Saturday, August 6, 2011
They don't promote shows for folks my age. So when I decided to step out of the office for a cup of coffee and saw a bill in a shop window for Peter Case at Triad Stage, I was pumped. I won't be needing that caffeine after all. Reading the "fine print" (somebody needs lessons in poster design) I noticed the show was TONIGHT! Being less than a block away, I ran over to Triad Stage (a beautiful facility in what must be a 100 year old brick building) a bought my tickets.
I'm guessing that there were about 50-60 people there to see Peter Case perform, which is pretty good for Greensboro on a Thursday night...with no promotion. Peter sung many of the more recent songs from his last few CDs, told some hysterical stories, and even did an old Breakaways number. You may remember the Breakaways as Case and Collins' follow up to The Nerves.
Having met Peter before when he was performing a few years earlier in Winston Salem NC (before his heart attack), I would have loved to say "hello" after the show. He often makes himself available to speak with fans after shows. I doubt he would have remembered me, but it would have been interesting. Regardless, Case's songs and voice were an important part of my youth and I got a chance to relive it to a degree that Thursday night.
Friday, July 8, 2011
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Over the years, powerpop bands have made some great contributions to Madison Avenue, occasionally raising commercials above noise pollution to, dare I say it, art. I'd like to showcase a few. Here's Segment one for your listening pleasure. Enjoy Cheap Trick's contribution to superbowl history and the ecosystem, The Green Police.
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
In "Checkout Time", one of the cuts from his soon to be released CD, Nick Lowe sings "I'm sixty-one years old now, Lord I never thought I'd see 30". When YepRoc releases his LP, The Old Magic, in September of 2011, it will be Lowe's 13th full length effort (14th if you count 2004's live "Untouched Takeaway"). 'The Old Magic' was recorded in London with Lowe's backing band anchored by Geraint Watkins (keyboards), Steve Donnelly (guitar), and Robert Treherne (a.k.a. Bobby Irwin, drums). Additional musicians include Ron Sexsmith, Paul Carrack, and Jimmie Vaughan among others.
On the heels of YepRoc's release of FOW's Rithcie & Rubin, it promises to be quite a summer for music fans.
Friday, June 3, 2011
Various outlets have reported that a new FOW LP is on the way, due out
this summer. Richie & Rubin" will be the first ever release for the
band on YepRock out of North Carolina. In the last few years YepRock
has released CDs from Nick Lowe, Liam Finn, and The Baseball Project (think Scott McCaughey and Young Fresh Fellows) so this seems to be a good fit. The video of the first single, Richie & Rubin, is available