Video: The Rubinoos – “Do You Remember” From From Home, due August 23 on Yep Roc. There’s a long history of bands paying homage to each other. The Animals made a minor cottage industry out of it with “The Story of Bo Diddley” and “Monterrey,” but it’s nice to see the kids continuing a tradition. … Continue reading New Rubinoos video: Do You Remember
Video: Dressy Bessy – “Fearless” From Fast Faster Disaster, due June 14 on Yep Roc. There was a cinder block cube of a bar on the west side of Grand Rapids called Putt Putt’s. My uncle tells me that when I was little he used to take me there and set me up on the … Continue reading New Dressy Bessy video: Fearless
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
Video: Robyn Hitchcock – “Sayonara Judge” Directed by Hugh Hales-Tooke. From Robyn Hitchcock, out now on Yep Roc. Everybody knows that he’s been obsessed with Syd Barrett but it’s weird when Robyn Hitchcock sounds like post-Barrett Pink Floyd. This could almost be an outtake from The Wall. Losing my face, losing my friends, losing my … Continue reading New Robyn Hitchcock video: Sayonara Judge
Video: Robyn Hitchcock – “Raymond and The Wires” A cool new song about riding trolleys with his dad. This is from Robyn Hitchcock’s upcoming self-titled album, due April 21 on Yep Roc.
The influential band gets back together without its original rhythm section.
Download a song from the puss-pop side project of two members of Wilco.
Once again adding to his legacy instead of merely trying to repeat it.
Good old Robbie Fulks offers up a ten-step guide on how to be miserable as a professional musician. A couple of my favorites: 4. Treat the grubby menial/muscle aspects of the profession — driving and repairing vans, hauling gear, arguing with promoters, delivering grinning Gene-Kelly-like performances under punishing or humiliating conditions — as the province … Continue reading Robbie Fulks Guides Fellow Musicians to Misery
Canucks still don’t break new ground, but who cares when it sounds this good?