Saturday, December 6, 2008


my heart just skipped a beat.

thank you Brooklyn Vegan. thank you so much. I have been periodically checking out this band's MYSPACE page for new tour dates and always have been disappointed.

FINALLY, MY TIME HAS COME! February 4th! that's only 2 months away!

best damn opening band of my life. one of the greatest live acts out there. if you see a show within a 50 mile radius of your residence, GO. this band will change your life.

um, I think that speaks for itself.

Dec 6 - Bowery Ballroom New York, New York
Dec 7 - Webster Hall New York, New York
Dec 9 - Bluebird Nightclub Bloomington, Indiana
Dec 10 - Mercy Lounge Nashville, Tennessee
Dec 11 - Bottletree Birmingham, Alabama
Dec 12 - Juanitas Little Rock, Arkansas
Dec 13 - Opolis Norman, Oklahoma
Dec 15 - Santa Fe Brewing Co. Santa Fe, New Mexico
Dec 16 - Solar Culture Tuscon, Arizona
Jan 16 - EL REY Theatre (Headline Show) Los Angeles, California
Feb 4 - Bottom of the Hill San Francisco, California
Feb 5 2009 Doug Fir Lounge, Portland, OR
Feb 6 2009 The Tractor Tavern, Seattle, WA
Feb 7 2009 Media Club, Vancouver B.C
Feb 9 2009 The Neurolux, Boise, Idaho
Feb 10 2009 Kilby Court Gallery, Salt Lake City, Utah
Feb 11 2009 Hi-Dive, Denver, Colorado
Feb 13 2009 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Feb 15 2009 The Gargoyle Club, St. Louis, Missouri
Feb 16 2009 The Basement, Columbus, Ohio
Feb 17 2009 Brillobox, Pittsburgh, PA
Feb 18 2009 Castaways, Ithaca, New York
Feb 19 2009 Valentine’s, Albany, New York
Feb 20 2009 Middle East Downstairs, Cambridge MA
Feb 23 2009 Gravity Lounge, Charlottesville, VA
Feb 24 2009 The Pour House, Charleston, SC
Feb 25 2009 Drunken Unicorn, Atlanta, GA
Feb 26 2009 Alabama Music Box, Mobile, AL
Mar 1 2009 Pontiac Garage at HOB, Dallas, TX

Delta Spirit - People C'mon [mp3]

Friday, December 5, 2008

Band of the Week: The Morning Benders

I remember seeing these guys in the Daily Cal (our school's newspaper) before all of the internet buzz happened (during their support of The Kooks' and DCFC's tours). I was intrigued by their name and looked them up, liked their sound. Their album Talking Through Tin Cans is one of my favourites of the year

catch them TONIGHT at Rickshaw in the city at 8:30 with The Soft Pack (previously known as the Muslims)

the Berkeley based band is melodic heaven to the 7th degree.

for fans of: Voxtrot, Oh No! Oh My!, What Made Milwaukee Famous, Sondre Lerche, and of course, the very band that influenced them the most, The Beatles =)

The Morning Benders - Damnit Anna (hearya live sessions, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!)[mp3]

The Morning Benders - Waiting for a War [mp3]

The Morning Benders - I Was Wrong (daytrotter session) [mp3]

visit them on MYSPACE and have another amazing musical addiction. they are soon to be coheadlining a tour with the Submarines.

and buy their debut LP, Talking Through Tin Cans on AMAZON

watch the video for Waiting for the War below:

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Pictures from the Ben Sollee show last Monday

I JUST finished folding laundry, organizing my room and vacuuming/dusting it. I feel very accomplished. I also found my camera cord which means you all get to enjoy these pictures

I didn't get a photo with Ben because my batteries died by the end of the show =( but here is something almost as good:

[click on it.]

Monday, December 1, 2008

Sunday Morning Covers

I know it's super late, guys, sorry! I haven't been online for a couple of days

hope all is well, enjoy the belated tunes!

The White Stripes - Get Rhythm (Johnny Cash cover) [mp3]

The Morning Benders - I Won't Share You (Smiths cover) [mp3]

this song came to me in a dream. seriously. I heard it in my dream. this amazing Berkeley band (woot!) is dug deep in my subconscious.

Nirvana - The End (Doors cover) [mp3]

The Section Quartet - Time is Running Out (Muse cover) [mp3]

I love this band. I bought Fuzzbox after hearing this cover and their amazing cover of Juicebox. twas an excellent investment. there are copies for just 50 cents on AMAZON. go for it!

The Section Quartet - Juicebox (Strokes cover)[mp3]
mmh. so so good.

visit the Section Quartet on MYSPACE