5 On A Friday : Let’s Start A Band !

September 21, 2007 by · Leave a Comment
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There’s a saying about the Velvet Underground & Nico album that goes something along the lines of “They didn’t sell a huge number of copies of their record, but everyone who bought one started a band”. No Velvet Underground for you today but here’s the ingredients, so let’s start a band.

1: The Db’s – Amplifier
Buy Repercussion
2: John Hiatt – Perfectly Good Guitar
Buy Perfectly Good Guitar
3: Tapes N Tapes – Just Drums
Buy The Loon
4: The Beautiful South – You Play Glockenspiel, I’ll Play Drums
Buy 0898
5: Shriekback – My Spine Is The Bassline
Buy The Y Records Years

and just in case your band needs a singer, a bonus track today

Bonus: Bright Eyes – Soul Singer In A Session Band
Buy Cassadaga

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5 On A Friday : To Be Free

June 29, 2007 by · 2 Comments
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With the Fourth Of July, Independence Day Holiday upon us shortly, today for 5 on A Friday we put a Bag Of Songs spin on freedom and being free. Something we here in the USA often take for granted, but around the world people are still dying everyday in their struggle to achieve it.

1: Elliott Smith – A Distorted Reality Is Now A Necessity To Be Free
Buy From A Basement On The Hill
2: Bright Eyes – Stray Dog Freedom
Buy Four Winds EP
3: Cream – I Feel Free
Buy Gold
4: Son Volt – Live Free
Buy Trace
5: Black Mountain – Stay Free
Buy Spiderman 3 Soundtrack

5 On A Friday : The Thirteenth

April 13, 2007 by · 1 Comment
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Once again it’s Friday the thirteenth. Thirteen historically being a number full of mystery and superstition, today for 5 on A Friday we’ll take a look at some of the songs holding down the lucky?/unlucky? thirteenth spot on their respective albums. So cross your fingers, close your eyes, and turn it up.

13.1: Wilco – Too Far Apart
Buy AM
13.2: Modest Mouse – Dashboard
Buy We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank
13.3: Southern Culture On The Skids – Fight Fire
Buy Countrypolitan Favorites
13.4: The White Stripes – Girl You Have No Faith In Medicine
Buy Elephant
13.5: Bright Eyes – Lime Tree
Buy Cassadaga

Wrapping Up The Week

April 3, 2007 by · Leave a Comment
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Wrapping up the past week and looking ahead a bit.
What I’ve been listening to the most this past week :The Broken WestI Can’t Go On,I’ll Go On, Warren ZevonExcitable Boy(remaster), Julie DoironWoke Myself Up, Bright EyesCassadaga,LimbeckLimbeck,The SwimmersFighting Trees,The Creeping WeedsWe Are All Part Of A Dream You’re Having


The ~K’nise Music Maker Of The Week is the lovely piano playing Skyler Stonestreet.


Bag Of Songs Artist To Watch Chelsea Taube has gotten her song Desperate Winters placed on an upcoming Loose Music Country Girl compilation and is playing a couple shows in New York City this week.

Wednesday April 4th Wicked Willy’s on Bleecker St. 7pm
Friday April 6th Googie’s Lounge Above The Living Room 154 Ludlow 7pm


One of the bands that blew me away when I saw them recently for the first time was Canada’s The Constantines. Someone stole one of their guitars at a recent show @ Lee’s Palace in Toronto.

From the band :
Hey Friends,
Thanks to all who came out to the show last night (March 30) at Lee’s Palace in Toronto. No thanks to the person who walked out of the club with Will’s guitar in Steve’s guitar case. We are asking anyone in the Toronto area to be on the look-out for a Black 1995 American Stratocaster with a white pick-guard, a rosewood fretboard, and a rainbow coloured guitar strap. The serial number is: N55 7313. The guitar case is a black Fender hardshell case, covered in Constantines, Threegut and Subpop Records stickers.
If whoever took the guitar reads this, you can contact us via cradlerock1@gmail.com and we can figure out a way for you to return it, no questions asked.
Thanks to everyone who has come to the shows in Eastern Canada so far. We head off to Winnipeg tomorrow and I am going to write another message in a few minutes announcing further tour dates in the Northeastern United States in late April.
xo.
Cons


Good Sounds Good is a collective of amazingly talented female artists mainly based out of Toronto consisting of Emer, Emma-Lee, blueVenus, Melissa Bathory, Sarah Shafey, Moulann, Kirsten Jones, Clare Love and, Saidah Baba Talibah. They have a big showcase show coming up as well as shows by a few of their members.

Tue Apr 3 2007 9:30P GSG Monthly @ The Cameron House featuring Melissa Bathory, Moulann and Sarah Shafey! Toronto
Wed Apr 4 2007 7:00P Clare Love Solo @ Arlene’s Grocery – New York City NYC, New York
Thu Apr 5 2007 9:00P Clare Love – The Lei Lounge at Niagara New York
Fri Apr 6 2007 8:00P Clare Love – Freddy’s Bar and Backroom Brooklyn
Sat Apr 7 2007 9:00P Emma-Lee & Emer @ The Cameron House Toronto
Sat Apr 21 2007 10:00P blueVenus at The Cameron Toronto, Ontario
Tue Apr 24 2007 8:00P Sarah Shafey- Renaissance Cafe(Emma-Lee hosts) Toronto, Ontario


My favorite Philadelphia band of the moment, The Swimmers, bring their amazing sounds to the midwest this week. Be sure to stop out and see them and tell them I sent you.

Tue Apr 3 2007 1:00P WHFR in-studio Detroit, Michigan
Tue Apr 3 2007 8:00P Lager House Detroit, Michigan
Thu Apr 5 2007 8:00P Schubas Chicago, Illinois
Fri Apr 6 2007 8:00P Constant Spring Goshen, Indiana
Sat Apr 7 2007 7:30P Senorita Burrita Lancaster, Pennsylvania