I had never heard of the idiosyncratic Los Angeles guitar player/singer/songwriter Sylvia Juncosa before pulling this record off the KEXP shelf, but I'm glad to have made her musical acquaintance, however late I am to the party. And it seems my timing is pretty good, as just last year she released her first album in over 20 years!
For some reason, this week I felt particularly compelled to share this record, and to tip my hat to our old pal Creed for his call-out of the casual sexism displayed by one of his fellow DJs in their review. Damon Creed: fighting the good fight since (at least) 1990.
"Good chick guitar rock in a non-derogatory way. I can't help but think that if a guy sang along with this it wouldn't sound as good. Thankfully that is not the case."
"Kinda a combination of mellow & faster stuff, while 2-1 & 2-5 are mostly quieter, comparatively. All the songs seem to have their moments & would go great next to P. Houston."
"Does the sex of a guitarist ever have anything to do with the skill and quality of the guitarist? Would you ever say 'Good dude guitar'?"
"Tom Price & Tom Hazelmeyer are 'good dude guitarists.' There I said it. And ooohhh I feel icky."
This is the third album by The Jazz Butcher I've covered in this blog series (see also here and here), and I'm embarrassed to admit I have yet to properly spend time getting acquainted with this long-running English band's deep discography. Something tells me that the next several years will be a...
Black Friday is upon us, and nothing makes us happier than the blackest black of a vinyl record! This year's Black Friday is extra special for us, as local label Light In The Attic Records will be opening a store in the KEXP Gathering Space, bringing the exclusive, limited-edition releases right ...