We've got a few new releases to promote on this week's MUSICcast and a couple of reissues. First, Yo La Tengo's new album "Popular Songs" is my pick for album of the year so far. It literally has a bit of everything. I think it' s the perfect "autumn" album and I think you'll find something to like about it regardless of your musical tastes. Rain Machine's self-titled debut is interesting too. The vocals can be a bit off-putting at first, but they quickly grow on you. The beats are infectious. We'll also hear just one (of about 80 or so ) of the new tracks from the new BIG STAR box set. And finally, we'll wrap it up with new music from the Mountain Goats, Nick Cave & Warren Ellis and a killer demo recording of Bob Dylan's "Lay Lady Lay" from the unreleased Nashville Skyline sessions.
The 3 Sisters Music Festival is this weekend beginning tonight. On tap are artists such as the Infamous Stringdusters, the Dismembered Tennesseans, the Grascals and Del McCoury band. The festival is FREE! Showtime is 6pm. tonight and begins at noon on Saturday. Just go to the Riverfront and listen for the pickin'
The Distribution will perform with Dishwater Blonde at 10pm. at Rhythm & Brews on Saturday.
Finally, voting for the first-annual FYI Awards is officially underway. Go to FYIawards.com for more information