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Ick Music has Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros 11-24-99.
Music is Art has Low's Black Session 4-23-07.
Bradley's Almanac has the Arcade Fire 5-10-07.
Aquarium Drunkard has the amazing Neil Young A Perfect Echo Collection Vol 2 part 1 and Vol 2 part 2.
Funeral Pudding has Jonathan Richmond live 7-7-84.
Captains Dead has the Queens of the Stone Age 8-18-01.
The Punk Guy has a few live Fugazi songs.
Ryan Adams is everywhere, Brooklyn Vegan has a show from 10-17-06 while Captains Dead has the first part of the fourth volume of the Bedhead collection.
Largehearted Boy goes way back with the Minutemen live 12-16-83.
WFMU blog has the comp RIAA Presents Sounds for the Space Set which mixes up Tipsy, Bowie, Earth Wind & Fire, Joe Meek, Devo, Dazz Band, Salvador Dali, Daft Punk, Los Straightjackets, Nico, Kraftwerk and many others.
Last Days of Man has the long out of print Devo Hardcore vol 1.
the two best recordings i have found over the past few months are REM live april 29-30 1989 and James Brown live 10-14-69. Both have an amazing sound quality, great set lists and are nearly as good as any official release. search around and i am sure you can find copies around.
Reviews posted this week at 75orLess.
Friday, June 01, 2007
Coffinberry - God Dam Dog (Morphius)
Coffinberry start off by trying to knock you over, throw in a piano ballad and slowly build the aggression back up song by song. Influenced by everyone from the Afghan Whigs, Arcwelder, Hüsker Dü, Uncle Tupelo and June of 44, the strategy of keeping everything so short works to their benefit. The barely-two-minute "Earthworms in the Sun" sounds like it was written by Jeff Magnum while shooting speed and driving 100 miles per hour. While feel-good bands are all the rage, here is proof you don't always need a hug. - mark Released 05.01.2007
Thursday, May 31, 2007
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Baby 81 (RCA)
BRMC's aptly titled song "Weapon of Choice" from their latest Baby 81 takes them to battle using sexy vocals, thick, distorted guitar riffs and sultry basslines. The guys' surprise attack comes from the heartbreakingly acoustic-based "Am I Only;" a track that taps into deep emotions and heartbreak. Veering between the edgy and uplifting Kinks-like "Berlin" and the orchestral, utterly depressing "All You Do is Talk," BRMC creates a varied, thrilling rocked-out album. It's totally hot. - miriam Released 05.01.2007
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Haste the Day - Pressure the Hinges (Solid State/Tooth & Nail)
Haste the Day's first release with new lead vocalist Stephen Keech proves to be their most mature effort to date. Keech's effect on the band's sound is immediately apparent on the album's title track, "Pressure the Hinges." The album's song structure is more sophisticated, due in part to an improved balance in the interplay between melodic harmonies and guttural screams. However, with the exceptions of "Janet's Planet" and "Chorus of Angels," the production makes most of the other tracks sound too similar. - j.p. Released 03.20.2007
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Remate - No Land Recordings (Acuarela)
No Land Recordings is a completely reimagined approach for Remate, whose last album was as direct a message from performer to listener as they come. The material here is the work of a reborn studio rat; scattered, but thematic and dreamlike. Twenty-five songs (and songlets) are spread the length of two discs, most every one indicating a refusal to compromise. You're either on board or you aren't, but few albums this conceptually sound will disappoint in the long run. If In the Aeroplane Over the Sea is your late night jam, consider giving this a spin. - paul Released 05.15.2007
Monday, May 28, 2007
The Rikters - Don't You Get It EP (self released)
The Rikters are back with Don't You Get It, a 7-song ep that flies by while listening to it and gets better every time. Guitarist/singer Doug Jenkins really shows off his voice on these songs, especially on "Want It You Got It." "You" is a flat out rocker and parts of "Give Me the Wheel" dabble in Radiohead territory. Great bass lines, sharp guitar and pounding drums are prevalent throughout this indie/power pop disc. With 2 eps under their belt, I'm hoping for a full length follow up that rocks as hard as this ep. - kyle j.
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