Monday Mix

April 21, 2008 by · 2 Comments
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Feel like you’re stuck in traffic on Monday, the worst work day of the week ? Here’s a mix to blow the dust out of the speakers and begin your week with a bang. Turn it up. Sometimes all you need is loud.

The Who – Shakin All Over
Buy Live At Leeds
Switches – Drama Queen(Demo)
Buy Heart Tuned To Dead
Iggy and The Stooges – Search And Destroy
Buy Raw Power
The Black Keys – Strange Times
Buy Attack & Release
Black Sabbath – Supernaut
Buy Symptom Of The Universe
Coltrane Motion – Dozier-Holland-Dozier
Buy Songs About Music
The Jealous Girlfriends – Something In The Water
Buy The Jealous Girlfriends
The Whigs – Right Hand On My Heart
Buy Mission Control
Joy Division – Interzone
Buy Unknown Pleasures
The Blakes – Two Times
Buy The Blakes

While You Were All Here, I Was Walking In Memphis

January 26, 2008 by · 1 Comment
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So after nearly a week of no posts you’re probably wondering what’s up at Bag Of Songs, I no internet access to update during the week so I’ll kind of summarize with some photos and a little accompanying mini mix for you today. The beginning of the week started off having to get upo at 4:00 AM in lovely freezing 10 degree weather to board a 7:00 AM flight to Memphis for a work trip. Arrived right on time and spent the morning seeing a bit of Memphis and then checked into my hotel to await the arrival of my coworkers who were all on later flights. As the hours passed and no one arrived it became pretty obvious that their flights into Memphis didn’t go nearly as smoothly as mine, taking anywhere from 7 to 12 hours for a 2 and half hour trip. The next morning brought another extra special treat, a fire alarm going off in our hotel at 7:00 AM. Everyone had to climb down the stairs and evacuate the building until the firemen arrived and the all clear was given to re-enter. Thankfully there was no big fire, just a smoke alarm going off for some reason or other. Wednesday night was my birthday and a group of my friends joined me for a night out on the town on Beale Street, Memphis equivalent of Bourbon Street in New Orleans, where a great time was had by all. Thursday night was the trip home arriving in Philadelphia just in time to head over to the North Star Bar and catch a set by the always amazing Jealous Girlfriends. Finally, after that it was arrival home.

The White Stripes – In The Cold Cold Night
Buy Elephant
Brian Eno – Here Come The Warm Jets
Buy Here Come The Warm Jets
Marc Cohn – Walking In Memphis
Buy Marc Cohn
Elvis Presley – Heartbreak Hotel
Buy 30 #1 Hits
Dr. Dog – Worst Trip
Buy We All Belong
James Hunter – No Smoke Without Fire
Buy People Gonna Talk
The Thirteenth Floor Elevators – Fire Engine
Buy I Have Always Been Here Before
Altered Images – Happy Birthday
Buy Happy Birthday
Big Star – Thank You Friends
Buy Third/Sister Lovers
Jealous Girlfriends – How Now
More Jealous Girlfriends
Eric Lichter – Home
Buy Chorduroy

Jealous Girlfirends photo by Carly Marcoux

LIVE: Nada Surf & Jealous Girlfriends 10.13.07 at Johnny Brendas

October 15, 2007 by · Leave a Comment
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A few photos from Saturday night’s excellent sold out Nada Surf / Jealous Girlfriends show at Johnny Brenda’s in Philadelphia.

Jealous Girlfriends

Nada Surf

LIVE: 5 On A Friday at Tritone

September 15, 2007 by · Leave a Comment
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Yesterday I featured these bands on 5 On A Friday. Here’s some photos from last night’s amazing display of Philadelphia and New York talent at The Tritone in Philadelphia. If you couldn’t make it last night The Swimmers, The Jealous Girlfriends and Sam Champion along with Drug Rug all play again tonight in New York City at The Mercury Lounge. Go. Dance. Enjoy. I highly recommend it.

A Sunny Day In Glasgow
Sam Champion

The Jealous Girlfriends

The Swimmers

5 On A Friday : Live Tonight !

September 14, 2007 by · Leave a Comment
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Tonight a deal you can’t beat, 5 amazing Philadelphia and New York bands at the Tritone in Philly, a club the size of a shoe box, and all for 5 bucks. Any one of these bands could headline a much bigger venue and pack it. It’s going to be a hot time in Philly tonight.

1: Papertrigger – We Are Nations Now !
Buy Riot Lovers EP [WEBSITE] [MYSPACE]
2: A Sunny Day In Glasgow – Best Summer Ever
Buy Tout New Age [WEBSITE] [MYSPACE]
3: Sam Champion Band – Like A Secret
Buy Slow Rewind [WEBSITE] [MYSPACE]
4:The Jealous Girlfriends – Something In The Water
Buy The Jealous Girlfriends [WEBSITE] [MYSPACE]
5: The Swimmers – Pocketful of Gold
Get Fighting Trees [WEBSITE] [MYSPACE]


5 On A Friday : 5 Bands I Saw Live This Week

February 9, 2007 by · Leave a Comment
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Posting a little later than ususal today due to a hectic work week. Today’s 5 On A Friday is from the 5 great bands I saw live this week. Four from the first night of The Swimmers month long Wednesday Night Residency at The Khyber in Philadelphia and one from the legendary Jonathan Richman who played Philly’s best new club Johnny Brenda’s last night. I highly recommend seeing any of these bands when they play near you. Check out the links to their websites/myspaces pages for tour dates and such.
My apologies to the Canon Logic, I didn’t get to take any photos of them.

1: Jonathan Richman and The Modern Lovers – I’m Straight
2: The Swimmers – St Cecelia
3: Illumina – You Used To Have Mileage
4: The Jealous Girlfriends – Something In The Water
5: The Canon Logic – Delia