Thursday, September 29, 2016

Summer 2016

Bleached - I'm All Over the Place (Mystic Mama)
Sleepwalkers - Run Right Back
TacocaT - The Internet
Kristin Kontrol - Show Me
Weaves - One More
Joseph - White Flag
Angel Olson - Shut Up Kiss Me
Alice Bag - Programmed
Haley Bonar - Figure You Out
Farewell Milwaukee - Figure You Out
Caveman - Never Going Back Again
Grant-Lee Phillips - Rolling Pin
John Doe - Go Baby Go (ft. Debbie Harry)
Esmé Patterson - Feel Right
Blind Pilot - Umpqua Rushing
Hanni El Khatib - Miracle
Total Slacker - Olympus Hills
Beach Slang - Punks in a Disco Bar
Kid Runner - Give Me Something to Love
Whitney - No Matter Where You Go
Pixies - Um Chagga Lagga
Wons Phreely - Stars (ft. the Horses)
The Julie Ruin - I'm Done
Nick Waterhouse - It's Time
Tickle Torture - Full Court Press
Sharon Van Etten - Not Myself
Rogue Wave - California Bride
Field Mouse - The Order of Things
Hot Hot Heat - Kid Who Stays in the Picture
The Sun Days - Don't Need to Be Them
John K. Samson - Post Doc Blues
Ethan Burns - 22 Knots
Seratones - Chandelier
Luke Bell - The Glory and the Grace
toyguitar - Is It True?
Little Scream - Love is a Weapon
The Persion Leaps - See Me Unaware
Deerhoof - Plastic Thrills
Jack Klatt - Forever is Over
Esme Patterson - No River
Middle Kids - Edge of Town
A Giant Dog - King Queen
Basia Bulat - Infamous
Peter Bjorn and John - Breakin' Point
FEA - Mujer Moderna
Leyya - Butter 
The Honeydogs - Devices
Laura Gibson - The Cause
Gaby Moreno - Se Apagó (Love Is Gone)
Margaret Glaspy - Somebody to Anybody
Fly Moon Royalty - Grown Man
My Morning Jacket - One Big Holiday
Beth Orton - 1973
TacocaT - I Hate the Weekend
The Big Pink - Hightimes
Holidae - Burnin' Up
Matthew Logan Vasquez - Personal
STRFKR - Never Ever
Mass Gothic - Every Night You've Got to Save Me
Iggy Pop - Gardenia
Sonny Knight and the Lakers - Where Did You Sleep Last Night?
Allen Toussaint - Delores' Boyfriend
The Heavy - Miss California
Martha - Goldman's Detective Agency
Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings - I'm Still Here
Los Cafres - Hace Falta
Quantic Presenta Flowering Inferno - A Life Worth Living (feat. U-Roy & Alice Russel)

Weaves - Weaves
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds -  Skeleton Tree
Haley Bonar - Impossible Dream
The Yawpers - Better Than Before

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Patti Smith @ Congregation Beth Elohim (Brooklyn by the Book festival)

Patti Smith
@ Congregation Beth Elohim
Brooklyn, NY - September 15, 2016

Featuring readings of new passages from her latest memoir, M Train, Patti Smith, in a manner befitting her historical presence and age, is staring down the prospect of time but meeting it with the gusto and power one would expect of her. In other words, she's thinking about death and detective TV shows (most especially The Killing).

Interspersed with the readings and fantastical digressions was something of a proper acoustic gig, meaning one Lenny Kaye was on hand to assist. After an initial reading of her pondering following the passing of Lou Reed, the duo played a chilling, goosebumping cover of "Pale Blue Eyes", reverberating around the temple. Later came "Beneath the Southern Cross" and "Dancing Barefoot". At the finale, the Chicago-born, Philly and Jersey raised, New York City Living, Detroit-dipped Icon of a myriad of American energies played that gem that she said was in honor of her late husband, Fred "Sonic" Smith, and of course was initially assembled by another American rock sage, the Boss of them all, who himself, like many of his peers, finally picked up the pen recently to reflect on this fleeting vestige of existence - "Because the Night".