Archive: June 15, 2008 - June 21, 2008

Pick Six With ... Ayo

The joyful-noise specialist Ayo. The German folk-soul singer Ayo became something of a sensation in Europe when her debut album, "Joyful," was released in 2006. Still gunning for a stateside breakthrough, she recently moved to New York and has embarked on yet another U.S. tour. (She performs tonight at...

By J. Freedom du Lac | June 20, 2008; 9:48 AM ET | Comments (0)

Live Last Night: The Muslims

The Muslims, much more than just an attention-getting name. The Muslims want attention. Er, lemme try that again. Seeing the Muslims gave me flashbacks to 2001. Damn, strike two. A San Diego group called the Muslims (four white dudes, natch) played 40 minutes of brash, swaggering rock-and-roll at DC9...

By David Malitz | June 19, 2008; 2:46 PM ET | Comments (1)

Post Rock Podcast: David Berman of Silver Jews, Part 2

When he goes to the Old Stamp Office, he always wears a camelhair suit. The second part of the interview with David Berman (download here, stream below) is like some beautiful dream I've often had - me and Berman, sitting around, dissing Radiohead. And it wasn't even me who...

By David Malitz | June 18, 2008; 1:32 PM ET | Comments (0)

Post Rock Podcast: David Berman of Silver Jews, Part 1

In 1984, he was hospitalized for approaching perfection. Today is an exciting day for music lovers. That's because the greatest band in the world, Silver Jews, releases its new album, "Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea." (The whole thing is streaming on their MySpace page.) The greatest band in the world?...

By David Malitz | June 17, 2008; 2:33 PM ET | Comments (3)

PR Pitches We Never Thought We'd See On June 16

Do you hear what I hear? Or, I guess: Do you see what I see? This just landed in my inbox: Subj: FAITH HILL BRINGS JOY TO THE WORLD ON SEPTEMBER 16TH WITH LONG ANTICIPATED CHRISTMAS RELEASE...

By J. Freedom du Lac | June 16, 2008; 11:11 AM ET | Comments (4)

Plant-Krauss: Something Else

On they sweep with threshing oar. (By Ricky Carioti) As much as I'd like to see a Led Zeppelin reunion tour, I'm not sure they'd be capable of hitting a higher mark than Robert Plant and Alison Krauss did on Friday night at Merriweather. It was a terrific show...

By J. Freedom du Lac | June 16, 2008; 9:11 AM ET | Comments (5)


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