Tuesday, December 29, 2009

And here it is... the ranking of all 100+ performances witnessed in the year 2009.

1. Bon Iver
2. Wilco
3. Greg Laswell (Wow Hall)
4. Michael Franti & Spearhead
5. Akron/Family
6. Cold Play
7. Amos Lee
8. Loney Dear
9. Alexi Murdoch
10. Old Believers
11. Ra Ra Riot
12. Yeah Yeah Yeahs
13. Blind Pilot (Wonder Ballroom)
14. Norfolk & Western
15. Eric Hutchinson
16. Metric
17. KaiserCartel
18. Natalie Portman's Shaved Head
19. Miike Snow
20. The Long Winters
21. Okkervil River
22. Animal Collective
23. Jason Mraz
24. Jack Penate
25. Loch Lomond
26. Ugly Purple Sweater
27. Cold War Kids
28. Red Elvises
29. Deer Tick
30. Erin Cole-Baker (Liberty Theatre)
31. The Decemberists
32. Soul Savers featuring Mark Lanegon
33. Greg Laswell (Doug Fir Lounge)
34. The XX
35. Blind Pilot (Aladdin Theater)
36. Carrie Rodriguez (Doug Fir Lounge)
37. United State Of Electronica
38. Friendly Fires
39. Grand Hallway
40. Chris Chabot
41. Point Juncture, WA
42. Mutlu
43. Stitchcraft
44. Pete & J
45. Devotchka
46. M. Ward
47. Passion Pit
48. Kings Of Leon
49. The Ascetic Junkies
50. Amber Rubarth
51. Blind Pilot (Sasquatch)
52. The Erins
53. The Golden Bears
54. Samantha Crain
55. Anna Ternheim
56. Erin Cole-Baker (Les Schwab Amphitheater)
57. Vetiver
58. Asobi Seksu
59. Oren Lavie
60. Emma Hill
61. Jackie Greene
62. Mos Def
63. Kousefly (Old Stone Church)
64. Holly Miranda
65. Reed Thomas Lawrence
66. Everest
67. Low vs. Diamond
68. Say Hi
69. Owl City
70. Doves
71. Ryan Shaw
72. Stephanie Schneiderman
73.Trace Bundy
74. Uh Huh Her
75. Chris Pierce
76. Laura Veirs
77. Visqueen
78. Sera Cahoone
79. Matt & Kim
80. Jesca Hoop
81. Eric Tollefson (Athletic Club Of Bend)
82. Anderson
83. Crystal Castles
84. Carbon Leaf
85. The Honey Brothers
86. The Portland Cello Project
87. Culver City Dub Collective
88. Need To Breathe
89. Massy Ferguson
90. The Minus 5
91. Amadou & Mariam
92. The Soft Tags
93. Southerly
94. Breanna Paletta
95. Vieux Farka Toure
96. Black Joe Lewis & The Honey Bears
97. The Misty River Band
98. Death Vessel
99. Themes
100. Jeff Bortz Band
101. Kim Fields & The Mighty Titans Of Tone
102. Eric Tollefson (Silver Moon Brewery)
103. Mai
104.Goodbye Dyna
105. The Dirty Words

You can listen to many of these artists by clicking 'play' on the Grooveshark widget to the right of this entry.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

From A to N... Autumn

A definite shift in the weather is noticeable. If you are sad to see the summer go... how do you allow yourself to find reasons to flirt with the crispness of autumn and make it your companion? The answer is... music.

The latest ethos83radio que is filled with songs from artists and bands, A thru N, who capture the full spectrum of AutumN moods. Reflection, thought capture, and seasonal acceptance are played out with smooth vocals... sneaky melodies, and forceful insights. Listen to the wildly artistic Akron/Family, drift with a song from Blue Roses' debut album, swing with simplistic Electric Owls, and linger with moody, The Kindness Kind.

The perfect Saturday or Sunday afternoon playlist is waiting for your labor of discovery to begin.
(as always... don't forget that the most immediate capture of MY Autumn mood is just above with the lastes 25 songs from ethos83)

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Super Duper Bumbershooter

The newest ethos83Radio que is loaded with tracks from the best this year's Bumbershoot Festival in Seattle, WA will have to offer! DY-NO-MITE sounds from Metric, Natalie Portman's Shaved Head, The Knux, Modest Mouse, Cold War Kids, and titanic smooth grooves from Jason Mraz, Eric Hutchinson, Eleni Mandell, Brett Dennen, and Oren Lavie. There is much more to check out and much to tempt you into spilling 80 bucks out of your wallet in order to attend this year. 44 tracks in all... but 120 artists at the festival... so it's just a taste. Hit play now if you haven't already!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

You've Just Made A Great Discovery!

Ra Ra Riot & Vampire Weekend should hang out as often as brilliant collaborations like this can be shared with the music world. Check out five songs from their newly released album "LP". If you want something sharp yet fun... grab it... blare it... share it... love it.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Wilco Week!

This week, rather than a que of mixed artists and prompted by one of the most brilliant live performances of 2009, ethos83 RADIO is featuring the well established guardians of rock and roll Wilco, from Chicago Illinois.

Quite possibly the only band that can be described as wildly successful and yet surprisingly unknown, Wilco is led by unassuming and long time rocker Jeff Tweedy. Displayed even to an audience during a performance as merely a 'band member', this triumphant song writer springs to life with a presence that supersedes any stage placement or lack of flashy Guitar Heroesque moves. Tweedy and Wilco deliver rock with a conquering simplicity that lets the music speak for itself and challenges all in attendance to sink into their own emotions and views of the world.

What stood as a solid two and a half hour set performed at Jacksonville, Oregon's Britt Pavilion on the release date of Wilco's newest studio offering, Wilco (the album), has transformed and become countless reflections on the concert, and served to shape each new album listening session. Songs like "You Never Know", "I'll Fight", and yes... even "Wilco (the song), resonate with a more satisfying understanding when coupled with reflections of their live exhibition. Truly one of the most outstanding live bands touring the country today... Wilco makes the case almost effortlessly for you to be listening to their music and buying tickets to see them in concert. With steadily natured talent and poise, each day this band continues to cut records and go on tour draws them ever closer to the day when fewer Americans will respond "Who?" , when told a friend just saw them in concert, and rightfully solidify being labeled by a just portion of the population as one of America's greatest rock bands of all time.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

48 by 24

Finally... a new music que for ethos83 Radio! Check out these 48 double play tracks by 24 hot artists and bands. There are plenty of fresh bands like Harlem Shakes, Van She, and Owl City, as well as established music that you might not have heard of before like Animal Collective, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, and The Most Serene Republic. Don't forget to jet over to this page's sister site for more great music and information you can use!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Phoenix Is Coming & They Are HOT!

The fourth album is nearly here from brilliant French rockers, Phoenix. The brand new 17 song ethos83RADIO que is chalk full of great Phoenix songs past... and even some sneak peak gems from the new album. Something to look forward too though... the band's best track from their latest studio effort is missing and will have to be reserved for those willing to run out and purchase this completed effort on May 26th, the official U.S. release date. Check out for all things Phoenix! If you are lucky enough to live near one of the very limited U.S. tour dates for this summer. YOU MUST GO! In the meantime, salivate along with these smokin' hot tracks!