Monday, August 31, 2009


Never easy coming home from vacation... James Quinn saw Everyday Prophets last weekend down at Prophetfest in Indiana. I believe Old Crow Medicine Show was down there as well. Sounded like a good time, doubt he'll ever post though, Mighty Quinn is a bit of a bum these days. Anyway here is a track and a vid to get you through the day, and so you don't think we've abandoned you all.

Everyday Prophets - Sharks In The Water

Is that a noodling hippy stormtrooper?


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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Dog Days Of Summer At HGH

There's been a little bit of this going on of late:

And a little bit of this too:

...but not a lot of blogging. We apologize for the slowdown in posts. Riley's out giving it his all in the mountains in CO and I just relocated 800 miles or so.

I wish I could say postings would be resuming their normal pace now, but Riley's out til next week and I'm heading out for a fishing trip for the weekend.

How 'bout a few tunes to get us through the slow time?

Theme: Fishing, moving, mountains.

Pete & The Pirates - Moving

Iron & Wine - Upward Over The Mountain

Henry Thomas - Fishing Blues

Enjoy and we'll be back up to speed next week...probably. -JL

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

A Few Tracks to Close the Summer Out

It is that time of year again. College campuses are being flooded by recent high school graduates being dropped off by their equally nervous parents, upperclassmen are maximizing each sunny day at the nearest beach or lake, and graduates are closely watching the clock in their drab cubicles, sucking on their bottomless cups of coffee, as they await the end of another corporate day.

Here are five feel-good summer tracks to play for whatever occasion to help make the summer draw to a close on a good note.

Deadbeat Summer - Neon Indian

Seasun - Delorean

I Will Come Back - Holy Ghost!

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Friday, August 21, 2009


Another week down. Riley is headed to CO, so let's see if he can find his Colorado Girl...

Enjoy the jams and the weekend. If there is a song you'd like to see included in the future leave us a request in the comments.

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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Rocker Hotties of the Week: The Women of Jypsi

I had a chance to catch this band of siblings from Galena, Illinois (brother Frank is in there too) last night at The Living Room. Jypsi offers a traditional mix of bluegrass and country twinged tunes that keep you stomping your feet throughout.

Aside from the vocal talents of Lillie Mae, Scarlett jamming away on the mandolin, Amber Dawn stomping and going at the fiddle, and Frank flashing some impressive guitar solos, the ladies of Jypsi are a leggy and attractive bunch.

They'll be playing somewhat of a NY residency over the next couple weeks, so be sure to go check 'em out yourself.

Have a listen to Jypsi over at their website.

Full tour dates and some more pics below.


Aug 19 6:00-6:45P The Living Room Manhattan, NY
Aug 20 7:30-9:00P Southwest Porch – Bryant Park Manhattan, NY
Aug 21 6:00-6:45P The Living Room Manhattan, NY
Aug 22 8:00P New York Residency (TBA) Manhattan, NY
Aug 23 8:00P New York Residency (TBA) Manhattan, NY
Aug 24 6:00-6:45P The Living Room Manhattan, NY
Aug 25 7:00-7:45P The Living Room Manhattan, NY
Aug 26 7:00-7:45P The Living Room Manhattan, NY
Aug 27 8:00P New York Residency (TBA) Manhattan, NY
Aug 28 8:00P New York Residency (TBA) Manhattan, NY
Aug 29 8:00P New York Residency (TBA) Manhattan, NY
Aug 30 8:00P New York Residency (TBA) Manhattan, NY
Aug 31 8:00P Mohegan Sun Wolf Den Uncasville, CY
Sep 8 8:00P Abbey Pub Chicago, IL
Sep 9 8:00P Grand Ballroom Charleston, IL
Sep 10 8:00P Illini Union Urbana, IL
Sep 12 8:00P Muskingum College New Concord, OH
Sep 13 8:00P Riverfront Amphitheatre Niles, MS
Oct 14 8:00P Austin City Limits Music Festival Austin, TX
Oct 19 8:00P University Of North Carolina Charlotte, NC
Nov 19 8:00P Cotton Eyed Joe’s w/ Darius Rucker Knoxville, TN

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Monday, August 17, 2009

'It Might Get Loud': Film Review and Ramblings

We previously posted on this film's impending release and included its trailer, so for me I had August 14th circled on the calendar for awhile...and not JUST for the Animal Collective show.

Music documentaries can sometimes be a tricky thing, but with a line-up like that of It Might Get Loud, it seemed that this one was a must-see. The premise of the movie is simple; get three of rock's great living guitarists together to talk about their experiences with the guitar, music, and how they got to where they are today.

So we have Jimmy Page, The Edge, and Jack White. Three generations of rock guitarists that have made their mark with the guit-fiddle...

We can argue about the three guitarists they have chosen for this project (we don't have to, but...). In talking about this film with others I'd heard other names of artists some would've rather seen included, but that's not the point. We have three great guitarists and performers that span 50 years and probably appeal to the widest possible audience. That's what making movies is often about, so no real surprise there and the three they've chosen are pretty damn good.

We get a unique look at the beginnings of the discovery of the guitar for Jimmy Page and The Edge and while Jack White does share some of his earlier days his story line isn't quite as linear. The history lessons are very cool. Jimmy page takes us back to the house where Led Zeppelin recorded their fourth album and The Edge shows us around his old school where U2 was started.

The fun really starts though when these three larger than life musical personalities are put together in an LA soundstage. There is some awkwardness that is inevitable, but they play some records and start to play a little of each other's music. I don't want to ruin it for anyone, but when the elder Page busts into the solo from 'Whole Lotta Love' I got goose bumps. I'm not sure if it's his age or rock royalty status, but his contributions were my favorite parts.

His description of the slow build-up in 'Stairway To Heaven' as being akin to an orgasm and the story behind Zeppelin's recording of 'When The Levee Breaks' were two more goose bump moments. Home movie footage of Page and Plant at Headley Grange is a surprise treat. We see Page w/ his mandolin and Plant in the front lawn of the victorian mansion. Amazing stuff.

I could go on and on, but YOU HAVE TO GO SEE THIS ONE. All I wanted to do was get home and plug in the guitar. You will too.

The film is playing now in NY and LA with wider release in the rest of CA and Chicago and Boston on August 28th. Other cities will get the film over the course of September. Full release schedule can be found here.

If you missed the trailer. You can watch it here.

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Best Dancer At Lollapalooza 2009?

Whatever this dude is on is working. Impressive.

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Saturday, August 15, 2009

Animal Collective @ Prospect Park, Brooklyn 8/14/09 (Videos & Setlist)

Animal Collective - "Brothersport"

Friday night Animal Collective played the first of 2 shows this weekend at the Prospect Park Bandshell.

More videos from Friday and Setlist below.

Animal Collective - "Daily Routine"

Animal Collective - "Guys Eyes"

Animal Collective @ Prospect Park Bandshell 8/14/09

What Would I Want Sky
My Girls
You Could Win a Rabbit
Summertime Clothes
Daily Routine

Lion in a Coma
Guys Eyes
Leaf House

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Friday, August 14, 2009

Yeasayer, Amazing Baby @ Pier 54, Hudson River Park 8/13/09 (Pics, Videos)

Amazing Baby
On a night when the rain just barely seemed to stay away, Yeasayer and Amazing Baby performed the last of this year's free 'River Rocks' shows at Pier 54 on the Hudson River.

I'd been jamming on Yeasayer's All Hour Cymbals for awhile now and they came through, playing a number of my faves from that album ('Sunrise', 'Wait For The Summer', '2080') and their contribution to the Dark Was The Night compilation ('Tightrope').

Videos and pictures from the show below.

Amazing Baby - "Headdress"

Amazing Baby

Yeasayer - "Tightrope"

"If you wanna get it big time,
Go 'head and get get it big time."

Yeasayer - "2080"


Pier 54

A few more videos from the show can be found over at our Flickr page.

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