Wednesday, July 04, 2007
Sorry. I know it's been a while since I've posted, but I assure you that all is well. I just finished my intern year at the hospital and followed that up with one week off that included three days of sun, poker, and drunken debauchery at the Venetian in Las Vegas. Now that I am somewhat recovered, I bring you the following long overdue update:
- Q-Tip - Work It Out (MP3)
Download is on his myspace page. His new album, "The Renaissance" features a live band and features collaborations with Common, Andre 3000, and D'Angelo. This jazzy tune is a welcome change from the monotonous sameness plaguing current hip-hop. [thx, somuchsilence]
- Metromix. 2007 Festival Guide
Fellow Chicagoans, check this guide out!
- Events of note this month, don't miss:
1) Cheap Trick, Soul Asylum, Cracker live at the Taste of Chicago (FREE!)
7/7 5PM at the Petrillo Music Shell. Yeah, I know they were cool like 10 years ago, but it's free!
2) Pitchfork Music Festival live at Union Park (SOLD OUT)
7/13: Sonic Youth, GZA, Slint
7/14: Yoko Ono / Cat Power and Dirty Delta Blues / Clipse / Mastodon / Iron and Wine / Girl Talk / Grizzly Bear / Voxtrot / Battles/ Califone / The Twilight Sad / Fujiya & Miyagi / Oxford Collapse / Dan Deacon / Beach House / William Parker Quartet / Professor Murder / Ken Vandermark's Powerhouse Sound
7/15: The New Pornographers / Stephen Malkmus / De La Soul / Of Montreal / Jamie Lidell / The Sea and Cake / Junior Boys / The Field / Cadence Weapon / The Cool Kids / Klaxons / Nomo / Deerhunter / The Ponys / Menomena / Craig Taborn's Junk Magic / Brightblack Morning Light / Fred Lonberg-Holm's Lightbox Orchestra
3) The Decemberists with the Grant Park Orchestra live at Millennium Park (FREE!)
7/18 6:30-8:00 PM at Jay Pritzker Pavilion.
- Joey Chestnut beats Kobayashi, winning Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest
U S A!
- Move over Guitar Hero, here comes Rock Band! (video)
This game looks amazing. The peripherals are gonna be kinda pricey, but looks like it will be totally worth it.
- Hot Dragonette videos!
Dragonette - Take It Like a Man (video)
Dragonette - I Get Around (video)
- Boogie Nights - Star Wars edition (video)
Labels: electronic, humor, indie rock, mp3, video