Friday, December 08, 2006

Schmindie Friday! Chase Pagan


[MP3] Chase Pagan - Spanish Tongue
[MP3] Chase Pagan - Play The Game (Rough)

YAYY! It's Schmindie Friday! For those who aren't familiar with the feature it's simply a weekly spotlight of artists I have never featured on Rock Insider before. This week's artist: Arkansas based singer/songwriter Chase Pagan

The wonderful folks over at The Militia Group sent me 5 tracks of Chase's a few weeks back. It took me a while to get it loaded into my computer - but I finally came around. I listened to "Spanish Tongue" to test the waters and by the end of song #2 I was HOOKED. Chase Pagan's music is filled with clever lyrics, catchy hooks, amazing harmonies, and has more than a few nostalgic moments (whistling is the new hand claps people. See my Peter Bjorn and John post below).

Also included on the disc was "Play The Game" a simply FANTASTIC cover of the Queen classic. Such a great cover (and let's face it's very easy to MURDER Freddie Mercury) I just had to post it as well.

VIDEO: Chase Pagan Performing In Someone's Living Room

This summer instead of booking shows in sweaty dive bars with shady owners, Chase decided to do a small tour playing only in fan's living rooms, bedrooms and basements. The video above was shot at one such show.

Currently Chase Pagan doesn't have an album up for sale - but with his recent signing to TMG we will no dount be hearing more in the new year. In the meantime listen to additional tracks in his myspace player.


Rewriteable Content just posted their awesome holiday mixtape with music from Sufjan Stevens, Belle and Sebastian, Pedro The Lion, Eels and more [DOWNLOAD MIXTAPE]

Aquarium Drunkard
posted part 2 of his 2006 Year In Review List giving nods to Bonnie Prince Billy, TV on The Radio, Horse Feathers, and Robert Pollard to name a few. [READ MORE]

The Faint, Ratatat, Ladytron @ Vault 350, Long Beach
Damien Rice, The Swell Season @ Orpheum Theatre
Hot One, Feather, Moros Eros @ Club Spaceland
Akron/Family, Meric Long, Alela Diane @ The Echo
Aimee Mann @ Malibu Performing Arts Center
The Low Standards, Laura Burhenn @ Tangier
Jessica Hoop, Jana Hunter, Kristy Krueger, Kelly Dalton, Thao Nguyen @ Hotel Cafe
Temper Tantrum, Josh Anderson, Lewd At The Post, Soundmind, Suzanne Santo @ The Viper Room
Aquabats, The Lashes, Army of Freshman @ The El Rey
Escovedo Bros, Fishtank Ensemble, Dusty Rhodes and The River Band @ El Cid - $10
Bob Forrest @ Silverlake Lounge - $5
The Mona Reels, Ill Ease, Devon Williams And The Normal Avenue Undecided, Lutheran Gun Club @ The Smell
Smut Peddlers, Damaged Goods, Entropy, The Attraction @ The Scene Bar, Glendale
Merle Jagger Sacred Cowboys and Dave Serby @ Fais Do Do
Cakecutter, Mother Tongue, Wrapt In Plastic, HDR, Suicide Holiday @ Safari Sam's
Brett Dennen, Jessie Baylin, Tom Freund @ Troubadour
Weird Weeds, Brother Mitya, Bavab Bavab, Vaginals, Bill Wesley, William C. Harrington @ Il Corral
The Sundowners @ Mr T's Bowl
Silent Comedy, Humdinger, Great Glass Elevator, Conjob, Shotgun Radio, The Transfer @ The Derby

Pink Mountaintops, Menomena, 31 Knots @ Club Spaceland
Dead Meadow, Spindrift, Tsk Tsk @ Troubadour
The Little Ones, Small Sins @ The Echo
Nilbog, Agape, The New Motherfuckers, Bark Bark Bark, Smooth Grooves @ The Smell
Bull Lee, The Royal Gents @ The Scene Bar, Glendale
Tea Leaf Green, Underground Orchestra @ The Roxy
Shooter Jennings @ The El Rey
Scream, Run Run Run, Wired All Wrong, Lo Mass @ The Viper Room
The Soft Hands, Happy Hollows, Paper Planes @ Prospector, Long Beach
Lobster Repair, Wounded Lion, Rumspringa, Ponce De Leon @ Il Corral

JET, Bloodcat Love @ Club Spaceland
Part Time Punks Blow Up Blow, Go Die and The Dyes @ The Echo
Starsailor (Acoustic), Peter Walker, Una @ Hotel Cafe
Kevin Shields, Books On Tape, Drums Like Machine Guns, Mincemeat Or Tenspeed, Zenrootin @ The Smell
400 Blows, Die Princess Die, The Pope @ The Scene Bar, Glendale
Terratura, Sweethurt, Monolators, Exfriends, Castledoor @ Tangier

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