Thursday, November 30, 2006

Oasis "Lord Don't Slow Me Down" free screening tonight!

Hey kids, Bass Ale is sponsoring a free screening of the new Oasis Concert Film "Lord Don't Slow Me Down" tonight at Brit's Pub in Minneapolis! Thanks for the reminder Brody.

When: November 30, 2006 - 8:30pm
Where: Brit's Pub
What: "Lord Don't Slow Me Down"; following the screening DJ Guv'nor will be spinning all your Britpop and mod favorites. Add in Bass Ale specials and plenty of giveways from Sony records.
Why: It's fookin' Oasis!

Lord Don't Slow Me Down full trailer
Preview of Lord Don't Slow Me Down - Part 1
Preview of Lord Don't Slow Me Down - Part 2
Preview of Lord Don't Slow Me Down - Part 3

Also, MSN has a full acoustic gig by Noel and Gem live in Paris, and the first 10 minutes of the concert film... Fookin' MSN, hello, the movie is called "Lord Don't Slow Me Down" NOT "Stop The Clocks" ;)

Speaking of "Stop The Clocks"... Spinner has a Q & A session with Noel for you.

I'll leave you with a tune that criminally did not appear on the "Stop The Clocks" greatest hits CD (then again, nothing from "Be Here Now" is on the album):

Oasis - Don't Go Away (live on SNL 10/4/1997)

OK, a couple more things:

> I've been listening a lot to this album. Holy shite, it rocks... I should probably really hang up music blogging soon ;)

> I haven't posted a sexy electronica video in a while. Here you go. New category today: sexy hip-hop video.

> The new Beatles album... My favorite band of all time; the sound-quality is just amazing... give it somebody you love this Christmas!

> Audio: Brazilian Girls live on MPR.

> I forgot to tell you... over the Thanksgiving Holiday I went to a couple of karaoke pubs and sang this song and that one. Oh man, I suck. I think I'll stick to going to shows and taking photos ;)

- Steve

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

+/- (Plus Minus) live @ First Ave 7th Street Entry 11/24/06

More pictures on Flickr: photos / slideshow

Actually The Changes and local band Duplomacy were on this bill as well. Unfortunately, I got there too late for Duplomacy. Then again, I've seen them before. I thought I was on time for The Changes, though... no such luck, they had cancelled. Luckily, +/- (Plus Minus), who I really wasn't that familiar with, put on a great show. Loved loved loved these guys from NYC.

Tough to describe the four-piece +/-... They're very versatile. Their music ranges from indie rock to keyboard-heavy pop. Enough categorizing, though. Most importantly their tunes are full of great melodies and vocals. I picked up their latest (3rd) record "Let's Build a Fire" at the show and am really enjoying it...

The boys are currently finishing up their North American tour via Detroit, Canada, Boston, and NYC, before embarking to Japan. Do check them out or pick up their record if you get a chance...

I also ran into buddy Pat from at the gig. He wrote a nice review of the evening as well.

mp3: +/- Steal the Blueprints

+/- Website / MySpace
The Changes Website / MySpace
Duplomacy Website / MySpace

- Steve

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

What became of this likely blog?

If Jigga can come out of retirement, I can come out of internet/blogging hibernation as well. Look for regular updates to resume after the holiday...

In the meanwhile, check out all the great Morning Becomes Eclectic performances KCRW has up for your viewing pleasure. Brazilian Girls, Badly Drawn Boy, Birdmonster, Cold War Kids, just to name a few... wow.

Happy Thanksgiving, yo!

- Steve

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Electronica artists make the best videos...

Hmmm, do I have a music blog? I think I do... I almost forgot. The online job-hunt is definitely taking its toll...

So I think I'm taking most of this week off from regular posting as to concentrate on tasks mentioned above.

However, a couple of things I need to mention:

> I agree with Rex from Fimoculous that the song "Hustler" by Simian Mobile Disco may be the video of the year (Kanye will be pissed):

> On the topic of sexy electronica videos, this one is pretty awesome as well... Fedde Le Grand's anthem "Put Your Hands Up For Detroit" is No.1 in the UK Charts:

> Scissor Sister's postponed show @ Myth Club from 10/7/06 has been rescheduled for 3/11/07.

> Thu 12/14/06: Gogol Bordello @ First Avenue. You need to be there.

> Lastly, BritishRockIsAlwaysTop went to Lady S-O-V @ Varsity Theater last Sunday and has a review and great pictures. Too bad I missed 120 Days the same night... next time.

> OK, let's throw up one more sexy electronica video while where at it:

Are any of these videos safe for work? I don't know, don't ask me, I'm unemployed ;)

Have a great week! I miss Baseball... and yeah, put your hands up for Detroit!

- Steve

P.S. These boys made a pretty damn good video as well:

P.P.S. One more. My dog Ringo & I love this one:

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Mary Cutrufello live @ Macaluso's Triangle 11/04/06

More pictures on Flickr: photos / slideshow

I love music. No matter where, no matter what. Totally different venue for me last night. None-the-less, such an awesome show. Mary (who I've seen previously at Lee's) and her band had the crowd @ the Triangle rockin' the whole night...

The three-piece band plowed through some of Mary's original work as well as some classic rock favorities. Musically it sounded like Jimi Hendrix met Janis Joplin... need I say more? The ladies on the dance floor loved it (where did the whip cream come from?)...

Mary Cutrufello (yes, that's Italian) will peform again:

@ Macaluso's Triangle
12/2/06 - 9PM to 1 AM
3856 LaBore Rd. Vadnais Hts 55127

Do check it out...

Mary Cutrufello Website

- Steve

P.S. To give you fair and balanced reporting... The bass player in the group is my brother Randy. He's awesome, and ahhemmm, he rocks ;)

Thursday, November 02, 2006


Ahhh, it's actually kind of nice to take a break from live-music events for a little while and try to live a somewhat "normal" life. If that's possible for me. October was pretty exhausting... So, today just a few random things:

> Did anybody check out the BBC Electric Proms festival online last week? It went down 10/25/06 - 10/29/06 in London, England, and featured some performances by The Good, The Bad & The Queen (Damon Albarn's new project), The Who, Raconteurs, Kasabian, and many others. You can still stream most of these full performances online. BBC is taking them down ASAP though, so check them out while you can! Raconteurs cover John Peel's fave "Teenage Kicks", need is say more? C also has some downloadable mp3s of The Good, The Bad & The Queen's performance... head on over.

> Since I mentioned Damon I better mention this: Oasis's Noel Gallagher on AOL's The Interface. The acoustic tunes are good, but the interview after is the best part...

> On the topic of Oasis: New videos: "Acquiesce" and "The Masterplan" from their upcoming greatest hits album Stop The Clocks. I'm sure they love Coldplay very much, right?! Also, check out the trailer for their new road-movie called "Lord Don't Slow Me Down".

> The Hold Steady / Sean Na Na recent gig in Boston was very entertaining (do read the full recap and watch the video). Sounds like your basic everyday Libertines / Babyshambles gig to me ;)

> The Sounds - "Painted By Numbers" new video. As Borat would say... "I like, sexytime!"

> What do you think for tonight: Placebo / She Wants Revenge @ Fine Line Music Cafe OR Heartless Bastards @ 400 Bar?. Tough... maybe I should catch Cut Chemist at Foundation? I really don't like She Wants Revenge. Ideas, suggestions appreciated...

> The new Birdman / Lil Wayne CD "Like Father, Like Son" rocks. It's refreshing to hear a hip-hop CD that's not all about the bling, hoes, and chronic for a change ;)

> On the topic of indie hip-hop: Idolator has new mp3s by Ghostface and Nas.

> Since MySpace has been pissing me off a lot lately... Perhaps it's time to switch to ReverbNation?

> Lastly, since I saw Pet Shops Boys last week... Depeche Mode (who I absolutely love) is coming out with a new best-of-collection CD/DVD (I swear everybody is around the holiday shopping season) called The Best Of Volume 1. It features one new track called "Martyr" and here's the video:

WM Lo / Med / Hi
QT Lo / Med / Hi

And here's the 1980-2006 documentary on the DVD (30 minutes):

WM Lo / Med / Hi
QT Lo / Med / Hi

> Grime at No.1 on TRL? Awesome... let the indie-backlash begin. I still love 'er. Your female version of Eminem right here (she'll be huge this year), S-O-V:

I should go now... employment would be good at some point. Have a great Thursday.

- Steve

P.S. Ok... Raconteurs "Teenage Kicks" right here, enjoy: