Friday, February 15, 2019

Full Show Friday: Ariana Grande Live at Amazon Prime Day 2018

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...Ariana Grande!

Each January RtBE does a Jazz showcase and judging by clicks, people aren't that into it, so for February we go pop during our Full Show Friday series to blatantly attract clicks. Fret not though, The Masters series is also focusing on The Beatles this month and will mix in some classic shows.

We here at RtBE could not identify one song from Ms. Grande, but we will gladly have people click here to check her set from Amazon Prime Day 2018 out. With Amazon pulling out of it's deal with NYC yesterday, this seems like a good day to showcase this particular set.


Thursday, February 14, 2019

Live Review: Thundercat @ The Blue Note NYC 2/13/19

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

It is of Thundercat's early show from last night at the Blue Note in NYC.

have reviewed Thundercat before, Drunk was quirky and cool but not very repeatable; truthfully I have not played it much since reviewing. Needless to say I was not prepared for how great a live show Stephen Bruner pulls off. He along with keyboardist Dennis Hamm and drummer Justin Brown were electric on the small stage.

Any fan of adventurous tunes need to check out this trio, you can try to get into some of the remaining shows at this Blue Note run, you will not be disappointed. I really hope they craft a live album from this stand as I would love to hear these tunes again.

Support the artist, read the review and peep some other live video of the trio below:

Frank Migliorelli & The Dirt Nappers New Single, "Only Here" Attacks NRA

With a new album set to be released on March 15th titled  The Things You Left Behind, Frank Migliorelli has released an important new single today titled "Only Here".

This is more then just a simple tune, which is obvious when you listen. It was inspired by the Parkland shooting massacre and is being released on the anniversary of those shootings.

In Frank's own words: "It is pretty sad that we have to have songs like this". More in depth, Frank has stated:
“I remember, Feb 15, 2018, - The day after the Parkland shootings- when I was standing on the subway platform, an intense feeling of sadness hit me. I really don't know what to say except I was just overwhelmed with grief and the disbelief and anger. Grief at the loss of life. Disbelief that we barely flinch every time a mass shooting happens. Anger that we let our gun policies get dictated by a bunch of thugs hiding behind some ancient constitutional amendment so they can protect their gun industry. Three days later, after a few 18 hour days in the studio, this song came out. This is war, and hopefully people will listen to this as rallying anthem.”
The song will be available to the general public for download and streaming at the following locations:


All proceeds from this song will be donated to Every Town for Gun Safety and the Sandy Hook Promise. This version features Tony Tino on bass, Sherryl Marshall on vocals, Daniel Weiss on organ, Thad DeBrock on guitar, and Tommy Diehl on drums. The track was mastered by Scott Anthony at Storybook Sound.

We were lucky enough to have interviewed Frank for his last release and will be reviewing his new album soon.

Be sure to catch him live and below is a solo acoustic version of "Only Here" with an intro which briefly describes his process with the new tune.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Jason Isbell & Father John Misty Co-Headlining June Tour

In the Father John Misty song "Mr. Tillman" he sings the line "Jason Isbell's here as well/And he seemed a little worried about you". Now Jason Isbell himself can keep close tabs on Mr. Tillman as the two will be co-headlining a cross country tour this June.

Both are RtBE Personal Favorites as we love Isbell's albums and shows while rating Misty's most recent album, God's Favorite Customer our favorite from last year, but have not yet seen him live.

That will change this June in Brooklyn as the pair play hour long sets each for the Celebrate Brooklyn show. Tickets can be obtained now through the artists pre-sale with the code: FJMISBELL
The full on-sale happens this Friday if the pre-sale sell out. It is going to be a fun night of tunes out in Brooklyn in June, or wherever you happen to catch this tour as Isbell and Misty are two of the best songwriters going today. Below are some live videos to prep for the show:

June 6 – San Diego – Cal Coast Open Air Theatre $ + 
June 7 – Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl $ + 
June 8 – Berkeley, CA – The Greek Theatre At UC Berkeley $ + 
June 9 – Bend, OR – Les Schwab Amphitheater $ + 
June 11 – Redmond, WA – Marymoor Park $ + 
June 14 – Minneapolis, MN – The Armory $ + 
June 15 – Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion $ + 
June 16 – Milwaukee, WI – BMO Harris Pavilion $ + 
June 17 – Detroit, MI – Fox Theatre $ + 
June 19 – Brooklyn, NY – BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival $ + 
June 20 – Canandaigua, NY – CMAC $ + 
June 21– Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion $ + 
June 22 – Philadelphia, PA – Metropolitan Opera House $ + 
June 24 – Richmond, VA – Altria Theater $ + 
June 25 – Cary, NC – Koka Booth Amphitheater $ *
June 27 – Irving, TX – Pavilion At Toyota Music Factory $ + 
June 28 – Houston, TX – White Oak Lawn $ + 
June 29 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center $ + 
$ – Father John Misty
* – Jade Bird
+ – Erin Rae
^Unless otherwise specified.

Album Review: Endless Floods - Circle The Gold

Endless Floods
Circle The Gold
**and1/2 out of *****

The doom metal band Endless Floods newest effort is a move towards more melodic travelings from 2017's more drone laden II. The French trio still lumber and take their time getting anywhere, Circle of Gold is two tracks running over forty minutes, but now the group inserts flashes of hope among the sonic rubble.

The band (Stéphane Miollan - Bass & Vocals Simon Bédy - Guitar Benjamin Sablon - Drums) crawl ahead, opening up with the huge drum hits of the title track before vocal wails are buried under the trudging sound. The effort devolves into sparse feedback and the odd cymbal drum hit about six minutes in before slowly and blissfully climbing up the muddy banks to evolve into a dense buzz laden beast standing on two legs around the eleven minute mark. The track brings back distorted screams from Miollan, but vocals act more as sonic tapestry, deciphering the words is impossible but the title track climbs high to close, finishing on a positive note.

The follow up "Seeds" continues the assault with layers of feedback drums and low end to break upon the eardrum like waves as the trio sail towards brighter skies. The same pattern is back as the song empties into sparseness around the six minute mark again, with just a drum and various notes of a guitar keeping the song afloat before things turn around. The difference this time is the guitars hold course while the drums of Sablon take the lead moving in different directions to right the ship. Their are both ominous sojourns and noise interludes over the twenty minute adventure but the style remains the same.     

Endless Floods are moving towards a more inclusive sound with their doom laden, slow numbers and there is a sense of coming out of the darkness on these two tracks. That said, it is not the easiest to digest if you are not a fan of this style of metal. Those who enjoy the plodding, loud, mammoth simple structures will find the rumblings soothing Circle The Gold's sheer force of sound.
Support the band, buy the album (the album will be released Friday 2/15) while FVTV Recordings has posted the full album for you to preview now:

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Live Review: Yola @ Rockwood Music Hall 2/6/19

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

It is of Yola's NYC debut last Wednesday Night at Rockwood Music Hall in Manhattan.

We covered almost everything there is to say in the piece, but this felt much more like an industry showcase as opposed to a show. Not that it is a bad thing, but perhaps it was the early set time or the groups of people who knew each other, or short set had a different feel then most shows.

Yola is a dynamic singer though who will certainly be making a name for herself very shortly.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Dinosaur Jr. (Somehow) Top Japanese Charts in 2019

In one of the most bizarre music stories in the last few years, one of RtBE's Personal Favorites Dinosaur Jr. has somehow beat out the likes of Arianna Grande to top the Japanese charts last week.  Yes, you are awake, yes, this is 2019.

Thanks to our friend Noah for send us this amazing story. Kotaku dives into the mystery but it is official, "Over Your Shoulder", a song which was never released as a single, never had a video made, and was part of an album released in 1994, is number one in Japan, based on youtube views. 

The track from 1994's Without A Sound is a fine, typical Dino Jr tune, if a bit dull compared to the bands other outings, but then again Without A Sound isn't our favorite album of theirs. A few years ago we ran down our rankings of the trio's records for a Glide and it was towards the bottom.

We also did a feature where we selected one song from each of the bands records to showcase. "Over Your Shoulder" didn't make that one either as we chose "I Don't Think So" from Without A Sound.

Pretty crazy story (got to love the Japanese keeping it weird) but this along with Tidal's fudging makes the charts seem a little suspect. However, if this gets Dinosaur Jr. a headlining tour of Japan ala Spinal Tap when "Sex Farm" hit it big, that would be a hell of story.