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A Fun Fun Fun Recap

Music festivals usually end up being something less than the sum of their parts.  Whether it be a hot summer day in a park or a week long event spread across multiple venues throughout a city, the anticipation and planning is usually a lot more fun than the reality — a reality that consists of short sets, less than ideal… Read more →

‘never fade away’ Recommended Releases 10.12

October turned out to be a HUGE month for new music.  The return of Godspeed You! Black Emperor, a double album of original material from Neil Young & Crazy Horse, the debut from Kendrick Lamar…Death Grips bypassing their label with the graphic NO LOVE DEEP WEB, hardcore shit from Pig Destroyer, Enslaved and Converge…the return of Bat For Lashes, Chelsea Wolfe… Read more →

Titus Andronicus w/Free Energy @ Bluebird 09/15/10

The first thing I noticed when I walked into the Bluebird last week was that the band on stage looked like kids that should be practicing in their parents basement.  Long hair, skinny jeans, vintage Def Leppard t-shirts from 1992 (!!!????)…dirty, greasy, wannabe rock stars from Nowhere, USA.   Not what I expected from these indie pop-rockers from Philly. Free Energy… Read more →

Titus Andronicus – The Monitor

The boys from Jersey kick off their new album, loosely based on the American Civil War, with a quote from Abraham Lincoln before twisting Springsteen‘s words to declare that ‘tramps like us were born to die!’ This is Titus Andronicus and they have not changed much since 2008’s amazing The Airing of Grievances. Springsteen meets The Replacements is how a… Read more →

Pitchfork Music Festival Books Broken Social Scene!

A couple days after I locked in my travel to Chicago for the Pitchfork Music Festival…they make things much more interesting by adding Broken Social Scene, Panda Bear, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, El-P, Girls,  Titus Andronicus, Bear in Heaven, Freddie Gibbs,  Smith Westerns, Dâm-Funk, Cave and Allá. This lineup is in addition to the already mentioned Modest Mouse, LCD Soundsystem,… Read more →