The Sheila Divine reunion shows

One of my favorite rock n’ roll superstars, Aaron Perrino, is getting back together with his former bandmates, Shawn Sears and Jim Gilbert, for a two-night Sheila Divine reunion in Boston at the end of the year (Dec.28 and 29). A younger me would have made the trek out east to catch the show but, alas, I’ll keep my fingers crossed that audio and/or video from the show makes it online in some fashion early in 2008. If you happen to be in the Boston area, tickets are on sale now for the show.

Looking at the Wiki entry for The Sheila Divine, it appears as if the band reunited earlier this year for a St.Patrick’s Day show and the show is available for download. And while you’re downloading stuff, I’d highly recommend downloading the band’s live cover of “Eleanor Rigby” (MP3).

How about some Sheila Divine videos?

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The big hit … “Hum”
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Langerado Festival 2008 lineup announcned

Tickets go on sale this weekend (Nov.16) for the Langerado festival in South Florida scheduled for March 6-9 2008. If this wasn’t a week before SXSW, I might seriously consider checking out this festival that’s 30 miles west of Ft.Lauderdale.

Here’s the lineup that has been announced so far (the bands that I’d definitely check out in bold):

R.E.M. • Beastie Boys • Phil Lesh & Friends • 311 • Matisyahu • Thievery Corporation • The Roots • Gov’t Mule • Ani DiFranco • Ben Folds • G. Love & Special Sauce • Medeski, Scofield, Martin & Wood • Built to Spill • The National • Les Claypool • Umphrey’s McGee • The Disco Biscuits • Mickey Hart Band • of Montreal • Robert Randolph & the Family Band • The Wailers • funky Meters • Citizen Cope • Antibalas • !!! • Dark Star Orchestra • Ozomatli • Sam Bush • Minus the Bear • Ghostland Observatory • Arrested Development • Blind Melon • Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars • The New Deal • Benevento Russo Duo • Perpetual Groove • Railroad Earth • Martin Sexton • The Avett Brothers • Grace Potter and the Nocturnals • The Walkmen • Dr. Dog • Indigenous • State Radio • Vampire Weekend • The Bad Plus • The Felice Brothers • Pelican • Yard Dogs Road Show • Brett Dennen • Earl Greyhound • The New Mastersounds • Dan Deacon • Josh Ritter • Pete Francis • Ryan Shaw • Blitzen Trapper • matt pond PA • The Dynamites feat. Charles Walker • Bassnectar • Balkan Beat Box • The Lee Boys • Shout Out Louds • Golem • The Wood Brothers • Busdriver • Raq • Will Hoge • Spam Allstars • Phix • American Babies • The Heavy Pets • Backyard Tire Fire • The Postmarks • Steel Train • Hoots and Hellmouth • Jonah Smith • Pnuma Trio • Awesome New Republic • That 1 Guy • Trevor Hall • American Bang • School of Rock All-Stars

Here’s ticket prices taken from the Langerado website:

• A limited number of tickets will be priced at $169.50
• When these sell out a limited amount will be priced at $184.50
• When this allotment sells out, tickets will be priced at $199.50

Contrast Podcast: Random Shuffle

Episode 85 of Contrast Podcast has been uploaded by Tim Young with this week’s theme being “Random Shuffle”. The rule was simple: hit the shuffle button on your MP3 player (or iTunes or CD player or whatever you use to listen to music) and then send it to Tim along with an intro. My iRiver landed on “Keep Us in Stitches” by Fiver. I was a little nervous considering I know some of the stuff that’s on my MP3 player probably wouldn’t be real popular with the kids who listen to the Contrast Podcast each week! And, to be honest, I’m really surprised there weren’t more embarrassing tracks on the podcast – I guess either people got lucky or maybe they don’t have any guilty pleasures loaded up.

DOWNLOAD: Contrast Podcast – Random Shuffle

Pixies tribute CD (Neil Young, Kim Deal, Jellyfish, The Posies too!)

Got this email today from American Laundromat Records.

American Laundromat Records and Announce “Dig For Fire – a tribute to PIXIES”

Stonington, CT – November 13, 2007; American Laundromat Records and have co-produced a tribute to the PIXIES titled “DIG FOR FIRE – A TRIBUTE TO PIXIES” featuring 15 new cover versions of Pixies songs by They Might Be Giants, OK Go, Mogwai, British Sea Power, The Rosebuds, Joy Zipper and more. The CD ($12.99 – $15.99 SRP) will be available worldwide November 27, 2007 and on iTunes November 13, 2007. In addition to the 15 track album, iTunes will feature an exclusive iTunes bonus EP featuring 7 tracks not available on the CD.

Tracklisting (Regular CD):

2. THE ROSEBUDS “Break My Body”
3. DYLAN IN THE MOVIES “Down To The Well”
4. JOY ZIPPER “Wave of Mutilation”
5. OK GO “Gigantic”
6. BEDROOM WALLS “Stormy Weather”
7. MOGWAI “Gouge Away”
8. KNIFE & FORK “Motorway To Roswell”
10. BUNNIES “Alec Eiffel”
11. ELK CITY “Monkey Gone To Heaven”
12. FASHION VICTIMS “Hey” (Double Dragon Remix)
14. JOHN P. STROHM “Where Is My Mind?”

Tracklisting (iTunes Bonus EP):

2. ELK CITY “Number 13 Baby”
3. CHARLES DOUGLAS “Bone Machine”
4. JULIE PEEL “The Happening”
5. PC MUNOZ “I Bleed”
6. FASHION VICTIMS “Hey (Blue Version)”
7. JOE HARVARD BAND “In Heaven (Everything is Fine)” *not a Pixies song

American Laundromat put out an excellent High School Reunion cover CD (my review here) and has plans to release both  Neil Young and Kim Deal CDs in early 2008.

I can’t wait to hear this thing!

And on the tribute CD front, please, please, please check out Burning Sky Records tribute to Jellyfish and their upcoming tribute to The Posies.

Free music Friday

WOO HOO, new music from Jason Collett this week!

Jason Collett – “Out of Time” (MP3), “Charlyn, Angel of Kensington” (MP3)
Why? – “The Hollows” (MP3)
Bigelf -“Bats in the Belfry II” (MP3)
Wussy – “Rigor Mortis” (MP3)
Love in October – “Circa 1989” (MP3), “I Dream of Marie Antoinette” (MP3)
Brad Laner – “Outcold” (MP3)
Aloha – “Body Buzz” (MP3)