J's Indie/Rock Mayhem

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

J's Indie/Rock Mayhem - 17th February 2010

[Welcome to another edition of J's Indie/Rock Mayhem. Another great show chock full of great new music tonight. 2010 is already off to an amazing start, new music wise, and there's already tons more slated for release in the coming months. Amazing.

I completely blanked on mentioning the Decoration Ghost/Citified/A Rooster for the Masses show coming up this Saturday night, February 20th at the Blind Tiger here in Greensboro. Make sure you come out and catch this hellaciously awesome show.

Now, before I forget anything else, onward.]

J's Indie/Rock Podcast: 17th February 2010 show

Theme Song - Peaches - "Rock Show"
A.C. Newman - "The Heartbreak Rides" [from get guilty. with the new pornographers new album, together, due for a release in april, i thought i'd get us salivating in anticipation. yum.]
Drive-by Truckers - "Do It Yourself" [from decoration day. i missed both of their shows in raleigh last week, but the new album, the big to-do, is due out very soon. so let's get excited, shall we?]
Gil Scott-Heron - "New York Is Killing Me" [from i'm new here, the second single from the record. a bare-bones, skeletal blues-rap that is punctuated by banging bass drum and cymbals. it's a haunting song and wow, this record just gets better and better.]
Tubeway Army - "Listen to the Sirens" [from their self-titled debut. the first track of a long, fruitful career for gary numan. i love his first four or five records. awesome stuff.]
Dr. Dog - "Shadow People" [from the forthcoming shame, shame which will be out in april on anti records. grab a copy of the song from aquarium drunkard over here.]
Bob Dylan - "I Want You" [from blonde on blonde. i got this song stuck in my head earlier today and, well, there you go. don't tell anyone you don't own this record. it'll be okay.]
Lucero - "The Devil and Maggie Chascarillo" [from 1372 overton park. sneaking in the back door at the relatively new aquarius music hall in high point, north carolina, lucero will be there this friday, february 19th. check out the venue and get there, folks.]
Dilated Peoples - "Work the Angles" [from the platform, their debut. this song tore the house down the first time i ever saw these guys - one of the most raucous and fun shows i've ever been to.]
Harlem - "Friendly Ghost" [from their forthcoming hippies. aquarium drunkard's chief writer has pimped the hell out of these guys for some time and i can see why. great rock and roll.]
the Ladybug Transistor - "Always on the Telephone" [from can't wait another day, their most recent. got to see these folks at the merge XX anniversary this past summer and it was a divine treat.]
the Lemonheads - "No Backbone" [from their self-titled 2007 album. one of the highlights of evan dando's solo set a couple of weeks ago also.]
Akron/Family - "Everyone is Guilty" [from last year's excellent set 'em wild, set 'em free. they're playing tonight at artistika here in greensboro, though by the time this goes up, the show will probably be close to over. so, yeah, hope you're there.]
Surfer Blood - "Swim" [from the outstanding astro coast. they're playing monday night, february 22nd, at snug harbor in charlotte. i really want to go. who's going?]
Buffalo Tom - "You'll Never Catch Him" [from their 2007 reunion album three easy pieces. this is one of my all time favorite buffalo tom songs and considering what a huge fan i am, and how many great records they did in the 90s, that is no small statement. i hate that they seem to have been lost in the wake of the 90s alt-rock surge.]
Lissie - "Wedding Bells" [from the excellent why you runnin' EP. more great neo-classic country sounding work from this california artist.]
Pavement - "Grounded" [from wowee zowee, but also from the forthcoming quarantine the past best of collection that is due out in march. all this as a ramp up for the big reunion this year. i really hope i get to go to pitchfork and catch them.]
the Morning Benders - "Promises" [from the forthcoming big echo. i hadn't give these guys much of my time on the albums past, but people are getting amped up for this one. it's a solid record, definitely.]
the Reigning Sound - "You're Not As Pretty" [from time bomb high school. i saw a band from charlotte last night, the temperance league, who reminded me in spirit and style of the reigning sound even if their singer didn't have the power of reigning sound's front man. still, a band to watch out for if they come around your way here in NC. either of them, really.]
Lee Wallace - "All the World Is Green" [from the sea, the sea. this is lee's take on a tom waits classic and he does it justice, for real. get this album. support greensboro music.]
the Happy Hollows - "Death to Vivek Kemp" [from spells which is a wicked good album. check out the awesome video as well.]
the Whigs - "Hundred/Million" [from their forthcoming in the dark. really awesome song and you can stream the new album if you become their fan on facebook.]
Blair - "Candy in the Kitchen" [from the excellent die young. i'll continue to gush about this album for awhile. don't worry. keep enjoying it.]
Go Home Productions - "Mick 'n' Carly" [from spliced krispies. first of all, if you've never heard this mash-up record, go download it. next, you can read about how carly simon is soliciting people to make videos for "you're so vain" and then you can check out the awesome one made for this mash-up. you're welcome.]
Bear in Heaven - "Wholehearted Mess" [from beast rest forth mouth, the title so abusrd it becomes surprisingly easy to remember. they're at local 506 in chapel hill along with cymbals eat guitars on sunday, march 7th. i'll be there.]
Susu - "Calling" [from the excellent r and r and r. i can't say much more about this record - saving it for the review. just awesome.]
Midlake - "Small Mountain" [from the courage of others. this is a slow burn of a record and i'm still wrapping my head around it, but it's an interesting listen at the very least. gorgeous stuff.]
Bobb Trimble - "One Mile From Heaven" [from iron curtain innocence which is an amazing independent self-released record that is amazing neo-psychedelia at its best. check out this post at aquarium drunkard about his albums and enjoy.]

That'll do it for this week. I'll be back next week with more spectacular music. Until then, take care.



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