The Salt Lake City Weekly on Laura Gibson's good press: "Laura Gibson is living the liberal indie musician’s dream. Both The New York Times and NPR recognized her work as some kind of wonderful." Is "liberal indie musican" redundant? Do any musicians reviewed in the NYT or on NPR think, "good thing I agree with their stance on agricultural subsidies"? And where do the GOP indie crowd get written up in dreamland? The G. Gordon Liddy Picayune-Dispatch weekend supplement? So many questions.
Lisa Germano is a guest on public radio interview show Studio 360, and you can stream it. She talks about her first big influence (David Lindley's playing on Jackson Browne albums) and how John Mellancamp tours drove her to therapy ("Pink Houses" every night will do that), and plays a few songs. It's engaging and funny, so please check it out. Lisa also has some upcoming tour dates opening for and playing with Michael Brook, starting tonight:
Thu-Jan-25 Los Angeles, CA Largo
Fri-Jan-26 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
Sun-Jan-28 Vancouver, BC St. James
Tue-Jan-30 Toronto, ONT Revival
Wed-Jan-31 Montreal, QBC La Tulipe
Thu-Feb-01 Boston, MA Paradise Lounge
Fri-Feb-02 New York, NY Joe's Pub
Sat-Feb-03 Philadelphia, PA North Star
Mon-Feb-05 Baltimore, MD Sonar
Wed-Feb-07 Chicago, IL Schubas
Stereogum has the scoop on a new Joni Mitchell web site from the CBC loaded with neat video archives, as well as the depressingly Starbuckian lineup for an upcoming tribute album on Nonesuch.
Pitchfork talks up Jennifer O'Connor's new tour with Kevin Devine, Koufax and Pablo, and her 7" subscription project: "What's more, Jennifer jumpstarts her own Kiam Records imprint-- on which she released her first couple solo discs-- this January with a new limited edition collaborative 7" series. For a mere $25 (including shipping), she'll treat series subscribers to five different 7"s over the course of the year, each featuring a joint effort and individual tracks from O'Connor and a quality act of her choosing. Those quality acts include Jesse Sykes & the Sweet Hereafter, Dump (aka James McNew of Yo La Tengo), Mascott (ex-Helium and Sparklehorse player Kendall Meade), Hotel Lights (ex-Ben Folds Five drummer Darren Jessee), and Boston rockers Choo Choo La Rouge."
The other day I posted on F.J. McMahon's disc Legend of the Golden Juice, which I mistakenly thought was unavailable on CD. F.J. set us straight in the comments and told us where to write for a copy of the album, but left out the price. F.J., if you're still out there, fill us in.