Friday, March 28, 2008

Sled Island - You 2 Can Rock Canada

Sled Island Festival '08, a 4-day long, multi venue festival showcasing a variety of emerging and established indie music talent, is set to rock Canada Jun 25, 2008 - Jun 28, 2008 in Calgary. in 2007 won plaudits from international press, artists and festival-goers alike. Last year in Sled Island's debut, the festical hosted 96 artists including Cat Power, Boredoms, The Walkmen, Spoon, Les Savy Fav, and Eric Bachmann alongside local and national independent acts like Woodpigeon, Mother Mother, CPC Gangbangs, Hot Little Rocket, and about a million more.

Sled Island is still open for new bands. If you want to give it a shot, you have until March 31st to apply. Go to Sled Island for the link to submit your EPK.

Serious Coin

Listen, gold investing isn't just for millionaires. In fact, cold, hard coin isn't hard to come by if you've got a little green and the Monex Deposit Company on your side. If you want to pocket your wealth in the form of a sweet gold coin just take up Monex's offer on the American Eagle gold coin - a pure .9167 fine gold coin with a valid US legal tender face value of $50. You can buy the Eagle in packs of 10 units for personal delivery only.

If you want to spread your wealth into other hard money, the Monex companies can also provide you with silver and other precious metals in the form of coins or ingots, delivered right to your door or conveniently deposited in safe storage at an independent bank.

But why choose Monex? Simply because Monex Precious Metals has been helping Americans satisfy their precious metals needs for over 30 years and they take pride in offering the best prices available in the US.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Taxi Doll Remixed

Taxi Doll has opened the doors to a new Myspace Profile dedicated to DJs and remixers: Taxi Doll Remixed. If you haven't yet mixed up their music, you can download tracks there, including the occasional a cappella track.

"We've been so lucky to have worked with so many awesome DJs and Remixers, we thought the fruits of their labors deserved their own page ..."


Sweet.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

The Top In Hip Hop

Hip Hop and all things pertaining to it - hard to keep up with the rap these days. But if you need to know the latest and the greatest RapArtists.com has it covered. I like their layout - clean and cool.

So if you need to know who's on top today you can check out the Top Ten for the best rapper, best album, best song, or learn about new releases and chat about your take on the forums.

Thanks for the tip off, RA.

The Teenage Prayers Tour

Latest from The Teenage Prayers as they continue their SXSW Tour with 5 dates remaining of the 13 stop tour:

The band played 4 successful shows in Austin, TX during SXSW including a Stubb’s Cellar show along side Nicole Atkins on the night of the R.E.M. show and an Amoeba Records showcase also sponsored by CarsonDaly.TV.

The band is keeping a video diary of their journey, including performance footage, which can be seen at The Teenage Prayers. The tour concludes on March 22nd in Baltimore.

Monday, March 17, 2008

SXSW Sucks

Sucks away all interest in doing anything else, that is. Thanks much to all the wonderful bands and fans and parties - I haven't done anything else!

It's sweet. But I tell you, these bands need to be paid. It's only right. Exposure is one thing, but that doesn't feed the kids today.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

New Music Philpot

Introducing Philpot:

Joey Reynolds, WOR Radio "These kids play kick ass rock and roll with a technical virtuosity that is nothing short of astounding. Kentz Ward is the most charismatic front man since Axl Rose and Kurt Cobain."

Zink Magazine "Tight chops, fresh and memorable melodies and choruses, never guilty of rehashing their predecessors."

Illinois Entertainer "…riffs that check everything from Guns N' Roses to Led Zeppelin in Stooges-styled distortion…Philpot ensures rock isn't dead."

OK. So those are pretty breathy reviews. Put on your boots and wade on over to see if they are worthy. Thanks for the tip Kerscene.

Saturday, March 08, 2008

UK Mortgage News

I've been reading the news section on Mortgages over at Money Magic - and it seems the United Kingdom government is getting smart about educating home buyers on their finances.

One of the issues people in the UK can get advice from the government on is saving for a mortgage deposit (better known as a down payment in some parts). This is welcome news, since sadly, most educational systems do very little to teach young people how to prepare for buying a home or taking out a mortgage. I am not aware of the foreclosure rate or rate of default in the UK, but in the U.S. it is particularly bad at this time.

Housing minister Yvette Cooper was quoted as saying the free advice could prevent regular people from getting ripped off by loan sharks or by failing to note the small print in financial dealings. While there has already been help for people who are in serious debt, the same could not be said for "ordinary" families who could "do with some free guidance at many points in their lives," Cooper said.

Congrats then and good luck on finding and buying your own home! There is nothing like it.

Friday, March 07, 2008

Moog Me - Human Response

Magnatune is hooking you up with some Human Response - take a listen:

Moog enthusiasts will absolutely love Immortal, volume two of Jan Hanford's ongoing analog archives series of Moog music she created in the 1980s. Intelligent, contemplative, and highly melodic, this album instantly conjures up acertain dreamily modern feeling of that period and flows easily from one song to the next, like a more intimately scaled Tangerine Dream.

Dreamy.

Bad Good - Find Out For Yourself

Inundated by bad credit credit card offers? Well, if you've had the poor judgment to get yourself into this state of credit shock, you likely need some advice for getting out of it.

BadCreditOffers.com may be for you. They have some advice and suggestions on things such as home loans, auto and personal loans, and more for people with poor credit. Their "bad credit" credit card section gives you a look at 10 of the top credit card offers out there and links you up. You need to know what to look for and this is a place to start.

As with any financial dealings, do your due diligence before signing on the line.

Cherine Anderson Going SXSW

This is the real, honeys!

A SXSW performance not to be missed! Jamaican songstress Cherine Anderson - a protege of legendary drum n bass duo Sly & Robbie since the age of 15, this young beauty (and acclaimed Jamaican actress) conjures up thoughts of Lauryn Hill in her prime. But Cherine's sound is all her own. Dubbed 'Dancehall Soul', Cherine's music is a mixture of all the genres she loves and has been inspired by - dancehall, reggae, r&b, and soul - all rolled into one powerful package. Her range as an artist and songwriter are as diverse as the artists she has already had the pleasure to work with; from writing about her home's volatile political state in "Kingston State of Mind" to giving you some "Good Love".

Get your reggae on Saturday, March 15, at 10:00 p.m. at the Flamingo Cantina (515 E 6th St). Get a taste of Cherine here.

Insure Your Goods

OK kids, if you don't know it by now, I'm telling you life is a risk. And I'm not just talking about whether your new Britney Spears CD will be a hot rocking bullet or a suicide attempt waiting to happen. I'm talking about the big things you acquire - cars, homes, that new Harley Davidson. These things all need the same thing and that thing is insurance.

My U.K. homies can ease their minds with AutoNet Insurance - a company that says out front, "We want to give you the opportunity to experience our excellent insurance service. Find cheaper insurance with the same level of cover, we'll quite happily give you a refund - no problem!*" (Find out for yourself what that little asterisk means. I can't do it all.) You can get online quotes easier than you can plaster your scooter against a lamp post and they even offer Courier Insurance, something I have to say I've never encountered the need for here in the States. Unfortunately, you have to be aware that your tools aren't covered by courier insurance and I suspect that your guitars, drums and disco ball may be classified as tools. Even your band mates may be classified as tools.

In any case, protect the things you've earned. It just makes sense.

Thursday, March 06, 2008

PureMusic Pleasure

The latest and greatest of Puremusic is ready for your reading pleasure. What you'll find:

Interviews with Hanne Hukkelberg, The Doyle and Debbie Show, Will Kimbrough and Steve Poltz. Reviews of twelve diversely compelling CDs you probably won't find covered anywhere else. (At least not like We cover them.) Plus four more live video clips from NYC's Jenifer Jackson.

Enjoy!