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Video of the Day: David Gray – Gulls

Posted by falconi5 on April 22, 2014

davidgrayAnother atmospheric stunner from the guy that brought you “Babylon.” This one is from Mutineers to be released in June.

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Live Video of the Day: Billy Joel and Brian Johnson – You Shook Me All Night Long

Posted by falconi5 on April 21, 2014

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A terrific collabo from Billy Joel’s Madison Square Garden residency concert.

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Video of the Day: Rival Sons – Open My Eyes

Posted by falconi5 on April 21, 2014

rivalsonsThe second single from their upcoming album Great Western Valkyrie, coming soon to a record store near you.

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Rock Chick of the Day: Joan Jett – Any Weather

Posted by falconi5 on April 20, 2014

A new Joan Jett song is never a bad thing. A member of The Falcon’s Nest Rock Chick Hall of Fame.joanjett4

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Rock Chick of the Day: Beth Hart w/Joe Bonamassa – Nut Bush City Limits

Posted by falconi5 on April 20, 2014

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Beth Hart, one of our favorite Rock Chicks has a new DVD out with Joe Bonamassa, Live in Amsterdam.

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Best Albums of 2014: The Secret Sisters – Put Your Needle Down

Posted by falconi5 on April 19, 2014

The Secret Sisters – Put Your Needle Down (Rating 4 out of 5)

secretsistersMixing things up just a bit from their O Brother Americana twist on Folk music, the Secret Sisters, Lydia and Laura Rogers, have stepped up their game big time with their latest gem, Put Your Needle Down.

If the Everly Brothers were girls, this is what they would sound like. Much like their previous record, the atmospheric T-Bone Burnett produced Secret Sisters released in 2011, the template is to emphasize the picture perfect sibling harmonies with the front porch appeal of a guitar pull on a spring day. This time out, however the influences seem to fast forward from a 40′s and 50′s almost Andrews Sisters sort of vibe to more of an Emmy Lou circa Wrecking Ball sound with the guitars turned up a little bit more with Burnett, once more at the knob twirling helm, turning up the fun factor by adding a bit more Rock to the Folk-Rock mix.

The opener, “Rattle my Bones” does just that while the flag is firmly planted in the ground signalling good times ahead. The songwriting has definitely improved over the years, with “Luka,” a story song about a fathers reaction to an abusive relationship as a sterling example, and “Good Luck, Goodnight, Goodbye” holding up as one of the best songs of the lot:

“I know it’s not a perfect world, but tonight I’m the perfect girl, I had a man but he just lied, good luck, goodnight goodbye/You think I need some company you’re sitting awful close to me, you’re getting cozy and your making eyes good luck, goodnight, goodbye.”

One of the more interesting songs on the set is “Dirty Lie,” a song partially written by Bob Dylan previously released only as a demo, and was included here with some by permission finishing touches added to give the tune a St. James Infirmary feel. “Lonely Island” has the most Everly Brothers sounding vibe to it, and could have been released in the sixties, or even the fifties.

Adding a little diversity to their sound should serve the sisters well over the long haul, in the meantime this is one of the finest slices of Americana Pie you will enjoy all year.

 

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Video of the Day: California Breed – Sweet Tea

Posted by falconi5 on April 17, 2014

californiabreedCalifornia Breed, created from the ashes of Black Country Communion features Glen Hughes, John Bonham, and new guitar whiz-kid Andrew Watt. Rock music like it is supposed to be, loud and proud.

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Video of the Day: Sebastian Bach – Temptation

Posted by falconi5 on April 17, 2014

sebastianFrom his newly released album, Give ‘Em Hell released on Frontier Records. The video is worth the price of admission alone.

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Video of the Day: The Afghan Whigs – Algiers

Posted by falconi5 on April 17, 2014

afghanIt has been a long time, about 16 years if you are scoring at home, since The Afghan Whigs have released a new album. Is New to the Beast worth the wait? The jury is still out, but the just released album is on heavy rotation in The Falcon’s Nest and growing on us.

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Video of the Day: Chrissie Amphlett – I Touch Myself (Breast Cancer Anthem)

Posted by falconi5 on April 16, 2014

chrissieChrissy Amphlett is one of Australia’s greatest singers, and after her death at age 53 has become a national symbol for early detection and breast cancer awareness. In a stunning new video, 10 of Australia’s greatest female singers pay tribute to the Divinyls front woman all singing parts of “I Touch Myself” in sequence shot in black and white. The singers involved in the project include Amphlett’s cousin Little Pattie, Megan Washington, Olivia Newton John, and seven others. As the song title suggests the video promotes self breast examination among women for early detection of lumps or changes in the look or feel of their breasts.

The Divinyls – I Touch Myself

 

 

 

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