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Another Album Leaf video

Here’s another video from The Album Leaf show that I attended at Mezzanine last weekend. One of the cool things about their live performance is the accompanying background video. Warning: The audio is pretty rough on this video. Check out Hype Machine for a preview of this track, which is called Outer Banks.

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The Album Leaf at Mezzanine, San Francisco

I saw The Album Leaf play at Mezzanine on Saturday night…

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The Album Leaf @ Mezzanine, Oct. 7

I’ve had The Album Leaf in heavy rotation for the past few weeks. If you live in the SF Bay Area, check them out at Mezzanine on Saturday (I will be there). If you haven’t heard them before, think Sigur Ros with some beats and piano mixed in. Go here for a good profile and some mp3 goodness.

photo by HolyHolySnappers

Photo by Flickr user HolyHolySnappers

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Band of Horses

One of my favorite new bands is Band of Horses. Check them out on Hype Machine. If you haven’t used Hype Machine before, just click on a song title and then click the play button under Listen.

Here’s their video for Great Salt Lake.

I saw them play at the Independent in SF back in March…

Band of Horses

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Radiodread – Let Down

Have you ever wondered what a reggae version of Radiohead’s “Let Down” would sound like? Surprisingly, not bad!

Toots & The Maytals – Let Down mp3 (temporary link, posted 8/31)

Stream the entire Radiodread album here.

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Obadiah Parker – Digg effect

The video of Obadiah Parker‘s acoustic cover of Outkast’s Hey Ya was posted on YouTube over two months ago. Yesterday the video was featured on Digg’s front page and the popularity of the video has sky rocketed overnight. The video has been viewed 139,707 times as of today and the band (currently unsigned) was mentioned today on Spin magazine’s blog.

8/22 Update:

Here’s another example of the power of Digg. Someone uploaded a video called Slowest Man on Earth to YouTube. After two months of decent traffic (about 8,000 views), the video’s popularity went through the roof after it was dugg to Digg’s video front page. As a result, the video was featured on Good Morning America.

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Toad the Wet Sprocket @ Mountain Winery (Saratoga, CA)

Last night I saw one of my favorite bands from the 90’s – Toad the Wet Sprocket – at the Mountain Winery in Saratoga. I’ve seen Glen Phillips a couple of times in the last few years but I had never seen Toad play live until last night. Overall it was a great show. The band sounded great and the venue was perfect.

Toad the Wet Sprocket

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Matt Pond PA @ Slim’s SF 3/5/06

Matt Pond PA put on a great show last Sunday at Slim’s in San Francisco.Matt Pond PA @ Slim's SF

Matt Pond PA – So Much Trouble (MP3) (temporary link)

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Imogen Heap at the Great American Music Hall

I saw Imogen Heap play tonight at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco. Great, great show. One of those shows where everyhing felt right: the right artist at the right time in the perfect venue. Click here for some amazing photos from this show by Gordon Lai.Set list:

Just For Now

Goodnight and Go

The Walk

Let Go

Loose Ends

Can’t Take It In

Clear the Area


Come Here Boy

Hide And Seek

Have You Got It In You

Good To Be In Love

Daylight Robbery

Moment I Said It

Photo by Gordon Lai.

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Wild Horses Cover / Iron & Wine + Calexico

Here’s a great cover of Wild Horses by Iron & Wine + Calexico. This is from their 11/30 show at the 9:30 Club in Washington D.C. You can stream the entire show at the NPR web site.

Photo by flickr user gordasm.

Wild Horses – Iron & Wine / Calexico (MP3) temporary link

If you’re looking for other good cover songs, check out Beck’s cover of Nick Drake’s Pink Moon on Gorilla versus Bear.

3/16/06 Update:

Re-posting this.

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