for March 11, 2002
ALTROK Ordinals 33
Josh Rouse - Under Cold Blue Stars (Slow River/Ryko)
Jeff says:Born in Nebraska, living variously in California, Utah, Wyoming, Nebraska, South Dakota, Georgia, and Arizona during the years to follow; obsessed as a teen with British cult favorites like the Smiths and the Cure, he learned to play guitar from his uncle and wrote his first song at 18. This is his fourth critically acclaimed album.
Richard Shindell - Courier-Live (Signature Sounds)
Jeff says:Richard has a new live album (some of it recorded in NJ) featuring all of your favorite Richard Shindell songs ... and a cover of Bruce Springsteen’s
"Fourth Of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)".
Robert Randolph & The Family Band - Live At The Wetlands (Family Band)
Jeff says:Robert is a young man (24 y/o) from Maplewood NJ. He is the pedal steel guitar player in THE WORD. The music of Robert Randolph is more than just one man playing a pedal steel guitar. It is more than just a band, a family, on stage engulfing its audience with intense jams. It is a unique style and a new genre of music altogether. Hearing it for the first time, you get the feeling of meeting someone for the first time and knowing instantly you've met a lifelong friend. They’re supposed to be opening for Dave Matthews at Madison Square Garden in April ... as an unsigned band.
(This week's Ordinals courtesy the newly recharged Jeff Raspe.)
All material ©2001-2014 Sean Carolan, except as noted.
Today's NY/NJ Shows That Matter
Friday, August 23, 2019
Rufus Wainwright and The Rails at Grunin Center For The Arts, Ocean County College
Extreme at Starland Ballroom
Old Dominion at Stone Pony Summerstage
Surfer Blood and The Morgan Freemasons at The Saint
Spring Heeled Jack at Stanhope House
Matt Wade Band at Langosta Lounge
Little Vicious, Candy Cavity and Damn Jackals at Asbury Park Yacht Club
Muscians On A Mission presents Songwriters & Storytellers: Channeling Woodstock (Open Mic & Food Drive) at Monmouth Museum (6:30p)
The Marshall Tucker Band and The Bennett Brothers at Sony Hall
Karl Denson's Tiny Universe at Asbury Lanes
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A Place To Bury Strangers - It Is Nothing
The Boxer Rebellion - Semi-Automatic
The Cribs - Cheat On Me
Datarock - True Stories
Everything Everything - Photoshop Handsome
HEALTH - Die Slow
Miles Hunt and Erica Nockalls - Catching More Than We Miss
Julian Plenti - Games For Days
Los Campesinos - The Sea Is A Good Place To Think Of The Future (Free download!)
Miike Snow - Black & Blue
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