Monday, 29 June 2009

Hey, Hey, My, My...

fantastic gig indeed (and i dodged the rain) - by far the best i've seen him live (once before with Crazy Horse, once with Booker T), with a great band and Ben Keith, in particular, starring on second guitar and pedal steel.
It was also a near perfect set list for me, with 'Are you Ready for the Country', 'Unknown Legend', 'Old Man', Everbody Knows...' alongside the classic rockers 'Down by the River', 'Mansion on the Hill' and 'Cinnamon Girl'.
And yes, Macca did come out to join him for the encore of 'A Day in the Life'. Superb!

Saturday, 27 June 2009

My,My, Hey, Hey

off to see Neil Young tonight... can't wait.

Friday, 19 June 2009

Muscle Shoals

crops up more than once in the pages of Hang the DJ - as it should in any self-respecting book on good music! Here's ex Drive-By Trucker and local man Jason Isbell in today's Guardian with a very fine selection of classics recorded there at FAME studios - ten greats

And Jason played a great gig at the Luminaire here on tuesday night. Accompanied by the excellent guitar player from his new band, the 400 Unit, he played a fine set, inlcuding great versions of 'Outfit', 'Goddamn Lonely Love' and 'Dress Blues', in particular.

Check out their new record Jason Isbell

Monday, 8 June 2009

J, Lou and Murph

are back, again. And after 2007's Beyond, I'm pretty excited!


Also out in June is the Lemonheads new album, a collection of covers called (cleverly) Varshons, so it's a bit of dream month for me. And coming soon to a blog like this will be my list of favourite covers, as performed by Evan Dando and the Lemonheads...