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Blue Microphones Podcast! AOL radio blog - What’s that song in the WEEDS promo?
Jul 18

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It’s rather uncommon for an opening act not only to catch, but also, to hold, my interest at a concert. The only other times I can recall this happening was when Patty Griffin (now one of my favorites!) opened for The Dixie Chicks in 1999, and also, when a young, unknown singer by the name of Celine Dion opened for Michael Bolton in 1992. Yes, I just admitted I went to a Michael Bolton concert (Don’t judge! It was my first concert ever and I rather enjoyed it, even though my taste in music has changed dramatically since then).

That being said, I recently caught Jenny Owen Youngs at Hotel Café in Hollywood where the opening act was April Smith and the Great Picture Show. I had never heard of them before, but after five minutes of their performance, I had to ask myself WHY I hadn’t heard of them before. They were incredible. Fun, catchy, lively and loud. And even – dare I say? – a little Rilo Kiley-esque with a vintage flair.

If you haven’t heard of April Smith and the Great Picture Show yet, I suggest you jump on the bandwagon. Their song “Terrible Things” is currently being used in the season six promo for Showtime’s “Weeds.” Their fan-funded new album, “Songs for a Sinking Ship,” is full of ‘30s and ‘40s inspired music fused with jazzy vocals. Smith can’t be much more than five feet tall and 100 pounds, but when she hits the power notes, it’s hard to believe that such a fiery, growling voice can come out of her little frame!

The album kicks off on a high note with “Movie Loves a Screen,” which is full of energetic beats…..

Full review here.

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