MizMuze

Inspiring the masses, one post at a time.

Song of the Day – Tuesday 3/29/2011 tUnE-yArDs March 29, 2011

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Oakland’s tUnE-yArDs is Merrill Garbus…her second album w h o k i l l will be released on 4/19/2011.  See tUnE-yArDs at the Great American Music Hall on 4/26/2011.

tUnE-yArDs – Bizness

http://www.myspace.com/tuneyards

http://www.tune-yards.com/

 

Prince to Play Two Nights at the Oracle Arena Tix On Sale Tomorrow February 17, 2011

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Prince will play two nights on his “Welcome 2 America” Tour at the Oracle Arena in Oakland on 2/21 and 2/23.  Tickets go on sale this Friday 2/18/2011 at noon.

Ticket Prices are $250.00, $129.50, $75.00 & $49.50.

For tickets and info, click the links below:

http://www.ticketmaster.com/Prince-tickets/artist/735895?tm_link=Search_signup_alert

http://www.coliseum.com/events/show.php?id=1297888659

 

Song of the Day – Monday 9/27/2010 How to Dress Well September 27, 2010

The enigmatic How to Dress Well, is Tom Krell: a philosophy research fellow living in Cologne, Germany by day, and a self-made lo-fi indie artist by night.  With his love of 80’s and 90’s R&B, Krell has created homemade slow-jams mixing in his falsetto over distorted reverb.  

Sampling Michael Jackson’s “Baby Be Mine,” the 7″ “Ecstasy With Jo Jo” b/w “Take it On” is available on Transparent Records.  HTDW’s debut LP, Love Remains dropped on 9/21/2010…

How to Dress Well – Ecstasy With Jo Jo

http://howtodresswell.blogspot.com/

http://www.myspace.com/howtodresswellmusic

 

Song of the Day – Monday 8/30/2010 Cee-Lo Green August 30, 2010

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Goodie Mob/Gnarls Barkley singer, songwriter, rapper, producer extraordinaire, Cee-Lo Green has another hit on his hands.  His soulful “Fuck You” is a middle-finger shout-out to his ex-girl and her new beau, and while you may think it’s gonna be an angry dis, this song is guaranteed to put a smile on your face and make you feel better about your day…you’re gonna wanna play it over and over until you get sick of it or until it makes you go “Crazy”…

The single dropped on YouTube a little over a week ago and has gone mega-viral (but something tells me this is gonna need a radio edit if it’s ever gonna hit the airwaves).  The new album, The Lady Killer is scheduled for release on 12/7/2010.  You can download the single here

9/1/2010 UPDATE:  Cee-Lo just dropped the official vid today:

You can still see the placeholder vid here (both are equally good):

Cee-Lo Green – Fuck You

http://www.ceelogreen.com/

Cee-Lo claims his new nickname is Gigo-Lo after using P90X.  See for yourself…

 

Song of the Day – Wednesday 5/26/2010 Bettye LaVette May 26, 2010

Detroit soul sista, Bettye LaVette released her first record nearly 50 years ago, but has only recently received widespread acclaim since releasing her 2005 record, I’ve Got My Own Hell to Raise.

In 2008, when Miz LaVette performed The Who‘s “Love Reign o’er Me” at the Kennedy Center where Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey were receiving Kennedy Center Honors, Pete was so moved that he told Miz LaVette, “you made me weep.”  Thus the idea of a full-length album covering British rock songs was born.

Interpretations: The British Rock Songbook was released yesterday…Miz LaVette covers The Who, The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Elton John and many more.  You can see The Great Lady of Soul herself when she performs one night at the Great American Music Hall on 7/14/2010.

Bettye LaVette – Love Reign o’er Me

http://www.bettyelavette.com/

 

Song of the Day – Friday 4/2/2010 The Heavy April 2, 2010

“Hi, welcome to The Gap!”  That’s how it all started for guitarist Dan Taylor and lead singer Kelvin Swaby of The Heavy, who were both working at The Gap in Noid, England when they met and started the band.

Now a quartet, the British soul/funk/R&B indie rockers know how to bring the house down.  In fact, when they performed on the Late Show With David Letterman at the beginning of this year, Letterman was so impressed that he asked the band to play an encore—that was the first time in Late Show history that Letterman had ever asked a band to perform an encore on his show…not bad for a coupla dudes who bonded over neo-soul, Motown, cable knit sweaters and khakis—just cinch it!

See what all The Heavy hype is about when the band headlines at The Blank Club in San Jose on 6/24, and on 6/25 The Heavy will open up for Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings at The Warfield.

The Heavy – How You Like Me Now?

The band’s second LP, The House That Dirt Built was released last year.  Check out all their tour dates here:

http://www.myspace.com/theheavy

http://www.theheavy.co.uk/

 

Song of the Day – Friday 3/19/2010 Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings (SXSW) March 19, 2010

Sharon Jones and her nine-piece Brooklyn band have re-created the funk/soul sounds of Motown and Stax Records so authentically that you’ll swear it’s 1965.

Today, Sharon and The Dap-Kings will be sharing Spin Magazine’s SXSW mainstage with Hole (that’s right, Courtney Love and her newly re-formed band will be making their U.S. debut) Miike Snow, and Rogue Wave—now that’s a motley crew of a line-up that I’d love to see!

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings’ new album, I Learned the Hard Way drops on 4/6/2010…

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – 100 Days, 100 Nights

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings will hit the Bay Area on 6/25/2010 at The Warfield.  Visit their website to download a free MP3 of their new song, ‘I’ve Learned the Hard Way.’

http://www.sharonjonesandthedapkings.com/