Craig Finn and Tad Kubler of the Hold Steady Covering the Replacements

Here’s a cool video of Craig and Tad from the Hold Steady covering two replacements classics, Within your Reach and Color me Impressed at Bowery Electric last night..enjoy..

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PLAYLISTS 11/13/11 on THE PEAK and WDHA

107.1 The Peak

Anything Anything DRAMARAMA
Huckleberry Hound Theme (happy bday Daws Butler)
Voices CHEAP TRICK
There’s a Starbucks where the Starbucks used to be JOHN WESLEY HARDING
Black Coffee ELLA FITZGERALD
Cynical Girl MARSHALL CRENSHAW (happy bday Marshall)
Seether VERUCA SALT (happy bday Nina Gordon)
Salt in my Tears MARTIN BRILEY
With Tears in my Eyes WESLEY TUTTLE
Running out of tears THE BREAKERS
Seven Tears BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
Pyramid of Tears ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO
Princess THE DEL LORDS
Grace Kelly Blues THE EELS (happy bday Grace)
Saving Grace TOM PETTY
Funny Face DONNA FARGO (happy bday Donna)
Funny Face THE MUFFS
Born Fighter NICK LOWE (RIP Joe Frazier)
Eye of the Tiger PAUL ANKA (happy bday Jim Peterik)
Convoy CW McCALL (Happy bday CW)
Truck Stop Sally PRAY FOR THE SOUL OF BETTY
Mr Soul (Trans) NEIL YOUNG (happy bday Neil)
Be with you NEIL YOUNG w/BOOKER T and MG’s (happy bday Booker T)
Be with you THE BANGLES
It’s so nice to be with you GALLERY
I only want to be with you (Demo) SOUTHSIDE JOHNNY and ASBURY JUKES
Dammit BLINK 182 (Happy bday Travis Barker)
Lover Please CLYDE McPHATTER (happy bday Clyde)
Time to Change BRADY BUNCH (happy bday Sherwood Schwartz and Chris Knight)

105.5 WDHA

Anything Anything DRAMARAMA
Huckleberry Hound Theme (Happy bday Daws Butler)
Animal House STEPHEN BISHOP (happy bday Stephen)
Rockin’ into the night 38 SPECIAL (happy bday Jim Peterik)
The Rock show BLINK 182 (happy bday Travis Barker)
London Boys GO GO’s
L-O-N-D-O-N SCREAMING LORD SUTCH (happy bday Lord Sutch)
London Calling BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN and E STREET BAND
Tropical London RANCID
London THE SMITHS
Princess of the Night SAXON
Grace Kelly MIKA (happy bday Grace Kelly)
God save the Queen SEX PISTOLS
Killer Queen QUEEN (happy bday Roy Thomas Baker)
Teenage Enema Nurses in Bondage KILLER PUSSY
Somebody Get me a Doctor VAN HALEN
Monday Morning Rock MARSHALL CRENSHAW (happy bday Marshall)
When you were mine MITCH RYDER (happy bday Prince Charles)
I know there’s something going on FRIDA (Happy bday Frida)
Downtown THE THREADS (local NYC)
Downtown PETULA CLARK (happy bday Petula)
Left of the Dial (live) PAUL WESTERBERG
Spirit of Radio AUDIO INSIGHT (local Woodbridge NJ)
Spirit of Jazz GASLIGHT ANTHEM
Still smells like teen spirit CHEER CAR WASH
Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead XTC (happy bday Andy Partridge)
Powderfinger (live) NEIL YOUNG and CRAZY HORSE (happy bday Neil)
Rocking in the Free World (live) PEARL JAM

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Is There A Black Sabbath Reunion In The Works?

Speculation is mounting that this Friday Black Sabbath will announce, during a press conference, that they will be reuniting for a tour and perhaps maybe even an album with all the original members–meaning with Ozzy.

According to Herald Sun:

The conference will be held Friday local time at Los Angeles’ Whiskey a Go Go club, where the English band made its LA debut on November 11, 41 years ago. Meanwhile the group’s official website now reads “Black Sabbath 11.11.11.” Key media have been invited to the press event at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month of 2011. The four original members of the band – Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward – will be present.

If this ends up being true it’s going to be an early Christmas for metalheads. An original Sabbath reunion could either mark a noted upswing in interest for conventional hard rock or be seen as another cog in the ever-trending nostalgia kick that’s been going on with many bands as of late.

We’ll find out on 11/11/11.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWVQ7sAWNWs]

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Watch Tom Waits’ New Video For “Satisfied”

It’s loud, black and white, and full of Tom Waits basically yelling and spittle-ing  towards your face with his growl. It’s also directed by Jesse Dylan (Bob Dylan’s son, for whatever that’s worth to you).

Think of it as Radiohead’s “Lotus Flower” video, but with a raving Tom Waits infiltrating your nightmares.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHn_Kb4Dz40]

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BadBadNotGood Cover Rap Instrumentals With Jazzy, Live Instrumentation

BadBadNotGood are, quite frankly, a group of young white guys who perform covers of hip-hop instrumentals in the style of a hip Jazz-Fusion group. Think of it as the closest thing to if The Roots were covering your favorite instrumentals.

Their covers are decidedly smooth and perfect for warm nights and rainy afternoons where you want to relax to some “Brooklyn Zoo” but don’t care at the moment for ODB yelling at you about craziness.

It’s all very chill and all highly accessible. These guys know their stuff. From Nas and ODB to Odd Future and MF DOOM to even a suite of nerdy homages to The Legend Of Zelda, this group of instrumentalists come off as earnest as can be and the genuine article of people who are legit fans seeking to simply add their spin to the musical conversation of these tried and true tracks.

Website. Bandcamp.

Listen to their suite of MF DOOM covers below:

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmCytJPqQis]

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Iggy Pop To Shill French Perfume

Not that there’s anything wrong with that. But Iggy Pop has always been an odd one in the musical bunch, marching to the beat of his own drum. Remember that time he did a Jazz-ish album a few years ago? Or the time he was on The Adventures Of Pete & Pete? He’s Iggy Pop and he’ll do what he got-damn pleases.

According to Spin:

Your pretty face is going to smell! Punk godfather and reformed stage diver Iggy Pop is going to donate his rubbery mug to the advertising campaign for Paco Rabanne’s new men’s and women’s fragrances, Black XS L’Excès. While the ads make somewhat more sense than, say, the time one of his songs about heroin abuse was used in a Royal Caribbean cruise advert, we still can’t help but wonder if this thing is going to reek like glass, peanut butter, or any of the other particularly non-fragrant things Iggy rubbed on himself in the ’70s.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bLOjmY--TA]

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PLAYLISTS for 11/06/11 on THE PEAK and WDHA

107.1 The Peak

Anything Anything DRAMARAMA
Stand and Deliver ADAM & THE ANTS (happy bday Adam)
Watching my Baby REIGNING SOUND
Little things you do SAM COOKE
Little things (my baby does) BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
Stairway to Gillian’s Island LITTLE ROGER (happy 40th Led Zep IV)
Good Day in Hell EAGLES (Happy bday Glenn Frey)
Hell’s Tenants 68AD
Hell TEGAN AND SARA
Summer of 1974 BROTHERS ADAMS (happy bday Bryan and Ryan Adams)
Don’t let him know PRISM
Guitar Trouble TOMMY CONWELL & YOUNG RUMBLERS
Perfectly Good Guitar (Live) JOHN HIATT
Johnny Guitar PEARL JAM
Johnny THE COATHANGERS
Miss Fortune JOHN WESLEY HARDING
Hope GIRL IN A COMA
I Hope you’re Happy Now ELVIS COSTELLO
St Jimmy (live) GREEN DAY
Hey St Peter FLASH AND THE PAN (happy bday George Young)
Hey Handsome Boy JILL JACKSON
Hey Jimmy Fink NEPTUNAS
Hey You MIDNIGHT BRIGADE (Local Nyack)
Hey Ya SUPERSUCKERS
I was made for Dancin’ LEIF GARRETT (happy bday Leif)
Dream Baby (live 1969) FLYING BURRITO BROS. (happy bday Gram Parsons)
Andy Rooney Song JOE PISCOPO (RIP ANDY)
Wonderful Remark (alternate version) VAN MORRISON

105.5 WDHA

Anything Anything DRAMARAMA
Rock and Roll Party in the Streets AXE
Partytown GLENN FREY (Happy bday Glen)
Swinging Party REPLACEMENTS
Serious Business JOHN MELLENCAMP
Desperate not Serious ADAM ANT (Happy Bday Adam)
We’re Desperate X
Stairway to Gilligan’s Island LITTLE ROGER (happy anniversary Led Zep IV)
Staten Island Rocker RANDY LUDACER
Captain Hook THE SECONDS
Off the Hook PAUL COLLINS
Lonely Nights BRYAN ADAMS (happy bday Bryan)
Summer of 1974 BROTHERS ADAMS (happy bday Bryan and Ryan Adams)
Nuclear RYAN ADAMS (happy bday Ryan)
Mental Revenge (live) FLYING BURRITO BROS (happy bday Gram Parsons)
Living well is the best revenge REM
Living on the edge of the world BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
I was made for Dancin’ LEIF GARRETT (happy bday Leif)
Smart GIRL IN A COMA
Friday on my Mind EARTHQUAKE
Hey St Peter FLASH AND THE PAN (happy bday George Young)
I’m Stranded THE SAINTS
Call me Up VIC DELLA PELLO (Jersey City)
Call Me THE BOX TOPS
Is that Love SQUEEZE (Happy bday Chris Difford)
Watching my Baby REIGNING SOUND
Andy Rooney Song JOE PISCOPO (RIP ANDY)

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Springsteen Jumps On Stage With Local Pittsburgh Band The Composure

Bruce was in Pittsburgh on Thursday and Friday to play some shows with Joe Grushecky and the Houserockers, the opening act was local band the Composure, featuring Johnny Grushecky on Bass, Bruce jumped on stage during their set and performed Dancing in the Dark..

enjoy the video of it here:

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The Kitten Covers: Famous Rock Album Art With Cats

This might be the cutest thing you’ll see all day. Kitten Covers is a Tumblr page which features some of the most important albums in rock history, with the band members and models replaced by cats. Like, the KISS cats! The kitten craze is everywhere. Cat memes have been done to death, but this project gets a pass. Just look at Bowie cat. It would be the best pet ever. Check out more of the rock-star felines below!

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Download The Free Sampler From Sargent House Records

For the second year in a row, Sargent House and Rodriguez Lopez Productions have a free sampler of their roster’s music. This is a perfect opportunity to check out new tunes from some very exciting bands. Sargent House is home to musicians like Omar Rodriguez-Lopez of The Mars Volta and At The Drive-In, so you can expect to hear loud and experimental music all around. Artists like Hella, Le Butcherettes, Zechs Marquise, and Boris are relatively unknown, but this free release might gain them some more fans.

Here’s the tracklist.

SARGENT HOUSE / RODRIGUEZ LOPEZ / Vol. 2 LABEL SAMPLER

Russian Circles - Mladek  (Empros)
Le Butcherettes - New York  (Sin, Sin, Sin)
Gypsyblood - Take Your Picture (Cold In The Guestway)
Adebisi Shank - Genki Shank (This Is the Second Album of A Band..)
Boris - Hope (New Album)
Tera Melos - Frozen Zoo (Patagonian Rats)
ME & LP - Bonnie Says (Chez Raymond)
Good Old War - Get Some (Self Titled)
Hella - Yubacore (Tripper)
Boris - Riot Sugar (Heavy Rocks 2011)
Zechs Marquise - Everlasting Beacon Of Light (Getting Paid)

Download the album for free here.

Check out “Hope” by Boris, for a preview of the sampler.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWr2OwpSAQc]

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