Tell Me Why
I Don't Wanna
One more track, Not A Thing To Me, is available on their MySpace page for streaming.
One more track, Not A Thing To Me, is available on their MySpace page for streaming.
Despite not having released an official album yet, Republic Of Letters hasLink to article here.
managed to stir up local buzz on the strength of a 2005 3-song demo, already
playing San Diego hotspots like The Casbah and the Ken Club, and nabbing air on
both 91X and 94.9. Founded by brothers Chris (guitar/lead vocals) and Nick Venti
(drums) with friend Martin Niwinski (bass), ROL's sound is a clash of frenetic
indie rock with the more atmospheric and melodic sounds of "No Code"-era Pearl
Jam. While Eddie Vedder goes for the baritone howl, Chris Venti's voice is more
of a gentle, high-pitched tone and helps keep the band's sound distinct.
With the addition of second guitarist Adrian Thorstensen last spring,
Republic recorded its debut EP at the end of 2006 and prepares for its release
this March. Promising local sets and a stop in Austin during SXSW should build
on the band's fan base and garner more shows.
I have 2 friends that are in a DJ group called Flosstradamus, they’re from
Chicago and they fucking rule. They’re playing at the Beauty Bar tomorrow night
in SD and you should post something about them. I just saw them last night and
they killed it…again. Great dance music, perfectly normal to hear Daft Punk into
Michael Jackson into Phil Collins into Rapture into Sigur Ros. Don’t sleep on
it. Here’s their myspace.
Wednesday, January 31, 2007:
Despite what you may read in the pages of
Citybeat this week Morgan Young is not going to be our fulltime drummer. He has
been filling in for us while we searched for our guy and may I add he has done a
remarkable job and we are forever indebted to him. However, he is the drummer
for Silverbird and will not be the full time drummer for Vinyl Radio. That
distinction goes to Nelson Cooper. We met Nelson outside the library downtown
where he was sleeping on a bed of old newspapers and grocery bags. We brought
him home and cleaned him up real nice and taught him how to play the drums. I
hope this clears up any confusion.
Tuesday, January 30, 2007:
I cannot get this of Montreal song out of my head. It sounds so happy but is so sad. If anyone wants to float me a ticket I would love you forever.
Last night we finished mastering our upcoming cd tentatively titled " A BETTER TIME COMING." I just threw up a track onto our player so go take a listen.
cheers, the band
The Police, who leapt from the British punk scene to become one of the world’s biggest rock acts before breaking up in 1984, will reunite for a performance to kick off the 49th Grammy Awards on Feb. 11.
I expect to have a lot of additions and corrections to this preliminary list, so check back often.
Monday, January 29, 2007:
Friday, January 26, 2007:
Saturday, January 27 2007
Sunday, January 28, 2007:
Really? Counseling? I'm usually way on the left side of the spectrum when it comes to defending people but now hasn't GLAAD gone too far? People say mean things and hurt each others feelings all the time. Grown-ups say they're sorry and move on. All of this bigotry and hate and anger is around and Mel Gibson, Michael Richards, Isaiah Washington are all really stupid because they got caught. People say bad shit all the time...sometimes with bad intentions, sometimes because the word has lost its meaning and is just slang. I got called out because I was using the word "retard" in the context of saying "I'm so freakin retarded". Because sometimes I am. Get over it.
It's awards season. Make sure you head over and vote for the Plug Awards at plugawards.com and vote for your favorite indie bands, blogs, labels, and more. Sorry to say San Diego isn't represented but it's fun to vote anyway. Unlike the Grammy's when you see the nominee list and say WTF???
Thursday, January 25, 2007:
The guys at Thrasher skateboard magazine are showing the premier of a new
movie tonight . dj's and a movie.
Wednesday, January 24, 2007 (Dialed In does Jury Duty):
Head Zombie dodges death
Nobody was hurt. I've seen two near misses directly across the street from The Ken, then there was the Jewel Box, and now the Zombie. Watch out Casbah, you're on a dangerous corner...
“We were doing a lot of the work on the place—moving out a bunch of walls,
putting in a new floor. Me and the guy who was painting went out to lunch, and
that’s when it happened,” said “Denver” Joe Hicks, owner of the Zombie Lounge in City Heights, about the Infinity luxury car that slammed through the wall on
Jan. 19. “We were painting right where she came through. One of us would’ve been nailed. There’s another one of my lives gone, dammit. I’m runnin’ out.”
The luxury-car missile crisis happened at about 4 p.m. “We went to Lowe’s, boarded
it up, and we were open that night,” Hicks said, noting that the crash also
inspired the landlord to give the go-ahead on major renovations to the Zombie
Lounge. “So it may be a blessing in disguise.”
it was lame. a total pyramid scam. boo-hoo.
Tuesday, January 23, 2007:
Finally it was time for Cold War Kids. As I've mentioned, this was my fourth time seeing them, so I didn't feel the need to elbow anyone in the face to get to the front.
I think I enjoy them on a stage lower to the ground because they rock so hard you feel like you're a part of them at times, joining in the percussive fun, but we'll have to save that for the February show at the Casbah...I really am torn about going to CWK instead of Gomez, but CWK just does it for me. I was actually listening to the CD yesterday and thinking that I wouldn't like it nearly as much had I not seen them live first, and also if I didn't have the 2 eps that essentially became Robbers & Cowards.
Just double checking, but I've mentioned I'm a dork, right? OK, then, I may proceed. After the show, people were trying to snag the silkscreened posters that the Cold War Kids were selling for $15. There was a dude at the merch table, but he wasn't paying attention and was only selling the shit from the Colour or something. So being the dork/champ/socially just person that I am, I jumped behind the merch table and started selling the posters. I think I sold 4 or 5 of them. The dude took all the cash and it turned out it was the CWK drummer, so I'm not sure why he wasn't paying more attention, but he hooked me up with a poster and The Colour's CD for my efforts. Seriously people, if you need merch sold, I am your girl. Ask Angelina from Persephone's Bees, whose merch I sold when I was supposed to be registering voters...And Cold War Kids...make some t-shirts! Holy shit. You are missing out on some SERIOUS cash flow. At least 30 people asked for shirts last night within a matter of 10 minutes. C'mon people, get it together!
Awesome show- not bad for a Monday, I must say...
Social-networking site MySpace has filed a lawsuit against an alleged major spammer who has been targeted by Microsoft and others in the past.
According to MySpace, Colorado resident Scott Richter sent out millions of "bulletins" to MySpace members, violating state and federal antispam laws, including the Can-Spam Act. Richter gained access to user accounts through several phishing schemes, MySpace claims, and churned out messages that advertised products such as shirts and ringtones.
The amount of monetary damages that MySpace is seeking has
not yet been disclosed, but Richter apparently is already in the red after
losing a high-profile legal row with Microsoft. In that 2003 wrangle, the
alleged spammer was ordered to pay $7 million after he refused to settle the
dispute for a significantly lower amount.
I hope they hang that bastard by the balls. I can get over the spam and faux bulletins, but when my less discerning little brothers don't know any better, they are in jeopardy and I don't like it one bit.
Fact or Fiction?- I heard a cab crashed into Tobacco Rhoda's last night. That would make this the third bar in recent history...first the Jewel Box, then Zombie Lounge (thought I never confirmed that one), and now Tobacco Rhoda's. Hold your drinks a little tighter, people, because you never know...
Oscar nominations were announced today and other than Little Miss Sunshine, I say BFD. You can see them all here.
Tonight is the State Of The Union address. I'll save you the trouble of having to watch. My prediction of tonight's speech: "America is the greatest nation in the world, blah blah, the terrorists don't like us, blah blah, fight them there or we fight them here, blah blah, soldiers are not dying in vein, blah blah, fighting for our freedom and the liberation of the Iraqi people, blah blah, naysayers want you to believe we can't win, blah blah, but America is strong and we will endure, blah blah." Or something like that. This is the one night I will say thank god for American Idol. And dinner with my brother (who happens to be in the military).
Google is testing music videos through their AdSense network and I say, how do I get a piece of that action???
Kite Flying Society is selling merch. Go buy some so they can tour and record, would ya?
Wow, our very first sale!
I'm plotting out the week early so all those people invading our town for ASR can plan their week/weekend...Personally I'm torn between the Ken Club and The Ché for Friday night, and Saturday between the Casbah, The Alibi, and the Beauty Bar.
Monday, January 22, 2007: