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Kata Rokkar is still alive..........we are waiting for the right time to emerge...............
[EDIT 13 JUNE 2008] Well readers, kata rokkar will be off the air until mid-late July.
Jonah Matranga - So Long
As a few of you readers may know, I will be moving to Northern California in mid-June. The most exciting part of this whole adventure is the upcoming roadtrip with my brother. I finally got the video camera I wanted to document this journey and I can’t wait to see what kind of bizarre footage we’ll be getting out of this whole expedition. In addition, the new SLR camera my brother recently bought ought to be useful in our voyage to the west coast. I’ve already bought a package of fake mustaches (I know, I’m an idiot) to use while we’re driving out to Cali. I honestly have no idea what we’re going to do with them, maybe try to pick up chicks in Salt Lake City or something…we are most likely going to harass motorists though. So far we plan on visiting Chicago and Yosemite, among a few other cities along the way. Anyway, here’s Part 2 in my little mp3 list of California related songs.
The Skygreen Leopards – Disciples of California
Rogue Wave – California
Notorious B.I.G. - Going Back to Cali
Lyrics Born – The Bay
John Vanderslice – The Golden Gate
Propellerheads – Take California
Well we're coming to the final few weeks of the Weebly hosted version of Kata Rokkar. I'll fill everyone in on the details once I figure everything out. More to come...
Sumkid - Chuck Norris On Drugs
Not many singer-songwriters can capture Dylan-like storytelling and song structure quite like Amadeo L. Gauthier. His haunting yet folkish sound can make the listener comfortable while still keeping the song ugly and gritty. His latest song, "Going To Baton Rouge" sounds very similar to Iron & Wine's latest record (particularly the song "Boy With A Coin"). But don't let that doubt Amadeo's ability to create his own individual sound. Just have a listen and let him take you on a trip...
Amadeo L. Gauthier - Going To Baton Rouge
Under Electric Light sounds like something you'd listen to in a submarine. Don't ask me what I mean by that but that's the first thing that popped in my head when I heard that track, "Your Rainy Days" by the Montreal based band. By mixing the sophisticated instrumentation and arrangements of 80s and modern pop, and infusing it with percussion and synthesizer more akin to electronica, Under Electric Light have achieved a refreshing combination that will keep the listener coming back for more.
Under Electric Light - Your Rainy Days
This weekend turned out to be pretty eventful in the concert aspect. First off I was able to check out ex-Sunny Day Real Estate lead singer Jeremy Enigk with Damien Jurado at Great Scott on Saturday. This show was particularly interesting because I expected him to only play songs from his solo career. However, that wasn't the case. Despite SDRE's awkward drama Jeremy Enigk played songs like In Circles, The Ocean, and Guitar and Video Games. Needless to say, this show became one of the best concerts of the year so far.
Matt Nathanson - Then I'll Be Smiling
Everyone that goes through a tramatic experience usually has a song or record that goes hand in hand with that experience. Jeremy Enigk is that artist who reminds me of a time in my life where I overcame an issue that had me questioning everything from relationships to family to my own personal future. Luckily, music came to the rescue (as it usually does) and finally get to see Sunny Day Real Estate/Fire Theft ex-lead singer rock out at Great Scott in Allston this Saturday (31st May). I haven't had the privilege to see Jeremy's other bands but I'm quite content with seeing the man himself belt out the best tunes from his epic World Waits album and also some new tunes. This also will be the first time I tape a show with my new camcorder...so I'll probably suck at it. Well,at least the show won't.
Jeremy Enigk - Dare A Smile
This new song blasts with sounds of summer ecstasy and pure Icelandic bliss. The track comes from their fifth record entitled "með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust" . This is going to be a good year for new records...
Sigur Rós - Gobbledigook
Barack Obama on Memorial Day...
Dispatch - The General from the album, Bang Bang