VIDEO: Kool A.D.’s “Al Green”

Kool A.D. – Al Green from Hueism Pictures on Vimeo.

Video of the year? Maybe not, but I will say it’s one of the sexier videos of the year, proving that all one has to do is get one camera, keep it in one area throughout and make something out of the limitations. You can still make your limitations without limits, and that’s what Kool A.D. does here with dancer Samantha Miller, much more appealing than the images of chickens, a hotel room, lipstick, laughter, alcohol, money, and slices of bread that were seen in his “La Piñata” video.

FREE MP3 DOWNLOAD: Ugly Winner’s “Senses Safe”

These guys sound live and sleazy, and that’s not a Village People reference. Ugly Winner may be ugly (they said it, not me) but their music is definitely winning to me with the kind of raw grit that I like from a garage band that cuts the bullshit and gets straight to the point. The song is from their 20 Sided Records album called Inside Your Wave. Want to see how they pull it off in a live setting? Here you go.

If the performance has motivated you, you’re able to see Ugly Winner on tour throughout August, and they’ll be playing with a wide range of different bands throughout:
August 1- Chico, Ca @La Salles w/ West By Swan and Star Thistle Wall
August 2- Eugene, OR @Wandering Goat w/ Halos of Golden Dust
August 3- Portland, OR @The Record Room w/ The Happening and TBA
August 4- Portland, OR @Kelly’s Olympian w/ Here Come Dots, The Cat From Hue and Pony Village
August 5- Seattle, WA @The Rat & Raven (5-9pm show) w/ Darto, Sea Cave and Can The Boy Tell Time
August 6- Spokane, WA @Baby Bar w/ Myth Ship and Duck Duck Sucker Punch
August 7- Boise, ID @Neurolux w/ Mynabirds and Deep Time
August 8- Salt Lake City, UT @Bar Deluxe w/ Holy Water Buffalo and Shadow Puppet
August 9- Denver, CO @Unit E w/ Rubedo and Holophase
August 10- Durango, CO @American Legion w/ Sunlight Compass, Whey of Light and Frequency
August 11- Albuquerque, NM @TBA
August 12- Sante Fe, NM @El Pasio Bar & Grill w/ Gypsys & Thieves and Treemotel
August 13- El Paso, TX @Palomino Bar w/ Bitch Face and Attacks
August 14- Tempe, AZ @Long Wong’s
August 15- Phoenix, AZ @TBA
August 16- San Diego, CA @Tin Can Ale House w/ Thy Squid and TBA
August 17- Los Angeles, CA @Origami Vinyl w/ Tygers of Wrath (day show); Warehouse party (night show)
August 18- Apple Valley, CA @House Party
August 30- San Francisco, CA @Hemlock Tavern w/ Hazel’s Wart and Big Mittens (SF record release)

AUDIO: Dream’s “This Isn’t House” (EP)

His name is Dream, and while his country is currently the home of the 2012 Summer Olympics, this DJ/producer is concentrating on the release of his new EP called This Isn’t House, which was released today. Not only that, but you can hear the entire EP simply by streaming, courtesy of Dream and OWSLA. If you do like it, you can buy it via Amazon.

FREE DOWNLOAD: Rusty Redenbacher’s “Lemmigitpaid”

23 years ago, 3rd Bass offered a bit of words of wisdom that they said was harder than Chines arithmetic, but in truth it was not. It was simply logical. In 2012, we leave it up to dream weaver Rusty Redenbacher to tell everyone he wants a bank account that’s filled to the rim and beyond. Upon listening to the first verse of “Lemmigitpaid” you might think wait a minute, is this his way of trying to go a bit more mainstream lyrically and musically? It may come off a bit on the Snoop or E-40 side. However, when it comes to Redenbacher’s work, you have to dig a bit deeper to find the truth but he doesn’t make it difficult. He reveals the truth with the second verse and you understand why he created the song in the way he did.

The song is part of a 3-song single/EP he has just released, as a hint of more music to come. The EP contains a remix of “Lemmigitaid” plus the laid back and funky “Loopz”, where you may end up bowing down to the magic that comes through the speakers.

P.S. Is it me or does the cover look a bit Lennon-esque? Maybe it’s just me.


FREE DOWNLOAD: Que Cee featuring Shottie’s “Zombies In My Basement”

Que Cee
In the words of one Russell Jones, “when it rains, it pours, ’cause my rhyme’s hardcore, that’s why I give you more of the raw/talent that I got will rizzock the spot”. This is very much about the “more of the raw” goods, coming from Que Cee, who brings on Shottie and instead of that salt that falls out of the sky onto an umbrella held by a girl, we’re talking about bath salts. What am I talking about? Listen to “Zombie In My Basement” and find out why you will definitely be rizzocking the spot, wherever you are.

VIDEO: Mount Eerie’s “The Place Lives”

What would you do if you are a music artist but have never made a music video, but knowing it can be a means of promoting your music? In the case of Mount Eerie, you put that task in the hands of director Phil Elverum. In this case, Mount Eerie is Phil Elverum, and there lies the challenge. The end result didn’t end up in the recycle bin on his computer, but instead it’s here for you to see in the form of “The Place Lives”.

About a month from now, you’ll be able to see Elverum and Mount Eerie on the road, perhaps together, perhaps individually, we’re not sure, but it’s to promote his/their forthcoming album on his own P.W. Elverum and Sun label, Ocean Roar. It will be released on September 4th.

August 25… Rochester, WA – Helsing Junction Sleepover
August 26… Astoria, OR – Kala Hipfish Space
August 27… Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
September 2… Olympia, WA – Northern
September 3… Missoula, MT- Zoo City
September 5… Minneapolis, MN- CO Exhibitions
September 6… Madison, WI- University of Wisconsin, Music Hall
September 7… Oberlin, OH- Oberlin College
September 8… Albany, NY- Rest Fest, at St. Joseph’s Church
September 9… Buffalo, NY- 9th Ward at Babeville
September 10… Toronto, ON- The Great Hall
September 11… Syracuse, NY- Badlands
September 12… Montreal, QC- La Sala Rossa
September 13… Burlington, VT- Studio A at North End Studios
September 15… Brooklyn, NY- 285 Kent
September 16… Manhattan, NY- (le) Poisson Rouge *
September 17… Philadelphia, PA- First Unitarian Church
September 18… Washington, DC- Montserrat House
September 19… Durham, NC- Duke University
September 20… Asheville, NC- Grey Eagle
September 21… Louisville, KY- Quill’s Coffee
September 22… Chicago, IL- TBA
September 23… Ames, IA- the Orange Gentleman / Maximum Ames festival
September 24… Omaha, NE- DP Muller Studio
September 25… Lawrence, KS- Lawrence Arts Center
September 26… Norman, OK- Opolis
September 27… Austin, TX- the Parish
September 29… Marfa, TX- TBA
September 30… Tucson, AZ- Topaz #
October 1… Phoenix, AZ- Crescent Ballroom #
October 2… Los Angeles, CA- Public Fiction #
October 3… Los Angeles, CA – Eagle Rock Center for the Arts #
October 4… San Francisco, CA- Bottom of the Hill #
October 5… Oakland, CA- Lobot #
October 8… Chico, CA- Origami Lounge #

* = w/ Loren Mazzacane Connors
# = w/ Bouquet

SOME STUFFS: Huli over with the music of The Child Of Lov

The funk of chicken makes the heart grow fonder for pollo, and when that manok gets hot and ready for serving, it’s time to tell everyone to give you some moa. The Child Of Lov know the deal, since he called his song “Rotisserie”, and the cover displays a collage of photos in the shape of a chicken. Is this poultry soul? You tell me, but it is definitely cool enough for kuku.

To find out more about what The Child Of Lov is about, click to his official Facebook page. Apparently no one knows who The Child Of Lov is, no one knows if he is from Philadelphia, Atlanta, Portland, or maybe he’s from Holland. For now, it doesn’t matter.

SOME STUFFS: Patrick Watson going for the road until the end of the world

Patrick Watson released his album Adventures In Your Own Backyard (Domino) in May, and he’s about to do the tour grind in order to get it to more people. Check out where he’ll be, because he will be in many places.

August 10 – Saint-Malo, FR @ La Route du Rock
August 11 – Haldern, DE @ Haldern Pop Festival
August 12 – Groningen, NL @ Oosterpoort
August 13 – Nijmegen, NL @ De Vereeniging
August 15 – Praia do Tabuao, PT @ Parades de Coura Festival
August 17 – Biddinghuizen, NL @ Lowlands Festival
August 18 – Hasselt, BE @ Pukkelpop Festival
August 31 – Stadbally Hall, IR @ Electric Picnic
September 2 – Dorset, UK @ End of the Road Festival
September 5 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
September 6 – Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live
September 7 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
September 9 – Ottawa, ON @ Ottawa Folk Festival
September 20 – New Richmond, QC @ Salle de Spectacles New Richmond *
September 21 – Rimouski, QC @ Salle Desjardins-Telus *
September 22 – Baie-Comeau, QC @ Theatre de Baie-Comeau *
September 23 – Sept-Iles, QC @ Salle Jean-Marc Dion *
September 26 – Drummondville, QC @ Salle Leo-Paul Therrien *
September 27 – Sherbrooke, QC @ Theatre Granada *
September 28 – Gatineau, QC @ Musee de la Civilization *
September 29 – Gatineau, QC @ Musee de la Civilization *
October 12 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits
October 24 – Utrecht, NL @ Tivoli
October 25 – Tourcoing, FR @ Le Grand Mix
October 26 – Brussels, BE @ AB
October 27 – Hamburg, DE @ Knust
October 29 – Lyon, FR @ L’Epicerie Moderne
October 30 – Paris, FR @ Le Trianon
November 2 – Nantes, FR @ Le Stereolux
November 3 – Vendome, FR @ Les Rockomotives
November 4 – London, UK @ Village Underground
November 5 – London, UK @ Village Underground
November 14 – Victoria, BC @ Alix Goolden Hall
November 15 – Vancouver, BC @ Center for the Performing arts
November 16 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
November 17 – Portland, OR @ Mission Theatre
November 19 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
November 21 – Los Angeles, CA @ First Unitarian Church
November 29 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Ladies Literary Club
November 30 – Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall
December 1 – Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center
December 2 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
December 4 – Columbus, OH @ Wexner Center
December 6 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall $
December 8 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair
December 9 – Portland, ME @ Space Gallery
December 11 – Quebec, QC @ Grand Theatre
December 12 – Laval, QC @ Salle Andre-Mathieu
December 13 – St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC @ Cabaret-Theatre du Vieux St-Jean
December 14 – St-Hyacinthe, QC @ Centre des Arts

As you can see, this will keep Patrick Watson and his band on the road until the end of the year. As you can see, there’s a video below that you can also see and hear.

VIDEO: King Buzzo talks about Melvins’ 1986 tour in animated form
Pitchfork have started a series of videos called Frames, an animated series where they use the audio from an interview and created an animated video to back it up. The first installment focuses on the almighty Melvins, specifically Roger Osborne, who most know as Buzz or King Buzzo. While Melvins had done a small number of shows throughout the Pacific Northwest before they released their debut 7″ on C/Z, they had not done an actual tour. This video describes their first attempt at a tour in 1986, which would have been before the release of their debut album in 1987, Gluey Porch Treatments

Of note to me:
1) Matt Lukin did not look like this, unless the animated chose to not draw the bassist in Lukin’s image
2) There were no DVD stores in 1986, for the fact that there were no DVD’s.

Nonetheless, it’s quite funny.

SOME STUFFS: Why? have a case of the “Mumps” with new album

Mumps, etc. (Anticon/City Slang) is the name of the forthcoming album by Why?, who will release this new set of music on October 9th (European audiences get it the day before), and what you see above is the final version of the cover. As a preview, they’ll be releasing a 6-song EP called Sod in the Seed which will feature a few songs from the album plus tracks they didn’t feel like putting on there. What they did put on there and the album is “Sod In The Seed”, which you can not only listen to, but download for free, as posted a month ago. Too lazy to click that link? Fear not, it’s here too.

On top of new music, Why? will start a new tour beginning at the end of August and stay on the road until November. Check out where they’ll be.
August 24… Columbia, MO: The Blue Note
August 25… Norman, OK: Opolis
August 26… Santa Fe, NM: SOL at Santa Fe Brewing
August 27… Phoenix, AZ: Crescent Ballroom
August 28… Los Angeles, CA: Echoplex
August 30… San Francisco, CA: Great American Music Hall
August 31… Arcata, CA: Arcata Playhouse
September 1… Portland, OR: Wonder Ballroom
September 2… Seattle, WA: Bumbershoot Festival
September 3… Boise, ID: Reef
September 4… Salt Lake City, UT: In the Venue
September 5… Englewood, CO: The Gothic
September 6… Omaha, NE: The Waiting Room
September 7… Lawrence, KS: The Granada
September 8… Minneapolis, MN: Cedar Cultural Center
September 9… Chicago, IL: Lincoln Hall
September 10… Cleveland, OH: Beachland Ballroom
September 11… Ithaca, NY: The Haunt
September 12… Cambridge, MA: Middle East
September 13… Brooklyn, NY: Music Hall of Williamsburg
September 14… Philadelphia, PA: Union Transfer
September 15… Durham, NC: Motorco Music Hall
September 16… Asheville, NC: Grey Eagle
September 17… Atlanta, GA: The Earl
September 18… Nashville, TN: Mercy Lounge
October 5… Düsseldorf, Germany: New Fall Festival
October 6… Evreux, France: L’Abordage
October 7… Paris, France: Maroquinerie
October 8… Brighton, England: Old Market
October 9… London, England: Electric Ballroom
October 10… Manchester, England: Central Methodist Church
October 11… Bristol, England: Fleece
October 12… Glasgow, Scotland: SWG3
October 13… Oxford, England: The Bullingdon
October 15… Berlin, Germany: Volksbühne
October 18… Cincinnati, OH Lois & Richard Rosethal Center for Contemporary Art Black Box Theatre
October 20… Pittsburgh, PA Altar
October 24… Richmond, VA Canal Club
October 25… Athens, GA 40 Watt
October 26… Jacksonville, FL Jack Rabbits
October 27… Orlando, FL The Social
October 28… Tampa, FL Crowbar
October 29… Tallahassee, FL Club Downunder
October 30… Mobile, AL Alabama Music Box
October 31… Baton Rouge, LA Spanish Moon
November 1… Houston, TX Walter’s
November 2… Dallas, TX Sons of Hermann Hall
November 3… Austin, TX Fun Fun Fun Fest
November 5… St. Louis, MO Luminary Arts