49 of the finest musical minutes. Personally selected from artists
based all around the world. Again, the Canadians make a good
showing, along with Chicago, Rome, Boston, Istanbul,
Montpellier and New York.
looms ever closer
and Rowley has been checking the pubs of central London, sampling
the beer and generally being a diligent egg. The result is that
plans are being updated and final arrangements will appear on the
at http://podcrawl.blogspot.com/ in the coming few days.
There is even a Facebook event
The emphasis this year is on opening up Podrawl and encourage more
podcasters, musicians and listeners to meet up and make the
"virtual" connections "real". If you can make it to London on 21
November you will be very welcome.
This week's pic was intended to be something truly gripping from
London today but it was very, very wet and dull all day. I show you
no mercy, here (right) is the delight of Goodge Street underground
station on Tottenham Court Road.
Here's the location
on a dry dull day!
A song about California - Hey
(Vancouver, BC, Canada)
What began as a very casual musical partnership on the beaches of
Costa Rica, has now morphed into one of Canada's most successful
independent bands. Their rapid success can be attributed to their
do-it-yourself attitude, which has recently helped build their
self-owned label, Pop Machine.
Together, Ashleigh Ball, David Beckingham and David Vertesi have
created a musical repertoire that cannot be ignored - be it on
radio, television or your neighbor"s iPod, Hey Ocean will soon be
Continuously leaving fans in awe, Hey Ocean combines sheer talent,
charismatic songs, and an undeniably energetic live show, making
them a must see band for 2009! It's Easier To Be Somebody Else
available on iTunes.
Hey Ocean! North America tour:
Oct 1st - Montreal @ Club Soda (w/ Joel Plaskett) POP MONTREAL
Oct 2nd - Wakefield, QC @ Blacksheep Inn (Ottawa)
Oct 3rd - Peterborough @ Montreal House
Oct 7th - Philadelphia, PA @ M Room
Oct 8th - New York, NY @ Piano's
Oct 14th - Philadelphia, PA @ M Room
Oct 15th - New York, NY @ Piano's
Oct 17th - Toronto, ON @ The Rivoli
Oct 21st - Philadelphia, PA @ M Room
Oct 26th - Minneapolis, MN @ Uptown Bar
Oct 28th - Lethbridge, AB @ The Slice
Oct 29th - Edmonton, AB @ The Pawnshop
Endless Water - The Darcys
(Toronto and Halifax, Canada)
These young fellows met in early 2006 at the University of King's
College in Halifax, They progressed quickly from shows in campus
bars to releasing their first EP You, Me and the Light
at a packed
Horseshoe Tavern. They took off across Eastern Canada, Ontario and
Quebec on a series of shorter tours to get their feet wet and
figure out just what it means to tour this country. In June of 2007
the Darcys found themselves translating their newly discovered live
sound on to their first LP in the Waterloo Children's Museum of
Technology. A month later their homemade creation: Endless Water
was mixed, mastered and
on its way out into the world. The Darcys live shows are moving
quickly from a sloppy, boozy, love fest to a tight and muscular,
well arranged boozy love fest. Their live exploits didn't end after
their triumphant show case at NXNE last year. In the fall of 2008,
the band drove to both Canadian coasts, converting new fans along
the way, and road testing songs that will make up the bulk of their
second LP (due in Fall of 2009).
We'll be looking forward to that then!
You're alright - Tenry Johns
(Chicago, IL, USA)
Tenry Johns has come a long way from his humble beginnings in a
small town in the Delta called Shelby, Mississippi. He started his
own band at the age of 15 while he while still in high school.
After graduating in the mid '60s, his family moved to Chicago.
Shortly after hitting town, Tenry looked up his cousin, notable
local singer/ songwriter and performer, Johnny Drummer, and the two
started playing together regularly.
Eventually, Tenry and his brothers formed "The Johns Bros. Band"
with the fabulous Denise LaSalle and Bill Coday fronting the
After years of performing around Chicago and surrounding areas,
Tenry met Harry Glen from Marvel Records. They worked together on
releasing his first 4 song EP
Some of his other experiences include teaming up with the Gemico
label recording group called "The Notations", and as the bandleader
for the touring band, "Nitro".
After the group broke up, Tenry's focus turned to writing and
producing his own songs. Tenry's latest release: Moving On
is his fourth self-produced
CD on the Tenry Music label. Like his previous releases:
Need Your Love
In Here Tonight
Strada - Pasqualino Ubaldini
From the album Il
The Wayfarer it is the first job of
Pasqualino Ubaldini. It picks up eight passages, of my composition,
of ethnic extraction, all realized in really, both to house and in
study. In the greatest part sound a Greek bouzouki, acoustic
guitar, mandola and saz baglama. The love for the music of the
Mediterranean one has pushed me and inspired to the realization of
November - Rubblebucket
(Boston, MA, USA)
The second Suffolk'n'Cool outing for Rubblebucket in recent weeks.
Their new single Bikes
featured on 186.
Defined as a polyrhythmic dance/rock band, Rubblebucket is a
nine-piece group that combines the sounds of various brass
instruments with catchy rhythms and soulful lead vocals. The
resulting sound has hints of dance, rock, and funk, and is anything
but ordinary. The unique music that this youthful, energetic group
has managed to produce is universally appealing, as it defies genre
boundaries and combines true musical talent with a spirited,
Holy Marbles - Tymphony
Jazz Kiff - Organic Despair
Organic Despair puts me on to lots of interesting music on Jamendo
so it is a pleasure to return the favour by playing one of his
Passionate about music "Organic Despair" formerly "First Jesus
Christ" fell in love with the guitar .... first a psychedelic rock
group was formed but broke up pretty quickly ...
He discovered the multi-track cassette that allowed him to record
his first single tracks ... then computer came along and every
possibility opened up….
Runaround - Del Marquis
York, NY, USA)
is the final
piece of a truly independent release from Scissor Sisters guitarist
Del Marquis - and it closes out the cycle in high style.
On a break from the Scissor Sisters in 2008, Del set out to break
new ground with an unconventional music project. One that would
break away from the traditional album-tour-album game plan with a
series of short releases, each with video accompaniment.
away from the previous inclusion of a video, it focuses solely on
the tunes, and is no less compelling. With its fantastically
vintage production values - à la production legends Trevor Horn and
Mike Thorne - Del's songs may throw the listener, but that's the
beauty of it - no one else is making music like this today.
, released in
late September, is designed for the heart and soul, but also for
the feet. The release, which features three new pop gems along with
five killer remixes is a straight up MAXI-single.
First a taste of the pop gem: Runaround, then one of the fine
remixes, Runaround (Louis La
Roche 'In 1995' Remix)
Certainly unusual for Suffoilk'n'Cool
but give it a listen, preferably through a sound system in a club