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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Awesome Spongebob remix video: "I Wumbo'd You A Song (extended)"

This guy did a great job remixing my favorite Patrick moment.

Mac is finally 21! But what does that mean for The Music Junkies?

WE CAN NOW BOTH GO TO ANY SHOW ANYWHERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

To celebrate, we're seeing Mishka at Smith's Olde Bar in Atlanta tomorrow with Mac's parents. And in case you were wondering, yes I got Mac drunk at the Pointe in the wee hours of his birthday morning.

All of the "21 and up" bullshit doesn't personally affect us anymore, but that doesn't mean we don't still hate it for all of the other music fans out there who can't see their favorite bands because of their age.

Audio: Above The Bones by Mishka

Above The Bones - Mishka

Above the Bones - Above the Bones
Thursday, March 17, 2011

New Mix Tape: The Music Junkies Mix - Vol. 08

Volume 8 of our unpredictable mix.
The Music Junkies Mix: This mix has no rules. It includes anything and everything we’re listening to at the moment.


1.) Anywhere I Go - Slightly Stoopid
2.) Memphis & 53rd - Minus The Bear
3.) Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up) - Florence & The Machine
4.) Hitched - The Kills
5.) Shake, Shiver And Moan - 22-20s
6.) I’m Not Lonely Anymore - Jessica Lea Mayfield
7.) Calm Before The Storm - Dubskin
8.) I’ve Got A Cat - The Method
9.) Save Yourself - Sharon Van Etten
10.) Hood Pass Intact - Dâm-Funk

11.) Release Yo’ Self (The Prodigy Remix) - Method Man
12.) God Is God - Juno Reactor
13.) The Master & Margarita - The Tea Party
14.) Roll The Bones - Rush
15.) Way Beyond - 32 Leaves
16.) Complicated - Yonder Mountain String Band
17.) Go Back (Feat. Spence) - Rennie Pilgrem

Anywhere I Go - Slightly Stoopid

Anywhere I Go - Slightly Stoopid

Click here to listen to the rest of the mix:

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

via Thought Catalog: "Is Paul McCartney As Big A Tool As We Always Thought? YES." by Anthony Cristofani

There are two kinds of people” arguments usually strike me as cheeky and stale.  But there is one incontestable version of the formulation:  there are two types of people in the world—those who prefer Paul McCartney and those who prefer John Lennon. 
Read the rest of this piece from Thought Catalog. What are your thoughts?

Personally, I have to disagree. See, I'm a bit partial to Paul because I had a crush on him when I was 5. Don't call Paul a tool, man!

I'm being silly as usual, but the article is well-written and the discussion on it gets pretty heated.

Theory of Hipster Relativity

Oh my god. The unicorn.

But seriously I have been saying this for so long.

Alice Cooper Calls Rock Hall Induction 'A Dream,' Plots 'Nightmare' Sequel

HOORAY! Nightmare continues.
and Tumblr people rejoice... I decided to throw in some GIFs for impact!
(Do you recognize this one? it's supposed to be me when I wake up after falling asleep without washing my face. I'm a fan of heavy black eye makeup.)

Ready for more of this?
Welcome To My Nightmare - Alice Cooper

Welcome To My Nightmare - Alice Cooper

And... it's bedtime for the music junkies. Let's see what variety of nightmare I have tonight...
Monday, March 14, 2011

Stop The Presses!: Grateful Dead (And Steely Dan) Inspiration Owsley Stanley Dies

He co-created the Grateful Dead logo:

and inspired Steely Dan's song "Kid Charlemagne"

Rest in peace, man.

Read the rest of the post here:;_ylt=AirSiCL7RKuTJ8dYKEanDskexCUv

New Artist Spotlight: JenovaTron

So Far Gone - JenovaTron

So Far Gone - JenovaTron

From The Day The Earth Stood Ill

Junkies' Description:
The final transformation is complete and JenovaTron is born. JevovaTron is the lyrical machine known as The Reverend Robot fused with the beat master himself, Jenova7. This alternative hip-hop duo combines hints of rock, electronic, funk, jazz, and more within their original beats and with their fast rhymes which makes their hip-hop creations quite unique. JenovaTron continues to evolve, so who knows what form it will take next.
See Also: Reverend Robot
See Also: Jenova7

To hear the rest of The Day The Earth Stood Ill and download it, and learn more about JenovaTron, go here:

Artist Spotlight: The Fuzz

Genre: Blues Rock, Garage Rock

Junkies' Description:
Brand new rock duo the Fuzz are Todd Bruhnsen on guitar and lead vocals and Jason Bombach (of Nameless) on drums and backing vocals. They play loud, manic garage rock you can really groove to. And, you guessed it, there’s plenty of fuzz to be found in their sound. Todd plays some awesome guitar riffs and solos and delivers vocals with the right amount of edge. Jason’s expertly delivered drumming drives the music as there is no bassist, and his backing vocals complete the elements of this energetic, catchy rock band. Special note: the introduction to the Liverspot Lucy video is hysterical and we think you should watch it.

Album: Cheese It!

See Also:

Website (Melting Records)

Official Bio:
Two dudes making swinging garage rock. It's loud but dance-able. Your toes will tap tap and your head will bang. It's The Fuzz.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Behold! The 472 artists on Bandcamp performing at SxSW this year... You have 1 day, 6 hours, 32 minutes and 42 seconds of music remaining

Thank you, Bandcamp!

Once again, the Music Junkies are not able to go to SxSW, but we can "be there" vicariously. Some day, in the far far future, we will be able to go to every concert and festival we want and only be limited by conflicts between shows.

Man, school is inconvenient.
Friday, March 11, 2011

Suburban Vampire: Songs from the Dark Shadows: A Gothic Musical by David Leinweber

Suburban Vampire: Songs from the Dark Shadows: A Gothic Musical: "Musician and college history professor David Leinweber's love of the 1960s gothic soap opera, Dark Shadows, has translated into the brand-new album Songs from the Dark Shadows: A Gothic Musical. Before Tim Burton and Johnny Depp bring their vision of Dark Shadows to the big screen, check out Leinweber's interpretation of the dark, romantic world of Collinwood Estate and the vampires, witches, and other supernatural creatures within."
I thought I should share this because David Leinweber's band Silverbird is one of The Music Junkies' Artist Spotlights!
If you haven't heard his music, click the link below:
Thursday, March 10, 2011

New Mix Tape: Original Vs. Cover - Vol. 05

The fifth installment of our Original Vs. Cover series.

Original Vs. Cover: This mix is for the fans of cover songs. Instead of just giving you a bunch of covers, we put the great originals against the new versions. Are the originals or covers better? You decide.


1.) Hair Of The Dog - Nazareth

2.) Hair Of The Dog - StoneRider

3.) Breakfast In America - Supertramp

4.) Cupid’s Chokehold - Gym Class Heroes

5.) Sunny Afternoon - The Kinks

6.) Sunny Afternoon - Jimmy Buffett

7.) Bridge Of Sighs - Robin Trower

8.) Bridge Of Sighs - Opeth

9.) 5 Minutes Alone - Pantera

10.) 5 Minutes Alone - Nonpoint

11.) Rock And Roll - Led Zeppelin

12.) Rock And Roll (Live) - Heart

13.) Hit ‘Em Up Style (Oops!) - Blu Cantrell

14.) Hit ‘Em Up Style - Carolina Chocolate Drops

15.) I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Gladys Knight & The Pips

16.) I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye

17.) I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Creedence Clearwater Revival

Go ahead and listen to the first round of the "competition":

Hair Of The Dog - Nazareth

Hair Of The Dog - Nazareth


Hair Of The Dog - StoneRider

Hair Of The Dog - Stonerider

So, which do you prefer?

Listen to the full mix here:

What Pi Sounds Like

When I read the title of this, I assumed it meant the sound a delicious apple pie makes. But no. Turns out it's about the other pi. Boo. I wanted desserts.
But this video = YAY.
also, Pi Day is next Monday.
Monday, March 7, 2011

New Artist Spotlight: Dumbo Gets Mad

Sleeping Over - Dumbo Gets Mad

Sleeping Lessons - Dumbo Gets Mad

Junkies' Description:
Dumbo Gets Mad is definitely one of those artist names that sticks in your head. The phenomenal music you hear from Dumbo is made by just one guy, with occasional help from his lovely lady on vocals. It’s psychedelic rock with plenty of synth and echoing spacey sounds. The sounds and melodies of the songs he has composed have some real depth, which isn’t typical for most classic psychedelic rock. This guy is creating real gems here and it’s not to be unheard. As a side note, the song Sleeping Over may be one of the trippiest tracks that we have ever heard.

Visit Dumbo Gets Mad's Artist Spotlight page for more information and to download the album Elephants At The Door for FREE:

New Artist Spotlight: The UnderGrounds

Leavin' You Ain't Easy - The UnderGrounds

Leavin You Ain't Easy - The UnderGrounds

Junkies' Description:
The UnderGrounds are a two-piece psychedelic rock and roll band with a bluesy feel. They fit right in with the first era of psychedelic bands... I could hear them on the Nuggets compilations. I compare the UnderGrounds to the 13th Floor Elevators, Chocolate Watch Band, and Moby Grape. And of course don’t forget the influence of Syd Barrett -era Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, and Cream. The UnderGrounds’ first 2 officially released tracks have a bold bluesy sound, and we can’t wait for more.

Visit the UnderGrounds' Artist Spotlight page for more information about the band:
Saturday, March 5, 2011

Jack Skuller- "Ziggy Stardust" live (David Bowie cover) Video

Jack Skuller was only 13 when this video was made. Jack's voice is unbelievable, and being a huge fan of David Bowie, I "squee"ed when I saw that he covered "Ziggy Stardust."

This video was posted back in 2009, but I just discovered it today after we received an email about Jack's new video (to be posted later).

13 year old Jack Skuller singing Ziggy Stardust at the LOSER'S LOUNGE TRIBUTE TO DAVID BOWIE at Joe's Pub, NYC on October 8, 2009. Featuring the Kustard Kings led by Joe McGinty. Jack's clothes by designer Keanan Duffty (Rebel, Rebel).

I know, I should let Mac post some to keep the blog balanced, but this really couldn't wait.
Friday, March 4, 2011

Tumblr archive: The Music Junkies' Old Blog Posts

We just moved to Blogger from Tumblr. You can view our posts from the past year here:

Savannah Stopover Promo Video

Savannah Stopover Promo from Savannah Stopover on Vimeo.

The inaugural Savannah Stopover Festival, capitalizing on the logistical good fortune of Savannah, Georgia’s proximity to interstates 95 and 10, will present traveling musicians with a welcoming place to play en route to Austin’s prestigious SXSW Music Festival. The small, vibrant coastal community is rife with a unique brand of lowcountry hospitality and southern gothic ambiance, not to mention home to a burgeoning music scene, music-hungry demographic, and established arts community. The four-day festival will merge music, visual arts, and technology components – much in the spirit of SXSW itself – in an intimate, historical setting and at a price unrivaled by any music festival of like scale and scope.

A collaborative effort of MusicFile Productions and countless volunteers, partners, vendors, and media sponsors, the Savannah Stopover will showcase over 50 bands in more than ten local venues. Bands will enjoy the quirky, shamelessly social elements of Georgia’s Hostess City while festival-goers will be exposed to up-and-coming bands in closer, more personal environs.

The Festival is being ticketed with four-day and single-day passes that allows access to all shows/venues up to venue capacity. Get your passes by clicking on the ShowClix button on any page of the website.

I wish we could go to this... but it's such short notice.

Artist Spotlight Update: The Humboldt Trio releases new live EP

Zombieface (live) by the Humboldt Trio

Zombieface (live) - The Humboldt Trio

Artist Spotlight update: New live EP from The Humboldt Trio - Live At The Earl

Click here to download & listen, for FREE!

Artist Spotlight Update: Guitars releases new EP

Guru Bob's Unvarnished Truth by Guitars

Guru Bob’s Unvarnished Truth - Guitars

Artist Spotlight update: The Music Junkies recently featured Guitars as an Artist Spotlight. Well, Guitars has released a new EP entitled I’m Really Sorry You Guys

We think it’s awesome and we love the cover art. It’s also free to download!

Click here for the download link/to listen online while it downloads:

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