Archive for November, 2017

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

An American G.I. band stationed in Germany in the mid-60s, the Monks fused a pioneering sound unto themselves fusing freakbeat, blues, psychedelic rock, and an unfathomably prescient and potent display of proto-punk sovereignty. Check them out here on Germany’s Radio Bremen TV. A full-on attack of electric discord — all tambourine shouts, Skiffle strut tango […]

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

Baby Lloyd’s “There’s Something On Your Mind” – a swirling, nocturnal slice of psychedelic soul — courtesy of The Complete Loma Singles: Vol. 1, a compilation of the little-known imprint of Warner Brothers Records. Largely populated by a roster of soul and r&b oddities, the label also boasted the likes of Ike & Tina Turner […]

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

With their second lp, 2003’s Circles, John Stirratt and Pat Sansone united as the Autumn Defense to craft a set of winsome and sweet songs. For Stirratt, the album offered a detour from his role in Wilco. Soon after, Sansone would join the band too, and Circles offers a glimpse of what he’d bring to […]

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

Damien Jurado takes on Vince Guaraldi’s yuletide classic, “Christmas Time Is Here.” Culled from 90% of your social circle’s favorite Christmas album, it’s a brave choice met with spirited results. Damien Jurado :: Christmas Time Is Here Related: Do not miss our interview with drummer Jerry Granelli discussing his work with the Vince Guaraldi trio laying […]

Monday, November 27th, 2017

For many listeners, the Vince Guaraldi Trio’s music for 1965’s A Charlie Brown Christmas represents the best of the season, its sounds patient, relaxed, and warm. For drummer Jerry Granelli, it’s all those things, but it’s also something else: a beginning. Since that fateful start, he hasn’t wasted any time. Over the course of his […]

Sunday, November 26th, 2017

Lagniappe (la·gniappe) noun ˈlan-ˌyap,’ – 1. An extra or unexpected gift or benefit. 2. Something given or obtained as a gratuity or bonus. Next Friday, Blitzen Trapper touch down in Los Angeles at the Bootleg Theater in support of their new long-player, Wild And Reckless. Inspired by the band’s theatrical production of the same name, […]

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

Tradition runs rampant around Thanksgiving: generations of old recipes, football, Alice’s Restaurant, The Last Waltz, and, of course, a parade of balloons shutting down NYC. What else do you need? If you thought you were covered in the Thanksgiving tradition department, we did too…until a few years ago, when someone blew the dust off a […]