- Comics Alliance‘s weekly review of great art includes Wolverine and Thor pics by Bill Sienkewicz, Mike Deodato’s portrait of Joker, a Nightwing kissing booth(!), and much, much more. One of my favorite weekly articles.
- Go here for the Heart Shaped Tron mashup. I’m guessing just based on the title you’ll be checking it out.
-CD’s write up of Fuel Box is pretty damn funny.
-Illroots has the new Chiddy Bang mixtape, titled “Peanut Butter and Swelly.“ I haven’t heard the whole thing yet, but these dudes tend to be damn good. Start off with this one:
- I love this. It’s genius. Genius! HATE MACHINE.
-AD has a Neil Young boot from 2008.
-And last but certainly not least, Paper Bag Records has (another!) free compilation available for the price of an e-mail address. Go here. Here’s the terrific track list:
CFCF – How Bizarre (OMC cover)
Winter Gloves – Smells Like Teen Spirit (Nirvana cover)
Woodhands – Electric Avenue (Eddy Grant cover)
Sally Shapiro – Dying in Africa (Nicolas Makelberge cover)
You Say Party! We Say Die! – Falling Out (Rikk Agnew cover)
Josh Reichmann – Daniel (Bat For Lashes cover)
Laura Barrett – Gamma Ray (Beck cover)
Rock Plaza Central – I Want You (Bob Dylan cover)
The Acorn – Strange Animal (Gowan cover)
Little Girls – Heinz (Artery cover)
Slim Twig – Behold A Lady (Outkast cover)
Under Byen – Du er min øjesten (Peter Malberg cover)
I told you a few days ago that Jason Isbell’s new album is one of the best of the year so far. Well, now my wife agrees with me. So it must be true!
And just to prove how fantastic it is, I am posting a show from his recent tour, celebrating this wonderful record.
The show is Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit from April 8 in Florence, Alabama, and it features what I think is their first time covering “Hey Pocky Way,” as well as their “usual” cover of Talking Heads and less-usual covers of Springsteen and Hendrix. Hendrix? Now, that takes balls.
01 Go It Alone
04 Alabama Pines
05 Goddamn Lonely Love
06 The Magician
07 Hey Pocky Way
09 Heart On A String
10 Gum On My Shoe > Band Intros
11 Decoration Day
02 Dress Blues
03 Danko Manuel
04 Psycho Killer
05 Never Gonna Change >
06 Stone Free >
07 Never Gonna Change
08 Cigarettes and Wine
09 Atlantic City
Lots of FREE all-covers albums available this week–my in-box runneth over. Here’s my “top 10″ new cover feasts going on right now!
TOP 10 FREE COVER FEASTS OF THE RIGHT NOW!
10. BUSBUS offers “f/yuck”, an all-covers album featuring the songs of Pedro the Lion, Johanna Newsome, Velvet Underground, and more. Free from Bandcamp.
9. FROM EXILE offer an EP of Nine Inch Nails covers. It’s metal takes on Reznor’s industrial metal sound, so you won’t find radically different takes on the tunes, but it’s still pretty solid work. Go here.
8. KELLY PARDEKOOPER. In the first of several archive offerings, check out this barburning crooner’s 2010 set, recently posted here, with a bunch of cool classic rock covers, including this great version of Sympathy for the Devil.
7. WEATHERSTAR will hit you with a 4-song EP of covers of Britney Spears, The Scene Aesthetic, Dashboard Confessional and The Starting Line. All for the price of an e-mail addy. Sign up here.
5. NEIL YOUNG TRIBUTE. A tribute webalbum called “Headed for the Ditch can be bought-for-nothin’ here. It’s a “coming together” of Bandcamp bands. There’s a bunch of songs you’d expect to see here (After The Gold Rush, Helpless, Sugar Mountain) but some less-covered ones as well, like See The Sky About To Rain and Cripple Creek Ferry. In all, a solid gathering of tribes and vibes.
4. RYAN ADAMS. Tons of RA covers are up at Cover Me. I already had them, but if you don’t, you’ll probably want a bunch.
3. MIKE MIZWINSKI has a remarkably high quality new live set posted on the archive, with covers of Grateful Dead, Allmans, and many others–acoustic-like. It’s very, very good. You definitely want to go get it here.
2. COVER LAY DOWN. I haven’t pointed y’all to this blog in a while. It’s a good one.
1. MAYER HAWTHORNE covers classic R&B on his covers EP. Love his take on “Work To Do,” which is probably one of my all-time favorite golden oldies anyway. Here’s the full set:
1. Work to Do (The Isley Brothers cover)
2. Don’t Turn the Lights On (Chromeo cover)
3. You’ve Got the Makings of a Lover (The Festivals cover)
4. Fantasy Girl (Steve Salazaar cover)
5. Little Person (Jon Brion cover)
6. Mr. Blue Sky (ELO cover)
Get it here.
I loves me some Dead, and this “show” is a true keeper. Compiled by a fan, it contains all songs sung and performed by Joan Osborne, her band, and the Grateful Dead. There’s tons of fan favorites and rarities in here, like the Beatles cover She Said She Said, Mr. Charlie, Addicts of My Life, Stella, Queen Bee . . . And the sound quality is fan-nomenal!
So, any love left for Jerry’s former band?
1. Queen Bee 8:48 (Tweeter Center, Mansfield, MA, June 22, 2003 – Laford)
2. She Said She Said 4:03 (Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, Dec. 30, 2003 – Unknown)
3. Built To Last 4:27 (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Virginia Beach, VA, June 17, 2003 – Burns)
4. Casey Jones 6:29 (Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD, June 18, 2003 – Carlson)
5. Mr. Charlie 5:27 (Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY, June 20, 2003 – Doughty/Cole)
6. Comes A Time 9:36 (Tweeter Center at the Waterfront, Camden, NJ, June 27, 2003 – Suraci)
7. All That You Are 7:04 (Verizon Wireless Music Center, Noblesville, TN, Aug. 5, 2003 – SMadigan)
8. Night of 1,000 Stars 8:08 (St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa, FL, July 30, 2003 – Unknown)
9. Lovelight 9:24 (Tweeter Center at the Waterfront, Camden, NJ, June 27, 2003 – Suraci)
1. China Doll 9:02 (Tweeter Center at the Waterfront, Camden, NJ, June 28, 2003 – Suraci)
2. No More Do I 7:04 (Darien Lake, Darien, NY, Aug. 8, 2003 – Suraci)
3. Peggy-O 7:13 (Darien Lake, Darien, NY, Aug. 8, 2003 – Suraci)
4. Reuben and Cherise 6:54 (Darien Lake, Darien, NY, Aug. 8, 2003 – Suraci)
5. Morning Dew 12:47 (Verizon Wireless Music Center, Noblesville, TN, Aug. 5, 2003 – SMadigan)
6. Days Between 15:07 (Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO, July 6, 2003 – Evans-Sacks)
1. Stella Blue 8:37 (Jones Beach Theatre, Wantagh, NY, Aug. 9, 2003 – Traietta/McCreary)
2. Jam > 3:28 (Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, Dec. 30, 2003 – Unknown)
3. Space > 5:24 (Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, Dec. 30, 2003 – Unknown)
4. Sugaree 14:03 (Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, Dec. 30, 2003 – Unknown)
5. Organ Donor Rap > Band Intros 3:36 (Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, Dec. 31, 2003 – Phopely)
6. It Must Have Been The Roses 6:31 (Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, Dec. 31, 2003 – Phopely)
7. Attics Of My Life 7:08 (Verizon Wireless Music Center, Noblesville, TN, Aug. 5, 2003 – SMadigan)
8. We Bid You Goodnight 3:39 (Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY, June 20, 2003 – Doughty/Cole)
9. Brokedown Palace 6:07 (Erie Canal Harbor, Buffalo, NY, June 27, 2009)