Friday, February 29, 2008

...and something for the non-applicants

So I've been busy the past few months while I've been ignoring my blog. Shot Bon Iver at the Turf for Pitchfork, Dean & Britta for and of course numerous shows for and Basically, I've been a bit swamped.

However, the great month of March again rears its musical beast of a head, blessing me with access to the SXSW music festival in Austin, Texas, and a ridiculous St. Patrick's Day show from Gaelic Storm at the Guthrie. What to do!?

Well, I'll give you a few things to listen to, that's what!

Download mp3s:
Hang Them All - Tapes 'N Tapes
The Mountain Goats in Minneapolis from 6/6/03 - at the Triple Rock!

Yeah so most of you have that stuff, right?

Well here's something new for you:

The band is The Dodos and I've really been enjoying their music the past couple days. The band consists of two San Fran boys who play finely tuned folk-pop. It's a great pick me up when I've had a long day and want to relax, but remain upbeat. They're playing a few shows at SXSW as well, so I can't wait to check them out live.

Download mp3s:
Dodos songs from
Dodos on NPR Music's Second Stage

Dodos Official Website

Freakin' FINALLY

Yup. I'm back from my way too long hiatus. Ok. So, of course, my first post has to do with self-promotion... well, and YOUR promotion!

Attention bands and performers of all types! The Stone Arch Festival of the Arts is now taking applications for their outdoor festival on June 14 and 15, 2008. This year there will be five performance stages showcasing local and regional acts. Last year's bands included Romantica, The Alarmists, Jeremy Messersmith, The Mood Swings, and Martin Devaney. We're looking for 35 - 45 bands to play over these two days. The festival runs from 10am - 6pm, so there's still plenty of time for you to play a gig that night. Over 100,000 people attended last year's festival so it's a good way to get your name out there!

Applications are due March 15, 2008. Contact me at: stonearchperformance[at]gmail[dot]com

Yup. Go to and click on the "performers" tab for an app. Dooooo it!!