12 Holiday Gift Suggestions
As the holiday deadline looms, we’d like to share some last minute gift suggestions. Of course our first suggestion is a subscription to Relix or a choice back issue. Beyond that though, here are some more suggestions for the music lover in your life.
1. Concert posters: Concert posters are one of the best ways to remember good times at shows – and to decorate your home. If you can’t get your hands on the limited editions from Phish tour, check out online shops such as this one for some cool concert posters of musicians like Trey Anastasio, Wilco and Yo La Tengo or this one for My Morning Jacket, The National and more.
2. Radio subscription: A subscription to streaming radio services like Spotify or Pandora would be a good gift for the music fan who enjoys zoning out at work without being interrupted with advertisements.
3. Beats by Dre: Perfect to drown out the roar of the subway – and the music blasting from the iPod of the kid sitting next to you. There are lots of options in terms of noise-cancelling headphones, but Beats are the coolest.
4. Ticket stub diary: Don’t know what to do all of the ticket stubs that have accumulated over the years? This is a good option for overflowing boxes or CD cases or bulletin boards.
5. Talking Heads’ Chronology: If you have worn out Stop Making Sense, this new Talking Heads concert compilation will allow for some new insight and enjoyment. The DVD is full of live performance clips from the band’s younger days as well as commentary from the band members and a 1978 interview with David Byrne.
6. Keith Richards’ Life: Hands down one of the most interesting musicians in rock and roll, Keith Richards’ autobiography (written with the help of James Fox) will satisfy not only Rolling Stones fans, but all types of music lovers. The behind-the-scenes honesty to his stories is enough to make the most naïve listener fall in love with Keef.
Two bonus book suggestions:
David Browne’s Fire and Rain: The Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel, James Taylor, CSNY, and the Lost Story of 1970
Ticket Masters: The Rise of the Concert Industry and How the Public Got Scalped by Relix editors Dean Budnick and Josh Baron
Dame shares a song from her new EP Preventions of Heartbreak.
Golden Bloom stopped by Relix to perform a tune from their latest EP No Day Like Today.
The Chapin Sisters share an tune from their new album A Date With the Everly Brothers.
Minneapolis-based Night Moves share a song from their record, Colored Emotions, live at Relix.
Cloud Cult share a song from their latest album live at Relix.
The Giving Tree Band enjoy a spring day on the Relix rooftop, while performing a classic Grateful Dead tune.
Canadian singer-songwriter Hayden performs a duet with his sister-in-law Lou Canon. The song appears on Us Alone his first record on Broken Social Scene’s Arts & Crafts Productions.
The Milk Carton Kids share the first song from their new album, The Ash & Clay.
Here is the new video from Serbian guitar ace Ana Popovic. “Object Of Obsession” appears on her latest album Can You Stand The Heat.
Ron Sexsmith visits the Relix office to perform a tune from his latest record Forever Endeavor.
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- The National at Public Assembly and on Colbert (Gallery and Clips)
- John Fogerty and Dawes "Someday Never Comes" on Letterman
- Nicki Bluhm and The Gramblers "Little Too Late" Live at the Hangout
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