Tuesday, March 30, 2004

That's My Girl

Most of my pals know how much I love GWEN STEFANI of No Doubt. My pal Julie even bought me one of the bags she designed for her label L.A.M.B. for Le Sportsac. Check out this Vogue Fashion story. Make sure to click on the 'see more photos' section under the first photo inorder to see all 9 photographs - they are simply divine. She's something else!!

Any Wilco fans out there? Here is info on the brand new album A GHOST IS BORN here.

Thursday, March 25, 2004

The already adorable Dave Grohl wrote the playlist reviews for the Sunday New York Times. If you weren't already in love with him, you will be when you read what he wrote about ONE OF MY FAVE TUNES OF 2003 - The Yeah Yeah Yeah's 'Maps': "'Maps' may well be the song most likely to be played during couples skate at every roller rink across the nation this summer. Better than 'Stairway to Heaven' when it comes to make-out music (I could never figure out what to do when the fast part kicked in), 'Maps' is like the best cherry-lip-gloss kiss you never had."

Wednesday, March 24, 2004


I was in Austin Texas for 4 days for the annual SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST music conference. It was a total blast! I met lots of people, saw lots of bands, drank lots of free beer and eat lots of BBQ!!

Here are a couple of stories:

Vice Recordings had a glorious after-party on Sat night featuring THE STILLS, THE FEVER and DEATH FROM ABOVE. It was the perfect way to end
the SXSW festivities on Sat night. The weather was superb, tons of good peeps and the bands tore it up. Especially my faves THE STILLS - they played one of the best shows I've seen them do (and I've seen tons).They were a tad sloppy, a tad raging drunk but still oh-so-on-it. Their songs get better every time!

Another highlight had to be sneaking in the back door of Buffalo Billiards in order to see my other fave band Franz Ferdinand. And it was my second time trying around the back. Once I got to the stairs to go to second floor where the band was playing I convinced the bouncer that I had to be there and he believed me. Thank goodness! The show was wicked! The best part was when I said hello to the FF manager - he said 'oh you got in ok?' and I said 'no, I sneak in the back door to get in' and he said
'good for you!'.

Other good bands I saw were:

Midnight Movies
Death From Above
Snow Patrol
The Like
Head Automatica
Gram Rabbit
Mean Reds
The Walkmen
Patrick Park
Broken Social Scene
John Vanderslice
Webb Brothers
The Thrills
Ken Stringfellow (solo)
The Smugglers
Another Blue Door

I was a tad disappointed by:
Scissor Sisters
The Killers
Architecture In Helsinki

Oh and I had a couple of 'celebrity' run-ins. I got to meet Don Was and Johnny Knoxville at the Continental Club on Friday night. They and Kris Kristofferson were
there to see Shooter Jennings perform. And standing by the stage next to me was Shooter's girlfriend Drea De Matteo from The Sopranos. I didn't know that Shooter
was Waylon Jennings' son. He actually put on a good show. He should be opening for Kid Rock.

And I guess I should mention that Johnny Knoxville is looking for distribution for his new label - JOHNNY KNOXVILLE RECORDS. (This is what we spoke about when I
met him). His first signing is his cousin Roger Alan Wade who does country a la Ween '12 Golden Country Greats'. He had a deal with Dreamworks originally but
it fell through when it was absorbed into Interscope.

Johnny was also at the VICE SXSW party on Sat night. He sure was stumbling when he was leaving...love it!

And I also met Tim Burgess who was spinning cool tunes at Factory People on South Congress Ave on Friday afternoon.

All in all - a superb SXSW experience for me.


Tuesday, March 16, 2004

My fave new band FRANZ FERDINAND is starting to get BIG in the U.S.A!
They are in the current issue of Rolling Stone and Interview magazines and also in - get this...

TIME magazine

rock on!

Tuesday, March 09, 2004


Rock tour manager Jackie Farry has worked with some of music’s best over the years, and many of them are now coming to her aid. Farry has cancer, and The Amazing Raffle has been launched to help her fight the deadly disease. Prizes from The Beastie Boys, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Liars, The Datsuns, The Go-Go’s, Redd Kross, Sleater-Kinney, Har Mar Superstar, Evan Dando, Zwan, Stereolab and others are on the block. Get your online raffle ticket here

Monday, March 01, 2004

Check this out!

Friday, March 5, 2004
11:15am. pst (2:15PM est, 1:15PM cst, 12:15PM mst)
Former Afghan Whigs frontman, Greg Dulli, leads his Twilight Singers in live performance on Morning Becomes Eclectic

LOG ON to live audio and video webcast

This tasty appetizer preparing us for The Twilight Singers kick off "Round 2," the second leg of their US tour in late March, running through April. The stint will consist of around 20 shows....including:

NEW YORK SHOW alert!!!!!

Oh yeah!!

THE TWILIGHT SINGERS are coming back - Sat April 3rd at Warsaw.
I already bought my ticket

rock on,

now playing - Rival Schools "United By Fate"