Blue October played a raucus set featuring many of their songs from their 2006 breakout album Foiled. Rabid fans cheered, sang verociously, and allowed the emotions of lead singer Justin Furstenfeld to lead them on an emotional rollercoaster. This band definitely knows how to bring it live.
Despite some sound issues, America's concert at BB King's last week was a really good show. The boys' setlist spanned their entire career and included some of their greatest hits. The highlight for me was Maplewood joining them on the new tune "Indian Summer" (written by Maplewood's Mark Rozzo).
Similar to last June's show, the encore was a guest-laden version of "Horse With No Name" with members of both Maplewood and Nada Surf enthusiastically supporting Ger and Dew on their signature song.
The band's most recent effort, Here & Now (Sony / Burgundy Records), is in stores now. It's a solid album with many-a-guest paying tribute to one of America's legendary bands.
Her voice is like tussin on my aches. She could be yodeling and I would still be drooling in musical ecstasy. Ever since I saw her perform for the first time on the Letterman show years back I have been in looooooooove with her voice. Norah Jones, I love you.
I got a sneak peak of the new album Not Too Late (out Jan 30th on EMI Blue Note) and I must say.......*shrugs shoulders*.....it's a 6.8 / 10. Nothing new here - same formula, same amazing band (with some pretty good special guests like M. Ward and fellow Little Willie Richard Julian), strikingly similar songwriting. If you are a fan, you'll be in to it. If you don't dig her, then you'll probably pass. As much as I am not blown away by this album I am in awe of her gorgeous voice. It's enough to make me want to get sick just to take some Norah-tussin.
Peep these two tracks from Not Too Late....and make sure if you like them buy the album:
Jeff Harris & the Super Casuals played a CD release party at the Living Room Saturday night. The show, which possibly is their last...ever...featured many of the songs from Natchez Trace. Friends and family enjoyed an intimate set of singer-songwriter, super casual acoustic rock.
Angi and I got engaged on New Year's Eve at the site of our first date, The Living Room. I surprised her by playing and singing the above song to her before popping the question....she had no clue it was coming!!!