Friday, December 12, 2008

Jizz in my Pants

From the creators of D*ck in a box

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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Peep the pop music goodness

of Tina Parol...she actually wrote a track for Britney Spears called "Rock Boy" but you can peep her stuff here: myspace.com/tinaparol Gander On!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Win Tickets to See Kaiser Chiefs in LA

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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Free Kaiser Chiefs Track

Get the "Never Miss A Beat" Don Gosh Bad Nothing Remix HERE
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Friday, October 24, 2008

Kaiser Chiefs contest

Check out Kaiser Chiefs' "Never Miss a Beat" Yuksek Remix in the hottest iPhone game around, Tap Tap Revenge. This weekend, you have a chance to win an autographed copy of the new album, Off With Their Heads. One Grand Prize winner will win an exclusive vinyl edition, and an iPod Touch packed with Kaiser Chiefs tunes and videos. Get Tap Tap Revenge now, the contest ends Sunday. Check out the Tapulous blog for more info. Good luck! Gander On!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Kaiser Chiefs - Off With Their Heads - Oct 28

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Saturday, October 18, 2008

Somobe music video shoot!

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Kaiser Chiefs - Off With Their Heads - Oct 28




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Monday, October 6, 2008

Never Miss A Beat - Kaiser Chiefs - teaser

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Thursday, October 2, 2008

Musical Fruit - Kaiser Chiefs teaser

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Friday, August 15, 2008

Musical Photo Show

Free Whiskey & Chocolate!...

oh ya, some great photos too. Hope to see some of you out at our show. Featuring 5 of Seattle's favorite Music Photographers. Between 8pm-1130pm Should be a fun night of photography, tunes, homies, and drinks. See you in SODO.

Two Sneek Peeks from the show





-KJ Gander On!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Real deal

These kids from npsh showed a tough nyc crowd a party. In the beginning, the audience didn't know how to respond bu by the end the whole crowd was either dancing, bouncing or clapping alon to "ice age babeland."
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Npsh filled up the room

I have to say this band drew a good crowd for a monday night show. Gotta be 100 peeps out tonight
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npsh - good crowd

These kids are fun! They put natalie portman on the guest list.

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NPSH @ mercury lounge

So I'm headed down to the east village for Natalie Portman's Shaved Head first NYC appearance.

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Sunday, August 10, 2008

Cat Power @ APW

After hiding from the rain for a whole during Matt Costa's signing in the Virgin tent, I decided to brave the weather and check out Cat Power. She's on the main stage sounding soulful as always. She doesn't look as hot today though.
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Matt Costa @ APW

Brushfire artist Matt Costa is playing on the middle stage right now. The rain is coming down, but maybe he can shed some sunshine on this festival.

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Rogue Wave @ APW

How wonderful is it to walk into the festival and Rogue Wave is playing Harmonium.
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I'm curious...

What band will grow to become the Radiohead of the next generation....
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Radiohead + Statue of Liberty

The good thing about this festival is that you get to listen to amazing music and then turn around and look at an incredible view - the NYC skyline and the Statue of Liberty all lit up. You really can't beat that while a live version of "In Rainbows" is the soundtrack to you visual.  Too bad I forgot my camera...I hope some company or at least Radiohead is fillming this.
I do realize now, enduring this long day that the US has too many festivals - especially multi-day ones.
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Kings of Leon @ APW

Young dude + classic rock = awesome! The hipsters were smart...they drank first before they got here.
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Saturday, August 9, 2008

Kings of Lean @ APW

So took a break for a minute in the VIP to cool off, but now at the main stage for Kings of Leon. Young dudes that bring back some classic rock.
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K'naan at APW

Rapper K'naan from somalia is wrecking the stage right now with his clever politically charged lyrics. I doubt many folks here know him, but they are defintely digging him now.
Weather is nice and sunny today with a breeze coming off the river - it's nice.
The vip area isn't very dope here, but its also a good thing keeping people from hanging back there and forcing them to check out the bands. Oh yeah another state park regulation, beer only no hard alcohol....
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Chromeo at APW

Chromeo is on the main stage right now... Most of the crowd is checking them.

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APW Park rules

Bad news at this festival...since its a state park only 5 beers are allowed. They give you a wristband with 5 tabs and that's your alottment for the day.

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Your Vegas - APW

These boys from Leeds, Your Vegas are undiscovered and some mainstream media outlet need to turn folks onto these guys. They just opened up the festival with an amazing 40 minute set. Check out their song "troubled times"
Sidenote: APW is a small version of Coachella, only 3 stages and I feel like bands and artists get longer sets - which is much better
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APW - walking in

Ferry ride views were awesome coming over to Jersey - you can see the Statue of Libert as you come in!
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All Points West - Saturday

Great day for a festival here in the NY area. Waiting in line to get on the Ferry to head to Liberty State Park, and I'm not noticing that many hipsters waiting with me...maybe they'll show up later in the day. I hope I make it in time to catch Your Vegas.

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Monday, July 28, 2008

Sickbreaker with FTSK

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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Murder talk by be your own pet

Overheard at tonight's BYOP show, before opening for She Wants Revenge... "We should all be able to go out and buy guns and kill whoever we want to. It really doesn't matter. "
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Monday, June 16, 2008

Josh Homme Is Never To Sick To Fight

Over the weekend at the Norwegian Wood festival someone decide to throw a water bottle in the middle of 3's and 7's(about the 1:30 mark in the video. After the song ends Homme decides to call out the young troublemaker berating him with a tirade of words we're sure his mother would not approve of.

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Sunday, June 1, 2008

Damien Jurado at the Bowery

Damien Jurado is playing a set of new tunes at the Bowery tonight. A lot of soulful yet somber songs...has Damien lost some weight? He looks thin.

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Friday, May 30, 2008

"Everyone Has A Fucking Beard Here" - The Rainn Wilson Interview



George, WA -- I found Rainn Wilson to be a Gooseninja.com kind of guy. Not only does he have ties to Eastern Washington, but he's into Ninjas (I'll get to that) and seemingly everywhere at once. Like the small biplane circling the Gorge hour after hour, signage for his latest film The Rocker streaming behind, Mr. Wilson's brilliant, over-the-top acting presence has become omnipresent. As Rainn and I hung out on the side of the Sasquatch Music Festival's Mainstage in, we couldn't help but notice the small plane circling around and around. "I wish they would shoot that plane down…(He fires me a no-shit, but playfully exasperated look) It's too much, don't you think?" He said it, almost adopting the classic self-depreciating spirit of any great indi-rocker, and saving me one complaint. I agree these festivals have become over-saturated with marketing departments and promotional street teams, though instead of asking Mr. Wilson his take on the Fleet Foxes (who were performing as we chatted) I had to inquire about his next (ninja) picture, Bonzai Shadowhands.

"Imagine…Just Imagine the most fucked-up version of Karate Kid. That's Bonzai Shadowhands." Sold. The Fox Searchlight film will be directed by Jason Reitman (Juno, Thank You for Smoking). Gooseninja.com will keep you update as to the progress of this dark comedy about a depressed former master ninja.

Gazing upon the miles of God's golden country, we discussed The Office star's thoughts on Eastern Washington. "If Yakima is the armpit of Washington State, then Wapato is like the infested mole encrusted within that armpit." One should point out Rainn's wife (Author Holiday Reinhorn) hails from Wapato. The two met at the University of Washington's Hutchinson Hall in '85 and still frequent their vacation cottage in Sisters, OR. Surrounded by the malnourished and dehydrated, I found it refreshing to hear they still kick around our native Eastern Washington.

"Everyone has a fucking beard here." And he was right. These apathetic neo-hippies have no hygiene, no manners. Shave? Fuck, how about a shower! After a night of spreading herpes from tent to tent, these hardcore red-state rockers reak of BO and bud. Many of them are sporting red and white bandanas adorning the former SNL host's film The Rocker. For the role, Mr. Wilson worked with drum coach Stewart Johnson in LA.

As for real rockers, The Flaming Lips were at the top of the list for Rainn. He also professed a love for the Cold War Kids, whose show Mr. Wilson caught later on the sidestage. You could see he was completely into their set and engaged with their music. I think Rainn Wilson loves music, community, and people in general. Rolling Stone tapped him to blog for them (read it here) and interview Rogue Wave. Gander On!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008


Back to Reality...The last Four Days was incredible...More to come! Gander On!

Drive Safely

The.hands of mother nature washed the children away.
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Shameless Promotion of Gooseninja.com

The flaming lips at Sasquatch. Breath. Wow. Epic.

Remember rockers of the gorge, keep an eye on gooseninja.com for all the best photos and interviews from this festival. We promise to continue to bring you the feeling of being there. Whether you are following from your tent on the grounds, your blackberry in the parking lot mess, or simply following one of the finest festivals in the world, we will speak to and for you. We will listen to you. We will slap you upside your acid-soaked brain. We are the Sasquatch music festival, and of course, we love you.

Thank you Gorge.
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Monday, May 26, 2008

The Flaming Lips

The UFO has landed.

Only the 3rd time they have ever played...Led Zep...live.

20 naked women just overtook the stage.

Fuck blogs, we gotta get unto this. God speed my friends.
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Mars Volta

Finally someone has the balls to stand up to Gorge security during their set. Omar is slamming, fucking, and throwing everything on stage, including photogs cameras! Don't get in fucking way! Rock and roll is back at this gorge. The Volta is currently in charge of this world.
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Battles

Electric. Words don't describe. We are in love. Going to buy the CD from Easy Street on our way to Flight of the Concords on the Mainstage!
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Syberian

Check them out. They are rocking the Yeti and its living up to all the hype. I had the chance to chat with the lead singer before he walked on stage. He was super relaxed and friendly.

Just left an interview with Matt Costa. Check back later for the full interview and killer photos. We've got all the scoop on Mr. Costa, we know you are craving it!
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Festival fashion.

Ladies. If you didn't know yet, headbands are back. big small, pink and black.
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The Hives work the main stage better than anyone

Yes! The Hives are on! You have never heard someone scream, "Sasquatch!". On stage banter: "Its hot here. Really hot, not the weather, but me!". You must love these Swedes. They have the pit hoping on beat and it is a beautiful thing!

This band has the energy you also possess in your rockstar dreams. Every time. I got me a ticket!
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Matt Costa

He is the new Paul Simon. But sexy, hip, wearing a belt buckle, and playing the ,ol harmonica. We give him style points for consistently wearing interesting hats.
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Matt Costa

Dude is killing it. He truly is Beattles esque. The sun is shining and so is Matty! No side stage show this time. With a cowboy hat on, Mr. Costa is paying it forward once again.
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Dif

We are being restricted by technology. Not enough juice or plugs out here in nowhere.
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Day 3

We have entered the labrynth that is Day two. Beating down the long path to the amph that has been refer ed to as the Trail of tears. As I ask the guy walking next to me, How do you spell labrynth, I realize I'm talking to Michael Ian Black. Approaching the site parking lot, we overhear the familiar best of 40 Ounces of Freedom. As the goose himself would say, your festival day has not begin until you hear Sublime in the parking lot. My new friend and I reminisced about replaying sublime so much 10 years ago, its hard to stomach these days.

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Sunday, May 25, 2008

The Cure

Death Cab who? We're so over Benni G at the Gorge. The Cure are on and you can feel their influence. They fucking changed the way music was made in that day and many days after. This may be the last time many here see these pioneers, enjoy! The Gorge of yesteryear owes a lot to the scene made by The Cure. L et's just hope those sitting on the lawn appreciate the forgotten decade.
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Flying Tortillas

A new festival favourite! Someone has been tossing flour tortillas into the crowd.

Editor's Note - This also happened at last years Vegoose Festival. During Michael Franti and Spearhead. We see a trend emerging. Gander On!

The Kooks

Just went on. 30 mins late. Filled the Wookie meadow. This band has a helluva following. Lovin it!
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Sarah Calhoun and The Blakes

A very fitting name, this alt-country rocker is hot! Members from all the earlier yeti stage bands are there rocking with her in support. The fiddle player is in her own world, but she is the perfect addition to this act. If you have the chance, check out Sarah Calhoun ASAP!!!

Before her set The Blakes tore it down, built it back up, then let it on fire. Some new tunes from the boys have us super stoked for the next LP.

Now off to watch the Kooks!
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Cold war kids cover

The cold war kids finished their set with a built to spill cover. Very rocking! Crowd loved it.
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T and S

Tegan tells the crowd the Ted, the guitarist, is staying in the camp grounds. Wonder if he is anywhere near our comfort station 4...
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Tegan and Sara!

Are on now. Welcome back girls! Gander On!

J Tillman on Yeti

J Tillman just went off. Great show, included a cover of Freebird. He is signing at the East Street station at 3:30.
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Truckasauras on the Yeti Stage

Coming on after The Maldives and before J. Tillman, Truck is breaking out all their gadget wizardry and bringing back the sun, maybe.


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Tri City Herald

It's about fucking time.

The largest publication in 150 miles is finally covering the festival. Wow. Are they getting their act together? Jeremy from the Herald, he didn't give his last name, is starting an Arts and Entertainment magazine with the Herald and will also be writing a weekly column in the Tri cycle (look for that in the Entertainment Section on Fridays). Gander On!

The Maldives: Let it Rain!

The Maldives were able to squeeze in two songs before their set became waterlogged. No worries though, the show went on swingingly. There are like 14 guys on stage and they are each very talented craftsmen, working away through their set seemlessly. One member of the band, a second percussionist, looks about 15 and certainly stands out next to 6 guys who could each be a tractor salesmen. I was sold and we will have pics up soon!
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Day Two Sasquatch is on

Its raining! Surprise! After the downpour last night during REM (check back for the best pics of the complete show) we are back on site and underway with the second of three days. Campers awoke to glorious sun and warm weather. Bathroom line: 120 mins. Festival front gate: 45 mins
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Saturday, May 24, 2008

Rainn Wilson

Just finished up our time with Mr. Rainn "Dwight form the office" Wilson. Keep an eye out for that interview!
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Mia porn

MIA has all the lil ladies bouncing em! Ohhh! God damn, this is a dance party! MIA is killing it, pics to come!
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Comedy at Sasquatch

A comedy tent has been added to this year's lineup, and no one is more excited than I.



As for our friend Tim Meadows, what a great sport. He stood next with us in the back and laughed at the majority of really bad jokes told by the openers. You can see in his eyes the time and dedication to the craft. He is here because he truly enjoys working with these young, promising comedians.



Had to jam out early... Here's a run down...the First comedian- Matt Besser had a great line when he opened with, " I don't know the difference between Tegan and Sara.". Matt Walsh, who followed, reminded me of former WWE star Mankind. Who the duck is this guy? But he made us laugh a few times. Bitter better bitter butter routine. People looking around like.... Is this really going on? Then, a guy goes on, Aaron Nevil. This one goes out to. I love you. I don't know where they were going with this sketch, maybe its better I never do. This was a poor review, more in depth to come in the next days. Best! Gander On!

Whigging out

Three is an amazing, high-energy band from Athens. The whigs! Yeti stage!
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Beirut

"ukelelies are sensitive instruments. ". -lead singer of Beruit. Channeling don hoe!

The horns sections of beruit have all interested. The remind of a simpler AF and and old sound. Kj is in charge now. Things are shaping up for a huge festival and all are in good spirits as they continue to arrive. The children of northwestern rock have been steadily infesting the gorge campground for a solid 24 hours now.
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In sasquatch!

We are in and gooseninja.com has arrived. KJ and I are making nice with all the usual suspects. PI is here, ice cream man too. Fleet Foxes opened the fest to about 3,000 early entrants and gorgeous weather. There is a light breeze dusting the summer sun's heat right off all these fantastic festival goers. Say 75-80 with the wind chill. The lines have not been bad. Shower: 30 min. Front gate: 60 min.

Btw. Mj was allowed to cut the shower line. Thanks guys!
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Sasquatch! Let me hear you!

Day one begins. Kyle and I begin the long journey to the amph. Fleet foxes are up soon. REM will close it out. Keep an eye over here all weekend long, gooseninja.com is camping 4 nights and bringing you all the action!
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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

New Music Video - Cut Copy - "Hearts On Fire"

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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

RZA plays Showbox in June


...The Wu is back.  Or at least Bobby Dig is back!  The RZA will be back in the Northwest next month.  The Showbox has announced our dear friend will be playing their SoDo location June 24th (presented by KUBE 93).  The show has been billed:  RZA as Bobby Digital featuring Stone Mecca.  Stone Mecca hails from LA and lays down ultra-funky beats that instantly transform you into Jackie Brown.  If you wanna get lucky tonight, visit your local watering hole, pick out a slump buster, take her back to your pad and put on their tune "Come Home."  That song gets us laid every time. Opening the evening will be The Saturday Knights, about whom Entertainment Tonight writes, "Underground rap hasn't sounded so fun since Pharcyde's early-90's heyday." How legendary would it be to see Robert Diggs and Tilson on stage together?!?  What a wonderful summer treat!  We recommend this as one of the summer's great shows!!! Gander On!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Taylor Swift

Is the Avril Lavine of country music.
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Saturday, May 17, 2008

"Neumos Changes?"

Three Imaginary Girls, Seattle's sparkly indie-pop press, has reported the rumor that Seattle Rock club, Neumos, could be facing changes soon.  Their sources cite a possible occupancy cut from 800 to 250 people.  Is the city eyeing that land?  First the Sonics, now Neumos?  


We attended the recent The Kills and Clinic performances at Neumos, where both shows were sold out and Gooseninja officials had difficulty in securing tickets, very uncool .  You could have shot a cannon through the place before the opener got started.  It did feel as though more people could have been accommodated and the atmosphere was comfortable.  

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Friday, May 16, 2008

Kate Nash Live Update

Gearing up for the major European music festivals this summer, that sweet little Brit Kate Nash took the west coast by storm the past few weeks. We just can't get enough of her, so here's a little update on what she has been up to if you missed anything....

Last Night, Miss Nash closed the NME Awards USA Tour in LA at the Henry Fonda Theatre. She has been playing with The Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players and last night invited
 14-year-old Rachel Trachtenburg on stage to drum with the band. Later in the evening, bouncers tried to remove Miss Trachtenburg from the side of the stage at which point Miss Nash stopped in the middle of her hit song, Foundations, and said, "I know it's not professional, but she's in the band, she's not leaving." You go girl!  See it below (Foundations at Henry Fonda Theatre)!


Kate played before a rowdy Friday night crowd at Seattle's historic Showbox Theatre (Market, 5/9/08). The crowd was so excited to have Miss Nash in town that they had to be routinely shushed. She was in great spirits and played two encores!  Read what the Seattle PI said about the show.


The Kate Nash Coachella set was fiery to say the least. Our sources tell us she had a big blowout with her boyfriend backstage after the show, which could have explained her intense stage demeanor. Regardless, the temperature was hot both figuratively and literally, and this was one show not to miss. One of the things we love most about Kate's performance is the heavy inclusion of percussion. At times, all the members of her band will be banging on something. And the beat runs deeper than just the drums, as Miss Nash uses her piano to pound her soul into each piano tune. We are huge fans of former Maccabees drummer Elliot Andrews. That guy can really pound! He adds a strong backbone to the music and instantly gives Miss Nash credibility in the world of rock. This does not imply she needs the credibility, but should be noted when your friends compare your love for Kate to just another chick-pop crush.

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno invited Kate to perform on Wednesday.  Thank you NBC!  You can watch the show HERE!

Visit Kate's Website today for a Free Download of a remix of her most-unique, B-side hit, Caroline's A Victim. This is a remix of our favorite Kate Nash song (Purple Rain excluded).  The website is still a work in progress...Can't wait to see what's been taking so long!
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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Kate Nash Covers "Purple Rain"

We really wish she would have done this during her set at Coachella but this is just as good.
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Sunday, April 27, 2008

Tegan and Sara Literally Run Into Jack White


Tegan and Sara rocked the main stage at Coachella this year and they documented their experience on a blog for Rolling Stone.  You can read all about their time at Coachella here.

At one point, they recount Jack White thanking them for letting him cover "Walking with a Ghost!"  Tegan writes that she was almost accosted by shirtless men in the VIP area and that she and Sara may form a band with the gals from The Breeders.  Tegan also confirmed that Pink WAS standing in front of us during their set.  
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Levi Rose

One band we have been keeping an eye on is Levi Rose.  A two-piece out of the South, Levi Rose have been tearing up Music City with their unique brand of roots rock.  Take a listen to the myspace page here.  In two weeks, they play a Benefit show in Georgia before several dates in Tennessee, Indiana, and back to Georgia for the Country BBQ at the end of June! Gander On!

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Boys Noize is killing!

The dance party has started early!!! Boys Noize is rocking the Sahara Tent!

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MGMT at Coachella

Just walking into the Mojave for MGMT. This show is about to rule.
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Friday, April 25, 2008

Black Kids

After some technical difficulties the kids are rocking again. Classic coachella problem!
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Black Kids

They say they are sweating like a drunk stepdad. We are too and loving it!
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Black Kids

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Why you sag so low

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Sebastian

Killing it on the tables right now with a great white stripes sample!
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John butler trio

He just thanked the native Americans for allowing the festival to take place. We would also like to thank them.
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21 and up

They are out of wristbands at the stand closest to the entrance crowd is getting angry already!
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At the gates

Can't wait to get inside the lines are extra slow the guards are doing thorough searches
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Thursday, April 24, 2008

G. Love tours the Brushfire Records Office

G. Love showcases the eco-friendly offices of Brushfire Records


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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

New Music Video - Blue Scholars - "Loyalty"

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Monday, April 14, 2008

Ticketmaster Has Friends... Yeah Right!


After purchasing our Coachella tickets and paying Ticketmaster close to our entire life savings in venue fees, processing fees, just because we can fees, and we want to make sure your broke before you get there fees we thought who would ever want to be friends with these guys. Ticketmaster you see has become the fifth most popular fan page on Facebook, with more fans than Hilary Clinton. Thanks to the East Village Idiot we now know that ticketmaster has fabricated a majority of their friends in order to obtain this rank. I mean come on how many people are fans of Ticketmaster, their friend list should look something like, StubHub, TicketBroker Central, and Ebay Scalper. Shameless Ticketmaster just shameless! Gander On!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Chuck Klosterman - Anyone Seen My 4.2 Billion



Chuck Klosterman just wrote a great article for Esquire Magazine on the decline of the music industry. Read it below.

Even if you know nothing about the music industry, you probably know this: People don't buy albums anymore. Everyone is aware of this, mostly because this phenomenon is reported on constantly. The soundtrack to High School Musical was considered a commercial success by selling 2.9 million units in all of 2007; seven years before, Britney Spears was able to sell 1.3 million copies of Oops! . . . I Did It Again in a single week. That disparity should be shocking, but it isn't -- by now, anyone who (even casually) follows the music industry is inundated with similarly grim statistics all the time. Interestingly, these stories tend to make music fans happy. People hate corporate record labels and love reading about how the industry is failing. As such, the media coverage of plummeting music sales almost always focuses on how labels are losing money. But this coverage usually ignores an economic element that is less tangible but more interesting: What is happening to all the money not being spent on music?

In 1999, the total revenue from all music sales (albums and singles) was $14.2 billion. By 2006, it was barely more than $10 billion, including downloads. While considering that staggering difference, assume the following suppositions are true:

* The music-buying population in 1999 wasn't that different from the music-buying population in 2006. Some people stopped buying music and some younger people started, but the overall demographic base is mostly identical in size and scope.
* The quality of the music produced in those respective years was not significantly different. In other words, no one is going to argue that sales only went down because the music got worse; the public's interest in sound is static.
* The price of music in stores stayed roughly the same. Gander On! for the rest.

This being the case, it would seem there are two elementary reasons why the decline in revenue happened: a) illegal file-sharing and b) heightened consumer selectivity. File-sharing has been written about extensively, so there is no need to readdress it here. The term "heightened consumer selectivity" is really just a manifestation of iTunes -- if someone is obsessed with the song "1 2 3 4" but has no interest in the Feist catalog, he can acquire the single for ninety-nine cents instead of blowing sixteen dollars on a full album he'd never play twice. But here's where the math gets less clear and more meaningful: These trends don't involve everyone. Your grandma is not using LimeWire. The 2.6 million people who love the Eagles are still going to Wal-Mart to buy the physical CD. In practice, it's only a select class of computer-savvy consumers who are making this dramatic revenue shift happen -- almost exclusively music fans under the age of forty who a) used to buy a few albums every other Tuesday but b) now buy virtually none over the course of an entire year. This specific underclass was the collective beneficiary of the aforementioned $4.2 billion difference from 2006; that number represents money they would have spent on music in 1999, but were able to save. So I wonder: Where did all that money go?

When the Associated Press did its (now annual) story about How the Music Industry Is Failing this past January, it tried to answer my question with one sentence: "The recording industry has experienced declines in CD album sales for years, in part because of the rise of online file-sharing, but also because consumers have spent more of their leisure dollars on other entertainment, like DVDs and video games." This is a rational explanation supported by the precipitous commercial rise in both idioms. (Video-game revenue has more than doubled since 2000, and DVD sales grew from $2.5 billion in 2000 to $23.4 billion last year.) The only problem is while CDs, DVDs, and video games are physically similar, and they're sold in the same outlet, the experiences they offer aren't logically connected. I don't see why not having to pay for a Band of Horses album would make a person any more likely to buy a copy of Knocked Up, as opposed to buying four gallons of gas or a pair of sunglasses or a turtle. I don't think young people swap out items in their "leisure" budget that explicitly. What seems more likely is that this extra $4.2 billion -- unequally distributed among all the music fans who didn't pay for music in 2006 -- entered the overall economy in lots of disparate ways. And while we'll never know exactly where all those bones disappeared, my specific theory is this: A lot of the money not spent on music in the twenty-first century is being used to pay off credit-card debt that was incurred during the nineties. In other words, not paying for In Rainbows today is helping people eliminate the balance they still owe for buying Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness when they were broke in 1995.

During the early eighties, it was difficult for college kids to get credit cards; at the time, parents still needed to be cosigners. But when that policy changed in the early nineties, it instantly became effortless for any slack-jawed student to get a credit card. Subsequently, the percentage of young adults (ages eighteen to thirty-four) with credit-card debt increased 5.6 percent from 1989 through 1998. But after 1998, it started to decrease; by 2004, it was lower than it was in 1989. Now, there are myriad reasons why this happened, but here is one potential factor: Napster -- and the entire file-sharing era -- launched in 1998. It seems entirely plausible that the money college students saved by stealing MP3's played a critical role in paying down whatever they owed on Visa cards they never should have applied for in the first place. I suspect that if Shawn Fanning had pioneered a safe, socially acceptable way to electronically shoplift from Target in 1997, people would have jumped on that bandwagon instead.

Whenever writers try to explain the collapse of the music industry, they inevitably blame the labels themselves; they point out how wasteful and inefficient the corporate structure was at places like Elektra and Chrysalis, and how unfair it is to charge kids so many dollars for a disc that costs pennies to make, and that modern consumers have come to the realization that "music longs to be free." This may all be true, but I'm not sure it's a viable explanation for things like huge layoffs at Def Jam. Lots of industries succeed despite being poorly modeled. What happened is this: Young people needed more money to pay for their rising levels of self-imposed debt, so they unconsciously gravitated toward the first technology that provided a cost-saving alternative. Because four-minute digital-song files are relatively small (and thus easily compressed), ripping tracks for free became the easiest way to eliminate an extraneous cost. It wasn't political or countercultural, and it had almost nothing to do with music itself. It was fiscally practical. It was the first, best solution.

People didn't stop buying albums because they were philosophically opposed to how the rock business operated, and they didn't stop buying albums because the Internet is changing the relationship between capitalism and art. People stopped buying albums because they wanted the fucking money. It's complicated, but it's not.
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Robyn Ft. The Knife - "Who's That Girl"

The Knife are one of our favorites here and their trademark synth sounds are all over this track. We could go without the Robyn and just listen to the instrumental all day long.
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Monday, April 7, 2008

Failed Ideas In Hip-Hop Pt. 2

The guys over at The Real have come up with some more great failed ideas in Hip-Hop. The last one is hilarious.

Failed Ideas in Hip-Hop 2 from jeff on Vimeo.> Gander On!

Friday, April 4, 2008

We Say Lollapalooza's Got The Best LIne-Up This Year


Courtesy of Jim DeRogatis Chicago Sun-Times

Lollapalooza’s Austin, Texas-based promoters C3 Presents are not scheduled to make their official announcement of the acts performing at this year’s weekend-long music festival in Grant Park until Monday, but the Sun-Times has confirmed through industry sources all of the major artists.

Art-rock giants Radiohead and Nine Inch Nails, the reunited Rage Against the Machine, Jack White’s side project the Raconteurs and hometown heroes Wilco and Kanye West will headline the main stages on Aug. 1-3.

The Raconteurs, Wilco and West will each be making their second appearance at the reinvented destination festival. Other repeaters among the more than 100 acts on this year’s bill are Gnarls Barkley, the Black Keys, Broken Social Scene, G. Love & Special Sauce, Blues Traveler and Mates of State.

Quite a few of the other acts — including many of the most promising — have earlier performed at Chicago’s two independently produced music festivals, Pitchfork and Intonation. These include Bloc Party, Cat Power, Stephen Malkmus, Girl Talk, Kid Sister, Office, the Cool Kids, Battles, the Go! Team, Jamie Lidell and Grizzly Bear.

Advance three-day passes are now on sale for a limited time for $190 (after which the price increases to $205) at Gander On!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Ben Gibbard an April Fool?

Check out Ben Gibbard, Mr. Death Service, and his new band, Just Jazzin' on the YouTube below and Myspace.

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Ed Banger All Star Mixtape


This has been floating around the internets for about a week now and we finally found somewhere streaming it. Lifelounge has the entire two hour mix streaming. The mixtape was recorded for Germany's Sputnik Radio and features songs by all the Ed Banger team members and other classics. The entire thing is mixed by Busy P, Justice and DJ Mehdi. It's got that classic Ed Banger sound and we love it. Gander On!

New Music Video - Kanye West "Homecoming"

We get a new music video about once a month from Kanye and usually they're a little though provoking or bring us something new visually that we hadn't seen. The Video for "Homecoming" however is a mix between Common's "The Corner" video and an Ipod commercial. Lot's of Chicago landmarks and tall corner shots mixed with Chris Martin's silhouette dancing, singing and playing piano. We love the song but we've seen this type of video before. Also whats with the shot at the end where Kanye has a gangster posse following him through the streets of Chicago.
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Saturday, March 29, 2008

Natalie Portman's Shaved Head and Chromeo REMIX!!!!!!!!

Just found a fantastic new mixtape featuring some of our favorite young bands, such as Natalie Portman's Shaved Head and Chromeo. Be sure to check out the tunes mixed up by a pair of Russian DJ's, 7he Myriads....




Source: Valerie: 7he Myriads from Russia
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Thursday, March 27, 2008

Mexico Really Doesn't Like Those Emo Kids



So first this Mexican VJ tells everyone to go out and beat up Emo kids because he thinks it's a bullshit movement.




Then this shit started happening!




Now there are threats of massive attacks and ambushes on Emo's
at next months City Fair in Tijuana. The Mexican government is now becoming involved in hopes of putting an end to all of this. On a lighter note these Emo kids in Mexico do have a legitimate reason now to stay inside cry about how life's not fair and cut themselves because pain is the only thing they feel anymore. Gander On!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

New track from The Game "Big Dreams"


This track was allegedly recorded just a few days ago the night that he was released from prison for allegedly carrying a weapon in a school zone. The story goes that he told Cool and Dre who produced the track that he would be writing while in prison and that as soon as he was released that they should board a plane to L.A. to get to work. This song was recorded in one day, that night, and in my opinion is his best work since The Documentary.

follow this link to listen to "Big Dreams" of his upcomming album L.A.X.


http://allhiphop.com/stories/multimedia__music/archive/2008/03/17/19479650.aspx Gander On!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

New Raconteurs Album out next Tuesday

It seems that the rumors floating around the last two days are true. Rollingstone.com today confirmed that the Raconteurs will release their second album to be titled "Consolers of the Lonely" Tuesday, March 25th In an effort to get their music to their fans as their website states "As quikly as possible." The website goes on to quote them as saying “We wanted to get this record to fans, the press, radio, etc., all at the EXACT SAME TIME so that no one has an upper hand on anyone else regarding its availability, reception or perception.” You can be sure that well have reviews of this album as well as their upcomming Coachella performance as soon as possible. Gander On!

Monday, March 17, 2008

MATT COSTA!


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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

New Viral Video - The Roots - "Birthday GIrl"

This is one of the best viral videos we've seen in a while. Props to The Roots and Def Jam.
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Matt Costa Got His Shit Jacked!


Courtesy of Pollstar

Although Matt Costa doesn’t have his $25,000 in stolen equipment back just yet, there may be a lead in the investigation.
After playing a nearly sold-out show in Winnipeg, Manitoba, February 16th at the Garrick Centre, thieves stole more than half of the singer/songwriter’s gear and instruments from a locked storage room at the venue, according to the Winnipeg Sun.
Costa’s manager, Chris Fenn, told Pollstar that although Winnipeg police are unable to comment on the investigation, the latest word is that "they raided a home in Winnipeg – but they have no idea if it’s our gear. … They’re still pursuing possible suspects."
The Winnipeg Sun recently reported city police raided a home connected to a music production group after seeing a rap group’s music video that included footage of an illegal firearm and suspected stolen equipment – possibly some of Costa’s.
Detective Duncan Paterson with the Winnipeg Police Department was unavailable for comment at press time.
Anyone with information related to the stolen gear is urged to contact Fenn at chris@mattcosta.com or Paterson at (204) 986-7890. Gander On!

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Presidents Of The United States Of America Video - "Mixed Up S.O.B."

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Monday, March 3, 2008

New Music Video - Justice - "DVNO"

So-Me is enlisted again to create a text heavy video for the French duo and this time it's a take on quite a few great logo animations. Enjoy.
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Friday, February 29, 2008

Matt Costa Interview

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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Sad Kermit Sings "Hurt"

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Saturday, February 16, 2008

Crazy Jam Session

At the solar powered plastic plant studio for Kelly Slater's birthday...jam session with Perry Farrel, Jackson Browne, and Money Mark with rotating drummers!!!! Its crazy!!!!!!
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Friday, February 15, 2008

New Justice Music Video "Phantom II"

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2008 Sasquatch! Music Festival Art Work

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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

The Goose's Grammy Wrap-Up

Sunday night marked the fiftieth time the Recording Acadamy gave away those trophys of the thing the RCA dog used to stick his nose in. It wasn't a bad show but in my opinion it wasn't great either. Bringing back Frank for the intro was cool and Carrie Underwood definetly caught my attention and kept me tuned in through the first ten minutes. Kanye gave a tribute to his mother that of course no one saw coming and then became the punching bag for everyone elses acceptance speaches. We got more performances than ever but I could have gone without that guy singing with John Legend, sorry Fergie. As a matter of fact the whole Black Eyed Peas Bunch shit the bed. Will.I.AM did what appeared to be a rap he originally wrote for Yo Gabba Gabba my favorite part being him rhyming Jammy with Grammy and then Slammy and who was at all suprised when he started spelling it out. Gander on for the rest. Amy Winehouse was the usual uninspired performance, all night we were told she was coming live via satellite and it was some kind of big deal, why didn't you just say we've got that crackhead that can sing real good coming up. John Mayer waited half the night to do a thirty second solo, There was a triute to a violinist and a drummer that featured two guys playing the piano for what seemed like an hour and A keyboard on the runway for Alicia Keys to play for all of two notes. The highlight for me was the reuniting of the Time and Daft Punk playing the mutant pads was pretty sweet too. Overall the show kept my attention but I could have gone for seeing a few more people given their awards live instead of a quick lower third with the name of the award they won in type to small to read. It shows how much the Acadamy really cares about the people who keep them in business Gander On!

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Mars Volta sighting

Cedric from the Mars Volta is hanging out at the Getty Center checking out some art today.

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Matt Costa

We are loving matt costa at a sold out el corazone. He is blowing the house out tonight to a standing room only crowd. Matt came out and performed the last delta spirit tune, tamborine in hand. If you can see matt costa, do it.
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Tuesday, February 5, 2008

New Erykah Badu video "Honey"

Check out this new video from Erykah Badu for her single "Honey"

The new album "New Amerykah" comes out February 26th!

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Jack Johnson's All At Once Network

Our friend Jack Johnson has always been spreading the message about environmentalism. Now Jack is connecting people through his ALL AT ONCE online social action network and global community - a place for people who want to become active in their local and world community. The network will connect people together allowing fans to meet each other, lend support, learn about local non-profit groups, issues and events, and take action together. The goal of ALL AT ONCE is to allow each individual to see how their actions impact the global picture. See the clip below as the Sundance Channel spotlights the network's efforts:

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Friday, February 1, 2008

Sarah Silverman "I'm Fucking Matt Damon"

If you've seen the Jimmy Kimmel show you should be aware of this long running gag that just added another great chapter.
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Thursday, January 31, 2008

Rogue Wave at the Belly Up

At the best venue in San Diego watching Rogue play to a sold out crowd. "Lullaby" never sounded better....


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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Mars Volta in Irvine

The Mars Volta are ripping it up right now. They've played for over 2 1/2 hours and are still going strong. "Goliath" is the jam!

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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Jack Johnson's Studio

There's been a lot of chatter online about how the Coachella fans are upset about the Jack Johnson headliner status at the upcoming festival. Well hopefully his new album will change a few minds when "Sleep Through The Static" is released next week. Also you have to at least admire the way he recorded his album - his studio was pretty much powered fully from solar panels. CNN did a nice little piece on it - you can check it out here: Jack Johnson on CNN.
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Monday, January 28, 2008

The New Kids Are Back... Do They Still Have The Right Stuff.

Courtesy of Yahoo! Music

They may no longer be new. They may no longer be kids. But NKOTB just might be out to prove they still have the right stuff.

New Kids on the Block, the prototypical boy band of the 1980s and early '90s that preceded the Backstreet Boys and 'N Sync on the pop charts and in the pages of Tiger Beat, are reportedly on track to reunite.

The band's official Website, www.nkotb.com, is, after a long period of dormancy, once again up and running and imploring fans to keep hanging tough for a forthcoming announcement. That announcement, per People, is that Jordan Knight, Joey McIntyre, Donnie Wahlberg, Jonathan Knight and Danny Wood will be making like the Spice Girls and relaunching their once chart-dominating act.

There's no word yet, however, on whether the group's resurrection will include a tour, a greatest-hits album or the release of any new material. Or, apparently, whether all five members have signed off on a reunion. Gander On for the rest

While their Website teases that an undoubtedly earth-shattering development is in the works, with a fuzzy television set flickering on and off on different photos of the group in their heyday, at least one member hasn't quite been kept in the loop on the comeback development.

"I wanted to address the rumors of the NKOTB Reunion Tour," Wood wrote on his MySpace blog Monday. "There has been no talk of this and you are getting it from the source directly...You can't believe everything you read."

Wood, who said that he was releasing a solo album in March, didn't completely close the door on the would-be reunion, however, writing on his blog, "Never say never!"

Clearly, he isn't on the mailing list for his former band's Website.

"They rose from the streets of Boston," the site touts. "To become the biggest band in the world. They influenced a generation. They sold over 70 million albums and grossed more than one billion dollars. Five multiplatinum albums, 10 top 10 singles, five number one singles. Then they walked away from it all. Millions of fans around the world await their return. Are you ready?"

The group eventually called it quits in 1994, after logging megasuccess with hits like "Hangin' Tough," "Step by Step," "I'll Be Loving You (Forever)" and the ever-lampooned "You Got It (The Right Stuff)."

Despite attempts by MTV to reunite the group in the past decade, the move has consistently been vetoed by one or more members of the quintet.

As it is, the "boy band" has almost certainly aged out of the High School Musical demographic and will likely rely on the support of their former, now grown, fanbase (and their kids) to power the second coming of NKOTB.

Since splitting more than a decade ago, each member of the fivesome has achieved some degree of solo success, both inside and outside the world of entertainment.

The youngest and possibly most recognizable member of NKOTB, the perpetually fresh-faced Joey McIntyre, is now 35 years old and best known these days for appearing on Dancing with the Stars and in a brief 2003 stint on Boston Public.

Donnie "brother of Mark" Wahlberg is 38 and has arguably been the most successful in Hollywood since the split, starring in HBO's Emmy-winning Band of Brothers and NBC's now defunct Boomtown and appearing in such films as The Sixth Sense and Saws II and IV.

Onetime frontman Jordan Knight, 37, continues to record solo, most notably the minor 1999 hit "Give It to You," which was briefly a staple in the MTV rotation. Brother Jonathan, the oldest New Kid at nearly 40, is a real-estate developer, while Donny Wood, 38, has bided his time as a music producer.

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Mark Cuban "The Album Is Dead."

Mark Cuban wrote a very interesting piece on his blog titled "The Album is Dead." It's got some great insight into what the future of music releases may look like. Check it our below.

There once was a time when the release date of an album was exciting. For our favorite artists we knew when the last album came out and when the next album was due. If you loved the artist you bought it. If you didn't you either bought the single or you listened to the album with your friends and then decided.

As the price of records and then CDs increased year by year, spending 20 bucks for a CD became a purchase you needed to be sure of rather than a no brainer or impulse buy. Gander on for the rest.

Then free became an option.
Then aggregating almost unlimited free music on a PC and then an IPOD became easy.

So here we are in 2008 and the only given in the music industry is that CD sales have and will fall. And fall. And fall.

Reading last weeks billboard, something interesting popped out at me. The song Low Rider by Flo Rida sold 467,000 units in a single week. There were 27 digital singles that sold more than 100k units in that week. The obvious trend continues that people are ready, willing and able to buy singles of songs they like.

So the question arises, why don't artists serialize the release of songs ? Why not create a "season" of release of songs, much like the fall TV season and promise fans that Flo Rida is going to release a new single every week or 2 weeks for the next 10 weeks ?

Sure, its not easy to come up with a great song every 2 weeks. But isnt that exactly the same problem you have with an album ? Maybe thats not the "creative process" for certain artists. That's a problem for them.

What we do know is that music fans will spend 99c and that its easier to ask them for 99c a week than it is to get 9.99 at one time from them for 10 songs.

Serializing the release of music also allows for the marketing arms to be in constant touch with sales and radio outlets. Rather than having to initiate marketing plans and hope to reinvigorate the interest in an artist, it becomes a digital tour that never ends.

If an artist commits to release music on a weekly or bi weekly basis, then consumers can make a commitment knowing they are going to get something new and hopefully exciting for their 99c. If the commitment is strong enough its feasible that artists could sell subscriptions to their serialized releases. My guess is that consumers will feel better about subscribing to an artist and getting a song a week or every 2 than dropping 10 dollars at a time for an album.

In reality thats exactly how I buy my music right now. I dont do it by artist. I go to ITunes and I go through the top 10 lists and listen to samples and thats how I determine what music im going to buy.

If there was an option when I bought a single to subscribe to an RSS feed that would send me a sample of that artists song when they released a single, I would add that RSS feed to my browser. Add a 1 click to buy, and chances are Im going to buy a lot more music.


Is this idea so great Im going to start a music label ? No chance. I wouldnt get in the music industry if you paid me. However, as a customer and a buyer of music , if I knew that my favorite artists were releasing music weekly, i would certainly check by every week or listen to what was in my RSS aggregator to see what new stuff they had for me.

Consumser are buying music 1 track at a time. I think people will pay 99c to get a single rather than steal it. I think people would rather steal a full album rather than pay 10 dollars or more for it.

Labels need to make the effort to get artists to deliver in a manner that realizes these perspectives.

The album is dead
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Matt Costa - if you missed his in-stores

You can find some clips of Matt Costa's performances here:


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Read more to see Matt Costa tour dates and another video

01.30.08 The Club House Music Venue Tempe, AZ, United States
01.31.08 Casbah San Diego, CA, United States
02.01.08 Troubadour w/ Delta Spirit West Hollywood, CA, United States
02.02.08 Troubadour West Hollywood, CA, United States
02.04.08 Dimple Records Sacramento, CA, United States
02.04.08 Union Ballroom Sacramento, CA, United States
02.05.08 Slim's San Francisco, CA, United States
02.07.08 Doug Fir Lounge Portland, OR, United States
02.08.08 El Corazon Seattle, WA, United States"New Venue" El Corazon
02.09.08 Sugar Victoria, BC, Canada
02.10.08 Commodore Ballroom Vancouver, BC, Canada
02.12.08 The Starlite Room Edmonton, AB, Canada
02.13.08 Macewan Ballroom Calgary, AB, Canada
02.15.08 Louis Pub Saskatoon, SK, Canada
02.16.08 Garrick Centre Winnipeg, MB, Canada
02.18.08 Varsity Theater Minneapolis, MN, United States
02.19.08 Maintenance Shop Iowa State University Memorial Union Ames, IA, United States
02.20.08 High Noon Saloon Madison, WI, United States
02.22.08 Double Door Chicago, IL, United States
02.23.08 Ladies Literary Club Grand Rapids, MI, United States
02.24.08 Shriver Center / Heritage Room Free Show / Open to Public Oxford, OH, United States
02.25.08 Blind Pig Ann Arbor, MI, United States
02.27.08 The Phoenix Concert Theatre Toronto, ON, Canada
02.28.08 Le National Montreal, QC, Canada
02.29.08 Paradise Rock Club Boston, MA, United States
03.01.08 Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY, United States
03.03.08 Bowery Ballroom New York, NY, United States
03.04.08 First Unitarian Church Philadelphia, PA, United States
03.05.08 9:30 Club Washington, DC, United States
03.06.08 Cat's Cradle Carrboro, NC, United States
03.07.08 Music Farm Charleston, SC, United States
03.08.08 The Loft @ Center Stage Atlanta, GA, United States
03.09.08 3rd and Lindsley Nashville, TN, United States


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Saturday, January 26, 2008

Paris and leto

Paris Hilton and Jared Leto were seen making out here at Sundance. I'm PRAYING this sparks a "Stars are Blind" cover by 30 Seconds to Mars.
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Friday, January 25, 2008

Neil young

Right now at the Star Bar on main... Crosby, stills, Nash, and young!!!
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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Oldy But A Goody

This lip sync of Harvey Dangers "Flag Pole Sitta" done by the kids at College Humor is old but we still love watching it. Enjoy!
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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

August

Very excited to see this film. World premiere right now. David bowie is in the film and hopefully in the house!
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Glover

Standing behind Danny waiting to see the new Josh hartnett film August. Just got out of an amazing small pannel featuring Alan alda and paul Schneider.
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Aly & A.J., Miley Cyrus Sing KISS

With all the Lindsay Lohans and Britney Spears running around is this the message Disney's clean cut girls really want to be delivering to their fans. The sad thing is that those same fans have no idea who originally sang this song. Why couldn't they just cover the Jonas Brothers and really send the crowd into a frenzy. Gander On!

P diddy and John stamos

Just walking into my room at the park hotel... Parked in front were three large black SUVs to carry diddy and Johnny away from the Gibson lounge event across main street.
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Coachella Kinda Sucks Dude!?

That's the overall feel you get when stopping by the message boards on the Coachella website. Every one's cool with Portishead and Roger Waters performing Dark Side of the Moon but Jack Johnson headlining day 1 has the loyal followers stunned. Nothing could keep us away though so your entire team of Gooseninja bloggers will be on site with updates throughout all three days, we just know we'll be running into a few more bikini clad sorority girls and shirtless frat boys than normal on Friday. Check out the full lineup poster below.
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Colin Farrell's Sundance Slip Up

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Matt Costa "Unfamiliar Faces" Out Today

Matt Costa's new album "Unfamiliar Faces" is in stores and online today. Go buy it.
iTunes
Amazon MP3
Amazon
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Monday, January 21, 2008

Rogue Wave

the band just rocked "Chicago X 12" amazing song live!

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Midnight Movies

Hanging out at the Rogue Wave show at the Glasshouse. Midnight Movies just went on stage - love the female lead singer.

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The honey brothers

Are on and rocking the club. We found some drum sticks and the boys are ready to play!
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Shut the fuck up

Mr. Entourage himself. Adrian and the honey bears are setting up as jon continues to rock the crowd!
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So what's the scenario?

Here we go yo! This is the biggest, best party in the world tonight. If you are not here, you are nowhere.
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Will I am @ the dance

Here comes will I am with the ol skool. Can I kick it? Yes I can!
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Jon

Ye
Aghhhhhhh.

Lil Jon on stage now yall!
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Dot dot dot

Hollywood's favorite cover band is taking this capacity crowd. Save A horse ride a cowboy!
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Denny

Just wanted to let you know Dennis quade is puking his guts out in the restroom right now. This shut us getting crazy yall.
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Really?

Just had a smoke with the next DJ here. Will I am is next! After my boy. Park city is gettin crazy here all. I love you, mj!
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Sunday, January 20, 2008

What?

What do luke robatai, tom Arnold, bob Redford, the mayor of park city, Gary bettman, the miz, and me have in common? We are all getting fucked up at the Lexus sponsored party on main street. Lots of open bottles around and people are worried about getting roofied-- I'm hoping to get roofied. The miz says, "just smell it.". I said, " no miz, waft it, waft it."
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ESPN

@ the ESPN NFL nhl afterparty. Standin in line behind tom Arnold and a Baldwin waiting for some free shoes and glasses. I love dancing!
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Rex lee speaking at GLAAD Award announcement party

Rex lee, from Entourage is speaking right now!
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Be Kind Rewind World Premiere!

I'm just walking out of the world premiere of Michelle gandri's (sp?) latest film starring Jack black, Mos def, Danny Glover, and a wonderful cast. All were in attendance and taking questions about the film. Mr. Black, who was hanging on Main Street yesterday, was cracking jokes and causing a stir as always. Dave Matthews was one of many celebs at the screening. Now I'm off to the GLAAD awards--should be fabulous!
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Saturday, January 19, 2008

Sundance 2008


Ol' MJ has been going through major depression after the end of the music festival season, but he is back. That's right, your festival czar has returned to his favorite non-music festival in the world -- Sundance. I've already lost my photographer (damn you, Collin Ferrel's entourage), though I will upload my photos just as soon as possible. We are into Day 3 and I will have reviews from Akon's party at Tao (Night 1) and the infamous Seattle Party at the Star Bar (last night). I just ran into Method Man at Albertson's, I was picking up a freezer pizza (like you care) and The Wackness star was maneuvering a grocery cart JUST LIKE A NORMAL PERRSON. Keep checking in and MJ will keep you abreast of all pertinent music information... Tonight is Adrian Grenier's performance with his band, the Honey Brothers, and E! is reporting that Lindsay Lohan is on her way to meet him for the show. The concert is a benefit for a wonderful organization called imawake.com, their mission is to plant 100 Million trees by 2020...Oh ya, and Paris will be there...I'll have photos and info for you ASAP! . And here is the rest of it. Gander On!

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Rogue Wave - Live from Spinner.com

Check out this video from spinner.com



Don't miss Rogue Wave on their latest set of tour dates:

Jan 8 @ 8:00pm Walt Diseney Concert Hall Los Angeles, CA
Jan 21 @ 8:00pm The Glass House Pomona, CA
Jan 22 @ 8:00pm Rhythm Room Phoenix, AZ
Jan 25 @ 8:00pm The Parish Austin, TX
Jan 26 @ 8:00pm Hailey's Denton, TX
Jan 27 @ 8:00pm Opolis Norman, OK
Jan 30 @ 8:00pm Plush Tucson, AZ
Jan 31 @ 8:00pm Belly Up Tavern Solana Beach, CA Gander On!

Friday, January 4, 2008

New Matt Costa Video - Mr. Pitiful

Check out the new Matt Costa video for "Mr. Pitiful" His new album "Unfamiliar Faces" is available everywhere on January 22nd.


And here's an acoustic guitar version of Matt playing "Mr. Pitiful"



more videos can be found HERE Gander On!

Thursday, January 3, 2008

The Mars Volta: Play Goliath The Soothsayer

Omar Rodriguez Lopez (guitar, producer) was in a curio shop in Jerusalem when he found the Soothsayer, an archaic Ouija-style "talking board." Had he known at that moment that the board's history stretched far beyond its novelty appearance, that its very fibers were soaked through with something terribly other, that the choral death and desire of a multi-headed Goliath was waiting behind its gates...well, he might have left it at rest there on the dusty shelves.
Play Goliath The Soothsayer to uncover the dark story that inspired the Mars Volta to produce their latest album, The Bedlam in Goliath.

Gander On!