Thursday, August 14, 2008

Historical Gigs: 1998

A Little Respect - Silence 4 (Live@Pavilhão Atlântico - Lisboa)


(minuto 2:50!)

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

50 Bands, 50 States (Part II)



Do 16º ao 30º estado:

Kansas

All-Time Best Band: The Embarrassment
All-Time Best Solo Artist: Charlie “Bird” Parker

Best New Band: Ad Astra Per Aspera


Kentucky

All-Time Best Band: Slint
All-Time Best Solo Artist: Will Oldham

Best New Band: Wax Fang


Louisiana

All-Time Best Band: The Meters
All-Time Best Solo Artist: Jerry Lee Lewis

Best New Band: Bipolaroid


Maine

All-Time Best Band: Rustic Overtones
All-Time Best Solo Artist: Juliana Hatfield

Best New Band: Big Blood


Maryland

All-Time Best Band: The Orioles
All-Time Best Solo Artist: John Fahey

Best New Band: Wye Oak


Massachusetts

All-time Best Band: Pixies
All-Time Best Solo Artist: Jonathan Richman

Best New Band: Ketman


Michigan

All-time Best Band: The Stooges
All-time Best Solo: Artist: Stevie Wonder

Best New Band: Dabrye


Minnesota

All-Time Best Band: The Replacements
All-Time Best Solo Artist: Bob Dylan Vs. Prince

Best New Band: Doomtree


Mississippi

All-Time Best Band: The Mississippi Sheiks
All-Time Best Solo Artist: Robert Johnson

Best New Band: Colour Revolt


Missouri

All-Time Best Band: Uncle Tupelo
All-Time Best Solo Artist: Chuck Berry

Best New Band: Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin


Montana

All-Time Best Band: Silkworm
All-Time Best Solo Artist: Colin Meloy

Best New Band: Thurniture



Nebraska

All-Time Best Band: Bright Eyes
All-Time Best Solo Artist: Elliott Smith

Best New Band: Tilly and The Wall


Nevada

All-Time Best Band: 7 Seconds
All-Time Best Solo Artist: Jenny Lewis

Best New Band: The Bleachers


New Hampshire

All-Time Best Band: Aerosmith
All-Time Best Solo Artist: Jon Spencer Vs. Ronnie James Dio

Best New Band: Okkervil River


New Jersey

All-Time Best Band: The Four Seasons vs. the Misfits
All-Time Best Solo Artist: Bruce Springsteen

Best New Act: Nicole Atkins

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Historical Gigs: 1999

Heart Of Steel - Manowar (Live@Praça Sony - Lisboa)


(Já era tempo de alguma promotora de eventos apostar no regresso destes senhores a Portugal!)

50 Bands, 50 States (Part I)



O Jornal «The Boston Phoenix» escolheu o melhor cantor/compositor, a melhor banda e a maior revelação de cada um dos 50 estados norte-americanos. (Informação via O Biscoito Fino e a Massa) Obviamente que a validade e concordância com os nomes constantes de qualquer lista deste género será sempre muito discutível. No entanto, aqui no EM, vamos, neste momento, pegar, mais em pormenor, nas revelações. O Exercício é simples, 50 states, 50 bands que pouca gente conhece (ainda). Destaque para algumas bandas (que já são certezas) e que o EMreferiu em anteriores posts, como são os casos dos Gossip, Fleet Foxes, Bon Iver ou DeVotchKa. No entanto, existe ainda muito por descobrir e é precisamente isso, que nos propomos fazer, estado a estado, por ordem alfabética, divididos em vários posts.

Primeiros Quinze Estados:


Alabama

All-Time Best Band: The Louvin Brothers
All-Time Best Solo Artist: Hank Williams
Band You Need to Hear, Like, Now: Wild Sweet Orange


Alaska

All-Time Best Band: The Long Winters
All-Time Best Solo Artist: Agafon Krukoff
Best New Band: Portugal. The Man

Arizona

All-Time Best Band: Sun City Girls
All-Time Best Solo Artist: Stevie Nicks

Best New Band: Lymbyc Systym

Arkansas

All-Time Best Band: Black Oak Arkansas
All-Time Best Solo Artist: Johnny Cash

Best New Band: Gossip

California

All-Time Best Band: The Beach Boys
All-Time Best Solo Artist: Dr. Dre

Best New Band: Health

Colorado

All-Time Best Band: Apples in Stereo
All-Time Best Solo Artist: Jello Biafra

Best New Band: DeVotchKa

Connecticut

All-Time Best Band: The Carpenters
All-Time Best Solo Artist: Liz Phair
Best New Band: MGMT

Delaware

All-Time Best Band: Television
All-Time Best Solo Artist: George Thorogood

Best New Band: The Spinto Band

Florida

All-Time Best Band: Lynyrd Skynyrd
All-Time Best Solo Artist: Tom Petty
Best New Band: Torche

Georgia

All-Time Best Band: R.E.M.
All-Time Best Solo Artist: Ray Charles

Best New Band: The Black Lips

Hawaii

All-Time Best Band: Dambuilders
All-Time Best Solo Artist: Don Ho
Best New Act: Mason Jenning

Idaho

All-Time Best Band: Built To Spill
All-Time Best Solo Artist: Josh Ritter

Best New Band: The Very Most

Illinois

All-Time Best Band: Big Black
All-Time Best Solo Artist: Miles Davis

Best New Band: Chandeliers

Indiana

All-Time Best Band: Jackson 5
All-Time Best Solo Artist: Michael Jackson
Best New Band: Impossible Shapes

Iowa

All-Time Best Band: The Everly Brothers
All-Time Best Solo Artist: William Elliott Whitmore

Best New Band: Death Ships

Tuesday, August 05, 2008