Author Archives: Robert Duffy

Video: Kate Nash “Death Proof”

Inspired by Quentin Tarantino’s film, this is the latest song from singer/songwriter Kate Nash. Her latest EP is out now with a full length coming soon, which you can help fund.

What color will you pick? Reservoir Dogs Soundtrack Vinyl Release

I have an irrational desire to own every color, but it makes no sense. Details:

It’s only fitting that indie stores get a very special vinyl edition of the soundtrack for Quentin Tarantino’s indie cult classic Reservoir Dogs. For Back to Black Friday, independent record stores will have the special Limited Edition 20th Anniversary release on randomly inserted, “Mister-y” colored vinyl: Blonde. Blue. Brown. Orange. White. And of course, Pink.

Reservoir Dogs, the first Quentin Tarantino soundtrack, set the standard for those to come with ‘70s nuggets (Blue Swede, Harry Nilsson, Bedlam, Joe Tex) and snippets of film dialogue, including bits from the director himself and the various Misters. This anniversary edition vinyl ear candy is individually numbered and limited to 4000 pieces.

2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductions Include Kraftwerk, Public Enemy, N.W.A.

Seems like a good reason for another season of Flavor of Love. Here’s the full nominee list:

The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
Deep Purple
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
Albert King
The Marvelettes
The Meters
Randy Newman
Procol Harum
Public Enemy
Donna Summer

To be eligible for nomination, an individual artist or band must have released its first single or album at least 25 years prior to the year of nomination. The 2013 Nominees had to release their first recording no later than 1987.

Ballots will be sent to an international voting body of more than 600 artists, historians and members of the music industry.

All inductees are ultimately represented in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, the nonprofit organization that exists to educate its audiences on the global impact of the rock and roll art form via the museum, as well as its education programs and library and archives.

The 28th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held in Los Angeles at the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on Thursday, April 18, 2013. The show will be broadcast on HBO at a later date.

MP3: A.C. Newman and Neko Case “Encyclopedia of Classic Takedowns”

MP3: Encyclopedia of Classic Takedowns

Shut Down The Streets, the new album from The New Pornographer’s A.C. Newman, will be released October 4 via Matador. This song definitely wins the internet today. Let’s hope the rest of the album is just as good.

Tour dates: Continue reading

Donewaiting BFF Ahmed Gallab aka Sinkane Releasing Debut Album on DFA

Spin has the details:

The New York-based singer-producer will release his debut LP Mars on October 23 … Twin Shadow’s George Lewis is set to appear alongside Yeasayer’s Ira Wolf Tuton, Roberto Lange of Helado Negro, Oliver Chapoy (Shai Hulud, Warm Ghost), Afrobeat band Nomo, and R&B weirdo Stutzmcgee. (full story

Ahmed occasionally still writes for Donewaiting, but can we afford him now???? Only time will tell.

Listen: Benjamin Gibbard “Teardrop Windows”

Death Cab For Cutie’s Ben Gibbard is releasing his debut solo album, Former Lives, on October 10 via Barsuk Records. Get a taste of it with the stream above and catch him on tour:

Wed Sep 26 – Big Sur CA @ Henry Miller Library
Sun Oct 14 – Toronto ON @ The Danforth Music Hall
Thu Nov 01 – Minneapolis MN @ Assembly Hall at The Women’s Club w/ Advance Base
Fri Nov 02 – Chicago, IL @ Athenaeum Theatre w/ Advance Base
Sun Nov 04 – Somerville, MA @ Somerville Theater w/ Advance Base
Mon Nov 05 – New York, NY @ Town Hall w/ Advance Base
Wed Nov 07 – Glenside, PA @ Keswick Theatre w/ Advance Base
Thu Nov 08 – Washington, DC @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue w/ Advance Base
Sat Nov 10 – Saxapahaw, NC @ The Haw River Ballroom w/ Advance Base
Sun Nov 11 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse w/ Advance Base
Tue Nov 13 – San Francisco, CA @ Palace of Fine Arts Theatre w/ Damien Jurado
Wed Nov 14 – Los Angeles, CA @ Wilshire Ebell w/ Damien Jurado
Fri Nov 16 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox w/ Damien Jurado
Sun Nov 18 – Portland, OR @ The Crystal Ballroom w/ Damien Jurado

Jon Chinn Returns With Free 9-Song EP, Columbus Show

MP3: Break Away

Jon Chinn, he of Pretty Mighty Mighty, Workbook Studio, and all around nice dude, begins his return to the world of recorded music today with a free 9 song sampler of his upcoming album, The Tiniest Light. Recorded between 2008-2012, it includes songs recorded with his backing band 1803 as well as musicians from his current homebase of Brooklyn. The full length album includes 5 more tracks and will be released in the fall, hopefully on vinyl.

Jon Chinn and the 1803 will be playing the Treebar in Columbus on Friday, August 17. Bicentennial Bear and My Orca open.

Columbus Ohio’s Independents’ Day features Miranda Sound, EYE, Path, Flotation Walls, more

Independents Day, a free outdoor event ‘sponsored’ by every organization in Columbus related to arts except us (hey, we weren’t asked), just announced their band line-up:

The fifth annual Independents’ Day, presented by Gateway Film Center, takes place on Saturday, September 15 from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. at Gay Street and Pearl Alley in downtown Columbus. The free all-ages festival offers live music from 36 bands on four stages, artists, crafters, dancers, street performers, restaurants, food trucks/carts, local independent businesses, beer trucks, and a kids area.

Bands: Struck by Lightning, Miranda Sound, Flotation Walls, Fly.Union, Watershed, Forest & the Evergreens, Connections, The Black Swans, EYE, The Saturday Giant, R. Ring, Bookmobile, Lo-Pan, P. Blackk, Indigo Wild, Donora, The Sewing Machine War, The Lost Revival, Path, Petit Mal, White Wolves, afortiori, Apocalypse Inc., Jesse Henry & Strutterfly, Slim White and the Averys, In Silent Movies, Hafrican, The Quinn Essentials, Brujas del Sol, Lionel The Jailbird, The Alpine Ghost, The End Of The Ocean, Alert New London, Mary Lynn, T-Tone The-Voice, and Skashank Redemption.

The Black Swans Late Summer Tour Supporting “Occasion for Song”

The Black Swans latest album, Occasion for Song, was released this and is, as per their quality control, already getting lots of great reaction. While you’re at it, read this interview with Jerry DeCicca over at No Depression and plan on hitting one of these shows:

08/24/12 Columbus, OH Rumba
08/25/12 Toledo, OH The Ottawa Tavern
08/27/12 Pittsburgh, PA Thunderbird Cafe
08/30/12 Brooklyn, NY The Rock Shop
09/01/12 Providence, RI Fete Lounge
09/04/12 Washington, D.C. Sixth and I Historic Synagogue
09/08/12 Nashville, TN High Watt
09/11/12 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle
09/12/12 Bloomington, IN The Bishop

Additional dates supporting Why? to be announced soon.

Watch: Wilco Performs “Art of Almost” on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

This is definitely one of my favorite additions to the recent concerts, good to see it captured on Jimmy’s show. You can also watch them perform Laminated Cat.