Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Metric Alphabet

Special guests, special features, and a new way of speaking. Ms. Michelle Roche of Mankato's "That's What She Said" and "Mankato Symphony Orchestra" stopped by to play some music that, as she put it, "doesn't suck" and get a grip on what we behold at KMSU. Thanks for coming on the show and making me dinner!

Check out TWSS on facebook or at an open mic near you, Mankato.

Also, be sure to read up on the metric alphabet. With renewed interest in Tron, its sure to be the next big thing.

November 28, 2010

Dude Drives A Chick Car -- Detroit -- 1990 A Brand New Testament
El Scorcho (Live at Reading Fest 1996) -- Weezer -- 2010 Pinkerton Deluxe
Do You Wanna Dance? -- Beach Boys
Jumping The Shark -- The Lawrence Arms -- Oh! Calcutta
Jumpers -- Sleater-Kinney -- 2005 The Woods
Thrift Store Coats -- The Corin Tucker Band -- 2010 1,000 Years
One Beat -- Sleater-Kinney -- One Beat
Eight Miles Out -- Ninja Gun -- 2008 Restless Rubes
Annie Waits -- Ben Folds -- Rockin' the Suburbs
Down Beat -- Goodnight Gold Dust
Made to Break -- Goodnight Gold Dust
Ex-Spectator -- Fugazi -- 2001 The Argument
Me & Joe Drove Out To California -- Drag the River -- 2006 Esta Loco

w/ Ms. Michelle Roche

November Playlists

Everyone needs a month off here and there...What happened in November? Two Cow Garage kicked some major butt at the Triple Rock, first snow fall, curling season began, my nephew turned 3, Grinderman at First Ave (what more can I say?), I am thankful for all these things, you and many more.

November 21, 2010

Guns on the Roof -- The Clash -- 1978 Give 'Em Enough Rope
I Can Get Us Out Of Here Tonight -- Lucero -- 2006 Rebels, Rogues and Sworn Brothers
Gigolo Aunt -- Syd Barrett -- 1970 Barrett
Legend of Leadbelly -- Rock Creek Jug Band
Dirt in the Ground -- Tom Waits -- 2009 Glitter and Doom
Tommy the Cat -- Primus -- 1991 Sailing the Seas of Cheese
All the Young Dudes -- The New Standards -- 2005 s/t
Because It's My Heart -- Drag the River -- 2010 2010 Demons
Thanx for the Ride -- Michael Nesmith & The First National Band -- 1970 Loose Salute
Rex's Blues -- Townes Van Zandt -- 1978 Flyin' Shoes
Venom Wearin' Denim -- Junior Brown -- 1996 Semi Crazy
Tarpit -- Dinosaur Jr. -- 1987 You're Living All Over Me
Love or Confusion -- The Jimi Hendrix Experience -- 1967 Are You Experienced?
Want -- Jawbreaker -- 1990 Unfun
outro: Whole Lotta You -- Pat Donohue


November 14, 2010

Celebrating Neil Young's 65th Birthday

Le Noise - 2010
-- Walk With Me
-- Sign Of Love
-- Someone's Gonna Rescue You
-- Love and War
-- Angry World
-- Hitchhiker
-- Peaceful Valley Boulevard
-- Rumblin'
The Needle and the Damage Done >> Words (Between The Lines Of Age) -- 1972 Harvest
Journey Through The Past -- 1973 Time Fades Away
New Momma -- 1975 Tonight's The Night
outro: Arc


November 7, 2010

Too Much Sex (Too Little Jesus) -- Drive-By Truckers -- 1999 Pizza Deliverance
I Would Hurt a Fly -- Built to Spill -- 1997 Perfect From Now On
Homeless Child -- Ben Harper -- 1997 The Will To Live
Howlin' at the Moon -- Hank Williams
On The Way Home -- Neil Young -- 2008 Live at Canterbury House 1968
Manitoba -- Tapes 'N Tapes -- 2006 The Loon
He's Smart -- Detroit -- 1990 A Brand New Testament
It's Always Summer -- The Corin Tucker Band -- 2010 1,000 Years
Blue Lips -- Regina Spektor -- 2009 Far
Mr. Gallo -- Cat Power -- 1995 Dear Sir
Bad Kreuznach -- Drag the River -- 2010 2010 Demons
Don't Think Twice -- Mike Ness -- 1999 Cheating at Solitaire
It's A War -- Trampled By Turtles -- 2010 Palomino
Radio -- The Hackensaw Boys -- 2007 Look Out!
Social Smoker -- The Takers -- 2009 Taker Easy

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

November 5, 2010 Rock Rock Rock

Only 3 days left till, what I predict, will be the greatest show of 2010 in Minnesota! First there's the Evening Rig from Minneapolis...

They are still taking their 2009 album, "Is Doin' Stuff" to the masses. I saw this act in December of 2008 when they opened 2 nights for Lucero at the Triple Rock, great shows. I am excited as heck to see them again.

Next is this guy, Franz Nicolay

Franz is most famously known as the Multi-Instrumentalist for The Hold Steady. He has also played with World/Inferno Friendship Society, toured with Against Me!!, as well as 3 solo albums and tons of session work. I saw Franz's last show with the Hold Steady last November at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN. It was a weird show: No Booze, No Jackets. I was very stunned when I heard about his departure from the Hold Steady, but not surprised. Franz is making awesome music these days and I'm not quite sure that is the same path the rest of that band is taking. I was trying for a short interview with Micah of Two Cow Garage:

Two Cow opened for the Hold Steady. Turns out the band had van problems and time ran short before the show. I ended up having a nice conversation with Shane about their label, Suburban Home Records, touring, favorite places to play and his picks for music. He brought me over to meet Micah who was so cool about everything.

$8. That's what will get you into the show. We'll see you there...

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Monday, November 1, 2010

Playlist 10-31-2010

Great show last night featuring tracks from the Misfits, Cramps, Deadbolt and the Horror Pops. It's a ton of fun to go live and talk to listeners. Thanks for calling in and keep the requests coming. Emails are accepted 24/7 at embracethesound@gmail.com

October 31, 2010

Night of the Living Dead -- Misfits
Billy's Dead -- Deadbolt
Zombie Dance -- The Cramps
The Boogie Monster -- Gnarls Barkley
Red Right Hand -- Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Ghoul's Night Out -- Misfits
Halloween -- Dead Kennedys
Vampire Blues -- Neil Young
Roadside Cross -- Deadbolt
I Was a Teenage Werewolf -- The Cramps
Attacked By Monsters -- Meat Puppets
Skulls -- Misfits
It's A Creepy World -- Deadbolt
Walk Like A Zombie -- HorrorPops
Psycho Killer -- Talking Heads
Voodoo Curse -- Deadbolt
Voodoo Lady -- Ween
outro: Los Straitjackets -- Rockula