Ryan Adams Live

May 31, 2007 by · 2 Comments
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Ryan Adams Nashville 10/28/99 – Photo By Stephen Schenkenberg

Well the number of you that have been stopping by looking for new Ryan Adams songs has been incredible the past few weeks and with the impending release of Easy Tiger and the upcoming tour, anticipation has been reaching a fever pitch. To hold you over for the next three weeks or so here’s a classic show from the Exit/In in Nashville from October 28, 1999. This show happened prior to the release of the now classic Heartbreaker and is one of Ryan’s first solo outings. Plenty of still unreleased songs here, as well as a guest appearance from Gillian Welch. This show still ranks up there for me as one of Ryan’s all time best performances.

Ryan Adams
October 28, 1999
Exit/In Nashville, TN

Born Yesterday
Funny How I’m Losing You
Memories Of You
Oh My Sweet Valentine
To Be The One
Hey There, Mrs. Lovely
In My Time Of Need
Onslow County
Revelator +
Dancing With The Women At The Bar +

Helpless +
Return Of The Grievous Angel +
16 Days +

Encore 2
Nighttime Gals
Statuettes With Wounds

+ w/Gillian Welch

Complete show as a zipfile

[from archive.org]

Ryan Adams Upcoming Tour dates so far(via pollstar)
Sun 06/03/07 Paris, FRA La Maroquinerie
Thu 06/07/07 London, UK Koko
Fri 06/08/07 Manchester, UK Manchester Academy
Mon 06/18/07 Minneapolis, MN Cedar Cultural Center
Tue 06/19/07 Chicago, IL Black Orchid Showroom
Wed 06/20/07 Detroit, MI Gem Theatre
Fri 06/22/07 Toronto, ON Enwave Theatre
Sun 06/24/07 South Burlington, VT Higher Ground
Thu 06/28/07 Philadelphia, PA The Fillmore Philadelphia At TLA
Fri 06/29/07 Somerville, MA Somerville Theatre
Fri 08/03/07 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Sat 09/01/07 Turin, NY Snow Ridge Ski Area

Pardon Our Appearance…

May 30, 2007 by · Leave a Comment
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Apologies for any weirdness that appears on the page over the next few days or so. I finally broke down and converted the page to the newest version of blogger and ended up needing to rebuild a lot of the things I had customized. I’m still tweaking things here and there, so don’t be surprised to see things out of place a bit.

Concerted by Jonathan Fischer

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Bloghopping : Jeff Buckley,Smashing Pumpkins,The Police,Joy Division,Springsteen,The Clientele

May 29, 2007 by · Leave a Comment
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Some odds and ends from around the blogosphere.

Heather at I Am Fuel,You Are Friends has a heartfelt and insightful post on the tenth anniversary of Jeff Buckley’s death.

Shameless Complacency points us to brand new live Smashing Pumpkins from the Grand Rex in Paris at thepumpkins.net

Stereogum tips us off to the trailer from the new Ian Curtis/Joy Division biopic.

What Became Of The Likely Broads has the setlist of the first full show of the Police Reunion tour from Vancouver.

A Deeper Shade Of Soul has a newly unearthed copy of a Springsteen concert from 12/31/75 at the Tower Theater in Philadelphia. (Part 1, Part 2)Originally mixed from multi track master tapes intended for a live album that never saw the light of day until now.

God Save The Clientele is fast becoming one of my favorites of the year. The Smudge Of Ashen Fluff brings us The Clientele Live on KCRW from 5/24/07.

Bad Covers : WTF Was I Thinking ?

May 28, 2007 by · 3 Comments
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In the words of Jenny Owen Youngs, “What The F_ck was I thinking” is a line all of the artists below must be saying to themselves after recording these recent “gems”. Here’s a few of my picks for the worst cover versions of the year so far.

I’m sure there’s many more, what are some of your picks ?

On a tribute disc chock full of clunkers, Sufjan Stevens still manages to distinguish himself from the pack with this especially lame rendering of a Joni Mitchell classic. WTF was he thinking ?
MP3: Sufjan Stevens – Free Man In Paris
Buy A Tribute To Joni Mitchell
UPDATE : 05.30.07 The Asthmatic Kitty website posts a brief essay by Sufjan explaining exactly WTF he was thinking when he covered this song.
Jesse Malin‘s obviously a big Replacements fan, but I guess he couldn’t make up his mind whether he wanted to cover Androgynous or Bastards Of Young and ended up with this mess which does both songs a disservice. WTF was he thinking ?
MP3: Jesse Malin – Bastards Of Young
Buy Glitter In The Gutter
I don’t even really know how to describe this next one. Chris Cornell takes one of the biggest dance floor hits from the “King Of Pop” and turns it into a seventies style sludge rocker. WTF was he thinking ?
MP3: Chris Cornell – Billie Jean
Buy Carry On

LIVE:The Broken West,The Comas,Nethers 05.25.07 @ Johnny Brendas

May 27, 2007 by · Leave a Comment
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The Broken West has released one of the best albums of the year so far with I Can’t Go On,I’ll Go On. Last night at Johnny Brenda’s in Philadelphia they played an equally impressive show along with The Comas, and Nethers opening up. The bands were hot, but my sadly photo taking abilities were a bit lacking last night, here’s a few of the better ones. Philly was the third date on the current leg of The Broken West tour so get on out there and see them when they hit your town, there’s plenty of chances coming up.

Upcoming The Broken West tour Dates
May 26 2007 8:00P Mercury Lounge (w/ The Comas) New York, New York
May 28 2007 9:00P Bowery Ballroom (w/ The National) New York,, New York
May 30 2007 8:00P Middle East Upstairs (w/ The Comas) Cambridge, Massachusetts
May 31 2007 8:00P Maxwell’s (w/ The Comas) Hoboken, New Jersey
Jun 1 2007 8:00P Black Cat (w/ The Comas) Washington, Washington DC
Jun 2 2007 8:00P Cat’s Cradle (w/ The Comas) Carrboro, North Carolina
Jun 3 2007 8:00P The Earl (w/ The Comas) Atlanta, Georgia
Jun 5 2007 8:00P Exit/In (w/ The Comas) Nashville, Tennessee
Jun 6 2007 8:00P Little Brothers (w/ The Comas) Columbus, Ohio
Jun 7 2007 8:00P Diesel (w/ Fountains of Wayne) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Jun 9 2007 8:00P House of Blues (w/ Fountains of Wayne) Cleveland, Ohio
Jun 10 2007 8:00P Lee’s Palace (w/ Fountains of Wayne) Toronto, Ontario
Jun 11 2007 8:00P St. Andrew’s Hall (w/ Fountains of Wayne) Detroit, Michigan
Jun 13 2007 8:00P First Avenue (w/ Fountains of Wayne) Minneapolis, Minnesota
Jun 14 2007 12:00P Waterfest (w/ Fountains of Wayne) Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Jun 15 2007 12:00P Taste of Randolph Street Festival (w/ Fountains of Wayne) Chicago, Illinois
Jun 17 2007 8:00P Emo’s (w/The Stills) Austin, Texas
Jun 25 2007 8:00P Casbah (w/ The National) San Diego, California
Jun 26 2007 8:00P El Rey Theatre (w/ The National) Los Angeles, California
Jun 27 2007 8:00P Bimbos 365 (w/ The National) San Francisco, California
Jun 28 2007 8:00P Berbatis Pan (w/ The National) Portland, Oregon
Jun 29 2007 8:00P Richards on Richard (w/ The National) Vancouver, British Columbia
Jun 30 2007 8:00P Neumos (w/ The National) Seattle, Washington

The Broken West – [Website] [Myspace]
The Comas – [Website] [Myspace]
Nethers – [Website] [Myspace]


The Comas
The Broken West

5 On A Friday : Summer Party Time !

May 25, 2007 by · 1 Comment
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Memorial Day, it’s the first big holiday weekend of the summer in the US. Perfect time for a party

1: Chris Isaak – Let’s Have A Party
Buy Best Of
2: Sam Cooke – Having A Party
Buy Greatest Hits
3: Cody Chesnutt – The World Is Coming To My Party
Buy The Headphone Masterpiece
4: Pink – Get The Party Started
Buy Missundaztood
5: Kings Of Leon – My Party
Buy Because Of The Times

Don’t You Wish Your Girlfriend Was Hot Like Neko

May 25, 2007 by · Leave a Comment
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Photo By Victoria Renard

Well now she can be. Check out this ebay auction and you can own the very bustier Neko Case is wearing in this picture.

From the ebay listing :
THE ITEM: This item is a 50’s era black lace full length girdle-style bustier with 6 garter attachments made by Lady Marlene. The tag says the cup size is 36 C but I am a 38 D and it fits great. The materials are elastic, nylon and rubber and the back is made out of a sort of satin-like material. It has flexible metal boning throughout to keep the goods propped up and the bads tucked away and in place. THE STORY: It was originally owned by me but I lent it to Neko Case for the pictured photo. At the time, Neko wore a size 12 and begged me to give it to her so she could “squish away her flab”. She bugged me relentlessly for a year until I finally caved in and gave it to her. We dubbed this little number “The Secret Weapon” because it made you look hot in or out of your clothing and mysteriously attracted members of the opposite sex for either of us when worn. Then, she went on a diet and fitness program and got down to a size 7. Two years after I gave it to her, she gave The Secret Weapon back to me. Why am I selling such a nostalgic piece of my past, you may ask? Because I couldn’t stand the competition and went on my own weight loss regime. Now, The Secret Weapon is too big for me too. Not to mention, I’m presently in a long term relationship and it would be far, far too dangerous for me to wear The Secret Weapon out of the house. In the heyday, however, my measurements were 38-31-40 meandering somewhere between a size 10 and size 12. Though it is in very good condition, The Secret Weapon has experienced (among many things) some gentle stretching along the sides of the waist and hip area. It has some very slight fraying around each side of the bra cups and is missing two eyes from it’s six hook and eye set that fastens down the front. It also zips up in front so I have never felt the need to replace the missing eyes. All six garters are in tact and in good condition. No holes or stains. Overall, it’s in great shape for it’s age and considering what it’s been through (many, many adventures indeed). I hope I look as good at 50+! The winning bidder will receive an original 8×10 color print of the photo (pictured here) of Neko wearing The Secret Weapon. Though magazines such as Rolling Stone, Esquire, and GQ have requested permission to print the photo it has only been published in a year 2000 girlie calendar put out as a promo piece for the record label Sympathy For The Record Industry which can be viewed here, http://sympathyrecords.com/calendar/2000/index.shtml. Neko is Miss February. She’s wearing The Secret Weapon again in a photo shoot published on the web only for Kutie Magazine and in a never released super 8 stag loop reel shot in a rest stop bathroom at 3 AM in Minnehaha County, South Dakota. Those two scandously sextacular secrets are presently more closely guarded than Fort Knox by me and no bribe is big enough for anyone to see them and the full naughtiness involved. The pictured Miss February print is also available for sale separately through my website, http://victoriarenard.com/. More photos of this rare and seductive item also available upon request to serious bidders. THE CHARITY: Partial proceeds from this sale will go to Great Expectations Greyhound Rescue in honor of Neko’s beloved greyhound, whom she rescued. Thanks for viewing my auction. Happy bidding!

Here’s some Neko to listen to while you enter your bid.

MP3 : Neko Case – Rated X
Buy The Tigers Have Spoken

UPDATE : This baby went for a sassy $300

Grab Bag : New and Recent Releases

May 23, 2007 by · Leave a Comment
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Miranda Lambert is back with a second album, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, and sets loose her inner Dixie Chick for an excellent disc that rocks as hard as it twangs. Proving she’s not some one album flash in the pan, Miranda wrote the bulk of the tunes on this new disc. Check out the blistering title track.

MP3: Miranda Lambert – Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Buy Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Nick Lowe may or may not have an inner Dixie Chick, but he surely knows how to weave the country into his soulful pop gems.
He brings it full circle with At My Age, a new disc that’s closer to his Brinsley Schwartz roots than to his Jesus of Cool Pure Pop For Now People years.

MP3: Nick Lowe – A Man In Love
Buy At My Age

Photo By Ken Hinchey

Rap accompanied by lap steel guitar, in the words of the band :
Many have seen us, but they don’t know what our name is
They can’t remember,what I often hear’em say is
The white guy, in the white suit, with the black tie, on the slide, with the black guy, is fly
Hey Yo, We’re Slo Mo…The Odd Couple Of the Year
We love to play for people, mingle, and have a couple beers
Slo-Mo “Odd Couple”

MP3: Slo-Mo – Aramingo Takeout
Buy Smokey Mountain

Put Philip Glass, The Chemical Brothers and Ween in a room, tell them all to start playing at the same time, and you’ll have an idea of what Baltimore’s Dan Deacon sounds like. The Pitchfork rave of the moment is not going to be everyone’s cup of tea, but his noisy cacophony of song is definitely different.

MP3: Dan Deacon – Okie Dokie
Buy Spiderman Of The Rings

The NationalBoxer, the anticipation and buzz on this disc was so loud I had to check it out for myself.
I’ll commit blogger blasphemy and say I’m still not sure what the big deal is. Here’s one song I really liked. Listen for yourself and see what you think.

MP3: The National – Apartment Story
Buy The Boxer

Concerted by Jonathan Fischer

May 22, 2007 by · Leave a Comment
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