J's Indie/Rock Mayhem

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Wednesday, September 07, 2011

J's Indie/Rock Mayhem - 7th September 2011


[Welcome to another edition of J's Indie/Rock Mayhem. Finally, after a month's hiatus, Ryan Snyder of YES Weekly re-joined us for the monthly Indie-Rock Roundtable. You can check out our thoughts on the podcast and in an abbreviated version below. We also talked about this weekend's Hopscotch Music Festival in Raleigh and what we are looking forward to seeing. A pretty good show on the whole.

Fall semester gets its start on Monday, so on the off chance that my show gets moved, just look here for details. I should still be in the usual Wednesday 6pm - 8pm slot however. Stay tuned.

Now, onward.]

J's Indie/Rock Podcast: 7th September 2011 show

Theme Song - Peaches - "Rock Show"
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Fountains of Wayne - "Someone's Gonna Break Your Heart" [from sky full of holes. yes, i know i've played this song to death. so we probably won't hear it again until year-end time. still. awesome.]
Bombadil - "Sad Birthday" [from tarpits and canyonlands. i'm super excited because hopscotch marks the return of bombadil after a lengthy hiatus. can't wait to see these guys.]
Toro Y Moi - "Still Sound" [from underneath the pine. another exciting performer at hopscotch.]
Drive-by Truckers - "Carl Perkins' Cadillac" [from the dirty south. the truckers are on the mainstage friday night along with the final performance of guided by voices' classic lineup. should be a great night.]

[Here's where Ryan and I sat in for the Indie-Rock Roundtable. This month we tackled new records from Mike Doughty, Yes and Also Yes, and Crooked Fingers, Breaks in the Armor. On the Doughty, we both gave it two NOs and the Crooked Fingers, two YESs. Once again we agree. We also talked up the Hopscotch lineup and who we're excited to check out. Take a listen.]

Mike Doughty - "Day By Day By" [from yes and also yes.]
Mike Doughty - "Telegenic Exes #2 (Astoria)" [also from yes and also yes.]
Crooked Fingers - "Typhoon" [from breaks in the armor.]
Crooked Fingers - "War Horses" [from breaks in the armor.]
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Times New Viking - "Ever Falling in Love" [from dancer equired. another hopscotch performer.]
Guided by Voices - "Skills Like This" [from isolation drills. not from the era of GBV that is playing this weekend, but still good stuff.]
Black Lips - "Modern Art" [from arabia mountain. playing at the same time as j mascis this weekend. frustrating.]
Five Eight - "Your God is Dead To Me Now" [the title track from the athens, georgia band's latest.]
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Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks - "Tigers" [from mirror traffic. good stuff.]
Sonic Youth - "The Empty Page" [from murray street, which is still one of my top 3 sonic youth albums. go ahead. tear me apart for it.]
PJ Harvey - "Let England Shake" [the title track from her latest which just won the mercury prize today. congrats, polly jean!]
Pulp - "Mis-Shapes" [from different class. don't know why this song specifically got in my head, but there you go.]
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A.A. Bondy - "The Heart Is Willing" [from the new album believers which drops next week. it's really good, by the way. we'll hear more.]
Royal Bangs - "Faint Obelisk Two" [from flux outside. yet another hopscotch band.]
Jesse Sykes and the Sweet Hereafter - "Marble Son" [the title track from her latest and first in almost 4 years.]
the Jayhawks - "Smile" [the title track from their next to last album. not counting the forthcoming album due out later this year. exciting.]
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Male Bonding - "Seems to Notice Now" [from endless now. pretty great record so far. we'll definitely hear more.]
Beneath Wind and Waves - "To Be Special" [from the album non-etre. pretty interesting and we'll hear more.]
John Prine - "Hello in There" [from his self-titled debut. pretty classic song, all in all.]

That'll do it for this week. I'll be back next week with more fantastic new and classic stuff. Until then, take care.

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