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We have not one, but three weeks in a row of BlowUpRadio.com Free Concert Series shows coming up at Buddie’s Tavern:
Saturday April 28th - The Porchistas, Jonathan Andrew & Eric Blankenship
Saturday May 5th - *Special show* (announcement next week!)
Saturday May 12th - Lazlo’s Birthday Bash! : Sleepless Saints, double-breasted, Jon Caspi
Buddie's Tavern is located at 277 Johnsons Lane, Parlin (Sayreville), NJ
Mark your calendars now!
Watched a sad but fascinating documentary, THE HOLLYWOOD COMPLEX,which on the surface is about a hotel where families stay during pilot season when their children are trying to get roles in TV and commercials. Though what the film really seems to be about (to me anyway) is the delusions of grandeur people have. From the families spending five thousand dollars or more a month to stay in California and get photos, acting coaching, etc., to the "former child star" that shows up during the film and continually refers to herself as a star even though the one film that some people would arguably know her from (a remake of Pipi Longstocking) came out in 1988. Even a TV casting person tells a young "ethnic" person that ethnic people don't get leads in TV shows, and that the person should be looking to play a best friend or sidekick to the lead. And I won't even go into the most telling moment of delusion in the film as it would be a major spoiler and has to be seen for yourself to believe.
The Hollywood Complex is currently airing on Showtime
Last week I raved about THE BAND OF HEATHENS, “THE DOUBLE DOWN LIVE IN DENVER VOL. 1 & 2”, at least the audio on the 2 CD/DVD collection. Now through Noisetrade, you can download for free their 2011 album, "Top Hat Crown & The Clapmaster's Son", as well as the audio from volume 1 of “The Double Down Live in Denver”, AND, four bonus live covers of Grateful Dead songs! Go! Now! Download!
The Band Of Heathens have two area shows coming up (none of which are in NJ):
3/30 @ Hiro Ballroom
3/31 @ World Café Live
The Nico Blues return with an amazing new EP, “die happy”. Opening with a mellow atmospheric song, the EP then sways to a catchy mid-tempo indie-rocker, before changing up again to a 90’s Smashing Pumpkins type song only better. The six songs on the Nico Blues’ latest album shows great diversity and dexterity. If I had to pin down this band I would say they were raised on 90’s modern rock, and took some of the best attributes of that era and added their own twist to it. Bravo! Magnificent!
Name your own price and download “die happy” here:
The Nico Blues plays Friday at Asbury Lanes with The Everyman, Thomas Francis Takes His Chances, and Crazy and the Brains (what a lineup!)
While you are on Bandcamp getting The Nico Blues’ new EP, take a moment to download the free new tune from James Dalton, “silent station”. I’ve known Jpat a long time, and he continues to impress with his compelling storytelling style of music.
GARBAGE is also giving away their first single from their forthcoming album, “not your kind of people”. Their new song, “blood for poppies”, is exactly the type of song I hoped they would return with after a long hiatus. It sounds both like the Garbage of yore and yet totally fresh and new. The verses have a classic garbage sound, but the infectious chorus sounds unlike any of their previous stuff. Check out for yourself as they are giving away the song free for this week only.
And I leave you this week with Bruce Springsteen’s keynote address from SXSW last week:
This week on Lazlo's Den Presents New Music we have new music from:
ARTIST - ALBUM
The Nico Blues - die happy
Sleepy Turtles - brother, you’re so kind
Jason & The Vikings - expedition
Paul Weller - sonik kicks
Oh Mercy - great barrier grief
Bear In Heaven - I love you its cool
Garbage - not your kind of people
September’s Ghost - September’s Ghost
Full playlist with links to all the bands is at www.LazlosDen.com. Support Good Music!
Lazlo's Den Presents New Music airs on BlowUpRadio.com Tues @ 8pm, Wed @ noon & 10pm, Thurs @ 3am & midnight, Fri @ 9am & 3pm, and Sun @ 8pm (all times are eastern time zone)
Latest Updates on BlowUpRadio.com & LazlosDen.com
MUSIC NEWS: Bouncing Souls announce new LP & record release shows
MUSIC NEWS: Neil Young and Crazy Horse's 'Americana' Coming in June
VIDEO: Bruce Springsteen - SXSW Keynote Address 2012
MUSIC NEWS: 'Rainbow Connection' Composer Paul Williams Working on Daft Punk's New Album
MUSIC NEWS: Jimmy Page Unearths Soundtrack Album
MUSIC NEWS: Josie DeCarlo Dead: 'Josie & the Pussycats' Inspiration Dies
MUSIC NEWS: N.J. Rock & Pop Hall: Meet the inaugural class
MUSIC NEWS: 4th Annual Global Fund for Women Benefit Coming to Maxwell’s
MUSIC NEWS: Elton John Cuts Raw LP With T Bone Burnett
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Here’s the BlowUpRadio.com programming schedule for this week:
Lazlo’s Den - Monday thru Friday at 8pm ET
BlowUpRadio.com Live – Sat @ 11pm, Sun @ 9pm, Mon @ 10pm, Tues @ noon
The Bumpskey Show – Tuesday @ 9pm ET
Lazlo’s Den presents New Music - Tues @ 8pm ET, Wed @ noon & 10pm, Thurs @ 3am & midnight, Fri @ 9am & 3pm, Sun @ 8pm
‘Rock N Roll Gas Station’ hosted by Jim Testa - Thursday @ 10pm ET, Sun @ 7pm, & Mon @ 6pm
‘The Weekend Mix-Up!’ hosted by Mick Hale - Friday @ 9pm ET, Sat @ 9pm, Sun @ 1pm & 6pm
That's all for this week folks.