Bradford Loomis came and played Main Street Studios recently and blew all of us away. It’s not everyday that a solo, acoustic guitar player can bring that sort of power, command that sort of attention, and continue it for an entire 45 minutes. At least three times during the set, the sound engineer and I turned to each other and shook our heads in shared amazement. This dude can MUSIC. (I was going to say “play” or “sing” but he does much more than just those things.)
I pulled him into the studio afterwards and we talked about how he’s reached this point in his career, where he began, and where he’s going. He alluded to his new project/album “The Banner Days” and you’ll hear “End of this Chain” off his most recent album, “Into the Great Unknown.”Bradford Loomis links
Full show tonight – we had the return of Hairy Guy (Logan), Kat, Sabrina, and Wenchie!
Also played great music from Tesla and Six Weeks Sober
Durham, North Carolina’s Spaceship Days are on the verge of releasing their new EP “Saving the Universe” in just a few short days on July 1st and it should hit pretty hard, if today’s featured track is any indication. Vocalist Adam Lee Decker has a very full voice with huge potential, that somewhat reminds me of favorite punk vocalist, Zolli Teglas of Ignite – although obviously with his own distinct style and inflections.
The alt-pop driven group took their name from a lyric in a Catherine Wheel song, and have released a few albums indpendently over the last few years since formation in 2009. ‘The Halo Effect’ dropped that first year, followed up by ‘Black Holes & Butterflies’ in 2010. The founding members of the band – Greg Torsone (guitars/production) and Chuck Cox (bass) joined forces with a new vocalist, American Idol / America’s Got Talent Finalist Adam Lee Decker, and released ‘The Thrill of Freefall’ in March 2013. Veteran percussionist Dave Kress joined the band on drums soon after and the quartet went back to work with a string of well received shows.Download Heartbeat HypeMachine
Austrian guitar sensation Tom Strasser will be holding the UK launch of his new album at Liverpool Acoustic Live this coming Friday 27th June 2014 at Mathew Street’s View Two Gallery.
Tom Strasser last played in Liverpool in August 2012 and caused FATEA Magazine reviewer Peter Cowley to write “Fabulous stuff – if you ever get the chance to see Tom, do so, because he will blow you away.” Tom is currently touring Europe to promote his new album Second Thoughts and has chosen Liverpool as the place to launch it in the UK.
Joining Tom Strasser on the night will be Leeds-based folk and blues musician David Broad who provided a memorable night at the View Two Gallery back in 2012 when he appeared with Serious Sam Barrett.
Also playing will be Shoes4Brakes, a local duo who perform catchy, upbeat songs on guitar and cajon.
Completing the lineup is 15 year old Sam Caldwell who last year reached the UK final of the Teen Stars competition and performed his self-penned song ‘Myself’ at the O2 Arena.
- Event: Liverpool Acoustic Live
- Artists: TOM STRASSER (Austria) UK ALBUM LAUNCH
David Broad (Leeds)
and introducing 15 year old Teen Star finalist Sam Caldwell
- Date: Friday 27th June 2014
- Times: 7.45pm doors, 8.15pm start
- Venue: View Two Gallery, 23 Mathew Street
- Tickets: £5 in advance, £6 on the door
- The facebook event can be found at facebook.com/liverpoolacoustic/events
- Details of all Liverpool Acoustic music events can be found at liverpoolacoustic.co.uk/live
- Press enquiries & guestlist email email@example.com
Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight 113
To play click the player above or right click Spotlight 113 to download for free.
1. Tom Strasser - Time To Mind
Buy Tom’s new album Second Thoughts from his website
2. David Broad - Too Late
Buy David’s albums from his website
3. Shoes4Brakes - The Flame
“Exceptional skill. Tom Strasser is a brilliant guitarist, a highly talented songwriter. He thrills his audience.” Jochen Linder – Pinzgau News
“Fabulous stuff – if you ever get the chance to see Tom, do so, because he will blow you away.” Peter Cowley – FATEA Magazine
“You do not want to miss Tom Strasser! He is an absolutely brilliant performer who’s mastered the guitar.” James Olmos – G+
Seriously, Tom didn’t make this up. These are just a few words the press have to say about him. After releasing his solo debut “Live & Learn” in 2012, Tom now delivers his first full length album. “Second Thoughts” features songs written through the past two years of touring and playing to international audiences, his reflections and impressions, as well as his views on the world around him. Tom’s lyrics span a wide range of topics, from personal to global, emotional to critical, ironical to insightful.
Musically, “Second Thoughts” is another brilliant display of Tom’s now signature style on guitar, using and mixing regular fingerpicking with tapping and percussion on the instrument to make it sound like an entire band. In the studio, together with producer Robin Gillard, the songs were recorded as closely to the live sound as possible. Well tempered vocals with soothing harmonies blend in nicely with the acoustic guitar, accentuated by elements of groovy bass and a few special feature instruments popping up when needed. An album rich in colour and content.
VIDEO PREVIEW youtu.be/pnpLC8OxGsc - Watch Tom Strasser performing One Of These Days live at Bar&Co in Vienna
David Broad is a singer, songwriter and folk/blues musician from Leeds who last played for us at Liverpool Acoustic in 2012 when he toured with Serious Sam Barrett. His new album with Serious Sam – Live at Cafe Lento – features 23 tracks.
“The way David Broad plays guitar, it’s a finger-twister. This man from Leeds, England, is one of the best finger pickers I’ve seen live.”
Brad Spurgeon, bradspurgeon.com
“Such was the passion in his delivery and authenticity of his delta-blues-like guitar playing, tracks like St James Infirmary Blues were utterly compelling.”
VIDEO PREVIEW youtu.be/D0U2l6_8KkA - A fine outdoor recording of You Never Can Tell filmed last autumn in Golden Acre Park.
Shoes4Brakes are an acoustic two-piece band with guitar and cajon drum with driving, sun shining, top down tunes and upbeat feel, reaching back to the days when you stopped your BMX with your trainers. Shoes4Brakes play regularly throughout Merseyside.
VIDEO PREVIEW youtu.be/21LvWpxHg_w - Another outdoor recording, this time it’s Shoes4Brakes performing Minnesota for the Addistock Sessions down at Festival Gardens.
Sam Caldwell is a 15 year old singer-songwriter from Liverpool. He’s self-taught on acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass, piano, keys and drums, and is obsessed with Snapbacks and Vans. Inspired by the likes of Lucy Spraggan, Ed Sheeran and Labrinth, last year Sam reached the national final of Teen Star UK and performed his self-penned song ‘Myself’ at London’s O2 Arena.
Early 2014 saw the release of Sam’s debut EP ‘Myself’ and this month saw an impromptu performance on Billy Butler’s BBC Radio Merseyside show after loaning his guitar to Buzz Hawkins from The Bradshaws!
VIDEO PREVIEW youtu.be/1lO35AWdIaE - Here’s Sam Caldwell playing his song Myself at the Teen Star national final at the O2 Arena in London. Nice one Sam!
If you get the chance, please support your local artists by joining their mailing lists, liking their facebook pages, following them on twitter, leaving them comments, going to their gigs, and buying their music direct from them where possible. The Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight is produced and presented by Graham Holland on behalf of the Liverpool Acoustic website, and is a proud member of the Association of Music Podcasting. The theme music is King of the Faeries by Andrew Ellis from his CD Midnight On The Water.
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Gold Coast [Australia] pop-punk four-piece Double Lined Minority just released their new single “White Flag”.
Forming in high school and inspired by a low-fi pop punk reminiscent of the ’90s, the group have come a long way since their humble beginnings in 2009. [bio via AAA Entertainment]
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Hailer – Cold Outside
Jazz Friends – Summer Jazz
Ronnie – Time
The Uncredibles – Listen To The Radio
Marlena Shaw – Woman of the Ghetto(Akshin Alizadeh remix)
Lauren Mayer – Grownups Get To Have Fun Too
Hosted this week by Yannick Mauray of Euterpia Radio
Bath, SW England band Carousels & Limousines recently issued a new double A side single ‘Superman/Strange Love’, after their earlier debut release ‘Home to Andy’s’. This great new single features artwork by Free Oxygen Art and you can find both track via the Soundcloud site below, a precursor release in anticipation of next week’s Glastonbury Festival.
The group’s website expands on their origins: “Carousels and Limousines actually started life as a locally loved band named Grace who achieved a modicum of success with their ‘Stealing Kisses’ EP, but with a new drummer Martyn James literally kick-starting them onto another level and producer Richard Causon (Kings Of Leon, Tom Jones, Rufus Wainwright) behind the desk at Air Studios, something a little bit special has now unfolded in the form of the earlier debut album ‘Home To Andy’s‘”.
We’ve embedded the video for ’17′s’ below, from the group’s debut, another excellent introduction which we think you need to hear/see. Also, if you are going to the aforementioned Glastonbury Festival, the band is part of the official lineup for the festival which starts on June 25th and ends on June 29th.Download Superman HypeMachine
1. Os Outros – Leva-me (Torres Novas, Portugal)
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2. Sally Fowler – Canyon (Virginia, E.U.A.)
Comprar; Mp3 grátis: Bandcamp
3. Carl Mendes - Holes In The Heart (Alcácer do Sal, Portugal)
4. Johan Rodrigues – Coast (Lisboa, Portugal)
Mp3 grátis: Bandcamp
5. Cochaise – mais valia (Lisboa, Portugal)
Mp3 grátis: Bandcamp
6. The Quest - Mea Culpa (Lagos, Portugal) [pré-lançamento]
7. Wildnorthe - Wildnorthe (Lisboa, Portugal)
Comprar; Mp3 grátis: Bandcamp
Tracks on the forthcoming release are as follows:
1. Please Don’t
2. Now Is Not The Time
3. Why Don’t We
Tickets for the next headline show at the Lexington, London on 24th June, 2014 are available here.Download Eliza HypeMachine
A new show, hosted by Stuart, with a varied mix of music from USA, UK & Australia.
Also a Podcrawl report from London.
Rating: Work Safe
- Roadkill Ghost Choir – A Blow To The Head
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- Ummagma - Live and Let Die
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- Alexander Gastrell – Totem
- Cosmic Monster – Electric Battle Masterpiece
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- Dark Model – Dance of Wrath (Ikari No Mai)
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- Florida=Death – (Continued) Disappointment
Florida=Death – The Portals and Vortexes that never open where I’m at
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- Time In Antarctica – Run
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- Tom Slatter – Ghosts in my Dreams
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- The Association of Music Podcasting (AMP)
- Dark Compass
- Echo Romeo Kilo (ERK)
- The Bugcast
- The Dick Turpin Road Show
- Paul Parkinson
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- Podcrawl 2014 Twitter
On Thursday, June 26 2014′s the live Discovery 2 emerging talent showcase features four fantastic acts. Cold Fever who play a new style of reggae – Desi reggae – alternative urban from J. Appiah and his band, Swiss singer and multi-instrumentalist Heidi Happy, and alternative pop/folk/jazz artist Helene Greenwood. You’ll also have Discovery’s blender of tunes, resident Dj Delphi along for the ride.
Here’s the podcast preview with gig promoter Alex KW and myself talking about the acts who will be in residence and playing a song from each.Gig Particulars
- Date and Time: Thursday 26th of June, 2014: 8pm – 11.30pm
- Venue: AAA (under Archangel) 11 – 13 Kensington High Street, London W8 5NP Phone: 020 7938 4137
- Tube: Kensington High Street Tube
- Click to join the Facebook Event
- Tickets £5 in advance , £7 on the Door
Producer/songwriter/rapper, Bhumeet Kala-Lee was fed on a musical diet of reggae, jazz and soul by his Jamaican father and Indian mother. His imagination was harnessed by hip-hop and UK grime, drawing the young radical to a fondness for storytelling through rhyming couplets. ‘Desi Reggae’ was born through fusing, mixing, and synergizing the tones of his musical influences.
He’s shared stages with Example, Wretch 32, Skepta, Lawson, The Wanted and Olly Murs. He has also collaborated with artists such as Beenie Man, Aswad, Freddie McGregor, The PropheC, and Jenna Garcia (songwriter for Britney Spears, Cassie, Ja-Rule and Lloyd) to name a few.J.Appiah
Hailing from Hackney East London, J.Appiah is a fast-rising, urban alternative, singer/songwriter who is truly making an impact on the UK scene with his nonchalant musicality, understated intelligent lyricism and touching vocals.
“Surely positioned for future success” – 4 MusicHeidi Happy
Singer and multi-instrumentalist Heidi Happy stops over in London to release her latest album Golden Heart. She charms the crowd with her incredibly smooth and genuine voice, catchy melodies and lyrics which reach from upbeat to melancholic moods, and not least her winning personality. She has collaborated with Yello, Stephan Eicher and Scott Matthew, been in top 10 Swiss Album Charts, CMJ top 200 Charts) and performanced at (Paleo Gurten Festival, Heiteren Gampel, Festi’Neuch, Rock Oz Arenes (CH), Eurosonic Festival (NL), CMJ (USA), Reeperbahnfest, Popkomm (DE), Midem (FR), CMW, NXNE (CAN ), CMEA’s Tour 2013 (UK) to name a few). She pushes musical styles to their limits.Helene Greenwood
Inspired by Ella Fitzgerald, as well contemporary artists like Björk, Lisa Hannigan, Jesca Hoop and Fiona Apple, Helene writes about every day life and human interaction. Her music is a mix of contemporary, alternative pop with shades of both folk and jazz .
Helene’s debut album Collectable You was awarded an incredible 4/5 star review from The Sunday Express’s – Martin Townsend. Describing Helene as a, “burst of freshness and vitality,” and, “one to watch.”
This week on The Bugcast: Podcrawl roundup, scary mugs, competition reminder, and we play 8 cracking tracks of independent and Creative Commons music!Songs played
- Aygan – To Turn Around – from Sao Paulo, Brazil – source
- The Infatuations – Tonight We Celebrate – from Detroit, MI – direct from the artist
- Start Me Up – Foreplay – from Curtiba, Brazil – source
- Take A Chance – Dulcie Taylor – from Atascadero, CA – via Digital Music Marketing
- Music Box – Minha Vida – from Santos, Brazil – source
- John Thayer – Time Waiting For You – from Portland, OR – via Digital Music Marketing
- Neon Bicycles – My Bike – from Sao Paulo, Brazil – source
- Anna Neale – Who Could Say – from Woking, UK – direct from the artist
HuffPost: Handsome Mug Shot Goes Viral
We’re giving away Lejo Harmeson & Essence‘s brand new CD “Still”.
Listen to the show for the question. Answers to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline is 12:00 (midday) UTC on Thursday 26 June 2014.
Please leave us feedback on the music or any of the topics that we’ve discussedUpcoming events
The next live show will be episode 319, which will be broadcast live in the chatroom on Friday 27 June 2014 from 21:00 (ish) UK time (UTC+1/BST).Special thanks go to
The artists for allowing us to play their music.
Everyone who joined us in the chat room for the live broadcast of this show.
Internet Archive for hosting the podcast files
Ubuntu UK Podcast for the use of their Icecast server
Euterpia Radio for the use of their Shoutcast server
World Wide Indie Radio for relaying the live stream on their own service
Love Leeds Radio for replaying the show on their station
It’s name-your-price week here at the lounge, where a whole bunch of new releases are available for whatever price you want to pay. (Much like this show, actually.) We’ve got several tracks from the new Cold Busted Records compilation Bust Free 16, a little something from the Soulection crew, a new track from Australian record label Uncomfortable Beats — wonder how much they were shouting over that Tim Cahill goal this week — a few new faces and several old friends. Kick back and enjoy this mix…
Playlist for Dave’s Lounge #287:
- Ayla Nereo, “Show Yourself” Buy from: iTunes | Bandcamp
- mister T., “Woodblocks” Free download from: Bandcamp
- Quantic, “Magnetica” Buy from: iTunes
- Cazeaux O.S.L.O, “Lady” Buy from: Bandcamp
- Tom Strobe, “Love Lights Feat. 2MONK” Coming soon…
- Ruslan-set (feat. Eva Kade),”The Purity of Chimera (Alex Kvaza Remix)” Buy from: iTunes
- Go Astray, “Keep Loving Me (Fluss Remix)” Buy from: iTunes
- Liberty Klaud, “Falling In Your Arms” Free download from: Bandcamp
- Sannan, “Moroccan Fantasy” Buy from: iTunes
- Evil Needle, “Gleam” Buy from: Bandcamp
- Electrix, “Moonlight” Buy from: iTunes
- Koka Mass Jazz, “Smile” Free download from: Bandcamp
Don’t forget to tell me your favorite song from this week’s show in the comments below!
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Something a little different for today’s Daily Dose. Origami Arktika are an offshoot of Norwegian artistic collective Origami Republika who produce experimental folk music. The song featured today is from their recent album Absolut Gehör and was written by Aa. O. Vinje in 1866. The song is about Storegut, a character loosely based on Sterke-Nils. This is a love song, from a girl of the Huldre folk, the people living beyond the doors of the mountains. If you would like to know more about this, have a look at the Sterke-Nils Wikipedia page (in Norwegian, but translates quite well into English).
Greetings from sunny Toronto! It’s actually been really sunny. Despite the fact that nearly every day the weather has said that it’s going to rain. Perhaps these Ontarians are a pessimistic bunch? If only this really mattered – most of the time has been spent indoors looking after a sick Edinburgh Man Junior.
In terms of this week’s music it’s all from Toronto bands or artists, and it’s a rather eclectic mix too. All recorded in a palatial waterfront condo (actually, and Airbnb apartment – but it’s pretty nice).
1. Teenage Kicks – “All Your Punk Songs” (Played courtesy of Teenage Kicks, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
2. Royal Creatures – “Jarvis Lanes” (Played courtesy of Royal Creatures, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
3. Pale Eyes – “Waves and Radiation” (Played courtesy of Pale Eyes, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
4. The J. Arthur Keenes Band – “Some Nerve” (Played courtesy of The J. Arthur Keenes Band, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
5. LIPP – “Prepare to be Amazed” (Played courtesy of LIPP, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
6. Fox Moulder – “Pine” (Played courtesy of Fox Moulder, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
7. Bulldog Skin – “Sensitive Soul ××©××× ×××¨” (Played courtesy of Bulldog Skin, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
8. Walrus – “Okay” (Released under a Creative Commons licence)
9. City Death – “Disengage” (Played courtesy of City Death, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
Direct Download: Edinburgh Man #170
We record during Podcrawl for this show, with discussions with Erk from ErkFM Metal Monday, Dave and Caroline from The Bugcast, Stuart from Insomnia Radio, and anyone else I can put a microphone under.We started with such good intentions but as the day wore on, the drunkenness drove is to talk about anything. We go to a pub with a silly name, and drink in public Trooper, Iron Maidens Ale. The peeing in the policemans helmet discussion has been omitted, as well as the comments about one of the attendees girlfriend being a stripper.
But we all had a good time, as the recordings in this show will prove. Bring on next year.
There is a podcrawl in Glasgow next month, fancy going?
- For I am King: Revengence (Amsterdam, Netherlands, Conspiracy)
- Iron Man: Unjust Reform (Maryland, USA, Shadow Kingdom)
- English Dogs: Down with The Underdogs (UK, Candlelight)
- The Osiris Club: Undoing Wrong (London, UK, Indie Recordings)
- Maven: Reach Out to You (Kent, UK)
- Dearly Beloved: Olympics of No Regard (Canada, Prescription PR)
- Exile The Traitor: The Bloodless Domain (Glasgow, Scotland)
- Corrosion of Conformity: The Hanged Man (North Carolina, USA, Candlelight)
- Marty Friedman: Meat Hook (Feat. Jorgen Munkebyof Shining) (USA, Prosthetic)
- Demonic Resurrection: Death, Desolation and Despair (Mumbai, India, Candlelight)
- Salythia: Affliction (Sacremento, CA, USA, Direct)
- Saints of Sin: Last Goodnight (South, UK)
- Together We Fight: Brothers (Kent, UK)
- Trails: Where We’re Going, We Don’t Need Roads (Guilford, UK)
- Freeze The Atlantic: Stompbox (Farnborough, UK)
- DeadAudioSaints: Tear Apart (Sheffield, UK)
- Cold Colours: Heathen (Minneapolis, USA, Clawhammer)
- Throne of Vengence: Live Evil (Canada)
- Ending Quest: Sumerian Invocation (Sweden, FDA Rektoz, Clawhammer)
- Repaid in Blood: Waste of Time (San Jose, CA, USA, Music Submit)
“Will you still want me?” is the pervasive smoldering question which repeats through a good portion of the slowly building and deeply evocative piece, The Ends of the Earth, by Nashville artists, RANGER.
Stephanie Kincheloe’s stunning voice is the one asking the question on the March release of the new single which has a bit of a haunted feel overall, with a lot of interesting sounds interlaced underneath a light galloping strumming guitar, and quite perfectly placed percussion that starts shaking up the track after about a minute in. We can only dream that the answer that comes back after the final notes of the song fading out is a resounding yes, and not the saddening silence we know will be there each time.
In addition to Ranger being a musical project, its also an umbrella to all of Stephanie’s creative endeavors: music, photography, and design. Ranger originated in 2008 and her music has blossomed into a pure, dark, and melodic expression of communication. “Made”, is an extension of Stephanie’s art in jewelry design. She uses wood, gathered from her travels, copper, and raw brass to create each unique piece. The line is carried in Nashville and Denver boutiques and continuing to expand.Download The Ends of the Earth HypeMachine
Shook Twins dropped by before their show at Main Street Studios, spoke with us for a bit and played a few songs live in Studio C. It was pretty magical. We’ll also speak with local musician and producer Chris Bigley about the changes and the state of the Walla Walla music scene AND have a nice pile of new music for your ears.The Playlist Title Album Artist Can You Feel It Can You Feel It Jared James Nichols 3am 3am Nick Tann Let It Be Known Let It Be Known Lose Control She Wants It Time Ain’t Free Nick Moss Band A Little Bit of Crown Give It All I Got Matthew Huff I Saw Red I Saw Red Golden Rabbit Narc (acoustic version) Narc (acoustic version) Hawk Madhouse Shanty Madhouse Shanty The Last Hope Road Show Oh Miami! Oh Miami! C-Drain Interview with local musician and producer Chris Bigley Please Don’t Love Me The Creaky Grand Sessions Jazz Morley Dancin’ On My Knees DETROIT BLOCK PARTY The Infatuations Someone’s Gonna Lose The Hired Guns The Sales Brothers White Snow Pharmacy Moontalk Perpetual Leader Underdog Blake Noble Interview and live session with Shook Twins Anvil Out Here Cody Beebe and the Crooks
See you next week!
~JW and CR