Music Monday — Week 4

March 9, 2009

Each week, I give you an artist who has been playing in my ears over the past seven days.

This week…
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The Cast of Rent

Now this isn’t really a recording artist

and maybe it is becasue I got tickets to see the show in July with Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp starring.


Adam Pascal


Anthony Rapp and the Cast [excuse the bare bottom and other debauchery little kids]

Rent is a rock opera, with music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson based on Giacomo Puccini’s opera La Bohème. It tells the story of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York’s Lower East Side in the thriving days of Bohemian Alphabet City, under the shadow of AIDS.*

What are you into this week?

*info taken from wikipedia

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Music Monday — Week 3

March 2, 2009

Each week, I give you an artist who has been playing in my ears over the past seven days.

This week…

A Fine Fenzy

“A Fine Frenzy is a blend of sounds and influences. Where there’s Ella, Aretha and Louis, there’s also Radiohead, Sigur Ros, Aqualung and Keane” HARP Magazine

From her website:
After teaching herself to play piano, Alison increasingly invested her internal narratives into song form. She found solace in the melodic melancholia of new global British bands Aqualung, Radiohead, Coldplay and Keane, etc… She was also moved by the diatonic minimalism of Philip Glass and the transportive allure of Icelandic music (Bjork, Sigur Ros.) Inspired, Alison developed the sound of A Fine Frenzy – hypnotic piano arrangements under classic American melody fused into irresistible, atmospheric songs with the power to reach around the world.

who are you listening to this week?


Music Monday — Week 2

February 23, 2009

Discover…

Ashton Allen.

I found him in a add in one of my favorite periodicals.

Paste Magazine.

From the add: “his whispery, folk-rock sounds resonates with heartfelt harmonies on a blend of tracks that are both mellow and upbeat.”

What do you want the world to hear?


Music Monday — Week 1

February 16, 2009

Here’s an idea:

Monday’s will be a time to share with you new music that I’ve discovered over the past week.

Two great artists that I’m digging right now:

n*grandjean is a very cool artist that you should definitely check out. Hop on board because this kid is going places. Be sure to pick up his disk from itunes. We need more artists like him.

Queen what can I say?? I’m a little late on this one but I’ll say that Queen is one of the best bands EVER. You really can’t get much better than vocal prowess of Freddie Mercury. I just bought their 3 disk greatest hits set and it was money well spent.

So…

What’s playing in your ears this week?