December 13, 2011

The Doe Bay Sessions: Sera Cahoone (Bonus Session)

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Sera Cahoone with Jeff Fielder ::: Photo by Josh Lovseth

I’m so glad to see this recording see the light of day because it highlights Sera Cahoone cohort Jeff Fielder’s ongoing contribution on dobro. I can honestly think of no greater purpose than for him to compliment Cahoone’s still nationally unheralded voice and songwriting. Her talent deserves his level of accompaniment, and his talent deserves a person of her quality to work with. To hear Fielder with Cahoone is to wonder why there aren’t more dobro’s kicking around in popular music. And to wonder why Cahoone isn’t a nationally renowned voice yet.

 

 

If you watched this and immediately thought of Jerry Douglas, you weren’t the only one. And that says it all.

December 29th Cahoone, along with Fielder and a few other friends are headlining the Tractor Tavern for $12. Sons of Warren Oats and Jackrabbit are in support. Get Tickets for $12 + fees online or with no fees at Sonic Boom Records.

December 13, 2011

The Daily Choice: Royal Baths – Darling Divine

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San Francisco’s dark-n-gloomy garage kids Royal Baths bid adieu to our foggy shores this year with their sights set on New York.  Now, gone almost four months, the RB folk are releasing an album on NYC label Kanine, with this “Darling Divine” their first single.  How does it stack up to the squinty-eyed somberness of Litanies?  Though cleaner and obviously recorded in a nicer studio, the song-writing remains relatively similar, and the two vocal chords manage to intertwine in a way that seems both grating and enjoyable.  Here’s glad NYC did rough up these gents and hoping their second is just as good as their first.

Better Luck Next Life comes out in February on Kanine.

Royal Baths – Darling Divine

December 13, 2011

Our Favorite Photos of 2011: Hopscotch Boys

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Hopscotch Boys Reunion ::: photo by Josh Lovseth

My greatest accomplishment of 2011 may go down as organizing a show that inspired the Hopscotch Boys to reunite. After scenes like this from their first show in three years, it really couldn’t just be a one night thing.

Hopscotch Boys are playing this Friday’s 4th annual “The Cops Ruin Christmas (Again)” at The Tractor with The Golden Blondes, Lovesick Empire and, of course, The Cops. Tickets are $10 and its sure to sell-out, so get them now.

Hopscotch Boys Reunion ::: photo by Josh Lovseth