Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Tomorrow: Rubblebucket @ Beachland Ballroom

It’s fun looking back and seeing my post from 2011 talking about taking a chance on an unknown band named Rubblebucket.  Then seeing them again in 2016 solidified their spot in my must-see list of touring bands. I’ve loved every album release since.  Now’s your chance - they’ll be at the Beachland Ballroom tomorrow!

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Opening is a somewhat similar alt-pop band from And The Kids.  Should be a nice compliment!

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Monday, November 26, 2018

Tomorrow: Amy Ray @ EJ Thomas Hall

I hate to say it, but Amy has always been my favorite Indigo Girl.  Her songwriting, her politics, her “punk” has always been appreciated.  I was surprised to see her booked at Akron’s EJ Thomas Hall, but hopefully it’ll be the same setup as the Michelle Malone show I saw back there in 2016.  Check out her new video and Scene article below.


"For more than 30 years, the Indigo Girls have been examining differences. ‘What separates me from you,’ asks singer-guitarist Amy Ray in ‘Tried to Be True,’ a track from the group’s 1989 self-titled major label debut. The pair have been longtime advocates, using their songwriting as a platform to explore a variety of topics and shine a light on different perspectives and important commentary.

Holler, the recently released solo album from Ray, finds the veteran artist continuing to dissect the world around her. ‘Sure Feels Good Anyway,’ which leads off the record, grapples with the divide that sometimes exists right outside of the front door for Ray in her hometown of Dahlonega, GA."

(Via Amy Ray Embraces Country and Draws From Her Punk-ish Past for Her New Solo Album | Scene and Heard: Scene's News Blog.)

Opening will be Chastity Brown.  A new name for me, but I’m liking everything I’m seeing so far.

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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Video Day #tzachill

Christine and the Queens continues to charm me, particularly with this video for The Walker.  Mike Edel, who you may remember from my last house concert, has a new video out for Challenger.  I recently posted the video for Baby by Clean Bandit on a #tzaupbeat post, but their acoustic version is worth the repeat!

Bonus:  Dan Bern’s been relatively quiet recently, but has recently dropped 2 videos: Take The Guns Away” and America Without the People.

Article: CDs Are Dead! ...Or Are They?

Cd dvdAs we go into our holiday shopping season, one would think… 

"Although CD sales are far from what they once were, there’s still a healthy demand for what has now become a premium priced product with a large profit margin. According to Billboard, the A Star Is Born soundtrack moved 111,000 CD albums, while Eminem’s Kamikaze sold 68,000, and Greta Van Fleet’s Anthem Of the Peaceful Army sold 47,000 so far."

(Via CDs Are Dead! ...Or Are They? - hypebot.)

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Video Day #tzaupbeat

Little Dragon goes MMO with their new video for Lover Chanting, preceding their new EP Lover Chanting on 11/9.  Clean Bandit tapped Marina & the Diamonds (!) and Luis Fonsi for their new video for Baby.  Carly Rae Jepsen is finally making her way back after her much lauded 2015 release with the new single and video for Party For One.

Bonus:  Oberhofer hams it up in this retro-tinged video for Dreamt.  I’m hoping this means there’s a new video and tour in the works!