Monday, September 13, 2004
No foreplay today, just jumping right on in. Mostly music-type things this time around...
A brand new Audio Learning Center track has just been posted to their site, and whoa, is it a good one. Titled "New Calvary", the song almost made it onto their latest record (the criminally underheard Cope Park), but wasn't quite finished in time. Now that it's done, it's ours for free. (or you can pick up the latest Vagrant Records compilation, it's on there, too... although misspelled as 'Cavalry'. Silly spellchecker.)
Oh my oh my oh my. Just found out that Rilo Kiley's October 5th Boston show was moved from the Middle East over to the much bigger Somerville Theater (seats!). Wanna know why? Well, it wasn't because the show was in danger of selling out (although it probably is)... it was to accommodate the 10 PIECE ORCHESTRA that they're touring with. Siiiigh... I'm such a sucker for strings. The ending of "Does He Love You?" is going to sound like heaven.
So not only did I pick up those Rilo Kiley tickets yesterday, but I grabbed some to Ted Leo's December 9th gig as well. I chose that one over his show on the 8th since his brother Chris' band, Vague Angels, will be making their Boston debut, opening up that second night. Plus, Matt Pond PA. Hell of a triple bill.
Oh, and we got Pixies tickets. Pricey weekend. Buh-bye, bank account.
I've been on an Arcwelder kick recently, which I tend to do once a year or so... going back through all their albums, wondering if they've got any new music in the works. It's been too waaaay too long since the release of 1999's Everest. So, an a whim, I dropped them an email through their website. This morning's response...
"Hey Brad -So there's hope for new stuff on the horizon. Great news. I'm probably pushing it to hope for a tour someday (hell, it's been 8 years), but ya never know. One of the best live bands I've ever seen, no lyin'.
The tracklisting to Rhino's upcoming box set, Left of the Dial: Dispatches From the '80s Underground is fairly respectable. Target-designed for people like, uh, me I suppose. Well, maybe to people like me who don't already own most of the songs, that is, and who don't care about the rest. Talk about a bit of schizo-sequencing... Camper into Suicidal Tendencies into the Cocteaus? Party programmers beware. Still, might make a good gift come Christmas.
Suddenly, it's 12 years ago all over again. Not only is New Radiant Storm King back with a few shows to followup the release of their excellent Leftover Blues singles/rarities collection (they hit the Allston Plan on October 1st), but Thursday, October 7th will see the out-of-nowhere return of the one and only Green Magnet School to the stage, along with Kudgel the day after, and all for a good cause. The details...
"THE "BARTLEY'S CHOICE" MEMORIAL BENEFIT/NOISEROCK REUNION
Couple of sure-to-be-good records getting released tomorrow: Silkworm's "It'll Be Cool", and Thalia Zedek's "Trust Not Those In Whom Without Some Touch of Madness". The lead track off of the Silkworm disc is available here, and Thalia's got a sample mp3, Evil Hand, available here, too.
Set the TiVo: Ambulance Ltd. will be playing on Last Call with Carson Daly this Thursday night (well, technically Friday morning), September 16th.
Anyone else catch that Six Feet Under season finale last night? Now that was some good teevee right there. I tell ya, I've had a difficult time riding the elevator here at work today. Yikes.
Duty calls, more later on...
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