Archive for February, 2014

Friday, February 28th, 2014

John Fahey would’ve been 75 today, and though he’s been gone for some time now, the legend of Blind Joe Death seems to grow larger with each passing year. There’s no shortage of Fahey live material in the hands of collectors, but this 1973 KSAN broadcast is up there with the very best, as the […]

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Our weekly two hour show on SIRIUS/XMU, channel 35, can be heard twice every Friday – Noon EST with an encore broadcast at Midnight EST. Jason Woodbury is my guest this week. SIRIUS 332: Jean Michel Bernard, “Générique Stephane” • We The People, “Function Underground” • Ned Doheny, “I’ve Got Your Number” • Marcia Aitken, […]

Friday, February 28th, 2014

On Talking Heads’ final album, 1988’s Naked, the band imagines a reverse evolution, the erasing of centuries of pollution, development and commercialization. The particular song in reference is “Nothing But Flowers.” With a subtle, but knowing smirk, David Byrne laments the loss of the factories and shopping malls, the highways and parking lots, the Dairy […]

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Los Angeles: This Sunday night, March 2nd, Aquarium Drunkard presents Angel Olsen at the Echoplex. Cian Nugent and Paul Bergman support. Advance tickets available for purchase, here. We’re giving away a few pairs to AD readers. To land them, leave a comment with your name, email, and how you first came across Olsen’s music.  Winners […]

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

“For lost love.” Recorded by a 17-year-old Eddie Dimas and his band the Upsets, “Por Perdido Amor” is a woozy ode to love gone wrong. The song was put to tape in Audio Recorders studio – a hallowed Phoenix room where hits by Lee Hazlewood, Waylon Jennings, and Duane Eddy were recorded – and each […]

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Today is the 86th birthday of the unsinkable Antoine “Fats” Domino: rock ‘n’ roll progenitor, Beatle lodestar, and one of the greatest to ever sit on a piano bench. This version of “Please Don’t Leave Me” is taken from the hard-to-find The Complete Session, a live recording originally released as Fats Domino ’65. It’s the […]

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

With its complex and rich history, New Orleans has long served as a hotbed of rhythm and blues, with the city’s musicians often adding an air of sophistication (i.e. jazz influence) to the music. This provided a unique slant to the soul sounds of NOLA. As such, there’s a staggering number of great NOLA soul […]