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(Lost) Track of the Day: The Lonelies–Wait Till the Girls

12 Apr

Doug Burr in the studio with The Lonelies, 2006 (Photo: Jason Upshaw)

(Note: Due to the sheer number of submissions we receive there is no way we can give each and every album the attention (and word count) it deserves, but we can devote time to at least one song from each. So we started this feature to give worthy bands, and their music, a spot to shine. We hope this helps you discover new and exciting acts, and as always if you enjoy the music please make an attempt to support the artist by either attending a show or buying a record.)

By Jesseca Bagherpour

Kelly Upshaw of The Hope Trust wanted me to share this little gem because it’s been buried for a while and he thought it was time to share it. The song was recorded about 10 years ago, when The Lonelies’ lineup consisted of Doug Burr on guitar and lead vocals, Andy Odom (also of the Hope Trust) on bass, Dave Sims on guitar and Upshaw on drums.

I was hoping to post a comical photo of the group, all baby-faced and posing inexplicably in a field of tall grass. But, alas, I have no scanner and was unable to upload it. It’s probably best, as the photo may only serve to embarrass both the musicians in it and the photographer who took it (although I will say that Fabio-esque locks, tiny hoop earrings and a slightly silly hat are involved).

But I digress. Let’s get to the song:

The Lonelies–Wait Till the Girls

Verdict: Though there’s no photographic evidence of it, you can tell how long ago this track was recorded and how young the group members were by the vocals. Doug Burr has matured quite a bit as a vocalist (not to mention a lyricist) since he recorded this tune. But this track still holds a great deal of charm and it’s undeniably catchy–I’ve caught myself singing it a few times since my first listen and it keeps softly echoing in my head. Burr had the gift back then and he’s still got it.

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Rundown: 1/11-1/17

12 Jan

We apologize for the tardiness of this week’s Rundown. We’ve been dealing with a lot of stress: career changes, family crises, illness, favorite local acts going on indefinite hiatus and, of course, the controversy surrounding NBC’s late night lineup.

I think I speak for all of the staffers at Daybowbow when I say I am staunchly pro-Conan and anti-Leno. Now, as a professional journalist (believe it or not, I am a professional journalist) I am not supposed to take sides in public debates. But I can’t hold back with this one.

Jay Leno is being an asshole. A rich, car-obsessed, humorless asshole. He needs to step down gracefully, as Johnny Carson (a better man than Leno will ever be) did in 1992. He knew six years in advance that Conan was going to take over the reins and he (and NBC) should give him a chance to get a feel for his new time slot.

Now, recently NBC has only existed for me on Thursday nights from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and on Saturday nights from 10:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. And their crappy prime time lineup has a lot to do with their poor late night ratings. But I’ve watched Conan since childhood. He’s intelligent, funny and much more forward-thinking than Leno could ever hope to be. He might be a tad too off-the-wall and raunchy for some people (i.e. my staunchly conservative grandparents), but that’s preferable to Leno’s recycled, middlebrow (at best) style of “comedy”.

I agree with Conan’s sentiments that the late night lineup should stay as is. They never should have fussed with the formula in the first place, and fussing with it more isn’t going to magically improve their ratings. I’m not a television programmer, so I don’t know what they can do to fix their ratings, but driving Conan away certainly won’t help matters.

Anyway, that’s enough of my rant. Here’s the cream-of-the-crop as far as local shows this week. As always, feel free to let us know about anything we missed in the comments section.

-Jess

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Rundown: 4/27 to 5/3

27 Apr

At some point I need to realize that copious amounts of drinking are a terrible idea, that always leads to me doing something foolish like getting too hyped to do shots soundtracked by Prince‘s “7”, any and all forms of dancing dancing, or allowing myself to be talked into multiple keg stands. Anyway, my point is we all do embarrassing things from time to time like falling down while dancing, falling down post keg stand, agree to be the opener for Dave Matthews, everyday of Billy Corgan’s life. But, none of that really matters in the grand scheme of things, what matters is that you actually put your self in situations that allow for the chance of embarrassment.

Okay, I admit it, I’m just making an excuse for this.

Anyway, we’ve got another decent week round these parts with a hipsterpolooza going down on Monday and a steady build to the rest of the week, to a what looks like a pretty decent weekend. We’re putting up two interviews this week(hopefully) and a few other things.

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Rundown: 3/30 to 4/5

30 Mar

Here’s the deal for the week kids this is going to be short and sweet, his week you’re getting an album review, a movie review, and an in depth look at Mr. Leonard Cohen. Continue reading

Rundown: NX35 Saturday & Sunday

12 Mar

This may be the longest yet. In fact holy fuck I can’t believe I did this as a combo. Continue reading

Rundown: NX35 Friday

11 Mar

This is also going to be long. Continue reading

Rundown: NX35 Thursday edition

10 Mar

This is going to be long. Continue reading