Patrick digs deep into his record collection and pulls out some little-known music by rock bands U.S. Saucer and Rake. (Recorded on the back deck, with guest Jasper Colt.)
Jim shares some rarities from his collection (music that is unavailable or difficult to find on the streaming services). He starts with a song from Bob Mould’s underappreciated mid-’90s solo career, then plays a tune from an oft-overlooked Paul Westerberg album from 2002. (Recorded on the back deck, and featuring guest Jasper Colt.)
Avant-garde musician Scott Walker died on March 22, 2019, at age 76. Ranking Roger of the English Beat died on March 26 at age 56. We pay tribute to both of these influential musicians. (Recorded on the back deck. Jasper Colt joins in.)
Legendary session drummer Hal Blaine died on March 11, 2019, at age 90. Dick Dale, King of the Surf Guitar, died on March 16 at age 81. We pay tribute to these important figures in pop music. (Recorded on the back deck, with guest Jasper Colt.)
We conclude our interview with Dan Mangan. But that’s not all: We also got to record his set at DC9 in Washington DC.
Part 2 of our interview with Dan Mangan. He talks about his relationship with his label, his bold choices of covers and more. Plus, we recorded Dan performing “Lay Low” at DC9 in Washington DC.
We interview Canadian singer-songwriter Dan Mangan backstage at DC9 in Washington DC. He discusses the differences between the Canadian and American music environments, his songwriting, and a project to help musicians play more house concerts.
What’s Patrick been digging lately? New music from Nashville’s Lambchop and Reading, England’s Sundara Karma. Plus, we play a Beck cover by Ezra Furman.
What new music has Jim been digging? Indie pop by Virginia’s Gold Connections and Scotland’s Sacred Paws. Plus, some light-hearted rock by Toronto’s Pkew Pkew Pkew.
We reach for the heavy stuff to wrap up Beer Week. That would be Bitches Brew by Dogfish Head, a salute to Miles Davis. (Thanks to Mike Snider for letting us record, and drink, at your house.)