2012 March | The Audio Perv - Part 13
Archive for March, 2012
02 Mar

Glen Campbell’s critically acclaimed 2008 album, Meet Glen Campbell, has been expanded with exclusive bonus tracks for a special CD and digital edition through Capitol/EMI. Upon its original release in August 2008, Meet Glen Campbell was met with worldwide critical praise, and Campbell promoted the album with interviews and performances for a broad spectrum of media, including an “AOL Sessions” concert. Meet Glen Campbell’s expanded edition adds three performances from that concert (Campbell’s classic hits “Wichita Lineman” and “Rhinestone Cowboy,” and U2’s “All I Want Is You”), as well as 2008 remixes of “Gentle On My Mind” and “Galveston.”

Recorded at The Recording Studio and Jim Henson Studios in Los Angeles, Meet Glen Campbell was produced by Julian Raymond (Rosanne Cash, Fastball, Shawn Mullins, Wallflowers) withengineer/co-producer Howard Willing. The album features musical contributions by Campbell contemporaries as well as younger rock and alt-country artists who joined him in the studio, including Cheap Trick’s Robin Zander, Roger Joseph Manning, Jr. and Jason Faulkner from Jellyfish, and Chris Chaney from Jane’s Addiction. Campbell’s sons and daughters, who regularly perform with their father, recorded backing vocals for the tracks, providing the album’s warm family tone.

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02 Mar

Elvis Costello performed “Brilliant Disguise” and “Fire” (web only) with the Roots as part of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band week on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

Watch the videos below:

Brilliant Disguise


01 Mar

By Ilana Kaplan

There’s something really special about seeing empowered women perform together. With a fun beginning to the show featuring, Hank & Cupcakes cover “Like a G6,” it was all about getting crowd involvement. Girl In A Coma began their set sounding as if they were a part of the ‘Riot Grrl’ movement. They have a raw ‘90s post-punk edge (think Sleater-Kinney) that is enhanced by the grittiness of lead singer, Nina Diaz’s voice. (They even rock out in both English and Spanish). Girl In A Coma seemed to be the perfect slot to open for Company of Thieves.

Their set led up to the beautiful stage presence that Genevieve and her band brings whenever they hit the New York City scene. Chicago-based Company of Thieves has the best stage presence that I’ve ever seen. Their music was energetic and set a great precedent for the vibe of the rest of the night. Genevieve made a point of playing more songs from their second album, Running from a Gamble, at this show as the last time they played the Bowery Ballroom, they sang mostly songs from their debut. It is fairly evident that being on stage for Genevieve is an out-of-body experience. Her free-spirited, fun personality shined through last night.

Whether Genevieve was dancing around with a tambourine or pouring her soul into two microphones, she had the entire crowd singing along. “Nothing’s In the Flowers” was beautifully sung, with Genevieve’s vocals soaring and echoing throughout the venue. Her appreciation for her fans stood out above all the rest, being nothing but gracious the entire time. “Tallulah” brought brass players onto the stage and allowed for the crowd to sing in “call/response” formation. Their encore began with their beautiful cover of Tom Petty’s “I Won’t Back Down.” When Genevieve cooed on “Syrup” it was a magnificent telescopic view into a speak-easy setting.

Each time I’ve seen Company of Thieves play, they always do a pretty magnificent performance of “Oscar Wilde.” Last night, was no different. It’s always nice to reminisce and hear an Ordinary Riches track. Each song was truly moving, and Genevieve and her crew made sure to bring the crowd with her on the emotional journey. It’s always nice to feel like you’re at home with the music you’re listening to, and the line-up last night overwhelmingly provided that comfort.

01 Mar

fun. performed “Be Calm” and “We Are Young” on Last Call with Carson Daly.

Watch both songs below and pick up their album Some Nights on iTunes, Amazon MP3, CD

Be Calm

We Are Young

01 Mar

Mike Doughty has added three weeks of Northeast and Midwest dates in May to his “The Book of Drugs”: Concert, Reading, Q&A tour. The new leg will mark Doughty’s fourth straight month on the road in support of his new memoir, “The Book of Drugs,” published Feb. 1 by Da Capo Press. See below for a complete list of upcoming dates.

The New York Journal of Books called “The Book of Drugs” “a satisfying, moving, and at times hilarious study of drug addiction, the music industry, and, above all, the cacophonous jangle of bizarre and often contradictory impulses that define the human condition.” And Black Book called it “a refreshingly genuine rock ‘n’ roll memoir, with the typical rise and fall of a rock star you might find as the plot of a musical biopic… But it’s also a poetic look at the music industry in the late ’90s, a seemingly mythical time before the rise of .mp3s and iPods.”

Doughty’s new single “Strike The Motion,” from his most recent studio album “Yes and Also Yes,” debuted on the BDS Indicator chart this week at #29. “Strike The Motion” follows previous singles “Na Na Nothing” (which reached #7 on the Indicator chart and spent three months on the CMJ college radio chart) and the Rosanne Cash duet “Holiday” (#1 most added at AAA its first week at radio in November).

Doughty released a two-disc live album, “The Question Jar Show,” on January 31. Compiled from shows on Doughty’s 2009 tour of the same name, “The Question Jar Show” features Doughty and his sideman Andrew “Scrap” Livingston answering fans’ questions between songs. The All Music Guide said of the album, “It’s in this kind of setting where Doughty thrives, with the sparse arrangement putting the focus on his twisting, poetic lyrics while the time between songs gives the singer the opportunity to draw audiences in with his laid-back charm.” Playback St. Louis said in its review, “This album is the perfect Mike Doughty anthology for people who don’t yet listen to him, and is that much sweeter for the Doughty elite.” And JamBands.com said that “‘The Question Jar Show’ is two discs’ worth of why you want to see Mike Doughty.”


Mar 3 — New York, NY — City Winery
Mar 14 — New York, NY — McNally Jackson Books *
Mar 16 — Brooklyn, NY — Book Court *
Mar 22 — Evanston, IL — The Space
Mar 23 — Rosemont, IL — The Montrose Room
Mar 24 — Minneapolis, MN — Women’s Club of Minneapolis
Mar 25 — Milwaukee, WI — Boswell Book Company *
Mar 25 — Milwaukee, WI — Shank Hall
Mar 27 — Omaha, NE — The Waiting Room Lounge
Mar 28 — Ames, IA — The Maintenance Shop @ Iowa State
Mar 29 — Iowa City, IA — The Mill
Mar 30 — Springfield, IL — Legacy Theatre
Mar 31 — Kansas City, MO — Knuckleheads Saloon
Apr 1 — Boulder, CO — Fox Theatre
Apr 5 — Vancouver, BC — Media Club
Apr 6 — Portland, OR — Mississippi Studios
Apr 7 — Seattle, WA — Elliott Bay Book Company *
Apr 7 — Seattle, WA — Triple Door
Apr 10 — San Francisco, CA — Swedish American Hall
Apr 11 — Los Angeles, CA — Book Soup *
Apr 11 — Los Angeles, CA — Bootleg Theatre
Apr 12 — San Juan Capistrano, CA — The Coach House
Apr 13 — San Diego, CA — Anthology
Apr 14 — Phoenix, AZ — Zia Records *
Apr 14 — Phoenix, AZ — Cave Creek Coffee Company
Apr 21 — New York, NY — City Winery
May 2 — Burlington, VT — Higher Ground Showcase
May 3 — Providence, RI — The Met
May 5 — Boston, MA — Regatta Bar (2 shows)
May 6 — Philadelphia, PA — Sellersville Theatre
May 8 — Alexandria, VA — The Birchmere
May 9 — Annapolis, MD — Ram’s Head On Stage
May 10 — Charlottesville, VA — The Southern
May 11 — Durham, NC — The Casbah
May 12 — Knoxville, TN — The Square Room
May 15 — Indianapolis, IN — Irving Theatre
May 16 — Columbus, OH — Ace of Cups
May 17 — Buffalo, NY — Asbury Hall @ Babeville
May 18 — Hoboken, NJ — Maxwell’s
May 19 — Westampton, NY — Westhampton Performing Arts Center

* Bookstore events


01 Mar


WHERE: ACL LIVE at The Moody Theater



TICKET INFO: www.acl-live.com, in store at Waterloo Records, or charge by phone at 877-435-9849

Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Joe Ely and Butch Hancock have been friends for almost 40 years, and members of that not-really-a-band, life-of-its-own musical entity known as The Flatlanders for nearly as long.

The Flatlanders began making music together over 30 years ago, releasing their first work in 1972 as an eight-track tape only and then on vinyl that was only available in Europe. The band gained a cult following but, with the recordings rare and hard to find, went their separate ways, but remained friends. They reunited in 1998 when asked to write a song for “The Horse Whisperer” soundtrack – which they wrote together (for the 1972 recording they wrote individually recording each other’s songs). The collaborative effort paid off, leading to the critically acclaimed Now Again and Wheels of Fortune. For Hills and Valleys, the three friends pooled their diverse, yet complimentary songwriting talents and co-wrote eight of the 13 tracks on the record.

Here they are, 37 years after they were prodded into recording together the first time, still collaborating—and still the best of friends. In his soft Texas drawl, Ely sums the philosophy behind their creativity: “We might as well write music and make songs up, because there’s not anything that we’d rather be doing.”