Saturday, January 31, 2004

RIAA Radar - tool for music consumers to distinguish whether an album was released by a member of the Recording Industry Association of America. Also offers lists of RIAA-free albums - official site for former ABBA singer Agnetha Faltskog. Features articles, bio, links, music, news, photos, and more
Auditory Sculpture - keyboard wizard Keith Schreiner blends the abstract, the emotional, and the impish in his music
Boon Companion - Americana duo from San Diego

Thursday, January 29, 2004

The Upbeat Beatles - a U.K.-based Beatles tribute band available to hire for live concerts or performances at weddings and other events
Earplug is an email newsletter dedicated to electronic music and its many dynamic styles and influences. Every two weeks a new issue features a hand-picked selection of music news, cultural spotlights, tip sheets, CD reviews, and original features, as well as previews and reviews of important festivals and live events across the globe

Wednesday, January 28, 2004

Baltimore Stormin' Brainz - collective of musically creative minds in the realm of electronic music
londonimprov - features event listings, MP3s, photos, video clips, and articles about improvised music in London and internationally

Tuesday, January 27, 2004

Somewhere in Time - featuring big band, dance, and swing music of the 1930s and 1940s
ICE Magazine: Release Dates - calendar of new releases and reissues
All Music Guide: New Releases - sorted by release date and genre
Heavy Metal Parking Lot - filmed in a parking lot just before a Judas Priest show in 1986, the movie portrays the lives of true heavy metal fans in all their glory
Two Gallants - San Francisco duo playing garage rock and soul merged with poetic imagery
Green Preservation Society - duo creating music tinged with psychedelia from Abbey Road and a '90 shoegazer mentality
The Fever - New Yorkers balancing angular and melodic punkish rock
400 Blows - three-piece from Los Angeles featuring taut, relentless, rhythm-heavy grooves, and intense sonic live shows

Saturday, January 24, 2004

Immortal: The Official Website - features reviews, message board, news, and announcements, including the band's decision to break up in 2003

Wednesday, January 21, 2004 - sample, stream, download, or buy music
Maverick Records: Story of the Year - official page from the label, with album info, music videos, and more
Zoey - official site of the female pop vocalist and songwriter from Japan
Jeff Foxworthy - official site with tour info, jokes, multimedia, and more

Saturday, January 17, 2004

Boblog - weblog by former Husker Du and Sugar frontman Bob Mould
Fine Knacks - Christopher Schaub's Renaissance lute and voice blog documenting his daily practice, including a new daily recording of a piece he is working on

Thursday, January 15, 2004

City Lights Project - providing jazz in Portland, Oregon. Standards, vocals, instrumentals, and originals. Available for events
Moonlight Feels Right - official site of the band Starbuck features bio, discography, and store
Purcell Quartet - baroque chamber music ensemble. Provides touring and recording information, as well as reviews and programmes
Boise Baroque - professional performing ensemble comprised of a chamber orchestra and chorus of approximately fifty musicians
Trio Uccellini - Amsterdam ensemble playing baroque music for recorder and basso continuo. News, reviews, repertoire, and more
Lora Tchekoratova - Bulgarina pianist. Featuring biography, reviews, and live recordings

Wednesday, January 14, 2004

Venus Hum - official site featuring community resources, a band biography, music, and information on upcoming shows
Kuo Po - official site. Features profile, photos, and updates
Wendi Koh - official website. Features profile, photos, and updates
Bonobo - Brighton-based Simon Green creates acessible, relaxed beatscapes
Natasha Paremski - official site for the pianist. Includes a biography, calendar of performances, and a repertoire
RipDigital - converts music CDs to a digital music library

Tuesday, January 13, 2004

The Van-Dells - oldies show group specializing in '50s and '60s rock'n'roll. Sings a cross section of oldies and combines a unique blend of comedy, choreography, tight harmonies, and costume changes
Trillville - includes video, news, and tour dates for the rap group
Peter and The Wolf - a modern take on Sergei Prokofiev's Peter and The Wolf, with music performed by Gavin Friday and the Friday-Seezer Ensemble, and an accompanying book illustrated by Bono and his daughters. Proceeds benefit the Irish Hospice Foundation

Saturday, January 10, 2004

Franz Ferdinand - official site. Features news, sounds, and the history of the Glasgow-based band
Musicplasma - tool that allows users to indentify all the artists that fit their musical tastes

Wednesday, January 07, 2004

Six and Out - band made up of Australian cricketers, including Brett Lee. Includes gig guide, photos, and download samples
Apple: GarageBand - turns your Mac into an anytime, anywhere recording studio packed with hundreds of instruments and a recording engineer or two for good measure

Tuesday, January 06, 2004

The Hidden Song Archive - provides information on hidden CD tracks from all types of albums and artists
Queens of the Stone Age News - offers news updates and lyrics to their songs
Crüxshadows Official Web Site - features news, discography, a gallery, and merchandise for the darkwave band
Dave Nachmanoff - about the singer-songwriter, virtuoso instrumentalist, and retired philosopher. Offers information on performances, media, and songwriting workshops

Saturday, January 03, 2004

World Idol: Kurt Nilsen - profile and video footage of the singer and winner of Norway's Pop Idol and the first World Idol title
Say It With Music - webpage for Jamie Yeo's radio program airing on Thursday and Friday evenings
Fenrik Lane - official site of the Norwegian rock band featuring lead singer Kurt Nilsen