bacon in the morning playlist 2.26.10

Camera Obscura – Swans
Passion Pit – Little Secrets
Fatboy Slim – Weapon of Choice
Pearl Jam – Animal
Thao with the Get Down Stay Down – When We Swam
Beastie Boys – Time To Get Ill
(“What’s the time?” “It’s time to buy ale?”)
Sage Francis – The Buzz Kill
Tegan and Sara – The Con
Modest Mouse – Float On
Blitzen Trapper – God & Suicide
Vampire Weekend – A-Punk
Band of Horses – No One’s Gonna Love You
The Rentals – Friends of P
The Flaming Lips – Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robot
The Distillers – City of Angels
The Magnetic Fields – You Must Be Out of Your Mind
The Chemical Brothers – Galvanize
Beck – Girl
Iron and Wine – Naked As We Came

bacon in the morning playlist 2.19.10

Beastie Boys – Intergalactic
New Order – Shellshock
Sleater-Kinney – Off With Your Head
The Distillers – Seneca Falls (for all the badasses in theK-State Women Studies Department
Social Distortion – Death or Glory (clash cover)
Juliana Hatfield – Outsider
Flogging Molly – Drunken Lullabies (live from their upcoming album, “Live at the Greek Theatre,” which comes out March 2)
Dinosaur Jr – Feel The Pain
Metric – Help I’m Alive
Hüsker Dü – Pink Turns to Blue
St. Vincent – Marrow
St. Vincent – Now. Now.
Mephiskaphelies – Bumblebee Tuna (requested by Scuba Steve)
Imperial Teen – Million $ Man
Jimmy Eat World – The Middle
Thao with the Get Down Stay Down – Cool Yourself
Vampire Weekend – Cousins
The Sugar Free Allstars – Bathtub Boy (requested by my son, George)
The Magnetic Fields – You Must Be Out of Your Mind
Camera Obscura – Alaska

st. vincent – the bottleneck – lawrence, ks

Oh, boy. I’ve been looking forward to this show for a while and I was not disappointed. Annie Clark & Co. put on a hell of a show. Apparently, her older sister attended KU. Weird.

Set list:
The Strangers
Save Me From What I Want
Laughing With A Mouth Of Blood
Actor Out Of Work
Jesus Saves, I Spend
Just The Same But Brand New
The Bed
These Days (Jackson Browne…Nico, of the Velvet Underground also covered this song)
Black Rainbow
The Party

Dig A Pony (Beatles)
Your Lips Are Red

It was an amazing set, the light show was intriguing without being overpowering (even though there was a lazer at one point) and it added to the experience, rather than distracting from the music.

Listening to St. Vincent records is great but seeing St. Vincent live is something anyone who enjoys her music should do, in my opinion. Even if you’re only sort of a fan, the live show will convert you, non-believer. The power and the presence of the live show change how one hears the music.

For example, I love the song Marrow but the live version of the song St. Vincent performed last night was full-on one of the most amazing things I’ve ever heard. And the best part is, it’s fleeting. I will never hear it again, it was that moment at that place for that specific intersection of everything. Even if I heard a recording or saw a video of it later, it wouldn’t be the same.

That said, watching her perform Marrow live on video is still pretty badass.

The opening band,Wildbirds & Peacedrums, for whom I do not have a setlist were incredible. Drums, percussion and steel drums along with singer Mariam Wallentin’s wonderful vocals combined to produce an incredible sonic atmosphere which, live, was completely overwhelming and amazing. The fabulousness of St. Vincent aside, if they are playing in your area, go see them. They are Swedish and may not be back to the states for a while.

On a side note, this is pretty much what you’ll get from “concert reviews” from Bacon Is My Anti-Drug. When I go to shows, I’m there to enjoy the music so I’m not taking down copious notes or furiously making observations, I’m simply enjoying the music. Anything I post here afterward is merely what I remember and feel like mentioning.

This is your brain on Hogs.

the magnetic fields on npr.

Listen to an interview with Stephin Merritt and Claudia Gonson of the Magnetic Fields fromNPR.

If you Google Claudia Gonson, incidentally, you come across herentryat Cassette from my Exwhich is an outstanding site. From their about section, “They were into you, so they made you a tape. Today you don’t have a cassette player, but you still can’t toss that mix. We share the stories and the soundtrack to your earliest loves.”

For the record, I still have a cassette player. (Two, actually.)

The Magnetic Fields are playingThe Pageantin St. Louis, Missouri on March 6th.

Of course,St. Vincent will be playingThe Bottlenecktomorrow, and I’m going.

This is your brain on Hogs.

bacon in the morning playlist 2.12.10

Achtung! AM 180now has aTwitter account and, as it’s #Follow Friday, I think you should follow them.

Violent Femmes – Gone Daddy Gone
Thao with the Get Down Stay Down – Bag of Hammers
They Might Be Giants – Particle Man (requested)
Animal Collective – Fireworks (requested)
Iron & Wine – Naked As We Came (requested)
She and Him – Why Do You Let Me Stay Here?
Camera Obscura – Swans
(Camera Obscura are playingThe Bottleneckin Lawrence, KS on April 7)
Tegan and Sara – The Ocean (requested)
Tegan and Sara – The Con (double shot…WOO!)
(Tegan and Sara are playingThe Uptownin Kansas City on April 3)
The Shins – Caring is Creepy
Sage Francis – The Buzz Kill
Matt and Kim – Daylight
Sahara Hotnights – Hot Night Crash
Frou Frou – Let Go
FM Static – Definitely Maybe (requested)
MGMT – Time To Pretend
Beastie Boys – Pass The Mic
The Magnetic Fields – You Must Be Out Of Your Mind
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros – Home (requested)
Garbage – Only Happy When It Rains