Friday October 30th 2009, 8:29 pm
Snapshot: Paul Morrisey, Andy Warhol, Janis Joplin and Tim Buckley
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Woodstock, NY. 1968. Photo by Elliot Landy.

Friday October 30th 2009, 12:39 pm
Video of the Day: The Growlers
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YouTube Preview ImageThe Growlers – Little Miss Jack

Dancing skeletons and dead animals seem appropriate for the day before Halloween. This video comes to us courtesy of Costa Mesa, California band The Growlers. Los Angelenos can check out their particular blend of dark psychedelic surf rock tonight at the Bootleg Theater alongside local duo Pocahaunted.

Thursday October 29th 2009, 12:39 pm
Movie Lounge: What Leonard Cohen Did For Me
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Following his 70th birthday in September 2004, the BBC documentary What Leonard Cohen Did For Me explores the Canadian singer-songwriter’s enormous influence. Musicians paying tribute include Nick Cave, Ian McCulloch, Rufus Wainwright, Arthur Smith, Kathryn Williams and Paul Morley. The Youtube player is set up like a playlist, so when the first clip stops, the next clip will automatically start. Enjoy!

Thursday October 29th 2009, 12:24 pm
Emusic’s It’s An Indie Halloween
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My Morning JacketMy Morning Jacket as The Ghostbusters

The folks over at Emusic have put together a feature called “It’s An Indie Halloween” that showcases musicians in their Halloween costumes. Click here to check out pics of Deer Tick, Black Mountain, Port O’Brien, Strand of Oaks and more.

Bon IverJustin Vernon (Bon Iver) as Wayne’s World’s Garth

Thursday October 29th 2009, 12:12 pm
Video of the Day: Townes Van Zandt
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YouTube Preview ImageTownes van Zandt- Pancho and Lefty

Townes Van Zandt performing 13 of his songs for A Private Concert at the Holiday Inn in Houston, Texas in 1988. More songs, including “If I Needed You” and “Tecumseh Valley”, are after the jump.


Wednesday October 28th 2009, 5:30 pm
Mixin’ With The Devil Makes Three
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the devil

Santa Cruz, California band The Devil Makes Three has given us their “Top 10 Songs To Leave Your Lover By (and a few to get them back).” The mix features tunes by Blind Willie McTell, Gram Parsons, Little Milton and more. The Devil Makes Three are in the midst of a nationwide tour that will take them across the US over the next couple of months. Check out the mix and their complete tour dates after the jump.


Wednesday October 28th 2009, 3:46 pm
In Living Color: Those Darlins
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Those Darlins

Those Darlins are vulgar. They throw bottles, spit beer across the stage, talk about boobs and sex and yell at audience members for not dancing. And damn it there’s a single person who left that show not wanting more. Because somehow in the mix of things, Those Darlins come out being one of the most charming bands around with their incredibly infectious booze-infused rock and roll. I can’t wait to catch them when they come through town again on November 17th for a show at the Troubadour. Seriously, you won’t experience anything else quite like them. More pics, taken by Andrew White, from their Silverlake Lounge show on October 22 are after the jump.

Those Darlins

Wednesday October 28th 2009, 1:39 pm
Video of the Day: Uncle Tupelo
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YouTube Preview ImageUncle Tupelo on Critical Mass: The Interview

Jay Farrar, Jeff Tweedy, and Mike Heidorn are interviewed in their apartment in December 1988. Part Two of the piece, featuring performances of “Graveyard Shift” and “Factory Belt”, is after the jump.


Tuesday October 27th 2009, 5:25 pm
Mixin’ With Learning Music
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Los Angeles-based musician John Wood of Learning Music has given us his “Top 10 Songs to Pretend You’re Happy To.” The mix, which you can check out after the jump, features tunes by Dock Boggs, Woody Guthrie, Hank Williams and more. Learning Music releases an album every single month through a subscription series called Learning Music Monthly. They also just released a compilation today, entitled This May Also Be It, that features tunes from their last six albums. You can download the compilation for free by clicking here.


Tuesday October 27th 2009, 1:22 pm
Snapshot: Eric Clapton and Pete Townshend
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