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Chicken on a Raft

Which Side Are You On? [MP3]


I Got Your Ice Cold Nugrape [MP3]


"Chicken on a Raft is Thom Moore (Moore Brothers, Nedelle and Thom) and Tommy Carns (Billy Talbott Band). Sharing a mutual love for traditional folk music, the duo began playing music in the tradition of the Watersons, reviving folk music culled from wax cylinders and the Library of Congress. Their debut album is a collection of American Traditionals, ballads, and popular tunes that have passed down from generation to generation, each iteration providing it’s own input to the meaning of a lyric and melody. They tell stories of loves lost, political intrigue, and lingering mysteries that are as true and applicable today as when first sung by a long forgotten minstrel. " -- Antenna Farm Records


War [MP3]



04/03/07 Winnipeg, MB - Pyramid Cabaret w/ The Constantines

04/04/07 Regina, Saskatchewan - The Exchange w/ The Constantines

04/05/07 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan - Louis' Pub w/ The Constantines

04/06/07 Edmonton, Alberta - The Starlite Room w/ The Constantines

04/07/07 Calgary, Alberta - The Hi-Fi Club w/ The Constantines

04/08/07 Calgary, Alberta - The Hi-Fi Club w/ The Constantines

04/09/07 Canmore, Alberta - Canmore Hotel w/ The Constantines

04/12/07 Vancouver, British Columbia - The Plaza Club w/ The Constantines

04/13/07 Victoria, British Columbia - Sugar Nightclub w/ The Constantines

04/14/07 Tofino, British Columbia - The Legion w/ The Constantines

05/02/07 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall w/ Tapes N' Tapes

05/04/07 Portland, OR - Dante's w/ Tapes N' Tapes

05/05/07 Seattle, WA - Neumo's Crystal Ballroom w/ Tapes N' Tapes

05/06/07 Vancouver, British Columbia - Plaza Club w/ Tapes N' Tapes

05/09/07 Denver, CO - Bluebird Theatre w/ Tapes N' Tapes

05/10/07 Omaha, NE - Sokol Underground w/ Tapes N' Tapes

05/11/07 Des Moines, IA - Vaudeville Mews w/ Tapes N' Tapes

05/12/07 Chicago, IL - Abbey Pub w/ Tapes N' Tapes

05/14/07 Ottawa, Ontario - Barrymore's w/ Tapes N' Tapes

05/15/07 Montreal, Quebec - Le National w/ Tapes N' Tapes

05/16/07 Toronto, Ontario - Lee's Palace w/ Tapes N' Tapes

05/17/07 Buffalo, NY - Mohawk Place w/ Tapes N' Tapes

05/18/07 New York, NY - Irving Plaza w/ Tapes N' Tapes

05/19/07 Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club w/ Tapes N' Tapes

05/22/07 Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop w/ Tapes N' Tapes

05/23/07 Columbus, OH - The Basement w/ Tapes N' Tapes

05/24/07 Newport, KY - Southgate House w/ Tapes N' Tapes

Billy Martin and John Medeski

Crustaceatron [MP3] from Mago


Organist John Medeski and drummer Billy Martin celebrate almost two decades since their first musical meeting (a duet session at Martin’s Brooklyn loft back in 1989). Finally, they made the record they vowed to do before their popular band, Medeski Martin and Wood, kept them so busy. The first and last tracks are expansive free-flowing spontaneous compositions they do with such grace and passion, but the majority of the tracks are filled with head-nodding booty-shaking grooves that only they could have created.

Mago Track Listing

1. Introducing Mago

2. Crustaceatron

3. Mojet

4. Apology

5. Bamboo Pants

6. Thundercloud

7. Bonfa

8. Safak

9. Miss Teardrop

10. Syncretism

11. L'Aventura

12. Bamboo Pants (Short and Raw Version)

Human Giant, the new MTV comedy series staring Aziz Ansari, Paul Scheer and Rob Huebel

The first episode [iTunes]

MTV's new short film comedy Human Giant takes over the network with its own style of fast-paced, hard-hitting comedy beginning April 5 at 10:30 PM/ET. Consisting of four members -- Aziz Ansari, Rob Huebel, Paul Scheer, and Jason Woliner -- Human Giant delivers a unique brand of comedy in short film-style. The eight-episode series premieres as part of MTV's new Thursday night comedy line-up featuring new series Adventures in HollyHood and Nick Cannon Presents: Short Circuitz, as well as a new season of Pimp My Ride.


Goblin City [MP3]


Uncertainly [MP3]


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