Okay - there are way too many excellent bands out there. In the last two days, I've heard three tracks on The Current that, upon further investigation, have turned up three incredible bands, all of which are now on my top 10 list...here's the rundown:

  • Lemon Jelly - this group consists of two british DJs. They specialize in downtempo, groovy, chill out-type music. Upon hearing their track, "Only Time", played on 89.3, I was instantly hooked.
  • Kaki King - this 25 year old dame is one of the most innovative acoustic guitar players I've heard. It's hard even to nail down what genre she fits in. Sort of a cross between Leo Kottke and Michael Hedges. Really cool stuff. As an added bonus, she's playing at the Dakota on Tuesday. The verdict's still up as to whether or not I'm going to attend the concert.
  • BossaCucaNova - these guys are a group that takes old Brazilian jazz standards and remixes them electronic-stylee. BossaCucaNova's front man (if you can call it that) is Roberto Menescal, whose father was a very well-known brazilian jazz stalwart.

So there you go...thank goodness for my Rhapsody subscription, otherwise I'd be hurtin for money, having to buy all of these CDs :-)