Since I’ve started putting a lot more time into this site, you may have noticed that I’m publishing more articles. Hopefully, I’ve still made it easy for you to keep up with the content as it’s flying from my keyboard, but I could understand that it might not be easy for those newer to the blog world…

Therefore, I’m making sure that I’m keeping you reminded of some of my best-of or stuff you might have missed by posting weekly and monthly roundups. I love these, I find that no matter how current I am on any blog, you can always miss something that you didn’t want to.

Let me know if there’s something you enjoyed that I didn’t put here–it’s hard to know where all the site heavy-hitting is happening…

January 2006

New Year’s Eve Downloads and Torrents
I’m pretty sure this is about as current as it’s going to be…

Live Music Blog redesigns
I think I did a bang-up job, too, considering I learn all my CSS and XHTML from web tutorials.

Chronicles of Narnia Rap Lyrics
It’s still funny to me.

Live Music Blog on MySpace

Kraftwerk to Release Evolution?
Only a rumor right now, but this will be very exciting for me.

Early Summer Camp 2006 Lineup Info
Umphrey’s, moe., Keller, oh my!

Review: Umphrey’s McGee, Keller Williams – Dec. 30-31, 2005
As far as the show is concerned, with all that money spent on a backdrop straight from Skull Island, you’d have thought they would have taken advantage of it. Where was my giant gorilla? (note: two friends of theirs made appearances onstage as gorillas during one of the sets (2nd?)). Where was the George of the Jungle theme music tease? I just thought they would have made more use of the set as part of the overall spectacle, and they just didn’t. Bummer, I guess.

The Nebraksa Project Roundup

Jam Cruise 2006 Roundup
I’m going to start entertaining the thoughts to make this my first cruise ever.

Keller Williams Youth Info
“Youth” will showcase artists like Martin Sexton, the String Cheese Incident, Charlie Hunter, Victor Wooten, Fareed Hauque, Steve Kimock and John Mollow

The Postal Service Gets Jobbed
We did not approve this commercialization and are extremely disappointed with both parties that this was executed without our consultation or consent. -Ben Gibbard, The Postal Service

Why I’m Not Going to Bonnaroo
Correction needed…this should read, “Why I’ll never go to Bonnaroo again unless I’ve got an RV”

“Young Chuck Norris” Video and Lyrics
Norris used his hands and his feet
And he kicked and he punched with his hands and his feet
And he kicked and he punched with mr. Bruce Lee
On master of kara-ta-ta-tee

The Disco Biscuits Ready Wind at Four to Fly
The Disco Biscuits new Double Live album, The Wind at Four to Fly, will be released by Diamond Riggs Records through SCI FI on April 18th, 2006!!!

Benevento / Russo Duo Ready Raw Horse

Live Music Blog on Muzzle of Bees
My first concert ever was The Gin Blossoms opening up for UB40. I think I was about 12 or something like that…I remembered it smelled like Otto’s jacket once UB40 came on.

Toubab Krewe on Jamcast #032
My new favorite band gets their own Jamcast–love it!

Chicago Music Festival Update
2006 Intonation Music Festival – Chicago, IL – when / who / where: tbd
2006 Pitchfork Music Festival – July 29-30, 2006 – Union Park, Chicago, IL – lineup: tbd

Early Lollapalooza Info
Lollapalooza will return to Hutchinson Field in Grant Park on Aug. 4-6.

Review: Broken Social Scene at Webster Hall, NYC
Live Music Blog is happy to welcome Brian Mundy, a first-time guest-writer but definitely a long-time reader and friend of the site. Here’s his first review: Broken Social Scene’s Webster Hall show from Friday, January 27, 2006.

Review: Dialogue, The Felix Culpa, & Hanalei at the Metro
A newly smoke-free venue, $6 gin and tonics, and emo-based indie rock = a fun time had by all.

Download The Raconteurs
Find yourself a girl and settle down…

Coachella 2006 Lineup Announced
Tool and Depeche Mode will headline.

Umphrey’s McGee Safety in Numbers Info
With special guest musicians Huey Lewis and Joshua Redman, and cover art from renowned album designer Storm Thorgerson (Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, etc.), Safety In Numbers represents the next step in the growth of Umphrey’s McGee.

Bonnaroo 2006 Lineup Announced
Tom Petty, Radiohead, and Phil Lesh are confirmed as headliners, I think? Lineup yet to be finalized…