Friday, June 08, 2007

Ass Ponys- I Love Bob

Bob's a jerk.

If I knew what was bad for me, I'd be sleeping off some pain in a St. Louis Econo Lodge right now. Twangfest is in full swing and I'm missing all the fun. Acts with a country tinge perform for a merry band of like-minded fans at the annual festival. Graham Parker, Elizabeth Cook, Two Car Garage and Wussy are among this year's artists. Wussy is the current project of Chuck Cleaver. Of the Ohioan's many talents, his greatest gift may be his knack for names and titles. As leader of the Ass Ponys he's responsible for two of best album titles in the history of pop- Electric Rock Music and Some Stupid With a Flare Gun. This tale of sadism is from the aptly titled Grim.

Most of you are probably already familiar with most of the concepts detailed in this article about artist-owned record labels. Still, I appreciate the reporter's broad net- he interviews musicians ranging from Tracy Lawrence to Joe Pernice.

Freddie Scott died Monday. Here's an unusual presentation of a Freddie Scott song.

Kansas City Click:

The Gladstone BluesFest is organized and operated by happy people. Bernard Allison headlines today. Jimmy Thackery plays last on Saturday.

Fifteen heavy rock and metal acts perform at this year's Rock Fest at Liberty Memorial on Saturday.

George Jones may show up Sunday at Ameristar Casino.

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