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Got to meet Alex Giorgetti of the long time #E2TG favorite The Gypsy West. He was in town with his girlfriend Laura. I always like meeting the people I write about in real life. Word has it there could be some new music from The Gypsy West later this year. Cannot wait!
Saturday, I got to hang out and hear some music from Patrick Kinsley who is getting set to release the first single from his forthcoming album. I am super stoked for the new album and the first single "Back in Illinois" name drops Ear to the Ground - which I am going to just assume is intentional tribute... Don't try to correct me on this!
Last night was another fine Eastside Invasion at Bobby's Idle Hour. All of the performances were fantastic. Taylor Alexander, James Tomberlin, Vanessa Darian and Steven Cooper (Van Darien), Joe Nolan, and Luella and Some Fella (Tim Carroll) filling in for Darrin Bradbury. and more...
Now, it is Monday - a grey, drizzly morning - not feeling 100% - pushing through because it is what I do... Music motivates in it's own way... shuffle up!
New, classic-sounding straight ahead Rock music from the New Jersey supergroup. The song name drops, The Ramones, Richard Hell and more...
"N2DEEP" by B A S E C A M P
Electronic/Dubsteppy R 'n' B cover of the Genesis song "In Too Deep"... from the Noisetrade Bonnaroo mixtape.
"The Semplica Girl Diaries" by Ben Arthur
From the forthcoming album Call and Reponse - this song is a response to a short story by George Saunders and includes some input from the author. You can read about this and more about the concept of art "answering" other art in this article by Ben Arthur.
"Big Fish" by Giant Sand
A fantastic song from Howe Gelb's band taken from the benefit album, Sweet Relief - a 1993 album that included many artists covering the songs of Victoria Williams - who had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
"Mothers" by Circus Propaganda
Another great song from the Bethany, CT band. Just in time (a week and a day late) for Mother's Day... or not...
"Different Darkness" by Carl Anderson
Still working on that Best of 2015 (so far) list, but Risk of Loss from which this one is taken, is still likely to be high up there. Carl Anderson is on the road and if he comes within driving distance of where you are, go see him.
"Run" by Storm Chronicles
Some lovely progressive music from the album Looking Backward. I have been enjoying the gorgeous soundscapes present on this album.
"The Bear Came Over the Mountain" by Ben Arthur
Another from Call and Response. This one is an "Answer song" to the Alice Munro Short Story. By the way, I think I picked the same video for both Ben Arthur songs... but the second version was posted by SXSW and contains some additional background into Call and Response.
"The Ghost in You" (Psychedelic Furs cover) by Robyn Hitchcock
Yeah... I was pretty much sold just by the idea of Robyn Hitchcock covering the Furs... fortunately, the execution lives up to my expectations... a great song well covered.
"The Body Electric" by Hurray for the Riff Raff
From the second time in as many weeks, we have the New Orleans based Hurray for the Riff Raff. This time we have a song from their latest album Small Town Heroes.