Happy Friday! I hope you’ve got some great weekend plans going on. I know it’s sort of the dead of winter and it can feel a little dead out there sometimes, but there are things to do if you look hard enough. For my Chicago friends, I do want to recommend that you check out any/as many shows as you can that are part of the Tomorrow Never Knows festival, which started a couple days ago and finishes up on Sunday night. There’s a bunch of shows happening at a bunch of different venues by bands such as Free Energy, Vacationer, The Walkmen, Father John Misty, Chelsea Wolfe, Freelance Whales, Snowmine, Lucero, Geographer, The Hudson Branch, ON AN ON and Jessie Ware, among others. It’s a lot of really great shows by some great up-and-coming bands (along with a few more notable names). So give winter the finger and go see some live music. For those not in Chicago, well, I hope your weekend is grand too. Please try and discover some new music via this weekend-starting edition of Pick Your Poison. Great tracks today come from Bobby Long, Cy Dune, Gentlemen Hall, Tiger Waves, Umberto and Vato Gonzalez. In the Soundcloud section (located after the jump), you can stream some good tracks from Blood Diamonds (ft. Dominic Lord), Fear of Men, Julia Holter (covering Arthur Russell) and The Postelles, among others.
Vato Gonzalez – Cats Are Evil
Blood Diamonds – Barcode (ft. Dominic Lord)
DIANA – Born Again
Fear of Men – Seer
Julia Holter – You & Me Both (Live Arthur Russell cover)
The Postelles – Running Red Lights
Wax Idols – AD RE:IAN