1 Jul 2010, 15:46 by xBrooklynx
3 Jun 2009, 02:27 by mutexplosionIn 2006, So Many Dynamos released their second album Flashlights, an album that improved dramatically from their first. This progression continues with The Loud Wars. Opener "Artifacts of Sound" properly introduces us to The Loud Wars by cramming in four minutes of fast, off-kilter, technical, danceable music. With songs like this, the band has the right to sing lyrics like, "Get me out of this party/Because it's boring and so uneventful/Get me out of this party/All the rhyming is so predictable"; there's never a dull moment in The Loud Wars, and it's unpredictable and interesting both musically and lyrically.
Musically, the band has never sounded better. Though initially nothing stands out as much as their most well-known song "Search Party," it's clear that every song is solid and the majority are shining achievements, resulting in what is by far their most consistently impressive album (really, only "Glaciers" fails to leave a lasting impression). …
7 Jan 2008, 22:01 by OlaJansonFirst time in English.
the bloodbrothers has decided to split up. The heir of these screamo kings is for now:
The Jonbenét especially the album The Plot Thickens.
Circle Takes the Square, especially the album As the Roots Undo
Not totally screamo but still in my math heart Cinemechanica especially the song Brain Tarp. Mainly because I’m old enough to know BASIC but also because it’s a damn god song.
All for now.
12 Nov 2007, 19:30 by nonolyà la MJC DES 3 MAISONS // Nancy // TP : 5 - TA : 4
une coproduction avec l'association GROLDEBOX
Cinemechanica (US) .... web
Pour leur première tournée européenne, les américains de « Cinemechanica » débarquent à Nancy. Leur musique, mélange de math rock survitaminé à la sauce indie, dans la lignée des « Q and not U » ou encore « Drive like Jehu », est un amalgame précis de rythmiques endiablées et de refrains catchy !!! Une première à ne surtout pas manquer !!!!
Mutiny on the Bounty (LU) .... web
Math rock jusqu'au bout des ongles. Par son goût de l'éclectisme et son amour des compositions tortueuses, « Mutiny On The Bounty » se positionne à la croisée des chemins entre « North Of America », « Fall Of Troy » ou encore « Mars Volta ». En live, la prestation relève de la performance, à la fois technique, déjantée et ondoyante.
Duo nancéien fraîchement formé, Filia Motsa navigue sur les eaux tumultueuses de l'improvisation. …
8 Oct 2007, 06:04 by killerbabydollhttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v60/xkittiedollx/My%20Die-ary/ConcertSharkCinemaDynamo.jpg
Tonight, Jeff and I went to see We Versus the Shark at the Drunken Unicorn around 9:00 pm. The first band had just finished up when I arrived, so I'm not really sure who they were.
First band up: So Many Dynamos. My absolute favorite thing about these guys was the lead singer's robot dance. All of the other musicians would frantically rock back and forth on stage, thrashing their guitars wildly about, but not this guy. He did his fair share of rocking himself to and fro, but he had a signature move... The Angry Half-Broken Robot Head Shake. It's something that can not be described in words.
Second band up: We Versus the Shark. Before the band had even begun to play, I decided that one thing was for certain... I am in love with Samantha Paulson. When I saw her with her big boots, tattoos, and black guitar I swooned. She made a few "chh, chh…
16 Aug 2007, 22:40 by TheAngus...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead
A Rooster for the Masses
A Voice Like Rhetoric (x2)
Against Me! (x2)
The Arcade Fire
Art Lord and the Self Portraits (x7)
Be Your Own Pet
Big D And The Kids Table (x4)
The Blood Brothers
Captured! by Robots (x2)
The Capulets (x3)
The Dynamite Brothers (x7)
Every Time I Die (x2)
Farewell to Arms (x2)
The Fashion Brigade
Four Year Strong
Funeral for a Friend
The Harlem Shakes
Hero Pattern (opened for)
Hide and Seek
Hot Rod Circuit (x2)
Jupiter Sunrise (x3)
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts (x2)
The Killing Moon
The Last Vegas
27 Jun 2007, 17:44 by trivial0921I add bands as I see them.
Short reviews for noteworthy concerts (and links to longer ones).
...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead - FFFFest 2012
Aiden - I'm actually kinda ashamed of this...opened for Anti-Flag
The Airborne Toxic Event - ACL 2011
Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra - a nice mix of upbeat and downbeat
An Horse x2 - Opened for Tegan and Sara; pretty witty and a lot of fun; also ACL 2011
Animal Collective - sadly not a very good live band
Applecore - I loved the trombonists; they were so good!
Arctic Monkeys x2 - Sasquatch 2006; best part was when it started drizzling and the lead singer said "It's fucking raining!" the crowd went crazy :D; also saw them in Cincinatti in 2010
The Architects - boring, generic hard rock
Astronautalis x2 - best part was the freestyle; also FFFFest 2012
Atreyu - meh, not a fan; Review: Metal Madness
AWOLNATION - ACL 2011
Band of Horses - Bumbershoot 2008
Paul Banks - FFFFest 2012
7 Jan 2007, 12:23 by umemuraraZ to A
torico/In The Bed ?
Struggle For Pride/YOU BARK WE BITE
Sonic Youth/Rather Ripped
ROVO/Live at Sebukodo 2004(Official Bootleg)
Psychic Ills/Early Violence
OGRE YOU ASSHOLE/Heikin ha sayu gyaku no kitai nanda
NANYCAL Z/Saibah Rastaman
Liars/Drum's not dead
kuruucrew vs Green Milk From The Planet Orange/kuruucrew vs greenmilkfromtheplanetorange split cd
Henrytennis/Eight Rare Cases
Coptic Light/Coptic Light
Cinemechanica/The Martial Arts
20 Dec 2006, 03:03 by awthomp861. Tom Waits - Orphans
Tom Wait’s career has covered a multitude of musical genres- from lounge to the blues, from experimental to rock. Orphans covers all of the bases, and in its 3 discs, one can learn about heartbreak, trains, poetry, and jails. It’s the versatility of Waits’ songwriting that makes this album a true gem. It fits all moods, and everyone can find a track that can serve as a personal theme song.
RIYL: Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Johnny Cash
2. The Radio Dept - Pet Grief
To find some of the best music, one often has to turn his head away from the United States. The Swedish band, The Radio Dept, combines the best of the shoe gaze movement with electronic-pop, creating an airy, intelligent, fresh, and lovable sound, perfect for those lonely, cold autumn days.
RIYL: Hot Chip, American Analog Set, The Embassy
3. Joanna Newsom – Ys
Ok, Joanna Newsom has an interesting voice. So what… Bob Dylan does too. …
4 Nov 2006, 16:12 by tingsquaredIn the morning, I was greeted with phone calls and text messages, "You're on PITCHFORK and ROLLING STONE" uhm....greaaat?
Anyway, the next afternoon I went to the Merge day party and was falling over from exhaustion. We took the bus to the Fader lounge to catch Canada. Jeff showed up and reminded me that we had to pick up the Vice badges for Chromeo. So we booked up uptown, got the passes and made it back in time for the end of Frida Hyvonen's set, and of course, she ended with my favorite song of hers. She's hilarious, love her. Despite the tiny stage Annuals rocked it. Although, I think they need a new keyboard because they consistently have keyboard problems. Got some Chinese food at Congee Palace and walked by Bowery to see if the line was ridiculous for The Elected and The Shins. Of course it was, so we walked to the Dim Mak party at Lit. It was way too crowded in there.
Jeff and I went to Sin-e to see Chromeo, but when we arrived The Black Lips were on. They tore shit up, we scored seats at the bar. …