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Monday, August 29, 2011

That Dog Concert at the Troubadour, West Hollywood, August 28, 2011

Mime Crime opened. This troupe of mimes and a jester acted out performances of hard rock and heavy metal songs. Whenever anyone tried to sing along or clap, they shooshed the offenders. It was somewhat amusing. Let's leave it at that.

Next Maya Rudolph's Prince cover band Princess played a few songs.


That Dog (Anna Waronker, Petra Haden, Rachel Haden, and Tony Maxwell) played a mix of songs off all three of their albums. Here are a couple of favorites off their final album "Retreat From the Sun," one of the best albums of the 1990's in my humble opinion. Although it sounds like no widespread tour is planned, let's hope they work on some new material for the future!

"Never Say Never"



"Minneapolis"



Here are a couple of videos of Anna Waronker's solo work:

"Beautiful" off Anna from 2002:



"How Am I Doing" off California Fade from 2011:



Monday, August 15, 2011

Aimee Mann Concert at Burton Chace Park, Marina Del Rey, August 13, 2011

Aimee Mann put on a great show at Burton Chace Park for the Marina Del Rey Summer Concert Series on August 13, 2011. Here are a few of the highlights from the performance:

Aimee Mann performing a new song "Daisy" that is sure to make you cry:



Aimee Mann performing the beautiful song "Wise Up" off the Magnolia soundtrack:

Friday, August 12, 2011

Dead Milkmen and Art Brut

The new album "The King in Yellow" by the Dead Milkmen is probably going to be my favorite album of the year with catchy melodies, interesting instrumentation, and humorous lyrics. Here is a clip of them playing "Meaningless Upbeat Happy Song" off the new album along with "The Woman Who Was Also a Mongoose." You can get their new album at http://www.deadmilkmen.com/thekinginyellow/



I recently discovered Art Brut and I like what I am hearing. Black Francis from the Pixies has been producing their albums and the influence is clear. Here is "Alcoholics Unanimous" from their album Art Brut vs. Satan.