J's Indie/Rock Mayhem

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Thursday, June 23, 2011

J's Indie/Rock Mayhem - 22nd June 2011

[Welcome to another edition of J's Indie/Rock Mayhem. Tonight's show hopefully makes up for one of the better shows of this year which those of you who listen solely to the podcast sadly missed out on: an interview and live performance with the Grand Ole Uproar. While that podcast from February was sadly lost into the ether, this show more than makes up for it as we went from the original interview with just two members playing live to a full-on five member take on a pair of the band's songs from their excellent new EP. It also marked the return of Emily Stewart to our show - we last had Emily up as a member of Matty Sheets and the Blockheads last October, but she returned this week to promote her own music as Emily Stewart and Baby Teeth. It's a great interview, three great live performances and all in all a great show. I hope you enjoy.

I'm off to Athens, Georgia this weekend for AthFest, so if any of you are Athens bound or Athens native, keep an eye out for me and say hi.

Now, onward.]

J's Indie/Rock Podcast: 22nd June 2011 show

Theme Song - Peaches - "Rock Show"
Fucked Up - "Queen of Hearts" [from david comes to life. seriously going to be a contender for top ten album of the year, i think. i'm loving this.]
the Clash - "Janie Jones" [from their self-titled debut. sorry for the messed up sound through the first part of this one. some prior DJ left the CD player on "continued" play instead of "single" mode, so you got two songs instead of one for awhile.]
Battles - "Ice Cream" [from gloss drop. we'll hear more from this record, but i had to play this one again because it's too much fun.]
the Grand Ole Uproar - "Open Road" [from their self-titled EP.]

[Here's my interview with the members of the Grand Ole Uproar and Emily Stewart. GOU members Josh Watson and Derrick Kirkman returned from our original interview, but also brought along fiddle player Gracie Miller and banjo player Ian Pawlowski. Emily Stewart also sat in with them on both performances as well as playing her own solo song. The bands played together at the Blind Tiger here in Greensboro last night, so make sure you catch them out live sometime. Check out the interview and live performances as well. Too much fun, really.]

the Grand Ole Uproar with Emily Stewart - "Clumsy Tongue" (live) [a song from their self-titled EP and here done quite well. click here to take a listen.]
Emily Stewart - "Long Way Down" (live) [a song from emily's band. click here to take a listen.]
the Grand Ole Uproar with Emily Stewart - "Black Coffee" (live) [another song from their self-titled EP. click here to take a listen.]
the Grand Ole Uproar - "One Horse Town" [one more from the self-titled EP.]
Frank Turner - "I Am Disappeared" [from england keep my bones. so i purposefully gave lis a shoutout this week for her recommendation of the frank turner album. except i mispronounced her name, i'm fairly sure. that's what i get for only reading it and not saying it aloud often enough. thanks, lis!]
Del Amitri - "Always the Last to Know" [from change everything. heard this over the in-store stereo of a j.c. penny's and was itching to play it. one of my favorite del amitri songs.]
Five Eight - "Motorcycle" [from your god is dead to me now. they're going to be playing at athfest this week and i love the new album. we'll hear more.]
the Mekons - "Space in Your Face" [from the forthcoming ancient and modern. this is like, what, the fiftieth album of the mekons career? it's going to be out later this year and based on this song, honestly, i can't wait.]
Romeo Void - "Never Say Never" [from benefactor. of course you might remember the video for this, as it's the first time i remember hearing this band. just picked this up on vinyl the other week. good, new wave, post-punk times.]
the Rosebuds - "Cover Ears" [from loud planes fly low. more good stuff from the excellent new album from the rosebuds.]
the Mountain Goats - "The Best Ever Death Metal Band in Denton" [from all hail west texas. i hadn't played this song enough in a long time, so there you go. hail, satan, indeed.]
Sloan - "Unkind" [from the double cross. so how good is the new sloan album? enough so that, according to twitter, i inspired a listener to risk his life to download it. yeah, it's that good.]
that dog. - "Never Say Never" [from retreat from the sun. and the romeo void song inspired me to play my even more favorite song titled "never say never." oh, that dog. i miss you.]
Black Lips - "Go Out and Get It" [from arabia mountain. more fantastic garage rock from their latest.]
Paul Westerberg - "Postcards from Paradise" [by request. from stereo. a cover of flesh for lulu's classic originally from all hail the new flesh.]
the Roadside Graves - "Glory" [from we can take care of ourselves. their new record is, as i mentioned, a concept album based on s.e. hinton's the outsiders. good stuff so far. we'll hear a lot more.]
That Petrol Emotion - "Non Alignment Pact" (live) [from that petrol emotion live. a cover of the pere ubu classic originally from their album the modern dance.]
the Builders and the Butchers - "Rotten to the Core" [from dead reckoning. i'll be honest - i'm not as big on this band as others at the station are currently, but maybe i'm just not hearing the right tracks. any suggestions?]
Fountains of Wayne - "Barbara H." [from their self-titled debut. this makes three weeks in a row playing songs from this album, but you know what? i hadn't played anything from this record in quite some time and if you've never listend to all of it, you're missing out.]
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit - "Stopping By" [from here we rest. more good stuff from the latest isbell record. will hopefully be seeing him in athens this weekend as well.]
Fleet Foxes - "Helplessness Blues" [the title track from their latest. a really beautiful song if i do say so myself.]

That'll do it for this week. My thanks again to the Grand Ole Uproar and Emily Stewart for coming by. Do try to catch them live if they come to your neck of the woods. Until next week, take care.

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  • At 4:04 AM, June 26, 2011, Blogger last year's girl said…

    My favourite song from the album as well :)

    Will probably listen tomorrow when I'm back at work, but... either Lis-like-bliss or Lis-like-fleece works. I think I prefer the former, but I get both.


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