Old Man Markley:: Down Side Up in an upside down world

Old Man Markley:: Down Side Up in an upside down world
Apart from engaging songs, Old Man Markley caught my attention with talk of taking our liberty under the guise of security (as prospered by the so called benevolent all knowing leaders). Then again, I’m probably being spied on now for even suggesting there’s a problem. Been  a lot of smoke and mirrors, slight of hand, and bait and switch the last several years, but I think some will surely be pleased by the organics  of LA based newgrass band Old Man Markley’s latest album, Down Side Up.

“Train Of Thought”
“Blood On My Hands”


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Water Liars on “Wyoming”

Water Liars’ “Wyoming” is found on the Mississippi duo’s second album, Wyoming, released back in March on Big Legal Mess/Fat Possum.


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The Garden:: “I’m A Woman”

The Garden will release their debut record, The Life and Times of a Paperclip, on July 23rd. I like how short the song is.



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Adventure:: “Alone”

Adventure released the album, Weird Work, back in April via Carpark. I was feeling a bit frazzled and the discombobulated mood settled me.


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Jesse Woods:: “Gold In the Air”

Jesse Wood’s debut, Get Your Burdens Lifted, will be out August 6th on Guns In The Sun. I like beach scenes.


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Joseph Arthur:: “Saint of Impossible Causes” (Jay Leno)

Joseph Arthur made his Jay Leno debut recently and here we are.


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Little Comets find “Jennifer”

Little Comets will release Life Is Elsewhere in the US later this summer. For a bit more, take in “W-O-E”.

Sat 13 July – Wakestock Festival – Llyn Peninsula
Fri 26 July – Secret Garden Party – Cambridge
Sat 27 July – Redfest – Surrey
Sun 4 August – Bernica Festival – South Shields
Sat 10 August – Boardmasters – Cornwall
Mon 12 August – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY
Tue 13 August – The Hamilton – Washington, DC
Wed 14 August – North Star Bar – Philadelphia, PA
Sat 17 August – Do317 Lounge – Indianapolis, IN
Sun 18 August – Schubas – Chicago, IL
Mon 19 August – 7th St. Entry – Minneapolis, MN
Tue 20 August – Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO
Thu 22 August – Lola’s Room – Portland, OR
Fri 23 August – Vera Project – Seattle, WA
Sun 25 August – Cafe Du Nord – San Francisco, CA
Mon 26 August – Hotel Cafe – Los Angeles, CA


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Lazyeyes on “Wait”

Brooklyn’s Lazyeyes released their debut EP a while back.


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High Wolf:: “Kulti”

High Wolf’s “Kulti” is found on the newly released work, Kairos: Chronos.


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Christopher Paul Stelling brings False Cities

Christopher Paul Stelling brings False Cities
With the occasion of summer, I have become distant. However, I have been enticed by Christopher Paul Stelling’s new album, False Cities. The album follows Stelling’s debut, Songs of Praise and Scorn, manifesting mildy dark acoustic strutting, murmurings of hell, and the cast of other psychically vacant lots. What does it all mean?

take in Brick x Brick


“Brick x Brick”

6/11 – Cafe Nine – New Haven, CT
6/12 – Local 121 – Providence, RI
6/13 – The Oak & The Ax – Biddeford, ME
6/14 – Radio Bean – Burlington, VT
6/17 – Divan Orange – Montreal, QC
6/18 – Horseshoe Tavern – Toronto, ONT
6/20 – Abilene Bar & Lounge – Rochester, NY
6/27 – Harvest Gallery Wine Bar – Dennis, MA
7/10 – Eddie’s Attic – Decatur, GA
7/13 – Bunbury Music Festival – Cincinnati, OH
7/16 – Rozz Tox – Rock Island, IL
7/17 – Shitty Barn Sessions – Spring Green, WI
7/18 – Thursdays on First and Third – Rochester, MN
7/20 – The Ace Bar – Chicago, IL
7/21 – The Milwaukee Opry – Milwaukee, WI
7/23 – Rumba Cafe – Columbus, OH
7/25 – Newport Blues Cafe – Newport, RI (Festival kickoff w/ The Low Anthem, Joe Fletcher & The Wrong Reasons)
7/26 – Floyd Fest at Blue Bow Pavilion – Floyd, VA
7/27 – Floyd Fest at Blue Bow Pavilion – Floyd, VA
8/16 – BSP Lounge – Kingston, NY


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Flume On Top feat. T.Shirt

As seen below, Flume have a run of U.S. dates beginning later in the summer.

Sat. Aug. 24 – San Francisco, CA @ Mezzanine
Sun. Aug. 25 – Los Angeles, CA @ FYF Festival
Thu. Aug. 29 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
Fri. Aug. 30 – Victoria, BC @ Sugar Nightclub
Sat. Aug 31 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre
Tue. Sep. 3 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
Wed. Sep. 4 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
Thu. Sep. 5 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House
Fri. Sep. 6 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
Sat. Sep. 7 – Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre
Sun. Sep. 8 – Boston, MA @ Boston Calling Festival
Mon. Sep. 9 – Montreal, QC @ Telus Theater
Wed. Sep. 11 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
Thu. Sep. 12 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
Fri. Sep. 13 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar
Sat. Sep. 14 – Tochester Hills, MI @ Meadow Brook Music Festival


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Vampire Weekend on “Diane Young”

I was going to shoot for something more obscure, but obscurity is overrated. “Diane Young” is the first video from Vampire Weekend’s latest album, Modern Vampires Of The City, available here.

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