The Moldy Peaches

“What? Punk rocker/Ska nerd silverunity is posting on an indie band? I just lost 10 scene points for listening to a band liked by someone who likes ska!!!! Say it ain’t so!” Oh but it is… it is so. To be honest, I don’t know too much about this band, besides the fact they are a lo-fi, anti-folk, hipstertastic band (whatever the fuck that all means) from NYC (although originally Washington State). So how the hell did I hear of these guys? About four years […]

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Twin Peaks

Me and the roommates watched David Lynch’s Blue Velvet last night and it made me want to start watching Twin Peaks again. I’ve watched the first season and a couple episodes into the second but I’m definitely ready to finish the series off. I miss special agent Dale Cooper and of course everyone’s favorite character the Log Lady. I’m always shocked by how such a bizarre show got so much mainstream attention. It aired on ABC and was one of its most successful shows in […]

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Arrah and the Ferns- The Interview!

Since getting a copy of Arrah and the Ferns début album Evan is a Vegan I’ve listened to it either on my own or in my friend Andy’s car 7.5 million times.* Being a Housewives favorite they’re one of our most blogged bands (weirdly enough so is Journey). So I was really pumped to get a chance to talk to them before their show in Long Island City a couple weeks ago. Read on to learn what the band thinks about Third Eye Blind, singing […]

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Haunted by song all day.

I’ve had a Misfits song in my head for the past two days, and i’m not even a big fan of the Misfits. Anyway, this song is amazing, and maybe if I post it, it will get out of my head finally. So in the words of The Misfits: “Oh dear god, set me free….Stop haunting me.” P.S I sense a battle of Atom vs the misfits soon… stay tuned! Buy:Amazon

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NME’s Greatest Indie Anthems Ever

I was poking around the internet and found NME’s list of the 50 greatest indie anthems ever. It’s not a bad list, a little heavy on the Oasis maybe and I’m not sure what definition of “indie” they’re using but an ok list nonetheless. Here are their top ten:1.Oasis – ‘Live Forever’2. Nirvana – ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’3. Pulp – ‘Common People’4. The Smiths – ‘There Is A Light That Never Goes Out’5. The Libertines – ‘Don’t Look Back Into The Sun’6. The Libertines – […]

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DEVOtional 2007

Other blogs might cover SXSW in Austin, CMJ in New York or Lollapalooza in Chicago but who would travel out to Cleveland to cover the DEVOtional (a yearly Devo convention)? That’s right dear readers, the Midwestern Housewives! So to be honest I’m not a massive Devo fan (or Devotee as they’re called) but when I was offered a trip out to Cleveland I though sure, why the hell not. It was a decision I did not regret. The Devo convention turned out to be a […]

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Fugazi Vs. Atom and His Package

(The famous “hand wave of death and inevitable destruction) Looks like Fugazi has some military allies. Atom is going to have to watch out for Puerto Rico’s army if he wants to come out alive. Laaaadies and gentlemen! Step right up! Tonight, the main event is the champion “Ol Fighting” Fugazi vs. “The Annihilating” Atom and his Package! Victories shall be glorious, defeats shall be painful, and heroes WILL be made! Currently Fugazi is the champion with their #1 chartbuster, “Waiting Room”. However, Atom and […]

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Hub City Stompers And The Slackers Show Review

Think ska was killed by a stake through the heart years ago? Think again. Ska is alive and kicking, almost as much as everyone at the First Unitarian Church last night. While there were 4 bands on the bill, I only caught 2, The Hub City Stompers (who I went to go see), and The Slackers. If you don’t know who The Hub City Stompers are, they are a skinhead influenced selfproclaimed “Ska for people who hate ska” band out of New Brunswick NJ. Now […]

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Mates of State- All Day EP

So apparently this EP has already been out for three years, whatever I just got it so I’m reviewing it now. Awesome. Very awesome. I loved their last album Bring It Back, I actually had a dream about the song So Many Ways last week and couldn’t get it out of my head all morning. Anyway the song Along For The Ride might top even that. It’s your typical Mates of State duet with lots of synth and joyful yelling/singing. MP3: Mates of State- Along […]

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A Little Blast From The Past (And Now I’ve Turned Into A VH1 Special…)

Hey indie kids and punk rockers alike! Have you heard of NoFX’s Punk in Drublic? Of course you have, it’s nearly 13 years old. So why the hell am I making a post on it? Because, chances are, if you are over 20 yrs old, regardless if you still listen to punk or have gone on to indie, you have owned or at least liked some songs off this album at one stage of your life. Like the Giving Tree, you have shunned what has […]

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