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Friday, March 4, 2011

Low Content Friday, a few links...

It was a very hectic week, so here's a bunch of links, if you looked up at the top of the page, you'll see that the band is playing The Main Pub in Manchester Ct. tomorrow night. Here's a link, if you're on the fence, this will sell out and it will be an epic show.

I listen to a ton of music and here's a band that really stuck with me, Mumford & Sons. They've been touring like monsters this past year, and managed to steal the show during a performance with Bob Dylan and The Avett Brothers on the Grammys a couple weeks ago. Entertainment Weekly had a nice write up this week on the band, and they just released their incredible "Sigh No More" album with a bonus live disc.. again, no way to lose on them.

Another guilty pleasure is electronica.. not very picky, I love it all, from The Orb to Air, Daft Punk to Pretty Lights. I've been getting my most recent fix from the bastard step-brother of electronica; Dubstep. Two giants of the genre are Amon Tobin and Gaslamp Killer, young spinners who are just pushing the music to the limit. The Low-End Theory podcasts are required listening, nearly everything the genre has to offer.

The new folk has gotten a ton of press lately, and we're lucky to have some masters of the art right here in New England, The Low Anthem have just released their new album Smart Flesh last week and are supporting the work with performances backing up Iron and Wine and another european tour. This musically adept band weaves a tapestry of haunting gospel tinged vocals with the most joyous lyrics. Originally a trio, they came back from their last tour a quartet and have yet to slow down..equally at home in a 300 seat church or onstage at Bonnaroo, this is a band that's on the verge of becoming huge.

There's killer stuff here, so spend a minute and check some of it out, see everyone tomorrow nite...

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