Monday, January 19, 2015

Elliott BROOD (1/15/15)

This show was a little light on the openers (both local acts I’ve not heard of), so that wasn’t helping the crowd on this Thursday night - but that didn’t stop Elliott Brood from putting on an excellent show (i.e. it wasn’t too awkward).  These guys have so many good songs, it was hard for me to only record a few.  Their rootsy, indie-rock style would also be perfect for the Beachland Tavern next time these guys are in town (which I hope is soon!).  DAKS: 8

Elliott BROOD (1/15/15)

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Video Day #tzaupbeat

Starting off with my new favorite Belle & Sebastian song, The Party Line. Generations have a delicious new video for Reviver.  And then Sleater-Kinney has a new star-studded video(?) for No Cities to Love.

Bonus: It’s only a lyric video, but Cazwell’s Don’t Get It Twisted (feat. Nicky Da B) is totally worth sharing.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Tonight: Elliott Brood @ Grog Shop

Brood

The origins of my time with Elliott Brood are a little sketchy... I really fell for these guys on their Days Into Years album, but had some earlier stuff, and I’ve been really liking their newly released Work & Love.  These guys have quickly jumped to the ranks of Blitzen Trapper or Ryan Adams for me.  They don’t have many official videos though, but here’s a newer “live” video, and an older official one:

 

Oh, and here’s their performance on KEXP:

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Video Day #tzachill

First up is First Aid Kit’s Master Pretender.  Continuing with animation is Panda Bear’s Boys Latin - with a  rather mesmerizing video.  Finally is our own Modern Electric with Great Expectations.

 

Bonus: If you surprisingly haven’t already seen this yet - Sia recruits Shia LaBeouf and re-recruits the young dancer from Chandelier for her captivating new video for Elastic Heart.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Tomorrow: The Duhks @ Happy Days Lodge

Tomorrow night kicks of the Conservancy Series Concerts at the Happy Days Lodge in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.  It’s a *great* place to see a show.  The Duhks have been around for quite a while and are accurately described as an "Appalachian-styled string band that fuses eclectic modern sounds with a traditional roots approach.” (from allmusic.com).  Sounds perfect for this space, at this time of year.

Duhks009

There’s not many professional videos out there of these guys, but this should do.

Here’s the rest of the Conservancy lineup!

Video Day #tzaupbeat

Some GREAT stuff here… Rustie has an illuminating new video for Lost.  Australia’s San Cisco is prepping for a new album in March with a new video for RUN.  I just discovered Shamir’s On the Regular and I’m already in love.

Bonus:  A new Royksopp video for Skulls

Erika Hughes & the Well Mannered (1/9/15)

What a great way to start a new year of live music!  A friend mentioned a show at the Barking Spider, which is what tipped me off to this particular night.  I recruited a friend and we made it a night in Uptown, first having dinner at the Happy Dog @ the Euclid Tavern (still waiting to catch my first show there!).  We then bared the bitter cold to the Barking Spider, though I truly enjoy a snowy evening at the Spider as much I enjoy Summer nights.  

Erika Hughes and the Well Mannered were a group of young musicians from Columbus, OH, though they sounded years beyond their age = superb.  They had an incredible multi-instrumentalist, but that was rivaled by having two strong female vocals.  Oh did I mention they had an upright bass and a full drum set.  This band was packing, and they knew how to play.  The crowd was quite receptive and made for an incredible night of live music.

Erika Hughes and the Well Mannered (1/9/15)

Monday, January 5, 2015

Video Day #tzachill

Dan Deacon has a new video for Feel the Lightning off his upcoming new album (2/24). Belle & Sebastian’s deeply personal video for Nobody’s Empire. And speaking of personal, Marina & the Diamonds go deep for Immortality.

Bonus: Asher Roth goes video-retro for his Be Right Video.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Video Day #tzaupbeat

I’ve been digging Kieza for awhile, and now she’s teamed up with Jack Ü (Diplo & Skrillex) for Take Ü There.  Belle & Sebastian has a new video for The Party Line, off their upcoming album.  Hercules & Love Affair with a new video for Do You Feel The Same.

Bonus:  Love the casual nature of Beyonce’s new video.

Over the Rhine (12/10/14)

I’ve seen (and enjoyed) Over the Rhine in concert before, but this show was more about seeing Lily & Madeline for me.    I’ve been enjoying the last two albums from these ladies - immensely.  They were soft spoken, but their music was effortless and refreshing.  Unfortunately for us though, our seats at the Music Box were obstructed, but now I know where we should be sitting for future shows.

Lily & Madeline (12/10/14)

Over the Rhine were superb as well.  Seeing both these acts at the Music Box, with a great dinner in front of us, was quite a treat.  I would also recommend seeing Over the Rhine at Christmastime as well, as it’s one of their favorite genre’s for music and storytelling.  What a delight.

Over the Rhine (12/10/14)