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Viet Cong. Larimer Lounge. 03.24.15

Viet Cong. Larimer Lounge. 03.24.15 The Viet Cong was a militant, communist political party that fought in Vietnam during the war from 1955 – 1975. Unimaginable atrocities were committed on both sides of that conflict, leading to hundreds of thousands (if not millions) of casualties — many of which can be attributed to the Viet Cong. As the War on Terror… Read more →

Arcade Fire. Pepsi Center. 04.23.14

If someone would have walked up to me in 2005 and asked me which ‘indie’ band I thought would be playing huge arena shows in less than 10 years, I doubt my answer would have included the words Arcade Fire. Seriously, Funeral is among my favorite albums of all time, but it didn’t exactly scream ‘commercially viable product’. In fact,… Read more →

Grimes’ Visions on 4AD: 02.21.12

Grimes (aka Claire Boucher) first sparked my interest with 2010’s Halfaxa, became one of my favorite new artists with her daytime performance at FFF6 and left me wanting more with this year’s Darkbloom.  According to GvB the wait will not be long for the next full length LP, Visions.  What was originally slated for a January 31st release on Arbutus… Read more →

‘trying to smile through gritted teeth’

Fucked Up – David Comes To Life (Matador, 2011) A hardcore concept album concerning a heartbroken factory worker?  An 80 minute album of epic proportions from a band that was known for 7″‘s overflowing with screw-you-in-your-face political punk rock just a few short years ago?  The end, right?  They literally fucked up, right?  What’s next, a Broadway play à la… Read more →