Today's summer solstice was beautiful in Boston. Sunny, 80F, light breeze. But I am sad. Why you ask? Because tonight I should be enjoying Joey Cape and Cory Branan in concert, but the tour was cancelled. Frown.
I've never seen Cape in concert, but he has a 20+ year musical career that spans punk, alternative/indie rock, folk, and even alt country.
From his punk band Lagwagon, who will tour Europe at the end of the summer.
Lagwagon - Whipping Boy.mp3
Buy: Trashed (1994)
From his other band Bad Astronaut, slightly, slightly, less punk, but still awesome.
Bad Astronaut - Break Your Frame.mp3
Buy (mp3): Houston: We Have A Drinking Problem (2000)
Here's one from Capes's brilliant 2008 solo album.
Joey Cape - Errands.mp3
Buy: Bridge (2008)
Finally, Cape is/was touring with his latest band, Joey Cape's Bad Loud.
Joey Cape's Bad Loud - Okay.mp3
Buy (pay what you can): Joey Cape's Bad Loud 2011
I've been a fan of Cory Branan for years, but the only time I got to see him live was when he opened for the epic Drag the River show last year in Toronto. And I don't like the fact that it takes Branan a billion years to release an album. Fortunately, he released a new song today via his Facebook page. So click here and look over to the left and click "Free Exclusive Download."
Meanwhile, enjoy this track from Branan's split EP with Jon Snodgrass.
Cory Branan - Walk Around.mp3
Buy (mp3): Cory Branan & Jon Snodgrass (2009)