Weekly Roundup | Mountain Jam Edition

While Paul was enjoying his time this weekend at Mountain Jam, the rest of us (mostly) were enjoying our weekend downtime away from the internets. Time for me to hit the hay and get ready for work for the week, so that also means it’s time to round up the posts from this past week here on LMB. Read on for the list…

  • The Helio Sequence @ The Empty Bottle, Chicago 5/15/08
    Though less than half of the year has passed, I can say that The Helio Sequence’s Keep Your Eyes Ahead will most likely be one of my favorite albums of the year. I wasn’t too familiar with the band…
  • New Live Trey Anastasio – “Shine”
    Fresh out of the inbox to your ears, the folks at Jemp have released another tidbit from Trey Anastasio’s upcoming release, Original Boardwalk Style. Trey Anastasio – “Shine” [mp3] This was never my favorite Trey track but it’s definitely worth…
  • NPR Music Webcast Tonight: The Raconteurs
    I know what I’ll be up to tonight. NPR Music is live webcasting The Raconteurs in concert tonight at www.NPR.org/music, as part of its popular “Live in Concert” series. The sold-out show from Washington, D.C.’s renowned 9:30 Club will begin…
  • Photos: Pnuma Trio & Eliot Lipp @ The Lakeshore Theater, Chicago 5/16/08
    Two Friday’s ago, Pnuma Trio played The Lakeshore Theater here in Chicago and the superb Eliot Lipp opened the show for the Memphis based trio. The show was really, really solid with an awesome opening set from the down…
  • The Union Forever | Navigating the post-TRL Video World
    Carson Daly. He delivered Britney Spears to the world. Thanks. Everyone knows video killed the radio star, but I’m pretty sure video committed suicide with MTV playing the role of Jack Kevorkian. I’ll admit I was kind of pathetic…
  • Trey Anastasio Hints at Phish Reunion
    For a long time on this blog, I’ve preached and preached that I would never want to see a Phish reunion for the same reasons that the band stopped touring and announced the breakup. They didn’t want to soil…
  • José González | 2008 Tour Dates
    I’m a relatively new fan and new listener to the music of José González, but that won’t stop me from trying to check him out sometime this year. He’s got a couple good festival slots lined up and he’s touring…
  • Treasure Island Music Festival | 2008 Lineup Announced
    Announced late last week, the Treasure Island Music Festival lineup looks pretty exciting, especially for someone like me who just moved to the Bay Area. I don’t remember hearing much about this last year but this year looks like…
  • Jackson Hole Music Festival | 2008 Lineup Announced
    The lineup for the Jackson Hole Music Festival is one that may surprise you given the far-out locale that is a music festival is Wyoming — it’s got some pretty solid headliners already announced. Wilco, Medeski, Martin & Wood,…
  • iClips to Webcast Mountain Jam
    I got to watch a bit of the iClips webcast of Summer Camp this past weekend — I saw some of the Umphrey’s McGee set from Saturday and got super nostalgic for the two years that I went to the…
  • Ratatat Announce Summer Tour | Small but mighty…
    The remix, break-beat rock ‘n roll masters Ratatat announced a small summer tour in support of their new album LP3, which is set to release July 8th through XL Recordings. I’ve always really dug the band’s ability to reinvent their…
  • Treasure Island Music Festival | Presale Tickets On Sale!
    For the West Coast fans in the room, the tickets for Treasure Island Music Festival will be going on presale in about a half hour. These $99.00 early bird 2-day passes* will be available beginning on Thursday, May 29th at…
  • The Jammys @ WaMu Theater, NYC 5/7/08
    After a few technical difficulties, our full review of the Jammys. Better late than never. Had I studied Cultural Anthropology in school rather than Architecture I would have been fascinated by the scene outside Madison Square Garden last Wednesday…
  • Dr. Dog 2008 Tour Dates
    Dr. Dog has just announced a new album called FATE, the follow up to their last release, We All Belong, which I quite enjoyed. They’ve got a big tour lined up to help promote the album release set for July…
  • Dosh @ Subterranean, Chicago 5/29/08
    Poster by Erin Dosh Photographs by Haley Van Dyke Dear readers of the LMB, Martin Dosh is a marvel of a musician and an even greater gentleman. Harken back to Bonnaroo 2006 when, drenched in sweat from the Tennessee…
  • Death Cab for Cutie does Sound Opinions
    A few weeks back, a bunch of my buddies in Chicago got to sit in on a stealth Death Cab for Cutie performance that was being taped for an upcoming Sound Opinions show. I was bummed to have to…
  • Phish Friday | Spock’s Brain!
    Phish – “Spock’s Brain” (live, 9/29/00) [YouTube] You may have noticed that we missed our regularly scheduled Phish Friday last week thanks to a bit of ill planning on my part. This week we’re back with a recently uploaded…
  • Summer in the City
    Photo by flysi Summer in the city of New York can be a fickle, fickle mistress. Day after day of sweltering heat, tempered only sometimes by a blast of cold air in a crowded subway car. When that subway’s…
  • Mountain Jam 2008 | From the Mountain, Day 1
    Greetings dutiful readers of the LMB. I’m going to put together a full recap of Mountain Jam when I get back to the City. Until then, I figured I’d check in, let you know what’s gone down so far. Mountain…
  • Mountain Jam 2008 | From the Mountain, Day 2
    Day Two of Mountain Jam was a bit stormy for a time, but before that it was warm and sunny. After the storms blew through there was nothing but a clear cool night. The musical highlights for me can be…