Release Spotlight: Stars - The North
Artist: Stars Album: The North Recommended if you like: Canadian Indie Pop (a la Metric, Broken Social Scene, et. al) From the press kit: “The North is an insistent return to this top form [Set Yourself on Fire]. Twelve years deep, they are making it clear that they are a generational band, a band that will still be here long after other more fashionable acts have faded.” Standout...
I’ve been anxiously waiting the announcement for a full set of Faint tour dates and I got my wish today. In conjunction with the 10 year anniversary deluxe edition release of Danse Macabre, the Faint is headed out on tour for the first time in years. And we get a San Diego date!!! Tix on sale on Friday at 10am, if I can confirm the presale password on Thursday, I will post on twitter. Full...
Outside Lands 2012 Day 3 Recap
A rough day at the festival after a loooong (but fun) night out in SF. We were trying to make the awesomeness of Allen Stone, but didn’t quite make it. Who I Saw: Fun., Franz Ferdinand, Regina Spektor, Jack White and Stevie Wonder I posted the fun. set list here. I hadn’t seen them live before but figured they would be a good time and they were. A good set (including a Rolling...
Outside Lands 2012 Day 2 Recap
Day two of Outside Lands shook out like this…. Who I Saw: Zola Jesus, Tame Impala, Portugal the Man, Alabama Shakes, Thee Oh Sees, Passion Pit Most of who we wanted to see were on the Lands End stage (the main stage) so we got in full sets for Zola Jesus, Tame Impala and Portugal the Man. I hadn’t seen Zola Jesus or Tame Impala and both bands were on their game and lots of people...
Outside Lands 2012 Day 1 Recap
I normally would just skip writing posts about shows a week after they happened but I did want to write some notes (mostly for myself) so here is my long delayed Outside Lands Day 1 recap. Who I Saw: Two Gallants, Fitz and the Tantrums, The Walkmen, Beck, Foo Fighters, Washed Out The majority of the bands on my list for Friday I had already seen, so it was really a casual schedule. One of my...
Passion Pit at Outside Lands Day 2
Posting the set list for now, will elaborate later. Passion Pit Outside Lands San Francisco, CA 8/11/12 Take A Walk The Reeling Moth’s Wings Better Things Carried Away Constant Conversations To Kingdom Come I’ll Be Alright It’s Not My Fault I’m Happy Eyes as Candles Sleepyhead Little Secrets
fun. at Outside Lands Day 3
I should be posting more but cell reception has been shitty. Wanted to post fun.’s set list while I have reception. fun. Outside Lands San Francisco 8/12/12 Carry On One Foot Why Am The One At Least I’m Not As Sad (As I Used To Be) All Alone Barlights We Are Young You Can’t Always Get What You Want (Rolling Stone cover) Some Nights
It's Not About The Music Anymore
(Note: This post is mostly in response in last week’s article in SD City Beat. You can read that here.) An open letter to Rick Jackson, GM of Lincoln Financial Media, SD: As a supporter of KBZT from its earliest days on air, I’d like to ask you to just put the station out of its misery and flip the station format or whatever you think is going to make the company money. What you...
Band of Skulls at the Annenberg 8/4/12
KCRW hosted a free show in conjunction with the Annenberg Space for Photography. More on the amazing photography exhibition later, Band of Skulls set list first. Band of Skulls Who Shot Rock Live at the Annenberg Space for Photography Los Angeles, CA 8/4/12 Sweet Sour Lies Patterns Wanderluster Bruises Hollywood Bowl I Know What I Am The Devil Takes Care of Its Own You’re Not...