Archive for April, 2012
Word to the wise: like many other corporate-sponsored music fests, OL can be a rip-off. My advice is to wait out the bundle tickets and buy something last-minute on Craigslist. There are always plenty of people trying to hawk their 1,2 and 3 day tickets for cheap as the event gets closer.
See ya there!
I am continuing my current binge of The Cribs. I saw them live in Boston last week! Now to be completely honest… they are my favorite band. So this post will be filled with one-sided gushing about their rocking awesomeness. There will be little to no objective reporting. Who needs objectivity when faced with The Cribs?
Man I am so sorry I’m late on this but if you didn’t get your hands on the four tracks Scolla released back in January and February then here is your chance to hear some new tracks that are so nice that they owned Twitter for a couple of weeks before SXSW.
Late Friday night Scolla shot me a couple tweets to check up and make sure that we were doing alright out here on the left side of the country. After exchanging some pleasantries he let me know that he is finishing up some more projects and getting ready to tour this Summer. If you didn’t know he was a featured artist at SXSW, marking his third year at the festival.
Ramona Falls‘ sophomore release, Prophet, is now available for you to pre-order. The album will be released through Barsuk Records on May 1st and shortly after the Brent Knopf lead four-piece group will begin touring. Dates should be released soon.
Two tracks have been released for your listening pleasure, “Spore” and “Squorm”. Also Arcade44.tv caught up with Knopf and bassist Dave Lowensohn at SXSW last month to talk about Prophet. I enjoy Knopf‘s sense of humor, mostly because of his dead-pan delivery. As you may or may not know Knopf is a former member of Menomena, he left the group back in January of 2011 after the release of Mines. The departure has allowed him to focus more on the cultivation of his song writing with Ramona Falls.
Last night on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon British alternative rock group Pulp reunited to play two songs. It was their first performance in the US since 1998. “Common People” has to be one of most favorite tracks of all time, even though I might like it most when William Shatner performs it
In a little less than a week I get to go see my favorite band, The Cribs, play in Boston. For the past couple of months I’ve been gushing about how fantastic their new album, In The Belly Of The Brazen Bull is going to be. It just so happens that one of my favorite music websites, Daytrotter, live streamed The Cribs session on their website. I couldn’t think of a better way to spend my Easter Monday than sitting back and listening to a live recording session with The Cribs.
Well I finally hurt myself singing. All thanks to The Cribs latest rocking single coming off of their upcoming album In The Belly Of The Brazen Bull, entitles “Come On Be And No One.” The Cribs released this single back at the end of February, and ever since I cannot go a single day without it.
Last week, The Cribs released a video to go along with “Come On And Be A No One.” I just have to say how great it is to listen to a band that is real. I don’t want to get into a debate about what is and what isn’t real. But the simple fact of the matter is The Cribs go to great lengths to just play the track how they would live. Most other band’s tracks are edited by computers and witchcraft. “Come On And Be A No One” is pure unadulterated brilliance.
All winter, I’ve felt like I’ve been locked in a dance hall and forced to listen to top forties till my ears bleed. Thank god its spring time and I can escape! The only way to purge yourself of that non-sense is to buckle down with some punk rock. A couple of months ago I started listening to this fantastic indie punk band called Turf War. They have one album that dropped back in October entitled Years Of Living Dangerously. With warm weather on the horizon, there is nothing like letting yourself go with some good head banging punk rock.