Micah Schnabel and some random stuff

I’m totally addicted to that song at the moment. You’ll find a couple of other new songs from samsamsamkim’s youtube profile. And search for a song called Jackson Don’t Worry while you’re at it. That’s another stunner that also has a small Big Star reference. I just totally love this guy. The solo album is a major candidate for onechord’s album of the year award and the upcoming Two Cow Garage album will (most likely) be equally wonderful.

Micah Schnabel at myspace
Two Cow Garage Website

What else. I’ve been a lazy bastard and I’ve spent my time watching the world cup (and obviously playing with the kitten and adoring the kitten). Therefore I’m way behind with all the news and review thingies. But I try to get some of the news up on the blog during this week. There are several things that needs to be mentioned (good things from The Good Times, Nopat, Delay Trees, Puskii etc).

I haven’t had the time to listen to much music lately… but when I have, I’ve been really enjoying the new albums by Teenage Fanclub, The Gaslight Anthem, Deer Tick, The Sadies and Nopat 7″ and Sweatmaster 7″. The Jayhawks’ Bunkhouse album is waiting for it’s turn. Same can be said about the new Pernice Brothers album and John Prine tribute that I bought from 8raita earlier today. I’m also eagerly looking forward to the new Chatham County Line album that should be out in about two weeks I think.

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Austin Lucas in Finland

Austin Lucas will play five concerts in Finland next week (at least hopefully, I suppose there might be some problems if he is planning to fly over and the volcanic ash continues to cause flight cancellations). He has toured here before so lot of you probably know how great he really is. I haven’t seen him live, because I didn’t know his music before last december. Then I heard his latest album Somebody Loves You and totally fell in love with it. Recently I bought that Bristle Bridge album he made with Chuck Ragan and it’s almost as wonderful. He is definitely a first class country troubadour. Unfortunately he is not coming to my hometown Turku this time around and if I’m true to myself I probably can’t afford to go to see him in another town. However, I’m good at lying to myself and in the end I might find myself from one of these places:

TUE 4/27 TAMPERE, Klubi
WED 4/28 HELSINKI, Belly w/ Jarkko Martikainen
THU 4/29 LAPPEENRANTA, Lucky Monkey’s w/ Mambohammer
FRI 4/30 JYVASKYLA, Lutakko w/ Presley Bastards, Deathbed, Lighthouse Project
SAT 5/1 HEINAVESI, Gasthaus

Austin Lucas at myspace
Austin Lucas Website

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A lot more about this later on. It’s 3 am here in Finland and I’ve been trying to go to bed for an hour now. But I’m finding it hard to stop listening to Elvyn. It’s a canadian pop group that I found tonight (thanks to Absolute Powerpop). They have a new album out and you can listen to it on their website. I didn’t get very far before ordering the album. I just instantly fell in love with their songs. Think of things like Big Star and TFC and throw in a little bit of soft country. It just sounds perfect to my ears. But like I said, it’s late, I need to sleep and I don’t really know that much about them (an hour ago I didn’t even know they existed). So more later on. I was just so excited about them that I had to get this out of my chest and make a quick entry. This is simply fantastic music and I’m already in love with Elvyn.

Elvyn Website
Elvyn at myspace

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