When I heard that Bangs and The Need (two well-loved punk bands from the Olympia, Washington area) were reuniting to play a few shows as a benefit for a friend who had fallen ill, I bought my ticket right away. Too bad I live in New York and while a $15 concert ticket was no problem, the $400 plane ticket to Portland was a little harder to swing. Luckily our writer Elisabeth Wilson lives there and was able to go on our behalf. Here's what she had to say about her ... Read More
in Music Stuff
on Jul 23, 2010
I saw these guys play last night at Mercury Lounge and they were so awesome! Londons own Jim Jones Revue are the real deal, down and dirty Rock-n- Roll, all sweat and swagger. They are playing a handful of shows, if they come to your town, grab your wig and go see them!
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I admit to stealing this idea (thank you, Eric), but it's so dead on I had to post. Janelle Monae's "Tightrope" may have gotten 23 million fewer hits on YouTube than Katy Perry's "California Girls," but no CGI gummy bears were injured in the making of this video. I think it makes a way better Song of the Summer. What do you think?
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I tend to hate the idea of one woman giving an interview where she winds up speaking on account of “all women.” We are all very different and of course can only speak from our own individual points of view.That being said, NPR is my hero. The good people over there have officially launched their new series “Hey Ladies,” which is based in this crazy new-fangled idea of working woman musicians. In March, they sent out a pretty decent list of ... Read More
in Music Stuff
on Jul 21, 2010
Happy Wednesday ya'll, here is a fun cover of X's "Nausea" by one of our favorites, Yacht.
I love X, and I've always loved this song, but it's funny, on this version, the words are much clearer, X's version is pretty raw, and I always thought Exene was singing "Nausea, bloody red eyes girl," but on this version, Claire L. Evans sings 'bloody red eyes go" so yeah, I learned something new today! Check out the upcoming Yacht dates, below, news has it they are working ... Read More