J's Indie/Rock Mayhem

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Thursday, August 05, 2010

J's Indie/Rock Mayhem - 4th August 2010

[Welcome to another edition of J's Indie/Rock Mayhem on WQFS. A great show, without a doubt, tonight, with lots of new stuff and some classics.

Next week on the show, Crystal Bright and the Silver Hands will be stopping by to talk about their upcoming CD release show, their new album and to play some live tracks for us. Ought to be a pretty great interview. Crystal has been on the show before with her previous band, Albina Savoy, and this promises to be just as interesting.

First Friday with the Arts is this Friday, August 6th, in downtown Greensboro. I'll be busking again down at the First Friday Indie Market at the public parking lot at the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. and Elm Street. Come down, hang out, leave me some monetary love and listen to me play some originals and covers. I'll be there from about 5 PM until 8:30 or 9 PM.

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

J's Indie/Rock Podcast: 4th August 2010 show

Theme Song - Peaches - "Rock Show"
the Thermals - "I Don't Believe You" [from their forthcoming personal life. i don't know why it took me a while to get the thermals, but i'm glad i finally did. this song bodes well for the new LP.]
the Modern Lovers - "Government Center" [from their self-titled debut. i was torn between this and "roadrunner" to follow up the opener tonight. i would've been good either way, but oh well.]
Free Electric State - "Six is One" [from caress. fantastic rock and roll from durham, north carolina. super nice folks, too. catch them live when and if you can.]
Guided by Voices - "Bulldog Skin" [from mag earwhig! one of my personal favorite guided by voices records. i've always been more partial to the latter-day, more hi-fi version of the band. i just think bob's songs sound better that way, but to each their own.]
the Vaselines - "Sex with an X" [the title track from their forthcoming album, their first in a bunch of years. you can catch the track for download over at pitchfork and get a taste of the twee pop goodness.]
Elastica - "Waking Up" [from their self-titled debut, still one of my favorite albums of the 90s. i think it's held up remarkably well. i just wish they hadn't taken forever to create the follow-up, stalling their momentum. i think the album suffered as a result. wow, elastica and the stone roses had a pretty similar trajectory now that i think of it.]
Local Natives - "Careful" [their cover of the television classic from the aquarium drunkard curated l'aventure tribute album to telelvision's 1978 classic, adventure. grab it over at aquarium drunkard.]
Tom Waits - "Martha" [by request via twitter. from his debut, closing time. martha is my mother's name and she sent me an email when she heard this. she'd tuned in just in time. good request, chubbyjogger.]
Black Mountain - "Old Fangs" [from their forthcoming album wilderness heart. got exciting news this week that black mountain and the black angels are going out on tour together. a match made in heaven. sadly, the closest they're coming is asheville on a wednesday.]
the Black Angels - "You on the Run" [from directions to see a ghost, their most recent LP. can't wait to hear the new album they are dropping as well.]
illicitizen - "Second Best" [from their self-titled album. crazy and atmospheric music from charlotte, north carolina. cackalack, represent.]
Bow Wow Wow - "Go Wild in the Country" [from their debut, see jungle! see jungle! go join your gang, yeah, city all over! go ape crazy! man, if only purposefully constructed pop music was this interesting to begin with. i don't know. i guess you could argue some modern pop constructions are, it's just the tastes that have shifted and i'm behind it all.]
the Radio Dept. - "Heaven's On Fire" [from clinging to a scheme, this scandanavian band has released quite a soaring, lovely album. i've heard their previous stuff is boss, too. true?]
El-P - "Flyentology" [from i'll sleep when you're dead. ever since seeing el-p at the pitchfork festival, i've been devouring my favorite of his albums over and over again. prepare to hear more.]
Best Coast - "Boyfriend" [from crazy for you. still one of my favorite singles of this year, without question. so summery and perfect.]
Kraftwerk - "Pocket Calculator" [from computer world. i don't know if i could say enough wonderful things about this song. it never ceases to make me smile and get really excited listening to it.]
the Love Language - "Summer Dust" [from libraries. a lovely ditty from one of the better albums i've heard this year. cackalack, represent, one more time.]
Blur - "Entertain Me" [from the great escape. this was the first blur album i ever owned, and over time i think i've come to let parklife usurp it in my eyes. it seems like a more consistent, better written record. but man, when the great escape hits - like it does here - it's every bit its predecessor's equal.]
Mountain Man - "Animal Tracks" [from made the harbor. this was one of the handful of songs that actually did include accompaniment when i saw the band live. gorgeous stuff.]
Brian Eno - "Baby's on Fire" [from here come the warm jets. i saw a copy of roxy music's second album in a vinyl store the other week and i've been on an eno jones ever since. when i stumbled on my misplaced copy of this album, it was all over.]
Dead Confederate - "Giving It All Away" [from the forthcoming sugar. j. mascis plays on this song, though it's not immediately apparent the way it is whenever he guests normally on a track. that's good, though.]
Luna - "Moon Palace" [from penthouse. gorgeous, gorgeous song that reminded me of why i love this album so much.]
Teenage Fanclub - "Into the City" [from shadows. one of the many really solid songs from their latest. can't wait to hopefully see them in D.C. in october.]
the Tragically Hip - "Escape is at Hand for the Travelling Man" [from phantom power. this got stuck in my head sometime in the past week - it's a well written song, lyrical and clever - but the music is hypnotic in a way as well.]
Conrad Plymouth - "Fergus Falls" [from their self-titled EP. a seriously gorgeous EP from a band that, if they keep making music like this, is bound to catch a lot of people's ears.]
Fugazi - "Five Corporations" [from end hits. i really ought to play this back to back with p.o.s.'s "savion glover," which references it, but this is also one of my favorite fugazi songs of all time.]
Dwight Yoakam - "Guitars, Cadillacs" [from guitars, cadillacs, etc. etc. i picked up a copy of this album on vinyl recently and i was quite excited. makes the third copy of it i've bought in my time of loving it.]
Boots Randolph - "Yackety Sax" [from boots randolph's yackety sax. if you don't already know this song by name, you probably know it as the benny hill show theme or simply 'that song they play when everyone moves in fast motion.' it's really rather brilliant. a good end to the show.]

That'll do it for this week. I'll be back next week with Crystal Bright and the Silver Hands live in studio along with some great new music. Don't forget to come say hi at the First Friday Indie Market this Friday, August 6th. I'll be playing between 5 PM and 8:30PM, so come say hello. Until then, take care.



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