On today's edition of BrooklynVegan Blog Radio, we're peppering our playlist of new music (from the likes of Arcade Fire, Panda Bear, War on Drugs, St. Vincent, Liars and more) with a few Grateful Dead covers as a tip of the hat to Dead & Co's recent shows in NYC and Chicago.
Today (12/28) is the last episode of BrooklynVegan Blog Radio on SiriusXMU for 2016 and host Nick Masi spends it counting down his favorite records of the year, which include many records that ended up on BV's year-end list.
The 2012 band Bonnie 'Prince' Billy band -- which had Will Oldham joined by Angel Olsen, plus Ben Boye, Van Campbell, Danny Kiely, and Emmett Kelly of The Cairo Gang -- had done a whole set of Mekons covers on tour, and now they're releasing an album of those covers under the name Chivalrous Amoekons this week.
This week's BrooklynVegan Blog Radio show on SiriusXMU is dedicated to the Eaux Claires Music and Arts Festival, as well as the 'Day of the Dead' compilation, and includes almost every artist that performed in Wisconsin this past weekend, as well as a few tracks from that Grateful Dead tribute album.
Experimental duo Xylouris White (aka lutist George Xylouris and Dirty Three drummer Jim White) have announced a new album called Black Peak. Having toured with bigger acts like Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Kurt Vile, and Swans, Xylouris White have been steadily increasing their profile over the past few years...
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