Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Album Review: Lake Street Dive - Good Together

Hey all, got a new review up @glidemag which you can read Right Chere!!!


It is of Lake Street Dive's newest release, Good Together. 

This one is a let down to these ears.
 
The group is clearly shooting for wider appeal and things are very watered down. 

That said, support the artists, buy the album, read the review, and peep some video below:


Monday, June 24, 2024

Dylan Cover #636 Severa Gjurin "Not Dark Yet"

In this ongoing Monday Series we will be exploring various artists versions of Bob Dylan song's. Today's artists, Severa Gjurin doing a cover of "Not Dark Yet" 




Thoughts on Original:
From the first time we tackled a cover of this tune:
A excellent Dylan tune from any era but one that in particular screamed "I'm Still Alive And Kickin'!" on Time Out Of Mind at a phase when Dylan was simply an after thought on the current popular music scene. One of Dylan's most haunting tracks; it is hard not to feel his emotions and finality of the coming darkness as Dylan sings this lyric set.  An all-time great that is mysterious, foreboding, honest and powerful. First class Bob.

Cover:


Thoughts on Cover Artist:
This is the first time RtBE have heard Severa Gjurin

Thoughts on Cover:
A haunting song gets yet another haunting cover in our ongoing Dylan series. This is a gem from Gjurin, check it out and enjoy.

Friday, June 21, 2024

Full Show Friday: Traffic - Santa Monica, CA 1972

We search the murky back waters of youtube to find full concerts and post them to the site weekly, come back every seven days to help us celebrate Full Show Friday's. These shows are of varying quality and may not be here for long so enjoy them while you can...As always, please support the artist every which way, but especially by seeing them live (if they are still playing)...This week...Traffic!

Thursday, June 20, 2024

New Single From amilost "Bloom"

Norwegian/Scottish duo amilost release their new single "Bloom" on Stockholm-based label Icons Creating Evil Art.

Vocalist Sigrid Zeiner’s states:
“‘Bloom’ is a bittersweet anthem about being single, the road that leads you to it, and the feeling of gratitude for the journey. Coming out of that toxic relationship feels like thawing, but soon you’re ready to bloom and make life beautiful again on your own terms. Blooming after a bad situation is such a high that you don’t want to come down from, and it really motivates you to focus on yourself and be grateful for everything you have.”
Check out the tune:

Album Review: Fuzziliers - Sail The Seven Seas

Fuzziliers
Sail The Seven Seas
*** out of *****


The debut full length from Fuzziliers, Sail The Seven Seas was recorded over four years while the band were immigrating from Saint-Petersburg, Russia to Istanbul, Turkey for political reasons after Russia's invasion of Ukraine. The nine song collection has roots in 60's based acid rock, 90's Brit Pop and is also heavily influenced by modern indie-rock, genre mashers like Man Man.  

The core group of Slava Lobanov (lead-vocal, guitars, bass, synthesizers, trombone) Semyon Fedotov  (drums, percussion, harmony vocals) Georgy Kopylov (piano, organ, synth, back-vocal) are joined by a few friends throughout, as their sound is overloaded with layers of guitars, synths, vocals and percussion. 

Opening with the title track, the band stuffs a ton of tempo changes and genre shifts in the fashion of King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard or Phish as they whiplash from style to style before wrapping up the brief effort with a jazzy finale. While the head spinning opener may have too much going on, "Goodnight" is a straight ahead rocker in Oasis fashion as weepy guitars drip while the drums crash and rock. 

Things get a dose of late era Beatles mixed with Harry Nilsson (as well as some sounds from a passing carnival) on both the yearning "This Is Love" and the more overloaded "Mention Me" which uses excellent trombone work from Lobanov. The Beatles influence looms large throughout the record even on "Dirty Unicorn" which feels like a Ringo focused track as Kopylov takes on lead vocals. 

The banging indie-pop with layers of modern sound comes crashing through on "Try" with bright blasts of guitar and more triumphant trombone work, while "Lullaby" is all revved up 60's glory with a big guitar solo and crashing changes. That energy also soaks through for the rocking album closer "No No No" which burns with energy as the band seems to channel a bit of White Denim's experimental/indie power.   

When Fuzziliers try to play it more direct, such as on the Misha Pashkov bass driven "Never Let You Down", positive results are found, but the band can't sit still and add an overloaded, rising climax to close the track. While a bit more restraint would certainly help focus the songs, that is not in the groups plans as they throw everything into the mix and mostly succeed.

A solid first effort from Fuzziliers who combine their freak-out pop rock with classic rock touchpoints and catchy choruses, delivering vibrant music throughout Sail The Seven Seas. 
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Support the artists, buy the album, and peep some video below:


Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Happy 20th Anniversary to Phish's 6/19/04 Show from Saratoga

RtBE have written about Phish a lot, but one show we have not mentioned is the June 19th 2004 monster of a night at the gorgeous Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga, NY. 


It was the the first of a two night stand at the amphitheater in what would be their last summer tour for over five years. This era of Phish, between the hiatus and Coventry festival, is commonly known as Phish 2.0 and has many fans/detractors when it comes to the groups style during these years. 

Album Review: Rebirth Brass Band - Feel Like Funkin' It Up

Rebirth Brass Band
Feel Like Funkin' It Up
****and1/2 out of *****

The newest release from the Tipitina's Record Club is a reissue of the Rebirth Brass Band's classic album Feel Like Funkin' It Up presented on super cool, cream soda colored vinyl. This is the first vinyl release of the record since it was originally offered in 1989.   

Tuesday, June 18, 2024

New Video/Single from Chubby and the Gang "The Bonnie Banks"

New video/single from RtBE favorites Chubby and the Gang, this is titled "The Bonnie Banks".


Check out the tune below:


Album Review: Hermanos Gutiérrez - Sonido C​ó​smico

Hey all, got a new review up @glidemag which you can read Right Chere!!!



It is of Hermanos Gutiérrez newest album Sonido C​ó​smico

This is an excellent instrumental album from the band and producer Dan Auerbach. It is a pretty cool record. 

Support the artists, buy the album, read the review and peep some video below:

Monday, June 17, 2024

Dylan Cover #635 George Asami "Most Likely You Go Your Way And I’ll Go Mine"

In this ongoing Monday Series we will be exploring various artists versions of Bob Dylan song's. Today's artists, George Asami doing a  cover of "Most Likely You Go Your Way And I'll Go Mine" 


Friday, June 14, 2024

Full Show Friday: Yola - The Current Day Party in Austin, Texas 2019

We search the murky back waters of youtube to find full concerts and post them to the site weekly, come back every seven days to help us celebrate Full Show Friday's. These shows are of varying quality and may not be here for long so enjoy them while you can...As always, please support the artist every which way, but especially by seeing them live (if they are still playing)...This week...Yola!


Thursday, June 13, 2024

New Song from charlieonnafriday "Warning Shot"

LA based pop-rap artist charlieonnafriday has a new single "Warning Shot".


About the song Charlie states:
“’Warning Shot’ is a metaphor for the end of a relationship… you wish you had a heads up, but you're stuck with the feeling of the rug being pulled out from under you. The only thing that'll make you feel better is a round of shots at the bar with the homies.”

Check out the track below:

Live Stream: Emmet Cohen Trio feat. Ron Carter

We are now heading into the new normal with live music during the Covid-19 and beyond era. Live shows will need to be flexible and streaming is a great way to keep music going. Streams have become essential for live music junkies like RtBE.  We will highlight various shows/streams/virtual events for your viewing/listening pleasure. You can check out our weekly Full Show Friday series for concerts from the past and as always, please support the artists any which way you can.


Live Stream:  Emmet Cohen Trio feat. Ron Carter

One of RtBE's Favorites joins Emmet Cohen at Birdland today as Ron Carter is on the bass. We caught Carter at Birdland last year and loved it

If you can't be there in person tonight, live stream it on VEEPS at 7pm EST.

To get in the mood, here is some of the Emmet Cohen Trio with Ron Carter live:

Album Review: Mannequin Pussy - I Got Heaven

Mannequin Pussy
I Got Heaven
***and1/2 out of *****

The Philadelphia, PA based quartet Mannequin Pussy's newest release, I Got Heaven on Epitaph Records, is a mix of caterwauling aggression and soothing serenity as the band toys with rock subgenres and feels at home in all that they offer up throughout this confident record.  

Wednesday, June 12, 2024

New Song from Mike Nasa “Call Me Back (Keep It Steady)” with Dexter Eliot and Klara Zangerl

"Call Me Back (Keep It Steady)" is new song by Sacramento born, Berlin based, artist Mike Nasa in collaboration with Dexter Eliot and Klara Zangerl.


Check it out on soundcloud or youtube below:


Album Review: Grateful Dead - Dave's Pick's Volume 50: 5/3-4/77 Palladium NYC

Grateful Dead
Dave's Picks 50:
5/3&4/77 Palladium NYC
***and1/2 out of *****


Standard disclaimer: When reviewing the Dave's Picks series, and really any Grateful Dead release at this point, it needs to be noted that a lot of the truly great shows from the band have already been professionally released. (If new to the band, check out RtBE's Beginners Guide to The Grateful Dead Part's one and two.) With their vast back catalog on archive.org and all of their previous releases, the band's selections are running thin when it comes to must own, professionally released shows.

That said, this series still exists for a reason, obsessive fans (like RtBE) will always listen to anything from The Grateful Dead as Dave and his team continue to unearth rare gems.

Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Live Review: Fantastic Cat @ Brooklyn Made June 7th

Hey all, got a new review up @glidemag which you can read Right Chere!!!


It is of Fantastic Cat's record release show on Friday night June 7th at Brooklyn Made in Bushwick. 

The overarching feeling all night was fun, as the band was clearly living it up, as were the family and friends in the audience. RtBE loved Fantastic Cat's debut album, ranking it in our top five favorites of 2022, and will have a review of their newest up on the site soon.  

Support the band, buy the album, read the review and watch some video below from the band playing the next morning on NBC:

Album Review: Bonny Light Horseman - Keep Me on Your Mind/See You Free

Hey all, got a new review up @glidemag which you can read Right Chere!!!


It is of Bonny Light Horseman's newest release, the double album, Keep Me on Your Mind/See You Free.

Another excellent release from this great folk act. Loved their debut (which made our year end list) and their sophomore album (which made our top ten in 2022) and this is even better so expect RtBE to talk about it during our best of 2024 as well. 

Support the artists, buy the album, read the review, peep some video below:

Monday, June 10, 2024

Dylan Cover #634 Twin Ghost "One More Cup of Coffee"

In this ongoing Monday Series we will be exploring various artists versions of Bob Dylan song's. Today's tune is a cover by Twin Ghost playing "One More Cup of Coffee"



Friday, June 7, 2024

Full Show Friday: Todd Snider Live March 2007

We search the murky back waters of youtube to find full concerts and post them to the site weekly, come back every seven days to help us celebrate Full Show Friday's. These shows are of varying quality and may not be here for long so enjoy them while you can...As always, please support the artist every which way, but especially by seeing them live (if they are still playing)...This week...Todd Snider!