Flo Morrissey & Matthew E. White: Gentlewoman, Ruby Man
Barely a month in and 2017 has already served up some great new RecommNeds-ready music. This week I’ve got two albums from old favorites of mine that have been featured in this space multiple times. First up is the ever-groovy Matthew E. White who has teamed up with Flo Morrissey for an excellent album of covers, some more recognizable than others. I always love a good covers album, but this one stands out because it doesn’t really feel like it’s about the songs they choose (which are all pretty much perfect picks), nor does it necessarily feel like it’s just a showcase for White and Morrissey (who are both fabulous in classic duet form). Rather, as with so many Spacebomb releases, it’s the backing band that really kicks this into funky gear. Worth checking out for the ultraboogie cover of “Grease” alone, but it’s all good.
Landlady: The World Is A Loud Place
A little bit different is Landlady, one of several projects of Adam Schatz, who continues to put out engaging, interesting music unlike pretty much anything else out there. The newest Landlady album, The World Is A Loud Place is barely a week old and already occupying a good part of my musicmind with its catchy hooks, impulsive rhythms and surreal-poetry lyrics. Each song seems to sit on a precarious, uber-creative border of brainy art rock, boogie jazz and goofy indie rock. You can practically hear Schatz’s eyebrows raise or his knowing wink coming through each irresistible track. The world is a loud place and Landlady is the perfect antidote. Enjoy!
The lineup for the eighth annual Hangtown Music Festival has been revealed.
The lineup and band configurations for this year’s Brooklyn Comes Alive have been revealed.
Famed performer Paul Simon has revealed the location of the final concert of his farewell tour.
New Hope rockers Ween confirmed a short run scheduled for October.
Rocker Jack White expanded his current world tour with the addition of a handful of September 2018 headlining dates in the U.S.
My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James will perform material from throughout his career during a solo acoustic tour in November.