I got pretty excited this morning when I read that Sera Cahoone recently played some songs live on the NPR “Tiny Desk Sets”. You can watch the 5 song live video on the NPR website. The video confirms that Sera is my favorite new find of 2008.
After you’ve done the Blues on the Green thing, why not head on over to the Alamo downtown for Weird Wednesdays? This, as always, is also a free event put on by the cool kids at Alamo with things getting started at midnight. This weeks showing brings us The Female Bunch directed by Al Adamson in 1969. IMDB tags the show with “Women who live by their own rules… They dare to do what other women only dream about! Their law is the whip–their trademark the branding iron!” Read more on the Alamo Drafthouse website.
Your favorite video store in town, Waterloo Video, is closing its doors sometime in mid-august. Sounds like they will be moving all the non-rental type videos into a newly remodeled Waterloo Record Store. So that means Waterloo is officially out of the rental business. Too bad. Good news is, Video store closings = video store sales. So pay your last respects to Waterloo video sometime in the next month and stock up on the cheap stuff.
Tonight (7/6) at 7:30pm the alamo downtown will have a viewing of Bradley Beesley’s much anticipated sequel Okie Noodling 2 with Bradley Beesley himself on hand. The movie is a follow up to the wildly popular first installment of Okie Noodling which came out way back in 2001. We here at ATH are crazy excited about the movie because it features a new song from our favorite Oklahomans The Flaming Lips. Don’t know what Noodling is? Read up on wikipedia. Buy your tickets for the show & watch a trailer on the Draft House website.
You can stream Albert Hammond Jr.’s entire new album ¿Cómo te llama? on his myspace page. Leave a comment with what you think of the new album. I’m not sure he can follow up the glory that was Yours to Keep of 2006, but we shall see.
We recently created a Flickr account so you peoples can see all our concert photos in one place. Check it out.
You can stream a couple more songs off Beck’s new album Modern Guilt on his iLike artist page. The new streaming songs are “Orphans” & “Gamma Ray”.
Our favorite record store, Waterloo Records, was recently featured in Paste Magazine as being one of the best record stores in America. The article talks about the highly underrated experience of visiting a record store in a download only world. Check out the article on Paste’s website.
Girl Talk’s new Album Feed the Animals is available today on The Illegal Arts website. Girl Talk decided to follow the Radiohead formula and let fans pay what they want for the new album. I say start your weekend early with the DJ stylings of Girl Talk.
If you’re making the trek out to Chicago on July 18th for the annual Pitchfork Music Fesitval, head on over to the Emusic website to download 25 free songs from artists performing at the festival. Even if you’re not planning on going out to Chicago, go get yourself some free music from some of our favorite lesser known acts.