Bolachas Now Playing

#250: Lydia Loveless, “Daughter”

Bolachas Now Playing, a new music Spotify playlist, updated every Wednesday. 

Five and a half years later, we reach the round number of 250 weeks providing you with fresh new music. That’s a lot of hours of music and a whole lot of hours of work put into this. Congratulate us. This week we bring you “Daughter”, the new record by singer-songwriter Lydia Loveless. It’s probably the most brilliant effort yet from someone we can start shamelessly call the heir to Lucinda Williams’ throne.

Plus: new tracks by Tim HeideckerBruce SpringsteenChris StapletonBlitzen TrapperBrandy Clark & Brandi CarlileBella WhiteThe MastersonsFleet FoxesThis Is The KitGianna LaurenThe Slim KingsKiwi jrSunflower Beantune-yardsSufjan StevensSarah DavachiHen OgleddSad13Ian Daniel KehoeChristian KjellvanderKevin MorbyCut WormsTre Burt, and Grace Gillespie.

Bolachas Now Playing

#131: Khruangbin, “Con Todo el Mundo”

Bolachas Now Playing, 04/2018 (#131):

Fire! – The Hands

Steep Canyon Rangers – Farmers and Pharaohs

Red River Dialect – Gull Rock

Trembling Bells – Christ’s Entry Into Govan

Tune-Yards – Honesty

Shopping – The Hype

The Men – Maybe I’m Crazy

They Might Be Giants – All Time What

Hop Along – How Simple

Camp Cope – How to Socialise & Make Friends

Vincent Van Gold – The Ticket

Cavalheiro – Remocei

Khruangbin – Lady and Man

Khruangbin – Cómo Te Quiero

Lucy Rose – All That Fear

Jay Som – Pirouette

H.C. McEntire – Baby’s Got the Blues

Brandi Carlile – Sugartooth

Mary Gauthier – Rifles and Rosary Beads

Bolachas Now Playing

#128: Jim James, “Tribute to 2”

Bolachas Now Playing, 01/2018 (#128)

The Streets – Sometimes I Hate My Friends More Than My Enemies

David Byrne – Everybody’s Coming To My House

Tune-Yards – ABC 123

The Go! Team – All the Way Live

Jeff Rosenstock – Yr Throat

Marie/Lepanto – Inverness

Titus Andronicus – Number One (In New York)

The Decemberists – Ben Franklin’s Song

Anna Burch – Tea-Soaked Letter

Lucy Dacus – Night Shift

Brandi Carlile – The Mother

Laura Marling – A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall

Kim Richey, Chuck Prophet – Whistle On Occasion

Jim James – I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight

Jim James – Funny How Time Slips Away

Sufjan Stevens – Tanya Harding (In Eb major)

Glen Hansard – Wreckless Heart

Workman Song – No It’s Not

Sylvan Esso – There Are Many Ways To Say I Love You

Bolachas Now Playing

#121: Margo Price, “All American Made”

Bolachas Now Playing, 36/2017 (#121):

Sean Riley & the Slowriders – Bring Your Boy Home

Lucinda Williams – Something About What Happens When We Talk

Margo Price – Wild Women

Margo Price – Don’t Say It

The Deep Dark Woods – San Juan Hill

Hayes Carll – Magnolia Wind

Ronnie Fauss – Bright Lights of L.A.

Kevin Morby – Baltimore (Sky at Night)

Sammy Brue – I Know

Scott Orr – Violent Blue

Leif Vollebekk – Tallahassee

Adam Ostrar – Spare Me

Ron Gallo – Am I Demon?

Gun Outfit – Sally Rose

Xylouris White – Only Love

tUnE-yArDs – Look at Your Hands

Jessie Ware – Stay Awake, Wait For Me

Frazey Ford – When We Get By

Nicholas Krgovich – My Riverboat

John Maus – Bombs Away


Festival Paredes de Coura 2012 – Day 1

You know, It’s rainy. My sixth year and I’ve never witnessed such a monsoon. To make things better I was camping, my tent got completely soaked and with it all my clothes and mostly all my food. I needed a bucket to drain the water, so I decided to sleep on my car until the sun decided to show up. Bear Grylls is a spoiled brat when compared to what I’ve been through.

© Hugo Lima

 © Hugo Lima

Anyway, let’s jump forward. Concerts. First thing, compared to the last day this one had a lot more to offer.

Sun Araw started early, first show of the day. As usual, Cameron Stallones brought us a cosmic voyage even Carl Sagan would be jealous of. Guitars full of echoes and different vibes presented the tenacious audience. Especially those who were high on mescaline.

One of the most expected bands on the whole – Japandroids – just followed. Vancouver born and raised the duo delighted the audience. With their fast and aggressive play style they conquered all of the soggy hearts in the public, and, eventually, the moshing started. The house that heaven built was probably the most well received song among everyone and there was even time for a little sing along on the chorus.

 Japandroids © Hugo Lima

I confess I’m not a fan of tUnE-yArDs (fuck this typo), but I guess everyone digged them and I heard wonders after the show. First of all I’m not fan of androgynous girls but I guess you must be different these days, right?

Anyway, it was a happy show, and I’m glad it was. Everytime Merrill Garbus clapped everyone did. She was such a crowd pleaser. The music, you know how it is. Can’t say it isn’t catchy… but I’m not the biggest fan. Sorry guys.  Anyhow, if you’re fan of the band I guess you’d be pleased watching them, especially Merrill.

 tUnE-yArDs © Hugo Lima

Now the moment I’ve been waiting for. As a fan of Pavement (especially Wowee Zowee), Malkmus is one of my favorite songwriters. Unfortunately it wasn’t Pavement playing but nevertheless Malkmus needed the main stage. C’mon. Diss dudes. That’s what you did.

Mostly playing his latest Mirror Traffic, a somehow less noisier record, the crowd just didn’t noticed what was happening. Apart from – supposedly – most known songs like Tigers or Senator both featured on their latest, there was still time for some oldies (e.g. Jenny and The Ess Dog, Church on White) and even for a Pavement cover (Speak, See, Remember). Standard (amazing) rock show just happened. God bless you, Stephen.

 Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks © Hugo Lima

Now time for some Friends. Exactly, to meet my friends. But there was still time to witness the beautiful Samantha Urbani disguised as a policewoman (?) and making every guy in the crowd tempted.  She tried to please the audience with crowdsurfing, references to Pussy Riot (the russian band, etc) and I guess the crowd digged her. Not literally, but they wished.

 Friends © Hugo Lima

Portuguese favorite fatty (see day 0 post) was back now with a band named PAUS (sticks). With a strong bass, frantic keyboard and double drums they seem to be one of the favorites among the public. One of their members, Hélio Morais just gave back the warm acceptance saying that “Paredes de coura é amor” (Paredes de coura is Love, more or less like this.) Guess you’ll always be welcome here.

 Nice Shirt. PAUS © Hugo Lima

Nuno Lopes was the chosen DJ the close the close the stage. Classic.