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July 11, 2012

@ The Grape Room 7/10/12


Three of four scheduled artists performed at The Grape Room on Tuesday, each with regional and local ties. A good deal of the local audience were attending the free movie being shown on the 2nd floor. I chatted with members of the other bands while opening act, Cranford, NJ’s Jill Cagney was setting up. I recall having a summery and light Yards and also a Blue Moon. I still have the headache to show for it as I type.
Jill performed a solid 40 minutes, solo acoustic. Her personna is straightforward, with slightly aggressive lyrics and the occasional faraway look in her eyes.  Don’t let the sweet delivery of her voice fool you. Her songs have a bit of backbite in them as well. You can imagine the rock star inside her, as she sports a tattoo on her right forearm with her husband’s name on it, and a sun firmly tatted on the inside of her left wrist. One wonders how she might have sounded as a youth. “Riverbed” which appears on her prior CD “It’s All In How You See Things” was the standout song, with a good guitar and vocal groove. Jill sold two sets of t-shirts with lyrics including “If you leave me I’ll kill you” and “sometimes I tell the truth”. She also performed a song in the style of Jack White, musing on how he might have written one of her songs. In Jill’s entourage was Andrea Nardello, herself a local songwriter, based in South Jersey.
Jill’s show at The Grape Room was the beginning of a tour that will see her perform in Asheville, Knoxville, Memphis, and Indianapolis, before more gigs in the Garden State.
 
Complementing Jill’s performance style was the next act, York PA’s Katy Glorioso. In this, her Philadelphia debut, she led her band on keyboard, and did one song on acoustic. The band included electric guitar, bass, drums. The sound is fully built around her swooping,
mercurial voice. The expressions with her voice changing in nearly every part of her songs help to make them memorable. On first observing her music, there appears to be a definite mythology within her songwriting. Easy comparisons to Ingrid Michaelson and Bess Rogers can be drawn here. Considering that she’s released just one EP (Shark And a Bird) and is soon to release ony her first full-length album, Katy is a must-see talent. She and the and follow up this gig with another at the renowned Chameleon Club in Lancaster on July 14.
  
Lower Merion,PA songwriter Max Seidman finished out with a series of country-rock/Americana originals and some choice covers such as “The Weight”, and another which got one guy off his seat and egging on the band. Max mentiond earlier in the evening to me that the band was doing their second ever show together. The sound is thoughtful and engaging. Richie Allen, he of local folk act The Midvale 9, was present on lead guitar. Their bassist, whose name escapes me, was sporting an Uzimon t-shirt. Being a fan of the comedy-reggae star, I inquired about the shirt. He actually is in Uzimon’s band, and they’re recording their 3rd album! Max, with ten years experience recording and performing in Philly, last released an album in 2009. I’m aiming to see more of his craft with this new ensemble, which brough some good rock to the crowd returning from upstairs.   As I left I remembered to pick up a free CD at the bar, songs by acoustic songwriter Tyler Spooner, who had performed during the weekly open mic recently.  Also near the door was a CD by hip-hop artists The Booster Club, whose members include Danny Newport and  Kapano.
More photos from this evening at the latest Facebook gallery 

July 11, 2012

Radio Crystal Blue 7/8/12 audio and links


Radio Crystal Blue: Novus Ordo spotlights CDs that are debuting on my
standard freeform radio program, Radio Crystal Blue. The show exists as a
weekly podcast.

Listen here:
(1) The FeedPlayer on my home page (visible with Flash-supported browsers)
http://www.radiocrystalblue.net and available to stream/download/share. Click the
pop-up linlk at the ‘home’ tab.
(2) If you cannot view the FeedPlayer, try a different browser, or get
Flash, or try my podcast provider at http://www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu
(3) mp3: http://radiocrystalblue.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/rcbnew070812.mp3
(4) RSS: http://www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu/rss

This show was distributed on 7/11/12

Bovine Social Club “Twelve Years In A Jar” – s/t CD http://www.bovinesocialclub.com
Darkin “Here & Now” – What’s To Come EP http://www.facebook.com/darkinband
Maynard And The Musties “Miles Of Broadway” – Cheap Cigar CD http://www.facebook.com/pages/Maynard-and-the-Musties/107253132678905
Late Cambrian “Song 11″ – Social Season EP http://www.latecambrian.com
The 3rd International “ellis island” – entre las americas CD http://www.thethirdinternational.com
Oblivious Bob “Can’t Have Her” – s/t CD http://www.obliviousbob.com
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Running time: 49 minutos
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All content of Radio Crystal Blue’s programming is free to listen and share
to via a Creative Commons License, version 3.0, full attribution,
non-derivative. For more info: http://www.creativecommons.org
Here’s RCB proper:

Radio Crystal Blue is my long-running standard freeform radio program. The
show exists as a weekly podcast.
Listen here:
(1) The FeedPlayer on my home page (visible with Flash-supported browsers)
http://www.radiocrystalblue.net and available to stream/download/share. Click the
pop-up link at the ‘home’ tab.
(2) If you cannot view the FeedPlayer, try a different browser, or get
Flash, or try my podcast provider at http://www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu
(3) .mp3: http://radiocrystalblue.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/rcblive070812.mp3
(4) RSS: http://www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu/rss

This show was distributed on 7/11/12
Artists with shared gigs in the near future are noted with * & **

“I’ve been asleep since December of last year/So come wake me up in the shady summer air”

Opening music:
Luna “Bonnie & Clyde” (Serge Gainsbourg cover) (bonus track) – Penthouse CD

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Buskin & Batteau “Good Luck In The Promised Land” – Red Shoes & Golden Hearts CD http://www.buskinandbatteau.com
The Portraits “Liberty” – The Blushing Of A World In White CD http://www.theportraits.info
Elisa Peimer “Find My Way Home” – Pull Of The Moon CD http://www.elisapeimer.com
Garrison Starr “Slow Crawl” – Amateur CD http://www.garrisonstarr.com
Amy Speace “Drive All Night” – land like a bird CD http://www.amyspeace.com
the matthew show “Innocence” – february CD http://www.thematthewshow.com
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*Yarn “Annie” – almost home CD http://www.yarnmusic.net
*Molasses Creek “I Beg You To Stay” – An Island Out Of Time CD http://www.molassescreek.com
These four artists are part of this month’s Great South Bay Music Festival, Patchogue, NY http://www.greatsouthbaymusicfestival.com :
Josh Joffen “Only For One Night” – Postcard From Antigua CD http://www.joshjoffen.com
Alan Semerdjian “Bad Dreams” – The Big Beauty CD http://www.alansemerdjian.com
Brother Joscephus & The Love Revival Revolution Orchestra “I Still Love You” – Live At Brooklyn Bowl CD http://www.brotherjoscephus.com
Stratospheerius “Today Is Tomorrow” – headspace CD http://www.stratospheerius.com
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Professor Louie & The Crowmatix “Uncommon Love” – Wings On Fire CD http://www.professorlouie.com
Christina LaRocca “Memories (Don’t Let Them Fade)” – I Stand Tall With My Eyes Open CD http://www.christinalaroccamusic.com
Changing Modes “Down To You” – In Flight CD http://www.changingmodes.com
Antigone Rising “One Foot In” – 23 red CD http://www.antigonerising.com
This Is She “Grow Up” – Nobody Is OK EP http://www.thisisshemusic.com
JoanOvArc “Say Sayonara” – single http://www.joanovarc.co.uk
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Kmang Kmang “Glass” – Drifting CD http://www.kmang-kmang.com
These artists are featured performers at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, Hillsdale NY http://www.falconridgefolkfestival.com :
Eilen Jewell “Long Road” – Queen Of The Minor Key CD http://www.eilenjewell.com
Aztec Two-Step “Ban Vinai” – Cause & Effect CD http://www.aztectwostep.com
Nerissa & Katryna Nields “Which Side Are You On?” – The Full Catastrophe CD http://www.nields.com
Brother Sun “Highway 4AM (Driving)” – s/t CD http://www.brothersunmusic.com
Ellis “Coming Home To You” – Right On Time CD http://www.ellis-music.com
Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer “hard edge of livin” – little blue egg CD http://www.daveandtracy.com http://www.tracygrammer.com
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David Wilcox “Piece Of Me” – Reverie CD http://www.davidwilcox.com
Daniel Levi Goans “Blue To Black” – BrotherStranger CD http://www.daniellevigoans.com
Raina Rose “Stone Around My Neck” – When May Came CD http://www.rainarose.com
Sloan Wainwright “I Can See Now” – Upside Down And Under My Heart CD http://www.sloanwainwright.com
Ryan Tennis “Wake Me Up” – goodbye to the ground CD http://www.ryantennismusic.com
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Closing music: Robert Sadin “Comment” – Art of Love: Music of Machaut CD http://www.robertsadin.com

Running time: 3 hours, 19 minutes
All content of Radio Crystal Blue’s programming is free to listen and share
to via a Creative Commons License, version 3.0, full attribution,
non-derivative. For more info: http://www.creativecommons.org

Next show will be recorded and distributed in the week of 7/15/12

Dan Herman/Radio Crystal Blue:
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