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KCRW Announces "Also I Like to Rock" Lineup. Fun to be had everywhere. Link:

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Since we all know I’m in love with KCRW, we all know that I’m definitely going to take some time to pay attention to the “Also I Like To Rock” festival, which is always good summer times. Starting July 7th and taking over every Thursday in July at Hammer Museum. Headliners include Graffiti6 (I really like those kids, actually), The Soft Pack, Grouplove, and The Henry Clay People. Swipe from the KCRW Blog:

KCRW is partnering with the Hammer Museum again for the free, all ages music series Also I Like to Rock, which takes place at the Hammer on four consecutive Thursdays in July

The night kicks off at 7pm with DJ sets by KCRW’s own selectors followed by two band performances, including headliners Graffiti6, The Soft Pack, Grouplove, and The Henry Clay People. The full line up is below.

Admission is on a first come, first served basis AND the museum galleries stay open late so you can take advantage of the tunes and the art appreciation all at once.

Also, if you’re a KCRW member, you get priority entry and exclusive access to the VIP lounge. That’s how we roll!

Head over to the Hammer Museum site if you need more info, and enj0y.

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July 5, 2011 at 10:05 pm

Cage The Elephant: Around My Head – Music Video. Link:

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I love this fucking photo.

Yay! So if you know me, you know I have a history of loving Cage The Elephant deeply. And you should already know my thoughts on their last album, “Thank You Happy Birthday.” So anytime they drop anything new, I’m probably going to make a short blog and feature it here for you to see. Behold… the newest, weirdest video for the new single, “Around My Head.” Still more laid back than that first album, but good quality nonetheless.

Never hurts to throw in amazing brand new (to me) live footage that reminds me why I fell in love with this intense, wild, musically kickass band to begin with.

That first album is still the soundtrack of my life and travels from ’09 to ’10. LoL.

Did we talk about the Big Boi and Modest Mouse Collaboration? Because its actually happening.

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So after hearing the rumor of this odd yet amazing combination happening for a while, and silently waiting for some kind of confirmation… it finally comes through via the wonders of Big Boi’s Twitter and Twitpic. Then Pitchfork came through with the confirmation. Swipe from them, because I really don’t feel like typing all this sh*t out right now:

Last week, OutKast MC Big Boi revealed on his Twitter that he’s been in the studio with Modest Mouse, working on new music. To put things lightly, the news took a whole lot of us by surprise. MTV recently spoke with Big Boi about the collab and filled in a few blanks, though we still have no idea how this collaboration might sound or when we’ll get to hear it. According to the man himself, he’s serving as a producer on Modest Mouse’s new album, as is frequent OutKast collaborator Chris Carmouche. Thus far, Big Boi hasn’t done any rapping for the band. The crew has been working together at Big Boi’s own Atlanta studio, Stankonia. Talking to MTV, Big Boi described the collaboration in terms that only he could use: “I’ve been a fan of the band for a minute… We’re all musicians and producers and artists, and it’s just like a big-ass brainstorm, a brain-stormin’, tsunami, typhoon, tectonic-plates-movin’ kind of thing. We do all types of music, so to get the chance to jam with a jammin’-ass band, I knew it was going to be cool. We had a vibe too. We made a couple of records that are just jamming. It’s a hodgepodge of funkiness.” Modest Mouse has been a highly successful, critically acclaimed band for about a decade and a half now, but this still might be the nicest thing anyone has ever said about them.

I don’t want to overhype things, because when you get really excited for albums, they can sometimes leave you disappointed. But I will say that my brain exploded from reading the music awesomeness that is occurring somewhere out in this universe.

As things develop and music is released…. I will find a way to get it to you.

Stay tuned.

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May 14, 2011 at 1:16 pm

How did I not know My Morning Jacket dropped A New Single? "Circuital." Link:

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I love you, Potholes In My Blog. When I’m slippin, you’re right there with a musical cushion to catch me.

For the first single off their newest album (which also made Potholes Most Anticipated Albums of 2011 list), MMJ kinda leave behind their trademark Pedaled-Up technique and  take you on a 7 minute melody changing, bluegrass and country influenced, uptempo little journey that somehow leaves you wanting more even, though you just spent a good chunk of your time with it. Hard to pull off nowadays… but easy for these kids who are on their 99th album already (no not really. But you know what I mean).

You can right click-save as right here to download, or just click it to enjoy. (OOOOOh. I’m learnding MacBook. LOL).

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April 19, 2011 at 11:35 am

Two Door Cinema Club Appreciation (before they get Phoenix type-famous) Post.

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Rock On, Ireland.

A few weeks ago, I mentioned these kids in my Favorites Of 2010 list. Two Door Cinema Club has a long history of being kickass, and making some incredible Indie Pop Rock hits. They’ve balanced a mix of Pop appeal, Phoenix and Franz Ferdinand in their sound, but still come off with a style completely their own. Now with MTV taking notice and more hipster/college freshman kids showing up to their shows, I figured I’d tell you about them now before the masses find out.

This band has a special place in “Amazing Memories Associated with Music ” history. Those times where you travel the world and find music by default. While purchasing my Jeremy Scott Originals from the Adidas Originals Store in Barcelona (What Up Luca!), I heard “I Can Talk” going hard in the Adidas store… which started a randomly epic dance party. After that, Justin and I took a brief last walk through Barcelona’s Gothic District and up Las Ramblas to take a Taxi up to Olympic Stadium Palau St. Jordi where we had a date with The Lakers. While walking up Las Ramblas, I heard “Something Good can Work” blaring from a El Cortes Ingles (their local westfield shopping). Only I seemed to know what I was going on that time, but I kinda geeked inside. We then hopped in a cab and our awesome Cab Driver Roberto proceeded to take us around a short, yet stunning tour of  Barcelona. While turning to his local pop radio station, “Cigarettes in the Theatre” came on. It was then I knew I had to blog about these guys eventually. Spain and Two Door Cinema will always go hand in hand from this point.

So here goes a nice YouTube Montage. Tell me what you think.

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February 19, 2011 at 2:00 pm

The @KakiKing: Spring Tour 2011 – Traveling Guitar Freak Show. Official Posters:

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(Since were still archiving, which is killing my ability to upload photos at full size, heres the link for the Full Size Photo…)

Wallpaper Material.

(…and Full Size on this one too.)

Awesome graphics done by Arthur Shim of Root Down Media. He’s pretty awesome over there. Helps me out when Kaki’s website wants to implode on itself. While were talking about that, make sure you head over to Kaki’s website to check out any new tour dates I’m posting; they should be up by the end the day.

TV On The Radio announce new album, “Nine Types of Light.” I had a Musical Orgasm. Link:

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Swipe from my boy Andrew over at Prefix Magazine (which was a swipe from Pitchfork…):

TV On The Radio Returning With ‘Nine Types Of Light’ This Spring

February 7, 2011 3:39 p.m. by Andrew Martin

As we reported in September 2009,  TV on the Radio went on a year-long break so its members could work on some solo material/side projects. And in the ensuing months we all heard the results of that time off, from Kyp Malone’s Rain Machine project to Dave Sitek’s work as Maximum Balloon. But now, nearly a year and a half later, the guys are back. The quintet announced that their fourth proper studio album, Nine Types Of Light, is due out on Interscope this spring. That’s all that has been revealed thus far, so be sure to check back here for any further information on the album.

Oh I can’t wait.
Can’t wait, can’t wait, can not WAIT.
More on this as I find it.

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February 8, 2011 at 9:00 am