Sunday, June 22, 2008

Girl Talk

Greg Gillis (aka Girl Talk) has released a new album called Feed the Animals. Until today I was not familiar with Girl Talk. Personally I'm a big fan of mashups so I was happy to come across this album. You can name your price and download Feed the Animals here. Yep, you can pay any amount you want for Feed the Animals.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Jenny Owen Youngs

I've been a fan of Jenny Owen Youngs for a while now. I'm excited that she is coming to the Beachland Tavern on July 13th. I'm hoping I can find someone to go to this show with! Click here to get tickets.

Friday, May 30, 2008


iChime not only plays sounds of an ordinary doorbell but it also plays any song you'd like. You can customize this doorbell to play any song off your ipod. The ipod connects through an audio input jack. Seems pretty simple to install. No one really ever rings my doorbell when I'm home but I think I still want this.

Additional Features

  • Replaces existing wired door chimes
  • Easy 2 wire"no mistake" installation
  • Quick disconnect from wall for setup
  • Large speaker for full, rich sound
  • Can store up to six custom user recordings
  • Works with lighted front and back door buttons
  • Mounts horizontally or vertically
  • Can be extended with up to two optional speakers
  • Built in 4-level volume control
  • Can be wired for business entry door chimes
  • Requires 4 AA alkaline batteries
  • No complicated USB software necessary
  • Note: this product is not wireless
  • Dimensions: 5" x 7 3/4" x 2"

Tuesday, May 27, 2008


I haven't been in a good mood lately. However this band kind of cheered me up tonight. I love finding new music. E.S.L is a Vancouver based band that was formed in 2005. They refer to themselves as a band of gypsies.

Marta Jackubek-McKeever is the lead singer and has a beautiful voice, which kind of reminds me of Bjiork. (What do you think?) Other band members include Cris Derksen, Diona Davies and Joy Mullen. There first album called Eye Contact will be released on June 3rd. Marta Jackubek-McKeever is the lead singer and has a beautiful voice.

E.S.L. will release there first album called Eye Contact on June 3rd. To listen to some of their music click here.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Free Grog Shop Tickets from Melt!

Melt and the Grog Shop are teaming up to offer you free tickets to an upcoming show.

Starting today, Lakewood’s popular grilled-cheese spot, Melt, is partnering with the Grog Shop to hand out free tickets to sponsored concerts at the venerable Cleveland Heights indie venue.

All you have to do is order a grilled-cheese sandwich and a bottle of beer at Melt – and they’ve got plenty of great options for both -- and then ask your server for a pair of passes to a show. You can start with tonight’s Bellrays rock-and-soul concert, wherein the SoCal quartet will pimp its new CD, Hot, Sweet & Sticky. (Kansas City’s the architects and Cleveland’s Cobra Verde open). …

You can also score tickets to the May 28 show with NYC garage rockers the French Kicks of New York City. Each show starts at 9 p.m., and you can check both the Melt and Grog Shop websites for upcoming ticket deals.

“This is a great way to do something cool during the week, save some money, and see some really great bands in a fantastic venue,” says Melt owner Matt Fish, one of the rockers who mixed it up for the innovative Lottery League music draft earlier this year.

Place your orders between 11 a.m. and 11 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 11 a.m. and midnight Fridays and Saturdays, and 9 a.m. and 10 p.m. Sundays at 14718 Detroit Avenue in Lakewood.

Information from Scene

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

TuneGlue - Musicmap

TuneGlue is an excellent way to find out about new artists. This online application helps you find artists similar to the artists you already know and love. For example I typed in Coldplay in the image example above. TuneGlue then showed me links to The Fray, Travis, The Killers, and Snow Patrol. Obviously you can go on and on and dig deeper and deeper to search for artists.

The data is supplied from and Amazon.

STP Last Night

If you weren't there, that's to bad. Stone Temple Pilots put on an amazing show last night at the State Theatre. It was incredible. Several times on the radio I heard that there was going to be no opening band. We got there around 7:25 expecting STP to take the stage at any second. A friend of mine then pointed out that the drum on stage said Ashes Divide. So, I later learned that STP decided at the last minute to have Ashes Divide open the show. This was fine but honestly we wouldn't have rushed over to the theatre as quickly as we did.

STP played for about 2 1/2 hours. The venue was great but I probably would of preferred an outside venue for a concert like this. And... I did not know Scott Weiland grew up in Chagrin Falls. Did you?

I need a new camera!