Ryan Adam's protege (and fellow member of faux-punk band The Finger) Jesse Malin is to return to Dublin to play the Academy on US Independence Day, the 4th of July. I saw Malin a few years ago at Witnness (I'm nearly sure it was the year before it became Oxegen) and he's a fantastic live performer. At that time he had only released his debut album, the excellent Fine Art of Self-Destruction , but since then he's worked with Bruce Springsteen, and has just released his new full-length Love It To Life with his backing [...]
Looking for a place to get your weekend started? Try the Majestic Theatre where Muzzle of Bees is proud to present Jesse Malin with support from De Novo Dahl and Freshwater Collins . Tickets are $12 and make sure to get there at 6:30 to take advantage of happy hour featuirng $2 PBR's. More than that, we want to say thank you to those of you that purchase tickets because of MoB. Therefore, the first ten (10) names I get that have purchased tickets will [...]
Malin's winning combination of punk cred, melodic craft and working class aesthetic becomes displayed fully, adding validity to his candidacy to be a Springsteen-like figure for the indie rock/iPod generation.
I am still in San Diego today, so no Monday Music Roundup will be coming. I've gotten to speak Italian to a group of folks outside the San Diego Museum of Art, meet a British guy named Usher holding a tiny Pomeranian, bowl and drink beer with my dad, and maybe if I'm lucky I'll get a patdown at the airport this afternoon. Oh, and also I got to see my little brother graduate college, which was awesome. This video is all the music content I can swing this morning, it's Jesse Malin [...]