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ben nichols & cory branan live at the rudyard kipling, 6.20.07

Posted by gregor on Tuesday, October 7th, 2014


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hey gang! so i am trying, emphasis on “trying” to get back in the posting game. i have been kinda feeling indifferent to just about everything the past few months, which doesnt lend itself to well to putting in any effort here. kinda sucks, but hopefully its just a brief bout of what ever is going on with me. in the meantime, here is a repost of this awesome ben and cory show.

1. intro
2. across the river
3. a bad man would do you good
4. last night in town
5. amnesia
6. when you decided to leave
7. sour mash
8. i’ll just fall
9. on and on
10. easy
11. it gets the worst at night
12. tonight aint gonna be good
13. chain link fence
14. joining the army (921)

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cory branan live at the hartley vey, baton rouge, 7.16.12 – tomorrow night

Posted by gregor on Sunday, July 15th, 2012


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hey baton rouge peoples! my man cory branan is coming to our fair city tomorrow night at the hartley vey theatre in support of his most excellent new record, mutt. i wrote about the record a month or so back, which you can check out here and i said in the “review” that it was a “grower” and i definitely still stand by that. still its definitely one of the best records i have heard this year. i have never seen him live, but i hear he’s one of the best. so dont miss out on this one!
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cory branan “bad man”

Posted by gregor on Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

a couple months back i was speaking w a beloved artist of a lot of us, who has been feature on here more than a few times, regarding cory branan. i had stated that i only really like about a quarter of his songs, at this point said artist called me crazy or something maybe worse, actually it was worse, but it was all in good fun. i was only being honest, and judging the man and his music by what i have heard up until that point. i should also mention, that my view of his music also criticized by more than a few people whose opinions i respect.

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ben nichols and cory branan live at the rudyard kipling, 6.20.07

Posted by gregor on Friday, December 17th, 2010

howdy! so much for not posting much, but like i said thats the way it usually goes. remember if you’re in nola or nearby head on over to the cafe prytania for lee bains III and the glory fires tonight. may have something else lined up for later on, we’ll see. this is an awesome show, btw.

1. intro
2. across the river
3. a bad man would do you good
4. last night in town
5. amnesia
6. when you decided to leave
7. sour mash
8. i’ll just fall
9. on and on
10. easy
11. it gets the worst at night
12. tonight aint gonna be good
13. chain link fence
14. joining the army
15. daddy was a skywriter
16. nights like these
17. summertime
18. she wakes when she dreams
19. freefall
20. tears dont matter much
21. the prettiest waitress in memphis
22. my best girl
23. skateland south
24. great balls of fire
25. see that my grave is kept clean
26. all sewn up
27. tall green grass
28. hold me close
29. a girl named go
30. better than this (783)

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punk/folk troubadour revival tonight at the earl in atlanta, feat cape, snodgrass and branan

Posted by gregor on Sunday, June 21st, 2009

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i dont know how many shows are happening tonight in america, but im guessing hundreds, if not a thousand? if i were to forced to pick just one to hit up, i would have to choose the one that is goin on at the earl this very evening. the night features cory branan, drag the river’s jon snodgrass and lagwagon’s joey cape – if only they were making their way to new orleans. sigh…. seriously this has the potential to be a classic show. if you are in atlanta, hit this up. what else you got going on? two of the tracks, and you can guess which ones, are only streamable at request of their publicist – definitely still check em out.

the tour dates are below

cory branan myspace
the walk around w/ jon snodgrass – off an upcoming split release
:http://captainsdead.com/609/05
tall green grass off 12 songs

jon snodgrass/drag the river myspace
song for jake nichols to sing
jj’s drivin – off drag the river’s bad at breaking up
death of the life of the party – off you cant live this way

joey cape of lagwagon myspace
this is the last train – off an upcoming split vinyl release
:http://captainsdead.com/609/This
errands off bridge

get there early, if you do go, cause atlanta’s own ben trickey is opening up the night’s festivities. heres a couple of tracks from various recordings…

soldier
saving grace (how you doin)
cheap wine and cigarettes

while i was on the suburban home site, i figured i would offer up one of my favorite tracks from last year, in case you missed it.
your humble narrator off two cow garage’s most excellent speaking in cursive

Sun. 6/21 – Atlanta, GA : The Earl
Mon. 6/22 – Savannah, GA : The Jinx
Tue. 6/23 – Jacksonville, FL : Jack Rabbits
Wed. 6/24 – Gainesville, FL : Common Grounds
Thu. 6/25 – Tampa, FL : New World Brewery
Fri. 6/26 – Orlando, FL : Will’s Pub
Sat. 6/27 – Lake Worth, FL : Propaganda
Sun. 6/28 – New Smyrna Beach, FL : Beachside Tavern
Tue. 6/30 – San Antonio, TX : Rock Bottom
Wed. 7/1 – Houston, TX : Walter’s On Washington
Thu. 7/2 – Dallas, TX : Double Wide
Fri. 7/3 – Denton, TX : Andy’s Bar
Sat. 7/4 – Austin, TX : Red 7 (Punk Rock BBQ) (252)

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sit around to watch the southern kick in

Posted by selene on Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

If Ben Nichols writes about you, you’re probably pretty OK. In “Tears Don’t Matter Much,” easily one of our favorite Lucero tunes, off “That Much Further West,” Nichols canonizes a few of his songwriting pals — Matt Bradley, Doug Deluca, and Cory Branan. The song poignantly captures the very nature of being a fan — and a man like Nichols, who wields a dangerously pithy pen, can’t help but succumb either. Witness:

Matt Bradley’s got the broken teeth
He wears a jean jacket with a bullet in the sleeve
He’s just another Southern boy who dreams of nights in NYC
And I sing along
I sing along

My tears don’t matter much
They don’t matter much

Doug Deluca’s voice could break a heart
I recorded every song
I used up three whole tapes, and put ‘em in a box
To give away
To break a heart

My tears don’t matter much,
They don’t matter much

When the boys sing their songs
And the kids they sing along
I’m just another Southern boy who dreams of nights in NYC
And I sing along
I sing along

Cory Branan’s got an evil streak
And a way with words that’ll bring you to your knees
Oh he can play the wildest shows and he can sing so sweet

I still sing along

My tears don’t matter much,
They don’t matter much

When the boys sing their songs
And the kids they sing along…
I’m just another Southern boy who dreams of nights in NYC
And I sing along
I still sing along

We found Cory Branan thanks to a mutual friend, the same one who had turned us onto Lucero. He teeters with a certain sepia-toned nostalgia, doesn’t mind pop hooks and has an uncanny knack for dovetailing sublime couplets about rollerskating in the 7th grade, the one crazy girl who dances at shows, falling in love with the wrong girl and doing way too much cocaine. Err… we digress. Here are a few tracks from Branan’s first record, 2002’s “The Hell You Say,” which features some Lucero members backing on a handful of tracks.

Whiskey Grove

Tame

Skateland South

Crush

Branan — along with Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Justin Townes Earle, The Good Fear and Dan Montgomery — joins Lucero  Saturday 9/13 at Riverside Park in Batesville, Arkansas for the Lucero Family Picnic. A bargain at $15; a hassle at 136 miles from Memphis. For and aft, Branan sets out on 40 days and 40 nights of hopefully not hard-candy snow. That’s from “Tame,” people — get with it.

Sep 4  Cactus Cafe w/ Greg Barkley of Oh No! Oh My! (All Ages) Austin, Texas
Sep 5 Club Next Texarkana, Arkansas
Sep 6 Blackthorn Joplin, Missouri
Sep 10  Parrish Baker Pub Oxford, Mississippi
Sep 11  12th & Porter (CB @ 10:15) / Next Big Nashville Nashville, Tennessee
Sep 12  Hi Tone (18+) Memphis, Tennessee
Sep 13  Lucero Family Picnic (CB @ 5:30)(All Ages) Batesville, Arkansas
Sep 18  Pour House Music Hall w/ Blue Mountain (CB-8:30) Raleigh, North Carolina
Sep 19  Evening Muse (All Ages) Charlotte, North Carolina
Sep 20  Pour House w/ Blue Mountain Charleston, South Carolina
Sep 22  New World Brewery Tampa, Florida
Sep 24  Big Daddy’s (18+) Tallahassee, Florida
Sep 25  Egan’s (Late Show / Post Avett’s) Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Sep 27  Barley’s Tap Room (18+) Knoxville, Tennessee
Oct 1  The Camel w/ Josh Small, The Fox Hunt (All Ages) Richmond, Virginia
Oct 2  Rapture (Free / 18+) Charlottesville, Virginia
Oct 3  Iota (CB to Open @ 9pm) Arlington / D.C., Virginia
Oct 4  Della Rose’s Canton (Free) Baltimore, Maryland
Oct 5  Laurrapin (5pm / Free / 18+) Havre de Grace, Maryland
Oct 8  Flat Street Brew Pub (18+) Brattleboro, Vermont
Oct 9  Jake’s w/ Quiet Life (18+) Providence, Rhode Island
Oct 10  Oasis Pub w/ Quiet Life New London, Connecticut
Oct 12 The Cake Shop w/ Quiet Life New York City, New York
Oct 16 Brothers Lounge w Magpies (18+) Cleveland, Ohio
Oct 17 Uncommon Ground @ Devon Chicago, Illinois
Oct 18 Rudyard Kipling w/ Dangerbird (18+) Louisville, Kentucky
Oct 19 Molly Malone’s (18+) Covington (Cincinnati), Kentucky
Oct 22 Jackpot Saloon (18+) Lawrence, Kansas
Oct 24 The OPO (18+) Fayetteville, Arkansas
Oct 25 Whitewater Tavern Little Rock, Arkansas

Nichols says Cory “can play the wildest shows” but unfortunately we’ve never — het hem — seen him with a full band. These are solo dates, but Cory holds his own there, too.

Cory’s MySpace // Cory’s website (195)

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sounds like my grandfather taking a leak, mikey. thrillsville

Posted by gregor on Tuesday, April 15th, 2008

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tashi delek, schmoopy! i was pretty psyched to find out that the sonic slop of mudhoney’s superfuzz bigmuff is being reissued, with all the expected extra goodies, by subpop on 5.20. more info can be found here. not only that but they gots a new record, being released ont the same day, entitled the lucky ones. cant wait for these two. in case you have never found yourself confronted by the music of mudhoney now’s your chance. dig it…

sonic infusion off since we’ve come translucent

the straight life off since we’ve come translucent

blindspots off under a billion suns

mudhoney myspace

as a reminder to my fellow atlantans, cory branan is @ smith’s olde bar this saturday evening and if you ever wanted to ignore me, this is your chance. cory who you ask? here are a couple o’ solo tracks from his excellent record, 12 songs and a show featuring cory and one of my main men, ben nichols of lucero. of all the shows i have posted this is definitely one of my favorites. its an impecable recording and it sounds like they had a blast. much love to the original taper!

tall green grass

prettiest waitress in memphis

this happene on 6.20.07 @ the rudyard kipling in louisville.

1. intro

2. across the river

3. a bad man would do you good

4. last night in town

5. amnesia

6. when you decided to leave

7. sour mash

8. i’ll just fall

9. on and on

10. easy

11. it gets the worst at night

12. tonight aint gonna be good

13. chain link fence

14. joining the army

15. daddy was a skywriter

16. nights like these

17. summertime

18. she wakes when she dreams

19. freefall

20. tears dont matter much

21. the prettiest waitress in memphis

22. my best girl

23. skateland south

24. great balls of fire

25. see that my grave is kept clean

26. all sewn up

27. tall green grass

28. hold me close

29. a girl named go

30. better than this (353)

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it's my money and i need it now

Posted by gregor on Monday, April 7th, 2008

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sup, gaywads? hope everyone had a loverly weeks end. mine was just fine. nothing too exciting, just lots of sierra nevada and rogue dead guy. oddly enough, no hangovers like i reported later last week.

friends of captains dead, the line of best fit have a very cool comp for download made available from the fine folks at something in construction records. the comp features the likes of loney, dear, sambassadeur, sons of noel and adrian, the leisure society, and a bunch more. clicky to visit and download.

admittedly, i get a lot of good music coming to me, but then again i get a lot of shit too. even with all the goodness that fills up my bounty, it’s pretty rare that i actually get excited about something new. this is not to take away anything from anyone else, but it tis a rare feat to touch me in that special/secret spot. i should have saw this one comin, though. when my man ben nichols name checks you in lucero’s “tears dont matter much,” proclaiming that “cory branan’s got an evil streak/and a way with words that’ll bring you to your knees,” you are going to be judged differently. i’m an absolute sucker for whiskey and cigarette ravaged voices spinning tales of love, loss and drunkness, and cory seems like a man that may have a tale or two to spin. fans of lucero, john prine, dbt, westerberg, glossary, etc will definitely love this guy.

cory is playing in atlanta @ smiths olde bar on saturday, april 19th.

tall green grass

survivor blues

cory branan site / myspace

i havent been able to give the honey clouds my full attention as of yet, but i am definitely diggin their sound which is very reminiscent of early pavement, velvet underground, the fall, east river pipe, etc. i love the use of the jangly guitar, it always goes far with me. will definitely be reporting on these guys in the future.

color spills in

spinning from tops

honey clouds site / myspace

i know i am so slow, but i know there are a lot of you out there like myself. you hear about shit, people tell you to watch some youtube video, that its “hilarious” and you just never get around to it. such is the case with the dramatic gopher, which i just saw for the first time about 30 minutes ago. my brother hit it right on the head when he said this about the gopher, “he makes me smile.” so stupid its hilarious.

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