you know what kids? there was actually a point in history where aerosmith were actually pretty awesome. sure this was many a moon ago, but there’s no denying that their mid-late 70’s records were way solid. im more or less referring to get your wings, rocks and toys in the attic all three of which i cant recommend enough. i listened to their 1987 release, permanent vacation via spotify today and its actually still pretty good – i could live w/o “dude looks like a lady,” but all in all its held up fairly well.
tracks 1-4, tower theater, upper darby, philadelphia, pa, march 26, 1978
tracks 5-11, shaeffer music festival, central park ny, august 29, 1975.
howdy! got a bunch of stuff here. firstly athens’ madeline is gonna be playing the allways lounge this saturday in new orleans. so if you happen to be around, i highly recommend pointing your ass down there and check her out. show starts at 10 pm, me thinks… she’s got a lovely newer record out called black velvet, but that song down there is not from that record.
howdy! dont got to much to say this evening, as i am not much in the mood for words or stringing them together. this is part one of a two part post. the remainder may go up tonight, if not, then definitely tomorrow. you can find the zip of the first part of the show right down there. btw, this took place on april 1, 1974.
as i laid on the couch last night, cause thats where i have been relegated to the past month or so, but thats another story – nothing bad, i was listening to a record that shall remain anonymous. even though its still 85+ degrees here in new orleans, its almost the october, and the end of the year. so i gots to thinkin, at this point what are my top ten records of the year? so i started rattling off records, in my head of course, and came to the conclusion that this year, 2011, has been the best year in music, at least shit i like, in a long time. coming up w/ a definitive top ten has been almost impossible, real world problems, but especially the top 5 or 6 cause i love them for very different reasons. every one of could be end up being my favorite of the year, or can i just have favorite 1a, 1b, 1c, etc? the one thing i struggled with was differentiating between what i have enjoyed the most, and what has made the biggest impact? they dont go hand in had, all the time, but this year it seems be the exception to the loose rule. strangely enough, there are two concept records in the top ten. roadside graves’ take on the s.e. hinton classic “the outsiders,” and richmond fontaine’s fucked up tale of lost souls all taking place in a logging town. surprise record of the year? has to go to the decemberists the king is dead, considering i wrote them off about 3 record ago, but i guess you bring peter buck in and it makes everything better. so as it stands, right now, here is my top ten of 2011, prematurely. btw, i highly recommend not “googling” premature unless you want to endure infinite sadness.
arent these lads on colbert this week, or did that already happen? did i miss the memo on exactly why they’re playing colbert, and more specifically an hour? dont get me wrong, its all good with me, but just a wondering? anyway, this particular performance happened in cambridge, uk and was a radio broadcast.
morning… seems like a lot of folks loved the dylan outtakes i posted the other day, and since i had actually meant to post this show, before that, i figured i would stay with the dylan theme. ive heard numerous dylan boots, but of course i am no expert, but this one has to be my favorite. im sure others will disagree, if so which is your favorite? anyway, it goes by the bootleg title of “a phoenix in april” and took place in sydney, australia in 1966. its a super solid recording, mostly cause its a soundboard. you can read more about it here via bobs boots.
when i get packages in the mail, i rarely get excited, and an even a rarer event is that i am impressed with whatever was sent my way. i received a package about a week ago from the milwaukee band r. mutt and honestly wasnt expecting much at all. included in said package was a t-shirt, which i could always use, and a copy of their new record, leash on life, which i figured would end up in the never been listened to section of the closet. as you have probably figured out by now, i did listen to it, and was more than way impressed. what surprised me the most is that theyve been around since ’88, and this is the first time im hearing about em. maybe theyre just finding their groove, or maybe i just dont pay attention, but considering theyre from milwaukee and im from chicago… anyway, this is the kind of music that i love. it lacks any kind of pretension, they’re not trying to be anything they aint and just get straight to the heart of rockin n’ rollin. at the end of the day, the latter is all i really want out my music. this is definitely a sittin on the backporch in the middle of the summer drinkin beers watching a ballgame kinda record. they’ve got a 6 song sampler of the record on their bandcamp page that you can buy for a lousy buck and/or you can buy it via itunes or rhaposdy.
my man david vandervelde is coming to new orleans to play at chickie wah wah on 10.14 along with local boys done good, caddywhompus and carter tanton of lower dens. i, sadly, have never seen vandervelde live, but i hear the guy puts on a helluva show usually pulling out some awesome covers like “cocksucker blues” – one of my favorite songs. his records, are equally as awesome, and cant recommend his 08 release, waiting for the sunrise, enough. pretty sure it was in my top ten from that year. also, his “nothin no” still stands as one of my favorite songs from the past ten years, pure fuzzed out pop bliss. if you are only gonna hit up one, two or three shows between now and the end of the year, definitely put this at the top of your list.
10/14 new 0rleans, la- chickie wah wah w/ carter tanton & caddywhompus
10/15 houston, tx- fitzgerald’s w/ carter tanton & wye oak
10/18 san diego, ca – soda bar w/ the fling
10/19 los angeles, ca- the echo w/ the fling
10/20 san francisco, ca- bottom of the hill w/ the fling
10/21 santa cruz, ca- the crepe place
10/22 eureka, ca- the red fox tavern
10/23 portland, or- doug fir lounge w/ the fling
10/24 seattle, wa- live on kexp 11am (PST)
10/24 seattle, wa- the tractor
10/26 denver, co- larimer lounge
11/14 charleston, sc- the music farm w/ dr. dog
11/15 athens, ga- 40 watt w/ dr. dog
11/16 knoxville, tn- the bijou theatre w/ dr. dog
11/17 boone, nc- legends @ appalacian state university w/ dr. dog
11/18 chattanooga, tn- chattanooga choo choo w/ dr. dog
not sure whats going on, but i have received no less than 5 requests for this to be reposted in the past 2 days. first i thought he may have died, but tmz hadnt reported it and of course thats where i get all my news from. i have a shit-ton of new music to talk about in the coming hours, days, weeks. just trying to collect my thoughts so in the meantime…