Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Notes: Con Dios residency at O'Leaver's, New Day Rising on 89.7 and a new GO page

Matt Maginn from Cursive and Team Love Records e-mailed me the other day to tell me about his other project: Con Dios.

It's something of a local supergroup that includes Ladyfinger's Pat Oakes, McCarthy Trenching/Mynabirds' Dan McCarthy and Phil Schaffart, a guy you probably recognize as a tech and tour manager for Bright Eyes.

Anyway, Maginn informed me that Con Dios will be in-residence at O'Leaver's for three consecutive Thursdays.

Here's the schedule:

Jan. 6 - Con Dios with McCarthy Trenching
Jan. 13 - Con Dios with Bear Country
Jan. 20 - Con Dios with So So Sailors

Great opening acts. I plan on hitting up at least one of these.

Check out some of Con Dios' music at the band's Facebook page.

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If you're curious where to listen to some good music on local radio, I have to recommend New Day Rising. It's a indie/college rock show hosted by David Leibowitz and has been going strong for the last six years and sometimes features local artists.

The show is now changing time slots and expanding. Starting Sunday, Jan. 9, listen to the show from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays over at 89.7 the River.

I also recommend you listen to NPR's All Songs Considered, which airs on the same station at 2 p.m. Sundays.

I think it's a better time slot and the expansion is also great for the show. I hope New Day Rising keeps kicking butt.

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I've been slightly absent from the blog for a tiny bit, mostly because of the new GO page on

Find it at

All of our entertainment content can be found there from dining and movie reviews to music previews.

We also have a curated calendar. (Be sure to click the dropdown that says "today" to see future events.)

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