1 PJ Harvey - Let England Shake - Vagrant 2 Mekons - Ancient & Modern, 1911-2011 - Sin / Bloodshot 3 Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 - From Africa With Fury: Rise - Knitting Factory 4 Robert Sarazin Blake - Put It All Down In A Letter - Same Room 5 Tom Waits - Bad As Me - Anti- 6 The Fervor - Arise, Great Warrior - Karate Body 7 Arrington De Dionyso's Malaikat Dan Singa - Suara Naga - K Records 8 Shilpa Ray And Her Happy Hookers - Teenage and Torture - Knitting Factory 9 Ume - Phantoms - Modern Outsider 10 Alina Simone - Make Your Own Danger - Pentar Records
Of course there are many more records than the somewhat arbitrary ten that I placed in my list, so here is a quick list of some other recommended artists who put out music that I liked this year: Devotchka, Tinariwen, The Ex, Handsome Furs, Mike Doughty, Femi Kuti, Paul Simon, Haley Bonar, Tom Russell, Jesse Sykes, Richard Buckner, Nicole Atkins, Pistolera, Tori Amos, Mr. Gnome, Meat Puppets and Wild Flag. There were also plenty of good local releases this year. Among my favorites were Sleepy Kitty, In Transit, Rusty Nail, Campfire Club and Humdrum.
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KDHX is having a rent party and we want you to join us.
Thursday, September 10th at the Old Rock House Jake’s Leg and 710 will be hosting a fun evening of music and comradery in support of KDHX. 710 will kick off the evening...