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sydneyDMBfan
Posted: Friday, December 11, 2009 10:28:08 PM
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Please add your favourite music sites for free (and legal) mp3 & video downloads, podcasts, streams, etc.

Here are a few to start:

NPR (inc. All Songs Considered)
http://www.npr.org/music
Live In Concert http://www.npr.org/templates/story/s...oryId=15681603
SXSW coverage http://www.npr.org/music/sxsw/index.html
"Bob Boilen brings you an eclectic mix of fresh music by emerging and breakout bands and musical icons"

NYC Taper
http://www.nyctaper.com Flac & mp3
(inc. Wilco, The National, Iron & Wine, Decemberists, Animal Collective)

Mp3 Of The Day
http://stereogum.com/mp3/
http://www.spinner.com/category/mp3-of-the-day

Quality Bootz
http://qualitybootz.blogspot.com

Live Music Archive
66,525 concerts online
http://www.archive.org/details/etree

Black Cab Sessions
http://www.blackcabsessions.com/sessions.php
One song, one tape, in the back of a London cab
(inc. The National, My Morning Jacket, Grizzly Bear, Bon Iver, St Vincent, Fleet Foxes)

Take Away Sessions
http://www.blogotheque.net/spip.php?...ae_all&lang=en
"Every week, we invite an artist or a band to play in the streets, in a bar, a park, or even in a flat or in an elevator, and we film the whole session"
(inc. Fleet Foxes, The National, Jason Mraz, REM, Sufjan Stevens, Bon Iver, Grizzly Bear)

Spinner
http://www.spinner.com
videos - http://www.spinner.com/interface
Free Music Downloads, MP3 Blog, Indie Rock, Music Videos, Interviews, Songs and Live Performances

Dreaming Tree
http://www.dreamingtree.org
"community dedicated to sharing legal live Dave Matthews Band audio"

bt.etree
http://bt.etree.org
"community for sharing the live concert recordings of trade friendly artists" (inc. Phish, Grateful Dead, Bela Fleck, Black Crowes, Counting Crows, Galactic, Govt Mule, Gomez, Damien Rice, Jack Johnson, John Mayer, Jason Mraz, John Butler, Robert Randolph, Matisyahu, Wilco, Widespread Panic ....)
c0kebloke
Posted: Saturday, December 12, 2009 2:43:39 AM
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A couple of sites i like to visit occasionally.

tauthal.com - are you listening? - http://www.tauthal.com/index.html
This week's artists include Cat Stevens AKA Yusuf Islam but now simply go's by the one word name Yusuf, as well as Leonard Cohen & Ravi Shankar, also referred to by the title "Pandit".

Daytrotter: The source for new music discovery and free MP3 downloads from the best emerging bands. - http://www.daytrotter.com/?utm_source=NL&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=091209DT

I found the description fo the Daytrotter site a little misleading as some of the artists on offer have been around quite a while.
This week offerings include Kris Kristofferson & Tori Amos.Not exactly new or emerging, but still good.
mgwfall
Posted: Saturday, December 12, 2009 10:43:47 AM
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These 2 mainly streaming music

Wolfgang's Vault

http://www.wolfgangsvault.com/

stream online concerts from Billy Graham's archive, King Biscuit Hour, many others. Many old shows from East & West Filmore

Moshcam

http://www.moshcam.com/#

films shows around Sydney at venues such as Enmore, Metro, Factory, Forum and streams them online audio & video.

This one for finding people with shows & trading, b&p of shows & also finding dates & set lists of shows

http://db.etree.org/shows_search.php


& these are some of the bit torrent sites for FLAC (lossless) & video downloads

these ones allow sharing of shows of taper friendly artists & non copyright material.


http://www.dimeadozen.org/index.php

http://www.thetradersden.org/

http://zombtracker.the-zomb.com/index.php

These have old shows, new shows, dime almost went into meltdown when Led Zeppelin's reunion show was up. Many shows from 60s, 70s. Vast range artists, quality can vary depending on if auduience taped, soundboard, fm etc. Mnay "liberated" bootlegs. Very addictive!!!
sydneyDMBfan
Posted: Friday, December 18, 2009 7:38:59 AM
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Free 2009 compilation from artists on 4AD label (12 tracks) http://www.4ad.com/features/2009/

(inc. M.Ward, The National, St Vincent, The Big Pink, Camera Obscura, Deerhunter, The Mountain Goats)

Free compilation of 4AD artists at SXSW 2009 (5 tracks) http://4ad.com/features/sxsw09/

(inc. M.Ward, St Vincent, Camera Obscura, Anni Rossi, Department of Eagles)
greybeard
Posted: Sunday, December 20, 2009 4:14:37 PM

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Not free music, but free reviews, I've not yet checked them out but they do have favorably reviews

Quote:
To all Blues fans,

In case you don't know, the former writing staff of the American Blues Blog has now moved to the American Blues News!!! The new url is http://www.ameriblues.com/. So come check us out. We've got all the old articles and we're still posting something new everyday...updates, reviews, interviews, pics, etc.

Check out this great exclusive interview with Tommy Castro!!!
http://www.ameriblues.com/2009/12/new-y ... -by-j.html

For more interviews, go to:
http://www.ameriblues.com/search/label/interviews

For CD Reviews, go to:
http://www.ameriblues.com/search/label/cd%20reviews

For Concert Reviews, go to:
http://www.ameriblues.com/search/label/concert%20review


Heading out for the East Coast / Lord knows I've paid some dues gettin' through, / Tangled up in blues.
Randycoop
Posted: Monday, December 21, 2009 7:02:44 PM
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ahhh. Go out and buy it I say........
sydneyDMBfan
Posted: Friday, January 08, 2010 8:06:52 PM
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sydneyDMBfan
Posted: Sunday, March 14, 2010 6:36:37 AM
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Recordings of Australian concerts

http://fanmaderecordings.blogspot.com

(inc. Jeff Beck, Crowded House, Colard Greens & Gravy, Animal Collective, Spoon, Joanna Newsom, The Decemberists, Muse, Editors, Daft Punk, Midnight Oil, ...)
sydneyDMBfan
Posted: Friday, March 19, 2010 6:10:54 AM
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Dave Matthews' ATO Records launches new website and offers free 5-Song Sampler of new music from ATO artists: Drive-By Truckers, Rodrigo y Gabriela, John Butler Trio, Dawes as well as Alberta Cross, who will be touring as support with DMB for a few dates this summer.
http://atorecords.com/dmbdownload/
dtucker
Posted: Monday, March 29, 2010 9:33:40 PM
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I'd strongly recommend subscribing to the All Songs Considered podcast from NPR (see sydneyDMBfan's mail at the top of this topic) - lot's of new (and some old) music, interesting guest programmers (musicians usually) and quarterly discussions of that period's releases.
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