J's Indie/Rock Mayhem

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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

J's Indie/Rock Mayhem - 12th January 2011

[Welcome to another edition of J's Indie/Rock Mayhem. And the podcast is fixed! Thank goodness. So get ready to enjoy the goodness if you missed the live webcast. Still, I ended up at the station tonight until 9 which means if you were listening to the webcast, you could have heard an additional hour of music curated by yours truly. Shame on you for not catching it if you didn't.

There are going to be some awesome live interviews on the show in the coming weeks. Greensboro's Cold Water Shave will be joining us on February 9th and then Charlotte, NC's Illicitizen will be with us on March 9th. But, I won't say anything so I don't jinx it, we have another band most likely joining us next week. Here's keeping our fingers crossed that it comes together. Follow me on Twitter and you'll know the moment anything is confirmed. Plus you'll hear my awesome ramblings. A win-win situation!

Now, while we can, onward.]

J's Indie/Rock Podcast: 12th January 2011 show

Theme Song - Peaches - "Rock Show"
Crocodiles - "Hollow Hollow Eyes" [from sleep forever. though this came out last year, it still seems appropriate for opening the show. love this record.]
the Replacements - "I Will Dare" [from let it be. over at aquarium drunkard i wrote a piece about the album cover for this album, so head on over and check it out.]
Wavves - "King of the Beach" [the title track from their latest. they're going to be at the cat's cradle in carborro, nc on saturday, january 29th along with best coast. we hosted them last year here at guilford and it was quite a show.]
the Flashing Lights - "High School" [from where the change is. for my friend, rae, who tuned in this evening via the streaming webcast. a great song i dig out from time to time.]
Birds of Avalon - "Xarardheere" [from their self-titled record that dropped this week. this song is ridiculously good and we'll be hearing more. this is a band i've heard a lot about, but haven't put my ears on until now.]
Fugazi - "Smallpox Champion" [from in on the kill taker. i did a scratch the surface piece on aquarium drunkard for this album awhile back, and i think it's worth checking out as well.]
Adam Thorn and the Top Buttons - "Life's a Bummer" [from their self-titled sophomore album. one of my favorite tracks of last year from quite a good record as well.]
Gene Clark - "In a Misty Morning" [from roadmaster. a friend gave me a copy of this album for christmas - he's been slowly opening me up to more and more of gene clark's solo work and i'm ever so grateful when songs like this land in my lap.]
Apex Manor - "The Party Line" [from the year of magical drinking. this is already probably bound for my year-end best of list - probably top ten. it's so ridiculously good. it drops january 25th on merge records and you should buy it. now.]
the Lemonheads - "The Outdoor Type" [from car button cloth. one of my favorite lemonheads songs, even if evan dando didn't write it. just full of so many great lines.]
Caleb Caudle and the Bayonets - "So Gone" [from the excellent snake river canyon. caleb and the boys will be at krankies, the old werehouse, in winston-salem on saturday, january 29th.]
Jim White - "Rambler" [from jim white presents sounds of the americans. this is a new side-project collection of songs that jim white did in conjunction with some other musicians. not an official follow-up to transnormal skiperoo, but i imagine he might play some of this at his upcoming show at SECCA in winston-salem on saturday, february 19th. i'm super excited to see jim again. it's been too long.]
Obits - "You Gotta Lose" [from the forthcoming moody, standard and poor. so exciting to hear new music from obits. their debut was truly exceptionally good. i love the title of this record. quite cheeky. can't wait to hear the full thing.]
Kathleen Edwards - "Good Things" [from back to me, still probably my favorite kathleen edwards album. and this song especially. sigh. it just gets to you.]
Filthybird - "Stephen Dedalus" [from songs for other people. really excellent music from another excellent greensboro band. even if they have moved to mebane or wherever.]
Lower Dens - "Completely Golden" [from twin-hand movement. they played tonight with the walkmen at the cat's cradle. catch them out on tour because they're fantastic.]
Now You See Them - "It's Worth It" [from things change in a day. great asheville band whom i love quite a bit, especially live. they'll be at the green bean here in greensboro on friday, january 28th.]
Grant Hart - "Twenty-Five Forty-One" [from intolerance. grant hart will be at the garage in winston-salem on saturday, january 15th. yeah, that's this friday. and yes it's that grant hart.]
Twin Shadow - "Tyrant Destroyed" [from forget. another upcoming WQFS sponsored show at studio b here in greensboro on february 25th. stay tuned.]
the Hoodoo Gurus - "(Let's All) Turn On" [from stoneage romeos. the vagabond saints society, who do cover shows twice every year over in winston-salem, are doing the first two hoodoo gurus albums on saturday, january 22nd at the garage.]
the Veils - "Bloom" [from the forthcoming troubles of the brain EP. so exciting to hear new music from these guys. it's been far too long.]
Teenage Fanclub - "Sparky's Dream" [from grand prix. the first teenage fanclub song i ever heard on alternative rock radio back in the 90s. it stuck in my head for years until i finally hunted them down. thank goodness.]
Kurt Wagner and Courtney Tidwell - "Incredibly Lonely" [from KORT. really gorgeous music from this pair. we'll be hearing a lot more from this album.]
Toro y Moi - "Still Sound" [from underneath the pine. i missed this record last year, but check this song out and then kick yourself for being like me and having missed it.]
Wire - "Red Barked Trees" [from red barked tree, which just came out this week. pretty exciting to hear new music from wire, no matter when it happens.]
Chris Bell - "I Am the Cosmos" [the title track from his posthumous solo album. today would have been chris' 60th birthday - in memory of a great, great songwriter. continue to rest in peace.]

That'll do it for J's Indie/Rock Mayhem this week. Hopefully we'll have an awesome interview live next week, but until then, be safe, and take care.



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