Stuff posted in the ‘Music’ Category

Things Heat Up in Miami

With all the hype about Coachella it my have been easy to overlook a music festival that is becoming one of the biggest parties in the nation – M3, or Miami Music Multimedia. The event is has an amazing roster of artisits, and although it may not be as eclectic as Coachella’s line-up, for the $179 ticket (if purchased before March 20th) you get six days packed full of madness rather than just two. I suppose the only downfall for us westerners is the plane ticket out there, but I am sure it would be worth it.

Lyrics Born Tonight!

The last time Lyrics Born was here he played at Club Sound and simply killed it! If you weren’t able to catch the show now is your chance to redeem yourself. With his smooth but ultra-fast style, Lyrics Born is by far one of the most energetic and fun emcees to watch live. Do not miss this show.

[Tonight - Ego's - $12]

Local Street Artists: Submit Your Shit!

Here is a super-nice piece done by local street artist Kleptoh, he moved here from Atlanta a couple of years ago and has been doing some cool stuff. Another artist that has recently submited some work, and has got some good work is Morningjoe. They are both worth a look, and keep your eye out for their stuff around town.

If you have any pics you would like to submit to our gallery that will be up soon please submit them to drew@meshmag.com. Thanks peeps.

New “Local” Store

A new store called “Local” has opened up in the South Towne Mall in Sandy that is dedicated to supporting the local music and clothing designers. This seems like a great idea, and it’s always nice to see people trying to support the local scene, but I do wonder why owner Eric Rooks has chosen this location. It would seem to me perhaps Sugarhouse, or a more central location might be more fitting. Regardless I wish the best and give mad respect to anyone who puts themselves out on a limb to try and support something they love. It is said the store will be having live performances from local musicians, so stop by and check it out.

[via Melting Music]

Next Big Thing Alert: Lady Sovereign

I don’t know what it is, but there is something so hot about a female emcee that can rhyme with the best of the guys. Add a British accent, some fresh two-step beats, a big attitude from a small girl, and you have got Lady Sovereign. She is just one of the female artists making their mark in the UK Garage scene, and although she may be small in size, her lyrical style is anything but. For more reading on female emcees in the UK Garage scene check out this months new XLR8R.

Next Big Thing Alert: Bloc Party

By far the best rock album I have heard yet this year, Bloc Party’s debut album “Silent Alarm” due out 03.22.05 in the states is a classic in the making. It takes a lot for me to be impressed by a strait-up rock album, as I am partial to more electronic acts, but this British band has such a fresh sound it has been on repeat for the past 48 hours on my iPod. My favorite tracks are “This Mordern Love,” “So Here We are” and “Compliments.”

Find out more about Bloc Party Here

Beatport: Still No iTunes.

BeatPort is an online music store that is dedicated entirely to electronic music. The site is great for finding harder to find artists and includes a good variety of genres including house, techno, DnB, breaks, chillout and hardcore. Overall I think this is a great little site, and just browsing through it for a few minutes I found many tracks I liked and wanted to download. The tracks are easily previewed and there is no additional software needed to download. However, I couldn’t find anywhere to purchase full albums, which leads me to believe they are primarily catering to the “digital DJ” who is in search of single tracks. Another problem I had is the prices of their songs, still a little high at $1.50 per track. Beatport is making a valiant effort and is worth a look, but it’s still no iTunes.

[via: Cool Hunting]

If Ya Don’t Know, Now Ya Know.

Aesop Rock has a limited edition EP due out 02.02.05 which includes an 88 page lyric book spanning Aesop’s career.

Boom Bip has a new album out called “Blue Eyed In The Red Room.” It is said to be mostly instrumental but has two songs with vocals from Nina Nastasia and Gruff Rhys from Super Furry Animals.

Amon Tobin was called upon to produce the soundtrack to Tom Clancey’s Splinter Cell. Soundtrack came out 01.25.05, game due out in March.

Threadless goes to shit. Are people really voting on designs this bad? Cause I know people are submitting better designs than the ones being printed.

Unkle has an album out now by the name of “Never, Never, Land” featuring collaborations with Ian Brown, Josh Homme, and Brian Eno.

Dangermouse is said to be somewhere in the UK producing the highly anticipated Gorillaz album.

MF Doom is officially hip-hop’s new wonderboy.

Hipsters everywhere to go crazy over Le Tigre’s new album “This Island,” be careful with this one kids.

Cool random tees and whatnot over at Preshrunk.

“It’s official, kids: Indietronica is the new emo.” – XLR8R

Sneakers still “so hot right now.” With sites like Sneaker Freaker and Sneaker Pimps,shoes have never been such a vital accessory.

Music Blogs, a great way to share and discover new music. Here are some of my fav’s: Royal Music, Scissorkick, and Antipopper.

Ready, Steady, Go! The W lounge is a super-fun place on a Wednesday night. If you haven’t gone, DO!

“The Junk Show” snowboard contest at Brighton coming up on 02.28.05

Until next time…

Boomkat

Wow, Boomkat is a great site for indie music, they even have DVD’s and some apparel too. Its only downfall being that you can’t download mp3 versions of the songs, and it’s based in Europe so if you want to make a purchase everything is listed in Pounds not dollars. It’s still a very resourcefull site for finding new music of all different genres.

WANT FREE iTUNES MUSIC?

Well, kind of. Pepsi is giving away free iTunes songs, and with the help of Macmerc you can change your odds from 1 in 3, to every single one. I know, a single song isn’t much, but if you are already drinking Pepsi, you may as well be getting an extra little bonus.

MYSTERY PROVO BAND

A while back I was browsing through Epitonic and found a band from Provo that I had never heard of called Coastal. Their music is really good and they are currenty signed with San Fransisco label Dreams by Degrees. They are most definitely worth a listen, and if anyone else knows more about this band please let me know.

RESUME POSTING

Sorry for the lack of posting, I have been on vacation for the past week, but I am back so let the posts begin.

The Postal Service. has collaborated  with Napolean Dynamite director Jared Hess for their new video: We Will Become Silhouettes. He uses a lot of the same Napolean-ish style and it’s pretty damn funny. Check it out.

MESH IS BACK

First of all I would like to thank everyone for their emails expressing their concern as to where in he hell we have been all this time, I appreciate it.

Mesh Magazine has been on hiatus for quite some time now. Due to lack of time in the past few months I wasn’t able to develop or maintain a new website, but the time has come. This site has been significantly changed in order to make it easier to update and maintain, so I am hoping that will bring you better and more recent info all the time. For those of you who didn’t get a chance to see the first versions of Mesh Magazine, let me fill you in on what it’s all about.

Mesh is an online magazine/resource site providing worldwide and Salt Lake City specific information about the (for the lack of a better word) “underground” culture along with other random stuff. Mesh isn’t scene specific. I try to cover a broad spectrum of interests, music, sports, art, etc. Although, if you ever have any suggestions, or input on anything I am, or am not covering, please let me know!

There are still some changes going on, and we will be adding things here and there such as photos to the gallery as time goes on, so make sure to spread the word and check back often, THANKS!

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XLR8R Adds Miami to Their Guide

XLR8R's City Guide now has Miami.

Griffin Slap Watches

Remember slap bracelets? Like those, but cooler.

Eboy’s FixPix App For the iPhone

Great puzzle game with graphics by Eboy himself.

XLR8R Atlanta City Guide

XLR8R added ATL to thier city guide. Check it out.

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Hooray For Earth – Surrounded By Your Friends (Twin Shadow Remix)

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

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Twin Shadow has been making some waves throughout the internets lately. I recently purchased his new album Forget, and I must say I quite like it. I am also really liking this remix he has done for Hooray For Earth, who I had never heard of before this song, but will surely be checking them out after hearing it.

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Muscles – Girl Crazy Go (Muscles Inception Remix)

Monday, October 18th, 2010

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The last I heard of Muscles he had quit the music business because of problems with his label Modular. This disappointed me because I love his music. However, I was happy to see that if the rumors were true at the time he has apparently changed his mind. A new EP by Muscles titled Younger & Immature is due out October 29.

Here’s a remix of the first single from the EP ‘Girl Crazy Go’. Check out the music video for the original version here. From the sounds of it Muscles hasn’t lost his musical touch, or his ego.

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Sleigh Bells – Run the Heart (Bassnectar Remix)

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

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Music by Bassnectar isn’t something I would normally post here. For the most part I feel his stuff is for dirty rave hippies, and if you read this blog at all you probably know how I feel about the wobbly bass-heavy Dubstep. That being said this remix done of Sleigh Bells‘ song ‘Run the Heart’ is still bass-heavy, but not completely overboard. It also manages to keep a lot of what makes the original track so good.

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Martin Solveig ft. Dragonette – Hello

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

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Chances are if you spend any amount of time on the internet you have heard ‘Hello’ by Martin Solveig featuring the lovely Dragonette (considering it went number one on Hype Machine). But I couldn’t resist posting this super-fun dance-pop masterpiece. It’s basically impossible not to want to dance to this song. I don’t know a lot about Martin Solveig, but from what I have heard and seen so far I am liking his stuff. Purchase the EP with several remixes on Beatport now.

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Millionyoung – Local Joke (Neon Indian Cover)

Friday, October 1st, 2010

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Millionyoung, aka Mike Diaz, is shaping up to be one of my favorite artist of 2010. I really love this cover he has done of Neon Indian’s ‘Local Joke’. He adds his own personality to the song, so much that it sounds as though he could have written it. I am looking forward to a full-length album from him.

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