October 24, 2014

Johnny Dowd: working on a new album

Left field Americana maestro Johnny Dowd is mixing the tracks for his new album,. In the meantime he is sharing his music through Reverbnation, including this raucous live recording of Miracles Never Happen taken from a show at the GrassRoots Festival in Trumansburg, NY in 2006 (originally released on his Cruel Words album).

Live date:
  • 04/24 Poppodium de Peppel, Zeist, The Netherlands

» johnnydowd.com

John Cale, Patti Smith: Paris 2014/10/23 setlists

John Cale and Patti Smith performed at the Cartier Foundation in Paris - October 23, 2014. Patti and her band joined John on stage.

Patti Smith:
  1. Redondo Beach
  2. Ghost Dance
  3. Spell
  4. We Three
  5. Southern Cross
  6. Seneca
  7. Pissing In A River
  8. Because The Night
  9. Birdland
John Cale:
  1. Hedda Gabler
  2. Captain Hook #
  3. December Rains
  4. You Know More Than I Know
  5. I Wanna Talk 2 U
  6. If You Were Still Around
  7. Praetorian Underground
  8. Caravan
  9. Letter From Abroad
  10. Wasteland
  11. People Have The Power #*
  12. Sister Ray #*
  13. Pablo Picasso #*

# w/ Patti Smith
* w/ Patti Smith and her band

» John Cale setlists

moyamoya: moyamoya

Exquisite noise from Florida. Jacksonville based instrumental trio moyamoya (Japanese for "a puff of smoke") are into smoldering soundscapes augmented with loud-quiet-loud guitar vignettes and keyboard textures. To keep it fresh the band switched instruments. Bassist Richard Dudley plays guitar. Guitarist Scott Madgett is on drums and Brennan Hamill, also a guitarist, handles keys and bass. The result: no stock chords, fills and progressions.

By stepping out of their comfort zone moyamoya had to feel their way through the songs, playing by ear to the max, with each musician trying to find a space. Post-rock as a genre is a balancing act - promising musical ideas can get lost in endless repetitive noodling, but when it's done right it makes groundbreaking, captivating listening. Recommended if you like The Fierce and the Dead, Mogwai and God Speed You! Black Emperor.

Richard Dudley: guitar
Scott Madgett: drums
Brennan Hamill: keys, bass

moyamoya will be released on brown vinyl (500 copies) on October 28 by Fort Lowell Records. Also available as a digital download.

  1. sorry i called you he-man
  2. full-on half-wit
  3. spring guide to fashion
  4. open letter to a football hero
  5. spurgeon-haddix
  6. i don’t need an advocate, i need an exorcist

Live dates:
  • 11/06 Gainesville, FL
  • 11/08 Deep Search Records, Jacksonville, FL

» moyamoya on Facebook

Darlia: "Stars Are Aligned" video

Blackpool garage rock trio Darlia have made a video for their new single Stars Are Aligned. They will be supporting Gerard Way (ex My Chemical Romance) in November.

Live dates:
  • 10/31 London @ Koko (NME Halloween Ball)
  • 11/05 Manchester @ Ritz
  • 11/06 Oxford @ Academy
  • 11/07 Glasgow @ ABC
  • 11/09 Cardiff @ Y Plas
  • 11/10 London @ Koko

» darlia.co.uk

HCTF review of Stars Are Aligned.

October 23, 2014

Mother's Finest: tour dates

Heavy funk rockers Mother's Finest hit the road again for an European tour, swinging through Germany, Sweden, Switzerland and Austria. It might get loud.

Live dates:
  • 10/29 Bonn, Germany @ Harmonie Bonn
  • 10/31 Hamburg, Germany @ Fabrik
  • 11/01 Berlin, Germany @ Quasimodo
  • 11/02 Berlin, Germany @ Quasimodo
  • 11/04 Kaiserslautern, Germany @ Kulturzentrum Kammgarn
  • 11/05 Nürnberg, Germany @ Hirsch Nürnberg
  • 11/07 Freiburg Im Breisgau, Germany @ Jazzhaus Freiburg
  • 11/08 Sala, Sweden @ Rockland
  • 11/09 Schaffhausen, Switzerland @ Kammgarn Kulturzentrum
  • 11/11 Karlsruhe, Germany @ Substage
  • 11/13 Vienna, Austria @ Porgy & Bess
  • 11/14 Greifenburg, Austria @ Kultursaal
  • 11/15 Weiz, Austria @ Kunsthaus
  • 11/17 Salzburg, Austria @ Salzburg Rockhouse
  • 11/18 Innsbruck, Austria @ Treibhaus
  • 11/19 dornbirn, Austria @ Spielboden
  • 11/21 Uden, The Netherlands @ De Pul
  • 11/22 Leeuwarden, The Netherlands @ Poppodium Romein

» mothersfinest.com