VIDEO: Aleksis Bilmanis - "All Those Times"

Sneak peak at a beautiful new song from Aleksis Bilmanis. Here's the video for "All Those Times" from his upcoming acoustic album. I'm so looking forward to hearing more! Enjoy!


GALLERY: Mass Solo Revolt at Farm 255 - 12.14.08

Some snapshots from the show at Farm 255. It was soooo awesome. I freakin' love these guys. Yay, MASS SOLO REVOLT!


LIST: Music Makes For Great Gifts...

With the holidays here and Christmas fast approaching, I thought I'd help out and suggest some albums that would make for great gifts. These are albums (new and old) that I really enjoy. There's music from different genres, so hopefully there's a little something for everyone. Hope you agree...

(BTW... these are in no particular order, and like everything in this blog, is my own complete endorsement.)
  1. Smashing Pumpkins - Any of their albums, I think would be a winner. I just LOVE this band. The end.

  2. Radiohead - Anything by these guys. They are brilliant.

  3. AA Bondy - American Hearts

  4. Antje Duvekot - Snapshots

  5. Augustana - Can't Love, Can't Hurt

  6. The Brilliant Mistakes - Distant Drumming

  7. Five A.M. - Raise The Sun

  8. Val Emmich - Little Daggers

  9. Matt Nathanson - Some Mad Hope

  10. O.A.R. - All Sides

  11. Emerson Hart - Cigarettes & Gasoline

  12. Adele - 19

  13. Kira Fontana - Inner Revolution

  14. The Interiors - The Interiors

  15. Mass Solo Revolt - Easy Mark

  16. Aleksis Bilmanis - World Around

  17. The Fray - How To Save A Life

  18. Foo Fighters - Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace

  19. Leona Lewis - Spirit

  20. Travis - Singles

  21. The Kooks - Konk

  22. The Ting Tings - We Started Nothing

  23. Silversun Pickups - Carnavas

  24. Christian Brown - When It's Perfect

  25. Deftones - White Pony
And just because it's the holidays... My favorite Christmas album to suggest would be:

Any of the Harry Connick, Jr. Christmas albums.

Happy Holidays!


MARK IT: Western Civ / Mass Solo Revolt

Hey everyone! I'm so excited about this Sunday night!

I recently came across this cool band, Western Civ, from Chapel Hill, NC. They will also be playing at Farm 255 this weekend with my favorites, Mass Solo Revolt of Athens, GA.

I'm really looking forward to both live shows! It's gonna be awesome.

If you can make it out to the show! DO IT!!! It's THIS SUNDAY!!! December 14th!

Farm 255 / Athens, GA / Show starts at 9:00!

If you can't...

Well, you can still check out both bands at the following links:



Then check back here next week, and read all that I have to say about it!


MARK IT: 3 Artists. 3 Live Shows. 3 Locations.

Heads up everyone! Mark your calendars for some upcoming live shows!

These are some of my favorites. Three different styles of music playing in 3 different locations in the U.S.! If you are lucky to be in any of the areas, you should definitely go! And if you aren't, check out their stuff on the links provided.

Jeff Krantz: Live in Harlem, NY!
Saturday, Dec. 6, 2008
7:00 PM
The Shrine: 2271 Adam Clayton Powell Junior Blvd., Harlem

www.myspace.com/jeff krantz

Jeff will be playing a 45 minute acoustic set at the coolest venue in Harlem!

Mass Solo Revolt: Live in Athens, GA!
also playing: Western Civ
Sunday, Dec. 14, 2008
10:00 PM
Farm 255: 255 W. Washington Street, Athens


These guys will be back at Farm 255 to rock out Athens with their awesome sound! Also, it's their last show before they go into the recording studio! Don't miss it!

Lucky Diaz: Live in Los Angeles, CA!
Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008
8:00 PM
Genghis Cohen: 740 N. Fairfax Ave. Los Angeles


Stop by and hang at this legendary venue, while Lucky delivers an incredible set!

Footnote: It is by pure coincidence I wrote this on my lunch break at around 3 pm on the 3rd of this month. :)