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Thinking today about those pivot moments in life, when trajectories get changed...
I have been reading a book called Outlaw about Waylon, Willie, and Kris that is a lot about Nashville in the 60s and early 70s... Much about the "establishment" and the creative forces that bucked the system to carve their own path - or to follow a path blazed by Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan. It has me thinking a lot about Nashville in 2016....
Tonight is promising to be another of those nights... first off, it is the final night of Jason Ringenberg's residency at The 5 Spot with tonight's guests Kristi Rose and Fats Kaplin. After that, The Family Wash is hosting a tribute to the late great J.J. Cale that has a cast of performers that is pretty amazing.
"Technocracy" by Zaibatsu
Some crunching, industrial-like sounds from Zero - the latest album by this Italian progressive rock band.
"Col. Ratvurst Causes An Eclipse by Accident" by Balu and de Surfgrammeln
Keeping things European with another track from Los Chicharrones del Surf - the latest record by this Austrian surf rock band.
"Ruler of my Heart" by Luella
Luella (formerly of Luella and the Sun) doing her version of a song by the late great Allen Toussaint. This song is from a homemade sampler CD. For more information check out Luella's Facebook Page or you can come out to The 5 Spot any given Friday for Tim Carroll Rock 'n' Roll Happy Hour and hear Luella do great songs like this and maybe pick up your own copy of this CD. The video was (I think) done by Earie award winning Paul Zografi.
"At Once" by Beirut
A track from No No No - the bands fifth and latest album which was released in September 2015. It was their first album since 2011.
"Eye For An Eye" by Ben Lowry
Our second listen to Somnium from Bang Ok Bang front-man, Ben Lowry. I really like the sound here, and as with the music I have heard from Bang Ok Bang - the songs are strong.
"Running Away from Me" by Sara Syms
Keeping it local, we have another song from Sara Syms' most recently album, Way Back Home. This is one of my favorite tracks on the album.
"Space Song" by Beach House
Now, a track from dream pop duo, Beach house from their fifth studio album, Depression Cherry which was released in August of 2015. The band have already released their sixth album, Thank Your Lucky Stars, which was released just two months after this one.
"Run Run Run" by Michelle Lewis
This is not a cover of the Velvet Underground song, but it is an really lovely song by Boston-based singer songwriter Michelle Lewis which I got on a live album called, Live at Club Passim.