17 WORT show hosts sat down to pick their recommendations for the best of 2014, and we’ve gathered them together in one place. You’re sure to find something new, interesting, disturbing and/or fantastic.
Rockin’ John MacDonald, I Like It Like That
Saturday Evenings, 6-8 pm.
Bobby Vee, The Adobe Sessions.
Jerry Lee Lewis, Rock’n’Roll Time.
Common Ground-Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin Play And Sing The Songs Of Big Bill Broonzy
Los Straitjackets, Deke Dickerson Sings The Great Instrumental Hits
The Rousers, In Without Knocking–Garage Sale
Imelda May, Tribal
Jim Liban With The Joel Paterson Trio, I Say What I Mean
Deke Dickerson And The Trashmen, Bringing Back The Trash
Jake Shutt, Charlie Don’t Surf
1st Thursday of the month, 11pm—2am.
(Top 12—I just couldn’t make that last cut to the top 10.)
Nashville Pussy, Up the Dosage. Sixth studio album by these mixed gendered rockers who started with breakneck tempos and have settled comfortably into mid-tempo Southern rock and roll punk metal. Big catchy riffs teamed with wry lyrics that prod at the dark underbelly of rural ‘Merika. They just played Madison in December and amply demonstrated their live prowess as well.
The Garza (self titled). The debut long player by local trio left quite the impression in 2014 with good reason. The collective experience and talents of Garza’s veteran players translated into some well-crafted tunes comfortably straddling punk, noise, math rock and metal.
Midnight, No Mercy For Mayhem. The sophomore album by Cleveland one man metal band, Midnight, brings the street metal in an unparalleled fashion for 2014. This former member of legendary underground Ohio metal act Boulder fleshes it out as a power trio for the live show, but the recordings, including vocals and instrumentation, is all Jamie Walters, aka Athenar.
Hari Kondabolu, Waiting for 2042. The most original new voice I discovered in comedy in 2014. Smart, forward-looking bits with well-stated viewpoints and exploration on race, nationalism and class while keeping the comedic priorities front and center. More veteran comics who put out new releases this year that got played on Charlie Don’t Surf and deserve your attention include Sarah Silverman, Patton Oswalt, Hannibal Buress and Bill Burr.
The Copyrights, Report. Prolific speedy pop punks, The Copyrights put another release on Chicago’s Red Scare Industries. Six records and numerous EP’s and 7”s into their dozen year existence and this Carbondale, Illinois band still appears unable to write anything but exceptional songs.
Godflesh, A World Lit Only By Fire. With thirteen years since their last record last, the seventh record by these industrial post-metal legends has been more than a wee bit anticipated. The final product lives up to the hype.
The Flesh Lights, Free Yourself. Joyous, high energy power-pop punk by this young trio from Austin, Texas with more hooks than a pirate convention. Other new Austin bands to watch include Spray Paint (atonal no-wave) and OBN III’s (60’s garage rock mixed with late 70’s American punk sound). Both put out new records in 2014 that got consistent and well-deserved spins on Charlie Don’t Surf this year.
Paraquet Courts, Sunbathing Animal. These enemies of consistent spelling continue to evolve with their atonal feedbacks and songs that have an air of tension that they could disintegrate at any moment. I like this updated version of Pavement much, much better than the one that recorded in the 90’s.
Drunk Drivers, It’s Always Weekend. Six records and 20 years into it this Eau Claire/Madison quartet shows no signs of slowing down (perhaps invigorated with their new bass player). All the trademarks are here: the sharp minimalist post-punk guitar work; driving, locked in rhythm section to give a firm bedding to the Farfisa organ; the rich baritone vocals from Bernie Sensation. Shirk you responsibilities for an hour and give this one a listen.
Eyehategod (self titled). After a number years of quiet, New Orleans sludge metal masters Eyehategod were all out of prison at the same time long enough to record this brutal dose of nihilism that they have pioneered in the Southern doom metal scene. The intensity has been cranked even higher on this one, mining a bit more hardcore punk influences than on previous outings.
Run The Jewels, Run The Jewels 2. Killer Mike and El-P team up for their second full-length collaboration and the sum is greater than its already exceptional parts. El-P’s dense production and the intense, cutting lyrical interplay between these titanic MCs of the indie scene make this a hip hop record whose influence will last well beyond this year.
The Tim Version, Ordinary Life. Heartfelt punk rock with gruff vocals that cuts to the bone from this Tampa/Gainesville band that really gets right at the human experience. Their country influences are a bit more apparent on this record and they eschew the electric instruments in favor of acoustic on a couple songs. Russ Van Cleeve, the vocals, guitar and songwriter for the Tim Version is a rocket scientist in Florida’s aerospace industry and perhaps that explains why these songs are so damn smart and sadly why they don’t tour enough for my liking.
Dave 3000, Kosmik Radiation
Alternate Tuesdays, 11pm—2 am.
Kosmik Radiation will do a Best-of-2014 show with official Top 25 list on JANUARY 13, 2015 (Tues 11pm-2am)
The Skull Defekts, Dances In Dreams Of The Known Unknown. Swedish psychedelic rock that is danceable and even a bit goth. Heavy mystical lyrics too; it might even be a concept album.
OOIOO, Gamel. Japanese female percussion ensemble led by Yoshimi, from the legendary group Boredoms. Dancing chanting gamelan rock!
Swans, To Be Kind. A two-hour triple-LP of celestial/oceanic rock. It’s hard to describe, other than “masterpiece!”
Ariel Pink, Pom Pom. If Robert Smith (The Cure) and Frank Zappa had a baby, and that baby was forever trapped in the year 1982, that baby would be Ariel Pink.
Scott Walker & Sunn O))), Soused. The governor of Wisconsin has joined a heavy metal band!
Neneh Cherry, Blank Project. Remember “Buffalo Stance” (a hit from 25 years ago)? Cherry’s first solo album in 18 years is classy-yet-tough post-modern R&B for the 21st century.
Pink Floyd, The Endless River. This final Floyd album is 90% instrumental and recalls the classic sound of their early 1970’s work.
Mark McGuire, Along The Way. Not the baseball player, the former member of the band Emeralds. Instrumental soundscapes that recall 70’s ambient proggers Mike Oldfield and Steve Hillage (in a good way).
Paul Novak, On the Horizon
Sunday, 3—5 pm.
Vintage Balkan Beats. A sampler from the many 4CD JSP compilations boxes; a great selection.
She’koyokh, Wild Goats & Unmarried Women. Newest release from this UK klezmer & Balkan group.
Richard Thompson, Acoustic Classics. Acoustic versions of most of his best songs.
Alexis Zoumbas, A Lament for Epirus. A fine reissue from a Greek violinist who recorded in NYC in the 20’s.
Kadril Archai, Wild Boar. A Belgian folk-rock group’s newest release
D.J. el Serpentine, The Rattlesnake Shake, 5th Fri of “Friday On My Mind”
8:00 to 11:00 pm.
Best of 2014, in no particular order:
Rodrigo y Gabriela, 9 Dead Alive. Stunning acoustic duo with percussive strumming rhythms. Their appearance at the Orpheum in October was jaw-dropping; as dense a sound and equally as dynamic as a full electric band.
The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, Midnight Sun. Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl’s dreamy experimental music gets rocked out with a heavy electric dose of psychedelia. The album is great, the concert at the High Noon in May was even better.
The Garza, The Garza. Madison trio’s first full length that brings back the AmRep / Touch & Go sound in a huge way. Surgery, Helmet, The Jesus Lizard, etc, all within the confines of 3 regular local dudes who are still playing small clubs… but not for long.
Anti-Mortem, New Southern. One of the hard rock scene’s most promising up and comers–they burned out before they could fade away. Only a month or so after leveling the Taste Of Madison with a brutal early afternoon set, the group disbanded.
The Ultra Electric Mega Galactic, Through The Dark Matter (E.P.) Ex-Monster Magnet guitarist Ed Mundell continues to define stoner space rock better than anyone else, shredding riff-heavy Hawkwind-esque jams that belong in an acid-drenched soundtrack to a Harlan Ellison or Philip K. Dick movie adaptation.
Red Dragon Cartel, Red Dragon Cartel. Former Ozzy and Badlands guitarist Jake E. Lee makes his long awaited return to the studio and stage with a diverse and enjoyable new set of songs, with guest lead vocalists like Robin Zander and Paul Di’Anno.
Ace Frehley, Space Invader. A “mere” 5 years since the Spaceman’s comeback album ‘Anomaly’, which was 20 years after his next-most-recent release. Concise pop-rock songs, tight arrangements, other-worldly guitar solos, and no Paul Stanley or Gene Simmons anywhere to be found. Ace is back and he told you so!
Drunk Drivers, It’s Always Weekend. Eau Claire’s greatest export since Walter’s Beer! Armed with a new bass player and a batch of classic catchy punker tunes that are always rock steady, but have that weird farfisa organ and goofball lyrics/vocals to make things a bit silly. The best of both worlds, and usually hangover free.
Various, Ronnie James Dio, This Is Your Life. A cancer benefit CD with a solid line-up of rockers past and present, paying tribute to the late, great, metal vocalist. Really not a bad track on this, but especially poignant moments from Anthrax, Glenn Hughes, Doro Pesch, Metallica, Rob Halford, and Motörhead with Biff Byford of Saxon!
Alan Muirhead, Musica Antiqua
Sunday, 8—11 am.
Quicksilver, Fantasticus: Extravagant And Virtuosic Music Of The German Seventeenth Century.
Exciting music from the early development of baroque style in Germany, played by Quicksilver, one of the best, most virtuosic bands around
VivaVoce, Scenes From The Gospel. Peter Schubert leads VivaVoce in polyphony by many of the early Renaissance masters, with an unusual focus–not on typical sections of a liturgical service but on stories from the Gospels
Pallade Musica, Verso Venezia. The Canadian group Pallade Musica has already won many awards; this collection showcases early baroque pieces from Italy
The Sixteen, Music Of The Kingdom. Harry Christophers and his choir, The Sixteen, present music by English masters in honor of various kings and queens; a rarity is the famous 40-part motet by Thomas Tallis, known by its Latin verse as Spem in Alium, recast here in English as Sing and Glorify
Terry O’Lauglin, Diaspora
Thursday 9 am—12pm.
Catrin Finch and Seckou Keita, Clychau Dibon. Released in late 2013 but difficult to get, this stunning disk is now much more widely available. Originally slated to be a duet between classically trained Welsh Royal Harpist Finch and Malian kora royalty Toumani Diabate, Seckou Keita stepped in after Diabate had to cancel and magic happened. This is achingly beautiful music. The kind that can make you stop what you are doing and give your being over to its soul.
Aziza Brahim, Soutak. Gritty, down to earth, up tempo music from the Sahara Desert. Brahim was raised in a Sahrawi refugee camp after the Moroccan occupation of Western Sahara. After briefly studying on a scholarship in Cuba she settled in Spain and developed her musical career. A terrific album of well crafted, high energy songs.
Woody Pines, Rabbits Motel. Pine’s music expertly blends the wide variety of traditional American musical styles he has absorbed in his years on the road to make catchy and fun roots music. From danceable standouts like “Who Told You” to sad ballads like “Hobo and His Bride”, this is a fantastic disc from a unique artist.
Richard Thompson, Acoustic Classics. The best Thompson recording in many years and that’s saying a lot for this often underrated and highly talented songwriter and guitarist. His songs shimmer and dig; using just his voice and guitar, many of the songs become more powerful than the full band originals. An amazing disc.
Violons Barbares, Saulem Ai. An unlikely trio consisting of a Mongolian morin khuur, a Bulgarian gadulka and a French percussionist. It is wild and primitive while seamlessly blending instruments and traditions that don’t normally cross paths.
9Bach, Tincian. A Welsh band whose music has traditional roots but is anything but. Gorgeous, unusual tunes and arrangements sung in Welsh, a uniquely mellifluous language. The music insinuates itself rather than commanding your attention.
Michael Bloomfield, From His Heart to His Head to His Hands. Bloomfield was a meteoric talent who burned up streaking through the excesses surrounding the music industry. This three disk collection provides a convincing portrait of a uniquely talented young man whose whole being came through the music he made.
Touré-Raichel Collective, The Paris Session. Israeli pianist and Malian guitarist? Even without the cultural differences, guitars and pianos have been strange bedfellows since the days of Scrapper Blackwell and Leroy Carr. Vieux Farka Touré admits he had to listen carefully and adapt to playing with a piano and it’s clear Idan Raichel developed a great ear for North African musical styles. This recording is especially appealing because you can feel the energy of great artists making music together without any padding or refashioning via studio trickery.
Baka Beyond, After the Tempest. This is Baka Beyond’s tenth recording and they are in the groove again. With an energy and feel much like “Spirit of the Forest”, “The Meeting Pool” or “Sogo”, this recording doesn’t break any new ground but why bother when you can still weave a spell?
Rough Guide to African Blues (2014) World Music Network likes to recycle titles and this is the third album with the same name. Not that you’ll go wrong buying the 1998 or 2007 versions of this title as they were also superb. The current edition is packed with stunning tunes. A perfect selection if you are new to this genre of music and want to explore.
Steph Stringer, Her Infinite Variety
Sunday, 11:30 am—2 pm.
Audra Mae, Audra Mae & the Almighty Sound.
Bad Sister Heidi, Psychoacoustics
tUnE-yArDs, Nikki Nack. A fun yet socially conscious album influenced by African music and story telling.
Thee Oh Sees, Drop. Rocking psychedelic rock with ethereal vocals, heavy on the effects.
Primus, Primus and the Chocolate Factory with the Fungi Ensemble. Les Claypool, a man of diverse talents, is joined by his band of weirdos to deliver the goods in this most wonderful, and terrifying, interpretation of the soundtrack to the 1971 film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.
Mr. Gnome, Heart of a Dark Star. Cleveland OH duo delivers a luxurious tapestry of sound with female vocals ranging from birdlike tweets to wolflike howling, soaring yet tough guitar, and richly complex drums. Still don’t think girls can truly rock? You’re so wrong.
Les Claypool’s Duo De Twang, Four Foot Shack. Did I mention how much I love Les Claypool? Well, I do. He can do no wrong in my book, even when he covers songs in a “twang” style, it’s still classic Claypool bass fun with a true inner massage.
Kelis, Food. A surprise from the woman whose “milkshake brings all the boys to the yard”. Stripped down, modern soul. Her voice is a beautiful mixture of tough and vulnerable. Heck, your Grandma might even like this one.
Jack White, Lazeretto. if you can get your hands on the vinyl ultra LP, do it. It’s an awesome artifact of artistic vinyl production. If you like Jack White musically, you’re going to like this. I prefer the rockers, and this album contains a few, but the slow songs are nice too. Great lyrics!
The GOASTT, Midnight Sun. If you heard John Lennon’s son, Sean, made an album with his model girl friend, would you roll your eyes? I was dubious until I heard it…and then I was rolling my eyes with pleasure. Rich sonic tapestries and imaginative lyrics bring to mind a delightful wonderland to be stoned fabulous in.
Freeman, Freeman. A few years ago, Dean and Gene Ween went their separate ways, and I was heartbroken. Aaron Freeman (Gene Ween), released his first solo album of his own work this year, and it wrapped my broken heart in a Ween-esque gauze of weirdness, humor and a dash of righteous anger. Some really painful emotions and experiences are expressed honestly, angrily and humorously though the words and music of this album.
Cibo Matto, Hotel Valentine. Cibo Matto checks you into a sonic hotel that you won’t ever want to check out of. Layered electronic sounds, deep beats and rich vocals, lead you through a hotel experience unduplicated by any temporal 5 star accommodations.
Casper and the Cookies, Dingbats. Take a dash of weird 80’s new wave, throw in a handful of unhinged garage rock, a good dose of wiseassery; mix with guitars, drums, male and female vocals and just a little bit of dope….and you’ve got a fun, danceable album to play at that wild party you’ve always been afraid to have.
The Black Lips, Underneath the Rainbow. Pretty much, if a band starts with the word “Black”, I’m probably going to like it. I can’t explain. When it comes to The Black Lips, I love their combination of garage, punk and psych. This album is a little less unhinged than their earlier ones, but sometimes it’s good to not be freaking out all the time.
Black Bananas, Electric 8. Jennifer Herrema adds more proof to the fact that rocking women rock solid awesome. Messed up, layered, garage psych electro. Put this on at a party. You will dance wildly, look glorious doing it, and everyone will worship your rock fantasticalness!
The Black Angels, Clear Lake Forest. Close your eyes and melt into the sonic beanbag of unending waves of glorious reverb. Be sure to bring ample provisions, as you may never want to return.
Arial Pink, Pom Pom. Done in a studio, with working equipment, Ariel Pink still manages to sound as though he was recording over a Steely Dan cassette that has been run through a dishwasher. Warped sounds, the worst influences, bad equipment and twisted perspective still manage to come together into something delicious, for people with unusual proclivities.
Tobacco, Ultima II Massage. Speaking of unusual proclivities, Tobacco took us to a yet still even darker place this year. The gibbering electro messedupedness won’t let you go, or come.
Carol Moseson, Musica Antiqua
Sunday, 8—11 am.
Local early music favorite Trevor Stephenson’s period instrument recordings with sopranos Amy Haworth (The Tallis Scholars, The Cardinall’s Musick) and Chelsea Morris (2014 winner, Madison Early Music Festival’s Handel Competition) are wonderful. Fortepiano and two very beautiful early music voices bring an intimacy which is often lacking in more operatic performances.
Ford Blackwell, 1/3 of the On The Horizon hosts
Sunday, 3—5 pm.
Here are a few of the discs I loved to play on the show for you this year, in no particular order!
Angelique Kidjo, Eve. It would be hard to dispute that Angelique Kidjo is one of world music’s premier voices. Her discs span pop, rock, jazz and several different genres of world music. This year’s effort is an homage to the women singers and songs that inspired her as she grew up and travelled throughout Africa. The album’s polished, but retains the vital force that Kidjo’s known for. You’ll want this one in your collection.
Alsarah and the Nubatones, Silt. Alsarah and the Nubatones hit the world music scene last spring with their blend of Nubian sounds. The album is a mix of doo wap style strained through the filter of world music. There’s an unmistakable influence from their Sudanese roots that combines with an infectious beat. Treat yourself or someone else with this new experience.
Rodrigo y Gabiella, 9Dead Alive. The 2014 offering of Rod and Gab brings them back to the sound that made them a mainstay on world music airwaves. Their lightning fast picking combined with the percussive sound is spotlighted on this release. They are on the top of their playing on this disc. If you’re already a fan, this needs to be in your collection. If you don’t know their music, give this a try.
Chico Rijullio, Grand Pecador. This Columbian guitarist/singer brings a psycho-electric flourish to the traditional dance beats of his native country. Plug in the headphones and listen to this one turned up.
Kavita Shah, Visions. This Indian singer brings together jazz and traditional elements in one very enjoyable disc. It’s an excellent bridge between cultures and musical styles and influences. I can only hope that we’ll hear more from this singer in the near future.
Baka Beyond, After the Tempest. This represents the latest iteration of this group working to combine western folk and pop influences with those of the Baka people. Martin Cradick and Sue Hart continue making some of the most openly danceable music by melding the traditional rhythms and voices of the Baka with western folk and pop. This is another wonderful example of the beauty and fun you can get when you pull together different peoples from around the world.
Pacifica, Amor Planeta. Six Degrees Records out of San Francisco is one of the experts in recording groups that mix pop, folk and techno into one listenable disc. The latest release by Pacifica is somewhat less ambient than their first, but will add a smile to any quiet-time activity. The blend of English and Spanish is a perfect example of music for our times.
Danny Michel with the Garifuna Collective, Blackbirds are Dancing Over Me. I don’t know how Danny Michel met up with musicians from the Garifuna region, but I’m sure glad they did. This disc combines blues and pop styles with the traditional musicianship of the Garifuna people and it results in a disc that is tropical and topical. It’s a great introduction to the Cumcancha label and will keep you smiling and/or tapping your toes as the winter rolls in.
Martin Alvarado, Global Revolutions
The Kasai All-Stars, Beware the Fetish (Congotronics Vol. 5).Out of the conflicted nation of Congo comes this latest foray into the tradi-mod genre combining ancestral thumb pianos, chanting, overdriven audio equipment with a sprinkle of West African Pop.
Ani Cordero, Recordar: Latin American Songs Of Love and Protest . A heartfelt personal and political musical journey 20th century with new arrangements of songs by Victor Jara, Os Mutantes and Violeta Parra, among others.
Rodrigo y Gabriela, 9 Dead Alive. Based on the lives of prominent humanitarians, the Mexican acoustic guitar duo delivers 9 instrumental pieces in a variety of musical textures and atmospheres.
Bombay Royale, Island of Dr Electrico. The soundtrack to a Bollywood movie that never existed, featuring an 11 piece band with its own horn section, mixing surf and rock with Indian classical and folk music, rekindling a cosmopolitan 60s sense of cool.
Bawku West Collective, Vol.2: Upper East Untouched. A soundscape of village music from the West African country of Ghana recorded on a 4-track cassette between 2008 and 2012, curated in Madison and released to benefit the musicians and their families.
Vivienne Andersen, Queery
7-7:30 pm, Wednesday
Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity by Julia Serano. Wondering what bathroom a trans woman should use? Confused by the trans* politics that seem to have cropped up everywhere? Want a primer? This is THE introductory text written to be accessible to the lay person and informative to those who have spent time in feminist circles – this is a must read for anyone interested in the struggle for trans* equality.
Harry Rag, Friday on my Mind
2nd Friday of the month, 8pm—11pm.
(Top 10 songs of 2014)
Woods “Twin Steps” With Light And With Love (Woodsist)
Reigning Sound “Falling Rain” Shattered (Merge)
Caribou “Can’t Do Without You” Our Love (Merge)
Chuck Prophet “Ford Econoline” Night Surfer (YepRoc)
Sharon Van Etten “Your Love Is Killing Me” Are We There (Jagjaguwar)
David Kilgour & The Heavy Bs “Like Rain” . End Times Undone (Merge)
Los Straightjackets/Deke Dickerson “You Can Count On Me” Sing the Great Instrumental Hits (YepRoc)
Ty Segall “The Faker” Manipulater (Drag City)
The Proper Ornaments “Summer’s Gone” Wooden Head (Slumberland)
Tweedy “Summer Moon” Sukierae (dBpm)
Cardinal Din, Feed Me Weird Things!
2:00am to 5:00 am.
Best of 2014, in no particular order:
Aphex Twin, Syro
Matt Berry, Music For Insomniacs
Chrome, Feel It Like A Scientist
De La Soul, Smell The D.A.I.S.Y.
Deadmau5, While (1<2)
Die Antwoord, Donker Mag
Fire Retarded, Scroogz Manor
The Flaming Lips, With A Little Help From My Fwends
The Hussy / Digital Leather, Split
Michael Jackson, Xscape
Lawrence English + Stephen Vitiello, Fable
Les Claypool’s Duo De Twang, Four Foot Shack
Lindsey Stirling, Shatter Me
MC Chris, Foreverrr
MC Frontalot, Question Bedtime
Meridian Brothers, Salvadora Robot
Messer Chups, Church Of Reverb
Millie & Andrea, Drop The Vowels
Monster Magnet, Milking The Stars: A Re-Imagining Last Patrol
Movits!, Huvudet Bland Molnen
Negativland, It’s All In Your Head
Yann Novak, What A Man Does That He Has
Pink Skull, Huitlacoche
Primus, Primus & The Chocolate Factory with The Fungi Ensemble
Rodion G.A, Misiunea Spatiala Delta
Ruckus Roboticus, Phantom Of The Disco
Squarepusher vs. Z-Machine, Music For Robots
Swans, To Be Kind
Trin Tran, Far Reaches
tUnE-yArDs, Nikki Nack
Wax Tailor, Phonovisions Symphonic Orchestra
Weird Al Yankovic, Mandatory Fun
White Mystery, Dubble Dragon
Frank Zappa, Joe’s Camouflage
Zolemite and The Electric Scientists, Radio Frequencies In Space
Ted Offensive, Songs of Safety and Manners
Every 4th Friday, 8-11 pm.
Geronimo!, 1000 Realities
German Art Students, It Hurts
The Garza, Diablo
Bleeding Rainbow, Inside My Head
Broods, Sleep Baby Sleep
ASG, Blood Drive
Beats Antique, The Approach
Clutch, DC Sound Attack
Junk Riot, Black Widow
Parquet Courts, Duckin’ and Dodgin’
Your Hostess Jenni, Leopard Print Lounge
Tuesday Evenings, 11 pm to 2:00 am
Top 10 CDs
The Youth, Nothing But…
Marshmallow Overcoat, The Very Best Of The Marshmallow Overcoat
The Reprobettes, The Reprobettes
The Neumans, The Neumans
The Moonstones, Cuando Cae La Noche
The Norvins, No Tyme For Tears
The Bama Lamas, Going Up?
The GTV’s, Sh’Bang!
The Thingz, Red Future
The Electric Mess, House On Fire
Top Singles & EPs
Marcel Bontempi, The Headless Horseman And Other Tales
The Go Wows, Beat Girls
The Arrogants, Introducing
Madam Robot & The Lust Brigade, Gardens
Quitty & The Don’ts, Running Out Of Time
Persian Claws, Vitamin Dee
The High Learys, Clear Your Mind
The Most, Picking Up Speed
The Maggie’s Marshmallows, Come Along
The Thanes, Dishin’ The Dirt
The Wilson Brothers
Tuesday Evenings, 8-11 pm.
Morrissey, World Peace Is None of Your Business
Reigning Sound, Shattered
The War on Drugs, Lost in the Dream
Real Estate, Atlas
Spoon, They Want My Soul
Iceage, Plowing Into the Field Of Love
David Bazan & The Passenger String Quartet, Vol 1
Ty Segall, Manipulator
White Fence, White Fence
New Pornographers, Brill Bruisers
Jack White, Lazaretto
Beck, Morning Phase
Lucinda Williams, Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone
Ryan Adams, Ryan Adams
Manic Street Preachers, Futurology
The Black Keys, Turn Blue
Bob Mould, Beauty & Ruin
Pixies, Indie Cindy
Courtney Barnett, The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas
The Ghost of The Saber Tooth Tiger, Midnight Sun
Syd Arthur, Sound Mirror
Joseph Arthur, Lou
The Horrors, Luminous
Mogwai, Rave Tapes
The Notwist, Close To The Glass
Damien Jurado, Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son
Roseanna Cash, The River & The Thread
Dean Wareham, Dean Wareham
The Baseball Project , 3rd
The Both, The Both
Allah-Las-Worship, The Sun
Interpol, El Pintor
Gary Clark Jr, Live
Foxygen, And Star Power
Robert Plant, Lullaby and The Ceaseless Roar
David Kilgour & The Heavy 8’s, End Times Undone