Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Street Fair Fever

i didn't consume an ounce of funnel cake this weekend and somehow still powered through both rock shows, great weather all weekend and great bands to play with...here are some setlists:

Denver Westword Music Showcase

Detroit Has a Skyline
Digging for Something
Seed Toss
Hello Hawk
Punch Me Harder
Art Class
Iron On
Nu Bruises
Learning to Surf
Driveway to Driveway
1st Part
Slack Motherfucker
Precision Auto

Chicago Taste of Randolph Street Fair

Detroit Has a Skyline
Digging For Something
Hello Hawk
Skip Steps 1&3
Art Class
Like a Fool
Low Branches
Iron On
Water Wings
Learned To Surf
Driveway to Driveway
The First Part
Slack Motherfucker
Hyper Enough
Throwing Things

great crowds in both cities, lots of kids too.
airplane listening:
Arcade Fire, Ella Fitzgerald 12 Nights in Hollywood (ridiculously good), Tangerine Dream, Destroyer.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Digging Stuff!

lots of news on the Superchunk front:

New single in July! "Digging for Something" b/w "February Punk," Ltd Ed 1000, sweet art by Harrison Haynes....more details here. You can listen to it even.

Also just announced -- West Coast tour dates! Looking forward to our first trip out there since Bumbershoot, and our first shows in Portland, Vancouver, and LA in AGES. DOG'S ages even:

10/13 Vancouver, BC – Venue Nightclub
10/14 Seattle, WA – The Showbox
10/15 Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
10/19 Los Angeles, CA – The Music Box at Fonda

Of course even sooner on the horizon are a couple of rock concerts this weekend:

Saturday - Westword Music Festival in Denver w/ Dirty Projectors & more.
Sunday - Taste of Randolph Street Festival in Chicago w/ Califone, Love Language & more!

Last but certainly not least, congratulations to my wife Andrea who won Best Chef in Orange County in the Independent Weekly's Readers' Choice Awards!

Etoile De Dakar - Once Upon A Time In Senegal
Richard Hawley - Truelove's Gutter
Janelle Monae - The Archandroid
Look Blue, Go Purple - Compilation

Friday, June 11, 2010

Hot Friday

Bob Dylan - Tell Tale Signs
Chris Knox & The Nothing - A Warm Gun
LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening
Laura Nyro - Eli and the Thirteenth Confession
V/A - Nigeria Special 2: Modern Highlife 1970-76

and to inaugurate the World Cup, here's a remix i did for Air Miami's classic "World Cup Fever"...

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Wednesday Listening

Teenage Fanclub - Shadows
Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings - I Learned the Hard Way
The Cure - Head On the Door
Gary Numan Tubeway Army - Replicas (Numan missed Coachella, then i missed him at Primavera, damn)
Tracey Thorn - "Why Does the Wind" Morgan Geist remix
Owen Pallet - Game of Pricks cover

Thursday, June 03, 2010

New Superchunk LP On the Way fr Real

Majesty Shredding comes out September 14...more details here, and holy sh*t we're tweeting at twitter.com/superchunkband ... (#oldpeopledoingyoungpeoplethings)

Thursday Listening

Black Tambourine - Black Tambourine
Pale Saints - In Ribbons
New Pornographers - Together
Goldfrapp - Head First
One Last Wish - 1986
Pavement - Wowee Zowee
Dirty Projectors - "I Dreamed I Saw St Augustine" (great Dylan cover)
Jim O'Rourke - Insignificance

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Louise Bourgeois RIP

I somehow missed this on Monday but one of my favorite artists, Louise Bourgeois, died monday at the age of 98. her work was groundbreaking and wide-ranging (her small drawings can carry as much weight as her huge spider sculptures), and she was still creating into her 90's. LA Times has a good obit. NYT as well.

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Bowie v Cher

i'm a huge David Bowie fan, i can't believe i never saw this trainwreck before....i was all psyched when they started with Young Americans, but then they go through a bizarre medley of 50's hits and other standards. Bowie's awkwardness when Cher jumps into "Da Doo Ron Ron" is palpable...what if you were in the midst of cocaine-induced psychosis and you stepped onto a TV set with Cher and her hair looked like this...

Bowie / Cher Duet 1975