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.
This is a Beats Antique concert that was streamed live over the internet a few weeks ago. I know its long but if you have the time its really worth watching the whole thing. My favorite song would have to be at either 26:00 or 31:00. It gets pretty funny at 44:00 as well 🙂 Their music fuses underground hip hop, breakbeat brass band, downtempo, glitch and dubstep behind a curtain of middle eastern belly dancing (17:00) flavor. The violin and sitar brings sounds that are rarely heard in their genre. Also below is a couple track off of their new album Blind Threshold which you can pick up here.
Bridging a mix between electronic inspired beats and melodies, and the improvisation and live feel of jambands, Organik Time Machine’s music is meant to reach a wide variety of music fans. OTM is a very talented group of musicians creatively blending live electronica with elements of funk, hip hop, reggae, and jazz into their unique blend of high energy Livetronica. You can download free live shows at their archive page here.
Kanye debuted a new song featuring Pusha T last night at the VMA’s. I think is an awesome song. The beat is great and has a chill vibe, which is little different for Kanye, and it’s even kind of humorous when Yeezy toasts “the douchebags, a-holes, and scumbags”. Talking about himself maybe? Nahhh. Either way you have to give Kanye the credit he deserves on this one. Watch the video below and listen/download to the mp3 below that.
Not only did I hit the road to bring you guys a live concert experience, I am also proud to announce that this will be our first Local Music Artist Spotlight! The Knowmads are a four piece band hailing from Marlboro, NJ. Although the band has only been together for a little over a month, the chemistry between the band members is incredible. They are all very talented musicians who really have a feel for music. Their jams are awesome and make you want to dance and their ability to seamlessly change genres on a dime serves as a tribute to their talent. This is the second show they have ever played together and it was a great time (I wasn’t at their first show because I was seeing Sound Tribe Sector 9). The members have gone off to college for now but come Thanksgiving Break I will hopefully have some new music from The Knowmads for everyone to enjoy. I’ve posted some live videos along with a sound board recording so that everyone can put them on their ipods and and enjoy their music on the go 🙂
P.S. If any other bands want us to post their music, feel free to email your stuff with a small description of the band to email@example.com
Download: The Knowmads Live at the Stony Pony 8/27/2010
Did you get a chance to see Umphrey’s Mcgee this past Saturday? Well in case you didn’t, Turn Up Your Speakers went on the road, armed with video cameras, to bring the concert experience right to your computer. If you don’t know who Umphrey’s Mcgee is, they are one of our favorite bands. We wrote a description about them in our first post, but just to reiterate, they are an unbelievable jam band comprised of extremely talented musicians, who put on an amazing show. Lucky for you, Turn Up Your Speakers is bringing you this amazing show (they have a crazy light show too too) directly to you. But what if you say, “This show is amazing! I wish I was there (sad face). Where can I get more?” Don’t worry. We have you covered. You can stream and download this show in its entirety for FREE right here. Check these videos out!