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Archive for December, 2009

Kenya Dig It?

Hey Playtonics,

I thought I would share with you all a song that I have been playing nonstop today. “Kenya Dig It?” is a song by Ruby Suns, a trio from New Zealand, from their 2008 album Sea Lion. NPR Music describes this song in the following way: (more…)

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¡MASHUP MONDAY!

Yo Yo Yo Playtonics,

On Christmas Eve, Stereogum came out with Stereogum & team9 Present… MySplice 4: 2009 Mashed Up.  As they say, “when it comes to remixes, few are more thrilling than hearing the vocals of one song over the instrumental of another and have it absolutely work. Which is why we’ve again collaborated with our favorite mashup artist, Australian producer Neil Mason aka team9, to mix our favorite tracks of 2009 with familiar oldies, creating something more than the sum of their parts.”  Though I can’t embed the player, check out the tracks on Stereogum. My favorite is “Pina Horchata” (Vampire Weekend vs. Rupert Holmes).

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Hey Playtonics,

Chur boy JL is at it again with some pictures in The House List’s A Chronological Look Back at the Year in Pictures. Check out some sweet pictures from contributing photographers to The House List as well as my submissions from the Dodos and Justice’s shows.

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Hey Playtonics,

Check out my top five favorite shows of 2009 on The Bowery Presents The House List: http://houselist.bowerypresents.com/2009/12/it’s-the-end-of-the-year-as-we-know-it/

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Hey Playtonics,

Check out my review of Tuesday night’s The Antlers concert at The Bowery Presents The House List: http://houselist.bowerypresents.com/2009/12/the-antlers-finish-the-year-at-home/

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Winthrop “Winnie” Rodgers, frequent Playtonic contributor and the artist responsible for “”Creepy” Pictures”, tipped me off to the following story: Hipsters, Hasidic Jews Fight Over Bike Lanes In Williamsburg. (more…)

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Hey Playtonics,

Check out my review of Sunday night’s Ted Leo and the Pharmacists concert at The Bowery Presents The House List: http://houselist.bowerypresents.com/2009/12/ted-leo-loves-to-play-music/

Additional pictures from the show after the jump: (more…)

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