One week it might be as simple as what constitutes a summer jam (you should check out Superchunk's unexpected, excellent “This Summer” if you're still looking for a fresh one), another we might consider the value of music in the Spotify age; all with the intention of revealing more about ourselves, the listeners.
And speaking of Spotify, I'll be putting together miniature companion playlists for each of these columns, so get online and listen as you read. Because the trouble with reading about music is that it's never quite as good as actually listening. Or is it? Maybe that's something worth discussing.
Shows, June 24-July 7
Friday, June 29: John Fullbright at the Blue Door
If you're like me, then you're a cheapskate and caught Okemah's best folk singer since Woody Guthrie when he played in Guestroom Records for free about two months ago. Shell out a couple bucks and soak in the atmosphere of the Blue Door this time around.
Friday, June 29: Beau Jennings and the Tigers, Black Canyon, and Defining Times at the Blue Note
I guarantee hair's gonna get torn out when people try to decide between the Blue Note and the Blue Door June 29. We can only blame local talent for being so awesome.
Friday, July 6: Jerry Lewis at Firelake Grand Casino
Jerry Lewis has been recording music since before my dad was born. That deserves more respect than I can muster.
Headphonetics 1 Spotify playlist
“Be My Baby” — The Ronettes
“Ready to Die” — Andrew W.K.
“Halfway” — Milagres
“Wonderboy” — Tenacious D
“U.R.A. Fever” — The Kills
“This Summer” — Superchunk
“Gawd Above” — John Fullbright
“Don't Put No Headstone on My Grave” — Jerry Lee Lewis
“Learn to Pretend” — Chase Kerby and Defining Times