03.15.13 | Steve
Our third NYC showcase and fifth overall, featuring the bands Beat Radio, Hey Anna, and The Pine Hollows, goes down next Friday, March 22nd at Muchmore's, the great DIY spot in Williamsburg where we had our first show in November. Click on to hear more from the bands and get ready to party with us in one week!
03.13.13 | Dave
Here's a little secret Dig Nation, sometimes, I do judge a book by it's cover. In fact, I do it a lot. I do it at the grocery store while looking at egg cartons. I do it at the liquor store while deciding which new beers to try, and I do it while perusing through TWD submission emails. Strike that, I do it a lot while going through submissions. I don't even bother with emails that use words like remix, dub, mash up, or versus, and I hardly ever pay attention to any thing that starts their genre-title off with the word dream. In all fairness, it is awesome that starting this music blog has brought an entire world of music into my inbox on a daily basis, but let's get real, ain't nobody got time for that.
Regardless, the other day I was going through my emails, making sweeping generalizations left and right, when I encountered a very curious name - Bryan John Appleby. Read on for my full thoughts as well as a collection of videos and the a full streaming copy of Appleby's album Fire on the Vine.
03.06.13 | Dave
Friend of the Dig Jonny Fritz is riding high in 2013 with his new record Dad Country due out April 16th on ATO Records and an expansive tour that features dates on SXSW as well as time with The Weeks, Heartless Bastards, and The Devil Makes Three.
Read on for those dates and locations as well as a link to your free copy of Ain't It Your Birthday by Jonny from his new record.
Jonny Fritz: Ain't It Your Birthday
02.11.13 | Dave
It's February and that can mean only one thing, Valentine's day is almost here. Well maybe Febrary can mean more than one thing, in fact, it definitely can and does, but for the sake of this article just go with me.
Does your valentine remember what you got him or her last year? What about two years ago? No? I didn't think so, but don't worry, this year doesn't have to be like that! Thanks to The Valentonez you can make your Valentines Day gesture as memorable as sky writing without all the regret for wasted fossil fuels, cloud coverage, or lack of a good excuse to be outside in the first place.
The Valentonez are a collection Baltimore based musicians who have collaborated to bring your intended a surprising, singing, heart-tingling, and personalized Valentine message. They are: Paul Diem, (guitar and vocals) Britt Olsen-Ecker, (vocals and whistling) Aldo Pantoja, (guitar and vocals) and Melissa Wimbish, (vocals and clarinet).
Here's how it works: You pick a song or songs from their repertoire list that best captures your feelings, book a time and place for the magic to happen, and then sit back and relax as the Valentonez woo the socks right off your best guy or gal. You can contact them via their Webpage, Facebook, or Twitter to make sure that your valentine gets the gift that they will remember for years to come. As they say, chocolate melts and flowers die, but the Valentonez will get you laid. You dig?
02.03.13 | Steve
Friend of the Dig and all-around great rock band Palomino needs your help to make their debut album. They just started an indiegogo campaign and I encourage to check out the details of this worthy artistic endeavor.