Thursday, August 24, 2006

Revenge of the Book Eater Review

Last night "the Revenge of the Book Eaters" Benefit was a smashing success. The money raised by the event goes to help the 826 Writing Centers. The shows are suppose to ask the eternal question, words or music, which is better? The show featured brief reading by Jon Stewart, and Sarah Vowell. Musical performances came in the way of Sufjan Stevens, John Roderick and David Byrne. David Byrne's set was an "all country" featuring Jon Graboff on pedal steel. David's 6 song set included a duet with Sufjan which can be seen as Stereogum. Here is a short video of David Byrnes performance.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Win Tickets to see Gov't Mule, Wolfmother, and Two Gallants


On September 9 Gov't Mule, Wolfmother and Two Gallants will be "rocking the burro" of Brooklyn. This will be a great night of music and your last chance of the summer to see a show at McCarren Pool. To win a pair of tickets to this show go here.

All of these band are great in concert. But if you don't believe me here are some live MP3s by each band.

Two Gallants Live at the Independent
Fail Hard to Regain (Acoustic)
Way out in West Texas (Acoustic)
More Two Gallants here

Wolfmother Live at Studio 22

Warren Haynes (of Gov't Mule solo) live at NOLA Jazzfest
Hurts Me, Too
Stoned Me

Monday, August 21, 2006

McCarren Pool Party with Archie Bell and more

It was another great Sunday at McCarren Pool yesterday. The weather was perfect. There was a very small turn out for the show but that didn't stop the people that were there from having a great time. All the performers were great. I would go so far as to say that most of the performances yesterday were better than 75% of the other bands that have played this summer.
The Fabulous Soul Shakers
Mighty Hannibal
The Dansettes
Archie Bell