Archive for the Music Category

16 Horsepower: Best smoky mountain guitar playing you’ve ever heard

Posted in Folk, Indie Rock, Music with tags , on March 27, 2008 by davidav

16-horse.jpgThat basically describes 16 Horsepower’s Sound. A collection of their best tracks across 6 albums.  One of my absolute favorite bands.

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Chikita Violenta – Mexico’s Newest Indie Rock Sensation

Posted in Music with tags , on March 26, 2008 by davidav

chikita.jpgThis Mexico City quintet is a little more shimmery and less jammy that other bands. Give them a quick listen:http://www.myspace.com/chikitaviolentaband 

Izza Kizza: The Next Artist to Blow up in Hip Hop

Posted in Hip Hop, Music with tags , on March 26, 2008 by davidav

myiz_381.jpg Timbaland’s newest prodigy is Izza Kizza.  Hailing from Valdosta, Georgia, Izza is one MC who is looking to bring a futuristic sound to the old South genre. I’ll stop talking so you can start listening.

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=52539838 

Fleet Foxes – Ragged Wood (2008)

Posted in Folk, Music with tags on March 26, 2008 by davidav

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NOMO – New Tones (2006)

Posted in Music with tags on March 26, 2008 by davidav

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The Kissaway Trail (2007)

Posted in Music with tags on March 26, 2008 by davidav

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French Kicks – Trial of the Century (2004)

Posted in Indie Rock, Music with tags on March 26, 2008 by davidav

fk_totc.jpg With their stylish blend of power pop and new wave revivalism, the French Kicks stand out among the army of ’80s revivalists to emerge from Brooklyn in the early ’00s. Though they were childhood friends in Washington, D.C, guitarist Matt Stinchcomb, bassist Jamie Krents and singing drummer Nick Stumpf only started the group in 1998, after moving to New York. Adding guitarist Josh Wise, the quartet released a self-titled debut EP on My Pal God in 1999. Their second EP, Young Lawyer, was issued by Brooklyn’s Startime International label in 2001, which also released 2002’s full-length debut, One Time Bells. Two years and a number of tours later, the band made sonic departures with Trial of the Century, a set of highly polished songs that featured Stumpf on lead vocals and new drummer Aaron Thurston. Matt Stinchcomb left the group in 2005 and was replaced by guitarist Kush El Amin, who played on their third LP, Two Thousand, which was released by Vagrant/Startime International in 2006.