Friday, December 31, 2010

High Five! from Green Light Go's Lauren Mercury Roberts

2010 was a good year and with it, came some great records. I have to say, it was nearly impossible to narrow down my favorite records of the past 365 days to a mere "High Five," so to put a little kick in the step of 2011, I'm throwing in a bonus five. On that note, raise your champagne glass, kiss a stranger, and have the happiest New Year on behalf of your friends at Green Light Go.

1. OK GoOf the Blue Colour of the Sky

2. The NationalHigh Violet

3. Beach HouseTeen Dream

4. Arcade FireThe Suburbs

5. SpoonTransference

Bonus Five!

StarsThe Five Ghosts

Dr. DogShame, Shame

Hurricane BellsDown Comes The Rain EP

The Tallest Man on EarthThe Wild Hunt

Best CoastCrazy for You

To celebrate the end of the nine to five, a Green Light Go staff member or artist will leave you with their short list of favorite things, better known as the High Five!

This week's High Five! is brought to you by: Lauren Mercury Roberts

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Sunday, December 26, 2010

Staff Infection: The Best of 2010

It was a year of astounding music. Artists creating new sounds and reimagining old ones. Here's some of my favorites.

Glasser - "Apply" from Ring

Emeralds - "Candy Shoppe" from Does it Look Like I'm Here?

The Title Tracks - "Found Out" from It Was Easy

Broken Social Scene - "Meet Me in the Basement" from Forgiveness Rock Record

LCD Soundsystem - "One Touch" from This Is Happening

BONUS: The video for "Drunk Girls"

Every week a different Green Light Go staff member will write about what bands have infected their ears for the week and give you an opportunity to hear it for yourself.

This week: Kelly Bennett, Junior Publicist
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Friday, December 24, 2010

High Five! from Lawrence & Leigh

Straight from Brooklyn, this week's High Five! is brought to you by Lawrence & Leigh:

Enter the Void is an AWESOME movie! Unfortunately, I can't tell you anything about it, because you'll just have to experience it for yourself. The film is visually stunning, very intense, long, and it says something about our time on earth. Tokyo, psychedelics, and the Tibetan Book of the End are major inspirations for this movie, to give you a hint.

This is a 1967 jazzy, spoken word album about colors. Each poem is about a minute or two long and it intricately describes one of Nordine's 34 favorite colors, from orange to ecru. Ken Nordine is the master of spoken word—and a hit at any party.

Who wouldn't want to wear a cozy, fleece/flannel body suit that has rubber dots on the bottom of the feet around this time of year?! The onesie is waaaay more functional than the Snuggie and it is so warm and comfy, it gives a whole new meaning to the words "leisure suit." Toddlers know what's up!

New York might be the "world's capital," but that city doesn't know shit about burritos. We flew back to our native land of California just for the mexican food (oh yeah...and to be with family for the holiday...). Since we arrived, we've literally eaten burritos every other day, in order to reach our maximum burrito potential. Listen, a person's got to do what a person's got to do! What is the best way to eat a deliciously made S.F. burrito, you ask? Curled up in a onesie.

What happens when you take an ordinary, thirty-something-year-old Japanese man and place him in extraordinary, fantastical circumstances? The clear fascination of the wildly imaginative author, Huruki Murakami. Murakami uses a basic template in various ways, in various novels, blending the line of reality and fantasy, human and otherworldly, and singular consciousness and universal interconnectedness to such an extent that readers often lose sight of what is real. Our recommendations include: Hard Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World (a quick and consuming read) and The Wind-up Bird Chronicle (a beautiful novel that will have you savoring all 607 pages).

To celebrate the end of the nine to five, a Green Light Go staff member or artist will leave you with their short list of favorite things, better known as the High Five!

This week's High Five! is brought to you by: Lawrence & Leigh
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GLG Fresh Mp3: Seasons Greetings from GLG!

Regardless of whether or not you celebrate any holiday in the month of December, how bad your day is going, or how unbearably cold the steering wheel is in the morning, holiday music has a way of warming our hearts.

Since all of us at GLG love you, we're going to help keep your heart warm with two free mp3s:

Neil Nathan- "Santa Clause is Coming to Town" and give you a good laugh with Brian Huber- "Snuggies" and because there's only one thing you want to do when you're cold, snuggle.

Happy Hanukkah, Happy Ashura, Happy Kwanzaa, Happy December and Merry Christmas!

Neil Nathan
Santa Clause is Coming to Town
Genre: Powerpop
For fans of: Matthew Sweet, Cat Stevens, The Go, Marc Bolan
Bio/hi-res photos

Neil Nathan-Santa Claus is Coming To Town by greenlightgo

Brian Huber, From Imagination of Ourselves
Release Date: December 14, 2010
Genre: Power pop
For fans of: Fran Healing, Fountains of Wayne, Ben Folds, They Might Be Giants
Bio/hi-res photos

Brian Huber-Snuggies by greenlightgo

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Thursday, December 23, 2010

The Handsome Family Joins Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy to Play Boulder Theater’s Sold Out 75th Anniversary Shows January 7th And 8th

Those lucky enough to score tickets to the sold out Jeff Tweedy shows at the Boulder Theater must have four leaf clover collections. The Handsome Family will be joining Wilco’s front-man for the January 7th and 8th shows which celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Boulder Theater.

The Handsome Family will begin a tour of the west coast January 19th in support of the self-released Scattered: A Further Collection of Lost Demos, Orphaned Songs and Odd Covers. The band has revisited their past for this album and gathered up treasures; a smattering of covers, alternate takes, unreleased songs and bits of their history. The CD is only available at tour dates and on their website, tour, which begins in Vancouver will take them down the west coast to Santa Monica.

The Handsome Family are known for Rennie’s evocative, descriptive lyrics, Brett’s deadpan baritone and their sparse, traditional bluegrass instrumentation. Their work has garnered praise from Pitchfork, Billboard, Spin, The BBC, Mojo and more. Their songs have been covered by many artists, most notably: Andrew Bird, Christy Moore, Cerys Matthews, The Sadies and Sally Timms. Honey Moon, the Sparks’ eighth studio album was released in 2009 to celebrate their 20th year of marriage.

Since starting Wilco in 1994 Jeff Tweedy has written original songs for seven Wilco albums, sold millions of records worldwide, won two Grammy Awards, and earned rave reviews from critics and fans alike. Wilco’s latest studio album, 2009’s Grammy-nominated Wilco (The Album) landed on many critics’ lists as one of the year’s best albums and Rolling Stone magazine cited Wilco’s 2002 album Yankee Hotel Foxtrot as the 3rd best album of the decade. Tweedy has also toured frequently as a solo artist, playing intimate unscripted acoustic sets that draw from his 400-plus song repertoire. A departure from Wilco’s carefully orchestrated, sonically complex performances, the solo concerts showcase Tweedy’s prolific output as a songwriter, his proficiency as a guitarist and his wry sense of humor.

From opera to movies to disco to rock - the historic Boulder Theater has a diverse and colorful past that is being continued with a thriving present and is primed for an exciting future. The building as it stands today was designed by Robert Boller of Kansas City and had its Opening Night on January 9, 1936 with a screening of the Paramount Pictures film, "A Bride Comes Home". Click Here to Read More..

Monday, December 20, 2010

Staff Infection: Best of 2010

In the blink of an eye and the year is almost over. Mapping out the year, derezzed in silver coins, learning my way with the guidance of God, reaching such great heights. Here is a guide of my year through, what I think, is the best of 2010. Happy Holidays!

Yeah Yeah Yeahs - "Maps"

Daft Punk- “Derezzed”

Beach House - "Silver Soul"

Perfume Genius - "Learning"

Annie Lennox - God Ye Merry Gentlemen

The Postal Service - "Such Great Heights"

Every week a different Green Light Go staff member will write about what bands have infected their ears for the week and give you an opportunity to hear it for yourself.

This week: Kristina Sinishtaj, Green Light Go Intern
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Saturday, December 18, 2010

High Five! from Neil Nathan

My Santa Claus Is Coming to Town Charity Video, which I’m using to raise funds for the Fred Gabler Helping Hand Camp Fund, is based on a true story from my childhood where I got busted by my folks when I opened my presents early.

The following are my top five presents worth getting kidnapped by Evil Santa and his elves this year:

1. ThunderCats - Season 1. Give Me Sight Beyond Sight!

2. The Beatles - Mono Collection. This can’t come out on vinyl fast enough!

3. Vintage Tube Record Player to enjoy the aforementioned gift in its proper warmth.

4. Gibson ES 339 Hollow Body which will allow me to rip off John Lennon’s sound.

5. But all I really want for Christmas is a lifetime supply of Fluevog Shoes!

To celebrate the end of the nine to five, a Green Light Go staff member or artist will leave you with their short list of favorite things, better known as the High Five!

This week's High Five! is brought to you by: Neil Nathan

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Friday, December 17, 2010

GLG Fresh Mp3 Friday: The Daytrotter Sessions

For this week's GLG Fresh MP3 Friday we are thrilled to offer you a few tracks from the  Daytrotter session with Neutral Uke Hotel, Golden Bloom and The Motion Sick, (with lead singer Michael J Epstein from Michael J Epstein Memorial Library). Anyone who knows Daytrotter, knows they are in great company with bands like The National, Local Natives and Wavves, who have haunted the halls with studio sessions of their own. Coincidently, Golden Bloom is currently in the studio with Peter Katis, who also produced The National's recent Best Album of 2010 contender, High Violet, as well as  2007's Boxer.

Take a listen to the in-studio performance, and if you love it, you can download it for FREE:
Neutral Uke Hotel- In The Aeroplane Over the Sea by greenlightgo

Neutral Uke Hotel- Holland 1945 by greenlightgo

Golden Bloom- You Go On (& On) by greenlightgo

Golden Bloom- Rhyme The Reasons by greenlightgo

The Motion Sick- 30 Lives by greenlightgo

The Motion Sick- Winged Bicycle by greenlightgo

The Motion Sick- Winged Bicycle by greenlightgo

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Leopold And His Fiction’s Daniel James Joins Cowboy & Indian in First Music Video “Hurt My Pride”

Cowboy and Indian - Hurt My Pride from William Cabral on Vimeo.

Daniel James has enough cool for two amazing bands. James, front man of Leopold and His Fiction and member of the newly formed Cowboy & Indian appears in the latter’s playful first music video, “Hurt My Pride”. Cowboy & Indian, consisting of Jazz Mills (T-Bird and the Breaks) and actor Jesse Plemons and Daniel James (guitar and vocals), has only been around a year, but they’ve got a lot to show for it.

Their day show at SXSWcreated lots of buzz, they’re working on a full-length album which James produced, they toured the country from San Francisco to New York and along the way they filmed their first music video with Will Cabral. Says James, “While we were touring through Chicago, the director of the video, Will Cabral, was really in his element and got exactly what he needed for a perfect video to put our music out there for folks to sample”. The video was filmed over two days in Chicago and on the sand dunes of northwest Indiana on the coast of Lake Michigan. The “Hurt My Pride” is available now at:

The recording process for Cowboy and Indian has been interesting. Since James was in San Francisco and Jazz and Jesse were in Austin, they wrote “Hurt My Pride” over the phone. But as soon as the two arrived in San Francisco, says James, “We tracked the song from the ground up in living rooms, bedrooms and closets.” Talk about not wasting a moment. Look for the rest of the band’s songs on their upcoming full-length due out in Spring 2011.

When Daniel James is not working on Cowboy and Indian material, he is fronting Leopold and His Fiction, a freak folk band who’s live shows are raucous, high-energy affairs. Leopold and his Fiction’s latest EP, “Golden Friends” has been described as “...haunting and scratchy, and sounds as if it was conjured up in the backrooms of old Western saloons over whiskey and cigarettes,” by Tympanogram. They’ve been in John Baccigaluppi’s The Hangar with Thom Monahan (Devendra Banhart, Little Joy, Vetiver) and this recording ventures out appropriately from the blues structure of the first two records, while engaging start to finish the theatrics and entertainment of voyage fans have become accustomed to hearing. The band climbed to #30 on the CMJ charts with their second album, Ain’t No Surprise and made it into the top 20 with their self-titled debut, while earning praise from NPR, Relix and Big Takeover, among others.

Cowboy and Indian Tour Dates

12/11/10 Pick N Spur, West Athens, TX
12/12/10 Willie Nelson’s Bus, New Braunfels, TX
12/13/10 Thirsty Hippo, Hattiesburg, MS
12/14/10 Shreveport Bears, Shreveport, LA
12/15/10 Anderson Fair Houston, Houston, TX
12/16/10 Opening Bell, Dallas, TX
12/17/10 Trading House Bar and Grill, Waco, TX
12/18/10 Antone’s, Austin, TX Click Here to Read More..