Tag Archives: Jim James

New Music Friday

He’s on face of this blog, so I would be remiss if I did not mention that Jim James is releasing his 3nd solo album and first in three years today.  It’s called “Eternally Even” and it’s more soulful and digital than the organic and epic songs you might hear from his band My Morning […]

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2 For 2uesday

2 of my favorite songs this week from the 30 days 30 songs website   Andrew Bird with Jim James “Sic Of Elephants” Andrew says the song is “about people’s capacity to convince themselves that something so wrong is right. The harder they have to try, the more fervent they become.   Cold War Kids […]

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New Music Friday

I’ve wondered what the young Cameron Crowe, critic for Rolling Stone in the 70s would have wrote about Cameron Crowe’s recent movie output. Since 2001 and based on Rotten Tomatoes reviews, it was not been pretty. Vanilla Sky  42% splat! Elizabethtown  28% splat! We Bought A Zoo 66% fresh! Aloha 19% splat! Roadies 36% splat!   […]

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Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes

Last week at a show I was reminded of how much fun music can be for the players as well as the audience when I got to witness Elvis Costello, Rhiannon Giddens, Taylor Goldsmith, Jim James and Marcus Mumford  play a one-off performance. The concept is simply enough, you take a notebook of Bob Dylan’s late […]

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The War On Drugs

The War On Drugs is on!  Actually it’s on my computer, in my car and on my phone.  I can’t get enough of this Philadelphia band’s  new album called Lost In The Dream.  Imagine if Mark Knopfler teamed up again with Bob Dylan and they decided to create an album based on lost Springsteen lyrics […]

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New Music Tuesday

My favorite pop band band hailing from Glasgow that’s not named Belle and Sebastian is putting out a new album entitled Desire Lines.  That band would be Camera Obscura and they’re working with one of my favorite producers, Tucker Martine and singing with two of my favorite artists Jim James and Neko Case.  I’m putting […]

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Get Out

Love Nickel Creek but prefer them solo?  This is your weekend as you can see Sara Watkins with Fiction Family featuring Sean Watkins from Nickel Creek on  May 9 at The Bootleg Theater or Friday, May 10 at McCabes Guitar Shop.  You can also see former Nickel Creeker and Mandolin Virtuoso Chris Thile at Largo on Saturday. Love My […]

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Free Music Friday

Amazon’s March Artists on the Rise is available including local LA indie darling Foxygen.  While you’re on the Amazon site you might as well download the free sampler from MTV, CMT & VH-1.  They’ve got some good stuff from Everest, Jim James and Kodaline.  Click on the photos  and enjoy!         Bookmark […]

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New Music Tuesday

Richard Thompson plugs in and creates a new sound that he describes as “Folk-Funk” Richard Thompson “Salford Sunday” Jim James – Frontman of New Morning Jacket uplugs and discovers Folk Music in his first solo album “Regions of Light and Son of God” Ron Sexsmith sticks to what he does best which is brilliant pop […]

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