Yes we know that summer has been dead and gone for a while now, but summer mixes can be enjoyed all year long! The Yewknee Blog has compiled a massize website with every summer mix tape they could find on the internet. Trying to count all the free mixes and free mp3s on the Summer Mix Series website would just give you a headache so don’t even try. Head over to the site and download all the free music of summer you can fit on your hard drive.
The premiere event for grassroots American innovation, Maker Faire, will be going down for the second year this weekend in Austin. Maker Faire takes place this Saturday and Sunday with tickets running $25 for adults, $15 for students and $10 for children. The weekend’s events include crazy things like rockets, robotics, a life-sized mouse trap, Mentos fountains, fire acts, catapults, arts and crafts, a ton of bands, and loads more madness sure to delight. El Tule, Foot Patrol, The Dialtones, and The Hero Cycle are just a few of the numerous bands playing over the weekend. Full Schedule of events can be read on the Maiker Faire website.
Don’t forget about our Ting Tings ticket contest! Entry closes on Thursday.
If you missed Ra Ra Riot‘s recent appearances in Austin, you can listen to their entire concert in DC over on the NPR website. Thank you NPR for continuing to give us cool stuff to post about.
The Mountain Goats have a free EP entitled Satanic Messiah that you can download for free in 4 different formats. This EP comes after the band’s February 2008 release of Heretic Pride. Mountain Goats will also be playing Antone’s on Novembver 1st, but we’ll remind you about that closer to the actual date.
If you’ve never been blessed enough to see Of Montreal live, you finally have the chance thanks to NPR. The folks at NPR will be streaming an entire Of Montreal show taking place in Washington D.C. this evening. Show stream time is set for 10 pm E.T. (that’s 9pm Texas time). The Georgia band usually puts on quite the live set, so be sure to tune in. Read more about the stream over on the NPR website.
This could be the best week at Spinner’s CD listening party I’ve ever seen. The week in music is pretty crazy as far as releases go and Spinner is streaming a whole mess of them. New albums available include the new Glasvegas, Of Montreal, Deerhoof and too many others to list here. Listen to ’em all now!
I thought Beck’s The Information vinyl deluxe box set was ridiculous. Well, Beck has been one-upped by The Rolling Stones. For a limited time, you can own a Deluxe Edition book covering the Stones 1969 U.S. Tour for a cool $950 bucks. Yes, it’s a $950 dollar coffee table book. Coffee table not included, just the book. Decide for yourself if it’s worth it.
For $175 Bucks! That is not a typo. When I read that Beck was offering this at $175, I had to go back and re-read it, figuring it included every Beck album ever made. I was wrong… but wait… it comes with a 20-color fine art pen set! No, that doesn’t justify it. Seriously Beck, who’s gonna pay for this? More details can be found here.
Calexico recently did a short live set for the NPR Sound Check website. As always, the band blows you away with the strength of their stripped down live songs. Check out the whole thing on the NPR website. Don’t forget that the band will be making a stop in town Nov. 7th at Stubbs but we’ll remind you about that closer to the date.