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Friday, another fun night at Tim Carroll Rock and Roll Happy Hour. Just about the best hang, I know with some kick ass rock and roll music to boot.
Saturday, David Olney killed it at Bobby's Idle Hour, and Patrick Kinsley and a Fistful of Dollars, Cataline Crime, and Zach Schmidt put on a hell of a show at The 5 Spot.
Tonight, one of the finest songwriters of our time is making his debut on Colbert. America, prepare to be blown away by John Moreland - as I have every time I have seen him perform.
I cannot believe it is February already... To start off the week and the month, we have a random shuffle that makes no sense whatsoever, but which was a whole ton of fun to hear during my commute.
"Perfect Match" by Tymon Dogg
Another track from Tymon Dogg's album, Made of Light. As I have pointed out before, Tymon Dogg collaborated with the late Joe Strummer. This will come into play later in the shuffle... hold that thought."Night" (live) by Bruce Springsteeen and the E Street Band
Last week, Bruce Springsteen made his entire 1/19/2016 Chicago show available for free download for about 48 hours. I jumped all over that. Expect much more Bruce in the coming weeks!
"Say My Name, F**** the Rest" by Discount Ravioli
With references to Julian Koster and a brief reprise of the Donald Trump rap we featured previously... well, what else can I say. The title pretty much tells the rest of what the song is about.
"California Nights" by Best Coast
The title track from 3rd album by Best Coast which was released in May 2015.
"Extermination" by Discount Ravioli
Discount Ravioli return to the shuffle after a one song absence. I need to point out that I still cannot find Discount Ravioli videos on YouTube, so in lieu of posting suggested videos about how to make ravioli, I selected a video by at last a couple of the people who made this and others doing a Neutral Milk Hotel cover. Plus some archival footage of two of the Nork brothers...
"King of the Bayou" by Joe Strummer
From Earthquake Weather which featured Joe Strummer and The Latino Rockabilly War - a band that included Zander Schloss of Circle Jerks and Weirdos fame. This album and some tracks from the soundtrack of a movie called Permanent Record are the only releases featuring Latino Rockabilly War that I am aware of. The Permanent Record soundtrack - by the way - was awesome.
"I Don't Want Nobody" by Rich Robbins (feat. Dantrell Cotton) (prod. Since '93)
On February 26, Rich Robbins will be putting on his first headlining show in Madison, Wisconsin. Should be a classic night. One of the more soulful and powerful songs on the Nimbus.
"Send My Love (To Your New Lover)" by Adele
Although, we usually stick to only the most commercially successful/well-known artists - at #E2TG (like Discount Ravioli for example), every once in awhile, we like to shed a little light on more obscure artists. Adele recently released her album 25 (a complex numerical puzzle that most people will not understand). Anyway, you've probably never heard of her, but I think she shows real potential. Keep it up, Adele.
"Let a Little Love Inside" by Adam Stafford
Another listen to the forthcoming album, Taser Revelations. Adam Stafford is from central Scotland. I like what I've heard so far from this album. Check it out.