Re-Up: July 2010

Every month I will recap the albums and songs I can recommend under the Re-Up heading. Click on each album cover for more information. Songs: Kid Cudi, Rostam Batmanglij & Best Coast – All Summer (internet only via Converse) Free Energy – Bang Pop (from Stuck on Nothing out now) Steel Train – Bullet (from Steel Train out now) Kristen… Read more →

O Canada: Vancouver Battle of the Bands in Denver… Black Mountain vs. The New Pornographers

“Thanks for coming out tonight, we know you have choices…Black Mountain, Lady Gaga…we’re glad you chose to come see us.” That is what Carl Newman had to say to the crowd gathered at The Ogden Theater on Wednesday night for The New Pornographers show. “Black Mountain were supposed to finish their set and then come see us…” Black Mountain and The… Read more →

ILSUDH2 Approved Shows for August 2010

8/2: Roadside Graves @ Larimer Lounge 8/3: Tokyo Police Club @ Bluebird Theater 8/3: FOTR: The Lost Boys @ Red Rocks 8/4: Mimicking Birds @ Hi-Dive 8/5: Jackson Browne w/David Lindley @ Red Rocks 8/7: Pretty Lights w/MiMOSA, Emancipator and Zion-I @ Red Rocks 8/7: Chris Isaak @ Arvada Center 8/9: Crystal Castles @ Ogden Theater * 8/9: Avi Buffalo… Read more →

From Unity to Sextasy: 7 Bands, 7 Words, 7 (live) Photos

Silversun Pickups w/Against Me! @ Fillmore 7/26/10 Against Me!: Punks brought Franz from The Hold Steady Silversun Pickups: Modern-day Smashing Pumpkins brought lights/sound! The Gaslight Anthem @ Ogden 7/24/10 The Gaslight Anthem: Brought it again!  Impressed many! RBVs rock! Sextreme Ball w/ Lords of Acid & My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult @ Ogden 7/21/10 My Life With The… Read more →

ceo – White Magic

ceo – White Magic The solo project of Eric Berglund of the Swedish band Tough Alliance crosses a lot of genres and in doing so, avoids being just another electronic album. ceo – No Mercy Reviews: Pitchfork 8.5 PrettyMuchAmazing 8.2 Prefix 8.0 Read more →

Big K.R.I.T. – K.R.I.T. Wuz Here

Big K.R.I.T. – K.R.I.T. Wuz Here Big K.R.I.T. lives up to the hype.  This is some of the best ‘dirty south’ rap I’ve heard in a long time.  Download his self-produced full length for free. Big K.R.I.T. – Children of the World Reviews: DJ Booth 4/5 cokemachineglow 83% The Smoking Section 4/5 Read more →

Lilith: A Catastrophic Failure?

Half-lit Lilith sign a perfect metaphor for Lilith 2010 A Celebration of Women in Music. Lilith was one of the most popular summer tour/festivals in the late 90s.  But the big comeback a decade later has been plagued with problems.  Disappointing ticket sales, headlining artists pulling out and dates being canceled across the country.  If there were a ‘dislike’ button… Read more →

Gayngs – Relayted

Gayngs – Relayted I have been listening to Relayted quite a bit recently and I have to admit I had no clue who these guys were.  When I decided to recommend Gayngs to my readers I looked them up and realized it’s a project put together by Ryan Olson and includes some of my favorites artists such as Justin Vernon… Read more →