22 Sep 2010, 01:32 by joshblalock
3 Jan 2010, 06:04 by _nadiaIve got nothing to do, so lets shuffle my ipod so i can remember what i loved the most on 2009. Sorry if some of these arent particularly from 09; the internet at uni is shit and i hardly ever found the time to get new music,,,anywaysss! here they are, in no particular order, obviously...
001. Ida Maria - I Like You So Much Better When You're Naked
002. Frankmusik - 3 Little Words
003. White Lies - Death
004. La Roux - Quicksand
005. The Black Keys - Strange Times
006. Black Kids - Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover
007. Iron & Wine - The Trapeze Swinger
008. The Ting Tings - Be the One
009. Silver Jews - Suffering Jukebox
010. The xx - Islands
011. Suburban Kids with Biblical Names - Funeral Face
012. DeVotchKa - New World
013. Little Joy - Keep Me In Mind
014. Appaloosa - The Day We Fell In Love (Ted & Francis Remix)
015. Florence + the Machine - You Got the Love
016. Miike Snow - Burial (DJ Mehdi Remix)
017. Ghostface Killah - Back Like That (Remix) (Feat Kanye West And Ne-Yo)
25 Aug 2009, 08:48 by _nadia
11 Jan 2009, 19:44 by kcasplundI didn't go out on Saturday for a variety of reasons, but here's a ranking of all the bands I caught this week that I'd like to see again. Asterisks by the ones I more or less knew nothing about before Free Week.
1. This Horn of Afrika
2. The Blacks *
3. The Laughing
4. Zlam Dunk *
5. Ringo Deathstarr
6. Follow That Bird!
7. Deskonocidos *
8. Rat King
10. Many Birthdays
11. Woven Bones *
12. Moth! Fight! *
13. Dans La Lune *
14. Ichi Ni San *
15. Death is not a Joyride
16. Golden Boys
17. The No No No Hopes
18. My Education
19. Dikes of Holland *
20. Masonic *
21. Hacienda *
22. Sad Accordions *
23. Your Kisses Cause Crashes *
24. Harlem *
25. Silver Pines *
26. Broadcast sea *
27. The Gospel Truth *
28. The Air Traffic Controllers *
29. Daniel Francis Doyle (solo or with band)
30. Che Arthur
31. Mr. Lewis & the Funeral Five
32. The Astronaut Suit *
33. The Midgetmen
34. Camp X-Ray
35. Haunting Oboe Music
36. Send Help
9 Jan 2009, 07:48 by kcasplundSaw a lot of bands tonight, including some very good ones...
Got downtown at 9:30, worried that I might miss my co-worker's band Send Help at Emo's. But on my way past Mohawk, I heard Basic playing outside and the bass sounded so good that I had to check it out. Very glad I did, because while the first song was good in a simple indie-pop way, the second song I heard was one of the best things I heard all night. It started out with the bassline from Metronomic Underground and morphed into a surfy instrumental with lots of twists and turns, at times sounding like Apache and other times like krautrock. After that they went back to indie-pop, so I hustled to Emo's.
Turns out I didn't need to be in such a hurry. No bands started until 10:15, so I had a strong well scotch on the rocks and watched part of the college football game and King Of The Hill before The Blacks came on. Holy shit! were they good! I wasn't expecting much from them, a drummer, a singer/guitarist and a guy with a mic and a tambourine and/or maraca. …
1 Mar 2008, 09:37 by BestOfWhatsLeftFri 29 Feb – Cursive with Darker my Love
The venue was a little small, but I think that made it nicer - you wouldn't need binoculars to see the band from the back. The lineup consisted of The Blacks, Judgment Day, Darker My Love, and (of course) Cursive, in that order.
They played first. A good budding band, but probably need a bit more work IMO. Nothing against them, but I kept thinking "More Cowbell!" - I half expected the guy with the tambourine to whip out a cowbell in the middle of the set and start banging on it. He just looked and moved almost exactly like the cowbell player in the SNL "Don't Fear the Reaper" Cowbell skit. His stage presence overpowered the music IMO, but mostly due to his flailing around on (and off!) the stage.
The second band, and the real surprise of the event for me. They played metal songs in a manner similar to Apocalyptica or Rasputina on their cover albums, but using distortion on their instruments for some of the songs. …
8 Jun 2007, 16:15 by TweedyzgirlFirst of all, the television segment I'm doing on They Might Be Giants has been rescheduled to run next season. Expect it to air in September. I'll give specifics when I have them.
Second of all, I got a pretty cool summer job. I'm interning for Glorious Noise, which means I'll be writing reviews for them as well as doing all of the busy work that no one else wants to touch. This means all of the free CDs I can listen to, and I'll be going to tons of shows! (I'm working on my first review right now...but the subject is top secret! Kidding, it's not really, but it'll be a surprise when you finally get to see it.)
This weekend is Ribfest on the north side of Chicago. My picks for the fest: Dollar Store, The Blacks and The Deadstring Brothers on Saturday and The Chamber Strings and Dolly Varden on Sunday. I can be found at the "Country" stage all of Saturday evening, for sure.
One last thing...I turn 20 on Sunday so, happy birthday to me! You can be sure there will be a full CD report. …
15 May 2007, 21:48 by sing-singWith a little help from my friends:
0012H Company - Иcкyccтвo yxoдa зa AК-47
00265daysofstatic - The Destruction of Small Ideals
003a hundred times beloved - Antarctic Surprise
004A Northern Chorus - The Millions Too Many
005Alicia Keys - As I Am
006A Place to Bury Strangers - S/T (re 2004)
007A Shoreline Dream - Coastal (EP)
008A Sunny Day In Glasgow - Scribble Mural Comic Journal
009a.m. vibe - Capricorno
010Aarktica - Matchless Years
011Aerial - The Sentinel
012Agnes Kain - Keep Walking Or I'll Kill You
013Agua de Annique - AIR
014Ai Phoenix - The Light Shines Almost All the Way
015Air Formation - Daylight Storms
016Airiel - The Battle of Sealand
017Artanker Convoy - Cozy Endings
018Alcest - Souvenirs D'un Autre Monde
019Amína - Kurr
020Angels of Light - We Are Him
021Architecture in Helsinki - Places Like This
022Astral - Sleepwalker
023Astrobrite - Whitenoisesuperstar
024Acid Mothers Temple SWR - Stones, Women & Records
025Au Revoir Simone - The Bird Of Music
17 Jan 2007, 05:16 by TweedyzgirlI’m sure you’ve all been anxiously awaiting another pretentious list of which albums released this year were actually worthy of being listened to. And I’m sure you’re thrilled to hear the opinions of another blogger who knows little of music theory and even less of what it is to be a musician. So, if you’re still reading, that’s quite good for me, and I’m sure will boost my ego a bit.
If you’re wondering why it took me so long to get this darn list up, it’s because I had a blogging accident: I was writing directly into the window, then accidentally hit refresh…lost it all, so I got discouraged and didn’t feel like writing anymore. Note to self: Do all future writings in a word processing type program, they’re much more forgiving. Also, I had a friend in town who I had to entertain for a week.
Here comes my list, let me know what your thoughts are on what I have to say and share your lists and opinions, but, please, be civil. I know how heated these conversations can get, I have done my time in various music forums. …
20 Nov 2006, 18:59 by TweedyzgirlWell, I'm back in Chicago for the week.
I love being home...such a great music scene!
Coming up this week:
Friday - Andrew Bird at the Logan Square Auditorium
Saturday - Wilco & Califone at the Auditorium Theatre.
Needless to say, I'm excited.
Also: On Friday, I saw The Blacks at the Hideout. Another amazing show. This time I was actually in the front row, rather than behind a camera and I loved it. Best thing about being front and center: During my favorite song "Horrorshow", Danny Black jumps off the stage and seranades a few people in the audience. I, of course, was the first, and I played along. (Not that it was such a stretch to pretend to act like a fangirl when he came by me.) They're playing at Schuba's in January, and you can bet that I'll be at that show too!
I forgot to write about this earlier but, on Thursday 11/16, I headed up to St. Louis to see Bobby Bare Jr. and Centromatic at Off Broadway. Bobby was absolutely fabulous. He puts on such an energetic live show. …