First of all, the editors at blogged.com discovered us and gave us a 9.0 rating as an entry in their music directory. According to the note I got:
Our editors recently reviewed your blog and have given it a 9.0 score out of (10) in the Entertainment/Music category of Blogged.com. This is quite an achievement!
We evaluated your blog based on the following criteria: Frequency of Updates, Relevance of Content, Site Design, and Writing Style.
After carefully reviewing each of these criteria, your site was given its 9.0 score.
I'm very happy to see that, if you'd like to vote us up (or down), you can click on the link above.
Dates In Full:
04/19/08 Portland, OR @ Roseland
04/20/08 Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
04/23/08 Santa Cruz, CA @ Rio Theatre
04/24/08 Pomona, CA @ The Glasshouse
04/26/08 Indio, CA @ Coachella Arts & Music Festival
05/15/08 San Diego, CA @ Concerts in the Park
05/19/08 Denver. CO @ Ogden Theatre
05/20/08 Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
05/21/08 Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
05/22/08 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
05/23/08 Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theatre
05/24/28 Chicago, IL @ The Riviera
05/25/08 Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
05/26/08 Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
05/28/08 Toronto, ONT @ Phoenix Theatre
05/30/08 Worcester, MA @ Palladium
05/31/08 Providence, RI @ Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel
06/01/08 Northampton, MA @ Calvin Theater
06/02/08 New York, NY @ Terminal 5
06/05/08 Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
06/06/08 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
06/07/08 Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
06/08/08 Richmond, CA @ Toads Place
06/10/08 Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
06/11/08 Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
06/12/08 Charleston, SC @ Charleston Music Farm
06/13/08 Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival
06/15/08 Dallas, TX @ Palladium
06/16/08 Austin, TX @ Stubbs BBQ
03/13/08 Acadia Cafe Minneapolis, MN
03/14/08 Bailey’s Pub Taylorville, Illinois
03/15/08 Meadlowlark Bar Denver, CO
03/25/08 Vincennes University Indiana
03/27/08 Defiance College Defiance,OH
03/28/08 Augustana Rock Island, IL
03/29/08 Regular Joe’s Coffeehouse, IL
03/31/08 Heidelberg College Tiffin, Ohio
04/01/08 University of Akron Akron, Ohio
04/05/08 The Soiled Dove Underground w/ Jen Korte - DENVER CD RELEASE PARTY!!!! Denver, Colorado
04/07/08 Plymouth State Plymouth, NH
04/08/08 New England College NH
04/09/08 SUNY Plattsburg Plattsburg,NY
04/10/08 St. Anselm College NH
04/11/08 Curry College Milton, Massachusetts
04/14/08 Colby-Sawyer College New London, New Hampshire
04/15/08 Ursinus College - Wismer Hall - Lower Lounge Collegeville, Pennsylvania
04/16/08 East Stroudsburg University East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
04/26/08 North Central College Naperville, Illinois
04/30/08 University of Massachusetts North Dartmouth, Massachusetts
Unlike Rilo Kiley who doesn't need an introduction, I'll have to mention that Sonner is a folk singer from Chicago, Illinois, but originally from Denver, Colorado. She released an album (note: album) called The EP in December 2005, and I haven't seen that she's released anything else.
Her myspace has some songs that's not available on The EP, so I would hazard a guess that they are demos for a future album.
Oh yes, I just read that she has a new album coming out "March 2008" (although a "CD release party" is slated for April in her hometown of Denver), perhaps you can pick it up on one of her tour dates.
Click on the link for all the details, there's not much I can add to this, except also check out Dave's review on For Lovers, Dreamers & Me.
How Smith approaches this song is interesting. It starts sounding like a relative of Foreigner’s “Cold as Ice.” But then like a prime athlete waiting to excel, Smith starts to deliver her lyrics with a pop-like libretto. And as the song continues, she let’s her phrases expand deeper and longer but still holding back, waiting, letting the moment build until the end when she lets it all go, giving a hint of what she’s capable of.
My last news is that Spiritualized (spiritualized.com) is releasing Songs In A&E in 2008. Who knew they were still around?
Dude, their last album was released in 2003, although I thought they broke up in the early 00s when they released Let It Come Down. At least that's the last time that I heard from this band.
Read more about it Songs in A&E on our press page. I don't have any songs to represent them, so apologies.
Update: here's a late-breaking news update. I know this person, so it's cool to see the video and a capella singing.
I've known him for a while, we finally met a few years ago when I was in Canada.
Add him as a friend or subscribe to his videos: Kartaller