Chicken on a Raft, Ladyhawk, Billy Martin and John Medeski...

by PopMatters Staff

3 April 2007


Chicken on a Raft
Which Side Are You On? [MP3]

I Got Your Ice Cold Nugrape [MP3]

“Chicken on a Raft is Thom Moore (Moore Brothers, Nedelle and Thom) and Tommy Carns (Billy Talbott Band). Sharing a mutual love for traditional folk music, the duo began playing music in the tradition of the Watersons, reviving folk music culled from wax cylinders and the Library of Congress. Their debut album is a collection of American Traditionals, ballads, and popular tunes that have passed down from generation to generation, each iteration providing it’s own input to the meaning of a lyric and melody. They tell stories of loves lost, political intrigue, and lingering mysteries that are as true and applicable today as when first sung by a long forgotten minstrel. ”—Antenna Farm Records

War [MP3]

04/03/07 Winnipeg, MB - Pyramid Cabaret   w/ The Constantines
04/04/07 Regina, Saskatchewan - The Exchange   w/ The Constantines
04/05/07 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan - Louis’ Pub   w/ The Constantines
04/06/07 Edmonton, Alberta - The Starlite Room   w/ The Constantines
04/07/07 Calgary, Alberta - The Hi-Fi Club   w/ The Constantines
04/08/07 Calgary, Alberta - The Hi-Fi Club   w/ The Constantines
04/09/07 Canmore, Alberta - Canmore Hotel   w/ The Constantines
04/12/07 Vancouver, British Columbia - The Plaza Club   w/ The Constantines
04/13/07 Victoria, British Columbia - Sugar Nightclub   w/ The Constantines
04/14/07 Tofino, British Columbia - The Legion   w/ The Constantines
05/02/07 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall   w/ Tapes N’ Tapes
05/04/07 Portland, OR - Dante’s   w/ Tapes N’ Tapes
05/05/07 Seattle, WA - Neumo’s Crystal Ballroom   w/ Tapes N’ Tapes
05/06/07 Vancouver, British Columbia - Plaza Club   w/ Tapes N’ Tapes
05/09/07 Denver, CO - Bluebird Theatre   w/ Tapes N’ Tapes
05/10/07 Omaha, NE - Sokol Underground   w/ Tapes N’ Tapes
05/11/07 Des Moines, IA - Vaudeville Mews   w/ Tapes N’ Tapes
05/12/07 Chicago, IL - Abbey Pub   w/ Tapes N’ Tapes
05/14/07 Ottawa, Ontario - Barrymore’s   w/ Tapes N’ Tapes
05/15/07 Montreal, Quebec - Le National   w/ Tapes N’ Tapes
05/16/07 Toronto, Ontario - Lee’s Palace   w/ Tapes N’ Tapes
05/17/07 Buffalo, NY - Mohawk Place   w/ Tapes N’ Tapes
05/18/07 New York, NY - Irving Plaza   w/ Tapes N’ Tapes
05/19/07 Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club   w/ Tapes N’ Tapes
05/22/07 Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop   w/ Tapes N’ Tapes
05/23/07 Columbus, OH - The Basement   w/ Tapes N’ Tapes
05/24/07 Newport, KY - Southgate House   w/ Tapes N’ Tapes

Billy Martin and John Medeski
Crustaceatron [MP3] from Mago

Organist John Medeski and drummer Billy Martin celebrate almost two decades since their first musical meeting (a duet session at Martin’s Brooklyn loft back in 1989). Finally, they made the record they vowed to do before their popular band, Medeski Martin and Wood, kept them so busy. The first and last tracks are expansive free-flowing spontaneous compositions they do with such grace and passion, but the majority of the tracks are filled with head-nodding booty-shaking grooves that only they could have created.

Mago Track Listing
1. Introducing Mago
2. Crustaceatron
3. Mojet
4. Apology
5. Bamboo Pants
6. Thundercloud
7. Bonfa
8. Safak
9. Miss Teardrop
10. Syncretism
11. L’Aventura
12. Bamboo Pants (Short and Raw Version)

Human Giant, the new MTV comedy series staring Aziz Ansari, Paul Scheer and Rob Huebel
The first episode [iTunes]

MTV’s new short film comedy Human Giant takes over the network with its own style of fast-paced, hard-hitting comedy beginning April 5 at 10:30 PM/ET. Consisting of four members—Aziz Ansari, Rob Huebel, Paul Scheer, and Jason Woliner—Human Giant delivers a unique brand of comedy in short film-style. The eight-episode series premieres as part of MTV’s new Thursday night comedy line-up featuring new series Adventures in HollyHood and Nick Cannon Presents: Short Circuitz, as well as a new season of Pimp My Ride.

Goblin City [MP3]

Uncertainly [MP3]

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