For me, it's The Black Keys. I gotta rep these guys. They're a 2 piece band and play some absolutely rugged blues rock. Check them out.
this may be of some local interest
The Victors by Michigan Marching Band. Some of you might have heard it before.
I was enjoying some of that a bit earlier myself.
Still can't hear 'em...
But the crowd "Hail" gives me goosebumps. Go Blue.
God, I already miss Michigan football.
Did you guys notice the number of MMB members wasn't mentioned this year? As in, "...presenting the 234-member Michigan Marching BAND...bannnnnnd take the field!" This year it was just, "...presenting the Michigan Marching BAND! Bandddddd take the field!"
Definitely not them. Angry rock! YEAH!
the Coffee House- acoustic stuff.
I like that channel a lot too.
The Bouncing Souls
Hilltop Hoods and Nine Inch Nails
Haven't been as sold on some of their others.
Lately I've been listening to Guided by Voices, Robyn Hitchcock, Slayer, the Fall, Jay Reatard and St. Vincent.
Jay Reatard RIP.
I thought you were messing with me until I googled it.
Well, that sucks.
Tony Lucca is in the player now.
Acoustics sound so good on Paradigm speakers =)
We Came As Romans
The Black Keys are awesome. First time I heard them was on NHL 08 i think "Just Got to Be" was on the soundtrack and it was awesome so i downloaded more of their stuff. Definitely one of my favorite bands. They recently just came out with a collaborative album with some rappers, most notably Mos Def, where they play the background music for the rap..its called Blakroc and its pretty interesting.
Other than that:
New Vampire Weekend (and old too i guess)
Explosions in the Sky
mostly the self titled album and both of the ...real boy albums.
(ok, not really lately. More like for the last 3-4 years)
No. I desperately wanted to, though.
Also, I didn't mention it above, but I've also been listening to a lot of Jonathan Coulton lately, because he's awesome.
Band of Horses
Panic at the Disco- Pretty Odd Album, took me a while to get into it, it reminds me of Srgt. Pepper. Not saying they are close to the Beatles.
& The Shins
which Panic! album? I find "Pretty. Odd." (their most recent album) to be much different and much better than their first album. I haven't been able to get enough of that album for the past year or so now.
Pretty. Odd is the album I'm talking about.
Whole lotta GangStarr and Jimi Hendrix.
Mine has to be "Work".
I stopped discussing this kind of thing when a kid tried to choke me while I was in my bunk at a summer camp for telling him he should listen to more oldies. The conversation went like this (not exaggerated whatsoever):
"You haven't lived until you've listened to oldies!"
*While trying to choke me* "You don't know anything about my life! You don't know how many times I've tried to kill myself!"
That might do it for me, too. I'm not a fan of choking... most things.... But seriously, that's a messed up camp experience. Isn't camp supposed to be all about team building and fun?
It was an interesting week. The whole situation became incredibly hilarious after the fact, and it makes for a good story.
As far as the music goes, if pressed, I'd probably recommend the band "fun." right now. Fantastic music with more thoughtful lyrics than most. Not for everyone, but I like it.
I go for some Red Hot Chilli Peppers. Definitely my favorite band. I'm a fan of the Foo fighters, too. Kanye West is always good. Other than that, I throw in some rap and other classic rock songs from here or there. RHCP is where it's at, though. Can't go wrong there.
The Outlaws, Marshall Tucker, The Allman Brothers, and who else but, l-en-erd sk-yn-ryd. And listen to who will become the greatest guitarist of all time, Derek Trucks.
TOOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!........and Vampire Weekend
A lot of Architecture in Helsinki lately for some reason.
Solid band. I get on kicks for them as well.
Explosions in the Sky
We Were Promised Jetpacks
Shout Out Louds
The Twilight Sad
Kings of Leon - Youth and Young Manhood and Aha Shake Heartbreak
For those wondering, yes it was necessary to single (double?) out those 2 Kings albums. I could be stranded on an island with only Aha Shake Heartbreak and be perfectly content with my situation.
Pandora stations around Steve Miller Band, RHCP, Jay-Z. I also love 90s rock.
And say what you want, but I'm hooked on beyonce's "Sweet dreams" song, I have to hear it at least once... or maybe it's the video....
Yes, that just happened.
No, dude, that song is fantastic. The video doesn't hurt.
But with Alicia Keys after she sang "Try Sleeping with a Broken Heart" on SNL this past Saturday. Dear heavens, it's not fair.
Alicia Keys in the "no one" video is absurd. I thought she also looked amazing in the live performance before one of the WS games in Yankee stadium.
Do these still exsist? Everytime I flip past "the MTV" it is always some gut wrenchingly distasteful "reality" show.
Shpongle - Never heard of them? Check out the Nothing Lasts album.
Rage Against the Machine
Buddha Bar Mix Series
During the holidays I couldn't get enough of the Sufjan Stevens Christmas album.
The only Christmas music I can ever listen to, but I look forward to Christmas every year just for a good reason to.
Zac Brown Band
I listen to virtually nothing but Muse
Why do I love Muse so much
I was going to say basically the same thing. Why as I write this post I'm listening to Citizen Erased. I'm really hoping this "school" stuff helps me pass the time until March 13 when they're at the Palace.
Michigan's spring break coincides with the East Coast swing of The Resistance Tour. I'm from DC; I was planning on following them from DC to Baltimore to Philly to Madison Square Garden from March 1-5. Then I realized that trip would cost like $6,000 so I settled on two tickets to the Patriot Center woo
We'll be back in school by the 13th...hmm...and it's a Saturday...
If you're into the Black Keys I suggest you look into their album blackroc, it's them doing there thing with guys like Mos Def, Raekwon, and RZA rhyming over it. Also, underground hip-hip, like Atmosphere and Cunninlynguists. On a rock standpoint, Grizzly Bear's album Veckimest is solid.
Stay off the Fuckin Flowers is great.
sage francis is pretty good for underground hip hop, even though you wouldnt expect it.
Inis Mona by Eluveitie
But you can't bring them up without paying homage to Immortal!
it's just so... so... AWESOME! Mountains, snow, headbanging, loud guitar, blastbeat drums, corpse paint, spiked gauntlets. What could be better? What's that? Not repulsing all the attractive women? You've got a point there, my friend.
Till I collapse. Tupac-Picture me rollin... Picture me rollin in my 500 hundred benz..
Brand New - Daisy
i've been listening to the Notorious Cone drop palms
Matt and Kim
Rites of Spring
Lots of Fanfarlo and The XX. I second Grizzly Bear, as well.
I'll bite: The Jackson Five.
I know not everyone will agree, especially the old timers, but the brother question/ ?uestlove is the greatest drummer. Plus, The Roots are sick.
is amazing. It was our football team's victory song after games
Oh yea them to. Plus ALL
ps that's to bad about frank passing
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Kings of Leon
Motion City Soundtrack... just to name a few
Sounds like my iPod. I'd +100 you if I could! <3
Cross Canadian Ragweed
Robert Earl Keen
Brahms, Brahms, and more Brahms
Rounds by David Diamond
All of the Bach suites (basically required listening for cellists)
Lots of Philip Glass and Arvo Part
Elgar Introduction and Allegro
Villa-Lobos Bachianas Brasileiras
Mendelssohn Cello sonatas
Chris Thile and Edgar Meyer
Favorite nonclassical music is Thursday and Evans Blue
If you haven't already, you must hit this YouTube link (Feuermann):
I have been a Navarra partisan for decades, but after hearing this:
alongside the above, I realize you have to put someone like Feuermann on a whole other shelf.
BTW, if you are ever working on the Haydn D, you must investigate F's own rendition of his warhorse of a cadenza:
It's been a lot of Carnatic and Hindustani lately. Just gets me in the mood for life.
And black metal, because it's winter.
Who in particular?
My later faves have been Sundaram Balachander and Ali Akbar Kahn (son of Shankar's teacher). Brief YouTube of Balachander:
is my favorite Indian musician. Garden of Dreams is in my top 5 albums of any genre. The compositions map perfectly onto my consciousness... give it a listen if you haven't already
I recently saw Shankar and his daughter at Hill Auditorium. Perhaps the best display of musicianship I've ever seen. The nuance of the tonal scales boggles the mind
I've just recently been getting into Carnatic (South Indian) but really enjoying Lalgudi G. Jayaraman. Fascinating use of the violin.
Balachander is good; I was not previously familiar. Thanks for the tip!
the "Notable Vainika" series on YouTube; YouTube is becoming a cultural treasure-trove the last couple of years.
I have a 2-CD raga by Kahn, but I still haven't dug out from moving so it is in a sort of deep storage at the moment.
I saw Shankar (w. Alla Rakha) at the Atlanta Civic Center in '84, and it was as celestial as I could have expected.
I was looking for a Carnatic violin/vocal duet on YouTube to link here, but come to find there is a HECK of a lot of Carnatic violin on YouTube these days!
I was disappointed to find out a while back that the chromatic Veena fretboard was derived from guitars brought to Southern India by Portuguese explorers; this implies that it is at odds with the delicate system of just intonation we associate with all Indian music. On the other hand, the violin is a perfect vehicle for music requiring a vocal standard of pitch sensitivity. Carnatic violin music is a further vindication of the creation of the Tuscan luthiers of the 1500's. Go fretless.
Cory Chisel and the Wandering Sons - Death Won't Send a Letter
The Avett Brothers - I and Love and You
Langhorne Slim - Langhorne Slim
The National - Boxer
Massive Attack - Mezzanine
Arcade Fire - Funeral
Kid Cudi - Man On the Moon
Zero 7 - Simple Things
Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver
I've been on a iTunes binge lately. Hard to find time to fully digest all of these, but fun to try.
I just discovered these guys. Really great. I've had "Mignonette", "Gleam", and "Four Thieves Gone" going incessantly.
Also, Steve Earle's "Washington Square Serenade" and Cass McCombs.
Love his music. He had a concert in Ann Arbor this past Monday, did you happen to go?
I live in California.
What's he like live?
Right now, in no particular order, its:
Isis (mostly Red Sea and Celestial)
Hank Williams (the Mother's Best Flower Show lost recordings)
always some Johnny Cash
old skool Neurosis
Between the Buried and Me
isis latest (with Tool's Adam Jones on keyboards):
1.) Shostakovich -- sounds like a nightmare set to music. Don't believe the comments; this rendition is by the quartet S. worked with throughout the Stalin Terror and the WWII years; all fever dream and no polish (4:00):
2.) You'll laugh -- Forqueray viola-da-gamba music played on harpsichord (transcription by F's son). But this rendition simply kicks ass (albeit, eighteenth-century harpsichord ass) (4:04):
3.) Furtwängler/B[erlin]PO/Brahms Sy. 4, in London, 1948 (5:03):
4.) Furtwängler/BPO/Beethoven "Coriolan Overture" ; live war-time concert recording (8:56):
I'm a big fan of Dire Straits. Mark Knopfler is an underrated guitarist, IME.
and Andy Hull's solo project, Right Away, Great Captain.
I've been all across the board lately:
The Dear Hunter (AMAZING stuff for
Muse music fans. Check them out.)
Mumford & Sons
Polar Bear Club
The Snake the Cross the Crown
Two Tongues (side project of vocalists of Say Anything and Saves the Day)
Able Baker Fox
Small Brown Bike
Anything loud enough to drown out the constant slurping by the guy next to me for 8 hours.
My latest remedies:
Big Daddy Weave
Belle & Sebastian
Cold War Kids
to anything except country or nickelback....
some of my favorites are:
Lady Antebellum, they are awesome, look'em up.
They formed in 2006 and their first hit, "Love Don't Live Here Anymore", was released as a single in Spring of '08. But yes, they are awesome, and as I type this I'm listening to "I Run To You"
Lock the thread.
Have you seen the Lawrence Welk SNL sketches with Judyyyy? They're hilarious!
Of Montreal. In Boston 1/27 at the Paradise.
Among others on my playlist:
check out my brothers band, the best shit out right now......
Alec Ounsworth (singer of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah)
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
Belle & Sebastian
Monsters of Folk
Kanye West - "808s and Heartbreak"
Great Lakes Myth Society
Muse - "Showbiz"
All Time Quarterback
Elmo and his friends sing along.............
I have a 21 month old daughter and she loves it. Its really kind of scary in surround sound.
Mayer Hawthorne, if you don't know - check him out.
There is always more Mingus to discover.
Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears
I just played ALL of the videos in this thread at once...It didnt sound as good as I thought it would.
or our taste in music?
"Mama, I'm Swollen" by Cursive on repeat
My Bloody Valentine
The Stone Roses
Also been listening a lot to "Charlie Does Surf", a Clash tribute album done by surf rock bands.
Jimmy Eat World, Bloc Party, Kings of Leon, Lil Wayne, Jay Z, Motion City Soundtrack, Sufjan Stevens, The Postal Service, and Queen to name a few.
As for new albums, I really like "The xx" and "Cymbals eat guitar"
Girl Talk! I got two of his albums, Feed the Animals and Night Ripper, a few months ago and I've been hooked. I'm worried that I'll listen to him so much that I'll get sick of it.
I'm not really into the top40 scene, but I thought this guy was pretty talented.
Florence + The Machine
EDIT:... and of course Lady Gaga
joy division - love will tear us apart
joy formidable - cradle
Ziggy Stardust and the Return of the Spiders from Mars
til the casket drops is a master piece
Corey Smith. My wife got me hooked on him. He is huge in the south (ESSS EEE CEEE country). He is a mix of old school country, new country and acoustic soul. He is a definite college music guy...he has played in Ann Arbor before, actually, and will be playing in the next couple weeks. He is a UGA grad. See below.
Third eye blind
I may be late on this one, but have been listening to the band 'cage the elephant', I love the rockin' down south sound of it...
and some Beethoven sonatas.
I'm in the office today playing catch up and listening to some OAR.
woxy vintage at work while I look at google images of Gnarles Barkley. Too much stuff to keep up with these days. Once in a while I play name that decomposer, listening to classical stations.
Possibly going to catch magnetic fields on tour in FEB...bloomington, IN
Dead Letter Circus
The Butterfly Effect
Definitely some good shit. Check em out.
Kings of Leon
Some of Lil Wayne's old mix tapes--fuck his new stuff