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DOWNLOAD: Tegan & Sara – Back In Your Head (RAC Mix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Tokyo Police Club – Be Good (RAC Mix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Family Force 5 – Luv Addict (RAC Mix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Dragonette – Take It Like A Man(RAC Mix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Dragonette – Take It Like A Man (RAC Dance Edit) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: The Shins – Sleeping Lessons (RAC Mix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Ra Ra Riot – Each Year (RAC Mix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Bloc Party – Hunting for Witches (RAC Mix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Bloc Party – Song For Clay (RAC Mix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Justice – Phantom Part III (The Pragmatic Remix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: The Comas – Red Microphones (RAC Mix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: The Cloud Room – Hey Now Now (RAC Mix)(MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Kenna – State Of Control (RAC Mix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Mando Diao – Good Morning Herr Horst (RAC Mix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: You Say Party! We Say Die! – Monster (RAC Mix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: CSS – Let’s Make Love and Listen DFA (RAC Mix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: The Horrors – Draw Japan (RAC Mix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Jeremy – You’re Alright (RAC Mix) (MP3)

Phosphorescent @ Sound Fix, Brooklyn, NY – Dec 13, 2007 (CRED)
Phosphorescent @ Sound Fix

Richard Hawley @ Other Music, NYC – Dec 3, 2007 (CRED)
Richard Hawley @ Other Music

The Bowery show Saturday night was the first night of that tour and he had the crowd right where he wanted from minute one. The show was a lot like his Sin-e performance in March of last year. Hawley is a pro, as are his ace backing band, and his velvet croon was in perfect form. It was such a class act, it’s one of the few times I wish the show had been somewhere like Joe’s Pub, which would have been the perfect place to see him. (He’s actually played there before, solo acoustic in July 2005 — his only other NYC show was the Sin-e gig.) And we only got one song from Late Night Final (“Something Is”), and none from Lowedges or his debut. But when the mirrorball came on for his waltz-time single, “Hotel Room,” it was one of those perfect moments where you felt happy to be just where you are. [Sound Bites sums it up]

Ted Leo @ Music Hall, Brooklyn, NY – Dec 5, 2007 (CRED)
Ted Leo @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

* The Word plays Terminal 5
* RZA plays Hiro Ballroom
* Nas is at Hammerstein Ballroom
* Yacht Rock plays Knitting Factory
* Talib Kweli is playing Highline Ballroom
* Bogmen are playing Nokia Theatre
* Jeffrey Lewis is playing Cake Shop
* Jason Trachtenburg is playing Sidewalk Cafe
* Patti Smith plays Bowery Ballroom
* Agnostic Front & Hatebreed play Irving Plaza
* The New York Dolls play two shows at Irving Plaza
* Clutch plays two shows at Starland Ballroom
* Bouncing Souls play some shows in NJ & elsewhere
* The Forms & Graham Smith are playing a benefit @ Union Hall
* Mighty Mighty Bosstones are playing 6 shows

All the above shows are happening between Christmas and New Years. Actual New Years Eve shows are listed HERE.

The Tegan and Sara RAC remix was a popular one the other day, so here (above) are a bunch more. Plus, don’t miss the new Belle and Sebastian song, and the one by Super Furry Animals.

Phosphorescent at Sound Fix and Richard Hawley at Bowery Ballroom where two of my favorites shows in December – both of which I forgot to post about afterwards. I wasn’t actually at the Hawley Other Music show, but I liked the above pic of it better than any I saw from Bowery. Speaking of Other Music, they posted the video from the No Age in-store. Speaking of No Age, they’re touring with Liars (Brooklyn show = 2/9 @ Warsaw) (and 2/11 @ ?).

And speaking of things I meant to post: “Ted Leo – Boys Gone Wild” would have been the perfect sequel to “Ted Leo – Girls Gone Wild“.

Do you know what David Cross loved in 2007? David Hill? Kurt Braunohler? Rob Huebel? Max Silvestri? Paul Scheer? Fred Armisen? Jonah Ray? Kristen Schaal? Jon Benjamin? Jon Glaser?

I really loved No Country For Old Men. Have you seen it? Have you seen Juno, The Great Debaters, Walk Hard, or There Will Be Blood yet? What about the new Batman trailer? Are you excited for The Hobbit?

What else? Some videos below….

Super Furry Animals – “The Gift That Keeps Giving”

Richard Hawley – Valentine

Radiohead – Reckoner (thumbs down version)

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