Sunday, December 2, 2012


On my 18th Birthday, my amazing mom assembled a package of many things "18." Among the gifts was Moby's album called, you guessed it, 18. A High School Senior and budding music snob I barely took the time to listen to it. That was 10 years ago. 

Then the other day I decide to listen to it out of nowhere and discover this incredibly appropriate song, considering tomorrow is my birthday. What are the odds? 

Probably 1 in 18.

Moby - Sunday (The Day Before My Birthday)

Thursday, September 20, 2012

The Sheepdogs: Southern Dreaming, Saskatoon Style

The Sheepdogs (L to R): Sam Corbett, Ewan Currie, Ryan Gullen and Leot Hanson 
Did you know that Canada is the second largest country in the world? You just know a country that big has got to have some secret gems. No, I'm not talking about Ogopogo, the Canadian Lake Monster, I'm talking about our nifty neighbors from up north, The Sheepdogs

Hailing from the Potash Capital of the world, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, these feel good troubadours spent their days becoming extremely well versed on the principles and procedures of sweet, sweet Rock and Roll. Now they are touring our side of the border and collecting legions of fans along the way. As #EDAS readers know, music speaks louder than words, so check out the gnarly crunch on this kickin' live performance. 

The Sheepdogs - Who

I was fortunate to meet these guys after their Sold Out show at Mercury Lounge in May and I was instantly hooked. Don't call it Boogie Rock, they tunes they create are closer to  to the time honored tradition of Southern Rock. Their performances pay homage to the Blues and Rock greats, who laid the foundation for their current sound. I bumped into them again at Catalpa and I talked to lead singer Ewan Currie about how he and the guys balance borrowing from the old, with keeping things new.
"If we went out and just played 12-bar blues, we wouldn't be doing what we're doing. I like when the Blues influenced Rock and became something else. I think the best music of that era was Blues-influenced, but also incorporated singer/songwriter elements and harmonies. We don't just want to be a Blues Band, or just a Jam Band... You gotta put your own twist it, you can't just go out there and try to be John Lee Hooker or Leadbelly. Those guys already did it, and they did it way better than we'd ever do it if we tried to be like them, so we gotta try and do our own thing."
If have ever tapped your toes to the sounds of Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Rolling Stones, Derek and the Dominoes or any classic bluesman, you owe it to them to see the next great band in line, The Sheepdogs.

Your opportunity awaits... You can catch them this Saturday, September 22, at the country's most influential concert venue, Bowery Ballroom (Click here for tickets and info). I've included a few additional pictures of their rain-filled performance at Catalpa below. Also, buy their brand new album on iTunes while you're at it.

Now... the fun part, my favorite video of the extended summer. As a former Little Leaguer myself, I find the concept extra hilarious.

The Sheepdogs - The Way It Is

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Collective Soul Cat

This amazing cat has been making the rounds. Get him a van and take him on the road.

Collective Soul - Shine

Friday, September 14, 2012

Ben Folds Five Friday

Up until recently, I had never been a fan of Ben Folds. In terms of Singer/Songwriter I had put my energies into much more solemn examples like Elliott Smith, John Lennon, Jim Sullivan and the occassional Cat Stevens Yusuf Islam. My girlfriend however, SWEARS by her adolescence on a copy of Whatever and Ever Amen. When the news broke that Ben Folds Five was reuniting for their first tour since the 1999, I knew I had to buy tickets.

A few weeks ago I burned this album onto a CD and took it on a road trip up to Boston. DAMN was I impressed. Talk about being 15 years late to the party, but in this case (as in most cases) better late than never. Something about the hard percussive piano and raucous fuzzy bass played over jazzy drums just brings Folds' storytelling to a beautiful life. Here are a few jams from one of the better Composers of our generation. 

I am beyond excited for tonight's show in Central Park. 

Ben Folds Five - Underground

Ben Folds Five - One Angry Dwarf And 200 Solemn Faces

Thursday, September 13, 2012

No Need for Words: Ronnie Foster

In a previous EDAS lifetime, I featured instrumental tracks as a "Last Minute" afterthought. It's time they get their own featured header. You can still find the previous wordless jams under the LMI label but from now on they will also be categorized under No Need for Words. Drink up a cup of Mystic Brew.

Ronnie Foster - Mystic Brew

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

9/11 Part XI

9/11/01 From Space
I'm pretty sure I got all my thoughts out in my rant from last year and the year before it, but there is just something about this September day that make things so painfully somber and introspective. Through this psychosomatic plume, I can barely get my fingers to type and the only thing swirling around in my head is this one line from the refrain of the most beautiful Blind Melon song. 
"I can't tell you how many ways that I've sat and viewed my life today" 
 It just feels applicable.

Strength to all from #EDAS.

Blind Melon - St. Andrew's Fall

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Deerhoof Drops Their New Album, "Breakup Song." Will You Catch Their Rebound?

Posted By Megan

Maybe it's because of this lackluster, grey, jungle weather, or the fact that it's Thursday of the longest short week ever, but this new Deerhoof album is precisely what I needed. Breakup Song, released earlier this week is diverse, significantly more accessible than their other work, fun as hell, and a perfect end of summer album. It's all here, from Sleigh Bells-esque grunty guitar riffs in jams like "We Do Parties", "There's That Grin" is dramatic and dynamic and funky with bursts of world drums, airy and sweet vocals from Satomi Matsuzaki on "Fete D'Adieu", vintage sounding sax on the latin vibed "The Trouble with Candyhands", and zonk-out speedy tech bleeps on "Bad Kids to the Front."

My favorite track is "Flower", dancey and catchy as hell with a hook that is straight off a Jackson 5 single.

Catch Deerhoof at Music Hall of Williambsurg on September 17th with Mirel Wagner and the fantastic, gritty and creative Buke and Gase. Tickets here.

Deerhoof - Flower

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Full Moon Party with Yacht!

Last night, under the full moon and the best view on this island, Portland duo Yacht played the perfect set at Beekman Beer Garden to celebrate summer’s end. It was fantastic to get my feet in the sand one last time, especially amidst glowing couches, Brooklyn skyline, and a lot of incredibly good looking people. Strong, delicious, dark and stormy’s from event sponsor Sailor Jerry and the perfect weather kept my inner old-lady from kvetching about the late-ish (after 11 p.m. on a school night?!) start time.

The set itself was fantastic - energetic, fun, and significantly more polished than I expected. I mean, just when you think a girlcrush can go no further, Claire L. Evans comes out in ying-yang bike shorts! The set crescendoed with their sing-along anthem, Dystopia, but it was fantastic to hear some older jams. (I’ve been a fan since I heard Yacht remix Hock It by The Blow.) It was an excellent dance party to behold, in the glow of incandescent triangles and the Brooklyn Bridge. 

My only gripe? I think it’s so weird that Beekman has bottle service going on on the beach while shows are going on. Serious cognitive dissonance: watching bottles of absolute with sparklers taped to them being served while a Yacht, band who advocates for free technology, and anti-consumerism sings ironically, “We want all that stuff, all that stuff that costs too much.”

All in all an amazing evening. Matte really knows how to throw a party. Yacht really knows how make that party, party HARD!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Do It Til You're Satisfied

Love at first note... It doesn't happen often… but when it does, it’s a very special feeling. Symptoms may include Goosebumps on the arms, butterflies in the stomach, chills down the spine, and the uncontrollable urge to move like you've been hypnotized.

B.T. Express
I fell in love with this song the very second I heard it while sitting in the back of the most influential music class of my life, I just happened to be sitting next to our founding father of EDAS. 

B.T. Express’s debut album of the same title had this effect on millions in 1974 as it spent weeks as the #1 on the R&B charts. The popularity and timing of “Do It” could claim it as disco but to me this leans way towards funk. The song quickly builds from bongos, to a funky guitar riff, to a bass line that speaks the chorus. That chorus tells you to enjoy life, find the things that make you happy, than do it again. Horns and organ join in later to complete the circle of this funk jam.

Stay hungry for the finer things this world has to offer. Art, love, music, friends, nature…. Whatever it is, Do it ‘til you’re satisfied.

B.T. Express - Do It 'Til You're Satisfied

Noah Novello is a vinyl junkie and live-music enthusiast from Cleveland who enjoys promoting his favorite local venues: The Grog Shop and The Beachland Ballroom. A serious back injury 6 months ago has filled his days with music, morphine, battles with worker's comp, and plenty of time to spend with his best friend Friday, a skateboard-loving Chugg dog (or is it Pughuahua) that he rescued from the streetz.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Kitty Pryde & Lakutis take on Santos

Kitty Pryde will be at Santo's Party House tonight (8/22) and EDAS will be covering of course. Hopefully I'll be basey and not creepy and get to talk to her! Upcoming NYC Rapper, Lakutis will be opening.

Lakutis in the house
Just saw this cat last night at The Moon's 72nd Show at Union Pool. His set was pretty tight considering the audience was mostly white people who do not like rap. Dude opened with Death Shark off his "I'm in the Forrest" EP which was mixed by Lynas at Brooklyn's famed Ishlab Studios.  Next he treated us to a couple new tracks from his up coming album, Body Scream (produced by Ratatat) and Too Ill for the Line (Produced by Kynan Williams). He told me the name of the album but I got drunk and forgot! Whoopsie! 

Keep looking at the site OR JOIN THE BRAND NEW #EDAS FACEBOOK PAGE for pics and a review of the show. Here's today's song, Death Shark.

Lakutis - Death Shark


Thursday, August 16, 2012

Happy Birthday Charles Bukowski

Happy Birthday Charles Bukowski
I became infatuated with Charles "Hank" Bukowski a little bit ago after reading his first novel Post Office. The book is an ode to a lifetime of menial work. Bukow's barely veiled protagonist works every day in the Postal Center, and his job consists exclusively of sorting envelopes into different boxes. It let me know that there is no escaping hard work. Even if you are spending your life writing about the music you love, you are still just putting things into other things. In fact I believe they just opened a Post Office themed Whiskey Bar in Williamsburg. Maybe I will stop by there tonight on the way to the Buffalo Killers show.

After researching his attitude towards music, I discovered he makes several references to Jean Sibelius, a finnish composer of the Romantic Period. I am not an expert in Classical music, but there is certainly a very special quality to it. If you have a drink tonight, pour a little out for ol' Hank. 

Jean Sibelius - Valse Triste


After another Youtube search,  I have discovered a fan-made Bukowski tribute video that features one of my absolute favorite songs by one of my absolute favorite groups of traveling minstrels. Here is Dr. Dog with a song that juxtaposes all too well with the guy they called, the Dirty Old Man.

Dr. Dog - The Girl (Bukowski Remixxxx)

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Buffalo Killers 8/16 At Glasslands Gallery

Finally my prayers have been answered! Tomorrow night the Buffalo Killers mosey on over to Williamsburg to bring their fuzzed out Cincinnati Rock to the New York audience. Click the epic poster below for last minute tickets and more info. Check out the single "Get It" off their newest album Dig. Sow. Love. Grow

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Catalpa Recap // Festival Faces

Click Any Photo to view Slide Show

Music festivals seem to bring out the inner fashionista (or whatever the male equivalent is) in all of us  and the Inaugural Catalpa Festival was no exception. Just like music, clothing is a form of personal expression. Even with the temporary inclimate weather, some music fans were treating Randall's Island  more like a runway than a concert. Here are some of my favorite characters from the amazing weekend. Click any photo to see a larger slideshow with tons of extras.   

The song today is one of the most high energy performers of the fest, Girl Talk. Needless to say, the crowd really enjoyed his set. 

Girl Talk - Play Your Part (Pt. 1)

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Full Moon Fever with YACHT

I have been kicking myself for almost a year for missing Yacht at Dekalb Market's Brooklyn Night Bazaar last fall (It was an epic beach day, in OCTOBER.). (Side note: Can Brooklyn Night Bazaar please come back?) Luckily it looks like I'll have a second chance to see my favorite band on Instagram under the stars and a big ole' moon next month.

Beekman Beach Club and Beer Garden will host the LA duo along with Sneaky Sound System and Tesla Boy. The Full Moon celebration takes place on August 30th at the South Street Seaport and is set to  include glammy electro dance jams, fire dancers, delicious food and outstanding views. I am hard pressed to think of a better way to round out summer than dancing with a beer in hand, on a tiny man-made beach under the Brooklyn Bridge, and blaming all of the evening's bad decisions on the lunar phase. You can count me in! Poster and Song below.

YACHT - Distopia (The Earth Is On Fire)

Megan Moore is a grad student with an increasingly serious day job who writes mostly about food, but sometimes about music, and sometimes about food AND music. She thanks her parents for giving her Sand in The Vaseline when she was 7 and one half, and relives the time she drank a girlie gin drink with James Murphy daily.

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Catalpa Recap // TV On The Radio

One of acts I was most looking forward to seeing was TV On The Radio. Not because I'm a huge fan, but because during my college years, at their height of popularity, I was knee deep in a pile of dusty old vinyl. After missing the entire TVOTR rise to fame, I was curious to see what all the fuss was about. I was extremely surprised, not only at how much Guitarist Kyp Malone looks like a Koala-Bear, but at the sheer power these guys bring to the stage. 

Lead singer Tunde Adebimpe and multi-tasker David Sitek formed the band while sharing space in the same Brooklyn building. With influences covering Rock, Funk, Punk, and Electronica, the end result had the whole crowd working as one rocking, dancing, undulating organism. Just being part of it was an amazing experience. I would definitely see them live again. My favorite song they played was a straight up toe-tapper called Golden Age. Listen to it and check out viewing more pics below. 

TV On The Radio - Golden Age

Monday, July 30, 2012

Catalpa Recap // Reggae Mon-Day

This weekend I was a guest at the amazing Catalpa Music Festival. It was an outstanding inaugural event from top to bottom, but one of the all time highlights had to be the Reggae Stage.

It may be known to Rasta Mon-Day fans that I have a hot and cold relationship with the king of all reggae greats, Robert Nesta Marley. I have to say though, ever since this weekend it has been nothing but love. The Bob Marley Tribute band above did a beautiful rendition of the following song that has been playing in my head since Saturday. Enjoy a live performance by Bob and a full band (the only noticeable absence is the best of the I-Three's, Marcia Griffiths). You can even take this Mon-Day to the next level by watching the entire 1979 Santa Barbara Concert here.

Stay tuned all week for more pictures and words from Catalpa.

Bob Marley - Is This Love?

Friday, July 27, 2012

EDAS Shout-Out in the Chicago Tribune!

It has come to my attention that, thanks to Filligar, #EDAS has gotten a shout out in the Chicago Tribune.  In a piece about Filligar's most vital member, DeeDee (their tour-van), I got an unnamed shoutout as the "music blogger" that keeps DeeDee a'rocking while they drive long distances from gig to gig! You can check out the entire article here (without having to subscribe) but I've pulled the most important quote for your convenience.  
"The stereo, just passable, was fixed just this morning. They have been relying, lately, on a flash drive containing some 6,000 songs passed to them by a music blogger."
What an honor considering I love the Windy City and free uncredited press. Next time we'll get the site name in, but for now, baby steps. I'm getting ready for a big weekend including Filligar's show tonight, and the inaugural Catalpa Festival, featuring an #EDAS allstar lineup of Snoop Dogg, The Black Keys, The Sheepdogs and even a fully Dreadicated Reggae Stage.

In honor of my mere mention, I present a song that will kick off your Funky Friday right. Here's Former US President, George Clinton and his Parliament Funkadelic with Flashlight. You just have to pretend they are saying Flash Drive

Parliament - Flash Light Drive

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Filligar Comes to Rock the Gramercy Theatre

Fresh off their Outlaw Roadshow tour with the Counting Crows, Rock and Roll saviors Filligar return to the Big Apple to take a bite out of the famed Gramecy Theatre. Not only are these guys one of my favorite bands, but they are quickly climbing my list of acts I've seen the most in my long concert-going career. I wouldn't keep coming back if they didn't get better every time. Trust me, grab your tickets now and swing by tomorrow for a bill filled with great young bands, capped off by one of the best. Download their latest album for the price of your choice and see the light if you haven't already done so.

Filligar - Gray Area

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Don't Miss Way Yes in NYC Tonight 7/19 and Tomorrow 7/20

Two glorious live music options tonight as yesterday's Intrepid Show with Delicate Steve (minus Red Baraat) has been postponed until tonight. Those who follow #EDAS closely surely remember that today is the first of two area Way Yes shows. Catch the Tropicália fusioneers and all-around nice guys, as they take the Pianos Stage tonight at 11:00PM with support by Strange Shapes, RIMAR and Railbird (tickets here).

If you can't make it down to the lower east side tonight, then swing by Williamsburg tomorrow for the early show at Glasslands with Neighbors and Friend Roulette (tickets here). Possible... Nay, probable #EDAS afterparty at a local drinking hole. Follow @EDAS2go for the most up to date info. Definitely come out to enjoy some great unique and worldly heartfelt jams. 

Here's a Way Yes oldie but goodie. Off their Oranjudio release, here's a great video for Automail. Just watching this vid confirms that these kids bring the fun.

Way Yes - Automail

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Delicate Summer Concert Update / 4Knots Recap

Is it unusually hot or is it just this pier?

]The hottest season of the year is in full effect and that means a near overload of Summer Concert options for you to sort out. This year, EDAS is bringing some heat of its own, fighting fire with fire with the best up to date concert info and smokin' reviews. We're already on the list for a bunch of great shows, festivals and much more more so keep checking back to make sure you don't miss a thing.

The sonic whirlwind began this past weekend with the 4Knots Music Festival, which is thrown by the Village Voice. Great friend of the blog, Sal and I specifically trekked down to the South Street Seaport to see psychedelic, slide-guitar act, Delicate Steve. When we arrived, the crowd already kind of big (not to mention a little hipster and high-school heavy) but after a warm $5 Beer, any personal spatial expectations were dropped and we joined the masses. We caught a few minutes of Bleached at the main stage and then Team Spirit at Skipper's. The girls of Bleached are as beautiful to look at as they are to listen to but Team Sprit really showed these youngin's how the things are done. Then 

The Ladies of Bleached
Team Spirit

Steve came out swinging with some great licks off his surreal new record, Positive Force, available now on the David Byrne's Luaka Bop record label. All of a sudden, not more than a couple of songs into the set a hubub breaks out. It turns out that across the way, Pier 17 is on fire! This pier is the main tourist strip with a mall with tons of stores and restaurants. Luckily, Steve jumps into action, using the microphone to get the attention of the hundreds in danger. At the same time a local tourist boat called 'The Shark' sprung into action started hosing down the blaze. That's where I got this epic picture of a Shark, fighting a fire in front of a New York Landmark topped off with American Flag
Delicate Steve Rocks Out @ 4Knots
Unfortunately after all the excitement, Delicate Steve was unable to finish his set. Don't fret (pun intended) because he comes back to play another nautical-themed show, this time onboard the world famous Intrepid.

Click here to RSVP and then show up at the Intrepid on the West Side Highway on Wednesday at 6PM. It's rain or shine and first come first served (barring lighting). Those that get in get to enjoy not only Delicate Steve, but MNDR, Javelin and North Indian Party Rockers, Red Baraat. If it holds out, EDAS will be there to cover the event in style. Here is my favorite jam off the new album by Delicate Steve. See you at the Intrepid.

Delicate Steve - Afria Talks To You

Sunday, July 8, 2012

2 Explicit 2 Quit

Earlier this fine Biggie Sunday, I was grinding out some work listening to one of my favorite rappers.

Everyone knows that a Big Pun song without an explicit sign is like peanut butter without jelly. Ironically enough the only track without the EXPLICIT stamp happens to be the EXPLICIT version of I'm Not A Player. Wow it definitely is explicit. Put the earmuffs on and listen, then hear the O'Jays sing the original sample below. 

Big Pun - I'm Not a Player

The O'Jays - Darlin' Darlin' Baby (Sweet, Tender, Love)

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy Independence Day

Happy July 4th. Enjoy those fireworks.

(Every one who puts a firework in their butt deserves everything they get)

To celebrate our nation's birth I present national treasure, Ms. Sharon Jones singing Woody Guthrie's classic american ditty, This Land is Your Land. Great things coming up here at EDAS so stay tuned.

Sharon Jones - This Land Is Your Land

Saturday, June 30, 2012

#EDAS Summer Space Update

All sorts of awesome things have been happening in space lately and if you haven't kept up, you've been missing out. Luckily, New York City's, Space Club Co-Founder and EDAS/UFO Correspondant, Deena, basically lives in outer space. She has a full rundown of all you need to know about our universe complete with a playlist of Cosmic Space Jams to send you over the moon.

Hey Humanoids, this has been a great season for celestial activity so far! First, there was an annular, or ring shaped, solar eclipse back in May.
The Big Picture
Next up was the Venus transit, which won't happen again until 2117. I probably did irreparable damage to my retinas trying to see a circle move in front of another circle but it was all in the name of science!
The Venus Transfer
Last week's solstice marks the official beginning of summer and there is a big announcement just around the corner. This Fourth of July, CERN is preparing to release information about the latest results of the experiments involving the Large Hadron Collider. Have they found the Higgs boson or God Particle? Have they cloned Geronimo? Have they finally created a Talking Heads reunion?

In honor of all this and the fact that space is the place in general, I've compiled this playlist of extra-terrestrial summer jams for your listening pleasure! We've got EDAS Favorites Dr. Dog, Patti Smith, a David Bowie cover and more. 
Yours in Cosmic Chaos,

You can read more by Deena Atkinson about her other passion, France at French Culture Guide.

M.I.A. - Space (David Starfire Remix)

Dr. Dog - That Old Black Hole

The Only Ones - Another Girl Another Planet

Aesop Rock - Bring Back Pluto

The Bad Plus - Life on Mars (David Bowie Cover)

Patti Smith - Space Monkey

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Fête de la Musique 2012

Today is Fête de la Musique, or for those that speak the Queen's English, World Music Day. According to various sources, World Music Day was first conceptualized in France in 1976 by an American, Joel Cohen, who proposed an all-night music celebration to mark the beginning of the summer solstice. It makes me proud to know that there is a day set aside to celebrate the vast and diverse musical traditions that span this big blue marble that we all share. 

My first (and still favorite) job out of school was an internship working with the amazing World Music Institute here in New York. They do the thankless job of spreading the awareness of Non-Beiber, Non-Kanye music to those who come from other places and miss their tones of home, or those that are just curious about how the rest of the planet rocks out. It was an unpaid internship, but what I lacked in funds, I received tenfold in music education. The music I got back then has stayed so close to my heart (and ears) to this very day. Here are some of the highlights to help you celebrate World Music Day. Any recommendations? Leave them in the comments or email me @

From Belize
Andy Palacio - Weyu Larigi Weyu

From Pakistan
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan gives An Amazing Live Qawwali Performance

From Zaire & The Congo
Lita Bembo & Stukas Boys - Mombombo Dominé

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Kitty Pryde hits back with Orion's Belt


The Rap Taylor Swift played a show last week at The Knit in Wburg. I missed it (dag yo) but I’m sure it registered somewhere on the scale between dope and worth the trip to Brooklyn. 

Check out Kitty’s new 5 song EP, Haha I’m Sorry. It includes the previously posted “Okay Cupid”, the old fashioned love song “Gave Me Scabies,” her cover of the infectious Carly Mae Jensen single “Call Me Maybe” and “Orion’s Belt” featuring Riff Raff. the carnival themed video for the latter can be found below.

Kitty Pryde - Orion's Belt

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Buy Way Yes' New EP TODAY!!

Travis, Glenn and Max of Way Yes with a friend 
I have already expressed my ever increasing love for Way Yes on #EDAS, both in interview form and in dog form. If you have already heard of these amazing minstrels, you have undoubtedly been yearning to indulge in  more of their heartfelt honest lyrics and unique Afro-Brazili-ribbean melodies. Luckily for you and your ears, their brand new Walkability EP is available TODAY from Lefse Records. It is one of the most enjoyable and creative albums I have heard in a long time.  

In our last conversation here's what one of the guys had to say in anticipation of the new release:
Records are one of the great art forms in my opinion. Also, the records are what you get to leave behind as tangible proof that you existed. And with the wonders of the InterWeb and Time Capsules there's a good chance they'll always exist in one form or another. I know records aren't as profitable as they used to be, but they're at least being listened to by more people than ever. 
To read the rest of our interview about music, life and delicious chicken fingers, you can do so by clicking here. Otherwise the only clicking you should do today should be here to buy Walkability on CD direct from the label OR here to buy it the Mp3's from iTunesBuy it for the 5 amazing original tunes, stay for the 5 remixes.

Below you will find the official video for their title track off the EP, which features the absolutely nothing out of the ordinary if you have ever been to Columbus. I feel like I partied with that blue guy back in my OSU days, in fact he may still owe me money. For a select and lucky few who live in Ohio and New York, Summer tour dates are below with the possibility of more to come. Stay tuned to Way Yes and #EDAS for more as it comes. 


6/23 - Columbus, OH Comfest
7/14 - Akron, OH Musica w/ Ra Ra Riot
7/19 - New York, NY PIANOS w/ Rimar
7/20 - New York, NY Glasslands Gallery w/ Neighbors, Friend Roulette
7/23 - Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall w/ Best CoastThose Darlins

Way Yes - Walkability

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Ray Bradbury's Sci-Fi Wisdom

“Sometimes you just have to jump out the window and grow wings on the way down”

~ Ray Bradbury

I'm not much of a Sci-Fi nerd, save for a few recent episodes of the X-Files on Hulu+, but I was saddened to hear of Ray Bradbury's death today. As a literary artist, he was pretty ballsy. I am definitely in full agreement with this quote. Double song today. The first by Psych-Shredders Hawkwind, dedicated to Bradbury's most famous work; the other by #EDAS Favorite, R&R Hall Of Famer and N'awlins cultural savior, Allen Toussaint, is inspired by his motivational words.

Monday, June 4, 2012

30 Months, And We're Just Getting Started!

This weekend saw another half-birthday just fly by. That means my beautiful Every Day, Another Song is now 30 Months old... And we're just getting started!
#EDAS Bidness Cards
Back with another enthralling edition of Rasta Mon-Day, Jimmy Cliff kicks off Celebrate Brooklyn's 2012 season tomorrow beginning at 8:00 at the Prospect Park Bandshell. It seems like only yesterday I was in Central Park covering his amazing 2010 performance at SummerStage. If the weather is anything more manageable than Fire & Brimstone, I suggest you grab an umbrella and prepare to have your Rasta-Socks rocked off. 

Here's to many more half-anniversaries.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Help Fund Quiet Loudly's New LP!

One of my favorite Brooklyn bands right now is in the midst of a grassroots efforts to make more music. How can you possibly disagree with that?

It has been several years since the last Quiet Loudly album and they are asking YOU to help support them as they record the next one. Using the popular crowd-funding platform, Kickstarter, they have introduced all sorts of incentives to help them pay the exorbitant costs associated with recording an LP. For a few bucks you can have their most recent album, a few more you get all sorts of SWAG. If you are feeling more generous, these strapping young men will record the song of your choice and even cook you serenaded dinner. At they end they are planning to release an EP with all their crowd-chosen covers on it. They have already raised more money than they set out to, but in the weening hours of their efforts, I'm sure they will take all the last minute help they can get. 

I have been a big fan of QL for some time now and I would greatly recommend you donate at least the equivalent of a round of beers to their cause. The earth is in desperate need of more of their grungy, ambient, drowned-out surf sounds and you can help by donating to their  Kickstarter Campaign here, NOW! If you have any more questions, watch their informational video below and listen to their song at the bottom.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

What Time is It?

Hump day bumming?
In need of a soul fix? 
Let's turn back the clock .

What time is it now? Well, according to the O'Jays, it's time to get down.

Here are some of Ohio's finest with one of the most beautiful RnB songs I know. This one comes off their seminal album Backstabbers. I have heard that these days its being used in a KFC commercial. Usually I would hate on this, but I can't think of any circumstance that could make listening to this song any less enjoyable.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Memorial Sunday

Bringin' back an old #EDAS tradition, this is the first Biggie Sunday in a while. Enjoy the long Memorial Day Weekend with this favorite collaboration between Talib Kweli & DJ Hi-Tek. there are so many amazing lines in this song. My favorite might be:
"it was only a matter of time like centuries"  
Reflection Eternal - Memories Live

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Filligar Tonight at Mercury Lounge

Poster Design by bassist, Teddy Mathias 
Anyone who is anyone will going to be at tonight's sold out Filligar concert as they rock the roof off of Mercury Lounge. More tickets may be available at the door and if you are desperate, you can email me at I might let you sit on my shoulders under a double length trench-coat. 

This is Filligar's last NYC stop before they hit the road supporting the Counting Crows as part of their Outlaw Roadshow Tour. Local dates include a stop at Asbury Park's Stone Pony, Utica's Saranac Brewery, shows in both Cleveland AND Columbus, Ohio, and all sorts of other Canadian, Southern and Mid-Western Dates. 

#EDAS has been singing Filligar's praises for over a year now, but people are really beginning to take notice. Nobody mentions these guys without saying they are the best touring band today. I challenge you to find a better live show. The scary part is with a new album in the works, they just keep getting better. Party starts at 9:30, Filligar on at 10:30. See you tonight, be there or be elsewhere. 

Filligar - Guilty Good Intentions