Friday, November 28, 2008

Odds & Ends

Tucson's very own Golden Boots is the featured band at Daytrotter today. Three of the songs will appear on the band's upcoming Park The Van Records release, but also pay close attention to "Matters of the Heart," which will remain unreleased.
The band - with a self-described "crumbly western & alt-alt country" sound - is set up to have one hell of a start to 2009.
First up is a Locals Only performance on KXCI on Jan. 26, and the boys finish up that week with a special release show for their new record, The Winter of Our Discoteque. From this Daytrotter session and the Golden Boots' shows lately, I'm pretty sure this is going to be a break-out album for them.

Golden Boots - KXCI Locals Only, Jan. 28, 2008 (entire show)
Golden Boots - Beginnings of Modern Astronomy

I'm going to miss the Blitzen Trapper show tonight at Solar Culture, but I caught the band a year or two ago and was impressed. The band's live show is a ramshackle affair, energetic and enthusiastic, and the songs from the new record, Furr, are top-notch. Check 'em out if you can.

Blitzen Trapper - Furr
Blitzen Trapper - Gold For Bread

If I were in town Saturday, I'd have to choose between to promising shows - My Brightest Diamond with Clare and the Reasons at Solar Culture and the always entertaining Chango Malo, with Garboski at Plush.
Both Chango Malo and Garboski are shaping up to have big years in 2009. Garboski has some great new tunes up on MySpace and a Jan. 7 date for an EP release show. Chango Malo has been holed up, writing new music, for much of the past six months.

Clare and the Reasons - Obama

Chango Malo - Superstition (live Stevie Wonder Cover)

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