J's Indie/Rock Mayhem

Playlists, podcasts and music from WQFS Greensboro's J's Indie/Rock Mayhem

Thursday, June 18, 2009

J's Indie/Rock Mayhem - 17th June 2009

[And welcome to another rip-roaring edition of J's Indie/Rock Mayhem. Tonight's show was, to say the least, fiery and a lot of fun. Perhaps it was my new haircut that did it. Who knows. Alls I know is that tonight's show was a hum-dinger.

Don't forget to tune in to the weekly summer-only show, J's Extra Mayhem, Monday nights/Tuesday mornings from midnight - 2 AM on WQFS. A classic album in its entirety played during the first hour and a theme set of songs during the second. Take a read through this week's show to see the teaser for the Wholesale album for next week. You can also catch the podcasts of the theme hour and catch advance notices of the album and theme at the J's Indie/Rock Twitter. All the more reasons to connect yourself technologically to me.

Now, before I start dropping more anachronistic phrases, onward.]

J's Indie/Rock Podcast: 17th June 2009 Show

Theme Song - Peaches - "Rock Show"
Animal Collective - "My Girls" [from merriwether post pavillion. i ended up being kinda middling about this album, but this song is still exemplary. it could be that animal collective just isn't my thing, despite all the plaudits.]
the Happy Mondays - "Kinky Afro" [from pills 'n' thrills and bellyaches. but speaking of my thing - the happy mondays most certainly are. if i hadn't covered this on extra mayhem a couple of summers ago, i'd be tempted to pull it out again for the wholesale album feature.]
the Henry Clay People - "Something in the Water" [from for cheap or for free. this ended up being autumn tone records night on the show. autumn tone is, of course, the label run by the head drunkard over at aquarium drunkard and they've been putting out some fantastic records this year. here's the first we encountered - these guys are seriously bound for great things.]
John Doe and the Sadies - "Detroit City" [from country club. doe and the sadies take on a mell tillis-penned classic. i was going to use this on extra mayhem with the theme from last week, but passed and brought it on over here instead. a great cover.]
Dinosaur Jr. - "Over It" [from the forthcoming farm. man, i've said it before, but dinosaur jr. is easily in the best of reunion bands categories - this, their second post-reunion new album, is shaping up to be every bit as good as beyond was. check out the awesome video for this song.]
Adam Daniel - "Her Shake" [from blue pop. this was included on a mix tape i got years ago and it, seriously, is one of the finest pop songs i've ever heard. power-pop perfection.]
J's Indie/Rock First Times - P.O.S. - Click to Listen [i did an interview a few weeks ago with P.O.S. that should be running on aquarium drunkard in a little bit. here's where he talks about his first concert experience - a combination of two shows - one a little more cred worthy, one a little more cringe worthy. good stuff.]
P.O.S. - "Goodbye" [from never better. a seriously good album if you haven't picked it up. "low light, low life" is a contender for my single of the year, without a doubt.]
Black Moth Super Rainbow - "Tooth Decay" [from eating us. add it to your summertime jam playlist. i'm going to stop using that phrase now - 'summertime jam.' i don't even know anything about that - i need to host a party or something.]
Future of the Left - "You Need Satan More Than He Needs You" [from the forthcoming travels with myself and another which is out next week. this album is really quite good and may be the band finally finding its legs after their solid debut. we'll be hearing more.]
Mansun - "Wide Open Space" [from attack of the grey lantern. in one of the more pretentious things i've done in my life, i purposely waited until i could buy this album in its original UK format - the US edition scrambled the running order and switched out one song for another. the album was designed with a sequence in mind and it ruins the flow of the record. that said, obviously, i was eventually very happy with my purchase.]
Obits - "Two-Headed Coin" [from i blame you. if you're a hot snakes fan (and really, if you're not, why not?) then make sure you're on top of this - rick froberg's new band and it's hot stuff.]
the Vaselines - "Son of a Gun" [from the new enter the vaselines 2 CD set from sub pop. a great retrospective of a great band.]
Son Volt - "Dynamite" [from the forthcoming american central dust which, seriously gang, is really, really good. since son volt 2.0 started up, i haven't been immediately grabbed by any of their records, but this one is good. and good from start to finish.]
Rangeboy - "Sounds Like Summer" [a band that no longer exists, although it's main songwriter works now in a band called seamonster that is pretty snazzy as well. this is just unmitigated indie-pop sweetness though and a great song to kick off summertime.]
Citified - "Landlocked" [from the new absence EP. citified will be in raleigh at tir na nog tonight (thursday), in durham at pinhook on friday and in winston-salem at the garage on saturday. three chances to catch local goodness.]
Frankel - "When I Grow Up" [from anonymity is the new fame. the second autumn tone artist of the night and this record is seriously amazing - we'll be hearing tons more.]
Wilco - "Country Disappeared" [from wilco the album. i've talked to some folks who were sort of underwhelmed by this album, but it's holding pretty solid for me. i'm liking it more than sky blue sky at least. but i sure would like to see them live again.]
Meat Puppets - "I'm Not You" [from the new sewn together. hate that i missed them at the cat's cradle, but this record is holding its own. quite good.]
Big Star - "The Ballad of El Goodo" (live) [from a little big star but also from the big star live album. this is the teaser for next week's wholesale album - it'll be a big star record, but which one? hint: it's not in space.]
the Damnwells - "55 Pictures" [from one last century. seriously, this album is really, really good. alex dezen is a masterful songwriter of those sort of plaintive, heartfelt songs. but he doesn't skimp on the lyrical heft. this is thinking-feller's pop music.]
Blair - "Hearts" [from the forthcoming die young which will be out on autumn tone records in august. all i can ever really say about blair is that i like her stuff a lot. and that i will not rest until i have her on my show. when i accomplish that, i wonder if it'll be like inigo montoya and killing the six-fingered man - it's like, where do i go after that?]
the Roadside Graves - "Ruby" [from my son's home. this is the band's fourth album, but their first for autumn tone and it's a doozy. my immediate response to this record was 'well, if you like the felice brothers, here you go.' and i think i'm right.]
the Replacements - "Within Your Reach" [by request. from hootenanny. i can live without your touch and die within your reach. what a great song.]
St. Vincent - "The Neighbors" [from actor. this record's a grower. it doesn't grab you immediately, but it plants its hooks in you from the get-go.]
Rock Plaza Central - "Them That Are Good and Them That Are Bad" [from the forthcoming in the moment of our most needing.. i'll be conducting an interview with them tomorrow, so stay tuned for that.]
Sonic Youth - "Malibu Gas Station" [from the eternal. i'm pretty happy with this record and i think i would most definitely enjoy seeing them live again. i've seen them twice - one, transcendent, two, boring. what have been your live experiences with them?]
Steve Earle - "To Live is to Fly" [from townes. i picked up a copy of the van zandt biography titled after this song for $4 at the giant book sale store (llc) over on wendover where the circuit city used to be. you have to hunt, but there are some good bargains there. picked up an oral history of elektra records there as well.]

That'll do it for this week. I'll see you next Monday night for the next Extra Mayhem and then next week back here. Until then, take care.

Labels: ,


  • At 9:16 PM, June 18, 2009, Anonymous Harlan said…

    I'm pretty sure you should NOT stop saying "Summertime Jam." In fact, I wouldn't mind if you'd post up a list of summer jams so I could maybe seek them out and put together a summer bbq/cookout playlist.

  • At 11:38 PM, June 18, 2009, Blogger J. Neas said…

    That sounds like a challenge - and I love a challenge. You're on!

  • At 10:56 AM, July 01, 2009, Anonymous Dan said…

    re:Sonic Youth

    I saw them open for Pearl Jam a few years ago here in G'boro. I had a raging headache going in and I thought SY would make it even worse (I'm a fan btw). However all that noise made my headache go away, much to my enjoyment. Transcendent, YES.


Post a Comment

<< Home