Thursday, June 25, 2009

It Might Get Loud

Tacos Will Be Provided

Looking to start a Vampire Weekend Cover Band (Williamsburg )

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Date: 2009-06-25, 12:42AM EDT

I wouldn't be a member of the band, just the band's manager. 

So we need one of each of these: 
Ezra Koenig (lead vocals, guitar, piano, hand drum) 
Rostam Batmanglij (organ, chamberlain, piano, harpsichord, guitar, vocal harmonies, drum and synth program, shaker) 
Chris Tomson (drums, guitar) 
Chris Baio (bass guitar) 

You must look vaguely like a member of the band and be able to play an instrument that corresponds to that band member. And it's a necessary evil but you must have a flair for the preppy dress of the original bandmembers. 

This is real. Once the band is formed and you are all practiced up, you will have a residency the first thursday of every month at a popular Williamsburg-based bar/music venue. 

Tacos will be provided. 

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

I've Got Soul and I'm Superbad

I have been on a huge Soul movement these days. Here are a few artists that I am digging on....

I have not been a fan for years but they recently stole the "Dark Was the Night Show" at Radio City Music Hall with their version of "This Land is Your Land". 

Another great find for Stonesthrow. I love his heart shaped 7 inch. Amazing stuff from white kid from Michigan. 

They do an amazing cover of Wilco's "I Am Trying To Break Your Heart". Check them out when they are in the brew city on July 24th at Turner Hall. 

Another jem out of Austin, TX. Combines soul, blues, and a grit that will shake you to your core. 

Milwaukee's own. Talking Heads leader David Byrne's music label, Luaka Bop, has offered a three-album deal last month. Check them out July 24th at Turner Hall for their CD release party.