Saturday, February 26, 2005

Yardbirds/Downliners Sect: Live In London/Burning Snow - A nifty 2fer. The Yardbirds recorded live in 1992 at the famed '100 Club' in London performing all the hits and a nice blues interlude with drummer Jim McCarty paying tribute to former Yardbird Eric Clapton with a rendering of 'Sitting On Top' of the world. 'Burning Snow' captures 'The Downliners Sect' in a blazing R&B set orignally heard broadcast over Radio Sweden
Wild Child: Live In Concert - Wild Child is the L.A. based act that has recreated the look and sound of The Doors for nearly twenty years. The band has traveled the world and routinely sells out the largest national act rock clubs in Southern California. This 22 song double disc CD has The Doors biggest hits as well as the classics
The Yellow Press - dueling guitars and clunky keyboard stabs from this Bay Area post-punk quartet
The Velvet Teen - infectious three-minute pop songs full of lush orchestral arrangements
The Roots of Orchis - with a sound structured around heavy beats, effective samples, and the melodically-compelling exchange between two bassists
Ringside - spit-polished pop-rock with pitch-perfect vocals and at a leisurely pace
One Leap - official site of the pop and alternative rock band
minipop - female-fronted dreampop band from the San Francisco Bay Area
Gladys Knight - official site from MCA Records with news, biography, events, downloads, and more
Vetiver - breezy chamber folk filled with glistening acoustic guitar lines and sighing bowed strings
United State of Electronica (U.S.E.) - infectiously poppy dance music
Blaine Larsen - official site of the country artist, with news, biography, and music info
The Duhks - Winnipeg, Manitoba-based band offers a true blend of Celtic and progressive bluegrass with songs in French and English

Friday, February 25, 2005

Kelley Stoltz - lo-fi San Francisco-based singer/songwriter
kNIFE & fORK - a soundtrack for dreams, rife with symphonic textures, rhythm, dissonance, and distortion saturated in ethereal vocal melody and harmony
Irving - jangly indie-pop from Los Angeles
The Impossible Shapes - Bloomington, Indiana-based lo-fi/psychedelic indie rock
The Heavenly States - dazzlingly executed pop music, and the only American band to tour Libya
The Golden Republic - with influences as far reaching as '70s glam rock and '80s new wave, to punk, garage, and soul
Giant Drag - where punk, grunge, and shoegazing emerge
From First to Last - magnetic amalgam of influences from hardcore, rock and roll, blood curdling metal, and punk rock
Nik Freitas - Central Valley indie-pop singer and songwriter
Fayvor Love - specializes in creating moody set pieces with paranoid energy and literary smarts
Every Move a Picture - blending a danceable mix of synths, guitars, and hard-hitting vocals
Earlimart - wistful, buzzy rock from this Los Angeles trio
Nicolai Dunger - Swedish singer/songwriter telling timeless tales of love, pain, happiness, and melancholy
Death From Above 1979 - Canadian duo who mix hardcore punk, synthesizers, metal riffs, and dancey noise-rock
The Comas - Chapel Hill, NC, space-poppers weaving synths, samples, and drum machines within their melancholy tunes
Chow Nasty - bass-driven punk bravado with drum machines
Built Like Alaska - creating enchanting melodies which portray the rural life of central California
Lyfe Jennings - official site from Columbia Records for the singer, songwriter, and producer from Toledo - trace the family tree interrelationship of band members
Conspiracy of Beards - San Francisco-based 15 member a-capella male choir with a repertoire that consists exclusively of Leonard Cohen songs

Thursday, February 24, 2005

AccuRadio - independent, multi-channel Internet radio webcaster offers rock, standards, jazz, oldies, show tunes, country, celtic, and more
Merle Kilgore (1934-2005) - official site for the songwriter and composer
The Mavericks - official site of the band featuring singer-songwriter, Raul Malo. Offering a range of musical genres including country, pop, Latin, and R&B
U2&i - book by Anton Corbjin and his 22-year photographic journey with the Irish rock band

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Rinse FM - London-based station broadcasting the best of U.K. artists in the garage/dubstep/breaks scenes
Who Ordered Room Service? - viral video marketing campaign for Bryan Adams' 2005 album Room Service
The Same Shape - four-piece rock band based in California's Central Valley featuring sweeping choruses, dynamic arrangements, and searching lyrics
Robbers on High Street - infectious, danceable indie pop
Helio Sequence - influenced by pop, psychedelia, and '80s wall-of-sound groups
Inara George - Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter creating sunny pop music
Faun Fables - official site for acoustic singer/songwriter Dawn McCarthy
The Ditty Bops - Abby DeWald and Amanda Barrett create a charming sound that borrows from folk, pop, Western swing, and early vocal jazz
Communiqué - keyboard-intensive pop from Oakland, CA.
The Blue Nile - soulful songs of urban melancholy
Sunny Sumter - official site of the female jazz vocalist
Queen - offers sound clips and behind the scenes of The Dana Owens Album

Saturday, February 19, 2005

The Wind-Up Bird - multi-instrumental space-rock band drawing from sources such as glitch electronica, atmospheric noise, Appalachian folk music, and minimalist drone
Amos Lee - official site of the folk-soul musician includes bio, gig dates, press, and more
Underdog - established by Jay Hannan, Underdog is the West London deep house night with the biggest atmosphere and the newest cutting edge tunes. Also list a schedule of shows worldwide

Friday, February 18, 2005

Jools Holland - official site for the former Squeeze musician, with tour dates, news, and discography
Jen Gloeckner - official site of the singer/songwriter from Dubuque, Iowa
Ty - official site for the London-based rapper who was born in Nigeria
M83 - official site with news, tour information, audio samples and videos

Thursday, February 17, 2005

Everything Tori - official site from Tori Amos offers news and musings
Samantha Stollenwerck - Samantha Stollenwerck offers a style she calls "Cali-Soul". Music, photos, shows, and more
Wiley - representing the new sound of the British inner-city producing and creating music which combines rap, ragga, U.K. garage, and jungle
Lady Sovereign - official site for the female teen purveyor of the British underground garage-influenced 'grime' scene

Wednesday, February 16, 2005 - portal and search engine for band related news
Digital Dove Entertainment - features a wide range of digital entertainment including jokes, games, greeting cards, song lyrics, user profiles, and more
A Dozen Furies - official site of the band that won the Battle for Ozzfest contest. News, videos, and more
Feist - official site for the Canadian singer/songwriter who merges elements of folk, bossa nova, jazz-pop, and indie rock into her music
Houston - official site for the R&B singer with news, biography, videos, tour dates, and more

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Carina Round - official site of the guitarist and vocalist from Wolverhampton, England who displays naked emotion through a rough and raw sound
Queen - The Complete Words - includes lyrics, gallery, Real Audio and MIDI files, desktop themes, and skins
Rule 22 - punk trio based in the northern Chicago area
Anti-Hero - London, Ontario, based female fronted grunge rock band. Includes bio, media, gallery, and more
Diana Krall: The Jazz Princess - fan site for the Canadian jazz singer, with pictures, lyrics, and tour information
Tamika Tyler - official site with bio, news, and tour information for native Australian country singer Tamika Tyler
Casey Simpson - official site of Casey Simpson, country singer. With photos, music room, journal, and more
Josh Owen - official site. Includes bio, pics, music, and concert dates for country musician and singer Josh Owen
Jason Meadows - official site of Jason Meadows, a singer, writer, musician, and lover of traditional country music
Christy McDonald - official site. Includes bio, downloads, news, and event information
Jenny Farrell - official site of Jenny Farrell, a country singer and songwriter from Nashville. Includes bio, journal, photos, and more
Jody Evans - official site of country singer Jody Evans. Includes news, biography, and music info
Justin David - official site. Includes photos, show dates, and bio of country music singer Justin David

Friday, February 11, 2005

MP3tunes, a new digital music store started by Michael Robertson, founder and former CEO of, has opened for business on the Internet. Robertson, CEO of MP3tunes, unveiled his new venture at the Desktop Summit in San Diego this week. Songs are available for download from the MP3tunes site for $0.88 per song or $8.88 per album
Venice Central - official site. Includes news, audio and video clips, tour dates, and contact information
The Willowz - official site of the Anaheim rock band
The Go! Team - Brighton, U.K., band featuring rock hard drum-offs, distorted campfire harmonica, car crash electric thrashing, and thumping bass
Kimya Dawson - official site of the solo artist and member of The Moldy Peaches
Caribou - formerly known as Manitoba and featuring ex-Dictators frontman Dan Snaith
Julieta Venegas - official site featuring video, song samples, and biography
Ray LaMontagne - official site for the singer/songwriter. Includes audio, tour dates, lyrics, and news

Tuesday, February 08, 2005

CJUS web radio at the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada. 24 hours a day, no commercials, featuring the best in indie rock, hip hop and experimental music plus local bands and listener favourites
Kyle Riabko - official site of the Canadian singer and guitarist
Rally Car Band Site - heavy rock group based in Richmond, British Columbia. Includes media, shows, and more
Nedelle - official site for the Oakland singer/songwriter includes press, songs, shows, and biography
LCD Soundsystem - fronted by musician James Murphy. Playing danceable punk funk
Jess Klein - official site of the singer/songwriter includes audio, video, journal, and more
Mat Kearney - Canadian artist melding rock, hip-hop, catchy pop, and spoken word
Jeff Hanson - official site of the singer/songwriter includes bio, press, tour dates, and more
Blackfield - collaboration between Israeli singer songwriter Aviv Geffen and British musician and producer Steven Wilson

Wednesday, February 02, 2005

4th Annual MidPoint Music Festival - MPMF 2005 is the Midwest's biggest and best music festival. From September 21-24, Cincinnati USA will host over 250 artists from the US and abroad. There will also be two days of speakers, panels, workshops, mentor sessions, and exhibitors. With so many artists, industry professionals, and music fans
Lennon the Musical - official site for the musical musical based on the life and songs of John Lennon. Written and directed by Don Scardino
Michael Straugh - contemporary piano soloist. Site contains music samples, news, biography, pictures, and more
Chemical Horizon - rock band based in Regina, Saskatchewan. Includes music, bios, pictures, and forums
David Scott Humphrey - official web site of the country music recording artist featuring the CD Girls That Drive Trucks, downloads, bio, photo gallery, and gift shop