Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Wilco Taken Away

A well-bearded Wilco pops up on Vincent Moon's excellent La Blogotheque, a French blog dedicated to "Take Away Shows" in random public places like an alley or a park. Wilco performs "Country Disappeared" off of last year's lukewarm Wilco (the Album), but its slo-mo country-soul is making me want to go back and reassess that record. Check it below:

Wilco - Country Disappeared - A Take Away Show from La Blogotheque on Vimeo.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Monday, March 15, 2010

Episode 13: SXSW Edition

[via cosmic dust]

The clouds have parted and the sun is a-shining in the ATX. We're done wandering and pondering through winter's desert, and we have finally arrived at that most hallowed week: South By Southwest. Here's a special WS podcast, featuring ten acts I most excited to see at SXSW. This one's a mixtape, free from my usual chatter. Check SXSW for official showcases, and Showlist Austin for unofficial (read: free, fun, and boozed up) day shows. Tracklist (and download/stream) below:

Thee Oh Sees--"The River Rushes (To Screw MD Over)"
Happy Birthday--"Girls FM"
Califone--"Spider's House"
The Morning Benders--"Excuses"
Death--"Keep On Knocking"
Real Estate--"Snow Days"
Mountain Man--"Mouthwings"
Julianna Barwick--"Bode"
Washed Out--"Feel It All Around"
Sharon Van Etten--"It's Not Like"

Waterloo Sunset Podcast #13: SXSW Edition

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Neil Young--Trunk Show

Neil Young has been on quite a tear lately: His performance on Conan's last night a few weeks ago was remarkable (and not just for the fact that ol' Neil looked like Jimmy Buffet), performing the late '70s standout "Long May You Run." He did the same a few nights ago at the closing ceremonies of the Vancouver Olympics; suffice to say, the man is never outta mind. Any fan of this space knows I am a HUGE Neil fan, and the same goes for director Jonathan Demme: he's put Neil's songs in a number of his movies, including Rachel Getting Married, where TV On The Radio's Tunde Adebimpe sang "Unknown Legend," and he also directed the Neil concert doc Heart of Gold a few years back. Demme's showing the love once again with another concert doc of contemporary Neil getting his Crazy Horse out during shows at the Tower Theater in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania during his 2007 tour. The film is called Neil Young Trunk Show, it looks like a nice, electrical complement to the aforementioned acoustic Heart of Gold doc. Trunk Show will be in a limited number of theaters for one week only starting March 19, and then it will be coming to DVD later in the year. Neil's one of the few old timers who can still bring it; I'm seriously pining for a chance to catch him live.