Photo Recap: Father John Misty and King Tuff at Garfield Park

Father John Misty and King Tuff packed the Garfield Park MacAllister Amphitheater earlier this fall, filling the lawn with sounds from their latest albums. Father John Misty performed tracks from his new album, God’s Favorite Customer, as well as a selection from his earlier releases. The murmurs of ego and self-loathing now synonymous with the Misty brand were in tow, but the live setting allowed for more than that to seep through performance. On display was an artist with a rich palette of experience to pull from, connecting with the crowd by calling out familiar moments of disaffection in everyday life.

King Tuff opened the evening, hurling garage riffs over the crowd as they filled in. Although his newest album, The Other, is a slight sonic departure from the burned out psychedelia of previous albums, the fuzzy heart still remains. The set felt searching yet reassuring, asking lots of questions but not freaking out about the lack of answers.

Father John Misty

 

King Tuff

Photos by Doug Fellegy

 

 

Today’s MOKB on SIRIUS XMU Blog Radio Playlist : 9/25/18

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Tonight at 10pm ET / 7pm PT, My Old Kentucky Blog on SIRIUS XMU’s Blog Radio! Here’s the playlist!

Little Simz – Offence
Richard Swift – Sept20
EZTV – Daytime
Dilly Dally – Sober Motel
Omar Apollo ft. Teo Halm – Today
Brockhampton – J’Ouvert
Petite Noir ft. Danny Brown & Nukubi Nukubi- Beach
The Sha La Das – Those Years Are Over
Red Ribbon – Your Car
The Dodos – SW3
Miya Folick – Stop Talking
Dana Dentata – TND
Pip Blom – Come Home
Banofee – Muscle Memory
Oklou – They Can’t Hear Me
D33J ft. Deb Never & Schlomo – Nothing Left
Aolani – Medicate For You
Ambar Lucid – Listen
Den-Mate – Charlotte
Grapetooth – Red Wine
Villagers – A Trick Of The Light
Black Belt Eagle Scout – Indians Never Die
Microwave – Keeping Up
Laura Carbone and The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart – The Flowers Beneath Your Feet
Racquet – Nothing Matters
Phosphorescent – Christmas Down Under
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – Gainesville
Kevin Devine – Into The Great Wide Open (Tom Petty cover)

Photo Recap: Japanese Breakfast and Ought at The Bishop

Touring their widely beloved latest album, Soft Sounds from Another Planet, Japanese Breakfast played to a sold out crowd at The Bishop last Thursday night. Michelle Zauner and company radiated on stage, causing the already toasty room to get even hotter as the crowd  jumped and danced along throughout the evening. Zauner’s vocals have a wry, smoky confidence that soar through a room and meld perfectly with the funky lo-fi pop music she and her bandmates create. With such a strong discography under their belts and an incredibly fun stage presence, Japanese Breakfast make the kind of music that’s even better in person.

Opening the evening was Ought, a post-punk band whose latest album presents a more streamlined version of the careening strut of their earlier work. Their performance featured new music from Room Inside the World that filled the venue with haunting lyrics and driving arrangements helmed by lead singer Tim Darcy’s half-croon/half-yawp. The band had a vibrancy that set the tone for the evening, one that Japanese Breakfast would double-down on an hour later: we’re all a part of this and complacency isn’t an option.

 

Japanese Breakfast

 

Ought

Photos by Doug Fellegy

Today’s MOKB on SIRIUS XMU Blog Radio Playlist : 9/18/18

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Tonight at 10pm ET / 7pm PT, My Old Kentucky Blog on SIRIUS XMU’s Blog Radio! Here’s the playlist!

Dwight Yoakam – Guitars, Cadillacs
Bleached – Sour Candy
Bully – Bully
Alex Lahey – Let’s Go Out
The Black Keys – Keep Me
Hamilton Leithauser ft. Angel Olsen – Heartstruck (Wild Hunger)
Khurangbin – Maria Tambien
HEALTH x Soccer Mommy – Mass Grave
Charli XCX – SuperLove
Big Boi x Phantogram – Fell In The Sun
Postiljonen – Go!
Yumi Zouma – Crush (It’s Late, Just Stay)
Parcels – Lightenup
Stealing Sheep – Sunk
Durand Jones & The Indications – Is It Any Wonder
Maribou State ft. Khruangbin – Feel Good
Rostam – In A River
Hoops – Gemini
Sylvan Esso ft. Collections Of Colonies Of Bees – Funeral Singers (Califone cover)
David Bazan – The Commander Thinks Aloud (Long Winters cover)
Small Black – Boys Life
Steve Mason – Stars Around My Heart
Men I Trust – Tailwhip
fwdslxsh – Fall
Lera Lynn – Run The Night
The Shivas – Honey
Value Void – Teen For Him
Cigarettes After Sex – K.
Tommy and The Commies – Suckin’ IN Your 20’s

Premiere: Surf Rock is Dead Stream “Away Message” Ahead of Upcoming Debut LP

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Brooklyn outfit Surf Rock is Dead has slowly been perfecting their craft over the last several years recently reaching a high point with last year’s We Have No Friends? EP. While specifics are still a bit scarce at the moment, the pair of Kevin Pariso and Joel Witenberg are inching closer to another milestone with their debut LP expected to come in the coming months via The Native Sound. “Away Message” is the first confirmed cut from the release coming in at just over three satisfying minutes.

Soothing vocals are bleached out by a sparkling guitars and a non-stop wall of drums pulling in elements of dream-pop and shoegaze. It arrives just in time to provide tribute and a proper send-off the fading summer, while also indicating they have still not reached their apex as a band.

Check out the track below right now and find it here for download and streaming through other providers.

Margo Price Releases “Leftovers” for Amazon Music’s New “Produced By” Series

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Amazon Music’s new “Produced By” series spotlights today’s talented, underrepresented producers. Along with Margo Price’s “Leftovers,” Memphis-based Matt Ross-Spang produced songs for John Prine, Al Green, and William Bell for his “Produced By” feature.

Margo said:

“I wrote ‘Leftovers’ based on the kinds of people that don’t have any original ideas of their own. It could be anything from stealing a song idea, to copying someone else’s style, or dating an ex of a good friend….I also really just wanted to rhyme ‘asshole’ with ‘casserole’ and this seemed like the perfect opportunity. Matt Ross-Spang is a legendary producer and engineer in the making, who puts his blood, sweat and tears into making some of the best sounding records of our decade. We always have a lot of fun in the studio.”

Today’s MOKB on SIRIUS XMU Blog Radio Playlist : 9/11/18

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Tonight at 10pm ET / 7pm PT, My Old Kentucky Blog on SIRIUS XMU’s Blog Radio! Here’s the playlist!

Billie Marten – Mice
Sylvan Esso ft. Collections Of Colonies Of Bees – Funeral Singers (Califone cover)
AlunaGeorge ft. Cautious Clay – Superior Emotion
Value Void – Teen For Him
Blood Orange ft. Puff Daddy & Tei Shi – Hope
Roosevelt – Getaway
Parcels – Lightenup
Reignwolf – Wanna Don’t Wanna
Tobacco – Hungry Eyes (Eric Carmen cover)
How To Dress Well – Nonkilling 6 | Hunger
Men I Trust – Seven
Broncho – Boys Got To Go
Wild Nothing – Wheel Of Misfortune
Mountain Man – Rang Tang Ring Toon
The Watson Twins – Hustle and Shake
Phoebe Bridgers – Scott Street
A$AP Rocky – Tony Tone
Amber Mark ft. DRAM – Put You On
Triathalon – Distant
Claudia Vega – Cheek To Cheek
Isabella – Three
Lala Lala – Dove
Laura Jean Anderson – Thinkin Bout You
Clairo – Heaven
FADE – Changing
Ian Sweet – Hiding
The Radio Dept – Going Down Swinging
Part-Time – So Far Away

Reignwolf releases new song “Wanna Don’t Wanna”

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Back in 2013, we asked Reignwolf to headline Day Two of our unofficial SXSW party, Vaya Con Tacos. It was one of the LOUDEST, most raucous shows we’ve ever hosted – Just awesome.

For nearly the last four years, Jordan Cook has been back in the studio, meticulously perfecting new songs, and we MIGHT just finally get a debut album in 2018. He’s back with a driving new single, “Wanna Don’t Wanna.” The band is also about to embark on a huge fall tour with festival dates at Riot Fest, ACL, and the Bourbon & Beyond Festival in Louisville, Ky.

Reignwolf Tour Dates after the jump: (more…)