March 22, 2016
It was a few weeks ago when I posted the link to the 1,006 song Unofficial SXSW 2016 Torrent. That was only part 1. Now that I’m back in NYC, I see that the previous torrent is joined by part 2, which contains an additional 587 songs. Like I said previously, there are probably more misses than hits, but it a great way to discover new music.
If you need to learn about BitTorent, just check out the previous post here. If not, go here to download both parts 1 and 2, a total of 1,593 mp3s: Home of the (UNOFFICIAL) SXSW Torrents
March 3, 2016
If the 1,006 song Unofficial SXSW 2016 Part 1 torrent (which Now I’ve Heard Everything previously presented here) was either too big or you and torrenting don’t get along, here’s an easy, free and legal download for you. NPR has gone through all those songs and put 100 of them that they think warrant your attention into an easy to download zip file. They call it the 2016 Austin 100. Just click here to start your download of it, but this link will expire on March 31, 2016.
February 19, 2016
How about more than 1,000 mp3s? SXSW is a festival in Austin Texas next month in which more than 2500 bands will play over five days and nights. Many of those bands have made mp3s available to the public on the SXSW website, and 1,006 of them have been gathered together in a torrent file for your listening pleasure. You’ll find a bit of everything in this collection, and there are probably more misses than hits, but it’s a great way to discover new music.
If you don’t know what BitTorrent is or don’t have a BitTorrent client, check out the video below. It’s a complete tutorial on how to download, install and configure Deluge, a popular piece of software used to download torrents. The video is rather long, but the first three minutes or so of it provide the basic information you’ll need.
Have BitTorrent? Ready to use it? Then go here: Home of the (UNOFFICIAL) SXSW Torrents
January 21, 2016
We now have a winner in the Now I’ve Heard Everything Secret Someones Giveaway. A number corresponding to each valid entry was placed on a post-it note, which was sealed and then folded. The notes were mixed well and placed in a Brooklyn Cyclones cap. One was then chosen at random. So now we have the giveaway winner. Congratulations, John Fisher! You’ve won a copy of the Secret Someones CD. Now I’ve Heard Everything will be in touch with you.
January 20, 2016
It’s been a while since there’s been a giveaway at Now I’ve Heard Everything, so let’s fix that right now. It turns out that I’ve ended up with two copies of the self-titled debut album from Secret Someones, which ended up in a tie for first place in NIHE’s Best Albums of 2015. Hence this giveaway, in which one lucky NIHE reader will get a copy of that CD.
All you need to do enter this giveaway is to leave a comment to this post. It can be something as simple as “I’m in.” Your entry has to be submitted no later than 7am tomorrow morning, January 21st. Later that morning, I’ll pick one pick one winner at random and announced it on Now I’ve Heard Everything. Read the complete rules and enter the giveaway after the jump. Read the rest of this entry »
December 23, 2015
How about a Christmas freebie? Last year Catherine Popper wrote a holiday song called Shake Yer Christmas Butt. She performed it with Puss n Boots live and I posted a video of it here.
Recently Cat went into Tommy Stinson‘s studio with Tommy, Frank Ferrer, Steve Selvidge and Tony Kieraldo and recorded a new version of that song. As Cat notes, that means that “members of The Replacements, The Hold Steady and Guns and Roses spreading Christmas Butt cheer!”
You can play that recording below and download your own copy by clicking the down arrow just below the Soundcloud logo on the upper right side of the player. But act fast, because the freebie is scheduled to go away after tomorrow.
July 21, 2015
The Mekons started out as a punk band in the 1970s, but over the past more than 30 years have expanded both their personnel and sound so that they play rock, punk, folk-rock, country and whatever else they feel like. The Mekons are unabashedly political, and are unceasingly funny live. If you have never seen The Mekons live, this is the time to do something about it (they have another show in Brooklyn on Thursday but it’s sold out!).
The Mekons, Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St between Chrystie Street and The Bowery (F Train to Delancey Street, J or M Trains to Essex Street or Bowery), doors 8pm / show 9pm, $25