Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Zack Harrison Memorial Music Tuesday: I'm Rick Steves, bitch! Edition.

Just when you think I'm cool like Rick James, bam! I'm not. I'm a nerd with bad taste in shorts like Rick Steves. Don't know who Rick Steves is? Well, we'd probably not be friends in real life. And not because I wouldn't want to. Have I told you that I had to wear headgear in middle school? This week's list is dedicated to music I would liken to Kraft Macaroni and Cheese Dinner. It makes me happy and is filling about as long as a commercial break during The Hills (so anywhere from 3 to 26.4 minutes). Oh, also, look these up yourself at http://www.hypem.com/ or http://www.elbo.ws/. I don't gots time to find the links for you because I'm too busy scavenging for various materials and rogue office garments with which to warm myself in the igloo that is my cube.

Judge me.

Don't Change Your Plans For Me - Ben Folds

Love You Madly - Cake

The General - Dispatch

Satellite - Guster

Bag Lady - Erykah Badu

Inaudible Melodies - Jack Johnson

Power of Two - Indigo Girls

Fidelity - Regina Spektor

Just A Ride - Jem

Golden Days - The Damnwells

King Without A Crown - Matisyahu

Never Is A Promise - Fiona Apple

Crooked Teeth - Death Cab For Cutie

Birdhouse In Your Soul - They Might Be Giants

Heavy Metal Drummer - Wilco

Everything's Wonderful - Lily Allen

Kind of like commercial indie adult easy listening, huh. Yup. I'm that cool.

Oh. I forgot to mention that there are shows happening. Come with me, seriously! Or check out http://www.oklahomarock.com/ for more info.

In the OK:
10/17 - Black Mountain @ The Opolis
10/19 - Hosty Duo @ VZDs
10/21 - Caribou @ The Opolis
10/23 - Dr. Dog @ The Opolis (w/ Apollo Sunshine and Delta Spirit)
10/24 - Peelander-Z @ The Consvervatory
11/12 - Architecture in Helsinki @ The Opolis
11/16 - Modest Mouse @ Lloyd Noble
11/25 - Peter Bjorn and John - Cain's Ballroom
12/9 - Dinosaur Junior - Diamon Ballroom
In the Big D:
10/20 - Old 97s @ The Granada
10/25 - Bishop Allen @ The Granada
11/2 - Will Hoge & The Avett Brothers @ The Granada (thanks Beau!)
11/3 - Shout Out Louds @ The Granada
11/4 - Of Montreal @The Granada
11/14 - The Hold Steady w/Art Brut @ Palladium Ballroom
11/24 - Peter Bjorn and John @ Palladium Ballroom
12/10 - Iron and Wine @ Palladium Ballroom


5 of 9er said...

Love the Heavy Metal Drummer song... but some of this is too Mac & Cheesey for me. :)

Clinton said...

I care for neither religion, nor reggae dub music, and yet I can't get enough of the Matisyahu. Weird, huh? Anyway, King w/o a Crown is a great song.

Oh, and Birdhouse In Your Soul was my favorite song when I was in junior high, and that's awesome.

So@24 said...

You can never go wrong with Ben Folds.

"Say I'm the only BEE in your bonnet!"

Did you plan that?

John said...

"Just a Ride" by Jem and the Holograms? Awesome.

Michael5000 said...

Eventually adult alternative claims us all, Blythe. Don't worry. It will be fine.

blythe said...

9er - that's a good one, isn't it? gets stuck in your head so easily. until you fall in love with another.

clinton - i know, right? kabala.

s0@24 - no, i did not. not to put too fine a point on it.

john - i wish. no songs could be that cool. the bad thing about jem was that her clothes were not interchangable with barbie's. that was hard for my small little head to understand. still is.

m5k - yeah, yeah. funny story. i was reviewing that list thinking, wow, i could have my own sirius station. then i started thinking about this little radio station i loved in northampton called the river. then i started thinking, i wonder if you can listen online. then i found out you can. then i discovered that they have played almost every one of those songs in the past week. explains a lot. www.wris.com. check it, fools.

Julie_Gong said...

I really enjoy Cake for some reason. Both the band and the dessert.

Dre said...

i'm going to see modest mouse 11/17, we can compare notes on awesomeness...

i want to hear ' bukowski' live.

"all that icing and all that cake, i couldn't make it to your wedding, but i'm
sure i'll be at your wake..."

Mr. Shain said...

i thought we talked about the consistency thing.

Beau said...

11/2 - Will Hoge & Avett Brothers @ Granada Theater in Dallas

Dan said...

I've been obsessed with the new Caribou album the last two weeks but was unfortunately was out of town when they visited Cambridge during that stretch. Please go to that show and report back to me about how much I suck for missing them.

exile_grrl said...

I would have added "Up On Crutches" by the Sea and Cake. I got the Peter Bjorn and John show in NYC. The Clientele opened up for them-it was amazing. Run don't walk to Architecture in Helsinki.

exile_grrl said...

I got=I went....need more coffee

James said...

decision time on 11/2: Spoon @ the Hard Rock w/ the New Pornographers

stew said...

you go to the Granada????? for reals?

do not miss the dedringers there. no, do not.

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