Here's a very tasty jam from Fayetteville's Cate Brothers, performing in 1976 on the BBC's "Old Grey Whistle Test." This tune, "In One Eye and Out the Other," is the title track of the band's second album, released on Asylum Records.
I am heavily digging that funky clavinet, and the playing is just beyond tight. Truly one of the great under-heralded bands of the era. You can still catch Earl Cate playing with Earl & Them. They gig all the time, and they're set to play at Stickyz June 8.
Here's the latest in our music video series collaboration with Greg Spradlin and Camp Friday Films. It features Buddy Flett, the legendary Louisiana guitarist, live at White Water Tavern. A founding member of A-Train and the The Bluebirds, Buddy's forthcoming album on Honeybee Records was produced by Jason Weinheimer at Fellowship Hall Sound.
Here's what you get when you combine "Rockin' Robin" with "Folsom Prison Blues" and "The Joker." What say you — abomination or finger-snapping good time?
The mash comes courtesy of DJ Faroff.
As promised, here's the video for the new Cody Belew tune, "Say Love." Belew wrote it for Heifer International and is donating all proceeds from the song to the nonprofit global hunger relief organization.
The video was filmed at several locations, including in Ecuador, Heifer Ranch in Perryville and Heifer Village in downtown Little Rock, where Belew and crew were filming on Saturday.
You can download the song here via iTunes or buy a T shirt, which will also support Heifer.
Watch the video after the jump.
It's a gem of forlorn, lovesick pop with production that's by turns icy and minimal, soaring and anthemic, allowing both singers to show off their respective vocal ranges. Check out the video after the jump.
And speaking of Cody Belew videos, how would you like to be in one yourself? This Saturday from 2-4 p.m., Belew will be filming the video for his new tune "Say Love" at Heifer Village in downtown Little Rock and you can be in it if you'd like to. The gift shop at Heifer will be selling "Say Love" T shirts for participants to wear during the shoot.
Belew wrote the song just for Heifer, and will be donating 100-percent of the song's proceeds to the nonprofit global hunger relief organization. It goes on sale on iTunes Monday, April 1.
That's it right up there. They had very nice things to say about the record, and hey — a score of 8/10? "Big Star-redolent brand of power pop?" Nice!
After the jump, check out the new video for the Cats' excellent "Don't Go," from "The Ancient Art of Leaving: Two Parts." "Each of us filmed in our respective cities and then collaged together," wrote singer/guitarist/Max Records honcho Burt Taggart.
After the jump, check out this sharp new video for Little Rock MC Epiphany's track "Zone Out," from his "Such is Life" album.
Hey champ, you got a second? Look, your mother and father and Gossip and I have been meaning to have a talk with you about something.
Now, you know that we've been very supportive of you over the years. Very, supportive. Maybe too supportive. We've always wanted you to pursue your dreams and follow your passion and so forth. And we understand that you're still getting over your little album resale shop or vegan art gallery or whatever it was going under. But that was a year ago.
We think it's time you started considering some other career options. Maybe something a little more... traditional. Yes, we know it's tough out there right now, especially for someone with a degree in knitting theory from Pratt. And we understand that you're not really a "suit-and-tie" type. But your uncle Ted has very generously offered to take you on down at First Savings. It's an entry-level position and, well, we would really appreciate it if you would at least think about it. Either way, we're giving you until May and then you've got to start making your car payment.
Anyway, Gossip has a song about getting a job, so to help inspire you, we'd like to show you the video for that song, which was just released today. It shows them doing lots of different jobs, and really, any one of the jobs they're doing would be great for you. Except maybe the one Beth is doing at 3:01. Try not to get that job, please.
The video is after the jump. Will you watch it and take notes? Thank you. Oh, and here's a $20. Will you please go get a haircut. Your mother has just about had it with that mop.
Dig it. We're pleased to present the second installment of a regular Arkansas Times video series produced by Camp Friday Films and Greg Spradlin (who can play music a little, too). Spradlin's first contribution was a preview of Local Lime. That and the video above, a song from The Gourds' irrepressible front man Kevin "Shinyribs" Russell, represents the initial focus of our collaboration with Spradlin — food and music. We may expand that focus down the road.
This video was recorded live in Little Rock's Fellowship Hall Sound, the recording studio in Hillcrest shared by Isaac Alexander, Jason Weinheimer (an old friend of Russell's) and Spradlin. This song, a preview from a forthcoming album from Russell's side-project Shinyribs, was recorded last October after a performance by The Gourds at White Water Tavern.
Russell will bring Shinyribs to White Water on March 1.
North Little Rock High School students are getting lots of thumbs up on You Tube (nearly 6,000 at this writing) for their music video, "I Like Big Books," which they released Jan. 7 as part of a literacy project.
Student Eliysheba Evans-Williams filmed, directed and edited and students Alex Watkins, Alex Gosser and Evan Peters star in the take-off on Sir Mix-A-Lot's "I Like Big Butts" (lyrics by
reading teachers Valerie StaveyMacy Purtle and Valerie Mclean), which along with the $700,000 federal grant the school received to buy Nooks for its students will promote reading at all grade levels in the district.
Teacher Tammy Deatherage said tudents will be on KATV in the morning tomorrow morning and have been invited by the Arkansas Association of Instructional Media to speak at a conference in April. "Our biggest dream is to be on Ellen [as in the "Ellen DeGeneres Show"] and have the opportunity to promote literacy," Deatherage said.
The video gets off to a rocky start (sound and video not quite synced) but stay with it; kudos to the kids and their mentors at NLRHS. Some lyrics:
I like big books and I can not lie
You other brothers can't deny
That when a girl walks in with a great big book
And you just can’t help but look
Cuz you notice that book was tough
Deep in the bag she’s needing
I'm hooked and I can't stop reading
Oh, baby I wanna sit with ya
And take your picture
My homeboys tried to slow me
But that book you got
So cool so show me
Pages of smooth lines
You say you wanna get in my mind
Well teach me teach me cuz those books you got can reach me.
Noice! A new video from The Big Cats, directed by Bryan Stafford. This is for "I Can See the Land," from the band's recently released "The Ancient Art of Leaving: Two Parts," which came out on Max Recordings late last year.
Nice behind the scenes footage of our cover subject this week recording with David Hidalgo and Pete Thomas, of Los Lobos and Elvis Costello and all his backing bands, respectively. Thomas gives an interview, too.
Come out and see Spradlin tonight at White Water Tavern open for Kenny Brown. It's gonna serve as a post-party for the Arkansas Times holiday party.
We've got a pretty talented crew here at the Times, if I do say so myself. For example, I got a tip about a new tune and video from Roland Gladden, our advertising traffic manager. He's a longtime bass player for several local outfits, but he also fronts Roland & The Intangibles, featuring Dean Wheeler and Bo Harris.
After the jump, check out the video for "Annie Doesn't Mind." It's got this great jangly sound, like early R.E.M. or maybe The Three O'Clock, and a super catchy melody that's been stuck in my head off and on for about four days now. Good stuff.
Here's a new Lucero video, for the song "Women & Work," from the album of the same name. It's actually the first official music video they've ever made.
In it, they're having a big party on the lake, with lots of drinkin' and revelry and tug-of-war and improvised slip-n-slidin' and van destruction and a catapult or trebuchet or something and a huge backhoe and pretty much everyone and everything gets tossed into the drink.
As has been pointed out by others, this must have been an extremely unpleasant and not-at-all fun video shoot. Kidding. But actually, here's their take on making the video, which you can watch after the jump.
No Arkansas connection here, just a bit of jarringly psychedelic trance rock from the band Guardian Alien to brighten up — or at least WTF-ify — your Monday afternoon.
I got the tip about these dudes from the invaluable Aquarius Records bi-weekly New Arrivals list and, intrigued, stumbled upon this video over the weekend.
It was directed and edited by Matt Marlin and the music is from the band's latest release, "See The World Given to a One Love Entity." It's a six-minute excerpt of the album, which itself is a single, 40-minute track of full-bore transcendental hypnotic WWWHHHAAAAAAAAAAA!!! Check out the drumming from Greg Fox!
The video is after the jump, but it's worth going here to watch in HD.
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