Monday, April 26, 2010

Song of the Week 4/23/10

E.L.O. - "Telephone Line"

Before our gig the other night at Bar Nine, we got a little surprise--we had an opening act. Fortunately, Volunteers were very excellent. Their originals were quirky and catchy pop numbers, so their cover of E.L.O.'s "Telephone Line" fit in nicely. And they hit most of the high notes. That is an achievement. After hearing the studio version on CBS-FM this weekend, I knew I had a poptastic SOTW.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Song of the Week 4/16/10

Motley Crue - "Home Sweet Home"

If you've seen Hot Tub Time Machine, you know why this had to be SOTW after I laughed my ass off Friday night. Just outstanding.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

RT 20 Podcast 32: Brian Cogan, Part 1

This week's guest Brian Cogan is a multitalented man--he's a professor, an author, a musician and--rather unfortunately this year--a fellow Mets fan.

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Song of the Week 4/9/10

LCD Soundsystem - "All My Friends"

Welcome back, James Murphy and company. We missed you. We'd forgotten just how amazing Sound of Silver was three years ago and how explosive those songs could be live. Thank you for tearing the roof off of the Music Hall of Williamsburg Thursday and Webster Hall Monday with "All My Friends."


New York

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Song of the Week 4/2/10

Wilco - "Thank You Friends"

It's kind of a cheat to repeat (ooooh, I'm a poet) a song I just did two weeks ago, but seeing Wilco perform this Big Star song Saturday night at the Wellmont Theater in Montclair, New Jersey was such a tremendous joy (John Stiratt and Pat Sansone on lead vocals everybody!) and a great tribute that it had to be done.

The always great was at the Wellmont on Friday night to capture the first night of the back to back dates. He's posted that entire show and an MP3 of "Thank You Friends" right here.

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Song of the Week 3/26/10

Nada Surf - "What Is Your Secret"

I wanted to write pages upon pages about the joy that Nada Surf brought to my life last week when they did Let Go and The Weight is a Gift in their entirety over back to back nights at Bowery Ballroom and The Bell House. But this week has f-ing sucked and that part of my brain isn't coming around for a bit, me thinks. So I'll just say the Weight night was the better of the two and I chose "What is Your Secret" just because of the obvious joy The Long Winters' John Roderick got from replicating his incredible backing vocals from the album in a live setting. Such fun.

Thanks Matthew, Ira, Daniel and to all the musicians that helped them bring these albums to life. It was, no doubt, two of the best nights of my year.