Monday, October 14, 2019

Playlist of the Week

This week is a short work week so I opted to not post a blog yesterday of music I plan on listening to this week at work. I had today off for a dentist appointment and to sleep in after the Heart/Joan Jett concert which was a lot of fun. I also have Wednesday off because I am going to the Sleater-Kinney show tomorrow night.

Over the weekend, I created a playlist of my favorite Heart and Joan Jett songs to listen to before the concert. I have been listening to it all day on my day off.  The show itself was great. They played pretty much all the songs I wanted to hear except for "Who Will You Run to" and "Black On Black II" by Heart and Joan Jett's version of "Dirty Deeds" by AC/DC. I wish had a floor seat but at least I was facing the stage at last night's concert. I was thrilled to hear "Straight On", "Barracuda", and "Stairway to Heaven" live. Joan played all my faves sans "Dirty Deeds". There is a review of the show on CP's website people can read City Pages concert review.

Songs to check out:
"Straight On" by Heart
"Barracuda" by Heart
"Androgynous" by Joan Jett and The Blackhearts (The Replacements cover)
"Dirty Deeds" by Joan Jett and The Blackhearts
""Under the Sky" by Heart
"How Can I Refuse" by Heart
"Light of Day" by Joan Jett and The Blackhearts
"Have You Ever Seen the Rain?" by Joan Jett and The Blackhearts

Friday, October 11, 2019

My current favorite songs of the week

Happy Friday!  For me, I have a nice long three day weekend because I am seeing Heart and Joan Jett on Sunday night so I took Monday off to sleep off, that and my dentist appointment on Monday morning. LOL! Speaking of the Heart and Joan Jett and The Blackhearts show, I listened to quite a bit of Heart and Joan Jett this past week which shows on my playlist. I admit I have soft spot for Heart's music from the late '80s/early '90s but I do dig a lot of their '70s hard rock classics. Also looking forward to seeing Sleater-Kinney on Tuesday night. Love their new album although I can completely understand why Janet Weiss left the band.

The rest of my playlist is all over the place. Love the new song by Cigarettes After Sex. Very mellow dreampop. The new edition of Vikings Chant by SKALD is really good with the addition of some cover songs like "Riders On The Storm". When I first heard Gully Boys last year, I wasn't all that impressed but I recently decided to give them another shot. This time around, I found myself enjoying their music quite a bit. I am particularly fond of "Dizzy Romantics". Have some older tracks by Dead Can Dance, Blume, Delta Rae, and White Lies on this week's playlist. Definitely a mixed bag.

Songs to check out:
"Falling in Love" by Cigarettes After Sex
"Riders On the Storm" by SKALD
"Dizzy Romantics" by Gully Boys
"Kids In The Dark" by Bat For Lashes

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Throwback Thursday

I have been meaning to but kept forgetting to share my photos and videos from the Hatchie and Brandi Carlile concerts I attended in the past several weeks. It was a real treat to see the legendary Mavis Staples open up for Brandi. I am glad she got to perform with Brandi on stage during Brandi's set. That was a highlight of the show for me. I can finally now say I have seen Brandi Carlile live. As for Hatchie, I was not disappointed. She sounded as good live as her album and EP does. I would see her again. Love her music.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Songs I hope to hear on Sunday night at the Heart and Joan Jett concert

Sunday night I will be seeing Heart and Joan Jett at the Xcel Energy Center. I first saw Heart back in the early 1990s as a teenager but I have never had the opportunity and joy of seeing Joan Jett live. Today at work I have been binging on a lot of Heart and Joan Jett music. Here are some songs I hope to hear on Sunday night. I will settle for just a couple from each of the acts, if not I can't really complain. I will just be happy to see them live.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Album of the week

For this week's Album of the Week, I decided to go back ten years ago when Blume released their debut album Rise From Grey. This is easily one of my personal favorite synthpop albums of all time. A friend of mine recommended this band to me and after I listened to their music on Myspace, I was hooked. If you haven't heard of Blume or Rise From Grey, I so recommend giving them a listen.

Monday, October 7, 2019

Playlist of the Week

Over the weekend I came up with a great idea for a playlist of songs by artists and bands I have seen (or will be seeing) live in concert in 2019. I have seen some really great concerts this year and a few more in the coming weeks (Heart w/Joan Jett, Sleater-Kinney, and Clan of Xymox w/The Bellwether Syndicate and Autumn-US band).

Songs to check out:
"Sugar and Spice" by Hatchie
"Chandelier" by Autumn
"Yuve Yuve Yu" by The HU
"Nornalagio" by Kaelan Mikla
"Face Meets Glass" by ACTORS
"Send Your Heart to the Riot" by The Foreign Resort