Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Coachella Line Up coming today

The full line up for this year's Coachella Festival will be released later today. Tickets on sale this Saturday at Noon PST. The LA Times is saying Depeche Mode, Tool, Cat Power, Franz Ferdinand, Sigur Ros, TV on the Radio, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Paul Oakenfold and more will join this year's event. Stay tuned for updates!!!

Congratulations to Dolly Parton for her Oscar nod this morning for the song, "Travelin' Thru" from Transamerica!!! She saw her last nomination in 1980 for the theme from Nine to Five.

Jamie Lidell has announced a batch of US tour dates! I finally get the chance to see him live! This guy was on everyone's top live performance list from last year. A show not to miss! Sherman is still recovering just from the footage of Lidell's show at Royal Albert Hall! Can't imagine him live in the flesh! Crazy!!!!!
Tour Dates:
04/10 - San Diego, CA - Casbah
04/11 - Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour
04/12 - San Francisco, CA - Freat American Music Hall
04/14 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
04/15 - Seattle, WA - Chop Suey
04/16 - Vancouver, BC - Plaza Nightclub
04/19 - Minneapolis, MN - Varsity Theater
04/20 - Chicago, IL Empty Bottle
04/21 - Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace Presents
04/22 - Montreal, QC - Theatre National
04/24 - Boston, MA - Great Scotts
04/25 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
04/26 - Brooklyn, NY - South Paw
04/27 - Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church

The BBC is reporting directly from the source that Pink Floyd will not be performing in the UK. Here you have it. Guitarist Dave Gilmour said "certain sections of the media have deliberately misled fans. We are telling fans directly this is not happening". Sherman still wants to go back to London though. He'll just find another excuse.

Have you heard the new Belle & Sebastian? I am pleasantly surprised. Not sure why I am saying that because I have enjoyed their past releases, but this one is really good. My fear is that I am enjoying it so much because it seems a bit more accessible dare I say commercial, than other releases. That could be good and bad. Stuart Murdoch sounds fantastic on this. It is a jolly ride through his world of pop with touches of 70's soul and glam painted all over him! Delicious! Take a listen to "Song For The Sunshine", a combo of 70's funk and soul that could have been released by Earth, Wind & Fire! Honestly! "To Be Myself Completely" is pure pop sugar! My toes have been tappin' and my heart has felt a touch lighter since exploring this cd. Another one for the summer song playlist folks! I can already see all the cute little indie kids listening to this on their iPods covered in a hand knit yellow and purple case!! Look for it next week!

Remember Gino Vannelli?? Come on. Close your eyes and try to imagine a silk shirt open to the waist, dark chest hair everywhere, dark curly hair and tight white pants! Yup, that's him. Today's Guilty Pleasure is Gino's hit, "I Just Wanna Stop". This "touching" love song was released in 1978 and was an instant hit! The following words are from Gino's website and shed a bit of light on this man of mystery. "Gino Vannelli, is one of the greatest musicians and most intriguing artists of our time. Part philosopher, musician, composer and poet, he brings these talents together in his music. He is a perfectionist, breaking all the rules to journey to the heart and soul of a musical inspiration." Really??? WOW! I never thought of him like that. Maybe I should dig deeper. Lucky for all of us, he has a new album coming next week!
It actually includes a cover of "Wild Horses"! How will I sleep all week??

Word from NY is that the Lewis Taylor show last week at the Bowery Ballroom was un-freakin'-believable! This is a man who doesn't like to do live gigs and he was blown away by the crowd. Everyone was singing along on all of his tracks and he was overwhelmed! Many reviews are saying that this was one of those nights that will never happen again! He actually played all of his material and started improving towards the end. Thanks for the info on the show(gs)! Maybe this will convince him to tour a bit!

Guess what?? It's raining in Seattle!!! See you tomorrow!


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