Mike Knott at The Viper Room

Two things I’ve heard.

You should never meet your heroes in person and The Viper Room is crazy loud. Fortunately, meeting Mike Knott a couple times never once diminished my love for his incredible discography. The Viper Room is ridiculously loud for sure. Unfortunately, I didn’t get there to see Mike Knott with Andy Prickett, Eric Campuzano, Ed Benrock and Robert Meyer. Post-major label letdown with Aunt Bettys and pre-vagabond wandering, this show is pretty slick and controlled because it was a label showcase.

Rather than suck all the guts out, that makes for one of the best bootleg listens I’ve heard in ages. Recorded directly from the soundboard, this is a must for fans of Knott and The Prayer Chain, and everyone else tired of soulless auto-tuned radio drivel.

https://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/album=4122991968/size=large/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/tracklist=false/transparent=true/

 

Friday Playlist – Sunny Day Songs via Bandcamp

I realize that the way the title is phrased might lead one to believe that today’s playlist features songs by emocore pioneers Sunny Day Real Estate. That is not the case, rather, these are some songs for sunny days. Which around these parts, are plentiful. However, good songs to soundtrack your spring are not always as easy to come by so we picked a couple that you should download right away and burn to a playlist to play in your Scion.

http://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/album=3175998429/size=large/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/tracklist=false/artwork=small/t=8/transparent=true/

http://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/album=3362814434/size=large/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/tracklist=false/artwork=small/t=2/transparent=true/

http://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/album=691926445/size=large/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/tracklist=false/artwork=small/transparent=true/

http://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/album=2414419453/size=large/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/tracklist=false/artwork=small/transparent=true/

http://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/album=508724707/size=large/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/tracklist=false/artwork=small/t=4/transparent=true/

http://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/album=939641397/size=large/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/tracklist=false/artwork=small/transparent=true/

http://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/album=1300154734/size=large/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/tracklist=false/artwork=small/transparent=true/