Friday, June 28, 2024

Full Show Friday: Circle Jerks - Live at the Peppermint Lounge (June 27th, 1981)

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...Circle Jerks!


Back to some classic West Coast Punk in NYC from Circle Jerks this week. 

Enjoy!


Thursday, June 27, 2024

New Song from Shawn Era "Pandemonium"

The Atlanta, GA based artist Shawn Era has a new tune out "Pandemonium"

Check it out below:

 

Album Review: Tozcos - Infernal

Tozcos
Infernal
***and1/2 out of *****

On their debut, 2018's Sueños Deceptivos the Santa Ana, CA based quartet Tozcos delivered a vibrating blast of punk energy as their Latinx aggression resonated with their razor wire riffs. The outfit continue in those styles ways with no frills punk rock on their follow up Infernal.

Wednesday, June 26, 2024

New Single from Boogie Monster "What A Feeling"

The Netherlands based outfit Boogie Monster have a new single out, "What A Feeling".


Check it out below:

Album Review: Band of Horses - Acoustic at The Ryman Vol II

Band of Horses
Acoustic at The Ryman Vol II
**and1/2 out of *****

To celebrate the ten year anniversary of Acoustic at The Ryman, Band of Horses uncovered a different acoustic show they recorded at the same venue in 2013 to release as Acoustic at The Ryman II. This new collection of acoustic songs are a bit more exploratory than the original and the lively crowd allow the band to dig in as they strip down. 

Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Hippie Death Cult Release New Video/Single of Nirvana Cover "Aneurysm"

The Portland, OR based Hippie Death Cult have released a new video/single for the groups cover of Nirvana's "Aneurysm"

Regarding the song Hippie Death Cult guitarist Eddie Brnabic comments:
“Laura (vocals, bass) and I grew up listening to Nirvana a ton back in the 90’s and had recently enjoyed revisiting their catalog, which sparked a renewed appreciation for them and their ethics as a band. When tinkering with cover song ideas for our live set last year, the idea of doing “Aneurysm” came up. It felt fun to play, so we didn’t overthink it and started adding it to our live set over the past year. We had a blast playing it live, often inviting friends up to sing with us and it always went over well with the audience. Once we got home from touring at the beginning of the 2024, we headed right into the studio to track a version of it just for the hell of it while it was still kinda fresh in our minds. Right after that I had gone into the studio to produce the new Spirit Mother album, so we had Armand Lance (vocalist of Spirit Mother) track some backing vocals for it, as he had frequently jumped on stage with us to perform it live when we were on the road together in 2023. It was real fun to do, hopefully that comes across. We tracked a couple of other covers that we’d been playing recently along with it that will also likely come out at some point.”

Check out the video of the cover below:

 

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!


Thursday, June 6, 2024

New Single/Video from Jungle Leez "Like I Really Care"

Born in Cameroon and now based in London, Jungle Leez has a new video and song "Like I Really Care".


Check out the track below:

Live Stream: The Concert at Michigan Central feat. Diana Ross, Jack White, Big Sean and more

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 live 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 and listening pleasure and as a way to help out the artists. 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.


The Concert at Michigan Central in Detroit, MI in honor of the station's historic reopening.

Stream the concert on Peacock tonight at 8:30pm, a replay will air June 9th at 7pm. 

To get in the mood here are some artists who will be playing. 


Album Review: Phish - The Spectrum '97

Phish 
The Spectrum '97
**** out of *****

The newest archival release from Vermont jamband titans Phish comes from one of the best tours of their career as The Spectrum '97 captures two shows from Philadelphia on back to back nights from the Fall 1997 tour. 

Wednesday, June 5, 2024

New Video/Single from Billie Zizi "A Picture of a Picture"

Edmonton based singer/songwriter Billie Zizi has a new video/single out for her song "A Picture of a Picture".

About the track Zizi states:
Even the most significant memories can slide into obscurity. [A Picture of a Picture] is about searching for the lost memory of love and finding it only in fragmented shadows. Like a ghost, longing paces the imprint of the heart and lives in the recesses of one's mind, dull and intractable, a diffused grief - AKA when you break up and you can barely remember their smile but you’re longing for that ecstasy in the sunshine, that young love feeling, oblivion.

Check out video below:

Album Review: Pearl Jam - Dark Matter

Pearl Jam
Dark Matter
***and1/2 out of *****

Back in 2020 Pearl Jam released Gigaton and RtBE asked what exactly is needed from a new Pearl Jam album, comparing that record to late era Rolling Stones releases. Since then, the Stones themselves released an album and we sorta asked the same thing. Now Pearl Jam returns with Dark Matter, bringing onboard the exact same producer the Stones used, and the questions continue.  

Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Album Review: Jesse Dayton - The Hard Way Blues

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


It is of Jesse Dayton's newest release The Hard Way Blues

RtBE reviewed his recent collaboration with Samantha Fish as he now follows that up with this effort, which is much more straight ahead. 

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

 

Happy 40th Anniversary to Bruce Springsteen's Born In The U.S.A.

Happy 40th Anniversary to Bruce Springsteen's Born In The U.S.A.


Monday, June 3, 2024

Dylan Cover #633 The Walker Brothers "Love Minus Zero/No Limit"

In this ongoing Monday Series we will be exploring various artists versions of Bob Dylan song's. Today's tune comes from The Walker Brothers and is a cover of "Love Minus Zero/No Limit".



Thought's on Original:
From the first time we tackled a cover of this song:
A personal gateway song, the first Dylan love offering that truly spoke to me was "Love Minus Zero/No Limit". It is an easy song to like, with it's sweet melody and one that gets deeper and deeper the more you contemplate the lyrics. Dylan uses some insane imagery to put true love into words with surreal phrasing that delivers the goods in a way that is tough to describe. In one sense, this is peak Dylan, moving with grace, describing things uniquely and just out of reach.  

Cover:


Thoughts on Cover Artist:
The is the first time we are hearing The Walker Brothers an LA based outfit from the 60's. A group RtBE missed in our travels. 

Thoughts on Cover:
This is an interesting one. On one hand it is way over done dramatically with a drawn out ending and string section, yet the flamenco accents really work, as do the vocals. An interesting cover that can go either way, listen to it yourself.