Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Birdy Debut Release

At just 15 years old, Birdy is already making waves with her debut release. Her album contains renditions of songs by Bon Iver, The xx, Fleet Foxes, Phoenix, The Postal Service and James Taylor. I was blown away to learn that this kid was only 15. The release is haunting and promising for future work. Her re-work of 1901 is PHENOMENAL, I do not care too much for Phoenix, but I'll listen to her version any day. Take a listen for yourself:

Told You So.


~MarK~

Friday, March 16, 2012

Mutemath - Criminal Records - Sunday - 2:00pm

Mutemath will be performing @ Criminal Records this Sunday, March 18th @ 2:OOPM - Later that evening see MUTEMATH - LIVE @ The Tabernacle - Tickets Available Now!

Not too familiar with Mutemath? Check this:

Now plan your Sunday accordingly!

~MarK~

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Kimbra - Settle Down & SXSW

KIMBRA! Yeah, she sings on that Gotye song, but we've heard enough of that by now. Check this one out, it KILLS. Love it.


She is gonna come through Atlanta with Foster The People in June at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, that is, after her epic run through SXSW:

March 14 – The Warner Sound showcase @ La Zona Rosa – Austin, TX
March 14 – KCRW Showcase @ Haven – Austin, TX
March 15 – MTV Woodies Festival @ Outdoor Austin – Austin, TX
March 15 – Filter Magazine Party @ Clive Bar – Austin, TX
March 15 – The Warner Sound day party @ La Zona Rosa – Austin, TX
March 16 – Nylon Magazine party @ W Hotel – Austin, TX
March 16 – To Be Announced – Austin, TX
March 17 – To Be Announced – Austin, TX

SHEESH!


~MarK~ 

THEESatisfaction - awE naturalE

Where to start? THEESatisfaction, Sub-Pop, Glitch, Funk-Hop, Soul, Alt, Mainstream, Lowstream, All of the above......

This album is a world within itself. It reminds me much of early T.V. on The Radio. The sampled rhythms are cut & paste, tripping over themselves at first, then falling right into place with an undeniable swagger. Smooth & Rough at the same time. Certainly a trip, from the "in your face" style of the track Bitch to the deep funk dripping from Sweat. Almost as if Andre 3000 took some acid with Four Tet and they ended up making sweet, sweet music together. 

Oh, You wanna hear some? Download QueenS Here: http://assets4.subpop.com/assets/audio/11220.mp3

http://www.theesatisfaction.com/

~MarK~

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

We Are Augustines - Variety Playhouse - Ticket Giveaway


OMFG is proud to announce that we have 2 tickets to giveaway for the upcoming We Are Augustines show at Variety Playhouse on March 19th. These guys have an incredible sound, and we are sure the show is going to be AMAZING. All you gotta do is be the first person to email us at OMFGBLOGSPOT@GMAIL.COM and tell us the correct number of couples making out in the Chapel Song video. 


GOOD LUCK!

(oh, and if you aren't lucky enough to win, here's where you can get some tix: http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0E004767F56AA798)

We Are Augustines
Band of Skulls
Variety Playhouse
March 19th - 7:00 pm

~MarK~

Saint Baldrick's - My friend shaves her head for cancer research



Sure we all remember when Britney went crazy & shaved her head...because she went crazy. WELL my good friend Lindsey is shaving her head on MARCH 16th for a much better reason.  Each year in cities all over the US, participants raise money and shave their heads for childhood cancer research.  The participants are 90% guys (easy for them, right?), and then there are the brave handful of females.

I've know Lindsey for about 7 years, and I know how much her hair means to her.  Lindsey loves her long hair, whether curly or straight, but after so many people, friends and family, were affected by cancer in some way, she decided to jump on the opportunity.  Her goal is $300, but I want to help her way surpass this goal.  The link below will take you directly to Lindsey's donation page:


Every amount helps, whether $5 or $100, every bit helps.  ALSO, author Marley Gibson has graciously offered a copy of her book Radiate to the top 3 donation givers. Radiate is about a young girl who finds out that she has cancer, it shows her fears, struggles and how she fights to overcome them.  

I've already donated. It's easy to do, and St. Baldricks is a BBB accredited charity, so you know your money is going to the right place.  Thanks for any donations you can get.  I appreciate it, and I know Lindsey does.

~Mo.