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Mos Def, The Black Keys & Jim Jones – “Hoochie Coo”

Posted in Audio, Downloads, Media, Video with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on Monday, September 14, 2009 by Tim Althaus

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Holy shit. As you all know I love Hip-Hop, but I also love The Black Keys. There is something about their music that is so dynamic, that it pulls me right in. Their heavy Blues riffs, and great lyrics made me fall in love with their music. When I headed over to 2DopeBoyz today, I found out that the Black Keys are going to be putting out an album with a bunch of Hip-Hop guest appearances. On the album you will find: Mos Def, RZA, Jim Jones, Q-Tip, Raekwon, Pharoahe Monch & more. The album will be dropping on November 27th, or Black Friday. The project will be called Black Roc, and Dame Dash will have a pretty big part in this album being released.

Good Lord, this album sounds like it’s going to be incredible. The first single “Hoochie Coo” dropped today, and it features Mos Def & Jim Jones. I can assure you that I already like the Black Keys infused beats that I am hearing on this track. I think this album is going to be a force to be reckoned with.

Download: The Black Keys, “Hoochie Coo” (Feat. Jim Jones & Mos Def)

Concert Photo Recap: Cocaine @ the 400 Bar

Posted in Concert Reviews with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on Tuesday, June 30, 2009 by Ryan Buege

Cocaine live @ 400 Bar

On Saturday, Minneapolis’s hardest rocking, hardest partying, and (perhaps) hardest working band Cocaine continued their streak of high energy local live performances (while they spend their off-time working on the band’s new album) with a tight show that quickly won over a crowd who never ceased to cheer them on throughout the night. Photos from the band’s set continue after the jump… Continue reading

Dan Auerbach has no reason to be “Heartbroken, In Disrepair”

Posted in Video with tags , , , , , , , , on Wednesday, May 27, 2009 by Ryan Buege

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With “Heartbroken, In Disrepair”, Dan Auerbach‘s got the grooviest tune I’m hearing so far this year on 89.3 The Current; it’s got a great combination of the soulful bluesy reverb-heavy guitar work that we heard all over Robert Plant and Alison Krauss’s Grammy-winning Raising Sand and some magical classic American sounding textures that I don’t think the guy has ever even touched with his main band (The Black Keys) yet. Based on what friends who saw him at First Avenue earlier in the year informed me, the live setting is the place to hear what he can really do with pipes and picking fingers, so I’m very intrigued to hear him play someday. However, I understand there are a lot of people that seem to love this guy already at this young point in his career, so I’m still not sure why he’s still so down in the dumps.. Either way, I dig what his achey heart makes..

VIDEO: Dan Auerbach, “Heart Broken, In Disrepair

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William Elliot Whitmore debuts on UK tv with Jools Holland appearance

Posted in Video with tags , , , , , , , , , on Monday, May 11, 2009 by Ryan Buege

The Mississippi river basins modern folk vagabond William Elliot Whitmore recently made a trip over the pond to show his literary and musical vocal talents to the British population, and the results that were captured on film are stunning. Whitmore’s powerful, old-time oration skills are truly a wonder in this day-and-age, and in this video performance for his “Old Devils” he sounds spectacular.

The last time I had the fortune to see Whitmore play live, he was sandwiched between the chaotic grind of local metal band Ambassador Gun and the expansive post-rock of Red Sparowes. Though the bill was quite an unlikely one for Whitmore, he handily won over any doubters with the passion of his exceptional performance and some sensibilities that could easily appeal to any fan of socially aware Midwestern music. It’s great that his career seems to be picking up steam on a global scale, because music this authentic, emotional, and beautiful needs to be honored the world over. Check out “Old Devils” live on Jools Holland below:

NPR listening session to Neko Case’s Middle Cyclone this week

Posted in Audio with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on Tuesday, February 24, 2009 by Ryan Buege

Neko Case, Middle Cyclone

Neko Case, Middle CycloneMany have been waiting and the moment is finally here! You can now listen to  what is sure to be (and deserves to be) the most prominent release from Neko Case yet, via NPR. Middle Cyclone will officially see a release on March 3rd, and this stream will be available until then!

Only a voice this seductive could’ve lured me to investigate more modern country music… I’ll have my review of Middle Cyclone coming next week!

LISTEN: Middle Cyclone (available in stores on March 3rd)