Torche – “She’s So Heavy / In Return”
Not sure if both bands are on all these dates since Torche hasn’t announced their summer tour plans yet but the little investigating I did point to strong evidence that the following dates will have both Torche and Harvey Milk on the bill. Hell, the only one I care about – Columbus, Ohio – has already confirmed the double bill.
Jul 11Â Churchillâ€™s Pub Â Â Â Miami, Florida
Jul 12Â Common Grounds Â Â Â Gainesville, Florida
Jul 13Â Bottletree Â Â Â Birmingham, Alabama
Jul 14Â Hi Tone Cafe Â Â Â Memphis, Tennessee
Jul 16Â Exit/In Â Â Â Nashville, Tennessee
Jul 17Â Emerson Theatre Â Â Â Indianapolis, Indiana
Jul 18Â Subterranean Â Â Â Chicago, Illinois
Jul 19Â Ravari Room Â Â Â Columbus, Ohio
Jul 20Â Grog Shop Â Â Â Cleveland, Ohio
Jul 21Â Tralf Music Hall Â Â Â Buffalo, New York
Jul 23Â Leeâ€™s Palace Â Â Â Toronto, Ontario
Jul 24Â La Sala Rosa Â Â Â Montreal, Quebec
Jul 25Â Middle East Downstairs Â Â Â Cambridge, Massachusetts
Jul 26Â Music Hall of Williamsburg Â Â Â Brooklyn, New York
Jul 28Â First Unitarian Church Â Â Â Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Jul 29Â Rock and Roll Hotel Â Â Â Washington dc, Washington DC
Jul 30Â Milestone Â Â Â Charlotte, North Carolina
Jul 31Â The Earl Â Â Â Atlanta, Georgia
Aug 1Â Â 40 Watt Â Â Â Athens, Georgia
When I was in high school and got my first alarm clock/radio, I swear that every morning when the alarm would go out and 100.7 WMMS would start playing on the radio, I heard one of these two songs. I have a soft spot in my heart for them even though they probably both represent the worst of late ’80s FM schlock pop. The Giuffria song popped up on the iPod today when I hit shuffle and it reminded me of high school.
Giuffria – “Call to Your Heart”
Foreigner – “I Want to Know What Love Is”
Always hard to pick a single “best” song of the first quarter but when picking something for the latest Contrast Podcast, I kept going back to Jason Lytle’s “Brand New Sun”. I was a casual fan of Grandaddy’s, own a few CDs but before a year or two ago couldn’t have named any of the band members nor would I have recognized the guys if they were walking down the street. But when given the opportunity to interview Jason for the next issue of The Big Takeover, I really dove deep into his new album – which comes out in May – and it’s “Brand New Sun” that I instantly picked out as a favorite.
Check out all the picks of various bloggers for “Best of 2009 so far.”
Jonesing for new music by The Breeders? The Deal sisters have released a new digital EP (Fate to Fatal) today that you can purchase at iTunes, Amazon.com, or through the Breeders’ website. There is also a limited run of vinyl copies (1000) that feature silk-screened cover art.
There are four tracks on the EP including “The Last Time,” feature guest vocals by Mark Lanegan (Screaming Trees) and a cover of the Bob Marley and the Wailers song, “Chances Are”.
Here’s a video for the title track, “Fate to Fatal”.