The legendary Toots and the Maytals will perform tomorow in San Francisco. I always liked this band because I could listen to reggae in front of people who usually do not like this genre.
Thing is they are really talented, and have succeded in creating universal singles such as 54-46, Pressure Drop, and Funky Kingston. Skinheads (the nice ones, not the damn racists) used to listen Toots and the Maytals all day long, so did I, so many did.
The winter is coming, fight it with sunny Jamaican vibes. Maybe I should remember some of you that these guys play Ska and Roots Rock Reggae.
Elektro Nerdz are the house and electronic dance music group originally hailing from Miami, who are now operating out of The Village in NYC, and they will be rocking clubs all over the U.S. within the next year. The duo is comprised of DJ/Producers Jhon Isaak and Cid, whom are educated in the art of synths, drums, bass, and have the ability to make you want to dance. The new single ‘Bad Bad Dream’ was released earlier this month, and is blowing up all over the internet and iTunes. Follow the Elektro Nerdz on Twitter and Facebook for updates and new releases, get ready for the takeover.
Check out at ElektroNerdz for all of their singles and links to other outlets.
Here's a taste of what you can expect.
As of late - much to the delight of South Floridian eccentric music lovers - many 'indie' artisits have been making appearances. Miami, thought by many to be a city most acts of the underground persuasion tend to see as a no-fly-zone, has recently been overrun by bands such as Vampire Weekend, Yeasayer, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes, LCD Soundsystem, Phoenix, MGMT, Thievery Corporation and Massive Attack... and, coming up, the great folk revelation, Iron and Wine.
Iron and Wine is composed by one man - Samuel Beam. Beam, a South Carolina native, had been writing music for years before he decided to do it professionally. Beam was a professor of cinematography and film in the University of Miami when a friend of his let him borrow a four-track recorder to mess around with.
Today I got some steady rocking grooves for ya’ll. Some hard hitting Tech-Funk beats to a soulful Indie rock ballad. You guys are going to love this one, This being my first post I thought I would treat you to my life story in the form of other peoples music.
First off… PLEASUREKRAFT!
It’s been 10 years since Green Velvet released the original La La Land. The track is now considered to be a classic in the club scene and with Pleasurekraft’s “Sideshow” Remix it has made a hell of a comeback.
A sideshow it is, This track will get you jumping up in your seat asking for more while making you ask yourself if you are on an intense acid trip. Don’t worry, you are completely sane! You are just experiencing the intense vocoded funk that is Kalle Ronngardh & Kaveh Soroush AKA Pleasurekraft.
Blondie will perform a show in Riverside, California. I never heard what the band looks like now. They might have some few more wrinkles, and the band changed a little bit. Fans however say they are still bloody alive.
One thing is pretty cool with Blondie : this music doesn't belong to a specific genre or a time period. Of course you will remember the good old days by listening to their singles, but the music doesn't look old to me.
Blondie on November 18 at Fox Performing Arts Center RIVERSIDE. You will find your tickets here.
The official music video for "Black Sheep" by Canadian rock quartet Metric from the Scott Pilgrim vs. the World soundtrack debuts today. The video was shot live in July 2010 at Comic-Con in San Diego, California shortly following a screening of Scott Pilgrim. The action-comedy stars Michael Cera, and is directed by filmmaker Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz). Nigel Godrich, the celebrated producer who has worked on albums by Radiohead, Beck, Paul McCartney, Travis and many others, serves as executive producer on the soundtrack.
Check out the video below!
The MTV Europe Music Awards stopped in Madrid yesterday. You might not have the time to watch the whole show so I made a list of the winners for your eyes only. If you still want tou watch the show, here is the link you need.
Eva Longoria was the master of ceremony. She had a pimpilicious full of diamonds microphone, and more than ten different outfits during the ceremony.
As you can see this skewer of winners looks pretty deliscious for kids, but could suffer from a lack of taste for the others.
When you listen to a band called The Dance Party, there's a certain expectation that comes along with the music. Namely, that the album, suggestively titled Touch, will allow you to pop it in the stereo/Ipod speaker at your next sloppy house party, and not have to worry that some slow-tempo downer song will come on and ruin the mood. Maybe this dance party you're having is one that consists of yourself, dancing alone in your room. Whichever the case, The Dance Party's full-length debut for a major label, the aforementioned Touch, perfectly fulfills any and all of these requirements.
Stepping into legendary shoes is never easy, no matter how much prowess an artist brings to the table. Well, that is just what Mark Karan did in 1998, filling in for the incomparable Jerry Garcia with The Other Ones, a band formed by former members of the Grateful Dead.
Karan went on to become a member of another “Dead”-inspired band RatDog and has been since 98. Karan not only filled a serious void “Deadheads” would be craving if these eclectic bands not existed but in the process, the man who is clearly one of the most accomplished guitarists in the past 20 years became a legend in his own right.
Unless you've been under a rock for the past five months, you've heard of the Indie group Temper Trap. Australian natives Dougy Mandagi, Jonathon Aherne, Lorenzo Sillitto, Sebastian Kirwan, and Toby Dondas have been taking the U.S. by storm.
"It's been absolutely amazing. We're just glad to be out here and doing something," the band said. Their debut single "Sweet Disposition" hit the Billboard charts top ten almost overnight, and album Conditions became an instant classic for hungry Indie Rock lovers, seeking something out of the norm. But be careful placing them in the dreaded Indie Genre Box. "We describe it as Alternative Rock. It's alternative to things that are going on out there. Indie is such a bastardized term these days. We're trying to do something a little different," they explained.