News/Resources
All Music
Billboard
Epitonic
Metacritic
New Musical Express
OEBase
Pitchfork
Pollstar Concert Listings
Pop Matters
Robert Christgau
Rolling Stone
Village Voice, The

Bay Area Venues
924 Gilman St. Project
Ashkenaz
Blake's
Bottom of the Hill
Cafe Du Nord
Fillmore Auditorium
Freight & Salvage
Great American Music Hall
Greek Theater
Hotel Utah Saloon
Shoreline Amphitheater
Slim's
Starry Plough Pub
Sweetwater Saloon
The Warfield
Yoshi's

Inland Empire Venues
The Gabby - LA & So Cal Music Scene
Glass House
Showcase Theatre

Independant Artist DLs
Garage Band
IUMA
Loud Energy

Bands/Musicians
Adams, Ryan
Alla
Barenaked Ladies
Beach Boys, The
Beatles, The
Beck
Better Than Ezra
BRMC
Blondie
Breather
Bright Eyes
Broussard, Marc
Buckley, Jeff
Cale, John
Chesnutt, Vic
Chestnutt, Cody
Clash, The
Cohen, Leonard
Coldplay
Coppermine
Costello, Elvis
Dashboard Confessional
Dave Matthews Band
Day, Howie
DiFranco, Ani
Dispatch
Dylan, Bob
Eno, Brian
Fisher
Flaming Lips, The
Folds, Ben
Further Seems Forever
G. Love + Special Sauce
Gray, David
Guadalcanal Diary
Harper, Ben
Harvey, P J
Hest, Ari
Hives, The
Hot Hot Heat
ILYBICD
Interpol
J Mascis and the Fog
Jackson, Joe
Johnson, Jack
Jones, Norah
Juliana Theory, The
Kings of Leon
Lang, Jonny
Led Zeppelin
Murphy, Lennon
Nathanson, Matt
New Pornagraphers, The
Nirvana
Oasis
Outkast
Pearl Jam
Pernice Brothers
Perfect Circle, A
Phair, Liz
Pink Floyd
Postal Service, The
Prettyman, Tristan
R.E.M.
Radiohead
Reed, Lou
Rilo Kiley
Rolling Stones, The
Roots, The
Sleater-Kinney
Smashing Pumpkins, The
Smith, Patti
Sol Americano
Something Corporate
Sonic Youth
Splender
Springsteen, Bruce
Steely Dan
Strokes, The
Talking Heads
Tenacious D
They Might Be Giants
Thomas, Rosie
Tonio K.
Tool
U2
Velvet Underground, The
Venable, Noe
Weezer
Who, The
Wilco

Friday, March 26, 2004

  Mixing bored?

Since online personal music databases are all the rage, I should probably take the opportunity to plug a quite righteous site called The Art of the Mix. In a somewhat similar mold to skivsamling, you can submit the tracklistings of your mix-tapes or mix-cd's into an equally searchable database. Check it out!
Bren 2:42 AM


Wednesday, March 24, 2004

  Catch the Madness!

Madness. Late 70's-early 80's. Ska revival, leading into New Wave. Good stuff. Check it out.
Gary 9:38 PM


Tuesday, March 23, 2004

  Good to have a big head?

Sometimes, sometimes not. Big Head Todd and the Monsters tread the fine line between the two on their latest album Crimes of Passion. Listen to the first track, and you are in for some good old bluesy jazzy rock, and you might even do a double take and wonder - is ZZ Top back? You might be right. I love this single - it isn't anything new, but it's a good time. And if only I could have a voice that sounds THAT cool.

This album has ups and downs, literally. The more upbeat songs are enjoyable, while the slower ones tend to drone on and drown you to the point of skipping to the next track. In fact, you'll find yourself doing double takes on several upbeat songs and think to yourself - am I sure this is NOT ZZ Top? You might be right.
Gary 2:22 PM


Monday, March 22, 2004

  This (apparently Swedish) site will let you put your album collection into a searchable database.

My list (in progress) can be seen here.

(Thanks to Kim for the link.)
Paul 12:49 PM


  Political Tibit

This is a music website; and Tony is much better at covering the political and social scene than I am. But I'll take a quick stab at it.

A friend of mine is over in Spain, and I finally had the opportunity of talking to her about the train bombings that occured there several weeks ago. I told her that I was amazed at the overwhelming response of the people there. Surprisingly, while she agreed, she also told me that she felt the whole gathering was too politically charged; she was hoping that it would have been more directed towards solidarity with the victims of the events.

Interestingly enough, she also mentioned that the anti-war demonstrations were of even a larger number than those for the train bombings. I don't remember seeing this on the front pages - I wonder why?
Gary 10:36 AM


Friday, March 19, 2004

  London 0 Hull 4

The Housemartins are Hull's self-proclaimed 4th best band. A little known gem here in the US, the 80's pop band charted in the Top 10 several times in the UK with songs such as "Happy Hour" and "Caravan of Love".

I happened across their debut album "London 0 Hull 4" purely by chance at a not so local record store. I must say, if The Housemartins are the 4th best band in Hull, I'd definitely like to hear the other 3. As one of the lyric runs, "If liking them is wrong, then I don't want to be right".

Where to begin? The band has a unique way of layering their vocals to make for quite interesting results, especially when the choruses come around. The band's sound is great, very melodic and buoyant, and for those 80's fan, you get some guitar jangle mixed in for nostalgic fun; although you'll find it isn't too variant - you'll hear similar drum rhythms and bass beats throughout many of the songs. But it's good. And that's what matters.

A little tidbit of information: Norman Cook was the bands bassist, who now releases solo work under the moniker Fatboy Slim, if you hadn't already guessed from his name. So come on, people, get out there and listen to "London 0 Hull 4". If you're pleased with that, then purchase their 2nd album, "People Who Grinned Themselves to Death". And if you become that enchanted, check out the band Beautiful South; the lead singer of the Housemartins headlines that band and it is Hull's self-proclaimed 2nd best band. I wouldn't know, I haven't checked them out yet. But if it's better than The Housemartins, I don't know if I can contain myself.
Gary 8:33 AM


Monday, March 08, 2004

  A few obscure to semi-obscure to fairly-well-known-in-the-hip-crowd bands worth checking out

The Shins. Sloan meets the Lilys with a dash of Beachwood Sparks.
Sloan. Canadian alt rock with a mild twang.
The Lilys. Blatant Kinks devotees with a 90s twist.
Beachwood Sparks. American alt rock with a major twang and a teaspoon of the Beach Boys, and a female co-vocalist.
The Jellyfish. Queen meets the Beatles with a mililitre of the Partridge Family.
The Sugarplastic. I only know of one of their albums. XTC cut in half.
XTC. I've ranted about them before.
The High Llamas. The Beach Boys on even more drugs.
Ben Kweller. One of the many Bens available to swoon over. He's my age, for god's sake.
Radiohead. Just kidding.
Rebecca C. Brown 5:45 PM




Contributors
Andy
Email: antyanax@uclink.berkeley.edu
Studying to: Pet Sounds, The 'Mats

Brendan
Email: gforce1718@aol.com
Blog: The Facts Machine

Camille
Email: camstar(at)berkeley.edu
On Rotation: Elliott Smith

Gary
Email: jtluge@aol.com
"Too sweet for TV"

Eamon
Email: accordionmartyr@hotmail.com

Rebecca
Email: rcbrown@uclink.berkeley.edu
Blog: CalJunket



Upcoming Album Releases:
Ani DiFranco - January 20
The Coral - January 27
Moby - February 3
Jonny Greenwood - February 24
The Hives - February 2004
Melissa auf der Maur - February 2004
Garbage - Early 2004
The Vines - Early 2004
The Who - Spring 2004
Wilco - Spring 2004
Beck - Summer 2004
Ben Folds - 2004
Chemical Brothers - 2004
Eels - 2004
Interpol - 2004
PJ Harvey - 2004
Queens Of The Stone Age - 2004
R.E.M. - 2004
U2 - 2004
Coldplay - Late 2004
Paul McCartney - Late 2004
Oasis - Late 2004


09/01/2003 - 10/01/2003 10/01/2003 - 11/01/2003 11/01/2003 - 12/01/2003 12/01/2003 - 01/01/2004 01/01/2004 - 02/01/2004 02/01/2004 - 03/01/2004 03/01/2004 - 04/01/2004 04/01/2004 - 05/01/2004 05/01/2004 - 06/01/2004 06/01/2004 - 07/01/2004 07/01/2004 - 08/01/2004 08/01/2004 - 09/01/2004 09/01/2004 - 10/01/2004 10/01/2004 - 11/01/2004 11/01/2004 - 12/01/2004 12/01/2004 - 01/01/2005 01/01/2005 - 02/01/2005 02/01/2005 - 03/01/2005 04/01/2005 - 05/01/2005 05/01/2005 - 06/01/2005 06/01/2005 - 07/01/2005 07/01/2005 - 08/01/2005 08/01/2005 - 09/01/2005 09/01/2005 - 10/01/2005 11/01/2005 - 12/01/2005


Powered by Blogger