Free Radiohead In Rainbows Amplive Remixes

February 13, 2008

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After some legal disputes between producer/DJ Amplive and camp Radiohead, the Rainydayz Remixes have finally been released on the internet, and just like In Rainbows… it’s FREE! The eight-track collection of tunes remixes clips of In Rainbows with vocal tracks from Too $hort, MC Zumbi of Zion I, Chali 2na of Jurassic 5, Codany Holiday, and Del tha Funky Homosapien. The first few times I heard “Videotape,” i knew the piano part would make a great sample for a hip-hop song. Amplive’s experimentation with that sample and Del tha Funky Homosapien’s vocals on “Video Tapez” is the highlight track. Take a listen, you’ll be happy that you did.

Check out “Video Tapez”, and pick up the whole remix album [here] or below.

MP3: Radiohead – “Video Tapez (Amplive Remix ft. Del tha Funky Homosapien)” [zshare]

DOWNLOAD: Radiohead – Rainydayz Remixes by Amplive [follow link]

Barack and Roll,
Ethan

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Super Bonnaroo

February 6, 2008

Super Bowl, Super Tuesday, Mardi Gras… the “super” theme of this week continues this early Wednesday morning with the gigantic Bonnaroo 2008 lineup. The hot Tennessee summer will once again take over music lovers of all kinds at this festival which is running June 12-15 for the seventh straight year. With a clear evolution from the first Bonnaroo in 2002, this lineup presents one of the most dynamic sets of bands to date. It looks like the headliners are going to be Pearl Jam, Metallica, Jack Johnson, and Kanye West. Other highlights include: Robert Plant (of Led Zeppelin) and Alison Krauss, Sigur Ros, Phil Lesh and Friends, Umphreys Mcgee, My Morning Jacket, Iron and Wine, Allman Brothers Band, Lupe Fiasco, The Raconteurs, Broken Social Scene, Death Cab for Cutie, !!!, Jose Gonzalez, and Vampire Weekend.

The big news however, is that LED ZEPPELIN could also be headlining. Both the Associated Press, NME, and a bunch of other sites have announced this, yet it is not confirmed with the rest of the lineup on the Bonnaroo website. Hopefully this will be confirmed. I guess we will just have to wait and see. Even though I am very pleased with the lineups and can name at least 20 must-sees, I am a little skeptical about two things: 1) I’m not so sure that this lineup continues with the “tradition” of Bonnarro. It is clearly missing the abundance of jam, funk, jazz, and bluegrass bands that were included in the past. This makes me less skeptical compared to…2) METALLICA??? Even though this will probably be a very cool show considering the history of this band, there is no other band on this whole lineup to complement this show. Seems kind of random to me.

Regardless, I will still be there, and will be buying my ticket the second it goes on sale. What do you faithful ATG readers think? Whose going? What are you excited for? Let us know! Complete line-up after the jump.

Tennessee, Tennessee, ain’t no place I’d rather be,
Ethan

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Radiohead New Year’s Webcast

January 3, 2008

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First off, just a reminder that the physical disc (with higher sound quality) version of Radiohead’s fall 2007 download release In Rainbows, has been released on New Year’s Day. To celebrate the release, and to ring in 2008, the band has performed In Rainbows in it’s entirety and released it as a video online. The interesting and artsy video titled Scotch Mist- A Film With Radiohead In It, was released at the stroke of midnight UK time. Included in Scotch Mist are some insights on the band in the studio, some odd scenic and other quirky transitions, an outdoor performance for “Faust Arp”, and a perfect slow motion music video take on “Nude”. I watched the video in it’s entirety yesterday, and it was time well spent. If your any fan of Radiohead I suggest watching this, especially if your home from college for the break and have nothing else to do. “Scotch Mist” which according to Wikipedia “refers to a light, steady drizzle, the name being typical of the Scottish penchant for understatement, is simply just another project from the genius artists that make up Radiohead. The video can be found on the front page of Radiohead’s YouTube channel.

As with Zack, I will also be putting together my best of 2007, and possibly a preview of 2008. Hope you haven’t been waiting too anxiously for my favorites.

Best,
Ethan


Zeppelin One Off Reunion: A Sign of More to Come?

December 11, 2007

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Last night at London’s 02 arena, the legendary classic rock band Led Zeppelin reunited for the first time in 19 years for one of the most anticipated reunions since, well…The Police, about a year ago. But this event had a purpose, and that was to get back together to honor Atlantic Records founder, the late Ahmet Ertegun. The three remaining rock gods have given the drummer position to Jason Bonham, son of the original drummer, John Bonham, who has since passed away. What is still only their only gig lined up, last night’s show, according to NBE, was strictly music, and not much banter at all. But this is Led Zeppelin, who wants to hear them talk when they come out to rock? And rock they did as they played a stacked set to a packed crowd for what we can only hope to be the beginning of a 2008 reunion tour. (For those of you have not heard yet: pretty strong rumors have been flying around about a headlining spot at this year’s Bonnaroo). Be sure to search the Internet today for fan reviews and videos of what seems to have been an epic concert. Till then, here’s the setlist: Good Times Bad Times/ Ramble On/Black Dog/ In My Time of Dying/ For Your Life/ Trampled Under Foot/ Nobody’s Fault But Mine/ No Quarter/ Since I’ve Been Loving You/ Dazed and Confused/ Stairway to Heaven/ The Song Remains the Same/ Misty Mountain Hop/ Kashmir/ Enc 1: Whole Lotta Love/ Enc 2: Rock and Roll.

It’s been a long time since I rock and rolled
Ethan


Madison Homegrown Hip-Hop Fest

December 5, 2007

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I know ATG is a global blog, but if any of you are going to be in the Midwest this weekend don’t do anything else but come to Madison, WI. We’ve got cold beer, fresh snow, and some bumpin’ Hip-Hop. This weekend, the University is putting on the Homegrown Hip Hop Festival featuring Rhymefest on Thursday 12/6 and Brother Ali on Saturday 12/8, and a whole lot more acts in between. Check it out and get there early, because even though this was just finalized, it’s going to be packed. A full schedule can be found at our music commitee’s official site.

MP3: Rhymefest – “Feva”
MP3: Brother Ali – “Forest Whitiker”

To gettin’ down with gettin’ down,
Ethan

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Presenting…Alberta Cross

November 29, 2007

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I can honestly say that my older brother Dan was the primary reason for my musical upbringing. However, in the last few years that tide has turned as I have proudly introduced him to a few gems. Now that I’m the one finding most the new music, excitement builds whenever he gives me a new band to listen to, because I know it’s going to be good. This was certainly true with Alberta Cross, the English-Swedish rock band rooted in gospel/soul influenced ‘70s folk and classic rock. After attending the CMJ Marathon Festival in New York City last month, Dan came back with rave reviews about these longhaired skinny dudes whose appearance doesn’t stray far from their sound. They are now one of both of our favorite new bands. These guys seriously rock. The Thief and the Heartbreaker, their debut EP, was released this past fall. The sound is “influenced by The Band, Van Morrison and Leonard Cohen” with clear “elements of The White Stripes and The Shins” but I think they sound more like Neil Young meets My Morning Jacket meets Ryan Adams (If this doesn’t sound awesome to you, I am sorry). The all-too-short EP is complete with clever lyrics, catchy tunes, and some brilliant vocal performances by front man Petter Ericson Stakee. The only recent word from the band is that they are currently working on their first full-length album to be released sometime around April. They have also announced that they will have some sort of residency sometime/somewhere in New York City coming up in around January. This band might be a change of pace compared to some of the other artists introduced on ATG, but seriously check them out and expect big things.

Until then, check out my favorite tune “Lucy Rider” and watch the video for their most fun and catchy song, “Hard Breaks.”

MP3: Alberta Cross – “Lucy Rider”

YOUTUBE: Alberta Cross – “Hard Breaks”

Alternate links after the jump,
Ethan

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