Binge on the weird, wonderful and ofter musical world of ‘Space Ghost Coast to Coast’ in tribute to the late C. Martin Croker who was the voice of Zorak and Moltar (as well as an animator on the show).
“In addition to trying to entertain with a vast blend of music from 1950-2015 (he has been on a bit of a Hawaiian kick and you’re as likely to hear Walter Wanderley as Wire), Nastanovich gladly takes suggestions on strategies to reignite Pavement and Silver Jews action.”
We lost Scott Miller (Game Theory/Loud Family) in 2013. and at the time he was working on a new album, to be under the Game Theory name, titled Supercalifragile. Miller’s wife, Krtstine, has enlisted some of Scott’s friends to help finish the album, with Posies’ Ken Stringfellow producing…
1959 – Goldband Records releases “Puppy Love,” the debut single by 13-year-old Dolly Parton (which had been recorded two years earlier when she was just 11). The song doesn’t chart, but later becomes a hit for Donny Osmond.
1966 – The Beatles work on the new John Lennon song “And Your Bird Can Sing” and George Harrison’s “Taxman” during a 12 hour session at Abbey Road studios in London.
1968 – Deep Purple makes their live debut at a gig in Tastrup, Denmark. Formerly known as Roundabout, guitarist Ritchie Blackmore suggested the band change its name to his grandmother’s favorite song (which was a hit for ...
“Yeah its weird. Honestly nobody in PC is a superfan of that band. I think maybe theres a lot of common influences… Roxy, Wire, Fall, etc… I think we are way more a punk band than them. Nothing against them, they are better musicians.”
Pavement in front of the Khyber Pass | photo from the Spiral Stairs archives | courtesy of the artist
Holy moly! Look what we stumbled upon. Indie-rockers Pavement filmed at a live show they performed at Old City venue The Khyber Pass on July 30th, 1992, four months after they released their now-classic debut full length album, Slanted and Enchanted.
Ryan Adams performed in Sydney Australia a couple of nights ago and surprised fans at the Sydney Opera House with a tribute to Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters! Ryan Adams sang a beautiful cover of the Foo Fighters’ “Times … Continued
It is that time of year again, for those of you who follow sports it is officially baseball season! For those of you who do not, it is outdoor drinking weather! Either occasion is worthy of a playlist that gets you outside, or at least thinking about it. This week we’ve compiled a playlist of baseball themed, or at least pun-inspired, song titles and band names having something to do with baseball and the opening of the season!
Philadelphia’s Modern Baseball tops the list with the most obvious band name.
Emo rockers By Surprise take over Kung Fu Necktie tonight for an evening of non-stop classic indie rock jams at the monthly Strangled by the Stereowire party. It’s their first live show since December, as well as a 90′s indie … Continued
On Saturday night, the Theatre of Living Arts warmed up to the endless grooves of Endless Boogie. By endless, I mean the songs felt like forever. Their songs were so long that they became somewhat of a soundtrack while people swayed back and forth throughout the set, but at the same time, you couldn’t stop paying attention because something could change any second, like Paul Major suddenly coming in with vocals after 10 minutes of all instrumental playing. The combination of distortion-like sound on top of constant guitar played created interest and an edge to this eclectic mix of ...
Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks Wig Out at Jagbags (Matador Records)
God bless Stephen Malkmus (and, of course, his band The Jicks). While other ‘90s indie survivors have reinvented themselves to fit in with more conventional genres, Malkmus’ writing has remained delightfully quirky and clever. Even the title, Wig Out at Jagbags, is a clue that this is not going to be your mainstream guitar rock.
Of course, Wig Out is wonderfully melodic and catchy. There’s a purity in the instrumentation here that’s to be admired when so many bands go for bigger and more embellished. Malkmus remains a proud ...