ARNO – Just An Old Motherfucker…

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Arno
at 66 he’s the Belgian Godfather
of blues, rock, chanson & much more…
Inspired throughout his career by many
from Captain Beefheart to Jacques Brel
from Serge Gainsbourg to Tom Waits, but
mostly fueled by his own, restless muse…

… an old motherfucker ageing in style
with authentic grooves & funky stories
food for the heart and for the soul…
with tons of cynical self-contemplation
one of the last European Cowboys

ARNO: Discography – Website – Facebook – Twitter

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From his brand new album ‘Human Incognito’

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Yesterday in Amsterdam – alive and kicking… (pic by TUTV!)

FUN LOVIN’ CRIMINALS’ Debut Album Turns 20…

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Fun Lovin’ Criminals
three wannabe NYC gangsters
came to start a big party
twenty years ago on
20 February 1996 …

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…with debut album Come Find Yourself
from hip-hop to rock, from blues to soul
and anything danceable in between –
while the Criminals are touring
to celebrate their firstborn
we’ll start a fiesta here
with my three favorite jams…

FUN LOVIN’ CRIMINAL – mega cool flow…

SCOOBY SNACKS – you can’t have a party without this killer…

SMOKE ‘EM – relaxing weed groove for the early hours of a new day…

FUN LOVIN’ CRIMINALS: Website – Facebook Twitter

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It’s weekend!
Come find yourself
and have fun’ like
a criminal in 1996…

 

 

SEVEN IN THE MIX! 2016 – Weekend 20/21 February…

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Seven intoxicating crackers that will make
you scream out loud the whole weekend long!
Yes, party time…again!


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1/ ‘Bit The Bullet’ by NERVE BUTTON
Let’s kick off this weekend’s edition with a psycho punk rock sledgehammer –
crushing havoc to wake up your neighbours with a grin on your face.
Work: brand new cassette here via Shake! Records
Home: Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
NerveBUTTON
NERVE BUTTON: Bandcamp

2/ ‘Choke’ by THE MODESTS
Monstrous guitars injected grooves celebrating the heavy rockin’ part of last century and angry roars about the lack of quality between men, women & everyone else – score!
Home: Glasgow, Scotland
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THE MODESTS: Website – Facebook – Twitter

3/ ‘Stop Acting Crazy’ by SOME GIFTS
These L.A. noisemakers know precisely how to electrify a highly catchy melody with tons
of fully charged energy, intensity & frontman Vic Lazar’s monumental voice – gigantic!
Album: debut LP ‘Win Instantly’ – out 12 March…
Home: Los Angeles, California
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SOME GIFTS: Bandcamp – Facebook – Twitter

4/ I Should’ve Known by NARROW PLAINS
Acoustic driven folk rock passion fueled with rollin’ rhythms, swirling chords and agitated
vocals – thunderous lead single from their first full length body of excellent work…
Album: brand new self-titled debut out now – on iTunes
Home: London, UK
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NARROW PLAINS: Website – Facebook – Twitter

5/ ‘Flicker Out & Fade’ by ANDREW ADKINS
Captivating & bluesy Americana singer-songwriter & multi-instrumentalist with one
of the many highlights on his soulful new album – a sonic pearl to embrace on repeat…
Work: brand new LP ‘Glass Castles’– on iTunes
Home: Nashville, Tennessee
Andrew Adkins
ANDREW ADKINS: Website – Facebook – Twitter

6/ ‘Morning Pages’ by THE ORANGE KYTE
This fresh experimental music project generates repetitive reverbed psych grooves
that will infiltrate your mind slowly but surely – surrender is the only option…
Home: British Columbia
OrangeKyte
THE ORANGE KYTE: Bandcamp – Facebook – Twitter

7/ ‘Groovy Kind Of Stonedness’ by MY FRIEND PETER
German-speaking artist singing in English with a French titled album & creating highly fetching & lazy psych moods to get completely lost in… now that’s a discovery!
Work: new full cassette ‘Entre Les Trous De La Mémoire’ – explore it on Bandcamp
while daydreaming on your couch this weekend…
Home: Graz, Austria
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MY FRIEND PETER: Facebook

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See/hear you next week, music junkies…

Soul Legend MAVIS STAPLES sings NICK CAVE – Here’s ‘JESUS LAY DOWN BESIDE ME’…

18 February 2016

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Soul legend Mavis Staples (76)
releases new album tomorrow
Livin’ On A High Note

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One of the songs was written
by Nick Cave
they both got the soul
they both got the blues…
seems like a natural
collaboration to me…
Jesus Lay Down Beside Me
song and performance
are intense & honest
with fear and hope…
for heart and mind
untouchable beauty…


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When the lady sings the blues

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For Mavis…

STATIC ! Soulful Hip Pop Euphony…

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Band: STATIC
Who/home: Fresh, hip R&B pop songwriting duo Anthony Taibi
and Logan Baker from Atlanta, Georgia
Track: WON’T BEG – from brand new debut EP ‘About Time‘…
Score: A damn cool smoky night club contrabass (makes me think of ‘Stand By Me’
by Ben E. King) starts the addictive rhythm of an irresistibly relaxing melody that will
seduce you throughout the song. When hand claps and a smooth synth piano join in
with upbeat vocals floating all over it you just know that you’ll whistle this catchy tune
all day long. Feel free to absorb this mesmerizing brainworm completely while the
singer has an argument with his lover. Soulful hip pop euphony, richly colored by
a pair of highly talented white musicians with soulful black voices.
It’s a hit as we know it!…

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STATIC: Bandcamp – Website – Twitter

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ISOBEL CAMPBELL & MARK LANEGAN – The Beauty and The Beast…

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Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan
A belle and a beast
A voice for the sun &
one for the darkness
yet so beautiful together…
Voices for the stars with
Ballad Of The Broken Seas
from the same titled
2006 album…

I bring you a tale of the broken seas
and I’m drowning in whisky and beer
my doctor reports if I don’t stop soon
I’ll drown in an ocean of tears

I looked to you and saw my desire
went from the frying pan into the fire
surrendered to sorrow and was undone
now I’m praying that it won’t be long

we fucked up the sun into kingdom come
you are under my blood and my skin
living life at each other’s throats
in the gilded sailboat of sin

ours was an ocean to swim around in
ours was an ocean I should have drowned in
my doctor reports that we must be strong
but I’m praying that it won’t be long

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MAGIC SHOPPE ! Euphoric Dosis of Reverbed Guitar Swagger…

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Band: MAGIC SHOPPE
Who/Home: notorious, mind-bending Boston (Massachusetts) noisemakers producing,
as they claim themselves, ‘Hypnotic Reverb Rock’
Track: SALVENTIUS – lead track from their brand new & dazzling ‘Interstellar Car Crash’ E​.​P. (Bandcamp link below)
Score: Frontman Josiah Webb says he likes the sound of a guitar with an amazing amount of cavernous reverb on it. Trust me, he’s not lying. From the very second Salventius‘ first chords turn into that multilayered, inflammable guitar swagger you just know that this fervid sonic brainworm will settle itself, without asking, in your head for several spins.
That mighty quaking jingle jangle groove came here to stay. I don’t know about the Celtics but I’m damn sure Magic Shoppe will get to the play-offs and they’ll soundtrack it, along the way, with big mind-blowing bangs…

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Here’s some extra doses of spacey guitar vibes with
the highly swirling Interstellar Car Crash E​.P. in full…

MAGIC SHOPPE: Website – Twitter – Instagram

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THE JAM – No 1 On UK Singles Chart On 16 February 1982…

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THE JAM
The legendary mod punk rockers
went straight to the top spot
in the UK with double A-side single
A TOWN CALLED MALICE and PRECIOUS
the beginning of the end…

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on 16 February 1982
for 3 consecutive weeks…
their third No 1 in the UK
(after Going Underground and Start!
and one more to follow: Beat Surrender)

– PRECIOUS –

– A TOWN CALLED MALICE

From their final album The Gift – released 12 March 1982…

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THE JAM – Biography – Discography

AFTERNOON MEN ! Instant Knockout Stroke…

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Band: AFTERNOON MEN
Who/home: fresh, swirling 5-piece strong combo based in New York, New York
Members: Nick Fowler (vocals, guitar), William Biondi (guitar), Dan Adler (bass),
Harris Tartell (keyboard, guitar) and James Cimina (drums)
Track: THE BOOKS IN HER CLOSET
Score: A wall-of-ecstatic-guitar-euphoria intro, immediately followed by solid cool
vocals and a big chorus will blow you away before you can beg “who is this?” with your mouth wide open. Only 40 seconds in and you know this is a striking cracker! Explosive stuff, richly colored! And some rousing hot vintage rock & roll riffs, in the middle, will hypnotize you completely. Don’t even try to resist this towering swagger. Yes, ladies
and gentlemen, we have an instant knockout winner. Hail hail…


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AFTERNOON MEN: Website – Facebook – Twitter

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Mirror, mirror on the wall…