• It's that time again (Best of 2007 List)

    10 Dec 2007, 16:50 by sidekicksuicide

    I love making these...I am such a nerd.

    Top 10 albums of 2007
    10. The Blue Letter - Prima Facie
    9. Flatfoot 56 - Jungle of the Midwest Sea
    8. Anberlin - Cities
    7. We Are The Union - Who We Are
    6. Bomb the Music Industry! - Get Warmer
    5. The Wedding - Polarity
    4. Streetlight Manifesto - Somewhere In the Between
    3. As Cities Burn - Come Now Sleep
    2. Motion City Soundtrack - Even If It Kills Me
    1. Against Me! - New Wave

    Honorable Mentions
    Piebald - Accidental Gentlemen (this album kinda died out for me around spring, but I really liked it before that)
    Tegan & Sara - The Con (I haven't had it long enough to really get into it, but there are some really great songs on the album. Thank you, Against Me! and Cyndi for getting me into them)
    The Chariot - The Fiancee (it's The Chariot)
    Modern Life Is War - Midnight In America (see Tegan & Sara)
    The Riot Before - So Long, the Lighthouse (folk-punk at it's finest, but it's not a full-length)
  • Musings From Monolith, Day II

    30 Sep 2007, 06:30 by Sneezonaut

    Monolith Festival at Red Rocks

    Two weeks later...

    If you've never heard a singer's passion echo off the mountains and into a crowd of 9,000, or felt the vibration of a bass seep through your feet and into geological history, or caught the Denver lights from a thousand feet above the mile high city, put Red Rocks Ampitheatre on your list of destinations before you die. On September 14th and 15th Monolith Festival made its Red Rocks debut with over 50 bands, including Cake, The Decemberists, Kings Of Leon, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, The Flaming Lips, Spoon, Art Brut, and a slew of independent acts from California to the UK.

    The bands I saw:

    Via Audio - I don't remember much about their set besides the fact that I liked them and that their bassist was especially entertaining to watch. Scores for this though: The room started with no more than a couple dozen spread-out stragglers, and ended with me pushed up against the back wall, jumping in an attempt to see. Grabbed them and kept them.