Showing posts from February 14, 2010

Shawn Colvin - Live In Philadelphia USA 2001

This is Shawn Colvin performing live at The Mann Theatre, Philadelphia, PA, USA back on the 9th August 2001. Shawn was the Opening act for Lyle Lovett (who duets with her on one song). Shawn learned to play guitar at the age of 10. Her first public concert was at age 15 at the University of Illinois campus. Shawn cites Joni Mitchell as a primary influence on her music, and her initial performances reflected that. Shawn Colvin experienced breakthrough success with A Few Small Repairs in October 1996. The single "Sunny Came Home" reached the US Top Ten, and won Grammy Awards for Song and Record of the Year. She has released several subsequent albums which were nominated for Grammys, and she has also released a greatest hits album. Source: Soundboard. Sound Quality: Very good stereo mp3@192kbps. Genre: Contemporary folk Set: Full Set. Set List: 01 Anywhere You Go 02 talk 03 Trouble 04 Shotgun Down The Avalanche 05 Somewhere Over The Rainbow/Doe-A-Deer (wi

2010FM - February Magazine SXSW Previews

With SXSW just a month away there is no shortage of bands and artists looking to get noticed at the moment ! The Butterfly Explosion are a band from Ireland that blend powerful spiraling music with delicate vocals to form rich soundscapes of beautiful melodies, gliding between moments of ethereal dreampop and explosive sonic bliss. Well so says their promo and I have to agree they really are a breath of fresh air, and I hope get to be heard far and wide, they deserve it. When UK webzine Drowned In Sound had a week of articles in April 2009 dedicated to the revival and diverse influence of the early 90s shoegaze scene, Butterfly Explosion were amongst the international artists highlighted as ones to watch. Recording on the debut album Lost Trails began late 2008 with producer Torsten Kinsella (God Is An Astronaut) and is released March 1st 2010 through Revive Records. 'Closer', the first single, has been receiving extensive airplay from Ireland's leading alternative musi

2010FM - February Magazine Three

Here in the UK synth-laden electro rockers Viva City have been gaining some well earned attention and will be bringing their razor-sharp mix of catchy and gritty electro rock across the pond to the States with a number of US dates, culminating with an appearance at SXSW. Viva City, whose signature sound is most reminiscent of a swirling mix of Depeche Mode and Prodigy, have shared the stage with the likes of Friendly Fires, Ladyhawk, Maximo Park and have collaborated with dance-house phenom Don Diablo on the banger “Audio Endlessly”. Their music has been applauded by UK critics and has garnered them extensive airplay on BBC and XFM Radio in the UK. The BBC's Radio 6 Music proclaims the songs are “a slice of classic electropop and sheer genius;” and Time Out Magazine declares their sound as “souped-up synth stabbing electro rock.” Listen: 'Lasers' Website: MySpace Purchase: (MP3's) Viva City There second single “Have You Ever Felt So Messed Up?” will be rel