Who are Les Demoniaques, you ask? They are a fuzzed out music project featuring Dee Dee Penny of Dum Dum Girls and Tamaryn. On July 12, True Panther is releasing their cover of The Jesus & Mary Chain’s “Teenage Lust.”
If that doesn’t do it for you, check out the cover art to the single.
NYU Offers DJ Class – WSJ.com.
Got $5,200 to blow on learning to scratch?
Death Cab for Cutie – Codes and Keys | Album review – Music – Time Out Chicago.
Best Review Ever?
He uses bee dick as a unit of measurement. That’s Pulitzer Prize material.
Scratch this one off the listen list. Yikes.
That’s the link for Steve Albini’s blog where he talks about what he cooks his wife for dinner.
Albini lives here in Chicago, where his recording studio, Electrical Audio, is located, and his wife Heather is a manager at Second City where my roommates work.
On May 11th, we celebrated the 110th birthday of Robert Johnson, the grandfather of the Delta Blues. Wait a minute…if Muddy Waters was the grandfather, then I guess that makes Mr. Johnson…the great-grandfather?
Either way, there’s no way anyone can listen to Johnson and not feel a weird sense of transported history. Apart from his palpable contribution to Americana, he also brings with him an amazing body of folklore.
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Just now, I was trying to see how much I could figure out about Robert Johnson via Wikipedia. You know what?!? Robert Johnson didn’t care about Wikipedia. He was a man of the swamps. (It should be noted at this point that nothing I write can be corroborated.)
From what I heard, there were only 2 or 3 legitimate photos of Robert Johnson taken that still exist today. To boot, he sold his soul to the Devil at a crossroads. In my book, that’s pretty B.A. and I think that Mr. Danzig would concur.
And so, we salute you, Mr. Johnson. May your laments be the music to which we imbibe.
If you don’t listen to the track below, you’re an asshole. And you hate Robert Johnson.
Robert Johnson – Crossroads