DISCOVER: Ten Year Vamp

Some days, I just like to rock out. And I recently discovered a new band to do that with. Ten Year Vamp is based out of NY. And like NY, this band has energy, excitement and edge. This is definitely the kind of music that is sure to bring around good times.

I turned up Ten Year Vamp's album "Don't Act Like You Know Me" on the iPod, while driving around ATL with my boyfriend & our friend, Stephen. Needless to say, new fans were born. Before the first couple songs were over, we had already decided to catch a show whenever they come down to Atlanta.

If they are this much fun just listening to, I can't wait to see them perform live.


VIDEO: Ólafur Arnalds - Ljósið

The song, Ljósið, was featured on my 10 Songs to Listen To list, last week. This video is even more reason to check it out. The visuals are incredible, and they completely enhance the music. Ólafur Arnalds, you are brilliant.


SPECIAL: Mass Solo Revolt are Back with New Songs & New Shows!

(L to R) Russell Sherman, James Frye,
Martin Brummeler, Dave Harrison
Photo by Jason Thrasher (www.jasonthrasher.com)

One of my favorite bands, especially to see LIVE, are Mass Solo Revolt and I'm excited to inform you that they have new songs recorded and a new album coming out. Back in August, I wrote HERE about their fundraising efforts to get the new recordings out. Thanks to many contributors, it will be released very soon.

Word on the street, is November 17.

These hard-working rockers are kicking off the album release of "Bend In Time" with some shows lined up this month. Gotta go if you are in the area! I'll be at the Athens show, so come say "Hi!".

Chicago, IL - the Subterranean
Nov 17 - 7:30 pm
w/Killer Moon & Josiah Leming

Ann Arbor, MI - The Blind Pig
Nov 18 - 9:00 pm
w/ Wildcatting & Bars of Gold

Kalamazoo, MI - The Strutt
Nov 20 - 9:00 pm
w/ Wildcatting & Bars of Gold & Edsel Very

Athens, GA - The Caledonia Lounge
Nov 21 - 10:00 pm
w/ Pride Parade

By the way, just read a great article on Mass Solo Revolt in the recent issue of The Athens Blur magazine Click HERE to check it out.


LISTEN: Jeff Krantz - The Last One to Know

It's here! It's FINALLY here! The debut album of Jeff Krantz was just released yesterday.

I have been enjoying the music of this incredibly talented artist for almost 2 years now. That long, and the debut album is just now released, you wonder? Yes, that's right. Because I was fortunate to have discovered Jeff's music when he contacted me via myspace back in early 2008. Some of you may be familiar with the story since I've written about Jeff several times on this blog. (See HERE)

Having been able to hear some of the earlier versions of his songs, ("Alone", "Bright Light", and the song that first got me hooked, "Last Goodbye") I was extremely pleased to hear the differences in the final versions that ended up on the album. The songs I hadn't heard until now, are just as good too.

Though the album just came out, the demand has been around for awhile. With tens of thousands of fans who discovered Jeff through his online persona on Second Life (find him as Hep Shepherd), thousands more through mySpace, and not to mention those who have been fortunate to see him perform live in NYC, Los Angeles, and on a European Tour last summer, it really isn't a surprise that his album has been highly anticipated.

Initially intending to release the album last fall, Jeff took the extra time to make sure this album best represented his music, rather than rush into something that wasn't quite ready. Jeff is an artist with talent and passion, and he takes his craft seriously. The thought, dedication, and love he put into creating this album is clearly present. Jeff Krantz' ability to deliver insightful lyrics with beautiful heartfelt melodies is something to be experienced. So I suggest you get to it already!

The Last One to Know (2009) is a full-length debut album that must be added to your collection.

Best tracks

Get the earlier version of Last Goodbye (Radio Mix) HERE. Then make sure to get the debut album and listen to the differences. Both are well worth the listen.


On MySpace

On Twitter

On Last.fm

Get "The Last One to Know" on CDBaby, HERE!!!!


LIST: 10 Songs To Listen To - 11.04.09

Click on song titles to hear samples.
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10 Songs To Listen To (listed in no particular order)

Jeff Krantz - The Last One To Know (Title track from an incredible debut album released today!)
Olafur Arnalds - Ljósið
Marina V - Moonlight Lullaby
Sondre Lerche - Words & Music
Dala - Levi Blues
Ten Year Vamp - Never Know
Woods - Rain On
The Veils - The Letter
The Blue Seeds - Lost and Delirious
Spy For Hire - There's Your Mistake