* Not long ago, local pop songstress Madi Diaz released her EP Far From Things That We Know, which our own Edd Hurt wrote up. Her full-length, titled Plastic Moon, will be out in January. In the meantime, you can feast your eyes on a live rendition of the sweetly nostalgic and anthemic "Time" that was recorded by Diaz and her band at Smoakstack Studios. See the video here or after the jump. [Via American Songwriter]
* You may recall that contributor Lance Conzett really liked Diarrhea Planet's recent LP, Loose Jewels. It's already been released on vinyl and CD by Infinity Cat, but if you're the sort of person who likes cassettes, LJ is available on tape today via Burger Records. And if you want a taste of Diarrhea Planet (gross), listen to "Warm Ridin'" here or after the jump.
And in other bite-sized bits, Vince Gill recently performed on NPR's Mountain Stage, Nashville-frequenting Alabaman monsters of soul The Alabama Shakes were featured as part of World Cafe's "World Cafe: Next" series, and local electronic/hip-hop blog Break on a Cloud has some footage of Foster the People and Ghostland Observatory's respective SoundLand sets.