SOME STUFFS: Big Sur to host Mollusk Jamboree next month

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If you are a folk music fan/supporter/enthusiast, you’ll want to hear down to California on September 27th and 28th for a musical festival that sounds like it’s going to be a great time. Co-presented by (((folkYEAH!))), the Mollusk Big Sur Jamboree, to be held at the Fernwood Resort, will consist of “two days of music, camping and ensuing fun”. Some of the artists scheduled to perform includ Sonny & The Sunsets, The Autumn Defense, Allah-Las, Vetiver, Beachwood Sparks, and a planned supergroup lead by Cass McCombs, plus many more, perhaps a few guests and surprises. Also planned are a few “secret late night jam sessions”, not sure what may be involved in that other than music, but I’d be open to checking it out if I could.

A major highlight will be a screen dedicated to showing classic and contemporary surf films, since it is in Big Sur. The festival encourages people to bring their own food and drink, even though both will be available on the festival site. A lot more will be involved, and you are now able to buy 2-day camping or room packages for your stay. For more information, check the Mollusk Jamboree page or (((folkYEAH!)))’s home page.

BEST OF 2012: My favorite music videos of the year

Let me say this off the top: this is not a list of every single music video that was made in 2012. Making a video is now the norm these days, and at times the amount of videos I have a chance in posting is overwhelming. What this is is a listing of my favorites of music videos I have seen and enjoyed. It could be due to the artist, it could be due to the song, it could be a mixture of both, plus some visuals that I found pleasing to my eyes and thus the mind. I did not have a specific video I felt was the absolute best, but I felt these stood out for whatever reason.

Yinka Diz-Overnight Scenario

Prometheus Brown & Bambu-Lookin’ Up

Hodgy Beats, Domo Genesis & Tyler, The Creator-Rella

Kimya Dawson-Solid and Strong

Diplo-featuring Nicky Da B-Express Yourself

Radioinactive featuring 2Mex & La Caution-Mint Tea

Eamon McGrath-Great Lakes

Sene-The Feel Reel

OFF!-Wiped Out

Shmu-House of Stares

El-P-The Full Retard


The Spinto Band-The Living Things

Dan Deacon-True Thrush

Kool A.D.-Al Green<

Has-Lo-Inherit The Stars (Paten Locke Remix)

Hungry Ghost-Epic Sadness

Boldy James-For The Birds

Chris Cohen-Monad

Rhye-The Fall (Live)

Says She’s Ms. Blat-Violent Nudity/Ha Ha Ha

Nosaj Thing featuring Kazu Makino-Eclipse/Blue

Earl Sweatshirt-Chum

Toro Y Moi-So Many Details

Karriem Riggins-Round The Outside (Alone Together)

VIDEO: Chris Cohen’s “Monad”

Kate Dollenmayer has created an excellent video for Chris Cohen, with the song “Monad”. The track is from his new album to be released on Captured Tracks called Overgrown Path. If you like it, you might think “wow, this is pretty good for a new artist”, and that would be complimentary. Truth is that Overgrown Path will be his 11th project. Some of you may recognize him from the work he did with White Magic, Cass McCombs, Haunted Graffiti, Danielson, Curtains, Cryptacize, Deerhoof, and Natural Dreams. Yes, check your records and CD’s, and concert photos. Now do you recognize him?

This is the first time he will be releasing something under his own name, and he is currently on tour for the next week before taking a month off to prepare for a trip to Europe to bring his music to ears, eyes, minds, and rinds:

October 13… Olympia, WA (Eli’s)
October 16… Portland, OR (Holocene)
October 17… Arcata, CA (The Bat Cave House)
October 18… San Francisco, CA (Hemlock Tavern)
October 19… Los Angeles, CA (Perhspace)
November 22… Berlin, Germany (Festsaal Kreuzberg) +
November 23… Copenhagen, Denmark (Stengade)
November 24… Malmo, Sweden (Debaser) *
November 26… Oslo, Norway (Mono)
November 28… Hamburg, Germany (Astra Stube)
November 29… Utrecht, Netherlands (Le Guess Who @ Ekko Festival)
November 30… Brussels, Belgium (Autumn Falls @ AB Support) $
December 1… Cologne, Germany (Week-End Festival)
December 2… Paris, France (Point Ephemere) <
December 6… Genoa, Italy (Teatro Della Tosse)
December 7… Toulon, France (Midi Festival)
December 8… Lyon, France (Grrrd Zero)
December 9… Lille, France (La Peniche)
December 10… Brighton, UK (The Prince Albert)
December 12… Manchester, UK (Trof Fallowfield)
December 13… Bristol, UK (Start the Bus)
December 14… London, UK (The Lexington)
December 15… Amsterdam, Netherlands (De Nieuwe Anita)

+ w/ Deerhoof
* w/ Julianna Barwick
$ w/ Joe Gideon & The Shark
< w/ Mac DeMarco and ARLT