Thursday, October 1, 2015

The Next Round - Episode 41: Rayland Baxter

Rayland Baxter's Feathers & Fishhooks was one of my favorite albums of 2012.  So when it was announced that he'd be playing a show at Rockwood Music Hall to promote his follow-up LP, Imaginary Man, I knew I had to interview him.  Listen in awe as he writes lyrics on the fly based on the stuff on our sidewalk table at Epstein's.

My brother has been anxiously awaiting this interview since I recorded it in July, and today is actually his birthday.  So happy birthday, Greg!  Here's a present for you.

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Monday, September 28, 2015

They Might Be Giants Apollo 18 Show Music Hall of Williamsburg Setlist

Review to come.


SET I (1 hour, 2 minutes) -
I Palindrome I / Music Jail, pt. 1 & 2 / Answer / My Evil Twin / Pencil Rain / Hypnotist of Ladies / Mammal / Dinner Bell / See the Constellation (tease) / Barracuda (tease) / The Shadow Government / Apes vs. People / Bills, Bills, Bills / Istanbul (Not Constantinople) / The Guitar (The Lion Sleeps Tonight) / We Want a Rock / Can't Keep Johnny Down / If I Wasn't Shy / Cowtown

SET II (36 minutes) -
Spider > Rhythm Section Want Ad / Number Three / Letterbox / Which Describes How You're Feeling / Dig My Grave / She's Actual Size / Turn Around / See the Constellation / Space Suit / Good to Be Alive / Narrow Your Eyes / The Statue Got Me High

ENCORE I (7 minutes, 30 seconds) -
Drum Solo / I Was Dancing at the Lesbian Bar / Robot Parade

ENCORE II (13 minutes) -
The Mesopotamians / Birdhouse in Your Soul / Fingertips

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Hey Anna Acoustic Hifi Records Setlist

Review to come.

HEY ANNA - 09.25.15 - HIFI RECORDS (15 minutes, 30 seconds)

Island / By the Bay / If You're Wondering / On the Sea

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Findlay Brown Baby's All Right Setlist

Review to come.

FINDLAY BROWN - 09.21.15 - BABY'S ALL RIGHT (37 minutes)

Sweet England / Run Home / Alone Again / Make a Getaway / Ride Into the Sun / Made of Stone / Born of the Stars / All is Love

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

The Next Round - Episode 40: Hey Anna

Lordy, Lordy, we've made it to forty!  The Next Round's 40th episode is a charming chat with Erin Rauch-Sasseen from Hey Anna, who recently released their debut album Run Koko.  The NJ/NY indie pop group consists of Erin, her twin sisters Katie and Anna, and friends Matthew Langner and Jamie DiTringo.  Find out what it's like to play music with your sisters, how Anna ended up with the band's name, and who makes the best meatballs.

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Buy tickets for Saturday's Run Koko vinyl release show.
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Monday, August 10, 2015

The Next Round - Episode 39: Orgone

I'm really excited to post this one because it's the first podcast that I recorded outside of New York.  I went to Las Vegas back in June, and I got to catch up with Orgone's Sergio Rios and Adryon de León before their funktastic show at Brooklyn Bowl.  Find out what comfort item each needs to have with them on the road, whose hair smells better, and much, much more.

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Buy Beyond the Sun and view tour dates on their website.  They're coming to the original Brooklyn Bowl on 8/25, so get tickets and "get lifted."

Listen to "Losin You" and a song from every podcast guest on The Next Round Companion Spotify Playlist.

Friday, July 31, 2015

Primus & Dinosaur Jr. Pier 97 Setlists

Review later.

DINOSAUR JR. - 07.30.15 - PIER 97 (49 minutes)

Bulbs of Passion / Start Choppin / Back to Your Heart / Watch the Corners / Pieces / Out There / Feel the Pain / Freak Scene / Just Like Heaven / Sludgefeast
PRIMUS - 07.30.15 - PIER 97 (1 hour, 37 minutes)

Those Damned Blue-Collar Tweekers / Last Salmon Man / Wynona's Big Brown Beaver / American Life / Semi-Wondrous Boat Ride / Lee Van Cleef / Jilly's on Smack / Mr. Krinkle / Drum & Whamola Jam / Eleven / Southbound Pachyderm / My Name is Mud / Jerry Was a Race Car Driver

Mr. Knowitall / Too Many Puppies

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The Next Round - Episode 38: Gill Landry

It seems almost crazy to leave your position in a Grammy-winning band to focus on your solo career, but Gill Landry did just that when he released his self-titled third album in March.  Then you hear the record and his decision totally makes sense.  A far cry from the foot-stomping nu-grass of Old Medicine Show, the LP sneaks up gently and then takes hold, with Landry's lyrics of different experiences with love forcing you to reckon with your own feelings, past and present.

I got to talk with Gill before his show at Mercury Lounge in June.  As anyone who reads this blog knows, I go to Mercury Lounge all the time, but it was honestly one of the best-sounding shows I've ever been to at the venue.  Landry's deep voice cut through the silence perfectly, and despite his modesty when he talks of his guitar-playing, he offered up some skilled, extended intros on both "James Alley Blues" and "Lawless Soirez."

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GILL LANDRY - 06.19.15 - MERCURY LOUNGE (48 minutes, 30 seconds)

Funeral in My Heart / Never Coming Here Again / James Alley Blues / Lost Love / Waiting for Your Love / Just Like You / Dixie / Lawless Soirez / Lately Right Now / Emily / Take This Body / Bad Love