It's still really unusually cold here in eastern England. It means
that the caffeine intake has been moderated because the water
supply pipe to the Barn is frozen solid.
However, the novelty is wearing off now and I am resolved to get a
proper hearting system into the house before next winter - this is
rather a recurring new year resolution!
Mister Highway Man - The Aces
The Aces have attitude and a different idea of how to play Blues.
They reduce the Blues to pounding riffs and a distorted wall of
sound topped by wailing harp. They were among the first to absorb
and recast the drone riff-based Hill Country Blues style, and The
Aces do that their own way.
They have their own slicked back greased hair in a wind-tunnel look
attached to a permanent sneer and a pushy stage presence.
A message from Jez, percussionist and more with the Dana Wylie Band
Bow and Arrow - e.p. hall
e.p. hall is a songwriting project based in bloomington, indiana
known for its sentimental vocals, bookish lyrics, growley synth
lines, and fingerstyle guitar. The project's influences include
various diy, new weird america, and freak-folk mini-movements.
Fuck the Fed - Neal Fox
Following on from his excellent Something's Wrong
last week. The track
that I implored you to look at on his site. Even if you've herd it
now, do it anyway. Follow the link to "stuff" and check out Neal's
other work while you're there.
African Dream - Halo and
MN2S Classic Dubs
stunning collection of Milk n 2 Sugars (MN2S) masterpieces edited
by Halo, featuring some of house music's most momentous moments and
encompassing nearly a decade of classic MN2S Dubs available from
(amongst others) Beatport - search by label: MN2S Recordings
, then by Artist
and it'll pop up.
Thanks to Dave at Milk 'n' 2 Sugars for making that clip
How it ends - DeVotchKa
It wasn't too long ago that a weary band hauling a violin, a tuba,
an accordion, and trumpets into rock club were told they must be in
the wrong place; when a band fusing musical elements from across
the globe needed to fight to be considered a rock band instead of
being marked by the dubious 'world music" tag.
A decade ago, DeVotchKa drove an overstuffed tour van onto a very
different musical landscape. Ten years later, it seems the world
has caught up with them.
How it ends is the title track of this seminal release from
DeVotchKa currently scores the trailer for Gears of War 2
, one of the most
anticipated video games in history (for more information, please
). Much of the album is also
featured in the indie-hit movie, "Little Miss Sunshine.”
01/30/09 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
01/31/09 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
02/02/09 - West Hollywood, CA - Viper Room
02/04/09 - San Diego, CA - The Belly Up
02/05/09 - Tempe, AZ - The Clubhouse
02/06/09 - Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theatre
02/07/09 - Lubbock, TX - Jake's Place Sports Café
02/08/09 - Austin, TX - La Zona Rosa
02/13/09 - Denver, CO - Paramount Theatre
The Unruly Ones - Dana Wylie
(England, Canada, Taiwan)
I played a couple of tracks a few weeks ago on SnC148. You'll find
more about the band on the shownotes for 148. High time for a bit
more from this excellent band of highly skilled musicians who I
think are still in Taiwan - wise move!
If you are in London next week and fancy a night out you could do a
lot worse than shuffling along to 333 Mothers Bar in Shoreditch
where Get Wanted
outgrown Mondays and moved to Thursday nights. On the bill are:
Leters from London, The Super Nashwan Kids, Bright Young Sons and
The World on Fire
Good thing - Robben Ford
Robben Ford is one of the premiere electric guitarists today,
particularly known for his blues playing as well as his ability to
be comfortable in a variety of musical contexts. A four-time Grammy
nominee, he has played with artists as diverse as Joni Mitchell,
Miles Davis, Bonnie Raitt and more.
Jeremy Gugenheim's blues podcast is available.
In iTunes, just click Advanced
> Subscribe to podcast
and type or copy
in the feed address: http://sse.myzen.co.uk/thegspot/?feed=rss2
Sig tune: Happy - Jimmie Bratcher