Sunday, March 31, 2013

Ear to the Ground Presents.... 2013 Part I

So, we mentioned at the beginning of yesterday's Shuffle that we have gone through almost an entire 1/4 of 2013 without naming a Band of the Week, Band of the Month or Featured Artist.  It's funny because, it was circumstances beyond our control which initially created this situation, but as with much of what we do, it seemed to be the right thing to do.

You may be aware, that once we feature a band/artist, we kind of add them to our family in a way.  We have Twitter Lists and Facebook Lists that we have created and that we follow regularly.

One of the things I wanted to avoid was naming someone a Featured Artist and then barely featuring them. It has happened, though not intentionally.  So, as March winds down, I thought I would look back at the first part of this year.

Ear to the Ground Presents.... after the jump

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Thursday Morning Music Shuffle - Terrorist Mop Sink Mix

Well, we stand here at the tail-end of the first quarter or 2013.  One thing that regular readers of this blog may have noticed is that we have yet to have Featured Artist or Band of the Month or anything like that.  As this year got underway, and due to a variety of circumstances, we decided to step back and decide how we wanted to proceed. I think we've worked it out, and stay tuned.  In the next couple of days, we will be rolling out a brand new feature....

In the meantime, we moved around some songs and added a pretty cool sampler to our current playlist.  Pre-shuffle we had a couple more songs from the You and Me album by You and Me (Val and James). Plus we had a classic from Mr. Nick Lowe (which is included in the Playlist at the bottom of this post), The Harmonica Lewinskies (also represented in the Playlist) and Southern Culture on the Skids.  

The Shuffle Shuffle is ready for you after the Jump

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Wednesday Morning Music Shuffle - Auteur Couture Manure Mix

Time marches on... btw, as is often the case, the subtitle of the post has nothing to do with the music.  This time, it is just a random phrase that jumped into my brain. 

This morning, we had a pre-shuffle that included the likes of:

Dog Without Warning - a bay area band we discovered at Couch by Couchwest this year.  Check out their CXCW set in the Playlist at the bottom of the post.

Son House - the song we heard is included in the playlist below.

Tim Lee 3 who have been featured either pre-shuffle or shuffle every day this week - as they should be! The heartbreakingly beautiful Halo Days is in the Playlist below.

Calicocat - The more we hear from this Nashville band's final album, the more we mourn the demise of the band, but we do wish the members well in their future musical pursuits.  The Video included in the playlist below is about the only one we could find on YouTube. (Although we found lots of videos of actual calico cats).

Next, we segued into our Official Shuffle (patent pending) with a song from.... (after the pic and the jump)

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Tuesday Morning Music Shuffle - Sofa Logic (or Couch Potato Wedge) Mix

I support Marriage Equality.

 Need to be quick, so check out the YouTube playlist below for representative songs from all of our pre-shuffle shuffle artists.


Monday, March 25, 2013

Monday Morning Music Shuffle - Island Life Mix

Whew! It's been awhile hasn't it?  Been around the world and back... or at least around Georgia and back.  Got back into Nashville in time to catch The End Men and The Slaughterhouse Chorus at fooBar last night. Word to the wise, if you get the chance to see either or both of these bands live, take it.  It was so amazingly awesome to finally meet Matthew and Liv from The End Men in person. They definitely rocked the house.  And yes this means I will have to tag The End Men... again... they are currently the second most tagged term on Ear to the Ground.

But, let's get back to what we do best... or most... or something... Pre-shuffle featured: Secret County (which I couldn't find represented on YouTube, NY Dolls, Jill Sobule and John Doe, Chad VanGaalen, Japandroids, The Grisly Hand, Phil Norman, Little and Ashley and Tim Lee 3.

Shuffle after jump:

Saturday, March 16, 2013

E2TG - Drive South Mini-Tour 2013

Hey ho! I'm gonna be hitting the road soon for a few days of much needed... whatever.  So, no Morning Shuffles until I get back, but I put together a playlist of some of the music which might have come up on Shuffles.  28 songs (and I may add more if I get the chance).  Enjoy!

Please.  And go hang out at Couch by Couchwest

And now to the shuffle after the jump: