6:26 PM on 10·9·2014

Julian Lage and Chris Eldridge at the Watters Theatre

Julian Lage and Chris Eldridge

The guitar duo of Julian Lage and Chris “Critter” Eldridge put on a breathtaking performance Wednesday night in Watters Theater. With dim lighting and nothing but a single microphone set up on the thrust stage, the pair played an intimate hour and a half acoustic set that had the audience on their feet cheering for more.

Lage hails from a jazz background, while Eldrige was raised on bluegrass and is a member of the acoustic bluegrass band Punch Brothers. Both influences were evident in performance, as the duo played a diverse array of songs, which Lage endearingly categorized as “Singin’ songs, fiddle types, and esoteric acoustic art songs”. The first two types had the audience tapping their toes, and a goodhearted “yeeehaww” was yelled out during one particular number, but it was the third category that really showcased the players’ virtuosity. One player would strum out some chords and keep the time, while the other would go off with fingers flying on an explosion of jazz, blues, and folk sounds. The combination was stunning, and was made even better by the silent communication between the pair. Lage and Eldridge seemed to feed off of each other’s energy, and their collective love for the music was physically palpable in the hall. The duo is currently on tour promoting their album Avalon, which was released earlier this week.

Review by Jazz Director Stephi Verhage

Posted: October 9, 2014 6:26 PM

7:39 PM on 10·6·2014


Welcome to this week’s music you should know about in the new bin post thing.

The once and future darlings of college radio punk rock are back! Yes this month sees the return of The Dead Milkmen with their brand new one, Pretty Music For Pretty People. You really owe it to yourself to check this one out and all the history in the blue 8’s. RIYL: Mojo Nixon, Camper Van Beethoven, King Missle.

Next, there’s much (well deserved) hype around this new LP from Ex Hex, Rips. Once again Merge records serves up a killer new-old sound. RIYL: Shannon & The Clams, Sleater-Kinney, Veruca Salt.

This month sees the sophomore release from Portland’s own Wampire, Bazaar. Check out the debut single “The Amazing Heart Attack”. Out now from our friends at Polyvinyl. RIYL: Beaches, Smith Westerns, Unknown Mortal Orchestra.

The much anticipated Julian Casablancas & The Voids album Tyranny comes into the new bin this week. Check out “Where No Eagles Fly” right here. RIYL: The Strokes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Skaters.

Also new in this month is the new single from TV On The Radio. Download the extended mix of “Happy Idiot” here below. RIYL: tUnE yArDs, Yeasayer, Menomena.

“Autumn is the hardest season. The leaves are all falling, and they’re falling like they’re falling in love with the ground.” -Andrea Gibson

Doc Sonic on behalf of the promo team




by Doc Sonic from Sonic Research Labs at 11:22 PM on 11·27·2014

Yo La Tengo-Autumn Sweater
Liam Bailey-Autumn Leave
Louis Jordan-Beans & Cornbread
Carolina Chocolate Drops-Cornbread And Butterbeans
Tom Waits-November
Message To Bears-November
Gorillaz-November Has Come
Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds-Pumpkin Pie
Bob Dylan-Country Pie


Jonathan Richman-I Eat With Gusto, Damn You Bet!
One Way Streets-We All Love Peanut Butter
The Kinks-Autumn Almanac
Bombay Bicycle Club-Autumn
Poi Dog Pondering-Thanksgiving
Drive By Truckers-Thanksgiving Filter
Hot Sweet Noise-Turkey Samidge


Uncle Dave Macon-Keep My Skillet Good And Greasy
Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys-Crippled Turkey
The Damned-Turkey Song
Ray Bryant-Hot Turkey
Paul Revere & The Raiders-The Turkey
Electro Deluxe-Turkey
The J.B.'s-Pass The Peas
William DeVaughn-Be Thankful For What You Got
Oingo Boingo-Gratitude
Beastie Boys-Gratitude
Earth Wind & Fire-Gratitude

Arlo Guthrie-Alice’s Restaurant

The Dragons-Food For My Soul
Frankie Seay & The Soul Riders-Soul Food
Chase-Hello Groceries
The J.B.'s-Ribs & Rice
Mandrill-Mango Meat
G Love & Special Sauce-Sugar
Southern Culture On The Skids-Banana Pudding
The Cramps-Shortnin’ Bread


Jon Spencer Blues Explosion-Bacon
Bobby Fuller-Wine Wine Wine
The Kingsmen-Mashed Potatoes
Hep Stars-Mashed Potatoes
Louis Armstrong-All That Meat And No Potatoes
Lloyd Price-Frim Fram Sauce
Lambert, Hendricks & Bavan-Feed Me
Booker T. & The M.G.'s-Red Beans And Rice

by Chris Kocher from The Signal at 2:13 PM on 11·27·2014

Three hours, no apprentice, no plan, three bags of CDs. Let’s do this thing.

“Thanksgiving Day” – Ray Davies (Other People’s Lives)
“Hollywood” – The Cranberries (To the Faithful Departed)
“Our House” – Madness (Madness)
“Pulling Mussels (From the Shell)” – Squeeze (Singles – 45’s and Under)
“The Rain Won’t Come” – Spottiswoode & His Enemies (Wild Goosechase Expedition)
“Easy Money” – Johnny Marr (Playland)
“Paper and Iron (Notes and Coins)” – XTC (Black Sea)
“Common People” – Pulp (Different Class)
“It Could Be You” – Blur (The Great Escape)
“Black Tie White Noise” – David Bowie & Al B. Sure (Black Tie White Noise)
“I Fought the Law” – The Clash (The Story of the Clash)
“Antwoman” – Robyn Hitchcock (Jewels for Sophia)
“Attack of the Mutant 50ft Kebab” – Space (Attack of the Mutant 50ft Kebab)
“Give My Love to London” – Marianne Faithfull (Give My Love to London)
“Get the Party Started” – Shirley Bassey (Get the Party Started)
“Fish License / Eric the Half-a-Bee” – Monty Python (The Final Ripoff)
“English Tea” – Rachael Sage (Blue Roses)
“These Are Your Friends” – Mike Doughty (Stellar Motel)
“Die Laughing” – The Jigsaw Seen (Old Man Reverb)
“All 'Cause of You” – The 88 (Over and Over)
“Bowling with a Genius” – Dr. Pants (The Trip)
“All Time Favorite” – Chris Trapper & The Wolverine Jazz Band (Gone Again)
“Man in an Empty Suit” – Adam Marsland (The Owl & The Full Moon)
“I Will Be Standing Again” – Billy Vera & Evie Sands (Queen of Diamonds / Jack of Hearts)
“You Will Rise Again” – Spottiswoode & His Enemies (Building a Road)
“Man in Motion” – Davey O (No Passengers)
“One Wish Left” – Emily White (Staking Flags in the Valley)
“Available Light” – David Corley (Available Light)
“A Dangerous Thing” – Katie Gosnell (Dear Katie)
“The Universe is Bigger” – Zak Smith (Signs of Life)
“What Side of Town” – Terence Martin (The Last Black and White TV)
“Who Carried You” – Malcolm Holcombe (A Hundred Lies)
“Love in the Multiverse” – Heather Styka (While This Planet Spins Beneath Our Feet)
“Waterbound” – The Falconers (The Framemaker)
“Moses on a Runaway Train” – Beth Wood (Sometimes Love)
“Redemption Song” – Johnny Cash & Joe Strummer (Cash Unearthed)
“Father Christmas” – The Kinks

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