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Thursday, September 30, 2004

Thursday’s Legal MP3 Downloads



Eagles of Death Metal:: I Only want you

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Tweaker:: Linoleum

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Strictly Ballroom:: a sudden interest in nature

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DJ Rhettmatic:: DJ Rhettmatic Interlude

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Bob Mould and Paul Westerberg play benefit



Bob Mould and Paul Westerberg will be taking part in a benefit concert for Soul Asylum bassist Karl Mueller, who was recently diagnosed with throat cancer. In a recent interview, Westerberg admitted to trying to get the Replacements back together for the show: “One of our old roadie pals came over who owns a bar now and runs a club and was asking if I would do a benefit for Karl and I said, ‘See if the boys want to play.’ And he kind of went around and got various answers and it didn’t come back real strong like, ‘Hey let’s do it.’ And I felt like that was the opportunity, that was the chance and we just missed it. Now I say there’s probably no chance we’ll get back together again.” The concert is October 21 at Quest in Minneapolis, and will also feature members of Soul Asylum and Golden Smog, the group made up of members of Wilco and the Jayhawks.

NEIL’S CHILDREN!



NEIL YOUNG is to release a greatest hits compilation in November. The 16-track album ‘The Best Of Neil Young’ features tracks such as ‘Cinnamon Girl’ and ‘Harvest Moon’, as well as songs from his time with Crosby, Stills and Nash’ like ‘Ohio’. All the album tracks will appear on an accompanying DVD, which will feature special mixes of the songs. The collection is released on November 15. Young will hold his 18th annual Bridge School Benefit on October 23 and 24 at the Shoreline Amphitheatre, near San Francisco. The confirmed bill includes Paul McCartney, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sonic Youth, Tony Bennett, Ben Harper, Tegan and Sara and Los Lonely Boys, as well as a performance from Young himself.

The tracklisting for the album runs:

* ’Down By The River’

* ’Cowgirl In The Sand’

* ’Cinnamon Girl’

* ’Helpless ‘

* ’After The Gold Rush’

* ’Only Love Can Break Your Heart’

* ’Southern Man’

* ’Ohio’

* ’The Needle And The Damage Done’

* ’Old Man’

* ’Heart Of Gold’

* ’Like A Hurricane’

* ’Comes A Time’

* ’Hey Hey, My My (Into The Black)’

* ’Rockin’ In The Free World’

* ’Harvest Moon’

Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Kingblind.com Presents: Japancakes / National Grain & Guests



Wednesday, Oct 13th 2004

$7.00

Echo Lounge

551 Flat Shoals Ave

Atlanta, GA 30316

404-681-3600

http://www.echostatic.com

Kingblind is so happy to have these two amazing bands playing together. This will be the CD Release party for the new Japancakes record For complete up to the second info CLICK HERE

About Japancakes:

This Athens, Georgia group defies standard musical categories. The songs often build from a single chord to which the band adds complex layers of cello, pedal steel guitar, old 70s keyboards, found sounds, and waves of lush guitars. This music manages to be great mood music that also merits close attention, revealing all kinds of hidden gems in the many layers of sounds. This is complex, beautiful, and innovative music.



About National Grain:


Pulling from influences such as Uncle Tupelo, George Jones and The Replacements. National Grain’s music is something akin to country, rock and honky-tonk strained through and old AM radio. The music is conceived, written, practiced, performed and should be enjoyed while surrounded by cigarette smoke and beer.



RIYL: Yo La Tengo, Wilco, Stereolab, Flaming Lips, Hank Williams, Godspeed You Black Emperor!, Calexico, Uncle Tupelo.

Wednesday’s MP3 Downloads



Daniel Johnston:: various songs

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Tortoise:: 6-13-04 LIVE

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Wilco:: Live 9-24-04

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Drive by Truckers:: Live 9-22-04

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Waits Plans Single U.S. Show



Following a brief European tour, Tom Waits has scheduled a lone U.S. concert date this year. The Oct. 18 show at Seattle’s Paramount Theater will be one of only two North American shows the artist has planned in 2004, the other coming Oct. 15 in Vancouver. Because Waits has rarely toured in recent years, word of his performances has been met with overwhelming response from fans. The Vancouver show sold out in just nine minutes, according to a representative for the artist, while requests for tickets greatly outpaced availability for European theater stops in London, Antwerp and Berlin. Tickets for a Nov. 19-21 stand in Amsterdam will to on sale Saturday (Oct. 2). Along with Waits’ new Anti- studio album, “Real Gone,” tickets for the Seattle show will go on sale as the clock strikes midnight on Oct. 5 at the city’s two Tower Records locations. Remaining tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. that day via Ticketmaster and the 2,800-capacity venue’s box office. Waits, who will make a rare television appearance tomorrow (Sept. 28) on CBS’ “The Late Show With David Letterman,” will be backed on the road by bassist Larry Taylor, guitarist Marc Ribot and percussionist Brain. All three appear on “Real Gone,” Waits’ 20th album and fourth for Epitaph Records imprint Anti-. As previously reported, the album was recorded in an old Mississippi schoolhouse and boasts appearances by Primus founder Les Claypool, Shotgun Messiah’s Harry Cody (guitar, banjo), as well as Waits’ son, Casey. It was written and produced by Waits and his wife/longtime collaborator Kathleen Brennan. A larger U.S. tour in support of the set is possible in 2005, although nothing is yet confirmed. Waits last toured the country in 1999 in support of his Anti- debut, “Mule Variations.”

Brian Wilson on TV



Heck, It’s a good week for music on the old telly. Mr. Brian Wilson, whom just released the long awaited SMILE record on Tuesday will be performing a track from SMILE on The Tonight show with Jay Leno. So cool!

Flaming Lips Go ‘Mystic’ On New Album



“We’ve moved away from robot sounds to sounds that are made by robots that come off organic.” Currently hard at work recording the follow up to 2003′s “Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots”, Flaming Lips’ frontman Wayne Coyne has been typically atypical in describing the sound for the band’s new record, set for a mid-2005 release: “It’s getting into a space-age jazz element,” adds Coyne. “Hopefully not too far out of the realm of what’s listenable.” The sound will be “a sort of progressive Dixieland.” Having earned a Grammy Award, as well as several ‘album of the year’ nods, the band have shut themselves away in Tarbox Road Studios with producer Dave Fridmann (Mercury Rev, Mogwai, Sparklehorse) for the new studio set – tentatively titled “At War With The Mystics”. One early title is ‘Mr. Ambulance Driver’. As Coyne says, “It’s about a guy and a gal, and the gal is dying after a car accident and it’s the moment they share as the ambulance approaches.

Arcade Fire hit the road



Merge recording artist Arcade Fire hit the road.. Here are their tour dates

09-25 Montreal, Quebec – The Salvation Army Citadel

09-26 Wakefield, Quebec – Black Sheep Inn

09-29 Kingston, Ontario – Clark Hall Pub

09-30 Guelph, Ontario – Trasheteria

10-01 Toronto, Ontario – Lee’s Place (w/ Bell Orchestre)

10-02 Hamilton, Ontario – Underground

10-13 New York, NY – Mercury Lounge (CMJ Showcase)

11-05 Halifax, Nova Scotia – The Marquee (w/ The Organ)

11-11 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom (w/ The Hidden Cameras)

11-12 Boston, MA – TT the Bear’s (w/ The Hidden Cameras)

11-13 Ithaca, NY – Noyes Community Center

11-14 Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church

11-15 Pittsburgh, PA – Garfield Artworks

11-26 Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle

Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Tom Waits on TV TONIGHT



Tonight on Late night with David Letterman TOM WAITS makes a rare TV apperance.. Don’t miss it!!

Tuesday’s MP3 Downloads



The Sunshine Fix:: Enjoy the Teeth

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Trash Can Sinatras:: Welcome Back

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The Dears:: We can have it

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REM:: Around the Sun (Stream the whole album)

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Brian Wilson: Smile (Complete Album)

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New Michel / Oliver Gondry Video from Laquer



Fascinating time-lapse car trip from L.A. to NYC, from celebrated music video directors Michel and Oliver Gondry for French popstar Laquer. (Via Cult of Mac)

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Kingblind’s Favorite Finds:



Man get 205mph speeding ticket

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Elliott Smith’s latest album offers few clues

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Build a guitar

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Cleaning Pennies with Taco Sauce

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O’Brien to succeed Leno at ‘Tonight Show’ in 2009

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A Small new Future:: (For record companies)

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The Genius of Daniel Johnston

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Monday, September 27, 2004

Monday’s Legal MP3 Downloads



Travis Morrison:: Born in 72

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The Velvet Teen: Naked Girl

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John Vanderslice:: Speed Lab

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Parma Violets:: Cowboy Song

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Frausdots:: Dead Wrong

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The Rogue Wave:: Endless Shovel

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Son Volt Reunite



Roots-rock outfit Son Volt has reunited and is about to begin work on a new studio album. Group members Jay Farrar, Dave and Jim Boquist and Mike Heidorn recently ended a five-year hiatus to record a track for the Alejandro Escovedo tribute album, “Por Vida.” The group is planning to return to the road next year. “It felt like we hit the ground running,” Farrar says. “Give years seemed like five days at that point. It proved that more recording and performing as Son Volt is something that should happen.” Son Volt’s last studio album was 1998′s “Wide Swing Tremolo,” Farrar’s most recent solo release came in June with the live collection “Stone, Steel & Bright Lights,” issued on his own Transmit Sound label.