Archive | December, 2010

Your NYE mix

31 Dec

We hope this adds something to your gathering, we’ll see you in ’11.

David Bryne & Brian Eno – Strang Overtones

Scissor Sisters – Comfortably Numb (Pink Floyd cover)

Cee Lo Green – No One’s Gonna Love You (Band of Horses Cover)

Local Natives – Sun Hands

Giggle Party – Vampire Lover

Mark Ronson & The Business Intl feat. Q-Tip & MDNR – Bang Bang Bang

LeTigre – Bedroom Dancing

Robyn – Dancehall Queen

VEGA – No Reason

Mark Ronson & The Business Intl feat. D’Angelo – Glass Mountain Trust

Animal Collective – Fireworks

Tom Tom Club – Genius of Love (live from Stop Making Sense)

M83 – Don’t Save Us From The Flames

The Chromatics – Running Up that Hill (Kate Bush Cover)

Prince – I Wana Be Your Lover (Dimitri From Paris Edit)

Big Boi feat. Janelle Monae – Be Still

Panjabi MC feat. Jay-Z – Mundian to Bach Ké (Beware of the Boys)

Kanye West (feat. Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj & Bon Iver – Monster

Damaged Good$ – Dopest/Flyest

Mando Diao – Dance With Somebody (The Hood Internet Mix with GZA and Cadence Weapon)

B.o.B feat Janelle Monae – The Kids

Kanye West – POWER

LCD Soundsystem – You Wanted A Hit

Broken Social Scene – Texico Bitches (Star Slinger Remix)

Au Revoir Simone – Another Likely Story (Neon Indian Remix)

HEALTH vs. Crystal Castles – Crimewave

LCD Soundsystem – Sound Of Silver (C2 Remix Rev.3)

Gorillaz – Stylo (Alex Metric Remix)

Get the zip here.

Please enjoy and be safe.

Rundown: 12/30/10

30 Dec

 

The Lonesome Heroes / The Naptime Shake / Young & Brave @ Dan’s

We helped put on this little slices of Americana and we hope you venture out to catch three of the best bands in the State that travel the soundscapes that make Texas a wonderful place. Plan on drinking beer, sippin whiskey and having a great time.

The Year in Local Music part 1: They were born on the Bible Belt.

30 Dec

Local debut albums have a way of underwhelming, as in most cases they have little to no chance of capturing the magic of a live show full of devoted fans singing along and dancing to every beat, and that’s why Spooky Folk’s self-titled first album was such a welcome surprise. Recorded in various houses around Denton, the bands freshman effort managed to  capture everything that’s beautiful about the town, from the subtle beauty of “Rare Bird”, to the wild recklessness that is “Bible Belt” and to be honest, “Bible Belt” is the best song released by a Texas act this year, a energetic screed against the overbearing presence of the church in North Texas, it takes a tongue-n-cheek swipe at the overt religious themes that at times permeates through the music of some of the areas acts that came up in the church bands that rule so much of the suburbs. Spooky Folk is as Denton as Denton can get, yet it’s so polished you almost forget the album was recorded in a little one bedroom house on a side street between the two colleges.

It was the surprise success of the album that lead to a series of accolades for the group, buffeted by a series of blistering live performances that started with last years NX35 the band saw themselves on a sudden upswing, garnering multiple DOMA nominations and performing a incendiary showcase during the awards show only lead to further spreading the gospeal that was being preached by so many, namely “There’s a band you have to see live and that band is Spooky Folk.”

We look forward to what the band has in store for us in 2011, but for now we’ll just singing along, because we were also born on the Bible Belt.

Track of the Day: Big boi – Shine Blockas (ft. Gucci Mane)

30 Dec

Rundown: 12/29/10

29 Dec

Rundowns have been pretty none existent this week as we’re either busy with holiday hangovers, or being out of town, but tonight is pretty packed, so we wanted make you kids aware.

Devin the Dude / Dem Southernfolkz / DJ Love @ The Granada Theater

The Adolescents / Lower Class Brats / The Scandals @ The Loft

Sir Silky @ Renfield’s Corner

Big Boi to play 35 Conferette, world to end right after

29 Dec

 

 

Wow, so that rumor that the little conference that could wouldn’t dare approach a live show like the Flaming Lips last year has just been squashed as they have announced Sir Lucious Left Foot himself, Big Boi. All we can say is wow…WOW…W…..O….W….

Check out the full release below.

DENTON, Texas (December 29, 2010) — Toasting 2010 goodbye with one last confirm of the year, 35 Conferetteannounces rapper Big Boi will join Mavis Staples, Dr. Dog, and others in downtown Denton, Texas, March 10-13, for what NPR’s Texas Music Matters christened last year as “the little conference that could”.

 

 

Four-day wristbands via Prekindle.comare available at a discounted price of $85 for a limited time.

 

Most recognized as half of the six-time Grammy Award winning duo OutKast, Big Boi (born in Savannah, GA as Antwan André Patton) is the rich-voiced, social-commentating emcee to his partner Andre 3000’s loud-outfitted, brightly spitting performer. Big Boi is heard by millions on tracks by Jay-Z, Missy Elliot, and Beyoncé, among other hip-hop contemporaries who’ve solicited the rapper’s rhymes, sometimes politically charged and sometimes, especially recently, decadently celebratory.

 

The “benevolent hustler, knuckle-dusting elder statesman, trickster smartass and street-level philosopher” [Pitchfork] stewed his own record for three years to much anticipation. Sir Luscious Leftfoot: The Son of Chico Dusty, Big Boi’s double Grammy nominated proper solo debut, made year-end best of lists fashioned by a spate of notable outlets: VibeBillboard, and Pitchfork ranked it among the top ten of 2010; NPR and SPIN were among other tastemakers to honor the record on longer lists.

 

“It’s one of the loosest, most varied, and entertaining albums of its time,” All Music Guide published of the record, which earned 4.5 out of 5 stars for an inventive onslaught of “electro zaps, scorching guitar flameout, and some piano fit for a power ballad’s coda … triumphant horns, a blasting opera choir.”

 

2010’s event in Denton saw the North American debut of Australia’s The Middle East [Brooklyn Vegan], a keynote address by seminal punk icon Steve Albini, and a free outdoor show featuring The Flaming Lips with Denton’s Midlake supporting that earned the number one spot on the Dallas Observer’s DC9 At Night-penned Best Shows of 2010 list.

 

Eleven venues were used for regular programming and about 225 bands from Denton [Best Music Scene, Paste, 2008] to Dublin were on the lineup, deemed a “scorcher” by the Austin American-Statesman. An estimated 20,000 people attended over the weekend.

 

35 Conferette is committed to improving the economics and quality of life in Denton. We reach for these goals via programmatical rocksploitation, rousing community union, and providing meaningful travel coupon codes. Follow us onTwitter, like us on Facebook, and check 35Conferette.com soon for news and updates.

 

Best buy those wristbands kids.

 

Track of the Day: Rye Rye – Bang ft. M.I.A.

29 Dec

Track of the Day: Brian Eno & David Byrne – Strange Overtones

27 Dec

Happy Holidays from us 2 U

24 Dec

This being the time of year of covers, remakes and classics, we’ve decided to cull our favorite holiday tracks from the past two years worth of Christmas posts, and put them together into on gigantic playlist with some classics that we love to make that drive/party you’re having just a bit more enjoyable.

Vince Guardi Trio – Christmas Time is Here

Judy Garland – Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

Zooey Deschanel & Leon Redbone – Baby, It’s Cold Outside

Johnny Cash – Blue Christmas

The Soul Stirrers – Christmas Means Love

Feist – Lo, How A Rose E’er Blooming

Frightened Rabbit – It’s Christmas So We’ll Stop

Neko Case – Christmas Card From A Hooker In Minneapolis (Tom Waits cover)

Okkervil River – Listening to Otis Redding at Home During Christmas

Elliott Smith – King’s Crossing

Sufjan Stevens & The National – Silent Night

The Killers – Don’t Shoot Me Santa

Ormonde – Blue Christmas

Mayer Hawthorne – Christmas Time Is Here

Yo La Tengo – It’s Christmas Time

Crystal Antlers – 10000 Watts

Belle & Sebastian – Santa Claus

A Band Called Quinn – It’s Christmas Time (Celebrity Murder Party Remix)

The Flaming Lips – Lord Can You Here Me?

Run DMC – Christmas In Hollis

Paul McCartney – A Wonderful Christmas Time

Darlene Love – Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)

The Pogues & Kristy MacColl – Fairytale of New York

.Zip file is here.

We hope you enjoy it, and we plan to see you guys next Tuesday.

Track of the Holiday Weekend: Bing Crosby and David Bowie-Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy

24 Dec


One of the strangest pairings in musical history also produced one of the finest Christmas songs.

In 1977, David Bowie appeared on “Bing Crosby’s Merrie Olde Christmas”. Bowie performed “Heroes” as well as a duet with Crosby of “Little Drummer Boy” and a counterpoint, written especially for Bowie, called “Peace on Earth”.

The result was an instant holiday classic, and that’s why it’s our track for this holiday weekend.

Merry Christmas, everybody! And even if you don’t celebrate Christmas, may you find peace and happiness for the rest of the year and in the New Year.

(Note: If you want to know more about this duet, there’s a great Washington Post article about it.)