Archive for April, 2012

Monday, April 30th, 2012

Given that Teenage Fanclub has been releasing music for more than 20 years, it’s amazing that the first major steps outside of the group were only taken by members in the last year. First came Norman Blake’s work with Euros Childs of Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci as Jonny and now comes Fannies’ bass player Gerard Love […]

Friday, April 27th, 2012

Our weekly two hour show on SIRIUS/XMU, channel 35, can now be heard twice, every Friday – Noon EST with an encore broadcast at Midnight EST. SIRIUS 243: Jean Michel Bernard – Generique Stephane ++ Whitefield Brothers – Rampage ++ JD & The Evil’s Dynamite – Beer (So Nice, Right On) ++ Ebo Taylor & […]

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

While Billy Paul’s second album, 1970’s Ebony Woman, is home to a number of inspired covers, it’s this – his soul reimagining of Simon & Garfunkel’s lily white “Mrs. Robinson” – that’s worth the trip. MP3: Billy Paul :: Mrs. Robinson

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

Wednesday, May 2nd, Spaceland Productions and Aquarium Drunkard present Willis Earl Beal at The Autry The Echo. I’ve been wanting to see this guy live for months – his debut LP, Acousmatic Sorcery, is out now via XL. We’re giving away three pairs of tickets to AD readers (you can also purchase tickets, here). To […]

Friday, April 20th, 2012

Our weekly two hour show on SIRIUS/XMU, channel 35, can now be heard twice, every Friday – Noon EST with an encore broadcast at Midnight EST. SIRIUS 242: Jean Michel Bernard – Generique Stephane ++ Witch – Introduction ++ Tinariwen – Tenere Taqqim Tossam ++ Howard Nishioka – Carnivourous Dogaramus ++ Monk Montgomery – Fuselage Pt […]

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

From the release of his 2007 comeback record, Dirt Farmer, up until the final moments of his life, Levon Helm seemed impervious to death. It’s not that he looked invincible, necessarily, or that he was suddenly filled with an inordinate amount of vitality. But as he neared his end, Helm carried himself with the same […]

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

Some more runoff from the headspace I’m currently in working on an upcoming radio set. I mentioned yesterday that I’ve been mixing Susan Christie’s “Paint A Lady” with Kathleen Emery’s “I Feel Like A Motherless Child”. A lady psych-funk trifecta, here is the third slice of that work in progress – the seven and half minute […]