Record Store Day came and went somewhat uneventfully for most of us, the highlights being: TBlas turning 30 years old, Twitter aflame in RSD shout-outs, and David Bowie re-re-releasing a pair of 7″ Singles packaged together for the first time since 1979 (originally released separately in ’65).
It’s 2013. Vampire Weekend released Contra (their second album) in 2010. Finally, May 14th, fans will have a third and wonderful album to cycle into their playlists.
It was my inaugural trip to The Burren in Somerville’s Davis Square – the brisk afternoon had consisted mainly of eating guacamole and drinking exceptional margaritas in tribute to “France V. Mexico: The Battle of Puebla“ and the last time America was invaded by a European power – but now, as night was quickly reclaiming possession of our […]
It’s been a strange week at PaisleyTunes East. We’re still around and we are still listening to tunes. Thanks for everyone’s concern. Today I’m playing some upbeat pop by The Bicycles – whatever it takes to get back into the pre-summer groove. The Bikes are a Canadian quintet who recently reformed after “an indefinite hiatus” […]
Hark PaisleyReaders, I had a fantastic weekend! It was great for Pac-12 Basketball, great for music, and great for food. Overall Rating: A+ I was invited by an a intrepid friend and music-lover to the Strangefolk Reunion at the Paradise Rock Club in Boston, MA, and while I rarely venture beyond the carefully crafted & highly […]
The PaisleyBlog is mourning the loss of Jason Molina (Magnolia Electric Co. & Songs: Ohia) who passed away Saturday at the age of 39. As I sit at my desk throughout the week, collecting bits & scraps of music I’m hopeful the PaisleyReaders will enjoy, I’m occasionally struck by a clever tune or elegant lyric […]
The readers of the PaisleyJournal are most likely not tracking the day to day affairs of Justin Bieber. I, for one, hold everything produced by the tabloids at arms length, with two pinched & horrified fingertips, as if disposing of some rank and bloody maggot infested carcass. I cannot stand the soul-sucking leaches and whorish media trolls […]
Finding new music is not always a straight forward experience, sometimes it requires a little bit of reverse engineering. Take, for example, the previous PaisleyPosts on Attila, The Last Names, and (future post) Giant Giant Sand, bands that are tangentially connected to Billy Joel, Bishop Allen, Howie Gelb & (more recently) Brian Lopez. The tracing of creative […]
What do you have when you mix five horn players (one saxophone, one trumpet, one bass trumpet, one trombone, and one sousaphone), three drummers (one percussionist, one drummer, and one dhal player), and a bit of sun (one Sunny Jain, and one Sonny Singh)? Bhangra g0-g0 superstars Red Baraat, the number one act on the […]
The snow fell the duration of the weekend. We hid ourselves away Friday, peering through smeared window panes, as inches upon inches of crystalized oblivion piled upon the landscape. With the snowfall came statewide directorials: NO DRIVING… until Sunday morning. No problem. Our plans were few; Saunter to Harvard Square’s newest nickelodeon, The Sinclair, and […]
Act One, Scene One (Duke Orsino’s Palace): Enter Duke Orsino, Curio, and other Lords (Musicians Attending): Duke Orsino: If music be the food of love.. play on; Give me excess of it, that, surfeiting, the appetite may sicken, and so die.
Seems the folks over at Joyful Noise have produced another beautiful box set and, as is their tradition, it’s a limited edition (naturally). What’s special about this one? It’s Kishi Bashi! JN‘s exciting description: Announcing… three elaborate 7″ singles from Kishi Bashi! Each of the three releases features a single from Kishi Bashi‘s acclaimed debut […]