The Secret Life of Sound label presents an instrumental sample-based album akin to the works of J Dilla and MF DOOM. Madlib. Chicago’s Radius makes the kind of hip hop music beds that can stand alone. They’re supposedly based on the city of Chicago, but since I’m not from there, I can’t speak to that. All I know is . . . Good stuff.
Logan Square (Rent’s Due)
Englewood (Necessary Growth)
BAND OF HEATHENS
I also thought I’d turn you on to a self-released album by a country band, The Band of Heathens. They’re a little more country than Americana–but it’s real country, not that Garth Brooks shit. Anyhoo, I thought I’d give them a mention, even if it’s not generally the kid of music I listen to.
5/27/2008 Marble Falls TX River City Grille
5/28/2008 Austin TX Hill’s Cafe
5/29/2008 Driftwood TX Private Event
5/30/2008 Stephensville TX Bostock’s
5/31/2008 Kerrville TX Kerrville Folk Festival
6/6/2008 San Marcos TX Quail Creek Country Club
6/7/2008 Nashville, TN CMA Festival – Chevy Stage
6/9/2008 Washington, DC XM Radio
6/14/2008 Winston-Salem NC The Garage
6/17/2008 Nashville TN 3rd & Lindsley
6/18/2008 Decatur GA Eddie’s Attic
6/21/2008 New Braunfels TX For The Sake of the Song Festival/Whitewater Amph
6/27/2008 Ft. Worth TX The Horsemen
6/28/2008 Houston TX McGonigel’s Mucky Duck
7/5/2008 Marble Falls TX River City Grille
7/17/2008 Galveston TX The Big Music Cruise
7/25/2008 Copper Mountain CO West Lake Overlook – The Village at Copper Mtn.
9/20/2008 Hixson TN Chattahippie Music Festival
9/26-28/2008 Austin TX Austin City Limits Music Festival