Monthly Archives: May 2013

MarcoStock

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As only he could, Marco is hosting a Birthday party this Saturday Night (June 1) at 4 Corners. Modestly, he’s calling it MarcoStock. 4 bands are playing and 3 of them feature Marco. The fun starts at 8 pm sharp and goes very, very late. The Dead open, everything after that is a surprise…

MarcoStock Featuring:

Not There

Solid Gold

Groove Collective

The Beijing Dead

At 4 Corners

27 Dashibei Hutong

烟袋斜街北侧大石碑胡同27号

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iPhone Blues One Sentence Edition

Where I load 7 albums onto my iPhone and listen to them for a week.

Artist: Chromeo

Album: Business Casual

Comments: Great Cheese.

 

Artist: DJ Screw

Album: 3 ‘N the Mornin’, Pt. 2

Comments: Slow, syrupy and impossible funky.

 

Artist: Earl King

Album: New Orleans Blues

Comments: Yeah, it’s the New Orleans Blues so yeah its good.

 

Artist: Gold Panda

Album: Lucky Shiner

Comments: A little ethnic, a little boring.

 

Artist: Lee Dorsey

Album: Freedom for the Funk

Comments: The Meters make everyone sound amazing.

 

Artist: Mavis Staples

Album: You Are Not Alone

Comments: Her voice makes the idea of God seem possible.

 

Artist: Smokey Robinson and the Miracles

Album: The Ultimate Collection

Comments: Sometimes you just need to listen to Motown and remember how good pop music can be.

 

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A 30 Second Ad Attempting to Convince You to See Not There Live in Beijing

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This is Polly Pollen Dancing. Polly Pollen Embodies Not There

Polly. Pollen. Was Not There.

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DazeFEAST 2013

Yeah, we’re there dude.

Everybody be hollerin' Goat at dazeFEAST 2013

Everybody be hollerin’ Goat at dazeFEAST 2013

 

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4 Pictures that Summarize the May 4th Not There Show at Temple

So here are 4 pictures of what happened to Temple when not there played.

All swagged out and ready to rock.

All swagged out and ready to rock.

Edo doing a last minute check.

Edo doing a last minute check.

There were people and they liked to dance.

There were people and they liked to dance.

After the show, this girl turned the tables on us.

After the show, this girl turned the tables on us.

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the Iphone Blues 5/6/2013

Where I load 7 albums onto my iPhone, listen to them for a week (or more) and then write some stuff.

Artist: The Benevento Russo Duo

Album: Play Pause Stop

Comments: I’m not going to write about this album because it’s too good. Just listen to the single Play Pause Stop and draw your own conclusions.

 

Artist: The Black Crowes

Album: Before the Frost

Comments: Boring. Like listening to a Stones cover band. There’s even a “Black and Blue” rip-off sleazy disco song. Gross.

 

Artist: Caribou

Album: Swim

Comments: Very good. I dig Snaith. Dance music that you can’t dance to. Perfect for a bourgeoisie coffee shop.

 

Artist: Galactic

Album: Carnival Electricos

Comments: This has its moments but a Brazilian costume doesn’t really suit the New Orleans funk maestros. Also, I still miss the Houseman.

 

Artist: Giorgio Moroder

Album: From Here to Eternity

Comments: Giorgio has a big, creepy mustache and this album sounds like a big creepy mustache using technology to seduce Italian girls. I like it a lot.

 

Artist: Joey Beltram

Album: Live Mix

Comments: Old school hardcore house. Very awesome. You can hear Joey’s hands manipulating the decks. Energy Flash might be the best thing ever (at least it is right now).

 

Artist: Sally Shapiro

Album: Disco Romance

Comments: Every single note, every drum beat, every breath “Sally” sings is perfect. Perfect pop music.

 

 

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