A bit late with the May playlist, but here are the songs I played over and over last month. There were some fantastic new records released, so definitely take a trip to your local record store (or iTunes) soon!
Sharon Van Etten - “Afraid of Nothing”
The Afghan Whigs - “Lost in the Woods”
Black Prairie - “Kiss of Fate”
Future Islands - “Back In The Tall Grass”
Nathaniel Rateliff - “Still Trying”
Neutral Milk Hotel - In The Aeroplane Over The Sea”
Chuck Berry - “Woodpecker”
The Roots - “Never”
Curtis Harding - “Cast Away”
The Apache Relay - “Forest For The Trees”
Willie Watson - “Long John Dean”
Mandolin Orange - “Turtle Dove & The Crow”
hitting replay forever and ever
Happy Birthday BD
Sluggo sighting in Rochester, MI. Few things can match the permanence of a motto carved in dust.
Got the April playlist up! Some new tunes, some older, but these were the songs that stuck with me this month. As always, hit up record stores, merch tables, and/or iTunes and Amazon if any or all of the tracks strike your fancy. Enjoy!
Wild Ones - Golden Twin
Caitlin Rose - Waitin’
Big Scary - Long Worry
The Secret Sisters - I Cannot Find A Way
Field Report - Fergus Falls
Chet Faker - Gold
Miner - Hey Love
Benjamin Booker - Violent Shiver
Mac Demarco - Salad Days
Arc Iris - Money Gnomes
Leif Vollebekk - When The Subway Comes Above Ground
New single from PHOX’s upcoming debut album that drops in the US on June 24, 2014.
Discovered them when they opened for Hey Marseilles last year and love their stuff. Can’t wait for the full album!
This year’s festival is set for Sunday, May 4th, from 2 to 6 p.m. (rain date one week later). Click on links to the left for information on attending, performing, and volunteering.
The deadline to sign up to perform is Sunday, April 13th, three weeks before the event. We encourage Water Hill musicians of every skill level to consider performing.
One of my favorite Ann Arbor things is only weeks away!
Happy Rex Manning Day!
Brand new music festival in Minnesota, Festival Palomino, was announced today. Line-up looks amazing! Trampled By Turtles, The Head and The Heart, Low, Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Hurray For The Riff Raff, Field Report, Spirit Family Reunion, The Apache Relay, and Erik Koskinen are all on the bill.
Festival Palomino will happen in Canterbury Park in Shakopee ,MN (just south of Minneapolis) on September 20th. Tickets go onsale this Friday, April 11th.
I had this long rambling post about how sad I am about Dave’s passing, and then my computer froze. Sigh. Long story short, the music community lost a terrific person this past weekend who will be missed terribly. Cancer sucks.
If you’re in Providence, RI today there’s a free concert at the Columbus Theatre to celebrate Dave’s life. It’s free and you should go. Details here.
Janelle Monáe covering David Bowie’s “Heroes” for Pepsi’s “Now is what you make it” campaign.