Theme Song For The Weekend: Tom Petty
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Phosphorescent’s latest release, “To Willie”, is a respectful tribute to one of the most prolific songwriters in music history. Covering eleven of Willie Nelson’s songs, singer Matt Houchuck is faithful, for the most part, to the original tunes. He preserves the bounce in tracks like “Gotta Get Drunk” and the introspection in others like “Can I Sleep In Your Arms?” while adding a little more twang and that rich, “Phosphorescent” sound throughout. The melodies and overall “Willie” vibe of the original songs, however, remain the foundation of this album.
The Faces performing “Stay With Me” live in 1971 with Rod Stewart (vocals), Ron Wood (guitar), Ronnie Lane (bass), Ian McLagan (keyboards) and Kenny Jones (drums).
After engagements in Europe and at various films festivals including SXSW and Tribeca, Stephen Kijak’s Scott Walker: 30 Century Man is finally making it’s way to Los Angeles for a one week stint beginning tomorrow, February 27th at Landmark’s Nuart Theatre. The film focuses on Scott Walker’s lifetime career in music: from his time in the immensely successful Walker Brothers in the 1960s and his innovative and elusive solo career following, right up to a recording session for his most recent record, 2006’s The Drift. In addition to Walker himself, the film boasts interviews with David Bowie, Radiohead, Jarvis Cocker, Brian Eno, Damon Albarn, Marc Almond, Alison Goldfrapp, Sting, Dot Allison, Simon Raymonde, Richard Hawley, Rob Ellis, Johnny Marr, Gavin Friday, Lulu and others. David Bowie, who claims Walker as a major influence, even served as executive producer of the film.
Director Stephen Kijak will be at the Nuart Theatre in person at the 7:30 pm screenings on Friday and Saturday night. There is also an Opening Night Cocktail Party on Friday night at Liquid Kitty where you will have the chance to snag free cds, posters and movie tickets. Details on the party are after the jump.
Clarence White takes lead vocals on Lowell George of Little Feat’s “Truck Stop Girl” in Belgium in 1971. The Byrds lineup at that time was Roger McGuinn/guitar, Gene Parsons/drums, Clarence White/guitar and Skip Battin/bass.
2009 has started off to be an amazing year for music. Not only have a ton of really great records been released in the past two months, but I have also had the privilege to attend some of the most memorable and inspiring shows of my young concert going life…and all in the course of just a couple of weeks. India and I went by the Hotel Cafe last night to see AA Bondy for the first time since falling in love with his record, American Hearts, last year. I came in with a whole load of built up expectations and while he didn’t exceed those expectations (he seemed a bit tired and kept mentioning having to drive all night through the desert), he did hit them straight on and put on a very solid show with some really interesting live interpretations of the tunes that I have come to love and cherish.
Then, we decided to stick around for an hour to catch Robert Francis’ taping for a segment that will air on Last Call With Carson Daly. I don’t know what those guys were drinking, but Robert and band blew my mind last night. Their shows are always good, but with the two female vocalists (both of whom are Robert’s sisters) and the band playing an incredibly impassioned set, they took it to the next level for me. I’ll let you know when the segment airs so you can get a little taste of their energy that night. In the meantime, you can check out more pictures from the evening, taken by the wonderful India Brookover, after the jump.
Our “When You Awake Radio Show” from last Wednesday has just been posted in podcast form for your listening pleasure. You can head over to Littleradio.com/radio for our two hour tribute to female vocalists. Once you are at Little Radio, go to the Recent Podcasts column on the left hand side of the page and then click on the first “When You Awake” that is listed to check it out. We will be back on the air next Monday at our normal time from 2-4 pm (PST). Below is last week’s playlist:
Lucinda Williams- Get Right With God ** Linda Ronstadt- Only Mama That’ll Walk The Line ** Dolly Parton- Traveling Man ** Tammy Wynette- Traveling Man** Loretta Lynn- Miss Being Mrs. **Emmylou Harris- Bottle Let Me Down** Kitty Wells- Makin’ Believe ** Tracy Nelson and Mother Earth- Down So Low ** Janis Joplin- Me and Bobby McGee ** Richard and Linda Thompson- I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight ** Alana Amram- Painted Lady ** Cher- Lay Baby Lay ** Gillian Welch- Orphan Girl ** Heartless Bastards- Hold Your Head High ** Lone Justice- Don’t Toss Us Away ** Magnetic Fields- I’m Sorry I Love You ** Trio- Those Memories Of You ** Crystal Gayle- Why Have You Left The One You Left Me For ** Tanya Tucket- Delta Dawn ** Lynn Anderson- Rose Garden ** Roseanne Cash- Seven Year Ache ** June Carter- Tall Lover Man ** Anita Carter- Wildwood Flower ** The Carter Family- Mountains of Tennessee ** Karen Dalton- Same Old Man ** Blind Mamie Forehand- Honey in the Rock ** Elizabeth Cotton- Country Boys ** Amanda Jo Williams- Country Boys** Wanda Jackson- Tunnel of Love ** Odetta- Cool Water ** Mahalia Jackson- Didn’t It Rain ** Patsy Cline- Back in Baby’s Arms ** The Pierces- Sticks and Stones
Willie Nelson singing “Angel Flying Too Close To The Ground” in the 1980 film Honeysuckle Rose.
AA Bondy, former lead singer of late 90s rock group Verbena turned indie folk musician, is playing the Hotel Cafe tonight at 9 pm sharp. Tickets for the show are $12 a pop and I recommend buying them asap. The Hotel Cafe is tiny and I wouldn’t be surprised if it sells out by the evening. If you stick around the Hotel Cafe after Bondy, you can catch Robert Francis performing an 11 pm set for a taping of Last Call With Carson Daly. The first 100 people to RSVP with their name and cell phone number will be added to Francis’ guest list. To RSVP, send your details to firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday at 5pm PST. See you there tonight!
To join in the Mardis Gras revelry, why not whip up a bowl of the New Orleans’ staple Jambalaya? The Creole/Cajun dish, made from a mixture of rice, meats and spices, is so good that it has actually inspired numerous artists to sing it’s praises. For instance, here is Leon Russell singing ”Jambalaya (On The Bayou)” in February of 1965 at the tender age of 23. Did you notice Glen Campbell rocking out on the banjo? The recipe for this delicious dish and more versions of the tune by Hank Williams (who wrote the tune), Dwight Yoakam, Andy Kaufman and others are after the jump.