Saturday, July 30, 2011

The Strokes - Is This It: a decade of perfection

today marks the tenth anniversary of the greatest album ever released.
the world might be a mess but you can always seek refuge in this record and this band.

write about what Is This It means to you and enter HERE for a chance to win a vinyl copy of the album. here's my two cents.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Classic Track Thursday

the title track from State of Confusion (1983)

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

video: Slash joins The Strokes for "New York City Cops"

this video, which is seven years old, is awesome:

Scorsese to release new George Harrison biopic

according to, the film will

trace the late Beatle's life using rare photographs, video footage and even "unreleased Beatles footage," and is complemented with a coffee table book by Harrison's widow Olivia -- will air on HBO in North America over two nights (Oct. 5-6), with a British DVD release date of Oct. 10.

you can preorder the book on AMAZON

Monday, July 25, 2011

Grand Lake to collaborate with Rogue Wave's Zach Rogue

from the HAD press release:

Fresh from a spring of recording in their home studio in San Luis Obispo, California natives Grand Lake have been selected by Zach Rogue of Rogue Wave to join him on the live incarnation of his latest project, Release The Sunbird. The band will join Rogue on bass, drums, and lead guitar, with the lineup rounded out by Caitlin Gutenberger of Sacramento's Two Sheds. The ensemble will be in place through the end of the year, in support of Release The Sunbird's first full length, Come Back To Us, which drops this Tuesday, July 26th.

In addition to their role as a backing band, Grand Lake will also be opening for Release The Sunbird at select dates. This includes this week's shows at Los Angeles' Hotel Cafe, and San Francisco's Swedish American Music Hall. The shows will find Grand Lake in their latest lineup, featuring Jameson Swanagon on guitar, Josh Barnhart on drums and Caleb Nichols on guitar and vocal. In addition to their already prolific back catalog, the band will also be making the live debut of a selection of new material written in recent months.

Tickets to both shows are available now:

7/26 - Hotel Cafe - Los Angeles

7/28 - Swedish American Hall - San Francisco