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    JVC Jazz Festival, Newport RI

    [url="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/12/05/166570705/dave-brubeck-legendary-jazz-musician-dead-at-age-91?sc=tw&cc=share"]RIP Dave Brubeck[/url] -- Jazz great died today, one day shy of his 92nd birthday. [i]Time Out[/i] is still in heavy rotation in these parts. You will be missed, Mr. Brubeck -- here's to hoping you and Paul Desmond are dusting off some old favorites even as I type this.
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    Lotus Plaza

    Lockett Pundt of Deerhunter has a side project under his [i]nom de plume[/i] Lotus Plaza. He recently toured, and I caught the July 17 show in Boston at the Brighton Music Hall. Very solid performance, I would highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys well-crafted guitar-layers and wall-of-sound shoegaze that's by turns poppy and garage-y. Here are two tracks that he played when I saw him in Boston. From his first release, [i]The Floodlight Collective[/i], here is the effervescent [url="https://www.box.com/s/757c24eb51cb446c37e1"][b]What Grows?[/b][/url] He closed his set with this one -- it's much more of a rocker live. His latest release, [i]Spooky Action At A Distance[/i], has been getting a lot of positive attention in the music media, especially over at [url="http://pitchfork.com/festivals/chicago/2012/lineup/34-lotus-plaza/"]Pitchfork[/url]. I highly recommend the entire album, but here is one of my favorite tracks from [i]Spooky Action[/i], [url="https://www.box.com/s/9aa87094308b0d8a8b22"][b]Monoliths[/b][/url]. Enjoy~ [img]http://cdn4.pitchfork.com/festivals/appearances/chicago:%202012/appearance_image.lotus-plaza.jpg[/img]
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    What Are You Listening To?

    [IMG]http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll264/shiruba_kamon/automotivator-2.jpg?t=1259889591[/IMG] [INDENT][INDENT]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiomcuNlVjk&feature=related"[/INDENT][/INDENT] [INDENT][INDENT][media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvkK0mO7fXg[/media][/INDENT][/INDENT]
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    Who's the best drummer?

    And what about Vinnie Colaiuta? Anyone who played with Zappa was extraordinary, but Colaiuta is another unbelievable drummer. From a DRUM! Magazine interview with Steve Vai, 2003 [quote]"I'll tell you a really great Vinnie story. He's one of the most amazing sight-readers that ever existed on the instrument. One day we were in a Frank rehearsal, this was early '80s, and Frank brought in this piece of music called "Mo 'N Herb's Vacation." Just unbelievably complex. All the drums were written out, just like "The Black Page" except even more complex. There were these runs of like 17 over 3 and every drumhead is notated differently. And there were a whole bunch of people there, I think Bozzio was there." "Vinnie had this piece of music on the stand to his right. To his left he had another music stand with a plate of sushi on it, okay? Now the tempo of the piece was very slow, like "The Black Page." And then the first riff came in, [mimics bizarre Zappa-esque drum rhythm patterns] with all these choking of cymbals, and hi-hat, ruffs, spinning of rototoms and all this crazy stuff. And I saw Vinnie reading this thing. Now, Vinnie has this habit of pushing his glasses up with the middle finger of his right hand. Well I saw him look at this one bar of music, it was the last bar of music on the page. He started to play it as he was turning the page with one hand, and then once the page was turned he continued playing the riff with his right hand, as he reached over with his left hand, grabbed a piece of sushi and put it in his mouth, continued the riff with his left hand and feet, pushed his glasses up, and then played the remaining part of the bar." "It was the sickest thing I have ever seen. Frank threw his music up in the air. Bozzio turned around and walked away. I just started laughing."[/quote] Frank Zappa - Mo's Vacation & The Black Page #2 - 1978, Poughkeepsie http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4QqyuWQ7-s
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    Who's the best drummer?

    There's tons of great Jerry Fuch's stuff...I first heard him in Turing Machine. [url="http://media.jadetree.com/Turing_Machin-Flip-Book_Osc.mp3"]Flip-Book Oscilloscope (Turing Machine)[/url] Turing Machine - Bleach It Black (excellent video too btw) [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXsBmMjYRog[/media] Whotf else does one-handed fills like this??? [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IF0ZxA130u4[/media]
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    Who's the best drummer?

    Damon Che's track from Monitor Records 2001 "Membraphonics" compilation. [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KgN-l3AjYE[/media] Don Caballero (Live) - Slice Where You Live Like Pie [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwJe1UTQl8E[/media]
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    Who's the best drummer?

    Can't believe no one voted for Mitch Mitchell! He has to be one the most vastly underrated drummers in rock history...Hendrix referred to him as "my Elvin Jones" because Mitchell played in a jazz-fusion style, the drums akin to co-lead instrument in much the same way Jones played dueling lines with Coltrane... [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HS01e0ogmEc[/media] And a dearth of "Math Rock" drummers in that poll -- Damon Che and the late great Jerry Fuchs deserve honorable mentions at least... Che's first incarnation of Don Caballero was based on the idea of the drums as the lead instrument, and Jerry Fuchs (RIP), Maserati, Turing Machine, LCD Soundsytem, The Juan Maclean - Argument... Mr. Fuchs was just an insane two-armed machine...
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    What Are You Listening To?

    Röyksopp - What Else is There? (Thin White Duke Remix) [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmBNkX5iTiU&feature=player_detailpage[/media]
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    What Are You Listening To?

    Just finished: Peter Gabriel - I Don't Remember (from his eponymous 1988 release) Now Playing: Joi - Deep Asian Vibes (from their 2000 release We Are Three) Next up: Built to Spill - Get a Life (from their 1993 freshman outing, Ultimate Alternative Wavers)
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    Butthole Surfers skid Europe this April

    Butthole Surfers Live Dates for Spring 2009 The reunited 80's lineup of Gibby Haynes, Paul Leary, Jeff Pinkus, King Coffey and Teresa Taylor will be returning to Europe this April. April 2009 Apr. 19 - Wroclaw, Poland - Off Fest - get tickets here Apr. 20 - Berlin, Germany - Kesselhaus Kulturbraurei - get tickets here Apr. 22 - Prague, Czech Republic - Divadla Archa - get tickets here Apr. 23 - Krems, Austria - Donau Festival - get tickets here Apr. 25 - Bologna, Italy - Estragon Club Apr. 26 - Ljubljana, Slovenia - Festivalna Dvorana - get tickets here Apr. 27 - Zagreb, Croatia - Zedno Uho Series
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    Kenny Garret- Amazing Jazz Artist

    was just watching this and remembered this thread - some red hot sax from Mr. Garrett... Enjoy~!
  12. Glad Obama won --we were thinking we might have to move to New Zealand if McPalin got in...
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    bmc

    :bouncy: :bouncy:
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    New Searchable Concert Database

    Looking forward to finding some blasts from the past at this site~thanks!!