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Dan Dyer

Posted August 30, 2008 By admin

Dan Dyer greets his second decade as a musician with a self-titled album. From this soul-revivalist recording, produced out of an old snake-charmer church turned studio on the East side of Austin, emerges a spooky, diaphanous, and bright release drawn from an ever-deepening soul.

After many years of back-to-back releases and touring, Dyer took a few years to winter from performing – living in St. Louis, raising a family, and writing tunes for commercials. Sensing a need to return to his roots as a musician, in 2006 he started making trips to Austin, his musical birthplace, to seek out some old friends and resume his career. Dyer quickly reconnected with producer David Boyle, whose recently restored studio on the East side functioned as the perfect backdrop to the otherworldly atmosphere he desired.

As Dyer put his story down to lyric, Boyle assembled the cast of musicians who appear on the album. Contributors include Suzanna Choffel on “Play On Little Children,” the Austin-based Mt. Zion Baptist Church choir on “Love Chain,” and John Nelson of Thievery Corporation on “Who I Am”. The album includes contributions from many other Austin mainstays, like Stephen Bruton, Scrappy Judd Newcombe, and George Reiff. The resulting compositions feel rich and complete, layered together to sound like an entirely new style of soul music.

The effort has a strong, underlying cadence that ties the album together and entices one to discover the many intrinsic subtleties. From the chain-gang inspired “Love Chain” to the gospel-tinged “I Walk On Guilded Splinters”; from the Stewart Copeland-esque syncopations of “Play On Little Children” to the Brazilian-dance hall inspired “Who I Am”, Dyer and Boyle weave a diverse fabric that extends beyond conventional musical boundaries.

Dan’s first band, Breedlove, exploded on the Austin music scene in the late 90s with their debut album Reach Out. Next, after a bit of a “New York education,” he collaborated with veteran rock legend Lenny Kravitz, who produced and released Dyer’s first solo album “Of What Lies Beneath” on Kravitz’s Reprise imprint label Roxie Records.

For the current release, Dyer finds inspiration from long-time soul artists like Stevie Wonder and Donny Hathaway. And, after seasons spent in New Orleans and the South, Dyer’s version of “I Walk on Guilded Splinters” pays homage to Dr. John, who created an entirely new on-stage persona for his audiences. “I respect the originality of an artist like Dr. John,” says Dyer. “He created a persona to use as an agent of fearlessness.”

With this third self-titled release a similar change is taking place with Dyer’s own voodoo-centric stage persona. There is always music in the haunts of Dyer’s wandering soul: the soul of a melodious character filled with talent that is impossible to chase away.

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Aaliyah

Posted August 26, 2008 By admin

At the age of 15, Aaliyah Haughton, better known simply as Aaliyah, became one of the most promising new stars in R&B with her double-platinum debut album Age Ain’t Nothing but a Number. By the summer of 2001, the 22-year-old showbiz veteran was promoting her third disc after successfully breaking into the movies with a role in the action hit Romeo Must Die, and she’d been cast in two projected sequels to The Matrix. But a plane crash in the Bahamas on August 25th, 2001 , while returning home from a video shoot brought a tragic end to the life and career of this gifted young singer and actress.


Aaliyah-The Best Of (DJ Bijal Mix)

01. DJ Bijal Intro
02. MTV News Intro
03. Gotcha Back
04. Giving You More
05. A Girl Like You
06. If Your Girl Only Knew
07. Extra Smooth
08. Loose Rap
09. Those Were The Days
10. Try Again
11. Are You Feelin Me
12. More Than A Woman
13. We Need A Resolution
14. Got To Give It Up
15. Back And Fourth
16. Missy Tribute Speech
17. All I Need
18. I’m So Into You
19. Rock The Boat
20. Hot Like Fire
21. Come Back In One Piece
22. Are You That Somebody
23. At Your Best (Remix)
24. Choosey Lover
25. Never Givin Up
26. Come Over
27. 4 Page Letter
28. Age Aint Nuttin But A Number
29. Interlude [Everything Is Worth It]
30. I Care For You
31. Came To Give Love [Outro]
32. I Miss You Remix ft. Jay-Z [Bonus]
33. Where Could He Be [Bonus]

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“As we sat this afternoon contemplating the loss of our brother, we wondered how we
could possibly do a show today. Dave put it into perspective stating, “There’s no place
I’d rather be than here with you guys right now.” We cherish special memories of our lost
friend. Tonight, Dave told a story about LeRoi at a bar in Virginia where the cash register
was near the stage and LeRoi leaned on the register because “standing had become a chore”.
Roi proceeded to play the most beautiful version of Somewhere Over The Rainbow. Dave said,
“that was the day I fell in love with him. And I’m still in love with him.” It’s safe to say
we all were in love with him. “It’s always easier to leave, than to be left.”
-Dave Matthews
Dave Matthews Band (Minus One)
Staples Center
Los Angeles, CA
8-19-08
Disc 1
Bartender
Proudest Monkey
Satellite
So Damn Lucky
Eh Hee
Water Into Wine
Burning Down The House
Disc 2
Dancing Nancies
Loving Wings
The Maker
Sledgehammer
Grey Street
The Dreaming Tree
Disc 3
Crash Into Me
Everyday
Anyone Seen The Bridge?
Ants Marching
Sister
Corn Bread
Two Step
Disc 1 ++++ Disc 2 ++++ Disc 3

This show is in MP3 format, please do not trade this show, for personal use only. If you would like this show in lossless quality, download it here. For info on how to use torrents, click here.

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A fund has been created in honor of LeRoi Moore in support of charities that reflect both his spirit and passion. Donations via check referencing the “Charlottesville Area Community Foundation for the LeRoi Moore Memorial Fund” may be mailed to:

Charlottesville Area Community Foundation
PO Box 1767
Charlottesville, VA 22902

Donations may also be made online by clicking here.
Be sure to reference “LeRoi Moore Memorial Fund” in the comments section if making a gift online.

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TONY LUCCA IMPRESSES SARA BAREILLES & JOSS STONE

Posted August 22, 2008 By admin

As singer-songwriter Tony Lucca prepares to release his independent album ‘Come Around Again‘ next month, he’s caught the eye (and ears) of famous fans.

Sara Bareilles, known for the hit “Love Song“, confessed to CosmoGirl magazine that she was obsessed with the Mickey Mouse Club and Lucca, one of the show’s popular cast members.

“I wrote letters to Tony Lucca–I would have given my right arm for a letter back,” Bareilles tells the magazine in the September 2008 issue. MMC has been off the air for more than a decade, but like any fan, she clearly remembers–and still proclaims–that teenage celebrity crush.

Joss Stone, another singer-songwriter phenomenon, attended one of Lucca’s shows earlier this year. Motivated by his energy and presence, she surprised fans by sharing the stage with her gifted male counterpart. When invited by Lucca to join him for a song, the two sang together while Lucca played guitar, improvising like a skilled duo.

In both cases, Lucca is humbled and encouraged by the interest he’s received from his peers, whether for his past or present offerings: “any musician would appreciate attention from talented artists he admires,” says Lucca.

There’s no doubt he’ll be earning even more attention from listeners as he continues touring and when ‘Come Around Again‘ makes its September debut.

Joss Stone & Tony Lucca–When Love Comes To Town


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TONY LUCCA IMPRESSES SARA BAREILLES & JOSS STONE

Posted August 22, 2008 By admin

As singer-songwriter Tony Lucca prepares to release his independent album ‘Come Around Again‘ next month, he’s caught the eye (and ears) of famous fans.

Sara Bareilles, known for the hit “Love Song“, confessed to CosmoGirl magazine that she was obsessed with the Mickey Mouse Club and Lucca, one of the show’s popular cast members.

“I wrote letters to Tony Lucca–I would have given my right arm for a letter back,” Bareilles tells the magazine in the September 2008 issue. MMC has been off the air for more than a decade, but like any fan, she clearly remembers–and still proclaims–that teenage celebrity crush.

Joss Stone, another singer-songwriter phenomenon, attended one of Lucca’s shows earlier this year. Motivated by his energy and presence, she surprised fans by sharing the stage with her gifted male counterpart. When invited by Lucca to join him for a song, the two sang together while Lucca played guitar, improvising like a skilled duo.

In both cases, Lucca is humbled and encouraged by the interest he’s received from his peers, whether for his past or present offerings: “any musician would appreciate attention from talented artists he admires,” says Lucca.

There’s no doubt he’ll be earning even more attention from listeners as he continues touring and when ‘Come Around Again‘ makes its September debut.

Joss Stone & Tony Lucca–When Love Comes To Town


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TONY LUCCA IMPRESSES SARA BAREILLES & JOSS STONE

Posted August 22, 2008 By admin

As singer-songwriter Tony Lucca prepares to release his independent album ‘Come Around Again‘ next month, he’s caught the eye (and ears) of famous fans.

Sara Bareilles, known for the hit “Love Song“, confessed to CosmoGirl magazine that she was obsessed with the Mickey Mouse Club and Lucca, one of the show’s popular cast members.

“I wrote letters to Tony Lucca–I would have given my right arm for a letter back,” Bareilles tells the magazine in the September 2008 issue. MMC has been off the air for more than a decade, but like any fan, she clearly remembers–and still proclaims–that teenage celebrity crush.

Joss Stone, another singer-songwriter phenomenon, attended one of Lucca’s shows earlier this year. Motivated by his energy and presence, she surprised fans by sharing the stage with her gifted male counterpart. When invited by Lucca to join him for a song, the two sang together while Lucca played guitar, improvising like a skilled duo.

In both cases, Lucca is humbled and encouraged by the interest he’s received from his peers, whether for his past or present offerings: “any musician would appreciate attention from talented artists he admires,” says Lucca.

There’s no doubt he’ll be earning even more attention from listeners as he continues touring and when ‘Come Around Again‘ makes its September debut.

Joss Stone & Tony Lucca–When Love Comes To Town


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