Archive for October, 2010

Telephoned’s Sammy Bananas featured on new compilation!


By now, you’ve surely read our interview with Brooklyn’s crazy innovative mash-up band, Telephoned (and if you haven’t, what the heck are you waiting for?!). Well, big news for the dynamic duo of Sammy Bananas and Maggie Horn, as Sammy Bananas’ first official original song is featured on a new compilation album for Fool’s Gold Records, Fool’s Gold Vol. 1. I If you’ve actually made it to the end of this blog post without seeking out the album for yourself, its now available for download on iTunes or Amazon.

Yeasayer, Washed Out, Oh My!

When I first moved to Savannah, Georgia, I figured the music scene was going to be incredible with the hoards of young music listeners at every corner and coffee shop. But, alas, I was wrong, until a couple of days ago when Washed Out and Yeasayer pretty much negated the belief that Savannah couldn’t cultivate a music scene. Washed Out was up first and Ernest Greene delivered. Hailing from both South Carolina and Georgia, these southern fellas were extremely grateful and their synth-pop, sort of fuzzy-vinyl sounds were a great way to warm the crowd up. It happened to be Greene’s birthday and the front two rows of the crowd belted out an enthusiastic “Happy Birthday,” while he took a video on his iPhone.

Although Washed Out exceeded my expectations and confirmed me (and the crowd) as a fan, Yeasayer is what we were anxiously waiting for. The lights went off and three pillars on stage were lit red, an obvious choice for their first song “Madder Red.”  Anand Wilder woo-ed us all with his pajama pants while Chris Keating kept the crowd moving. “Tightrope” and “Grizelda” were especially beautiful. Every song was woven together perfectly like a well-written novel until both the climax and dénouement: “O.N.E.” and “Ambling Alp”. Pics Below — see more on our facebook page here!

— Frances

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Yeasayer Set List:

Madder red


Wait For the Summer


Red cave




Strange Reunions


Ambling Alp.


The Children


Free Music from White Denim!


Photo courtesy of White Denim


If you impulsively just spent your last paycheck on a pair of leopard print booties after stalking pictures from Paris Fashion Week online, don’t fret – you can still get some fresh new music and it’s won’t cost you a dime. Texas garage-rockers White Denim are generously releasing The Last Day of Summer, a collection of songs recorded over the past summer, free of charge on as the band finishes up their third official full-length record. Like what you hear? Check them out as they hit the road with Portugal. The Man later this month – we’re sure that your leopard booties will be a hit at the show.

Oct 16 2010 – antone’s blues bar – austin, tx.
Oct 18 2010 – the loft – dallas, tx.
Oct 19 2010 – opolis – norman, ok.
Oct 20 2010 – the bottleneck – lawrence, ks.*
Oct 21 2010 – the waiting room – omaha, ne.*
Oct 22 2010 – fox theatre and cafe – boulder, co.*
Oct 23 2010 – fox theatre and cafe – boulder, co.*
Oct 26 2010 – launchpad – albuquerque, nm
Oct 27 2010 – club congress – tuscon, az.
Oct 28 2010 – clubhouse music venue – tempe, az.*
Oct 29 2010 – house of blues – san diego, ca.*
Oct 30 2010 – el rey theatre – los angeles, ca.*
Oct 31 2010 – mercury lounge – goleta, ca.
Nov 1 2010 – the – independent – san francisco, ca.
Nov 2 2010 – spaceland – los angeles, ca.
*with Portugal the Man