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Thursday, April 15, 2010

J's Indie/Rock Mayhem - 14th April 2010

[Welcome to another edition of J's Indie/Rock Mayhem. I had the pleasure of being joined in studio, for the second time, by Caleb Caudle. Caleb was up in the studio in February of '09 when his last album came out and now his newest, Snake River Canyon, is getting ready to drop at he and his band's CD release show on Saturday, April 17th at the Garage in Winston-Salem. Can't wait for what will be an awesome show, and you should definitely check out the live cuts from the interview.

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On a much sadder note, I'm a day late on getting the show up, but in doing so it allows me to mourn yet another musician. I mention in the show the late Malcolm McLaren, but today, Thursday, April 15th, also brought the death of Type O Negative lead singer Peter Steele. Peter was a very unique and original musician, whether it was through his earlier band Carnivore or the gloomy-but-highly-self-aware Type O Negative. Type O Negative was introduced to me in high school by my friend Andy, a lover of goth music, who really enjoyed the cheeky humor that embraced both the most serious and silliest sides of goth music - embracing it while subtly mocking it in a way that showed a true love for the genre. Longtime listeners to the show will know that I always break out Type O at Halloween and Christmas for various reasons and Peter was truly too young to go. Rest in peace, Peter.

Now, onward.]

J's Indie/Rock Podcast: 14th April 2010 show

Theme Song - Peaches - "Rock Show"
Dr. Dog - "Stranger" [from the forthcoming shame shame which is due out super soon, i believe. maybe i'll finally catch these guys live this time around.]
the Modern Lovers - "Roadrunner" [from their self-titled debut. if there's a finer classic rock and roll song around, i'm not sure what it is. this is as timeless as anything else out there.]
Finn Riggins - "Shaky" [from vs. wilderness. they played in chapel hill on tuesday night and i'm sad i didn't get to get up to see them. a great live show.]
Verbena - "Into the Pink" [the title track from their second album. i still really enjoy this and, especially, their third album. great stuff, even though a.a. bondy has moved on to greater and better things.]

[This is where I interviewed Caleb Caudle. He was joined by two members of the Bayonets, his backing band, Philip Pledger and Kyle Caudle. We talked about the new album, the process of writing it, changes in the band since last he stopped by, he and the band's favorite recent records and the upcoming CD release show this Saturday, April 17th, at the Garage in Winston-Salem. Show starts at 10 PM and doors are at 9:30. And though I chastised him on air for saying it (my bad for not prepping him), Foothills Brewery beers will be on sale that night for $2 a pint. Good stuff.]

Caleb Caudle and Phillip Pledger - "Heat Lightnin' Heat" (live) [a live version of a song from the new snake river canyon album that they're putting out at their CD release show on saturday at the garage. a great, lovely tune. click here to listen.]
Caleb Caudle and the Bayonets - "So Gone" [an album track from the new album.]
Caleb Caudle and Phillip Pledger - "Red Bank Road" (live) [a live version of a song from the previous album. another great and lovely tune. click here to listen.]
Caleb Caudle and the Bayonets - "Moonlight Mile" [also from snake river canyon. i'd definitely go to the show on saturday and pick up a copy if i were you. seriously.]
Gil Scott-Heron featuring Nas - "New York Is Killing Me" (remix) [this one dropped this week and you can pick it up here. nas adds a nice little bit to this already stellar song and one reviewer called it his "anti 'new york state of mind.'" not a bad analogy.]
Decoration Ghost - "Father's Fists" [from the haze of wine and age. one of my favorite songs from one of my favorite greensboro bands. especially that great little drum fill right after the line 'pounding like the drums of the cold war.' masterful.]
the Backsliders - "Abe Lincoln" [from southern lines. credit my friend jeff for getting me into this north carolina band. he made me a fantastic mix this week that included this song and now i'm hooked. going to have to find me more of these guys.]
Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings - "Money" [from i learned the hard way. this album is fantastic and it just gets funkier and funkier. they're playing at the cat's cradle on tuesday, may 11th. a guaranteed good time.]
the Soft Pack - "C'mon" [from their self-titled record. stumbled upon this song and realized i hadn't played it in a bit. a pretty strong summertime record that dropped just a bit earlier this year. saw these guys back when they were the muslims and it's just gotten better.]
Jews and Catholics - "Who Are We Think We Are" [the title track from their forthcoming album. the jew and the catholic are going to join me live in studio in two weeks, wednesday, april 28th for an interview. we'll talk this new record and other stuff. awesome.]
Adam and the Ants - "Physical (You're So)" [from kings of the wild frontier. was just talking about adam ant with the head drunkard and we discussed this song, mainly because of nine inch nails' fantastic cover of it from the broken EP. i smell an article.]
Tallest Man on Earth - "King of Spain" [from the forthcoming the wild hunt. he'll be our headliner at the (somewhat shrunken) WQFeSt on saturday, april 24th. going to be a great night of music.]
Screaming Blue Messiahs - "Sweet Water Pools" [by request, from red bikini. this came in through twitter from my tweet buddy (twuddy?) brad. not a bad song. have heard of these guys over the years, but never looked into it.]
the National - "Afraid of Everyone" [from the forthcoming high violet. two songs are now out and about. i think people are salivating for the full length. i know i am.]
Toad the Wet Sprocket - "All in All" [from in light syrup. years ago, tim lafollette and i did a duet of this song in the underground at guilford and it was a wonderful time. i'm going to be MCing the upcoming often awesome event at greene street club on tuesday, may 18th with a bunch of bands (including jews and catholics). i'm going to get to play a bit also, which i'm very excited about. y'all come down and contribute to a worthy, excellent cause.]
the Love Language - "Heart to Tell" [from the forthcoming libraries. this came across my twitter minutes before i burned the CD for this show. excellent timing. this album doesn't come out until july, but hey, this is a great leak. great, great stuff.]
Iggy and the Stooges - "Search and Destroy" [from raw power. the new legacy edition of this album is out, so i thought i'd pull out my vinyl copy. not my favorite stooges album (that would be fun house, but still a great ride.]
Clem Snide - "Denver" [from the meat of life. one of the most beautiful songs i've heard this year and it's most certainly destined for my year-end best singles show.]
Sex Pistols - "EMI" [from nevermind the bollocks. in memory of malcolm mclaren, i went with the most bristling-at-the-industry song from this album. it's a taunting raspberry of a song and i delight in its mean spirited and gloating lyrics. check out my memoriam piece about malcolm over at aquarium drunkard.]
Malcolm McLaren - "Double Dutch" [from duck rock. to wind up the tribute to malcolm, i threw on a track from his 1983 solo record. he knew how to pull people to back him and this record turned out to be mightily influential in turning britain onto hip-hop. it's a really fun record, honestly. rest in peace, malcolm.]

That'll do it for this week. I'll be back next week with our WQFeSt lead-in show and lots more. Until then, take care.

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