Friday, June 4, 2010

Indiephemera Friday, vol. 8

[Special Metaphemera edition: A week in the life of Frontier Psychiatrist.]

After the first annual FP Barbecue wrapped in South Williamsburg, we hopped the bridge to see Charles Gayle at The Local 269. Before the show, we chatted with the free jazz master who shared his thoughts on air-conditioning, eBay, and where to buy the best sax. We also asked Gayle to play Happy Birthday for a friend.  We assume this happened and that the notes flew by too fast to notice.

Charles Gayle at The Local 269, May 31, 2010 

Glutted on pork and chive dumplings, we saw Shortwave Sunshine rock the Living Room in celebration of their debut CD, The Breakers, which we reviewed last week. Led by singer-keyboardist Gabe Hays, the band closed the night with a sing-along: "Your car's on fire/You shouldn't put it/ outwith a can of/beer from your backseat." Words to live by. Stream the whole album on SS's website.

We took a break from live music, rode our bikes, and ate something called a vegetaboli, i.e. a stromboli stuffed with cheese and veggies.  We love portmanteaus.

We hit the Knitting Factory (Vol. 3) and caught the antics of Miniboone, whom we highlighted in May. Last night, the boys leaped, hopped, harmonized, swapped instruments, knocked over drums, and broke guitar strings. Beyond their summery originals, Miniboone pulled off a cover of James Brown's "Livin' in America."The band also claimed that none of them have ever been kissed.

Miniboone - Devil in Your Eyes

Meanwhile, the Dirty Projectors released a cover of Bob Dylan's "I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine," the day after we posted FP's Top 5 Covers Albums, featuring both Dylan and the DPs. Coincidence?

Dirty Projectors - I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine (Bob Dylan Cover)

Also, the Morning Benders released two new songs, a remix of "Cold War" and "Go Grab a Stranger." Well, if you say so.

We woke up with a smoothie, then put on Janelle Monae, whose ArchAndroid we called the best record of the year to date. There's a new remix of Monae's 'Tightrope' with B.o.B. and Lupe Fiasco.

Janelle Monae - Tightrope (Wondamix featuring B.o.B. and Lupe Fiasco)

Add this to our collection of choice pairings, like B.O.B and Monae's take on Vampire Weekend and Lupe Fiasco's duet with Alicia Keyes.  Also, it's Friday and we're in love. With music. With life. With love.
Bring on the weekend.


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