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
it came from the late night "X-MAS" music club from culture city

Just Got Back From the Detroit Sights & Sounds of Detroit and to tell you the turth it was a great show all a round.

Now Tomorrow i tell you about the Big Show which is the Last big Show of the year in Detroit Rock City as every one get ready fo X-Mas, but unlike in Denver, CO where they got Sock with two Feet of Snow and a White Christmas, it is so unlikely where going to get a White X-MAS as the Three News Station are per dicing.

Sunday - Partly Cloudy Cool and Dry - 45
Monday - Cloudy Cooler... a chance for evening snow showers - 39

Sunday - partly sunny - 43
Monday - mostly cloudy. A chance of light snow by early afternoon - 40

Sunday - Mostly Cloudy - 47
Monday - Snow (That what XYZ say) - 40

so the For cast donut look good for a White X-MAS so tonight Final entry in the Lat Night Video Club For X-mas, Since it stared with Bing Crosy with David Bowie and Little Drummer Boy, It End with Bing Crosy and His main Tune.

"White Christmas"

Friday, December 22, 2006

it came from the late night "X-MAS" music club from culture city

As I Write This, Today is The Friday Before X-mas and to night at the Stick with all process going to a good Cause,Coalition on Temporary Shelter ( in Detroit.

it will be the 5th annual Sounds and Spirits Holiday Spectacular, the gig which put on in the Sprits of the old school Holiday special we used to see on TV all the Time back in the 50's and 60"s.

The Acts are going to play this big Holiday gig are American Mars,Blanche,Sunshine Doray,Thunderbirds are Now!,The Paybacks,Johnny Headband,Jawbone,New Grenada,Loretta Lucas and Friends of the Diddlers,The Muldoons,The Go,Sean HoenTragedians,Pas/Cal,Jarrod Champion Sleeps 'til Dusk,Exmix All-stars,Porchsleeper,Ether Aura,Hard Lessons,Night Moves,Windy & Carl,Gilchrist, Oakes, Nash & Yun,Lee Marvin Computer Arm,The Thom McCann Carolers.

Ticket are $15 Bucks with the Door Opened at 9 PM with the Show Beginning At 10 on the button if you want to know if ticket are still availed you got the called the Garden Blow at 833-9700.

I was hoping to sing with a Female but could not find one and the Song that i was going to sing is tonight selection.

The Pogues X-mas Classic - The Fairytale Of New York.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

The List
December 21, 2006

a Look see who playing on the cool radio station that are cool

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


This Week In-Studeo Guest: The Paybacks

The Paybacks – Call When You’re Ready
Bill Parker and His Motherscratchers – Highway 61 Revisited
The Salt Miners – When That Old Lid Closes in On Me
Johnny Headband – Motorcycle Time Machine (Riff2's Band of the Month!)
The Hentchmen – LaSabre Radar
Detroit Cobras – Bad Girl
The Paybacks – Hollywood **ACOUSTIC IN-STUDIO**
The Go – American Pig
Thunderbirds Are Now! – The World Is Made Of Paper
Jarrod Champion Sleeps Till Dusk – Each To His Own
The Holy Fire – Dreams To Spend
The Sirens – 1-2-3-4 Rock N Roll
Koffin Kats – Chainsaw Massacre
The Paybacks – Stranger in the House **ACOUSTIC IN-STUDIO**
Ross Westerbur – There’s A Light
The Waxwings – Almost All Day
Wildbunch – Getting Into The Jam
Almighty Lumberjacks Of Death – Staredown
Pittbull – Cold Grin
Detroit Grand Pubahs – Sandwiches
The Clone Defects – Stray Boy
The Mutants – Boogers On You
The Paybacks – Just You Wait **ACOUSTIC IN-STUDIO**
The Hard Lessons – Move To California
The Dirtbombs – My Last Christmas
Rocket 455 – Santa Ain’t Coming For Christmas
The Paybacks – Bring it Backs
The Sights – Everyone’s A Poet
Blackbird Suite – Castillo Streets
Grande Nationals – Pink Sweater

AURAL BLISS on Auralgasms Radio
Sunday from 10-midnight
hosted by Zumby and MikeyLove

mono - life in mono (alice band mix)
massive attack - false flags
pet shop boys - love comes quickly (blank & joens remix)
sigur ros - hoppipolla
blue states - leaning in
depeche mode - the things you said
moby - harbour
lunascape - masquarade
sleepthief - the chauffer (w. kirsty hawkshaw)
holden & thompson - come to me
lush - kiss chase
halou - albatross
copeland - where's my head
imogen heap - speeding cars
sia - pictures
regina spektor - samson
elbow - august & september
trespassers william - vapour trail
flat7 - smile (ft. miki berenyi)
south - paint the silence
shiny toy guns - we are pilots
chapterhouse - mesmerise
charlatans - then
placebo - english summer rain
u2 - bad

Playlist for Dead Air on indie 103.1 (LA)
Sunday from 11 PM to 1 AM

Sun, December 17
Dead Air #139

Reissue of the Week!!
Pavement “Wowee Zowee: Sordid Sentinels Edition” (Matador)

Sufjan Stevens - Get Behind Me, Santa! (Asthmatic Kitty CD)
Of Montreal - Gronlandic Edit (Polyvinyl CD)
Field Music - A House Is Not A Home (Memphis Industries CD)
Pavement - Father To A Sister Of Thought (Matador 2xCD)
Sufjan Stevens - That Was The Worst Christmas Ever! (Asthmatic Kitty CD)
The Human Hearts - The Charm Offensive (Tight Ship CD)
Cause Co-Motion! - Which Way Is Up? (What’s Your Rupture 7”)
Luke Doucet in-studio performance
(Long Haul Driver; Emily Please; It’s Not The Liquor I Miss)
Hello Saferide - iPod Xmas (Razzia CD)
Hot IQs - Retromuff (Yaw Act!on CD)
The Airborne Toxic Event - Does This Mean You’re Moving On? (Little Tokyo CDEP)
Binky Griptite - World Of Love (Daptone 7”)
Scissors For Lefty - Christmas Intentions (unreleased)
What Made Milwaukee Famous in studio set
(Trying To Never Catch Up; Judas; I’ll Be Seeing You)
ISIS - 1000 Shards (Ipecac CD)
The Ponys - Double Vision (Matador CD)
Deerhoof - The Perfect Me (Kill Rock Stars CD)
Paranthetical Girls - Do You Fear What I Fear? (Slender mp3)
Sarah Shannon - City Morning Song (Minty Fresh CD)
Sufjan Stevens - Did I Make You Cry On Christmas? (Asthmatic Kitty CD)
Trans Am - 4, 738 Regrets (Thrill Jockey CD)
Tahiti 80 - Changes (The Militia Group CD)
Venus Hum - Pink Champagne (Nettwerk CD)
Ellen Allien & Apparat - Way Out (Bpitch CD)
Errors - Terror Tricks (Rock Action CD)

Rodney on ROQ
3-6 AM EST (Midnight 'til 3AM PST)

December 18th

The Ramonas – Santa’s Got a GTO
Untamed Youth – Santa’s Gonna Shut ‘Em Down
The Beach Boys – Little Saint Nick
Redd Kross – Super Sunny Christmas
Darlene Love – White Christmas
Yid Kids – Santa Doesn’t Come To Little Jewish Children’s Houses
Save Ferris – Christmas Wrapping
Velouria – Til Next Hanukkah
White Flag – Bangles For Christmas
The Ramones – Merry Christmas (I Don’t Wanna Fight Tonight)
Young Grasshopper – Punk Rock Xmas
The Greedies – A Merry Jingle
The Damned – Ain’t No Sanity Claus
The Ravers – Punk Rock Xmas
MxPx – You’re the One I Miss (This Christmas)
The Cranes – Happy Christmas (War Is Over)
Elastica – Father Christmas
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts – Little Drummer Boy
The Ravonettes – I Wish That I Could Stay (The Christmas Song)
The Ronettes – Frosty the Snowman
Cosmo Topper – Hippy Christmas
Snow Patrol – Just Like Christmas
Granddaddy – Alan Parsons in a Winter Wonderland
The Killers – A Great Big Sled
Pencil Test – Run Away Christmas
Wool – Xmas
Jacobites – Teenaged Christmas
Bob B. Soxx and the Blue Jeans – Here Comes Santa Claus
Kate Bush – December Will Be Magic Again
Nina Hagen – Merry Xmas
Madonna – Santa Baby
Dance Hall Crashers – I Did It For the Toys
The Ronettes – I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
Davey Jones, Mickey Dolenz, Peter Tork – Christmas Is My Time of Year
The Partridge Family – My Christmas Card To You
The Brady Bunch – Silver Bells
Tiny Tim – Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin – A Marshmallow World
David Bowie and Bing Crosby – Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy
Mutants Across America – Do They Know It’s Christmas?
John and Yoko – Happy Christmas (War Is Over)
T.Rex – Christmas Bop
Roy Wood w/Wizzard – I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday
Slade – Merry Xmas Everybody
The Beatles – Christmas Time (Is Here Again)
The Ronettes – Sleigh Ride
Toothpaste 2000 – 7-11 Christmas
The Mystaken – I Want You For Christmas
The Characters with Rodney Bingenheimer – The Characters Visit Rodney
The Primitives – Silent Night
Redd Kross – It’s Gonna Be A Gnarly Xmas Top 20 Album
as of 12/21/06 - 6:19 PM

1 - The Decemberists - Yankee Bayonet
2 - The Shins - Nothing At All
3 - Robbers On High Street - Married Young
4 - The Hold Steady - Party Pit
5 - Via Audio - We Can Be Good
6 - Bon Savants - What We Need
7 - Someone Still Loves You... - I Am Warm & Powerful
8 - The Long Blondes - Weekend Without Makeup
9 - The Long Blondes - You Could Have Both
10 - Bad Veins - You Kill
11 - Beck - We Dance Alone
12 - Judah Johnson - Niagara Walls
13 - The Features - Contrast
14 - Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Satan Said Dance
15 - The Isles - Flying Under Cheap Kite
16 - The Changes - When I Wake
17 - Charlotte Martin - Stromata
18 - The Eames Era - Benjamin
19 - Oxford Collapse - Please Visit Your...
20 - 120 Days - Get Away Top 20 Albums and Other
Dec 8 - Dec 14, 2006

1. (Various) - Live at KEXP Volume Two (KEXP)
2. The Decemberists - The Crane Wife (Capitol)
3. Various - The World Is Gone (XL)
4. Tom Waits - Orphans (Anti-)
5. The Fratellis - Costello Music (Drop the Gun)
6. Annuals - Be He Me (Ace Fu)
7. The Roots - Game Theory (Def Jam)
8. Low Frequency in Stereo - The Last Temptation of (Gigantic)
9. The Blakes - The Blakes (self-released)
10. Tom Brosseau - Grand Forks (Loveless)
11. The Hands - So Sweet EP (The Basement Empire)
12. Bole2Harlem - Volume 1 (Sounds of the Mushroom)
13. The Earaches - Time On Fire (Steel Cage)
14. The Hold Steady - Boys and Girls in America (Vagrant)
15. Earl Greyhound - Soft Targets (Some)
16. Rock Plaza Central - Are We Not Horses (self-released)
17. The Shins - Phantom Limb (Sub Pop)
18. +/- (Plus/Minus) - Let's Build a Fire (Absolutely Kosher)
19. 120 Days - 120 Days (Smalltown Supersound/Vice)
20. The Exploding Hearts - Shattered (Dirtnap)

Other Album on the List

22. Tokyo Police Club - A Lesson in Crime (Paper Bag)
23. PJ Harvey - The Peel Sessions 1991-2004 (Island)
25. Beck - The Information (Interscope)
37. Nina Simone - Remixed & Reimagined (RCA/Legacy)
38. Ladyfuzz - Kerfuffle (Transgressive)
39. Albert Hammond Jr. - Yours to Keep (Rough Trade)
47. Lady Sovereign - Public Warning (Def Jam)
48. Babyshambles - The Blinding EP (Regal)
50. The Horrors - The Horrors (Stolen Transmission)
53. Graham Coxon - Love Travels at Illegal Speeds (Parlophone)
55. (Various) - The DFA Remixes Chapter Two (DFA/Astralwerks)
56. Sparklehorse - Dreamt for Light Years in the Belly of a Mountain (Astralwerks)
66. Arctic Monkeys - Leave Before the Lights Go On (Domino)
69. The Drones - Gala Mill (All Tomorrow's Parties)
70. Robbers on High Street - The Fatalist and Friends (New Line)
71. Bob Dylan - Modern Times (Columbia)
72. (Various) - The Harry Smith Project: Anthology of American Folk Music Revisited (Shout! Factory)
73. Archie Bronson Outfit - Derdang Derdang (Domino)
78. Lily Allen - Alright, Still (Regal)
79. Brazilian Girls - Talk To La Bomb (Verve Forecast)
80. TV on the Radio - Return to Cookie Mountain (Interscope)
81. Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 - Ole! Tarantula (Yep Roc)
82. Yo La Tengo - I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass (Matador)
83. Bright Eyes - Noise Floor (Rarities: 1998-2005) (Saddle Creek)
90. Joanna Newsom - Ys (Drag City)

And Last but not Leased
The Top Selling CD in Detroit This Week

The DMRC Top 10 selling local C.D.
From The Real Detroit Weekly

1. Various Artists — Eminem Presents: The Re-Up
2. Tom Waits — Orphans ...
3. The Beatles — Love
4. Ciara — Evolution
5. Jay-Z — Kingdom Come
6. Dash the Assassin — Chaos You Can Trust
7. Robin Thicke — The Evolution of ...
8. Twisted Sister — Twisted Christmas
9. Neil Young & Crazy Horse— Live at the Fillmore East
10. Deftones — Saturday Night Wrist
Breaking Culture News

This Just in From the Web.

Video From Last Night
So called Rock'n'Awe Countdown to Guitarmageddon"
between the Decemberists(Chris Funk) and Stephen Colbert (With the Help of Peter Frampton)
(From Comedy Central)

it came from the late night "X-MAS" music club from culture city

It Thursday, Four Days left to X-mas

A before the Holiday break how about some X-mas Music from The Ramones
Hey, ho, Let Go

Late Breaking Culture News

Stephen Colbert you son of a (you can not say that on this blog)

Colbert won the war but hey not counting the studio audience and a pay-off from Henry Kissinger, It was a tie.

Tonight on the "The Colbert Report" on Comedy Central the pay-off to climax of the to a funny feud between Stephen Colbert and the indie rock band the Decemberists in the 'Decemberists vs Stephen Colbert Guitar Solo Challenge'.

Now if you been living under a rock or going to the nearest mall doing last minutes X-mas shopping, here is a brief review it all stared in Early Auguest with Colbert own Green Screen Challenge with him waving a Star wars Light saber in front of a green Screen, and then the Decemberists(who released there album "The Cran Wife" a few weeks ago)did there own contest with MTVU(the Collage Channel of MTV) for the song "O Valencia!" and then the moking right wing host back saying they was Riding his Coattails and told his nation to put his footage in the Decemberists video for a Second Green Screen Challenge.

But Front man Colin Meloy issued the Challenge and said "Put down the pen, Colbert, and pick up the axe! Let's see what kind of a man you really are-- let's SHRED."

and that what happend after the 11 PM News (I was watching Local 4 News at 11 PM[ the news station of Chossed in culture city)as they tune to see Colbert and the Decemberists' Lead Guitar Chris Funk duel in what the host called "Rock'n'Awe: Countdown to Guitarmageddon"(not my words, but his)

it Start with a warm up with From "Apple in stereo" Guitars Robert Sinder (AIS Album next year) as he did his shedding in front of a green screen. and in Front of celebrity judges: Rolling Stone writer Anthony DeCurtis, Grammy-winning producer/engineer Jim Anderson, and New York governor-elect Eliot Spitzer(yes they did get the governor-elect on the State of New York).

Chris Funk did he best in the minute as his best that stun colbert as he went to break, but then like a wrestler telling he watch his back and slap him up side the head, Colbert Fack a Finger injury on a five-neck guitar stolen from Cheap Trick and was calling on a guitar god that came not by Green Screen but by the One and only FRAMPTON (That Peter Frampton to the rest of us)do what he dose best Jam.

the vote was DeCurtis (Who say he would pick the winner if Jack White was in it) Pick Colbert/Frampton, Anderson going with the indie Kids with the Decemberest and Anderson and Spitzer who not going to take a Bribe From cobert did not vote so the fix was in as the paid off studio audience and Kissager told us America won.

And so it was America win and the blogger taking this silly little Faux feud over a green screen, Hook Line , and sinker.

so after the show Peter Frampton, Chris Funk, Robert Schneider, Cheap Trick's Rick Nielsen(Who play the theme of the show opending), and Stephen Colbert have a all star jam.

We dont have video yet as of 3 AM (typing this report)

nothing on Comedy Central web sight or you tube but if there is video will show it to you.

(Oh! by the way,
the Decemberists Crane Wife is out Now, Peter Frampton Fingerprints is also out(and Still a Guitars God), Apples in Stereo's will released New Magnetic Wonder on Feb. 7(AIS member John Hill is also in one of my favour bands Dressy Bessy), and Cheap Trick have a new one out it called Rockford released in the middle of the year, and one more note Eliot Spitzer will be sworn in as governor of New York on Jan. 1)

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Instant Gig Guide

Just to Let know There is little or no news on this holiday season. so i could drop this one on you.

This upcoming Friday, December 22nd at the Magic Stick in Midtown Detroit it the Fifth annual Sounds and Spirits Holiday Spectacular, it have come a long, Long way From the First show at C-POP Gallery in 2002 and it been the Crowning event in the Detroit Indie Music Caldard.

Highlights from past Spectaculars include Jack White and Ben Swank
(Soledad Brothers) collaborating on an Elvis medley, an all-star version of
'Do They Know it's Christmas' featuring Esquire, Marcie Bolen (Von
Bondies), Danny Dollrod and Warn Defever (His Name is Alive), Blanche
performing a costumed Heatmiser/Coldmiser medley, and Mars and Sunshine
Doray teaming up for The Pogues "Fairytale of New York."

the event is a live gig trown back to the days of the old school TV speacial from years go by to the first goalen age of T.V., It is set up by the member of blanche Slide Guitars player Dan Fenney as a Benefit for Coalition on Temporary Shelter ( in Detroit.

so i know every one is asking is Who is playing the big gig, The Following bands:

American Mars
Sunshine Doray
Thunderbirds are Now!
The Paybacks
Johnny Headband
The Sirens
New Grenada
Johnny Headband
Loretta Lucas and Friends of the Diddlers
The Muldoons
The Go
Sean Hoen
Jarrod Champion Sleeps 'til Dusk
Exmix All-stars
Ether Aura
Hard Lessons
Night Moves
Windy & Carl
Gilchrist, Oakes, Nash & Yun
Lee Marvin Computer Arm
The Thom McCann Carolers

and i could tell you it going to be one hell of a show

Tickets for this show are still on sale at, at the Garden Bowl ticket for this event is $15 Dollars with the doors opening at 9 PM with the show beging at 10 PM on the button.

Be There.

and one more news notes on the P.L.U.G. Awards which i been profiling the categories on this blog sight since the Plug awards nonanne was released in November, The Bands for the show on Feb.10 have been announced the bands playing the show are:

Tokyo Police Club
Silversun Pickups
Stephen Malkmus

They will play for about 20 to 40 Minutes at the show.

The Show will be hosted by indie music fan and Actor (who been a few music video himself):

David Cross
of The Ben Stiller Show, HBO Mr. Show with Bob And Dave, and Arrested Development.

There is no word if the show will be webcast or shown on T.V. will keep you posted, but there still time to vote on The PLUG awards at, but there is a little time left the deadline for all entry is in January 2007.

and there is a new categorie at the Bottom of this post.
The late night music club from culture city
P.L.U.G. SpotLight

To Vote, Go to:

For Your Consideration tonight
The PLUG awards For:

Electronic/Dance Album Of The Year

With New year almost a week and a Half away you hav to find music to


And you need some cool not pop music to rock this party untill midnight and untill 4 AM, so here what the P.L.U.G Cartl say are the 10 best Dance album of the year.

And the nominees are:

Basement Jaxx - Crazy Itch Radio (XL)

Booka Shade - Movements (Get Physical)

Coldcut - Sound Mirrors (Ninja Tune)

Girl Talk - Night Ripper (Illegal Art)

Goldfrapp - We Are Glitter (Mute)

Herbert - Scale (!K7)

Hot Chip - The Warning (Astralwerks)

Junior Boys - So This Is Goodbye (Domino)

MSTRKRFT - Looks (Last Gang)

Ratatat - Classics (XL)

The Knife - Silent Shout (Mute)

Thom Yorke - The Eraser (XL)

And it you missd a past category you can see the past P.L.U.G. Spotlight post on the Right of the Menu.
it came from the late night "X-Mas" music club from culture city

Tonight i Have two more X-Mas Video to the pile

Because i did not find the Video i was looking For last night

But this is OK


Forsty the Snow Man

And For you old fand of the ZDTV/Tech TV Show the Screen Saver there version of the classic song the First Nole which is called The First Leo (in Hounred of host Leo Laporte)

(Ed Note: i could not a Indie arites or band Doing the First Nole)

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

New Music Tuesday
December 19th, 2006

It Tuesday December 19th, Less than a week away before X-mas have you dont you shopping or x-mas Cards yet.

it the Birthday of founding member of Disco/Funk band Earth, Wind & Fire Maurice White, he was born in 1944.

it was also on this day in 1997 that The founder of Sony Corp., Masaru Ibuka pass away at the age of 89, your asking yourself why is this important because transform modern culture with the world's first pocket transistor radio which will be know as the Pocket man.

It was also on this day in 1974 rod wood Join the Rolling Stones and join the Freak show that is the rolling stones.

Well it Tuesday so it New Music Tues day with all the most inporant new music that matters.

Only one problem unless you are a rap fan with released from Nas and Bow Wow, There is no indie music released out today oh unless you count the new released from Detroit dance rock band "Johnny Headband" Happiness Is Underrated, who by all report have a awesome show on Saturday night.


Johnny Headband - Happiness Is Underrated
and that it

Notable Reissues and Archival Material:

Jerry Lee Lewis - Rockin' With the Killer (Fuel)
Neil Young - Living With War - Raw (limited-edition version with DVD; Reprise)

Music on DVD:

Forget it too there nothing good to released on Music DVD

But there is something good if you are a TV Fan

TV on D.V.D:

Criss Angel Mindfreak - The Complete Season 2
ER - The Complete 6th Season
The First 48 - The Most Intense Investigations
Gene Simmons: Family Jewels - The Complete 1st Season
Hogan's Heroes - The Complete 5th Season
Married... with Children - The Complete 6th Season
Prisoner: Cell Block H - Set 2
The Simpsons - The Complete 9th Season (Lisa Head Packaging or Regular Packaging)

Monday, December 18, 2006

No Post Today

I am so Buzy with my X-Mas Cards List and it a week away i am doing it in a rush to get it done so i stay up all last night whiel listen to Little Steven X-mas show part one and Rodney on the ROQ (at 3 AM, Shut off at 5:30 AM, Un godly hours but it in LA, what do you expect.)

so if i have time i will do a bunch of post before my Holiday Break/Festise 50 List 2006.

So have a nice Day, and say safe
Gig Guide Monday

December 18th - December 23th
There are nothing on X-Mas Eve or X-Mas Day
Ever thing On the Outside Gig Is Closed



Tony Bennett - Late Night with Conan O'Brien - NBC
OK Go - Jimmy Kimmel Live - ABC
The Killers - The Tonight Show with Jay Leno - NBC
Gnarls Barkley - Jimmy Kimmel Live - ABC
Sean Lennon - Late Night with Conan O'Brien - NBC
Nellie McKay - Late Night with Conan O'Brien - NBC
Twisted Sister - The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson - CBS
Neil Young - Saturday Night Live - NBC (Dec. 17, 2005)


BBC Radio

Radio 1

Steve Lamacq In new Music We Trust
Monday at 4 PM EST

Jo Whiley In Live Music We Trust
Wedensday 4 PM EST

This Week
headline set from Snow Patrol

Huw Stephens Unsigned
Wednesday From 7-9 PM

This Week
Christmas Special with The Duloks, Lisa Knapp, Tall Pony and Evils

Colin Murray
Monday to Friday 5-7 PM EST

Monday - Live music replay from Kings of Leon, Radiohead and the Specials
Tuesday - Black Hole - 45 minutes of music and comedy downloads
Wednesday - Colin's Mobile Disco
Thursday - Cool Christmas - 2 hours of cool Christmas songs and our favourite bands of 2006 perform special crimbo tracks for the show

And if i may not forget the Toughest and Pretty D.J. on all of BBC

Annie Mac
her Friday Night Mash Up at 7 PM EST(This Week - Best minimixes show)
and the Sunday Night Web Show on 4 PM EST

Radio 2



Paul Gambaccini presents a series chronicling the life of singer Jackie Wilson.The story of the Detroit entertainer who started singing blues and gospel on street corners. Jackie Wilson talks about his early boxing career from an archive interview shortly before his heart attack in 1975, before moving full time into music.


Paul Gambaccini presents his choice of the breakthrough artists of 2006. He talks to the Feeling's Dan Gillespie Sells and Ciaran Jeremiah, and singer-songwriter Mika.


Mark Lamarr tells the story of the Million Dollar Quartet, one of the most famous jam sessions in the history of pop music that saw Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis perform together in a studio in Memphis, Tennessee, on a Tuesday afternoon in December 1956. Including contributions from Peter Guralnick, Colin Escott, Carl Perkins, Sam Phillips, Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis.


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.


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 dont forget Suzi Q
Thursday 4 PM EST

BBC 6 Music

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

Monday - The Thrills - Glastonbury Festival 2003
Tuesday - Suede - Glastonbury Festvial 1993
Wednesday - British Sea Power - Warwick University 2003
Thursday - Eddie And The Hot Rods - BBC Paris Theatre 1977
Friday - The Dandy Warhols - Bristol Academy 2003
Saturday - Grandaddy - Glastonbury Festival 2003
Sunday - Groove Armada - Studio 4 Maida Vale 2004

Joe Mace Dream Ticket
Mondat-Thursday 5-8 PM EST

Monday - The Rolling Stones
Tuesday - The Ramones
Wednesday - The Stone Roses
Thursday - U2

Queens of Nosie
Sonic Safari
Saturday 7 PM EST

This Week Safari
Musicals Safari

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

This Week in Session: Sidecar Kisses
This Week's Guests: Fear Of Flying and Bluetones

KCRW Morning Becomes Eclectic with Nic Harcourt
All Live setbegin at 2:15 EST

Tuesday - Yusuf (formerly Cat Stevens)
All Times are PST, three hours behind EST)

Pufferfish - Tuesday December 19, 12:00pm

WOXY. Live Lounge

Wednesday - Buffalo Killers - 4:00pm

And A special note
This Thursday begin at 10 AM
WOXY.COM will reviel the top 97 Albums of the year

Satellite Radio


SIRIUS Disorder (Ch.24)

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

Monday - Aaron Neville (REAIR of 10/27)
Tuesday - Willy Porter
Wednesday - The Twilight Singers
Thursday - TV on the Radio
Friday - George Martin
X-Mas Day - Aimee Mann Xmas Special

Left of Center (CH.25)

Left of Sessions
Wednesdays 9 pm
Rebroadcast Fridays noon ET

This Week
The Hold Steady

Best Of Sessions
The Best of Left of Sessions
Tues 12/26 12:01 am ET
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.

Blog Radio
Weeknights 10 pm ET
Product Shop NYC on Monday
Brooklyn Vegan on Tuesday
Gorilla Vs. Bear on Wednesday
and Now My Old Kentucky Blog on Thursday

and it the Third Thursday of the Month so
Matt Pinfield Plays Whatever He Wants at 6 PM EST

XM Radio


Christmas Confidential: Mannheim Steamroller
Noon ET - Fine Tuning - XM 76

XM Radio Classics Presents: Miracle on 34th Street
10AM ET - Radio Classics - XM 164

Eddie Trunk Live with Twisted Sister
6PM - 10PM ET - Boneyard - XM 41


XMU Live
Fri. 8AM - Mon. Mid. ET - XMU - XM 43
It's been over 5 years since XM launched and we're celebrating all the live music recorded exclusively for XMU. Listen for live sets of music from the XMU Archives including performances by Badly Drawn Boy, French Kicks, Phoenix, Stellastarr*, the 2006 Austin City Limits Recast and more.

XM 6 Sonic Sound Salutes: WHBQ Memphis, TN
4PM - 9PM ET - The '60s

2006 Austin City Limits Music Festival Re-Cast
6PM - Mid. ET - The Loft - XM 50
Tune into The Loft for the 2006 Austin City Limis Music Festival featuring the music of artists like Los Lobos, Cat Power, Gomez, Calexico, and Nickel Creek.

The Berenstain Bears Save Christmas: The Musical
11PM ET - XM Kids - XM 116
(hey, this to prove we dont make this thing up )



CMJ was almost a month ago and we had 29 bands stop by the XM Studios in New York with performances by 15 bands. Listen today for the replay of all these great performances in alphabetical order by band including performances by: Annuals, Army of Me, Georgie James, Headlights, Miho Hatori, Office, Portastatic, The Changes and more.

Wax Your Woody with Dick Dale
11PM - Mid. ET - The '60s - XM 6

and Don Forget

Theme Time Radio Hour with Bob Dylan
Thursday - Noon - 1PM ET - The Village - XM 15
This Week Theme is Christmas

And Just to let you know that Theme Time Radio Hour with Bob Dylan will now be reaired on BBC 6 Music, Wheather or not it will be ablivied for Live Stearming and Arcied For a week i dont know.




Maigic Bag

Thursday - GREENSTREET with The Robin Horlock Band & Jeff Tessler
Friday - POLISH MUSLIMS with Stewart Francke & Hunky Dory

Lager House

Friday - Salt Miner's Holiday Hootenanny! with the return of Bill Parker & His MotherScratchers & The Good Mornings

Saint Andrews Hall

Friday - Glassjaw


Wednesday - The Junior Varsity Find Tickets
Saturday - Love Arcade
Royden/Allison's Hope gig for Thursday
Canceled - Refund at point of pursher


Tuesday - The Metaphysical Boy, Sexual Pantalones, Crown of '91
Wednesday - The Setup w/ Mahoney, Machine
Thursday - Ann Arbor Soul Club w/ Brad Hales, and Robert Wells
Friday - Killa-Watt w/ King Jazzy, Negus Arubis, and more
Saturday - Detroit Derby Girls X-Mas Party w/ Whitey Morgan, Desolation Angels, and more...

The Belmont

Thursday - The Belmont's Customer Appreciation Party! No cover!
Friday - Big Lake Trawler, Eddie Baranek and Shaun Cromwell.
Saturday - Koffin Kats, Grande Nationals, Casket Gasket and GasHog.


Wednesday - Murphy's Law, A.L.D., Pitbull, Anti-Social Degenerates
Thursday Mydols
Friday - Annual Torpedo's Show and Xmas Party wsg Read Em and Weep
Saturday - Parka Kings, Soapbox Paradox

The Palace of Auburn Hills

First two of Four Show at the Palace

Wednesday and Friday
you have too Face the Music And Face the Promise With
Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band

If i miss a gig or there is something going on Christmas Eve or Day(And Pleased no Private party please) it at

Sunday, December 17, 2006

it came from the late night "X-Mas" music club from culture city

Well i am out of the Week and it you have not done you X-mas List or any shopping yet, this week is the last week to get it done. and i am buzy as ever with X-mas cards, my Brother coming back and the Festiest 50 begin Next week.

So to Fill the X-mas season and to make up for lost time i fill the blogitspear with X-mas Music.

Johnny Cash
12 Days Of Christmas

Elvis Presley
Blue Christmas

And From his X-mas Album
Sufjan Stevens
Put the Lights on the Tree

And For a little added bouns
Juliana Hatfield
From The My So Called Life X-mas Show
This Song was on the My so called Soundtrack
and the Whole show is on the DVD.