I'm trying to transition away from concert reviews, but I still want to keep you informed of what I'm listening to. Back in March, I decided I would make a Spotify playlist each month of ten songs that you needed to hear, from brand new tunes to old favorites. However, right when I decided to do this, Spotify did away with its embed option. They revived it a few months ago, so now it's time to start posting them.
After all the snow we've had, I needed some funk to thaw me out.
1. Chappo - "I'm Not Ready"
I saw Chappo at Baby's All Right last month. They kicked off the show with this glam rocker.
2. Alabama Shakes - "Don't Wanna Fight"
If the rest of the new LP is this good, sign me up.
3. Dr. John - "Right Place Wrong Time"
Heard this in an episode of American Horror Story, and I'm amazed at how fresh it sounds today. Hard to believe this came out in 1973!
4. Raphael Saadiq - "Keep Marchin'"
It's March. Saadiq is due for another album.
5. Son Little - "O Mother"
I didn't realize Son Little had a new song out. It's good. As always.
6. Nick Lowe - "I Love the Sound of Breaking Glass"
Coincidentally, I was already on a Nick Lowe kick when this song came on at Supercollider moments after the bartender knocked over some glasses.
7. The Jungle Giants - "Skin to Bone"
This song was used in a commercial at work, and it's been stuck in my head.
8. Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds - "Mama Knows"
The first single from the upcoming Sister Sparrow record. Listen to singer Arleigh Kincheloe and her brother Jackson on harmonica make their mama proud.
9. Penguin Prison - "Never Gets Old"
Another dancey treat from Penguin Prison.
10. Jenny Owen Youngs - "Over the Bow"
I just had a great conversation on my podcast with Jenny. Learn the story of how this song found its way onto her new EP.