Friday, June 26, 2009

"480 Minutes" - Rich Trott's Birthday Edition

Yes, it's true, some 1400 songs crossed my desk this month. And there are still packages to be opened. Sadly, as has been the case in recent months, most of the submissions were not worth the time or effort. Within the toxic stew of faux punk, weak post-techno hangover drivel, "Ska" bands that have clearly never heard of Derrick Morgan nor perhaps even 2 Tone, plus some limp Americana (get over it, it's country, even with highfalutin whiney-ass lyrics), there were some quality releases.

Atop of the gem list is the new album from Future Of The Left (Cardiff, Wales), whose debut a couple of years ago was very good, and this one is even better. Also new stuff today from Jets Overhead (Victoria, BC, Canada), Kasabian (Leicester, England), The Minus 5 (Seattle, WA) and Young Fresh Fellows (Seattle, WA), Ohbijou (Toronto, Canada), Peggy Sue (Brighton, England), The Rural Alberta Advantage (Toronto, Canada), Samantha Crain & The Midnight Shivers (Shawnee, OK), Street Sweeper Social Club (Los Angeles, CA), Those Darlins (Murfreesboro, TN), White Rabbits (Brooklyn, NY), and Wilco (Chicago, IL).

Today the show begins a 30 minutes early (experiment!): 8:30 a.m. Pacific Time (11:30 a.m. Eastern, 18:30 in the UK). Please tune in today and every Friday to 480 Minutes and let me know if you like the earlier time slot, might prefer it start even earlier, or if you prefer it the old way.

At about 2 p.m. there will be a special section of the show called "Trott's Treats," in honor of the big birthday of long-time friend to the station and Palace Family Steak House leader Rich Trott. PFSH is responsible for the first and still best BAGeL Radio jingle ever recorded. Happy birthday, Rich!

Recent Gig Photos:

Bay Area Gig eList (upcoming shows of interest):

6/26 Wilco @ Mountain Winery
6/26 Wilco @ The Greek Theatre (Berkeley)
6/27 Cursive/ Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band/ Box Elders @ Great American
6/30 The B-52's/ The 88 @ Mountain Winery

**7/1 The Rumble @ Harlot featuring resident DJ BAGeL Ted, guest DJ Eddy Bauer, and intimate live mini-sets by Local Natives (Los Angeles) and Oona (Oakland) RSVP here for free admission

7/2 Berlin @ Marin County Fairgrounds
7/2 Howard Jones @ Red Devil Lounge
*7/2 Strange Boys/ Coathangers/ Mantles/ Splinters @ The Hemlock Tavern
7/3 Coathangers/ Strange Boys/ Pillowfights/ Nodzzz @ Nickel City Arcade (San Jose)
7/8 Duran Duran @ Mountain Winery
7/9 Old 97s @ The Fillmore
7/9 Destroyer @ Annie's Social Club
7/11 Death Cab For Cutie/ Andrew Bird/ Ra Ra Riot @ The Greek (Berkeley)
*7/13 The Veils/Foreign Born/ The Others Girls @ Bottom of the Hill
7/15 Tears For Fears/ Wainwright @ Mountain Winery
7/18 Three Mile Pilot/ Optiganally Yours @ Bottom of the Hill
7/21 Pat Benatar/ Blondie/ The Donnas @ Mountain Winery
7/23 De La Soul @ The Fillmore
7/24 Of Montreal @ Fox Theatre Oakland
7/28 Jarvis Cocker @ The Fillmore
*7/28 Future Of The Left @ Bottom of the Hill
7/30 Warlocks @ Bottom of the Hill
*8/1 Heavenly States/ French Miami/ Railcars/ 60-Watt Kid @ Cafe du Nord

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