Tuesday, August 19, 2008

R.I.P. LeRoi Moore

Super sad news to report: LeRoi Moore passed away today. You might know him for being a bad ass sax player. Most of you probably know him for his work as a founding member of the Dave Matthews Band.

Moore was injured during an ATV accident in June, where he suffered a punctured lung and a few broken ribs. The magical musician had recently returned to Los Angeles to begin his recovery when things took a turn for the worst. He passed away this afternoon. The band does not plan to cancel their upcoming show at The Staples Center. Our hats go off to the gentlemen from the band. Strong. So strong.

Our thoughts are with LeRoi's family and friends. May he rest in peace.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Thank you, from the bottom of my lil heart!

Thank you to all that listened, sent text messages and IM messages and all that had kind words to shower my shy lil soul with. I appreciate all of the support and good energy. A podcast of last night's show will be posted some time next week and I will share the link with you guys once I get it.

For now, here's the playlist that K Bro posted on his blog today:

08.13.08 Little Radio playlist

A heaping helping of thanks to Little Miss Killer, aka Monica, for guesting on tonight's show and bringing some excellent music to the playlist.

Paper Route, "You Kill Me"
Mercury Rev, "Senses on Fire"
Scanners, "Low Life"
Sam Sparro, "Sick"
Johnny Cash, "Get Rhythm [Philip Steir remix]"
Of Montreal, "Id Engager"
Nouvelle Vague, "Guns of Brixton"
The Deadly Syndrome, "I Hope I Become a Ghost"
Jay Reatard, "I Know a Place"
Black Gold, "Plans and Reveries"
Murdocks, "Die Together"
Hello Dragon, "Rats of L.A."
Material Issue, "Kim the Waitress"
Aushua, "No Harm Done"
Meho Plaza, "The Beach"
The Movies, "Right Equipment"
The Happy Hollows, "Vietnam"
Amy Kuney, "Thank You for Last Night"
Midnight Juggernauts, "Dystopia"
Kelley Stoltz, "Heaven Up Here"
Conor Oberst, "Danny Callahan"
Beth Orton, "Shopping Trolley"
Beirut, "Elephant Gun"
New Order, "Age of Consent"
The Verve, "She's a Superstar"
Adorable, "Glorious"
The Stone Roses, "Ten Storey Love Song"
Bravo Silva, "City I Love You"
Karin Tatoyan, "Radio Cures"
Crash Into June, "Adorable"

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Little Miss Killer is going to be on Little Radio

K Bro has invited me to be a guest DJ on tonight's Buzz Bands show on Little Radio. Tune in from 6-8 PM/PST, tonight and EVERY Wednesday night by logging onto the station's website or looking the station up on your iTunes.

Super excited! Tune in!!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Sam Sparro remix - Love Grenade's 'Young Lovers'

I am OBSESSED with Sam Sparro. Tonight, I cannot get enough of his remix of Love Grenades' 'Young Lovers' and so I am posting this to share the track with you. I know it's not really a music video, but please just enjoy the music. It's sick. Thanks to Timothy Norris (one of my fave music photographers in L.A.) for bring Love Grenades up tonight so that I could stumble upon this lil gem. Oh, and you're welcome to all of you guys reading/listing to this post.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

R.I.P. Isaac Hayes

Shit, this sucks. The massive amount of text messages started to hit this morning. The news read: Isaac Hayes is dead. My heart sunk to my tummy. I shook my head and thought, "What the fuck? First Bernie Mac and now Isaac?" He was pronounced dead at 2:08 am this morning. His wife found him on the floor near a fucking treadmill! He was only 65. Shitty, no?


Here's a little dedication, from me, to all of you that loved Hayes just as much as I did. This is the man himself, doing a cover of Burt Bucharach's & Hal David's Walk On By (originally performed by Dionne Warwick). Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Maynard James Keenan lends a helping hand to Jubilee

First off, let's all give a slow-clap, round of applause to Buddyhead for hooking us up with this lil video clip. Here's what he had to say about it.

Here's a little glimpse into the the recording of another song from the "In With The Out Crowd" single, called "I Don't Have An Excuse, I Just Need A Little Help". This footage is of Maynard James Keenan (Tool, A Perfect Cirlce, Puscifer) recording his vocals for it at Jubilee's studio, Shabbey Road. Maynard sings with Aaron, and Mike on this song. Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails) programmed the drumbeats for it, and Julian Gross (Liars) played "real" drums over those. This tune, along with another from the single, will both also be available digitally within a week.

Um, yea...can you say SICK!? I thought so...

Maynard James Keenan - "I Don't Have An Excuse... Jubilee from BUDDYHEAD on Vimeo.

Check out Jubilee (Buddyhead Records) and Maynard's work by clicking on the names.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Warning: Your speakers are about to have an orgasm!

Click here for an awesome mix that AHH!-G just did and would like to have Kill The Mic readers to have!

Here's a lil track list to navigate you through your journey:

1. Only Friend - BLAMMA! BLAMMA!
2. Baby (The Aston Shuffle 'Just Woah' Remix) - Pnau
3. Rio (Herve Remix) - Bumblebeez
4. Mars (Dave Nada Hood Mix) - Fake Blood
5. My Penny - Crookers
6. Get Low Club Action (Scattermish timid fuckup edit) - Herve and Yo Majesty!
7. Exodus - Congorock
8. Yo Zonga MAJESTY! - Kid Color
9. Bangin on ya system (M1 & Matteo DiMarr Remix) - DJ Dan & Hipp-E
10. Torque of the Devil - Plump Djs
11. Too Hard for the Party - Roccanova
12. Hoes & House - Top Billin
14. Face (Switch Remix) - The Black Ghosts
15. We Can't be Stop'd Feat. Alex Peace (DJ Bam Bam Remix) - The Yank
16. Melodik Hypnotik (Miles Dyson Remix) - Elite Force
17. Miserable Girl (Royal Rumble edit) - Soulwax
(tease) Shake my Ass - Top Billin (tease)
18.Dog (Choreo edit) - Sebastian
19. It's the beat (Toxic Avenger Remix) - Playdoe
20. Absolute Ego Riot (Louis La Roche Remix) - The Phantoms Revenge

Be sure to visit Hype Machine to check AHH!-G out. Germany loves him, too!!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Interview: Karin Tatoyan

Karin Tatoyan. FUCK. Seriously, if you haven't seen this woman perform live, or visited her myspace page (there's a brand new track listed!) or have heard me rave about her then you need to get familiar. She is a force to be reckoned with. I have some Karin related goodies for you all this afternoon: The first, an lil interview that we conducted with the muse, herself. The second, some information on the show that she has coming up this week, August 8th, at Spaceland. She'll be playing with an awesome line up, featuring The Sad Solids (Sarah of The Happy Hollows) and a special guest!! People, I'm super excited...won't you join me? Well, you will if you know what's good for you. I'll even let you buy me a drink!


KTM: What made you decide to do a cover of Wilco's Radio Cures?

Karin: I wanted to do a cover, but when it came down to deciding what song to do I was lost. The only thing I knew was that the song had to make me feel something. This song was a suggestion made by my manager, Joshua Fisher. If it was left up to me I might have covered a Nat King Cole song but when I listened to the lyrics I automatically knew it was the one. I felt like those words could have been my own, speaking about the happenings in my brain. I think Joshua felt completely confident that I could take a song like Radio Cure and make it my own or at least not botch it. I of course had to add an S to the title just so I could botch it a little. Botched up things are beautiful, too. So yes, I have had a lot of positive feed back when it comes to this cover, so i think i may have chosen the right song.


KTM: Seriously, it doesn't get any better than that. Beautiful answer. What are you currently listening to?

Karin: Hmm...well honestly I've been listening to my band mate Andrew Carter's beautiful Found Sound compositions. They're so magical and superimposed.


KTM: Who is The One Second Time Machine? How did you two meet and come to collaborate?

Karin: The One Second Time Machine, a.k.a. Thomas Greene, is a multi-instrumentalist who was recommended by the label I just released my EP on. He's pretty rad because he is a time machine that makes things happen. I say, "Oh my god I want the beat to sound like this and go like that" and then he sits there with me and we make it happen. He's a visionaries wet dream come true because he'll make whatever ridiculous idea I have possible and if we don't know how we're going to do it, he'll have it figured out by the end of the day with three different options. The vision I had in mind for my music is pretty ambitious and wouldn't be possible without my nerdy boys One Sec and Andrew Carter (cello player/Found Sound extraordinare) who are able to understand my music and see my vision through.


KTM: What are your plans for the rest of 2008?

Karin: As far as 2008 is concerned, right now I am only concentrating on one thing, and that is playing as many shows as possible and getting my music out there. I also really hope to tour, tour, tour.


KTM: What's your favorite show that you've played so far?

Karin: Opening for Auvoir Simone was so cool. The crowd was so generous and really got into it and the girls from Auvoir were really supportive, so I found myself in beautiful company and rolling around in glee. And then there was the Spaceland show opening for The Pity Party (who's music I love) which was grand because the sound system allowed for the intricacies of the electronics to be heard. That's really important or else there's no point.


KTM: What's your favorite venue in and outside of L.A.?

Karin: Right now, I have a few favorite venues. As far as playing, I love the Troubadour. I think my sound is quite big, and personally, I think I have sounded my best at the Troubadour. As far as a scene goes, you can't really beat Spaceland and The Echo. I have already been apart of some amazing shows at these venues and will continuing playing them.


KTM: I read a funny blog about you posted about opening up for Kate Nash and your experience. Wanna talk about it? (hehehehe)

Karin: Uhhhhh... Hmmm... Well...I opened for her and that was so exciting and amazing because she's a strong talented female performer and to me, that's an experience I wanted to positively remember. BUT after the show I went up to her to tell her how great she was and to thank her for the opportunity and she was blatantly insincere and rude. And I've gotten some shit for publicly being honest about this experience but I won't sensor my life or my words in my OWN blog just because 'people'
expect a certain etiquette. I am an honest human and I will tell you how life feels whether or not it appears as though I am the ass for saying so. It hurt my feelings- so i named her Kate Ass in a blog I wrote. LOL. She's exactly the kind of humble and down to earth artist I want to be like. My manager won't let you print this. Hahaha


Be sure to get your little asses to Spaceland on FRIDAY. I love you. You're beautiful. Thank you for reading and for your continued support.

One last thing: Visit Web In Front for an listen of an exclusive new track mentioned earlier in this post and other Karin related goodies.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Cover Girl: Amber Tamblyn and Derrick Brown interview FINALLY launches!

Woohoo! It's a fucking hilarious interview. A must read. Visit mf magazine's site to order your copy. Support the written word!!

Also, don't forget: Tonight is The Drums Inside Your Chest #2. Be there or forever consider yourself the lamest person alive.

Sonic Treat of the Day: Does It Offend You, Yeah? remix The Faint

Click here to take a listen.

This track is off The Faint's new album, Fascination, set to be released August 5. Be sure to catch the band during So Cal leg of their tour (August 6th at The Glass House and August 7th and 8th at the Henry Fonda Theater) .