Saturday, January 31, 2015

Don't miss Catl @ The Horseshoe tonight

The Cool Hands open at 9:30pm with Bella Clava at 10:30pm, Invasions at 11:30pm and Catl at 12:30pm.

Friday, January 30, 2015

One For The Weekend: The Woodchucks

Lee Hazlewood is behind The Woodchucks' Angry Generation – an ace rip of Link Wray's Rumble. 

Happy Birthday Ahmed Abdul-Malik

Remembering Bed-Stuy's oud and bass boss Ahmed-Abdul Malik on his day with two of his gems.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Making Ital Stew with Sazi aka Rasta Tony

It's much easier to follow Sazi's recipe if you happen to live near Port Antonio on Jamaica's northeast coast.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Happy Birthday King Tubby

Remembering the late great dub innovator on his day with David Rodigan's audio documentary.

The Pyramids live on San Francisco's KQED-TV in 1975

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Kieran Hebden appears on Emanative project for Steve Reid Foundation

Check Four Tet & Emanative's cover of Don Cherry's Makondi off The Light Years Of Darkness album. 

Whaddya mean you don't know Jeff Cowell

Lucky Strikes and Liquid Gold cut in 1975 by the Great Northern Iron Band's Jeff Cowell is reissued Feb 3.

Watch the trailer for forthcoming Tubby Hayes documentary

British jazz icon Tubby Hayes would've been 80 on Jan. 30. Watch the trailer for A Man In A Hurry below.


Monday, January 26, 2015

Tom Petty vs. The Jayhawks

Purely by coincidence, Benmont Tench played on both Mary Jane's Last Dance and Waiting For The Sun.

RIP Demis Roussos, 1946-2015

Aphrodite's Child bassist/vocalist Demis Roussos passed away in Athens, Greece on January 25. 

Art Spiegelman: What the %@&*! Happened to Comics? @ Bloor Cinema, tonight

Listen to Theo Dorgan's interview with Art Spiegelman below. Art's talk at the Bloor this evening is sold out.

Art Spiegelman's Co-Mix: A Retropective @ AGO

Happy Birthday Paul Pena

Remembering the great Paul Pena with a 2001 performance of his song Jet Airliner.


Friday, January 23, 2015

One For The Weekend: Kennedy Mengesha

Late Ethiopian great Kennedy Mangesha appears to be backed by members of the Roha Band.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Ron Sexsmith talks about Max Webster, Sarah McLachlan & Engelbert Humperdinck

Check out Danko Jones' podcast interview with Ron Sexsmith and Nick Flanagan below. 

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Watch Viet Cong's new Silhouettes video

Calgary's Viet Cong launch their self-titled album (out now on Flemish Eye) at the Garrison on January 31.  

Beams launch new single @ The Horseshoe, January 29

Beams enlisted John McEntire to record the two songs for The Gutters & The Glass single. Here's the video.

Happy Birthday Snooks Eaglin

Remembering late New Orleans guitar slinger and "human jukebox" Snooks Eaglin on his day.

Sweater Beats w/Tory Lanez @ The Hoxton, February 27

Download the Sweater Weather tour mixtape right here.

Sweater Weather Mixtape 
1. Sweater Beats – Love Me ft. Sunni Colón
2. JODY – Echos
3. Jaw Jam – Jeremih Bootleg
4. Sweater Beats – Rain Dance
5. Kastle – Anything’s Possible (Sweater Beats Remix)
6. Aluna George – Lost & Found (Kastle Remix)
7. ODESZA – Without You (Vindata Remix)
8. Manila Killa & AObeats – Food Diaries
9. Tory Lanez – Crew (Hoodboi and Falcons Remix)
10. Sweater Beats – Feel Me (Falcons Remix)
11. Hoodboi – Bug-A-Boo
12. Lido – ILU (Different Sleep Remix)
13. Tory Lanez – Mama Told Me
14. Rochelle Jordan – What The Fuss
15. Pomo – Start Again ft. Andrea Cormier
16. The Neighbourhood x Kina Grannis – Sweater Weather (SB Outro Edit)

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

New album from Jon Spencer Blues Explosion due March 24

"Do The Get Down" is off JSBX's Freedom Tower – No Wave Dance Party 2015 recorded at Daptone.

Hinterland Who's Who: The Public Animal

Ian Blurton's Public Animal is launching a Sunday night residency at the Dakota Tavern in February.

Monday, January 19, 2015

The Vaselines w/Amanda X @ Lee's Palace, tonight

Here's a couple of live clips from The Vaselines' show at Johnny Brenda's in Philly on Thursday.

Whaddya mean you don't know Daniela Casa

The sleeve art of Daniela Casa's Italian sound library recordings can often be deceiving. 

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Warren Smith singing country live in '68

Here's the Ubangi Stomper Warren Smith on Gene Williams' Country Television Show on KAIT-TV. 

Friday, January 16, 2015

One For The Weekend: Raxola

Here's "Steal It" from the self-titled 1978 debut of Belgium's Raxola.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Happy Birthday Captain Beefheart

Here's a clip of Don Van Vliet performing with the Magic Band in Paris on Nov 9, 1980.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Let's go digging for Thai records in Bangkok

Jet-setting DJ/archivist Chris Menist suggests bringing your own portable turntable is a really good idea.

Happy Birthday T Bone Burnett!

Legendary Stardust Cowboy's "Paralyzed" featured the crazed drumming of co-producer J. Henry Burnett.

Trumpeter Kevin Clark joins Alex & her Alleycats @ Hugh's Room tonight

New Orleans based trumpeter Kevin Clark accompanied Alex Pangman on her New album cut in the Big Easy.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

A$AP Ferg w/ YG @ Sound Academy, Wednesday

Check the Basquiat-inspired clip for A$AP Ferg's "Old English" collabo w/Freddie Gibbs & Young Thug. 

Rare 1970 footage of King Crimson surfaces

Watch Greg Lake and company lip-synch to Cat Food on Top of The Pops with a German TV link. 

Happy Birthday Eero Koivistoinen!

Cheers to Finnish saxophone titan Eero Koivistoinen, still blowing fire at 69. Check out his Hati Hati LP.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Posthumous Pops Staples album Don't Lose This due February 17

Before Pops passed in 2000, he did some recording which has been finished by Jeff Tweedy & Mavis Staples.

Shooter Jennings & Waymore's Outlaws hit The Phoenix January 22

Happy Birthday Roland Alphonso

Remembering Skatalites saxophone supremo Roland Alphonso with a couple of his sweet sevens. 

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Happy Birthday Slim Harpo!

Remembering late Louisiana blues great James Moore aka "Slim Harpo" with a Crowley cooker. 

Friday, January 9, 2015

Celebrate Col. Tom Parker's 50th at the Cameron tonight!

Drop by the Cameron this evening to toast Col. Tom Parker who'll be joined by the American Pour at 10 pm.

Catl went to the Hammer and all we got was this bloody video

Hogtown hotshots catl had to travel all the way to Hamilton to find the right kinda vibe to shoot a video for their enjoyably confrontational jam F.U. Blues. Watch as catl singer/drummer Sarah K. encounters unsolicited advances from various creeps then turns the tables with blood-spattering results. Pretty much a typical day on the road.

Directed, produced and edited by 5th Monkey Productions – a Hamilton-based operation consisting of Ian Steinberg, Khalm H'erbin, and Cole Sutton-Greenhalgh – the video was shot entirely on location in the Hammer with a starring role played by the city's venerable live music hangout This Ain’t Hollywood where catl is holding a video release party tonight (Friday January 9) joined by Noble Savages and The Squids. Along with Sarah's real-life sidekick, catl singer/guitarist Jamie Fleming, the video's cast includes such Steeltown music celebs as Snowheel Slim (Ginger St. James) and Jim Fitzgerald (Frankie and Jimmy).

This is catl.’s second video from their latest album This Shakin’ House, recorded with Adam Hill (Ranconteurs, Jack White) and released back in May 2014. Catl's video release victory lap continues with shows at DSTRCT in Guelph on January 10, Jane Bond in Waterloo on January 24 and eventually The Horseshoe in Toronto on January 31. Here's the clip.

Happy Birthday Ishmon Bracey

Remembering innovative Mississippi blues singer/songwriter Ishmon Bracey on his day. 


Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Happy 100th Birthday Chano Pozo

Celebrating the centennial birthday of Afro-Cuban percussionist Chano Pozo who helped create Latin jazz. 

Monday, January 5, 2015

Check out Massey-Harris at the Local Tuesday

Here's Scott Dobson's fab video for Scott B Sympathy's I Remember Again, now a Massey-Harris set fave.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

The Who on Take 30 in London – July 9, 1966

Happy Birthday James Carter!

Celebrating saxophonist James Carter's birthday with his inspired Pavement revisions.

The New Mendicants unplugged & plinky

Left to their own devices, Joe Pernice and Norman Blake find new ways to keep themselves amused.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Happy Birthday Classy Craig Daniels!

Celebrating the birthday of Joaquin Phoenix's stunt double with some rare Leather Uppers footage.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Whaddya mean you don't know the Richard Brothers?

The Richard Bros. "Stolen Property" was issued on Detroit's Fortune label subsidiary Strate 8.