Best Buy = Indie Fail

Indie Music Greed

I don’t often use the blog to rant about the injustices in the music world, but this piece of news struck me as completely ludicrous:

Recent visitors to the official Best Buy site may have noticed a link targeted to unsigned artists, informing them that they have an opportunity to have their album stocked by local stores, if they’re willing to pay–-ahem$250 to get things rolling.

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Edward Sharpe Frontman Speaks To The A.V. Club

Did you catch Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros’ electrifying show at the High Noon Saloon on Saturday night?  You’ll probably want to check out this great interview from The A.V. Club‘s Jessica Jardine with the band’s frontman, Alex Ebert.

Great Gifts For The Musically-Minded

With Thanksgiving’s glorious orgy of gluttony now behind us, all eyes are on the upcoming December holidays.  Along with those highly-anticipated celebrations comes the stress of finding the perfect gifts for those you care about.  The folks over at Pitchfork have tried to make it easy on you this year by compiling a list of the coolest presents  with Reviews so you can pick something up for even the pickiest music fans.  Not bad, eh?  (I’m salivating over the live Nirvana album and the quirky mugs…)  What stuff would you add to your dream wish list?

This Week’s Nightlife and Giveaways: “This is a song for my simplest love…”

“This is intoxicating psych-indie for heady days in unbroken sunshine.” — The Observer

There’s just one show coming up this week, but it’s a big ‘un!  The sounds of California’s quirky, utopian musical collective of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros are more infectious than the swine flu, and show no signs of slowing down anytime soon.  They’re heading to Madison for a show at the High Noon Saloon on Saturday, the 28th and we want you to be there.  Read on find out more about the group who put out one of the best records of 2009 and enter to win a pair of tickets to the show.

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Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros’ Tiny Desk Concert On NPR

Get a preview of the upcoming Madison show from Edward Sharpe and Co. (November 28th at the High Noon Saloon) with the latest addition to NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series.  How could you not want to see these guys?  So fun! Get your tickets now, ‘cus they won’t be around for long!

 

Rain Machine’s Kyp Malone Muses On New Album Art

Kyp Malone

You may have heard that TV On The Radio‘s Kyp Malone is currently touring and performing under the name Rain Machine.  We’re majorly excited to hear his solo work live when he rolls into Madison on Thursday.  (Get tickets here.)  While you eagerly anticipate the swiftly approaching gig, we recommend you check out Pitchfork’s recent interview with Malone where he discusses the self-produced psychedelic cover art for his new album.

Tuesday’s Live Concert Photos & Videos: Built to Spill with Disco Doom

Friday night at the Barrymore, Built to Spill blew into town and thrilled the large crowd that had gathered. Follow the link to see some photos of the boys from Boise, along with opener Disco Doom.  Two videos from the show, “The Plan” and “Carry the Zero,” can also be found after the jump.

008-Built to Spill

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