I feel like I’ve been saying this a lot lately, but school is keeping me really busy! So to make up for not posting yesterday, here is a live set from The Autumn Defense that was recorded at their March 5th, 2005 show at the Vic Theatre in Chicago. That night they opened for Jeff Tweedy and then joined him during his encore along with Glenn and Mike for what was basically a stripped down version of Wilco. You can download both parts of their set below.
Hopefully I will get the Tweedy set (35 songs) up tomorrow or Saturday depending on how school goes. The show was amazing in person and I think this recording captures it pretty well. Let me know what you think.
Copper Press has introduced me to a lot of good music over the last handful of years. Devin Davis is the latest artist that I read about in the zine and heard on their sampler disc. He creates catchy songs that are full of heart and humor. His album Lonely People Of The World, Unite! is a home recording masterpiece that explodes with classic pop and rock sounds reminiscent of The Kinks, The Shins, and (yes) Brendan Benson. This is a great album from a talented Chicagoan.
Does everyone love Brendan Benson? I remember when Aaron and I were the only people that had One Mississippi. That is a fantastic record. Anyhow, it seems that everyone on all the blogs has only good things to say about BB, and my blog will be no exception. Blah, blah, blah. I bought that record from the cutout bin and this version of “You’re Quiet” is from the Metarie EP.
MP3 | Devin Davis – Iron Woman Lonely People Of The World Unite
MP3 | Brendan Benson – You’re Quiet Metarie EP