J's Indie/Rock Mayhem

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Thursday, March 03, 2011

J's Indie/Rock Mayhem - 2nd March 2011

[Welcome to another edition of J's Indie/Rock Mayhem. Sorry for the unexpected absence last week - a trip that was supposed to begin Thursday became a sudden Wednesday departure. Thanks to the able Steve-O of the Bits 'n' Pieces Show (Fridays, 8pm - 10pm) for filling in for me and making me receive several text messages where people praised what I was playing because they didn't know I wasn't there. Good call on playing some Thunderclap Newman, Steve.

Next week, we'll be joined by the fantastic Illicitizen from Charlotte on the show and, pending final confirmation, in two weeks, we'll be joined by Butterflies from Chapel Hill. I'm loving the interviews on the show this year. It's been such a treat to have so many great and diverse bands up.

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

J's Indie/Rock Podcast: 2nd March 2011 show

Theme Song - Peaches - "Rock Show"
Apex Manor - "Teenage Blood" [from the year of magical drinking. seriously, if this isn't bound for numerous summer mix tapes, what else could be?]
the Modern Lovers - "Roadrunner" [from their self-titled debut. mr. richman was in chapel hill at the end of last week and, sadly, i missed him.]
Smith Westerns - "All Die Young" [from dye it blonde. more off this awesome album. they'll be at kings in raleigh on friday, april 29th.]
Matthew Sweet - "Sick of Myself" [from 100% fun. the song that made me fall in love with this man's excelleng songcraft. ah, 8th grade.]
Yuck - "Get Away" [from their self-titled debut. i can't speak to the whole record yet, but this song tears me up. we'll hear more.]
Blur - "For Tomorrow" [from modern life is rubbish. i've been thinking a lot about blur lately. trying to suss out what their legacy as a band truly is and i'm not sure. i'm thinking maybe the lyrical comparisons to the kinks from this record and parklife maybe have been more broadly accurate in terms of their impact on music also. except, who was actually influenced by blur? who would we point to as being disciples of their style?]
David Lowry - "Baby, All Those Girls Meant Nothing To Me" [from the palace guards. cracker/camper van beethoven member lays on his new solo project. we'll undoubtedly hear some more.]
the Ramones - "Needles and Pins" [from road to ruin. a song written by none other than sonny bono. and of course it sounds perfectly at home with the ramones.]
the Twilight Singers - "On the Corner" [from dynamite steps. i'm still figuring out how i feel about this new album, but this is definitely one of the highlights. can't wait to see them at the cat's cradle on may 7th.]
Guadalcanal Diary - "Always Saturday" [from flip flop. had an impromptu theme come together tonight. love to pull this song out every now and then.]
Butterflies - "Sunday Afternoon" [from residual child. so here's what started it all. from their new album - hopefully singer josh kimbrough is going to be up on the show in two weeks. here's hoping.]
Wilco - "Monday" [from being there. so stonesy you should just let it bleed. har. but still, a great song. one of these days i'm going to do a whole show of days of the week songs.]
Cut Copy - "Take Me Over" [from zonoscope. i'm a bit infatuated with this record. so dancey and fun and just a lovely, lovely album. if you don't like infectious music, i'd stay away from this at all costs.]
the Minus 5 - "I'm Not Bitter" [from down with wilco. a classic from some classics. this record hasn't aged as well for me as i might have expected, but it's still quite excellent.]
Illicitizen - "To Arms" [from their self-titled record. the band that'll be on the show next week from down in the queen city.]
Deerhunter - "Memory Boy" [from halcyon digest. so they played this on letterman, apparently? not a bad job, guys. keep reppin' the south.]
Telekinesis - "Gotta Get It Right Now" [from 12 desperate straight lines. love this record and in case you didn't know, they'll be playing, along with the love language, at local 506 in chapel hill on sunday, may 13th. that show is sold. out.]
Dum Dum Girls - "There Is A Light That Never Goes Out" [from he gets me high. a cover of the smiths' classic from the new EP. they'll be at local 506 on tuesday, march 8th.]
Wye Oak - "The Altar" [from civilian. haven't gotten a chance to soak this album up yet either, but the initial reviews are solid. they'll be at local 506 on saturday, march 12th. love this band.]
Lonnie Walker - "Wider than White" [from these times old times. they're one of the opening bands for future island's friday night show at kings in raleigh this week.]
Birds of Avalon - "Xarardhere" [from their self-titled album. love this song and this record. we'll continue to hear more. rock and roll is alive and kicking this year.]
Hammer No More the Fingers - "The Agency" [from black shark. more proof of rock being alive. especially here in north carolina.]
Lucinda Williams - "Cophenhagen" [from blessed. if you haven't already caught it, i did an interview with ms. williams the other week over at aquarium drunkard that is well worth reading. i'm loving the new album as well.]
the Damnwells - "She Goes Around" [from no one listens to the band anymore. they're going to be at kings in raleigh on tuesday, march 29th. i'm enjoying the new album a lot. i'm repeating myself a lot tonight. a lot.]
Drive-by Truckers - "I Do Believe" [from go-go boots. i'm behind on listening to things as i suppose this is about the hundredth album i've commented that i haven't given a full listen to yet. but yet, there i am again. patterson's singing sounds really off until the music comes in on this one. then it makes perfect sense.]
the Replacements - "Skyway" [from pleased to meet me. by request from long time listener and now fellow DJ frank. we bonded over the replacements a long time ago and it's still an easy request for me to fulfill.]
the Decemberists - "June Hymn" [from the king is dead.. i think this might just be one of the most beautiful songs i've heard in forever. i thought the chorus was sappy at first, but the song slowly reveals itself as one of beautiful vignettes, images and small odes. in short, it's perfect.]

That's going to do it for this week. We'll be back next week with the fine folks in Illicitizen live in-studio and lots more great new music. Until then, Go Heels!, and take care.



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