Gaz and Danny invaded the US to debut HotRats with shows in NY and LA. They also had TV appearances on Letterman, Jimmy Fallon, and Craig Ferguson. See them on Letterman below. While in NY, they exercised their right to party and met no resistance. The babes were well-oiled and lubricated and the dudes were all cooler than this writer.
Lissie sat down recently with the fine folks at Daytrotter. She recorded 4 songs including 1 unreleased track: Listen to the session right now at www.daytrotter.com
"Lissie's a woman who has finally found her calling and her voice, putting out one of the most sensational records of last year - whether we were rooting for her or not. It's a short five-song EP that sounds like the reminisces of a 100-year-old woman who has lived in plains country her entire life, watching the railroad tracks being laid, the tornados squaring off with the wood barns and windmills and making cherry pies with hardened hands. It sounds as if a life well-lived is being looked back on with the eyes of the young woman decades earlier."
- Sean Moeller
Producer, player, songwriter and sonic architect of Hi Records, Willie Mitchell, died today at the age of 81. Mitchell was the man behind most of Al Green's most famous records. He started out as a bandleader in the 50s, and in the 60s, he signed with Hi Records, releasing a number of solo records and establishing the label's signature organ-drenched sound. In 1970, Mitchell took over running the label. He signed Al Green and worked with Green throughout the 70s, producing stone classics like "Let's Stay Together" and "Tired of Being Alone".
Read more over at the Commercial Appealmore
A.A. Bondy has announced a new headlining tour that will begin January 8th in Memphis, TN, and wrap up February 3rd in Buffalo, NY.
Bondy has been on the road nearly non-stop since June in support of his sophomore album When The Devil’s Loose. Released September 1st by Fat Possum Records, the album has been praised by NPR, Spin, Nylon, Time Out New York, The A.V. Club, American Songwriter, Blurt, V Magazine, and Popmatters, among others. His current headlining performances have been drawing high marks as well, with 'The A.V. Club Milwaukee' calling his November 24th show a “quietly captivating set” and noting “He knows when to keep it simple and understated, like on the set opener “Mightiest Of Guns” or “I Can See The Pines Are Dancing”—both off of this year's When The Devil's Loose—and when to throw mid-song curveballs that can transform the otherwise plaintive “A Slow Parade” from a whisper to a scream.”
Over the past six months, Bondy has toured with Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band, The Felice Brothers, and Elvis Perkins in Dearland, in addition to several headlining tours. He also performed at the Bonnaroo and Sasquatch! music festivals this year.
Additionally, Bondy has had songs placed on several television shows recently: ABC’s “Good Morning America,” FOX’s “House” and “Bones,” NBC’s “Friday Night Lights,” and the CW’s “One Tree Hill.”
A.A. Bondy tour dates:
JAN. 8 MEMPHIS, TN HI-TONE CAFÉ
JAN. 9 FAYETTEVILLE, AR GEORGE’S MAJESTIC
JAN. 11 FORT WORTH, TX LOLA’S
JAN. 12 SANTA FE, NM SANTA FE BREWING
JAN. 13 PHOENIX, AZ RHYTHM ROOM
JAN. 14 TUCSON, AZ SOLAR CULTURE
JAN. 15 SAN DIEGO, CA THE CASBAH
JAN. 16 LOS ANGELES, CA EAGLE ROCK CENTER
FOR THE ARTS
JAN. 18 SANTA BARBARA, CA MUDDY WATERS
JAN. 19 VISALIA, CA CELLAR DOOR
JAN. 20 SAN FRANCISCO, CA CAFÉ DU NORD
JAN. 22 PORTLAND, OR MISSISSIPPI STUDIOS
JAN. 23 SEATTLE, WA THE TRACTOR TAVERN
JAN. 25 SPOKANE, WA THE BLVD
JAN. 26 BOISE, ID NEUROLUX
JAN. 27 SALT LAKE CITY, UT URBAN LOUNGE
JAN. 28 DENVER, CO HI-DIVE
JAN. 29 LAWRENCE, KS JACKPOT MUSIC HALL
JAN. 30 AMES, IA MAINTENANCE SHOP
FEB. 1 MADISON, WI HIGH NOON SALOON
FEB. 2 ANN ARBOR, MI BLIND PIG
FEB. 3 BUFFALO, NY MOHAWK PLACE
Adam Green is a famous American celebrity from New York City. At the beginning of his career he moved to Germany to seek political asylum from the persecution of his talents. He was greeted with open arms and formed a theatre company which produced a ballet concert. While living in East Germany, he was offered a co-starring role in the movie Juno, which won the Grammy and went platinum. After his work with The Moldy Peaches was done, he recorded 6 solo albums, including the latest, "Minor Love."
Recorded with long time producer/friend Noah Georgeson in a luxurious pool house in Los Angeles California, fondly nicknamed The Lake Room, "Minor Love" found Green enlisting the talents of Rodrigo from Little Joy and other hanger-ons, like his brother Joel (and look-a-likes Joe Steinbrick and Greg from Megapuss).
The album showcases a tender side of the often arrogant and emotionally unavailable bully/singer, Green. In a total state of isolation, Green attempted to play nearly all the instruments on the record, due to incurable social phobias which plagued him. Sometimes a slick session musician, like Rodrigo, was tolerated in the studio. However no women
were permitted into the studio at all because of Green's attempts to pursue a bisexual lifestyle. The inspiration for this album lies in Green's fatalism. Despite a fairly normal upbringing, and a generally optimistic world view, he often contends that nothing lasts... that there is nothing to look forward to...and that "we are all living in a butcher shop," which
Leonard Cohen told him while at a Bar-B-Que at Lou Reed's house.
People may be shocked by how talented Adam Green is.
US dates below:
January 13 - Lincoln Hall - Chicago, IL*
January 14 - The Magic Bag - Ferndale, MI*
January 15 - Phoenix Concert Theatre - Toronto ONT*
January 16 - The Fillmore at Irving Plaza - New York City*
January 17 - Paradise Rock Club - Boston, MA*
January 19 - 9:30 Club - Washington DC*
January 20 - The Earl - Atlanta, GA*
January 22 - Granada Theatre - Dallas, TX*
January 23 - The Parish - Austin, TX*
* w/ The Cribsmore
Jay’s first title under the solo “Jay Reatard” moniker, Blood Visions
was released in early 2006 on In The Red, and it politely sat on the
shelves for over six months until the live act brought up the rear and
things started to happen.
Fat Possum has now acquired the record and it is available in stores now
Look for the 180 gram vinyl in Januarymore