#804 – the book about my idle plot on a vague anxiety by toe

I was reading a subreddit about Sigur Ros and Godspeed You! Black Emperor. Someone asked for more artists along the same lines which sparked the inevitable argument about whose tastes are more refined and why everybody else is wrong about this or that. Generally a conversation like that culminates in someone calling someone else aContinue reading “#804 – the book about my idle plot on a vague anxiety by toe”

#803 – Malik by Lafayette Afro Rock Band

Another stellar recommendation from my go-to source for old soul, funk and reggae artists. It seems like I’ve heard this band sampled a fair amount. Or maybe they’re just someone who I’ve heard before without realizing it. Either way, great stuff that really evokes the 1970s, which is probably not a valid statement from somebodyContinue reading “#803 – Malik by Lafayette Afro Rock Band”

#802 – Shapeshifter by Marcy Playground

When I was young, the way music was publicized through radio and traditional media often did a disservice to to the artist and the album as a whole. There are so many albums from back then where the single that the label chose was not necessarily representative of the bulk of the work. For thatContinue reading “#802 – Shapeshifter by Marcy Playground”

#801 – Sweet Oblivious Antidote by Perpetual Groove

I’ve been delving further into the jam scene recently. It’s taken me a long time to get into anyone other than Phish or the Dead, but I’ve slowly discovered a bunch more jammy artists that are cool and unique, and can do interesting things in a live setting. A buddy of mine had previously suggestedContinue reading “#801 – Sweet Oblivious Antidote by Perpetual Groove”

#798 – Smooth Big Cat by DOPE LEMON

I was reading a column from the Spin website series “5 albums I can’t live without” featuring the Lumineers’ Wesley Schultz. This one was the only one of his five that I didn’t know, and the others included a few of my favorites, so of course I had to know what this fifth selection ofContinue reading “#798 – Smooth Big Cat by DOPE LEMON”

#796 – The Adventures of Panama Red by New Riders of the Purple Sage

Up next in my perusal of supporting acts from classic Grateful Dead concert posters, the country-rock stylings of New Riders of the Purple Sage. I had heard the title track from this album over the years, but never bothered to explore their catalog in any serious way. This is the kind of country music thatContinue reading “#796 – The Adventures of Panama Red by New Riders of the Purple Sage”

#795 – Bola Sete at the Monterey Jazz Festival by Bola Sete

I was looking at this website that sells vintage concert posters, specifically Grateful Dead ones, when I started to notice all of the acts that they shared the stage with who I was not familiar with at all. Upon some minor examination, it really dawned on me how eclectic some of these classic shows were.Continue reading “#795 – Bola Sete at the Monterey Jazz Festival by Bola Sete”