Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Jason Reeves Concert Interview

Jason and fellow artists entertained all on Thursday evening at the quaint little downtown Tucson niche, Club Congress. A lyricist at heart, Jason, teased the audience with a taste of his talent leaving his fans waiting impatiently for another opportunity to catch him on tour. From ICBM, we are looking forward to his future releases and wish him the best of luck this year.

I know these are terrible photos, but El Juan was having trouble with the focus. Next time, they'll be better!

ICBM Interviews Jason Reeves
What is one goal you’d like to accomplish during your lifetime?
Jason Reeves: want to build a treehouse village connected by bridges in the woods by my house so my friends have a place to stay.

When you were little, who was your favorite super hero and why? How about now?
Jason Reeves: My favorite superheroes when I was younger were the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and they still are. Simply because they rule and you've got 4 different personalities to choose from depending on your mood...AND they're huge human-turtles!!

What do you love (besides music), and what are you doing about it?
Jason Reeves: I love writing and photography and the natural world that inspires them both. I'm working on getting as lost as I can in the beauty before it is completely wiped clean by the madness of man.

What are you finding out about yourself while touring?
Jason Reeves: On tour I'm finding out that I am half gypsy, 40% vagabond, and 10 house cat.

What tour stop has been the most rewarding?
Jason Reeves: I think every tour stop on the west coast is equally rewarding for me. There is something healing about the air and the light in the west.

Where does your inspiration come from?
Jason Reeves: Inspiration comes from everywhere always. But it's strongest in love and in its absence...

The Boxing Lesson - New Video "Brighter" and ICBM Interview

(MySpace Bio) After releasing two EPs in Los Angeles, songwriter and astronaut Paul Waclawsky left the haze for the heat of Austin, TX where he promptly joined the Cassini spacecraft team and blasted of from Earth destined for Saturn. There he found a new line up and new inspirations in the form of Jaylinn Davidson and Jake Mitchell. Jaylinn was there researching the magnetometer’s detection of the presence of ion cyclotron waves in the vicinity of Saturn’s moon Enceladus (which just so happens to sound like a Moog synth when played back) and Jake was far out there floating in space collecting data on the rhythm of Saturn’s rings.
Once their mission was complete, they returned to Texas with everything they collected in space (synths, samplings, and old records that were found floating around Titan), and turned it all into Music. Jaylinn’s Moog bass and leads connect with Jake’s explosive evolving rhythms to form a hybrid rhythm section. It’s definitely psychedelic, but not in the traditional sense. Part organic. Part electronic. Part outer fucking space. Joined again by Grammy-Nominated Producer Tim Gerron, The Boxing Lesson crafted Wild Streaks & Windy Days in 2007 and played a meteor shower of shows at home and on the moon.

It’s a simultaneously modern and classic journey through the dark side of the conscious mind. These 12 new tracks explore the contrasts between dark and light, love and lust, space and time, sacrifice and indulgence. Lead boxer, Paul Waclawsky, flexes his song writing muscles and his space echoes like never before on the timeless recording inspired by the Austin indie music scene and radio emissions from outer space. Paul’s voice shows maturity and his epic sonic guitar textures are psychedelic and lush, like Cassiopeia A, the Birthplace of Stars.

Jaylinn Davidson’s Brian Eno-esque Moog synthesizer landscapes pump the haunting songs full of moogy goodness and we find Jake Mitchell, as always, in the ether, drumming out of his head. Wild Streaks & Windy Days chronicles a band evolving to stratospheric heights while maintaining a reputation as one of the hardest working bands in Austin. Independent of comparison, the tracks on Wild Streaks & Windy Days define The Boxing Lesson’s own brand of psychedelic rock, as they traverse into the unknown territory of their own lives, their own indulgences and their future missions for all mankind.

The Boxing Lesson - Brighter

ICBM Interview of The Boxing Lesson:

What is one goal you’d like to accomplish during your lifetime?

JAYLINN: One goal is to be a part of Big Cat Rescue.

When you were little, who was your favorite super hero and why? How about now?

PAUL: When I was little I wanted to be Spiderman but these days I like Batman. He is dark and mysterious and in the early comics you couldn’t say if he was a good guy or a bad guy. I like that in a superhero.

What do you love (besides music), and what are you doing about it?

JAYLINN: I love cooking. Therefore, I cook.

What are you finding out about yourself as the band continues to grow?

PAUL: I’m finding out how new I am to this old game.

What show has been the most rewarding, why?

JAYLINN: This is a very difficult question. As a musician and performer, there is a gamut of emotions that come along with shows and each one is rewarding in its own way. But for today, what is popping up first is the show we played with Autolux earlier this year at SXSW. Greg Edwards is a hero of mine and I used to dream about sharing the stage with Failure (knowing full well that was never gonna happen) or Autolux (seemed like a pipe dream)... So when we found out that we were playing with Autolux, I was more than excited. It was a treat to have them listen to us. It was totally surreal. . .

Where does your inspiration come from?

PAUL: Inspiration comes in a lot of different forms. For years, I was inspired by drugs and rebellion. Right now, I’m inspired by good veggie barbecue and the television show It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

Some of our favorite artists have been coming out of Austin (i.e., Ghostland Observatory, Okkervil River, etc.). Which hometown artist(s) is(are) your favorite?

PAUL: Spoon.

JAYLINN: The Story Of, The Mercers, Benko, Built By Snow, The Steps, White Denim, The Calm Blue Sea

Purchase The Boxing Lesson at iTunes

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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

ICBM Concert Review - My Morning Jacket

Once again... My Morning Jacket did not disappoint! I've seen them live outdoors (Coachella) and indoors and the one thing you can always count on is consistency. MMJ was by far, in my opinion, the best sound at Coachella and they definitely rocked it last night.

Now on to Jason Reeves tomorrow in Tucson. It Could Be Mainstream! will post Jason's review, photos, and interview on Friday... so if you're unfortunate enough to miss the show, make sure to come back to ICBM!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Hacienda - Loud Is The Night

As I posted earlier, Hacienda was in town on September 16 with Dr. Dog and Delta Spirit. In case you didn't make it to the show, what you missed was a truly talented quartet whose sound resembles the Beach Boys in a sort of Beatlesque fashion. In other words, these guys just rock!

Hacienda - Shake Ya [MP3]
Hacienda - Hear Me Crying [MP3]
Hacienda - She’s Got A Hold On Me [MP3]
Hacienda - Sun [MP3]

For more informantion, visit Hacienda's MySpace
Purchase Hacienda's music at iTunes

Sam Isaac - Sticker, Star And Tape

Unfortunately, I wasn't able to get my hands on any of the newer tracks... but you have to check out Sam Isaac! You can stream a few other songs at http://www.myspace.com/samisaac and purchase the Sticker, Star and Tape EP and other singles at Sam's homepage or on iTunes.

Sam Isaac - Sticker, Star and Tape [MP3]
Sam Isaac - Sticker, Star and Tape (James Yuill Remix) [MP3]

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

September '08 Concerts

Mogwai – September 10, 2008
Rialto Theatre
318 E. Congress St., Tucson
Mogwai - The Sun Smells Too Loud [mp3]

Ratatat – September 13, 2008
Club Congress
Hotel Congress, Tucson
$15 or $13 in advance
Ratatat – Mirando [mp3]

Older Work:
Ratatat – Wildcat [mp3]

Dr. Dog with Delta Spirit & Hacienda – September 16, 2008
Club Congress
Hotel Congress, Tucson
$12 or $10 in advance

Dr. Dog – The Ark [mp3]
Dr. Dog - The Old Days [mp3]

Older Work:
Dr. Dog – Heart It Races [mp3]
Dr. Dog – Aint It Strange [mp3]
Dr. Dog – Worst Trip [mp3]

Delta Spirit – People C’mon [mp3]

Hacienda – She’s Got A Hold On Me [mp3]

Liam Finn with The Veils – September 18, 2008
340 E. Sixth St., Tucson
Liam Finn – Wise Man [mp3]
Liam Finn – Second Chance [mp3]
Liam Finn – Energy Spent [mp3]

The Veils - The Wild Son [mp3]
The Veils – Birthday Present [mp3]

The Hives with Eagles Of Death Metal & the Willowz– September 19, 2008
Marquee Theatre
730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe
The Hives – Tick Tick Boom [mp3]
The Hives – Try It Again [mp3]

Hot Chip with Vampire Weekend – September 23, 2008
Rialto Theatre
318 E. Congress St., Tucson
$25 or $24 in advance
Hot Chip - Sexual Healing [mp3]
Hot Chip - My Piano [mp3]

My Morning Jacket – September 23, 2008
Marquee Theatre
730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe

My Morning Jacket – Librarian [mp3]
My Morning Jacket – Evil Urges [mp3]

Older Work:
My Morning Jacket – One Big Holiday [mp3]
My Morning Jacket – Wordless Chorus [mp3]
My Morning Jacket - The Bear [mp3]

Vampire Weekend – September 24, 2008
Marquee Theatre
730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe
Vampire Weekend – Oxford Comma [mp3]
Vampire Weekend – Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa [mp3]

Jason Reeves with Tyrone Wells – September 25, 2008
Club Congress
Hotel Congress, Tucson
$12 or $10 in advance

Jason Reeves – You In A Song (QuickTime Stream)
Jason Reeves – Photographs And Memories (QuickTime Stream)
Jason Reeves - Someone Somewhere (QuickTime Stream)

Tilly and the Wall with Runaway Diamonds – September 25, 2008
Rhythm Room
1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix

Tilly and the Wall – Pot Kettle Black [mp3]
Tilly and the Wall – Dust Me Off [mp3]

Okkervil River with Sea Wolf & Zykos– September 25, 2008
Clubhouse Music Venue
1320 E. Broadway Rd., Tempe
$15 or $14 in advance
Okkervil River – Our Life is Not A Movie Or Maybe [mp3]
Okkervil River – Unless It Kicks [mp3]
Okkervil River – A Hand To Take Hold Of The Scene [mp3]
Okkervil River – Plus Ones [mp3]

Older Work:
Okkervil River – For Real [mp3]

Sea Wolf – You’re A Wolf [mp3]
Sea Wolf – Winter Windows [mp3]
Sea Wolf – The Cold The Dark And The Silence [mp3]

Zykos – Race Rabbit [mp3]

Okkervil River with Sea Wolf & Zykos– September 26, 2008
Club Congress
Hotel Congress, Tucson
$14 or $12 in advance

Edgefest 2008 – September 27, 2008
Schnepf Farms
24810 Rittenhouse Road, Queen Creek
$45 - $150

Mickey Avalon - Jane Fonda [mp3]
Mickey Avalon - My Dick (feat. Andre Legacy & Dirt Nasty [mp3]

The Airborne Toxic Event - Something New [mp3]

Ra Ra Riot with Walter Meego and the Morning Benders
September 29, 2008
Modified Arts
407 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix
$10 or $8 in advance
Ra Ra Riot - Dying Is Fine [mp3]
Ra Ra Riot – Can You Tell [mp3]

Walter Meego - Forever [mp3]
Walter Meego - Girls [mp3]
Walter Meego - Wanna Be A Star [mp3]
Walter Meego - Through A Keyhole[mp3]

The Morning Benders - The Patient [mp3]
The Morning Benders - The War [mp3]
The Morning Benders - The Wrong [mp3]

Sigur Ros – September 30, 2008
Marquee Theatre
730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe
$26 - $30

Sigur Ros - Gobbledigook [mp3]

Ben Kweller – September 13, 2008
Club Congress
Hotel Congress, Tucson
Ben Kweller - Sundress [mp3]