Wednesday, January 17, 2007

The Submarines / Fujiya & Miyagi / Peter, Bjorn & John / Bloc Par

January is starting out a good music year it seems. I've either seen or bought tickets to see 4 of my current favorite bands. I highly recommend you making the purchase or download and check them out live (although the 2 I have yet to see could totally suck live so who knows).

THE SUBMARINES - Vote has been just about my favorite song for the past few months but I kept missing opportunities to see them live so I was happy to finally catch them at the first night of their month long residency at The Echo. Its just Blake and John up on stage and Blake (who is FEMALE) is super cute. Not usually my type but she was very nice and I dig chicks who play instruments. She reminded me of Maggie Gyllenhaal who I really liked in Stranger Than Fiction. Weird, I used to really not like her. But I digress...anyways, its just the two of them with their instruments and an iBook handling the bass and drums. Works for me! Wonder if they'll evolve into a full band someday (like Mellowdrone). Always interesting to see.

Highlights from their bio...Blake is from Vermont. John was raised in Dubai. Met in Boston and played music near and far. Moved out west and broke up. Then...
They wrote songs, each in their own place, about their dismay and unhappiness without the other. Their songs said things they hadn't said in person, and when they heard them--together--it all made sense. In fact, life made more sense together. After a while, and having realized this, they became The Submarines.
Mondays in January - go on around 10:00 PM
The Submarines
at The Echo, Silverlake, California
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FUJIYA & MIYAGI - All I know is that they aren't Japanese...they are british. In fact, their names are really Steve Lewis and David Best and yes, they move my feet. Me likey the beats. Playing at Spaceland and I got 2 tickets.

Wednesday, March 14 at 9:00 PM
Indie 103 presents CLUB NME featuring Fujiya & Miyagi
at Spaceland, Silverlake, California

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PETER, BJORN & JOHN - All I know is that they aren't Japanese either...they are, as expected thanks to Bjorn, from Sweden. That and they too move my feet. They formed in 1999, got blogger buzz in 2006 and then had a song play on Grey's Anatomy = game over. Playing at The Roxy ...who's in?

Thursday, Feb 1 at 9:00 PM
Peter, Bjorn and John
at The Roxy, - Hollywood, California

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BLOC PARTY - Everyone knows Bloc Party right? Everyone loves Bloc Party, right? Well if you don't, go buy a soul and start. They kick ass live and write really good songs. They are playing two nights at The Wiltern

March 19 & 20 at 9:00 PM
Bloc Party
at The Wiltern, - Hollywood, California
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The Submarines - Vote (.mp3)
website - myspace
Peter, Bjorn & John - Young Folks (remix - .mp3)
website - myspace
Fujiya & Miyagi - Collarbone (.mp3)
website - myspace

Bloc Party
- Song for Clay (.mp3) *taken down by request
website - myspace



00-44-208-323 8013

Dear Eric,

Please remove the unreleased Bloc Party track from your site, failing which - regrettably - a DMCA notification shall be forwarded to you and legal action by our clients' lawyers and the BPI / RIAA may follow : naturally, however, we trust that such a course of action shall not prove to be necessary.

On behalf of the artist's label, we do appreciate that you are a fan of / are promoting Bloc Party but, by the same token, you must also appreciate that, by posting a pirate copy of tracks pre-release (or linking to a pirate copy of the album), you are potentially causing considerable damage and we are sure that you would not want to be held to be personally liable for the lost sales that could ensue.

We shall look forward to hearing from you with your take-down confirmation.

Thank you for respecting the artist's creation and copyrights and, for your info, the label are making various tracks from the forthcoming album available from official sites and from the artist's own MySpace page.

As you will appreciate, this e-mail - containing, as it does, a position that is potentially prejudicial to our clients' open / formal position - is written on a without prejudice basis and, as such, all of our clients' accumulated, worldwide rights remain strictly reserved : please excuse this required formality.

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Anonymous said...

that is too bad, that you had to put that one down...

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