Better late than never, as they say. Rock out with us in this week’s Carlton Shuffle!
Another week down, another Carlton Shuffle to keep you company! As is often the case, this week’s playlists features some newer releases (She & Him, Iggy & the Stooges) and plenty of classics (Cream, CCR, LL Cool J, et. al.). Kick back and enjoy the weekend with us! What have you been grooving to lately?
Bowie has become quite a sneaky one. He announced his latest album The Next Day seemingly out of the blue, and has followed suit with videos for “Where Are We Now” and “The Stars (Are Out Tonight).” He’s done it again, slipping his latest video onto the Web late at night when people who know what’s good for them are sleeping. The video clip for “The Next Day” has it all. Gary Oldman? Check. Marion Cotillard? Check. Bowie as a [...]
Spring has sprung, and there’s a renewed faith that summer will in fact grace us with its presence! Before you start sucking down mint juleps for the derby, take a spin through some of the music that we’ve been digging this week!
In their initial run, The Stooges crafted an unholy trinity of proto-punk rock. The raw energy of their self-titled debut (1969), Fun House (1970), and Raw Power (1973) are still highly regarded as being among the most influential rock albums of all time. Iggy of course went on to an acclaimed solo career that had its ups and downs throughout the ensuing decades. Following a long string of reunion shows that began in 2003, the original lineup (augmented by Mike [...]
Perusing the concert listings a few months ago, a listing for “Steve Martin & Edie Brickell” jumped out at me. “That Steve Martin? That Edie Brickell?” It all seemed so bizarre. My father later expressed interest in going to the show, as Martin’s newfound musical career apparently gets a great deal of play on XM/Sirius’ bluegrass station. I bought the tickets out of curiosity. Last week, I got a taste of what we might be in for when that performance [...]
We took a break last week, but we’re back with our weekly playlist of staff picks! Incoming search terms:chaka khan song played on radio 27 april 2013gonzoㅡmovier
Initially a collaboration between producers Diplo (MIA, Santigold, Amanda Blank, Die Antwoord) and Switch (MIA, Santigold, Beyonce, Xtina), Major Lazer’s debut was the summer album of 2009. A dance album that blended reggae, dubstep, reggaton, and dancehall, Guns Don’t Kill People was an eclectic, refreshing, and quite frankly, fun album perfect for block parties, beach bonfires, and sweaty, sweaty clubs. Aside form the occasional remix EP, the duo has been rather silent since. Free the Universe (Secretly Canadian) breaks that [...]
We had a Carlton Shuffle in the works as per usual. But sitting here following nearly a full day’s worth of additional terror in the Boston area, it just didn’t feel right to go with our usual playlist. I thought about throwing together something a bit more meaningful, but time, energy, and thought evade me. It’s been a week of such intense emotion, trauma, and testing of our individual and collective spirit. From my vantage point, that spirit remains unbroken. [...]
Here’s this week’s Carlton Shuffle or “Music to file taxes by.” Enjoy the weekend!