Friday, January 05, 2007

The Indie News Round-Up
Friday, January 5, 2007

* I can tell you right right Here, Right Now, when ticket goes on sale for the Arcade Fire in Detroit, i say this Advice aging get those Ticket quickly, all tickets for all five show at Judson Memorial Church in New York City have sold out between according to the blogger nine to Fifteen Minutes, it there third city to book Five shows in One city Quickly it happened in London(1/29 to 2/02, 2 minutes)and there Hometown of Montreal(2/06 to 2/10, Three Minutes), so if they do a Detroit show at Church it could be gone in between 5 to 10 Minutes.

* Before the Holiday we learn of the sad, sad story of Lily Allen, yes the same Lily Allen who have one of the best album last year (the same album that will be released on Jan 23), well her dog name Maggie may was Dognapp which have here worried to no end as she put it on her my space page.

"I am beside myself with worry because someone has stolen my dog Maggie May this morning.
I am in Jamaica, while i am here Maggie has been looked after by a friend she was stolen out of his van. outside his house, Capel road, Forest gate, London. E7
and no one has seen her since.
Not only am i devastated that my dog has been taken away, but i am also concerned for her wellbeing."

Well that was December 28, 2006, well i am proud to say that Lily have her dog back she told everybody on her
my space Blog that the some body call her and told that she have her dog so her friend sheck out to see if they have Maggie and it was but she have to Fork over the reward Money (Which was a $1,000 UK) and hand it over and worst yet they also try sell her more dogs which have upset her to no end.

Other than Fleas and begin thin she OK, and Lily is happy and now she can prepair for the US released of "Alright Still" and the US tour to Follow.

* The Producer of the Bonnaroo Music Festival is in the last staged of buying the entrer 530 of land where the Festival is held which is Outside of Manchester, TN, now accoring to Superfly Productions and A.C. Entertainment have been in negotiations with the land owned for the last six Month it would build along the like those outdoor music theater and would continued to use it for the Bonnaroo Music Festival for a long, Long time, The 2007 version with take place on June 14-17.

Have a nice weekend.
Film Guide Friday
The Return

Well if you don know it the return of the one and only Film Guide Friday,
now if you don't know what is and read it then you know what it is,
But i have not did this is a wheid, am i am doing this for the First time in Months yes Months.

now in the past Film Gudie Friday i put a lot of reviews From a lot of Film reviewers but it took a lot of my time to put together, So i Present a difference Film Guide Friday this Film Guide Friday will be the Name of the Film and that week Trailer and not only that when i get the Top 10 Weekend film Across the Wire, I Posted them up 1st

And since i don't get to films that offend, Last week i saw a great Friend of Mind and ask if she could picth in, I am thinking this could be a good idea because she have seen More Films Than i have.

I Keep you posted if this will happened, But in the Mean time, here all the Trailers that are playing this weekends the 1st weekend of the New year.

"Freedom Writers"

"Childern of Men"

(Could Not Find the Trail on You Tube)


"Code Name: The Cleaner"

"Happily N'Ever After

"Miss Potter"

"Notes On a Scabdal"

(Could Not Find the Trailer on You Tube)

"Perfume: The Story of a Murderer"

New at the Cinemark Movies 16
(AKA: the Discount Theater)


The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

Alreading Playing


Thursday, January 04, 2007

a Late Local Music Note

Tommorrow at 1:15 PM on WRIF-FM (101.1)

the Muggs will be on RIF along with the Producer of CAN YOU HEAR ME TV which will start broadcasting on Detroit Public TV this saturday at 11:30 will be interview about the muggs, the TV project, and More.
The List
January 4th

Tuesdays 10p - 12a
w/ Melody Licious & Suzy Cole

PLAYLIST FOR WEEK #49 (1/02/07)

Universal Temple Of Divine Power – The Man
Battling Siki – Morning Light
Queen Bee – Anatomical Gift
Hotness – Saboteur
El Boxeo – Tri Colored Tricycles Floating In An
Bad Faces Clan – Angels Make Music
SSM – No Looking Back
(Ed Note: Both Girls Mention my Local 25 section of the Festive 50 List so thank you Melody and Suzy for the plug)
The Expatriates – Sought After
Johnny No Stars – Untied
Electric Six – Rubber Rocket
Seduce – Vipers Bite
Dirty Americans – Car Crash
The Orbitsuns – What Road Are You On
The Highlife – Sacraments
The Prime Ministers – Make Me Your Mission
Thunderbirds Are Now! – The Vail Comes Down
Troy Gregory & The Stepsisters – Sirenz and Stereos
Ten Words For Snow – Garbage Truck
Suicide Machines – I Never Promised You A Rose Garden
The Beggars – Thieves
The 7th Day Creeps – Whiskey Train
Forge – Speed And Timing
Downtown Brown – Dream Women
The Paybacks – Bring It Back
The Holy Fire – Hate Your Smile
The Dead Bodies – Shelby Twp.
Mason Proper – A Chance Encounter

2:30-4p.m. Eastern


Cowboys & Indies
Saturday From 9:30 PM - Midnight
Cjam-Fm Windsor (
Play List for December 23 (Xmas Show)

band aid - do they know it's christmas?
the pogues w/kirsty maccoll - fairytale of new york
toyah - echo beach
feist - inside out(apostle of hustle un-mix)
larrikin love - a horse with no name
gnarls barkley vs supertramp - crazy logic
long blondes - christmas is cancelled
girls aloud vs nancy sinatra - boots are made for a mash-up
union of knives - every treasure
the klaxons - gravity's rainbow(van she tech sb remix)
franz ferdinand vs mel & kim - take me out respectable (request)
artex monkey - fake tans of barnsley disco
arctic monkeys - love machine(bbc live lounge)
girls aloud - girls on film (request)
jona lewie - stop the cavalry
the view - up the junction(zane lowe session)
the boyfriends - they don't know
ricky tomlinson - christmas my arse
houghton weavers - bless your whiskers(father christmas)
the automatic - gold digger
frank & walters - funky cold medina
gwen stefani vs queen - hollaback queen
50 cent vs iggy pop - lust for life in da club
boy kill boy - maneater(bbc live lounge)
orson - can't go for that(no can do)
klaus nomi - can't help falling in love
the delays - the sun always shines on tv
dream academy - please please please let me get what I want
paul anka - wonderwall
art brut vs the knack - my sharona formed a band
hot chip vs peter gabriel - big school
stone roses vs lily allen - waterlilly
transvision vamp vs dj otzi - hey baby I don't care
aztec camera - jump
essential logic - do you belive in christmas?
u2 - christmas(baby please come home)

Play List For Dec.30
Part on of the Cowboys & Indies
Version of the Festive 50

cabaret voltaire - james brown
james brown - an introduction to james brown (live at the apollo)
james brown - i'll go crazy (live at the apollo)
james brown - the popcorn
james brown - christmas in heaven
and the Festive 50 - 50 to 26
to be shown Next week on this post
tiga - high school
bicycles - b-b-bicycles
in flight safety - surround
meligrove band - grasshoppers in honey

Aural Bliss
Every Sunday at 10 PM EST
Playlist for Christmas

cocteau twins - winter wonderland
jakki jelene - silent night
ivy - cristmastime is here
the killers - a great big sled (ft. tono halliday)
flaming lips - a change at christmas
copeland - do you hear what i hear
coldplay - have yourself a merry little christmas
band aid 20 - do they know it's christmas
pilete - fairytale of new york
badly drawn boy - donna and blitzen
bright eyes - blue christmas
cocteau twins - frosty the snowman
leigh nash - last christmas
saint etienne - my christmas prayer
ravonettes - the christmas song
grandaddy alan parsons in a winter wonderland
mew - she came home for christmas
death cab for cutie - christmas (baby please come home)
bright eyes - silver bells
rufus wainwright - spotlight on christmas
matt pond pa - holiday road
manic street preachers - last christmas
polyphonic spree - happy christmas (war is over)
snow patrol - when i get home for christmas
erasure - she won't be home
beck - little drum machine boy
aimee mann - you're a mean one, mr. grinch
tom mcrae - wonderful christmastime
eisley - the winter song Top 20 Song as of
11:45 AM - 1/4/07

1 - Peter Bjorn & John - Young Folks
2 - Oxford Collapse - Loser City
3 - The Slip - Even Rats
4 - The Evens - Pushed Against The Wall
5 - James Dean Bradfield - That's No Way...
6 - The Oohlas - Small Parts
7 - Various - Today
8 - Born Ruffians - This Sentence Will Ruin/Save
9 - The Long Blondes - You Could Have Both
10 - Pela - The Trouble With River Cities
11 - The Blow - Pile Of Gold
12 - Citizens Here And Abroad - Accelerator
13 - Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Satan Said Dance
14 - The Hold Steady - Stuck Between Stations
15 - Yo La Tengo - The Room Got Heavy
16 - The Changes - Her, You And I
17 + / - Let's Build A Fire
18 The Fratellis - Whistle For The Choir
19 - The Long Blondes - Weekend Without Makeup
20 - Califone - 3Legged Animals

DMRC Top 10 CD

1. John Mayer — Village Sessions
2. Young Jeezy — The Inspiration
3. The Beatles — Love
4. Blanche — What This Town Needs
5. Gov’t Mule — Mule On Easy Street
6. Gwen Stefani — Sweet Escape
7. Tom Waits — Orphans …
8. Various Artists — Eminem Presents: The Re-Up
9. Fergie — The Dutchess
10. John Mayer — As/Is

there was no playlist for Dead Air (Inddie 103.1) and Rodney on the ROQ (K-Roq) because there was on holiday break, But they wil be back next week.
The List
Special Edtion

Even more years End List

WOXY Top 89 of 2006

1 Built To Spill You In Reverse
2 TV On The Radio Return To Cookie Mountain
3 Arctic Monkeys "Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not"
4 Silversun Pickups Carnavas
5 Band Of Horses Everything All The Time
6 Hot Chip The Warning
7 Thom Yorke The Eraser
8 The Flaming Lips At War With The Mystics
9 Neko Case Fox Confessor Brings The Flood
10 Birdmonster No Midnight
11 Belle And Sebastian The Life Pursuit
12 Bound Stems Appreciation Night
13 Sonic Youth Rather Ripped
14 Gnarls Barkley St. Elsewhere
15 Yeah Yeah Yeahs Show Your Bones
16 The Black Angels Passover
17 Aloha Some Echoes
18 The Twilight Singers Powder Burns
19 Jenny Lewis & The Watson Twins Rabbit Fur Coat
20 Lily Allen "Alright, Still"
21 Midlake The Trials Of Van Occupanther
22 Cat Power The Greatest
23 Heartless Bastards All This Time
24 Metal Hearts Socialize
25 Forget Cassettes Salt
26 Tapes 'n Tapes The Loon
27 Phoenix It's Never Been Like That
28 The Raconteurs Broken Boy Soldiers
29 Gomez How We Operate
30 Dirty On Purpose Hallelujah Sirens
31 Rainer Maria Catastrophe Keeps Us Together
32 Mason Proper There Is A Moth In Your Chest
33 Cold War Kids Up In Rags EP / With Our Wallets Full EP
34 Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan Ballad Of The Broken Seas
35 Zero 7 The Garden
36 Secret Machines Ten Silver Drops
37 Drive-By Truckers A Blessing And A Curse
38 The Strokes First Impressions Of Earth
39 Camera Obscura Let's Get Out Of This Country
40 Beck The Information
41 Asobi Seksu Citrus
42 The Long Winters Putting The Days To Bed
43 Goldfrapp Supernature
44 Yo La Tengo I Am Not Afraid Of You And I Will Beat Your Ass
45 The Gossip Standing In The Way Of Control
46 Wolfmother Wolfmother
47 Mates Of State Bring It Back
48 The Decemberists The Crane Wife
49 Irving "Death In The Garden, Blood On The Flowers"
50 The Fiery Furnaces Bitter Tea
51 Clearlake Amber
52 Say Hi To Your Mom Impeccable Blahs
53 The Futureheads News And Tributes
54 Apollo Up! Chariots Of Fire
55 The Thermals "The Body, The Blood, The Machine"
56 Robert Pollard From A Compound Eye
57 The Teenage Prayers Ten Songs
58 French Kicks Two Thousand
59 Regina Spektor Begin To Hope
60 Destroyer Destroyer's Rubies
61 Headlights Kill Them With Kindness
62 The Black Heart Procession The Spell
63 Staggering Statistics All Of This & More
64 Snowden Anti-Anti
65 Beirut Gulag Orkestar
66 Margot & The Nuclear So And So's The Dust Of Retreat
67 South Adventures In The Underground Journey To The Stars
68 The Elected - "Sun, Sun, Sun"
69 Grandaddy - Just Like The Fambly Cat
70 Stereolab - Fab Four Suture
71 Cedars - Another Season EP
72 I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness - Fear Is On Our Side
73 Mojave 3 - Puzzles Like You
74 Oh No! Oh My! - Oh No! Oh My!
75 The Radio Dept. - Pet Grief
76 The Changes - Today Is Tonight
77 Sparklehorse - Dreamt For Light Years In The Belly Of A Mountain
78 The Walkmen - A Hundred Miles Off
79 The Hold Steady - Boys And Girls In America
80 The Long Blondes -Someone To Drive You Home
81 The Apparitions -As This Is Futuristic
82 Archie Bronson Outfit - Derdang Derdang
83 Cut Chemist - The Audience's Listening
84 Tilly And The Wall - Bottoms Of Barrels
85 The Knife - Silent Shout
86 Junior Boys - So This Is Goodbye
87 The M's - Future Women
88 Sufjan Stevens - The Avalanche - Outtakes And Extras From The Illinois Album
89 Mew - And The Glass Handed Kites
90 The Dears - Gang Of Losers
91 Figurines - Skeleton
92 The Black Keys - Magic Potion
93 White Whale - WWI
94 The Roots - Game Theory
95 Guillemots Through - The Windowpane
96 The Little Ones - Sing Song EP
97 The Turnbull AC's - The Turnbull AC's top 90.3 of 2006

90.3 Mew And The Glass Handed Kites
90 Ghostface Killah Fishscale
89 The Rapture Pieces Of The People We Love
88 We Are Scientists With Love And Squalor
87 Pablo Half The Time
86 The Twilight Singers Powder Burns
85 Mogwai Mr. Beast
84 Phoenix It's Never Been Like That
83 Asobi Seksu Citrus
82 Keane Under The Iron Sea
81 Califone Roots And Crowns
80 Viva Voce Get Yr Blood Sucked Out
79 The Strokes First Impressions Of Earth
78 Archie Bronson Outfit Derdang Derdang
77 Thee Emergency Can You Dig It?
76 Lady Sovereign Public Warning
75 Cut Chemist The Audience's Listening
74 Devotchka Curse Your Little Heart
73 The Little Ones Sing Song EP
72 Tokyo Police Club A Lesson In Crime
71 The Lights Diamonds And Dirt
70 Rocky Votolato Makers
69 Bobby Bare Jr. The Longest Meow
68 Sparklehorse Dreamt For Light Years In The Belly Of A Mountain
67 Johnny Cash American V: A Hundred Highways
66 Pufferfish Hello Zero
65 Snow Patrol Eyes Open
64 Gomez How We Operate
63 Islands Return To The Sea
62 The Gossip Standing In The Way Of Control
61 (Various) Live At KEXP Volume Two
60 Mates Of State Bring It Back
59 The Mountain Goats Get Lonely
58 Drive-By Truckers A Blessing And A Curse
57 Zero 7 The Garden
56 Wax Tailor Tales Of The Forgotten Melodies
55 Ratatat Classics
54 The Flaming Lips At War With The Mystics
53 Jeremy Enigk World Waits
52 Bonnie Prince Billy The Letting Go
51 Joseph Arthur Nuclear Daydream
50 Canada This Cursed House
49 My Morning Jacket Okonokos
48 Pearl Jam Pearl Jam
47 Art Brut Bang Bang Rock and Roll
46 Goldfrapp Supernature
45 Michael Franti and Spearhead Yell Fire!
44 Calexico Garden Ruin
43 Camera Obscura Let's Get Out Of This Country
42 Grizzly Bear Yellow House
41 The Black Keys Magic Potion
40 Sonic Youth Rather Ripped
39 Alexi Murdoch Time Without Consequence
38 Midlake The Trials Of Van Occupanther
37 Junior Boys So This Is Goodbye
36 Regina Spektor Begin To Hope
35 Joanna Newsom Ys
34 Sufjan Stevens Avalanche
33 The Roots Game Theory
32 Yeah Yeah Yeahs Show Your Bones
31 Wolfmother Wolfmother
30 Sera Cahoone Sera Cahoone
29 Jenny Lewis with the Watson Twins Rabbit Fur Coat
28 Bob Dylan Modern Times
27 Hot Chip The Warning
26 The Raconteurs Broken Boy Soldiers
25 M. Ward Post-War
24 Beirut Gulag Orkestar
23 The Knife Silent Shout
22 Lily Allen Alright, Still
21 Arctic Monkeys Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
20 Tom Waits Orphans
19 The Thermals The Body The Blood The Machine
18 Tapes 'n Tapes The Loon
17 Yo La Tengo I Am Not Afraid Of You and I Will Beat Your Ass
16 Ghostland Observatory Paparazzi Lightning
15 Beck The Information
14 Gnarls Barkley St. Elsewhere
13 The Hold Steady Boys And Girls In America
12 Belle and Sebastian The Life Pursuit
11 The Long Winters Putting The Days To Bed
10 Cold War Kids Robbers And Cowards
9 Thom Yorke The Eraser
8 Cat Power The Greatest
7 Built To Spill You In Reverse
6 The Black Angels Passover
5 TV On The Radio Return To Cookie Mountain
4 Silversun Pickups Carnavas
3 Neko Case Fox Confessor Brings The Flood
2 The Decemberists The Crane Wife
1 Band Of Horses Everything All The Time

I can not cut and copy KCMP-FM(Minnapols-St.Paul)
because it was on a Adobe Acrobat
but dont worried Friends i have added a link to the Full list below
The Current's Top 89 of 2006

CBC Radio 3 Top 94 og 2006
(Canadian Indie Music)

1. Joel Plaskett Emergency - "Nowhere with you"
2. Malajube - "Montreal -40c"
3. Islands - "Rough Gem"
4. Cadence Weapon - "Oliver Square"
5. The Hidden Cameras - "Awoo"
6. The Stills - "Destroyer"
7. Amy Millan - "Skinny Boy"
8. Final Fantasy - "This Lamb Sells Condos"
9. Meligrove Band - "Our Love Will Make the World Go Round"
10. Shout Out Out Out Out - "They Tear Down Houses Don't They"
11. The Dears - "Whites Only Party"
12. Chad Vangaalen - "Flower Gardens"
13. The Golden Dogs - "Dynamo"
14. Destroyer - "Your Blood"
15. Tokyo Police Club - "Citizens of Tomorrow"
16. Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton - "Doctor Blind"
17. Ladyhawk - "The Dugout"
18. Peaches - "You Love It"
19. MSTRKRFT - "She's Good for Business"
20. Jon-Rae and the River - "Nothing to Do"
21. The Lovely Feathers - "Pope John Paul"
22. Memphis - "I'll Do Whatever You Want"
23. Les Breastfeeders - "Pas Sans Saveur"
24. Sarah Harmer - "I Am A Glow"
25. God Made Me Funky - "Won More Time"
26. Tiga - "Far From Home"
27. Shapes And Sizes - "Islands Gone Bad"
28. Two Hours Traffic - "Stuck for the Summer"
29. Kinnie Starr - "Anything"
30. Sam Roberts - "The Gate"
31. Windom Earle - "Kitten vs. Pegasus"
32. Melissa McClelland - "Passenger 24"
33. Les Georges Leningrad - "Skulls in the Closet"
34. Ohbijou - "St. Francis"
35. Duchess Says - "Black Flag"
36. The Old Soul - "River of Daughters"
37. Ron Sexsmith - "All In Good Time"
38. Classified - "Find Out"
39. Pride Tiger - "Six Four Two"
40. Pony Up - "The Truth About Cats and Dogs"
41. The Bicycles - "Australia"
42. Kid Koala - "Excerpt 3: Stoppin' Traffic/Tracks, etc."
43. Birdapres - "Get It Done"
44. Great Aunt Ida - "We Say No"
45. Hylozoists - "Fifty Minute Hour"
46. Young and Sexy - "Satellite"
47. K-os - "Electrik Heat"
48. Vancougar - "Naughty"
49. Junior Boys - "Double Shadow"
50. Uncut - "Kiss Me"
51. The Marble Index - "All That I Know"
52. Sloan - "Who Taught You To Live Like That"
53. The Wailin' Jennys - "Devil's Paintbrush Road"
54. Henri Faberge and the Adorables - "Ventriloquist Love"
55. Danny Michel - "Black Tornado"
56. The Dudes - "Do The Right Thing"
57. The Phonograff - "Stay on Point"
58. Paper Moon - "Turning Colours Into Greys"
59. Shotgun & Jaybird - "Two and Two is Four"
60. Sunset Rubdown - "Stadiums And Shrines II"
61. No Luck Club - "Turntables On The Bayou"
62. Hawksley Workman - "You Are Too Beautiful"
63. The Diableros - "Push It To Monday"
64. Hilotrons - "Bella Simone"
65. More or Les - "Sucka Word"
66. Cities in Dust - "Chop Chop You're Dead"
67. Blood Meridian - "Get Someplace Else"
68. Matt Mays - "When The Angels Make Contact"
69. Harvee - "Father Was a Gambler"
70. Camp Radio - "On The Landing Strip"
71. mcenroe - "Cereal for Dinner"
72. Bella - "Didn't Mean to Break our Love"
73. Isis - "Ask A Woman"
74. Patrick Watson - "Drifters"
75. Circlesquare - "Fight Sounds Part 1"
76. They Shoot Horses, Don't They? - "Lowlife"
77. In-Flight Safety - "Surround"
78. The Awkward Stage - "We're Going For A Ride"
79. Buck 65 - "Indestructible Sam"
80. Run Chico Run - "Oneanotherwell"
81. Born Ruffians - "This Sentence Will Ruin/ Save Your Life"
82. The Cape May - "Spring Flight to the Land of Fire"
84. Raising The Fawn - "Carbon Paper"
84. OK Cobra - "Fall Dumbass"
85. Pink Mountaintops - "Cold Criminals"
86. Panurge - "Black Box"
87. Maps of the Night Sky - "We Were Young"
88. I Am Robot And Proud - "The Work"
89. The Screaming Eagles - "Doo Doo Doo Doo"
90. The Buttless Chaps - "Master and Commander"
91. Galaxie 500 - "Big Bang"
92. Dandi Wind - "Apotemnophilia"
93. Woodpigeon - "If Only I Were A Painter, I'd Paint For You The Moon"
94. Jewish Legend - "Tigris River"

The Music Writers and DJ top pick of 2006

Johnny Loftus
Metro Times

1 - Justin Timberlake
2 - The Fags - Light 'Em Up — Idol
3 - Ghostface Killah - Fishscale — Def Jam
4 - Dabrye - Two/Three — Ghostly International
5 - The Hold Steady - Boys and Girls in America — Vagrant
6 - Boris - Pink — Southern Lord
7 - Isobel Campbell - Milk White Sheets — V2
8 - Heartless Bastards All This Time — Fat Possum
8 - The Black Keys - Magic Potion — Nonesuch
9 - Clipse - Hell Hath No Fury — Re-Up Gang/Zomba
10 - The Drones - Gala Mill — ATP Recordings

Metro Times

1 - Lloyd Cole - Antidepressant — One Little Indian
2 - Richard Butler - Richard Butler — Koch
3 - Bob Dylan - Modern Times — Columbia
4(Tie)- Raconteurs - Broken Boy Soldiers — V2
4(Tie) - The Fags - Light 'Em Up — Idol
5 - Nelly Furtado - Loose — Geffen
6 - New York Dolls - One Day It Will Please Us to Remember Even This — Roadrunner
7 - Todd Snider - The Devil You Know — New Door
8 - Grand Mal - Love is the Best Con in Town — New York Night Train
9 - Harry Nilsson - Son of Schmillson — Sony/Legacy reissue
10 - Little Richard - Here's Little Richard/Little Richard — Mobile Fidelity reissue

Metro Times

1 - Dubstep
2 - Dabrye - Two/Three — Ghostly International
3 - The Knife - Silent Shout — Mute
4 - Trentemoller - The Last Resort — Poker Flat
5 - Minus rising
6 - Paxahau emerging
7 - Fuckpony - Children of Love — Get Physical
8 - Hungry youth
9 - Wolf Eyes - Human Animal — Sub Pop
10 - Scott Walker - The Drift — 4AD

Metro Times

1 - Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not — Domino
2 - The Walkmen - A Hundred Miles Off — Record Collection
3 - Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Show Your Bones — Interscope
4 - Beck - The Information — Interscope
5 - Sonic Youth - Rather Ripped — Geffen
6 - Whirlwind Heat - Types of Wood — Brille
7 - Be Your Own Pet - Be Your Own Pet — UMVD
8 - Arctic Monkeys - Who the Fuck Are Arctic Monkeys? — Domino UK
9 - Mudhoney - Under a Billion Suns — Sub Pop
10 - Odd Clouds - The Cavernous End —Ypsilanti

Willy Wilson*
Magic bag
*Numbers do not indicate album ranking.

1. The Pink Fits — Fuzzyard Gravebox
2. Neil Young & Crazy Horse — At The Fillmore East 1970
3. The Fags — Light ‘Em Up
4. The Buffalo Killers — Buffalo Killers
5. Bob Dylan — Modern Times
6. Johnny Cash — American V
7. Wofmother — Wolfmother
8. SSM — LP
9. David Gilmour — On An Island
10. Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus — Ole Tarantula
11. The Raconteurs — Broken Boy Soldiers
12. Elvis Costello/Allen Toussaint — The River In Reverse
13. Sonic Youth — Rather Ripped
14. Junior Wells — Live At Theresa’s 1975
15. Los Lobos — The Town And The City

Martin Bandyke
WQKL-FM (107.1)


Amy Phillips
Pitchfork Media

1. The Knife: Silent Shout
2. The Hold Steady: Boys and Girls in America
3. Various Artists: Serious Times
4. My Chemical Romance: The Black Parade
5. The Long Blondes: Someone to Drive You Home
6. Twilight Singers: Powder Burns
7. Lupe Fiasco: Food & Liquor
8. Band of Horses: Everything All the Time
9. Clipse: Hell Hath No Fury
10. Jarvis: Jarvis
11. The Decemberists: The Crane Wife
12. The Thermals: The Body, The Blood, The Machine
13. TV on the Radio: Return to Cookie Mountain
14. Neko Case: Fox Confessor Brings the Flood
15. Be Your Own Pet: Be Your Own Pet
16. The Pipettes: We Are the Pipettes
17. Lady Sovereign: Public Warning!
18. Various: The World Is Gone
19. The Blow: Paper Television
20. Sunset Rubdown: Shut Up I Am Dreaming
21. Sway: This Is My Demo
22. Nelly Furtado: Loose
23. Ghostface Killah: Fishscale
24. The Streets: The Hardest Way to Make an Easy Living
25. DJ Drama & Lil Wayne: Dedication 2

Matt Shiv
Music Director/DJ

1. Rabbit Fur Coat - Jenny Lewis With The Watson Twins
2. Nightcrawler - Pete Yorn
3. Some Echoes - Aloha
4. The Eraser - Thom Yorke
5. The Warning - Hot Chip
6. Carnavas - Silversun Pickups
7. The Greatest - Cat Power
8. Appreciation Night - Bound Stems
9. Taking The Long Way - Dixie Chicks
10. Best Stop Pop - The Oohlas
11. The Life Pursuit - Belle And Sebastian
12. You In Reverse - Built To Spill
13. All This Time - The Heartless Bastards
14. Night Ripper - Girl Talk
15. Return To Cookie Mountain - TV On The Radio
16. Fox Confessor Brings The Flood - Neko Case
17. Rather Ripped - Sonic Youth
18. Hallelujah Sirens - Dirty On Purpose
19. Stromata - Charlotte Martin
20. All The Roadrunning - Mark Knopfler & Emmylou Harris

Mike Taylor
Program Director/DJ

1. Appreciation Night - Bound Stems
2. Return to Cookie Mountain - TV On The Radio
3. Someone To Drive You Home - The Long Blondes
4. I Am Not Afraid Of You And I Will Beat Your Ass - Yo La Tengo
5. Passover - The Black Angels
6. The Eraser - Thom Yorke
7. Alright, Still - Lily Allen
8. Get Yr Blood Sucked Out - Viva Voce
9. Serena-Maneesh - Serena-Maneesh
10. Pet Grief - The Radio Dept.
11. Silent Shout - The Knife
12. Avatar - Comets On Fire
13. You In Reverse - Built To Spill
14. Orphans - Tom Waits
15. Be He Me - Annuals
16. Amber - Clearlake
17. Ballad Of The Broken Seas - Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan
18. Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not - Arctic Monkeys
19. Gang Of Losers - The Dears
20. Carnavas - Silversun Pickups

Joe Long

1. Post War - M Ward
2. Everything All The Time - Band of Horses
3. Carnavas - Silversun Pickups
4. Ys - Joanna Newsom
5. The Crane Wife - The Decemberists
6. Get Lonely - The Mountain Goats
7. Be He Me - Annuals
8. Some Echoes - Aloha
9. Return to Cookie Mountain - TV On The Radio
10. Passover - The Black Angels
11. All This Time - The Heartless Bastards
12. Rabbit Fur Coat - Jenny Lewis With The Watson Twins
13. Dust of Retreat - Margot and the Nuclear So and Sos
14. The Greatest - Cat Power
15. Get Yr Blood Sucked Out - Viva Voce
16. St. Elsewhere - Gnarls Barkley
17. Modern Times - Bob Dylan
18. The Life Pursuit - Belle And Sebastian
19. Silent Shout - The Knife
20. Movie Monster - Sound Team

John Richards

1. The Black Angels - Passover (Light in the Attic)
2. Band of Horses - Everything All the Time (Sub Pop)
3. The Decemberists - The Crane Wife (Capitol)
4. TV on the Radio - Return to Cookie Mountain (Interscope)
5. The Long Winters - Putting the Days to Bed (Barsuk)
6. The Roots - Game Theory (Def Jam)
7. Beirut - Gulag Orkestar (Ba Da Bing!)
8. Silversun Pickups - Carnavas (Dangerbird)
9. Beck - The Information (Interscope)
10. Pablo - Half the Time (Curb Appeal)

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Breaking Culture News

The O.C. is Canceled

In Socking TV News the once Hot show the O.C. have been Canceled

The Show which look at the live of Bad Kids fitting in the LA Town was sent the Pink Slip today as Rating For the show have been slowing Sinking after to around 4 Millions viewers, as Far, Far Cry For where they was when the show debut in the 2003-4 season which have almost 10 millions pair of eyes and made household stars out of Mischa Barton and Adam Brody and Rachel Bilson.

Observers have pointed to a variety of possible reasons for the slump, including inconsistent quality, the fickleness of younger viewers and a time-slot change.

The third-season finale's high drama, in which Marissa was killed in a car crash, didn't turn the series around. This year found Ryan confronting the death of his one-time girlfriend and the man who caused it.

The Last Show will aired on Fox on Thursday, Feb. 22 at 9 PM

Also there is reports floating around the show may get a reprieved and the producer may looking on moving the series to "The CW" (which is Half owned by there Disturb Warner Bros) but that is a rumour.

If the show don't pulled a Buffy out of the hat it would be a big loss to the indie music Scene as it produce Six Soundtracks over the years and have music Phantom Planet,The Dandy Warhols,Doves,Jem, Spoon ,The Dandy Warhols,Eels,Interpol,Super Furry Animals,The Killers,Death Cab for Cutie,Nada Surf,The Thrills,The Walkmen,Keane, The Raveonettes,Jimmy Eat World,Low,The Futureheads,Imogen Heap,A.C. Newman,Sufjan Stevens,Beck,Modest Mouse,Matt Pond PA,The Subways,Kasabian,Shout Out Louds,LCD Soundsystem,Of Montreal,Gorillaz,Kaiser Chiefs,Stars,Lady Sovereign,Mates of State,Tally Hall,and Band of Horses.
it came from the late night music club from culture city(Part Two) with New "The Shins

Now after Three weeks aways For the Holidays, it back to normanl in the Video club with a New video by "The Shins" who album "Wincing the Night Away" Will be out on Janurary 23 on Sub Pop Records, There will on SNL on Januray 13 with speacil guest Anita Robinson from Viva Voce (CC Fest 50 - 2006)she sing on the First Single released on the album "Phantom Limb"

it came from the late night music club from culture city(Part One) With with Death Cab For Cutie.

i was going to post this Last Night but i was tried So i welcomed the New Year with the Song The New Year by Culture CIty Fave Death Cab For Cutie.

The Indie Music Round-up
Janurary 3rd

well it the begining of the year and that mean that in about two months the Local back to back Girnd will take place where Local Bands will played the hamtramck blow out and they will have to turn around a Fly to austin, TX for the SXSW Festival where almost a 1, 000 bands willl played there as well so we dont know which michigan bands will played there but accroing to the offical brochure by the SXSW people thefirst few bands have been mention, Schuechel to play SXSW will be The Stooges, Interpol, Lily Allen, Bloc Party, Devin the Dude, Hoodoo Gurus, Matt & Kim, Ghostland Observatory, the Watson Twins, Stax 50th Anniversary Soul Review, Ozomatli, Turbonegro and Cold War Kids.

Giving out the all Important Keynotes Speech is the Who Pete Townson, also taking in part in the interview and speakers are Gilberto Gil, Emmylou Harris, Terry McBride, Ricki Lee Jones, Booker T, Joe Boyd and former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne.

The SXSW Conferce take place all over on March 14th to the 18th, Less than a week after the Metrotimes Hamtramck Blowout Ten (or X)

Bad News for everybody waiting for Blur Reunion with Grahma Coxon Forget it, Accoring to a statement from his manger to Plans on a Blur and Coxon (who left in 2002 this after he and Bass Player Alex James met for lunch in November, The Statement also say Quite "Everbody is Working on Individual Project".

Coxon have released his latest " Love traveks at Illegal Speed, Front man Damon Albarn is doing his New project "The Good, The Bad, and the Queen"

The New Modest Mouse with Ex- Smiths Johnny Marry will released there first single off there new album "We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank" and it will be called "Dashboard" how do we know about it i leak on the internet, the album will be out in Early 2007.

Speaking about about leaks on the internet The Arcade Fire lable merge records accidentally upload the wrong song of there new album "Neon Bible" they where going to put up the listen by phone track "Intervention" (which can be here at 1-866-NEONBIBLE, Ext. 7777) but they uploaded the song "Black Wave/Bad Vibrations" from Neon Bible both songs are a on Itunes are a benefit for the nonprofit health care group Partners in Health.

the album is slated in Spring of 07, they have posted five more gig but this time at NYC at the Judson Memorial Church on Feburary 13th - 17th and will go on sale on this Friday.

Odd are it will go in about 4 mintues.

and in the we can not make this stuff up Department Paul Westerberg according to a blog posting from Friend and Writer Jim Walsh injury his left hand whied trying to remove wax from Candle.

The Post say "A week or so again he put a screwdriver through his left hand trying to get some wax out of a candle and cut some nerves and ripped some cartilage and hurt himself pretty bad", "He's in a cast. He's seen a couple of doctors who say he won't be able to play guitar for a year."


No For your stuff from the Gig Gudie

Sparklehorse will og on tour in support whit there Latest album "Dreamt for Lightyears in the Belly of a Mountain" which came out in the Fall and the tour will hit Detroit yes they will play Saint Andrews Hall on Febuary 22nd.

Also making a pit stop in Detroit will be the one and only Sebadoh, it will Feather there classed lind up of Lou Barlow, Eric Gaffney, and Jason Loewenste, they will played Detroit on March 22nd at the Magic Stick.

now here arew alot of bands who are going on Tour but not Cross detroit By 75,94, or 96.

But useing the Six close city to detroit meter(West Michigan, Chicago,Indy,Cincinnati, Colimbus, Cleveland, and Toronto) here where there playing

Under Byen

03-10 Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom
03-11 Columbus, OH - Wexner Art Center
03-12 Chicago, IL - Abbey Pub


01-27 Toronto, Ontario - Mod Club
01-29 Chicago, IL - Park West

the Thermals

02-28 Chicago, IL - Subterranean
03-01 Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom

TV on the Radio

03-04 Toronto, Ontario - Kool Haus
03-06 Cleveland, OH - Agora Theatre & Ballroom
03-08 Indianapolis, IN - Vogue Theater
03-10 Columbia, MO - Blue Note
03-12 Chicago, IL - Metro
03-13 Chicago, IL - Metro
New Music Tuesday
January 2, 2007
Part One - This Week New Released

Typed on Wednesday, Because the Library was Closed yesterday so i can see the Full list on

The First Tuesday on the New Year, AKA January 2nd and since it the beginning of the year Nothing Happened Expect on this day in 1968 as authorities at Newark Airport in New Jersey confiscated an entire shipment of album sleeves from the first John Lennon-Yoko Ono album, titled "Two Virgins." why you ask well it was them on the cover completely nude.

also on this date in 1979 that the murder trail of Sid Vicious began for killing his girlfriend Nancy but the trail ended because Sid OD

and in a strange Case of Oddball in 1975 the Allman Brothers Band was honored by the Georgia State Department of Corrections as the "Outstanding Community Organization Of The Year."

other than that since this is the First of the year as Officer Brabrady on South Park said move along here there nothing on the New in the New CD bin this week that mean nothing new zero zip unless if you like new wave music. so not to bore you to death of a the week released here what new in store this week.

CD - Various artists - L Tunes: Music From and Inspired by "The L Word" (Columbia/ Music With a Twist)
Reissues - Elvis Presley - The Essential Elvis Presley (Sony BMG)
TV on DVD - Martin - The Complete 1st Season

But Don't worried kids it will get better Next week.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Late Local Music Round-Up

Two Detroit bands will be on TV on will be on TV and One will not

as 2007 begin i got two my spacer (i.e. Post on My space) from two detroit band to remind you that there going to be on TV, but one of them will be shown and the other will be shown hopfully on you tube.

Can You Here Me TV back a year and a half ago tape three bands for there video complation Can You Here Me TV, well there will be TV for the show the PBS station in Detroit WTVS-TV (Detroit Pubilc TV, PBS-56) will show all four show the First one will be shown this saturday at 11:30 PM with a live music performance with the Muggs the show will run for a hours can't wait for saturday, you can go to Google Video and see the Live version of 'GONNA NEED MY HELP' .

Also you can Go to to see more video from the Can you here me Now seriers. I Give you the rest of the Sceheual on Next Monday (1/08) Local Music Round up

and speaking of Can You Hear Me TV, they will be taping at the Stick on Janurart 12th and 13th

and each week bands will be interview on WRIF-FM (101.1) ever Friday because there underwring the program on PBS detroit.

The Detroit band that will be seen on TV but it will not be seen in detroit, is the paybacks they will be on Fearless TV this week playing "Call When You're Ready" from there latest album "Love,Not Reason", But only one problum the show which is aired on WNYW-TV in New York (FOX-5) can not be seen in detroit(the Clostest city from detroit you can see it are WLAJ-TV (ABC-53) in Lansing, Saturday Night 11:35pm and WOOD-TV(NBC-8) in Grand Rapids, Saturday Night 1am, it you can see the show and know how to you tube can you plaesed upload it so We in Detroit can see it.

and i leave you with the Second video off there latest album "Switzerland" and it the Follow up to there ost in Famuos "I Buy the Drugs" it called "Rubber Rocket" and it is Direct by Cort Johns and it show the dancing move of the E6 ring Leader Dick Valentine

The Detroit Music Ronud-up after a Weekend and a Long, Long Holiday Season.

Happy New Year Detorit
it Jan.2, 2007

and i am back after a week and a half away (expect for the Festive 50, which i hoped you got to chane to read the full 50 and the Local 25) , X-mas was as always uneventful expect for the WPIX yule log on TV (yes it almost two hours a close up shot of fireplace buring a log with X-mas music to fill up the two hours but it was on Late night i.e. 3:30 AM X-mas Morning) so there was nothing going on expect to get ready to go to the New year eve show at the stick, which i was there i got there very early hoping it would not full up, a half hour before the new year it was half full for a new year eve, the Opening bands was good inculing the band from Pittsbugh, PA called meldoy Lemon who play some of the best rock since Rusted Root.

The Dirtbombs took the stage at about 11:35 PM as they play there songs, it is kid of trick to play before midnight because if you keep on going you may miss the midnight countdown to the new year, Lucky the crowd in the front the stage told them it was a 11:58 PM, so they stop playing at 11:58 PM for the all important midnight countdown and it was 2007, after that they came back to played a full set with encore, there second encore it was all Ben Backwell her was singing like a maniact with Troy (who saw him bowl a few games before the gig) on Bass and KO on Fuzzy Gitar and Patrick banging on the drum.

and there a few times he was swinging and hang in on to the pipe in the front stage, hey it the second time i saw some one hanging on to a pipe at a gig (i saw Eddie if the Sights swing the pipe at the Sights show, and what somebody told me auige of the hard lession.also swing on the pipe as well.)well the show was over and at 2:00 AM every body left like on a reguarly night like the 362 days of the year.

Next to see some Drinken kids getting kick out for haveing one too many and Fighting surcury i did get home safely and check with my other place to see how new year was But all around all was quiet all around from most the people i talk to told me they stay home and watch the ball drop on either Fox new year show, Carson Daly, or the Grand Daddy of them all Dick Clark on ABC( Well the Stick have NBC on all the TV upstiar because there was NFL game sunday)

or just like some people they sleep in the new year.

any way he some of the news tips that is going on in Detroit rock city, it you what to send me a news tips of anythings going on in the Detroit rock Scene or if you want to send in reviews of what happend at other new year Eve event all over Detroit, you can E-Mail the sight at

There is not much expect line-up changes, a SushiBar/a album begin push back/a Sushi bar/techno club closing for good.

Just before the Christmas Show at the stick i saw Cyril Lords at the Belmont where they have been using guest Bass players sin Sean Elwood left the group well during the gig Marty told me to put this sight, so i will they have found a new bass Player and he did not look far, The new member is John Szymanski for his other bands SSM to fill in bass duty the Cyril Lords will play aging with Szymanski after his other band SSm com back from month tour of Europe which include stop in London,Nottingham,St. Etienne,and Paris.

spaking of Sean Ellwood who just Join Outraggues Cherry, I was told by Front Cherry Matt Smith that they go a new drummer, now he did not give her full name but he told she is From boston and her name is Samattah and her told she play in a band called Bam now i try my best in find and info on the band that she in but i could not find on google.

speaking of which it look like the Von Bondies will have wait untill may untill theer new album Love,hate, and there you will be out, my good mole told me that the album will now be reelased in May of 2007.

and here a follow up report to the closing of Oslo which took place back before the holiday, the popural Sushi bar/Techno Night club close it door the weekend of Dec.15 after some were saying the typical Owner/Landlord dispure.

Co-Owner of the Club Brook Campbell told the Metro Times Last week that he was having disputes with landlords of the club also he clam there was bias against himself as a gay man, and there was threats against his life.

But Accoring to The MT the club have not paid the Summer tax bill to the City of Detroit which was due on Aug. 15 and also According some Fromer workers that they were not getting paid and the sushi chefs quit in protest, That force to close the Upstair restaurant closed. but the show when on untill the weeend of Dec 15.

That force many gig at the club to relocate at the Works on Michigan Ave. or cancelled all together, you can read the full story on the Closeing of Oslo at the metrotimes web sight under the headline
Oslo no more .
Gig Gudie Monday

Janurary 2nd - Janurary 7th



Sean Lennon - The Late Show With David Letterman - CBS (From Sept. 26, 2006)
The Subways - Late Night with Conan O'Brien - NBC (From June 21, 2006)
Radio 4 - Last Call with Carson Daly - NBC (From Nov.14, 2006)
Gov't Mule - Late Night with Conan O'Brien - NBC
Regina Spektor - Last Call with Carson Daly - NBC(From Nov.8)
Moe - Late Night with Conan O'Brien - NBC
Wolfmother - Last Call with Carson Daly - NBC(From Nov 9, 2006)
Xzibit - Last Call with Carson Daly - NBC (From Nov 15, 2006)
The Thermals - Subterranean - MTV2


BBC Radio
(All BBC Show are on-line for a week after they aired)

Radio 1

No Steve Lamacq in New Music we trust this it will return next week
but there is Jo Whiley In Live Music We trust
Wednesday at 4 PM EST
This Week
A look ahead to 2007 featuring Just Jack

Zane Lowe (Well almost)
Monday to Friday 2-4 PM
This will be fun
for the Next three weeks Guest Host as Zane take a vacation

This Week

Tuesday - Ricky & Nick from Kaiser Chiefs
Wednesday - Editors
Thursday - The Young Knives

Huw Stephens Unsinged
Wednesday 7-9 PM EST

This week - Tipsters picks for 2007

And If i for get the one and only
Annie Mac
this week she subbing to Jo Whiley at 5 AM EST
and as always her mas up at 5-7 PM EST on Friday
and her web show on Sunday at 4 PM EST

Radio 2


Chic songwriter, guitarist and arranger Nile Rodgers is the subject of this latest edition in the occasional series of ‘The Record Producers’, where Richard Allinson and Steve Levine look at the work of individuals whose recordings have had a lasting impact on popular music history. Find out more in Radio 2's Music Club.

Tuesday 2 January 2030 - 2130
On the 8 January, David Bowie turns 60 years old. In recognition we celebrate with a new programme focusing on Bowie’s remarkable Berlin period in the 70s and the city’s influence, past and present, on him and his music and his influence on the music in Berlin at the time and in the future. From Kabaret to Krautrock and beyond, Berlin...Soundz Decadent is presented by Mark Radcliffe.

and Have a happy new year with the one and only Terry Wogan if your up 2:30-4:30 AM, but if you can stay up that late it on-line for a week.
(Ed Note: He was also Born on My birthday Aug.3 1938, and is the King of Eurovision T.V. and was famous namecheck in a Franz Ferdinand song "The Dark of the Matinée"("So I'm on BBC2 now telling Terry Wogan how I made it and / What I made isn't clear now, but his deference is and his laughter is / My words and smile are so easy now"...))

and whould i not ever forget detroit home girl and orginal pretty girl of detroit rock and roll Suzi Quatro and Rockin'with Suzi Q Thursday at 4 PM.

BBC 6 Music

6 Music Plays It Aging
Monday - Thursday 4:30 PM EST

Begin this week

The Bob Dylan Story
Kris Kristofferson presents the Bob Dylan Story

6 Music Play Overnight
Ever Night at 10 PM EDT

Tuesday to Thursday
Shake Chuckle And Roll
John Sugar looks at humour in music including Bonzo Dog Do Da, Peter Sellers and Small Faces

Begining Friday
Hitsville USA Part - The Story Of Motown
Stuart Grunday traces the history and development of the Tamla Motown Record Company.

Live at 4 (AM UK)
Every Night at 11 PM

Tuesday - Dinosaur Jr - Brixton Academy 1994
Wednesday - Doves - Rock City Nottingham 2002
Thursday - Sugarcult - Glastonbury Festival 2003
Friday - Bruce Springsteen - St Lukes London 2006
Saturday - The Undertones - The Pavillion Hamel Hampstead 1981
Sunday - Faithless - Glastonbury Festvial 2002

Joe Mace Dream Ticket
Monday to Thursday 5-8 PM

1 January: Editors(Monday show on-Line)
2 January: The Futureheads
3 January: Belle & Sebastian
4 January: The Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Queens of Noize
Saturday 7 PM EST

Sonic Safari
This week - Undercover New Music for 2007 Safari

Tom Robinson
Monday and Tuesday 2 - 4:30 Pm EST

This Week in Session: Favourite Sessions from '06
This Week's Guests: Doloroso live in the studio on Monday
(All Live set are in PST, Three Hours behind EST)

The Harborrats Thursday January 4, 8:00pm
The Blakes (LIVE from High Dive) Saturday January 6, 6:30pm
Hopscotchboys (LIVE from High Dive) Saturday January 6, 8:00pm

Satulitte Radio


SIRIUS Disorder (Ch.24)

World Café
6 pm - 8 pm ET Monday through Thursday
noon - 2pm ET Friday

Left of Center (Ch.26)

Left of Sessions
Wednesdays 9 pm
Rebroadcast Fridays noon ET

This Week -

And It the First Thursday of the Month and Matt Pinfield played what ever the hell he want - This Thursday at 6 PM

XM Radio

Theme Time Radio Hour with Bob Dylan
Wednesday - 10AM - 11AM ET - Deep Tracks - XM 40
Thursday - Noon - 1PM ET - The Village - XM 15
This week's theme is Women's Name's.



Saturday - ROOTSTAND

Maigic Bag

Friday with Thornetta Davis, Grand/McCarty/East,
Harmonica Shah and Christy & Jeff Howard

Saturday with Doug Deming, Alberta Adams & RJ's Rhythm Rockers,
The Alligators and Rusty Wright Blues

Lager House

Wednesday - Librarians w/ guests
Friday - Universal Temple of Divine Power / Battling Siki / The Hotness

Holinshed / Penguins in Alaska and more gig for Thursday have been cancelled


Friday - Lucky Boys Confusion


Tuesday - Southbound Fearing, Days of Vengeance
Wednesday - Sway w/ One More August, Willamena
Thursday - The Dardanelles w/ Satin Peaches, and Porsches on the Autobahn
Friday - Belikos w/ Lost Elementz, Johnny No Stars, Big Brother
Saturday - Dirty Americans w/ Liftpoint, Red White and Booze

The Belmont

Sat. Jan. 6 - Elvis' Birthday Bash!
(He was born on January 8,1935)


Friday - Search the City, the Weakend, the Off Ramps
Saturday - the Prime Ministers, the Cut Loose, Studiotone

The Ark - Ann Arbor
Sunday - Jill Jack

City Theatre

Steve Yzerman Night at the City Theatre!

The Palace of Auburn Hills

Sarurday - Dancing With The Stars - The Tour(or the Live show)
with Joey McIntyre & Kym Johnson, Drew Lachey & Cheryl Burke, Lisa Rinna & Louis Van Amstel, Joey Lawerence & Edyta Sliwinska, Willa Ford & Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Harry Hamlin & Karina Smirnoff.

Now that this week gig Gudie, If i miss anything please E-mail the site at

Monday, January 01, 2007

The Culture City
Festive 50 - 2006

Local 25 Edition

Now it time for a little some thing extra

It a special list beyond the festive 50 it some thing i like to called it a smaller version of the main Festive 50 List but this time all center in the Motor City of Detroit which gave the World Cars, Motown, Suzi Quatro, Iggy, Techno and House Music, Eminem, The White Stripes and in the last few years giving out Great Detroit Music to listen to.

You are asking yourself why 25 bands instead of the Full 50, well like some one tell me a few night ago there is not even 50 bands in the City that released good rock music, so in the last months of compiling local bands the released music this year, it was really tough whether or not to rank the 25 local bands that matter because i know almost ever local in town, so it was tough because i did not want to upset so many that i know.

So i want to get this out way, this is a List and only a list if you made the list that is OK,even if you rank to high or to low, If you don't make the list it not the end of the world, it just that a list
(There was one in the This Sunday Free Press, Bout it was only 10)

and not only that i started this blog sight in May and there was all kind of Chaos in putting together something every day, so it was thought in putting sight together, So this is the first one so there room for improvements.

Now the Rules for Local 25

There is the Same Rules as in the Festival 50 but with a few minor tweaks

1. It Must be a 2006 released
that mean it got to be released between
Jan 1, 2006 to Dec. 31 2006.

2. is the only minor tweaks in the Local 25
it must a full LP (7 songs or more)
or a EP (between 4 to 6 songs)
7 Inches singles are not eligible

3. This in not limentd to the Detroit Tri-county are(Wayne, Oakland, and Macome) it could come from anywhere Ann Arbor, Lansing, Kalamazoo, Grand Rapies, That mean any where in Michigan.

And unlike the Festive 50 most bands Don't released video so i will Try to Find the Video on you tube if is abliveed

So Here we go the Festive 50 Local 25
Beginning with No.25

A Thousand Times Yes

and Very sadly this will be there only time of the local 25 they Broke up after releasing there second and Final album "Heart Beats" back the beginning of the year they did some touring local but they Broke up on April, There were a really good bands and they will be miss

Album released This year: Heart Beats

The Fondas
The Old school Revivalist fronted by the very Pretty Julie Benjamin released the Follow up to Coming Now which "Runaway Bombshell" which was good album this year and they do put out great Live shows, and they ar a real cool band.

Album released This year: Runaway Bombshell

Slumber Party
This year Front-woman Aliccia Berg return with a total new line up (Frances Reade,Raquel Salaysay,Naomi Ruth, and Leah Rutherford) put out there four set of that cool Experimental Psychedelic pop which is called Muzic, Not only that i heard a very instering cover of the old Joy Division song LOVE WILL TEAR US APART that made the rounds on the Blogs.

Album released This year: Muzic

Demolition Doll Rods
They Released the four album "There Is A Difference" this year as Margaret and Danny Doll Rodd, with there new Drummer Christine still put on Full Frontally Rock now only they take care of the people at who list the album cover for There Is A Difference as one of the 25 Cover of the year.

Album released This year: There Is A Difference

The Fags
This year they bounce back after a Fail records deal with Sire, and released 'Light 'Em Up'this summer there always a good band, too band they broke up but there a good band.

Album released This year: 'Light 'Em Up'


Wake up the Kids Folk Dan and Tracee Miller and the Company are back and there warming up the place when they return with there Follow up album as they released there EP late in the Year with a CD released party at the Bag for the EP called The What This Town Needs, there will be back in next year with the new album, Let hoped there no fight at that CD party.

Album released This year: What This Town Needs EP

This year they released there first Full Lenght album "Warrior Kings" they played a lot of live shows and not only that a lot of love from the Folks at riff 2 where they was th band of the Months for March.

Album released This year: "Warrior Kings"

Capitol Cities
This year they released there EP "M.F.I.C." the Detroit keep driving there hard craging Glam - Rock to the masses, They know how to rock out.

Album released This year: M.F.I.C.

The Avatars
This years they Finally released a new album of all there Songs that been playing very good for all this time, the Five piece band Front by the Lovely Mariah Cherem put out a good record and still playing great rock show and also there Great to See Live the music and there Looks.

Album released This year: "Never A Good Time"

J Dilla
Before he go he got to see the released of his last album Donuts knew that his time was short he made two more album before he went up to heaven and he released one of them in August The Shining and When his last album is released it will show he is still missed.

Album released This year:"Donuts","The Shining"

Deadstring Brothers
They released a very fun and very cool alt- Country album this year called Starving Winter Report which won over the some of the Local Criect and they made a video there a cool band.

Album released This year: Starving Winter Report

The Ann Arbor base post-afrobeat put out there second full lenght album to very good this year called "Nu Tones", It very jazzy and very smooth album and i have not seen them there a very good Live band.

Album released This year: "Nu Tones"

The Nice Device
They released LET THE NIGHTLIFE DOWN this year as they showcase the very beautiful Alternative pop Sound and they look nice because of one thing and no offence to all the other Cute girls of Detroit Rock and her boyfriend who i know that well, Alicia Gbur The Prettiest underrated rock Girl in Detroit and not only that Great Hair in Detroit Rock Scene.

Album released This year: Let The Nightlife Down

The Sweet Sounds of Detroit" Volume One
Yes this will be one of few Conservey in the List, a Compilation in the full List but it have a great CD released party at the stick and not only that they have great song to do about candy by the likes of Gore Gore Girls, Loretta & The Larkspurs, The Avatars ,The Hard lessons with new song by The Sirens,Outrageous Cherry, Grande Nationals , and SSM, It a really Good C.D.

Album released This year: See No. 12

Johnny Headband

They Have build a very good Following to fill up Detroit music Vacuum as they put up a very hot and sweating live gig with full of energy and not only that there released there new CD Happiness Is Underrated and not only that they made a Friend with Jason Von Bondies.

Album released This year: Happiness Is Underrated

From The CD released Show

The Playbacks

The Grandmother of the Detroit Rock Scene came back with there third Album called "Love, Not Reason" as Wendy Case and Company came back to prover that Great rockers still show it what it take to play a good show and put out a great album and not only Wendy is a Fabulous Singer.

Album released This year: Love, Not Reason

Those Transatlantics

if it was not for the Sinon music Video Contest i would have not know about this band as they put out there there Beautifully rock From Mt. Pleasant, Michigan as the released a "Knockout of a Knockout there sweet Boy Girls Vocal are the Best i heard on a local disc in a Long Time.

Album released This year: Knocked Out

Grande Nationals

After a few years of rocking out in Live shows they released a Album this year with "Brass Knuckle Heartbreak" so everyone will here all the song you here live on record so some on pass the Cold Wather on them.

Album released This year: Brass Knuckle Heartbreak

The Hard Lessons
I can say once and For all the The Hard Lessons are one of the Hardest working bands in the Detroit area they put out a EP this year Called "Wise Up" they tour the Country not stop, They were one of the last bands to played CBGB's And Augie asked Ko Ko to married his, Now that what i called a very good years.

Album released This year: Wise Up

Tally Hall
The Little band from Ann Arbor made it big this year with a album which is called Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum which spawned off the "Banana Man" Which have been feather on the OC and was on the The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson back in Aug.

Album released This year: Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum

Bob Sager
after 11 years Detroit hometown boy released a brand new album after all this to Face the Music as he released "Face the Promise" which have done well for him selling a Millions Copies despised little or no air play and he still fill up Arena if his four gig Stand at the places was any indication.

Album released This year: Face the Promise

Thunderbird Are Now

it looks like spad indie rock is back as the thunderbird are Now made history with there There Follow up to Justamustache with "Make History" no only putting on the indie map with blogger a like, But there will be one of the bands to watch in 2007.

Album released This year: Make History

Were almost at the End of the Festive 50 - Local 25 Edition
But if you miss any thing in the First 22 bands here is a Quick rundown of the Countdown from 25 to 4.

25 - A Thousand Times Yes
24 - The Fondas
23 - Slumber Party
22 - Demolition Doll Rods
21 - The Fags
20 - Blanche
19 - Wolfbait
18 - Capitol Cities
17 - The Avatars
16 - J Dilla
15 - Deadstring Brothers
14 - NOMO
13 - The Nice Device
12 - "The Sweet Sounds of Detroit" Volume One
11 - Johnny HeadBand
10 - The Playbacks
9 - Those Transatlantics
8 - Grande Nationals
7 - The Hard Lessons
6 - Tally Hall
5 - Bob Seager
4 - Thunderbird Are Now

The Racounturs
Now this was a conservestai Choice as well as Couple of the members of the band who live in Detroit in the begin the year, now live in Nashville at the End of the year, but it not about the person in the band, it about what matter, The Music.

Both Jack White and Bersonbenson made a very great album with a Trown back to the 60;s with songwriter sharing the scene and Credit which is great to see, but what no a new album or a New White stripes Album will see

Album released This year: Broken Boy Solders

Eletric Six

they released not one but two album, the long awaited Follow up to Fire here in the US as Señor Smoke was released after they Found a Disturb the album feather there cover of Queen "Radio Ga Ga" it got some OK Reviews, but then seven months Later in the year they released there third album called Switzerland which feather the song "I Buy the Drugs" and have a good party video to boot, to prove once aging the Dick Valentine and his band of merry men(The Colonel,Johnny Na$hinal,John R. Dequindre, Tait Nucleus, and Percussion World) still can't be keep down for long there keep Coming Back

Album released This year:Señor Smoke, Switzerland

and that mean we have reach the Top of the list of the Local 25 of the Festive 50.

The Top Live and Local Band That Should Matter to you in 2006 is


they have come very far since there First show in 2005 the three piece Local Super group which feather singer/guitarist Marty Morris (Cyril Lords), singer/keyboardist John Szymanski(The Hentchmen), and drummer Dave Shettler (The Sights) the band put together a birlnet album of Stragth up Rock and Roll with song like 2012 and Ait'n Love the band have calm the title of the new King of Detroit Rock City and will be a bands for many years to come.

Album released This year: SSM

So there you have it aging, The late part in the Six Days of looking back at the best bands in 2006, So here is the Full Countdown From 25 to 1

25 - A Thousand Times Yes
24 - The Fondas
23 - Slumber Party
22 - Demolition Doll Rods
21 - The Fags
20 - Blanche
19 - Wolfbait
18 - Capitol Cities
17 - The Avatars
16 - J Dilla
15 - Deadstring Brothers
14 - NOMO
13 - The Nice Device
12 - "The Sweet Sounds of Detroit" Volume One
11 - Johnny HeadBand
10 - The Playbacks
9 - Those Transatlantics
8 - Grande Nationals
7 - The Hard Lessons
6 - Tally Hall
5 - Bob Seager
4 - Thunderbird Are Now
3 - The Racounturs
2 - Eletric Six
1 - SSM

I hoped you like reading this List of the best Local and elsewhere bands of 2006, If you miss any thing in the Full Festive 50 list of this list you can always check the right side of the menu and if you want to sent comment on both list or to see room for improvement on both list for further list, E-mail this Sight at

And now it time for this List Honorary No.1, and it goes to a person who when far to soon when he died on April 11 of this year, He was a very, very good friend to Eminem and was a member his rap Collect called D12 and was about to make a carred of his own, Before he pass away he record a album on a challanged by one of his friends that will called time will thell which will be released in March the Local 25 Honorary No.1 goes to the Late great member of D12 and a Detroit rapped legions


Sunday, December 31, 2006

(Ed Note Dont the Sunday Date fool you, it was type on Saturday so i could put on the top of the page all weekend Long.)

The Culture City
Festive 50 - 2006

(The Last of Five Part)

This is it

i have reach the end of the line, the last 10 bands in the first ever, and hopefully not the last ever Culture City Festive 50 Countdown of the Fifty bands you have not heard because you are spending way to much time listen to K-Fed or Justin timberlake album.

These are the Fitty bands that shoude matter to you now and in the futher but it you miss any one of the 40 other bands in this Countdown you can check out the right of this menu and check out each of the four other parts of this count down. and just before i reveal the top three i do the Full rundown and aging after the countdown.

But before i run Down the Final ten i have two Honor to mention on the end of the Countdown, one at the beginning and one at the end, the fun part with these best of list is too see the bands that don't get love get there due Mission of Burma, The Thermals, Wolfmother, SEAN LENNON, THOM YORKE, and Final Fantasy(yes kids there is a band called Final Fantasy) got called out for the people who really follow music now if they just when back to the old days of getting there music played.

you see back in the old days they would play a gig on TV where they play a song from there million selling album and there clueless host ask dume questions to know where did they get the band name,(Hey we all ask that question) and there will be some show where they be part of a countdown show where there song get played.

There was not a show here in the U.S (the closest we got to a countdown show was America Top 10 (on TV) and 40 (on Radio) with Casee Kassie), but there was a show that have the record for longest Variety show on TV, it was on BBC-TV for 42 years for a show that was going to aired for Six Weeks, It began on New years day on January of 1964 as Radio DJ Sir Jimmy Savile told viewer it 6:30 it something that have never been done before and it was called Tops of the Pops from a former church that have been converted in to a TV Studio in Manchester, England.

The First band to appeared on the show was The Rolling Stones, Dusty Springfield, the Dave Clark Five, The Hollies, The Swinging Blue Jeans with and that week No.1 The Beatles with "I Want to Hold Your Hand" For 2,204 shows it took UK music fans a half Hours journey that took them thought Five Decade of music and style presented by the DJ at BBC radio one Alan Freeman, Pete Murray and David Jacobs,John Peel, David Jensen, Tony Blackburn, Richard Skinner, Dave Lee Travis, Janice Long, Gail Porter, Jamie Theakston, Fearne Cotton, Reggie Yates(i know you are ask other then John Peel i don't know the other DJ).

they hit there peak in 1975 where the show reach almost 15 million viewers a week and it survived the changed in music, as well as time changes From Thursday to Friday and then until the end on Sunday, a lot of reworking of the show if the changing of the logos was any indication. But they can not survived the Internet (i.e. we don't know how to program a music show.)

The writing was on the wall and the show ended on July 30 as Sir Jimmy Savile who started the show ended with the line he Coin "It's still number one, it still top of the Pops" as Sir Jimmy closed the light on a TV show forever(Unless they pull a Doctor who out of the hat)

So we Honor the TV show with a clips from long running TV Show.

One of the Last Bands on tops of the Pop

Clips of the last TOTP July 27 in 7 an 1/2 Mintues

And Now with out Further Delay her the top bands that matters in 2006
picking up at No. 10

Silversun Pickups
When i hear the SSPU i thought on no not a other Emo band that capther kids but after further listen and there Bass player( Nikki Monninger) remind me of all the cool female rockers in Chicago (the Dials, Missiassa of the Ponys, and The Cool females in the Bang, Bang!) they are wordly, there Debut album Carnavas was released in Late July on the every so small Dangerbird Records label and pick up steam with a lot of airplay on all the LA Station and on blog all it pick up seven PLUG awards noniess, and will be a cool band for years to come, but they could scerw up and become Painc at the Disco.

Album released this year: Carnavas

Mates of State

and to tell you the Truth there parents of the year this year for touring on a regular based, releasing a album called "Bring It Back" to very good reviews and at the same time they raised a two years old daughter and provide the indie kids with some bright roller coaster tempo rock, a tip of the hat to you guys you parent rock

Album released this year: "Bring It Back"

Gnarls Barkley

Take a mashing Producer and DJ mix it up with Soul rapper and you got a very succful band who rules the UK album chart with there debut "St. Elsewhere" which span off Crazy who reach no.1 on the UK Chart on Downloads alone and have a great live shows that would made Mr. Dressup (the Late Ernie Coombs) proud (in there live show they play dress up From Tennis Outfit to the Wizard of Oz to The E.R. Room)

Album released this year: St. Elsewhere

Yeah Yeah Yeahs
wow they follow with the album that almost broke up the Band during recording but they pull thought in releasing "Show Your Bones" in March and not only that she still the most lovely female in all of rock n roll on stage and in person, and on a person note i even met the lovely Karen O the night after her band play the 89x birthday show at the state theater she when up I-75 to the Belmont to check out "The Sirerns" and she very cool and a very pretty and a wonderfully talker, and i I said this to Karen O (So If she this pleased don't get offend)if she was a local i would date her,but hey she awesome in every scent of the word, So Thank you Ben Blackwell for getting Karen O to a Live and Local show and meeting her.

Album released this year: Show Your Bones

OK, Steve-o back to really

The Decemberists
and alot of the blogers call there Major Label debut "The Crane Wife" album of the Year with a great Song like "O Valencia!" and awesome live show and a very Crazy Faux Fude over a Green Screen with Comedy Central Stephen Colbert that was traded on his show the Colbert Report, the Blog, and, it look like Colin Meloy is the New Smart man of Indie rock.

Album released this year: The Crane Wife

Tilly and the Wall
When i mention to Suzy Cole about my easy winner in one NME single of the week which is called Tilly and the Wall, she said i like the bands because there chicks in the band, yes there Chicks in the band who have a fun always spirited live show with a tap dancer instead of a drummer really fun live show that make you want to book the band during homecoming week(Ed Note: they played the stick on Home Coming week at Wayne state) there CD "Bottoms of Barrels" released in may is really fun to listen to by the Campfire.

Album released this year:Bottoms of Barrels

The Oohlas
It From one of my fave out of left field band of the year this Los Angeles base Psychedelic Power pop band won me over as they go some play on LA Station Indie 103.1 and KCRW even before the released "Best Stop Pop" Back in September, Lead by the Ultra Cute Ollie Stone who have one of the most joyful vocal you every want to hear it will remind you of a hype up "Lush", Now if they only played a Detroit show.

Album released this year: Best Stop Pop

And were So Closed to Naming the top bands that should matter to you in 2006, but before i reviled the Top three here is the full rundown From No.50 to No.4

50 - Matt & Kim
49 - Viva Voce
48 - Rainer Maria
47 - Jim Noir
46 - Emily Haines and the Soft Skeleton
45 - The Fiery Furnaces
44 - Asobi Seksu
43 - New York Dolls
42 - Belle & Sebastian
41 - Dears
40 - Pretty Girls Make Graves
39 - be your own PET
38 - Beck
37 - The Strokes
36 - Sonic Youth
35 - Lady Sovereign
34 - Neko Case
33 - Mew
32 - Art Brut
31 - Arctic Monkeys
30 - J. Dilla
29 - Dylan, Bob
28 - Brazilian Girls
27 - Regina Spector
26 - Muse
25 - Monsters Are Waiting
24 - TV on the Radio
23 - The Flaming Lips
22 - The Grates
21 - The Subways
20 - Serena Maneesh
19 - Jenny Lewis and the Watson Twins
18 - Forward Russia
17 - The Raconteurs
16 - Camera Obscura
15 - Joanna Newsom
14 - CSS
13 - Kasabian
12 - The gossip
11 - Tom Waits
10 - Silversun Pickups
9 - Mates of State
8 - Gnarls Barkley
7 - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
6 - The Decemberists
5 - Tilly and the Wall
4 - Oohlas

And this is your top three bands that matters to you in 2006.

KT Tunstall
This year Grabeg lead by Scotist-woman Sheryl Manson when on Hiatus, well at least we found a subatuie in a pretty good live Songwriter, nobody at the begin of 2006 know who KT Tunstall was unless if you was a real music who follow the UK music Scene you still have no idea who KT Turnstall was unless you first hear her debut album on UK radio and that it was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize in 2005, but then one listen to her wonderful debut album "Eye to the Telescope" you would be asking what a wonderful album, i got to hear her live and she would win you over with a hrad driving - blue collar live show that would ask you when she be back in town.

KT Turnstall did it all that this year and have replace Sheryl Crow as there fave singer-songwriter would could put on a great live show by herself, with someone, or a full band she was great, I don't know how in the hell she was denied for best new artist Grammy.

Album released this year: Eye to the Telescope

Cat Power
2006 was the turning point for solo performer called Cat Power, as she released her album called "The Greatest" which was love by criect, by fans and bloggers alike but it took a life changing detour as she went into rehab to teathment for alcoholism.

but unlike other trouble rockers before her she came back stronger than ever more wise and she know how to do a straight up live gig, this year she prove she is the greatest and not only that proved my highlight of 2006 after her gig at Tasetfest i lend he my Sharpie and she wrote almost a dozen autograph and not only that after she hand me back my sharpie, She compel surprise me by kissing me on the Check, Now that was some thing

Album released this year: The Greatest

she would be the No.1 of the year, but if it was not for a late night ride back home with Metro Times Techno writer Walter Wasaca i would not be talking about the crazy mix mash Indie Electronic Synth-pop band from Sweden, The Land of hockey and they give us Current red wings Captain Nicklas Lidström, this album that was released in Late July on Mute records and won over every one even if you was not a fan of Electronic Music.

The Top Band That Should Matter to you in 2006 is

The Knife

Fronted by brother and sister duo Karin Dreijer Andersson and Olof Dreijer they been making there crazy electronic indie sound since 1999 after Karin other band the indie pop band Honey Is Cool broke up, there released two album on there own Label Rabid Records (2001 - The Knife and 2003 Deep Cuts) But they broke thought in 2006 with there third album Silent Shout with a more darker tone with song like the title track, "Marble House", "We Share Our Mother's Health" and "Like a Pen".

But it hard to come by the band because avoid the public spotlight by not taking photograph or doing live gig until late of the year when they played two show in NYC and Two Show in San Francisco, they put a bench mark on the music in 2006 until they put a pain in place for there Next album.

Album released this year: Silent Shout

Slilet Shout

We Share Our Mothers Health

Like a Pen

y:arial;">So There you have it the 50 bands that show matter to you this year, Next year and in years past, if you miss any thing here is the Full official rundown of the %0 Bands that matter to you in 2006 for the Top.

50 - Matt & Kim
49 - Viva Voce
48 - Rainer Maria
47 - Jim Noir
46 - Emily Haines and the Soft Skeleton
45 - The Fiery Furnaces
44 - Asobi Seksu
43 - New York Dolls
42 - Belle & Sebastian
41 - Dears
40 - Pretty Girls Make Graves
39 - be your own PET
38 - Beck
37 - The Strokes
36 - Sonic Youth
35 - Lady Sovereign
34 - Neko Case
33 - Mew
32 - Art Brut
31 - Arctic Monkeys
30 - J. Dilla
29 - Dylan, Bob
28 - Brazilian Girls
27 - Regina Spector
26 - Muse
25 - Monsters Are Waiting
24 - TV on the Radio
23 - The Flaming Lips
22 - The Grates
21 - The Subways
20 - Serena Maneesh
19 - Jenny Lewis and the Watson Twins
18 - Forward Russia
17 - The Raconteurs
16 - Camera Obscura
15 - Joanna Newsom
14 - CSS
13 - Kasabian
12 - The gossip
11 - Tom Waits
10 - Silversun Pickups
9 - Mates of State
8 - Gnarls Barkley
7 - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
6 - The Decemberists
5 - Tilly and the Wall
4 - Oohlas
3 - KT Tunstall
2 - Cat Power
1 - The Knife

SO if you miss anything of you have not here anything from the bands that was listed on the countdown, you can check on the right of the menu and see video from all 50 bands from 50 to 1, if there room for improvement or you like to comment on this year list you can E-mail me at

And i know you are wondering where are The Hard Lesson, SSM, The Grand Nationals on this list, Don't you worried i have set up the Festive 50 - Local 25 List The 25 bands that should matter you, that will be up on on New Year Day or Jan. 2, but i hoped New Year Day.

To Warp it up i should give a Honorary Number 1 that this week Festive 50 have been postest all week as the most talk about story this week was the Passing of a music Icon as he made his dramatic exit stage at 1:45 AM Christmas Day after Eleterfing the world for almost 60 years since he made he Debut at the Apollo Theater in Harlem as he took the Stage one Last time to say Farewell and as i type this is begin remember in his hometown of Augusta, Georgia at the Arena that bear his name.

The Honorary No.1 on the Festive 50 list is The Boss,Minister of The New New Super Heavy Funk,Mr. Dynamite,Mr. Please Please Please,Soul Brother Number One,the Hardest-Working Man in Show Business, the Godfather of Soul, Please give it up one more time
Mr. James Brown.

Honorary No.1
James Brown
James Brown
James Brown