I'm so in love with Inara George's music. Listen to some song samples here from her debut album "All Rise" which was released at the beginning of this year. Thanks to la-underground for the heads up on this wonderful new talent from Los Angeles, California. From listening to the song samples, I find her music to be very much grounded in the old-school tradition of songwriting. I've read that she's the daughter of legendary Little Feat slide guitarist and songwriter Lowell George(Ok, so I don't know who he is but the I guess the seeds of her talent were there to begin with). There isn't anything remotely trendy about Ms. George's music and that's quite refreshing. Fans of Beth Orton and Sarah Harmer will want to take note. "All Rise" is a very good modern pop record taking on a rustic, folk-pop quality quality on numbers like "Fools Work" but endeavouring to spread it's pop wings on bouncy pop tunes like "Genius" and "What a Number". I really need this album. [photo from http://www.inarageorge.com/]
Listen to or watch Inara George's live session on KCRW from January 18, 2005.
Download a podcast from Zoe's Radio Show from January 24, 2005 which features an interview with Inara George.
One Louder presents his Gigocracy. Indispensible reading for any avid concert goer. How would you rate yourself? I guess I'd classify myself as a 'blogger', but really, "rarely pays to get into a gig"? I wish.
Ok, so the Mississauga Waterfront Festival this year doesn't totally suck. I may go check out Matthew Barber and The Union Dues on Friday June 18th at 8:15pm.
Julie Doiron and Snailhouse will be doing an in-store performance @ Soundscapes Sunday June 26th, 3pm. [info from stillepost.ca]
Buried within Pitchfork's article on The Posies is the information that the band'll be touring North America in September. Their new disc "Every Kind of Light" will be released on June 28 through Rykodisc. The band has a slew of European dates in July and August with more to be added.
As Catbirdseat(June 7, 2005 post) and chromewaves point out, Teenage Fanclub is touring North America in July and August and'll hit Toronto for a show at The Mod Club on July 25th. I am sooooo excited!!!!!!
The not-quite-impressed Brooklynvegan has some comments and photos about Feist's recent performance on May 14th opening for British Sea Power at the Bowery Ballroom.
New Arcade Fire music!!!! Check out an mp3 of their new song "Cold Wind" which will be included with the upcoming "Six Feet Under" soundtrack. [via Between Thought and Expression via daily refill dot com]
New York City blogger and DJ Melody Nelson and her compadre Eamon Harkin have put together a special mix CD with respect to their Atomique DJ night.
PopMatters has an interview with Dave Allen of Gang of Four.
Womenfolk have moved here.
Futureshop sucks for so many reasons but at least they have decent prices on some CD's. I picked up the new Teenage Fanclub and Coldplay CD's["Man-Made" and "X & Y" respectively] today at Futureshop for the unbelievable bargain of $20 for both CD's. It was a one-day only sale, so if you missed it too bad. I also picked up the new "Bebel Gilberto: Remixed" CD for $12.99 while I was there. On a Coldplay note, the Edge played the hidden track "'Til Kingdom Come" which was described as a tribute to Johnny Cash. What could have been a stunning song[had it not been for Mr. Martin's dry vocals], I can only rate as "good". I'm fairly indifferent to Chris' vocals but for the most part feel that his vocals are appropriate for their music. However, Mr. Martin, please stay away from the country songs. 'A' for effort though.