Audio: Four Songs From Mars Volta/At The Drive-In Co-leaders New Band, Antemasque

I’ve previously featured “4AM” from Antemasque, the new back formed by Mars Volta/At The Drive-In co-leaders Cedric Bixler Zavala and Omar Rodríguez-López.

Also in the band are former Mars Volta drummer Dave Elitch and Flea.

Antemasque’s debut album will be out July 15, 2014.

Here are three more songs, plus “4AM” in case you missed it.

“Hangin’ in the Lurch”:

http://nadiesound.com/album/antemasque

“People Forget”:

http://nadiesound.com/album/antemasque

“Drown All Your Witches”:

http://nadiesound.com/album/antemasque

“4AM”:

http://nadiesound.com/album/antemasque

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Video: Bob Dylan, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Do ‘Rainy Day Women 12# & 35,’ ‘Across the Borderline’ & More

Bob Dylan at Farm Aid, 1986.

On July 4, 1986 Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers backed Bob Dylan at Farm Aid.”

First Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers perform “Refugee,” and then they back Dylan for “Rainy Day Women 12# & 35,” “Seeing the Real You,” “Across the Borderline.”

Plus here’s Dylan back by Petty and company at Farm Aid 1985.

“I’ll Remember You,” “Trust Yourself” and “Maggie’s Farm.”

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Video: Bob Dylan’s ‘Americana Tour’ – Memphis, July 2, 2013 – Partial set

Here’s Bob Dylan at Autozone Park, Memphis, TN.

This video includes songs from the other performers (Wilco, My Morning Jacket, etc.) and part of Dylan’s set, which starts at about 40 minutes in.

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Listen: New Cool Track from Lykke Li, ‘Gunshot’

Lykke Li’s “Gunshot” is off her upcoming album, I Never Learn,” out May 5, 2014.

This is a very cool song. Can’t wait for the album.

Here are the lyrics:

Listen here

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Video: The Pixies at Coachella – the Full Set!

Frank Black at Coachella, 2014.

The Pixies took the stage at Coachella yesterday (April 12, 2014).

Yours for the viewing.

Setlist:

1. “Bone Machine”
2. “Wave of Mutilation”
3. “Head On”
4. “Gouge Away”
5. “Bagboy”
6. “Caribou”
7. “U-Mass”
8. “Crackity Jones”
9. “Magdalena 318″
10. “Where Is My Mind?”
11. “Nimrod’s Son”
12. “Indie Cindy”
13. “Ed Is Dead”
14. “Greens and Blues”
15. “Vamos”

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Video: The Hold Steady Do ‘Little Hoodrat Friend,’ ‘Magazines’ & More – April 12, 2014

Photo via The Hold Steady Facebook page.

The Hold Steady played The Met in Pawtucket, Rhode Island last night (April 12, 2014).

They sound terrific.

“Little Hoodrat Friend”:

“Magazines”:

“Banging Camp”:

“Chips Ahoy”:

Video: Bob Dylan & John Lennon Have a Very Stoned Conversation About Mama Cass, Barry McGuire & Johnny Cash – 1966

Bob Dylan and John Lennon, very stoned, talking in the back of a cab in 1966. What’s amazing about this is that here we’ve got two of the greatest rock music minds of the 20th century and what should be a momentous occasion is, well, not much different than any two guys, stoned, talking about nothing.

This is from Dylan’s film, “Eat the Document.”

This version is tinted blue.

This version is just audio but it goes on for almost three more minutes.

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Audio: The Incredible Search for Blues Singers ‘Geeshie’ Wiley and ‘Elvie’ Thomas

Only known photo of L. V. Thomas.

Fantastic article in today’s Sunday New York Times on the search for 1930s blues singers ‘Geeshie Wiley’ and ‘Elvie’ Thomas.

Below the excerpt are the songs the two women recorded in 1930 for Paramount Records.

John Jeremiah Sullivan writes:

IN THE WORLD of early-20th-century African-American music and people obsessed by it, who can appear from one angle like a clique of pale and misanthropic scholar-gatherers and from another like a sizable chunk of the human population, there exist no ghosts more vexing than a couple of women identified on three ultrarare records made in 1930 and ’31 as Elvie Thomas and Geeshie Wiley. There are musicians as obscure as Wiley and Thomas, and musicians as great, but in none does the Venn diagram of greatness and lostness reveal such vast and bewildering co-extent. In the spring of 1930, in a damp and dimly lit studio, in a small Wisconsin village on the western shore of Lake Michigan, the duo recorded a batch of songs that for more than half a century have been numbered among the masterpieces of prewar American music, in particular two, Elvie’s “Motherless Child Blues” and Geeshie’s “Last Kind Words Blues,” twin Alps of their tiny oeuvre, inspiring essays and novels and films and cover versions, a classical arrangement.

Yet despite more than 50 years of researchers’ efforts to learn who the two women were or where they came from, we have remained ignorant of even their legal names.

Geeshie Wiley and Elvie Thomas, “Last Kind Word Blues”:

Geeshie Wiley and Elvie Thomas, “Motherless Child Blues”: (1930)

Geeshie Wiley and Elvie Thomas, “Skinny Leg Blues”:

Geeshie Wiley and Elvie Thomas,” Pick Poor Robin Clean”:

Geeshie Wiley and Elvie Thomas, “Come On Over To My House”:

Geeshie Wiley and Elvie Thomas, “Eagles On A Half”:

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Audio: Bob Dylan Plays Gerde’s Folk City, April 16, 1962 – ‘Corrina, Corrina,’ ‘Deep Ellum Blues’ & More

Fifty-two years ago, Bob Dylan appeared at Gerde’s Folk City. He’d been playing there since 1961 when, on April 11, he played Gerde’s for the first time.

What’s important about the April 16, 1962 gig is that some of it was recorded, and the recordings are tremendous. They’re great in and of themselves, but it’s also fascinating to get another earful of an artist in transition. And with Bob Dylan, he’s always in transition.

These songs appeared on an official album released by Sony two years ago. They’re on the The 50th Anniversary Collection: The Copyright Extension Collection, Volume 1. Of course that was released as a very limited edition so that Sony could prevent the recordings from entering the public domain in Europe.

Anyway, enjoy.

“Honey, Just Allow Me One More Chance”:

Honey, Just Allow Me One More Chance (Gerde's Folk City) by Bob Dylan on Grooveshark

“Talkin’ New York”:

“Corrina, Corrina”:

“Deep Ellum Blues”:

Deep Ellum Blues (Gerde's Folk City) by Bob Dylan on Grooveshark

“Blowin’ in the Wind”:

Blowin' In The Wind (Gerde's Folk City) by Bob Dylan on Grooveshark

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