“The Grateful Dead would be a quite different band without Owsley Stanley. When you ingest psychoactive chemicals and play as a group and go to places that aren’t accessible in a normal waking state, that’s a place musicians dream of and sometimes can’t find. He released that kind of energy in the music.”—Mickey Hart, Dead Drummer
1. I Didn’t See It Coming - Belle & Sebastian 2. Black Cab - Jens Lekman 3. You Remember The Good Times But The Good Times Don’t Remember You - Joel Alme 4. When Will You Go Home - The Dodos 5. While We’re Young - Department of Eagles 6. Lady Daydream - Twin Sister 7. Arbuckle’s Swan Song - Ambulance LTD 8. Our Get - White Denim 9. Love Is All - The Tallest Man on Earth 10. Change of Time - Josh Ritter 11. She Smiled Sweetly - Rolling Stones 12. 100 Days, 100 Nights - Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings 13. Thirteen - Big Star 14. Matchstick Murder - Tristen 15. Retired - Carl Broemel 16. Portland - Middle Brother 17. For You - Bruce Springsteen
On March 31st, Will.i.am and Jamie Foxx will debut a new song called “Hot Wings (I Wanna Party)” on American Idol. Seriously, I am not making that up. What I did make up, though, was a few lines from the “song” and encouraged other people on Twitter to join in. Here are some highlights.
Last night, I went to see John Grant at Central Presbyterian - a venue well suited for both him and backing band Midlake. The thing that jumped out the entire show was John’s voice, which is stronger live than I’d expected. Even after a handful of SXSW shows, it was soaring. Midlake was right there with him.
Below is the setlist. The big highlights were “Where Dreams Go To Die,” “Marz” (which he described as “snapshots from my childhood”) and “Jesus Hates Faggots.” Listening to that last one while sitting in a pew was a rare moment.
"It’s funny to be playing this song in a church," Grant said, "But it’s really one of the most Christian songs, if you think about it." He went on to talk about how he was raised in the church and how it shaped him. Then added that he’d reached 40 and was "finally starting to love myself again."
Sigourney Weaver Paint the Moon (Czars) Where Dreams Go to Die TC & the Honey Bear Marz Chicken Bones Jesus Hates Faggots Queen of Denmark
Kate Bush has announced that she will be releasing Director’s Cut, her first album in six years, on May 16th. The record will be comprised of rerecorded, reworked and otherwise altered versions of songs from two previous albums, 1989’s The Sensual World and 1993’s The Red Shoes. Details about these new tracks have not been revealed, but Bush’s statement says that the Director’s Cut versions keep “the best musical performances of each song.”
Though the title and cover suggest a hammer-themed mix, this is actually just a straight up rock mix made in honor of my friend and NATN brother in arms Troy Carpenter. To know and love Carpent, is to know and love this mix. Maybe…
1. Touch Me in the Righ Place At The Right Time - Robert Pollard 2. Under Cover Of Darkness - The Strokes 3. Evil City Music - Archers 4. Teenage Blood - Apex Manor 5. Silva & Grimes - Holy Fuck 6. Politicians In My Eyes - Death 7. 8:00 AM, Seattle, Washington - Coop 8. New York City - Demics 9. Blow Dumb - Nobunny 10. Daily Bread - The Shoestrung 11. Digging For Something - Superchunk 12. Tin Soldiers - Stiff Little Fingers 13. Civilian - Wye Oak 14. Glitter - No Age 15. Breathless - Todd Rundgren 16. Strawberry Letter 23 - Shuggie Otis 17. Blue & Silver - Lower Dens 18. Me And My Arrow - Harry Nilsson 19. Sink/Let It Sway - Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin