Sunday, September 27, 2015

72 - "Glug Glug"

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Reverend Horton Heat - "It's Martini Time"
Scott H. Biram - "Whiskey"
Tom Waits - "Jockey Full of Bourbon"
The Magnetic Fields - "Love is a Like a Bottle of Gin"
Minutemen - "Jesus and Tequila"
Feist - "Brandy Alexander"
Otis Redding - "Champagne and Wine"
The Adicts - "Who Spilt My Beer?"
M.O.T.O. - "Get Drunk Tonight"
Southern Culture on the Skids - "Liquored Up and Lacquered Down"
George Thorogood and the Destroyers - "I Drink Alone"
The Two Man Gentlemen Band - "I've Been Drinking"
The Pogues - "Token Celtic Drinking Song"
The Cramps - "Dames, Booze, Chains, and Boot"
Chris Thomas King - "John Law Burned Down the Liquor Store"
Gogol Bordello - "Alcohol"
The Ramones - "Somebody Put Something in My Drink"

Sunday, September 20, 2015

71 – “This is the News or Bad Art and Weirdo Ideas”

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Mike Krol – “This is the News”
Kid Wave – “Wanderlust”
Black Diet – “Fever”
The Space Merchants – “Mainline the Sun”
Diane Coffee – “Mayflower”
Jason Derulo – “Want to Want Me”
Ratatat – “Cream on Chrome”
Fantastic Negrito – “Lost in a Crowd”
Haley Bonar – “Woke Up in the Future”
The Cactus Blossoms – “Change Your Ways or Die”
Koo Koo Kanga Roo – “Fanny Pack”
Sonny Knight and the Lakers – “Boogaloo”
Silver Torches – “Woman in Rust”
Beach Slang – “Bad Art and Weirdo Ideas”
T. Hardy Morris – “My Me”

Friday, September 18, 2015

The Adicts; Reverend Horton Heat @ Stage 48

 The Adicts; Reverend Horton Heat
@ Stage 48
New York, NY - September 17, 2015

It feels like yesterday, being a lonely teenager on a Saturday night with cable TV. Who could know that watching the one off HBO Drew Carey Mr. Vegas All-Night Party would have such consequences. The musical act on this old time variety special was none other than some fine relatively young whippersnappers out of Dallas, the Reverend Horton Heat playing their new single "It's Martini Time". Come now some 18 years after that and I've only seen the Rev a couple of times. And never with martinis. Tonight had to be the night. For reasons known only to booking agents, the Rev's latest return to New York put them at the ends of the Earth - a warehouse club near the West Side Highway. So as part of my sojourn from the subway to the nether regions, I stopped off in the hoitiest toitiest hotel restaurant bar on 11th Ave that I could find, sipping martinis, watching the wealthy have a ball, remembering when the car lots were the only thing on this stretch, while I readied for punk in my black t-shirt and blue jeans.

I crossed the street and found myself straight right into Horton's set. I panicked that I wasted too much time on the martinis but a fan by the door assurred me during his stomping that this was song 1. I don't know what the sound or light guys were doing, but Jim Heath had to stop the show a tad to tell the techs that they (the band) were not hip hop so stop doing whatever hip hop thing they (the techs) were doing that was hip hop. Later Horton apologized for making it sound like he was trashing hip hop but some things are just the way they are - like when the Rev and Jimbo switched instruments to unleash the first live rendition of the original rock n roll blockbuster "Johnny B Goode" I think I've ever heard - that's just how it had to be - and in keeping with the church of the Reverend, it was more than allright. So while the trappings indicated New York would be unkind to the returning trio, it turned out fine.

All I knew of the Ipswich boys we call the Adicts was "Chinese Takeaway". Now I'm a fan. A big one. Me and all the new old new punk kids who had a blast on the floor. And on an anthropological note, pity Senor Trump was not present. He'd have to face the fact that in some ways, at least in his old town of New York, that a fairly large contingent of what's left of the punk scene are young Mexicans and I mean right down to looking like they are fronting the Exploited. Aye Carumba!

Sunday, September 13, 2015

70 – “Chicago”

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The Chicago Bears Shufflin’ Crew – “Super Bowl Shuffle”
Jelly Roll Morton – “Animule Dance”
Benny Goodman – “Clarinetitis”
Muddy Waters – “Baby Please Don’t Go”
Sam Cooke – “You Send Me”
Buddy Guy – “First Time I Met the Blues”
Big Black – “Cables”
Smashing Pumpkins – “Bullet with Butterfly Wings”
Liz Phair – “Never Said”
Jesus Lizard – “Nub”
Wilco – “Casino Queen”
OK Go – “Get Over It”
The Scotland Yard Gospel Choir – “Then and Not a Moment Before”
The Blues Brothers – “Sweet Home Chicago”

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Summer 2015

Destroyer - Dream Lover
Kopecky - Talk to Me
Bhi Bhiman - Moving to Brussels
Ivan & Alyosha - Bury Me Deep
Rocky Votolato - The Hereafter
Tracey Thorn - It Was Always Me
Waxahatchee - Under a Rock
Hippo Campus - Suicide Saturdays
Young Fathers - Shame
Dawes - All Your Favorite Bands
Nick Jonas - Jealous
Screaming Females - Wishing Well
Jason Derulo - Want You to Want Me
Joanna Gruesome - Last Year
On and On - It's Not Over
Meg Mac - Roll Up Your Sleeves
Spoon - TV Set
Made Violent - Two Tone Hair
Kevin Garrett - Control
Thundercat - Them Changes
El Vy - Return to the Moon
Sick Sad World - Skateboarding Girl
Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds - Sugar
De Lux - Oh Man the Future
Eternal Summers - Together or Alone
Hop Along - Waitress
The 4ontheFloor - All My Friends
Royal Headache - High
Rose Windows - Glory, Glory
AM & Shawn Lee - Cold Tears
Phases - I'm in Love with My Life
Hey Rosetta - Soft Offering (For the Oft Suffering)
Alabama Shakes - "Don't Wanna Fight"
Tamaryn - Cranekiss
Elle King - Ex's & Oh's
Langhorne Slim & the Law - Strangers
Warm Soda - Cryin' for a Love
Hustle Rose - Get Some
Jet Trash - Baby C'Mon
Taj Raj - Click Your Heels
The Vaccines - 20/20
Bad Bad Hats - Midway
Saun & Starr - Gonna Make Time
Small Wigs - Hangdog
Foals - Mountains at My Gates
Sam Cassidy - Hard Road
Kid Wave - Wanderlust
Dam-Funk - We Continue
The Space Merchants - Mainline the Sun
New Order - Restless
Fantastic Negrito - Lost in a Crowd
Junius Meyvant - Hailslide
Parlour Tricks -  The Storm
Veruca Salt - Laughing in the Sugar Bowl
Jimmy Sommerville - Freak
Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Do The Get Down
Joss Stone - "Molly Town"
Timbre Barons - Automatic
Erik Koskinen - Will You Feel My Love
Toro Y Moi - Empty Nesters
Diane Coffee - Mayflower
Mike Krol - This is News
Ratatat - Cream on Chrome
Holy Esque - Fade

Sick Sad World - Fear and Lies
Titus Andronicus - The Most Lamentable Tragedy
The Darkness - Last of Our Kind

Sunday, September 06, 2015

69 - "Labor Day, Oh Labor Day"

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Sick Sad World – “Skateboarding Girl”
The Dead Weather – “I Feel Love (Every Million Miles)”
Silversun Pickups – “Nightlight”
Blitzen Trapper – “All Across This Land”
Titus Andronicus – “I Lost My Mind”
El Vy – “Return to the Moon”
Foals – “Mountains at My Gates”
New Order – “Restless”
Tamaryn – “Cranekiss”
Holy Esque – “Fade”
Bad Bad Hats – “Midway”
Thundercat – “Them Changes”
On and On – “It’s Not Over”
Hustle Rose – “Get Some”
Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds – “Sugar”