[Stream] Lil Wayne: “A Milli” (BUSTED by heRobust)

Earlier this week, local beats master heRobust dropped a new remix of a recent classic.

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Voodoo Music Experince 2008: Nine inch Nails, The Mars Volta, Lil Wayne

Last week we made a last minute decision to go to New Orleans and catch the Voodoo Music Experience this year. We spent most of the trip on Bourbon Street and in the casino, but we did attend Voodoo last Saturday to catch Lil Wayne, The Mars Volta, and Nine Inch Nails consecutively on the main stage, and it was a ton of fun. We arrived a bit late for Lil Wayne‘s scheduled time, but luckily he was running behind too. I will say that I did enjoy hearing the songs live, but Lil Wayne was rather unimpressive in person. He seemed like he was stoned out of his gourd, it felt like most of the vocals were pre-recorded, and the set was filled with predictable events like a prayer session and a taking off of the shirt. I rarely enjoy hip-hop live, so I’ll chalk a lot of this up to that, but to sing a song sitting down holding a guitar, and then to never actually do anything with the guitar but let it sit in your lap seems pretty lame

It appeared most of the crowd was there on Saturday to see the hometown acts, and as soon Lil Wayne finally got his mic shut off, most of the crowd took off enabling us to get very close for The Mars Volta. TMV were their typical amazing selves playing mostly newer stuff, and in long, extended jam versions. Cedric seemed angry about something and was taking on-stage lights, his mic stands, and whatever else he could find and smashing them, and even tried to mess up Nine Inch Nails‘ lighting system that hung above the stage for the entire day. While that spectacle is fun to watch, I find myself being fascinated much more by Omar’s forceful conducting through the jam sections. I keep trying to decipher what all of his hand signals denote. It’s unbelievable to me that there are still so many people out there who hate this band because I can’t get enough of them:

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A Random MP3 Trilogy

Grizzly Bear
debuted a new song on Letterman last week from their forthcoming album due out spring of next year. I think when it’s all said and done, these guys will go down as one of the greatest bands to ascend from the “blog-era” of music. On a side note, right now Insound is offering some great limited edition shirts, hoodies, and posters from artist Jason Munn for 20 different bands including Grizzly Bear. Here’s the vid and mp3 for “Two Weeks”:

Grizzly Bear : Two Weeks

Chicago’s Maps And Atlases have dropped another really great EP recently that I have been jamming hard. You & Me & The Mountain is a short and sweet 17+ minutes of prog-meets-math-meets-indie rock that is definitely worth picking up. Enjoy the opening track:

Maps And Atlases : Witch

I don’t really talk too much about hip-hop around these parts, mostly because its rare I come across new hip-hop albums I absolutely love very often these days. I guess I just don’t know where to look to find the good good, but I certainly enjoy quality rap when it hits my ears (yo, suggest me some!), and the new Lil Wayne album, Tha Carter III, is one of the best I’ve heard in the last few years. That’s not to say over time it will necessarily hold up against the elite, classic hip-hop albums of the genre’s earlier history, but it’s pretty damn good. Here’s a jam that cracks me up:

Lil Wayne : Mrs. Officer

Humpday Randomnimity

I just wanted to thank everyone who came out last week for our show at WonderRoot. Royal Bangs, This Piano Plays Itself, and Nomen Novum all put down fabulous performances. We video taped everything and will have that, as well as all the Bonnaroo footage I got, available soon.

Get the new Girl Talk album here.

Silver Jews will be at The Variety Playhouse September 13th.

Dead Confederate‘s CD release show will be at The Earl September 20th.

Fag Static‘s debut LP comes out July 12th.

Tilly And The Wall and The Ruby Suns will be at The Variety Playhouse July 24th. Don’t miss this one!

Wolf Parade will be at The Variety Playhouse July 28th.

Black Kids will be at The Earl September 23rd.

Mogwai will be at The Variety Playhouse September 15th.

Stereolab will be at The Variety Playhouse September 26th.

Dr. Dog will be at The Earl September 6th.

Tegan And Sara will be at The Tabernacle September 30th.

Conor Oberst is touring but the closest he is coming to Atlanta is Tennessee in August.

A Place To Bury Strangers and Sian Alice Group will be at The Drunken Unicorn October 18th.

The Shins are releasing their next album on their own label.

…And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead are releasing their next album (January 2009) om their own new label.

Smashing Pumpkins are planning a Gish box set re-release and a tour based around it.

Festival Happenings:

Athens Popfest schedule up

All Good schedule up

Lollapalooza schedule up and late night shows announced

Voodoo announced line-up

Austin City Limits schedule up

Zach Hill video (really awesome, watch this one!):

Lil Wayne on Jimmy Kimmel:

HEALTH live at ATJ Fest:

And for laughs Trey Anastasio (Phish) graduating from drug court: