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50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 32

Rolling Stone issue #32 had a cover date of May 2, 1969. 32 pages. 35 cents. Cover photo of Stevie Winwood by David Dalton. Features: “Vacationing in Palm Springs: A Real Lark” by Jerry Hopkins; “Traffic” by David Dalton; “Traffic Interview” by Jonathan Cott; “Johnny Winter Fiasco Goes On” by Paul Nelson; “Moog Synthesizers” by … Continue reading 50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 32

Old Emmylou Harris video: I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight

Video: Emmylou Harris – “I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight” (live in 1970) From Gliding Bird (Jubilee Records, 1969 or 70). This Bob Dylan cover was Emmylou’s debut single, released years before she met Gram Parsons. The album, Gliding Bird, came out on Jubilee Records, which folded soon after. Emmylou subsequently “disowned” the album, but these … Continue reading Old Emmylou Harris video: I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight

New Negativland video: More Data

Video: Negativland – “More Data” Video by Ryan Worsley. From an upcoming pair of interconnected albums. Happy May Day. What better way to celebrate our day of international workers than with a new jam from copyright anarchist legends Negativland? “More Data” explores the complex relationships between privacy and convenience, big data and big ego. And … Continue reading New Negativland video: More Data

New L7 video: Stadium West

Video: L7 – “Stadium West” Directed by Rob Sheridan. From Scatter The Rats, due May 3 on Blackheart. What more is there to say about L7? They are back and they are kicking ass. L7: web, twitter, amazon, apple, spotify, wiki.

New Christian Lee Hutson video: Northsiders

Video: Christian Lee Hutson – “Northsiders” Directed by Gus Balck. Single out now. I have been on a huge Phoebe Bridgers kick lately so when I heard that she produced this song, I jumped on it. It blew me away the first time I listened to it and continues to get to me every time. … Continue reading New Christian Lee Hutson video: Northsiders

New Dressy Bessy video: Tiny Lil Robots

Video: Dressy Bessy – “Tiny Lil Robots” From Fast Faster Disaster, due June 14 on Yep Roc. Dressy Bessy is back with their first single off their upcoming Yep Roc album, Fast Faster Disaster. All the charm that brought this band national attention in 2005 with Electrified is present in “Tiny Lil Robots,” an ode … Continue reading New Dressy Bessy video: Tiny Lil Robots

50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 31

Rolling Stone issue #31 had a cover date of April 19, 1969. 32 pages. 35 cents. Cover photo of Sun Ra by Baron Wolman. Features: “Sun Ra” by John Burks; “Earthquake! California Fears Fear Itself” by Jerry Hopkins; “Bunky & Jake” by Paul Nelson; “Cerebrum” by Charles A. Fracchia; “Jethro Tull & His Fabulous Tool” … Continue reading 50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 31

New Charly Bliss video: Hard To Believe

Video: Charly Bliss – “Hard To Believe” Directed by Henry Kaplan. From Young Enough, due May 10 on Barsuk. I was nervous that Charly Bliss might have abandoned their guitars on their new album. The first single was a synth-driven nu wave jam, but the guitars are back on this new one. Eva Hendricks is … Continue reading New Charly Bliss video: Hard To Believe

New Sebadoh video: Stunned

Video: Sebadoh – “Stunned” From Act Surprised, out May 24 on Dangerbird. Here’s the second single from the new Sebadoh album. The first was a classic Lou slow burner, and this one is a scuzzy Jake jam. Loewenstein told Fader, “The incessant bombardment of the senses with media and advertising can lead to a kind … Continue reading New Sebadoh video: Stunned

New Courtney Barnett video: Everybody Here Hates You

Video: Courtney Barnett – “Everybody Here Hates You” Directed by Danny Cohen. Single out now on Milk! Records, Marathon Artists and Mom+Pop. It’s been five or six years since I first heard “History Eraser” on satellite radio. That song immediately won me over and I’ve been following Courtney Barnett ever since. Her sardonic wit has … Continue reading New Courtney Barnett video: Everybody Here Hates You