Friday, July 25, 2008

"480 Minutes" featuring new Cold War Kids, Conor Oberst

If you bought music online from the MicroSoft Music Network, RealNetworks, Virgin, Sony Connect, Liquid Audio, or now the Yahoo! Music Store, read this and start burning to CD all the songs/albums you thought you bought when you clicked those misleading "buy" buttons. There is no telling how much longer those files will play on your computer. I know, I know, you clicked a "buy" button and were charged money, so you own the file, right? Wrong, sucker. The geniuses that control 90% of the music industry have screwed you again.

On a more positive note some really good new music arrived this week including stuff from a couple of BAGeL Radio faves, Cold War Kids (Long Beach, CA), and Conor Oberst (Omaha, NE) of Bright Eyes. That's not all, of course, today's show will also feature new music from Muy Cansado (Boston, MA), Colourmusic (Stillwater, OK), Evening Empire (San Francisco, CA), Little Teeth (San Francisco, CA), Pelle Carlberg (Stockholm, Sweden), Brazilian Girls (New York, NY), Takka Takka (Brooklyn, NY), Bowery Boy Blue (New York, NY), Dead Amps (Redlands, CA), Tom Alford (San Rafael, CA), and selections from the Labrador Records 2008 Summer Sampler (Stockholm, Sweden).

Get your tickets for the great series of events coming to the Bay Area in early August. On Tuesday August 5th BAGeL Radio Presents... Darker My Love, Lumerians, and The Eulogies @ The Independent. The $10 ticket price includes a copy of the new DML album, "2" -- take that, Radiohead! The next night (Wednesday 8/6) is the August Rumble, and then that Friday 8/8 our friends The Owl Mag are celebrating their 3rd Anniversary at the Independent with Wallpaper, Hottub, & Vitamin Party, plus DJ sets by Aaron Axelsen of Live 105 and Amplive of Zion-I. Buy tickets for The Owl Mag par-tay here.

Also, for the Iron & Wine fans reading this, hie thee over to and click the Iron & Wine link to get the password for presale tickets to their October 5th show/Cynthia Noonan benefit at Bimbo's.

Please tune in to "480 Minutes" today and every Friday. The show runs live from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific Time, then is rebroadcast starting at 7 p.m., then twice more on Saturday. On Saturday night at midnight we return to regular BAGeL Radio programming.

Reach out and e-touch me during the show via:

Yahoo IM: bagelradio
AOL/iChat: bagelradiolive
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or send an instant message directly through the BAGeL Radio site on the bottom right of the window where is says "click here to chat," or, give the StudioCam chatroom at a gander.

Recent Gig Photos:
The Download Festival @ Shoreline 7/19/08

De Novo Dahl

Cory of Mates Of State

Bay Area Gig eList (upcoming shows of interest):

Stone Temple Pilots/ Black Rebel Motorcycle Club @ The Greek Theatre 7/25

*Rob Dickinson (of The Catherine Wheel)/ Mezzanine Owls @ Cafe du Nord 7/25

The Aimless Never Miss/ Tartufi/ The New Centuries @ The Starry Plough (Berkeley) 7/25

The Republic Tigers/ Aim Low Kid/ Indian Valley Line @ Cafe du Nord 7/27

The Watson Twins/ Tim Fite/ Okay @ Bottom of the Hill 7/28

Rocky Votolato/ Owen/ Piss Pissedofferson @ Bottom of the Hill 7/29

The Subways/ The Bruises @ Bottom of the Hill 7/30

Bloc Party/ Does It Offend You, Yeah? @ The Fillmore 7/30
The English Beat/ The Fixx/ The Alarm @ Mountain Winery 7/31

*Conor Oberst And The Mystic Valley Band/ Dri @ Bottom of the Hill 8/1

*Conor Oberst And The Mystic Valley Band/ Dri @ Bottom of the Hill 8/2

BAGeL Radio Presents...
*Darker My Love/ The Lumerians/ The Eulogies @ The Independent 8/5/08 free album with $10 ticket purchase so buy tickets now!

**The (August) Rumble @ Harlot 8/6

*The Owl Mag 3rd Anniversary Show @ The Independent 8/8

featuring Wallpaper/ Hottub/ Vitamin Party and DJ sets by Aaron Axelsen and Amplive

SonAmbulance/ Weinland/ A Weather @ Bottom of the Hill 8/6

Human League/ ABC/ Belinda Carlisle/ Dead Or Alive @ Mountain Winery 8/11

TBA/ The Union Trade/ One Becomes One Hundred @ Bottom of the Hill 8/13

Passenger @ Swedish American Hall 8/13

The Octopus Project/ The Hot Toddies/ Sassy! @ Bottom of the Hill 8/16

Bob Log III/ Scott H. Biram/ Left Lane Cruise @ Bottom of the Hill 8/20

Vin Rouge/ TBA/ The New Up @ Bottom of the Hill 8/29

BAGeL Radio Presents...

Scissors For Lefty/ Head Like A Kite/ DJ BAGeL Ted @ The Rickshaw Stop 8/30 - this one's a rock show and a dance party and it's all ages -- buy tickets now!

Matt And Kim @ Bottom of the Hill 9/2

**The (September) Rumble @ Harlot 9/3

Nine Inch Nails/ Deerhunter @ Oracle Arena 9/5

Walter Meego/ School of Seven Bells/ TBA @ Bottom of the Hill 9/8

Squeeze @ The Mountain Winery 9/13

*Miles Hunt (of The Wonder Stuff) @ Cafe du Nord 9/16

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds @ The Warfield 9/20
Spoon @ The Fillmore 9/22, 23, & 24
Born Ruffians/ Plants And Animals/ TBA @ Bottom of the Hill 10/15

* = I'm there
** = I'm DJing
# = win tickets during "480 Minutes"

more upcoming shows

Warning: Non music-related content --Did you see what happened this week here in the US? John McCain talked about the situation on the (non-existent) Iraq-Pakistan border completely screwed up the timeline of The Surge (about which he's an expert and long-time supporter, dontcha know), launched an attack ad blaming Barack Obama personally for high gas prices, launched an attack ad juxtaposing Obama with a dictator (for the second time! different dictator this time!), started a campaign suggesting that the mainstream media is in love with Obama the same week CBS kindly edited out his damningly erroneous Surge timeline assertions from an interview (seriously, McCain's aggregious error should have been the story but instead it removed from history), and was photographed being driven around a golf course by George H.W. Bush while looking like he could be the 84-year old former president's father.

Read all about McCain's struggle to remain relevant even during this, the slowest news season of the year, at State Of The Day.

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