Weekly Roundup

Happy Monday, blipsters!

Last week was another solid week of posting from this here music blog and we’d hope you’d take a second look at anything you might have missed…

  • Seventh Annual Facedown Fest
    All right, so I’m the first to admit that I’m neither an ardent fan of hardcore/metalcore bands nor a listener of most Christian music (a touchy topic, I know). However, one of the best things about being a music journalist is the chance to be regularly exposed to music which I wouldn’t learn about on my own, which is how I first discovered the band Alove for Enemies and then learned about Facedown Records.
  • Coachella 2007 | Early Lineup Leak, Info
    Rage Against the Machine to reunite to headline, along with Bjork and Red Hot Chili Peppers…
  • Dave Matthews Band, Solo Tour Dates
    Get a glimpse of his acting skills in a March episode of “House” on Fox as well as in a late-year-release movie called “Lake City”.
  • Where the Indie Rock and Jam Worlds Collide: Brothers Past
    Every time I see Brothers Past, I have moments where I think the band is really onto something cool: a dynamic sound that blends solid emotional songwriting with some seriously heavy live electronic dance music. There are hints of Stereolab, Radiohead, and plenty of jamming that borders on drum’n’bass DJ territory.
  • Singer-Songwriter Sage Spreads Her Sound
    Sage is an artist with a diverse background in music, having won awards in multiple genres including indie, rock, acoustic, R&B, and even gospel. She brings this eclectic background to her live performances, challenging herself to push her own boundaries in order to deliver a better show each time.
  • Bonnaroo 2007 | Lineup Announcement on Feb. 14
    And you all better know that Pearl Jam is definitely *not* going to be playing there…
  • 2007 NOLA Jazz & Heritage Festival | Lineup Announced
    ZZ Top will be there. That’s pretty sweet…
  • Phish Friday | Big Cypress Archives
    All fifteen Phish Big Cypress podcasts I did a while back…grab ‘em now while I’ve still got them available.
  • Podcast #052 – When Indie Bands Kick Out the Jams
    With this in mind, we’ve compiled a few long-winded tracks from some bands that are not necessarily known for their jamming skills, and we want to know from all the listeners: do you like when “indie rock” bands jam?

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