Friday, March 23, 2012

"480 Minutes" - new Lee Ranaldo

It's Friday and I'm in a crappy mood.  Why? Because so many shit records crossed my desk these past couple of weeks that it made me wonder if, perhaps, the radio promo companies and labels had conspired to pull a joke on me.  Yes, that bad.  Top that off with finding myself out and about in stores and restaurants and bars hearing seriously corporate 80s "smooth music" tripe like Billy Ocean and Loggins & Messina -- it's like punk rock never happened -- I have to take a deep breath and remind myself that these things go in cycles, and right now we are once again circling the yacht rock drain.

In more pleasant news, some folks are still making great music!

Today's show will feature new tunes by Dinosaur Feathers (New York, NY), Housse De Racket (Paris, France), Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth), Miike Snow (Stockholm, Sweden), Mirel Wagner (Finland via Ethiopia), The Shins (Portland, OR), Tanlines (New York, NY), The Ting Tings (Salford, England) and Wave Sleep Wave (New York, NY).

Please get in touch during the show:

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Bay Area Gig eList (upcoming Bay Area shows of interest)

Lost In The Trees/ Poor Moon/ Yellow Ostrich @ Bottom of the Hill 3/23 buy tickets
Say Anything/ Fake Problems/ Kevin Devine/ The Front Bottoms @ Regency Grand 3/24
*The Magnetic Fields @ Fox Theater (Oakland) 3/24
The Ting Tings @ The Fillmore 3/25
White Rabbits/ Gull @ The Independent 3/26
*Dirty Ghosts/ Chapter 24 (UK) @ The Hemlock Tavern 3/28
Fun. @ The Independent 3/28 sold the fuck out
*Fun. @ Bottom of the Hill 3/29 sold the fuck out
Ferocious Few @ Great American 3/29
SF "Stone Soup" Festival @ Rickshaw Stop 3/30 buy tickets
Young Prisms/ Terry Malts/ Cold Showers @ Bottom of the Hill 3/31 buy tickets
Kathleen Edwards/ Hannah Georgas @ Great American 3/31

*The Wedding Present/ Pinky Piglets @ The Independent 4/1 buy tickets
Sleepy Sun @ Amoeba Music (Haight Street, 6pm) 4/3
The Polyphonic Spree @ Great American 4/3
Heartless Bastards @ The Fillmore 4/5
*Swervedriver @ Slim's 4/6
The Frail/ Young Digerati/ 8th Grader/ Bruises @ Bottom of the Hill 4/6 buy tickets
* = We're there
** = We're DJing (aka miss this and die)
# = win tickets during "480 Minutes"

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