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Dawn Landes May 27, 2007

Posted by iweenie in Dawn Landes, experimental, folk, indie, mp3, music, Peter Bjorn and John.
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Dawn Landes

I’ve made the conclusion that if you live amongst corn fields, you become more susceptible to folk music. I mean, aside from the fact that one might have been innately attracted to the sound of a mandolin or a banjo, the corn field factor definitely fits in to the picture.
Anyway…Dawn Landes is today’s spot light.
Landes has a pretty stellar resume. She’s worked as a recording engineer for musicians like Hem, Joseph Arthur, and Ryan Adams. Landes has also supported musicians like Andrew Bird, Feist, and M83. To top that off, she makes excellent music. If you’re into good experimental alt-folk but not to the extreme of Joanna Newsome, you should listen to Landes. So far, she has released 3 albums which are all available on iTunes. Her latest single is a cover of PB&J’s Young Folks. Now we all know that some covers can be good and most are just plain bad. Remember that Ronan Keating song “When You Say Nothing at All”? The theme song for ‘Notting Hill’? Guess who ruined it (for me, at least)? Allison Krauss. Remember “Just Like Heaven” by the Cure? That one was ruined by Katie Melua. But then, of course, you have the artists that actually do the job right. Best cover ever? Jeff Buckley’s cover of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah”. I guess what I’m trying to say here is that Dawn Landes’ cover of Young Folks is absolutely worth listening to.

mp3. Dawn Landes – Young Folks (Peter Bjorn and John cover)

Dawn Landes’ myspace

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EP.13 Peter Bjorn and John, Fujiya and Miyagi April 28, 2007

Posted by iweenie in Dig it!, electronic, Fujiya & Miyagi, mp3, music, Peter Bjorn and John.
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Prepare to get your heads blown up to pieces: Peter Bjorn and John w/ opening act, Fujiya & Miyagi will be performing at the Empty Bottle on May 8th, 2007 @ 10:30pm. But guess what? Tickets are sold out. Surprise, surprise, right? Why did I not think of this ahead of time for heaven’s sake? So, if you’re reading this and you happen to be one of the smart ones and you got your tickets way back when, take some good pictures and send them to us. Or even better, send us a video. Become a proud contributer to the music blog sphere. Even though this is a “newbie” blog, you’ll still get credit for it. But seriously ppl, are they not the best combo ever? Pete Bjorn and John paired up with one of the hottest electronica bands around!

Peter Bjorn and John

Check out their web pages for more information and gig dates!Useful resources:
Peter Bjorn and John (official website)
Peter Bjorn and John myspace page
Fujiya & Miyagi (official website)
Fujiya & Miyagi myspace page

Grab these:
mp3. Peter Bjorn and John – Amsterdam
mp3. Fujiya & Miyagi – Collarbone

Ok, last note: if any of you have an extra ticket, or perhaps change your mind about going, let me know because i am willing to pay you extra.