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Andrew Belle at SPACE Evanston December 18           
andrewbellehat  A Valslist favorite artist
  • 8 pm show ~ all ages
  • Bridge the gap and take your teens for a great night out
  • Grab dinner at Union Pizza (Connected to SPACE) before the show
  • Andrew's songs have been featured on Grey's Anatomy, Pretty Little LIars, One Tree Hill, 90210, The Real World, The Ghost Whisperer and Keeping Up with the Kardashians
  • Listen to Andrew's music http://www.myspace.com/andrewbelle
     
  • Get tickets here

     


DOWNLOAD a little ~ DONATE a lot
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     Val is shouting loudly about Kate Diaz!

  • Katie Diaz, impressive 13 year old singer/songwriter, wrote to Valslist asking us to help promote her holiday charity song
  • Christmas Smiles ~ listen at Kate's website  ~ the lyrics will touch you
  • Download the song at iTunes here
  • All proceeds go to Children's Cancer
     
  • Watch Kate's video here:  http://www.youtube.com/k8ds
     


Val's Concert Picks for Holiday Break
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  Val recommends these upcoming shows
  • 12/20  Micaela Kingslight Band  Singer/Songwriter Elbo Room 7pm
  • 12/20 WXRT presents Elvis Costello  Alejandro Escovedo  The Chicago Theatre
  • 12/30  The Black Keys  (show just added, other 2 sold out)   Aragon Ballroom
  • 1/8/11 Pieta Brown  SPACE
  • 1/13 Peter Himmelman  SPACE
  • 1/18 Charlie Hunter  SPACE
  • 1/22  Liz Phair  (new album just out) Metro
  • 122  Dark Star Orchestra  The Vic Theatre
  • 1/28 The Nadas  SPACE
  • 2/4 The Decemberists (new album)  The Riviera
  • MUST SEE:  2/13  David Garrett   (Rock Violionist)  Chicago Theatre ~ get tickets now, they will sell out
  • 2/26  Randy Newman Park West
  • 3/5  Alice Peacock  SPACE
  • 3/12  Trevor Hall  SPACE
  • 3/26  Yanni  Sears Centre Arena
  • 3/26  Amos Lee  The Vic Theatre
     
Check valslist.com for more concert information

Gift a Playlist             
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  • Watch the Valslist how-to-video
  • Choose a Valslist playlist on iTunes
  • Click the Gift arrow and you're on your way
  • It's simple.  It's the right thing to do!
     
Cool Music Gifts           
musicnoteornament  Val's suggestions for exceptional holiday giving
  • Flowers and Gift CD ~  valslist.com
  • Golden Years Playlist Series ~  great gift for grandparents ~ valslist.com
  • Dinner & music ~  info@gourmetinaday.com and valslist.com
  • Portable USB Turntable ~  numark.com
  • Evolve speaker system by Griffin Technologies for home or dorm ~ evtoybox.com
  • Record album frames ~ target.com
  • An iPod How-to-class ~  valslist.com
  • Recycled albums made into bracelets and coasters ~ uncommongoods.com
  • Ticket stub diary ~ uncommongoods.com
  • Concert tickets or gift certificates ~ evanstonspace.com and shubas.com
  • Beats by Dr. Dre in-ear-headphones ~ bestbuy.com or target.com
     
Cool Music Books

     Great Holiday Gift Ideas for the music fan

  • NEW!  The Beatles vs. The Rolling Stones: Sound Opinions on the Great Rock 'n' Roll Rivalry  by NPR/Chicago music critics Jim DeRogatis & Greg Kot  link to book at Amazon.com
     
  • NEW!  The Eagles:  An American Band by Andrew Vaughan  link to book at Amazon.com
Best New Albums of 2010 ~ Val's picks
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Make great gifts ~ either buy the CD or gift it digitally to someone 

  • The Suburbs by Arcade Fire  
  • Come Around Sundown by Kings of Leon
  • Wreckorder by Fran Healy
  • Fields by Junip
  • You Are Not Alone by Mavis Staples
  • Be My Thrill by The Weepies
  • Paupers Field by Dylan LeBlanc
  • Rock Symphanies by David Garrett
  • One Man Show by 30db
  • High Violet by The National
  • One EskimO by One EskimO
  • The Burned by The Burned
Visit our new album releases page for more selections -  Valslist.com


Valslist.com Holiday Playlists
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     A collection of holiday music with  a new twist

  • just HOLIDAY - Snowy Sunday  listen here
  • just HOLIDAY - Flannel and Fleece
  • just HOLIDAY - Surprise Me

     
Valslist.com New Playlists    
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     Playlist = 13 current tracks + 2 vintage tracks

iTunes' Gift to Us          
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  • iTunes song samples are 90 seconds long instead of 30 seconds
  • Hear more of the song before you buy!

     
Val's Music Tips ~ Every Friday    
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  Episode 1:  How to Gift a Playlist ~ at Valslist.com

  • A 2 minute video on music stuff you want to know
  • Valuable tips for those new to digital music
     

Weekend Update
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     Weekends (& Holidays) are a great time to catch up

     with Valslist 

  • New content added every Friday
  • Free song of the week
  • Two new playlists every week
  • New album releases
  • New artist pairs on the Sounds Like Page
  • Then & Now videos
  • Original & Cover videos
  • WE Work so YOU Can Play
     



Meet Val                                       (Founder / Owner Valslist.com)
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Why Valslist?

  • Val tells you in her own words
  • Watch video here
     

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Make It Better.net - print and online magazine features a monthly music column by Val.

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MidChix.com - a unique social networking website for women over 40 includes Val's monthly playlist.
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Thank You
To those who give their time and talent to valslist. 
I couldn't do it without you:


Aaron, Diane, Ellie, Jenn, Makeitbetter.net, Joy, Venky, Anna, Maggie, Denise, Kimberly, Elias, Songza, Schubas, Lincoln Hall and Elizabeth.

Val Haller
Founder, valslist.com Boutique Music Website


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