Sweet Melissa That’s a Lineup!

the allman Brothers bandWell, the ever-present-on-impossible city’s-playlist rockers the Allman Brothers Band will, just as they have for the past 3 years,  headline two nights at the fifth annual Wanee Music Festival in Live Oak, Florida, on June 5 and 6th. The Wanee fest is especially noteworthy this year as it coincides with the band’s yearlong 40th anniversary extravaganza, which includes a 15-night run at New York’s Beacon Theatre. Helping the “Best Rock Album of Our Mom’s Time” Eat A Peach rockers celebrate at Wanee are Gov’t Mule, the Doobie Brothers, Toots and the Maytals, the Drive-By Truckers and many more jam-type greatness that’ll twang over the fest’s two days. Plus, the Derek Trucks Band will perform a special midnight set on Friday night and the Wailers will perform Exodus in its entirety. Tickets go on sale March 7th.

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Friday Finds

Some quick news alerts:

Impossible City, and it’s residents, are big fans of Sigur Ros and now it seems that one of there own, keyboardist Kjartan Sveinsson, has reportedly been aquired to score the soundtrack for Irish director Neil Jordan‘s next film, Ondine. Jordon (The Crying Game and Interview With A Vampire) has also got star Colin Farrell to star in it and is said to be about an Irish fisherman Continue reading

Wilco’s New Album Nearly Finished

wilcoskybluesky_580According to a spokeman for Impossible City mainstay Wilco, has confirmed that thier follow-up to 2007’s Grammy Nominated Sky Blue Sky should be available sometime in June!
Appearantly they recorded much of the yet-to-be titled album last month in New Zealand whilst contributing to the new project Neil Finn‘s,  of Crowded House fame, has been working on. The final touches are being completed now at their “Under-World Famous” Chicago studio, the Loft. Continue reading

The Helio Sequence Had to Lose Their Voice to Find It

There are mountains upon mountains of Indie rock reviews that could be summed up with the words “music’s great, singer’s bad.” The Helio Sequence— up until now considered a good-not-great duo on Sub Pop and Cavity Search— buck this trend like a colt with a elastic strap snuggly pulled around his abdomen. They serve as Impossible city’s pick as the Band of Horses of this extremely cold Southwestern Winter of 2009.  Brandon Summers, the band’s frontman, is a compelling, economical, and technically sound vocalist who can, and does, carry the band’s fourth album, Keep Your Eyes Ahead, to an almost repetitive play must on most audiophiles players of choice.

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I Got Two Turntables and a Microscope

beckJust over a year ago on January 29th, 2008 the genre-confused slow-talking Beck released a double-disc deluxe version of his 1996 album Odelay that includes sixteen B-sides and compilation tracks that been released in the US before, as well as two never-before-released songs from the album’s original sessions “Inferno” and “Gold Chains, produced by The Dust Brothers, of the best Hip-Hop Album ever: Paul’s Boutique fame. (Which incidentally has been re-issued as well and the Vinyl is definitely being added to the Impossible City Archives.) Continue reading

Andrew Bird w/ Loney dear 2.18@ The Orpheum

109716During the cab ride from our extremely-reasonably priced room at the Westin Hotel Bonaventureto the night’s show my wife and I sat in silence. Anticipation was sitting in between the two of us in the back seat, while Spontaneity was riding shotgun watching the fare climb. We were definitely excited and had not been able to stop whistling all day. Hopefully we were not the only ones who had been awaiting the arrival of the man that had been whistling away on our stereo at home and his wonderful violin skills at The Orpheum Theatre. Continue reading

King me! I’m Vinyl

It seems that the “Record Nerds” that converge in a community center in Downtown Buena Park every month for the Vinyl Shows,  Impossible City included, are way ahead of the curve here. Or is it behind the future? Back to the fu??ture… Anyway, as recent studies have shown, vinyl records are the “new” savior of a declining music industry by actually being profitable. Probably because it’s hard to steal an LP online, let alone in a store. Try walking out of a Thrift Store with Crisis? What Crisis? by Supertramp (right). Virtually impossible! Continue reading