John: We don't even understand our own music Spider: It doesn't, does it matter whether we understand it? At least it'll give us . . . strength John: I know but maybe we could get into it more if we understood it
Post by mattlikesrock on Feb 14, 2012 13:02:49 GMT -5
1. Ben Howard's most recent album is great. Listen to "Keep Your Head Up" on that album to start with. 2. Trampled By Turtles is a great, simple bluegrass band. 3. Tune-Yards whole album. 4. "Naive" by The Kooks 5. Charles Bradely is Sam Cooke-ish soul music. It's new music but sounds old in the same way that Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings do. Just listen to the whole album.
2012 shows: 3/23 - The Men 4/9 - Of Monsters & Men 4/21 - Bassnectar 5/2 - Shpongle 5/22 - Jack White 6/1 - tUnE-yArDs 6/7-6/10 - Bonnaroo 2012 6/18 - Destroyer 6/20 - The Tallest Man On Earth 6/23-6/24 - Governor's Ball
Post by Billadelphia on Feb 14, 2012 13:19:34 GMT -5
Reggae: Check out SOJA. I've seen them three times live, they're awesome. They feature lots of horns live which I love. Unfortunately their singers voice is average sounding on albums, but trust me they will not disappoint live.
Songs to check out: Here I am, True Love, I Don't Wanna Wait, Rest of My Life, You Don't Know Me
02/08 Tool 02/11 Jeff Mangum 02/17 of Montreal 02/29 Blind Pilot 03/31 The Naked & The Famous 05/14 M83 and I Break Horses 05/19 Flaming Lips, Young the Giant, Dawes and AWOLNATION 06/07 Bonnaroo 2012!!! 06/13 Roger Waters 07/28 Toadies
I'd definitely recommend Fitz & the Tantrums. From the high billed 'indie' acts on this lineup, I've seen The Shins, Foster the People, and Bon Iver and I thought Fitz was better than all 3.
They are actually about 3 or 4 or my must see list. Great old. You have no idea how many people have asked me what decade they are from when hearing them. Most are shocked when I tell them the album came out last year.
3/11 - Dr. Dog
3/14 - Robert Randolph and the Family Band
3/28-3/30 - McDowell Mountain Music Festival
3/28 - Lettuce
3/29 - Allen Stone
4/10 - Jon Batiste and Stay Human
4/12 - Bruce Springsteen
4/30 - Local Natives
5/1 - Arcade Fire
5/3 - Mogwai
5/9-5/11 - Shaky Knees Festival
5/13 - Portugal. The Man
5/24 - Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn
6/12-6/15 - Bonnaroo
7/25-7/27 - Newport Folk Fest