VIDEO - Headlights & Meligrove Band

Here's two fine new videos for your viewing pleasure. The first is Cherry Tulips by Headlights. It was directed by Julian Acosta and is filled with beautiful music, chairs, and of course floating tulips.

mp3: Headlights - Cherry Tulips

The next video is for Our Love Will Make The World Go Round by Meligrove Band. Directed and animated by Mike White this vid takes me back to the days when Saturday Morning cartoons were awesome even if they were on at 6am. The song is pretty awesome too.

mp3: Meligrove Band - Our Love Will Make The World Go Round


If you aren't able to swing the other big festivals going on this year, maybe this one will get you going. The SASQUATCH! Music Festival of Washington State has just announced the line up, the dates, and a pre sale. It's from May 24-26th (Memorial Day Weekend). Here's the line up:

R.E.M. / The Cure / The Flaming Lips U.F.O. Show / Death Cab For Cutie / Modest Mouse / M.I.A. / Flight Of The Conchords / Rodrigo Y Gabriela / Michael Franti & Spearhead / The Breeders / Built To Spill / The Hives / The Kooks / Tegan & Sara / Ghostland Observatory / Ozomatli / The New Pornographers / Blue Scholars / The National / Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks / Cold War Kids / Beirut / Rogue Wave / Okkervil River / Fleet Foxes / Kinski / Mates of State / Sera Cahoone / Crudo (featuring Mike Patton & Dan The Automator) / Battles / Destroyer / Dyme Def / The Blakes / Pela / Jamie Lidell / The Cops / Dengue Fever / Siberian / Say Hi / White Rabbits / David Bazan / The Little Ones / "Awesome" / Dead Confederate / The Heavenly States / 65daysofstatic / Grand Archives / Vince Mira with the Roy Kay Trio / Joshua Morrison / Throw Me The Statue / J. Tillman / The Shaky Hands / Thao Nguyen with the Get Down Stay Down / Matt Costa / The Cave Singers

Pretty sweet huh? Pre sale begins on March 8th here. On that weekend single day tickets are only $56.50 and three day packages are $154.50. After the 10th it's $66.50 per day. Or if you've got money simply falling out of your pockets you could buy a pair of VIP super tickets(only sold in pairs) for $750 per person granting you V.I.P. access, beer and wine, a buffet, a poster, a t-shirt, a bag, and private seating next to the sound board. Again this line up is pretty good, and if it were not for the fact that it's on the opposite side of the United States from me, I would definitely consider going.

mp3: Modest Mouse - Tiny Cities Made Of Ashes
mp3: M.I.A. - Paper Planes (Remix)
mp3: The Flaming Lips - Mr. Ambulance Driver
mp3: Death Cab For Cutie - Title And Registration
mp3: Built To Spill - Still Flat
mp3: Rogue Wave - Catform
mp3: Okkervil River - For Real
mp3: New Pornographers - These Are The Fables

The Run Down - Friday February 29, 2008

It's Friday and holy crap there's some main events toooonight! At George Washington University you can witness Via Audio and Tigercity. In Philly the Khyber has Bell Hollow's CD Release show with The Deadly Syndrome (seriously check these guys out), Apple of Dischord, and Red Orange Morning. In Virginia you can spy Junior League playing IOTA with High Society. In DC, at the Black Cat, Food For Animals, Apes (CD Release), and Kid Congo Powers battle it out on stage. Finally at the Red and The Black don't miss this show!!! One part The Lisps, one part Vandaveer, one part Audrey Ryan, makes a whole heck of an awesome show. Enjoy!

mp3: Food For Animals - Swampy Summer Jam --> website --> buy
mp3: Bell Hollow - Storm's End --> website --> buy
mp3: The Deadly Syndrome - Emily Pants --> website --> buy
mp3: The Lisps - Brackish Water --> website --> buy
mp3: Vandaveer - Crooked Mast --> website --> buy
mp3: Junior League - Nameless --> website --> buy
mp3: Via Audio - We Can Be Good --> website --> buy

Friday (I'm A Remix)

So...this week sped by quick...I think...I'll slow...it down...with a little...something...I call...dot...dot...dot...similar...to...yada...yada...yada...but...with the intention...of...reflecting on the week...that just...passed...by...I just read...that a man...was cured of blindness...by using his...son's tooth...they drilled.. a hole... in it... and...inserted a lens...through which...he now...sees...it's...called...Osteo-Odonto-Keratoprosthesis...or...OOKP...what have you...heard...lately?

mp3: Tegan & Sara - Back In Your Head (Tyler Fedchuk Remix)
mp3: Hot Chip - Just Like We Break Down (DFA Remix)
mp3: The Knife - Pass This On (M.A.N.D.Y. Remix)
mp3: Thom Yorke - Skip Divided (Modeselektor Remix)

image via Other


Beck Video, Joe Beats Tour, & Thrushes Remixed

Beck's got a great new video for Timebomb. Check it out.

mp3: Beck - Timebomb

Bonus crazy cool mashup of Timebomb and M.I.A.

mp3: The Illuminoids - BOY BOMB (Beck Vs. M.I.A.)


One of our favorite DJs, Joe Beats, has announced a new tour. Here's the dates:

mp3: Joe Beats - Black Heart


Finally, our local friends Thrushes recently gave news of a Heartbeats remix album coming out shortly. You can actually go vote for the remix you like the most over at senbaltimore.com. Do it now!

mp3: Thrushes - Heartbeats

Not Those United States, THESE UNITED STATES

So I've been waiting for this one for a while now. I think Jesse Elliott and David Strackany aka These United States have been waiting for it also. A Picture of the Three of Us at the Gate to the Garden of Eden is their brand spanking new LP that comes out on March 4th. For those that are unfamiliar with These United States, then let me bring you up to speed. They play soulful folk rock that doesn't blend with the ordinary too well. There's spice and flavor with each note and verse. And there's something else. Maybe it was the open mind I had when I first gave this album a listen. There was a freedom within the music that really allowed my thoughts to wander through this world created by Strackany's unique production and Elliott's emotional croon. I felt as if I was floating on a little row boat drifting out to sea, singing along with some fantasy melody, and it was the only thing keeping me sane. Strange, I know. But hey, I am what I am and These United States are that friggin good.

mp3: These United States - Jenni Anne --> website --> buy

Oh yeah...they're on a crazy 33 date tour (not including SXSW)(and when are these guys not touring?) Here are the dates:

03/03 - Experiment #1 - Arlington, VA - IOTA, 03/04 - Experiment #2 - Richmond, VA - Gallery 5, 03/05 - Experiment #3 - Chapel Hill, NC - Nightlight, 03/06 - Experiment #4 - Asheville, NC - The Rocket Club, 03/07 - Experiment #5 - Athens, GA - Flicker, 03/08 - Experiment #6 - Birmingham, AL - Jonathan Benton Bookseller, 03/10 - Experiment #7 - Shreveport, LA - The Actor's Cafe, 03/11 - Experiment #8 - Dallas, TX - Club DaDa, 03/12 - SXSW - Austin, TX - Emo's Main Room, Terrorbird/ForceField Party, 03/13 - SXSW - Austin, TX - Cream Vintage, DC Does TX Party, 03/14 - SXSW - Austin, TX - AfterTheJumpFest Party, 03/16 - Experiment #9 - El Paso, TX - Q8, 03/18 - Experiment #10 - Tucson, AZ - Plush, WXSW Festival, 03/19 - Experiment #11 - Phoenix, AZ - Trunk Space, 03/20 - Experiment #12 - San Diego, CA - The Epicentre, 03/21 - RADIO - Los Angeles, CA - Indie 103, 03/21 - Experiment #13 - Los Angeles, CA - Echo Curio03/22 - Experiment #14 - Merced, CA - The Partisan, 03/23 - Experiment #15 - San Francisco, CA - Hotel Utah, 03/25 - Experiment #16 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios, 03/26 - Experiment #17 - Seattle, WA - Sunset Tavern03/27 - Experiment #18 - Boise, ID - Area Code03/28 - Experiment #19 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge, 03/29 - Experiment #20 - Denver, CO - Hi-Dive, 03/31 - Experiment #21 - Minneapolis, MN - 400 Bar, 04/01 - Experiment #22 - Des Moines, IA - Vaudeville Mews. 04/02 - RADIO - Iowa City, IA - KRUI 89.7, 04/02 - Experiment #23 - Iowa City, IA - Mission Creek Fest, 04/03 - TROT - Rock Island, IL - Daytrotter Encore Session, 04/03 - Experiment #24 - Chicago, IL - The Hideout, 04/04 - RADIO - Cincinnati, OH - WOXY Lounge Act, 04/04 - Experiment #25 - Louisville, KY - The 930, 04/05 - Experiment #26 - Lexington, KY - The Dame, 04/07 - Experiment #27 - Providence, RI - AS220, 04/08 - Experiment #28 - Somerville, MA - P.A.'s Lounge, 04/09 - Experiment #29 - Portsmouth, NH - Studio Verte, 04/10 - Experiment #30 - New York, NY - Cake Shop, 04/11 - Experiment #31 - Brooklyn, NY - Union Hall, 04/12 - Experiment #32 - Baltimore, MD - Talking Head, 04/13 - Experiment #33 - Washington, DC - Black Cat

The Run Down - Thursday February 28, 2008

Baltimore's got Thursday on LOCK DOWN. That's right. Three shows. Pick 'em. At the 8x10 you can catch Caleb Stine and The Brakemen along with John Doe. At the Metro Gallery you can groove to Laromlab along with Notendo, Net Dreams, and Robot Cowboy. Finally at the G Spot you can get along with Beach House and their newly released album. They're performing alongside Diapensia and Papercuts. Get in on it!

mp3: Caleb Stine and The Brakemen - Devil --> website --> buy
mp3: Laromlab - Phat and Phunky Pt. 1 --> website --> buy
mp3: Beach House - Lovelier Girl --> website --> buy


Pasta Vs. Panther

Music has really been kicking my butt as of late. First Vampire Weekend, then MGMT, then Yeasayer, now Panther. This Portland duo just released their debut 14 KT God on Kill Rock Stars and it's a head trip in every sense of the word. Panther forces you to make up new phrases to describe the music that the play. I'll call it danciehalliefunkytastindierocknroll. Some how the ghost of James Brown is channeling his energy through Charlie Salas-Humara, but he gets confused along the way and just loses it. Wait a minute. Scrap that analogy. It's like LCD Soundsystem lost the power supply for all their fancy electronic gizmos and decided to just kick old school...super awesome old school. Mix that with afro/cuban/brazilian/bonham beats by Joe Kelly and you've got one friggin bees knees type band in Panther. Don't say I didn't warn you. Check them out at the Red and the Black in DC on March 20th and at the Khyber in Philly on March 21st.

mp3: Panther - On The Lam --> website --> buy
mp3: Panther - What You Hear

The Run Down - Wednesday February 27, 2008

Well well well Wednesday...some good shows indeed. If you didn't catch Wilco at the 9:30 club last night, then try again tonight for their second show. Philly has two winers tonight. First there's The Spinning Leaves, Hezekiah jones, Macgregor Burns Band, Monadnoc, The Low Down, and Nu Cultures at The Fire. Finally you can stroll over to First Unitarian Church to see St. Vincent and Foreign Born.

mp3: Wilco - I'm A Wheel --> website --> buy
mp3: The Spinning Leaves - Bridges For Free --> website
mp3: Hezekiah Jones - Nothing's Bound --> website --> buy
mp3: Macgregor Burns Band - Drink Anything --> website
mp3: St. Vincent - Your Lips Are Red --> website --> buy
mp3: Foreign Born - The Entryway --> website --> buy


The Run Down - Tuesday February 26, 2008

Tuesday is here and there doesn't seem to be any shortage of shows. DC is where it's at tonight! You have the choice of seeing Wilco at the 9:30 club, St. Vincent and Foreign Born at the Rock and Roll Hotel, or Barton Carroll and Dave Ihmels and the Red and the Black. If you're up in Philly make sure you check out Bowerbirds, Phosphorescent, and Ginmarco Cilli at Johnny Brenda's. Have a good one.

mp3: Bowerbirds - Slow Down --> website --> buy
mp3: Wilco - Hummingbird --> website --> buy
mp3: St. Vincent - Paris Is Burning --> website --> buy
mp3: Foreign Born - Union Hall --> website --> buy
mp3: Barton Carroll - Certain Circles --> website --> buy

Toofer Toosday - Miwa Gemini & Radar Bros.

Miwa Gemini is a musician from New York who has a new LP, This I s How I Found You coming out on March 18th on Rockpark Records. Gemini brings me back to the first time I heard bands like Persephone's Bees or maybe Cat Power. Whispers of piano, guitar, and mandolin line the recesses of each song. They live there quietly moving the melody and tempo as Miwa's voice sleepily paints lush lyrics over them. The end result are late night songs that settle in your mind and resonate for hours after the first note. She seems to be playing east and west coasts in the coming months, but her next show is on March 8th at LIT in New York.

mp3: Miwa Gemini - Pieces --> website --> buy
mp3: Miwa Gemini - Something Ordinary

As many might know, Radar Bros. just released a new album, Auditorium, this year on Merge Records. When I hear bands like Radar Bros. a smile slowly brews across my face. The Radar Bros. play soulful light indie rock coupled with songwriting chops in the same room as Tom Waits and Tom Petty. I know what you're saying. "Here's some blogger throwing Waits and Petty into their review of some band again." Well, I may be "some blogger", but Radar Bros. are not "some band". They're a band that hits you with country twanged vocal harmonies and soothing guitar lines every chance they get. WATCH OUT! They've got me. They'll get you too. Especially if you're at SXSW this year. They are playing on the 12th for the Forcefield PR Party @ Emo Jrs, the 13th @ End of an Ear Record and Tapes, the 14th @ The Parish for the Merge showcase, and the 15th @ the Urban Outfitters Party and the Pop Culture Party.

mp3: Radar Bros. - Happy Spirits --> website --> buy
mp3: Radar Bros. - Morning Bird


We Have A Contest - Grand Ole Party

UPDATED: We have a winner!!! Congratulations Alex K from NJ! We hope you enjoy the album as much as we did. There are many reasons to love San Diego. The sun. The beach. The zoo. Vito. And now....Grand Ole Party (which we have a contest for...check out the end of the post). This band has the spirit and energy of classic rock bands like Led Zeppelin and Jefferson Airplane, yet being a three piece outfit, their sound is crisper and cleaner. There's no effects and psychedelic swirlings spoiling the honest to goodness rock being produced. The stand out is Kristin Gundred's voice. It drives the songs and drums up distant memories of Janis Joplin. Except Joplin didn't play drums. There's something about the singer/drummer combo that is just...cool. They've already played with a host of awesome acts like Rilo Kiley, Vampire Weekend (who?), and The Yeah Yeah Yeahs. They'll also be playing the upcoming SXSW then touring with Rogue Wave in April. They stop off on that tour to the First Unitarian Church In Philly on April 15th and the 9:30 Club in DC on April 16th. Their debut album Humanimals was just released on DH Records earlier in February. You might want to go grab yourself a copy...or...oh yeah...THERE'S A SWEET CONTEST RIGHT HERE ON THIS BLOG FOR A T-SHIRT AND CD!!! Just leave your email in the comments and by the end of the week we'll select a random winner. So if you like it, do yourself a favor and throw your name into the proverbial hat. Hooray!

mp3: Grand Ole Party - Nasty Habits --> website --> buy
mp3: Grand Ole Party - Look Out Young Son

Random Randomness For A Random World

So here we are alone together. You part the waters from off to on. You're the good things inside and out.

image by Dixon via Wooster Collective


The Run Down - Sunday February 24, 2008

There are a great plethora of shows tonight. Usually this never happens on a Sunday, but this is a crazy world we live in, isn't it? Here in Baltimore there is a magnificent line up at the Ottobar with Daniel Johnston, Jason Dove and The Magic Whip, and Lizz King. In DC you don't want to miss Bowerbirds at the Black Cat playing with Deleted Scenes and Kitty Hawk. Also in DC The City Veins, Lights Resolve, Shanghai Thrills, and Fall Back Plan all play the Red and The Black. Go ahead and savor this last day of the weekend.

mp3: Bowerbirds - My Oldest Memory --> website --> buy
mp3: Deleted Scenes - Day Off Work --> website --> buy
Kitty Hawk - Move Me --> website
mp3: Daniel Johnston - True Love Will Find You In The End --> website --> buy
mp3: Jason Dove - So You Know --> website --> buy
mp3: The City Veins - Don't See It Coming --> website --> buy


The Run Down - Saturday February 23, 2008

There are some great shows today, and you better hustle if you want to catch one of them. Thrushes is playing Space 2640 here in Baltimore from 10am-12pm for a Rocknromp show featuring the author of Alternadad, Neil Pollack. It's all ages (duh). Later on tonight in Baltimore you can catch an amazing show at the Metro Gallery with Telesma, Aligning Minds, and DJ Knowledges. Down in DC Daniel Johnston plays the Black Cat along with Benjy Ferree. Finally up in Philly, you don't want to miss The Sw!ms, The Besties, Cordova, and Castles at the North Star.

mp3: Thrushes - Heartbeats --> website --> buy
mp3: Telesma - Immanence --> website --> buy
mp3: Daniel Johnston - True Love Will Find You In The End --> website --> buy
mp3: Benjy Ferree - The Countryside --> website --> buy
mp3: The Sw!ms - We Need Lava --> website --> buy


In The Kitchen With Bellman Barker Part 3

So here we are on the third and final chapter of my epic conversation with the awe inspiring Bellman Barker. The night was growing late. My senses were weary, but we pressed on knowing that this could very well be the greatest interview conducted in the history of mankind...sort of.

PP: When your soul speaks, what does it say?

PP: Those aren't even words...oh well. If you could add one instrument or piece of technology to your life, what would it be?

PP: Hells yeah! If you had a budget for a super spectacular stage show, what would you go for?

PP: Hmmm...you guys seem to enjoy felines a bit, huh? What songs have you covered?

PP: What songs would you like to cover?

PP: Please let me hear it when you do!!! Are you working on new material?

PP: Those are monkeys...you work with monkeys? Explain.

PP: That didn't explain anything. Explain...your song writing process.

PP: I saw that one coming. Okay, let's try this: As a child what music had the biggest influence on you?

PP: Nice. What are you reading?



PP: Again with the lions. Favorite smurf?

PP: Favorite dwarf?

PP: Favorite time of day?

PP: So those answers tell me that you are angry, vain, and like to PAAAARRTEEE! Nice! m If your band was an animal, what would it be?

PP: I don't even know why I asked that. I already knew the answer. Fill in the blank. ________ is the root of all evil.

PP: Don't ever talk about coffee that way. Fill in the blank. Happiness is _____________.

PP: Fill in the blank. All I want for Christmas is ___________.

PP: Where do you get this stuff from. Fill in the blank. Hand is to glove as Bellman Barker is to _______________.

On that note, I thank you all for reading. This was the first of which will hopefully be an ongoing feature of this blog. Bellman Barker definitely started it off with a bang. I can't thank them enough. You can catch them tomorrow night in Deleware at Mojo 13, Feb. 27th @ GWU, and March 21st @ the Black Cat with Le Loup and The Ruby Suns. Go support 'em!!!

mp3: Bellman Barker - Two Bees --> website --> buy

Say Hi To Say Hi

Say Hi formerly Say Hi To Your Mom is and surrounds Eric Elbogen. I remember listening to Say Hi To Your Mom years back and assuming an affinity for it. I guess it slowly faded to the nether regions of my hard drive, because I had to search to find it again. The search was brought on by this new album, The Wishes And The Glitch, he just released. Something was different with this album from the previous releases. Call it an emotional change, a thematic change, or a change of sound. Whatever. It was a change. And I quite enjoyed it. Maybe it was the move to Seattle...or the change in name. He succeeds where others have failed. Electro pop is a difficult genre to be in. You can easily be labeled the next 'Postal Service' just for the use of electronic beats and melodramatic lyrics. A lot of these bands just fade into oblivion. Why? They let the technology distort their style of song writing. This is not the case with Say Hi. Elbogen has his fingerprints ingrained in each beat, whistle, croon, guitar note, and sample on The Wishes And The Glitch. This allows me to listen and love the sarcastic lyrics and catchy hooks rather than scratch my head over some bizarre sample or over layered sonic fuzz. You can catch Eric and Say Hi on March 3rd @ Johnny Brenda's in Philly or March 4th at the Black Cat in DC.

mp3: Say Hi - Toil & Trouble --> website --> buy
mp3: Say Hi - Shakes Her Shoulders

The Run Down - Friday February 22, 2008

As usual, Friday brings a slew of great shows. Here in Baltimore The Macgregor Burns Band, Good Guise, and The Break Ups play the Ottobar. In DC the Black Cat has the show of the week with Travis Morrison Hellfighters, The Epochs, and Zulu Pearls. In Philly you could go see Atlas Sound, Valet, and White Rainbow at Johnny Brenda's or The Alien Architect, Children of Jah, Waheed, and Ghetto Songbird at The Fire.

mp3: The MacGregor Burns Band - Drink Anything --> website
mp3: Travis Morrison - Any Open Door --> website --> buy
mp3: Zulu Pearls - Ways To Wind You Up --> website --> buy
mp3: The Epochs - Right On --> website --> buy
mp3: Atlas Sound - Knife (Grizzly Bear Cover) --> website --> buy
mp3: Valet - Kehaar --> website --> buy


On Tour - Spoon, B.R.M.C., Iron & Wine, Taken By Trees

There a number of tours either just starting or launching pre sales.

Iron & Wine have just set up a load of dates for April. Get tickets here.

Apr 9: New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
Apr 10: Tallahassee, FL @ The Moon FSU
Apr 11: Orlando, FL @ The Plaza Theatre
Apr 12: Ft Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution Live
Apr 13: Jacksonville, FL @ Freebird Live
Apr 14: Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
Apr 15: Chapel Hill, NC @ Memorial Hall at UNC
Apr 16: Richmond, VA @ The Nationa
Apr 17: Greensburg, PA @ Palace Theater
Apr 18: Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Theater
Apr 19: Grand Rapids, MI @ Calvin College Fine Arts Center
Apr 20: Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall
Apr 21: Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre
Apr 22: Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre

mp3: Iron & Wine - Peace Beneath The City

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club have also announced a tour being supported by The Duke Spirit. Tickets here.

Apr 16 The Intersection Grand Rapids, Michigan
Apr 17 Frankie’s Toledo, Ohio
Apr 18 Mad Hatter Club Covington, Kentucky
Apr 19 The Dame Lexington, Kentucky
Apr 22 Visulite Theatre Charlotte, North Carolina
Apr 23 40 Watt Athens, Georgia
Apr 24 The Valarium Knoxville, Tennessee
Apr 25 The Pageant St. Louis, Missouri
Apr 26 Liberty Hall Lawrence, Kansas
May 1 Canopy Club Urbana / Champaign, Illinois
May 2 Turner Hall Milwaukee, Wisconsin
May 3 High Noon Saloon Madison, Wisconsin
May 19 Antone’s Nightclub Austin, Texas

mp3: B.R.M.C. - Love Burns
mp3: The Duke Spirit - Lion Rip

Taken By Trees (Vivtoria Bergsman of the Concretes) has announced some select east and west coast dates for February and March. Here they are:

Feb 21 Other Music, NY
Feb 22 Hiro Ballroom, NY
Feb 23 Museum Of Fine Arts, Boston
Feb 25 Musee Juste Pour Rire, Montreal
Feb 28 The Roxy, LA
Mar 01 Great American Music Hall, San Francisco
Mar 04 Triple Door, Seattle

mp3: Taken By Trees - Lost And Found

Finally, we were pleased to find out that SPOON HAS ANNOUNCED SOME SPRING DATES!!! Oh and they're touring with The Walkmen and White Rabbits!!! Holy crap that's a phenomenal show. Pre-sale tickets are here.

April 2nd Kansas City, MO Uptown Theater
April 4th Chicago, IL Vic Theatre
April 5th Cincinnati, OH Bogart's
April 6th Detroit, MI Emerald Theatre
April 7th Pittsburgh, PA Carnegie Music Hall
April 9th New York, NY Terminal 5 (w/o The Walkmen & White Rabbits)
April 10th Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory (w/The Walkmen)
April 12th Norfolk, VA Norva
April 14th Atlanta, GA Center Stage Theatre of Atlanta
April 16th Fort Lauderdale, FL Revolution
April 18th Nashville, TN Vanderbilt Alumni Lawn (w/o Wlakmen & White Rabbits)
April 19th Indianapolis, IN Vogue

mp3: Spoon - The Way We Get By (MY!GAY!HUSBAND! Remix)

If You're Going To SXSW....

There's a couple of SXSW shows that feature bands that we enjoy greatly at Pasta Primavera. If you're heading out that way in March, be sure to check out Georgie James, Le Loup, Pash, Middle Distance Runner, These United States, Carol Bui, Jukebox The Ghost, and Exit Clov at the Cream Vintage Store on the 13th. The address is 2532 Guadalupe Street. Another band that we adore playing SXSW is Ravens & Chimes. They hit the SXSW day stage on the 13th and a showcase at Club Deville on the 14th. If you catch either of these shows, please feel free to let us know how it went.

mp3: Georgie James - You Can Have It --> website --> buy
mp3: Le Loup - Planes Like Vultures --> website --> buy
mp3: Pash - 1000 Cranes --> website --> buy
mp3: Middle Distance Runner - Monochrome Boys --> website --> buy
mp3: These United States - Diving Boards Pointed At The Sky --> website --> buy
mp3: Jukebox The Ghost - Victoria --> website --> buy
mp3: Exit Clov - Working Class Hero --> website --> buy
mp3: Ravens & Chimes - General Lafayette! You Are Not Alone! --> website --> buy

In The Kitchen With Bellman Barker Part 2

So here's the second installment of the spectacle that is Bellman Barker. My mind was throbbing from the first wave of images and video, but it was about to get a lot more interesting....

PP: What's your musical guilty pleasure?

PP: Holy crap that's some good stuff. Which band member has the most delusions of grandeur?

PP: Should have known. Bass players...they're all the same. Which band member has the most delusions in general?


PP: That's a lion...oh...I see. What will be the next big thing in music?

PP: Robot rock? I've always thought that shining moment of success was to be included in a Jeopardy question. What would your answer be to the Jeopardy question, "Who is Bellman Barker?"
BB: "This one hit wonder toiled for twenty years before finally scoring a hit song that actually started as a rolaids commercial."

PP: What color is your music?

PP: Oh Hugh. So tell me, what is your motto?

PP: I thought that was Starbuck's motto. When touring what's the ride like?

PP: Kickin' it old school. If you had the opportunity to "pimp" that ride, what would be the end result?

PP: Where did you all meet?

PP: Who is your idol?

PP: I think he's everyone's idol. How large is your music collection?

PP: Awwwww. What is your favorite instrument?

PP: I always thought there should be a handle there. Continuing on...if there was a giant bonfire in the center of the city and it was mandatory for you to bring one item to be incinerated, what would it be?

PP: Mmmm...chicken. Star Trek or Star Wars?

PP: There's the proof of Roger Clemens and steroids. What's in your current music rotation right now?

PP: Same here. What's the most amazing thing you've ever seen?

PP: If you could sit down with any person who has ever existed and ask them a question, who would it be and what would you ask?
Aaron(BB lead singer/guitarist): I would ask Tom(BB bass player) why he has to be such a jerk all the time.

PP: I see....so...what super power do you have?

PP: Nice.

And that's not all folks. Stay tuned for the final chapter of Pasta Primavera Vs. Bellman Barker!!

mp3: Bellman Barker - In Their Defense --> website --> buy