those crosstown rivals tonight live at the library, baton rouge

Posted by gregor on Thursday, July 24th, 2014

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howdy, folks! hey baton rouge and surround areas! get off your lazy asses and get said ass over to the library tonight to check out those crosstown rivals. there is no way in hell you wont have grand time, i can almost guarantee that. well, unless you get shot or stabbed or something, then it wouldnt be so hot. either way, that prob wont happen, so do it for christ sake! they’re touring in support of their most excellent 2014 release, hell and back. its one of my favorites of the year, and will prob doing a “review” of it in the coming weeks. if you dig the loud rock and roll, and c’mon who the hell doesnt, those crosstown rivals will be right up your freakin alley.

buy hell and back via bandcamp and like them on facebook or follow em on the twitters

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drunken ramblings: jerry david decicca’s understanding land

Posted by gregor on Monday, July 21st, 2014

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sometimes when i connect to a record, its cause it reminds me of another record that i have connected with. for whatever reason, my first listen to jerry david decicca’s understanding land, i felt i was listening to mark lanegan’s whiskey for the holy ghost but for the first time but in 2014. i may be way off on that, cause after repeated listens of understanding land, they arent very similar at all, but then again, they arent worlds apart. like most anyone that loves music, its all about personal connection, and it shouldnt matter how you gain that connection its just as long as you do.

for those of you that dont know, jerry was the lead swan in the black swans. this is his first solo record, and as much as i have always dug the black swans, this is where he shines. one thing i love about this record is that its comes across as record about transformation, one thing i have touched upon in previous posts, so i hold that sort of topic pretty dear to my heart. its almost as if this isnt necessarily so much for the listener, but for jerry, himself. if the listener wants to hop on for the ride, great, if not, well so be it. understanding land is a beautiful record, lyrically and musically, and includes backing by will and spooner oldham, and kelly deal. understanding land is one of those records that will unfurl itself with every listen. i suggest curling up to it with your favorite beer, a pair of headphones and take it all in.

buy understanding land via amazon or bandcamp or wherever you buy record.

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justin townes earle “white gardenias”

Posted by gregor on Thursday, July 17th, 2014

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howdy, peoples! here be the first track off of justin’s upcoming record, single mothers, which is due out on 9.9. very excited about this just because, and for the fact that matt and mark from centro-matic are the rhythm section on the record.

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sturgill simpson “life of sin” live on letterman

Posted by gregor on Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

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the ramones live at the whiskey a go go, 10.21.77

Posted by gregor on Sunday, July 13th, 2014

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brilliant show… rip tommy

ill try to upload an zip of the entire show for your downloading pleasure — download the whole thing here

1. intro
2. loudmouth
3. beat on the brat
4. blitzkrieg pop
5. i remember you
6. glad to see you go
7. gimme gimme shock treatment
8. youre gonna kill that girl (3163)

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neko case and kelly hogan “these arent the droids” video

Posted by gregor on Friday, July 11th, 2014

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drunken ramblings: the blessed broke’s ladders out of purgatory

Posted by gregor on Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

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thus far 2014 has been a helluva year for music, at least to these ears. i easily have a top 15 records of the year, and we’re barely through half the year. i must warn you, dear reader, that my next few “reviews” are going to be that of the gushing variety. i dont and never written about stuff i hate, i just dont have the time for that. i only wanna spread the good stuff. so, today we have kansas city’s the blessed broke and their record ladders out of purgatory. this is one of them records that came out of left field, honestly was not expecting much, but damn, once you dig into it, it digs into you. this may be my 2014 version of buffalo gospel’s we can be horses, which came out of nowhere and i think ended up at number 6 on my list last year. this is record is that damn good. while its not the most uplifting record, its not a total bummer, either, its actually quite lovely in all its melancholiac glory – not sure if that make sense? either way, the blessed broke reminds me quite a bit of songs:ohia but not magnolia electric co, cause they really had two separate visions. if you dig molina, in either variation, there is no way you wont dig the blessed broke. everything works in beautiful unison on ladders out of purgatory, whether it be brian frame’s lyrics/delivery, or the rest of the blessed broke players, pardon the lame pun, framing his lyrics, it really is a special record. definitely one of my favorites of 2014 and thus cannot recommend it enough.

buy ladders out of purgatory via their bandcamp page

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hiss golden messenger “saturday’s song”

Posted by gregor on Friday, July 4th, 2014

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one of my new favorite artists is mc taylor’s hiss golden messenger. i knew he was in court and spark, who i was a fan, but didnt pick up on the whole hiss golden messenger thing until last year. his 2013 release, haw, is still constantly playing in my ears. its an absolutely wonderful piece of work and in fact it came in at #3 last year on my favorite records of 2013. he’s got a new record coming out in september, i believe, on merge entitled lateness of dancers. definitely one of my most anticipated records of 2014. here’s the first single… oh and he and timothy showalter, strand of oaks, are playing at cats cradle on 9.13, definitely check this show out.

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buy his stuff via amazon

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drunken ramblings: strand of oaks’ heal

Posted by gregor on Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

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the first time strand of oaks’ “end in flames,” i was smitten. then there’s the rest of timothy showalter’s debut, leave ruin, to say it moved me in ways most records dont, is an understatement. it was beautiful and honest, something my life needed 5 years ago, and well it still does. the next year brought me, pope killdragon, which was definitely a darker departure, at least musically, but timothy’s cut to the bone lyrics remained, and again, i found solace in them. i dont really care to know the backstory of songs, cause i make up my own interpretations, and ill be damned if whatever timothy was going through, at that time, didnt fit whatever i was dealing with at that my own personal juncture. this cycle continues with dark shores… so i wont beat a dead horse. the past 5 years havent been particularly easy for me, ive prob drank too much, didnt pay enough attention to my family, had my anxiety rule my world, etc… granted i wasnt an asshole, but i couldve been a much better person than i was, and i suspect timothy was in the same boat. its now 2014, in case you didnt know, and my life is better, still struggling, but better, and after listening to heal for about the 100th time, i can only gather timothy is in a better place too, and we as listeners/fans can only be thankful for that. heal is nothing like any of his previous 3, its loud as hell and glorious as shit. j mascis plays the geetar on the opener, “goshen 97,” for crying out loud! lyrically, he’s just as honest, just as beautiful, and i thank the world for artists like timothy showalter. his ode to jason molina, “jm,” is probably the best tribute i have heard, btw….

buy his previous records via his bandcamp page and heal or buy everything via amazon


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caleb caudle’s paint another layer on my heart

Posted by gregor on Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

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there are artists/bands that come into our lives that for a brief moment fill whatever void we are needing filled for that particular moment. we’ve all had them, and thats not saying its a bad thing, but for the lazy, like me, it is what it is. then there are artists like new orlenian, caleb caudle. he recently released paint another layer on my heart, and god damn if it aint damn near perfect. i am not clairvoyant, duh, but me thinks i have a pretty grasp on talent, and mr caudle has everything that would make an artist i will still be listening to in 10+ years. shit, maybe even 20 when im 60! hopefully the musical gods look down on him and grace him with longevity, cause he more than definitely deserves it. i love everything about paint another layer on my heart, they lyrics, the musicians, the lydia loveless backing vocals, everything. if you only listen to 5 records i post about this year, make sure this is one of them. i know this album was just released, and im going to enjoy every minute of it, but again i cant help but to think about whats next for caleb?

i should mention that the “trade all the lights” video is all new orleans, and its absolutely gorgeous. i only love two cities, one being chicago, the other new orleans… and yes, thats lydia loveless backing him up on “trade all the lights” and “how’d you learn”

buy paint another layer on my heart via his bandcamp page // follow him on twitter and like him on facebook

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    • those crosstown rivals tonight live at the library, baton rouge
      July 24, 2014

      howdy, folks! hey baton rouge and surround areas! get off your lazy asses and get said ass over to the library tonight to check out those crosstown rivals. there is no way in hell you wont have grand time, i can almost guarantee that. well, unless you get shot or stabbed or something, then it […]

    • drunken ramblings: jerry david decicca’s understanding land
      July 21, 2014

      sometimes when i connect to a record, its cause it reminds me of another record that i have connected with. for whatever reason, my first listen to jerry david decicca’s understanding land, i felt i was listening to mark lanegan’s whiskey for the holy ghost but for the first time but in 2014. i may […]

    • justin townes earle “white gardenias”
      July 17, 2014

      howdy, peoples! here be the first track off of justin’s upcoming record, single mothers, which is due out on 9.9. very excited about this just because, and for the fact that matt and mark from centro-matic are the rhythm section on the record. (539)


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