Category Archives: Friday Music Day

FMD: June 8, 2012

"What about Ha Ha Tonka?"
"Lydia Loveless?"
"Scott. H. Biram?"
"Bobby Bare Jr. or the Bottle Rockets?"
"Dad! Those all come from the same label!"
"Yeah, right Lisa. A wonderful, magical label."

That's how I feel some days. Whenever Bloodshot announces a new artist on their label, I figure there's a 50/50 chance they're soon gonna be my new favorite band.

Anyways, share your lists below.

FMD June the first: An invitation

I would have mentioned this last week, but it seems that hall passes are difficult to procure within X months of the birth of one's Xth child:

Ha Ha Tonka tomorrow night at Triple Rock!
Opening for Langhorne Slim. If I haven't bought you tickets before, I will tomorrow night. Or a CD or T-Shirt etc.

Lydia Loveless Tuesday night at the 400 Bar!
Either opening for or Co-Headlining with Scott H. Biram, who's pretty badass himself. ("The Dirty Old One-Man Band". Also, "The H. Stands for 'F--- You!'") I can probably extend my ticket offer to this show too.

Algonad, I know you said you were interested in the HHT/Langhorne show a month or so ago. Anyone else interested let me know below.

And then share your random tens.

Friday Music Day: May 11, 2012

So after Bootsy's been pushing her for months now, I've listened very casually to Sharon Van Etten's Tramp. Well Wednesday night while feeding LBR her bottle, I was shuffling and "Give Out" and "Serpents" both came up, with two songs between them that I likely skipped. It finally clicked, and I've now listened to the whole thing through maybe 5 or 6 times. I'm not 100% on the full album, but of the 12 songs on the album, I'd say at least 7 are pretty great. I still have to unravel some of her lyrics, but now I'm fairly certain I'll put the effort in to do so. Her music's got some mysterious allure and a sense of broken, cynical wisdom. I'm trying to put my finger on why it is so, but I'm getting flashbacks to the first time I listened to the Breeders's Last Splash. (You may remember, but I've never listened to the Pixies, and all I had heard from the band was the single "Cannonball".)

Here's a clip:
Thanks for pushing this so hard, Bootsy!