Padre Juan and The Rest of The Best of 2012 is Episode 17 of Andy & Reggie’s Songs About Stuff & Things Radio Hour. The boys, along with Lord Thomas Derby, cover the rest of 2012’s favorite music releases.
“Life Is People” is the third full-length release from Bill Fay, and the first official collection of new material that the seventy year old composer has put out since 1971’s “Time Of The Last Persecution”. The resurgence of Fay’s two early seventies records in the last decade-plus by a younger generation of musicians (Jim O’ Rourke, Jeff Tweedy, Nick Cave) prompted producer, Joshua Henry, to successfully invite the artist to record a new set of songs.
Austin, TX – Day 3 of the Austin City Limits 2012 music festival came about with tired legs, ears, and eyes.
Gary Clark Jr., an Austin native preparing for his first full length LP release later this month, held down the big stage and a large crowd for a soulful, electric set. Silky R&B vocals along with a natural blues prowess and rock sensibilities proved the hype surrounding the up and coming ‘it’ kid.
Day 2 of the Austin City Limits 2012 music festival was met with cloudy skies in-between scattered Texan rain showers and mud. Fortunately, the storms stopped before nightfall to ease up on the slippin’ and the slidin’ for double headliners, Jack White and Neil Young.
Austin, TX – Music festivals come with a bag full of issues, sound issues and drunk fucks are to be expected and there were plenty of each on Day 1 of Austin City Limits 2012 music festival. The surprises are the payoffs and Day 1 provided many.
Austin, TX – The sold-out Parish on 6th St. in Austin, TX, played hosts to Father John Misty and Dry The River to end day 1 of ACL 2012.
Austin, TX – Austin City Limits 2012 festival kicked off Thursday night with Alabama Shakes at Stubbs. The young Athens, Alabama quintet have skyrocketed to critical acclaim and music industry hype in a short amount of time, and judging by the sold-out show, their commercial appeal has no ceiling.
Guess what? This is a special article I’ve scripted for you. Bands With The Worst Fans. That’s right. This article is about people who don’t love music but attend rock shows. Many of you, maybe? Warning. This is not about how awful the bands I’m about to list off are. They are irrelevant aside from one fact: These bands, for whatever marketing/musical reasons they were able to tap into, bring out the worst people to a show.
Joie De Vivre, the sometimes-5-piece band from the very poor region of North America called Rockford, IL, has come a long way from their previous LP, “The North End”, with 2012’s “We’re All Better Than This”. Where their previous record attracted a specific audience, ages 16-25 and midwesternâ€“if thatâ€“this one breaks grounds, emotionally and musically, with a wider audience that anyone feeling lost and wandering through life at age 40 will connect with.
Memphis, Tennessee’s musical roots have shown up in Lucero’s previous records, though, with “Women & Work”, they’ve written and recorded a formal 10-song love letter to the place they’re from. The 9th full length record (if you’re including the 2005 documentary soundtrack, Dreaming in America) is a pitch-perfect southern rock soundscape channeled through with Memphis’ soul and whole lotta swagger.
The very popular song, “The Greatest Love of All” was originally written for George Benson in the late 70s by Michael Masser and Linda Creed and featured in “The Greatest”.
True Stories of Native American Massacres for your July 4th American BBQ Celebration and the Best Of 2012 So Far Summer Special
American BBQ and Best Of 2012 So Far Summer Special! Andy, Reggie, and Thom, check in with some of the year’s best releases so far while spinning songs about America’s history, somewhat, not really.
Beware of the man who works hard to learn something, learns it, and finds himself no wiser than before. He is full of murderous resentment of people who are ignorant without having come by their ignorance the hard way.
– Kurt Vonnegut
“Boredom” is episode 10 in Andy & Reggie’s Songs About Stuff & Things Radio Hour. The boys talk about what bores them, John Mayer, and they fulfill online & phone song requests by Russell Gillespie, Erica Softley, and Alex “Danger” Stewart. Songs by Lupe Fiasco, Built To Spill, Al Jolson, Sparks, Paul Westerberg, Cracker and more.
“Curve Balls” is episode 9 in Andy & Reggie’s Songs About Stuff & Things Radio Hour. In-studio performance by Donkey Boy (USA). Songs centered around baseball and life featuring: Whiskeytown, Joie De Vivre, The Baseball Project with Craig Finn of The Hold Steady. Bill Cosby, Reggie Jackson, Joe DiMaggio and Thom Derby chime in.
“Fools” is the 8th episode of Andy & Reggieâ€™s Songs About Stuff & Things Radio Hour. Special guest, Thom Derby, buys out the entire hour to host the episode alone. Thom’s experience with dealing with day-to-day fools while running his company, DERBY | REYNOLDS, turns out to be entertaining-between-song banter. Songs by The Stone Roses, Miles Nielsen, Elvis, Donkey Boy (USA), Gorgeous George, Kort, Neutral Milk Hotel, Jeff Tweedy, A Tribe Called Quest, Van Halen and so much more are played. Special online requests of Neko Case, O.A.R and Paul Anka tunes, by Jojo Wrinkles, Katie Dunbar Davison and Debbie DeCastris, are played too.
“Sexy Time” is the 6th episode of Andy & Reggie’s Songs About Stuff & Things Radio Hour. Songs selected to help people make more babies, or not, performed by GAYNGS, Spoon, The Pimps, Carla Bruni, Common, George Michael and more! Lord Derby stops by once more to talk about how sexy time divided his company.
“SOUL CRAYSEE” is the 3rd episode of Andy & Reggieâ€™s Songs About Stuff & Things Radio Hour. Songs by Bill Withers, Sam Cooke, Baby Huey, Nina Simon, Cassius Clay, and many more artists comprise a brief rundown on the hosts favorite songs related to soul. Thom Derby makes another timeless appearance to talk about his company’s soul. Reggie gets upset at Andy for not playing a Prince song. Special mashups of J.Dilla & Morgan Freeman, and Miles Davis and Richard Pryor.
Happy 2012, enjoy a live performance by one of our in-house favorites, Cameron McGill, recorded in the fall of last year by MONKEYEATSMONKEY, and just released over the new year weekend.