Don’t Forget Band of the Month Poll Closes Saturday!


To help you decide – Here are the top five so far!

Tied for 5th Place 

Tipi Valley

And Big Mosey

3rd Place

Skeletons in the Piano

2nd Place

Jo Wymer/Jo Wymer Band

and leading going into the stretch

Killing Kuddles

Also send some love and votes to the rest of the featured artists

Shayfer James
The Riverbreaks
Elephant Goes West 
Dogs of Oz

And I totally suck so bad.  I just realized that I left Dean Fields off the Band of the Month Poll.  I am so sorry, and why didn’t anyone tell me this!!!!!
I am going to add him to the July Band of the Month Poll!

Speaking of which I’ve about narrowed down the ten Featured Artists for July, and it’s a great group – so stayed tuned.

As way of an apology here’s a Bonus Dean Fields Video:

Featured Friday Music Shuffle – Week 2 Mix

It’s Friday, and I am back to work…
We have a shuffle from our Featured Artists for June.  I hope you enjoy:
First up is the lovely and whimsical Theme from “Everytown” from the Whirling Dervish E.P. by Elephant Goes West. I can’t say for sure, but I suspect that “Everytown” is located in the general vicinity of Tangle Town. Next up we have a track from Nashville-based Punk Rockers, Dogs of Oz.  To the Bone is the final track off the Pistols and Radio Signals E.P., we’ve featured the video before, but it’s worth repeating. 
Finally, we have That Song , yes, I mean, That Song, which is from Killing Kuddles from his Waking Up Older E.P. – I love this song, and I think you will, too.
I couldn’t find a video for That Song, but you can listen to the track using the bandcamp widget above. Meanwhile we have a video for another Killing Kuddles song.

Affiliated Links:

Welcome to Everytown: A Journey Into the English Mind Welcome to Everytown: A Journey Into the English Mind
What do the English think? Every country has a dominant set of beliefs and attitudes concerning everything from how to live a good life, how we should organize society, and the roles of the sexes. Yet despite many attempts to define their national character, what might be called England’s national philosophy has remained largely unexamined–until now. Philosopher Julian Baggini pinpointed an area on the outskirts of Rotherham as England in microcosm–an area which reflected most accurately the full range of the nation’s inhabitants, its most typical mix of urban and rural, old and young, married and single. He then spent six months living there, immersing himself in this typical English Everytown, in order to get to know the mind of a people. It sees the world as full of patterns and order, a view manifest in its enjoyment of gambling. It has a functional, puritanical streak, evident in its notoriously bad cuisine. In the English mind, men should be men and women should be women (but it’s not sure what children should be). Baggini’s account of the English is both a portrait of its people and a personal story about being an alien in your own land. Sympathetic but critical, serious yet witty, “Welcome to Everytown” shows a country in which the familiar becomes strange, and the strange familiar.

George Thorogood & The Destroyers - Bad To The Bone 25 Anniversary - MP3 Download George Thorogood & The Destroyers – Bad To The Bone 25 Anniversary – MP3 Download
This George Thorogood and The Destroyers download is available in DRM-free, MP3 320kbps format. George Thorogood and The Destroyers MP3’s will play on iPod(r) and all MP3 players. Individual tracks and samples of the songs from this album are available by clicking on the product image on the left.Need help? Click here and search for “downloads” to learn more.

ATLANTA SCRIPT  Music Sweatshirt by CafePress ATLANTA SCRIPT Music Sweatshirt by CafePress
VISIT the PREMIUMPOP shop–just click thru Music Sweatshirt Tee, TShirt, Shirt Warm up in our stylin’ Hanes Heavyweight 90/10 cotton/polyester sweatshirt. Thick but not bulky, for maximum comfort and durability whether you’re working out or hanging out. 10.1 oz. patented PrintPro174; fabric in a 90/10 cotton/polyester

Neck & Neck: Band of the Month Voting Draws to a Close + 2 featured Videos

Man o’ man – Not since the epic MAKAR vs. The End Men Battle Royale this past winter has there been such a tight race for Band of the Month.  The lead has changed hands several times, and for at least a bit, the vote was tight.  It’s going to come to down to the wire.  Voting ends at 10:00p.m. Central Time. 
I don’t think I will be on right at ten, so you can see the results, but looking at the poll on the sidebar.  I will have a recap either tonight or tomorrow.  Best to all the bands.
Remember, if you haven’t voted yet, or you have voted but are logged on to a different computer, you can vote.  The poll is located over on the left sidebar near the top.  
Here’s a link to the recap of the bands who are up for the Grand Prize distinction.
As the voting winds down, we have already begun putting the spotlight on 10 great artists (Our Featured Artists of the Month for June 2012).  We’ve featured a couple of videos the past two days, and now here is two more.
 Here is Skeleton’s in the Piano from Couch by Couch West
Here is a fairly recent live performance from Elephant Goes West
Affiliated Links:
Pac-Man Battle Royale Pac-Man Battle Royale
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles Pac-Man Battle Royale is a arcade game as part of the Pac-Man’s series. It is made as part of Pac-Man’s 30th Anniversary. The game is currently in development by Namco Bandai Games. Battle Royale will feature a 4-player mode, with the Pac-Man character be available in four different colours. Battle Royale was first playable to the public at the 2010 Amusement Expo show in Las Vegas. The game is due for release in September 2010.

Featured Artists for June 2012

As previously stated, I am working on a Page which will give you more details about each of our 10 Featured Artists for June 2012. In the meantime, I wanted to tell you who they are:

In no particular order:

1. Big Mosey (Brooklyn, NY)
2. Dean Fields (Richmond, VA – soon Nashville, TN?)
3. Elephant Goes West (NY/NJ)
4. Jo Wymer/Jo Wymer Band (Freehold, NJ)
5. Killing Kuddles (Atlanta, GA)
6. Skeletons in the Piano (Saratoga Springs, NY)
7. Shayfer James (NJ)
8. The Riverbreaks (Washington, DC)
9. Tipi Valley (Swansea, UK)
10. Dogs of Oz (Nashville, TN)

So you can Google away or wait for me to get off my butt and finish the Featured Artist Page.

Affiliated Links


Wednesday Morning Music Shuffle – Free at Last Mix

Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr. on the 44th anniversary of his death.


Last night I was able to load an eclectic mix of 16 songs, and this morning I did a shuffle of those songs and was well pleased with the outcome… 🙂

First up, we did a sneak preview of the new Elika album (Always The Light) – A full-fledged review is still to come, but today we have the first track to make it into a morning shuffle.  Elika are a Brooklyn based band recently signed to St. Marie Records. Their music is dreamy electronic pop with amazing vocals and a strong sense of song which keeps the music grounded in spite of the ethereal sounds. (I am totally going to use that in my review).  The track today is called Stay Beside Me

Hat tip to Popatunes yet again… I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to catch up with Elephant Goes West.  They are from New Jersey (damn there must be something in the water there – okay obvious statement I know), but whatever it is, in this case it’s a good thing.  Like fellow NJ resident, Don Ryan, they make wonderfully vibrant carnival-type music.  theme from “Everytown” is from the band’s Whirling Dervish EP which you can grab using the bandcamp widget below.


I’m sure we’ll be hearing more from this band.

Next up – from the vaults comes a song from the soundtrack to Francis Ford Coppola’s 1982 box office disaster One From the Heart.  The soundtrack is made up of songs written by Tom Waits and sung by Waits and Crystal Gayle. Today we have Little Boy Blue  by Tom Waits.


And finally, we have a new track from Portland, Oregon band The Dandy Warhols.  The song is Sad Vacation. The album, This Machine is out April 24th.
One From the Heart [2 Discs] One From the Heart [2 Discs]
After completing Apocalypse Now, Francis Ford Coppola initially planned for his next picture to be an intimate romantic musical shot on a low budget in Las Vegas. Three years later, One from the Heart had mushroomed into a big-budget spectacular, shot on

The Dandy Warhols Are Sound The Dandy Warhols Are Sound
The Dandy Warhols opened their 2003 album, Welcome to the Monkey House, with a brief, snide dig at record industry greed and illogic that ran, in part: “When Michael Jackson dies, we’re covering ‘Blackbird.'” The line was obviously intended as a flip refe