The Sounds US Tour 2009

The SoundsThe Sounds are a Swedish band who have released two albums and have a third due to release in June 2009. Maja Ivarsson is the lead singer, and has a pretty recognizable voice. It’s not quite raspy, and I’m not sure what it is, but I dig it. How was that for a great description?

Anyway, they’ve got some quality music, great for listening to when you want to get some energy flowing through your ears. They just started their massive US tour where they’ll start in the Midwest, then on to California, then across the Southern states to where I’m at in Florida, then over to Europe for a bit. They finish things off with a long stay jumping all over California.

Check out the tour dates on their Myspace page.

Here’s a sample of my favorite song of theirs. I recommend increasing the volume of your speakers significantly. Enjoy Painted by Numbers:

Spinal Tap is Touring in 2009

One of the greatest rock movies of all time is This is Spinal Tap. If you haven’t seen it, go rent it right now! This post will still be here when you get back.

So, now, around 25 years after Spinal Tap was blowing minds all over the world, they are reuniting to tour once again. The band consists of Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, and Harry Shearer. They’ve all gone on to do many great things, including Christopher Guest’s movies Best in Show, A Mighty Wind and so on. The tour dates can be found here:

Now, a little video action to help you either reminisce or learn about some awesomness. Here, Nigel Tufnel shows off some of the band’s equipment:

And here is the performance in the movie of my favorite song of theirs, Stonehenge: