Jun 6, 2007
A rash of Suffolk 'n' Cool firstplays scattered among this week's
selection of the finest independent music from Austria, New York,
London, New York, New Jersey and California.
The DVD is pretty much done now and the good folks at YMCA Training
seem very happy with it. Just a few minor adjustments last
The nature of project work â�¦
Wednesday morning - Norwich later to the Winelight and an interview with
Alastair Artingstall who is also playing a set at Borders Bookshop
Programme on BBC TV on Sunday evening about Bob Marley in London - didn't get it. I
think trying too hard to be artsy.
Eddie - Skeptic Eleptic
Playing gigs with bands like Vice Squad, Exploited, Marky Ramone,
UK. Subs, The Vibrators, The Horrorpops, The Fuzztones, the Epoxies
made Skeptic Eleptic improving their excentric Live-Shows, they
never leave the audience with no pale faces.
Yes, the notes are the same as when I played them a couple of weeks
Ariel publicity - message
from Ariel Hyatt at Ariel Publicity
I'm surprised that more bands don't make a little effort to get
tracks - Charlotte
Kendrick (New York)
Charlotte Kendrick's music is tenderly performed Americana folk
rock in the vein of Kaplansky, Williams or McLachlan. Her
understated voice is in the tradition of folk singers to whom the
song matters most, while her lyrics are haunting, triumphant and
sobering at the same time.
Charlotte is doing quite a few house concerts - not a phenomena
that really seems to have taken off in the UK, yet. Charlette
described how it works:
All you need to do is:
1. Provide a common space big
enough to fit at least 20 people (on pillows, folding chairs, soft
2. Invite your friends and family and ask that they make a $10
suggested donation to the artist.
3. Provide drinks and/or snacks if you'd like (chips, cheese &
crackers, cookies, veggies, etc.).
A house concert costs almost nothing to the host; the only
out-of-pocket expenses are for the drink and snacks. The
"suggested donations" will take care of us!
However, if preferred, the host can provide the concert fee.
Whatever works best for the occasion.
There's a great article about house concerts at
Certainly an interesting approach.
You can now buy Charlotte Kendrick's new CD North of New York
at CDBaby.com and
from her website. CD Release at the Towne Crier this Friday!
Hit the road - Mister Frendo
London born DJ/producer/turntablist.
Mister Frendo is a well known DJ in and around London UK and has
been DJ'ing for 15 years, he has also been Producing for the past
three years coming up with various projects ranging from
HIPHOP/TRIPHOP/ Drum & BASS & FUNKY HOUSE/CHILLED ETC:
Frendo also loves his TURNTABLISEM and his main passion for DJ'ing
lies with the HIP HOP. With his skills and techniques the music he
is making is so diverse & also influenced by all the journey's
to other cultures and countries.
14 Jun 2007 20:00 The Grosvenor South
15 Jun 2007 22:00 The Providence - Brighton
25 Jun 2007 20:30 Dublin Castle, London
28 Jun 2007 20:00 Love Music Hate Racism
Gary Korvar of Smallfish
a couple of weeks ago)
While in the studio this weekend
Evan and I listened to the show.
The Ride - Joan as Policewoman
Thanks a ton!
I have to admit, my timing in announcing the concert could have
been better. We decided somewhat last minute to have the
webcast and after getting it all together scarcely had time to
alert the world about it.
I'll let you know long before hand next time.
Thanks for your show! Keep on doing what you do. When
I'm running it often brings a smile to my face.
(New York, USA)
Joan Wasser - songwriter, singer, guitarist, pianist,
Rainy Orteca - bass,
Ben Perowsky - drums
"Joan Wasser is the best champagne in the world. A voice so
wonderous and moving that it makes everyone else's seem ordinary
and mundane, the indie generation's Dusty Springfield. The Ride
is the most hypnotic and
majestic sad song ever and so good it will make you shiver."
[Record Of The Week]
6 Jun 2007 20:00 The Gramercy Theatre New
York, New York
13 Jun 2007 20:00 The Hotel Cafe Los Angeles,
26 Jun 2007 20:30 Paradiso Amsterdam
28 Jun 2007 20:00 Peace And Love Festival Borlange
29 Jun 2007 15:15 Rock Werchter Werchter
30 Jun 2007 21:00 Les Nuits de Fourviere Lyon
1 Jul 2007 20:15 Radar Live (solar beach) Istanbul
3 Jul 2007 21:00 Opera of Rennes - Theatre du Vieux St
6 Jul 2007 23:00 Wye Fayre - Ashford UK
This hand - Sarah Donner
Silly, surprising, and sometimes profound Sarah Donner is a
rockstar catlady kind of girl. With quirky lyrics about hardcore
punk moshing and feral feline population, Sarah's songs draw the
attention of her audience. She works the stage with an rhythmic
guitar style, a fresh melodic line, and a candid stage presence.
Lots of gigs coming up in the New York, New Jersey areas.
She graduated Westminster Choir College with a B.A. in Music. In
2000 she picked up a guitar, denied her classical roots, and
started rocking out. Her heart lives in New Jersey and
Massachusetts, and she wishes Connecticut wasn't so big.
Sarah Donner is also the host and founder of Indie Music Night, an
acclaimed monthly series featuring premium live music held in
Princeton, NJ. www.myspace.com/indiemusicnight
Her first self produced studio album Reluctant Cat Lady
will be released in
June 2007, and the masses (of cats) will flock to her doorstep in
anticipation. PRE-ORDER Reluctant
from her site.
Met up with Mick Cater
management for years (Robert Palmer, UB40 etc.) at the CafÃ© de
Paris last week - first time in over 30 years.
The Hole - The Soul of John
John Bingham's musical history boasts an impressive resume. He's
written songs for Miles Davis and played percussion in the Davis
group. His track "Jilli" is featured on Amandla, the trumpeter's
last studio album. He also appears on the recently released Davis
DVD, Live In Paris.
Bigham's latest solo project The Good Girl Blues is a testament to
the forceful beauty of music that's been stripped down to its
essence - guitar, voice and naked human emotion delivered in sparse
performances that grabs your attention with its raw and spontaneous
power. The Hole is the first track.
Jun 6 10:00pm Charleston,
SC The Pour House
Jun 7 10:00pm Atlanta,
GA The Five Spot