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Thursday, March 25, 2010

New Stuff to Chew On PART 2


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.

Moon Duo

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.


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
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
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


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
Phoenix-Fences-12 inch
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!


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!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

New Stuff to Chew On PART 1

Doc Boggs - When My Worldly Trials are Over.
Pioneering singer / banjo player Dock Boggs (b. 1898) got his start playing (while working) in the coal mines all over the poverty-stricken Appalachian region. His earliest recordings, a blend Appalachian old-time music and early blues, come from 1927-1929. By 1930, however, the Great Depression had forced Boggs to pawn his banjo and go back to selling moonshine and working in the coal mines. Thankfully, he was rediscovered by folk revivalist Mike Seeger in the 1960s. This new release from Monk Records is comprised of some extremely rare alternate takes (recorded between 1927-1929) of some of his greatest songs.

Cecil Barfield - South Georgia Blues
We can all give a giant pat on the back to Mississippi Records for putting out this wonderful George Mitchell recording. Born in 1922, Cecil Barfield started playing when he was just five by attaching a neck to a cooking oil can and tying a string to it. Learning music from what he heard off records at parties, Barfield's style comes from what he calls "rag pieces", bits of popular tunes picked up from round dances and parties and often reworked according to his moaning, wrenching style.

EARTH, Wolves in the Throne Room, Fall The Giants @ Nocturnum!

After patiently waiting for years, we at Missing Link are bowled over at the thought of this show. Dust your boots off April 15th for a show at Nocturnum in Eureka featuring the deep, dark, stony chords of Earth along with local openers Fall the Giants and Wolves, a band some have described as "Godspeed you Black Metal". Brought to you, in part, by Missing Link Records!
fall the giants

A boy, his older brother and their stoney dad make the welsh blues sound sweet
Wales is not the place you immediately think of when someone mentions garage-blues. So imagine how stunned I was to meet Brennig and Aled, two brothers from Cardiff who not only play gritty old fashioned blues licks but are the kind of strangers you'd trust with your wallet. With the kind of two man simplistic yet driving style that has garnered them comparisons to the White Stripes, they set themselves apart as being one of the few non-U.S. bands signed to Alive Records. The best part though is that they tour with their dad, in a fixed up county truck armed with an array of pasta and potatoes...now that's rock.

While off on the Radio Moscow Euro Tour, the guys found themselves playing at a bar that videotapes all their shows via 3D! Make yourself up some glasses (or buy a pair at Time Traveller) and enjoy the magic of Radio Moscow in your own home!