Monday, April 30, 2007

London Calling - 4/20/07 Show Now Online

Did anybody check out the return of London Calling a couple of Fridays ago (late night 4/20/07) on KFAI? Wow, yet another brilliant show...

Once again, DJ/Host John Carlson was kind enough to email me the complete playlist and full mp3s of the show:


intro-(Big Ben chimes)
Scanners- Low Life (live from LA)
James Morrisson- Under the Influence
Joss Stone- Headturner
New Order- World in Motion
Kaiser Chiefs- Everything is Average Nowadays
Mika- Love Today (solo piano version)
Tracey Thorn- Raise the Roof
Arctic Monkeys- Baby I'm Yours
Travis- My Eyes (live from Amsterdam)
Placebo- Because I Want You
Fratellis- Chelsea Dagger
Andrew Balkwill- Chelsea Lady
Blancmange- Living on the Ceiling


M.I.A.- Bird Flu
Klaxons- Hall of Records
The Kooks- Ooh La
Amy Winehouse- Back to Black
Echo and the Bunnymen- What If We Are?
Mike Scott- Love Anyway
The Good, The Bad & The Queen- The Bunting Song
Bloc Party- Sunday
Coldplay- Things I Don't Understand
Everything But the Girl- Twin Cities (Green Plains Acapella Mix)

The show is available in other media formats here, file names:
Hour 1: cftp-london-calling-2007-04-21-a.wav
Hour 2: cftp-london-calling-2007-04-21-b.wav

You can also stream the whole show here.

Now, again... if you'd like to support the show, and perhaps make it become regular programming, please email either or the Program Director at KFAI with loads of compliments.

Travis - My Eyes (live @ Koko 3/20/07):


Saturday, April 28, 2007

Watch: Arctic Monkeys - live @ Coachella 4/27/07

(Photo Cred)

Arctic Monkeys bring 'Favourite Worst Nightmare' to US.

If you're like me, you may have missed the live broadcast on the AT&TBlueroom last night. Here's what they played and the YouTube videos of the performance:

'If You Found This It's Probably Too Late' / 'Brianstorm'
'Still Take You Home'
'Dancing Shoes'
'From The Ritz To The Rubble'
'I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor'
'Teddy Picker'
'If You Were There, Beware'
'Fake Tales Of San Francisco'
'Do Me A Favour'
'The View From The Afternoon'
'Fluorescent Adolescent'
'When The Sun Goes Down'
'Leave Before The Lights Come On'
'A Certain Romance'

Next live show for the boys: That (not so) secret gig @ The Troubadour, Sunday, 4/29/07. Tickets here (on sale 4/29/07 - 1pm PDT).

You can still stream the remainder of Coachella live @ AT&TBlueroom. If you miss any of it, or for additional performances, check YouTube.

Arctic Monkeys - Brianstorm / Old Yellow Bricks live on Jimmy Kimmel 4/26/07

Jimmy mispronounces "Brianstorm" in the intro ;)

You can watch the full performance of "Old Yellow Bricks" (at some point soon) here.

My sister was 3rd row at the gig and reports the band performed a mini-concert after the broadcast. 11 tunes total, including some of their best: Leave Before The Lights Come On, I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor, Flourescent Adolescent, Teddypicker, This House Is A Circus, Dancing Shoes, Balaclava and more...

Next up for the boys in US TV-land: Late Night With Conan O'Brien, Monday, 4/30/07. Conan will be broadcasting from San Francisco all week.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Kimmel / Coachella

2 quickies for you:
Have a great weekend!

Everything is Brilliant in Sheffield: Arctic Monkeys - Favourite Worst Nightmare

Just a reminder, it's been getting pretty awesome reviews:

You can stream the whole thing before you buy it over at Spinner (AOL).

It's also on-sale at Circuit City for $7.99. Target & BestBuy ~$10. Pick it up.

Arctic Monkeys Website / The Riot Van / MySpace

Man, decent live-videos from the new album are hard to find. This is the best I could do. I love this tune.

Arctic Monkeys - Teddy Picker (live 2/17/07):


Jamie T - Calm Down Dearest

I still can't get this song out of my head:

Jamie T - Calm Down Dearest:

Jamie T Website / MySpace

BRMC - Weapon Of Choice / Berlin

The new album Baby 81 is awesome and out next week, 5/1/07.

They're also on tour:

5 Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre *
6 San Diego, CA - House of Blues *
8 Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern *
9 San Francisco, CA - The Filmore *
11 Portland, OR - Roseland Theatre *
13 Seattle, WA - The Showbox *
15 Boise, ID - The Big Easy ! ^
16 Salt Lake City, UT - In The Venue ! ^
17 Englewood, CO - Gothic Theatre ! ^
18 Omaha, NE - Sokol Underground ! ^
19 Lawrence, KS - Granada Theater ! ^
20 St. Louis, MO - The Pageant ! ^
22 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue ! ^
23 Milwaukee, WI - The Rave ! ^
24 Chicago, IL - Vic Theatre !
25 Detroit, MI - St. Andrews Hall !
29 Boston, MA - Avalon !
31 New York, NY - Webster Hall !

1 Philadelphia, PA - Theatre Of The Living Arts !
2 Washington, D.C. - 9:30 Club !
4 Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall !
5 Indianapolis, IN - The Music Mill !
6 Nashville, TN - City Hall !
7 Atlanta, GA - Roxy Theatre !
9 Fort Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room !
10 Orlando, FL - The Social !
12 Birmingham, AL - Zydeco !
13 New Orleans, LA - The Republic !
14 Houston, TX - Meridian !
15 Austin, TX - La Zona Rosa !
16 Dallas, TX - House of Blues !
17 Oklahoma City, OK - Diamond Ballroom !
19 Las Vegas, NV - University Theatre !

* = w/ The Fratellis
! = w/ The Horrors
^ = w/ Eastern Conference Champions

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Patrick Wolf - The Magic Position

Is "The Magic Position" out in the US yet? I thought it was; nope, not until 5/1/07...

In the meanwhile you can stream the whole thing on Spinner (AOL).

You can watch him live in Mpls/St. Paul with Amy Winehouse 5/7/07 @ Varsity Theater (sold out). This might be is his one and only show here.

Patrick Wolf - The Magic Position:

Patrick Wolf - The Libertine:

Amy & Patrick should probably check into rehab together ;) I'm betting $5.00 that the Varsity Theater gig will get canceled.

Everything is Brilliant in Leeds: Kaiser Chiefs / The Cribs

1) Kaiser Chiefs -- Great interview by Greg:
Perfect Porridge Inteview with the bassist Simon Rix

2) Kaiser Chiefs -- "Ruby" on Late Night with Conan O'Brien:

3) The Cribs -- "Men's Needs" -- New tune. Forgot to post this. This belongs on my blog. Brilliant.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

We Are The Angry Mob: Kaiser Chiefs / The Walkmen / The Little Ones @ Trocaderos 4/21/07

(Kaiser Chiefs @ Trocaderos 4/21/07)

Wow. Kaiser Chiefs really know how to put on a live show. Lead singer Ricky Wilson is a riot to watch. I've written about it before. The new stuff sounded way better live than on record. The old stuff drove the crowd mad (including myself). I think I'm still sore from jumping around during "I Predict A Riot" and "Oh My God".

Don't believe me? Here's a live video from the show (not taped by me). Ricky jumps on the Trocaderos bar and introduces the band during this one.

Kaiser Chiefs - Take My Temperature:

More videos from the gig:
Opening band The Little Ones were pretty good. They had a nice indie-pop type of sound. The Walkmen really performed a pretty sweet set as well. It was a bit short; they didn't play a couple of my favorite tunes. "Louisiana" with the brass section was really cool, though. I'll have to catch them headlining next time...

You can find more coverage of the gig on Brody's blog. Jon Bream from the Strib liked it too.

OK, here are more photos from the show.

Trocaderos (not a big fan of the venue):


Show Details:

The Little Ones:

The Walkmen:




More Little Ones / Walkmen: Flickr Photos | Flickr Slideshow

Kaiser Chiefs:







Ricky Wilson introduces the band from on-top the Trocaderos' bar:

Kaiser Chiefs Setlist:

And... the mandatory photo with Mr. Ricky Wilson (almost as good as the last one):

More Kaiser Chiefs: Flickr Photos | Flickr Slideshow

Kaiser Chiefs Website / MySpace
The Walkmen Website / MySpace
The Little Ones Website / MySpace

We are the angry mob
We read the papers every day
We like who we like, we hate who we hate
But we're also easily swayed

MP3s on the HypeMachine. Have a great Tuesday.

Monday, April 23, 2007

0 Days to go: Arctic Monkeys - Mardy Bum / Fake Tales of San Francisco / A Certain Romance

The new album is officially out! Go pick it up. I guess that means my countdown has finally come to an end. It's been fun, I hope you enjoyed it. Don't forget, the band will be on Jimmy Kimmel this Thursday. Let's conclude with a couple of my favorite tunes by the boys.

Arctic Monkeys - Mardy Bum (live @ Reading 2006):

Arctic Monkeys - Fake Tales of San Francisco (live @ Astoria 2006):

Arctic Monkeys - A Certain Romance (live @ Gonzo 2005):

Related videos:
More Arctic Monkeys vids on YouTube.

Other info:
Arctic Monkeys Website / The Riot Van / MySpace


Friday, April 20, 2007

It's back! London Calling: Modern Music From Across The Pond

Here's the official press release folks:

Hail Britannia! -It's the return of:
London Calling: Modern Music from Across the Pond

This Friday night late, London Calling: Modern Music from Across the Pond, again takes over KFAI's Friday Night Free Form time slot from Midnight to 2am.

Two hours of the latest and greatest British Pop and Rock, the playlist spans from the 1980's-on, with emphasis on 21st Century tracks.

This week's show promises first in the nation over-the-air debuts from Travis and Scanners, as well as new and rare music from M.I.A., Arctic Monkeys, Klaxons, as well as a few surprises, to encapsulate the best of the current British music scene.

London Calling: Modern Music from Across the Pond, late night this Friday (4/20), midnight to 2am.
KFAI - 90.3FM Minneapolis & 106.7FM St Paul
Radio Without Boundaries
streaming live at

Do try to tune in! I talked with host John Carlson at the Klaxons gig and he really has some great stuff lined up for you...

M.I.A. - Bird Flu:

10 - 3 Days to go: Arctic Monkeys - I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor

I've been slacking off lately, so let's bring out the big guns. This one should get you ready to rock this weekend. Don't believe the hype...

Arctic Monkeys - I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor:

Related videos:
Other info:
Arctic Monkeys Website / The Riot Van / MySpace


Thursday, April 19, 2007

Klaxons live @ 7th Street Entry / The Frames live @ First Avenue 4/17/07

I'm a bit late to the party with this recap so I'll keep this brief. Wow, what a night! Klaxons had the tightly packed 7th Street Entry crowd jumping and dancing along to the "nu-rave". They definitely lived up the hype. Ireland's 2nd biggest band, The Frames (who I only caught the tail end of), also delivered a spectacular set. They were one of my favorite bands a couple of years ago at Austin City Limits, and my opinion of them hasn't changed... What a great live band.

Check out some other recaps/reviews and related multimedia content:
Also, both bands performed on The Current while they were in town:




Klaxons Setlist:

More Klaxons: Flickr Photos | Flickr Slideshow

The Frames:




More Frames: Flickr Photos | Flickr Slideshow

Klaxons Website / MySpace
The Frames Website / MySpace

P.S. I call this photo "Local bloggers gone wild":


Have a great Friday ;)

Thursday, April 12, 2007

11 Days to go: Arctic Monkeys - Fluorescent Adolescent (live Amsterdam 3/10/07)

New tune for you. I think everybody loves this one:

Arctic Monkeys - Fluorescent Adolescent (live Amsterdam 3/10/07):

Related videos:
Other info:
Arctic Monkeys Website / The Riot Van / MySpace

In Other Arctic Monkeys News:
In Non Arctic Monkeys News (yes, there is such a thing here and there on my blog):
  • Lollapalooza 2007 lineup leaked. The only band I really want to see is Daft Punk... I'll catch them solo with The Rapture in some other town. All other bands are either shit(e) or you can catch them here soon in a more intimate setting... Fuck music festivals, total waste of time, seriously.
That's it for today. Have a good one.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

The Pierces - Boring

I was playing around a little bit with my imeem account today and noticed this tune hadn't been posted yet by anybody. WTF? Do I have to do all the work?

Good excuse to post the video again:

The Pierces - Boring:

And here's the audio:

mp3: The Pieces - Boring (YSI)

Their latest album "Thirteen Tales of Love and Revenge" just dropped 3/20/07.

Tripwire has a live review.

The Pierces Website / MySpace

NPR deconstructs MIMS - This Is Why I'm Hot

1) Watch the video for MIMS - This Is Why I'm Hot:

2) Listen to NPR's "Song Pick: 'This Is Why I'm Hot".

Wow, please tell me that's not @#$% hilarious! I want to hear the "deconstruction" of the following Lil' Wayne track next:

Hüsker Dü - Live on Late Show with Joan Rivers (April 27, 1987)

For some reason I ran across this video on most viewed videos today. This was taped before I had even moved to the US. Actually, I didn't know to this day, that there ever was a "Late Show with Joan Rivers". Watching the interview in-between the two songs of the video, I think I understand why ;)

Hüsker Dü perform "Could You Be the One?" and "She's a Woman (And Now He is a Man)":

More Hüsker Dü vids on YouTube.

Wikipedia: Hüsker Dü
Bob Mould's Blog: Boblog

14 - 12 Days to go: Arctic Monkeys - A View From The Afternoon (live @ KCRW, 11/18/05) / Other news / Patrick Wolf

Even though the album has leaked (buy it when it comes out kids!), the countdown is still on. Wow, this KCRW performance seems ancient:

Arctic Monkeys - A View From The Afternoon (live @ KCRW, 11/18/05):

Related videos:
Other info:
Arctic Monkeys Website / The Riot Van / MySpace

In Other Arctic Monkeys News:
  • The band kicked off their UK tour a few nights ago (4/9/07) in Southampton. NME has the review and setlist. Check out the last 6 tunes alone. All I can say is, wow, I can't wait for the show here. YouTube vids from the gig here.
  • Set your DVRs or check YouTube the following day: Arctic Monkeys on Jimmy Kimmel Thursday 4/26/07. More info and tickets here.
  • Chris over @ CultureBully posted mp3s of Arctic Monkeys' legendary 2006 Reading festival performance. I think I'm converting him ;)
In Non Arctic Monkeys News (yes, there is such a thing here and there on my blog):
  • Lastly, lots of press on Patrick Wolf this week... His new album The Magic Position just dropped Monday, 4/10/07 in the UK (out 5/1/07 in the US). While I haven't listened to the album yet (pathetic, I know... and I call myself a music blogger?), I love the latest single:
Patrick Wolf - The Magic Position:

Mp3 here. More videos here.

Patrick Wolf Website / MySpace

The work-week is almost over, right? Have a great Wednesday!

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Happy Easter! 17-15 Days to go: Arctic Monkeys ft. Dizzee Rascal - Temptation Greets You Like A Naughty Friend / Favourite Worst Nightmare leaks

Happy Easter! Here's a b-side (radio audio rip) from single "Brianstorm".

Arctic Monkeys ft. Dizzee Rascal - Temptation Greets You Like A Naughty Friend:

Brianstorm single (out April 16, 2007, UK) tracklisting:

1. Brianstorm (video)
2. If You Found This It's Probably Too Late
3. Temptation Greets You Like Your Naughty Friend (mp3)
4. What If You Were Right The First Time (audio rip)

Other info:
Arctic Monkeys Website / The Riot Van / MySpace
Dizzee Rascal Website / MySpace

In Other News:
  • This will be all over the blogoshere on Monday: Favourite Worst Nightmare leaked on the internet this weekend. I was actually hoping this wouldn't happen so soon, but hey, what can you do. After all, this is how the boys got big in the first place... About the album, holy shit, I'm very impressed. The boys definitely didn't let me down. This might very well be the best sophomore UK release since (What's The Story) Morning Glory. More on that topic when I've spent more time with the record. Here are a few brand-new tunes tunes for you to sample:
Fluorescent Adolescent:


If You Were There, Beware:

The Bad Thing:


These and other new Mp3s here.

Totally unrelated... I found myself dancing to this tune Saturday night @ Bootleggers:

Buckcherry - Crazy Bitch (borderline NSFW):

Have a great Monday!

Friday, April 06, 2007

Elvis Perkins / Let's Go Sailing live @ 400 Bar 4/5/07

(Let's Go Sailing)

(Let's Go Sailing)

(Let's Go Sailing)

(Elvis Perkins)

(Elvis Perkins)

(Elvis Perkins)

Lots More: Flickr Photos | Flickr Slideshow

How was the show? Awesome, actually. Let's Go Sailing was pretty mellow... I enjoyed them, though, their in-between-song banter was pretty funny. "Doggie-style"... ;) Trust me, you had to be there...

Elvis Perkins, who I hadn't really heard a whole lot about before, wow, him and his band were absolutely fucking great. Seriously, I'm impressed. A mixture between Dylan, Bright Eyes, and Serge Gainsbourg... pretty sweet.

Blah, blah, blah, here's a video from the show.

Elvis Perkins live @ 400 Bar 4/5/07:

I ran into loads of cool people tonight (I mean, last night). Mainly, lots of hotties from HWTS (Andrea, Jen, Stacy). They'll have way better photos and a full (proper) recap for you soon ;)

It's 2:00AM, I have to hit the rack...

Let's Go Sailing Website / MySpace
Elvis Perkins Website / MySpace


Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Sprechen Sie Deutsch? Nena, Olli & Remmler - Ich kann nix dafür (Cover "Young Folks" Peter Bjorn & John)

Are you sick of this tune yet? (via):

I love Nena (wow, she's looking hot)! You wish you knew what they were saying, right? Ha ha, I'm not telling... More of my favorite Nena tunes here:

I grew up with this stuff... wow, it brings back the memories. A special "Hello!" to all my buddies in Austria and Germany ;) I miss you.

Nena Website (in Deutsch)

Leck mich,

- Steve

19 Days to go: Arctic Monkeys - From The Ritz To The Rubble (live on Jools Holland, 2005)

Time to rock out a little bit. I was seriously headbanging to this tune when I saw them for the first time in Chicago. Did I mention, people were spilling beer on me from the balcony?! Ahhhh, the good times, I love rock 'n' roll:

Related videos (these are awesome):
Other info:
Arctic Monkeys Website / The Riot Van / MySpace


The Hold Steady: "Take Me Out To The Ballgame" sucks!

I love baseball and the MN Twins, so this really bugs me:
This is the WORST rendition (shit) of the tune I've ever heard. Again, has everybody completely lost their mind??? Seriously, I'll take the Goo Goo Dolls version over this any day.

The Hold Steady sucks. Almost as much as The Decemberists do. OK, just had to let that out; I feel much better now...

Let the hate-comments begin ;) Have a great Wednesday!

P.S. RIP Herb Carneal... you'll be missed.

P.P.S. There's been a lot of talk about this tune lately (funny, yet very disturbing). Here's the original (which is way sexier):

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Kings of Leon - Because Of The Times

Here's my CD review in 3 words: It fucking rocks. Check out some tunage from the album:

Video: Kings of Leon - On Call (my fave song at the moment):

Kings of Leon - On Call (live on David Letterman 3/28/07)
Kings of Leon - The Bucket
Kings of Leon - McFearless (AOL Sessions)

Amazon: Kings of Leon - Because Of The Times
Kings of Leon Website / MySpace

Little Man @ SxSW

Check out the music & interview over @ MNStories.

Related Videos:

YouTube: Little Man live @ 7th Street Entry 3/2/07:

Also, you can catch 'em live this weekend, 4/6/07:

mp3: Little Man - Undertow

Little Man Website / MySpace

Smile: MSP Concert Announcement - Lily Allen is coming to the Twin Cities!

Finally! She's skipped us on all of her previous US tours.
YouTube: Lily Allen - Littlest Things:

More videos here.

Lily Allen Website / MySpace

P.S. Thanks for the heads-up Amy! You made my day ;)

23 - 20 Days to go: Arctic Monkeys found in Cuba and India! Mashups & Covers...

Hope my reader(s) had a nice weekend! I did. Nice and relaxing, no live rock 'n' roll after last weekend's craziness...

It's early in the workweek so let's have some fun. A couple of cool, amusing, and even booty-shakin' mashups and covers for you:

Rhythms del Mundo vs Arctic Monkeys - Dancing Shoes:

Bollywood Vs Arctic Monkeys - I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor:

Arctic Monkeys - Love Machine (Girls Aloud Cover):

Sugababes - I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor:

This is still my fave, though:

Arctic Monkeys - Baby I'm Yours (Barbara Lewis Cover):

Related videos:
  • Too many ;)
Other info:
Arctic Monkeys Website / The Riot Van / MySpace
Girls Aloud Website / MySpace
Sugababes Website / MySpace

In other news:

I'm up way too late once again... I gotta' go. Have a nice Tuesday.