As usual I’ve less than kept up with my promise to update more this year, in fact this is the worst year to date. I can’t believe this is only my third post of the year??? How did that even happen? Let’s just say I’ve had a really good year and seen some really great shows. For once we will have a Five for Friday that features all popular acts, my personal favorite being Wild Flag. For those that don’t know I’m a HUGE Sleater-Kinney fan and a pretty big Helium fan as well, so this band has been like a dream project, not to say Mary Timony and Carrie Brownstein’s previous project together – The Spells, wasn’t awesome, but throwing Janet Weiss and Rebecca Cole in with them has made this band unstoppable. I saw Wild Flag for the third and fourth times a couple weeks ago and they did not disappoint. Carrie blew my mind on Ask The Angels even if she did douse me in beer in the process. I highly recommend checking out their album if you haven’t had the chance to already.
The Widowspeak album is also pretty damn good and I’m kicking myself for missing them over CMJ, however I put all my energy into Wild Flag and then got really sick, a sickness I’m sadly still battling. Also I’m a sucker for anything by Bob Mould and I love The Decemberists so of course I’m loving this Sugar cover. Enjoy the music folks.
Wild Flag “Ask The Angels” (Patti Smith Cover)
The National “Twenty Miles To NH Part 2” (The Philistines Jr. Cover)
Asobi Seksu “Never Understand” (The Jesus and Mary Chain Cover)
Widowspeak “Wicked Game” (Chris Isaak Cover)
The Decemberists “If I Can’t Change Your Mind” (Sugar Cover)
As always, support the artists, click the artist name for the website or use the links to the right to buy music as well as support the blog.