J's Indie/Rock Mayhem

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Thursday, November 18, 2004

j's indie/rock mayhem - 17th november 2004

[some really great requests (minus one) and some great music all around. t'was a very enjoyable show. i will most likely have the members of the high strung on my show next week, in advance of their show next wednesday night at the garage in winston-salem, so make sure you tune in. onward.]

Theme Song - Peaches - "Rock Show"
TV on the Radio - "Staring at the Sun" [from the 2004 short list prize winning album desperate youth, bloodthirsty babes. congratulations, guys.]
Dizzee Rascal - "Stand Up Tall" [from his latest, showtime. i'm rather taken with this song.]
Hayden - "Robbed Blind" [from his excellent elk-lake serenade.]
Q and Not U - "Collect the Diamonds" [from the blistering new power. this, hayden and dizzee rascal are all up for inclusion on my top 25 of 2004 list. email me your album nominations.]
the Maroons - "If" [an awesome new track from the album ambush. this is lateef the truth speaker and chief xcel (from blackalicious) in their spin-off project. a really, really solid piece of hip-hop.]
the B-52's - "Private Idaho" [maybe i've been giving the b-52's sophomore effort, wild planet, a bad rap. i've just never been as big on the better production versus their self-titled debut. but this song is stellar.]
the Cure - "Close to Me" [by request. aw, and i got to dedicate it to someone. how wonderful. from their excellent album, the head on the door.]
Matthew Sweet - "Divine Intervention" [from his classic girlfriend album. he put on a blistering show monday night at the cat's cradle, which will be reviewed shortly. he has two new albums out here in the states which i will be playing soon.]
Hot Snakes - "Braintrust" [from the incendiary audit in progress. awesome stuff.]
the High Strung - "The World's Smallest Violin" [playing at the garage in winston next wednesday night, these guys are a treat live. hopefully they'll be on the show next week to say hi. from their album these are good times.]
Jennifer Trynin - "Better Than Nothing" [a nice chunk of early 90s alt-radio goodness. from her album cockamamie.]
Wilco - "Poor Places" [from yankee hotel foxtrot. stuck in my head since last friday thanks to a piece on NPR about the conet project which you have to hear to believe.]
the Six Parts Seven - "What You Love You Must Love Now" [they played at gate city noise down on tate street here in greensboro last night. beautiful, atmospheric music. nearly stylistic contemporaries with (the now defunct?) japancakes. from their latest, everywhere and right here.]
Sahara Hotnights - "The Difference Between Love and Hell" [by request. for the record, i really don't care much for this group. they did a rather lackluster cover of "teenage kicks" on an EP and it's been rather downhill from there. from kiss and tell.]
Sleater-Kinney - "Oh!" [from the excellent one beat. they are supposedly working on their new, forthcoming album, their first for sub pop records. due out late spring/early summer '05.]
the Emergency - "Breakdown A Go-Go" [an album that i played relentlessly earlier this year and had slipped my mind. definitely a 2004 top 25 pick. from the excellent how can you move?]
Louis Ledford - "Strange Dangerous Flower" [from his remarkably sharp 2004 album reverie. louis is playing, along with greensboro songwriter scott pryor, at the green bean down on elm street this friday night. it's a free show and well worth checking out.]
Tiger Bear Wolf - "An Entire City of Mesh Back Hats" [playing tonight at ace's basement opening for serka and medications (former members of the very-much-missed faraquet). greensboro rock rarely gets finer.]
Radiohead - "Life in a Glass House" [by request. from amnesiac.]
Mates of State - "Starman" [by request. from a new EP and yes, this is a david bowie cover. very good.]
the Nein - "House Atreides" [from the blistering self-titled EP. more NC rawk.]
American Music Club - "Another Morning" [from the very, very critically lauded love songs for patriots. this is a beautiful song.]
the Human League - "Seconds" [a really stark and affecting song. from their synth-masterpiece dare.]
the Damnwells - "Texas" [from the really great bastards of the beat. this may be the song that really propells them up the top 25 of 2004 list. it is one of the most beautiful ending tracks i've heard in a long time.]
Drive-by Truckers - "The Day John Henry Died" [from the awesome the dirty south. playing at ziggy's in winston tomorrow night, 19th november. i'll be there.]
Paul Westerberg - "My Dad" [a really sweet and touching song from his latest, folker.]

Until next week, where we'll hopefully be bringing you the High Strung and some great pre-Thanksgiving music. Until then.


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