Here’s a new video by Bonnie “Prince” Billy for “Bad Man,” from his recent self-titled release. From Undertheradar.nz: “Filmed by Dutch director Claudia Crobatia, the simple yet strange video features an inset of Oldham playing to camera, while footage plays behind him of a dog wearing an unsettling mask and wandering the streets of Amsterdam.” More here.
A tribute to Bob Dylan’s Eighties recordings, Bob Dylan In The 80s: Volume One (ATO), will feature a number of famous artists, some of whom are Louisville musicians, including Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Dawn Landes (“Dark Eyes”), and Carl Broemel (“Death is Not the End”). Per AcousticGuitar.com “The album focuses on an 11-year span—from 1980’s Saved to 1990’s Under the Red Sky, plus unreleased tracks (an ‘80s Basement Tapes anyone?) and the Traveling Wilburys—which the album’s producers Jesse Lauter and Sean O’Brien feel is an overlooked period for the artist.
The last half of December is often the time of the year when some of the more interesting events are staged. Case in point, the Party For Steve at Headliners on December 20, featuring the Richie White Orchestra, Juanita, Catherine Irwin, Aloha Fonda, DJ Kim Sorise, a special appearance by Bonnie “Prince” Billy and Craig Wagner and a screening of the “Heavy Date Triple Feature” featuring Steve “Chili” Rigot. All that for $5, so if you grew up in the late Seventies / Eighties punk era, show up.
Here’s a 1979 video of The Endtables performing “No Bed”, shot by Jeff Jobson:
Here’s a video of The Endtables from this year’s Cropped Out Festival, shot by Garrett Harper on a phone. It’s not complete, as the battery died. The tune is “Circumcision.”
I think Borbetomagus is the coolest name and may be the act that most fits the festival. Here’s a video of them playing their improvisational noise rock:
Club El Rancho, a Louisville program on ART+FM, posted a podcast that includes interview with Cropped Out Festival founders Ryan and James, and music from the fest, including White Reaper, Juanita, Salad Influence, Hair Police, Neighbor, Jayle Jaye, Bonnie Prince Billy and Asm a Tik, plus new music from Cross, Wolf Peach, Great Floods, Anagnorisis, Weekly Singles from Missed Connections and more. Check it out here.
Bonnie “Prince” Billy personally dropped his new album off to Astro Black Records, according to this post at MXDWN.com. The album, apparently, was recorded by Billy himself, with this song list:
01. I heard of a source
02. lessons from stony
03. triumph of will
04. I will be born again
05. make it not an evil mark
06. the spotted pig
07. this is my cocktail
08. bad man
09. ending it all (as I do)
10. royal quiet deluxe