Archive for April, 2007

Monday, April 30th, 2007

Tune in to Little Radio, Wednesday 2-4 pst, for the Aquariun Drunkard Show. Drunkard pal, and Broken West-er, Ross Flournoy will be guest DJ’ing with me while his band is in LA for three weeks before hitting the road again, this time teaming up with The National and a bunch of other fine folks across […]

Monday, April 30th, 2007

With Nick Cave busy with his brash, almost Birthday Party like, side group, Grinderman, The Veils album Nux Vomica could not have happened at a better time. Obvious Cave comparisons aside, The Veils leader, Finn Andrews, writes and performs sharp, literate story songs set against brooding and atmospheric pop instrumentation, thus creating a real mood […]

Monday, April 30th, 2007

There is really not much one can say about The Replacements Pleased To Meet Me that hasn’t already been said a thousand times in a thousand different contexts. There are two different camps of Mats fans; those who prefer the band’s earlier material rooted in punk, and those who prefer the bands output beginning with […]

Sunday, April 29th, 2007

Portland’s resident americana outfit, Richmond Fontaine, will see the stateside release of their eighth album, Thirteen Cities, May 22nd. Having already received near unanimous praise upon its European release, the group’s chief songwriter and vocalist Willy Vlautin sat down with AD to discuss the evolution of Richmond Fontaine’s recorded output and the recent release of […]

Saturday, April 28th, 2007

In the past ten days I’ve had almost identical conversations with two different people, in two different circumstances, about Paul’s vocal delivery on “Monkberry Moon Delight,” off his second solo LP, 1971’s Ram. This maybe my favorite of Paul’s performance “voices”, as it is rough, quite possibly coke-fueled, and perfect for the tunes energy and […]

Saturday, April 28th, 2007

Ontario’s Rock Plaza Central have been getting a fair amount of buzz of late surrounding their Yep Roc released LP Are We Not Horses. And rightly so. Despite their name, which I’m admittedly not a fan of, the album is comprised of the kind of ramshackle, kitchen sink, folky pop that is both deceptively attractive […]

Friday, April 27th, 2007

The music of Ola Podrida (David Wingo) has been featured on these pages a number of times in the past, but I wanted to remind everyone that his wonderful, (self titled) album was released this past week on the Plug Research label. I’ve had an advance of the album since December and it’s sounds have […]