Friday, January 30

Currently Obsessing Over

These two bands are new to me.

If I would have gotten their cds last year they could have easily made my top 20.

Look 'em up, you won't be sorry.

The Gaslight Anthem are playing a very small bar in Sacramento in April. Tickets secured!

Thursday, January 22

Noble Beast / Useless Creatures

The first great release of 2009 has arrived! Andrew Bird delivers another masterpiece, this time as a beautiful two cd set. Noble Beast is just what you would hope it to be, a layered and lush set of 14 new tracks.
Bird is the word!
The illustration artwork on this two cd set is done by Diana Sudyka and it really makes for a handsome package. If you are an Andrew fan don't skimp on this one, splurge for the two disc set, you won't be disappointed. I was just going to buy the regular cd, not being much for instrumental numbers. I am VERY glad I went big. Useless Creatures is a lovely cd that really fleshes out this release from Bird nicely. Not to mention that Glen Kotche is behind the kit on Useless Creatures, that man is king of the kit!
The track "Hot Math" is a barn burner! It is my favorite song on the set after about 3 spins. How is it possible that a self professed lyrics freak like myself is choosing an instrumental song as a favorite? Go pick this set up and you will find out!
The Bird mans got an all new web site too, peep it.

Thursday, January 15

Band of Horses tickets secured!

Friday, April 17th in Oakland, yeah!
Thanks to Hippies are Dead for the presale info!
I can't wait to see them, both of their albums are excellent!
2009 is shaping up to be a good year for live music!

Monday, January 12

Giveaway # 3: Saddle Creek Records!

In order to win these 2 promo CDs released by Saddle Creek in 2008, 5 stickers and 1 SC magnet all you have to do is tell me your favorite Saddle Creek band in the comments section. All entries will go into a hat and a winner will be drawn this Thursday.
Good luck and thanks to C.J. at Saddle Creek for sending this package of goodies!

Thursday, January 8

Giveaway # 2 - Lucinda & Ryan / Lost Highway

For giveaway # 2 I have vinyl!
Two 2008 releases from our friends at Lost Highway (thank you Skye!)
To win these records all you have to do is leave a comment, pick a number between 1 and 100. The person closest to the number I have already picked wins!

Monday, January 5

Happy New Year!

I have been away from the blog for 2 weeks. It so happens that those two weeks are usually when I run my holiday giveaways. :(
Well, I'm back! This year we'll call 'em the 2009 is gonna be fine giveaways!

For my first giveaway I'm giving away a brand new Ani bootleg cd (see more on the cd here:
and an orange chunky RBR magnet. All you have to do to win is tell me your favorite Ani song in the comments. You also must leave an email where I can contact you if you are the winner. All entries that include an Ani song and a working email will be eligible to win. I will throw all the names into a hat and pick the winner on Thursday January 8th.

Good luck and of course, Happy 2009!