The MacPodz describe themselves as “Alien Exhaust Jazz Meets Townie F**K Rock.. One of the coolest party’s on planet earth!” Now just because I have no idea what that means doesn’t mean that this band isn’t amazing. One of the only guitar-less, five piece jambands I know of, The MacPodz’ music stretches from jazz to funk and everything in between. It actually took me about 10 minutes of listening before I realized that they don’t have a guitarist. Bass, trumpet, percussion/flute, keys, and drums is a rather refreshing break from the stereotypical model of what a jamband is. The MacPodz are definitely a band that should be in any music lovers ipod. Here’s a live recording of them performing at All Good Music Festival this past summer (the whole show is awesome but Track Four is especially cool because a short beatbox/flute solo). For more shows check out their archive page here.
Based on the set lists and reviews I’ve read it sounds like Umphrey’s McGee tore it up this weekend. I found a recording of a debute mash-up “Mark On The Bus” mashing Rage Against The Machine’s “Bulls On Parade” with The Beastie Boys “Mark On The Bus”. Unfortunately I don’t have a recording of it but you can listen to it here. Its a really sick mash-up.
Here’s their set list from 10/30
I: All In Time > The Linear, Red Tape, Tribute to the Spinal Shaft (w/Chris Wood), Bulls on Mark (Bulls On Parade/Mark On the Bus mash-up) > Front Porch, Cemetery Walk II II: In Bloom > Booth Love, Rocker II > In the Kitchen, Miss Tinkle’s Overture > Andy’s Last Beer, Higgins > Miss Tinkle’s Overture E: Push the Pic > All In Time
Set list from 10/31
I: Ocean Billy > Conduit, Nothing Too Fancy > Hangover, November Walk [Guns N’ Roses/Cemetery Walk], Women Wine & Song > Ocean Billy, 1348 > The Way You Rule The World [Tears for Fears/ Michael Jackson] > 1348 II: The Triple Wide > Bitter Sweet Haji [The Verve/Hajimemashite], Bridgeless > Walletsworth, “Top 10 mash-up costumes,” Prowler > Bridgeless, SOciable Jimmy > Nothing Too Fancy, 1901 Jump You [Phoenix/Van Halen/Cee Lo Green], Bright Lights E: JaJunk > Don’t Stop the Spirit of the Radio [Journey/Rush] > JaJunk
You can buy the show from 10/30 and 10/31 on their website.
Syncopated Strangers > Conduit [02:50] > Syncopated Strangers [06:54], Nothing Too Fancy [11:37] > Divisions [21:58], You Know What I Mean [43:50], Booth Love (with Bob Marley Get Up, Stand Up jam) [50:00], Got Your Milk (Right Here) [61:17] > Nothing Too Fancy [64:50]
Umphrey’s will be playing two nights Oct 30th and 31st in St. Louis, MO at Pageant. For all of you not fortunate enough to live in St. Louis, they will be streaming both show live at iClips.com (which is pretty freaking awesome right?) You do have to pay for it but its only $4.99 for the 30th and $6.99 for the 31st. Happy Halloween!
The time we have been waiting for has arrived. Pretty Lights has released the third and final installment of his EP trilogy, Glowing In The Dark, and it does not disappoint. Although its a little mellower than his last two EPs it still has the electro hip-hop flair that we all expect. The EP has found a balance of sick beats, great samples and electronic instrumentals. I haven’t posted anything in a while because of midterms and what not and I am happy this is my first post back. Download the whole EP at Pretty Lights website here.
Spotted N e Tempo at The Brain Trust’s blog. The Brain Trust is a hip-hop and electronic event production company with ties in Boston and NYC. They have worked with many artists like Major Lazer, KiD CuDi, O.T.T, Talib Kweli, EOTO, Rusko, Telepath, Brothers Past. N e Tempo really stood out to me as a duo that could really tear up the dance floor. Their music runs through the electronic genres covering dub step, breakbeat, house and downtempo. They have opened for big acts in the electronic scene including EOTO, Big Gigantic and Orchard Lounge. I really dig this band so check them out on Facebook and enjoy.
Disco Biscuits-Konkrete (DJ Vous & N E tempo Remix)