. . . I was never that good at the words anyways - bn

. . . you're not punk and i'm tellin everyone, save your breath i never was one - bs

Friday, May 25, 2012

Friday Playlist - 5/25 - Upcoming DC Area Shows

Due to the impending (and of course eagerly anticipated) birth of our son in June, I likely won't be attending them, but there are a number of really good shows coming to the DC area in the next couple of months.

I've compiled a list of some of them with dates for today's playlist. Follow the link below to listen.

DPDC - Friday Playlist - 5/25 - Upcoming DC Shows

Tracklist (Show Schedule):
Rocky Votolato - Red River (Tonight 5/25 @ Red Palace)
Great Lake Swimmers - Your Rocky Spine (5/27 @ Red Palace)
Dawes - Fire Away (6/1 @ Black Cat)
Cheap Girls - Ruby (6/7 @ Golden West, Baltimore)
The Bouncing Souls - Say Anything (6/12 @ Black Cat w/Menzingers)
The Menzingers - Lilith Avi (6/12 @ Black Cat opening for Bouncing Souls)
Langhorne Slim - Restless (6/13 @ Rock n Roll Hotel w/ Ha Ha Tonka)
Ha Ha Tonka - Up Nights (6/13 @ Rock n Roll Hotel w/ Langhorne Slim)
Cory Branan - Survivor Blues (6/19 @ Golden West, Baltimore)
Lydia Loveless - Can't Change Me (6/19 @ Black Cat opening for Scott H. Biram)
Lucero - Sixteen (6/22 @ Rams Head Live, Baltimore)
The District Attorneys - California Fire (6/29 @ Rock n Roll Hotel w/ Modern Skirts)
Futurebirds - Ski Chalet (6/30 @ Black Cat)
Tim Barry - Texas Cops (7/7 @ Red Palace)
These United States - Honor Amongst Thieves (7/7 @ Black Cat w/ The Henry Clay People)
The Henry Clay People - Working Part Time (7/7 @ Black Cat opening for These United States)
Alberta Cross - Lucy Rider (7/12 @ Rock n Roll Hotel)
Neko Case - Hold On, Hold On (7/17 @ Rams Head Live, Baltimore)
Gaslight Anthem - Orphans (7/20 @ U Street Music Hall w/ Dave Hause)
Dave Hause - Pray for Tuscon (7/20 @ U Street Music Hall opening for Gaslight Anthem)

Monday, May 21, 2012

Cory Branan - Mutt - Out Tomorrow Listen Today

Tomorrow Cory Branan will release "Mutt," his first full length album in 6 years, on Bloodshot Records (though he did put out a split/joint EP in 2009 with Jon Snodgrass of Drag the River).

You can stream it in advance here via AOL Spinner Listening Party.

Upon a single listen i can pretty much guarantee "Mutt" will end up near the top of my best of 2012 list, same great songwriting with expanded instrumentation and song arrangement from previous efforts.

Also if you haven't previously, check out his recent Nervous Energies session.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Friday Playlist - 5/18 - Sounds of the City

People love writing songs about 'the city,' gettin to it, getting out of it, love/hate/hope for it, its gravity, oh and definitely the lights of it.  Here are a few . ..

Follow link below to listen

DPDC Friday Playlist - 5/18 - Sounds of the City


Centro-matic - Huge in Every City
Bruce Springsteen - Atlantic City
Drive By Truckers - Zip City
The Weakerthans - One Great City!
Banner Pilot - River City Blackout
The Evening Rig - City Lights
Arcade Fire - City with no Children
Glossary - These City Lights Shine
The National - City Middle
Jeffrey Foucault - City Flower
Spoon - All the Pretty Girls Go to the City
The Hold Steady - The Sweet Part of the City
Two Cow Garage - The City of Youngstown
American Aquarium - City Lights
The Lawrence Arms - Key to the City
Lucero - Sounds of the City
Frontier Folk Nebraska - City Lights
Deep Dark Woods - Big City Lights
The War On Drugs - Come to the City
Magnolia Electric Co. - Leave this City
Rocky Votolato - The City is Calling
Dawes - Take Me Out of the City

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

New to Me - Wess Floyd - 'Foxhole Confessions'

I was just introduced to the music of Wess Floyd this week, and have to say I'm a little disappointed in myself for not discovering him sooner.

Originally from Dothan (I believe) in south Alabama, Floyd has ended up in Nashville, by way of Auburn, and his most recent album "Foxhole Confessions," which came out late last year, is full of impressive rock n roll songs that unabashedly draw inspiration from, and pay homage to, his hometown(s).

There's clearly more than a hint of Replacements and Springsteen influence here and many of his songs have an anthemic quality, full of "whoa whoa" type choruses that evoke a more southern Craig Finn and Hold Steady.

Also, if you've heard The Evening Rig, there are definitely some parallels that could be drawn.

You can preview and pick up "Foxhole Confessions" and his earlier release "The Daisycutters EP" here, and I'd recommend you do so.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Advance Friday Playlist - Wed 5/9 - Coastlines

Headed out on a brief vacation tomorrow, so i'm posting this week's playlist in advance. Follow the link below to listen.

Advance Friday Playlist - 5/9 - Coastlines

Nothington - The Ocean
Band of Horses - Islands on the Coast
Wavves - King of the Beach
Sun Kil Moon - Last Tide
Against Me! - The Ocean
Dear Landlord - Three to the Beach
Okkervil River - Lost Coastlines
Joey Kneiser - The Big Ocean
Richard Buckner - The Ocean Cliff Clearing
The Holy Mess - Sunset on the Coastline
Jets to Brazil - Sea Anenome
Have Gun, Will Travel - Ship to Shore
Damien Jurado - Never Ending Tide
Broken Social Scene - 7/4 (Shoreline)
The Draft - The Tide is Out

Monday, May 7, 2012

(Relatively) New & Recommended - Wrinkle Neck Mules - Apprentice to Ghosts

Unfortunately I didn't notice until last week, but Richmond's Wrinkle Neck Mules released their newest (and 5th full length) album, "Apprentice to Ghosts," in February on Lower 40 Records. It's yet another great effort from a consistently impressive band.

Head over to their site to check out (several songs streaming) and purchase the new album and the back catalog. I think "Wick's Have Met" is my favorite WRM album, but I'm a fan of 'em all. These guys really are what twangy country rock should be and are way too far under people's collective radar.

RIYL: Latter day Uncle Tupelo, SonVolt, Chris Knight, Hayes Carll, Ryan Bingham, Deadstring Bros.etc.

Also for any of you who are in Atlanta, they're coming to The Earl on Thursday May 24.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Friday Playlist - 5/4 - The Places I've Lived

Was born in the midwest, raised mostly in the south, consider Atlanta my home, but now working on just over a half decade in DC.

Follow the link below to listen . . .

DPDC Friday Playlist - 5/4/12 - The Places I've Lived

Damien Jurado - Kansas City
Superchunk - Train From Kansas City (Shangri-La's cover, Neko Case has also covered this song)
Townes Van Zandt - Colorado Girl
Spraynard - The Denver Broncos vs. The Denver Broncos
Broadway Calls - Denver
Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit - Alabama Pines
The Deep Dark Woods - Shores of Alabama
South San Gabriel - Alabama Crusade
Blacklist Royals - Tennessee Blues
American Aquarium - Tennessee
Rocky Votolato - Tennessee Train Tracks
New Found Glory - You've Got a Friend in Pennsylvania
The Wonder Years - Keystone State Dude-Core
Centro-matic - Atlanta
The Only Sons - Slowdown Georgia
Ryan Bingham - Long Way from Georgia
Yuck - Georgia
Into It. Over It. - Washington, DC
The Postal Service - The District Sleeps Alone Tonight
The Clash - Washington Bullets

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Great Site for Show Audio (patchndent.com)

Today I discovered, via a post from This is American Music re: a newly added Glossary set, Matt Redmond's patchndent.com, which provides recorded audio for a ton of great shows (primarily in Athens).

Check out the Glossary show and a couple more recently posted sets and visit the site for more.

Glossary 4/21/2012 @ The Old 280 Boogie - Standard Deluxe - Waverly, AL

Lee Bains III &The Glory Fires 4/5/2012 @ The Georgia Theatre –Athens,GA

Matt emphasizes on the site, and I agree wholeheartedly, that "the best way to keep sites like [his] going is to support your local music. Go to the shows,buy the [albums] and spread the word about your favorite bands!"