Sunday, October 30, 2011

Florence and the Machine, "Shake It Out"


Great song, great video, great performer. I think she looks a little like Siouxsie Sioux. Not the hair, obviously - just in the face. She looks like Siouxsie. This song also reminds me of something Siouxsie would have done - one of Siouxsie's more lively songs.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Valerie June

Valerie June is absolutely fantastic. I'd never heard of her before Thursday night - she opened for the band Balthrop, Alabama. I am so happy I got there in time to see her perform. She's one of the best musicians I've heard.

"Rain Drop" and "Twas Twined and Twisted" are available at her Sonicbids site.



Sunday, October 23, 2011

Laura Marling, Sophia

Website Facebook NME article

Emil and Friends, "Prescriptions"

Emil and Friends, "Prescriptions" (thanks to AOL for the mp3)

The Wild Honey Pie article

Emil & Friends // Lo & Behold Teaser #1 from Cantora Records on Vimeo.
Benjamin Francis Leftwich, "Atlas Hands" (MP3 thanks to AOL Spinner)


Jose Gonzalez, "Teardrop"

I hadn't heard this in years, but they played it at the end of the Mike Doughty interview on WFUV. I'd forgotten how beautiful this version is!
Mike Doughty, "Strike the Motion" (mp3 from Minnesota Public Radio's The Current Song of the Day podcast)

Live on WFUV
Last FM site

Ever pro-active, Mike Doughty takes his own mug shot, for when he's finally arrested for violating Debbie Gibson's restraining order.  Tiffany will make bail for him.

Saturday, October 08, 2011

Caroline Chocolate Groups

Eatin' beans and makin' love, as long as I am able...

I want to be their groupie. They won a Grammy, and I've never even heard of them. Shows you how much I pay attention to the Grammy awards.

Listen to the band on NPR