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Posted in events, la record, mp3 with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 25, 2008 by chrisziegler

Download: Greater California “It’s Great” (shea M gauer remix)

(from Trust Us on Fidotrust)

Download: Devon Williams “A Truce”

(from “Elevator” 45 on L.A. RECORD)

Download: Thee Makeout Party “Slack”

(from the Audacity split on Trabajo—one of the best 45s of the year!)

UPDATE: Topped for tonight!

L.A. RECORD, Article 1 and ZCONTROLS present the first of hopefully many shows I’ll be setting up at Prospector. This falls right after the Last Saturday event at {open} around the corner so come to that then walk on over to this! If you don’t know the bands, Greater California are Zombies/Pet Sounds pop done by quality rock scholars—actually, every band playing tonight has record collections that warrant formal acknowledgement by the Secretary of the Interior, which is why every band will get to do a DJ ste, too—and Devon is my personal pick for California’s Alex Chilton, though many others hear a lot of Go-Betweens, and thee Makeout Party is real-deal ’76 style suburban rock ‘n’ roll something between the Real Kids and the 1910 Fruitgum Company. I personally witnessed them coax an Elks Lodge full of feisty buffet-sated grandmothers up to very vigorously dance. I believe the Velvet Underground started almost the same way. 9 PM and $5 for 21+ gets you control. Tentative next event is a last-minute Monday night show with Detroit’s brain-bursting Human Eye, who are like Hawkwind closely advised by Roky, Iggy and Helios Creed. Stay tuned for confirms on that.



Posted in events, la record, mp3, oc weekly with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 24, 2008 by chrisziegler

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Download: Devon Williams “A Truce”

(from “A Truce” 45 on L.A. RECORD)

Great press for Devon to advance my show at the Prospector tomorrow. (THAT’S DEVON WILLIAMS AT THE PROSPECTOR IN LONG BEACH TOMORROW NIGHT!!!! CLICK HERE FOR MUSIC AND REASONS TO GO!!!!) Full fun below.

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Posted in events, mp3 with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 9, 2008 by chrisziegler

Download: Rodriguez “Sugar Man”

(from Cold Fact reissued on Light In The Attic)

Nice to see this guy alive and thriving—I forget how I found him (but probably WFMU) but he cut a pretty tuff LP of folk/rock about 1970 and then disappeared, except in South Africa where his songs became coffeehouse standards the way Dylan or Van Morrison is here. Overseas, they figured him for a famous American genius; in his native Detroit, they didn’t even know if he was alive. I got some kind of semi-legit copy of his very good Cold Fact LP (check “Jane S. Piddy” and “I Wonder”) off eBay—and now that I think of it one of his 45s of some random guy selling boxes of 45s on the street—but Light In The Attic did a real re-issue recently. And now the man himself is playing a live set (backed by members of Dirtbombs, the Go and the Sights—I feel like I need to send a text to Makeout HQ) on WDET radio at 11:25 AM EST / 8:25 AM PST. Yuck for that time slot—I get up before noon the way a lizard gets flooded from its hole—but this is definitely some sort of reason to try and see the sun tomorrow. Also fans of this may want to look for Mike Milius’ Desperado—apparently pretty obscuro LP on the same folk/rock vibe with killer cover art, too. Info from Light in the Attic—via Charlie’s ol’ roommate Dave—below:

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