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Wednesday, May 06, 2009

J's Indie/Rock Mayhem - 6th May 2009

[Welcome to another edition of J's Indie/Rock Mayhem. A really awesome show tonight, packed full of some fun sets of inter-related songs and, as usual, the Replacements have something to do with a lot of it. That being said, it was a fun show.

This Saturday night at the Flat Iron here in Greensboro is Citified's CD release show for their new EP, Absence. The show is FREE and starts around 10pm. Yours truly will be doing a DJ set before the show, between bands and possibly after Citified's set as well if people truly start dancin'. That's my goal - to get people movin'. I'll also be playing next Friday night, May 15th, at the Flat Iron. This will be my solo guitar stuff, starting around 9:30 PM as the opener for the other bands who I'll discuss next week. Come on down and say howdy. That show has a cover charge of $5.

Now, while the iron is hot, onward.]

J's Indie/Rock Podcast: 6th May 2009 Show

Theme Song - Peaches - "Rock Show"
the Thermals - "Now We Can See" [the title track from their latest. i do so love this song. so why not go check out the video and re-live the fun.]
Telekinesis - "Coast of Carolina" [from their self-titled debut. i'm so super excited to finally get to see these guys when they come to chapel hill this summer. june 18th at local 506. c'mon, summer!]
the Jayhawks - "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me" [from smile. i didn't love this record at first, but it has slowly grown on me a lot. you know, honestly, i'm really, really fond of all of the post-mark olson jayhawks records.]
Citified - "Dutiful Scout" [from the new absence EP. playing this saturday night at the flat iron here in greensboro. come see them and me.]
P.O.S. - "Savion Glover" [from never better. i'll be doing a post about this song for aquarium drunkard soon. so many great things to unpack - especially with the allusion to fugazi's "five corporations" that is built into the song.]
Fugazi - "Five Corporations" [from end hits. surprise, surprise. one of my favorite fugazi songs of all time. of course now we're down to only three or so big record companies. the song still makes sense.]
the Felice Brothers - "Run Chicken Run" [from yonder is the clock. between the title of this album and reading nat hentoff's the day they came to arrest the book, i'm going to re-tackle huckleberry finn soon. literature, ahoy! by the by, the felice brothers will be at the garage in winston-salem on sunday, may 24th.]
Social Distortion - "So Far Away" [from their self-titled record. i saw a video recently of mike ness performing live with the boss and the e street band. granted he was always a tough looking guy, but he hasn't aged so well. ah, well. still a great band.]
Jarvis Cocker - "I Never Said I Was Deep" [from the forthcoming further complications. steve albini produced the new one from jarvis and, i'll tell you straight up, this record is good. we'll be hearing tons more. the album drops on may 19th.]
Jay Farrar - "Clear Day Thunder" [from sebastopol. i haven't revisited this record much. i was always more fond of its follow up, terroir blues. but farrar's imagist lyrics are enticing no matter what album they're on.]
the Veils - "Killed by the Boom" [from sun gangs. i'm really into this album, though it doesn't have the instant grabbers like nux vomica did. but for every song that isn't "advice for young mothers to be," there is a song like this one. a very solid album.]
the Church - "Tristesse" [from heyday. the church are probably forever one of my favorite bands and i return to their songs again and again on the show. more people should love them and love them dearly.]
the New York Dolls - "Trash" [from 'cause i sez so. that's right. this is the new version of the dolls' re-vamp of the classic, originally from their self-titled debut. this is dangerous territory for bands to tread, but the dolls do it with style by completely changing up the song into a slower, reggae inflected feel that works very well.]
the Wallflowers - "6th Avenue Heartache" [yeah, that's right. from bringing down the horse. this was the first wallflowers song i ever heard - saw the video on mtv and loved it. i still love this song and think it's one of the best things jakob dylan has ever written.]
Wavves - "So Bored" [by request. from wavvves. scuzzy, fuzzed out pop music, just the way you like it.]
Lake Inferior - "How the Wars Are Won" [from their self-titled EP. they're playing tomorrow night, thursday, may 7th, at local 506 in chapel hill. i'll be heading up there to finally catch these cats live.]
Tommy Keene - "Goodbye Jane" [from in the late bright. when i saw the title of this song a few weeks ago, i knew i had a theme set in mind. so here we go.]
Condo Fucks - "Gudbuy T'Jane" [from fuckbook. the condo fucks are actually the band yo la tengo and here, with a pun on their own classic covers album, fakebook, unleash a new covers record. they tear into the classic slade song.]
the Replacements - "Gudbuy T'Jane" [from the remastered and expanded edition of don't tell a soul. here, the 'mats do their own nod to slade.]
Art Brut - "The Replacements" [from art brut vs. satan. ever had one of those revelations about how good a band is and realized you should've heard of them years ago and you can't believe you're just now getting into them? yeah, so has eddie argos.]
Patterson Hood - "Grandaddy" [from murdering oscar (and other love songs). this is a song that patterson was performing solo at drive-by truckers shows for awhile, especially back during the dirty south tour. i was afraid it may never show up anywhere, but here it is. a goofy, lovely little song.]
Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks - "Vanessa from Queens" [from pig lib, a completely underrated album as far as i'm concerned. it got slagged a bit, but i was always a fan. anyone else?]
the Gaslight Anthem - "The '59 Sound" [the title track. they are probably playing right now at the cat's cradle in carborro. just thought i'd throw this on because it's a great, great song.]
Hotel Lights - "Swingin' Party" [from compulations vol. 3 - songs from north carolina. this is the only cover that appears on the comp, but what a song. good on you, hotel lights.]
the Handsome Family - "Junebugs" [from the new honey moon, a collection of love songs to help celebrate brett and rennie sparks' 20th wedding anniversary. but it's the handsome family so you can imagine how twisted the songs are.]
Flesh for Lulu - "Postcards from Paradise" [from long live the new flesh. i first heard this song thanks to paul westerberg's cover, but i really like the original a lot. just sayin'.]
Sonic Youth - "Sacred Trixter" [from the forthcoming the eternal. i can't wait to hear more. some people have, but i haven't. just sayin'.]
Wye Oak - "Warning" [from last year's if children. they're playing at local 506 in chapel hill this sunday, may 10th.]
Blur - "Coffee & TV" [from 13. oh, man. please come stateside now that you're re-united. please, please? and now, because if you mention this song you can't not link to it, the video for "coffee & tv." you know you love it.]

That'll do it for this week. I'll be back next week with even more new stuff - per usual. Until then, Go 'Canes!, and take care.



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