Photos by Adela Loconte
Now in his mid-50s, Nick Cave is better and more active on stage then ever. After sets by Nicole Atkins and Devendra Banhart (we’ll probably never get used to that beard-less mug) Nick himself hit the stage like a dapper blur prowling from one end of the dais to the other in an effort to literally reach out to his acolytes, a debauched preacher ministering to his flock—very fire and brimstone to say the least.
Read more about the show and peep our full gallery of photos here.
A trailer for the documentary ‘Off The Charts - The Song Poem Story’
The documentary explores a truly unique, never-before-seen slice of Gothic Americana through interviews with several song-poem writers, the jaded producers and musicians who set their words to music, and a few of the growing number of zealous song-poem connoisseurs. Like a warped fun-house mirror, the song-poem industry has run parallel to the mainstream music business for close to a century; it’s estimated that over 200,000 song-poems have been recorded since 1900. The genre’s durability can be traced to three American desires - to be in show business, to get rich quick and to share and express the deepest of feelings.
I had Vancouver BC band, The Shilohs, at KPSU a few weeks ago for an in studio performance at 8am. Here’s a video of “Sisters of Blue” live that my friend, Lucas Chemotti, shot.
Other live songs listed below:Lady Midnight: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Eu73adGTJ0Down at the Bottom of Bottomland: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvggsaIkCrg
you know how when you go to a concert or show of some sort and the person on stage is like “HOW’S EVERYONE DOING TONIGHT?!?!?!?!” and the audience cheers back? why? you’re not answering the question, you’re just yelling. imagine if we did that in daily conversation. “hey jeff, how are ya?” and jeff just starts screaming and clapping in your face
Death Valley Girls – Electric High
It seems Patty Schemel (Hole, Upset) was in this band when we posted about their new EPa couple days ago, but she’s out of the band already. Murky details seem to be this band’s modus operandi, but the serrated guitar and Poly Styrene-y yalping on this…
What the cats at CMJ are digging lately
This month marks the 20th anniversary of the first Yoyo a Go Go festival in Olympia, Washington. These fests helped inspire other festivals like Homo a Gogo and Ladyfest, and had amazing and diverse line-ups that extended from Sleater Kinney to Elliott Smith to Negativland to The Mountain Goats to Beck to Modest Mouse to Rancid to The Gossip and beyond.
We’re honored to be the sole distributor for the last remaining first printings of the Yoyo a Go Go compilations, and many of the Yoyo Recordings releases. To celebrate this anniversary, we’re throwing in a Music Grab Bag with every Yoyo Recordings purchase for the rest of the summer! Happy 20th, Yoyo a Go Go!
This piece from the great 10 Things Jesus Wants You to Know zine gives some history of the fest. And these original album and poster designs were made by the one and only Tae Won Yu.