MizMuze

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Save the Date: April, 17 2010 is RECORD STORE DAY 2010! January 29, 2010

Filed under: indie music,Music — MizMuze @ 3:56 pm
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April 17th 2010 will be the fourth annual Record Store Day!  Record Store Day started in 2007 by Chris Brown, and according to their website:  This is the one day that all of the independently owned record stores come together with artists to celebrate the art of music.  Special vinyl and CD releases and various promotional products are made exclusively for the day and hundreds of artists in the United States and in various countries across the globe make special appearances and performances.  Festivities include performances, cook-outs, body painting, meet & greets with artists, parades, djs spinning records and on and on.  Metallica officially kicked off Record Store Day at Rasputin Music in San Franscisco on April 19, 2008 and Record Store Day is now celebrated the third Saturday every April.

Make sure to click on the ‘Participating Stores’ link at the top of the website to see what indie record store in your neighborhood is participating: 

http://www.recordstoreday.com

 

Song of the Day – Friday 1/29/2010 Grizzly Bear

Filed under: indie music,Music — MizMuze @ 12:05 am
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Who knew that a bear could produce such beautiful harmonies and have such angelically creepy eyes and exploding heads…

Grizzly Bear – Two Weeks

See Grizzly Bear at the 2010 Coachella Music Festival on April 16, 2010 in Indio, CA

 

SF IndieFest Presents: Winter Music Fest 2010 January 28, 2010

Filed under: indie music,Live — MizMuze @ 3:11 pm
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SF IndieFest’s ‘Winter Music Fest’ starts tomorrow, January 29, 2010-February 4, 2010, featuring over 40 local bands over 7 days—the bands will be playing at Bottom of the Hill and Thee Parkside in San Francisco.

Check out the SF IndieFest Website for details:

http://www.sfindie.com/

 

Song of the Day – Thursday 1/28/2010 Port O’Brien

Filed under: indie music,Music — MizMuze @ 8:14 am
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For a folkin’ good time, call Port O’Brien…

Port O’Brien- My Will is Good

 

A Phoenix Rises at the Fillmore January 27, 2010

Filed under: indie music,Live,Music — MizMuze @ 11:14 pm
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Just like their namesake, the beautiful firebird in Greek mythology, Phoenix appeared onstage embalmed in a fire of light and sound at last night’s show at The Fillmore.   Keeping the flame alive during their entire hour-plus set, Phoenix opened up the show with their single “Listzomania,” from that point on, the crowd was set aflame as lead singer Thomas Mars announced to the crowd, “we’re Phoenix, and we’re from France!”  Roars and whoops followed, and they mixed right into “Lasso.”

Phoenix played most of their songs off the their latest album, “Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix,” to the sold-out crowd and threw in some oldies and a few instrumentals.  The finale came too soon, but Monsieur Mars (aka Sofia Coppola’s ‘baby daddy’) did not leave without some drama and a bit of gratitude.

The last song the band played was their latest hit “1901” (presently heard on the Cadillac commercial).  During the song, Mr. Mars jumped from the stage and into the crowd and continued to sing from the back of the auditorium.  By the time he made his way back to the stage, the crowd had reached a fever-pitch, and whether it was planned or spontaneous, Mr. Mars beckoned the crowd to join him on stage.  The audience was only too eager to join the band, and leapt at the opportunity to stand on that historic stage while security rushed in to control the crowd.

While the band snuck off stage behind the ever-growing crowd on stage, it appeared that Phoenix had burst into flames and had given birth to a new and reincarnated creature.  The oblivious backwards audience were left screaming and taking photos of each other while the houselights came on and left behind were only the ashes and the memories of a fantastic show.

 

Song of the Day – Wednesday 1/27/2010 Passion Pit

Filed under: indie music,Music — MizMuze @ 1:07 am
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If this song sounds familiar because you watch Gossip Girl, don’t tell anyone—just say you heard it watching Big Love or playing FIFA 10, or better yet, that MizMuze hipped you to it …

Passion Pit – Moth’s Wings

 

Song of the Day – Tuesday 1/26/2010 Phoenix January 26, 2010

Filed under: indie music,Music,Uncategorized — MizMuze @ 8:05 am
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Phoenix @ Fillmore tonight!  <<C’est fantastique!!!>>  Completely sold out, but MizMuze has the golden ticket…

Phoenix – Lisztomania

Phoenix are at the Fillmore tonight at 8:00!

 

Song of the Day – Monday 1/25/2010 Animal Collective January 25, 2010

Filed under: indie music,Music — MizMuze @ 8:17 am
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Psychedelic Monday…give it a minute, then trip out, man…

Animal Collective – My Girls

 

Song of the Day – Saturday 1/23/2010 Jason Lytle January 23, 2010

Filed under: indie music,Music — MizMuze @ 9:41 am
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It’s Saturday and not a usual ‘Song of the Day’ day but hey, it’s the weekend…

Jason Lytle – It’s the Weekend

Jason Lytle’s debut solo album Your’s Truly, The Commuter is #4 on MizMuze’s ‘Top Tenz’

 

Conan O’Brien Says Goodbye to NBC and the ‘Tonight Show’

Filed under: Comedy,TV — MizMuze @ 1:43 am
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Dear Internet,

“NBC is not alright.  In fact, it’s all wrong.”

Tonight was Conan O’Brien’s last night as the host of “The Tonight Show,” bringing to a close the two-week battle between Mr. O’Brien, Jay Leno, and NBC.  Tonight’s guests included Steve Carrell, Tom Hanks, Neil Young, and Will Farrell who closed the show with a “Freebird” jam-session.  Mr. O’Brien joined the band on guitar along with Beck, Ben Harper and Billy Gibbons, one of the “Z’s” from ZZ Top.

There were some funny retrospectives as well as a tearful goodbye speech, but in the end, Mr. O’Brien showed us all that he is the real “Mr. Nice Guy” and closed by saying:

“Between my time at ‘Saturday Night Live’ and the ‘Late Night’ show and my brief run here on ‘The Tonight Show,’ I’ve worked with NBC for over 20 years. … This company has been my home for most of my adult life. I am enormously proud of the work we’ve done together and I want to thank NBC for making it all possible. …A lot of people have been asking me about my state of mind. I’ll be honest with you — walking away from ‘The Tonight Show’ is the hardest thing I have ever had to do. Making this choice has been enormously difficult. This is the best job in the world. I absolutely love doing it. …Despite this sense of loss, I really feel this should be a happy moment. Every comedian dreams of hosting ‘The Tonight Show’ and for seven months I got to do it. I did it my way with people I love. I do not regret one second of anything that we’ve done here.”

Mr. O’Brien, please don’t think MizMuze is being cynical, but she promises to not watch the “Tonight Show” from here on out.

Click here to watch Conan’s goodbye speech: