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Post#1 » by doclinkin » Fri Aug 1, 2008 11:31 pm

This here is now the new thread for all things music related. Favorites, your own projects, upcoming shows that are likely to kick ass, new stuff, old stuff, your musical roots and vfavorite songs from youth etc.

I especially hope it gets used for introducing folks to music you like, that they may or may not have heard yet. I expect an eclectic mix of a wide variety of styles, some you might like, some not-- but I fully expect to hear new great stuff that I wished I'd a found first since often it seems like I live in a cave.

We'll have to build a new links thread to keep track of this.

A few things on loop in my current brainspace:

Zoe Keating: cellist formerly of Rasputina. She plays live mixing and looping and electronix effex on her celloviol. Her album Cellos x 16 is kicking my ass.

Checkout Tetrishead for an example. Moody mellow but somehow ominous rhythmic and grim.

Link to a few vids.
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Post#2 » by doclinkin » Fri Aug 1, 2008 11:43 pm

Manu Chao is a sorta spanish folk rock music, used to be a bit more so-cal style punk rock (w/ Mano Negra) but is constantly evolving. The guy was born in france of spanish parents, sings in english spanish french various african languages, plays reggae, ska, and folk inflected songs that just make you want some kind of positive revolution. Party for your right to fight, you could have fun at a Manu Chao live show.

Here's an hour long concert if you really get into it:

Link.

But you can get a shorter taste elsewhere:

The mariachi style
Libertad
Desaparecido.

here's the ska-inflected Welcome to Tijuana.
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Post#3 » by doclinkin » Fri Aug 1, 2008 11:56 pm

A couple other scraps:

Junior Gong Damian Marley w/ Chali 2na (of Jurrasic 5) live: Road to Zion.

Aesop Rock, abstract rap dense lyricism None Shall Pass.
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Post#4 » by FreeBalling » Sat Aug 2, 2008 12:14 am

This band did not get much play but I loved the hook, It's old school.

Updated - 10/10/2013 - Keeping it real..........

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVtRyrOaoZA[/youtube]
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Post#5 » by doclinkin » Sat Aug 2, 2008 12:27 am

FreeBalling wrote:This band did not get much play but I loved the hook, It's old school.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gl9m-NC0VGE


Great production, the saxophone riff lifted from the old school classics but repurpsoed to great effect.

A couple classic second generation (90's) beats that consistently loop re-occur in my brain but young puppies might not have met yet:

Slow Down.


Flava in ya ear original
Biggie and Busta remix.
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Post#6 » by FreeBalling » Sat Aug 2, 2008 12:49 am

Lifted not by N2Deep by Wrecks-N-Effect.

Wreckx-N-Effect Hard or Smooth LP/Tape Release Date: 11/24/1992 (RUMPSHAKER)

N2Deep - Back to the Hotel LP/Tape Release Date: 5/26/1992

Unless the rif comes from something else.
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Post#7 » by FreeBalling » Sat Aug 2, 2008 1:07 am

Wile we are resurrecting, I may have gotten the thread wrong listing to your song.

One of my friends plays drumbs very well and he say this is one of the hardest songs hes ever played live.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAIldz08JzA

I've never heard Slow Down, but I like it.
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Post#8 » by bulletproof_32 » Sat Aug 2, 2008 5:01 am

Ahh, I love me some music.

I've been taking (acoustic) guitar lessons for about a year and have for the most part entrenched myself with a lot of singer/songwriter material. Basically stuff that most people on here could careless about (my influences vary from older classic and/ or southern rock (e.g. Neil Young, Townes Van Zant, Van Morrison etc.) to more modern stuff (e.g. Ray LaMontagne, Damien Rice, Elliot Smith, Ryan Adams etc.).

Although regardless of what you like, you can't deny that Ray and Damien do the Bee Gees justice on this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNJwBaYA ... re=related

However, in an effort to contribute to this thread, I was down at SXSW in Austin in the Spring of 07 and one "band" really stood out to me. They're still a local Austin act, but I just dug their originality. I couldn't find their best track (Keep it Movin -- which definitely has a go-go intro drum beat influence to it) on youtube, but I did find this nugget:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93jg5XYh ... re=related

For reals, though, SXSW is a freaking unbelievable experience. My brother lives in Austin so if anyone wants to hit it up next year let me know. We'll expense the trip on the RealGM WizBoard account.
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Post#9 » by closg00 » Sat Aug 2, 2008 12:20 pm

doclinkin wrote:Manu Chao is a sorta spanish folk rock music, used to be a ton more punk rock. The guy was born in france of spanish parents, sings in english spanish french various african languages, plays reggae, ska, and folk inflected songs that just make you want some kind of positive revolution. Party for your right to fight, you could have fun at a Manu Chao live show.

Here's an hour long concert if you really get into it:

Link.

But you can get a shorter taste elsewhere:

The mariachi style
Libertad
Desaparecido.

here's the ska-inflected Welcome to Tijuana.


I saw Manu Chao on his tour last summer with Thievery Corporation, it was a good time.
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Post#10 » by keynote » Sat Aug 2, 2008 1:32 pm

Ah, a thread after my own heart. I'm a big-time music head.

Benny Sings. Benny Sings is a Dutch R&B/Pop singer who sounds like a cross between Jamiroquai and Michael Franks, with a touch of Maxwell. He has some of the happiest sounding music I've heard in a while.

J Sky Walker. Hip hop. J Sky Walker is a hip hop artist based out of Brooklyn. He features inspirational lyrics that seek to uplift. In the interests of full disclosure, I should note that a production company I'm affiliated with handled the production on this album; and I produced one of the tracks on the album myself (you can preview track 8, "Stalker"; that's my track). If you like what you hear, by all means support; you can buy it online here or here.

Zo & Tigallo. Hip hop meets 80s cover band. Indie R&B/hip hop producer Zo teamed up with Phonte from hip hop group Little Brother to produce an eclectic mix of covers of songs from the 80s and early 90s. Despite making his fame as a rapper, Phonte is actually a very capable singer as well. It's a fun little vanity project; they're only pressing 2500 copies of the CD worldwide, so you gotta hustle to find a copy.

Solveig Slettajell. Norweigian jazz vocalist. Her sound is kinda like Norah Jones, but with a hint of electronica on some songs. Very chill. I recommend her albums Pixiedust and Slow Motion Orchestra (FYI-those are iTunes links).
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Post#11 » by doclinkin » Sat Aug 2, 2008 2:57 pm

bulletproof_32 wrote:Ahh, I love me some music.

I've been taking (acoustic) guitar lessons for about a year and have for the most part entrenched myself with a lot of singer/songwriter material. Basically stuff that most people on here could careless about (my influences vary from older classic and/ or southern rock (e.g. Neil Young, Townes Van Zant, Van Morrison etc.) to more modern stuff (e.g. Ray LaMontagne, Damien Rice, Elliot Smith, Ryan Adams etc.).


See now that's what I'm talking about, doesn't matter what kind of music you normally listen to, you can always pick up something new. Personally I never had to claim any one type of music (I think the first song i learned all the lyrics to was the Charlie Daniels band 'Devil went down to Georgia'-- either that or the Sugarhill gang (hip to the hippetty), or 'Another One Bites the Dust' (Queen), or 'Freak Out' by le Chic, or I dunno 'Sixteen Tons' (folk traditional) or whatever we'd sing in daycare.

Punk rock to opera if it's good it's good.

Ray LaMontaigne does 'Crazy'... wow.
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Post#13 » by newslowsad » Sat Aug 2, 2008 7:21 pm

I run a music blog, check it out...maybe you'll find something cool:

http://www.liepaper.com
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Post#14 » by WizBiz » Sat Aug 2, 2008 9:18 pm

On the live music front, Buckethead with That 1 Guy is coming to Richmond, Norfolk, and Falls Church in October. It's sure to be an awesome show. For those of you unfamiliar with Buckethead:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRM3DpbcbJA

(make sure you listen to all of it...the guitar work will blow you away)
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Post#15 » by Wizards2Lottery » Sat Aug 2, 2008 10:41 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBGIQ7ZuuiU

For those who like a mixture of many different genres, you'll like this song. They mix hip hop, rock and classical music together very nicely.
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Post#16 » by keynote » Sun Aug 3, 2008 3:04 am

Good look on Manu Chao, Doc. I especially liked 'Welcome to Tijuana.' Good stuff.
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Post#17 » by bulletproof_32 » Sun Aug 3, 2008 6:06 am

doclinkin wrote:Aesop Rock, abstract rap dense lyricism None Shall Pass.


That video is freakin awesome. I dig the groove, too.

Speaking of videos, this one has to be in the top 5 all time, no?

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One of my best friends from high school lives in Melbourne now and when I went to visit him 3.5 years ago we rolled through a campground somewhere in the western part of Victoria blasting "The Streets".

To this day, the song "Turn the Page" from time to time randomly pops in my head. "They're" (it's actually just one bloke), from the UK and have had some mild success here in the States so you guys may have heard of "them" but if not, here's a link:
Turn The Page

BTW, I love the line "I'm 45th Generation Roman".
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Post#18 » by ZonkertheBrainless » Sun Aug 3, 2008 1:56 pm

Here's some vids from my recent gig in West Virginia:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqj0fmMNHT0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snpW556Er50

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5t7BZjvKZqw

Got to play more my style of tech house, rather than having to play funky house jams like I did at the bowling alley.

Here's my dj partner Belvario playing some electro house:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xnw8egGAXs
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Post#19 » by Soup's Uncle » Mon Aug 4, 2008 6:04 pm

If you guys are into Progressive Rock...or "alt-prog" as I call it, check out some of my bands stuff.

We are of course called Soup's Uncle. I put some rough stuff from the studio up the ohter night. They are rough tracks (unmixed and unmastered) with some scratch vocals and are missing some keys and backing vocals and such.

Just a warning, they sound like balls on computer speakers but sound pretty nasty on headphones. Our album is like 2 weeks away from being done. I'm so siked.

http://www.myspace.com/soupsuncle
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Post#20 » by daSwami » Wed Aug 6, 2008 1:02 pm

My current musical obsession is a band named the Avett Brothers. Hard to describe the sound, but something along the lines of bombastic floor-stomping folk punk might come close. Their live shows are insane.here's a link to their myspace page:

http://www.myspace.com/theavettbrothers

Check out "Murder in the City" and/or "Die Die die"
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