It almost didn’t happen, but here it is. There are so many things I could say about this week, but all that’s worth saying at the moment is that it’s nice to be back in this space.
- Anna Calvi – Jezebel
I caught Anna Calvi’s set at Osheaga last weekend and she was lovely. I was too distracted with the giant monster shrimp I was having for dinner at the time to remember if she played this one or not though.
- The Joy Formidable – A Heavy Abacus
Also saw these guys at Osheaga. This song blew me away.
- Wye Oak – Hot As Day
- Field Music – Effortlessly
- Frightened Rabbit – Old Old Fashioned
Saw Frightened Rabbit at Osheaga as well. Their set was fantastic until someone ineptly doused the crowd with a fire hose. It was harder to enjoy it as much when I was dripping wet, but they were still the highlight of the festival for me.
- Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros – Ramshackle Day Parade
Also been listening to a whole lot of Joe Strummer this week too. I finally watched The Future Is Unwritten a few weeks ago. It wasn’t what I expected. I had read a review that claimed it was very long and went into such deep detail that it was really only for serious fans, but I think that description was a bit silly. The movie is a perfectly reasonable length and frankly if you didn’t want to know about the details of Joe Strummer’s life, maybe you shouldn’t be watching a movie about him. It definitely made me want to explore his solo stuff a bit more.
- Richard Buckner – Traitor
The new Richard Buckner album came out this week. (You can stream it on NPR.) I don’t know about anyone else, but I’ve been listening to it nonstop.
- Shearwater – Landscape At Speed
- Phosphorescent – Tell Me Baby (Have You Had Enough)
- Bruce Springsteen – Back In Your Arms
This song goes out to my new hard drive, now mostly filled with the contents of the old hard drive, and the two new cats who have entered my home. Let’s hope everything in these two areas stay uneventful for a while.