Sunday, August 8, 2010
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Monday, August 2, 2010
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Monday, July 19, 2010
If you are like me, you could listen to James Taylor play a concert every weekend for an eternity. On Thursday the great Carole King joined him in Salt Lake City. It was a great night for music.
- Something In The Way She Moves (James Taylor)
- So Far Away (Carole King)
- Machine Gun Kelly (James Taylor)
- Carolina in My Mind (James Taylor)
- Way Over Yonder (Carole King)
- Smackwater Jack (Carole King)
- Country Road (James Taylor)
- Sweet Seasons (Carole King)
- Mexico (James Taylor)
- Song Of Long Ago (Carole King)
- Long Ago And Far Away (James Taylor)
- Beautiful (Carole King)
- Shower The People (James Taylor)
- (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman (Carole King)
- Set Two:
- Where You Lead (Carole King)
- Crying In The Rain (Duet)
- Secret O' Life (James Taylor)
- Sweet Baby James (James Taylor)
- Jazzman (Carole King)
- Will You Love Me Tomorrow? (Duet)
- Your Smiling Face (James Taylor)
- It's Too Late (Carole King)
- Fire And Rain (James Taylor)
- I Feel The Earth Move (Carole King)
- You've Got A Friend (Duet)
- Up On The Roof (Duet)
- How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) (James Taylor)
- Encore 2:
- You Can Close Your Eyes (Duet)
2. Rock Show
4. All My Loving
5. Letting Go
6. Drive My Car
8. Let Me Roll It/Foxey Lady
9. The Long and Winding Road
10. Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five
11. Let 'Em In
12. My Love
13. I've Just Seen a Face
14. And I Love Her
16. Here Today
17. Dance Tonight
18. Mrs Vandebilt
19. Eleanor Rigby
20. Ram On
22. Letting Go
23. Sing the Changes
25. Band on the Run
26. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
27. Back in the USSR
28. I've Got a Feeling
29. Paperback Writer
30. A Day In the Life/Give Peace a Chance
31. Let It Be
32. Live and Let Die
33. Hey Jude
34. Encore: Day Tripper
35. Lady Madonna
36. Get Back
37. Encore: Yesterday
38. Helter Skelter
39. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (reprise) / The End
Sunday, July 11, 2010
That guy who played with Broken Social Scene once
Texas Travesty:So how has your life changed since the big show?
Michael Prohaska: Oh, it's great. I'm a true rock star now. All my friends have told me that I've changed a lot, and that I act differently around them. But that's OK, I don't really need friends that aren't already rock stars.
TT: What's the next the step in your musical career? Any big projects lined up?
MP: Now that I'm basically a member of BSS, I'm currently working on a few side projects, including my upcoming solo project with whale sounds and sitars called "Electric Birth Canal," as well as a few local gigs, you know, to stay true to my roots.
TT: How did you did you get the opportunity to play with such a prominent indie act?
MP: Well, I knew that some of the songs had trumpets on the track, and I thought I would make a great addition to the band. I snuck in backstage to the rehearsal early in the day by tasering several members of the security team. It only took two measures of my sweet trumpet riffs and the band had to have me. The security guards recovered and we all had a good laugh about it later.
TT: Any advice for the rest of us trying to hit it big?
MP: Just remember: People only think you're as great as you tell them you are.
Turn-ons: French horns, light jazz, Canadians, female vocalists, amphitheaters, great crowds, selling out the big show, breakin' da rulez, European folk music, French wine, proper tuning
Turn-offs: scalpers, major record labels, cultural "norms," people who only got into BSS after they hit it big, people who say I sold out, carbon emissions, parents
Saturday, July 10, 2010
Friday, July 9, 2010
Sleigh Bells – “Treats”
I’m not sure you can handle this. I was a little skeptical myself, but this new album from the Brooklyn based Sleigh Bells is pure noise-rock magic. Akin to the famous adrenaline shot scene from “Pulp Fiction”, “Treats” starts and never lets off the gas. You are most likely to end up with a headache at some point, but don’t worry, in the end its all worth it.
This is an album of extremes, with Alexis Krauss’ sweet bubble-gum voice transposed against sometimes shrill and violent rhythms of guitar and percussion. Listen to “Rill Rill” transition into “Crowns on the Ground” and you will hear what I mean. Creativity flows like wine here, and album than begs to be turned up to max volume, a festival of sound for the ears.
Sleigh Bells share a record label with international superpower M.I.A. but don’t expect the same philosophy; Sleigh Bells know when to attack and when to live in the moment. Take “Kids” which should remind you of MGMT’s monster hit by the same name, its one of many sub 3 minute jams that define “Treats”.
Any competent hip-hop artist like Kanye West or Jay-Z would kill to sample the hell out of this album. They could work wonders with a remix of “Run The Heart” or “Rachel”. The latter reminding me of a post-apocalyptic dance track for the barren wasteland. Or maybe a soundtrack to a sunset over our now ruined Gulf Coast, Hauntingly beautiful nonetheless.
“Rill Rill” feels like a mash up between the sweet sensisbility of She & Him mixed with the sonic wonder that is Phoenix. A breezy ode to 70’s folk-pop, with a modern spin. It will have you feeling good driving on a sunny afternoon.
Word on the street is Sleigh Bells puts on a killer live show, and I have no doubt they do if they are able to bottle the magic in “Treats” for the audience.
Sleigh Bells have made banner headlines in the indie world this yeah, so make sure you see them now, before the mainstreamers get a hold of them.
Album - A -
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Monday, June 14, 2010
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Saturday, June 5, 2010
MGMT played a sold out show in Salt Lake last night at In The Venue. This was my first trip to this SLC venue, and it turns out its a pretty good spot to catch a show.
Sunday, May 30, 2010
Monday, May 24, 2010
Sunday, May 23, 2010
This is a new series for the Vinyl Blog. These will be special weekly selections to help cleanse you're ears of what passes for "music" during the week. These will be the finest cuts, just for you, in an effort to re-affirm the meaning of music in your life. We are starting this week with a selection from the famous Howlin' Wolf "Shake It For Me". If you like blues music and want to hear more from Howlin' Wolf I would recommend "The London Howlin' Wolf Sessions" featuring legendary artists like Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, and Charlie Watts/Bill Wyman from the Rolling Stones. Excellent blues jamming going on there. Enjoy this cut. Until next time, keep em clean and keep em spinin'.
Friday, May 21, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Being from Minnesota I'm a Jayhawks fanatic, it just comes with the territory. I am pleased to announce that the long lost "Bunkhouse" album will be re-released this month. Lost Highway is releasing these original 13 tracks on CD and limited edition vinyl on May 18th. This is HUGE!