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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

J's Indie/Rock Mayhem - 27th April 2011

[Welcome to another edition of J's Indie/Rock Mayhem. I had a number of special guests this evening. As always, joining us at the end of the month for the Indie/Rock Roundtable, was Ryan Snyder of YES Weekly. Also joining us during that segment was not one, not two, but THREE separate Emergency Broadcast System interruptions for tornado warnings. Those of you who catch the podcast and live elsewhere will get to hear the real-time hot severe weather action this week. Feel lucky.

Also, it was announce tonight that my other home on the web, Aquarium Drunkard, won the inaugural MTV O Music Award for Best Independent Music Blog. We were up against some really awesome blogs, so to have won this is pretty darn cool to say the least. Awesome job, AD crew.

Now, before it gets more turbulent up in here, onward.]

J's Indie/Rock Podcast: 27th April 2011 show

Theme Song - Peaches - "Rock Show"
Royal Bangs - "Back Then It Was Different" [from flux outside, already probably bound for my year-end best-of stuff. really solid record.]
Sugar - "Your Favorite Thing" [from file under easy listening. i'll always associate this song with the "i love you, toothbrush" sketch from the state. sadly it didn't make it onto the DVD version of the show. lousy copyrights.]
Dum Dum Girls - "There Is A Light That Never Goes Out" [from the new he gets me high EP. pretty awesome cover of the smiths' classic.]
Blur - "Charmless Man" [by request. from the great escape. whenever i reach for this album, i almost always default to playing "the universal," which is probably my favorite song on that album, but it's loaded with great songs. it's blur. naturally.]

[Here's where Ryan Snyder and I broke out the Indie/Rock Roundtable again. This month we discussed some things related to Record Store Day: a new EP from Ryan Adams and the Cardinals, Class Mythology, and a couple of 7" record covers - Built to Spill doing the Grateful Dead's "Ripple" and Mastodon doing ZZ Top's "Just Got Paid." We also discussed the perks of the upcoming Hopscotch Fest this September in Raleigh. All in all, a good time. Take a listen.]

Ryan Adams and the Cardinals - "Your Name Is On Fire" [from class mythology.]
Ryan Adams and the Cardinals - "Go Ahead and Rain" [from class mythology.]
Built to Spill - "Ripple" (live) [Record Store Day 7" single.]
Mastodon - "Just Got Paid" [Record Store Day 7" single.]
Drive-by Truckers - "Tornadoes" [from the dirty south. the reason for this song was two-fold. first, the truckers will be one of the big bands playing the hopscotch festival and two, crazy tornadoes were everywhere outside at the time, apparently. good choice for music.]
Jonny - "Circling the Sun" [from jonny which is now out. they're going to be at the cat's cradle on tuesday, june 14th, along with..]
Apex Manor - "The Party Line" [from the year of magical drinking. i cannot even tell you how excited i'm going to be for this show. power pop heaven.]
the Jayhawks - "Settled Down Like Rain" [from hollywood town hall. one of my favorite songs on this album. and it's followed immediately by "nevada, california," probably my favorite on the album. great sequencing.]
Five Eight - "Your God Is Dead to Me" [the title track from their latest. i got to see five eight for the first time last summer - also my first time really hearing them - and they blew me away. check out this fantastic interview with the band over at aquarium drunkard.]
KORT - "April's Fool" [from invariable heartache. another great band that will be at the hopscotch fest. cannot wait to see messr. wagner again.]
the Sea and Cake - "Monday" [from the moonlight butterfly. lovely little song that sounds like vintage sea and cake. enjoying this new EP.]
Bob Dylan - "4th Time Around" [from blonde on blonde. been revisiting this legendary album this week and so had to stick something on. this is one of my alltime favorite dylan tracks - probably in my top three along side "queen jane approximately" and "boots of spanish leather."]
X-ray Spex - "Oh Bondage! Up Yours!" [from the expanded edition of germ free adolescents. of course, this was the band's original debut single and didn't appear on that album in its original form. but with the sad and untimely death of poly styrene this week, it needed to come back out in tribute. rest in peace.]
the Flaming Lips - "Chosen One" (live) [from the flaming lips are providing needles for your balloons. this is them doing a live cover of a bill callahan song from the smog era. pretty awesome.]
Bill Callahan - "Free's" [and from his new album apocalypse, the man himself. i'm really digging on this album. gorgeous stuff. he'll be at local 506 in chapel hill on friday, july 15th.]
Paul Westerberg - "Things" [from 14 songs. i'm getting back into my tradition of closing with a 'mats/westerberg song. i like it. i think i'll keep it up for awhile.]

That'll do it for this week. I'll be back next week with more new music and, hopefully, 100% fewer storm warnings. Until then, take care.

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