Monday, July 19, 2010

Top Secret America

I highly recommend everyone keep up with this Washington Post series

Thursday, July 8, 2010

I Was Focused On 5 Other Things This Morning...

...until I ran across a newspiece announcing Social D's fall tour. And guess who they're taking out? Lucero. Between these two, you have every possible dynamite combo of rock, country, and blues spanning both coasts and three decades. Stellar.

9:30, Philly Electric Factory, Boston HOB, Roseland, Rams Head...all on the list of stops.

I'm not sure I'll be around for any dates, but you can bet your bottom dollar I'll be making it to every one I can. And I'm bringing you along for the ride.

Great, great news.

Lucero - What Else Would You Have Me Be?
Social Distortion - When The Angels Sing

Sunday, July 4, 2010

More Lovin...

From the past three days...

Yeahsayer - Ambling Amp
Miike Snow - anything/everything
Classic Crime - Vagabonds
Gaslight - Bring It On (worthy of repeat mention)

...and for throwback's sake,

The Academy - Almost Here

...AND if McCulley Jarcho has his way

Rip 'em up, tear 'em up, happy happy cuatro

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Select Summer Tracks

It's summer. Like you, I'm indulging in my fair doses of all things pop. It's what the season calls for. Yet, somewhere in between all the sugar and vibrancy, a choice few melodies seem to be working their way into my playlists on a regular basis. Spanning several forms of classification, here is what's served as my soul fuel across the last two weeks. Pop? Not exactly. Delightful? Every damn one.

Lucero - What Else Would You Have Me Be?
Jon McLaughlin - Indiana
Beatles - And Your Bird Can Sing
Gaslight Anthem - American Slang
Ryan Adams - So Alive

No Use For A Name - Feels Like Home/International You Day
Beatles - Strawberry Fields Forever
Hold Steady - Hurricane J
Manchester Orchestra - Wolves At Night
Bad Religion - You
Johnny Cash - Ain't No Grave
Gaslight Anthem - Bring It On