Happy - Jimmie Bratcher
Some amazing light on the sea at Aldeburgh.
At the salon - The Mome Raths
Daniel Rath - Guitar & Vocals
Tracey Rath - Bass & Vocals
Sister Rath - Vocals & style
Boss Rath - Drums & Handclaps
The Mome Raths play raw, poppy, fast, catchy, garage punk rock that
you can bust a move to, or at least we try. We like to sing about
pretty random stuff. We're not the best musicians in the world but
we make up for it in some way or another. We like to have fun and
not take ourselves too serious cause if you ask us the music scene
already has enough self obsessed overblown egos to go around.
Nobody makes it overnight - The Alice
(New York, USA)
NY-based band that specializes in melodic, hooky, tuneful pop/rock.
... Alice Leon is a singer and songwriter who's been creating smart
appealing songs for one million years. ALICE WANTS TO THANK THE
"POD PEOPLE" for beaming in from outerspace and creating GOOD radio
Martin Baker was listening to Radio 4 in his car this week when, as
"There was an item about The
Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain
, six guys and two girls
who play ukuleles of various sizes. I've just Googled them and
there are several of their videos there - Wuthering Heights, Orange
Blossom, Life on Mars, etc.. Though you might like to listen to
Yes, they were indeed on Radio 4 last weekend and I have a request
in for a track or two to play on the show. The only potential
problem is that they tend to play "covers" of popular songs and so
copyright clearance could be a nightmare (and expensive) but I'm
working on it. When I say "covers" I'm using the term in its
loosest sense. I'm particularly fond of Should I stay or should I go?
transformed into something quite else. Definitely "loose
Spill - Annie Goliath
The engaging music of Annie Goliath is urban poetry unravelling.
Based in London, this vocalist/ musician has teamed up with the
experimental artist known as Digital Freakswing. The result is
alternative electronica soundscapes with deep undercurrents of rock
and dance pulsing through...ELECTRIC!
Merde - Tour de France
Tour De France is the songwriting team of Bernadette Colomine and
Samuel H Collin. Based in Los Angeles, California, Tour De France
composes original songs in French. Sam and Bernadette share a
mutual passion for writing hook driven songs.
It sounds as though Paul "The Grumbler” over at Music and Mumblngs
) has a great time at the
in San Francicsco last week. Just as I would have expected.
Dance - Nikila
Passion pour la montagne et l'art sous toutes formes
From the album #1 (Jamendo)
Freon Cowboy - Bourland
Bourland is from Austin, Texas formerly of The Texas Philistines,
he now has his own band featuring DJ Buffalo Phil, Buster
Gutbucket, Sick and Mojo playing a disctinctive brand of Hillbilly
What is Hillbilly Hick Hop, you
Pseudo country music with hip hop beats and a DJ scratching. Add a
washtub bass and your on your way! Basically, I like DJ music, drum
loops, country music, bluegrass and punk rock. I like bands like
Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, The Beastie Boys, The Sex Pistols,
Scott H. Biram, The Weary Boys, Beck, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson,
Ray Wylie Hubbard etc...
Gas prices in the USA. Bourland reports that Opal Devine"s venues
around Austin are suspending music for the summer. Distances?
really feeling the pinch? Have you noticed any changes to gigs?
Blue Blue - Serpentone
Played Get Free from the "studio" in Porto de Soller back in early
May (SnC 116).
Band formed in 2004, with the longest standing members being Erika
(vox/songwriting/guitar-playing/diva-bitch), Cyrus (original
drummer, who has done fill-in work since 2005), and most recently,
the adorable multitasking almost-sober chick-magnet bassist known
as Skot. Somehow, these three managed to eke out time on Sundays
during 2007 to record an album of sorts at Marty Vincelli's "Big
House." Which is a house, that is big. Many amazing musicians have
supported this band by filling the rhythm slots for live shows,
including Carl Keil, Morgan Grace, Sam Henry, Tom Drama, Tim
Flanary, Carl Keil, nolan void, and Susan Costa.
"When I play a note on my guitar and it sustains just right - for a
few seconds. I have everything I need for this world."
Preacher - Rick Fowler
Rick Fowler's musical honesty creates an unsurpassed morphic
resonance between him and his listeners. With a raw soul
reminiscent of early Johnny Winter and aural suspense akin to
Trower, Fowler delivers the energy, joy, anger and torment found in
the very best of blues-rock. Preacher is from his album
Back on my good foot
available direct from his site or from CD Baby. Credit due to all
musicians on the album: BASS: Michael C. Steele
DRUMS: Gerry Hansen,
B3: Tim White,
2ND GUITAR: Jonathan Dorsey
RESONATOR: Michael C. Steele
BG VOCS: Sherry Joyce, Michael C. Steele