The Roots.

I don't listen to hip-hop like I used to when I was younger but, it doesn't mean I don't retain the loves for solid beats and good grooves.

Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Slum Village - conscious artists like that will always hold my attention.

However, it's all about The Roots my babies-

"You Got Me" (sans Jill Scott)

Though an earlier iteration, I don't believe there's ever been a more formidable rap duo since Eric B. and Rakim than Black Thought and Malik B.

Fortunately, I've seen them early and later in their evolution (last year's Coachella, before the RATM reunion).

Don't stop making music - ever.


To LA: Fiery Furnaces @ Spaceland!!!

That's right, your favorite indie-rock siblings are hitting the road (again) with dates that include playing with the Cool Kids and Raconteurs, respectively.

For the lucky LA hipsters (like myself, minus the hipster)-

fri. 05-30 Los Angeles, CA - Spaceland
sat. 05-31 Los Angeles, CA - Spaceland

VIDEO: "Benton Harbor Blues"


new Weezer - 'Pork and Beans'

(photo credit: Amazon.com)

Amazon is streaming part of the new Weezer single from the assumed, "red-album", due out 6/17/08.

Check it out:

Pork and Beans

"Undone (The Sweater Song)"


Forecast of rain for Coachella...


News out of the Coachella camp today has Prince added to the lineup as a Saturday headliner.


Lollapalooza lineup is stellar; Radiohead playing Hollywood Bowl

Super-thanks to Pitchfork for the info!

Lollapalooza will take place August 1-3 at Grant Park in the Windy City. Who's playing? Well, the official lineup released today and that earlier leak from the Sun Times was right on:

Rage Against the Machine
Nine Inch Nails
Kanye West
The Raconteurs
Bloc Party
Gnarls Barkley
The Black Keys
Broken Social Scene
Love and Rockets
Flogging Molly
Cat Power
Lupe Fiasco
The National
Explosions in the SKy
Gogol Bordello
Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks
Rogue Wave
The Go! Team
Grizzly Bear
The Gutter Twins
The Whigs

...and the rest...


Radiohead update info. for second leg of North American tour:

05-05 West Palm Beach, FL - Cruzan Amphitheatre *
05-06 Tampa, FL - Ford Amphitheatre *
05-08 Atlanta, GA - Lakewood Amphitheatre *
05-09 Charlotte, NC - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre *
05-11 Bristow, VA - Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge *
05-14 St. Louis, MO - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre *
05-17 Houston, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion *
05-18 Dallas, TX - Superpages.com Center *
06-06 Dublin, Ireland - Malahide #
06-07 Dublin, Ireland - Malahide #
06-09 Paris, France - Bercy #
06-10 Paris, France - Bercy #
06-12 Barcelona, Spain - Parc del Fòrum (Daydream Festival) *#^$
06-14 Nimes, France - Arenes #
06-15 Nimes, France - Arenes #
06-17 Milan, Italy - Civica Arena #
06-18 Milan, Italy - Civica Arena #
06-20 Neuhausen ob Eck, Germany - Southside Festival
06-22 Scheeßel, Germany - Hurricane Festival
06-24 London, England - Victoria Park #
06-25 London, England - Victoria Park #
06-27 Glasgow, Scotland - Glasgow Green #
06-29 Manchester, England - Lancashire County Cricket Club #
07-01 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Westerpark #
07-03 Roskilde, Denmark - Roskilde Festival
07-05 Werchter, Belgium - Rock Werchter Festival
07-06 Arras, France - Main Square Festival
07-08 Berlin, Germany - Wuhlheide
08-01 Chicago, IL - Grant Park (Lollapalooza)
08-03 Indianapolis, IN - Verizon Wireless Music Center %
08-04 Cleveland, OH - Blossom Music Center %
08-06 Montreal, Quebec - Parc Jean-Drapeau %
08-08 Jersey City, NJ - Liberty State Park (All Points West Festival)
08-09 Jersey City, NJ - Liberty State Park (All Points West Festival)
08-12 Camden, NJ - Susquehanna Bank Center %
08-13 Mansfield, MA - Tweeter Center %
08-15 Toronto, Ontario - Molson Amphitheatre %
08-19 Vancouver, British Columbia - Thunderbird Stadium *
08-20 Auburn, WA - White River Amphitheatre *
08-22 San Francisco, CA - Golden Gate Park (Outside Lands Festival)
08-24 Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl *
08-25 Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl *
08-27 Chula Vista, CA - Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre *
08-28 Santa Barbara, CA - Santa Barbara Bowl *
10-04 Tokyo, Japan - Saitama Super Arena
10-05 Tokyo, Japan - Saitama Super Arena

* with Liars
# with Bat for Lashes
^ with Low, Clinic, Modeselektor
$ with Ensemble Nacional de España de Música Contemporánea, performing pieces by Jonny Greenwood and Radiohead
% with Grizzly Bear


Liars - Army of Me (Bjork cover)

The track is from Sterogum's Enjoyed: A Tribute to Björk's Post-

original version/great video-


Lollapalooza '08 taking shape

Confirmations courtesy of the Lollapalooza forums-


Rage Against the Machine
Bloc Party
Nine Inch Nails
Gnarls Barkley
Flogging Molly
Black Lips
Jimmy Eat World

...Miley Cyrus is confirmed too.