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Sunday, Mar 4, 2007
by PopMatters Staff

THE RAPTURE
Check out the band in concert at Be The RIOTTT (click on screen)


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SAGE FRANCIS
Check out the band in concert at Be The RIOTTT (click on screen)


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Thursday, Mar 1, 2007
by PopMatters Staff

Martin Sexton—"Wild Angels" [MP3] and "Happy [QuickTime]
From Seeds on Kitchen Table, available April 3, 2007


Renowned as a die-hard road warrior, Sexton has traveled the globe with his guitar slung on his back and a heart full of soul. His songs are intricate and spirited… His fans range from teenage students to jocks to musicians, from the East Village to Wall Street, tradesmen to doctors, black, white, young and old, all singing together in three-part harmony. To see the crowd at a Martin Sexton concert is to witness a cross-section of America. People claim Sexton’s songs inspire them to change, quit their job, go cross-country, follow their dreams, or whatever… To this Sexton replies, “Walking down 7th Avenue I saw an old black man banging on a five-gallon bucket and singing some African chant. I was in a hurry to get where I was going, but had to stop, not because of the music, but because of his face. It was glowing, pouring out, overflowing with the most profound joy I had ever seen. This changed my life. Music has that power.” - Kitchen Table


 


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Thursday, Mar 1, 2007
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Check out Clipse in concert at Be The RIOTTT (click on screen)


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Check out Deerhoof in concert at Be The RIOTTT (click on screen)


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Tuesday, Feb 27, 2007
by PopMatters Staff

Fountains of Wayne
Someone to Love [Streaming]


The View
Superstar Tradesman [Streaming]


Dogg Pound, featuring Snoop Dogg
Vibe with a Pimp [Streaming]


Jon McLaughlin
Beautiful Disaster [Streaming]


David Wells
Strawberry Letter #23 [Streaming]


Joel Ortiz
Hip Hop [MP3]


The Morning Pages
With the Lord [MP3]


The Feeling
Sewn [Streaming]


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Sunday, Feb 25, 2007
by PopMatters Staff

Andrew Bird —"Heretics"
From Armchair Apocrypha on Fat Possum


Listen to “Heretics”

Chicago-based multi-instrumentalist and lyricist Andrew Bird picked up his first violin at the age of four. Actually, it was a Cracker Jack box with a ruler taped to it, and the first of his many Suzuki music lessons involved simply bowing to the teacher and going home. He spent his formative years soaking up classical repertoire completely by ear so when it came time for a restless teen-ager to make the jump to Hungarian Gypsy music, early jazz, country blues, south Indian etc., it wasn’t such a giant leap. It’s fitting that now, though classically trained, he has instead opted to play his violin in a most unconventional manner, accompanying himself on glockenspiel and guitar, adding singing and whistling to the equation, and becoming a pop songwriter in the process.


The Beauty Shop —"Monster"
From Crisis Helpline on Believe Music


Listen to “Monster”

The Beauty Shop released their first album in 2002 (Yr Money Or Yr Life; Mud/Shoeshine) and immediately garnered impressive notices in the press. From Champaign IL, this three-piece have been compared with Nick Cave, Violent Femmes and The Handsome Family with a Leonard Cohen “bad attitude” vocal twist.


Sex Mob —"Pymy Suite"
From Sexotica on Thirsty Ear


Listen to “Pymy Suite”

Sex Mob is a band out of time: a smartly old-fashioned quartet of world-class musicians with a satchel full of charts. Sex Mob is a band of the now: post-modern waltzes mutating into dub-echoed free jazz. Sex Mob is social music: a rollicking midnight set with clatter and drinks and a band. Sex Mob is a happy contradiction: an experimental jazz outfit whose music has slid readily into the mainstream via Saturday Night Live, MTV, and National Public Radio.


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