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  • oM, MGMT 11.12.07

    14 Nov 2007, 02:27 by wappytea

    Mon 12 Nov – of Montreal, MGMT, Grand Buffet

    We arrived at the Great American Music Hall at 6 PM---a groovy venue in a particularly dicey part of town. We stood in line and were directed by the venue to steer clear of the wall, and by Dan to steer clear of the tour bus. Watched James and Dan walk to and from the bus. Around 7 PM, which was supposed to be doors opening, a drunk homeless man kept harrassing my husband, singing about Bill Bailey, and wanting to show off his war wounds---a bit too close for comfort.

    We were finally let in the door, and found our spots on the left side of the stage, front row. A newcastle and a geminitactics shirt purchase later, a comedian took the stage, speaking in a very Mitch Hedberg kind of way. He was shortly thereafter followed by MGMT. MGMT's style reminded me of Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Student Film and Film School. Groovy recorded, but even better live. I did not care at all for Grand Buffet.

  • '06

    14 Dec 2006, 19:12 by wappytea

    I keep seeing the phrase, "Best of 2006."
    I discovered a lot of great music in 2006, due to last.fm, music blogs, emusic, myspace, singingfish, and sites like betterpropaganda.

    So I decided to make a list of the top 10 artists that I discovered in 2006:

    1. of Montreal - I first heard them in a movie theatre, which lead me to emusic, a subscription that when supplemented by last.fm certainly was useful, and weened me off of iTunes. Tracks from Sunlandic Twins and Satanic Panic have been in heavy rotation on my iPod, which generally doesn't scrobble tracks. Highly poetic and every song is a creative explosion. My hearing Architecture in Helsinki and Dogs Die in Hot Cars are a direct result of my digging of Montreal

    2. The Brian Jonestown Massacre - I'd actually heard of BJM prior to 2006, but it wasn't until this summer that I downloaded the retrospective Tepid Peppermint Wonderland. Any band heavily influenced by 60s music and The Beatles is a go in my book. …