Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Cool, New Video: "Who's Been Having You Over" by Peter Doherty & The Puta Madres

‘Who’s Been Having You Over’ is available now when you preorder the album, out April 26, 2019: Live dates: 3 May - Belfast, UK 4 May - Dublin, IE 5 May - Bristol, UK 7 May - Glasgow, UK 8 May - Leeds, UK 9 May - Manchester, UK 11 May - Nottingham, UK 12 May - London, UK 15 May - Paris, FR 16 May - Antwerp, BE 17 May - Cologne, DE 19 May - Berlin, DE 20 May - Vienna, AT 21 May - Munich, DE 23 May - Zurich, CH 24 May - Fribourg, CH Tickets: Follow Peter online:

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Best Music On The Planet: March 2019 Indie Rock Playlist

Richard Thompson live in Santa Cruz, Jan. 31, 2019/Photo: Michael Donnelly/

One of the "events of the season", Richard Thompson live in Santa Cruz, Jan. 31, 2019 videos of Richard Thompson live: "Tear-Stained Letter" and "Beeswing"

MARCH 2019

Cool, New Singles:

Johnny Marr "Armatopia"

Albert Hammond, Jr. "Fast Times"

Ezra Furman "Good Book"

Stephen Malkmus "Rushing The Acid Frat"

Gary Clark, Jr. "What About Us"

Jenny Lewis "Heads Gonna Roll"

Filthy Friends "Last Chance County"

Peter Doherty & The Puta Madres "Who's Been Having You Over"

Craig Finn "Blankets"

Cool, New Albums:

Bob Mould Sunshine Rock

Conor Oberst & Phoebe Bridgers Better Oblivion Community Center

Broken Social Scene Let's Try The After (Vol. 1)

The Claypool Lennon Delirium South Of Reality

Ezra Furman Songs By Others (EP)

Ian Brown Ripples

Gary Clark, Jr. This Land

Stephen Malkmus Groove Denied

Susanna Garden of Earthly Delights

Y La Bamba Mujeres

Random Obsessions From The Past

Cream, Fairport Convention, Fanny, Blur, Gorillaz, Jeff Beck, Traffic, Love, Mike Bloomfield, Roxy Music...

Kaleidoscope Tangerine Dream (1967)

Jeff Beck Live On Air 1967 feat Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood, and Aynsley Dunbar


Looking forward to the new album from Filthy Friends (feat Corin Tucker of Sleater-Kinney and Peter Buck of R.E.M.). Corin is also working with Janet and Carrie on a new Sleater-Kinney album, produced by St. Vincent.

Would like to catch these tours: Johnny Marr, Stephen Malkmus (solo), Gary Clark, Jr., Albert Hammond, Jr., Ezra Furman, Conor Oberst & Phoebe Bridgers (Better Oblivion Community Center).

Listening to Better Oblivion made me want to listen to Phoebe Bridgers' 2017 breakthrough album Stranger In The Alps. It's excellent. P.S. Much love to Phoebe for helping expose Ryan Adams.

Phoebe Bridgers & Conor Oberst: Better Oblivion Community Center

The second album from Sean Lennon and Les Claypool of Primus is interesting. Most of the songs are quite long and trippy. Psychedelic pop which for some reason, reminds one of The Beatles and Primus.

Excited about new music from Pete Doherty, who I know from his work with The Libertines and The Babyshambles. There's a single out now, with an album coming out in April.

Ian Brown of The Stone Roses has a new album out, his first in quite some time. Nice to hear from him again. I was reminded how much I liked his previous solo album, 2007's The World Is Yours. It's rare to find songs with political and social commentary which aren't preachy and still sound good. Ian manages to pull it of. I particularly enjoyed his duet with Sinead O'Connor "Illegal Attacks".

Was intrigued to learn that Marvin Gaye's lost 1972 album "You're The Man" is finally coming out in March 2019. It was intended as a follow-up to the socially-conscious "What's Going On", but was said to have been shelved at the time by Motown chief Barry Gordy.

Still can't believe I never heard of Fanny until recently. Early '70s, four-piece female rock band who were great, especially live, from what I understand.


Paramount Pictures is releasing Rocketman, an Elton John biopic in May. Here's the trailer. Looks pretty good!

And finally... had never seen this before.... Joe Strummer, 2002 show in Acton, London, a benefit for striking firemen... Mick Jones jumped up on stage for a few songs, leading to an ersatz reunion of The Clash... Sadly, Joe died the following month....

You might be interested in these other recent playlists:

Wot The Kool Kidz Are Listening To... Indie Rock Music Playlist: February 2019

New & Notable Indie Rock Music: January 2019 Playlist

January 2019 Indie Music Playlist: What The Kool Kidz Are Listening To...

Best Music of 2018; Top 50 Rock Albums And More...

Friday, February 22, 2019

Cool, New Song by Johnny Marr: "Armatopia" (Video)

Johnny Marr seems to be on a roll lately. The legendary Smiths guitarist has been shining as a singer/songwriter/guitarist/frontman as of late. We enjoyed his work with Modest Mouse and his Call The Comet topped the "Best Of 2018" list for and many others.

Johnny will be touring in 2019. Catch him if you can.

Cool, New Song by Albert Hammond, Jr. (The Strokes): "Fast Times" (Audio)

Strokes' guitarist Albert Hammond Jr.'s Francis Trouble was one of 2018's best. This is a new single that's not on the album.

Albert Hammond Jr On Tour 2019:

Feb 24 - San Diego, CA - Belly Up
Feb 26- San Luis Obispo - SLO Brew Rock
Feb 27 - San Francisco, CA - Noise Pop Festival @ The Independent
March 2 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
March 4 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
March 5 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
March 7 - Phoenix, AX - Crescent Ballroom
March 8 - Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Cool, New Song: Ezra Furman's Melanie cover: "Good Book" (Audio)


5/1/2019 - Santa Ana, CA - La Santa
5/4/2019 - Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom
5/5/2019 - San Francisco, CA - Slim's
5/7/2019 - Vancouver, CA - The Wise Hall
5/8/2019 - Seattle, WA - Tractor Tavern
5/9/2019 - Portland, OR - Aladdin Theater

purchase tickets here...

Ezra Furman is one of our favorite new artists. We loved last year's Transangelic Exodus. Now he's releasing an EP of covers Songs By Others on February 22, 2019 on Bella Union. 

Ezra says of "Good Book": "It's a genius song. I had actually never heard a song that is about what that song is about: how an audience wants something from a performer and wants reassurance, like, "Tell us you love us with a book or a song or a poem because we need it." And that was a time when we were putting out Perpetual Motion People, and we had really been pretty obscure. That was the first album of ours that came out where it felt like a lot of people were waiting for it to come out and talking about it and playing the lead single on the radio. So I was just thinking a lot about what can be emotional or tender or beautiful in the audience-performer relationship. That song is like, "Tell us you love us so we don't feel alone," and it seems like the best thing a song could do -- to make someone not feel so alone."
On his love of cover songs, Ezra says:

"A good song takes you far," sang Jackson Browne on tour in the 70's. It's true, and very strange-- how these little three-minute compositions crafted on a whim in a bedroom end up bringing us out on planes and highways, into bars and ballrooms and radio stations, pouring out our hearts and lungs for those who themselves were pulled out of their rooms and into the world by the power of song. Browne understood this: he himself was covering Danny O'Keefe's perfect ode to the bizarre, bittersweet life of a traveling musician, and when I listen to it crammed in a van full of instruments speeding across rainy Germany, it hits hard.
I have always played other people's songs, alone and with friends, at home and on the road. I know our audiences' main interest is in our original songs, and for that I'm honored. But I can't seem to stop playing covers. Every time we are preparing to go on tour I can't help assembling the Boy-Friends and demanding that we learn a new cover song to play live. I listen to so much great music and just ache to be able to inhabit it more fully. I want to be Beck or Melanie or Jackie Wilson. So this record is me playing dress-up, with the help of my incredible band.

(Don't miss that point-- The Boy-Friends are an incredible band that can do anything, without whom my voice would not be in your earholes.)

Thanks for indulging us in these cover versions, pieced together from studio recordings, recordings made on tour in backstage rooms and hotels, and a live show in Austria. I'd like to point out that we've included a song from every decade since rock'n'roll has been a viable marketing category, the 1950's through the 2010's. You are encouraged to look up the original versions if you've never heard them. They blew my mind."

-Ezra Furman, December 2015

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Roger Stone Used Crosshairs Logo From Pro-Trump Conspiracy Site Which Also Threatened Hillary, Judges, and a Mueller Prosecutor

UPDATE: Roger Stone has until today (June 27, 2019) to demonstrate that he has not violated the gag order. He may be in jail by the end of the day. It recently emerged that Stone formerly worked (briefly) for the weird sex cult NXIVM as this Newsweek article shows.

Roger Stone may go to jail on Thursday (February 21, 2019) for posting a threatening photo of the federal judge overseeing his case with a crosshair target above her head.

Stone tried to claim on Instagram that the symbols were "Celtic" and that they "are in fact the logo of the organization that originally posted it something called corruption central" but research has shown that the image was taken from an American Intelligence Media article, "Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. Protects His Fellow Swarm Rats - Impeach Him" from February 4, 2019, which also threatened Hillary Clinton and others (Judge Leonard P. Stark, Judge James E. Boasberg, Judge Reggie B. Walton, attorney Christina M. Tchen, and attorney Jeannie Rhee; a prosecutor from Mueller's team) with the same crosshairs target logo directly above their heads in the upper left corner of a "playing card" featuring purported Democratic super-villains. (To accommodate those who communicate exclusively by memes these days.)

"Corruption Central" appears to refer to the "team" or "category" the individuals are said to belong to. The right corner of the card, which resembles a baseball card or a game card, contains a warning triangle branding them "Toxic" and "Attorney" accompanied by a skull and crossbones.

The article states these individuals should be targeted because of their involvement with issuing FISA warrants against Carter Page (which exposed links between the Trump campaign and Russia), The Clinton Foundation, and the Mueller investigation of the Trump campaign's illicit ties to Russia.

The use of the crosshair (the image of a target as seen through a rifle sight) by American Intelligence Media (acronym: AIM) implies those pictured are deserving of being shot, which should be considered an illegal threat against the lives of those individuals.
Interestingly, American Intelligence Media seems to target women, Jews, and people of color they perceive as anti-Trump with their Crosshair/Corruption Central "playing cards".
American Intelligence Media is connected with the American far-right as well as with pro-Russian bots and trolls.

You can read more about them here...

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Grammys 2019: Fantastic Dolly Parton Tribute & Wild St. Vincent Performance

P.S. Buddy Guy beat Charlie Musselwhite & Ben Harper, Cedric Burnside, Elvin Bishop, and Maria Muldaur for last night's Grammy for Best Traditional Blues Album... 

Stephen Malkmus New Electronica Album: Not As Bad As We Feared...

Stephen Malkmus, guitar genius, announced he was doing a solo album of electronic beats and such; some Pavement and Malkmus fans feared the worst.

But I'm here to tell you I'm listening to the new album Groove Denied and it is not as bad as we feared... and is actually pretty good.

First of all, it doesn't have any "dance instrumentals". The songs are actually songs, not fragments, riffs, or grooves alone. They have actual lyrics and this being Malkmus, the lyrics are worth listening to.

A giant sigh of relief.

2019 Tour Info from
Stephen will embark on a solo tour, sans Jicks, in May. The newly announced run of dates can be found below – tickets are on sale this Friday at 10am.

Wed May 1 – Toronto ON @ The Great Hall – Tickets
Fri May 3 – Somerville MA @ Arts At The Armory – Tickets
Sat May 4 – Ardmore PA @ Ardmore Music Hall – Tickets
Sun May 5 – Washington DC @ Union Stage – Tickets
Tues May 7 – Austin TX @ 3TEN ACL Live – Tickets
Fri May 10 – Portland OR @ Doug Fir Lounge – Tickets
Sat May 11 – Seattle WA @ Columbia City Theater – Tickets
Tue May 14 – San Francisco CA @ Swedish American Hall – Tickets
Wed May 15 – Los Angeles CA @ Lodge Room – Tickets

From the new album Groove Denied, out March 15. 

Stream the track and pre-order the album: here...

Here is some other music videos I shot of Stephen Malkmus:

(1) Harness Your Hopes/Stairway To Heaven/Beginning To See The Light (2) Surreal Teenager (3) Androgynous (4) Real Emotional Trash (5) Stereo (6) Mother Of Pearl (7) Summer Babe (feat Spiral Stairs) (8) Mr. Soul


P.S. What about that 2019 Pavement reunion tour we heard about? It would be fun and everyone would love it!

Monday, February 11, 2019

Son House lives! Cassandra Wilson Cover of Son House's "Death Letter" featured as theme for "True Detective" Season 3

Cool, New Song: "Last Chance County" (Audio) by Filthy Friends (Corin Tucker of Sleater-Kinney & Peter Buck of R.E.M)

"Last Chance County" by Filthy Friends, off their second album, Emerald Valley, out on Kill Rock Stars, May 3rd, 2019.

Order the album here:

I liked their first album a lot. Looking forward to their new one. I'm sure they're good live too.

Filthy Friends tour 2019:

05-9 Seattle, WA – Neumos
05-10 Vancouver, British Columbia - Rickshaw Theatre
05-11 Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
05-13 San Francisco, CA - Swedish American Hall
05-14 Los Angeles, CA - The Echo
05-17 Athens, GA - 40 Watt Club
05-18 Atlanta, GA - The Earl
05-19 Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle
05-20 Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall
05-21 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda’s
05-23 Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair
05-24 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg

Fanny Rocks!

Four women, two of them sisters from Sacramento via The Philippines (where they were born to an American man stationed in the military and his Filipina wife), rocked the world as "Fanny" in the early '70s. Bowie was a fan. I was surprised, after seeing to a video of them for the first time recently, that I had never heard of them before. They rock!

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Cool, New Song by Foxygen: "Livin' A Lie" (Video)

Aussie Psychedelic Warriors: King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard North American Tour 2019

🔥 Just Announced 🔥
We are bringing our new show, new songs & new visuals to the USA & CAN in August, 2019. Tickets on sale: Fri 8th Feb: 9am PST, 12pm noon EST.
See you on the road 🤘


8/13 - Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre
8/14 - San Francisco, CA - SVN West
8/15 - San Francisco, CA - SVN West
8/16 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
8/17 - Vancouver, BC - Harbour Event Centre
8/18 - Seattle, WA - Paramount Theatre
8/20 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot
8/21 - Denver, CO - TBA
8/23 - Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theater
8/24 - Chicago, IL - Aragon Ballroom