March 28, 2014
This week’s roundup brings us a spring tour announcement from David Wax Museum, an album sneak peak from Nickel Creek, an ambitious and unique vinyl listening / blogging project, and a Milwaukee record release show.
David Wax Museum Hits The Road: Spring 2014
Dig favorite David Wax Museum announced their spring tour this week. They are playing dates with another Dig favorite the Carolina Chocolate Drops in Washington D.C. and Charlottesville, so if you can make those shows I would. You can see the entire schedule on the David Wax Museum Tour Page.
Also from DWM co-frontperson Suz Slezak has recently finished up recording a solo project. Not too many details on that yet but start getting excited. She is a fantastic musician. We have written about David Wax Museum before. If you missed it check out our full album review of Everything Is Saved.
First Listen: Nickel Creek, ‘A Dotted Line’
All you fellow Chris Thile and Nickel Creek fans can rejoice. The trio’s next project is due out on April 1st and the fine folks at NPR are providing your ears with a sneak listen. Take a minute, or 37 to hear the album in its entirety, and tell your friends.
All The Records: Where I listen to my husbands 1,500 records and tell you what I think
I was introduced to this Tumblr blog and I am hooked. Basically the author is going through her husbands large record collection alphabetically and writing about what she thinks of it. She has laid out some rules for herself that include forcing herself to listen to the entire record, no matter how much she hates it, and she must always comment on the cover art. Here is her take on the project. Also to make it slightly more interesting her husband is Alex Goldman, producer of WNYC On the Media.
Alex said reading a reaction from a person like me, rather than a person who knows about the history of what I might be listening to, who has been listening to the same stuff for decades and has the vocabulary to talk about it, will be funny, sincere and maybe even thought provoking. Maybe? I don’t know, I guess we’ll see.
You guys should follow this one, it is pretty interesting / cool / fun. alltherecords.tumblr.com
Milwaukee Album Release Show at Linneman’s Riverwest Inn
Up and coming Milwaukee act The Lousy Trouts are having a record release party at Linneman’s Riverwest Inn Saturday March 29th. Also performing will be friends of the Dig Calamity Janes and the Fratney Street Band, and The Grasping at Straws. I’d be there in the flesh if I could. I’m sure it will be a blast. Maybe they will be kind and let us post a track or two and review on here for all to read. The show is $5.
New Dig Look and Feel
If you are reading this, and you have been here before, you may notice that the site layout looks much cleaner. We thought it was time for a small facelift. Let us know what you think, good or bad. Is there anything you want to see us implement in the future? Yell at us in the comments section.