Monday Morning Blues (In The Night Time)

March 31, 2008 by · Leave a Comment
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Since my twelve hour work day today pretty kicked my butt sideways, upside down and backwards, our usual Monday Morning Blues feature today is ending more like Monday Night Blues. I’m really tired so lets get right to it.

MP3: Bob Dylan – Workingman Blues #2
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Bag Of Songs Presents : The Shots, Murder Mystery, Thinking Machines, and Canadian Invasion – Sunday April 20th @ The M Room

March 29, 2008 by · Leave a Comment
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Mark your calendar now for Sunday April 20th and be sure to head on out to the inaugural Bag Of Songs Presents night at Philadelphia’s M Room. Featuring three of Philly’s finest bands The Shots, Thinking Machines and Canadian Invasion along the with what I’m pretty sure will be the Philadelphia debut of New York City’s Murder Mystery. A guaranteed night of great music and fun. See you all there.

5 On A Friday : Holy Roller Batman !

March 28, 2008 by · Leave a Comment
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Today’s five kind of sprung out of a conversation I was having last weekend with my friends Ms Carly Girl About Town and Mr. SinABox Camera about what songs I should post for Easter. It evolved into a lengthy discussion about the use of biblical quotes in rock songs, but I’ll save that for another day. Easter’s now past, but it was an interesting idea which I’ve kind of simplified a bit for today’s five. Some varying interpretions of Jesus in song for you today.

1: The Velvet Underground – Jesus
Buy Peel Slowly And See
2: John Wesley Harding – The Original Miss Jesus
Buy Why We Fight
3: Ben Folds – Jesusland
Buy Songs For Silverman
4: Kanye West – Jesus Walks
Buy The Collge Dropout
5: Soundgarden – Jesus Christ Pose
Buy Badmotorfinger

Random Song Of The Day : Baby It’s You

March 28, 2008 by · Leave a Comment
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Today’s random song of the day is some old school girl group style soul from The Shirelles, with Baby It’s You. But hey, I also just found out they’re celebrating their 50th anniversary this week, so while we’re at it, why not make it a double shot.

The Shirelles – Baby It’s You
Buy Baby It’s You
The Shirelles – Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow
Buy 25 All-Time Greatest Hits

And, if you’re anywhere near Atlantic City, New Jersey this weekend you can even catch them live at The Atlantic City Hilton Casino. Groove on.
Sun, March 30 7PM
Tue, April 1, 2PM
Wed, April 2, 7PM
Thu, April 3, 7PM
Fri, April 4, 9PM


LIVE: Holy F*ck, A Place To Bury Strangers, Gildon Works 03.20.08 @ Johnny Brenda’s

March 26, 2008 by · Leave a Comment
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Catching up on some backlog today, here’s a few photos from last Thursday night’s show at Johnny Brenda’s in Philadelphia with Gildon Works, A Place To Bury Strangers, and Holy F*ck. First up was Philadelphia’s Gildon Works, this was the sceond time I had seen them and it was even more impressive than the first. Since the last time I’d seen them they added a couple additional members including a female percussionist/backup vocalist. Their blend of psychedelic shoe gazey, noisey, pop really kicked the night off on a high note. Their new cd is being released soon , watch out for it. Next up was a band whose live show I had heard numerous raves about including a number of blistering appearances at SXSW, A Place To Bury Strangers. They did not disappoint. Taking the stage in total darkness, coming on like the bastard children of Jesus And Mary Chain and Sonic Youth, they proceeded to tear into a mind numbing aural assault of what can best be described as melodic white noise. Fueled by powerhouse drumming with guitar and bass turned up well past the distortion point, it was as mesmerizing as it was loud. The only real lighting during the show was some black and white film footage projected onto the stage, the mostly dark atmosphere only helped to increase the intensity. They ended their set with a strobe light flashing the whole time as the guitar player literally tore all the strings from his guitar in a haze of feedback drenched sound. Do not miss them if you get the chance, it was absolutely amazing. I would not have wanted to be the band to have to go on after them they set the bar incredibly high. Holy F*ck rose to the challenge however and drove the energy level even higher by working the crowd into a dancing frenzy with their instrumental and highly rhythmic songs. Go see these bands on tour if you can. For another take on the show be sure to read Carly’s review over at Girl About Town where you can also see some great photos of Holy F*ck by SinABox Camera.

Gildon Works – Artful Rifle
Buy Gildon Works EP
A Place To Bury Strangers – My Weakness
Buy A Place To Bury Strangers
Holy F*ck -Lovely Allen
Buy Holy Fuck LP

Gildon Works

A Place To Bury Strangers

Holy Fuck

Monday Morning Blues : Live Southern Culture On The Skids

March 24, 2008 by · 1 Comment
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Tapping the Live Music Archive today for a smoking hot down and dirty set from Southern Culture On The Skids to start your post Easter work week off with a kick.

Southern Culture On The Skids
11.18.06 Tractor Tavern Ballard, WA

Mojo Box
Voodoo Cadillac Blues
Nitty Gritty
White Trash
Corn Liquor
King of the Mountain
The Wetspot
House of Bamboo
Liquored Up and Lacquered Down
Cheap Motels
Biscuit Eater
Greenback Fly
Banana Pudding
Dirt Track Date
Daddy Was A Preacher But Momma Was A Go-Go Girl
Eight Piece Box
Camel Walk
Fight Fire
Soul City
The Great Atomic Power

the whole show as a zip

Easter Mix

March 23, 2008 by · Leave a Comment
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Hope you’re having a great Easter Sunday if you’re celebrating today.

Big Star – Watch The Sunrise
Buy #1 Record / Radio City
Yeasayer – Sunrise
Buy All Hour Cymbals
Cheers Elephant – Sunshine Spaceships
Buy Here We Are
Bloc Party – Sunday
Buy A Weekend In The City
Bishop Allen – Corazon
Buy The Broken String
Chris Nickey – 90 Miles An Hour(Down A Dead End Street)
Morgan Ryan – Hallelu
Matchtown – Valley
Band Of Horses – The Funeral
Buy Everything All The Time
The Jayhawks – Will I See You In Heaven
Buy Rainy Day Music

Let’s Pretend We’re Bunny Rabbits

March 23, 2008 by · Leave a Comment
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Just a random song today to get you in an Easter holiday mood.

MP3: The Magnetic Fields – Let’s Pretend We’re Bunny Rabbits

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5 On A Friday : Friday X 5

March 21, 2008 by · Leave a Comment
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Friday, a lot of things to a lot of people,for instance today is Good Friday, it’s the end of the work week, an 80’s television late night variety show, Robinson Crusoe’s side kick, a restaurant chain, Black Friday is the biggest shopping day of the year and let’s not forget one of everyone’s favorite Bag Of Songs features 5 On A Friday. Enjoy.

1: Girl Talk – Friday Night
Buy Night Ripper
2: Joe Jackson – Friday
Buy I’m The Man
3: The Darkness – Friday Night
Buy Permission To Land
4: Lily Allen – Friday Night
Buy Alright Still
5: The Replacements – Love You Til Friday
Buy Sorry Ma Forgot To Take Out The Trash

New Music : racingpaperplanes

March 19, 2008 by · Leave a Comment
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Give these guys a listen and you’ll swear you’re hearing some band from the midwestern or deep southern US steeped in roots music of their surroundings. But alas, you’re listening to Gothenburg’s Sweden’s racingpaperplanes brand new web single, in and out of coma from their upcoming fourth album. It’s a classic side of warm, rolling alt country that brings to mind the jangly harmony laden sound of bands like The Jayhawks or The Byrds.

racingpaperplanes is
Richard Wilson – Acoustic guitar, Lead vocals, Banjo, sometimes drums, organs, percussion and what not…
Glen Gilbert – Guitars, lapsteel, backing vocals
Jakob Lilja – Bass
Marcus Jönsson – Guitar
Drums – Pär-Anders Zetterberg

MP3: racingpaperplanes -In And Out Of Coma
get the b-side drive

Upcoming Shows:
March 19 Kontiki, Gothenburg
March 20 Hängmattan, Gothenburg
March 23 Mosebacke, Stockholm
May 9 Antje Öklesund, Berlin
August 13, Kräfskivefestivalen, Dalsland


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