J's Indie/Rock Mayhem

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Wednesday, June 01, 2011

J's Indie/Rock Mayhem - 1st June 2011

[Welcome to another edition of J's Indie/Rock Mayhem. Sadly, my USB did a number on me tonight and so there is no podcast. A bummer as this was a pretty righteous show, if I do say so myself. Hopefully things will be sorted out for next week. Apologies.

We'll be starting the summer semester schedule next week and though I should have my normal slot, there's always a chance, so be on the lookout here for any changes. If you don't hear anything, everything is normal.

Now, while we can, onward.]

Theme Song - Peaches - "Rock Show"
Apex Manor - "Under the Gun" [from the year of magical drinking. can not wait to see these guys opening for jonny at the cat's cradle on june 14th. they're also playing at the hopscotch festival in september, so two awesome chances to catch this awesome band.]
Paul Westerberg - "Who You Gonna Marry?" [from 49:00. this record really does stand alongside stereo/mono in my opinion. great late period westerberg.]
Dum Dum Girls - "Wrong Feels Right" [from the he gets me high EP. i'm enjoying this band more and more with each release.]
Johnny Darrell - "Why You Been Gone So Long" [the title track from his 1969 album. a track i picked up off of an oxford american sampler about six or seven years ago. really awesome rock and roll.]
Art Brut - "Clever Clever Jazz" [from their latest, brilliant! tragic! this record, like their last, was produced by frank black. i'm already a bit higher on this one than the last, but eddie argos singing? something i'll have to get used to.]
the Plimsouls - "A Million Miles Away" [by request. from everywhere at once. julie wanted to hear another track by the band and maybe we'll dig that up for next week, but at least i was able to put them on at all.]
Butterflies - "Sunday Afternoon" [from residual child. they'll be playing this friday at the garage in winston-salem along with fellow mayhem guest alumns caleb caudle and the bayonets and jon lindsay.]
the B-52's - "52 Girls" [from their self-titled debut. this is what post punk sounded like in a lot of ways. still one of the best albums of the era.]
Fleet Foxes - "Sim Sala Bim" [from helplessness blues. this record, like most of fleet foxes stuff for me, is a slow grower. but only because radio singles don't jump out at me. the album is gorgeous though.]
Dave Edmunds - "Readers Wives" [from tracks on wax 4. picked this up at the nice price books in raleigh yesterday and, needless to say, i'm excited.]
Lucinda Williams - "Convince Me" [from blessed. i'm big on this record still. i don't know if it'll end up on my top 25 list, but this track will probably make the best singles show.]
that dog. - "Minneapolis" [from retreat from the sun. one of my favorite that dog songs. there's really not a bad album in this group's oeuvre. seriously.]
Okkervil River - "Rider" [from i am very far. one of the standout radio tracks from this album no doubt.]
Jarvis Cocker - "Further Complications" [from his sophomore solo record. pulp played their first show together in nearly a decade last week. here's hoping for an american tour, eh, jarvis?]
Thurston Moore - "Circulation" [from demolished thoughts which you can read my review of over at aquarium drunkard. really solid album.]
R.E.M. - "Begin the Begin" [from life's rich pageant. dug this album out this week thinking of "swan swan h" and ended up listening to the whole thing again.]
the Rosebuds - "Come Visit Me" [from loud planes fly low, their latest, which will be dropping next week on merge records. if you're a rosebuds fan, there's a lot to enjoy.]
Josh Rouse - "Feeling No Pain" [from under cold blue stars. i've been wearing my old shirt for this album a lot lately and got to thinking about how much i still love it. sadly, my opinion about josh's most recent records haven't followed suit.]
Hammer No More the Fingers - "It's About Caring" [from black shark. saw these guys tear it up last friday night at the garage in winston-salem along with jews and catholics. seriously one of the tightest live shows i've seen in some time. this song was my standout fave.]
Dwight Yoakam - "Streets of Bakersfield" [from buenos noches from a lonely room. this duet with buck owens is pretty awesome - of course yoakam is a big bakersfield country devotee.]
the Felice Brothers - "Refrain" [from celebration, florida. the new felice brothers is a piece of work for old fans. very different, but really rewarding, i think.]
Spacehog - "Mungo City" [from the chinese album. few people seem to remember spacehog anymore, but i'm telling you, their first two albums are dynamite.]
Ty Segall - "The Slider" [a cover of the t. rex classic from his record store day 12" record. you can take a listen over at aquarium drunkard.]
the Fabulous Thunderbirds - "My Babe" [from their 1982 album t-bird rhythm. this was chosen by my trainee for the evening, ann, who ought to have a show this summer. great job tonight, ann.]
Phil Cook and his Feat - "Ballad of a Hungry Mother" [the title track from the debut solo album by phil cook of megafaun. really gorgeous instrumental stuff.]
Steve Earle - "Meet Me in the Alleyway" [from i'll never get out of this world alive. very tom waits sounding, if you ask me. i dig it.]
the Streets - "Sharp Darts" [from original pirate material. you can always tell when i need an awesome sub-2 minute song. this one comes out and kills it.]
Gil Scott-Heron - "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" [from pieces of a man. the closing part of the show was a tribute to the late gil scott-heron who passed away last week at the age of 62. a giant in music and spoken-word poetry, it's impossible to truly measure the influence the man had, especially on socially conscious hip-hop. this first piece is from his second album from 1971.]
Gil Scott-Heron - "Me and the Devil" [from i'm new here, release in 2010. this is a remake of robert johnson's "me and the devil blues" and it smokes. this was a tremendous record and though it pains me to have lost him, scott-heron went out on a massively high artistic note. rest in peace, gil, and thank you.]

That'll do it for this week. I'll be back next week with more new and classic music. Thanks for listening and until then, take care.



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