Wednesday, June 06, 2007
Priestess- The Shakes
I was both surprised and pleased to discover that Priestess have a track on Surf's Up. The soundtrack for the animated movie was released yesterday. It's a unlikely mix of predictable material ("What I Like About You") and inspired genius (Bob Wills). I saw Priestess open for Zakk Wylde a few months ago. While the heavy Canadian band didn't exactly win the rough crowd over, they managed not to come under physical attack- a real possibility with the surly audience. Priestess' Hello Master is a uniformly excellent but wildly varied mix of old-school metal, stoner rock and Nuggets-inspired garage trash.
I can't imagine Merle Haggard watching GAC's new program about the planning of Kenny Chesney's summer tour without smashing his television. Although I applaud the effort country stars are making in catching up with the showmanship of their rock counterparts, Chesney's obviously not allowing for a moment of spontaneity in his shows. The documentary offers fascinating insights into a very odd mindset.
Yesterday's big new releases in my little niche of music retail world are Rihanna, T-Pain and Carl Thomas.
The vocals on "Underdog," the new song by Spoon that's floating around, sound uncannily like Phil Lynott of Thin Lizzy. It's wonderful.
I'm digging jazz drummer Kendrick Scott's new music.
Kansas City Click: It makes me so happy to see that the brilliant Brother Ali is in MTV's rotation. He's at the Record Bar tonight.