What Goes Down, Comes Back Up : Sun Airway

October 8, 2008 by · Leave a Comment
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Just found out today that Bag of Songs and Philadelphia favorites the A-Sides, who released one of the best discs of 2007 in Silver Storms, are sadly no more. There’s a glimmer of good news in the clouds though, Jon and Patrick are forging ahead with a new project called Sun Airway. Here’s the first taste of their new sound. Fans of the shimmering, majestic music of the A-Sides, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed, it’s good stuff. Give a listen.

Sun Airway – Waiting On You

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Brand New Video From Drink Up Buttercup

October 7, 2008 by · Leave a Comment
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With big thanks to our friend Chris for the tip, here’s the brand new video today from from the white hot Drink Up Buttercup for the song Mr. Pie Eyes, due out on a UK 7″ single on Make Mine records on November 10th.

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Drink Up Buttercup – Mr. Pie Eyes

Bruce Springsteen In Philadelphia 10.04.08

October 5, 2008 by · Leave a Comment
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I wasn’t there myself but here are a few video highlights of Bruce Springsteen‘s appearance at yesterday’s Obama Voter Registration Rally on the Ben Franklin Parkway In Philadelphia. Bruce plays again today in Ohio and on Monday in Michigan.

Show info via Brucesprinsgsteen.net :
Columbus, Ohio
On Sunday, October 5, Springsteen comes to Columbus, OH (where he also appeared for John Kerry in 2004). He’ll be playing an acoustic set at a rally “aimed at encouraging Obama supporters to register and take advantage of Ohio’s early voting period.”

Where: Ohio State University’s Main Oval
When: Sunday, October 5. Doors open at 3:00, showtime is 4:30
How: For access to the best viewing area, preferred tickets will be distributed starting on Thursday, Oct. 2, from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. For ticket pick-up locations, see the Dayton Daily News.

Ypsilanti, Michigan
On Monday, October 6, the final day to register to vote in Michigan, it’s on to Ypsilanti to headline a rally at Eastern Michigan University’s baseball stadium.

Where: Oestrike Stadium
When: Monday, October 6. Gates open at 3:00, showtime is 4:30
How: A limited supply of tickets will be made available Friday, Oct. 3, at Obama campaign offices as well as all EMU ticket offices. Tickets will be given out on a first- come, first-served basis. EMU students will be able to obtain one ticket by showing a valid EMU ID. Eastern Michigan University will expand its normal ticket office hours Friday to accommodate the expected demand. The expanded hours and locations are as follows: Quirk Hall, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Student Center, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and the Convocation Center, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The general public should use the Convocation Center location for ticket requests.

Bruce Springssteen
Obama Rally 10.04.08
Ben Franklin Parkway Philadephia

Set list
Promised Land
Ghost of Tom Joad
Thunder Road
Does This Bus Stop
No Surrender
Bruce’s speech in support of change
The Rising
This Land is Your Land

Promised Land

Thunder Road

Bruce’s Speech & The Rising

This Land is Your Land

5 On A Friday (On Saturday)

October 4, 2008 by · Leave a Comment
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John Lovrich behind the board at Snugfit Studios 10.03.08

Sometimes there just aren’t enough hours in a day to fit everything in. Since I spent too many hours at work yesterday, and last night in the recording studio with my band(more on that to come), there was not a lot of time left over to post. So here’s this week’s 5 On A Friday, on Saturday.

1: Beverly Washburn – Everybody Loves Saturday Night
Buy Growing Up Too Fast
2: Tony Joe White – Saturday Night In Oak Grove, Louisiana
Buy Best Of
3: Tom Waits – (Looking For) The Heart Of Saturday Night
Buy Used Songs (1973-1980)
4: Velo Deluxe – Saturday
Buy Superelastic
5: Blitzen Trapper – Saturday Nite
Buy Furr

LIVE: 09.29.08 Robert Pollard’s Boston Spaceships,The High Strung @ Johnny Brenda’s

October 2, 2008 by · Leave a Comment
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A couple photos from this past Monday night’s incredible sold out three hour show by Robert Pollard’s Boston Spaceships at Johnny Brenda’s in Philadelphia. Detroit’s The High Strung opened with a great set of their sixties tinged garage rock, showing that a three piece guitar, bass, drums combo can still bring the rock. Robert Pollard and band, including Tommy Keene on guitar took the stage at 10pm, just after a full cooler of beer on ice and a bottle of tequila were placed on stage, and proceeded to live up to their reputation as one of the hardest onstage partying bands going. I lost count of the number of beers they had consumed by the end of the night and the bottle of tequila was gone, helped along by a couple passes through the crowd with numerous audience members getting a taste. By the time they left the stage for the night just after 1:00AM, by my guess they had played somewhere around 40 or so songs, new, unreleased, old Guided By Voices, and more. The encore opened with a blistering version of Cheap Trick‘s Hello There and the already overexcited and well oiled crowd was worked into a frenzy, prompting some to start throwing glass pints of beer around like they were in plastic cups. It was at this point I relinquished my front and center spot leaning on the stage for a safer spot near the side bar to watch the action. At one point, I actually saw a glass shatter on the balcony and fall into the crowd below. One unlucky person had his face covered in blood at the end of night having been hit by flying glass and I wouldn’t be surprised if there were quite a few more. One of the best shows I’ve seen this year and craziest nights I’ve ever witnessed at Johnny Brenda’s that’s for sure.

The High Strung



Robert Pollard’s Boston Spaceships

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