Still recovering from the weekend. Friday The Parlour
first night, then the Rhythm Festival
near Bedford. I was filming Terry Reid (right) during the
afternoon as well as his performance which closed the festival
second stage on Saturday. It was am astoundingly powerful show and
even featured his old friend Mick Taylor (ex Bluesbreakers and
Rolling Stones guitarist) who joined him for three numbers.
Eventually left the venue at 1:15 for a two hour drive home.
Almost like being back on the road.
Los Angeles - The CreamSicles
(New York, USA)
Lush guitar chords are punctuated by syncopated bass lines and
heart pounding drum grooves. The lyrics are about the freedom and
loneliness of the road and the alienation of a stranger in a
The CreamSicles debut album The
was released in September 2006. Recorded at
Monster Island Studios in New York City and engineered by Mike
Caffrey. One week after it"s release Jonathan Clarke of Q104.3 (the
#1 Rock station in NY) played it on the new music show Out of the
Box and the band was featured in AM NY, the most circulated daily
newspaper in NY. They played several festivals this summer
including the Guinness Festival in Riverside Park, Manhattan.
Summer break then Sep 8 at Dumbo Block Party in Brooklyn and 11th
at The Annex on Orchard Street, in the Lower East Side just four
blocks from the excellently named Suffolk Street.
Tout bas - Delgarma
You nearly didn't get that track, I was switching my mind about
which track to play every few minutes as I listened through
Delgarma's album Que vive
which you can buy direct from their site as a CD
or download from Jamendo and please leave a donation. They are
currently preparing a second album and a bit of backing will
doubtless help that process along.
Good stuff -The Surefire Way
(New York, USA)
The Surefire Way's blend of rock, pop, and a touch of Brazilian has
been proving to be a winning combination for this NYC band. Their
lyrics straddle provocative and thoughtful and the catchy guitar
riffs, melodic bass lines and explosive percussion speak for
World Citizen - The Conch
entertaining, inspiring & organising to change the world!
The Conch aims to use our music to inspire struggles and the
thousands of individual activists who everyday do something to
improve the world. Our music comes from anger and from love and we
use it to educate, agitate and help organise. Join the movement
alongside The Conch.
There's lots you can do to be part of The Conch and the movements
we participate in with our music, ideas and our activism.
Subtil - Au Lit les Mômes
Ferté St Aubin, France)
Swing song et musette folk dingue easy kitching, France
On the Jamendo label
The dub zone is at http://thedubzone.blogsome.com/
Heathen Rage - Corey Harris
(Virginia, USA) FIRST PLAY
Blues and roots virtuoso Corey Harris weaves together a diverse
tapestry of musical, historical, cultural, socio-political and even
spiritual elements on his Telarc debut, Zion Crossroads.
All the world - O Death
Five guys, maybe three shirts between them. There's a banjo, a
fiddle, a drum set littered with gas cans, chains, and broken
cymbals. It's an anachronistic jug band party in a junkyard with
sing-along hooks and weathered vocals from another time.