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Monthly archives for July, 2007

Christian Williams – Built With Bones

Christian Williams – Built With Bones

Christian Williams’ second cd, “Built With Bones”, is labeled as Gothic Country. Gothic country it may be, but it’s not as evil as Those Poor Bastards or as apocalyptic as Sons of Perdition. No, Built With Bones is much more subtle. The lyrics sheet reads more like short stories than songs, and Christian’s almost deadpan […]

Tough Sailors – New Years Dog

Tough Sailors – New Years Dog

I really don’t know anything about this band, and the internet is not giving up their secrets too readily. Their myspace site states that they’re KateR and Dark Watson, and they hate the war: Formed on New Year’s Day, 2006 in Joshua Tree, we do not support the war and are asking you to do […]

Hey St. Pete. Looking for something to do tonight?

Hey St. Pete. Looking for something to do tonight?

Waylon‘s boy, Shooter, is bringing his version of the outlaw country/rock and roll sound to The State Theater tonight. Tickets are only $12.00 and the whole shindig starts up around 8:00. Get there on time cause it looks like there aren’t any opening acts. Should be fun. The 5th Street Compound’s bottle of Beam will […]

Flashback Friday is What I Am…

Flashback Friday is What I Am…

Do any of you remember Friday Night Videos? That’s where this tale begins. I was spending the night at my grandmothers one night watching Friday Night Videos with my aunt when “What I Am” by Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians came on. I was in love. Oh yeah, I also really dug the song […]

The Rifle video:

The Rifle video:

Alela Diane‘s song, The Rifle has gotten the video treatment. Made by Vincent Caldoni it has that vintage imagery that her songs seem to inspire. Enjoy

Deep Blues Festival: August 18, 2007

Deep Blues Festival: August 18, 2007

Look, you ain’t gonna read about it on Pitchfork. There will be no coverage on Stereogum, and there will not be breathless update after breathless update by the who’s who of the music blogger world.So what. On Saturday, August 18 in River Falls, Wisconsin, the best festival of the summer will take place. No, it’s […]

Black Diamond Heavies beat the hell out of it…

Black Diamond Heavies beat the hell out of it…

Whew! I watched this video 5 times today. I love me some Black Diamond Heavies and regret the hell outta missing their show here in Tampa. never again. This video is BDH performing 2 tracks and it makes me wanna wiggle my waggle and go see some live music tonight! Luckily I have the Shooter […]

a new Siouxsie Sioux album?

a new Siouxsie Sioux album?

As I have mentioned before. I spent a great portion of my 20’s lurking about in goth clubs. One thing is for sure no matter if the club is in Tampa, New Orleans or Baltimore, Siouxsie Sioux will get some ear time and if your friends are from the goth scene then every cd case […]

Top picks for the first 1/2 of Y2k + 7

Top picks for the first 1/2 of Y2k + 7

Well. Here we are. July. The official beginning of the ass end of the year. So far, this year has proven to be a rather phenomenal concert year for the normally lacking Central Florida region. I was reading an exchange between a bunch of “big-time” bloggers earlier this year about how cheesy all of the […]

Jason Isbell – Sirens of the Ditch

Jason Isbell – Sirens of the Ditch

Tomorrow, Jason Isbell‘s DBT side project-turned-band sees their debut cd, Sirens of the Ditch, finally hit the shelves. It seems like I have been reading and talking about this cd for ages. Hell, I even named it as one of my most anticipated releases back in December. So I can only imagine what it has […]