The Weakerthans at Webster Hall

I almost didn’t make it into Webster Hall last night to see the Weakerthans. I forgot my ID and had to convince the bouncer that yes, I am definitely older than 16. Thankfully that worked otherwise I might have tried to scale the walls batman-style. Oh man, what a show. The band played a fantastic mix of old and new material, rocking numbers and sad slow songs. If there’s one thing I can say for John K. Samson, the man knows how to write a […]

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Stukas Over Disneyland

Nazis? Disneyland? Say it ain’t so! I instantly fell in love with The Dickies “Stukas Over Disneyland” the first time I listened through. The Dickies used to open for the Ramones, and the influences are evident. However, the so-cal Dickies definitely have a strong(er) Beach Boys vibe in a lot of their songs (check out the title track to see what I mean). These songs have the catchiest choruses (lets just say I went to bed last night singing them, and woke up this morning […]

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Big D and the Kids Table at the Knitting Factory

It takes alot to get me out to a show on a Sunday night but I’ve been there with Big D since high school and since I missed them on their last tour I figured I’d head out to see their show at the Knitting Factory. The A.K.As were definitely the standout opening act. They played simple punk rock with an amazing amount of energy. Although the band is from Philly they reminded me of a few west coast bands like the Teenage Harlets, the […]

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Don’t Change Your Clocks!

Hey guys, just a heads up. While the last Sunday in October is usually the day to change clocks back for Daylight Saving Time, because of Bush’s Energy Policy Act of 2005 the date has been changed to the first Sunday in November. There are plenty of good ways to protest the Bush presidency but changing your clock this weekend is not one of them. In fact, if you change your clock tonight your fellow students or co-workers will laugh at you. MP3: Built to […]

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The New Pornographers at Webster Hall

I wasn’t off the wall excited about seeing the New Pornographers on Thursday last week because I had just seen them this summer, I had kind forgotten I had tickets to the show and the event was eclipsed by the excitement of having my friend Andy come visit me. So I got Webster completely unprepared for the band to knock me the fuck out. I can say without hesitation that the New Pornpgraphers at Webster Hall was one of the best show I’ve seen this […]

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Weakerthans- Civil Twightlight Video

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9Ev1KzZby0] I love the new Weakerthans album Reunion Tour, I usually listen to it at least once everyday at work. The band made a video for one of my favorite songs, Civil Twilight and to be honest it’s not that exciting but I watched it a couple times in a row just to hear that song again. MP3: The Weakerthans- Civil Twilight Buy:InsoundAmazon

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Robert Sarazin Blake- On Tour

Three or four years ago when I was home from school on summer vacation I was surfin the net and I noticed Robert Sarazin Blake was on tour. I checked the dates but realized I had already missed the shows close by. Sadly I scrolled down the list of upcoming dates and saw a show in Philadelphia. I had never been to Philly before and it was 4 hours away but I saw I had off work that day so I decided what the heck. […]

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Ravens & Chimes- Reichenbach Falls

Ever since their Union Hall show I’ve been listening to Ravens & Chimes debut album Reichenbach Falls. In alot of ways it’s what I’ve been looking for all year. Initially I heard a nice, if somewhat generic indie-pop band. R&C; are in the Arcade Fire school of thought, using every instrument they can find. This causes the album to have a fun, lush sound but they’re not only kids in Brooklyn with a glockenspiel. What sets the album apart is how well the songs fit […]

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JeKKeL – Ping Pong Warriors

I was internerding around a couple weeks ago reading about Ping Pong when I happened across the album Ping Pong Warriors by the west coast pop punk band JeKKeL. It was a good find. The album is 85% catchy hooks and sing along choruses (the other 15% is a little emo for me). In any case I’d definitely recommend Ping Pong Warriors, I couldn’t pick just two songs to post. Unfortunately information on the band is scarce and it doesn’t look like they’ve put out […]

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Friends

Well, the updates around these parts have been scarcer than a new Streetlight Manifesto new release… oh wait, I can’t use that line anymore. Damn. Anyway, yours truly just got back from his good ole’ college town (where the housewives all met.) Besides being dragged to the homecoming concert of Eve6, it was a pretty sweet weekend. Thus, the theme of the day shall be ‘friends’. Now to hit up Brooklyn, Boston, and New Orleans shall be the next on my diabolical agenda. Muwahaha. MP3: […]

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