Sunday, March 20, 2005
The Quarterbox is the Hut's clearinghouse for all manner of swag and shows; every connecting link should lead you to music and info...HOWEVER, as not everything here has been closely explored or listened to, we can NOT be held accountable for quality. We're just the middleman. Which is another way of saying "Caveat Emptor... but look at these prices!"
Contact us at email@example.com if you've a bit of hype you'd like to see included in the Quarterbox.
As previously reported, Feist is poised and ready to show up in America in a big way in April; I'm going with my gal to go see her live this Tuesday at the 9:30 show at Joe's Pub. I'm awful excited to see this show, anybody who'd like to meet up and say hi should drop me a line.
Tix are $15 at the box office for a 21 and older show with a two drink minimum; meet you inside.
Adex Records' ridiculously busy website is awful hard on the eyes, but pretty easy on the ears.
Swing by and sample tunage from Bushwick Bill and KRS-1.
Miami Hutsters should make it a priority to stick a nose in at the URB Village Show this week; Diplo, Matthew Dear, Boom Bip, DJ Reset and A Guy Named Gerald are spinning a free 21+ show... and they're giving out cocktails? Sounds like a good time.
After a European tour, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings will swing back into the New Yawk Shitty in April for a two night gig at Southpaw in Brooklyn.
If you haven't seen them yet, put a post-it note on the calendar; it's a helluva good show. Personally, I got my ass pulled onstage at the Knitting Factory and had to get nasty with the #1 Soul Sista herself. She taught your humble narrator a few things; if I had been sharp enough to not lose her phone number, I'd have some REAL stories to tell.
When she's got it goin' on, Sharon be sexy as fuck, ya'll.
Bring two friends and be prepared to get your booty shaken, not stirred.
I love the way people describe their bands.
Telstar hypes itself as "fresh retro, Belgian Britpop in the optimal sense of the word," James Apollo plays "a rootsy concoction of sweet pop and lonesome highway blues" and MiniLife is "very much like smashing pumpkins, mixed with trip hop, mixed with new order and (a male version of) pj harvey."
Out of Tulsa, Oklahoma (and loved by Hanson!), give a listen to the rock stylings of Admiral Twin.
Throcke is a Brooklyn electronic/avant garde/noise musician who offers his music for download; it's pleasantly Aphex-y stuff and worth tipping an ear to. If that's your cup of tea, Malaventura's ambient and deep house music is similarly engaging... and let's not forget scum music.
Everybody and their brother wrote in with sympathy and suggestions when I told the sad horror story of my missing Mozilla links; much appreciated that y'all feel my pain.
One friendly fellow writes: "Whether or not you find your bookmarks, let me point you to an impossibly handy little app called wURLdBook."
"Briefly, it is a web-based service (so you store your bookmarks far from those Canadian firefox killers and can access them from anywhere). You can upload your current bookmarks, then search them in all kinds of ways. You can sort them into folders or use labels like gmail does. You can give them endless amounts of descriptive info, also searchable. You can add java bookmarks to your links bar and add new bookmarks to your collection as you come across them. You can publish them to a public page and/or an RSS feed. You can integrate that RSS feed into an offsite blog (like Tofu Hut). The list goes on and it's free, free, free."
I haven't testdriven; perhaps my more tech-savvy readers can say whether this is worth exploring?
Jim Doran's World Fiddle Music site offers some simple fiddle lessons and dozens of examples of traditional string arrangements performed by Doran.
Some days a good reel is just the thing to get the blood going.
MC Frontalot's whiteboy, nerdcore rap has earned him the hard-fought title "world's 579th-greatest rapper".
"Crime Spree" and "Nerdcore Hip Hop" are good places to start; see also MC Chris, Princess Superstar, Kool Keith, Deltron 3030 and Optimus Rhyme.
In which we draw up the map to where the music be. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you've got a musicblog you'd like to see included in the Revolutions.
Gojira69's Ephemeral Treasures and Hepcat Willy are part of the wondrous "dust collectors" collective; vinyl-ripper DIY archivists who post one-a-month, out-of-print, ultra-obscure thrift store finds for the good of mankind.
Gojira stomps your browser into a shaky little box; if you manage to dodge the initial onslaught, you'll find yourself facing the wonder of The All Freak Band's '76 LP "For Christians, Elves and Lovers" with its OBVIOUS (and abominably catchy) single, "Theme for Fellowship of the Ring."
Hepcat Willy steps up with forgotten whitebread doowop from the John LaSalle Quartet; the "Christopher Robin Is Saying a Prayer" cut simply could not be more precious.
Zip over and bag these trophies post-haste; who knows how long strangeness like this can last?!?
The Ten Thousand Things is a delectably eclectic musicblog by Blake Leyh, crammed full of Morricone, Fripp and Eno, Bach, Turkish hiphop, Laurie Anderson and Caetano Veloso.
Monkey madness makes my musicblog meter melt! Meet Monkey Funk and the Family Guy-inspired The Evil Monkey In Chris' Closet.
The former has been missing for a minute and the latter is as verbose as _I_ am; both are worth a peek over the next few months as potential future bigshots.
One Perfect Green Blanket is dropping loads of music that the Hut has never heard which makes it as appealing to me as a crackhouse that serves sirloin. He's supposed to be back up this week; I've got my fingers crossed and am pounding the pavement outside waiting for more.
Dark Funk is dropping entire bootleg shows from major 70's fusion jazz artists, including one apiece from Miles and Hancock.
A little looking around will likely uncover DF's own musical excursions, so stay awhile and try the coffee, eh?
Ready for a little old-school metal?
Tinfoil offers a plethora of wax cylinder rips, none later than 1911.
Tin Whistle Tunes is a repository of HUNDREDS of tin whistle songs, performed by aficionados of the instrument.
Bollywood for the Skeptical is an excellently annotated mix tape of Hindi showtunes. It's a great place for aspirant Bollywood geeks to go from clueless to clued in.
Much gully linkage and music has found its way onto the Cuban Links; our hero's on vacation at the moment, but his Biggie tribute just put CL in my regular rounds.
For Now We'll Just Call It Life seems to have been stunned into submission by the Hut's avalanche of info, but we have no doubt he'll get back on the horse afore long.
Laundromat United pimp walks onto the blog scene with that COCAINE BLUNTS attitude, one good eye and two gold ears.
Beat Club, Goon Squad, Dipset and... Portishead?
Ain't Nothin' Like The Real Thing; packed jam-full with RnB, blues and funky folk, the Real Thing really satisfies.
... and here's a few more: You Ain't No Picasso is the new indie rock aggregator on the block; homebrew Finnish musicblogging at Luptarkastaja; Village Voice's Bandwidth is corporate musicblogging as we knew it would come (maybe the only place I know of on the web to find showtunes, tho'); Club Lonely is where all the hip Stylus kids like to hang out and trade tunage; Konono No. 1, Aesop Rock and Elbow show up over at STEREOGUM-esque My Old Kentucky Blog; Art of Rhyme regularly drops new hip hop in Real Audio and there's primarily Korean poptarts in the toaster at Sound Science.