New Music 6/7/19: Neil Young, Dylan LeBlanc, Tim Heidecker

Hot off the presses: new music!  Better said, new music that is worth your time. Neil Young – Tuscaloosa (Live 1973) – 11 tracks / 53 minutes Neil takes a trip down south with The Stray Gators, his Harvest backing band, as he enters his dark period.   Recorded seven months after the death of … Continue reading New Music 6/7/19: Neil Young, Dylan LeBlanc, Tim Heidecker

Classics: May 2019 edition (Grizzly Bear, Drive-By Truckers, Travis, Neil Young)

And now for a super belated stroll down memory lane... The sound of decades past. Notable May 2009 releases: Grizzly Bear – Veckatimest One of my favorite bands on the planet, Grizzly Bear has a steady following but has never reached the level of respect I feel they deserve.  Don’t get me wrong, they are … Continue reading Classics: May 2019 edition (Grizzly Bear, Drive-By Truckers, Travis, Neil Young)

Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time – #490: Gang of Four – Entertainment (1979)

The ol’ RS-500 project leads to another pleasant new discovery for yours truly. Considering the massive volume of bands that cite these guys as an inspiration, I am ashamed to admit I had not heard them before this exercise.  This record finds them working a consistent formula of tight and jangly guitar riffs, concise drumming, … Continue reading Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time – #490: Gang of Four – Entertainment (1979)

Boot Juice (The Olympic – Boise) – 5/31/19

A night of very impressive local music in the always terrific Olympic Venue. Opener: The Trees The Trees “Les Bois! Les Bois!” So allegedly shouted Lewis (or Clark, or somebody) when they crossed over the mountains and looked down upon the Treasure Valley.  The Trees The Trees is therefore a perfect name for a Boise … Continue reading Boot Juice (The Olympic – Boise) – 5/31/19