J's Indie/Rock Mayhem

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

J's Indie/Rock Mayhem - 27th October 2010

[Welcome to another edition of J's Indie/Rock Mayhem. Tonight's show was pretty jam packed with great stuff and I loved the way most of it flowed. I'm pretty proud of this particular episode.

I mention on the podcast that I elected not to play any Halloween music tonight because of how the holiday was still five days away. So later this week, here on the blog, you'll be able to download my first Halloween Mix podcast. It'll have some pithy title or other, but keep your eye here on the blog or on my twitter account for an announcement when it goes live. You won't regret it.

Now, onward.]

J's Indie/Rock Podcast: 27th October 2010 show

Theme Song - Peaches - "Rock Show"
the Love Language - "Heart to Tell" [from one of my favorite albums of this year, libraries. did anyone catch them at the new motorco in durham last saturday? pretty awesome looking venue and i'm sure the band was just fantastic.]
Wilco - "Casino Queen" [from a.m. i meant to play something like "i must be high" or "box full of letters" but i was distracted and went with this instead. but you know what? i love this song, so there you go.]
Futurebirds - "Yur Not Dead" [from hampton's lullabye. they were in charlotte at snug harbor last night and put on, undoubtedly, a great show. these guys are just wicked live, so catch them when you can.]
Dilated Peoples - "Work the Angles" [from the platform. their debut and not quite as good as their sophomore record, but wayyy better than their last two. a shame what happened to them, but raka is finally releasing his first solo record and evidence put out a pretty boss EP last year. redemption, guys?]
Secret Message Machine - "Orphanville" [the title track from their latest. one of the more unique sounding greensboro bands, at least on record. this stuff is quite digable.]
the LIbertines - "Horrorshow" [from up the bracket, one of the cheekier and more outstanding rock debut albums from this past decade. i picked it up this week for the first time in awhile and have been thoroughly enjoying myself.]
Deerhunter - "Desire Lines" [from the new halcyon digest which i am absolutely going to have to give more of a listen to. good stuff.]
J's Indie/Rock First Times - Jody Stephens - [the, sadly, only living original member of big star talks about his first concert from an interview i conducted with him last year on the release of the big star box set. sad that both alex chilton and andy hummel have died since this interview.]
Big Star - "You and Your Sister" [from keep an eye on the sky. that boxset is essential for big star fans, if only for including some of chris bell's fantastic work as well, like this song.]
Sharon Van Etten - "Don't Do It" [from the excellent epic EP. if you get a chance to see this lady live, you won't regret it. just a fantastic performer.]
the Streets - "Dry Your Eyes" [from a grand don't come for free. i still thoroughly love this album - as much as i did in 2005. this song, allegedly, was written by mike skinner for coldplay, but they passed on recording it. thank god.]
the Joy Formidable - "Austere" [from a balloon called moaning. this band is wickedly gnarly - as in the guitars sound gnarled and caustic and just lovely beneath the high pitched vocals. i'm loving this band. go wales!]
the Church - "Metropolis" [from gold afternoon fix. when i saw the church, they pulled out a mandolin and i thought for sure they were going to play this. but they didn't. quite disappointing.]
the War on Drugs - "Comin' Through" [from the future weather EP. saw these guys at the hopscotch festival back in september and i was pretty impressed. am digging what i've heard off of this so far as well.]
Adam Daniel - "Her Shake" [from blue pop. one of the greatest pop songs ever written. i first heard this on a mix tape made for me in an internet mixtape trade years ago (on an actual cassette) and its never left my head long.]
No Age - "Glitter" [from everything in between. these guys were one of the loudest shows i've ever seen. the record is a bit more focused, but live, well, man.]
Drive-by Truckers - "Girls Who Smoke" [a bonus track from the vinyl edition of the big to-do. heading down to the fillmore charlotte to see the truckers this sunday. halloween with the truckers!]
Filthybird - "Hiders" [from songs for other people. their cd release show at the flatiron this past saturday was fantastic and so far, so is the new album. we'll hear more.]
Josh Rouse - "A Forest" (live) [from beyond cold blue stars. this is a radio promo we received in conjunction with rouse's under cold blue stars album, my personal favorite of his. this cover of the cure classic is a favorite of mine from this particular promo.]
Abe Vigoda - "To Tears" [from crush. the more i listen to this album, the more i really enjoy it. great post-punk.]
the Dead Kennedys - "California Uber Alles" [from fresh fruit for rotting vegetables. i wanted to save this for next week if jerry brown won the gubernatorial race in california, but i figure i'll play it now. couldn't wait.]
Swans - "My Birth" [from my father will guide me up a rope to the sky. i played this song last week, i believe, but it's so good and so is the rest of this album. needed one of the shorter tracks, though, and this fit the bill.]
Conrad Plymouth - "Here to There" [from their excellent self-titled EP. seriously, probably bound for my 25 best albums of the year list.]
the Stranglers - "Nice 'n' Sleazy" [from black and white. was talking the stranglers with a good friend the other day. their original name was the guildford stranglers. no relation.]
the Replacements - "Message to the Boys" [from don't you know who i think i am? one of the two new songs recorded for this best of collection that came out about 5 years ago. this is easily the best of the two. not bad at all.]
Gil Scott-Heron - "Me and the Devil" [from i'm new here. one of my favorite albums from this year. seriously good.]
the Godz - "Lay in the Sun" [from contact high with the godz. if you're not down with the godz, well, i don't know what to say.]
Stornoway - "The End of the Movie" [from beachcomber's windowsill. one of the loveliest songs i've heard this year from one of its best albums as well.]

That'll do it for this week. I'll be back next week with more wonderful music. If you're going to be at the Truckers show in Charlotte on Sunday, say howdy. Otherwise, until next week, Go Panthers!, and take care.



  • At 10:56 PM, October 28, 2010, Blogger timothy radar said…

    Hope you keep on rocking Greensborogh, if you have time check our our new band at happynoose.blogspot.com we would love to send you songs to play on your show.

  • At 11:08 PM, November 01, 2010, Blogger Justin said…

    Every time you play The Church, I'm reminded how much I always liked hearing their songs on the radio. What album would you recommend to an extremely casual fan as a good starting place with their back catalog?

    Also, I'd never before heard that Adam Daniel song, so thanks for that. That immediately goes on my to-buy list.


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