The Falcon's Nest

Video of the Day: The Killers – Christmas in L.A. ft. Dawes

Posted by falconi5 on December 18, 2014

killersA nice little Christmas song that features a cool shout out to Warren Zevon’s Carmelita mid-song and a video starring Owen Wilson.  Very cool indeed.

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Rock Chick of the Day: The Last Internationale – Wanted Man

Posted by falconi5 on December 12, 2014

lastinternatioanleOne of our new favorite Rock Chicks, this Western Noir video is pretty cool.

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Rock Chick of the Day: Jessica Hernandez and the Deltas – Sorry I Stole Your Man

Posted by falconi5 on December 10, 2014

jessicahDirect from The Motor City, Jessica Hernandez with with her delicate mix of Garage, Surf, Rockabilly, and Tex Mex should soon be a staple in The Falcon’s Nest.

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Five Cool Ones: Five of the Best Songs of 2014

Posted by falconi5 on December 8, 2014

5The finishing touches are being placed on The Falcon’s Nest best songs of 2014, but we though we would share five of our favorites.

Sharon Van Etten – Everytime the Sun Comes Up

A slow burner sort of song that drifts somewhere between Lucinda Williams and Patti Smith.  “We broke your glasses, but covered our asses” is just the beginning of one hell of a night.

Wussy – Teenage Wasteland

Terrible band name, great song. Stuck in a cornfield with only a transistor radio, this ode to teenage angst hasn’t been expressed any better since Daltry and the boys back in the day.

Sturgill Simpson – Life of Sin

Most of the songs from Metamodern Sounds in Country Music could have made this list, but “Life of Sin” is just the ticket if your are looking for good old fashioned Outlaw Country served Metamodern style.

Shovels and Rope – Evil

Dirty Blues White Stripes style.

St. Paul and the Broken Bones – Call Me

The breakout blue eyed soul singer of 2014, “Call Me” is a Stax Soul approved belter.

 

 

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Rock Chick of the Day: Elle King – Ex’s & Oh’s

Posted by falconi5 on December 7, 2014

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Video of the Day: Foxing – The Medic

Posted by falconi5 on December 6, 2014

foxingA little bit of a throwback to the Emo rock of the 90’s Foxing is a St. Louis based band you may hear a lot more from in 2015.

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Five Cool Ones: Five Christmas Ideas For The Casual Music Fan on Your List

Posted by falconi5 on December 6, 2014

5If you are looking for that perfect musical stocking stuffer for the casual music fan in your life, there is a lot to choose from this year. From mother appropriate interpretations of the Great American songbook to some old reliable artists that always are pleasing to the ears, there is something for everyone. Here are five particular cool gift ideas.

Bette Midler – It’s the Girls

Bette Midler dials it back mostly to the fifties here with her on-point interpretations of “One Fine Day,” “Mr. Sand Man,” “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow” and several other top hits. “Waterfalls” is about as contemporary as she gets here, but every song is pretty much a gem, and your mom just might get up and dance.

Smokey Robinson – Smokey and Friends

Smoky still has it, and his pipes are in fine form on this duets album where he covers most all of his hits with an eclectically cool stable of artists including Elton John, Michael Buble, and James Taylor. “You Really Got a Hold on Me” surprisingly enough, works really well especially with the organ in the arrangement.  The purists won’t necessarily like it since it is pretty obvious the artists were not in the same room when the recording was made, but for the rest of us it is a great reminder of the great music that Smokey has produced over the years.  “Tears of a Clown with Sheryl Crow” is worth the price of admission alone.

Tony Bennet and Lady Gaga – Cheek to Cheek

This was pulled off with just enough panache and swing to make it cool.  Unlike most of the old codger, young chick collaborations there seems to be some real chemistry here, and Tony still seems to be at the top of his game.

Barbra Streisand – Partners

Barbra usually comes around as often as Halley’s comet, and it is usually an event when she does grace us with her presence. The partnerships here are pretty tried and true with Michael Buble and Billy Joel joining the fray, but the real highlight here is “People” featuring Stevie Wonder. There is even a collaboration with Elvis, and it works.  This is good stuff.

She & Him – Classics

Somehow the classic songbook seems to be a perfect vehicle to bring out the coolness in She and Him, Zooey Deschanel. Vintage Pop at its finest, with the Dusty Springfield classic “Stay Awhile,” and Ella and Louis inspired “Would You Like to Take a Walk” standing out as center pieces.

 

 

 

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Live Video of the Day: Nikki Lane – Man Up

Posted by falconi5 on December 6, 2014

nikki3One of our favorites, Nikki Lane’s album All or Nothin’ was number 58 on our best albums 0f 2014 list.

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Video of the Day: We Were Promised Jet Packs – I Keep it Composed

Posted by falconi5 on December 6, 2014

wewereDon’t let the name fool you. Another great band from Scotland, the sound is mature Indie Rock with a bit of an 80’s feel.

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Live Video of the Day: The Bohicas – XXX (Converse Red Light Sessions)

Posted by falconi5 on December 3, 2014

bohicasAlready looking ahead to 2015, The Bohicas are four men from East London that make arresting, straight ahead Rock and Roll.  They are in the studio now, so look for their album on Domino records sometime in early 2015.

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