J's Indie/Rock Mayhem

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Thursday, July 23, 2009

J's Indie/Rock Mayhem - 22nd July 2009


[A truly awesome show tonight - tons of great stuff and I guess I needed to leave you satisfied since I will not be here next week. I'll be out of town, so the next show will be Extra Mayhem on Monday, August 3rd at midnight.

I'll be at Friday and Saturday night of the Merge Records 20th Anniversary concerts at the Cat's Cradle, so make sure you follow me on Twitter to get all the grimey details. Looks like I missed quite a bit tonight.

But that's because I was at the Often Awesome benefit for Tim LaFollette and having a blast. If you didn't come out tonight, there's another benefit at the Blind Tiger on Friday, August 14th with the final Kudzu Wish reunion, Tiger Bear Wolf, the Social Life and others. Lord have mercy on us all, Tim agreed to let me MC that one as well. So stay tuned.

Now, while the going's good, onward.]

J's Indie/Rock Podcast: 22nd July 2009 Show

Theme Song - Peaches - "Rock Show"
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Mission of Burma - "1, 2, 3, partyy!" [from the forthcoming the sound the speed the light which is due out october 6th. we'll hear more when it gets closer.]
Jim White - "Handcuffed to a Fence in Mississippi" [from no such place. this was the song and the album that introduced me to one of my all time favorite songwriters so it forever holds a place in my heart.]
Fucked Up - "Son the Father" [from the chemistry of modern life. these guys put on a torrential show at pitchfork this past weekend and this song was easily one of the highlights.]
White Rabbits - "Percussion Gun" [from it's frightening. this album is seriously growing on me the more and more i play it. even though it's immediately grabbing, it may be a sleeper record for this year.]
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the Thermals - "How We Fade" [from now we can see. another highlight of the pitchfork fest was watching these guys at work. power trio indeed.]
A.A. Bondy - "Lovers' Waltz" [from american hearts. when is this guy going to put out a new album? i'm droolin', here.]
the Pains of Being Pure at Heart - "Come Saturday" [from their self-titled debut LP. coming to local 506 on tuesday, september 29th and i can't recommend them enough. great, great live band.]
Adam Thorn and the Top Buttons - "Where's the Freedom?" [the title track from one of my favorite local records of the last few years. one of the bands playing tonight for the often awesome benefit for tim lafollette at greene street club. hope you were there.]
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the Reigning Sound - "Break It" [from their forthcoming love and curses. you've heard me rave about these guys and their timebomb high school album endlessly. yay for new music from them.]
Vigilantes of Love - "Goes Without Saying" [from their album audible sigh. this is an athens, georgia band that has been around for a minute, but who i only heard in the last few months. i think i rather like them, honestly.]
Citified - "My Family Cup" [from the absence EP. they'll be playing tonight at greene street as well. one of my favorite releases of this year.]
Sonic Youth - "Antenna" [by request. from the eternal. caller kept hearing the same single on the station, so i made sure to play him something different. this is quite possibly my favorite song on the album.]
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Oneida - "I Will Haunt You" [from rated o. if you buy this album's physical copy, it's 3 CDs. it is 115 minutes worth of music, but apparently they recorded it as three distinct sets of music. who knows. all i know is that it's really good.]
the Replacements - "Kids Don't Follow" [from the stink EP. man. i love the extra tracks on the bonus release of this. maybe i'll play some in two weeks.]
Roadside Graves - "My Father Sat Me Down" [from my son's home. man, this is seriously one of my favorite albums of this year. what a band.]
the National - "Blood Buzz" (live) [this is a new song that the national have been playing live on their recent tour. this particular performance is from their show in boston earlier this year, but is pretty close to their performances of it nightly on tour.]
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the Very Best - "Rain Dance (feat. M.I.A.)" [from warm heart of africa. this is the type of thing i probably wouldn't seek out on my own, but since it was sent to me, i got to realize what a fun record it is. we'll be hearing a lot more.]
Future of the Left - "Arming Eritrea" [from travels with myself and another. if you put together the three mclusky albums and the two so far from future of the left, you've got one of the most consistently enjoyable aggro-post punk records of the 2000s. seriously. this'll make you want to be a teen again. well, at least for as long as you're listening to the album.]
Kathleen Edwards - "Six O'Clock News" [from her debut failer. i was driving the other day and remembered: oh, yeah. i don't think there's a song i don't like by kathleen edwards. that easily makes her one of my alltime favorite songwriters. put her up there with jim white, boys.]
Frightened Rabbit - "Head Rolls Off" [from the midnight organ fight. these guys were the most impressive band to me at pitchfork. mostly because i'd not heard them before and they floored me from note one, song one. be ready to hear a lot more.]
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Blair - "Kamikazee" [from the forthcoming die young. i love this song. blair, when you inevitably come to north carolina, as i know you will, and when you're on my show, as i know you will be, please play this song. thanks. love, j.]
the Cave Singers - "At the Cut" [from their new one, welcome joy. i don't know much about these guys, but people have been raving. we'll hear more.]
the Bronzed Chorus - "Underpass Sunrise" [from i'm the spring, their excellent new album. more great greensboro music that will be playing live tonight at greene street. or, most likely, will have played by the time this goes up. i write this live and post it later, so sue me.]
the Damnwells - "Bastard of Midnight" [from one last century. good power pop. really good power pop. damn good power pop.]
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Son Volt - "No Turning Back" [from american central dust. i love the ledbelly reference in this song and this is one of my favorites from the new album. solid.]
the Minus 5 - "Dark Hand of Contagion" [from the new killingsworth. a pretty strong record from the 5. if you liked the gun album, you should like this one, i think.]
Toad the Wet Sprocket - "I Will Not Take These Things for Granted" [from fear. i know i played this on extra mayhem the other week, but tim's a fan of toad, as am i, and i though it fit into his situation well. for you, tim.]

That'll do it for tonight. I'll be back in two weeks here in the normal slot and in a week and a half for Extra Mayhem. Until then, take care.

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