Weekly Roundup

My Morning Jacket @ SXSW 2008

If you’re anything like me, you’re still still on a music hangover from SXSW (or maybe Langerado). The first two festivals of the season came and went, and now is when everyone starts looking ahead to the summer festivals and events they may need to get traveing for.

Speaking of traveling, I’ll be out in California for work this week but I still plan on getting my posts done here on the site. We’ve got some reviews coming this week to finish off our SXSW coverage, and we’ll have a brand new Phish Friday, too. What else is going on this week that we should know about? Drop some comments to say what’s up and catch up on last week’s post after the jump.

  • SXSW 2008 | Downloads and Streams
    I couldn’t have been more excited and honored to finally meet David from Largehearted Boy down at SXSW. I was at the Hot Freaks parties on both Friday and Saturday, and I had the great fortune to meet and chat…
  • Yeasayer Does La Blogoteque
    “Une session qui commence tard, un groupe qui ne m’avait jusqu’ici que peu convaincu. Et puis bam, une fête improvisée dans le métro, un appart, un piano, et juste un incroyable tourbillon. Merci Yeasayer.” I couldn’t say it better myself,…
  • Mountain Jam ’08 Lineup Updated (Again)
    A couple of additions to the Mountain Jam lineup were announced last week: Ray Lamontagne and Ingrid Michaelson. They join previously announced acts including Gov’t Mule, Levon Helm, Bob Weir & Ratdog, Umphrey’s McGee and Drive-by Truckers. We posted on…
  • Langerado 2008 | Day II Photo Round-up
    Although he was unfortunately unable to stay for the entirety of the Langerado festival, our man Drew Gerlach gave us a nice rundown of the first night’s festivities. He also caught some solid sets during his second night of…
  • The Union Forever | SXSW Edition: On Set with Music Supervisors
    I got off the plane in Austin, Texas and headed directly to meet up with LMB’s Justin and Sam, as well Dave from Earvolution.com at a taco place on 2nd street. They had just finished their 11am breakfast and we…
  • Starscape Festival 2008 | Initial Artist Announcement
    The Baltimore-based Starscape Festival has announced its preliminary list of artists for the annual all-night dance party, set for June 7th. As they did last year, the Disco Biscuits will be headlining the festival. After last year’s throwdown, I…
  • Mile High Music Festival | All New Colorado Fest
    Yet another new festival enters the arena. The first ever Mile High Festival will take place July 19th and 20th at the Fields at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colorado (9 miles outside of downtown Denver). Headliners…
  • Wilco Heads West | 2008 Spring Tour Dates
    photo by Giò-S.p.o.t.s. Our favorite Chicago rockers, Wilco, are heading out on a nice little tour of the West in May, after they return from their shows ‘Down Under.’ We’re not only hoping they fill out the month of…
  • Philly’s Jam on the River 2008 | Flaming Lips, Disco Biscuits Headline
    Philadelphia’s annual ‘Jam on the River’ has announced its 2008 lineup. Once again, local electronic rockers, the Disco Biscuits, will return for their 6th year to headline the two-day mini-festival. This year, they’ll be balanced out by the Flaming…
  • SXSW 2008 | Day One Recap and Photos
    By the time the music portion of the South by Southwest conference began, I was really excited for what I knew the week ahead of me would include. I had already started to plot out the ultimate schedule in…
  • 2008 Telluride Bluegrass| Lineup Announced
    I’m in the midst of clearing through the LMB inbox, and we’ve gotten tons of music festival news over the past couple weeks. No big surprise there at all, really. I’ll try to get some of the info posted…
  • Pearl Jam Do the East Coast | 2008 Summer Tour Dates
    Photo courtesy of The Sky I Scrape When a band announces a headlining slot at a major summer festival, a full tour is usually in the works. That’s now officially the case with Bonnaroo headliner Pearl Jam. Eddie Vedder…
  • Because They’re Hardcore | Bisco Kids Get Defensive
    After this year’s Jam on the River lineup was recently announced, a local Philly blog took a little jab at the jammier tendencies of headlining band, the Disco Biscuits. What seemed like a standard swipe at the hippie jamband scene…
  • Phish Friday | New LivePhish.com Release
    The ideas for Phish Friday have been a little hard to come by for our little crew over here — there’s really only so much Phish we still listen to on a regular basis without forcing it into our iPod…
  • Concert Reviews @ 30,000 Feet: The Last Five Bands I’ve Seen But Never Wrote About
    Happy Easter, folks. I thought I’d publish something today that could be worth a read; I think it’s probably the longest thing I’ve ever written on this site. I started writing it on my flight to Austin for SXSW and…