Friday, September 29, 2006

Someone Find Tommy

It's open season for Replacements reunion rumors.
Paul Westerberg, Tommy Stinson, and drummer Josh Freese played a three song set at the premiere of the animated film Open Season. They performed two songs from the Westerberg-penned soundtrack, Right To Arm Bears and Love You In The Fall, and finished with the Replacements classic IOU.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

ROCK STAR: Paul Stanley?

Paul Stanley will be releasing Live To Win, his first solo album in 28 years, on October 24. Has it really been that long?
Paul Announces Tour Lineup

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Elvis Delivers!

I just had the pleasure of watching Elvis Costello's 2004 Austin City Limits performance on PBS HD. EC and the Imposters ripped through some songs from The Delivery Man and then played the best version of Pump It Up I've ever seen.
Check your local listings and borrow a high-def television.

local listings

Friday, September 22, 2006

Evan Can Wait

from Q Magazine:
Distracted by hard drugs and leggy models, by the time of The Lemonheads' 1996 release Car Button Cloth, Evan Dando was best known as the bloke who hung around with Oasis. One solo album later (2003's Baby I'm Bored) and he's sensibly trading under his band name again, with the rhythm section from '80s US punkers The Descendents. The result is a tougher-sounding, pacier outfit who wisely don't try to embellish the simple-strummed approach. Dando sounds like a man resigned ("We can never do anything about anything anyway," he states in Let's Just Laugh) and if the songwriting isn't quite up to the standard of 1992's high-water mark It's A Shame About Ray, The Lemonheads marks a welcome return.

update 9/29 you can download No Backbone at
lemonheads myspace
listen to the full album

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

East Side Story

The paintings of infrequent Philco Brothers guest Jon Petro will be on display from September 22 until October 8 at the Wheeler Gallery in Providence RI.
click here for details

Monday, September 18, 2006

You've got a knack for sailin'

from billboard:
Wood says he's "loving where [the band] is, musically," and is especially looking forward to reconvening with Richards, who will be coming to rehearsals straight from filming for the third installment of Disney's "Pirates of the Caribbean" series."They're filming as we speak, and he's gonna come to the next rehearsal in Boston dressed in his pirate gear," says Wood, who was vacationing with Richards in Fiji in May when he was injured. "He said, 'I'm not allowed to shave, and they're gonna start tying bits on my growth from my face to get into pirate mode.'"Wood continues, "I said, 'Well, promise me one thing -- you won't get out of character. Come straight from the set to rehearsals in Boston.' He said, 'I promise you I will,' so it's gonna be perfect."
keith don't go (to toronto)

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Green Manalishi

Long before Buckingham/Nicks (or Bob Welch)
Fleetwood Mac was a chart topping blues/rock band in England led by the amazing Peter Green. Green, the greatest of a three guitar line-up, is responsible for penning such classics as Black Magic Woman, Albatross, and Oh Well, all of which can be found on the excellent import The Best Of Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac. The only thing missing is this track:
watch out

The Best Of Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac
Watch Out and a whole lot more

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

I've still got it!

Everyone knew that Anson Williams aka Potsie Webber could belt out a tune when called upon but who ever thought Ralph Malph could sing. Someone at United Artists that's who.
Rumor has it he's still working on the followup.
All Roads (Lead Back To You)

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Right To Arm Bears

Here's a sneak preview of the OPEN SEASON soundtrack "featuring the songs of PAUL WESTERBERG"
This one also features the bass of Tommy Stinson
love you in the fall (click and be patient it will come on eventually)

Monday, September 11, 2006

Pick up my guitar and play

The concert was a break from the horror...a little piece of heaven on earth after being in hell for six weeks. As a cop you are always called on to do things for other people,and that night there were all of these people doing things for us.
Police officer Dave Isaksen, Emergency Service Squad 7
won't get fooled again
relief fund

Sunday, September 10, 2006

never forget

Apparently rock and roll has forgotten Bob Seger existed before 1976. Long before Old Time Rock And Roll and Against The Wind endlessly polluted the airwaves he had some fine 60's singles and a couple hard rocking LPs. My favorite of these is Back In '72 which I picked up at a flea market for about five dollars sometime "back in '82". This album features the studio version of Turn The Page (sans saxophone) and some decent covers (Free, Van Morrison, Allman Brothers) but the stand out tune is Rosalie (a Thin Lizzy favorite) about Canadian radio programmer Rosalie Trombley. '72 is one of Seger's better albums but it has seen no reissue on vinyl or cd because the man himself doesn't like the rough vocals. Well Bob you're right, Rock And Roll Never Forgets , you just forgot rock and roll.

Friday, September 08, 2006

Moods For Moderns

Hey! If ya ain't got nothing better to do on a Friday night you could do worse than listening to the new Bob Dylan LP Modern Times . Go ahead it's free.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Under The Covers: Vol.2

Earlier this year Matthew Sweet released an album with Susanna Hoffs called Under The Covers Vol.1 that features new versions of their 60's favorites.
Earlier this week I checked out a post at
Some Velvet Blog featuring his version of Living Thing by ELO prompting me to comment "what song doesn't Matthew Sweet cover?".
Well of course he doesn't cover every song but he has done quite a few, so here's another one of many (an ongoing series perhaps) starting with this Germs favorite.
dragon lady

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Monday, September 04, 2006

Steady As They Go

The Raconteurs have found an odd touring partner this fall: Bob Dylan. The band will hit the road this fall with the legend for a few U.S. dates, beginning Nov. 9 in Portland, ME and playing five cities before finishing up Nov. 18 in Philadelphia.

I don't find anything odd about this other than the fact that it is two good bands on the same bill.
tour dates:
11/9, Portland, ME (Cumberland County Civic Center)
11/11, Boston, MA (Agganis Arena)
11/12, Boston, MA (Agganis Arena)
11/13, Uniondale, NY (Nassau Coliseum)
11/15, Amherst, MA (University of Massachusetts -- Mullins Center)
11/16, East Rutherford, NJ (Continental Airlines Arena)
11/17, Fairfax, VA (Patriot Center)
11/18, Philadelphia, PA (Wachovia Spectrum)

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Exile In Wormtown

Midnight of September 14/15th marks the 25th anniversary of the Rolling Stones appearance at Sir Morgan's Cove in Worcester. The club (now The Lucky Dog) will commemorate the event with a an outdoor screening of Stoned and an indoor performance by The Blushing Brides ( how long have they been around? ) on Saturday 9/2. I'm not 16 anymore and I won't be going, but I did listen to the 1994 Stones tribute Exile In Wormtown. Here's a couple tracks.
All Down The Line- The Surreal McCoys
Memo From Turner- Christopher Breault

more on the stones at sir morgan's
more photos