By total coincidence, the show includes three tracks from Oregon
and another track from the amazing voice that is Sahib Radio
(seen right, checking the spelling of his name).
We've also got news of a very rare UK performance by a legendary
artist and more cowbells than you can shake a stick at.
Happy - Jimmie Bratcher
Undress you down - Justin Hopkins and
Justin Hopkins is one of the most prolific singer/songwriters and
gifted multi-instrumentalists A&R Worldwide has come across in
many years. His global appeal is just one of his many
After the CD release party last Saturday at café Boogaloo, Hermosa
Beach, CA. Justin and the band are playing this Saturday at The
Libertine in LA then a series of dates from April 15th in Portland
Oregon, Seattle, Las Vegas, down the California coast and
across to Arizona so catch them if you can.
Gotta Have More Cowbell
Rob's USteam TV channel. It's really rather fun. I get alerts to
broadcasts through twitter (the micro-blog service). If you want to
find out as soon as I do, join up to Twitter (free) at http://twitter.com
me, I'm clithers
I post to Twitter it will pop up on your screen and we can all
consider ourselves members of the Crazy Canadian Cowbell Club of
Oh the joy of social networking.
Someone else you really should check out on Twitter is Ze Frank
- you may know him from
which ran as a
daily video show for a year and was marbled through with sheer
brilliance. Well Ze is now playing with Twitter and it is simply
"New York City's best kept singer-songwriter secret." - Amplifier
Magazine, March 2008
Right Here, Right Now - Sheri
(New York, USA)
Sheri Miller is an authentic artist whose deep emotional honesty is
unmistakable in her soulful music. Influenced by the legendary John
Lennon, Etta James, Billie Holiday and The Beatles, Sheri has
passionately created her own beautiful yet edgy sensual soundscape
that has been on display at high-profile NYC gigs in venues like
Joe"s Pub, The Canal Room, The Living Room and Bowery Ballroom.
With her new debut EP, Mantra
, a bit of magic was created,
that has the power to extend around the world.
Under the Leaves DJOC mix -
Also titled "Sous la Feuillée".
A band of One. ®regon Chad lives and breathes in Oregon, U.S. Most
of my experience is with electronic music making. For the past 7
years, I've been working with loop music (i.e. AcidLoops,
Mixcraft); sometimes conventional, usually tongue-in-cheek.
Bicycle - Strangers die every
Equal parts Bernard Herrmann, John Zorn and Jim O'Rourke, Strangers
Die Every Day makes cinematic, esoteric chamber punk that never
forgets to rock.
at the Norwich
Playhouse 7th May 01603 598598 or www.norwichplayhouse.co.uk/viewshowdetail.php?id=323
Song for a long lost lover - Dan
I played the excellent Pocket Monkey a while back now Dan is back
with this heart felt track.
Dan Elson has a little too much time and too much access to
expensive musical equipment. He doesn't fancy writing gloomy
serious songs, so he writes cheery songs about llamas, beards,
monkeys & socks.
Bury me in Tombstone - Sahib
(North Carolina, USA)
If you're looking for some super smooth, over produced, pretty pop
tunes, or love songs then keep on looking. You won"t find it here.
Sahib Radio's music is raw, rough around the edges, gritty, and
doesn"t really fit into any specific genre. Subject matter is
usually controversial, and dark.
2 percenter - Williamson
From his solidly excellent Jamendo album A few things to hear before we all blow
Grant Williamson writes about his music: "Here is what you need to
know about me and my music. I make what I think of as craftsman
music. By craftsman I mean those people who before life was fully
corporatized, did personal work for people based on their unique
skill. They built houses, they made clothes, they honed their craft
and they made it their own. The things that people got from a
craftsman was unique, it was personal, it was theirs. That is the
way that I make music and the way that I would hope for people to
enjoy it. This album wasn't made in order to get famous or land a
record deal. I made it because this is the way my ear wants music
to sound and I wanted to share that with my friends and anyone else
that cares to listen. I will forgo a description of the style and
leave it to you to listen and see what you think."
Lemmings in Love -
On Jamendo: eine gitarre. ein gameboy. ein c64. zwei typen. space
invaders samples. lagerfeuergeschrabbel. gameboygedudel. auch
gesang mit dabei. lowtech. lo-fi. micro. porn. From the album