Podcast – “Redone, Remastered, Remixes”

This week we come to you it another show concept of covers and remixes ranging from electronic to acoustic. Modern artist covering older tracks, as well as stripped down versions of other. Check out itsoundsbetterlive.com regularly to see when the site will launch and other interesting items. Make sure to leave feedback as to what you would want us to improve to make this website better as a music medium.


The Vaccines – We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together (Taylor Swift Cover)

The Black Keys – My Mind Is Ramblin (Junior Kimbrough Cover)

Cowboy Jack Clements – Guess Things Happen (Johnny Cash)

Tokyo Police Club – Be Good(RAC Remix)

Phoenix – Lasso (Two Door Cinema Club Cover)


the xx  -Reconsider (Jamie xx Remix)

Bloc Party – Plans (Mogwai Remix)


If You Leave – Nada Surf (Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark Cover)

Ryan Adams – Wonderwall (Oasis Cover)

Jeff Buckley – Hallelujah (Live cover, Leonard Cohen)

Alex Turner – Love is a Laserquest  (Arctic Monkeys Acoustic)




Podcast – “Multiple Personality”

This week we have some music from our 2013 Summer Playlist  as well as some Alternative Indie from the UK. Jorgeb90 gives us some music that got him into this music and scene and finally some music to assist those who are … Continue reading


Abraham Villanueva along with Dante Schwebel, Rene and Jaime Villanueva form, Hacienda a native band from San Antonio. Hacienda has three albums under its belt; they have a sound like none I’ve ever heard. All three albums were produced by Dan Auerbach, guitarist from The Black Keys, who asked them to tour with him for his solo project, Hacienda along with Patrick Hallahan form My Morning Jacket formed The Fast Five. This led them to tour for bands like Dr. Dog, The Black Keys, Kasabian, and Heartless Bastards. Having a part funk and part blues and a whole lot of stank it could be said that they have a sound which is their own that declares itself “SOUTH TEXAS SOUL!”  Their first album was released in 2008 “Loud Is The Night” which has an old-school 1950 rock feel. Their second album dropped 2010 “Big Red & Barbacoa” with a groovier more funky sound. “Shake Down” their latest album released in 2012 is their definitive sound that can be said to be claimed only by this band and declared as a “Hacienda” sound. There is nothing better than listening to this band’s evolution throughout all three albums. Each album is great which the listen can attest to and also can a spark of genius.

Here is ‘Savage’ their first single on their 2012 album “Shake Down”

For more on Hacienda follow them on twitter

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Arctic Monkeys – “AM”

Arctic Monkeys just recently announced their fifth studio album entitled AM (Short for Arctic Monkeys). I will let the Facebook Post say the rest:

Arctic Monkeys release their fifth album, entitled ‘AM’ on Monday 9th September 2013.

Available on CD, Vinyl, Special Edition Vinyl & Digital download – you can pre-order the record from:

Arctic Monkeys Store – http://po.st/AMStore
Domino Mart – http://po.st/AMDomMart

Tracklisting is as follows:

1. Do I Wanna Know?
2. R U Mine?
3. One For The Road
4. Arabella
5. I Want It All
6. No. 1 Party Anthem
7. Mad Sounds
8. Fireside
9. Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?
10. Snap Out Of It
11. Knee Socks
12. I Wanna Be Yours

For those of you in attendance at this year’s Austin City Limits (ACL) on the first and second weekend in October, make sure to check them out at the festival in which they will most likely be playing a few of their new tracks from “AM,” . Recently they just announced North America summer tour dates and can be viewed at http://www.arcticmonkeys.com/gigs.php

On more tour dates click here.

A review of their latest album Suck it and See can be found here or go to the Album Reviews tab on top.

A review of a show they recently played in Houston with The Black Keys is here or go to the Live Music tab on top.

The Black Keys – Sister

The Black Keys are creative with their music video adding a layer of humor to them since the begging. Tighten Up,  Howling For You, Lonely Boy, Your Touch….and the list goes on. This time with their music video for “Sister,” we focus on a number of girls waiting to go to school and then skipping school sticking to the lyrics of the songs theme: “Sister, sister what did they do to you. Sister, sister what did they do to you. Did they take and try to break. A heart that longed. It’s so wrong”