J's Indie/Rock Mayhem

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Thursday, October 07, 2010

J's Indie/Rock Mayhem - 6th October 2010

[Welcome to another edition of J's Indie/Rock Mayhem. I was joined in studio tonight by Crystal Bright, Diego Diaz and Taylor Bays of Crystal Bright and the Silver Hands. We talked about their upcoming shows at the Broach Theatre this weekend. The multi-media performance piece is called Illuminating and Transcending the Shadow and runs on both Friday and Saturday nights, October 8th and 9th. Doors at 7:30. They also played some live songs for us and overall it was a great experience.

Next week I'll be joined by Matty Sheets and the Blockheads who are preparing to play as part of a farewell pair of shows for Greensboro musician Marshall Owen who is taking off for Austin. Matty is always a hoot to have on the show, so next week will be fun.

Now, while I'm celebrating the fact that my podcast actually recorded correctly this week, onward.]

J's Indie/Rock Podcast: 6th October 2010 show

Theme Song - Peaches - "Rock Show"
the Black Angels - "Bad Vibrations" [from their awesome new album phosphene dream. the new record is really solid and a great continuation of their bleak, dense stoner rock sound. this is music to get lost in.]
the B-52's - "52 Girls" [from their self-titled debut. one of the finest debut albums ever recorded by anyone ever. this record still sounds as fresh and unique as i'm sure it did then.]
Superchunk - "Rosemarie" [from majesty shredding. still on a constant rotation in my cd player. loving this album.]
the Breeders - "Doe" [from pod. this is where i ought to reignite the imaginary argument i have with imaginary listeners who claim that this album is better than last splash, but i'll leave it be so that i don't have to tell them how imaginarily wrong they are.]
the Corin Tucker Band - "Pulling Pieces" [from 1,000 years. one of my favorite songs from this stellar new record. i really am happy how much i am enjoying this record. hopefully she'll come around here on tour. it's been far too long.]
Midnight Oil - "Kosciuszko" [from red sails in the sunset. i learned about who the real kosciuszko was from one of my favorite web comics, hark! a vagrant. check it out. thanks for helping me in my appreciation of midnight oil, katie!]
Justin Currie - "As Long As You Don't Come Back" [from the great war, currie's second solo album post-del amitri. most of this record is a softer take on his wonderful knack for self-deprecating and dark power pop about loser romances, but it's still solid.]
Crystal Bright and the Silver Hands - "Little Match Girl" [from their new self-titled album.]

[This is where I interviewed Crystal, Diego and Taylor of Crystal Bright and the Silver Hands. We talked about their unique upcoming shows and they played a couple of songs for us and talked about a wide variety of issues. And I got called a goon! All in all, a great night.]

Crystal Bright and the Silver Hands - "The Misplaced Zygote" (live) [one of the songs that will be played live at the shows on friday and saturday. click here to download.]
Crystal Bright and the Silver Hands - "Corpus Callosum" (live) [another of the songs from the live show. click here to download.]
Crystal Bright and the Silver Hands - "Toy Hammer" [another from their new cd which will be on sale on friday and saturday at the shows. thanks to the band for coming in.]
Conrad Plymouth - "Fergus Falls" [from their wonderful self-titled record. hey, guys. come to north carolina and be on my show. or play a show. or just keep doing your thing. one of the three.]
Camu Tao - "Plot a Little" [from the posthumously released king of hearts which is out on fat possum. camu tao was a member of the def jux records crew of amazing hip hop artists and, sadly, succumbed to lung cancer in 2008. he has just about finished work on this, his debut solo album, when he died. it's like apocalyptic pop r&b. yeah. it's that good.]
El Michels Affair - "C.R.E.A.M." [a wonderful little instrumental take on the wu-tang classic that i picked up the other year.]
Sharon Van Etten - "Don't Do It" [from the new epic EP which is really quite good. she's a fantastic singer and i had the luck of seeing her twice in the last month or so at hopscotch and with megafaun at the sounds of the south show at duke.]
Swans - "Jim" [from the new my father will guide me up a rope to the sky. this album has gotten great reviews so far which is exciting for the first new swans album in well over a decade. we'll hear more.]
the Streets - "Heaven for the Weather" [from everything is borrowed. this song is one of the amusing high points of an otherwise fairly lackluster album.]
Brad Laner - "Throat" [from the new natural selections. we've heard a bit of brad laner in earlier years. he was a member of the band lusk and this is his second solo record.]
the Posies - "She's Coming Down Again!" [from the new blood/candy. a pretty solid record, but this is certainly one of the highlights of the album. they'll be at the cat's cradle on november 18th along with brendan benson.]
the Velvet Underground - "Venus in Furs" [from the velvet underground and nico. this is one of the finest songs in all of rock and roll, i truly believe. it still just kills me.]
Janelle Monae - "Faster" [from the really, really awesome arch android album. there are smatterings of traditional r&b, his royal badness prince and a lot of other odd things including metropolis imagery. good stuff.]
Slim Dunlap - "Ballad of the Opening Band" [from the old new me. one of my favorite slim songs - a lovely little ballad telling the story of those perennial openers. god bless them.]
the Soft Boys - "I Wanna Destroy You" [from underwater moonlight. couldn't help it. after romancer played this song live the other week, i have had it in my had ever since.]

That'll do it for this week. Glad the podcast is working this week. We'll be back next week with guests Matty Sheets and the Blockheads, so make sure to tune in. Until then, Go Panthers!, and take care.

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