Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Quote of The Day

"I hate New Year’s Eve, it’s always so anticlimactic”- People that don’t see live music every year.

Two For Tuesday : Face Melting Edition


Lay Low - MMJ
Grind - Alice in Chains

Monday, December 29, 2008


Gorgol Bordello - 12.27 Review


We just saw one of the best live shows of 2008 watching Gorgol Bordello perform @ Webster Hall this past Friday night. Their music is as mix of gypsi folk & punk rock - which they delivered full tilt - ultimately creating an energy above & beyond anything we've yet to see from a Webster audience. Their frontman Eugene Hutz is a straight-up superstar. The guy came out swilling from a bottle of red, a big F-U attitude & an energy usually reserved for encores only. The rest of the band is as tight as it gets. All in all - this outfit is the Real Deal Holyfield.

They play again tonight. See you there.

Wonderlust King - Gogol Bordello

Monday : I Hope I Didn't Wait Too Long


2 Days - 10 hours - 30 minutes - 2 seconds

While your waiting - enjoy this Jambase article naming MMJ "Band of The Year"

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Matisyahu @ Webster



Last night SDSG attended the 3rd show of Matsisyahu's "Festival of Lights" residency at Webster Hall. Truth b told - I've really never seen so many good looking jews rocking out all at once. Matisyahu, (aka Matt Miller) was a former Phish-head who converted to hasidic jewdisim & took his spirituality to a whole new level by forming a band and touring worldwide. His music is a mix of reggae beats, soulful singing and religious infused- hip hop styled rhymes. Last night he ran through a staple of songs, at one point bringing out his mothers 6th grade students to help sing on stage. All in all, I would have to say everyone left with big smiles on their faces & feeling pretty darn good.

King w/Out a Crown - Matisyahu

Tuesday, December 23, 2008


Questions for - Best Of

"I'm over 40. Yes, I'm very cool. The crowd at this party - is it 20 year olds, sideways hats and finger formations?? Would La Notte be more appropriate for sophisticated, intelligent, dancing girls who find boxer shorts better inside the pants???? many thanks"

"If it says "open bar "does that mean i drink for free"

"Hi - I received an email that I'm suppsoed to pick up my tickets at "will call"? Does that mean someone will call me?"

"What is the dress code for this event. Jordans, timberlands, baggy jeans, muscle shirts w/ decals - will this work?"

"I'm a model. I plan bringing (3) of my models friends to your NewYears party. Can we buy tickets?"

Two For Tuesday

Real Wild Child - Iggy Pop
L.E.S Artistes - Santogold

Monday, December 22, 2008

Watch This Every AM

McLovin's Cover "You Enjoy Myself"

Great band name. Great cover


Thursday, December 18, 2008

Rule of the Day

"I have a Jager machine in my bus and one in the dressing room. I also have a new dressing-room rule, which I started over the summer: You must remove one article of clothing- your pants, your top- ore else you are not allowed in my dressing room. So in order to come back and dance and party you gotta take off some clothing. That gets the fucking party started so quick. Everyone’s walking around topless, and shit’s going, music’s bumping, girls are dancing on the table, and you’re like, Okay this is perfect."

- Tommy Lee tells the new issue of Playboy

Ryan Adams / Oasis - I Missed Em Post


Even though I didn't get to attend last nights show @MSG, a few lady friends of SDSG did & one of em' had this to say " Dont Look Back in Anger was my fav last night, acoustic - sweeeet!!!!!

And there you have it.

Live Forever - Oasis
New York New York - Ryan Adams

Thursday Just Cuz Post


Wednesday, December 17, 2008



Wednesday Bomb Track


Wild Situation - Dennis Wilson

I really like this song. Taken from the late Dennis Wilson's solo record "Bamboo".

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


Phish to Headline Bonnaroo


So says Rollingstone

Not sure how I feel about this - but if there's ever a year to make it down to good ol' Tennessee Tennessee this is it. The BOSS is also expected to close out the festival Sunday night... Ally - should Trip book the tickets now or tommorrow?

My Friend My Friend - Phish

Animal Drum Solo

Two For Tuesday

Lawyers, Guns & Money- Warren Zevon
Heard It On the X - ZZ Top

Monday, December 15, 2008

New Music - LadyHawke


Just listened to her debut album for the first time yesterday - and I'm offically a fan. The below track is a monster. Enjoy!

Another Runaway - LadyHawke

Giant Monday Blues


Monday Blues? Yeah this fan's got em. Our boys in Blue looked dowright terrible yesterday in their loss to Dallas. 8 sacks?? Ooof. We now must turn our attention to the the Panthers who we'll be battling for conference supremcacy.

Not going be to be easy, but no one said it would be.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

This Will Make You Laugh

1978 or 2008?


Wednesday Playlist

Ting Tings - That's Not My Name
Don't You Evah - Spoon
You Dont Know What Love Is - White Stripes
Rent - Pepper
Tenderoni - Chromeo
No One's Better Sake - Little Joy
Without You - Silver Chair

Nothing Gold Can Stay - by Robert Frost

Nature's first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Langerado 09' Lineup Announced

Death Cab For Cutie • Thievery Corporation (Live) • Slightly Stoopid • Ryan Adams and the Cardinals • Dashboard Confessional • The Pogues • Matisyahu • Flogging Molly • Michael Franti & Spearhead • Broken Social Scene • Cafe Tacuba • Umphrey's McGee • The Disco Biscuits • Robert Randolph & The Family Band • Pepper • The Faint • Cold War Kids • Steel Pulse • Public Enemy • Gym Class Heroes • Tricky • Girl Talk • Chromeo • Mute Math • Bad Brains • Ozomatli • Against Me! • George Clinton & Parliament / Funkadelic • Tortoise • DeVotchKa • Black Kids • Grupo Fantasma • Holy F*ck • Budos Band • Tokyo Police Club • Lotus • The Virgins • The Gaslight Anthem • King Khan and the Shrines • Lucero • Murs • Ra Ra Riot • Tortured Soul • Rebelution • K'Naan • The Egg • Zac Brown Band • Tigercity • The Aggrolites • Cloud Cult • Spam Allstars • Rachel Goodrich • Blue King Brown • The Heavy Pets • Awesome New Republic • The Postmarks • Suenalo Sound System • Live Painting by LEBO

Slumdog Millionaire - WoW!

My mom put it best last week when she said " Don't walk...RUN to go see this movie!". The story follows a young man from the slums of India who somehow finds himself competing on the Indian version of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire". Curiously the questions he's asked all correlate to his gritty life story & he is able answer them accordingly. I know I stated in a previous post the "Man on Wire" was my favorite film of the year. Not anymore. Slumdog Millionaire stands alone. Great movie!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Grace Potter @ Webster = Suwwweet



Gettin ready for the show. Gonna be a good one.

Good Times


Are comin, comin...GOOD TIMES!!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

More Awesome Music: Blitzen Trapper


Their second album Furr is ridiculously good. Track by track I'm gonna have to say it stacks up against the best of 2008 without a doubt.

Do you even like GREAT music? Well do ya? Get some.

Black River Killer - Blizten Trapper
Furr - Blitzen Trapper

Great New Sound: Grouper


From Portland, Oregon, Grouper creates music perfect for late night / chilled out listening. The below is track is amazing.

Heavy Water / I'd rather Be Sleeping - Grouper

Ryan Adams Appreciation

God is this guy super talented. I was just reading his daily blog Foggy (thx for the heads up Steam Engine) & I don't think I've ever seen an artist whom effuses so much creativity. I mean the guy is constantly writing, recording, reading crazy books, blogging etc. The man just gets it done & I am thankful, as he is probably my favorite singer / songwriter of this generation. If you haven't picked up or listened to his latest effort " Cardinology" - do so immediately.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Just Cuz


Wednesday Lets Get it Done Post


"When was the last time a Cabinet had so many top-flight people regardless of political labels? When was the last time we had a president self-assured enough to entertain -- even welcome -- dissent? When was the last time we had an incoming president with these kinds of problems -- two wars and an economic crisis -- on his plate? The real change here is that ideology for its own sake is out; problem-solving is in."

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Phish - 25 Years Later

Today marks the 25th anniversary of Phish's 1st live performance. I myself attended the 20 year blowut in Boston and what a good time that was. In honor of this amazing VT born band and their impending reunion, I present the Phish video montage spanning there entire career. Enjoy!

R.S Top 100 Singers - Inside the Ballots


Rollingstone asked a bunch of different artists to name the top 25 singers of all time. Here are their submissions

Tuesday - A Letter to Plax.


Why Plaxico why!? You were the toast of the town after catching the winning pass in last years Superbowl. You just signed a huge contract for 35 million. Your team is the best in the NFL right now & appear to be headed back to the big dance (fingers crossed). You have ALL of this...& you decide to carry a loaded / unregistered pistol into a club two days before a huge interconference game!!??? I just cannot for the life of me understand how you could let your fans, teammates & all the people who believed in you down like that. Now your facing 3 1/2 years in jail at a minimum. Your lucky that you only shot yourdumbass and no one else was hurt. To say the whole thing is a tragedy would be an understatement. What a shame.