Meiko had a guest trumpet player on for most of her set (she requested him on for the rest of show because I guess she felt more comfortable with having someone else with her).
Did you happen to catch the beautiful Meiko on Jay Leno a few weeks ago? You can see her on her myspace video.
She played her new song "Leave The Lights On" from her new album, The Bright Side, via Fantasy Records/Concord Music. If you like the song, you can download it for free at her website.
Meiko's on tour:
Jul 5 MILWAUKEE SUMMERFEST, Milwaukee, WI
Jul 27 The Vanguard Tulsa, Tulsa, OK
Jul 28 Knuckleheads Saloon, Kansas City, MO
Jul 29 Juanita's, Little Rock, AR
Aug 1 Club Café, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Aug 3 Jammin' Java, Vienna, VA
Speaking of videos, Maker Studios sent me this link to her "One-Take" video for "Good Looking Loser" (you can watch it on youtube). The title was deceiving, I thought it was a one-take/one-shot/long-take video (you know, like that lipdub "I Gotta Feeling" or Daft Hands), but there are multiple camera edits.
The former guitarist of Dr Feelgood, Wilko Johnson, announced his Autumn 2012 UK tour with special guest Virgil and the Accelerators.
Incidentally, you know that creepy mute executioner in HBO's "Game of Thrones"? That's Wilko Johnson. Apparently, when not pioneering British R&B, he is an actor. But that's not all! The talented man also released his "fractured autobiography," Looking Back At Me with co-author Zoe Howe.
Wilko Johnson Autumn UK Tour:
Bath Komedia (Oct 11)
Exeter Phoenix (Oct 12)
Gloucester Guildhall (Oct 13)
Brighton Komedia (Oct 14)
Stratford Cox’s Yard (Oct 17)
York Fibbers (Oct 18)
Gateshead Sage (Oct 19)
Poole Mr Kyps (Oct 24)
London Islington O2 Academy (Oct 25)
Hertford Corn Exchange (Oct 26)
Holmfirth Picturedrome (Oct 27)
Scunthorpe Plowright Theatre (Oct 28)
Bedford Corn Exchange (Nov 1)
St Helen’s Citadel (Nov 2)
Glasgow O2 ABC (Nov 3)
Stamford Corn Exchange (Nov 4)
Bury The Met (Nov 22)
Morecambe Platform (Nov 23)
Carlisle The Brickyard (Nov 24)
Bilston Robin (Nov 25)
Didn't Kim & Thurston called it quits? They're still on good terms as they've teamed up with Yoko Ono to release YOKOKIMTHURSTON, coming out September 25th, 2012, via Chimera Music.
Can't wait for the 6-track album? You should check the limited 10" vinyl for "Early In The Morning", which came out June 19th (Europe will receive the 10" on July 3rd). The single has a special etching by Yoko on the flip side and limited to only 1,000 copies. Any profits from the pressing will be donated to Ashinaga Rainbow House to aid orphans of the 3.11 tsunami. You can order it from Sonic Youth.
Aw, who doesn't love a wrestling reference? Georgia's surf rock duo, Koko Beware, announced the release of their debut album, Something About Summer, to be released on August 7th, 2012.
I read that the album is supposed to be surfy/jangly… and if you spot a mistake, it's okay because they believe that it's about having a good time and mistakes are happy accidents. I got the impression that the duo don't really take themselves too seriously, like you can hang out with them.
Anyway, look for the album in August, around the same time, you can catch them in Brooklyn at the Legion Bar on August 3rd.
PS, they should tagteam with Cavemen, who have an album called CoCo Beware.