The Ecstatic Music Festival: The Mountain Goats And Anonymous 4 : NPR

The Ecstatic Music Festival: The Mountain Goats And Anonymous 4 : NPR.

an unexpected (and marvelous) pairing.

the entire concert is streaming at link above.

go listen now – I don’t know how long it’ll be available.

 

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makes you wanna shout

most beautiful tune I’ve heard in a long long time

Power In A Union from JD on Vimeo.

from John Darnielle’s vimeo page:

Everybody knows I don’t generally do the acoustic guitar guy rocking political jams deal but as a former member of SEIU 660 & the California Association of Psychiatric Technicians & a kid who benefitted from great teachers I wanted to spend tonight saying WE ARE ON YOUR SIDE xo jd

Christmas music – A Christmas Cornucopia

an exquisite, astonishing album. best of the year

A Christmas Cornucopia


God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

oh, boo. I can’t link TypePad music files here anymore. many thanks to teh LK for figuring out what I was doing wrong.

(you can still) go listen at mah TypePad blog

Shilpa Ray opens for Grinderman

at Cannery Ballroom Nashville 20101119

Shilpa Ray

at Cannery Ballroom Nashville 20101119

Shilpa Ray and her harmonium

at Cannery Ballroom Nashville 20101119

Shilpa Ray

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grinderman’s opening act in the North American tour, Armin Ra, broke his theremin at the New York show.  while the theremin was repaired, Shilpa Ray was personally requested by Grinderman to be the opener in the DC, Atlanta, Nashville, and Memphis shows.

she was fantastic, a girl singing and screaming with only her harmonium for accompaniment. Shilpa’s voice goes from wounded to growling in the same verse; mesmerizing.
later in the set she got the crowd to clapping and OOOooooOOoooo along – and closed by informing us in the audience that “Grinderman was fucking awesome and she was going to get wasted and watch them with us”.
a girl after my own heart

 

 

 

check out a couple of songs from her upcoming album with her band, The Happy Hookers, Teenage and Torture

 
Heaven In Stereo
Venus Shaver

more pics of Shilpa Ray and of Grinderman at flickr