Saturday night in Milwaukee, Riverwest will be the spot to be. Milwaukee's own Lotus Land Records celebrates 7 years with a free bash at Mad Planet. Check a couple heaters below culled from the companion soundtrack that accompanied the fall screening of The Super Noble Brothers.
Download: Judson Moore - Push and Pull
Download: Carl Temple – Soul Day
November 29, 2007
these guys have been receiving a decent amount of exposure ever since the black lips named them as one of their favorite bands back in may, but to be honest i'm really digging the soulful full band treatment of king khan's other outfit the shrines a lot more than the "caveman stomp" that he & bbq are creating...at least from what i've heard...regardless, their live shows are supposed to be crazy & they're playing the note on saturday...hence the onion write up above.
download: king khan & the shrines - welfare bread
download: king khan & the shrines - no regrets
download: the leather canary xmas mix #1.zip
01. "last minute gift ideas"
02. mavis staples - christmas vacation
03. ron sexsmith - maybe this christmas
04. my morning jacket - xmas curtain
05. darlene love - christmas (baby please come home)
06. albert king - santa claus wants some lovin'
07. "where do you think you're going?"
08. tom petty - christmas all over again
09. shemekia copeland - stay a little longer santa
10. john lennon & yoko ono - happy xmas (war is over)
11. the flaming lips - a change at christmas
12. margie joseph - christmas gift
13. "tis the season to be merry"
14. otis redding - merry christmas, baby
15. ben folds - bizarre christmas incident
16. stevie wonder - what christmas means to me
17. low - just like christmas
18. the kinks - father christmas
19. the pretenders - 2000 miles
20. "it's not big, it's just full"
21. james brown - soulful christmas
22. alison krauss - only you can bring me cheer
23. the ebonys - christmas ain't christmas
24. the smashing pumpkins - christmastime
25. sam cooke - christmas means love
26. the band - christmas must be tonight
27. ray charles - that spirit of christmas
28. "happy hanukkah"
November 28, 2007
November 27, 2007
download: eric clapton - i shot the sheriff (nassau coliseum, 06/28/75)
November 26, 2007
Believe the hype. Really feeling White Williams - authentically refreshing mix of style and sound. A bit more more accessible than his pal and tourmate Dan Deacon in my opinion. His full length release Smoke out now on Tigerbeat 6.
Download: White Williams - New Violence
Download: White Williams - Headlines
Download: White Williams - Violator
UPDATE: Catch White Williams at Schuba's on Saturday January 19th as part of the Tomorrow Never Knows Festival.
download: black mountain - tyrants
download: howlin rain - calling lightning with a scythe
download: howlin rain - roll on the rusted days
November 22, 2007
November 21, 2007
November 20, 2007
download: elvis presley - wearin' that loved on look
download: elvis presley - i'm movin' on
download: elvis presley - in the ghetto
related: murray's little shop of horrors co-star & fellow comedic icon, steve martin, is releasing his critically praised memoir, born standing up, today...one passage even recalls martin's backstage vegas encounter with elvis, in which the king told him "son, you have an ob-leek sense of humor"...also receiving critical praise, saturday night live's stage show at the ucb theatre this past weekend, which was put on to raise money for the snl crew workers who were laid off because of the writers strike.
download: kevin drew - cocaine skin
download: feist - sealion (chromeo remix)
November 19, 2007
download: the pointer sisters - going down slowly
download: the pointer sisters - how long (betcha' got a chick on the side)
previously: "people all over the world"
related: can't bring up the pointer sisters without bringing up their definitive version of the legendary allen tousaint's "yes we can can" (toussaint also penned "going down slowly)...it's the first track off their first album & easily the best thing they ever recorded...this song is so fucking good.
download: the pointer sisters - yes we can can
related: learning was never so much fun.
November 16, 2007
download: widespread panic - up all night
related: earlier this year, sharon jones was cast for a role in the upcoming denzel washington movie, the great debaters...in addition to acting, she also lent her voice to a majority of the soundtrack, which will feature all "pre-1935 blues, folk, jazz, and gospel classics"...the movie comes out on christmas day, but the soundtrack will be available 12/11.
November 15, 2007
download: tom petty & the heartbreakers - grew up fast
download: tom petty & the heartbreakers - zero from outerspace
download: tom petty & the heartbreakers - angel dream (no. 4)
related: one of the best parts of the film was the abundance of old footage bogdanovich had to work with...one particular segment that i really liked was an in studio take of the unreleased "keeping me alive", from the long after dark sessions...petty admits that fighting producer jimmy iovine for the addition of this track & a few other acoustic based songs would have made the album stronger, to which iovine replies "yeah, after the third album you should probably shoot your producer."...anyways, it's a great little song.
download: tom petty & the heartbreakers - keeping me alive
November 14, 2007
download: beachwood sparks - by your side
November 13, 2007
download: leon ware - why i came to california
November 12, 2007
download: clipse - re-up anthem (nick catchdubs remix)
November 9, 2007
nice...i was a big fan of collett's last solo effort, idols of exile...really good roots-based rock...& the two new tracks that arts & crafts are offering up are just as good...collett will be in town next saturday opening for feist at the riv...pretty sure it's sold out.
download: jason collett - out of time
download: jason collett - charlyn, angel of kensington
download: jason collett - we all lose one another (idols of exile)
download: jason collett - i'll bring the sun (idols of exile)
related: collett's label mates, apostle of hustle, are playing the metro tomorrow night with do make say think...both bands recent albums are really good & apostle of hustle's contribution to the forthcoming huey lewis tribute is great...especially the "i'm alone with you" part around the 2:50 mark...the compilation also features performances from catfish haven, will johnson, & oh no! oh my!, among others...as a diehard huey lewis fan (my very first concert was the news at alpine valley in 1986) it's great to see him getting a little attention, even if it did start out as a joke.
download: apostle of hustle - national anthem of nowhere
download: do make say think - in mind
download: apostle of hustle - i wanna new drug (huey lewis)
download: oh no! oh my! - finally found a home (huey lewis)
download: lucero - sweet little thing
download: lucero - nights like these
download: bobby bare jr. - i'll be around
download: bobby bare jr. - dig down
November 8, 2007
November 6, 2007
download: menahan street band - make the road by walking
November 5, 2007
CHI town cats better start making there way down to Milwaukee Ave. now to get in-line ... KICKS HI Blast today featured the special "BLUE MAGIC" Pack which will be available for sale at Saint Alfred tomorrow, November 6th. Anyone have a hook on tickets to the House of Blues show on Wednesday?
Download: Jay-Z - Roc Boys
Download: Bobby Womack - Across 110th Street
download: blind faith - can't find my way home (electric version)
download: blind faith - sleeping in the ground (slow blues version)
previously: "fell down on my knees"
download: jens lekman - the opposite of hallelujah
download: jens lekman - a little lost
download: dinosaur - kiss me again (version)
related: speaking of david byrne (kind of), the knee plays is being reissued tomorrow...you can find out everything you ever wanted to know about the project, here.
download: david byrne - in the future
November 4, 2007
My basic attempt at weekly Canary appearances have been failing miserably. But no complaining or excuses, since I’m here now let’s give the LC a much needed dose of hip hop. A few recent trips to LA warranted some great scores via the west coast TTL storefront and Amoeba. Look for some follow-up heaters here soon.
The selections below are from DJ Platurn off his Best of ATribe Called Quest. Some really amazing re-edits and deep digs on the samples.
In Trese (below), the sample used for "After Hours", off People's Instinctive Travels and Paths of Rhythm, is from the Richard Pryor track "Crap Game", which appeared on the 1976 Richard Pryor Meets Richard & Willie and the SLA. Maybe a better google-er than I can find the full sample listings off Platurn's disc but the samples below in Ocho + Dose were a couple of my faves.
Platurn's similar treatment with De La Soul is also highly recommended.
Download: Tribe - Ocho
Download: Tribe - Dose
Download: Tribe - Trese
Related: future roommates ?
November 1, 2007
stuck between stations
hot soft light
ask her for some adderall
modesto is not that sweet
you gotta dance (with who you came to the dance with)
lord i'm discouraged
you can make him like you
your little hoodrat friend
girls like status
download: the hold steady - hey hey what can i do (led zeppelin cover)
download: the hold steady - american music (violent femmes cover)
download: the hold steady - against the wind (bob seger cover)
related: we ran into miguel from catfish haven at the art brut after party (he'd just finished a set of misfits covers over at the double door) & he was very enthusiastic about his favorite band from cmj, drug rug...check 'em out.
download: drug rug - tiny people
download: drug rug - day i die