Here is the message I got from Beatman of Voodoo Rhythm Records:
C.W. STONEKING USA TOUR…… BE THERE !!!!! The amazing C.W. stoneking from Melbourne Australia is on tour in the USA. You have to see that.. it’s hobo Blues, Delta pre 2nd world war blues.. and he’s simply AMAZING !!!! Go please go and see this man and he gonna change your life forever.
If the name sound familiar that is because Mr. Stoneking was featured on Orange Alert back in August. This is his first tour of the states.
6th LOS ANGELES, Hotel Café
7th LOS ANGELES, Hotel Cafe
8th AUSTIN, Scoot Inn
9th LAFAYETTE, Blue Moon Café
10th NEW ORLEANS, DBA’s
18th NEW YORK, Banjo Jim’s
19th ROSENDALE, Rosendale Cafe
20th NEW YORK, Rockwood Music Hall
21st PHILADELPHIA, Johnny Brendas
22nd, NEW YORK, Pete’s Candy Store
26th, TORONTO, Drake Hotel TBC
Listen to: Bad Luck Everywhere I Go (mp3)
Formed in 2005 by singer/songwriter Shawn Jones (Something Happened, Larks & Owls) and a revolving cast of several longtime friends, The Lovely Sparrows is the culmination of over a decade of musical growth and collaboration.
With The Lovely Sparrows' debut LP, Bury The Cynics, Jones has penned his most accomplished and ambitious songs to date. Meticulously written and recorded over the last year, Bury The Cynics marries lyrical pop sensibilities with Jones' formal composition training. Bury The Cynics is set for release on July 8th, 2008 by Abandoned Love Records and The Rebel Group.
The Lovely Sparrows will be performing April 10th at the Tractor Tavern in Seattle.
Listen to: Department of Forseeable Outcomes (mp3)
Listen to: Eu Gusto (mp3)
The Peel Back: Moby Ambient (Instinct Records, 1993)
The release of Moby's latest album Last Night finds me revisiting everything that I enjoyed about Moby back in the day. I mean way back, pre-Play Moby, in fact tonight I am going back to 1993. Ambient was Moby's second album, and it title was fitting in some aspect, but in others it was slightly deceiving. Ambient music is typically filled with drone and repetition, to slowly fills the room and floats for hours. Moby's version of Ambient is music more rhythmic and danceable. He is really creating a form of techno light, techno for the chill-out after party. If you picked this album up in 1996, expecting to hear something similar to what Aphex Twin had achieved with his ambient album, you may have been pleasantly surprised. You may have been dancing instead of dreaming. Moby is consistently changes his sound, but as he progressed and delves into new sounds and forms, Ambient remains a hidden gem in his early collection.