Sunday, April 19, 2015

50 – “I Put It to You”

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Cocktail Slippers – “Rock and Roll Babe”
The White Stripes – “Lafeyette Blues”
The Dirtbombs – “Ode to a Black Man”
The Ramones – “Suzy is a Headbanger”
The Replacements – “Kiss Me on the Bus (demo)”
The Hold Steady – “Multitude of Casualties”
The National – “All the Wine”
Metric – “Empty”
Muddy Waters – “Champagne and Reefer”
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band – “Cadillac Ranch”
The Clash – “I Fought the Law”
X – “Nausea”
The Reverend Horton Heat – “Indigo Friends”
Slaughter & the Dogs – “Situations”
Elvis Costello and the Imposters – “Go Away”
Billy Joel – “Captain Jack”

Sunday, April 12, 2015

49 – “Spring Forward 2015 Part 5”

Nude Beach – “I Can’t Keep the Tears from Falling”
Heartless Bastards – “Gates of Dawn”
Hanni El Khatib – “Moonlight”
JEFF the Brotherhood – “Black Cherry Pie”
Two Gallants – “Incidental”
Danny Kroha – “Angels Watching Over Me”
Made Violent – “Two Tone Hair”
Colleen Green – “TV”
Duke Evers – “Lions”
The Districts – “4th and Roebling”
Bread and Butter – “Shoot My Mouth Off”
Dreamsalon – “Soft Stab”
Lost Lander – “Gemini”
Step Rockets – “Turning Tides (By Your Side)”
Nick Jonas – “Jealous”

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Early 2015

AC/DC - "Rock or Bust"/"Let's Play Ball"
Courtney Barnett - "Pedestrian at Best"
JD McPherson - "Let the Good Times Roll"
The Mountain Goats - "The Legend of Chavo Guerrero"
Mark Ronson - "Uptown Funk (Featuring Bruno Mars)"
Will Butler - "By You Side"
Springtime Carnivore - "Sun Went Black"
Hookworms - "Radio Tokyo"
Diamond Rugs - "Voodoo Doll"
The Weather - "1983"
Sleater-Kinney - "Bury Our Friends"
Nude Beach - "I Can't Stop the Tears from Falling"
Kitty, Daisey & Lewis - "Baby Bye Bye"
Redtenbacher's Funkestra - "Baby Fat"e
Iron and Wine - "Everyone's Summer of '95"
Tallest Man on Earth - "Sagres"
Colleen Green - "TV"
Ivan & Alyosha - "All This Wandering Around"
The Go! Team - "The Scene Between"
Danny Kroha - "Angels Watching Over Me"
Matthew E. White - "Rock & Roll is Cold"
Electric Peanut Butter Company - "Damn Skippy"
The Growlers - "Chinese Fountain"
The Shivas - "Stalking Legs"
Viet Cong - "Silhouettes"
The Mighty Sceptres - "I Found the Letter"
The Fontaines - "Paul Newman"
Moon Duo - "The Animal"
Mikal Cronin - "Made My Mind Up"
Hanni El Khatib - "Melt Me"
Nick Jonas - "Jealous" 
Step Rockets - "Turning Tides (By Your Side)"
Hot Chip - "Hurache Lights"
Bonnie and the BANG BANG - "Every New Love"
Nikhil P. Yerawadekar & Low Mentality - "Reel It In"
Fly Golden Eagle - "Stepping Stone"
Made Violent - "Two Tone Hair"
Hippo Campus - "Little Grace"
Gang of Four - "Broken Talk (featuring Alison Mosshart)
Ultimate Painting - "Central Park Blues"
Mini-Mansions - "Freakout!"
George Ezra - "Did You Hear the Rain?"
Bread and Butter - "Shoot My Mouth Off"
Kingdom of the Holy Sun - "Getting Higher"
The Grizzled Mighty - "Chantael"
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard - "I'm in Your Mind"
Twin Limb - "Long Shadow"
The Districts - "4th and Roebling"

Holdovers from 2014:
Ex-Hex - "Don't Wanna Lose"
The Orwells - "Who Needs You"
The Rural Alberta Advantage - "Terrified"
Wormburner - "Somewhere Else to Be"
Pony Boy - "The Devil in Me"
Nude Beach - "Yesterday"
The Young Evils - "Renegades"
Angus & Julia Stone - "Grizzly Bear"
New Pornographers - "Dancehall Domine"
Wampire - "Bad Attitude"
The Pharmacy - "Masten Lake Lagoon"
Saint Saviour - "Nobody Died"
Crash - "Motion Animal"
Generationals - "Black Lemon"
Mariachi El Bronx - "Wildfire"
Brass Bed - "Be Anything"
Tuxedo - "Do It"
Makthaverskan - "Asleep"
TV on the Radio - "Lazzeray"

Sleater-Kinney - No Cities to Love
Nude Beach - '77
AC/DC - Rock or Bust

Sunday, April 05, 2015

48 – “Spring Forward 2015 Part 4”

The Grizzled Mighty – “Chantael”
The Go! Team – “The Scene Between”
Kingdom of the Holy Sun – “Getting Higher”
The Growlers – “Chinese Fountain”
WATERS – “Stupid Games”
The Budos Band – “Magus Mountain (Live on MBE)”
Nikhil P. Yerawadekar & Low Mentality – “Reel It In”
Bonnie & the BANG BANG – “Every New Love”
Tallest Man on Earth – “Sagres”
Asleep at the Wheel – “The Girl I Left Behind Me (with the Avett Brothers)”
Iron and Wine – “Everyone’s Summer of ‘95”
The Deslondes – “The Real Deal”
Brandi Carlile – “The Things I Regret”
Buena Vista Social Club – “Lágrimas Negras”
Father John Misty – “Bored in the USA”

Saturday, April 04, 2015

Nude Beach; White Hills; Jay Vons @ Bell House

Nude Beach; White Hills; The Jay Vons
@ Bell House
Brooklyn, NY - April 3, 2015

Nude Beach's '77 has been a rip-roaring soundtrack to the turn of the year. Just when once again it looked like rock n roll was done for good, a pack of whippersnappin' unkempt youngsters lit the flame under the rock n roll tush. Immediately utilizing but not ripping off Big Star, Costello, and Cheap Trick, Nude Beach are one of the last newer bands to revisit the power pop glory of a time gone by. And while the record does them justice, it also has a bit too many mellow points (channeling P. Westerberg's country bent no doubt). But live, it's all out fun. The band picks the right songs for the set and plays them as they should. "Yesterday" is an anthem, in words and sound, to be remembered for years to come. It gives the last of us rock n rollers something to hold.

Psychedelic metal is not my thing but if it's your thing then White Hills is for you. Though I do not think anyone should find interesting the video display behind the band's live performance - it's video of the two lead members staring at a camera and looking cool and ominous. Meh.

I saw the Jay Vons open for Tommy Stinson 4 years ago and it's wonderful that they are still around and still playing 60's soul and Motown pop with sincerity and affection. Don't ever break up, fellas.