Music is My Happy Place

To paraphrase Bill Medley: Now I’ve had… the quaran-time of my life… and I never want to feel this way again!

Music is about the only thing keeping me from going completely bonkers. I hope you are holding up well. Here’s the rundown on tunes for lockdown.

Liz Longley “at” Parlor & Patio tonight at 7:30!

List members Dave and Jacqui are turning their Parlor & Patio house concert featuring Liz Longley into a virtual event tonight at 7:30. Here’s the Eventbrite link. Just like usual Parlor & Patio shows, all ticket proceeds go directly to the artist.

Grateful Dead movie at 8 p.m. tonight

The Grateful Dead’s Shakedown Stream happens every Friday at 8 p.m. EDT on their YouTube channel. Tonight it’s a screening of the 1977 concert flick The Grateful Dead Movie. Future installments will include never-before-seen concerts from the band’s archive, as well as previously released shows.

Even when there are no shows, TicketBastard is still screwing us out of our money.

Excerpt from a CityBeat article: Most recently, Ticketmaster, which sells more than $30 billion in tickets per year, has made changes to its refund policy. According to The New York Times, the policy included refunds for postponed, rescheduled, and canceled events as recently as a few weeks ago. However, they’ve appeared to quietly adjust the policy, which now reads: “Refunds are available if your event is canceled.”

Weekly Warriors

Hats off to Rob Fetters, Jesse Malin and Bill Janovitz for doing an in-home set every damn week. And they’re so damn good. Fetters talked about The Bears album cover that Mort Drucker (R.I.P.) created (show is below — read more about that Mort Drucker cover art on CityBeat.) Malin covered The Hold Steady, the Replacements, the Rolling Stones and more (show is below). Janovitz covered John Prine, Tom Waits, George Jones and Big Thief… and he makes a different cocktail at the start of each show. (Link to his show is here on FB.)

Fetters is Fridays at 9 p.m. via a link from his website. Jesse Malin is Saturdays at 4 p.m. on YouTube. Bill Janovitz is Saturdays at 4:30 p.m. on his band Buffalo Tom’s Facebook page.

Celebrities, they’re just like us… or maybe just me

Bojack Horseman is one of my favorite shows, and it turns out Bojack and I are both in the non-Radiohead camp. Check out this magnified screen grab from a recent episode:

But I know list members Kevin Sullivan and Doug Hill-Harriss are still cuckoo for them. Doug also sent along a link to some live shows. The Black Keys are on tonight at 9.

Other gigs include Sylvan Esso tonight at 8 and Brett Newski at 9. Get the links from NPR’s list.

Dan’s with the Band… and the other band

Dan Lewis is mad at me because I didn’t mention that Jesse Malin’s old band D Generation opened up for KISS at that show where he was backstage. And the guy giving the tour said “Nice guys, but they’re not very good.” Jesse has come a long way.

Tributes to Prine, part the second

Elvis Costello wrote a nice blog post about JP. And here’s Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires talking (and singing) about John.

Amanda Shires has a whole series of performances called Iso-Lounging on her YouTube channel.

Gigs, interviews, and clips…

Love Chvrches… here’s a nice “separate but together” song from them:

Shameless self-promotion

The 97X Rumblings from the Big Bush podcast featuring our interview with John Curley of the Afghan Whigs is now live.

Hang in there friends. We’ll meet again someday.

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