Wednesday, May 27, 2009

One of dem songs being discussed

Well I first want to thank the handful of you readers that took the time to send a few comments my way. I dig doing this blog on my own and do appreciate when folks take a little effort to give me some form of feedback. A 'you suck' is better than a dead response.

Anyways, there are some obvious picks out in the blogosphere for earlier runners in 2009. That said, LTME ain't listen to no man, he do his pickin' all on his own. So while Grizzly Bear may have one of the best albums of the year, I might not think the infamous "Two Weeks" is the best number (hint: it's not). I do love the video...

If you liked that little ditty be sure to truck it on over to Black Cab Sessions (which I have been pushing for well over a year, but still cannot say enough about), there is a fantastic take on 'All We Ask'

Keep sending comments my way. No one said you are limited to one pick on song/band/album or one comment for that matter.
Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

This Roo's For You

Need some input on Bonnaroo from folks that have been in years of late. I wen the first year, had a blast but did tire, both from heat/no sleep and the endlessness of jam bands. This year I am mentally and physically up for the challenge. Roo has also grown leaps and bounds since it's inception, so I am certainly in for a musical treat across the board.

What kind of stuff do folks suggest bringing? Any tips on how to do the fest the best way? Who should LTME go see?

On my must see list are: White Rabbits, Animal Collective, Grizzly Bear, TV on the Radio, Beastie Boys, Justin Townes Earle, Phish, Elvis Perkins in Dearland, Del McCoury Band, Wilco, Andrew Bird and Band of Horses.

There are a few conflicts of note. David Byrne is on during B-Boys, however I saw this Bryne-Eno tour already in '09. Rodrigo y Gabriela are on at the same time as Bon Iver! As if that's not enough, NIN, Yeasayer, MGMT, Ben Harper and moe. all conflict (WTF!). Friday night has a throw down between Girl Talk and Paul Oakenfold, may do half and half there.

Readers, Phil T, Reid and Big Ben are on board. Who else is gonna be ther this year?

Whigs to hit the road again

The Whigs, the hard rocking trio from Athens, GA are prepped for yet another run on the road. This time they'll be hitting a few hotspots around the US and across Canada with the biggest band in Europe and former southern rock outfit, Kings of Leon.

Pumped for the band, should be great exposure opening for the likes of KOL. Wish the boys the best on the tour.

Here's a little taste.


06-05-09: Enterprise, AL - BamaJam Music & Arts Festival
06-20-09: Birmingham, AL - City Stages Festival
07-10-09: Louisville, KY - Forecastle Festival

08-09-09: Denver, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre w/ Kings of Leon
08-12-09: Edmonton, AB - Rexall Place w/ Kings of Leon
08-13-09: Calgary, AB - Saddledome w/ Kings of Leon
08-15-09: Vancouver, BC - GM Place w/ Kings of Leon
08-16-09: Vancouver, BC - GM Place w/ Kings of Leon
08-19-09: Sacramento, CA - ARCO w/ Kings of Leon
08-21-09: San Diego, CA - Cox Arena w/ Kings of Leon
08-22-09: Los Angeles, CA - The Forum w/ Kings of Leon