Category: Music + TV News

New Foster and Lloyd album Coming April 19th

  FOSTER & LLOYD IT’S ALREADY TOMORROW Pre Order Your Autographed Copy of ‘It’s Already Tomorrow’. (FYI, You will be ordering via Foster and Lloyd’s site, not mine.) All Pre-orders will be shipped the week of April 19th. Price: $15.00 + $4.00 s&h      Foster and Lloyd It’s Already Tomorrow Looking back at the history of music, you can pinpoint those times when change takes place…something new replaces the old. Music that once sounded “like this” suddenly sounds “like that.” In the 1930’s, country music was considered to be the sound of hillbilly string bands. When the music was electrified, a honky-tonk shuffle played with a drummer became the new sound. It was still country. In the mid-to...

Music: How we bought it through the years. Plus: ‘What is an ‘album?’

Posted 21 Feb 2011 in Music + TV News

Albums? No, an ‘album’ does NOT mean vinyl.  For years our radio friends would refer to the music they played as ‘albums.’ Stick around for something from the new Genesis album, or That was ”Song For My Brother’ from the Shadowfax album, ‘Watercourse Way.’ Then as the 80s were ending, so was the way that radio gave us our music.  They were making the transition from playing vinyl to compact disc. It cost them a good penny and they were proud of it!  Maybe their competitor down the dial hadn’t made the transformation? So even thought they were playing ‘albums’ they started referring to the music they played as CDs. That was ‘Ramona’ from the new ‘NRBQ’ CD, ‘Wild...

‘Cool Album of the Day’ featured on ‘720 WGN’ Nick Digilio Show.

Posted 27 Jan 2011 in Music + TV News

Larry Carta, co-founder of ‘Cool Album of the Day’ was recently interviewed on ‘720 WGN’ Chicago radio. The interview was part of the Nick Digilio Show. Here’s a link to the complete interview!  Enjoy!! Are you familiar with Nick’s Show on WGN? If not, you should be. He sprays to all fields. Movie reviews, TV reviews, DVD talk, pop culture, how the Blackhawks did tonight, etc etc.  Check out his homepage. You can follow Nick via all the usual methods, Facebook, Twitter, Wikipedia etc. You can find the links as a group here. Or click on them individually above! They’re all active. His show runs every Friday Night from 1opm until 2am and Saturday from 6pm until 11pm. Lastly, a big...

New White Trash “Doublewide”

Posted 11 Jan 2011 in Alt-Rock, Music + TV News

We have been following a Cool New Studio, Venice Arts Club and we are thrilled to announce the release of their latest album: New White Trash Doublewide. This album boasts 37 songs of alternative indy rock. Check out our post Cool Studio: Venice Arts Club to read more about the folks behind this album. In the mean time you can hear and purchase the whole album below or from their web site Credits All songs Written, Arranged and Performed by the NEW WHITE TRASH. Produced by Doug Lewis Recorded @ Venice Arts Club, Venice, CA. Additional Production – Andy Kravitz Additional Recording @ A2K Studios, Collingswood, NJ. Mastered by Bob Rice, Culver City, CA Play List Direct From...

How To Become Clairvoyant, Robbie Robertson’s First Album in Over a Decade, Is Due Out April 5, 2011 on 429 Records

Posted 04 Jan 2011 in Music + TV News

Produced By Marius de Vries And Robertson Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Robert Randolph, Trent Reznor And Tom Morello are Featured PR Newswire LOS ANGELES, Jan. 4, 2011 LOS ANGELES, Jan. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — On April 5, 2011, 429 Records will release How To Become Clairvoyant, Robbie Robertson’s fifth solo album and his first record in more than 10 years. Guitar virtuosos Eric Clapton (who co-wrote three tracks with Robertson), Tom Morello and Robert Randolph guest on the album, which Robertson co-produced with Marius de Vries. How To Become Clairvoyant also features Steve Winwood and Trent Reznor as well as vocalists Angela McCluskey, Rocco Deluca, Dana Glover and Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes. Bassist Pino Palladino and drummer Ian Thomas lay down the groove throughout. On his last two albums – Music for The Native Americans (1994) and Contact from the Underworld of Redboy (1998) – Robertson explored his ancestry. Now,...

Cool Studio: Venice Arts Club

Posted 29 Dec 2010 in Music + TV News

Through a friend (tangodog da void) I met Doug Lewis, the driving force behind Venice Arts Club Records. Like most of us, Doug is confronted by a struggle against a corporate machine controlled by a select few who seem hell bent on dehumanizing us in exchange for profit. On top of that he’s been living with cancer for years. A natural reaction to all this would be for him to resign himself to a life of hiding and hording. Instead, Doug provides a place for artists to have a voice against the machine – his studio, his home….his life – the VAC. The VAC is a studio in Venice, CA that “produces and promotes local music and community art.”...

Download new R.E.M. Single ‘Discoverer’

Posted 15 Dec 2010 in Music + TV News

Here’s your link to download your free MP3 of REM’s new track ‘Discoverer’ Click HERE for the link Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post

Pink Floyd Wins Fight to Keep Its Albums Intact

Posted 15 Dec 2010 in Music + TV News

From By Jem Aswad The sanctity of the album as a unified body of work might seem like a quaint concept these days, but yesterday Pink Floyd won the right to preserve it as part of a legal battle with its label, EMI. England’s Court of Appeal ruled that the group’s songs cannot be sold individually without their permission, after Floyd’s lawyers argued that the group’s 1999 contract with EMI requires the label to sell its catalog only as complete albums, even in digital form. At the moment, that right is either not in effect or is being exercised selectively: The majority of the group’s songs are currently available individually on iTunes, although a number of them are not....

“Grievous Angel: The Legend of Gram Parsons” Theatrical Play Opens in Seattle

Posted 28 Nov 2010 in Music + TV News

A theatrical concert about the original cosmic cowboy–he lived fast, died young and left a charred corpse. Gram Parsons was the creative force behind some of the most important recordings of the late ’60s and early ’70s, and today is hailed as the patron saint of alt-country and Americana. He was born into a southern gothic tragedy straight out of Tennessee Williams—his family owned 18,000 acres of Florida orange groves, and they had all the infidelity, addiction, self-destruction and insanity money could buy. His father, “Coon Dog” Connor, committed suicide when Gram was 12 years old. His mother drank herself to death five years later. Small wonder that Gram had a morbid compulsion to go out in a haze...

Chicago’s Aragon Ballroom. The Most Complete Listing of Shows from the 60s thru the 90s

Posted 29 Jul 2010 in 70s, Music + TV News

  Ah the Aragon Ballroom. This is a fun listing for the old Rock ‘n’ Rollers that visit the Cool Album of the Day site. Here’s a list of just about ever show that was held at the Aragon Ballroom in the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago.  If you went there, have fun looking thru this list.  Look for the shows that you saw. Feel ‘bummed’ about the ones you missed. Be angry about the ones that you would have checked out but you didn’t know about, until now. I’ve combined different listings to form this list. I’ve even contacted band members and did poster research to find others. It’s the best list on the ‘net! If you were never...

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