Built to Spill

Sasha:I never understood how Built to Spill managed to dodge mainstream success. Sure they’re indie rock legends, but how have conventional radio listeners not latched on to their catchy brilliance? Their songs always find a way of jumping into my head and keeping me company all day. MP3: Built to Spill- CarAppropriately, Car is one of those songs I love driving to. It doesn’t matter whether it’s day or night (who can listen to Nick Drake in the daylight?) summer or winter (NRBQ is only […]

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Dillinger Four

silverunity: Definitely one of the bands I listen to most when I’m skating. Over the summer I broke my finger while listening to them, and while I was in extreme pain, I still couldn’t help but smile to the awesomeness of D4. If I was a kindergarten teacher, Dillinger Four would definitely get a gold sticker star since they claim to be “putting the F back in art”. Take one look at their song titles: -Who Didn’t Kill Bambi -The Father, Son, and the Homosexual […]

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The Bouncing Souls – For All The Unheard

silverunity: First off let me note: The Bouncing Souls have been my favorite band for nearly 8 years now, and anytime I post something about them, it will usually be by a per-song basis.I firmly believe that music is the greatest form of artistic expression. If a picture is worth 1000 words, a song is worth 10,000. The song “For All The Unheard” by the Bouncing Souls really emphasizes this for me. All of us have written a song, whether it was to help us […]

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Kind of like Spitting

Sasha: Kind of Like Spitting was an indie-rock band from Portland, Oregon. Formed in 1996, the band unfortunately broke up last October. Propelled forth by singer Ben Barnett’s signature whiny vocals, the group played acoustic rock songs. I’d call them “anti-folk” but god I hate that label. MP3: Kind of Like Spitting: Share the RoadAt 1:16 minutes this song whizzes by like the bikers that fly past me on campus. As I drag my pedestrian self from class to class I tell myself that at […]

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How To Survive The Music Industry

silverunity:I found this interesting.It’s a guide for musicians on what to really expect if you’re trying to break into the music industry. It was written by dance pop band Beatnik Turtle, and it’s a pretty interesting read even if you’re not in a band or couldn’t care less about the music industry. Enjoy.

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Parlour Boys

Sasha: The Parlour Boys are a dance-pop band from Lexington Kentucky. Not surprisingly I first heard about them from the wonderful You Ain’t No Picasso, a fellow Lexington Resident. What I really love about this band is the energy they bring to every song. They’re currently in the last stages of signing a record contract and may be recording a full length album as soon as April (I’m keeping my fingers crossed.) MP3: Parlour Boys- Sick Friends I’m one of those people that have the […]

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David and the Citizens

Sasha: David and the Citizens are an indie-pop band from Malmö, Sweden. I don’t like Swedish Fish and I assumed this band would be kind of gummy and gross too. But no! They’re as catchy and non-gummy as any band this side of the Atlantic. Not only that, but check out the cool album art (take a lesson Clap Your Hands Say Yeah.) Unfortunately word on the street (lastfm) is that just this month, right before a major tour and their first US appearances everyone […]

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Another Sketch Comedy!

Aquarian Beauty: Barats & Bereta Production go to: http://barney.gonzaga.edu/~lbarats/ My good friend Kayla showed me their Mother’s Day sketch on youtube this weekend and that was all it took to hook me. This comedy team consists of two college aged fellows, Joe Bereta and Luke Barats. They work off each other wonderfully creating a harmonious chemistry that is undeniable. The only thing that worries me is that the last time it was updates was 1-14-06…does this mean the comedy team is finished? Let’s hope not….for […]

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Slapstick

silverunity: I remember the first time I listened to Slapstick nearly 6 years ago. I bought a compilation CD on my way home from the mall for three dollars (I just wanted something new to listen to for the drive), and popped it into my CD player. Within about 12 seconds into the first track (it was Slapstick’s “There’s A Metal Head In The Parking Lot”), I was completely in love. What I was listening to had the energy, attitude, and sheer awesomeness of Less […]

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The Groovie Ghoulies

Sasha:The Groovie Ghoulies show no love to the East Coast (it seems like they’re always touring California or Europe) but I still love them. The band, which includes Kepi, his wife Roach and their current drummer Scampi, write punk-pop songs about science fiction and movie monsters. In fact, if you’re a fan of science fiction and movie monsters you should do yourself a favor and check out their very DIY music video for Running with Bigfoot and while you’re at it check out Don’t Go […]

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