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Thursday, April 21, 2011

J's Indie/Rock Mayhem - 20th April 2011

[Welcome to another edition of J's Indie/Rock Mayhem. Sorry for the unintentional hiatus last week, but life comes up sometimes. It was nice to get back to the studio and lay down some of the awesome new stuff.

Next week will be the monthly Indie/Rock Roundtable with Ryan Snyder from YES Weekly as we talk about some new music and new music news. Pretty exciting on the whole. Always fun to talk with Ryan about what's going on.

Now, while we can, onward.]

J's Indie/Rock Podcast: 20th April 2011 show

Theme Song - Peaches - "Rock Show"
R.E.M. - "Alligator, Aviator, Autopilot, Antimatter" [by twitter request. from collapse into now. i haven't played much off of this album because, well, it's rem and they really don't need my help, but it is a pretty solid late-career entry for them.]
Verbena - "Me and Yr Sister" [from la musica negra. ran across my CD copy of this album the other day and decided to play this song, one of my favorites. as i said on twitter during the show, it feels like my own listening preferences evolved with a.a. bondy's songwriting - from loud rock and roll to more dark americana. it's been a good relationship as listener to artist.]
Apex Manor - "Teenage Blood" [from the year of magical drinking. i would like to humbly request that apex manor get their awesome asses to greensboro, north carolina and play a show. if you don't enjoy this song, you have no soul. i know i say that about a lot of things, but darn it, it's true.]
10,000 Maniacs - "Scorpio Rising" [from the wishing chair. it's probably odd to talk about 10,000 maniacs rocking that much, but this song and this album has some pretty amazing moments on it in terms of rockability.]
Eddie the Wheel - "Nearsayerfive" [from he's a scream. we'll have to hear more, because honestly, this stuff is great. band from athens, georgia that i was hipped to via my boys at aquarium drunkard.]
Sleater-Kinney - "Turn it On" [from dig me out. so while i'm still waiting for the wild flag record to drop, let's go back and grab some classic sleater-kinney.]
Hammer No More the Fingers - "Steam" [from black shark. seriously. you guys need to put your ears on this record. this is good, good rock and roll.]
David Johansen - "Funky but Chic" [from his self-titled solo record from 1978. i had to revisit the original version of this after playing the re-recorded version from the latest new york dolls record the other week.]
Jonny - "Wich is Wich" [from their self-titled record that dropped last week. did an interview with norman blake of jonny/teenage fanclub on tuesday and it'll be up in its entirety on aquarium drunkard soon. in the meantime..]
J's Indie/Rock First Times - Norman Blake [..here's a snippet from the interview that won't be on the write-up. an exclusive for this show as blake talks about his first show which he doesn't remember going to as he was all of one year old at best: the kinks. great story.]
Teenage Fanclub - "I Don't Want Control of You" [from songs from northern britain. and in addition, some excellent teenage fanclub as well. one of my favorite of blake's contributions to the band over the years.]
Dirty Gold - "California Sunrise" [from roar. their new EP is quite dynamite and you should pick it up. for real. these kids are how old again? jeez.]
Aztec Camera - "The Crying Scene" [from stray. i wrote a piece about this album over at aquarium drunkard this week and it is a true favorite of mine.]
Kurt Vile - "Jesus Fever" [from smoke ring for my halo. frank got this one up to me and it's well worth hearing, as is the rest of the album.]
the Jayhawks - "Haywire" [from sound of lies. one of the first pieces i wrote for aquarium drunkard was about this album and it remains my favorite jayhawks record.]
Futurebirds - "Via Flamina" [the title track from their new EP. the autumn tone records re-issue of their self-titled EP is up for digital download now as well. go get it. ]
XTC - "Sgt. Rock (Is Going to Help Me)" [by request. from black sea. one of my favorite XTC albums. see, twice this week twitter requests got played. get your requests in to me over at twitter!]
Gardens and Villa - "Black Hills" [from their self-titled LP. another band i was hipped to via aquarium drunkard this week.]
Dwight Yoakam - "Guitars, Cadillacs" [from guitars, cadillacs, etc. etc. this song never fails to put me in a great mood. never. so naturally i pull it out with some regularity here on the show.]
Wye Oak - "Civilian" [the title track from their latest. one of the best records i've heard this year. it just gets better with each listen.]
Rain Parade - "You Are My Friend" [from the explosions in the glass palace EP. the first release post-dave roback, but man, it still fires on all cylinders. love this band.]
Royal Bangs - "Grass Helmet" [from flux outside. for the concert calendar set this week, i played all bands who will be at the hopscotch festival in raleigh this fall. the lineup was announced this week and it's pretty exciting to say the least. i will love seeing royal bangs, for one.]
the Old Ceremony - "Tender Age" [the title track from their latest. one of the best things about hopscotch is how it features so many great north carolina artists and here's just one example of the many awesome ones who will be there.]
J. Mascis - "Several Shades of Why" [the title track from his latest. pretty excited that mascis will be at hopscotch also.]
Drive-by Truckers - "Strutter" [the truckers will be there and why not play their awesome cover of kiss' "strutter" also? yup. next week, maybe i'll play another cover of "strutter" just to keep the ball rolling.]
TV on the Radio - "Will Do" [from the new nine types of light record. sadly, just yesterday, tv on the radio bass player gerard smith died from lung cancer. i had the pleasure of seeing tv on the radio play at gate city noise back when their first EP had just been released and it was quite a unique experience. rest in peace.]
the Kinks - "Oklahoma USA" [from muswell hillbillies. a gorgeous song and it seemed to hit the right tone following tv on the radio.]
Bill Callahan - "Baby's Breath" [from the new album apocalypse. callahan can be a bit of work to wrap your head around at times - he's a unique artist - but i really like this song. grab it at aquarium drunkard.]
the Replacements - "Answering Machine" [maybe i should go back to doing the 'mandatory 'mats' like i used to do at the end of shows. always fitting to go out with something from the best rock and roll band of the past 30 years.]

That'll do it for this week. I'll be back next week with Ryan Snyder from YES Weekly for the Indie-Rock Roundtable. Make sure you tune in for that and until then, take care.

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