Man. I wish I had time to type out some stories but I’ve barely got time to shit, shower and shave before heading back to work. I really went into this month’s show with no plan and came out with, what I think, is a really rad show. There is a good mix between new and old, loud and louder and a cool cover of Faster Pussycat’s “House Of Pain.” So Imma shut up and you should press play:

Track Listing:

01. The Eagles – Outlaw Man (Desparado)
02. Set Break
03. Fistful of Beard – 5th Ave. (Until We Know Better)
04. Clutch – Earth Rocker (Earth Rocker)
05. Two Cow Garage – My Great Gatsby (Sweet Saint Me)
06. Arliss Nancy – Failure (Simple Machines)
07. Set Break
08. Lincoln Durham – Prodigal Son (upcoming album)
09. JKutchma & The Five Fifths – I’ll Survive (Pastorals)
10. The Heavy Horses – The Pale Rider (Murder Ballads & Other Love Stories)
11. Set Break
12. The White Buffalo – House Of Pain (West of Memphis – Voices For Justice OST)
13. Scott H. Biram – Long Fingernail (Graveyard Shift)
14. The Builders and The Butchers – All Away (Dead Reckoning)
15. Set Break
16. The Black Diamond Heavies – Poor Brown Sugar (Every Damn Time)
17. American Relay – Bonedry (Corn & Oil)
18. Left Lane Cruiser – Amy’s In The Kitchen (Bring Yo’ Ass To The Table)
19. The Owsley Brothers – Hot Mess (Cobalt)
20. Set Break
21. The Murder City Devils – Rum To Whiskey (In Name and Blood)

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Woot! It was nice to get back to the podcast. Mad props to Charles for keeping it active and awesome the past two months. So awesome, in fact, we’re gonna start alternating months so you’ll hear him again in November. Like I was saying though, I am naturally a night person so I find actual enjoyment in staying up till 3:00 in the morning making these on Friday nights and after 2 months off, I had plenty of music to pick from.

I tried to keep the podcast from being a facsimile of the radio show and I think I did an okay job of it. There are still some similarities but come on. New SnakehealersAmerican Aquarium and new-slash-old Frank Turner demand they be played and I just found the Allen Thompson Band and local kids The Black Roses are in heavy rotation in my car so it should be no surprise they’re starting to creep into all my musical products.

Scattered amongst all that is a double scoop of awesome ready to make sweet sweet love to your ear drums. Give it a chance. I think you’ll like it.

Here is the tracklisting and as Otis Gibbs says, thanks for giving a damn.

01. Sunday Valley – I Don’t Mind (To The Wind And On To Heaven)
02. Frank Turner – The Road (Last Minutes & Lost Evenings)
03. Chuck Ragan – Nomad By Fate (Covering Ground)
04. McDougall – 18 Days Of Rain (Our New Histories)
05. Snakehealers – Easy Young Easy Old (Cure All)
06. Two Cow Garage – No Shame (Three)
07. American Aquarium – Burn.Flicker.Die (Burn.Flicker.Die)
08. Allen Thompson Band – Everybody Knows (Salvation In The Ground)
09. JKutchma & The Five Fifths – Used To Believe (Pastorals)
10. Joe Pug – Not So Sure (Messenger)
11. Tim Barry – ‘222’ (Manchester)
12. The Black Roses – Her Love Stops Atom Bombs (self-titled)
13. The Owsley Brothers – Hot Mess (Cobalt)
14. James Leg & Left Lane Cruiser – Shake It (Painkillers)
15. Kasey Anderson – Some Depression (unreleased)

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I am trying something new with the track listing by including the album that the songs came from. Not sure if anyone actually reads these things but I thought that might be a useful piece of information that I was removing from the official playlist when I post it here. So lemme know if that’s something you appreciate/will use.

Last week’s show turned out so good I consciously went into this show trying to duplicate it. The lesson here is that the show just needs to happen organically. It’s still a good show, I just feel like the playlist is a little forced at spots. That said, it’s about the music, not my DJ prowess and the music is top notch. I continue my unrelenting push of McDougall by reaching into his back catalog for a song that’s a must hear for fans of the Tim Barry ethos. There is also a song from Florida’s Owsley Brothers that’s all sorts of groovetastic and you never go wrong with a little Left Lane Cruiser and Rev. Peyton. Towards the end the show starts to relax and features one of my newest obsessions, The Great Unknowns. If all of this sounds like something you’d be willing to invest an hour into then put some ears on the archived stream of the show and thanks for tuning in.

Below is the playlist for June 14, 2012 [Artist – Song – Album]

01. Jon Snodgrass – More Buddies – More Buddies, More Fun
02. Alone At 3AM – Another Round – Midwest Mess
03. Arliss Nancy – Failure – Simple Machines
04. Two Cow Garage – Alphabet City – The Wall Against Our Back
05. Todd Farrell – Take It Slow – Where Fake Cowboys Go To Drink
06. Truckstop Darlin’ – Sad Sweet Songs – Hope and The Heart It Breaks
07. The Owsley Brothers – Hot Mess – Cobalt
08. Left Lane Cruiser – Lost My Mind – Junkyard Speedball
09. Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band – Devils Look Like Angels – Between The Ditches
10. Doop & The Inside Outlaws – Blood River – Blood River
11. Austin Lucas w/ Glossary – Alone In Memphis – Live
12. McDougall – 48 Reasons – Ramble
13. The Great Unknowns – Wrong – Homefront
14. Justin Townes Earle – Lone Pine Hill – The Good Life
15. The Mastersons – Birds Fly South – Birds Fly South
16. Down – Stone the Crow – NOLA

Bold = Request

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Episode 76: aired 06.14.2012


Last week I had the following Facebook conversation with one of the guys who books shows here in the Tampa Bay area:

Him: you up on The Owsley Brothers? JUNE 9 @ New World Brewery
Me: Never heard of them.
Him: check them out, think you would like
(30 minutes later)
Me: Checking them out now. I think you were right.

Remember when The Black Keys were big, loud and dirty as hell? When they were still recording in basements and closed down factories? Ever wonder what they would have been like had they not abandoned that sound as they matured?

If so, meet The Owsley Brothers. Coming out of Freeport, Florida this trio of Jerad Reynolds (Guitar/Vocals), BWise (Guitar) and John Tally (Drums) have a sound that seems to possess the groove of the modern Black Keys and the brash noise that made people like them to begin with.

Cobalt is one of those rare albums that had me the instant this huge drum and guitar beat broke into the acoustic intro 0.22 seconds into the opening track. Then, this fat ass keyboard comes in to carry the backbeat and I was fucking sold. From there the album unfolds into 13 tracks of muddy guitars and vocals with enough reverb to make Jesus and Mary Chain jealous, and feedback and drums as big as a Montana sky. With a sometimes indie, sometimes bluesy garage rock and the occasionally straightforward rock and roll sound, Cobalt never gets repetitive but always rocks.

Needless to say, this album is the latest entry into the Essential Listening club. Check it out:

The Owsley Brothers – Hot Mess
The Owsley Brothers – Crooked Path
The Owsley Brothers – Cold Cold Blood

The Owsley Brothers’ Official Site, The Owsley Brothers on Facebook, Buy Cobalt