Feel Bad For You – March 2015

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Here’s this months FBFY selection for your aural delectation.
Thanks to Annie for the artwork & Amy for putting things together.

1. “Magnet”
Punch Brothers
The Phosphorescent Blues (2015)
Submitted By: @philnorman
Comments: Editor’s Note: Phil submitted this track but I lost the comments. D’oh!

2. “Bomb Disneyland”
The Fat White Family
Champagne Holocaust (2014)
Submitted By: Mad Mackerel Music Blog
Comments: Saw The Fat White Family live for the first time last week and was blown away by the mix of hazy motorik rhythms, queasy 60s psychedelia and crazy frontman histrionics. They finished with this track which was like the Stooges crossed with Heath Ledger’s Joker…awesome.

3. “Rockin’ With Peggy”
L.C. Robinson
House Cleanin’ Blues (1974)
Submitted By: @BoogieStudio22
Comments: Some kick-ass instrumental blues from the mid-70s.

4. “Hurry Up And Wait”
Ben Miller Band
New West / Normaltown Records 2015 Spring Sampler (2015)
Submitted By: @BoogieStudio22
Comments: Some recent kick-ass ‘Ozark Stomp’ from a guy who’s been getting some ‘airtime’ on various podcasts.

5. “Ramblin’ Ways”
American Aquarium
Wolves (2015)
Submitted By: hoosier buddy
Comments: This slinky, slappy groove feels new and familiar at the same time. I used to think this was about life on the road, but it’s really about sincere devotion. Could have been a song by Two Cow Garage, but it ain’t. I want to move to where this is on the radio.

6. “No Good”
Banditos
Banditos (2015)
Submitted By: @Popa2unes
Comments: Quiver with me, I came across this band on a reverbnation excursion a while back and was mesmerized, and was excited to hear Bloodshot Records picked them up recently after seeing them at SXSW. Their debut self-titled releases on May 12th. Pre-order on Bandcamp. The members of the band first met playing in various punk and rock ‘n’ roll projects around Birmingham at D.I.Y., all-ages venues. In 2010, singer/guitarist Corey Parsons and singer/banjo player Stephen Pierce began busking around town and were soon asked to perform at their favorite local bar. Without a full band they invited friends Randy Wade (drums), Jeffrey Salter (guitar), and Mary Beth Richardson (vocals) to join them.

7. “Don’t Look That Way”
Shelly Poole
Hard Time For the Dreamer (2005)
Submitted By: @tincanman2010
Comments: A recent English discovery. Nice slow burner torch song. What is this hold FBFY has over me?

8. “Nissim”
The Gaslamp Killer
Breakthrough (2012)
Submitted By: @Truersound
Comments: I’ve been playing a lot of GTA V lately.

9. “Unspoken Thing”
David Corley
Available Light (2015)
Submitted By: Blabber’n’Smoke
Comments One of my favourite releases so far this year. Has a nice John Murry-like desperation to it along with an excellent lazy country shuffle.

10. “Dogs of Lust”
The The
Dusk (1993)
Submitted By: @magearwig
Comments: Winter was a bitch; let’s skip spring altogether and go right to sultry summer nights full of booze and sexual urgings.

11. “Jesus Built My Hotrod”
Ministry
Psalm 69 (1992)
Submitted By: Gorrck
Comments: Kicking it old school. I’m realizing this song is older than some of the kids I manage. Plus if this is up on my iTunes at work, it will not raise eyebrows from the church crowd. Hehehehe. I’m old.

12. “Light Enough to Travel”
The Be Good Tanyas
Blue Horse (2001)
Submitted By: @simon2307
Comments: Just can’t get this song out my head the last few days, my favourite track from TBGT.

13. “Awkward”
Fidlar
Awkward (Single) (2013)
Submitted By: @annieTUFF
Comments: SPRING, kind of. It’s more of a muddy mess. At least the ice has melted, aside from a random pile of gross snow you might find in a parking lot (but that’s more in a days drive, not in my actual town). Anyway. Everything is muddy, it looks gross but there’s hope. Time change has happened, everyone is groggy and feels weird this week….but man oh man it’s so awesome. Does this explain anything about my song choice? Who knows?

14. “Fade Into You” (Mazzy Star cover)
J. Mascis
Fade Into You 7″ (2014)
Submitted By: @TheSecondSingle
Comments: Fantastic acoustic cover of a classic.

15. “Chains Off Me”
Delta Routine
You and Your Lion (2015)
Submitted By: Trailer

16. “Chank-A-Chank”
The Big Happy
The Big Happy (2006)
Submitted By: @toomuchcountry
Comments: Submitted in memory of Nashville drumming and alt-country institution, Billy Block, who lost his courageous battle with cancer on March 11. The Big Happy was a short-lived band he had with Billy on drums, wife Jill Block on guitars-bass-vocals, Tom Mason on guitar, and his wife Pru Clearwater on vocals and guitar. R.I.P. Mr. Nashville.

17. “Meet a Changing World”
Smug Brothers
Woodpecker Paradise (2015)
Submitted By: @CaptainsDead

18. “Born in the USA” (Bruce Srpingsteen Cover)
Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires
Dead Man’s Town: A Tribute to Springsteen’s Born in the U.S.A (2014)
Submitted By: @Rockstar_Aimz
Comments: Isbell turns this Springsteen classic into a totally different song by playing it in a minor key, but it’s Shires’s violin that makes the song completely haunting. Take that Ronald Reagan. This record was made in honor of the 30th anniversary of Born in the U.S.A. Congratulations, you are old.

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Kilkenny Roots Festival 2015

Kilkenny Roots Festival 2015

Calexico, Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires, The Barr Brothers and Sons Of Bill and a songwriting circle of Aiofe O’Donovan, Sara Watkins and Sarah Jarosz are just some of the acts been announced to play Kilkenny Roots Festival this year. The festival, now in its eighteenth year and held across a number of venues in the city between 1st – 4th May has always attracted the cream of the roots scene and this year is proving to be no exception. Also on the bill Ryan Boldt head honcho of Canada’s Deep Dark Woods, who will be playing a solo set, rising traditional country singer-songwriter Cale Tyson, country-folk pairing Kacy and Clayton, and a rare Irish date for the acclaimed US songwriter Eef Barzelay. Irish band I Draw Slow head up the homegrown acts, whilst US band Daddy Long Legs will close the festival on the Monday night with their unique brand of primitive rock n roll.

As ever there will be a number of free gigs around town all weekend as part of the Kilkenny Roots heritage trail.

Tickets and general information can be found here.

Here’s a selection of what’s on offer.

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Help Cale Tyson fund his first full-length album to be recorded at legendary FAME Studios



Cale Tyson is looking for funding to record his debut album at the legendary FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, the Nashville based singer-songwriter has released two excellent EPs so far both of which will be available in the UK from Clubhouse Records on a special Introducing CD next month and Cale will be touring in support of this release during April and May.

24th April – Ents Shed, Bedford
25th April – London (Venue TBC)
26th April – Union At The Con Club, Lewes
28th April – Square Tower, Portsmouth
29th April – B-Bar, Plymouth
30th April – Exmoor Beastro, Exmoor
1st May –  Kilkenny Roots Festival IRE
2nd May – Kilkenny Roots Festival IRE
5th May – The Basement, York
6th May – Shakespeare @ShakespearesShf – Sheffield Tickets
7th May – The Musician, Leicester
8th May – House Concert, Wycombe
9th May – London (venue TBC)

Cale chats with Sloane Spencer of Country Fried Rock

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The Dreaming Spires – Searching For The Supertruth

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In the few days before I started to write this post the music news was full of the rather farcical judgement in favour of Marvin Gaye’s family by a US court surrounding the alleged plagiarism of the great mans song Got to Give It Up by Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke, if this is a test case for future suing and counter-suing, and I was Oxford brothers Robin and Joe Bennett then I’d maybe be expecting a few letters in the post from various legal representatives of the great and good of the music business as the siblings latest album, recorded with Jamie Dawson (drums and percussion) and Nick Fowler (guitars) as The Dreaming Spires, at one point or another sounds like any number of songs from the past, whether they originate from the West Coast of the US, South East of Glasgow  or Muswell Hill.

The truth of the matter is that despite the surface familiarity that manifests itself throughout this album, revealing and uncovering its influences and inspirations, that in order to convey a true reverence to the past then the resulting songs must resonate in the here and now with a  deeper level of appreciation – in their quest for the supertruth The Dreaming Spires have reinforced the point that there are only really two types of music and this ten song collection falls into the ‘good’ category – highly recommended and what’s more it available in a rather nice vinyl package too from the guys at Clubhouse Records

The Dreaming Spires – Dusty in Memphis

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KRIS DELMHORST · APRIL 2015 UK TOUR

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Kris Delmhorst’s album Blood Test got a highly recommended when I reviewed it last year, catch Kris on tour in the UK next month, she’ll be accompanied by Hayward Williams on guitar & vocals.

APRIL
Thu 9 Menai Bridge, Anglesey, The Victoria Hotel
Fri 10 Barton-upon-Humber, The Ropewalk
Sat 11 Newcastle, The Studio in Live Theatre
Sun 12 Kilbarchan, nr. Paisley, Kilbarchan Performing Arts Centre
Mon 13 Edinburgh, The Voodoo Rooms
Tue 14 High Wycombe, Private House Concert
Wed 15 Lewes, The Con Club
Thu 16 Plymouth, The B-Bar
Fri 17 Torquay, The Crown & Sceptre
Sat 18 Havant, Hants, Langstone Sailing Club
Sun 19 London, Green Note



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