Friday, November 09, 2007

"480 Minutes" -11/9/07 - new Sigur Ros, Hives, Tullycraft

Today's program will feature ticket giveaways for Great Northern/Robbers on High Street/ Low Sea Roar @ Bottom of the Hill on 11/9 (that's tonight, and it's "all ages") and The Warlocks/ Darker My Love/ The Otherside @ Bottom of the Hill on 11/16. Get in touch when you hear songs by any of those bands on the station and you just might win yourself a pair of tickets to their show.

Today there will be guests on the program -- the Seattle band Smile Brigade will be stopping by to tell tour tales and play us acoustic versions of a couple of their songs. They've had 3 songs in rotation here over the last couple of years, so it will be a real treat to have them here. They should be on the air at about 3pm Pacific Time, make sure to tune in and then check them out tonight at Kimo's.

Thanks to everyone who came out and danced at The Rumble @ Harlot this week, that was a lot of fun, and I'm feeling a little more comfortable doing the dance-DJ thing. A little. Special thanks to IndiePopRocks Elise, Rosemary Pepper, and Jimmy Little, my co-DJs for the evening. The Rumble Round 3 will be on Wednesday, December 5th, which is also the first night of Channukah, so gifts are encouraged.

Today's show will feature new stuff from Sigur Rós (Iceland), Wussy (Cincinnati, OH), Liars (Loas Angeles, CA), The Rumble Strips (UK), The Hives (Sweden), T.H. White (New York), Derek Webb (Nashville, TN), The Selfish Gene (Madison, WI), Tullycraft (Seattle, WA.), A Place To Bury Strangers (New York), Ms. Manners (Knoxville, TN), Pine Hill Haints (AL), Frank Turner (UK), and Bob Dylan covers from the soundtrack of the new Todd Haynes film I'm Not There including Sonic Youth, Karen O. (of Yeah Yeah Yeahs), and Stephen Malkmus (Portland, OR).

Today's show will also feature a bunch of early Elvis Costello material. Misty & I were two of the fortunate few who go to see him, along with the original musicians who played on his debut album, My Aim Is True, perform the whole album in order last night at the Great American Music Hall. The event was a benefit for a non-profit organization, The Richard de Lone Special Housing Project, (, whose goal is to build a state-of-the-art residential care facility for Prader-Willi children and adults in the greater Bay Area. Prader-Willi Syndrome is a rare chromosomal disorder that is the leading genetic cause of morbid obesity. Due to the extreme difficulties that people with Prader-Willi face as they grow older, it is inevitable that Richie will end up in a residential care facility. Austin and his wife Lesley have vowed to do what they can to make Richard’s (and others with PWS) life better.

The show itself was spectacular. EC sounded great and told stories and was his usual, charming self. The Marin band Clover backed him, and they sounded perfect, too. Of course, since most of them (only the drummer was missing from the original lineup, and he was replaced by Attractions and Imposters drummer Pete Thomas) played on the album, it makes sense that it sounded perfect. Together they performed My Aim is True in it's entirety, in order. For an encore they did "Watching The Detectives," which did not appear on the the initial UK release of the album. Costello followed the album set with a solo acoustic set of material written no later than 1977, mainly songs that didn't make it onto My Aim is True, then was rejoined by Clover for more early Costello compositions plus a Clover song or two, and the show ended with Nick Lowe's "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace Love And Understanding," which most people now assume to be an EC song (kinda like Jimi Hendrix with "All Along The Watchtower," and Blondie with "Hanging on the Telephone," since they recorded the definitive, popular versions).

Please tune in to today's edition of "480 Minutes" which runs live from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific Time every Friday. Except the last two. Today you can once again request songs via:

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Recent Gig Photos...

Upcoming Bay Area Gigs of Interest:
*Redd Kross @ Slim's 11/9

#Great Northern/ Robbers on High Street/ Low Sea Roar @ Bottom of the Hill 11/9

Of Montreal/ Grand Buffet/ MGMT @ Great American Music Hall 11/12

The Walkmen @ The Independent 11/13

Magnet @ Cafe du Nord 11/13

BAGeL Radio Presents...

#**Warlocks/ Darker My Love/ The Otherside @ Bottom of the Hill 11/16 buy tickets

Travis/ Maximo Park @ The Warfield 11/20

BAGeL Radio Presents...

The Rumble: Indie Rock Dance Night @ Harlot 12/5 (free w/ RSVP)

BAGeL Radio Presents...

#**Ex-Boyfriends (CD release)/ Audio Out Send (CD release)/ 20 Minute Loop @ Bottom of the Hill 12/13 buy tickets

* = I'm there
** = I'm DJing

# = win tickets during "480 Minutes"

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