The big Yep Roc 15 three-night musical gala kicks off later this week. As I prepare to travel to Carrboro/Chapel Hill NC, meaning that be out of the office for a couple days, I’d like to take this opportunity to direct your attention to a couple of brief pieces I wrote back in the pre-blog days. Both are acts who’ll be among the YR15 headliners.
- This review covers the 30th anniversary of Nick Lowe‘s Jesus of Cool. The expanded release on Yep Roc takes a wonderful album and makes it even better.
- Robyn Hitchcock has seen his catalog repackaged, expanded and reissued a number of times. But Yep Roc’s 2007 package I Wanna Go Backwards is one of the best, collecting three great albums and two discs worth of previously-unheard goodies. Here’s a review.
A whole bunch of other relevant links can be found in a blog post I published recently. That’s right here.
If you’re reading this and you plan to be at Yep Roc 15, let me know. I’m always happy to meet fellow music fans, especially ones who read my stuff on occasion.
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