City of Night playlist – January 21, 2012

 

 

Mr. Shovel’s City of Night

KCSN 88.5  Saturdays 8-10PM

Send music to: Mark Sovel

PO Box 790

Hollywood, 90078

Playlist January 21, 2012 – (Show #2)
The Doors L.A. Woman
M83 Intro (Featuring Zola Jesus)
Calexico Alone Again Or…
Delta Spirit California
Waters Take Me Out To The Coast
The Californian The Man With The Goodnight Gun
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Helpless
Johnny Cash The Mercy Seat
Boom Bip New Order (Featuring Luke Steele)
New Order Ceremony
So Many Wizards Inner City
Cults Go Outside
Echo & The Bunnymen The Killing Moon
Black Flamingo Golden Girl
Lou Reed Andy’s Chest
Islands Hallways
Patti Smith Smells Like Teen Spirit (w/ Steve Earle)
The Bixby Knolls Through The Cracks
Chelsea Wolfe Moses
Mazzy Star Common Burn
The Record Company Don’t Let Me Get Lonely
Loretta Lynn Portland Oregon (with Jack White)
Telekinesis 50 Ways
Cold War Kids Minimum Day
The Jim Carroll Band Wicked Gravity

 

City of Night playlist January 14, 2012

 

Saturday nights 8pm – KCSN 88.5

Inaugural Edition (Show #1)

Rolling Stones On With The Show
O.M.D. Radio Waves
Viva Voce The Future Will Destroy You
Black Box Revelation High On Fire
Pink Floyd One Of The Days
Little Hurricane Haunted Heart
Bauhaus Dark Entries (live)
Peter Murphy Seesaw Sway
Zola Jesus Avalanche
Blitzen Trapper Might Find It Cheap
Led Zeppelin Hey Hey What Can I Do
Neutral Milk Hotel In The Aeroplane Over The Sea
No Meet Me After Midnight
Electric Guest This Head I Hold
Depeche Mode Get The Balance Right
Jimi Hendrix Burning of the Midnight Lamp
Gil Scott-Heron Me and the Devil
Laurie Anderson Sharkey’s Night (W.S. Burroughs)
Pee Wee Crayton Telephone Is Ringing
The Blood Arm Friends For Now
Ezra Furman & The Harpoons I Killed Myself But I Didn’t Die
Nada Surf Waiting For Something
Giant Drag We Like The Weather
Surfer Blood I’m Not Ready
Split Endz Six Months In A Leaky Boat
Kinks Better Things
Saint Motel At Least I Have Nothing
Gloria Jones Tainted Love
T Rex Saturday Night
FIDLAR Oh
Asteroids Galaxy Tour Heart Attack
Chameleons Up The Down Escalator
The Jam Pretty Green
The Good Natured Skeleton
Graffiti 6 Free
Grizzly Bear He Hit Me
Tom Waits New Years Eve
Bob Dylan Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands
The Airborne Toxic Event Boots of Spanish Leather
Silversun Pickups Not Dark Yet
Cage The Elephant The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll
Radiohead Let Down

 

 

City of Night playlist January 14, 2012

 

Inaugeral Edition

Rolling Stones On With The Show
O.M.D. Radio Waves
Viva Voce The Future Will Destroy You
Black Box Revelation High On Fire
Pink Floyd One Of The Days
Little Hurricane Haunted Heart
Bauhaus Dark Entries (live)
Peter Murphy Seesaw Sway
Zola Jesus Avalanche
Blitzen Trapper Might Find It Cheap
Led Zeppelin Hey Hey What Can I Do
Neutral Milk Hotel In The Aeroplane Over The Sea
Electric Guest This Head I Hold
Depeche Mode Get The Balance right
Jimi Hendrix Burning of the Midnight Lamp
Gil Scott-Heron Me and the Devil
Laurie Anderson Sharkey’s Night (W.S. Burroughs)
Pee Wee Crayton Telephone Is Ringing
The Blood Arm Friends For Now
Nada Surf Waiting For Something
Giant Drag We Like The Weather
Surfer Blood I’m Not Ready
Split Endz Six Months In A Leaky Boat
Kinks Better Things
Saint Motel At Least I Have Nothing
Gloria Jones Tainted Love
T Rex Saturday Night
FIDLAR Oh
Asteroids Galaxy Tour Heart Attack
Chameleons Up The Down Escalator
The Jam Pretty Green
The Good Natured Skeleton
Graffiti 6 Free
Grizzly Bear He Hit Me
Tom Waits New Years Eve
Bob Dylan Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands
The Airborne Toxic Event Boots of Spanish Leather
Silversun Pickups Not Dark Yet
Cage The Elephant The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll
Radiohead Let Down

 

Get a whiff of Gliss in a new Calvin Klein fragrance ad campaign

Congrats are in order for LA band Gliss for landing a track in the international ad campaign for Calvin Klein’s Forbidden Euphoria fragrance. The song “Sleep” appears on the LA trio’s Devotion Implosion LP which was released on Cordless records in 2009.

A NOTE TO BANDS – A lesson to be learned is this: It’s not always bad to not have a label. Cordless, part of the Independent Label Group imprint of Warner Brothers Records was dissolved at the end of 2010. Gliss was released from their contract and the rights to the master recordings reverted back to the band, who also had not sold their publishing rights. The seemingly dreadful news of being released from WBR now means that Gliss is able to keep 100% of the money paid for the commercial use of their song. What will the band do with the money? Record a new album, of course! Gliss are making preparations to enter the studio and have yet to name a producer or say whether they are considering a new label.

 

Danny Masterson’s island and his love affair with The Movies

Check out what our old buddy Danny Masterson is up to lately. The former “Feel My Heat” radio show host (also known as DJ MomJeans) has once again taken some of that fat “70’s show” syndication dough and put it where his heart is. He has opened a performance/recording studio called “Bronson Island” and the first order of business is getting a variety of our beloved local artists in to record a tribute to the band The Movies.

Danny has always been a big supporter of the local music scene in LA and The Movies (who figure prominently in the doc in progress “Pass The Music”) have remained close to his heart though they have dissolved. The Movies got a sweet shot in the arm when the Silversun Pickups covered their song Creation Lake on their 2005 Pikul EP, and frequently performed the song as an encore throughout their rise to the peak of Indie Rockdom.

This particular video features one of my favorite Movies songs “Missed Opportunities” as performed by Light FM who were the most recent band to be featured here in the Check One Two TV series. The great news for Light FM this week is that they’ve been asked to open for The Smashing Pumpkins on their fall tour of the USA. Big congrats to Light FM for the Pumpkins tour, Danny Masterson for the studio and website and a tip o’ the hat to The Movies.

 

 

 

Pass The Music doc – Mezzanine Owls live audio

One Sunday in the spring of 2008 the crew of this film came in to have a little chat about local music in my office before going on the air to do the Check One Two show on Indie 103.1. Later that night I was blessed with a live-in studio performance from the phenomenal band Mezzanine Owls.

Today the film makers are in the final phase of post production on the documentary “Pass The Music”,
which captures a moment in time in a certain corner of the “Silver Lake scene” from 2007-2010.

They’ve set up a kickstarter campaign to raise finishing funds and are close to reaching their goal.
If you’re able, please toss in a contribution to help them get it done. The trailer below will also link to their kickstarter page.

Also, here is the audio from the Mezzanine Owls performance from May 18, 2008.


The fun part was running to and from the lobby (which was about 200 yards away) during the length of a 4 minute song that was playing and getting the five mics set up on the gear that the band threw together in no time flat. I hope you enjoy.

Thanks,

Mr. Shovel

 

La La La Lobsterfest lineup 2011

 

This is the third year in a row that I’ve had the privilege of booking the music
for the Port of LA Lobsterfest in San Pedro (Sept 16,17,18).
Today we finally locked in the closing band and the line-up is finished (shown below).

Every year I find myself thinking – “I wish I had room for MORE BANDS”.
Which leads me to a second thought – “Hey, we need to put on shows down
here more often!” What do you think?

This year the grassy area in front of the stage has been expanded and the
stage itself will be larger, so we have ourselves a full on music festival happening.
Even if you’re not craving the crustacean, come and create some memories with old and new friends.

Here’s a clip which was a highlight from last year’s ‘fest.
Watch John Doe and Exene get surprised by….
well, I don’t want to be a spoiler. Just watch the vid.

 

 

Here’s a list of bands playing this year.

Friday Sept. 16 –

Andy Clockwise
The Fling
White Arrows
Plus 2 winners of a KROQ local music contest

 

Saturday Sept. 17 –

Vaud & The Villains
Taiko Project
He’s My Brother She’s My Sister
Shadow Shadow Shade
Eastern Conference Champions
Light FM
Deap Vally
Judson McKinney
Damsels & TC4

 

Sunday 9/18

We aren’t able to announce the closer yet, but it will be fun for all.

Lady Dottie & The Diamonds
The Little Ones
Dante Vs Zombies
Devon Eisenberg
and more…

I’ll follow up with more specific info as we get closer to the event.

 

While you’re here at MrShovel.com I invite you to check out the first three
segments of Check One Two TV, featuring new music from The Icarus Line,
Gliss and Light FM.

Thanks,

Mr. Shovel

 

Check One Two TV – Episode 3 – Light FM

A third Check One Two TV video!? That’s officially a series in my book. Certainly this hasn’t been as eagerly awaited as the next True Blood or Entourage episode but I only mention them so that I might get caught up in the their google search results and get mad page hits. Did I mention that I party with the Kardashians whose fame and fortune came from their dad getting OJ Simpson a not guilty verdict even though he knew OJ was guilty? I just thought I’d throw that in so we can poach the douchbag search engine contingent and drive up our twitter numbers.

The truth is, we’ve already been viewed in 55 countries around the world and I’d like to say hello to our new friends in Senegal, Greece, Cambodia, Thailand and big love to our viewers in Norway.

This episode features new music from Light FM. There is already a very cool music video for this song that you can see here, along with other videos from Light FM and information on The Cave Studio where the band records.

You can see Light FM live at the Port of LA Lobsterfest in San Pedro, Ca. on September 17, 2011.
See you there!
Mr. Shovel

 

Thanks to these blogs and everybody who posted the Gliss video from the previous post.

BuzzbandsLA
ModernOutsider
IndieBall
Airesias
LearnToDrown

Check One Two TV – Episode 2 – GLISS song premiere

I may not always have the good fortune to be able to “World Premiere” a new song with each new episode of Mr. Shovel’s Check One Two TV but so far I’ve been lucky.

Last week we premiered The Icarus Line’s blazing new song “All The Little Things” and to my pleasant surprise the video has been viewed in 47 countries around the world.

Now I have the privilege of giving you the first taste of new music from the band Gliss. I think fans will enjoy the steps they have taken into new territory.
Do yourself a favor and plug in some regular speakers or headphones instead of using the laptop speakers so you can enjoy the full spectrum of the sound on this track because it is huge. This stands as a general rule of thumb for all music listening.

Here’s the new official website for Gliss

These Check One Two episodes are done totally DIY and Lo-fi. See if you can guess how I achieved the lighting effects.
This site is meant more as a content creator for blogs than an actual blog itself, feel free to post away.

Thanks for poppin by,

Mr. Shovel


 

Thanks to these peeps and everybody who posted last weeks episode.

Buddyhead
LouderThanWar
SmallNightIn
SunsetSarsasparilla
SoundOpinions
YouArousedTheFools
Onomatopoeiaone
LearnToDrown