Archive for December, 2008

David Garza Visits Chillville

Sunday, December 7th, 2008



David Garza and Chepo Pena were on Chillville this morning, and even played 3 new songs from David’s latest album entitled, Dream Delay. Check out the clips below to hear the interview and the exclusive acoustic tracks.

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three – “2 Sinners in the Garden”

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six – “Ye Olde Dream Delay”

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eight – “Just the Bass”

Members of Coldtowne Theater Visit Chillville

Sunday, December 7th, 2008


Chris Trew, Emma Holder, and Cortnie Jones were live in the studio with us this morning. All three are part of the Coldtowne Theater group and spoke about the Coldtowne Theater Fun-Razor event that will be today at Cafe Mundi from 3:00 to 7:00 PM. Check out the clips to hear more about the event, and their next festival that begins on January 15th.

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December 7th Catch of the Day – Lily Allen

Sunday, December 7th, 2008


So it was about 2 1/2 years ago when I started doing the “Catch of the Day”, and that first track was “LDN” by Lily Allen. Well, I am happy to say that she is back, and today will be the second time I have chosen her as my exclusive pick. Lily has had a rough off-season with the loss of her unborn child, media tiffs with Elton John, and paparazzi images of her as the young party girl. But when it comes down to it, she is still extremely charming and is a talented pop musician. She has also been working hard on her follow up album to 2006’s hugely popular Alright, Still. It’s Not Me, It’s You is set to release in early February, and today’s catch is the first single off the LP entitled “The Fear”. I have also linked the video so you can see Lily looking really good. She has gone back to the dark hair color and is just as cute as a button. Enjoy!

Chillville December 7, 2008

Sunday, December 7th, 2008

Come be our friends at our MySpace Page, and see the “Chillville Concert Calender” along with other audio/vidual goodies. Also, you can now listen to the streaming broadcast of Chillville and other 101X shows at 101X.com.

Today we will have David Garza & Chepo Pena live in the studio. We will also have Chris Trew, Cortnie Jones, and Emma Holder from Coldtowne Theater. Check out all of the clips in our A/V Vault.

  • Pop Will Eat Itself – Babylon
  • Tom Middleton – Optimistic
  • Esthero – Country Livin’
  • Primitive Radio Gods – Standing Outside a Broken Phone Booth…
  • Quarashi – Dive In
  • Brazilian Girls – Ships in the Night
  • (9:30) Underworld – Crocodile
  • Team Sleep – Ever (Foreign Flag)
  • J. Boogie’s Dubtronic Science – Oceanic Lullaby
  • Radiohead – High and Dry
  • Ladytron – Runaway (Stray Dogs in Paris Remix)
  • (10:00) This Mortal Coil – Song of the Siren
  • Nine Inch Nails – The Great Destroyer (Modwheelmood Mix)
  • Handsome Boy Modeling School – I’ve Been Thinking (ft. Cat Power)
  • Air – New Star in the Sky
  • David Garza – 2 Sinners in the Garden (live in studio)
  • (10:30) Bjork – Joga
  • Simian Mobile Disco – I Believe
  • David Garza – Ye Olde Dream Delay (live in studio)
  • David Garza – Jingle Bell Rock
  • David Garza – Just the Bass (live in studio)
  • (11:00) Thievery Corporation – Lebanese Blonde
  • Samantha James – Right Now
  • Massive Attack – Sly (Underdog Double Bass & Accapella)
  • Wilco – I am Trying to Break Your Heart
  • (11:30) Lily Allen – The Fear (Catch of the Day)
  • Maroon 5 – Sunday Morning (Qwestlove Remix)
  • West Indian Girl – Trip
  • The Cure – A Forest
  • Silversun Pickups – Lazy Eye

End of the Week Shows

Friday, December 5th, 2008

We’re all working on our Best of 2008 lists, but while you’re breathlessly anticipating that, you should go see some shows!

Tonight: You’ve heard of Medeski Martin and Wood, right? Funky jazz trio whose End of the World Party (Just In Case) album is pretty much the definition of hip party music? Well, Stubb’s indoors is hosting the Wood Brothers, whose relation to the aformentioned group seems pretty self-explanatory, even if their work falls more on the folk and blues side. Or if you’re more in the mood for rocking out, Emo’s has got a free show for you: Red Leaves, Elv!s, Coma in Algiers, and the Gospel Truth will bring the dirty, gritty garage rock, the psychadelic, and post-punk insanity to spare.

Other options: The Crackpipes and Bankrupt and the Borrowers at Mohawk, Hollywood Gossip album release party at Club DeVille with Built by Snow. Haven’t listened to the Crackpipes, but Bankrupt have been great, funky blues every time we’ve caught them live.

Saturday, if you like face-destroyingly awesome electro/indie/post-rock and jaw-dropping guitar skillz any tiny bit, do yourself a huge favor and check out El Ten Eleven at Beauty Bar. We saw them there a few months back, and were totally impressed; drummer Fogarty had a kit he needed to climb into, and Dunn’s line of pedals for his three guitars (including one double-neck with bass and guitar together) stretched a good five feet. Go to their show for something completely different, and a chance to see some musicians show some real mastery of their craft. 

Chillville and The Grammy Award Nominations

Thursday, December 4th, 2008

So the Grammy Nominees were just announced recently, and this was the first time where they actually held a live concert broadcast to release the list. However, tonight’s show only focused on the main group of awards. Coldplay had the second highest amount of nominees with 7, which is one less than the current top nominee – Lil Wayne. I think one of the biggest showdown will be in the Album of the Year category, which has Radiohead and Coldplay going head to head. But my guess is that Lil Wayne and Robert Plant & Allison Krause will be the front runners since the Grammy’s always favor high album sales mixed with radio/video airplay (Lil Wayne) and legendary seasonal artists (Plant & Krause). An interesting category is the Best Short Form Music Video, which has two of the most amazing videos that came out this past year – Gnarls Barkley’s “Who’s Gonna Save My Soul” and Radiohead’s “House of Cards”. You can check out the entire list of nominees here.

Coldplay
Coldplay

  • Record of the Year
  • Album of the Year
  • Song of the Year
  • Best Pop Performance By a Duo or Group with Vocals
  • Best Rock Performance By a Duo or Group with Vocals
  • Best Rock Song
  • Best Rock Album

Radiohead
Radiohead

  • Album of the Year
  • Best Rock Performance By a Duo or Group with Vocals
  • Best Rock Song
  • Best Alternative Music Album
  • Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package
  • Best Short Form Music Video

Duffy
Duffy

  • Best New Artist
  • Best Female Pop Vocal Performance
  • Best Pop Vocal Album

Gnarls Barkley
Gnarls Barkley

  • Best Pop Performance By a Duo or Group with Vocals
  • Best Alternative Music Album
  • Best Short Form Music Video

Daft Punk

  • Best Dance Recording
  • Best Electronic/Dance Album

Death Cab for Cutie
Death Cab for Cutie

  • Best Rock Song
  • Best Alternative Music Album

Peter Gabriel

  • Best Song Written for Motion Picture, Television, or Other Visual Media
  • Best Instrumental Arrangement

Hot Chip

  • Best Dance Recording

Brazilian Girls
Brazilian Girls

  • Best Electronic/Dance Album

Moby
Moby

  • Best Electronic/Dance Album

Beck
Beck

  • Best Alternative Music Album

Kenna

  • Best Urban/Alternative Performance

Thievery Corporation
Thievery Corporation

  • Best Recording Package

Aimee Mann

  • Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package

Danger Mouse (Beck, Gnarls Barkley)

  • Producer of the Year, Non-Classical

Nigel Goodrich (Radiohead)

  • Producer of the Year, Non-Classical

Justice (MGMT)

  • Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical

Deadmau5 (Morgan Page)

  • Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical

This Week Part 1

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

There are so many good shows going on this week that it’s going to take at least two posts to cover it all; this one gets you through Thursday, and in the next few days we’ll post another for the weekend.

If you stay in tomorrow night, you’ll almost certainly regret it; Deerhunter is playing at Emo’s. You may have heard of them; their October release, Microcastle, has already landed on quite a few Best of 2008 lists. Their post-punk, experimental style is endearing and immediately appealing, and their live show is supposed to be one of the best around.

Wednesday night is all about the Motts’ residency at the Belmont from 7-10. A What Made Milwaukee Famous side-project, these guys are all about goofing off on-stage and relaxing during breaks with friends, food and drinks. Aside from some pretty nifty covers ranging from the Eagles to Nina Simone to Dwight Yoakam, you get the Belmont’s laid-back atmosphere (though the drinks are a bit pricey) and the always-impressive vocal stylings of Michael Kingcaid. 

Silent Land Time Machine

The two shows you’ll have to decide between for Thursday are far enough apart that you can’t run between venues and catch them both. Silent Land Time Machine (pictured above) plays with the Indian Queen Medley and Balmorhea at the Parish, and Mellow Owl (aka Peter and the Wolf), {{{Sunset}}}, Reverse X-Rays, and School Police (with Cari of Belaire!) are at Creekside.

These are both really stellar local lineups, so it’s really about what you’re in the mood for that evening. If you head Parish-ward, you’ll get modern classical, new folk, and one-man post-rock multi-instrumentalist loops. At Creekside you’ll rock out, in an indie and occasionally experimental fashion. Both shows are completely worth seeing, but luckily they’re all local, so you can catch whoever you miss some other time.