So Sleater-Kinney’s guitarist did this awesome review of Rock Band. It’s a really good read, so I thought I would be nice enough to post it here.
Archive for November, 2007
This should be interesting. The Riverfront Times is reporting that the Walkmen will be playing at the Duck Room at Blueberry Hill on January 21. Opening will be the White Rabbits. The White Rabbits’ great new album, Fort Nightly, is, um, influenced by the Walkmen (by influenced, I mean shamelessly rips off, not that that’s necessarily a bad thing). Can the student surpass the teacher? It’s something I definitely want to find out.
Also, check out Dylan’s review of the first track off Fort Nightly, “Kid On My Shoulders,” just a few posts down.
Head on over to RCRD LBL (can they please get at least one vowel in their name? Put a U in there, I really don’t care, I just die a little on the inside whenever I type that. Please?) to hear a new Professor Murder track. Professor Murder is a Brooklyn-based band that is the heir apparent to the dance-punk throne. Fans of !!!, Rapture, Radio 4, etc should take notice, if they haven’t already. Their debut EP, Professor Murder Rides The Subway, was released last year on Kanine Records.
|1||SOUNDTRACK||I’m Not There||Columbia-Sony|
|2||MOST SERENE REPUBLIC||Population||Arts And Crafts|
|3||GRIZZLY BEAR||Friend [EP]||Warp|
|5||BAND OF HORSES||Cease To Begin||SUB POP|
|6||FRANK TURNER||Campfire Punk Rock||Welcome Home|
|7||VIVA VOCE||Lovers, Lead The Way!/The Heat Can Melt Your Brain||Amore! Phonics|
|8||MINIPOP||A New Hope||Take Root|
|9||ZOOKEEPER||Becoming All Things||Bellecitypop|
|10||WUSSY||Left For Dead||Shake It!-Shake It|
|12||WIRE||Read And Burn 03||Pink Flag|
|13||ELECTRIC SIX||I Shall Exterminate Everything Around Me That Restricts Me From Being The Master||Metropolis|
|14||DUST GALAXY||Dust Galaxy||ESL|
|15||HANGAR 18||Sweep The Leg||Definitive Jux|
|16||LONEY, DEAR||Sologne||Rebel Group|
|17||HAMMER NO MORE THE FINGERS||Hammer No More The Fingers||Power Team-Sharon Collins|
|18||ENON||Grass Geysers… Carbon Clouds||Touch And Go|
|19||VARIOUS ARTISTS||Free Yr Radio||Free Yr Radio|
|20||WHITE RABBITS||Fort Nightly||Say Hey|
|21||THURSDAY||Kill The House Lights||Victory|
|22||CLIPD BEAKS||Hoarse Lords||Lovepump United|
|23||PLEASE QUIET OURSELVES||Please Quiet Ourselves||Mushpot|
|24||DIVISION DAY||Beartrap Island||Eenie Meenie|
|25||MUSCLES||Guns Babes Lemonade||Modular|
|26||SAUL WILLIAMS||The Inevitable Rise And Liberation Of Niggy Tardust||Fader|
|27||VANDELLES||The Vandelles [EP]||Self-Released|
|28||PLEASURES OF MERELY CIRCULATING||Pleasures Of Merely Circulating||Ettabelle|
|29||BLACK DICE||Load Blown||Paw Tracks|
|30||POLYSICS||Polysics Or Die: Vista||MySpace|
So music videos have been a big part of music in the past couple of decades, but most really don’t serve that big of a purpose. I mean MTV and VH1 hardly shows music videos anymore, and even when they do, its mostly bigger name (read:shit) songs. Well now-a-days artists don’t have to even be on MTV to be popular. YouTube sparked things like the OK Go music video, and record companies and artists have started to take notice. And while music videos have been on youtube before, most of the time they’re grainy and not great quality. Well now record companies have started to post the music videos themselves, in good quality. I can’t complain, there have been countless times when I’ve wanted to watch a music video, only to not be able to find it anywhere, let alone in good quality. It works out for everyone; I get to watch the videos, artists get out there, and the record companies get a slightly better return on their investment. Just another way that the internet has helped rather then hinder music.
Here’s an example: LCD Soundsystem – All My Friends