Hump Day Links

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Happy Hump Day, duders…


Supposedly, the Raconteurs is a very long-term project in the eyes of Jack White. And not that it’s scandolous or anything–I didn’t think that the White Stripes would ever remain his full focus. He’s got too much talent oozing out of him. And that doesn’t mean he won’t go back to the White Stripes, either…

Kayceman waxes on the Secret Machines and their new album, Ten Silver Drops.
“‘Ten Silver Drops’ is the record that solidifies Secret Machines as truly one of the day’s great bands. They put themselves on the map with their amazing debut, ‘Now Here Is Nowhere’, they consistently deliver high-octane, stadium-worthy live shows, and they have just put out a sophomore album that shows considerable growth and maturity. ‘Ten Silver Drops’ erases any doubts and should elevate the band from underground heroes to budding stars. If they can continue to raise their game, there should be no stopping Secret Machines.”

Andy Tenille took some amazing photos of Coachella 2006. I think the two Sleater-Kinney shots are my favorite.

Jambands.com has a write-up of the Umphrey’s McGee tour in Europe that I got to be *close* to during my vacation. I still saw the three-night rager that was Jam in the ‘Dam, but that’s totally different…

The Lawn at White River State Park, a new mini-Deer Creek if you will, is starting to beef up their summer concert schedule. Already booked? Umphrey’s McGee, O.A.R., 311, and Widespread Panic. Not bad for a 5,000-seater…

Rolling Stone waxes on the Secret Machines, also.
“Dude, did you take drugs?” “Were you high?” This is the type of question that can cut short your recap of a show by the Secret Machines. — YAWN.

  • http://www.burningoak.com Kane from BurningOak

    Hey man, not sure where else to put this lol, and gmail is broken. I’m gonna be downtown on Saturday night at The Cubby Bear in Wrigleyville for a Family Groove Company record release show and 56 Hope Road and The August will be there, too. I think show time is around 9pm or so. You should come out if you don’t have any plans yet, it should be a grand old time.

  • http://www.burningoak.com Kane from BurningOak

    Hey man, not sure where else to put this lol, and gmail is broken. I’m gonna be downtown on Saturday night at The Cubby Bear in Wrigleyville for a Family Groove Company record release show and 56 Hope Road and The August will be there, too. I think show time is around 9pm or so. You should come out if you don’t have any plans yet, it should be a grand old time.