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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

J's Indie/Rock Mayhem - 20th August 2008

[Welcome to a special edition of J's Indie/Rock Mayhem - special because tomorrow (August 21st) is my birthday! If it hadn't been for this lousy Smarch weather..I mean, because of leap year, my show would've been on my birthday. How chaotic. I did a little bit of celebrating towards the end of the show, so keep your eyes peeled for that.

They fought the good fight, but sadly BB's New and Used CDs and DVDs, after 19 years of business, is closing down. They are the last independent music store in Greensboro and it marks the end of an era for music consumerism in the Triad. BB's was a great sponsor for our weekly gift certificate give aways and I appreciated them doing that so much - as did the people who won those coupons. People were always excited to have another reason to head to BB's.

They aren't going out with a whimper, though, but with a bang. All their merchandise is currently 60% off and they're selling raffle tickets ($1 each or $3 for 5) for a chance to win a limited edition promotional poster signed by the Avett Brothers which was given out only to the record stores where the Avetts did a set of in-store performances for their Emotionalism album. You have to go by the store to get tickets, but it's well worth it and you can help them close out without a financial burden.

Now, onward.]

J's Indie/Rock Podcast: 20th August 2008 Show

Theme Song - Peaches - "Rock Show"
the Streets - "The Escapist" [from the forthcoming everything is borrowed. this track is growing on me. it sounds like an album closer, or at least something massive and in line with "dry your eyes" or "it's too late." after the massive disappointment of his last record, here's hoping skinner comes through again.]
Sixteen Horsepower - "Brimstone Rock" [from low estate. david eugene edward's post-horsepower group, wovenhand, is making its way through chapel hill on tuesday, october 7th at local 506. they're worth a listen as well.]
Oneida - "Each One Teach One" [the title track from their 2002 album. i hate to play older oneida as a prep for them being in winston-salem (the werehouse) tomorrow night and chapel hill (local 506) on friday, but their new album, excellent as it is, just doesn't work for radio play. i'm looking forward to tomorrow night's show immensely.]
Atmosphere - "Painting" [from if life gives you lemons, you paint that shit gold. i really like this track a lot and will have to peel myself away from it to check out other songs.]
the Hold Steady - "Stay Positive" [the title track from their latest. the hold steady are coming back to carolina for another round in november, this time alongside the drive-by truckers. get ready for THE rock show of the year, monday, november 3rd at the lincoln theatre in raleigh.]
Sleeper - "Nice Guy Eddie" [from the it girl. i always pull out this track, which is a shame as sleeper has tons of good ones, but it was the first song i ever heard by them and man, is it infectious. "summer '92 / i remember it clearly / when he choked on the olive / in his dry martini." awesome.]
Of Montreal - "Cato as a Pun" [by request. from hissing fauna, are you the destroyer? of montreal is a band i have ignored at my own peril. i read pitchfork every day and yet i let them color my feelings so. good song.]
Robert Forster - "Pandanus" [from the evangelist. holy cow this record is getting better every time i listen to it. a shame that forster made it because of the death of his long time go-betweens songwriting partner.]
Giant Sand - "Belly Full of Fire" [from the new proVISIONS. i did a phone interview with howe gelb of giant sand yesterday and that will appear (in typed form) on aquarium drunkard in a few days. howe also did a my first time feature for the show, so we'll hear that next week. the new record is good. if you're a giant sand fan, you've a lot to look for here.]
Suede - "Animal Nitrate" [from their self-titled debut. man is this album good. give me a minute...jeez.]
the Avett Brothers - "Tear Down the House" [from the gleam pt. II. get thee to bb's and win that raffle for the autographed avetts piece.]
Kathleen Edwards - "Money Talks" (live) [from the live at the bowery ballroom EP which is out of print, i believe. this is edwards' take on the ac/dc classic. awesome stuff. her life band is even more phenomenal now.]
Calexico - "Victor Jara's Hands" [the lead track from the forthcoming carried to dust. seriously good stuff and another fine album from an incredible band.]
Swirlies - "Tall Ships" [from the what to do about them EP. swirlies have slowly become one of my favorite bands of the 90s and for good reason. swirling shoegaze combined with noise and indie-rock. it's a dynamite combination.]
Dawn Chorus - "I Missed It" [from florida st. serenade. the tentative plan is for zach and andrew of dawn chorus to be on the show on september 10th ahead of their cd release show. it ought to be a great show.]
Fountains of Wayne - "The Senator's Daughter" [from utopia parkway. this came up on random on my mp3 player the other day and reminded me that i've neglected fountains of wayne lately. i slept completely on this album so i'm still discovering bits and pieces of it years later.]
Julie Ocean - "Ten Lonely Words" [from long gone and nearly there. the gods have smiled and julie ocean will be playing at local 506 in chapel hill on thursday, october 16th. i can't wait to catch that show.]
Love - "Alone Again Or" [from forever changes. was it last summer that arthur lee died? i have calexico, interestingly enough, to thank for getting me into love thanks to their cover (along with nicolai dunger) of this song on the convict pool EP.]
Robert Pollard - "The Blondes" [from robert pollard is off to business and man, this song is good. i was really getting into it. good job, bob.]
the Handsome Family - "All the Time In Airports" [by request. from the last days of wonder. a caller heard me play "weightless again" last week and enjoyed it so much he wanted to hear more. sounds like me the first time i heard the handsome family. bowled over. aquarium drunkard tackled this song last year and got it dead on.]
Lambchop - "Slipped, Dissolved and Loosed" [from the forthcoming oh(ohio) album. this song originally appeared on kurt wagner's kurt album last year, but this full band arrangement is gorgeous. it's one of my favorites. we'll hear more.]
the Breeders - "Invisible Man" [from last splash. following on the heels of "cannonball" as it does on the album, this song is perfect.]
the Veils - "Calliope!" [from nux vomica and get set: the veils and liam finn will be playing at local 506 in chapel hill on sunday, september 7th. this'll be a great preview for their sets at the monolith festival the next weekend. i'm really so excited to see them, i can't wait.]
Liam Finn - "Gather to the Chapel" [from i'll be lightning. listen to this song and tell me whose kid he is. you know it from note one.]
Talking Heads - "Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On)" (live) [from the name of this band is talking heads double disc live album. i chose this because it was recorded live in 1981 - the year of my birth. what a song. if you're a heads fan and don't have this collection, rectify that.]
the Replacements - "I'm In Trouble" [from sorry ma, forgot to take out the trash. my favorite band released their debut album in the year i was born as well. so as a nod to both, here's something from it. i love this band.]

That'll do it for this week. I'll be back on Friday with Notes from Underground and next week with more goodness. Until then, take care.



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