The Falcon's Nest

The Falcon’s Nest Weekend Playlist

Posted by falconi5 on July 27, 2014

playlistThe Falcon’s Nest Weekend Playlist is a video journey of the sights and sounds that are swirling around The Falcon’s Nest during a given weekend. Sometimes there is a theme, more often than not, there is no theme, just random meanderings from a sometimes unstable mind.

01. Bryan Ferry – All Along the Watchtower

This one is a series of live performance Roxy Music leader Bryan Ferry recorded in support of his highly excellent Bob Dylan covers album, Dylanesque, proving once again that Ferry is an interpreter of song of the highest order.

02.  Jack White – I’m Shakin

Jack White is hot right now with the release of his latest record, Lazarreto. This one goes back to the Blunderbuss and features White guitar dueling with himself. This one will keep your feet moving.

03.  Sturgill Simpson – Turtles All the Way Down

If you have not checked out his latest, Metamodern Sounds in Country Music, check it out now.  It might be the album of the year, any genre.

04. Old 97′s – Let’s Get Drunk and Get it On

Rhett Miller and the boys show in 2014 that they still have it.  With Ryan Adams in hibernation until later this year, and Wilco softening up a it, The Old 97′s might be the best Americana band going.

05. John Fullbright – Happy

His new eloquently titled album Songs is an undiscovered gem.  Do your ears a favor, and discover it soon.

06. Paul Weller – My Ever Changing Moods

One of the favorites of The Falcon’s Nest, and part of our campaign to get Paul Weller knighted as well as inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. There is still a lot of work to do, but we will never give up.

07. Secret Sisters – Rattle My Bones

Right up there with First Aid Kit, The Secret Sisters have crafted one of the best songs of 2014.

08. Paul McCartney – Early Days

From New, his latest album this song is loosely based on the early formative years of The Beatles going back to the time that Paul and John got together. As most everything Sir Paul touches, the video is first class all the way. We’re still not sure what Johnny Depp is doing there, but heck, he seems to be everywhere these days.

09.  Night Ranger – Knock,Knock Never Stop

Not a particularly great song or video from their latest release, but it’s Night Ranger, and it’s Rock and Roll, and it’s all good. “I need a long tall sally to keep me up all night, knock  knock never stop.”

10.  Holly Williams – Drinkin’

Somehow, this song seems a bit more pure coming from the pedigree of Holly Williams, the granddaughter of the king of Americana and Country music.

11.  Spoon – Inside Out

Waiting,waiting, the new Spoon album will be out soon.  Enough said.

12.  The Belle Brigade – Loser

Going back to 2011 when we were first introduced to the pitch-perfect harmonies of The Belle Brigade.

13.  Jackson Browne w Crosby,Stills, and Nash – The Pretender

Pimpin’ old-school here with a superb quality rendition of “The Pretender,”  a very underrated song, from a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame performance in Madison Square Garden.

14.  Lee Fields – Just Can’t Win

You can’t spell soul without including Lee Fields, from the excellent Emma Jean.

15. Whitehorse – I’m on Fire

A sparse, highly emotive version of the Springsteen classic from husband and wife Blues/Rock/Americana duo Whitehorse.











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The Falcon’s Nest Featured Album: Lydia Loveless – Somewhere Else

Posted by falconi5 on July 26, 2014

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Video of the Day: Counting Crows – Palisades Park

Posted by falconi5 on July 26, 2014


The single from the soon to  be released new Counting Crows album.

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Live Video of the Day: Metallica – Enter Sandman (Later With Jools Holland)

Posted by falconi5 on July 26, 2014

metallicaBetween Later With Jools Holland and Austin City Limits, we are not sure which one is our favorite live show.  Of course neither are The Midnight Special.

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Video of the Day: The Painted Redstarts

Posted by falconi5 on July 24, 2014

redstatrtAustin based The Painted Redstarts may have a couple of famous fathers looking over their shoulders, Marlon Sexton is the son of Charlie Sexton, and Harries Graham is the son of Jon Dee Graham, but this band is seriously good on their own merit.  Still in their teens, the sound is mature with a distinct old-school retro psychedelic vibe.  Very cool indeed.  The video is literally minutes old, and pays tribute to the MTV 120 Minutes back in the day.

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Live Video of the Day: Justin Townes Earle – White Gardenias

Posted by falconi5 on July 24, 2014

jteJustin Townes Earl will release his much anticipated new album on September 9th.  In the meantime, here is the first single released from Single Mothers.  The song “White Gardenias” is dedicated to the late jazz singer Billie Holiday

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Rock Chick of the Day: Brody Dalle – Don’t Mess With Me

Posted by falconi5 on July 24, 2014

brodyIf you like your Rock Chicks with a bit of an edge, you will love Brody Dalle, Mrs. Josh Homme if you’re scoring at home.  Formerly of The Distillers as well as Spinnerette, Dalle is out on her own with an edgy Alt-Punk feel that will shake your bones on her first solo album, Diploid Love.

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Video of the Day: Rey Pila – Alexander

Posted by falconi5 on July 24, 2014

reypilaHailing from Mexico City, singing in English, Rey Pila brings to mind The Thompson Twins if they were fronted by Lou Reed.  Currently based out of New York, this will be group to keep your ears out for.

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Rock Chick of the Day: Paloma Faith – 30 Minute Love Affair

Posted by falconi5 on July 24, 2014

palomaA bit on the retro side, with an electronic side that brings to mind The Eurythmics, Paloma Faith has just released A Perfect Contradiction, a 60′s style Amy Winehouse worthy effort.

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Live Video of the Day: Sturgill Simpson – Life of Sin (Live on David Letterman)

Posted by falconi5 on July 23, 2014

sturgillThis definitely puts Sturgill Simpson Simpson on my bucket list of bands I have to see live.  His latest album is a must hear.

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