Thursday, June 3, 2010

TONIGHT: The Caribbean w/Small Sur at The Black Cat

From the City Paper Calendar: "On the surface, the Caribbean could be considered the quietest band that emerged from the wreckage of D.C.’s iconoclastic Smart Went Crazy in the late ’90s, but that description does the quintet a disservice: The group writes songs that are complex and elliptical and often perfectly tangled. It’s spent the last decade churning out breathy, meditative records at a steady clip, producing an impressive discography that’s not without its confrontational moments—its follow-up to 2007’s Populations should drop this year. The band’s singer, Michael Kentoff, is a masterful lyricist with a serious talent for short-form narratives and bemusing set pieces. He’s also, not shockingly, an excellent Twitterer."

The Caribbean is joined tonight by Baltimore's Small Sur and I'm off to pull some records to spin before and in the middle. BYT's John Foster is lugging a crate of vinyl over as well.

So, come by. Say hello...

The Caribbean - The Go From Tactical (Mp3)
The Caribbean - Populations (Mp3)
The Caribbean - Stockhausen Serves Imperialism (Mp3)
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TVD Fresh Track(s) | New from Paul Weller

Paul Weller's new single 'Find The Torch Burn The Plans / Aim High' is released in the UK on June 14th and in advance of its release, we've got our hands on a few remixes...

Paul Weller - Find The Torch Burn The Plans (Mp3)
(Prawns In The Sun Remix by Little Vampire, aka Yeah Yeah Yeah's guitarist Nick Zinner)
Paul Weller - Aim High (Mp3)
(Larry Heard Remix)
Paul Weller - Aim High (Aim Higher) (Mp3)
The Amorphous Androgenous Remix

All authorized for download!

TVD Recommends | Moneytown, Friday (6/4) at its NEW Location - Little Miss Whiskey’s Golden Dollar

Man, you cannot go wrong with our friend DJ Nitekrawler's Moneytown. I say it over and over again to anyone who digs SOUL with the capital 'S' or FUNK with the cap 'F' — GO.

In fact I said to him, send me over a LP cover that I can add to the top of this post and he nearly 'sonned' me. "Son, it's all 45's."

Which I respect with the cap 'R' of course.

Nitekrawler gives us the details:

Moneytown will be returning to DC starting June 4th at it's new home: Little Miss Whiskey’s Golden Dollar (1104 H Street NE Washington DC), w/ guest: DJ Gordy G. (PA)

The night will still be occurring every 1st Friday, the talented DJ Guests and overall vibe will remain constant, but the new venue will add to that with a much better sound system, more dance floor space, a way better beer selection plus beer specials, and even a BBQ chef in the rear courtyard!

For the kick-off event I'm bringing down the heat, aka Pittsburgh's number one Northern Soul DJ, Gordy G.! Gordy has been involved in multiple high profile PGH parties including "Viper's Soul Club" and now the tremendously successful "Titletown." He regularly guests at soul parties from Ohio to Michigan. Now you get a chance to hear him kill it along side myself on the LMW wheels of steel. Will be a fantastic time, just DO NOT forget to tie those dancing shoes TIGHT.

Even if you can't make it, you MUST download:
The Moneytown Promo Mix (Mp3)
Authorized for download!