Friday, May 30, 2014

Watch the trailer for The Seeds rockumentary

Here's a preview of Neil Norman's film The Seeds: Pushin' Too Hard soon to be issued on DVD. 

Happy 75th Birthday King Ernest!

Check out King Ernest's Chicago funk classic Somebody Somewhere backed by The Pieces Of Peace!

Thursday, May 29, 2014

The Dirty Nil rock Brooklyn ragged – catch 'em in T.O. on Friday!

The Dirty Nil are playing the Construction event at Double Double Land on Friday night. 

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Watch Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires' Company Man video

Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires' ass-whuppin' new Deconstructed album is out now on Sub Pop. 

RIP Maya Angelou 1928-2014

Agitation Free live in Germany 1971-73

Before heading off to the desert, Agitation Free were captured jamming in this rare footage (below).

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Happy Birthday Stephanie Goodman!

Cheers to Born Bad DJ Stephanie Goodman whose So Tough! So Cute! Mix can be downloaded here.

So Tough! So Cute! Mix
The Ikettes - Peaches & Cream
Lesley Gore - No Matter What You Do
Jackie DeShannon - When You Walk in the Room
Nina Simone - I Can't See Nobody
The Paris Sisters - I Love How You Love Me
Kristy Maccoll - They Don't Know
Fabienne Delsol & the Bristols - Questions I Can't Answer
Hansje - Automobile
Sonny & Cher - Baby Don't Go
Nancy Wilson - (You Don't Know) How Glad I Am
Yoko Ono - Your Hands
Bettye Swann - Angel of the Morning
Stone Poneys - Different Drum
Julie Ruin - I Wanna Know What Love Is
Odetta - Baby, I'm in the Mood for You
Supremes - Buttered Popcorn
The Goodees - Double Shot (Of My Baby's Love)
Doris - You Never Come Closer
Y Pants - Love's a Disease

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Turning Point presents DJ Alex Figueira @ The Garrison, tonight

Deep digging Alex Figueira of Amsterdam's Vintage Voudou record shop will bring the tropical heat.

Welcome To Surinam mix

Otis Rush vs. Willie Dixon

Happy Birthday Charles Earland!

Check out the incredibly dope score Charles created for The Dynamite Brothers

Friday, May 23, 2014

One For The Weekend: Joe Henderson

Here's a scorching live version of "Power To The People" recorded at the Lighthouse Café in 1970.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Happy 100th Birthday Sun Ra!

NPR: Saturn Still Swings – Celebrating Sun Ra at 100
The Quietus: Yearning For Possible Escape – Sun Ra, Afro-Futurist Godfather

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Whaddya mean you don't know Lonnie Lester

Check out the excellent Lonnie Lester retrospective issued by Tramp Records right here.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Friday, May 16, 2014

Parquet Courts rock out with Fred Armisen

Parquet Courts' new album "Sunbathing Animal" is out now on What's Your Rupture?

One For The Weekend: C.K. Mann

Check out the Funky Highlife album by C.K. Mann & His Carousel 7 reissued by Mr. Bongo

Thursday, May 15, 2014

The Gaslamp Killer @ The Hoxton, Friday

The Gaslamp Killer interview

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Your first glimpse of the new Matthew Halsall recording

Fans of spiritual jazz should note Matt Halsall's "When The World Was One" album is out June 16.

Timber Timbre go noir for Curtains?! clip

Timber Timbre will perform the cinematic songs from Hot Dreams at Massey Hall on May 23.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Neil Young and Jack White talk voice-o-graph recording on Tonight Show

Neil Young discusses the concept of his new album "A Letter Home" with Jimmy Fallon.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Happy Birthday Kardinal Offishall

Here'sKardi's self-produced clip for Tattoo (Rudebwoy) followed by a 1995 appearance on Rap City. 

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Happy Birthday Arthur Alexander

Remembering the late Alabama soul great with two rarely heard demos issued by Guest Star. 

Friday, May 9, 2014

Before They Were Famous: Jeff Bridges

Two years before The Last Picture Show, Jeff Bridges sang his tune "Lost In Space" on the John and Mary OST.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Nick Lowe vs. Diana Ross

Evidently Diana Ross wasn't enthused about recording Nick Lowe's I Live On A Battlefield but did it anyway.

Happy Birthday Mary Lou Williams

Celebrating the influential pianist who mentored Thelonious Monk and Dizzy Gillespie with a few choice clips. 

Whaddya mean you don't know Tèwèldè Rèdda

Here's an overlooked cooker from the Eritrean guitar ace.  

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Television @ The Phoenix, Saturday

Tom Verlaine and crew will very likely put on the best show you see during CMW.

New York Rocker,  issue #1  Spring 1976

Monday, May 5, 2014

Slint doc Breadcrumb Trail @ Royal Cinema, May 9

Breadcrumb Trail screens at 7 pm followed by the Johnny Thunders doc at 9 pm.  

Saturday, May 3, 2014

The High Numbers vs. The Dynamics

See if you can spot the similarity between The High Numbers' Zoot Suit and The Dynamics' Misery.

Friday, May 2, 2014

One For The Weekend: Little Esther

Little Esther Phillips waxed her superior version of "Wild Child" for Warwick in 1960. 

Led Zeppelin @ Denmark's Gladsaxe Teen Club, 1969

Watch Led Zeppelin play four classic tunes for TV Byen on March 17.  1969.

CBC's Rex Murphy spanks Rob Ford for making his brother Doug cry

The CBC's Rex Murphy scolds troubled Toronto mayor Rob Ford then urges him to resign... three times. 

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Miranda Mulholland's album release party @ The Dakota Tavern, May 14

The new "Whipping Boy" album by Great Lake Swimmers fiddler Miranada Mulholland is out May 13. 
Recorded in Los Angeles and Toronto with producer Sean Watkins (of Nickel Creek infamy) Whipping Boy is the full-length solo debut of Miranda Mulholland, key member of Great Lake Swimmers, Belle Starr and Iron Maiden tribute band Copper Lassie!
Fresh, literate and dynamic, this rootsy record features Miranda's skilled singing and fiddle playing, Sean's virtuosic guitar along with guest cameos by Greg Leisz, Natalie Haas, Burke Carroll and the other members of Belle Starr. Check out the videos for "Under The Palms & The Pines," "How Many Times" and "Molly Bloom" from the Whipping Boy album issued by the Parkdale-based Roaring Girl Records label on May 13, the day before her release party/label launch wing-ding at the Dakota Tavern.