November 28, 2015

Curtis Eller: show in Leiden added

Banjo ace Curtis Eller has added shows in Leiden to his tour in The Netherlands and Belgium. He will be accompanied by an upright bass player. Vaudeville, politics and good times included.

Live dates:
  • 11/28 Brussels, Belgium @ House Concert
  • 12/01 Wevelgem, Belgium @ Avenue de Polka
  • 12/03 Middelburg, The Netherlands @ Kaffee 't Hoff
  • 12/04 Utrecht, The Netherlands @ dB's Studio
  • 12/05 Leiden, The Netherlands @ Vrijplaats


HCTF review of How to Make It in Hollywood.

Words about music (390): Lou Reed

Lou Reed
photo: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
Music should come crashing out of your speakers and grab you, and the lyrics should challenge whatever preconceived notions that listener has.

Lou Reed

November 27, 2015

Holly Bowling's "Tahoe Tweezer" comes to vinyl

Holly Bowling's piano version of the monster Tweezer performed by Phish at Lake Tahoe on July 31, 2013 is released on 180 gram transparent blue colored vinyl thru The Royal Potato Family. Bowling painstakingly described the twists and turns of the Vermont's on-the-spot musical improvisation. Taken from her Distillation of a Dream: The Music of Phish Reimagined For Solo Piano 2CD.

November 26, 2015

J Hacha De Zola: Let It Go

Jersey musician J Hacha De Zola has made a video for Let It Go, playing a down-and-out hung-over guy dressed as Donald Duck. It is a ballsy, trashy blues rock track with brass riding on top. The clip was filmed by Alan Walker, who doesn't like Hollywood endings. Recommended if you like Tom Waits, Jon Spencer and Nick Cave.

Let It Go is a self-released single. Buy it from his website. His full-length Escape from Fat Kat City will be released on January 8th, 2016.


HCTF review of Better Run.

November 25, 2015

On Dead Waves: Blackbird

On Dead Waves have just released their debut single Blackbird, a slow song with Chris Isaac-alike guitar. Sleepy, spoken word vocals tell a melancholy tale about the changing of seasons. A full-length album is set for release in Spring 2016 on Mute. The video was directed Polish filmmaker Lukasz Pytlik.

The single can be downloaded for free from the band's Facebook.