Nick Jaina and Co. have been on the road for over a week now. Luminous windows into his travels are posted via Local Cut as tour diary entries. To be sure, Jaina is the reigning Bard. Listen to this teaser from the forthcoming Narrow Way (Oct 14):
Some rollicking action from Graves in anticipation ofreflection on tour dates down south. A little bit different in feel for Graves, this cut reminds me of CCR. This vid catches the boys mucking around in Lee Vining, Californ-i-aay.
Daytrotter has posted yet another digital care package for you, featuring our newest voice/face, Dustin Hamman, who will release Oh When The Wind Comes Down on October 14th. It’s a lovely collection highlighting Dustin’s earthy croon and dynamic delivery.
We highly encourage taking your time while you’re there and settling in with the reading material of Sean Moeller, which accompanies the four tracks. Go there now, friend.
Do the Jellyfish
Carrie Pt. II
Foreign and Awkward
State of the Union
Jeff London is paying Portland a visit for the first time in a couple of years. Says End Hits: “London used to be a fixture in our local music scene. Evidently [he] grew tired of our cheap rent and easily livability, so he high-tailed it to New York a few years back.”
He played a cool, spare set on a hot Thursday night at Towne Lounge delivering the classics and songs off his ’07 release The Bane of Progress. Here’s the title track from the album, which Local Cut says “alternates between sounding a bit like Hush labelmate Kind of Like Spitting, R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe and, well, himself”:
I just got back from Pickathon, and my brain is pudding right now, so I won’t even attempt to talk about it at the moment.Â But I’ll say that the sets with Loch Lomond and Jolie Holland (all four of them!) went amazingly well, and I never thought I’d have so much fun with thousands of hippies and folk musicians.
Laura Gibson and band!
Stage! Hippies! [Cool shade web! – ed]
The first song of Loch Lomond’s second set of the day. I was feelin’ it, man.