TY SEGALL- Black Magick

New release by Ty Segall and I am all over it. This one titled “Black Magick” is part of the two song EP “Sentimental Goblin”, released March 17th. Don’t get me wrong, I love the hard rock stuff, but this is just perfection. I am not even going to admit how many times I have listened to this single today alone. It has that lo-fi vibe, soaked in sounds of The Beatles, Beach Boys (think Pet Sounds) and maybe even a little YES. The coolness of the melody and the hook...

Bad Moves with Power Pop Anthem “The Verge”

The punk is strong in this one. Power pop video “The Verge” by the D.C. group Bad Moves. I say anthem, because there is a theme of emotion in this video. Standing on the verge, awaiting that moment, the complete build-up when everything finally erupts and all those pieces can’t be put back together. And also it invokes something in me to want to throw water all over some people while eating and that is almost the definition of punk, right? Good stuff and I am totally digging...

Album of the Week – Veiny Hands by Veiny Hands

Veiny Hands by Veiny Hands Last October I asked Bonnie of the Death Valley Girls to help me out and let me know some bands that we needed to cover. Bonnie gave me a pretty long list and on that list were Veiny Hands. Give a listen to this excellent EP and you’ll hear why Bonnie included them on her list of artists to be on the lookout for. Veiny Hands: Facebook BUFU Records -Facebook

Rufus Thomas “Breakdown” from Wattstax 1973

Rufus Thomas: Godfather of Memphis Soul shows us how to “Breadown” and do “The Funky Chicken” Rufus Thomas is one of my all-time favorite performers! I dance numbers are wacky and almost always animal themed (dogs, chickens, penguins…etc.) and guaranteed to get you on your feet and shakin’ it! Rufus Thomas performs “Breakdown” and “The Funky Chicken” in this clip from 1973’s Wattstax, a huge benefit concert to raise money for...

Bo Diddley with Nina Hagen “Diddley Daddy” and “Are You Serious?”– Live in Milan 1982

Bo Diddley played a show in Milan with Nina Hagen… yes, that Nina Hagen! On June 1, 1982, Bo Diddley played a show in Milan. Nina Hagen  joined him on stage for not one, but two numbers, “Diddley Daddy” and “Are You Serious?” The results are as rockin’ and soulful as they are joyful and wacky as Mr. Bo Diddley delivers his signature rock’n’roll rhythm and blues and Ms. Nina channels some Stevie Wonder by way of Yoko Ono. Oh, and Muhammad Ali dropped in and danced onstage during this magical...

Get Hip Recordings launches Folk Series , Introduces – Some Kind Of Animal

Some Kind of Animal by Some Kind of Animal Some Kind of Animal by Some Kind of Animal A lot of info here so I’ll be short. Get Hip is one of the best in the business of putting out records full of integrity and if a band is with Get Hip, it’s an automatic like for me , that’s how much I trust their decisions to put the Get Hip name on a record. We at 50THIRDAND3RD always aimed to not be know as a blog that caters to just one genre so we get where Get Hip is coming from with...