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AI: Sing, Sing a Song

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. . . Or not.

Hey, I got nothing today, folks. I’m swimming in work-related BS, and haven’t had time to take a break to find a decent discussion point. The good news is, it looks like the other contributors’ posts of late are enough to keep the blog on a serious track for a while. So why don’t we take a right turn and just shoot the shit for the AI?

What are you listening to/playing these days? Heard any good local bands lately? Links? What about bigger acts? Seen any good shows? Found any deep cuts worth checking out? Creating any original music of your own? Anything else you want to talk about?

The Afternoon Inquisition (or AI) is a question posed to you, the Skepchick community. Look for it to appear Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3pm ET.

 

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28 Comments

  1. OK, my favorite band is kind of a personal thing and so i don’t like sharing them with just anyone, but in this case i’ll make an exception. They’re called The World/Inferno Friendship Society. I dunno how to describe their music other than saying that they sound like a punk band traveled back in time to the 30’s. Here’s their song Canonize Philip K. Dick. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3yoAr17n8Q

    Another of my favorites is Southern Culture On The Skids. They do a combination of garage rock, surf and country. Here’s them playing their song Mojo Box. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXL9WHFN5qc

  2. Today it’s been a mix of fusions. Melodic Death Metal (Soilwork), Metal on Cello (Apocalyptica), and techno/sountrack kinda stuff (E.S. Posthumus).
    Last band I’ve seen live is Skindred, have seen them three times, and they always put on a very energetic show.

    • Wow, Pedro the Lion. Blast from the past. I remember seeing them during CMJ maybe 12 years ago during the Jade Tree showcase. They were good, but so sappy and sad. I remember David saying something like, “We only have one more song, so you can tell all of your friends to come back into the room. We’ll be done soon”. I was totally confused as the place was packed…

      I’ve got Wild Flag’s self-titled debut on constantly. It it mighty and everyone should own it. Also, the Heartless Bastards new album “Arrow” which is fantastic. And as usual, unhealthy amounts of Dinosaur jr and Sonic Youth.

  3. I’ve been listening to a lot of Fiery Furnaces and Deerhoof the last few years. They may seem a bit odd, but these bands are the reason I listen to music.

    Also, Sharon Van Etten’s new album is on sale at Amazon for $3.99 for today only I think.

  4. I make a lot of music. I play drums in these bands:

    http://huak.bandcamp.com
    http://therattlesnakes.bandcamp.com

    and percussion in this one:

    http://www.sunsethearts.com

    There’s a lot of really awesome bands in my town. I’ve been buying recording equipment and working on recording some other bands, including my wife’s band, The Outfits. Unfortunately I haven’t quite finished their record so there’s nothing online yet.

    I just played with two boston bands that were really good:

    grassisgreen.bandcamp.com
    speedyortiz.bandcamp.com/

  5. I am going to do some shameless self-promotion here and add my own original music website:

    http://www.reverbnation.com/gaylemyrna

    I am sporadic singer/songwriter with songs that are often introspective and distinctly NON-commercial. All of the tunes on my website are mine. I am challenged by having chronic persistent asthma, so I cannot get out and sing too much anymore because of my compromised lung function. But at least you can hear my tunes on the Internet. The song “Lonely Travelers” has a semi-atheistic theme. I do have a Facebook music page, if you can find it!! It’s also under “Gayle Myrna”.
    Thanks and I hope you enjoy!

  6. I’ve been listening to some old stuff (given that I’m kind of old myself, this is no surprise). I’m revisiting “The Wall”. by Pink Floyd. I never really got into it when it was first released, but have been seriously into Pink Floyd as of late. “The Wall” is a pretty amazing album, both musically and from a production standpoint. Pink Floyd has just released a remastered version of “The Wall (Deluxe Experience Edition)l”. It is especially remastered for iTunes and includes remastered versions of “The Wall”, original demos, and a live recording of “The Wall”, from 1980-1981. I’m saving up the money to buy it. It should be pretty awesome!

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