Monday, January 23, 2017

Los Lobos


Just another band from East LA? It really doesn't get any more "LA" than Los Lobos.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Synth Britannia


Documentary focusing on British synth bands, mostly from the '80s.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Sade


Sade? I probably made jokes about her music in my youth. That was just naivete, though. Silky smooth.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Dengue Fever


Faithfully recreating Cambodian rock music from the 1960s while adding their own slightly psychedelic indie groove, Dengue Fever are a blast. Singer Chhom Nimol has one of the most amazing voices you'll ever hear. What's the saying... everything old is new again?

Monday, January 9, 2017

Azam Ali


More from the beautiful voice of Azam Ali. She's actually produced more music on her own than with Niyaz. It's all great stuff, from the minimalist ambience of Green Memories to the dark rock of Roseland.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Niyaz


Iranian-Canadian group, led by siren Azam Ali, with songs in Urdu, Persian, Turkish, and Arabic.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Friday, January 6, 2017

Nona Hendryx


Often overlooked in favor of Grave Jones, Nona Hendryx deserves wider recognition. Granted, her first 3 albums could be cut from the same clothe as Jones, but give her 1989 album Skindiver a listen. It's a truly original-sounding gem.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

H+C - Under One Roof


1998: The Final Concert from Australian greats Hunters & Collectors... well, until they reformed in the last few years to play the occasional show. :)  Still, a great performance from a totally underrated band.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Killing Joke - Lokerse 2003


Pretty good show from 2003... the overlaid visuals are a bit lame and there are zero shots of the audience, but the band is crackin'.