Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Falkner at the Troubadour

Jason FalknerTwo of us Frequalites (Gordon and me) went to see Jason Falkner on Saturday night at the Troubadour in West Hollywood last Saturday night (Nov. 26th). He played a GREAT show to a full house and debuted (they were new to us anyway) a bunch of new tunes. The only things he played from his LPs were Honey, Holiday, My Lucky Day, Miss Understanding, and Goodnight Sweet Night. He played The Neighbor and They Put Her in the Movies off of his EP Bliss Descending. So that leaves a bunch of songs we'd never heard before. Most of which sounded amazing. New York, Time, and Stephanie Says (not sure o the title of that one) stood out. He played for about an hours and half and did one encore. Closed the show with Miss Understanding. Great stuff!

News of the next album is up in the air still. The way he was talking it sounds like it's done, but he didn't have a label for it. But he said he'd do everyhing he can to get it out next year. From what we heard, I'm buyin.

jasonfalkner.net is a great resource for Jason related news.

Wednesday, November 9, 2005

Yet Another Power Pop Band

Not like that's a bad thing, mind you. We all know it's not. But Rodney Bingenheimer spun a track the other day from a Bay Area band called The Well Wishers, and it sounded like a lost track off of The Posies "Dear 23" album. Not surprisingly, the group's lone album, "Twenty-Four Seven," has deep influences in such power-pop icons Jellyfish and Matthew Sweet as well as the aforementioned Posies. According to AMG, the band a spinoff of International Pop Overthrow veteran the Spinning Jennies, so some of us have probably seen some of the band in action. Check 'em out!

Sunday, November 6, 2005

Possible Genesis Reunion? Update.

It looks like Phil Collins has come to his senses, and has realized what real Genesis fans would want to see. Check this out.

It seems to me that with those comments, Peter Gabriel is the lynchpin to whether or not a Genesis reunion takes place. Come on, Peter. Do it. You wouldn't even have to dress up in the fox head.