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Posts from — February 2009

Jessica Lea Mayfield @ Kilby Court


Jessica Lea Mayfield is set to perform her bittersweet melodies this Friday, February 27 at Kilby Court in Salt Lake. For those of you who haven’t heard her, I’d highly suggest picking up her latest, With Blashphemy So Heartfelt. Since being discovered a short time ago, the 19 year old Ohio has opened up for such favorites as The Avett Brothers and The Black Keys. Doors open at 7… for more information head over to Kilby Court.
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February 25, 2009   Comments Off

New Music Monday


2009 is turning out to be a stellar year for music. With new releases from standards like Dan Auerbach, Neko Case, M. Ward, Heartless Bastards, and Dead Confederate; as well as up-and-comers like Phosphorescent, Leopold & His Fiction, & Black Joe Lewis, there are plenty of good tunes out there to choose from.
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Perhaps the record I am most looking forward to dropping the needle on in 2009 is Neko Case’s upcoming Middle Cyclone. Starting today you can stream the entire album over on NPR. Middle Cyclone officially hits shelves March 3rd.
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Seeing as how The Black Keys are one of my favorite band’s going today, I was a bit skeptical when I heard Keys guitarist Dan Auerbach would be releasing a solo album. Luckily, Keep It Hid, which was released earlier this month, exceeds expectations, and stays true to the raw grittiness that is the Black Keys.
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Released last Tuesday, Americana-esque, singer-songwriter M. Ward’s, Hold Time is being regarded as his best yet. With appearances from Zoey Deschanel, Lucinda Williams, and Jason Lytle, Hold Time’s a keeper.
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Although Ohio rockers, The Heartless Bastards, have been doing their thing since 2005, they just recently showed up on my radar. Their third studio album, The Mountain, released on the highly esteemed Fat Possum label, takes the re-assembled Bastards to new heights.
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Georgia based lo-fi rocker Phosphorescent’s, To Willie, is reminiscent of Willie Nelson’s own To Lefty From Willie. Although I haven’t had a chance to sink my teeth into this one, I am looking forward to kicking back and giving it a good listen to.
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February 23, 2009   No Comments

Old Town Radio


Tune in tonight for another very special edition of Old Town Radio. As always, tonight we’re featuring some brand new ones along with a few classics sprinkled in, all which can only be heard over the airways on KPCW. I’ll also be spinning some tracks off the Eccentric Soul : Capsoul Label which came in the mail this week (happy birthday me). Check it out tonight at 7:00 PM mountain time on KPCW 91.9 FM, or for those of you non-Parkites, online at KPCW.org.
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February 18, 2009   No Comments

Sunday Inspiration Bits

Image Copyright French Paper Co.

Image Copyright French Paper Co.

Minneapolis design firm CSA has created a few art prints for French Paper Co. The prints are 2 color, 19″ x 24,” offset printed and will be given away at upcoming paper and design shows. Rumor has it that the prints will be offered up for sale later down the road. View the whole set at OMG Posters.
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Tea lovers rejoice. Pick up yourselves some Damn Fine Tea courtesy of Andrews & Dunham. The tea comes loose and is contained in some sweet tins, each with a hand-printed label by the almighty Aesthetic Apparatus. My stash is on the way.
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Here’s a swell idea… get a black taxi-cab, find some musicians, throw them in the back, and get treated to a very intimate performance while driving around London. Introducing Black Cab Sessions. Be sure to check out the one with My Morning Jacket.
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If you’re on Facebook, you’ve probably noticed the uber-obnoxious 25 things. Blogger Tishon has wrote his own 25 things as relating to
Graphic Design.
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And finally for today, yet another reason to get an iPhone. This is just genius. Via FormFiftyFive.
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February 15, 2009   No Comments

Black Sabbath Turns 39

While for some Friday the 13th marks a day to be avoided, 39 years ago on Friday, February 13, 1970, Black Sabbath released their debut album, Black Sabbath. Formed in Birmingham, England by lead vocalist Ozzy Osborne, guitarist Tony Iommi, bassist Geezer Butler, & drummer Bill Ward, the band was originally known as ‘Earth’ before changing their name to Black Sabbath. Since then, Sabbath has become one of the most influential rock band’s of our time. Their gritty blend of dark and heavy blues riffs, infused with elements of psychedelia, laid the groundwork for a music that would later be coined ‘heavy metal.’ In 1971 Black Sabbath followed up with their sophmore release, Paranoid, which continues to see a steady rotation in my collection.
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February 13, 2009   No Comments