Tour Alert: Beast Friends Forever: Lucas Carpenter, Mark Rose, Jon Walker

Lucas Carpenter, Mark Rose and Jon Walker are headed out on the road together once again. This time around they’ll be playing it songwriters circle style, i.e. rotating through songs and accompanying each other. And if you think the tour poster is as adorable as I do, you can snag yourself one at the shows.

As enticement and introduction, some videos. First up is Lucas Carpenter:
 

Lucas Carpenter: "Just To Prove That This Is Love" at World Cafe Live (Philadelphia, PA)


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Reasons Lucas Carpenter is awesome: 1) Totally cool with people who cackle loudly when something funny happens during his set, as I did last fall, when he busted out the fancy vintage live-looping machine and, you guys, it honked; yes I am secretly twelve and also 2) Writes songs that are by turns poignant and hilarious and also make snarky references to emoticons.

Next is Mark Rose (Spitalfield):
 

Mark Rose live at Lincoln Hall

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Christmas Grab Bag 2011 1.0

Some seasonal selections!

From Jon Walker, the season’s (probably) hardest rocking cover of “Do You See What I See?” I’m not quite sure who’s singing with him but at least one of them sounds suspiciously like Tom Conrad, from Empires. Jon Walker’s summary of this song: “Recorded a christmas cover in my basement last winter but never got around to releasing it. Here it is now. I don’t remember if alcohol was involved.” (Mr. Walker is currently on sabbatical in Costa Rica.)

 

Do You See What I See by JON WALKER MUSIC

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Next it is time to get funky, y’all, and get down with Sugar Rump Fairies, from HOLIDELIC by Everett Bradley. Mr. Bradley is taking his epic show on the road starting at the end of this week; it will be stopping in Hudson and New York, NY; Northampton, MA; and Philadelphia, PA.

SUGAR RUMP FAIRIES


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Yes, it’s The Killers, singing a quasi-country (more like “country”) song, and yes, it is totally ridiculous. But a) I will listen to Brandon Flowers sing whatever he wants … Continue reading

Bits: Juniper Tar, Mike Watt, Sebadoh, Fugazi, The Black Keys, Sonic Youth, Jon Walker, Michael Runion

  • The good guys in Juniper Tar will be taking part in the Pablove Benefit Concert at Turner Hall Ballroom in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, this Saturday, January 29, 2011. The show, “a special evening to improve the lives of children with cancer”, kicks off at 5:30 PM and also includes Cory Chisel, Fitz & the Tantrums, an acoustic set from Brian Aubert and Nikki Monninger of Silversun Pickups and more.
  • Stereogum has a free download of “Arrow-Pierced-Egg-Man” from Mike Watt’s latest, an opera called Hyphenated-Man.
  • Sebadoh’s Bakesale is being reissued with bonus material on April 4, 2011. In support of this, Sebadoh will be touring the United States beginning in February (including a stop at the Grog Shop in Cleveland on April 2 – coincidentally, just days after J Mascis brings his acoustic tour through the Grog ).
  • The Fugazi documentary Instrument will be screening at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, on February 27, 2011. Director Jem Cohen and members of Fugazi will be on hand for the screening.
  • If you missed it, the Austin City Limits Sonic Youth/Black Keys split episode can now be viewed … Continue reading