J's Indie/Rock Mayhem

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Thursday, March 10, 2011

J's Indie/Rock Mayhem - 9th March 2011

[Welcome to another edition of J's Indie/Rock Mayhem. I was joined by the Charlotte, North Carolina band Illicitizen tonight. They're playing at Somewhere Else Tavern here in Greensboro this Saturday night, March 12th. We talked about the band and had them play some live songs which you can check out in the podcast.

Next week on the show, Josh Kimbrough of Butterflies will be joining us to talk about their upcoming show here in Greensboro and their new album, Residual Child, and play some songs live for us. Ought to be a great time.

Now, while we can, onward.]

J's Indie/Rock Podcast: 9th March 2011 show

Theme Song - Peaches - "Rock Show"
R.E.M. - "Discoverer" [from the new album collapse into now which i definitely called by the wrong name on the actual show. my bad, michael. hey, you know, this new record ain't bad and i've kinda tuned out on REM records since..well..pretty much since bill berry left, so this is pretty interesting.]
the Happy Mondays - "Kinky Afro" [from pills 'n' thrills and bellyaches. probably, in a lot of ways, the greatest one-off record of all time. yes, i know they made other albums, but are they really much to shout about compared to this one? nope.]
Cut Copy - "Alisa" [from zonoscope. i'm really enjoying this record. anyone with me?]
Television - "Friction" [from marquee moon. the bass line that punctuates the end of the bridge on this song is one of my favorite musical moments ever. i don't know why.]

[Here's where the interview with Eric and Maria from Illicitizen begins. We talked about their history as a band, influences, what it's like to relentlessly self-promote and took a listen to a few live performances.]

Illicitizen - "Send a Message" (live) [a new song that isn't on their first album but is probably bound for the second. click here to listen.]
Illicitizen - "Needle" (live) [another new song that isn't on any currently released records. click here to listen.]
Illicitizen - "It Ends" (live) [a song from their self-titled debut. usually their set closer, as eric notes in the beginning. click here to listen.]
Illicitizen - "To Arms" [from their self-titled record. they just had a friend shoot a video for the song and you can check it out here.]
Drive-by Truckers - "Everybody Needs Love" [from the excellent new go-go boots album. hope i can get a chance to see them live on this tour.]
Beady Eye - "The Roller" [from different gear, still speeding, the new record from what is, essentially, oasis-minus-noel. i'm not sold on this album, but i like this song quite a bit, so i thought i'd give it a spin.]
Dum Dum Girls - "Wrong Feels Right" [the lead track from the he gets me high EP. did anyone catch them in chapel hill on tuesday night?]
Twilight Singers - "She Was Stolen" [from dynamite steps. one of the interesting things about this album is the run of about three short (read: sub-three minutes) songs that come in the middle of the record. this is one of them and it hits hard, but i could've stood for this track to hang around a little longer.]
Butterflies - "Guitarist" [from residual child. we'll have josh kimbrough from butterflies on the show next week and he'll be playing some live music for us as well. looking forward to it.]
the Beastie Boys - "Shadrach" [from paul's boutique. i wrote a piece that went up on aquarium drunkard about this song that the numerous songs sampled within it. plus a bit of biblical talk as well. check it out.]
Sly and the Family Stone - "Loose Booty" [from small talk. this is the primary song sampled for "shadrach" and is quite an awesome song in its own right.]
the Decemberists - "Down by the Water" [from the king is dead. this record is continuing to grow on me. i think i'm definitely going to have to go see them on saturday, june 11th at the raleigh amphitheatre.]
the Damnwells - "Werewolves" [from no one listens to the band anymore. they'll be at kings in raleigh on tuesday, march 29th. they're great live if you've never seen them, so get on out there.]
the Joy Formidable - "Austere" [from last year's a balloon called moaning. they're going to be at duke coffeehouse on thursday, march 24th and i'm really excited to see that show. welsh band!]
Wye Oak - "Civilian" [the title track from their latest and they'll be at local 506 in chapel hill this saturday, march 12th.]
Telekinesis - "Please Ask for Help" [from the excellent 12 desperate straight lines. michael lerner and his power-trio version of telekinesis will be at local 506 this sunday, march 13th along with the love language. the show is sold out, but if you can get in, i'd advise it. it's going to be an awesome night of power pop.]
Marah - "It's Only Money, Tyrone" [from kids in philly. i think this album is going to get a write-up from me pretty soon. i never stop being amazed by the songwriting on this record.]
Greater Pacific - "Your History" [from the rainfall EP. i did a write up on this record over at aquarium drunkard. it's a gorgeous piece of songwriting, that's for sure.]
Paul Westerberg - "Whatever Makes You Happy" [from suicaine gratifaction. i did a long piece about this record over at aquarium drunkard this week and got a pretty positive response from it. i do really enjoy this album and think the story behind it is pretty interesting as well. take a read and let me know what you think.]
the Los Angeles Gospel Choir - "I Shall Be Released" [from the gospel according to dylan, a 1969 album of strictly gospel interpretations of the bard's music. this is one of my favorites, without question.]

That'll do it for this week. Tune in next week for my interview with Josh Kimbrough from Butterflies and more great new music. Until then, take care.

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