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  1. Jan 21: Parachute with SafetySuit at In the Venue, Salt Lake City, UT
  2. Jan 23: 30 Seconds To Mars at Park City Mountain Resort, Park City, UT
  3. Jan 27: King Niko at Sidecar, Park City, UT
  4. Jan 29: Brand New with Manchester Orchestra at Salt Palace, SLC, UT
  5. Feb 2: Nouvelle Vague at Urban Lounge, SLC, UT
  6. Feb 10: Matt Hires with Jason Castro at Kilby Court, SLC, UT
  7. Feb 27: Fanfarlo at Urban Lounge
  8. Mar 18: Vampire Weekend at In the Venue
  9. Mar 28: Fishbone at the Canyons, Park City, UT
  10. Apr 5: Muse at the E Center, West Valley City, UT
  11. Apr 8: Passion Pit at In the Venue
  12. Apr 10: Miike Snow at Urban Lounge
  13. Apr 16-18: Coachella at Empire Polo Field, Indio, CA
  14. Apr 22: Train at Gallivan Center, SLC, UT
  15. May 8: U92 Cinco de Mayo Show – Tech N9ne, New Boyz at USANA Amphitheater, West Valley City, UT
  16. May 8: 30 Seconds To Mars with Mutemath at the Rail Event Center, SLC, UT
  17. May 10: Paramore with Fun. at E Center
  18. May 11: Needtobreathe with Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers, Seabird at In the Venue
  19. May 21: The Cool Kids at W Lounge, SLC, UT
  20. May 22: Local Natives at Kilby Court
  21. May 27: Far with Dead Country at Urban Lounge
  22. Jun 2: The Black Keys at the Depot, SLC, UT
  23. Jun 20: Cage the Elephant at the Depot
  24. Jun 21: Local H at Urban Lounge
  25. Jul 8: Modest Mouse at Pioneer Park (Twilight Concert Series), SLC, UT
  26. Jul 11: Seth MacFarlane at Washington Square (Salt Lake Jazz Festival), SLC, UT
  27. Jul 15: Girl Talk with Memory Tapes at Pioneer Park (Twilight Concert Series)
  28. Jul 19: Kings Of Leon at USANA Amphitheater
  29. Aug 5: Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings with Jamie Lidell at Pioneer Park (Twilight Concert Series)
  30. Aug 11: The Temper Trap at the Depot
  31. Aug 12: Matisyahu at Pioneer Park (Twilight Concert Series)
  32. Aug 13: Primus with Gogol Bordello at the Rail Event Center
  33. Aug 14: Deftones at the Rail Event Center
  34. Aug 19: Big Boi with Chromeo at Pioneer Park (Twilight Concert Series)
  35. Aug 26: She & Him at Pioneer Park (Twilight Concert Series)
  36. Sep 2: Vampire Weekend at In the Venue
  37. Sep 17: King Niko with Muscle Hawk at Bar Deluxe, SLC, UT
  38. Sep 23: Phoenix at In the Venue
  39. Sep 28: Band of Horses at In the Venue
  40. Oct 8: Surfer Blood with the Drums at Urban Lounge
  41. Oct 19: Hot Chip at In the Venue
  42. Oct 22: Sleigh Bells at Urban Lounge
  43. Nov 2: Best Coast at Urban Lounge
  44. Nov 13: Melodramus at Club Vegas, SLC, UT
  45. Dec 6: Tokyo Police Club at Kilby Court
  46. Dec 17: Royal Bliss with King Niko at Liquid Joe’s, SLC, UT
  47. Dec 31: Long Distance Operator at Bar Deluxe

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This entry was put on hold after losing my work laptop (and then my job) and then having my CPU crash and burn, blah blah blah. Vol 5 shouldn’t be far behind. Keep your eyes peeled.

As with each of the last three (here, here, and here), this is a list of some good albums you should check out.

She & Him Volume 2
M. Ward and Zooey Deschanel are back with their 2nd offering of Beatles and Motown infused pop rock. This collection is even better than Volume One, which is certainly saying something. While I’m not a huge fan, personally, of this band, there is a level of artistry here that cannot be ignored. Ward and Deschanel work so well together crafting accessible pop music that one can’t help but enjoy the music. My favorite songs here are “In the Sun” and “Gonna Get Along Without You Now,” a song made most famous by the sister duo Patience and Prudence.

The White Stripes Under Great White Northern Lights
The soundtrack to the documentary film about the Stripes 2007 tour of Canada, where the duo played every providence and territory in Canada, includes some amazing versions of songs you know and love from the blues rock duo. If you haven’t seen the movie, do yourself the favor and remedy that forthwith. In the meantime, give this album a listen and enjoy some of the better audio moments from the movie. My faves here are the cover of Dolly Parton’s “Jolene,” “We’re Going To Be Friends” and a slowed down “Fell In Love With a Girl.”

Neon Trees Habits
This Provo band channels the Killers like no other band has with such aplomb as to make one think that they are heir apparent to the throne. The 80s grooves (and even shouts to the decade itself) and personal lyrics will immediately grab your ears and force you into submission. Or maybe you’ll just want to move your feet and shake your hips. Either way, it’s a win. Their song “Animal,” which I helped break at the now defunct 101.9 The End, is garnering some radio attention, but make sure you give “1983″ a good listen, too.

Jimi Hendrix Valleys Of Neptune
The most recent posthumous release of Hendrix music features a litany of “previously unreleased” songs, including the title track; long considered the most sought after unreleased song by the psychedelic rocker. While most of the songs have been released in one form or another, they have usually been low quality, and here they get their proper release. Most of the album features the original Jimi Hendrix Experience lineup and was recorded in early 1968 following the success of Electric Ladyland. One of my personal favorites from Hendrix, “Stone Free,” is included along with great songs like title track “Valleys of Neptune” and many other that serve to solidify the reputation of this amazing musician.

Phantogram Eyelid Movies
Are you looking for an album that you can put on and then have a drink on your patio? This is that album. This duo from the Adirondacks make airy, blissful music that is relaxing to the ears. It’s a summer chill album if ever there was one. This album was released on Barsuk Records, original home of Death Cab For Cutie, which gives the band instant credibility for the indie crowd. My faves here are opener “Mouthful Of Diamonds,” “You Are the Ocean and I’m Good At Drowning,” and “10,000 Claps.”

Lots more after the jump.

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Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival Announces 2010 Lineup

This has been a great Tuesday so far. First the M’s sign pitching ace Felix Hernandez to a 5 year extension at bargain bin prices. Then news that the Seahawks will hire John Schneider as their GM (he was the Green Bay Packers Director of Football Operations). And to top it all off, the Coachella lineup comes out, and it is RIDICULOUS.

Friday, April 16:
Jay-Z, LCD Soundsystem, Them Crooked Vultures, Vampire Weekend, Deadmau5, Public Image Limited, the Specials, Grizzly Bear, Passion Pit, Echo and the Bunnymen, Benny Benassi, Fever Ray, Grace Jones, She & Him, Erol Alkan, the Avett Brothers, Calle 13, the Whitest Boy Alive, the Cribs, La Roux, Yeasayer, Lucero, DJ Lance Rock, Dillinger Escape Plan, Proxy, Ra Ra Riot, Deer Tick, Wolfgang Gartner, Aeroplane, Iglu & Hartley, Sleigh Bells, P.O.S., Baroness, Hockey, Little Dragon, White Rabbits, Wale, Kate Miller-Heidke, As Tall As Lions, Jets Overhead, Alana Grace, Pablo Hassan

Saturday, April 17:
Muse, Faith No More, Tiesto, MGMT, David Guetta, the Dead Weather, Hot Chip, Devo, Coheed & Cambria, Kaskade, 2ManyDJs, Major Lazer, Dirty Projectors, Gossip, Z-Trip, the xx, John Waters, Les Claypool, the Raveonettes, Mew, Sia, Camera Obscura, Tokyo Police Club, Porcupine Tree, Old Crow Medicine Show, Aterciopalados, Bassnector, Frigtened Rabbit, Dirty South, Flying Lotus, Corinne Bailey Rae, Pretty Lights, Shooter Jennings, Rx Bandits, the Almighty Defenders, Edward Sharp and the Magnetic Zeros, Craze and Klever, Zoe, the Temper Trap, Portugal the Man, Band of Skulls, Girls, Beach House, Steel Train, Frank Turner

Sunday, April 18:
Gorillaz, Pavement, Thom Yorke ????, Phoenix, Orbital, Spoon, Sly and the Family Stone, De La Soul, Julian Casablancas, Plastikman, Gary Numan, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Sunny Day Real Estate, Yo La Tengo, MUTEMATH, Deerhunter, Infected Mushroom, Club 75, Matt & Kim, the Big Pink, Gil Scott-Heron, King Khan and the Shrines, Florence + the Machine, Yann Tierson, Little Boots, Miike Snow, Talvin Singh, Ceu, B.o.B., Babasonicos, Owen Pallett, the Glitch Mob, Mayer Hawthorne, Local Natives, Rusko, the Middle East, Hadouken!, the Soft Pack, Kevin Devine, Paparazzi, Delphic, One eskimO

For more details, visit coachella.com.

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Hot Chip Pencil Drawing

Hot Chip, those British purveyors of supremely danceable indie electronica, have a new album coming out in February, and you can pre-order the album now on their website. With your pre-order you’ll get the first single, “Take It In”.

The band has already announced several dates in the UK and will surely be coming stateside after that run of shows. (Coachella perhaps?)

Give “Take It In” a listen below.


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As I have done the last couple of years, I have put together another year end Top 10 Albums list. This list isn’t full of pretentious bands that you’ve never heard of and won’t like anyway, and at the same time it isn’t just a list of the biggest selling albums of the year. These are the albums from the past year that I like the best. This is all me. If you don’t like the list, too damn bad. I think these albums are great, and I think you’ll probably think the same thing if you give them a listen (assuming you haven’t yet).

I know a lot of people have iTunes/Amazon/eMusic dollars to spend that Santa left in their stockings, and these are some sure bets for you to spend your Christmas/Chanukkah money on. If you have an album that you really loved that I’ve left off this list, let me know in the comments!

So, without further ado, here are my Top Albums of 2008:
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