For Fans Of Boot-Gaze, the Nü-Southern Rock
Behind this week’s Snobcast:
Ladyhawk, this week’s kick off band, will be representing at the Hi-Dive Wednesday night, so if you like your southern rock made by hippies from Canadia, this Vancouver band is for you.
Minus the Bear are also in town this week. Tonight (4.21.08), actually. Fittingly, they will be playing the Boulder theater. I say fittingly because during a recent conversation with [Donnybrook Headmistress] Angora Holly Polo, she referred to their sound as “a Boulder band” sound. I’m not that harsh on the band though they do sway towards that jammy feel at times. What I like about them is that the music might get a little hazy but they keep it from getting brain-dead stoned.
After six years of R. Kelly being accused of pediphelia/rising superstardom, he will finally be facing a jury. Jury selection is scheduled to begin May 9 in Chicago. Stay tuned for this years Micheal Jackson trial. I’m just excited for the prison chapters of Trapped in the Closet.
As much as I try to avoid wasting any of my brain cells on thoughts of Jack Johnson, he seems to steal them away more often than he deserves. This time is because of the awkward fact that Rogue Wave releases their music on Johnson’s Brushfire label. Well, know wonder he’s at your favorite summer festival this year. And if you don’t catch him there, I’m sure you’ll want to go out and see Rogue Wave open up for him at a stadium near you this Fall. “Stylistically,” Rogue Wave singer Zach Rogue says, their music’s “pretty different,… And it’s likely that 90 percent of the people we play to on that tour will think we’re too noisy or weird. But I’ve had meaner things said about me before. And 10 percent of a 28,000-person crowd? That’s pretty good actually.”
If you enjoy the crunk of the Youngbloodz, you can find Sean Paul guest rapping on crossover hopeful Baby D’s new album A-Town Secret Weapon. Wow! That was a really boring sentence for me to write.
Here’s something interesting! Andrew Bird! The first artist to blog about his experience making an album!(?) Really? Ummm… I guess I’ve never read a musician blog for the New York Times, but I’m not really one who reads the New York Times. I’m more of a BuzzSugar audience.
My Morning Jacket has been acknowledged as forbears of the “sub-sub-genre” of the boot-gaze. The leaders of the alt-country-meets-shoe-gaze genre that includes such recent Sub Pop artists as Band of Horses and Fleet Foxes, and their contemporaries from the North (Ladyhawk, Black Mountain, ect.). These freak-folkies may not all live “where the sky’s are so blue,” but they can pluck a sweet down-home melody and re-imagine shoegaze being born in Alabama , circa 1976.
And finally, RIP Ike Turner, for if you hadn’t passed away we might not have known what could happen when the Black Keys met Danger Mouse.
“Corpse Paint” Ladyhawk Shots
“Listened On” Lightning Dust Lightning Dust
“Hippy Hippy Take (ver 2)” Oneida Aethists, Reconisider
“Memphis and 53rd” Minus the Bear Menos el Oso
“Endless Hookup” R. Kelly vs Rogue Wave thehoodinternet.com
“The General Specific” Band of Horses Cease to Begin
“The Trees Were Presidential” Youngbloodz vs Andrew Bird thehoodinternet.com
“Just One Thing” My Morning Jacket It Still Moves
“All You Ever Wanted” The Black Keys Attack & Release
“Theory Of The Crows” The National The National
“23″ Blonde Redhead 23
“Cosmia” Joanna Newsom Ys
“Lloyd, I’m Ready to Be Heartbroken” Camera Obscura Let’s Get Out Of This Country
“Gleemer (The Deeds of Fertile Jim)” Guided by Voices Vampire On Titus
“Chips Ahoy” The Hold Steady Live At Fingerprints – Junketboy EP
“Heretic Pride” The Mountain Goats Heretic Pride
“For Real” Okkervil River Black Sheep Boy
“Dumb Irene” The Pack vs Caribou The Hood Internet vs The Pack
“I Need A Life (Four Tet Remix)” Born Ruffians warp.rcrdlbl.com