Category Archives: music

kids sing the darndest things.

they are feeling it!

more blakroc sessions

posted the first few blakroc sessions a bit ago, there are now 8 more on the blakroc site. these are so well done. seeing these musicians from opposite ends of the spectrum collaborate on this new rap/rock hybrid is so much fun to watch. the rza session is classic. love the camera work…really captures the reality and vibe of the sessions. tasty use of helvetica too. watch these!

tug the heart strings

by oakland-based small stakes of course. i was at this show and this is not becoming a bon iver fan blog, just a coincidence that there have been 2 bon iver related posts lately. not quite sure why I didn’t purchase it. i do remember seeing it from afar, loving the simplicity of the heart illustration (i’m a sucker for heart drawings/diagrams etc., even though they are on the verge of cliche-dom as they are now found on everything from dish towels to t-shirts to coasters) then thinking because it had a guitar built into it, it was a little too “on the nose”….but after seeing it again i thought it was worth a post…even though there is no shortage of amazing gig posters. i love how the lines on the heart feel like broken strings…not sure if it was intended that way, but it works for me.

interesting tid bit…i was reading an article on pitchfork with volcano choir, justin vernon of bon iver’s side project and when asked “One Popular Band I Would Like to See Fall Into Obscurity”, Vernon answered: “bon iver. the sooner the better.” sounds like he has a bit of the cobain popularity complex.

bon iver in the cemetery

bon iver just did a show at 6am at the hollywood cemetery, wish i could have seen it, but i was hanging in a cemetery near my house. saw them do a similar version of skinny love at the fox theatre this month – the show was painfully short clocking in at around :45, but they did an amazing job reworking the songs and bringing a completely new life to them. hit dat drum!

blakroc

the black keys are collaborating with some amazing mcs. this teaser piece gets me very excited. they are also doing up webisodes of the blakroc studio sessions which give some nice insight into the process of putting the album together. this album is going to be hard.

the new/old age of the headphone

many new and similar styled headphones around. love the throw back vibe to the classic hi-fi headphones your dad used. they look fantastic, not sure how they sound, but hey, do you really buy headphones for the sound?

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nomadic by nixon

 

 

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beats by dre (monster)

 

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rp-htx7 by panasonic

bloom

iphone application by brian eno