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The next BlowUpRadio.com Free Concert @ Buddie’s Tavern:
Saturday June 23rd – Zigman Bird, John Rango & Friends, Mike Kovacs
Buddie's Tavern is located at 277 Johnsons Lane, Parlin (Sayreville), NJ
There are many jokes about how bad actors are when they try make music, however, I have found that there are a lot of good actors that make music out there. The latest, JEREMY SISTO (Suburgatory, Law & Order, Six Feet Under), has seemingly gone out of his way to make it less obvious it is him. He calls his music project (and debut album), ESCAPE TAILOR, foregoing mentioning his name on the cover of the CD anywhere, and a photo of him on the cover is nearly unrecognizable due to a white wig and white face makeup (which matches how he looks in the video for, “just cuz”). He may be smart to do this because it allows you to judge his music on its merits and not on his fame, discounting any positive or negative bias you may have of him as an actor (or of actors trying to be musicians). I was sucked into the bluesy, folk-jazz tunes…kind of like a less raspy, more melancholy, Tom Waits. The arrangements and instrumentation are thankfully not overdone, which really makes this a very satisfying album. Don’t but this album because of who he is, buy it because it is really good.
Back in 1997 I went to Irving Plaza to see Janeane Garofalo & Friends, an evening of stand up comedy (followed by a rock set by the Breeders). Among the acts I saw that night was this new comedy folk rock duo, TENACIOUS D (more actor/musicianss). I instantly fell in love with their insane, perverted, fun blend of rock & roll with acoustic guitars. This very same band would go on to make the mediocre film “Pick Of Destiny” in 2006, something they openly attest to being a bomb in the opening title track to their new album, “RIZE OF THE FENIX”. Thankfully, this album is not a bomb, and much like their last album, is a fun electrified set of rock and roll about absurd, and sometimes raunchy, material (which includes the cover, which is a censored picture on most CD racks). Sure I miss the days of JB and KG acoustic, but they make good use of a backing band to try out sounds that they might not have been able to as a duo. In short, if you liked the D’s last album, definitely get this. If you didn’t, then this album is not likely to change you mind. They are who they are, and I am thankful for that.
THE MOTHER HIPS self released, “BACK TO THE GROTTO”, back in 1993, before signing with American (who subsequently did a small re-release of the album just before their, “part-timer goes full” album came out). The tragedy is, as I just re-listened to the album (which I have had since 1993), is that this album was really solid (maybe even more so as a whole than their subsequent major label albums). If you had to classify them, they would likely fall into the 90’s hippie-rock movement, or maybe I am thinking that because I saw them live on the HORDE tour, as they don’t overtly sound like any of the most popular 90’s hippie-rock bands (probably God Street Wine would be the closest). The good news is you can listen to it for yourself for free, and decide for yourself what they sound like…maybe good music is the best classification of all! Download “back to the grotto” here:
And I leave you this week with a video from New Jersey’s own NIKKI SUE & THE BAD NEWS, for their song, "LOWER PLACES", the title track from their awesome new album.
Stream the video here:
Download the album for “name your price” here:
This week on Lazlo's Den Presents New Music we have new music from:
ARTIST - ALBUM
Paul Rosevear - true love
Husky - forever so
The Cribs - in the belly of the brazen bull
Black Pistol Fire - shut up!
Scott Lucas & The Married Men - blood half moon
The Late Show - portable pop
Eternal Summers - correct behavior
Tenacious D - rize of the fenix
Escape Tailor - Escape Tailor
My Brothers Banned - 5
Mother Hips - back to the grotto
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: Ween Break Up: Band Is Done, According to Aaron Freeman/Gene Ween
MUSIC NEWS: Musical Featuring Trey Anastasio Score Coming to Broadway
FREE ALBUM DOWNLOAD: The Mother Hips - "back to the grotto"
MUSIC NEWS: Guitar legend Doc Watson in critical condition after surgery, rep says
MUSIC VIDEO: Nikki Sue & The Bad News - "Lower Places"
FREE MP3 DOWNLOAD: Paul Rosevear - "true love"
FREE MP3 DOWNLOAD: Jon Lindsay - "vapor"
FREE MP3 DOWNLOAD: Brick + Mortar - "bangs"
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Here’s the BlowUpRadio.com programming schedule for this week:
Lazlo’s Den - Monday thru Friday at 8pm ET
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.