Tuesday, October 25, 2011

MJTV: Rufus Wainwright & Sean Lennon - Material World @ #OWS

Two of the more famous rock kids walking in their famous fathers' footsteps with this ragged Madonna cover at Occupy Wall Street...

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The Money Shot: The Stone Roses Plan First Tour in 15 Years

This just in from the BBC...
"Something magical happens when us four are in the room together, you can't put your finger on it. It's just beautiful to capture it again. I've missed it."

- The Stone Roses' Mani (Gary Mounfield), The Stone Roses to reunite for tour

MJTV: The Ting Tings - #HangItUp

It's trending... #hangitup from the upcoming Show Me Yours CD. What do you think?

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

MJTV: Mayer Hawthorne - The Walk

Great blue-eyed soul in this new video which takes a page out of the Mr. & Mrs. Smith book. "The Walk" is the first single from Mayer's new CD, How Do You Do, which hits stores on 10/11.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

R.I.P. R.E.M.

A sad day indeed...


I've seen them so many times that I've lost count. I still remember the first time, back in the early 80's, playing a small college show. When I tried to get tickets from my nearest Ticketmaster outlet, the old lady running the ticket machine swore to me that there wasn't a band called R.E.M. and that I really meant REO Speedwagon. I declined. At the show, they were playing a bunch of new songs that would become Fables of the Reconstruction. Stipe performed the entire show under dim lights with his back to the stage. Contrast that to shows in the 2000's where the entire stage was a blaze of lights and colors and Stipe moved around like an indie rock Mick Jagger.

Since this is the end, here's one from the beginning... their first TV appearance on the old Letterman show, singing a song too new to have a name that ultimately became the classic "So. Central Rain".

Saturday, September 17, 2011

MJTV: Foo Fighters Take On Westboro Baptist Protesters in KC

The Foo Fighters were in Kansas City last night for a rollicking show at the Sprint Center. Before the show, the cretins from Westboro Baptist were out in force in front of the arena, protesting the Foos for their apparent promotion of godless fornication in their music. Never one to miss a chance to find a little humor in a situation, Dave Grohl and company show up in disguise on a flatbed to urge the protesters to "Keep It Clean"...

KC Star Review of the show here.

Monday, September 12, 2011

MJTV: Blitzen Trapper - Love The Way You Walk Away

Melancholy americana from the Portland band. This song'll end up on some 2011 'Best of' lists. American Goldwing is out Tuesday 9/13.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

MJTV: Wilco - Born Alone

A rare video attempt from Wilco's upcoming album "The Whole Love," out September 27, 2011 on dBpm Records. Directed by Mark Greenberg.

Cheap Thrills: Wilco - I Might

The first single from The Whole Love (due 9/27)...

Wilco - I Might by ListenBeforeYouBuy

Saturday, September 10, 2011

MJTV: AmA - The Unforgettable Fire

Check out my new favorite discovery. AmA is Amanda Bauman, a singer-songwriter with amazing pipes. Her CD, Electric Life, is coming out soon but in the meantime, you can make due with this video of her cover of U2's The Unforgettable Fire.

This is the cover for the CD... look for it at your favorite online stores soon.

Breaking Radio Silence...

Ok... so there hasn't been much activity on the blog/tweetscape, as we've been focusing our energies on something big that's taking a little longer than hoped. Not ready quite yet there. But you might have noticed some new stuff... including four new stations:

Musical Justice: MJU - The underground. All the newest indie stuff. Home for your next favorite band.

Musical Justice Americana - Getting back to our roots. Literally. Musical Justice started out over 11 years as AltTwang, featuring the best in alt-country music. And now it comes full circle with this station focusing on roots and folk tracks.

Musical Justice: Now! - Our first love was the top 40 and we grew up listening to American Top 40 and buying all the current singles. This is Top 40 MJ style with the hottest hits in the US and UK under one roof.

Musical Justice: Downtime - Chill out, read a book or just hang out with our eclectic downtempo mix.

And don't forget our other stations...

And of course, the flagship - Musical Justice.

MJTV: St. Vincent - Cruel

St. Vincent's latest, Strange Mercy, is due in stores on 9/13...

Saturday, June 18, 2011

MJTV: Bruce Springsteen - Paradise By The "C" (R.I.P. #Clarence Clemons)

The Big Man passed away tonight. He was never more alive than in this clip with his biceps rippling and sax wailing.

R.I.P. Big Man. It'll never be the same without you.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

MJTV: Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears with The Relatives - Let Your Light Shine - Live @ #sxsw

My #1 moment at #sxsw so far this year is Austin's Black Joe Lewis live with Reverend Gean West and The Relatives performing "Let Your Light Shine" at the Daystage Stage, Austin Convention Center, 3.18.2011

MJTV: Emmylou Harris - Darling Kate - Live @ #sxsw

The national treasure performing at the Radio Day Stage, Austin Convention Center, SXSW on 3.17.2011

MJTV: Davilla 666 - Live @ #sxsw - Club De Ville

Puerto Rican garage punks, Davilla 666 tear it up at Club De Ville, Austin, TX on 3.17.2011

MJTV: The Jim Jones Revue - Elemental (Live @ #sxsw)

Truly doesn't get hotter than this performance at Emo's Jr in Austin TX last night...

Friday, March 18, 2011

MJTV: Fitz & The Tantrums - MoneyGrabber (Live @ #sxsw)

Fitz & The Tantrums perform MoneyGrabber live at the Day Stage in Austin Convention Center, Austin TX on 3.18.2011

Thursday, March 17, 2011

MJTV: Bad Veins - Live @ #sxsw

Cincy's Bad Veins performing live @ SXSW in Austin Convention Center 3.17.2011. Sometimes the best band is right around the corner from you, playing in a glorified hallway...

#SXSW 2011 - Day 1

Hit the ground running this time, with two bands under our belts before we could even check into our rooms. (Thanks Radisson!)

In order we saw...

The Clutters (C): Memphis band, average energy, average originals, average grade, paled in comparison to the next band.

The Woggles (A): The legendary Georgia band always brings the goods. You can see the videos. Classic garage rock delivered with high energy and charisma. They set the bar high for the rest of the week!

Yuck (B): This London band exists somewhere between Dinosaur Jr and shoegaze. I'm calling it buzzgaze. Strong set with a weak last song that docked them half a letter grade.

James Blake (B-): I *get* James Blake. Seriously. This is music that's built for remixing. When it works, it can be cathartic and revelatory. Unfortunately, it didn't work for me as much as it did for rest of the crowd. On this night, IMHO, hype won out over performance.

Smith Westerns (A-): On the other hand, about a third of the buzz-chasing scenesters bailed out after the Blake set. Too bad. This Chicago four-piece delivered melodic indie rock to mostly lukewarm response.

Raphael Saadiq (B): Professional. Good energy. A bit stock. Saadiq's trying to rough up his music a little. Not sure it fits him as well and this performance wasn't quite as sharp as last year's Austin Music Hall set.

Duran Duran (B+): Although they might not be as pretty as they were in the 80's, Simon LeBon's still a very charismatic presence. When they ripped through "Hungry Like The Wolf", it was 1982 again.

All in all, a strong first day. Other than that, I'm tired already of hearing service and hotel workers use SXSW as an excuse for shitty service. Really? Like this doesn't happen every year?

Oh, and I'd give an A+ to the sweet potato bread pudding I had from a street vendor on Red River... :)

MJTV: The Woggles - It's Not About What I Want (It's What You Got) - Live @ #sxsw

The legenday Woggles perform It's Not About What I Want (It's What You Got) at the Elysium on 3.16.2011 at SXSW.

MJTV: The Woggles - Rock & Roll Backlash #sxsw

The legendary Woggles tear it up at Elysium during a SXSW day party...

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

MJTV: Jack White - Dead Leaves & The Dirty Ground #SXSW

NPR Music posted this video of Jack White's parking lot performance @ SXSW today. The eleven minute video also features new Third Man Records artist Seaside Steve...

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Kanye Playing #SXSW

Kayne @ #SXSW? That's what Idolator says. Details are firming up, but it looks like he'll be on at Midnight Saturday the 19th at the VEVO Power Station.

Cheap Thrills: Liam Finn - The Struggle

Free download of a new track from Finn's upcoming FOMO here.

Cheap Thrills: TV On The Radio - Caffeinated Consciousness

Get the second track from Nine Types of Light for the price of an email address here...

Thursday, March 10, 2011

MOG's SXSW Party @ The Mohawk

Of all the SXSW parties I've seen so far, this one looks like the top dog. Outkast's Big Boi, a red hot TV On The Radio, Musical Justice fav Okkervil River and buzz bands Yuck, Smith Westerns & Tune-Yards... I'll be able to check off several of the bands that I wanted to see this year in one afternoon. Check it out...

MJTV: R.E.M. - Alligator Aviator Autopilot Antimatter

New video from Collapse Into Now...

Pete Yorn - Precious Stone (Live)

Last of our video from the recent Voodoo Lounge show in Kansas City...

Pete Yorn - Life On A Chain (Live)

Another video from the Yorn show at Voodoo Lounge in Kansas City...

Pete Yorn - Burrito (Live)

Trying our hand at posting our own videos on YouTube. This was shot a couple weeks ago on our handy new Flip when Yorn was at the Voodoo Lounge here in KC...

Counting Down to SXSW

Less than a week to go. We'll be firing things up here, so expect a significant upswing in content leading into our SXSW coverage!