Wednesday, December 17, 2008


Have you heard? He's going on tour. Sweet.

The Smiths - Girlfriend in a Coma

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Air France

Time to chill out a little bit with some Swedish "post-rave bliss."

Air France - Collapsing At Your Doorstep

Air France MySpace | Hype Machine

Monday, December 08, 2008

Slow Down

RIP John.

The Replacements '81 - Slow Down (Beatles)

John Lennon Website | Wikipedia

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Get to the Choppa

Thanks to Idolator for pointing out metal band Austrian Death Machine. Their album Total Brutal is based on themes from Arnold Schwarzenegger films. Pretty funny if you ask me. Enjoy.

Austrian Death Machine - It's Not A Tumor

Austrian Death Machine MySpace

Hasta La Vista Baby.

Saturday, December 06, 2008

I go through life like a Karate Kid (too)...

No idea what Britney meant by that, but it's a good excuse to post this video.

Survivor - The Moment of Truth

Survivor Website | Wikipedia

Friday, December 05, 2008

Happy Repeal Day!

Have a great weekend.

Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl - Philospher's Song


Thursday, December 04, 2008

Oasis on Twitter

Via Oasisinet:

Noel & Liam, time to start tweeting...

Oasis - I'm Outta Time

Oasis will perform w/Ryan Adams at Target Center in Minneapolis next Wednesday 12/10/08. Tickets are still available here (lots of good seats actually - even 2 for 1).

Oasis Website | MySpace | Facebook | YouTube | Twitter

Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2008 - The Ting Tings - That's Not My Name

Totally forgot this was on Wednesday night. Nice. (via)

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

Thursday, October 23, 2008

The Rumble Strips | Birdmonster

Yep, they're both in town TONIGHT @ First Avenue! Go check 'em out, it's gonna' rock, should be a great show.

The Rumble Strips - Girls and Boys in Love

Birdmonster - The Iditarod

LOL, I'm in this video.

The Rumble Strips Website | MySpace
Birdmonster Website | MySpace

Birdmonster live @ Varsity Theater 3/23/07
Birdmonster / Los Abandoned / La Rocca live @ 400 Bar 10/24/06

New Order - Temptation

One of my all-time favorite tunes, I've always wanted to post this song:

New Order Website | Wikipedia

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


Hi, missed ya! I'll explain my extended absence another time ;) So, I think I'm gonna' go old-school with my blog and just post whatever I want. Old, new, hyped, non-hyped, pop, indie, rock, hip-hop, world beat, country, etc.... Whatever, who cares?! K? K. I love this band from Scotland, Glasvegas. Check 'em out, I think you will too.

Glasvegas - Geraldine - Jools Holland 5/17/08:

And I love this dude covering "Daddy's Gone."

Glasvegas Website | MySpace


Tuesday, August 05, 2008

The Ting Tings | Solid Gold live @ Varsity Theater 8/4/08

Hi, long time no post. Sorry. Saw The Ting Tings Monday night. Great show. Recap, photos, and vids to come Tuesday Wednesday after work. Cheers.

The Ting Tings - "Great DJ" live @ Varsity Theater 8/4/08:

Update 8/6/08:

So, as mentioned earlier I really enjoyed the Ting Tings live. Jules de Martino and Katie White looked and sounded great. My fave part was hanging out with the young fans (and the band):

Full Photoset is on Flickr

A couple more vids for you:

The Ting Tings - "That's Not My Name" live @ Varsity Theater 8/4/08:

The Ting Tings - "Shut Up And Let Me Go" live @ Varsity Theater 8/4/08:

The Ting Tings: Website | MySpace

P.S. 'That's Not My Name' gave me goosebumps. I almost dropped the camera while filming that one. One of my fave summer jams of '08.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Photos/Video: Family Reunion live @ The Cabooze 6/6/08

Unfortunately the main family member didn't show up for the event. Still an extremely enjoyable evening. Review and setlist here.

More photos on my Flickr.

A couple of videos for you, I think you'll recognize the tunes:

Family Reunion - video 1 - live @ Cabooze 6/6/08

Family Reunion - video 2 - live @ Cabooze 6/6/08

Dude live @ Target Center 07.07.07

The Cabooze Website | MySpace

Thursday, June 05, 2008's 6 Year Anniversary Party 6/6/08, Turf Club, St. Paul, MN

You should come out, it's gonna' be fun. Congrats David!'s 6 Year Anniversary
Friday, June 6, 2008 at 8:00pm
Turf Club
$6.00 | 21+

The Haves Have It
The 757s
The Evening Rig
Dallas Orbiter
The Wars of 1812

More info on HowWasTheShow's Blog.

New video: Madonna ft. Pharrell - "Give It 2 Me"

Not a huge fan of the new album, but really digging this tune and video (via):

mp3: Madonna - Dress You Up (YSI)

Madonna Website | MySpace | Hype Machine

The Wombats cover Leona Lewis

Sweet. The Wombats: "Bleeding Love" (Leona Lewis cover)

Adele live on the Current

Stream the interview and live performance here. Also, looks like Jon Bream thought her live show at Jeune Lune the other day was pretty good ;)

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Barack Obama @ Xcel Energy Center 6/3/08, St. Paul, MN

Wow, what a memorable evening. Xcel Energy Center was rocking. Finally... the Democratic race is over; Congrats Barack! Here are some photos from the big event. A summary of my live tweets can be found on my Tumblr.

And a video I shot of Barack taking the stage (to U2's "Beautiful Day"):

Strib: Obama declares victory at raucous Xcel Energy Center rally
Wcco: Watch The Entire Obama Speech From St. Paul
The UpTake: Live-Obama Rally at Xcel Center in St. Paul

Barack Obama Website

Monday, June 02, 2008

Adele live @ Theatre de la Jeune Lune 6/2/08, Minneapolis, MN

My first attempt at coverage of a live show on Twitter and on my Tumblr. Adele was awesome.

For reviews and pics check out: BRIAT and WeHeartMusic.

Some vids I filmed:

Adele - "Make You Feel My Love" (Dylan Cover):

Adele - "Chasing Pavements":

Adele - Covering Etta James:

Website | MySpace | Hype Machine

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Everyone Nose

Rex is prob right, hip-hop jam of the summer (until Carter III comes out). Pretty sweet. Even features Lindsay Lohan. Check it.

N.E.R.D. - "Everyone Nose":

Also: Live on Letterman

N.E.R.D. Website | MySpace | Hype Machine

Band of the week: The Ting Tings

I'm so addicted to these guys . Yep, you've heard 'em on the iPod commercial. I've posted on them before. Their new album We Started Nothing is out next week, 5/20/08. It rocks, pick it up. You can stream the whole thing here.

One of my fave songs of 2008 below (def going on my summer mix). Enjoy.

The Ting Tings - That's Not My Name:

And the same on Later w/Jools Holland:

YouTube: The Ting Tings on Later

Flight of the Conchords might even do a cover in the future... They must be good, right? Right.

Peace. Have a great week!

The Ting Tings
Website | MySpace | Hype Machine

Flight of the Conchords | M.I.A. | Clinic live in Minneapolis 5/13/08

(M.I.A.'s at the Ave 11/20/07)

Nope, I didn't make it to any of these, sorry. Too busy at work (and twittering). Let's do this MNSpeak style:

Strib: Flight of the Conchords in full character at Orpheum
Pop Life: Flight of the Conchords land at Orpheum
The Morning After: 5.13.08: M.I.A. at the Myth
BRIAT: Clinic 5/13/08 @ The Entry

Rihanna Covers M.I.A.

Flight of the Conchords Website | MySpace | Hype Machine
M.I.A. Website | MySpace | Hype Machine
Clinic Website | MySpace | Hype Machine

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Kate Nash @ First Avenue 5/3/08

Words here: Quirky Kate Nash attracts females to First Ave

More Words, Video, and Photos here: Kate Nash @ First Ave. 5/3/08

My vids from the gig:

> Kate Nash - "Punk Song" live @ First Avenue 5/4/08
> Kate Nash - "Merry Happy" live @ First Avenue 5/4/08

This photo is pretty cool:

Who's the guy on the right of me?

And yeah, no, I didn't sing "Purple Rain" on stage that night
;) Thanks for the kind words David. Current in studio here.

I'll leave you with this, my fave band at the moment:

The Wombats - Let's Dance to Joy Division

The Wombats
Website | MySpace

Peace, have a great week!

First Avenue on Twitter

Via Peter. Very useful as they publish set times and other info. I'm really happy they got rid of the big box around the soundboard.

Also, I don't think I've mentioned it before, but I'm on Twitter as well. Feel free to follow me:

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Foals live @ 7th Street Entry 4/28/08

Unfortunately I missed these guys from Oxford last night. Bummer. Next time. Erik T and Brody have the review and pics. Foals also visited Mark Wheat in the Current studios.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Coachella 2008

Starts today. AT&T Blueroom is streaming some of the performances live. Sorry, no Prince (obvs). Also, Heather made a couple of pretty sweet mp3 mixes. Check 'em out.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

You'll be missed...

This one is for my Uncle Erwin and his family and friends.

Wolfgang Ambros + Ostbahn Kurti - Zwickts mi - 1996:

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Filipino Prisoners - "Gloria"

You remember the YouTube phenom "Thriller", right? Well, the prisoners from Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center, Cebu, Philippines, are at it again. This time with the 80's classic by Laura Branigan (via):

I didn't know until today Laura died in 2004... Very sad, RIP.

Laura Branigan - Self Control:

Laura Branigan Wikipedia

Backstreet Boys coming to Minnesota State Fair

Sweet ;) MN State Fair's lineup is shaping up to be stellar as usual: Toby Keith, Backstreet Boys coming to State Fair.

Keep your fingers crossed New Kids On The Block will announce a tour date here when they play Today Show Friday morning.

YouTube: I Want It That Way - Backstreet Boys (Chipmunk Version)

Babes in Toyland drummer Barbero charged with DWI

The Cribs were just talking at their gig at Varsity Theater about how much they loved Babes in Toyland back in the day. Wow, slamming into your own garage and house: Babes in Toyland drummer Barbero charged with DWI
Babes in Toyland Wikipedia

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

White Light Riot - "Out of Sight" Music Video

OK, it's been posted on a couple other local sites already... Still, very funny and creative, so here it is:

Cougar Workout Video - Sweatin' to the Indies:

Their album Atomism is out now.

YouTube: Charlatan (live @ First Avenue 7/20/07)
YouTube: Atomism (video)

Also, don't forget to check out their blog.

White Light Riot Website | MySpace | Hype Machine

P.S. Hope you had a nice April Fool's Day. MFR's post is hilarious. This Gmail "Custom Time" joke was my favorite, though, and I almost fell for it.
"I just got two tickets to Radiohead by being the 'first' to respond to a co-worker's 'first-come, first-serve' email. Someone else had already won them, but I told everyone to check their inboxes again. Everyone sort of knows I used Custom Time on this one, but I'm denying it."

Friday, March 28, 2008

Fine Line Music Cafe

Website redesigned. So much better. Check out their community section for more Fine Line links.

The Ting Tings - Great DJ

Whoa, why haven't I heard of this band until now? Check it, awesome tune:

The Ting Tings -Great DJ

The Ting Tings Website | MySpace | Hype Machine