Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Monthly Mix #18: August 2016

August 2016:
These songs are all about how we deal with time.  Getting reflective as the summer winds down.



1. Animal Liberation Orchestra - "The Ticket"
Finally got to see ALO again.  I bought my ticket back in April.

2. Catfish & the Bottlemen - "7"
Van McCann's lyrics give a uniquely honest perspective on relationships.

3. Anderson Paak feat. BJ the Chicago Kid - "The Waters"
More Paak.  Yes, lawd!

4. Eric Krasno - "Waiting on Your Love"
A hunk of burning funk from the Soulive/Lettuce axeman.

5. Kevin Morby - "I Have Been to the Mountain"
Dig that solo.

6. Son Little - "Nice Dreams"
Son Little's debut LP from last year is still finding new ways to affect me.

7. G. Love & Special Sauce - "Nothing Else Quite Like Home"
I went home to Ocean City, MD for a few days.  G. Love was in town, too.

8. Coin - "It's a Trap"
This is poppier than I usually like and also not about Admiral Ackbar, but it's good.

9. Radiation City - "Milky White"
This is what the new Lucius record should've sounded like.

10. Pinegrove - "New Friends"
"The end of summer and I'm still in love with her."

Friday, August 19, 2016

ALO Brooklyn Bowl Setlist

Review to come.

THE HIP ABDUCTION - 08.18.16 - BROOKLYN BOWL (56 minutes)

SET -
Before We Lose Our Mind / Light It Up / Live It Right / Sun King > The Lion Sleeps Tonight (tease) > Sun King / Children of the Sun / La Resaca / Waiting* / Come Alive / Holiday / Sexual Healing

ANIMAL LIBERATION ORCHESTRA - 08.18.16 - BROOKLYN BOWL

SET I (1 hour, 5 minutes) -
Walls of Jericho / Blew Out the Walls > The Gardener > Try > Maria / Summer Dream (We Got the Time) > Room for Bloomin'

SET II (55 minutes) -
The Ticket > Cowboys & Chorus Girls / Bizarre Love Triangle / Immigrant Song / Chilly Chile (feat. Jackie Greene) > Shakedown Street (feat. Jackie Greene & Leslie Mendelson) > Barbeque (feat. Jackie Greene) > Jessica (tease) > Barbeque

Monday, August 15, 2016

G. Love & Special Sauce Seacrets Setlist

Review to come.

G. LOVE & SPECIAL SAUCE - 08.14.16 - SEACRETS

SET I (1 hour, 17 minutes) -
The Things That I Used to Do / Blues Music / Garbage Man > Small Fish / I Wish You Would / Tomorrow Night / Fresh Lila / Stepping Stones > Freestyle* > I-76 / Guitar Solo* > Baby's Got Sauce > Drum Solo > Pick Up the Phone / Rainbow / Howlin' for My Darlin' / This Ain't Living

SET II (51 minutes) -
Guitar Solo* > Who's Got the Weed / Bass Solo > Nite Life / Let's Get It On > Holla! > Let's Get It On > Holla! / Give It to You > Right Place Wrong Time > Cold Beverage > 200 Years / Don't Drop It / Thanks & Praise / Roaches > Rodeo Clowns / Can't Go Back to Jersey > Freestyle* > Weekend Dance #2

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Hey Anna Baby's All Right Setlist

Review to come.

HEY ANNA - 08.08.16 - BABY'S ALL RIGHT (41 minutes)

SET -
Anaphaze / By the Bay / Move Your Body / Yas Queen / Kinda Love / Rise to the Sun / Mt. Picchu / Island > Don't Talk Stop

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Esmé Patterson Rough Trade NYC Setlist

Review to come.

ESMÉ PATTERSON - 07.27.16 - ROUGH TRADE NYC (58 minutes)

SET -
Find It / Come See Me / Wantin Ain't Gettin / My Young Man / No River / Bluebird / Tumbleweed / Moth Song / Francine / The Waves / Alone / Feel Right

ENCORE -
Yours & Mine

Monday, July 25, 2016

Monthly Mix #17: July 2016

July 2016:
Mixing in some old in with the new.  July's been a slow release month.


1. Cookies - "Go Back"
July 17 was Cookies Day.  Remember when I talked to Ben Sterling about it?

2. Emily King - "Focus"
This new single ensures your standard edition of The Switch is due for an upgrade to the deluxe.

3. 
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings - "Midnight Rider"
Sharon & the Dap-Kings take this Allman Brothers classic for a spin. 

4. 
Son Lux feat. Hanna Benn - "You Don't Own Me"
A remake of his "You Don't Know Me," this time with marching band instrumentation. 

5. The Game feat. Anderson Paak & Sonyae - "Crenshaw/80s & Cocaine"
I've basically been listening to only Anderson Paak for the past month.  I put him on last month's mix though, so this is just an excuse to squeeze him back in on a technicality.  The Game has definitely had stronger verses (How many times can you rhyme the n-word with itself?), but I love that blaxploitation soundtrack funk.

6. 
Francis & the Lights feat. Bon Iver - "Friends"
Good to hear from Bon Iver again. 

7. 
Daryl Hall & John Oates - "She's Gone"
I saw Oates & Hall at PNC Bank Arts Center this month, so they've been on heavy rotation.  Did you know that John Oates hates that people call the band Hall & Oates?  In an interview with Esquire, he said, "There isn't one album that says Hall & Oates.  It's always Daryl Hall & John Oates.  From the very beginning.  People never note that.  The idea of 'Hall & Oates,' this two-headed monster, this thing, is not anything we've ever wanted or liked."

8. 
Esmé Patterson - "Feel Right"
An exceptional vocal performance.

9. 
Tokyo Police Club - "Not My Girl"
TPC are such a fun band to listen to in the summer. 

10. 
Floating Action - "Don't Stop Loving Me Now"
This has been on my list to include since the beginning of the year, but I didn't find the right spot for it until now. Lo-fi reggae vibes.

The Next Round - Episode 47: George Clinton

It's not every day that you get to meet one of your idols, but I got to do just that a month ago in Las Vegas.  The legendary George Clinton had a beer with me after his show at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas.  George just celebrated his 75th birthday last Friday, and there's one thing he'd still like to cross off his bucket list.  Find out what it is, as well as his thoughts on Prince, To Pimp a Butterfly, and more.

Stream below, download directly, or subscribe on iTunes. (iTunes subscribers received the episode as a special gift on George's birthday.)


Visit his website for tour datesmerch, and news.
To learn more about George's fight for copyright justice, go to Flashlight 2013.
Check out The Next Round Companion Playlist on Spotify.

Panorama Festival Sunday Setlists

Recap to come.

THE FRONT BOTTOMS - 07.24.16 - PANORAMA FESTIVAL, RANDALL'S ISLAND (50 minutes, 30 seconds)


SET -
West Virginia / Skeleton / Au Revoir (Adios) / Help / The Plan (Fuck Jobs) / The Beers / Cough It Out / 12 Feet Deep / Rhode Island / Maps / Laugh Till I Cry / Twin Size Mattress

KURT VILE - 07.24.16 - PANORAMA FESTIVAL, RANDALL'S ISLAND (59 minutes, 30 seconds)

SET -
Intro / Dust Bunnies / I'm an Outlaw / Puppet to the Man / Wakin on a Pretty Day / Jesus Fever / Interlude > Goldtone / Pretty Pimpin / KV Crimes / Freak Train / Stand Inside

GRACE POTTER - 07.24.16 - PANORAMA FESTIVAL, RANDALL'S ISLAND (48 minutes, 30 seconds)


SET -
Hot to the Touch / Turntable / Look What We've Become / Empty Heart / Your Girl / Delirious / Stars / Nothing But the Water (I) / The Lion the Beast the Beat / Paris (Ooh La La)

LCD SOUNDSYSTEM - 07.24.16 - PANORAMA FESTIVAL, RANDALL'S ISLAND (1 hour, 49 minutes)


SET -
Us v. Them / Daft Punk is Playing at My House / I Can Change / Get Innocuous! / You Wanted a Hit > Tribulations / Movement > Yeah > Someone Great > 45:33 (pt. 1) / Losing My Edge / New York, I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down > Dance Yrself Clean / Bye Bye Bayou > All My Friends