Archive for April, 2008

April 20th Catch of the Day – Meat Beat Manifesto

Sunday, April 20th, 2008


Jack Dangers is at it again with the latest release from his band Meat Beat Manifesto entitled, Autoimmune. The sound of this new LP reminds me a lot of their work in the 90’s including Satyricon and Subliminal Sandwich. They will be here in Austin on 5/2 so be sure to check them out while you have the chance. Since we had a 4/20 themed show today, I decided it would be appropriate to play the electro/reggae sounding track, “I Hold the Mic!” Enjoy!

- Monty

Chillville April 20, 2008

Sunday, April 20th, 2008

Gonna give you a little Reggae and other 4/20 themes songs later in the show. Stay Tuned! Also, we have Peter Nevland stopping by to chat a bit. Check out his website at Listen to the clips here.

  • Tricky – Overcome
  • Folk Implosion – Insinuation (Dust Brothers Mix)
  • People Under the Stairs – Schooled in the Trade
  • Snow Patrol – Run
  • Morgan Page – The Longest Road (Down Tempo Mix)
  • Zero 7 – Somersault
  • (9:30) Feist – Mushaboom (Postal Service Mix)
  • Stateless – Bloodstream
  • Imogen Heap – Spooky
  • The Cure – This is a Lie
  • The Dandy Warhols – Godless
  • (10:00) Hooverphonic – 2 Wicky
  • Tacks, the Boy Disaster – Frozen Feet
  • Easy Star All-Stars – The Great Gig in the Sky (ft. Kirsty Rock)
  • Bob Marley – Get Up Stand Up
  • Sublime – Smoke 2 Joints
  • (10:30) Mello – In My Life
  • Michael Franti ft. Spearhead – Ganja Babe
  • Modest Mouse – Fire it Up
  • The Cure – Purple Haze
  • (11:00) Cypress Hill – Hits from the Bong
  • Citizen Cope – Karma Police
  • The Specials – Ghost Town
  • Thievery Corporation – Originality
  • (11:30) Shinehead – Billie Jean
  • Meat Beat Manifesto - I Hold the Mic! (Catch of the Day)
  • Gorillaz – Hongkongaton
  • 311 – Leaving Babylon
  • The Police – The Bed’s Too Big Without You

Cat Power Show Has Been Postponed at Stubb’s (04/20)

Friday, April 18th, 2008

Cat Power has postponed her Austin gig this Sunday at Stubb’s due to damage on her vocal chords. There have been a total of 7 concerts that have been axed including all 3 Texas dates. Her record company has stated that these shows will be made up later in the year. All ticket holders should be receiving an email from Front Gate Tickets; however, you may call them up at 888-512-7469.

The Orb is Releasing The Dream to the U.S.

Friday, April 18th, 2008


The Orb are considered pioneers of the ambient, chill out, electronic sound that has evolved now in many directions. Starting out in the early 90’s, Dr. Alex Patterson has been the main force behind the 16 albums and many remixes over the years. Now Patterson has teamed up with one of the original founding fathers of The Orb, Martin “Youth” Glover who took a break from the band to do his own producing projects. This includes producing the award winning Verve album in 1998 entitled Urban Hymns. Since the two are back together, I would expect some similar sounds on their latest album, The Dream, that were apparent in their earlier works. I certainly hope so, since The Orb’s work in old days delivered the most original tracks to come out of the electronic genre. The Dream is set to hit the stores on June 10. Here is the track listing below.

  1. The Dream (The Future Academy of Noise, Rhythm and Gardening Mix)
  2. Vuja De
  3. Something Special
  4. A Beautiful Day
  5. DDD (Dirty Disco Dub)
  6. The Truth Is…
  7. Phantom of Ukraine
  8. Mother Nature
  9. Lost & Found
  10. The Forest of Lyonesse
  11. Katskills
  12. High Noon
  13. Sleeping Tiger  & the Gods Unknown
  14. Codes
  15. Orbisonia

An Evening With Feist

Friday, April 18th, 2008


If you haven’t heard of Leslie Feist, you’re one of the few in Austin who weren’t trying to get tickets to her sold-out show at Stubbs Tuesday night. If you do know her, it may be from that one iPod commercial, or her time in Broken Social Scene, or even from her breakthrough 2007 album, The Reminder.

She started the show a cappella from behind a scrim, singing harmony over her own vocal loops. After blowing away the crowd with that performance, for the rest of the evening she could do no wrong, even when interrupting Gatekeeper to remonstrate someone in the front row for talking on their cell phone. In person, her voice was rough, attenuated; it felt like it could give way any second, yet remained perfectly on pitch. Not afraid to banter with the crowd, she sang 1234 – from the aforementioned commercial – after saying ‘let’s get this over with;’ but after only a little over an hour, no-one was ready for the end.

Colin Meloy at La Zona Rosa

Friday, April 18th, 2008

Darlings of quirky indie rock lovers everywhere, The Decemberists made their name with eccentric instrumentation, melancholy lyrics about ghosts, lost love, and consumption, and stage charisma to spare. A large part of their success is due to the driving vision of lead singer/guitarist/songwriter Colin Meloy, who was at La Zona Rosa last Monday.

Toughing out a cold and drinking a copious amount of wine, he performed mostly Decemberists songs. He teased the crowd with a sample of new material, titled “Hazard” on his set list; another epic, multi-act song about star-crossed lovers and heartbreak. From an older solo tour, he sang Morrissey’s Every Day is Like Sunday, and finished off the night – with help from an enthusiastic audience – with a group sing-along to a perennial crowd favorite, The Mariner’s Revenge Song.

Sunday Night With Health!

Friday, April 18th, 2008

Sunday night at Emo’s, the lineup combined local talent with visiting artists. YellowFever was charming, back down to their original two-person act, and Daniel Francis Doyle was a one-man hurricane of screeching loops, dripping sweat, and desperate, frenzied singing.

And then HEALTH took the stage and tore it up. They exemplified noise-rock at its most insane; sudden, dramatic pauses – not the best for a crowd definitely feeling the effects of a drink or two – drums that sounded like they were trying to wage a war, and music so mind-blowingly loud that the silences echoed, seeming almost absolute. Their instruments had duct tape holding them together, and from the band’s thrashing around on stage, it’s a miracle they survive each night. If you’re looking for something indescribably crazy, energetic, and original, check these guys out when they come back to Emo’s in July.