Friday, September 17, 2010
Tune in to Altered Fridays at 4 p.m. Friday as Tyler welcomes lead singer Wes Miles and cellist Alexandra Lawn to discuss the new album, The Orchard, and deliver some acoustic versions of new songs.
These ladies rock. The all-girl band Warpaint has been getting their name out there over the last few years. The four-piece was recently named one of Stereogum's top 40 new artists in 2010. Look out for their first full-length, titled The Fool on October 26th. Grab the first song off it, “Undertow”, below.
The Radio Dept., “The New Improved Hypocrisy”
I won't pretend to know anything about Sweden's politics or the election coming up, but The Radio Dept. has written this song, “The New Improved Hypocrisy” just in time to get all political on their fans. Grab it for free.
Frankie Rose And The Outs, “Candy”
Have you been looking for music influenced by Phil Spector but are having a hard time finding it? You must not be looking too hard. It seems everyone grew up listening to him, Frankie Rose and The Outs included. Their self-titled release is full of hazy guitars and plenty of reverbage. It is some of the best stuff in the genre, right now and if you're into this track, I promise you'll love the whole album.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
- Eureka Birds with Mia Riddle,
Sgt. Dunbar,Sgt. Dunbar and the Hobo Banned, and Cameron Blake , and the Hobo Bandat the Metro Gallery 8 p.m.
- Parking Day: An experiment that transforms parking meters into public parks. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. West Franklin and Howard Streets
- Concerts at Belvedere Square with Donegal X-Press. 6 p.m.
- 2010 Maryland Wine Festival, Carroll County Farm Museum. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Electronica Fest, National Electronics Museum, Linthicum. 10 a.m. to 8:45 p.m.
- Family Concert with Big Blow and the Bushwackers, Chesapeake Arts Center. 4 p.m. show for kids; 8 p.m. for adults.
- Frank Zappa Statue Events
- 10 a.m. A Talk with Gail Zappa, Creative Alliance
- 12 p.m. Free Concert with Arbouretum, Intersection of Eastern Avenue and Conkling in Highlandtown.
- 2 p.m. Statue Dedication Ceremony and Free Concert with Zappa Plays Zappa. Eastern Avenue and Conkling
- Maryland Steam Show, Old engines, tractor pulls, antique car show, rock crushing demonstration & more. Arcadia Fire Department Fairgrounds, Rt. 30 in Hampstead.
- Street Beat Festival in Federal Hill feat. Can't Hang, Almighty Senators, Old Man Brown, Chopteeth, and more. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
“I ended up in a spot where I was living on my sister’s couch. And then I found myself back down on the Bowery area, where I grew up playing CBGB’s. I was just busted broke, lost and I felt like it maybe was time to try something else,"he says. "I tried dj’ing weddings. I tried working on a couple of films. I tried some standup comedy and spoken word. Eventually, I got asked to write some songs for a film on J.D. Salinger and . . . realized that this is what I do."
A rejuvenated Malin returned to the studio and teamed up with producer Ted Hutt (Lucero, The Gaslight Anthem) to record a fast, loose and raw record. Tune in at 9:20 a.m. Friday as Jesse Malin and The St. Marks Social showcase their literate, weathered Big Apple punk with songs from the new album Love It To Life.
He’s been delivering early morning media to the doorsteps of Baltimore County residents for years. During the last few years, Bob's called me during my shift to swap stories about memorable concerts and favorite records. He’s also sent me some great recordings I now treasure, including Christine Perfect’s (later McVee’s) pre-Fleetwod Mac blues band, Chicken Shack.
We thought it’d be fun if Bob recalled some of his musical moments with you. So, if you’re out in the Ruxton area on a Wednesday morning and you see the paper deliveryman talking on a cell phone, he’s not slacking, he’s yakking about musical memories for our new feature Total Recall with Bob the Paper Guy.
Tune in to the Morning Show at 6:20 a.m. Wednesday for the premiere installment as Bob discusses the artist who provided both his best AND worst concert experience.
Sunday, September 12, 2010
On the forthcoming album, tentatively titled Getting Born, the group is exploring new opportunities bridge the gap between its indie rock and electronic influences. “If you’re holding an instrument that you’re familiar with, like a guitar or bass guitar, you so easily fall into rock and roll clichés," Tompkins says. "We’ve written a lot of songs and been like, ‘That’s pretty good,’ and then listen to it a week later and been like, ‘But it’s just the same old rock and roll that has existed for a long time.” And that’s not exactly what our band is about."
The Christmas Lights perform at Dante’s in Frostburg on Saturday, September 18.
Fans of Ben Folds can get a recommended allowance of piano-powered rock on the new album. And, in case you missed them on The Late Show with David Letterman, you have two chances to catch the band this Friday.
Jukebox the Ghost appears at Sound Garden at 6:30 p.m. Friday September 17th. The band plays a full show later that night at Sonar.