Pax Nicholas & The Nettey Family
"Na Teef Know De Road of Teef"
in 1971 Nicholas Addo-Netteybecame a full member of Fela´s legendary band Africa 70 as a conga player and background singer.While playing and recording for Fela’s Africa 70, Nettey released Na Teef Know The Road of Teef in 1973 for the Tabansi Label with the Martin Brothers Band from Portharcort, Nigeria. Made with Africa 70 musicians and singers and recorded in Ginger Baker’s highly equipped Lagos studio, Fela was not amused at all, even less when he heard how strong the Na Teef… album was. Reportedly, he said, “Don’t you ever, EVER play it again!” And so it was. Despite being a killer record, Na Teef… remained undercover for more than 30 years.
San Francisco's Moon Duo was formed in 2009 by Sanae Yamada and Erik Johnson of Wooden Shjips. This new release may be only four tracks long but just imagine Wooden Shjips without the deadweight and you've got what has been described as a, "sonic stew" (slight apologies to the Wooden Shjips fans). But, as LeVar Burton would say, don't take my word for it, check out Moon Duo below.
UPCOMING SHOWS AT MISSING LINKMARCH 27TH -- HELLBOUND GLORY
Scumbag Country is how Nevada based Hellbound Glory described their music, "as traditional as your Grandma's apple pie and as potent as your cousin's home cooked crank." Blue collar country, just as drunk and broke as Waylon, Merle or Kristofferson. Show starts at 3pm, and the band will also be playing later that night at The Alibi in Arcata.
Hellbound Glory on Myspace
MARCH 29TH -- STAG HARE
A former Humboldt musician who now lives in Utah, Stag Hare is an one man project involving loop pedals and repeating patterns that weave together to create amazing and stony soundscapes. He'll also be playing a secret house show that night, in a locale so secret even Stag Hare doesn't know where it is yet.
Stage Hare on Myspace
APRIL 17TH -- GHOSTWRITER
Ghostwriter, the one man punk-country troubadour from Oregon, returns to Arcata to celebrate Record Store Day with us here at Missing Link! Starting at 3pm, Ghostwriter promises to, "out-sing, out-pick, out-play, out-pray and out-lay any of these one-man-band-come-latelys."
Ghostwriter on Myspace
RECORD STORE DAY
April 17th is a-comin' and we're battening down the racks with a bunch of exclusive loot that won't last long.
Flaming Lips-Dark Side of the Moon
Black Keys-Tighten Up/Howlin' for You-12 inch
MGMT-Siberian Breaks-12 inch (Blue Marbled Vinyl)
White Rabbits/Antlers-Live From Daytrotter-7 inch
Bon Iver/Peter Gabriel-Come Talk to Me/Flume- 7 inch
Rodriquez-Inner City Blues-7 inch
Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey- Sensation of Seeing Light-7 Inch
Gogol Bordello-7 inch
Happy Birthday- Shampoo-7 inch
Roky Erickson/ Okervil River- True Love Cast Out All Evil-LP
Fela Kuti-10 inch
Doc Watson- S/T- LP
Mississippi John Hurt- Today- LP
John Fahey-Yellow Princess- LP
....And Much, Much More!
First Come, First Served, No Holds. Be here early and stay late for GHOSTWRITER's One man band punk/country rave-up. There may even be cookies and juice involved...stay tuned!
HUMBOLDT FREE RADIO RETURNS
After an all-too-long hiatus, 99.9fm returns to Humboldt County with full force. Operating Mondays through Sundays from 3 'till late, tune in and discover a whole other side to radio. Sometimes amazing, sometimes confusing, always interesting. Click below for the whole schedule!