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Tuesday
Apr212015

K Phillips & The Concho Pearls "Kat's Song (What I Can't Have)"

The crossroads are tricky. There is always the path not travelled, the opportunity not taken. The eternal question hangs in your head, “What if?” Here is an admission; I wished I had worked with K Phillips. I first met K a few years back while I was living in Austin. He was about to deliver the album American Girls, and I had heard about him, and that album, long before I laid eyes on him. The first time I saw K perform was at Sam’s Burger Joint in San Antonio. One performance was all it took to know that K was indeed working on something uniquely his own.

It turns out I wasn't the only one paying attention, so was Kyla Fairchild at No Depression, who gave K a kick ass review. And so was Adam Duritz of Counting Crows. Which goes to show that you never know how or where your music will resonate, you just have to get it out there. A few months back, in October, the Counting Crows posted this delicious version of "Kat's Song" from The Outlaw Roadshow: Counting Crows live at Bowery Electric, NYC. K takes a guest verse, towards the end, on this song that he wrote.

Photo Credit: SteveShootsToday we bring you the Music Fog filming of the same song, from Threadgill’s in Austin, back in 2012 during our SXSW© music marathon. Here is "Kat's Song (What I Can't Have)."

K is working on a new album, and is heading up north with his band, the Concho Pearls, to play Midtown Live in NYC on April 22nd. I just can't wait!

- Jessie Scott

Wednesday
Apr082015

Dash Rip Rock "Paint The Town Red"

“It’s been a long cold lonely winter.” (Here Comes The Sun – George Harrison) and DAMN if I am not ready to embrace the spring and all it means. Today we traipsed around in shirtsleeves for the first time this season. Winter has been a grueling marathon of greying days and grizzled faces shrouded in sub-freezing temperatures. Temperate weather is finally here! It means clunky boots left behind, and stripping off layers of clothing. Feels so free, Feels so fine. I remember being that carefree, but damn, I have to ask, whatever happened to fun anyway? When you could go out, loosen the tie, shake the tail, stir up a spell, grab yourself a libation and PLAY.

Now whenever I am feeling like that’s what I need, I look for a cathartic music experience, and since Dash Rip Rock comes from the "melt your face" school of music - you know he can deliver. Dash is in the midst of the “new cycle,’ raising money by crowd sourcing to get the new album Wrongheaded, done and delivered. They are at 79% of goal at Pledge Music, and they are offering some creative options that will engage you in the band beyond what most folks will ever see, let alone have access to. Me, I want the red boots… Take a look at the offerings here.

This Friday night, Dash Rip Rock is set to play Midtown Live, 251  30th Street in NYC. It has been a hard winter, but let us revel in the rite-of-passage into spring. Remember those nights we were out to get whatever life had to offer? No holds barred, no pursuit too outlandish...That is what we are celebrating when Dash Rip Rock is in the house. Be prepared to pogo.

So here is Dash Rip Rock "Paint the Town Red" from the stage at Threadgill’s in Austin Texas during our Music Fog Marathon at SXSW11. It’s just a taste. And we are doing it old school in standard definition - recorded to tape. I can't wait to get some for real!

-Jessie Scott