Aug. 01, 2012 - Issue #876: The Art Of Serving
Sun, Aug 5 (8 pm)
New City, $10 (advance), $12 (door)
The '80s are back in a big way. Idyl Tea is celebrating the re-release of its 1986 vinyl EP How I See This Table with a long-weekend double bill, which is also its only Edmonton show this year. Prior to taking the stage at New City, vocalist and guitarist Everett LaRoi shared his soundtrack picks with Vue Weekly.
Elvis Presley, The Sun Sessions
Get those pancakes on the griddle with renewed enthusiasm and zeal—entertain the kids with classic Vegas-era Elvis Presley karate moves ...
Ratatat (random song downloads)
On a first listen one could easily write these guys off as a novelty act, but the music ends up speaking for itself by enduring repeated listenings and surviving music geek scrutiny—inventive, quirky and amusing little mash-up masterpieces.
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Boatman's Call
Nick Cave in a decidedly chilled mood settles into the piano for the duration, singing murder ballads and love songs —top up my Malbec honey ...
On the road
Ted Hawkins, The Next Hundred Years
Lovingly captured to analogue tape by ex-Prince engineer Susan Rodgers, this is my favourite Ted Hawkins release—perfect for winding up a mountain highway or dawdling down a country road looking for antique shops.
Mark Davis, Eliminate the Toxins
Mark's best solo release to date was firmly parked in the family car for weeks. Good driving songs by this underappreciated Canadian songwriter—my son knows most of the words.
Bruce Springsteen, Nebraska
Night driving is perhaps the best time to truly appreciate a good lyric, and what could be more appropriate fodder for thoughts on a lonesome highway then this stripped-down classic by the Boss.
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