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Quickdraw: Sufjan Stevens, Rhye, Lucy Dacus

January 9, 2018

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Here’s a few gems that were released while the site was on break for the holidays.  Enjoy.

Sufjan Stevens – Tonya Harding

Over the last week I’ve listened to this pretty number from Sufjan Stevens (a lot), watched I, Tonya, and revisited 30 For 30: The Price Of Gold.  I think I may be obsessed with Tonya Harding.  This is a one-off release, by the way.

Rhye – Count To Five

I don’t know what it is about Rhye, but they just make my body happy.  I’m excited for their upcoming album, Blood (due February 2).

Lucy Dacus – Night Shift

I like Lucy Dacus, but I didn’t realize I was in a hurry to get a new album from her until this song arrived.  I appreciate that she pulls no punches here.  Historian is due out March 2.

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Show Of The Week

August 9, 2017


I’m cheating a little this week and going with a show that’s next week, but you can totally just think of it as a way to extend your weekend.  Go see Lucy Dacus on the indoor stage at Stubb’s on Monday!  She’s out in support of her debut, No Burden, which was released last year via Matador.  She’s one heck of a singer/songwriter.  Don’t miss her!

Tix are $12 in advance, $14 the day of the show.  The Diamond Center and Cowboy Crisis will open.

UPDATE: I now have a pair of guest list spots up for grabs. Send an email HERE to enter to win. I’ll pick a name on Monday morning!

BONUS Show Recommendations:

- Ruby Fray, The Sour Notes, Kay Odyssey, Bitter Birds at Cheer Up Charlies

- South San Gabriel at the Mohawk

- Daedelus, Eliot Lipp, Soundfounder at Empire Control Room
- Mayeux and Broussard, LIttle Mikey & the Soda Jerks at Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co.
- Blondie, Garbage, Deap Vally at ACL Live at the Moody Theater
- Deap Vally, Ringo Deathstarr at 3ten ACL Live

- Transit Method, Coattails, The Danner Party, Gold Leather at The Sidewinder
- Harvest Thieves, Jonathan Terrell, Paul Nipper, Western Youth at Hotel Vegas
- Jidenna at Antone’s

- Milligan Vaughan Project, Jake Andews, Ty Grubb at Ernie’s On The Lake
- Homeshake, Hola Beach at Barracuda
- Deep Time, Pollen Rx, Red Pony Clock, Unpopular at Cheer Up Charlies

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Top 50 Songs Of 2016: Part 4

December 1, 2016


And the list continues on.  Enjoy.

Part 1 is HERE.
Part 2 is HERE.
Part 3 is HERE.

PS – I got a ton of take down notices, so you’ll have to listen via Spotify.

20)  :Thee Oh Seees – Plastic Plant:  Out of all the music that Thee Oh Sees released in 2016 (two albums worth, to be exact), this track is my favorite.  Total jam.

19)  :King Khan – Never Hold On:  The normally noisy King Khan contributed this gem to the soundtrack for The Invaders.  He should do more slow burners.

18)  :Hazel English – Make It Better:  Here’s one that I’ve been glued to since I first heart it.  There’s just something hypnotic about Hazel English.

17)  :Chook Race – Sometimes:  If you’re all about jangly pop, then this one from Chook Race is a must-listen for you.

16)  :Tangerine – Sunset:  This infectious pop tune from Tangerine is totally something that more people should have been yammering about in 2016.

15)  :Terry Malts – Used To Be:  I’ve jammed the hell out of this Terry Malts song.  Those guys sure know how to write a hook.

14)  :Lucy Dacus – I Don’t Wanna Be Funny Anymore:  I believe this one from Lucy Dacus was actually put out in late 2015, but I didn’t catch it until the re-release this year.  So it counts!  Anyhow, it’s a stellar track that drips with sincerity.

13)  :Car Seat Headrest – Does It Feel Good (To Say Goodbye):  This song by Car Seat Headrest is from the soundtrack for a short film called Loudini.  It makes me want so sit on a porch somewhere with a bottle of whiskey.

12)  :Nothing – ACD (Abscessive Compulsive Disorder):  If you still need to get in some quality shoegazing before 2016 fully comes to a close, I highly recommend doing it with this Nothing song blasting in your headphones.

11)  :Fujiya And Miyagi – Serotonin Rushes:  You’re dead if you can listen to this Fujiya And Miyagi track and not want to dance or at least smile.

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Quickdraw: The White Stripes, Lucy Dacus, Ian Sweet, Forth Wanderers, Jonny Fritz

August 16, 2016


Music!  Enjoy.

:The White Stripes – City Lights:  This unreleased track not only makes me miss The White Stripes, but it makes me long for the days when Jack White wasn’t JACK WHITE.  The Jack White Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016 is due out September 9 via Third Man.

:Lucy Dacus – I Don’t Wanna Be Funny Anymore:  Lucy Dacus is 21-year old who just recently signed to Matador (you can read all about that move here).  I think she has a rad voice.  The reissue of her debut, No Burden, is due out September 9.  By the way, she’s playing at Stubb’s tonight!

:Ian Sweet – All Skaters Go To Heaven:  While I’ve been into Ian Sweet for a bit, this is somehow the first time I’ve shared anything from them.  Oops.  In any case, the band is just noisy enough and the songwriting is really sincere -  I dig it.  Shapeshifter is due out September 9 via Hardly Art.

:Forth Wanderers – Slop:  First of all, I really love the name Forth Wanderers.  Secondly, these kids (they’re all under 21) really know how to write a good emo song.  The Slop EP is due out November 11 via Father/Daughter.

:Jonny Fritz – Are You Thirsty:  Here’s the first single off of Jonny Fritz’s upcoming Jim James-produced album.  Unsurprisingly, the songwriting is top notch.  Sweet Creep is due out October 14 via ATO.

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