Wednesday, April 27, 2005
High School Sweethearts, French Kicks, The Mr. T Experience, The Grip Weeds, The Aluminum Group, K. McCarty, Freedy Johnston, Peelander-Z, Hamell On Trial, Dave's True Story, Reno's Men, and Dungen rock this town...
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JERSEY ROCK CITY SET
Downtown Girl - HIGH SCHOOL SWEETHEARTS
Heels N' Wheels, Get Hip, 2005
In celebration of their record release party last Friday at Maxwell's.
Substar - RENO'S MEN
Dig Me Do You, no label, 1999
An "oldie" from the boys; buy the new one.
We're Not Getting Through - THE GRIP WEEDS
The Sound Is In You, Rainbow Quartz, 2003 (reissue)
Super '60s-esque pop explosion.
Western Sky - FREEDY JOHNSTON
Live At 33 1/3, Singing Magnet, 2000
Lovely live recording of a track from his Never Home album, as featured in his live show last week at The Goldhawk.
Panda - DUNGEN
Ta Det Lungt, Subliminal, 2004
The Swedish dude/band is on tour with The Go! Team next week in the U.K.
Panda II - PEELANDER-Z
Dancing Friendly, Eat Rice, 2005
Yellow, Red, and Blue round out the panda twofer. Woo hoo!
I Hate Your Kid (live) - HAMELL ON TRIAL
Ed's Not Dead—Hamell Comes Alive, Such-A-Punch, 2000
As always, heartfelt emotion from Ed Hamell, the all-world live performer who opens for Ani DiFranco at The State Theatre in New Brunswick tonight.
Walking The Cow - K. MCCARTY
Dead Dog's Eyeball, Bar/None, 1994 (reissued 2005)
From K./Kathy's recently reissued album of Daniel Johnston covers.
Baby - THE ALUMINUM GROUP
Wonder Boy Plus, Minty Fresh, 1999
Another Aluminum Group song so light you could almost float away on the thing.
The World In Which We Live - DAVE'S TRUE STORY
Nature, Bepop, 2005
Catch them playing tunes like this from their new album tonight at The Living Room in NYC; The Lansdowne Folk Club in Lansdowne, Pennsylvania on Thursday, April 28; and this Saturday April 30 at The Birchmere in Alexandria, Virginia.
One More Time - FRENCH KICKS
The Trial Of The Century, StarTime, 2004
Cool track from the New York band's 2004 album.
I Wrote A Book About Rock & Roll - THE MR. T EXPERIENCE
Alcatraz, Lookout!, 1999
A fair-enough criticism of, well, rock criticism.
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See you next week for Show #10...