episode of AMC’s Breaking Bad.
After the release of the first two Be Good Tanyas albums, Trish Klein collaborated with Alison Russell under the band name Po’ Girl, a project that as of April 2007 has resulted in three albums: Po’girl, Vagabond Lullabies and Home to You.
2007 saw all members of the band pursuing their own projects.
As of 2008, the band is on hiatus – to unwind from the stresses of touring, and to allow the members to refocus their lives.



it’s not happening is a single release .









the Eels – shootenanny 2003

were do i start with this album ? originally released in 2003 and is still up in my top 10 albums of all time . it’s a rocking album from the very start with open track ” all in a day’s work”  it has this blusey rift to it and just sets the album off .

some people say E is odd and fucked up but you gotta put it in perspective the dude is is he fucked up or just a total genius at times the can be deep and dark and some of his albums feature about the death of his mother to the dreaded cancer that has touched so many families but i guess its his way of dealing with things and learning to move forward .

shootenanny is a fun album and this is what makes the Eels when listening to “dirty girl” you relize that they do come up with great quirky tunes . if you dont own this album i strongly recommend you get your hands on it and see for yourself

son volt – American central dust 2009


Son Volt returns with ‘American Central Dust,’ out July 7 on Rounder Records, a plaintive 12-song collection that recalls the melodic succinctness of the band’s debut album ‘Trace.’ After the musical experimentation of 2007’s ‘The Search, ’ ‘American Central Dust,’ the band’s first album on Rounder, refines the band’s robust sound. Fiddle, pedal steel, lap steel and sparkling piano add an atmospheric nuance to Son Volt’s Americana inspired rock, surrounding band leader Jay Farrar’s stream of consciousness lyrical imagery.
Album highlights include; the rootsy shuffle of album opener “Dynamite,” on which Farrar declares “this love is like celebrating the 4th of July with dynamite,” the tremolo soaked rocker “Down To The Wire,’ the gorgeous, piano led “Cocaine And Ashes,” an empathetic tribute to Keith Richards, references a man who’s “the same as everyone, just kind of lucky,” and ‘Sweetheart of the Rodeo’-esque rocker “No Turning Back.”
When asked about signing to the new label, Farrar said “Rounder has shown a long term commitment to music forms, like folk and blues, that I have a lot of respect for. Going with Rounder has been a kind of a full circle continuum — the first Rounder person I met with was instrumental in booking Uncle Tupelo gigs years ago”
‘American Central Dust’ features Jay Farrar (guitar, harmonica, vocals), Dave Bryson (drums), Andrew Duplantis (bass guitar, backing vocals), Chris Masterson (lead guitar), Mark Spencer (keyboards, steel guitar). Son Volt’s national tour begins in July.


dan auerbach – live @ the annadale hotel sydney Austrailia april 7th 2009


dan auerbach is the the lead singer from the black keys and has recently released a solo album called keep it hid . here dan performs live in sydney and is awsome live performance its powerful and he certainly has a stage prescence to captivate the audience . with killer tracks like ” trouble weighs a ton ” mean monsoon and heartbroken in disrepair .

wilco – ashes of american flags 2009


Ashes of American Flags follows Wilco from Tulsa, Oklahoma (Cain’s Ballroom) to Washington D.C. (9:30 Club) during its 2008 U.S. tour of ballrooms, clubs and concert halls, capturing the six-piece band, and three-man horn section, at such
hallowed venues as Tipitina’s in New Orleans and the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. This feature-length DVD is a concert film of extraordinary intimacy, with the HD cameras focused primarily on the stage and often inches away from singer songwriter Jeff Tweedy’s microphone or drummer Glenn Kotche’s cymbals. Ashes of American Flags also functions as an evocative travelogue, a document of the band’s physical and emotional journey. Co-directors Brendan Canty, the former Fugazi
drummer, and Christoph Green track Wilco’s tour bus across the country, taking in both the wide-angle beauty and William Eggleston-like desolation of the highways and cities they pass through. At each stop, the filmmakers record candid moments
at sound check, back stage and on the bus, where band members offer insights into their lives on the road and their remarkably intuitive communication as a group. |

wilco news of new album



wilco fans world wide are already talking of the release of the bands new album . and it will be hot on the release after ashes of an american flag tour dvd . the album is yet untitled and has just finished the mastered stage . here is the track listing so far and is set for release in late june 2009 on nonesuch records .
Wilco The Song
Deeper Down
One Wing
Bull Black Nova
You And I
You Never Know
Country Disappeared
I’ll Fight
Sunny Feeling
Dark Neon

also if you wanna check out wilco live they are performing at the gren man festival in wales uk august 23 2009 and also at london troxy august 25th 2009 .

rough trade country 1



i found this amazing album in the record shop the other day tucked away and getting no attention at all , in my eyes its a travesty . after all there some bands on here that have had major influences on today’s country scene and in my on scene to .

with bands appearing on here like calexico . the broken family band  , the meat puppets and songs ohia you just simply cant go wrong . this is a great introduction to alternative country . so goon buy it and enjoy it .

the black keys – chulahoma



this is the black keys finest album . chulahoma is an album that i at least play twice a week . its loud its raw and its how rock ‘n’ roll is meant to be fun . i do recommend you get hold of this album and enjoy it .