Today is June 30, 2009, and I am loving me this weather. I’ll have 65 degrees at the end of June along with my sugar and cream.
I don’t know Ari Herstand personally, but maybe someday I’ll make the acquaintance. In the meantime I (as well as you) can get little snippets of his life via Ari TV. For instance, in the following episode Ari visits Boston, wastes a bunch of time talking about Starbucks and McDonald’s, and then gets shat on by a bird. All sorts of awesome. And hey, at least if you feel like you’re squandering your precious life away while watching, he was honest and up front with you from the beginning!
Check this out:
VIBE Magazine Folds – Gawker
(I hear a certain Queen song playing in the background. *sigh*)
Kill To Kill Would Like You to Request Their Song “Radical Flyer” On Local Radio – Kill to Kill Myspace Blog
(Listen to this tune, it’s good!)
Gospel Gossip EP Release (Photos & Vids) – Cake In 15
Concert Photo Recap: Cocaine @ the 400 Bar – Mind Inversion
The Most Overlooked Albums of 2009 (so far) – eMusic
Best local albums of the year (so far)? – Star Tribune Pop Life
PiPress Newsroom Layoffs – MN Speak
John Mellencamp Documentary In The Works – Anti Music
posted June 30th, 2009 at 4:20 pm
The cool factor here is so high I thought it worth an entire post-link. Nice work GG and Radio K. (Click the photo to go listen to the music.)
posted June 30th, 2009 at 12:55 pm
(Seein’ the Scene is a weekly photographic presentation featuring images from some of the best local rock concerts Minnesota has to offer. These images are captured through the lens’ of local rock photographer Mike Minehart. We welcome comments. More images from these shows can often be viewed at www.mikeminehart.com.)
The Wannabe Hasbeens - O'Gara's Garage in St. Paul - 6/18/09
Link – The Wannabe Hasbeens
posted June 30th, 2009 at 11:08 am
Seein' the Scene
The Heavy’s video for “Sixteen” was shot on Coney Island, before roller coasters and ferris wheels. Gotta love the graffiti and phony palm tree.
The Heavy will play the Fine Line Music Cafe on July 6. “Sixteen” is off The Heavy’s forthcoming sophomore album The House That Dirt Built, due out October 6. See other concert dates HERE.
The Heavy – Website / Myspace
posted June 30th, 2009 at 10:37 am
With all of the Canadian jokes floating around, it’s funny to think back to last year when many Americans were threatening to move up there, depending on the election out come. Well we’re all still here, and we can get a feel for the goods Canada has to offer without leaving the country. The Weakerthans have been praised by one critic as, “the best band from Canada” (Isolation). They have a pop punk side that maintains high energy, but it’s the down tempo side that reveals their poetic song writing. The songs are smart, introspective, and assume the same of its listeners. You can expect that range from front man John Sampson, former bassist of Propagandi. On Sept. 26th at the Triple Rock Social Club a piece of Canada comes to us.
Watch The Weakerthans , “Aside”
posted June 30th, 2009 at 9:52 am
Today is (was) June 29, 2009, and pleasantly cool in the Twin Cities!
While surfing about I happened upon this video by Simian Mobile Disco that really got me hoppin’. The tune is “Audacity of Huge” off their Temporary Pleasure album, and I thought you might enjoy it. That is, if you’re really into rocking 80’s sounding New Orderish electronic, but enough with the adjectives. Just press play.
And today there was this:
Paul McCartney, Dylan Collaboration Unlikely – Angry Ape
Suspected swine flu at festival – BBC
Tony Nelson’s photo exhibit immortalizes local ‘Hootenanny’ musicians and fans – MinnPost
(It’s nice seeing this get the recent attention its been getting.)
Michael Jackson Radio Play Jumps 1735% – Billboard
France Has The Bomb Has A New Split 7″ Single Out – France Has The Bomb Myspace Bulletin
Get a FREE 7″ vinyl with purchase of “Music From The North Country: The Jayhawks Anthology” - The Jayhawks Myspace Blog
Licensing Issues Shut Down Pandora Outside US – Slash Dot
Wilco Kills in Berkeley, Tweedy Despises Hippies – Rolling Stone
(Why does everyone have to hate on the hippies?)
posted June 29th, 2009 at 10:48 pm