This week I'll be running down some of the sweet tracks included on the 2008 version of the Alive Local Music Compilation. Be sure to come out to our release party this Friday, June 20, at the High Five. Free show. Free CD. Four sweet bands. See you at 9 p.m.

Artist: This Is My Suitcase Track: "Two Expletives Short of a Fashion Statement" Album: Alive: Amplified Listen

Wildly exuberant and smart enough to work in a great sense of humor, This Is My Suitcase is making some of the catchiest, most colorful music in town. We needed a nice, poppy selection to start things off, and their hilarious opus to fashion sense was the perfect choice.