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

Friday, December 29, 2006

The Culture City
Festive 50 - 2006

(Part Four Of Five)

Well this is it, The Home Stretch of the First ever Festive 50 as i almost at the Top 10 now this was very, Very tough in putting all 50 even in the Top 20 where you want to put every band in the top spot, but if you made the final 50 be happy that you made the list.

So let begin the Home stretch to the top 10 with No.20

Serena Maneesh
If you think shoegazie is not making a big comeback in the big way oh boy you have not heard the Norway Indie band Serena Maneesh which released there haunting sounding masterpiece debut this and is bring the Ghost of "Lush" past, Long Live shoegazing.

Album released this Year: Serena Maneesh

Jenny Lewis and the Watson Twins
As Paris Hilton is boring us to death thinking she hot, Jenny Lewis is telling the Indie Scene she still the Underground Hottie, she released a solo Album with the help of the Lovely Watson put out "Rabbit Fur Coat" to great review and still hold the The Title of Hottest indie Rock Girl, and Now she go back to her main band Rilo Kiley and as we wait for the New album i Watch "The Wizard" on DVD.

Album released this Year: Rabbit Fur Coat

Forward Russia
I knew this band before they released there debut "Give Me a Wall" in September, there album was out in the UK and was play on Steve Lamacq Old Lamacq Live show on BBC Radio One, the Album is so good except they have to make up for the Cancelled show here in Detroit a few weeks ago, They are a awesome live band.

Album released this Year: Give Me a Wall

The Raconteurs
Well nobody say the the Lead singer of a Popular band and a great Solo Singer would make up a good band but they made it work as they put out a great album out called "Broken Boy Soldiers" as Jack White of The White Stripes and Brendan Benson along with Patrick Keeler and Jack Lawrence of the Greenhorns made a great debut with great song like Steady, As She Goes","Hands" and the lead tracks but what ever you do don't called a side Project.

Album released this Year: Broken Boy Soldiers

Camera Obscura

This art Pop band from Scotland released a very beautiful album this as they break the states with third album Let's Get Out of This Country which feather the song "Lloyd, I'm Ready to be Heartbroken," which put out one of the best video of the year, Think of it a 60' Dance Film meet Japanese Pop

Album released this Year: Let's Get Out of This Country

Joanna Newsom
2004 everybody looking a Cute quirky little Singer with a harp as she released The Milk-Eyed Mender and most music people think she be forgetting, but this year the pretty little painting came to life with her breakout album called Ys with the Growling word added with here beautifully harp sound she won over criect, blogger and fans alike to prove she not a work of art to pass by.

Album released this Year: Ys

(Ed Note: Could Not find a Video From Ys, But How about live Joanna Newsome)


Wow Sexy indie rock came back via São Paulo, Brazil, the almost all female Alternative Eletro rock band(there is one guy ib the group) who brought sexy rock back with there Debut "Cansei de Ser Sexy" and one pretty Wild and really sexy lead singer who name say it all Lovefoxxx.

Album released this Year: Cansei de Ser Sexy


who i hear the first song from the album Empire(which is the title track) i did not like it at first, but after continued playing of the title track the band from the UK have the Track of the year and not only that the Title is best play with a Live Orestary.

Album released this Year: Empire

They opening up for Sleater-Kinney and Le Tigre, this year they stand on there own with "Standing in the Way of Control" and why big indie girl have pipe as lead girl Beth Ditto know how to belt it out and having the horner of of begin name NME coolest person in rock.

Album released this Year: Standing in the Way of Control

Tom Waits
Hey Kids, The Old Songwriter came back this year with a triple Disc Collection of his best work but he have a lot of new song and yes he went on tour selling show all over including Detroit were tickct went just like that, and he is still love all over.

Album released this Year: Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards

We reach the End of the Line
Bands 10-1
and see who is the top band who matter this year.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

The Culture City
Festive 50 - 2006

(Part Three of Five)

This is Part Three of Five of the Fifty bands that matters to me and should matters to you this year or in the Further, were at Half way thought the Countdown and at halfway a recap of what i list so far and no Kieth Obermann will not be counting down.

So let pick up the Best of the Best with No. 30

J. Dilla
Feb. 10 was a tough year for Hip-Hop, Proof was gun down on 8 Mial back in April just two month after the Founder of the Detroit rap group Slim Village J Dilla (Birth name James Dewitt Yancey) pass away after a Life threatening Blood diessed but he live to see the released of his master work "donuts" (Feb. 7)to wide spread acclaimed among music fans who follow the rap scene, His work live on thought the J Dilla Foundation Fro med in May.

Album Released this Year: donuts

(ED Note Once aging in the Youtube World, Did not find anything under Dount, but this video will do.)

Bob Dylan
The Name Say it all, Away from the spotlight for almost five years he came back to released his 44th album called "modern times" now wonder his still loved among music fans worldwide, not only that he tour Ball park in the summer and arena in the fall and he found time to rant on his own radio show on XM Satellite Radio and who know he could be tour on this album forever.

Album Released this Year: modern times

Brazilian Girls
Everybody fave Chill out band with a cool name was back releasing "Talk To La Bomb" back in September to very good reviews and a very good live show, Con sering the fact there is only one girl in the Brazilian Girls and that the lead singer

Album Released this Year: Talk To La Bomb

Regina Spector
Fun, Pretty, and Cool and that way to describe Regina Spektor who released her follow up to "Soviet Kitsch" with the very Fun "Begin to Hope", her stely of Anti-folk briting everyone day and not only that she a good live performers as well.

Album Released this Year: Begin to Hope

Regina Specktor - Us

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(Ed Note: Surprize, Surprize could not the Video From "Begin to Hope" but here her video for "Soviet Kitsch" called "Us"

Well i can't Ignore the Web Votim guy(Japer) favorite band they have a great 2006 after releasing "Black Holes and Revelations" In July not only put on fantastic Live gig and some very strong song you can not denied as the kings of British rock.

Album Released this Year: Black Holes and Revelations

Well i have reach Half way of the Festive 50 so if you miss any thing in this long list you can scroll down to look the Other 20 Bands and there videos pluck out of you tube or you can click out there video on the right of the Menu under the Heading The Culture City Festive 50 - 2006, so here is the count down so far.

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

And No.25 on the list is a band i first love when i saw there picture and song on my space way way back in February or March, Because there Lead singer is fashionable stylish

Monsters Are Waiting
This Just In, LA is no Longer a heave Metal hair bands mecca, It look like the Indie Kids have taking over al you need two to four member, nice looks and good songs as well, and this band from Ehco Park near LA one one of my fave under ground band of the first half of 2006, lead by the sweet vocal of the magical Annalee Ferry made this band the ones to watch in year to come.

Album Released this Year: Fancination

ha ha - monsters are waiting

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TV on the Radio
Hey You, You, You, the band released the Follow up to the 2004 Shortlist Music Prize winning Album "Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes" with "Return to Cookie Mountain" with lead single "Wolf Like Me" it was so good Spin made it Album of the Year.

Album Released this Year: Return to Cookie Mountain

The Flaming Lips

Long Live Wayne Coyne king of DIY music, this year saw Wayne and Company follow up the story of "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots" with andore story "At War with the Mystics" and prove Wayne how to put on a great live show where it New year eve every night i should know because i say there early August show at the State Theater and that was a fun show and not only that the have a Alley name after them in there Home town of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Album Released this Year: At War with the Mystics

The Grates

Who knew that those Australia Indie Kids can dance,have fun and rock out at the same time, this year the three piece Aussie band lead by the always singing and always dancing Patience Hodgson, This is so much fun to listen to and make you want to indie dance, he maybe Patience should try out for the Aussie version of Dancing with the Stars.

Album Released this Year: Gravity Won't Get You High

The Subways
This year the US finally got a taste of London Rock with a band i been following Since mid 2004 where they were introduced to the World at Glastonbury in the U.K., they released "Young For Eternity" back in February to very good reviews and a very good live show to booth (there was here in April, Thank to 89X, Cover was only 0.89 cents)all this despite Billy Losing his voice mid-year, but still singing and still loving Charlotte Cooper (His Further Wife)

Album Released this Year:Young For Eternity

Almost there
The Countdown Continued
with Bands 20 - 11
New Music Tuesday
December 26, 2006

I Interrup the Countdown a Little bit to bring you New music tuesday a Few days late because i dont know if the libary was open or not, but i am geting ads banners today durring this Log-on so i could do a New Music tuesday rundown.

belive it or not at since there is not a sinlge album good out today expect for these album:

Matisyahu - No Place to Be (with DVD of live material; Epic/Or/J-Dub)
Various artists - The Family Values Tour 2006 (Firm)

Notable Reissues and Archival Material:

Earth, Wind & Fire - Beautiful Ballads (Columbia/Legacy)
Enigma - Love Sensuality Devotion: The Remix Collection (Virgin/ EMI Music Catalog Marketing)
Julio Iglesias - Romantic Classics (Burgundy)
Gladys Knight - Beautiful Ballads (Columbia/Legacy)
Isley Brothers - Beautiful Ballads, Vol. 2 (T-Neck/Legacy)
Patti LaBelle - Beautiful Ballads (Epic/Legacy)
Angela Lansbury - Legends of Broadway (Sony Classics)
N.W.A - The Best of N.W.A: The Strength of Street Knowledge (deluxe version with DVD also available; Capitol/Priority) [Buy Now]
O'Jays - Beautiful Ballads (Epic/Legacy)
Bernadette Peters - Legends of Broadway (Sony Classics)
Chita Rivera - Legends of Broadway (Sony Classics)
Stevie Ray Vaughn & Double Trouble - The Real Deal Greatest Hits Vol. 1 (Epic/ Sony Legacy)
Various artists - Rocky Balboa: The Best of Rocky (Capitol)
Up on music untill sunday
(mostly stuff for past Rocky movies)

Music DVD's:

Nothing much to mention this week
but there is DVD TV

TV on DVD:

Airwolf - Season 2
Davey and Goliath - The Lost Episodes
Girls Behaving Badly - Volume 1
The New Adventures of He-Man - Volume 1
Simple Life 4: 'Til Death Do Us Part
Two-A-Days: Hoover High - Season 1

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

The Culture City
Festive 50 - 2006

(Part Two of Five)

It part Two of the The Culture City Festive 50 - 2006
as i pick up at No. 40

Pretty Girls Make Graves
And they still make graves after the New Romance and The departed of Guitarist Nathan Thelen they still make awsome Indie Punk music, and hey you got to love the great rock vocals Andrea Zollo she have a wonderful voice.

Album released this year: Élan Vital

be your own PET

Oh! my god who are these kids who unleashed it rock and roll furyer from way down from Nashville who terrorised rock stages all over the country with there wildcat of a lead singer who mush and bump gig goers on the last song, maybe they travel on two wheel baby!

Album released this year: be your own PET

10 years after Odelay Beck put out a good album with a DIY album cover, but that move got the The Information kick out of the UK Chart because it was a freebie, thanks allot bad boy bands of the 80's and 90's, but is still a rocking Genius.

Album released this year: The Information

The Strokes

There were the first rock band to put out a album on the first week of the year and they still have what to take a they put out a great album with good track "You Only Live Once","Heart in a Cage", and the wonderful "Juicebox" but what the further hold because the band is on Hiatus and Albert Hammond, Jr. has released his solo album

Album released this year: First Impressions of Earth

Sonic Youth

Still rocking and rolling after almost 25 years and they still bring on the noise and still have good gig no matter where you are at the venue(I was in the Balcony at the State Theater wend they play with the Go team and the Flaming Lips) they released there 17 album this year and the last on there contract with Geffen, will they go indie in the Further. and they could be the Indie Rolling Stones.

Album released this year: Rather Ripped

Lady Sovereign
You boys there is a female MC in the house and she is urbe rapping cool, She a female MC who bring down the noise, she have put out a Public Waring that she a better MC then K-Fed.

Album released this year: Public Warning

Neko Case

I have listen to her since her days when she released The Virginian (with Her backing band the Boyfriends), and she have always been that great country singers, even with the New Pornographers she have that down home Country voice, she released "Fox Confessor Brings the Flood" to wide spread acclaimed that landed on some best of List (No.1 on the music editors' picks and No. 2 on NPR's All Songs Considered Show)

Album released this year: "Fox Confessor Brings the Flood"


Great rock that sound so good you want to join there my space page, the band released the Indie New Prog rock masterpiece "And the Glass Handed Kites" with the verey good song "The Zookeeper's Boy" a wonderful track with a good sound and was many of the Blogger fave this year.

Album released this year: And the Glass Handed Kites

Art Brut
Now every body who want to from a band anywhere in the country, Pleased listen to Bang Bang Rock and Roll from the UK Indie Art Punk Band Art Burt, where professor Eddie Argos with tell you tell you the Joy of forming a band and how to get your brother in to rock and roll, Let hoped the Follow up will include how to date male and female member of the band.

Album released this year: Bang Bang Rock and Roll

Arctic Monkeys
That band became a UK Indie sensation releasing Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not and became the fastest selling UK Album of all time and Nationwide Mercury Prize to boot and carry over to the US with a gig On SNL, Now What will happened with Follow up album, The Best New Band ever or Biggest Second album Flop Ever.

Album released this year: Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not

Bands 30-21
and a Mid Countdown recap
The Gig Gudie #2
The New Years Eve Edtion

Yes this is the night almost every metro detroit have been waiting for every December 31 as Father time of the old year goes off the Retiredment home and the baby new year is born at midnight.

Most people will do nothing, most people will watch Dick Clark ring in with three millions of his closest friends in Times Square in NYC,but 2/3 of metro detroit will go out giging for what ever left of 2006 and welcome 2007 with opend arms.

So as a pulice service the Following List are show going all around the Detroit Tri-country and if i miss any thing pleased let me know at and the Gig got to be indie.

Magic Stick

$15 Avc. Tickets
$18 Day of

Majestic Theater

Cover $15

Magic Bag(Frendale)

The Ultimate Retro
New Year's Party
Cover $35, 21 and Over

Hyatt Regency (Dearborn, 600 Town Center Drive)

New Year Show with Unwritten Law, the Muggs, Gore Gore Girls and Bedford Drive, plus DJs Gabe Real, Mike Rhythm and Marissa Guzman.
$47 general admission. Call for room packages.
1-(800)- 233-1234.

The Painted Lady (Hamtramck)

The Go
Alex White and the Red Orchestra
Josh Daniels and the Addictions
Cover $ 10 / 21+

The Blind Pig (Ann Arbor)

4th Annual New Year's Eve Bash
Over 21 $15
Under 21 $18. 18+

The Belmont (Hamtramck)

New Year's Eve Bash
with the Beggars, Siddhartha, Cortez, Carjack and DJ Matt the Millionaire.
Cover: $5

Small (Hamtramck)

nye bash
w/ the bumpin uglies, chapstick and more
Cover: $10

Detroit Opera House (Downtown Detroit)

The Ohio Players, Dramatics and Enchantment.

The Max M. Fisher Music Center(Mid-town Detroit)

Early show (8 PM)
comedian Hal Sparks.

Late Show (10 PM)
Detroit Legends of Electronic Music featuring Derrick May, Kevin Saunderson and Carl Craig.
$58.50 or $103.50 for V.I.P.

Clutch Cargo's(Pontiac, 65 E. Huron St.)
New Year's Eve Masquerade Ball 10-year anniversary with DJ Shortstop, Nick Craig, videos, balloon drop, cash giveaways and party favors.
$15 in advance

Royal Oak Music Theatre (Royal Oak, 318 W. Fourth St.)
Blue New Year with Howling Diablos, Catfish Mafia, the Reefermen and DJ Linda Lexy. $15 advance.

Fox Theatre
Mike Epps
$53.50, $68.50 & $78.50
$58.50, $73.50, $83.50 - the day of the show

Emerald Theatre (Mount Clemens, 31 N. Walnut St)
New Year's Eve Odyssey

But if you are staying indoor
Here the gudie for you

The Indoors New Years Eve Gig Gudie

11 PM - 12:30 AM
Toni Braxton and Daughtry perform in Times Square
reports from cities hosting the Bowl Championship Series
memorable pop-culture moments of the year
the New Year's Eve ball drops in New York
Cat Deeley hosts.

NBC New Year Eve with Carson Daly
(Also on CNBC, MSNBC, and Bravo, there a per-show on MSNBC and Bravo at 11 PM)
Panic! At the Disco perform laive at time sqaure
guest appearances by Hayden Panettiere ("Heroes")
rockers Tommy Lee and Dave Navarro as well as the band OK Go.

Primetime - 10-11PM
Part 1 - 11:30 PM - 1 AM
Part 2 - 1 AM - 2 AM
Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve 2007
Hosts Dick Clark and Ryan Seacrest
scheduled performers include Christina Aguilera, Fergie, Natasha Bedingfield, Meat Loaf, RBD, Ludacris, Rihanna and KT Tunstall
the traditional Times Square countdown
Marysol Castro reports on happenings in New York.

PBS (WTVS-56 or WFUM - 28)
10 PM - 1 AM
Garrison Keillor's New Year's Eve Special
Garrison Keillor of "A Prairie Home Companion" will host a live New Year's Eve broadcast from Nashville's legendary Ryman Auditorium, the original home of the Grand Ole Opry.

11 PM- 1 AM
New Year Eve with Anderson Cooper
Live at NYC

11 PM - 1 AM
106 & Party: BET New Year's Eve Special

11 PM - 12:30 AM
MTV Goes Gold: New Year's Eve 2007

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

The Culture City
Festive 50 - 2006
(Part One of Five)

So Here we go the 50 Bands that matters in the Indie world and that matter at the same time, so here we go begin as always at No.50.

Matt & Kim
The is one of the last band the blogger that i read loved so much, and a very fun Video to boot for the song Yeah, Yeah the Boyfriend(Matt, Keyborad) and Girlfirend(Kim, Drums) Nerdy rock combo that will keep people dancing for the Upcoming year, and there are a fun band to jump up and down.

Album released this year: S/T

Viva Voce
The best part of not knowing about the band is seeing them or listen to there music, if the Portland, Oregon band did not win new fans with there last released The Heat Can Melt Your Brain, they did win new Fans with there "Get Yr Blood Sucked Out" which inclued the song From the Devil Himself and a great video to Honrus John and yokom bed in for peace the 60's, not bad for married bands Member Kevin and Anita Robinson

Album released this year:Get Yr Blood Sucked Out

Rainer Maria
One of the best Underrated Live band throw in towle in 2006, but untill they gave one last record "Catastrophe Keeps Us Together" this after they left it all with the 2003 released Long Knives Drawn, where you like them or not or have not hear of them, they make the list because there was good on record of at a live gig.

Album released this year: "Catastrophe Keeps Us Together"

Jim Noir
before you ever hear of the World cup ad with "Eanie Meany", i became a fan of the Manchester, England singer/Songwriter after the NME pick his single "My Patch" as the second runner-up in there single of the week, and his is very good and it very great album, and dont be surprize you be hearing more from him in the futher.

Album released this year: "Tower of Love"

Emily Haines and the Soft Skeleton
As the front woman as Metic she was full blast from start to finsh saving the world from rock n' roll but after touring for "Live it out"(2005)she go back to the phone booth and became a quite paino playing reguarl Emily. she relased her solo debut which took four years to make and playing her own shows in between playing with the Broken Socail Scene and going back to the Phone booth to play Metric in the UK.

Album released this year: Knives Don't Have Your Back

The Fiery Furnaces
Hey did this band know how to played a live show or what, the band which make up bother and sister Duo of Matthew and Eleanor Friedberger relased there latest album of a running beat and COnfesanl Lyrics and no wonder there are fans Fave in the Live Music Scene.

Album released this year:Bitter Tea

(Ed Note: Could not find a video from Bitter Tea, so here is a video for Tropical Iceland From Gallowsbird's Bark)

Asobi Seksu
One i hear this blogger favort was going on tour, i knew i have to see for myself and after see there and after seeing them i know if there is a show gazer break-out they will be in the fore-front and they sound sweet live and there lead singer is pretty cool, not bad for a band whose english Translating mean "Playful Sex" (There Words, Not Mine)

Album released this year: Citrus

New York Dolls
hey kids, David Johansen is back for his new adventure as he and the New York Dolls released the first set in almost 30 years and mr. Johansen is still good, Still rocking, and still Fabouls, and still good., Indie Kids can learn a few lesson or too.

Album released this year: "One Day It Will Please Us to Remember Even This"

Belle & Sebastian
Stuart Murdoch still telling some very nice and pretty cool Scottish rock that would be the perfect soundtrack to the date last week, and they still released good music despite the Departher of Isobel Campbell(Solo Carred) and is still loved by the real music fans that matter.

Album released this year: The Life Pursuit

Softmore slump i dont think so, after relesed the wonderfull No Cities Left, Front man Murray Lightburn and his gang of Loser came back the released there third LP Called Gang of Loser as they persent there Lush indie pop and have a good beat to it not only the the Video for "Ticket To Immortality" have a Ode to The King of Rock n Roll at the End.

Album released this year: Gang of Losers

Tommorrow :Part Two
Bands 40-31
A introduction To The Culture City Festive 50

Well everyone, my regular readers to this blog sight we have made it to the end of the year, I hoped you have a wonderful x-mas on Monday, my was so quite you would even Not Notice.

Well since this is the last week of 2006, and the news cycle do get light in the last few weeks of the old year and the first few weeks in the new year i thought when planing my blog sight almost two years ago in Early 2005 i thought since i grow up on TV and the radio and TV and Radio both on the same time and computers and CD and Tapes and tapes and then the wide new world that is Internet radio and since i listen to a lot of new bands on the web these days and wanting to go to there show and buy the CD and have a small love of the cute bass player or the Cute and awsome Lead singer who i wish was a local so i can thak her out to a movie. (Oh.I am off track)

So i am going to horns my 50 best bands that released awsome music this year, so with a little inspirations and loved for the bands at the same time i decide to have my owned Festive 50, better yet it called:

"The Culture City Festive 50"

The 50 best bands that get look down up pond and get laugh at because there hip not looking good or don't have the bling, Bling, and get told there music is not right for there market, Well to that i say "To the Hell with the mainstream.

So the Following list that will spaed out over the next week(if you miss any thing during the week the Full List is on the right of the menu) i give all of my loved to the band the rock the indie world and still show that Indie music do matter these days.

The Festive 50 was first introduce in 1976 by the late great BBC Radio One DJ John Peel just to horon the Fifty best song of the year as choosed by his listener of BBC Radio One, the list that i am basing from is a list of bands who released music (So the Bands will be listed not the Album, but you will know the released a album this year)as done on the CJAM-FM Show Cowboys and Indie (Saturday from 9:30 PM -Midnidght on CJAM-FM, 91.5 on-air and on-line at

Un like the Peel version of the festive 50, i don't have the listeners back so i have to follow some Rules For this version to be on the Festive 50.

1. they must released a album in the Caldera year (that Mean JAN.1 to Dec. 31)
2. they must be LP(More than 8 Song), no EP (expect for the Local 25)
3. there is no boarders in the Festive 50 (they could come from any where)

And The Placing of the Full list is somewhat of a exact science, is just how i am felling about the bands in the Full list (Almost 188 Album on the list) or as the Co-hosted of WRIF-HD2 Riff 2 "Detroit Local 101" Suzy Cole and Melody Licious like to say, i Like the band because it have a cute female in the band(For the Record, many of the bands or singers on this list do have boyfriends in there home city or there married with other member of the Band.

since i stared over two week ago i have paired down to the 50 bands on this and some bands that are left off the list that will be Honors in the Honorable Mention when i get out of break.

So have a safe rest of this last week of 2006 and enjoy the Countdown of the Culture city Festive 50.

Monday, December 25, 2006

James Brown is Dead
Long Live James Brown

I hoped you are having merry Christmas today and i hoped you got all what you wanted, This Year.

Well last night at i was catching up with the festive 50 this year i read the sad news out of Atlanta, GA about the passing of Mr. Please Please Please, Mr. Dynamite, Soul Brother Number One, Minister of The New New Super Heavy Funk, the Hardest-Working Man in Show Business, the Godfather of Soul James Brown.

He died this morning (11/25) at 1:45 AM of heart failure after begin admit to a Atlanta area hospital on Saturday after his Dentist noted he was Suffing from pneumonia, This just 24 Hours after he did what he always did every Christmas give toys aways to underprevige kids in his hometown of Augusta, GA.

At his bedside was his long time Friend Charles Bobbit who told at the press conference he know the would be it told him "I'm going away tonight".

Brown was born in the small town of Barnwell, South Carolina during the Great Depression, He First hit the pop chart was in 1955 with "Please, Please, Please"
with his backing and and thought out the the 60's and the 70's he have hit after hit with song like: "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag", "I Got You (I Feel Good)","Say it Loud - I'm Black and I'm Proud",and his last hit Living in America in 1986.

The man was preform a unstoppable dancer and became a major influenced for rock, soul, R&B, and rap.

To remember James Brown we have a series of Video to remember by

God Bless you
James Brown
May 3, 1933 – December 25, 2006

Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday
From Me At it Came from Culture City

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Late Breaking Culture News

It Sunday the day before "X-Mas" and it will have my x-mas break as schuechel (excepct for the Festive 50 next week), but there is some news to talk about and it involed the well know downtown electronic music venue call Oslo which is located down stairs below a Sushi bar on Woodward and John R.

Accroing to the Metro Times music Blog ( that Oslo have seen there last dance, The Paper Techno writer Walter Wasacz report in the post that on the weekend of Dec.15 and 16 the doors of the Club was pad lock, this after a record message told visitor that food service was suspended at the sushi bar, but the all the shows would continues downstairs.

But a coulpe of show was pull and a coulpe of shows was moved to The Works (Michigan. Ave.) there will be more on this in Next week Metro times in Print and on Line at or if you can find there myspace Page to see what going down at
Gig Gudie Monday

December 26th - December 30th



Silversun Pickups - The Late Show With David Letterman - CBS (From Dec. 1)
Lady Sovereign - Jimmy Kimmel Live - ABC (From Nov. 9)
Isaac Hayes - Late Night with Conan O'Brien - NBC(From Dec. 20,2005)
Peter Frampton - Jimmy Kimmel Live - ABC (From Nov. 13)
Cheap Trick - Late Night with Conan O'Brien - NBC(From May 9)
Fiona Apple - Last Call with Carson Daly - NBC(From Sept. 21)
The Decemberists - The Late Show With David Letterman - CBS (From Nov. 28)
Meg & Dia - Last Call with Carson Daly - NBC (From Sept. 20)
Robert Randolph & The Family Band - The Late Show With David Letterman - CBS (From Dec. 1)
Beck - Jimmy Kimmel Live - ABC (From Dec. 14)
Tenacious D - Saturday Night Live - NBC (From Dec. 2)


BBC Radio

Radio 1

Steve Lamacq In New Music We Trust
Monday From 4-5 EST

This Week - The Best of 2006
Specail Time 4-6 PM

Jo Whiley In Live Music We Trust
Wednesday 4-5 EST

This Week - we take a look back at the Live Music highlights from 2006

Colin Murray
Monday-Tuesday 5-7 PM EST

X-mas day - Colin's top 25 records of 2006
Tuesday - The best of the Black Hole 2006
Wednesday - Your Free Associations!
Thrusday - The best of In the Company of...

Huw Stephens Unsigned
Wednesday 7-9 PM EST

This Week - Best Of Sessions

and as always pleased dont Forget
Annie Mac
here Friday Night Mash-up
Friday From 5-7 PM EST
This Week - Best of 2006
And Her Sunday Night Web Show
Sunday 4 PM

Radio 2


This new three part series celebrates the voice and career of Johnny Mathis celebrating 50 years in show business. Mathis is one of the last in a long line of traditional male vocalists who emerged before the rock era of 1960s. 'Heavenly Johnny Mathis' features an exclusive in-depth interview with the singer exploring his illustrious career and his recollections are the core of each revealing programme.

Sunday 31 December 1300-1400
Released in November 2006, the latest Beatles album - Love, features adventurous new versions of the Fab Four's songs, reworked by their original producer, George Martin and his son Giles.
The project, which gave the Martins the opportunity to create these new versions of The Beatles' songs (and mix them in surround-sound), was the new Cirque du Soleil show, which received its gala première on 30 June 2006 in Las Vegas.
In this documentary, George and Giles discuss their innovative project and, at the mixing desk, demonstrate how three songs were reworked.

and Dont Forget Suzi on Radio two
Thursday at 4 PM

BBC 6 Music

6Music Plays It Again
Monday-Tuesday from 4:30 PM EST

This Week

As a tribute to veteran presenter Alan "Fluff" Freeman, 6Music presents 2 of Alans' classic Pick Of The Pops.. Not Arff

6Music Plays It Again Overnight
every Night at 10 PM EST

This Week
The Paul Simon Song Book
Annie Nightingale talkes to Paul Simon about his life and music

Saturday 10 PM EST
The Keith Moon Radio Show

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

Monday - The Coral - Glastonbury Festival 2002
Tuesday - Bush - London Forum 1997
Wednesday - Counting Crows - Shepherd's Bush Empire 1997
Thursday - Eighties Matchbox B- Line Disaster 2003
Friday - Super Furry Animals - Summer Sundae Weekender 2006
Saturday - R.E.M. - BBC Radio Theatre

Sunday - The Rapture - Glastonbury Festvial

Joe Mace Dream Ticket
Monday to Thursday 5-8 PM

Wednesday - Royksopp
Thursday - Queen

Queens of Nosie
Saturday 7-8 PM EST

This Week - New Years Eve

Tom Robinson
Monday to Tuesday 2-4;30 PM

This Week in Session: Puressence
This Week's Guests: Field Music and Rodrigo Y Gabriella
(all times are PST, Three Hours Behind EST)

Amiina Tuesday December 26, 3:00pm
Wild Sweet Orange Friday December 29, 5:00pm
Pablo Saturday December 30, 3:00pm
Jeremy Enigk Interview w/ John Richards (LIVE from Chop Suey) Saturday December 30, 6:30pm
The Village Green (LIVE from Chop Suey) Saturday December 30, 7:00pm
Catfish Haven (LIVE from Chop Suey) Saturday December 30, 8:00pm
Walter Meego Sunday December 31, 12:00pm
The Ettes Sunday December 31, 3:00pm

Satulitte Radio


It the End of the year round up

Alt. Nation (Ch.21)

Countdown From 21's Year-End Blast Off
Mon 12/25 9:00 am ET

Rebroadcast: Tues., Dec. 26th @ 12 pm ET
Weds., Dec. 27th @ 3 pm ET
Thurs., Dec. 28th @ 6 pm ET
Fri., Dec. 29th @ 9 pm ET
Sat., Dec. 30th @ 12 am ET
Sun., Dec. 31st @ 9 am & 6 pm ET
Mon., Jan. 1st @ 12 pm ET & 9 pm ET.

SIRIUS Disorder (Ch. 24)

Meg & Lenny Christmas Show
with SIRIUS Disorder’s Meg Griffin and Lenny Kaye of Patti Smith's band
Mon., Dec. 25th @ 4 pm ET

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

X-Mas Day - Aimee Mann Xmas Special
Tuesday - Best of week: Paul Simon
Wednesday - Best of week: Josh Ritter, Alejandro Escovedo
Thrusday - Best of week: JJ Cale and Eric Clapton, Lindsey Buckingham
Friday - Best of week: Elton John, Neko Case

THE SUMMIT: Listeners' Choice: The Coolest Song of The Year
Hotesd by Little Steven with Underground Garage DJs Joan Jett, Bill Kelly, Kid Leo, Ko Melina and Handsome Dick Manitoba from New York, Martin Lewis and The Mighty Manfred from Los Angeles, Kim Fowley from the deserts of California and Andrew Loog Oldham from Bogota in South America.
Mon 1/1 3:00 pm ET

Left of Center (Ch. 26)

The Lists' Top 26 of 06
Mon 12/25 8:00 pm ET

Rebroadcast: Tues., Dec. 26th @ 4 pm ET
Weds., Dec. 27th @ 12 pm ET
Thurs., Dec. 28th @ 9 am ET
Fri., Dec. 29th @ 12 pm ET
Sat., Dec. 30th @ 4 pm ET
Sun., Dec. 31st @ 12 pm & 8 pm ET
Mon., Jan. 1st @ 9 am & 4 pm ET

Best Of Sessions
Tues 12/26 12:01 am ET

Rebroadcast: Tues., Dec. 26th @ 8 pm ET
Weds., Dec. 27th @ 4 pm ET
Thurs., Dec. 28th @ 1 pm ET
Fri., Dec. 29th @ 4 pm ET
Sat., Dec. 30th @ 8 pm ET
Sun., Dec. 31st @ 12 pm & 4 pm ET
Mon., Jan. 1st @ 1 pm & 8 pm ET.

Regular Left of Sessions
Wednesdays 9 pm
Rebroadcast Fridays noon ET

This Week - The Shins

XM Radio

X-Mas Day

Mannheim Steamroller's entire Christmas Collection
6AM - 9AM ET - Fine Tuning - XM 76

Holiday Music
7:00 AM ET - On Broadway - XM 28

Moya Brennan Irish Christmas
11:30 AM ET - Fine Tuning - XM 76


The Penthouse: Isaac Hayes
10PM ET - Soul Street - XM 60


Chartistry Johnny Cash Tribute
6AM ET - America - XM 10

Bill Anderson Episode 100 Patsy Cline Tribute
Noon ET - America - XM 10


Bill Anderson Episode 85 Loretta Lynn
8AM ET - America - XM 10


Bill Anderson Episode 101 Roy Clark
6PM ET - America - XM 10

New Year Eve are on the New Year Eve Gig Gudie


Saturday - SHARON JONES and the DAP-KINGS!

Maigic Bag

Tuesdat tuoght Saturdat at 7 and 10

Lager House

Friday - Zoos of Berlin w/ WE R DJ and other surprise guests!
Saturday - SSM w/ guests

Saint Andrews Hall

Saturday - Breathing Underwater



Tuesday - Renovaudio w/ The Debt, Indy United, Jason Burbo
Wednesday - Whelm w/ Negative Drop, Phoenix rising
Thursday - Parachute
Friday - Chrome Mali w/ The Cetan Clawson Revolution, Taste This, Lazy Genius
Saturday - Chris Bathgate w/ Frontier Ruckus, Misty Lyn, Matt Jones

The Belmont

Tuesday - Duffy, Happy Hour and more.
Saturday - Best Idea Ever, Calvinball and more.


Wednesday - Smalls Christmas party w/ The Orbitsons and the Highlife FREE SHOW!!
Thursady - See Dick Run, CallBacks, Bazooka Jones
Friday - Grande Nationals, Sherri
Saturday - SEDUCE

Joe Louis Arena

Tuesday - The Scream 5 Tour: Featuring Omarion and Ne-Yo

Fox Theaher

Just to let you know that this week is the last week of Irving Berlin's White Christmas

Tue, Dec 26, 2006 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Wed, Dec 27, 2006 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Thu, Dec 28, 2006 7:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Sat, Dec 30, 2006 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m

The Palace of Auburn Hills

And If You Miss Him This Week
He is Doing Shows Three and Four

Thursday and Saturday
Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band

If i miss a gig any where in Detroit and if is indie rock related
Fling me a E-ail at

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Live Music Review

Fifth Annual Sounds and Spirits Holiday Spectacular
Magic Stick, Midtown Detroit
Friday, December 22, 2006

Well it was not a really cold Night as in years past but the weather was very nice but as always there was a trade off, it was raining on and off in temp in the upper 40's but all roads leads to the magic stick for the last great show of 2006(Not counting all the New years show Next week).

For the Fifth years running it what have some called it the Detroit rock n roll Holiday party which is called the Detroit Sounds and Spirits Holiday Spectacular, the Detroit rock n roll X-mas show have been held ever year since 2002 at the near height of the Detroit music Explosion in the Early part of the Decade with the White Stripes, The GO, and the Elected Six and other Detroit bands all playing at the Near-by second Floor of C-POP at gallery(The Second Floor which was the home of the Now-defunct Young soul rebled (2003-2005)).

and in the last four year the event have become a part of the Holiday tradition for the indie crowd who want to get away for all that is going on per pair for Christmas.

This show is also a benefit for Detroit's Coalition on Temporary Shelter, which help out the Homeless in the Greater Detroit area, The whole show which is dress up as a Old 60's or 70's X-mas Specials for TV golden age and was done on two stages and each of the 22 bands do one or two songs each.

The Night began with one of the Bright new bands in the Post Garage era, the Deck with there version of deck the Hall which was real good and it warm up the crowd to what to come, then after that they switch over to there makeshift stage No.2 where noise rocker and Records Store Owners (Stormy Records in Dearborn) Wendy and Carl Preform There Noise rock as Carl play his guitars as Wendy read the Night before Christmas, which was great.

during the night i had to miss some of the acts as i was talking to alot of Friends who i have not see in a wield as i was doing that Porchsleeper and American Mars was playing there set and i turn my attention to the Sonic Sounding Blast Ether Aura(Who i was told is done with the new album and it Will be out in Feburday.)the night continued with a good holiday music with From Sunshine Doray, The New Grenada, and the one and only Muldoons who play the Iggy Pop Classic "I Want to be your dog" and the X-MAS Single "Lucitdor Santa" which was rocking.

the First half wrap up with Jarrod Champion Sleeps 'til Dusk, Tragedians, and band that was 3/5 there Blance who Just released a EP Called "What this town Needs", and then it was intermission where a lot of people was chatting up with friends talking about plans for X-mas, and talking about what going on in there lives in Detroit Rocks City.

The Second Half start off real good as Rock Band Lee Marvin Computer Arm warm the crowd for the second half of the show the next band to come up was was the best Live band going on today The Hard Lesions who was join on stage by Augie Cos ins Maria From the Deck doing a really good Holiday song, the Next band is having a great year so far as the as there Make history record made the rolling top 50 albums of the year as the Thunderbirds are Now! play a fun Holiday song.

Almost the rest of the night i was I was talking to friends and giving out x-mas cards form every body who support the Detroit music music scene there was also song to fill out the rest of the night by Gilchrist, Oakes, Nash & Yun, Loretta Lucas and Friends of the Diddlers(Her New Backing Band) and Detroit Fave alt Country bands Pas/Cal who did a great song and then the one and only esQuire doing the rocking x-mas classic Run, Run, Ruddople to his singular rap disco beat.

To end the night every body favorite rockers The GO play a really good coupled of songs to wrap up the night so good the crowd wanted for a encore and they did get a good Encore as they wish ever one a Merry "X-Mas" and also remind them that the go is playing New Year Eve at the Paint Lady.

Dave Fenney who put on a great job every year with the the X-mas show every for a great cause and as every one we know and don't know go off 75,94,96,696,275,M-39,and The Lodge to go see love one either in town or out of town.

Hoped that the next year in Detroit rock city will be a good one too, Come hell or High water.
the list
Spacial Edition

This is special for more reason than one, it the List of all list(Not the Festive 50, That come Next Week) but it the Best of list From all my good Sorced this year.

Pitchfork Media

Top 50 Album of 2006

50 - Booka Shade - Movements [Get Physical]
49 - Ellen Allien & Apparat - Orchestra of Bubbles [Bpitch Control]
48 - The Long Blondes - Someone to Drive you home [Rough Trade]
47 - Matmos - The Rose Has Teeth in the Mouth of a Beast [Matador]
46 - M. Ward - Post-War [Merge]
45 - Camera Obscura - Let's Get Out of This Country [Merge]
44 - The Pipettes - We Are the Pipettes [Memphis Industries]
43 - Sonic Youth - Rather Ripped [Geffen]
42 - Mastodon - Blood Mountain [Reprise]
41 - The Decemberists - The Crane Wife [Capitol]
40 - Tapes 'n Tapes - The Loon [Ibid]
39 - Fujiya & Miyagi - Transparent Things [Tirk/Word and Sound]
38 - J Dilla - Donuts [Stones Throw]
37 - DJ Drama & Lil Wayne - Dedication 2 [Gangsta Grillz]
36 - Brightblack Morning Light - Brightblack Morning Light [Matador]
35 - Herbert - Scale [!K7]
34 - Girl Talk - Night Ripper [Illegal Art]
33 - Mission of Burma - The Obliterati [Matador]
32 - Lupe Fiasco - Food & Liquor [1st and 15th/Atlantic]
31 - Danielson - Ships [Secretly Canadian]
30 - Belle and Sebastian - The Life Pursuit [Matador]
29 - Lily Allen - Alright, Still [Parlophone/EMI]
28 - Cat Power - The Greatest [Matador]
27 - Califone - Roots & Crowns [Thrill Jockey]
26 - Hot Chip - The Warning [DFA/EMI]
25 - Justin Timberlake - FutureSex/LoveSounds [Jive]
24 - Peter Bjorn and John - Writer's Block [Wichita/V2]
23 - Yo La Tengo - I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass [Matador]
22 - LCD Soundsystem - 45:33 [iTunes]
21 - Be Your Own Pet - Be Your Own Pet[Ecstatic Peace/Universal]
20 - Man Man - Six Demon Bag[Ace Fu]
19 - T.I. - King [Grand Hustle/Atlantic]
18 - Destroyer - Destroyer's Rubies [Merge]
17 - The Thermals - The Body, The Blood, The Machine [Sub Pop]
16 - Beach House - Beach House [Carpark]
15 - Sunset Rubdown - Shut Up I Am Dreaming [Absolutely Kosher]
14 - Tim Hecker - Harmony in Ultraviolet [Kranky]
13 - PhoenixIt's - Never Been Like That [Astralwerks]
12 - Band of Horses - Everything All the Time [Sub Pop]
11 - Junior Boys - So This Is Goodbye [Domino]
10 - Scott Walker - The Drift [4AD]
9 - Boris - Pink [Diwphalanx/Southern Lord]
8 - Grizzly Bear - Yellow House [Warp]
7 - Clipse - Hell Hath No Fury [Jive]
6 - Liars- Drum's Not Dead [Mute]
5 - The Hold Steady - Boys and Girls in America [Vagrant]
4 - Ghostface Killah - Fishscale [Def Jam]
3 - Joanna Newsom - Ys [Drag City]
2 - TV on the Radio - Return to Cookie Mountain [4AD/Interscope]
1 - The Knife - Silent Shout [Rabid/Mute]

Top 100 Singles of 2006

100 - Burial - "Southern Comfort" [Hyperdub]
99 - The Divine Comedy - "A lady of a certain age"
98 - Chelonis R. Jones - "Deer in the Headlights (Radio Slave Remix)"
97 - Midlake - "Roscoe"
96 - Oxford Collapse - "Please visit your national parks"
95 - Rihanna - "S.O.S."
94 - Scritti Politti - "The Boom Boom Bap"
93 - The Thermals - "Here's Your Future"
92 - Mew - "The Zookeeper's Boy"
91 - Escort - "Starlight"
90 - Arctic Monkeys - "A Certain Romance"
89 - Annuals - "Brother"
88 - Geiger - "Good Evening (SuperMayer remix)"
87 - Yeah Yeah Yeahs - "Cheated hearts"
86 - Spank Rock - "Sweet talk"
85 - Beyoncé - "Ring the Alarm"
84 - Boris - "Farewell"
83 - Cansei de Ser Sexy - "Alala"
82 - Kris Menace Presents Stars on 33 - "I Feel Music in Your Heart (Lifelike and Kris Menace Remix)"
81 - My Robot Friend [ft. Antony] - "One more try"
80 - Nelly Furtado [ft. Timbaland] - "Promiscuous"
79 - Cam'ron - "Weekend girl"
78 - Be Your Own Pet - "Adventure"
77 - Jamie Lidell - "Multiply (in a minor key)"
76 - Baby Cham [ft. Akon] - "Ghetto story (remix)"
75 - The Killers - "When you were young"
74 - The Pipettes - "Your kisses are wasted on me"
73 - Poni Hoax - "Budapest"
72 - Built to Spill - "Goin' against your mind"
71 - Candi Staton - "His Hands"
70 - El Perro del Mar - "God knows (you got to give to get)"
69 - Oneida - "Up with people"
68 - Klaxons - "Gravity's rainbow"
67 - E-40 [ft. Keak Da Sneak] - "Tell me when to go"
66 - Swan Lake - "All fires"
65 - Liars - "Let's Not Wrestle Mt. Heart Attack"
64 - Prince - "Black sweat"
63 - Figurines - "The wonder"
62 - The Field - "Over the ice"
61 - The Mountain Goats - "Woke Up New"
60 - Zeigeist - "Tar heart"
59 - Nelly Furtado - "Maneater"
58 - Girl Talk - "Smash your head"
57 - Kleerup [ft. Robyn] - "With every heartbeat"
56 - Booka Shade - "In White Rooms"
55 - The Blow - "Parentheses"
54 - Lily Allen - "Smile"
53 - Asobi Seksu - "Thursday"
52 - Barbara Morgenstern - "The Operator"
51 - Scott Walker - "A Lover Loves"
50 - Voxtrot - "Mothers, Sisters, Daughters, and Wives"
49 - The Game - "It's Okay (One Blood)"
48 - Cassie - "Me & U"
47 - The Rapture - "Whoo! Alright-Yeah...Uh-Huh"
46 - Liars - "The Other Side of Mt. Heart Attack"
45 - Beyoncé - "Irreplaceable"
44 - Arthur Russell - "Springfield (DFA remix)"
43 - Fujiya & Miyagi - "Collarbone"
42 - Ciara - "Promise"
41 - Ghostface Killah [ft. Trife] - "Be Easy"
40 - Lily Allen - "LDN"
39 - Lil Wayne - "Georgia...Bush"
38 - Brightblack Morning Light - "Everybody Daylight"
37 - Jarvis Cocker - "Running the World"
36 - Love Is All - "Busy Doing Nothing"
35 - Justice - "Waters of Nazareth"
34 - Kelis - "Bossy (Alan Braxe and Fred Falk remix)"
33 - Turbulence - "Notorious"
32 - Christina Aguilera - "Ain't No Other Man"
31 - Matmos - "Steam and Sequins for Larry Levan"
30 - Cat Power - "Lived in Bars"
29 - Beirut - "Postcards from Italy"
28 - Man Man - "Van Helsing Boombox"
27 - Sally Shapiro - "I'll Be by Your Side"
26 - Camera Obscura - "Lloyd, I'm ready to be Heartbroken"
25 - Guillemots - "Trains to Brazil"
24 - Califone - "The Orchids"
23 - Phoenix - "Long Distance Call"
22 - Luomo - "Really Don't Mind (Radio Edit)"
21 - The Pipettes - "Pull Shapes"
20 - Clipse [ft. Pharrell] - "Mr. Me Too"
19 - Ghostface Killah - "Shakey Dog"
18 - Band of Horses - "The Funeral"
17 - Herbert - "Somthing Isn't Right"
16 - Hot Chip - "Over and Over"
15 - Lupe Fiasco - "Kick Push"
14 - The Knife - "We Share Our Mother's Health"
13 - Junior Boys [ft. Andi Toma] - "In the Morning"
12 - Killer Mike - "That's Life"
11 - The Hold Steady - "Stuck Between Stations"
10 - Christian Falk [ft. Robyn & Ola Salo] - "Dream On"
9 - Joanna Newsom - "Emily"
8 - Beach House - "Apple Orchard"
7 - Hot Chip - "Boy from School"
6 - Clipse - "Trill"
5 - Peter Bjorn and John - "Young Folks"
4 - TV on the Radio - "Wolf Like Me"
3 - T.I. - "What You Know"
2 - The Knife - "Silent Shout"
1 - Justin Timberlake [ft. T.I.] - "My Love"

SPIN Magazine Top 40 Albums of the year

40. Cold War Kids, Robbers & Cowards
39. The Thermals, The Body, the Blood, the Machine
38. M. Ward, Post-War
37. Wolfmother, Wolfmother
36. The Bronx, The Bronx
35. J Dilla, The Shining
34. Sparklehorse, Dreamt for Light Years in the Belly of a Mountain
33. The Rapture, Pieces of the People We Love
32. The Fags, Light 'Em Up
31. Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Show Your Bones
30. The Dears, Gang of Losers
29. Tapes 'n Tapes, The Loon
28. Thom Yorke, The Eraser
27. Girl Talk, Night Ripper
26. Boris, Pink
25. OutKast, Idlewild
24. Pernice Brothers, Live a Little
23, The Roots, Game Theory
22. Sonic Youth, Rather Ripped
21. The Hold Steady, Boys and Girls in America
20. Lupe Fiasco, Food & Liquor
19. The Raconteurs, Broken Boy Soldiers
18. The Streets, The Hardest Way to Make an Easy Living
17, Neko Case, Fox Confessor Brings the Flood
16. Editors, The Back Room
15. Lady Sovereign, Public Warning
14. T.I., King
13. Jenny Lewis with the Watson Twins, Rabbit Fur Coat
12. Hot Chip, The Warning
11. The Decemberists, The Crane Wife
10. Beck, The Information
9. Clipse, Hell Hath No Fury
8. My Morning Jacket, Okonokos
7. Cat Power, The Greatest
6. Joanna Newsom, Ys
5. My Chemical Romance, The Black Parade
4. Ghostface Killah, Fishscale
3. Arctic Monkeys, Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
2. Gnarls Barkley, St. Elsewhere
1. TV on the Radio, Return to Cookie Mountain

SPIN Magazine 20 Best Singles of 2006

20 - "Be Gentle with Me" - the Boy Least Likely To
19 - "Trains to Brazil," - Guillemots
18 - "Silent Shout" - the Knife
17 - "The Funeral" - Band of Horses
16 - "Vans" - the Pack
15 - "I Don't Feel Like Dancin'" - Scissor Sisters
14 - "Notorious" - Turbulence
13 - "Cheated Hearts" - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
12 - "I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor" - Arctic Monkeys
11 - "Kick, Push" - Lupe Fiasco
10 - "Rise Up With Fists!!" - Jenny Lewis with the Watson Twins
9 - "Smile" - Lily Allen
8 - "Steady, as She Goes" - the Raconteurs
7 - "Ridin'" - Chamillionaire feat. Krayzie Bone
6 - "Hustlin'" - Rick Ross
5 - "Wolf Like Me" - TV on the Radio
4 - "Welcome to the Black Parade" - My Chemical Romance
3 - "Ain't No Other Man" - Christina Aguilera
2 - "When You Were Young" - the Killers
1 - "Crazy" - Gnarls Barkley

Rolling Stones Top 50 Albums of 2006

50 - It's Never Been Like That - PHOENIX
49 - Pick a Bigger Weapon - THE COUP
48 - Public Warning - LADY SOVEREIGN
47 - Brightblack Morning Light - BRIGHTBLACK MORNING LIGHT
46 - You Don't Know Me: The Songs of Cindy Walker - WILLIE NELSON
45 - Fox Confessor Brings the Flood - NEKO CASE
44 - Show Us Your Bones - YEAH YEAH YEAHS
43 - Tropicalia: A Brazlian Revolution in Sound - VARIOUS ARTISTS
42 - Under the Skin - LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM
41 - Friendly Fire - SEAN LENNON
40 - Make History - THUNDERBIRDS ARE NOW!
39 - The Tragic Treasury - THE GOTHIC ARCHIES
38 - 10,000 Days - TOOL
37 - Alive and Kickin' - FATS DOMINO
36 - I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass - YO LA TENGO
35 - Once Again - JOHN LEGEND
34 - The Eraser - THOM YORKE
33 - The Devil You Know -TODD SNIDER
32 - Supernature - GOLDFRAPP
31 - Like Father, Like Son - BIRDMAN AND LIL' WAYNE
30 - Robbers & Cowards - COLD WAR KIDS
29 - We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions - BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
28 - Broken Boy Soldiers - THE RACONTEURS
27 - Pieces of the People We Love -THE RAPTURE
26 - FutureSex/LoveSounds - JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE
25 - Blue Collar - RHYMEFEST
24 - The Information - BECK
23 - The Crane Wife - THE DECEMBERISTS
22 - Night Ripper - GIRL TALK
21 - Begin to Hope - REGINA SPEKTOR
20 - The Black Parade - MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE
19 - Taking the Long Way - DIXIE CHICKS
18 - Game Theory - THE ROOTS
17 - Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not - ARCTIC MONKEYS
16 - Food & Liquor - LUPE FIASCO
15 - Wolfmother - WOLFMOTHER
14 - American V: A Hundred Highways - JOHNNY CASH
13 - Pearl Jam - PEARL JAM
12 - One Day It Will Please Us to Remember Even This - THE NEW YORK DOLLS
11 - Continuum - JOHN MAYER
10 - Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers and Bastards - TOM WAITS
9 - Blood Mountain - MASTODON
8 - Boys and Girls in America - THE HOLD STEADY
7 - Hell Hath No Fury - CLIPSE
6 - The Greatest - CAT POWER
5 - Fishscale - GHOSTFACE KILLAH
4 - Return to Cookie Mountain - TV ON THE RADIO
3 - Rather Ripped - SONIC YOUTH
2 - Stadium Arcadium - RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS
1 - Modern Times - BOB DYLAN

Rolling Stone's Top 100 Singles

100 - "Skinny Boy" - Amy Millan
99 - "Baby Let's Have a Baby Before Bush Do Somethin' Crazy" - The Coup with Silk E
98 - "Take Control" - Amerie
97 - "Automatic Lover" - Teddybears
96 - "If I Was in El Dorado" - Oakley Hall
95 - "Don't Feel Right" - The Roots
94 - "Stuntin' Like My Daddy" - Lil' Wayne and Birdman
93 - "Saving Grace" - Tom Petty
92 - "I'm Shipping Up to Boston" - Dropkick Murphys
91 - "Buttons" - The Pussycat Dolls
90 - "Britney's Silver Can" - James Kochalka Superstar
89 - "Show Me" - John Legend
88 - "The Greatest" - Cat Power
87 - "U +Ur Hand" - Pink
86 - "The Saints are Coming" - Green Day and U2
85 - "Well Thought Out Twinkles" - Silversun Pickups
84 - "The Only Difference Between Martyrdom and Suicide Is Press Coverage" - Panic! At the Disco
83 - "Who's Gonna Help Brother Get Further" - Elvis Costello and Allen Toussaint
82 - "London Bridge" - Fergie
81 - "Temperature" - Sean Paul
80 - "I'm Free" - Pimp C
79 - "It's Going Down" - Yung Joc with Nitti
78 - "That's How I Got To Memphis" - Solomon Burke
77 - "Trapped in the Drive-Thru" - "Weird Al" Yankovic
76 - "Fire Department" - Be Your Own Pet
75 - "Before He Cheats" - Carrie Underwood
74 - "Just Drums" - Tapes 'N Tapes
73 - "Pushover" - The Long Winters
72 - "Louisiana " - The Walkmen
71 - "Let Me Know" - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
70 - "I Gotcha" - Lupe Fiasco
69 - "Trouble" - Jay-Z
68 - "Bigger Boys and Stolen Sweethearts" - Arctic Monkeys
67 - "Deja Vu" - Beyonce with Jay-Z
66 - "Ballad of Bitter Honey" - Eef Barzelay
65 - "Penny on the Train Track" - Ben Kweller
64 - "Put Your Records On" - Corinne Bailey Rae
63 - "The Funeral" - Band of Horses
62 - "Work, Work, Work (Pub, Club, Sleep)" - The Rakes
61 - "Let's Make Love and Listen to Death From Above" - CSS
60 - "Phenomena" - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
59 - "Bossy" - Kelis with Too $hort
58 - "Idlewild Blues" - Outkast
57 - "Love Me or Hate Me" - Lady Sovereign
56 - "Promiscuous" - Nelly Furtado with Timbaland
55 - "Nausea" - Beck
54 - "Kilo" - Ghostface Killah
53 - "O Valencia!" - The Decemberists
52 - "Makedamnsure" - Taking Back Sunday
51 - "Black Sweat" - Prince
50 - "My Love" - Justin Timberlake
49 - "Chasing Cars" - Snow Patrol
48 - "He Said, She Said" - Shawnna with Ludacris
47 - "Cheer It On" - Tokyo Police Club
46 - "Hang Me Up to Dry" - Cold War Kids
45 - "Yo (Excuse Me Miss)" - Chris Brown
44 - "Hustlin'" - Rick Ross
43 -"Tony the Beat" - The Sounds
42 - "Origin of Species" - Chris Smither
41 - "Me & U" - Cassie
40 - "Incinerate" - Sonic Youth
39 - "Dance, Dance" - Fall Out Boy
38 - "Gin & Milk" - Dirty Pretty Things
37 - "Strange Apparition" - Beck
36 - "SOS" - Rihanna
35 - "Summersong" - The Decemberists
34 - "When You Were Young" - The Killers
33 - "Chill Out Tent" - The Hold Steady
32 - "Do It To It" - Cherish
31 - "The Clock" - Thom Yorke
30 - "Over & Over" - Hot Chip
29 - "Smiley Faces" Gnarls Barkley
28 - "Level" The Raconteurs
27 - "Capillarian Crest" Mastodon
26 - "Province" TV on the Radio
25 - "When the Sun Goes Down" Arctic Monkeys
24 - "How Can a Poor Man Stand Such Times and Live" Bruce Springsteen
23 - "Fidelity" Regina Spektor
22 - "Tell Me Baby" Red Hot Chili Peppers
21 - "SexyBack" Justin Timberlake
20 - "The Long Way Around" The Dixie Chicks
19 - "Get Myself Into It" The Rapture
18 - "Ain't No Other Man" Christina Aguilera
17 - "Welcome to the Black Parade" My Chemical Romance
16 - "You Only Live Once" The Strokes
15 - "Miss Murder" AFI
14 - "Ghetto Story" Cham
13 - "Free Radicals" The Flaming Lips
12 - "Read My Mind" The Killers
11 - "World Wide Suicide" Pearl Jam
10 - "Ooh La La" Goldfrapp
9 - "Dimension" Wolfmother
8 - "Wamp Wamp (What It Do)" Clipse with Slim Thug
7 - "Smile" Lily Allen
6 - "Thunder on the Mountain" Bob Dylan
5 - "Vans" The Pack
4 - "What You Know" T.I.
3 - "Ridin'" Chamillionaire
2 - "Steady As She Goes" The Raconteurs
1 - "Crazy" Gnarls Barkley

Stereogum Top 30 Album of the Year

30 - Cold Wars Kids - Robbers & Cowards
29 - Final Fantasy - He Poos Clouds
28 - Bob Dylan - Modern Times
27 - Clipse - Hell Hath No Fury
26 - The Killers - Sam Town
25 - Liars - Drum Not Dead
24 - The Theramls - The Body, The Blood, The Machine
23 - Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs - Show Your Bones
22 - Tapes 'n Tapes - The Loons
21 - Girl Talk - Night Rapper
20 - Regina Spektor - Begin to Hope
19 - Midlake - The Trials of Van Occupanther
18 - SunSet Rubdown - Shut up I Am Dreaming
17 - Gnarls Barkly - St. Elsewhere
16 - Thom York - The Eraser
15 - Hot Chip - The Warning
14 - Bell & Sebastain - The Life Pursuit
13 - Beirut - Gulag Orkestar
12 - Cat Power - The Greatest
11 - Jenny Lewis With The Watson Twins - Rabbit Fur Coat
10 - M. Ward - Post-war
9 - The Kinfe - Slient Shout
8 - Band of Horses - Everything All The Time
7 - Destroyer - Destroyer's Rubies
6 - Neko Case - Fox Confessor Brings the Flood
5 - The Decemberosts - The Crane Wife
4 - Joanna Newsome - Y's
3 - Grizzly Bear - Yellow House
2 - Tv on the Radio - Return to Cookie Montinain
1 - The Hold Steady - Boys And Girls In America


58. Lily Allen – Alright, Still
57. Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris - All the Roadrunning
56. Beach House – Beach House
55. M Ward - Post-War
54. Christina Aguilera – Back To Basics
53. Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan – Ballad of the Broken Seas
52. Big Sleep – Son of the Tiger
51. Loose Fur - Born Again In The USA
50. The Strokes – First Impressions of Earth
49. Morrissey - Ringleader of the Tormentors
48. Mystery Jets – Making Dens
47. Matt & Kim – Matt & Kim
46. Dixies Chicks – Taking The Long Way
45. Forward Russia – Give Me A Wall
44. Placebo – Meds
43. Lupe Fiasco - Food & Liquor
42. Camera Obscura - Let's Get Out of This Country
41. Man Man – Six Demon Bag
40. Archie Bronson Outfit – Derdang Derdang
39. The Rapture – Pieces of The People We Love
38. CSS – Cansei De Ser Sexy
37. Ghostface Killah - Fishscale
36. Hot Chip – The Warning
35. Jenny Lewis with The Watson Twins - Rabbit Fur Coat
34. New York Dolls – One Day It Will Even Please Us To Remember Even This
33. Johnny Cash – American V: A Hundred Highways
32. Sparklehorse - Dreamt for Light Years in the Belly of a Mountain
31. Arctic Monkeys – Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
30. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Show Your Bones
29. Beth Orton - Comfort of Strangers
28. Vetiver – To Find Me Gone
27. Love Is All - Nine Times That Same Song
26. Bruce Springsteen – We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions
25. Clipse – Hell Hath No Fury
24. Sonic Youth - Rather Ripped
23. Sunset Rubdown - Shut Up I Am Dreaming
22. Be Your Own Pet – Be Your Own Pet
21. Soulwax – Nite Versions
20. The Blow – Paper Television
19. Neko Case - Fox Confessor Brings the Flood
18. Thom Yorke – The Eraser
17. Long Blondes – Someone To Drive You Home
16. Jolie Holland - Springtime Can Kill You
15. Liars - Drums Not Dead
14. The Hold Steady - Boys and Girls in America
13. Joanna Newsom - Ys
12. The Knife – Silent Shout
11. Yo La Tengo - I Am Not Afraid Of You And I’ll Beat Your Ass
10. Tom Waits - Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers, and Bastards
9. Band of Horses - Everything All The Time
8. The Thermals - The Body, The Blood, The Machine
7. Mastodon - Blood Mountain
6. Belle and Sebastian - The Life Pursuit
5. Bob Dylan - Modern Times
4. Cat Power - The Greatest
3. Regina Spektor - Begin To Hope
2. TV On The Radio - Return To Cookie Mountain
1. Beirut - Gulag Orkestar


58 "Trains to Brazil" - Guillemots
57 "Plenty of Music" - New York Dolls
56 "45:33" - LCD Soundsystem
55 "Postcards From Italy" - Beirut
54. "Capillarian Crest" - Mastodon
53. "Rise Up With Fists" - Jenny Lewis & The Watson Twins
52. "The Get Go" - New Young Pony Club
51. "My Love" - Justin Timberlake
50. "Everybody Daylight" – Brightblack Morning Light
49. "Let's Make Love and Listen To Death From Above" - CSS
48. "LDN" - Lily Allen
47. "Ooh La La" - Goldfrapp
46. "Rehab" - Amy Whinehouse
45. "Another Excuse" - Soulwax
44. "Beyond The Horizon" - Bob Dylan
43. "Some Kind of Chill" - Arizona
42. "Master of None" - Beach House
41. "Strange Apparition" - Beck
40. "Thursday" - Asobi Seksu
39. "Hospital Beds" - Cold War Kids
38. "Everyone's Starting Over (CSL Remix)" - The Diggs
37. "All Fires" - Swan Lake
36. "Pull Shapes" - The Pipettes
35. "Blue in Yr Eye" - Amy Millan
34. "Yea Yeah" - Matt & Kim
33. "Don't Feel Like Dancin' " - Scissor Sisters
32. "Easy Silence" - Dixie Chicks
31. "Be Easy" – Ghostface Killah
30. "Ice Cream" - New Young Pony Club
29. "Lloyd, I'm Ready to be Heartbroken" - Camera Obscura
28. "Harrowdown Hills" - Thom Yorke
27. "Running The World" - Jarvis
26. "Whoo! Alright - Yeah ... Uh-Huh" - The Rapture
25. "Mr Tough" - Yo La Tengo
24. "Free Radicals" - Flaming Lips
23. "God's Gonna Cut You Down" - Johnny Cash
22. "Lust in the Movies" - The Long Blondes
21. "Black Sweat" - Prince
20. "Silent Shout" - The Knife
19. "Standing In the Way of Control" - The Gossip
18. "Ain't No Other Man" - Christina Augilera
17. "Ask Me Anything" - The Strokes
16. "Another Sunny Day" - Belle and Sebastian
15. "Mothers, Sisters, Daughters, & Wives" - Voxtrot
14. "Parentheses" - The Blow
13. "The Funeral" - Band of Horses
12. "Fidelity" - Regina Spektor
11. "Wolf Like Me" - TV on the Radio
10. "Country Girl" - Primal Scream
9. "Crazy" - Gnarls Barkley
8. "Phenomena" - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
7. "What You Know" - T.I.
6. "Chips Ahoy" - The Hold Steady
5. "Pillar of Salt" - The Thermals
4. "Over and Over" - Hot Chip
3. "Young Folks" - Peter Bjorn & John
2. "Love and Communication" - Cat Power
1. "We Share Our Mother's Health" - The Knife


16. Ladybug Transistor - Here Comes The Rain
15. Van She - Van She
14. Tokyo Police Club - A Lesson In Crime
13. Voxtrot - Your Biggest Fan
12. Thom Yorke - Spitting Feathers
11. The Babyshambles - The Blinding
10. Little Ones - Sing Song
9. Professor Murder - Professor Murder Rides The Subway
8. Sam Champion - Summer Companion
7. The Horrors - The Horrors
6. Ferraby Lionheart - Ferraby Lionheart
5. Okkervil River - Overboard & Down
4. Beirut - Lon Gisland
3. Cold War Kids - Up In Rags
2. Matt & Kim - Matt & Kim
1. Voxtrot - Mothers, Sisters, Daughters, & Wives

Brooklyn Vegan Top 40 Album of 2006
Ed Note: they did not List the album from 40 to 1

M-Ward - Post War
Tapes N Tapes - The Loon
Final Fantasy - He Poos Clouds
Malajube - Trompe L'oeil
Phoenix - It's Never Been Like That
Archie Bronson Outfit - Derdang Derdang
Neko Case - Fox Confessor Brings the Flood
Nellie McKay - Pretty Little Head
Voxtrot - Mothers, Sisters, Daughters & Wives EP
Spank Rock - YoYoYoYoYo

Professor Murder - Rides the Subway EP
Bob Dylan - Modern Times
Neil Young - Living With War
El Perro Del Mar - El Perro Del Mar
The Hold Steady - Boys and Girls in America
Silversun Pickups - Carnavas
The Decemberists - The Crane Wife
Sunset Rubdown - Shut Up I am Dreaming
Band of Horses - Everything All the Time
Cat Power - The Greatest

Isolee - Western Store
J Dilla - Donuts
The Knife - Silent Shout
Mew - Mew and the glass handed kites
Arctic Monkeys - Whatever people say i am, that's what i'm not
Regina Spektor - Begin to Hope
TV on the Radio - Return to Cookie Mountain
Love is All - Nine Times That Same Song
The Thermals - The Body, The Blood, The Machine
Tokyo Police Club - A Lesson in Crime EP

Grizzly Bear - Yellow House
Destroyer - Destroyer's Rubies
Peter, Bjorn & John - Writer's Block
Britta Persson - Top Quality Bones and a Little Terrorist
Scott Walker - The Drift
Lupe Fiasco - Food & Liquor
Hot Chip - The Warning
Lily Allen - Alright Still
Califone - Roots and Crowns
Land of Talk - Applause Cheer Boo Hiss (EP?)

gorilla vs. bear's Top 10 of 2006

13. J Dilla - Donuts
12. Cansei De Ser Sexy - CSS
11. Peter and the Wolf - Lightness
10. Hot Chip - The Warning
9. Grizzly Bear - Yellow House
8. Beach House - Beach House
7. Sunset Rubdown - Shut Up I Am Dreaming
6. Ghostface Killah - Fishscale
5. Love Is All - Nine Times That Same Song
4. Clipse Hell - Hath No Fury
3. Joanna Newsom - Ys
2. Midlake - The Trials of Van Occupanther
1. The Knife - Silent Shout

gorilla vs. bear's favorite songs of 2006:

30. Oh No! Oh My! Walk in the Park
29. Benoit Pioulard Palimend
28. Voxtrot Soft and Warm
27. Birdmonster - Spaceman
26. Sufjan Stevens - Sister Winter
25. Swan Lake - All Fires
24. The Blow - Parentheses
23. Ghostland Observatory - Piano Man
22. Alela Diane - Pieces of String
21. Clipse - New World feat. Pharrell
20. Ratatat - Wildcat
19. Tacks, The Boy Disaster - Paris
18. Sound Team - TV Torso
17. CSS - Let's Make Love and Listen Death from Above
16. Grizzly Bear - Knife
15. Dirty Projectors - Two Young Sheeps
14. Beach House - Master of None
13. Band of Horses - The Funeral
12. St. Vincent - Paris is Burning
11. White Denim - Let's Talk About It
10. Ghostface Killah - Whip You With a Strap
9. Liars - The Other Side of Mt. Heart Attack
8. Destroyer - Painter in Your Pocket
7. T.I. - What You Know
6. TV On The Radio - Wolf Like Me
5. Sparrow House - When I Am Gone
4. Joanna Newsom - Monkey and Bear
3. The Knife - We Share Our Mother's Health
2. Peter Bjorn & John - Young Folks
1. Midlake - Roscoe