Tuesday May 31st 2011, 11:17 am
NPR Streams Eddie Vedder’s Ukulele Songs
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For something a little different, NPR’s First Listen is streaming Eddie Vedder’s second solo album “Ukulele Songs” for your listening pleasure.  This cleverly titled album features Vedder accompanied by his, you guessed it, ukulele. The simplicity of the instrument along with his voice works better than you might think. Grunge Hawaiian Folk music at its best. There’s even a cover of the Steve Martin/ Bernadette Peters classic “Tonight You Belong To Me” (yeah, yeah, I know it was written in 1926 by Billy Rose and Lee David and covered by a million people but Martin owned it…). Give it a listen for free here.

Tuesday May 31st 2011, 11:03 am
Video of the Day: My Morning Jacket
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YouTube Preview ImageMy Morning Jacket- Golden

My Morning Jacket performing their song “Golden” during a two-day stint at The Fillmore in San Francisco, California in 2005. The footage appears on their live album/dvd Okonokos, which was released on October 31, 2006.

Friday May 27th 2011, 11:01 am
Brand New Track: Phosphorescent Covers Leonard Cohen
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Phosphorescent just posted a live recording of a  cover of Leonard Cohen’s “Hey That’s No Way To Say Goodbye” that is streaming for free for your listening pleasure. Check it out below.

Phosphorescent – Hey That’s No Way To Say Goodbye

Friday May 27th 2011, 10:57 am
Video of the Day: Seth Avett covers Elliott Smith
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YouTube Preview ImageSeth Avett-Angeles

Seth Avett of the Avett Brothers covering Elliott Smith’s “Angeles” earlier this month.

Thursday May 26th 2011, 6:55 pm
Snapshot: Hearts & Flowers
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MP3: Hearts & Flowers – Rock And Roll Gypsies (buy)

Thursday May 26th 2011, 10:33 am
Video of the Day: Nathaniel Rateliff
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YouTube Preview ImageNathaniel Rateliff- We Never Win

Nathaniel Rateliff performing the song “We Never Win” on Later with Jools Holland this past Tuesday night. Rateliff will be celebrating the release of a limited edition 10″ live recording that is being co-released by Communion Records and Daytrotter Records tonight at the Borderline in London.Let me just say that Rateliff is one of the top 3 acts that I’ve discovered while living in London (though he originally hails from Colorado) and I highly, highly recommend making it out to one of his shows. For a little taste of what that experience is like, check out this 4-song live session currently available for free download via Reverb.

Wednesday May 25th 2011, 1:04 pm
Snapshot: Delaney and Bonnie
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From back left: Eric Clapton, unidentified friend, Rita Coolidge, Jim Gordon, Jim Price. Bottom row: Bobby Whitlock, Bonnie Bramlett, Delaney Bramlett, PP Arnold, Carl Radle, Bobby Keys

Wednesday May 25th 2011, 12:46 pm
Video of the Day: Van Morrison
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YouTube Preview ImageVan Morrison- Cyprus Avenue

Van Morrison performing “Cyprus Avenue” live during his It’s Too Late To Stop Now Tour in 1973. Check out an interview with Morrison on the Old Grey Whistle Test from the same year after the jump where he mumbles through the differences between British and American audiences, his time living in New York City and more.

Tuesday May 24th 2011, 12:18 pm
Style Find: Etsy Picks
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vintage coat

We’ve scoured Etsy to bring you some of the best style finds out there right now for the menfolk. First up, we have this vintage wool coat with faux fur lining for $399.99. It reminds me slightly of this picture of the Avett Brothers and let’s be honest here: any clothing you can wear that will remind the ladies of the Avetts is not an opportunity to be taken lightly.

vintage shirt

Next up, we have this vintage 1980s striped Oxford blue and grey shirt for $28. Smart. Simple. Enough said.


Lastly, we have this Bowery Lane Bicycles Broncks Black bike for $595.00. The bike is handmade in New York City with American steel and a limited edition leather saddle, sustainable cork handles, chain guard, fenders, kick stand, rear rack, hand brazed brass joints and a hand crafted wooden crate. Definitely something to be seen riding around town on.

Tuesday May 24th 2011, 11:34 am
Video of the Day: Hurray For The Riff Raff
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YouTube Preview ImageHurray for the Riff Raff- Bricks and Grocery

New Orleans, Louisiana-based band Hurray For The Riff Raff performing their tunes “Bricks” and “Grocery” back in April 2009. The band is currently touring around the UK and will be coming through London tomorrow night, May 25th, for a gig at the Old Queen’s Head. Next month, they will return stateside and will be gracing the stage of the Mint in Los Angeles on June 8th.