J's Indie/Rock Mayhem

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Wednesday, September 05, 2007

j's indie/rock mayhem - 5th september 2007

[so, tonight's show wasn't everything i wanted it to be. i thought i had a blank cd left to burn some things on to bring in for the show, but sadly found out that that cd-r was already used, leaving me short several key things i wanted to use. but i was able to recover a few through our vinyl library and will just have to save the others for next week. still turned out a great show.

congrats to this week's winner of the BB's new and used CDs and DVDs gift certificate, ryan evans. he grabbed a $15 gift certificate when he correctly identified pink floyd as the band responsible for the (40 years old this year) debut album piper at the gates of dawn. i give that away every week at the start of the third set, so tune in for your chance to win.

let's get to it, shall we? onward.]

J's Indie/Rock Podcast: 5th September 2007 Show

Theme Song - Peaches - "Rock Show"
M.I.A. - "Boyz" [from the fantastic new album kala. a lot of my favorite tracks on this record, apparently, contain profanity. though it mostly got past me on first listen. time to learn to do some editing.]
Tommy Keene - "Long Time Missing" [a guy i haven't pulled out in awhile - from his album isolation party. i gave tommy a listen because he spent a stint as paul westerberg's touring guitarist on the eventually tour and he has quite a knack for power pop. i need to play him more often, perhaps.]
Girls Against Boys - "Rockets are Red" [from the blisteringly awesome venus luxure no. 1 baby. as i say on the podcast, this song rocks as much as it did when i was 15 and first got this album. and stuff doesn't always rock as hard 11 years later. GVSB has a place in indie-rock all its own.]
the National - "Mistaken for Strangers" [from the wonderful boxer. they're going to be at the cat's cradle in chapel hill this friday night, september 7th and you may see me there. i hope so anyway. or not. it's sold out. here's hoping i can work my angles.]
Jason Isbell - "Chicago Promenade" [from sirens of the ditch. he'll be at local 506 in chapel hill tomorrow night, thursday, september 6th and that show is virtually sold out at this point. i am still working on finalizing an interview for tomorrow - so if it happens, i will probably be broadcasting it not on next week's show, but the following week. stay tuned.]
the Stone Roses - "Driving South" [from second coming. is it worth mounting a revisionist campaign to try and convince people that maybe, second coming is a lot better than they remember? this song is pretty great afterall.]
Frank Black and the Catholics - "Robert Onion" [by request. from 2001's dog in the sand. black also has a new 'best of' solo record out and a new album called bluefinger that hopefully we'll be hearing things from in the coming weeks.]
Rilo Kiley - "Close Call" [from the new under the blacklight. not a bad song, but this and the title track sound a bit too similar in spots for my taste. maybe that's just from my 10-second critic listen to them while trying to figure out what to play, but still.]
Caribou - "Melody Day" [from the amazing new andorra which i reviewed this week. this record is a grower, though it's immediate charms are there as well. a great combination.]
the Stranglers - "No More Heroes" [the title track from their 1977 album. i do need to listen to them a bit more i think. this is great stuff.]
the Flashing Lights - "High School" [canadian power-pop from the album where the change is. i haven't heard anything else this band has done, but this album at least is a gold mine of fun music.]
Blitzen Trapper - "Wild Mountain Nation" [about time to retire this record as well. the title track from one of the best records of this year, truly.]
Angels of Light - "Black River Song" [so we didn't get around to this last week, but the new angels of light album we are him is quite good. again with the akron/family on board as backing band and just really thrilling, complex music all around.]
the Replacements - "When It Began" [i've been on a mild obsessive streak with this song and it all centers around this video, which i'd never seen until recently. it's also noteable since the other video shot for all shook down included original 'mats drummer chris mars. by the time this video was shot, he had left the band and steve foley had come aboard.]
the Emergency - "Tired Armies" [from the lovely doo-lang doo-lang. great power pop can manifest itself in west virginia! who knew?]
Lou Reed - "Vicious" [from transformer. that opening line of 'vicious - you hit me with a flower' is still enjoyable.]
Imperial Teen - "Everything" [the lead track from their latest, the hair the TV the baby & the band. this album seems a little more laid back than past imperial teen slink-pop workouts, but it's still good.]
Okkervil River - "Unless It's Kicks" [from the stage names. bound for j's indie/rock top 25 albums glory? i'm thinking so.]
Pylon - "Crazy" [from their album chomp. their debut album gyrate is heading for the deluxe reissue treatment. which is good since they definitely deserve more attention in general.]
Placebo - "36 Degrees" [from their self-titled debut. placebo has had it so hard here in the states. they just haven't had a leg up since "pure morning" was a minor hit back in the late 90s. i had the joy (and horror) of seeing them open for (and get name called by fans of) stabbing westward back in '99. and then this past summer, they were here in the states on a package tour with linkin park, taking back sunday, my chemical romance and him? america just doesn't know what to do with these guys.]
Thurston Moore - "Fri/End" [oh, here we go. finally trees outside the academy has landed in our station and this song is fantastic. we'll be hearing plenty more of this. the album is due out in stores in two weeks on the 18th.]
Michael Penn - "High Time" [well, now my tv watching is affecting my song selections again. this song, from mp4: days since a lost time accident, was in a re-run episode of the show scrubs last night on comedy central. and thus, it reminded me of my love for it. hence, why i played it. happy, zach braff?]
fIREHOSE - "Sometimes" [okay. drunkard, i'm really sorry for just flat out stealing the idea of playing this from your blog. but when my cd went out today..and i was coasting through the vinyl...i hope you understand. i owe you a pint. from the album "if'n".]
Del Amitri - "Tell Her This" [i have this knack for walking into various businesses and hearing del amitri over the intercom. it happens a lot in IHOP restaurants. and then most recently at a garden ridge. usually it's certifiable singles i hear, but this time it was possibly my favorite del amitri song of all time, "tell her this." was this a single and i just missed it? still, great to hear. from their album twisted.]
Liars - "Leather Prowler" [from their latest self-titled record. i meant to play "houseclouds," but i set up the wrong track and admittedly, this one isn't too keen for radio. my apologies as it disrupts the last part of the show a bit. good for album work, but not for radio.]
the Roots - "Here I Come" [from the fantastic game theory. 'nuff said.]
Big Star - "September Gurls" [from radio city. a great song to end on as it is, afterall, september.]

That'll do it for this week. Check back for the Notes From Underground article on Friday. Until then, GO PANTHERS! And I'll see you next week on the show. Take care.



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