Donovan Quinn – "Shadow on the Stone"

Donovan Quinn - "Shadow on the Stone" Donovan Quinn is one-half of Skygreen Leopards, but he's also a talented solo artist who has previously released two strong albums. His new record is Honky Tonk Medusa, which finds Quinn and his band joined by contributions from Jason Quever (Papercuts) and Michael Tapscott (Odawas). The new album's out on Northern Spy Records on Feburary 14th.

Recommended, 5/2-5/8: Dark Nights KUSF Benefit, Cass McCombs, Craft Spells, Okie Rosette

Every Monday, we'll be offering you early picks for some of the week's best concerts. Do you think we omitted something worthwhile? Let us know in the comments! Be sure to visit our Local Concert Calendar for an expanded set of daily listings. Dark Nights at Verdi Club raises funds for KUSF Tartufi recently launched a "spontaneous show series" called Dark Nights at the Verdi Club, and May's event, taking place Wednesday, May 4th (8pm, $7-20), looks like the best yet. The organizing trio will be joined by an eclectic mix of Northern California groups, including Santa Cruz heavy psych [...]

Sade Sundays: That’s How I Remember It, Season Finale (Best of 2010).

Part One: Michael Tapscott 1. Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (DefJam) [wpaudio url="http://www.islanddefjam.com/artist/discography_single.aspx?artistID=7307&productID=12417" text="Kanye West - 'Runaway'" dl="0"] The most controversial and real public figure almost caused a fist fight between Joshua and I at this year’s Thanksgiving. While Josh contended, correctly so, that Kanye’s public persona ruins his art, I contended, also correctly, that it heightens his palette and that the persona is in and of itself a fine work of art. We worked it out, but I was prepared to never speak to one of my best friends again for the cause. 2. Jerry Lewis [...]

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