Thursday, August 14, 2014

Let's Party This Fall

People ask me what I have been up to...I usually say working, because it's totally true. But since I claim to be "Rock and roll DJ" I truly believe that trying going to as many shows as as possible is part of my job, and fall is always great because there are so many bands touring the prime months of September-December. The spring tour time is nice too, but something about the fall air and crispy midwest leaves makes for my idea of perfect rock and roll weather.

Thanks to the Southgate House Revival for bringing a couple doozies to the bluegrass state. 

First up, Tuesday September 23rd 
King Kahn and BBQ - now known as BAD NEWS BOYS, but contractually obligated to stick to KK & BBQ for the duration of this fall tour. I saw them in Nashville last year and am looking forward to seeing them again for sure.

. Photo stolen from their Tumblr

And by "looking forward" I really mean that I can't stress enough how much I love the music they make together, its just so raw and, as Mirima Linna once put it, it's "no bullshit rock and roll." Of course, they had been playing together for many years before becoming known as King Kahn and BBQ.

Here they are in the earliest incarnation, The Spaceshits.

King Kahn and BBQ Show - Fishfight 2004

As much as they rock, they are in fact opening for The Black Lips at that show. I have not seen them live before, despite their audacious and relentless touring schedule. They did actually play in Louisville, at some outdoor festival, and at like 2 in the afternoon, so I am looking forward to catching them after the sun has set and with cheaper bourbon available...much more appropriate.

"Bad Kids" 2007

"Drugs" 2009

Yes, of course they are cute. 
Whatever, not surprising.
Photo stolen from Black Lips Tumblr

Closer to Halloween, the good folks at Burger Records are sending a few rockers our Kentucky way. Once again at the Southgate House Revival, a small slew of bands including The Coathangers and AJ Davila & Terror Amor are playing one hell of a Saturday night show. 

"Don't Touch My Shit" 2014

"Follow Me" 2014

I saw The Coathangers from Atlanta in Memphis last year, opening for Guitar Wolf. It was awesome.

And 3 years later, almost to the date, from when I saw Davila 666 in Lexington, I will see AJ Davila and Terror Amor, featuring a couple members of the now broken up garage punk princes 666, AJ and crew deliver more catchy garage pop riffs to suit any need. 


together PANGEA was one I was unfamiliar with, so I did the YouTube thing and they seem cool too. 

"Offer" 2014

Also part of the Burger Records Caravan of Stars tour is a show in Nashville at Exit/In on November 5th, featuring Natural Child, together PANGEA, Denney and the Jets,  Mozes and the Firstborn and once again AJ Davila and Terror Amor.

We all remember Natural Child. 

"Crack Mountain" 2011

Their newest record really demonstrates their awesomeness in a much greater caliber and easily put out one of the best rock and roll records of the year when they put out DANCIN WITH WOLVES back in February. 

BURGER RECORDS Caravan of Stars tour schedule

Some shows closer to home include one of ROCK SEXY and BOTB's favorite bands out there right now BRONCHO at Zanzabar September 9th, supporting their new record "Just Enough Hip to Be Woman" and JEFF the Brotherhood returning on October 21st to Zanzabar (my ankle still hasn't healed from that night of partying the last time they were in Louisville) along with DIARRHEA PLANET whom I am stoked to see for the first time.

October 4th, power pop super cuties SHERBERT will play the bar I work at now The Cure Lounge, which is totally awesome. I will post more about that show as details are confirmed.

And my friends James and the Ultrasounds from Memphis are supposedly coming back to the Ville, but he hasn't responded to my message so I am not sure when yet.

So yeah, there's my fall.
 It'll come and pass quickly, as each day life gets better and better but also time goes faster and faster. Perhaps you'll join on this rock and roll journey? 
Let's party. 

And don't forget, we are all in this together. 
We are stronger together. 
Let's get together.


Do You Remember Rock and Roll Radio - Ramones
Rock Me Baby - Blue Cheer
Sun Arise - Alice Cooper
Too Much to Dream - Stiv Bators
Come Home Jenny Brown - Ritchie White Orchestra
For the Feel - Bleached 
Can't Get Past the Lips - BRONCHO

Give Me a Woman - The Cramps
Bad Woman - Fallen Angels
Chills and Fever - Allen Wayne
I'll Go Crazy - Artesians
I Don't Care, I Don't Care - James Crawford
Harlem Shuffle - Bob and Earl
Rock Steady - Aretha Franklin

Rip Her to Shreds - Blondie
Girls Like Me - Nikki and the Corvettes
Shout Bama Lama - Detroit Cobras
Down on the Street -The Stooges
Wolf Pack - Kid Thomas

Esa Mena Una Regreso - Davila 666
 Tinnitus - Ausmuteants
I Can Be a Jerk - Eddy Current Suppression Ring
Heavy Days - Jeff the Brotherhood
Lost Boys and Girls Club - Dum Dum Girls
Cannibal Courtship - Dengue Fever
Room 19 - Chain and the Gang

Whole Lotta Lovin - Fats Domino
Little Latin Lupe Lu - Kingsmen
Long Green - Kingsmen
Security - Thane Russel
Wade in the Water - Makeup
Take Me Back - King Kahn and BBQ Show

Nobody's Fault But Mine - Led Zeppelin
Take My Heart - Black Lips
Lights Out Club - Ex-Cult
Kip and Me 
Baby I Love You - Ramones

Sunday, August 10, 2014


Rock and Roll Radio - Ramones 
Girls Like Me - Nikki and the Corvettes
Apocalyptic Love - James and the Ultrasounds
Garlic Storm - Hooten Hallers
Body Buzz - Gas Huffer
Carbonated Comet - Man or Astroman
Anxiety - Eddy Current Suppression Ring

Bend Me Shape Me - The Models
Too Much to Dream - Electric Prunes
Fight Fire - Golliwogs
Rock Me Baby - Blue Cheer
Ole Rattler - Long John Hunter
Slash - Long John Hunter
I Don't Care - Long John Hunter

Rock and Roll - Velvet Underground
I Need You - Esquerita
Go Back to Daddy - Doris
Clean Up Woman - Betty Wright
She'll Be Gone - Bettie O'Brien
Imitation - Jackie Delmone
You've Had Your Chance - Wailers

Sound and Vision - David Bowie
Untouchable - Johnny Guitar Watson 
Did Ya Need to Know - Dale Gregory & the Shouters
Game is My Middle Name - Betty Davis
Tiger Man - Rufus Thomas
 Lone Wolf - Felt Letters

Someone's Gonna Get Their Head Kicked In Tonight - Earl Vance and the Valiants
I Want You So Hard - Eagles of Death Metal 
Hot Love - Nasal Boys
Guess I'm Falling in Love - Velvet Underground
Party Date - Carl Canida and the Flames
Monochrome Girl - Detective

Raining in My Heart - Roosevelt Sykes
Catch You on the Rebound
I Know I'm Losing You - The Faces
Poor Fool - Ike and Tina Turner
I'd Love to Take Orders From You - Mildred Bailey
Big Girls Don't Cry - Edith Massey

ROCK SEXY #56 Underground Lady baby

Wild Watusi
Underground Lady - Kim Fowley
Banging on my Drum - Lou Reed
Living for the City - Dirtbombs
She's on Fire - King Tuff

Die Young Stay Pretty - Blondie
7am - Jacqueline Taieb
Grass is Greener - Ace of Cups
You've Got Good Taste - The Cramps
Slaughter on 10th Avenue - The Ventures

Search and Destroy - Iggy and the Stooges
Evil Hearted Ada - Flaming Groovies
Unknown Blues - Pretty Things
Sapphire - Big Oliver
Slappin' Rods and Leaky Oil - Savoys
Got Your Head on Backwards - The Sonics

WZUM Radio Spot
Camel Walk - Saxons
Freedom of Choice - Devo
Tell Me - Dead Boys
Baby Don't Go - Welders 
Drive - The Coathangers
Look at the Stars - Bobbettes
The Night - Dee Dee Sharpe
I Wanna Love Him So Bad - Jelly Beans
Kicked Around - Ad Libs
Shallow Orbit - Ladybirds
Ebb Tide - Continental Co-ets
Think - The Sonics
Hold It - The Sonics

Girl Can't Help It - Rockin' Ramrods
Mi Siento Azul - Los Vigilantes
The Grunt - Eddie Kirk
Evidence - Patrice Holloway
Yeah Yeah Yeah - Bana Uniao Black 
Dirty Old Man - The Wreck-A-Minded