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"Laura Stevenson and the Cans"
Sunday, April 15, 2012

Left of the Dial Radio Playlist - 4/13/12

Apologies for not posting this yesterday. I got caught up in writing the¬†review¬†of that excellent new LP from¬†The Act Of Estimating As Worthless¬†and then had to go to band practice. Anyway, I hope those of you who tuned in to my show on Friday (the thirteenth!) had a good time. Here’s the playlist below, along with a link to stream each song.

  • 1.¬†The Get Up Kids¬†- “Holiday”
  • 2.¬†Elvis Costello - “(The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes”
  • 3.¬†Into It. Over It.¬†- “Discretion & Depressing People”
  • 4.¬†Beach House - “Myth”
  • 5. Destroyer - “Suicide Demo For Kara Walker”
  • 6.¬†Grandaddy - “The Go In The Go-For-It”
  • 7.¬†fun.¬†- “All Alone”
  • 8.¬†Suns - “I Could’ve Made Time”
  • 9. Iceage - “White Rune”
  • 10. Refused - “The Deadly Rhythm”
  • 11. Titus Andronicus - “Upon Viewing Breughel’s “Landscape With The Fall of Icarus”
  • 12.¬†The Arrogant Sons Of Bitches - “Disappointment At The Taco Bell”
  • 13.¬†Defiance, Ohio - “Oh, Susquehanna!”
  • 14.¬†Laura Stevenson and the Cans - “The Healthy One”
  • 15.¬†By Surprise - “Realometer”
  • 16.¬†Dikembe - “Scottie Spliffen”
  • 17.¬†Jimmy Eat World - “A Praise Chorus”
  • 18. Pavement - “The Killing Moon” (Echo & The Bunnymen¬†cover)
  • 19.¬†Cloud Nothings - “Stay Useless”
  • 20.¬†The Act Of Estimating As Worthless - “My Left Thumb”
  • 21.¬†Margot & The Nuclear So and So’s - “Skeleton Key”
  • 22.¬†Elliott Smith - “Bled White”
  • 23. Local Natives - “Who Knows Who Cares”
  • 24.¬†First Aid Kit - “Emmylou”
  • 25.¬†Bright Eyes - “On My Way To Work”
  • 26.¬†Andrew Jackson Jihad - “Love In The Time Of Human Papilloma Virus”
  • 27.¬†Low - “Done”
  • 28.¬†The Mountain Goats - “The Mess Inside”

I won’t be doing my show next week because I’ll be going to WQAQ’s Festapalooza (with¬†Titus Andronicus,¬†Bomb The Music Industry!,¬†The Front Bottoms and more!). Find more information about that day long Connecticut festival¬†HERE.¬†

Friday, April 13, 2012
Now Playing: Laura Stevenson and the Cans - "The Healthy One"

One hour left on this week’s broadcast of Left of the Dial. I played with this lovely band once. Tune in now!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Catch Andrew Jackson Jihad¬†this March on their first ever full band tour! They’ll be hitting up a number of US and Canada dates with support from Laura Stevenson and The Cans¬†and fellow Phoenix group ROAR¬†(of which AJJ’s Ben Gallaty is also a member). If you’ve ever seen footage of Andrew Jackson Jihad performing as a full group, I’m sure you’ll understand just how exciting the prospect of a full band tour is. Check out the full press release for this tour from Sean Bonnette below, and watch a video of the group performing the Knife Man¬†standout (and my 2nd favorite song of 2011) “Big Bird” as a full band in Phoenix after the jump.


Hey Gang!

So, yesterday I mentioned that we would have some news to share. Here it is:


The tour will be done in two 3-week legs, the first one covering the West coast, some Midwest, and some CANADA!!!  The second will cover the South, East Coast, some more Midwest, and MORE CANADA!!  Today we are going to talk about the first leg:

We are incredibly lucky to be touring with Laura Stevenson & the Cans and ROAR for this leg, and we look forward to hanging out and playing music with them for three weeks.

We are going to be touring with a full band this time. We have enlisted 3 of our amazing friends who played on Knife Man to come help us out live, they are Deacon Blue Batchelor, Owen Evans, and Preston Bryant. These guys also make up %75 of ROAR (hint, Ben is the other %25). Worry not though, purists, we will still play plenty of songs as an acoustic 2 person band for a portion of the set. 

One last thing, we are currently assembling a new collection of songs that we have released but are now out of print or hard to find. Fingers crossed that this will come out by the tour. I think we can do it.

A few notes about the shows:

-> Before our 21+ show in Seattle, we are working on finding a place to do an all ages matinee show

-> We are ever grateful to be sharing the stage in Omaha with the amazing Cheap Girls

-> The show in San Diego is a benefit for the Che Cafe

Thank you for reading, we will have ticket links and the second leg up very soon.


Saturday, January 28, 2012

Left of the Dial Radio Playlist - 1/27/12

I have been absolutely exhausted this entire week, and I think that last night’s Left of the Dial¬†radio playlist reflected that, at least towards the second half. Thanks to the people who called in and placed requests, and thanks to everybody who tuned in on that bizarre, foggy night in New Haven, Connecticut.

Also, this is somewhat unrelated, but last night while I was doing my show, I was thinking about how I’m kind of getting bored with the music that I’ve been listening to for a long time, or how it sometimes makes me upset to listen to because of the people and events that I associate it with. I’m sort of entertaining the idea of just taking everything that I’ve listened to already in my itunes library and putting it on an external hard drive and just getting it off my computer. This will give me the freedom to explore all of the new music that I have in my overstuffed downloads folder too. Does anyone have any thoughts about this?

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Left of the Dial Radio Playlist - 1/20/12

Here’s the playlist from last night’s broadcast of Left of the Dial¬†on WNHU. I tried to play some positive music to counteract my general unhappiness and I guess it worked, at least for the two hours during the show. Notable songs included¬†Sharon Van Etten's beautiful “Kevin's,” from her new album Tramp, which I reviewed earlier today HERE. I also played a track from the new One Hundred Year Ocean¬†EP Poison Smoak, and the new Bruce Springsteen single.¬†I hope those of you who tuned in enjoyed what I had to play.¬†

Tune in next Friday for another broadcast on WNHU.

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