Archive for March, 2006


Band of Horses

March 31, 2006

Wow, I love this song. It’s called “The Funeral” and it’s by a band called Band of Horses, who hail from Seattle, WA. They have been getting a ton of hype recently, in particular, surrounding their performance at SXSW and the recent glowing review in Pitchfork. I think the closest comparison (for this song, anyway, is My Morning Jacket). Check it out for yourself.

Band of Horses – The Funeral


3/28/06 Playlist

March 31, 2006

Here is the playlist for Dividing By Zero Will Get You Nowhere on March 28, 2006. LIsten online every Tuesday Night from 8-10 p.m. on KWUR 90.3 FM or

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  • Bell Orchestre – Throw It On A Fire – Bell Orchestre
  • The Secret Machines – Alone, Jealous, and Stoned – Ten Silver Drops
  • Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – The Skin of My Yellow Country Teeth – s/t
  • Bishop Allen – The Rabbit – January
  • The Deathray Davies – I Regret the Day I Tried to Steal Daniel’s Ego – Midnight at the Black Nail Polish Factory
  • Tight Pants Syndrome – Your Buzz Is Safe With Me – demo
  • Spoon – Fitted Shirt – Girls Can Tell
  • Eels – Pretty Ballerina -Live at Town Hall
  • Jens Lekman – You Are the Light – When I Said I Wanted to Be Your Dog
  • The Light Footwork – Rapture Good, Rapture Bad – One State, Two State
  • Band of Horses – The Funeral – Everything All the Time
  • Built to Spill – Conventional Wisdom – You in Reverse
  • Destroyer – Priest’s Knees – Destroyer’s Rubies
  • Butthole Surfers – The Colored FBI Guy – Widowmaker EP
  • Head of Femur – Percy – Hysterical Stars
  • Dozemarypool – Girl From Okinawa – s/t
  • Buzzcocks – Have You Ever Fallen In Love? – Love Bites
  • Circle Jerks – In Your Eyes – Gig
  • Operation Ivy – Sound System – Energy
  • Mogwai – Friend of the Night – Mr. Beast
  • Sullen – Strawberry Blonde – Paint the Moon
  • Tarkio – Eva Luna – Omnibus – Kill Rock Stars
  • The Cloud Room – We Sleep in the Ocean – The Cloud Room
  • Midlake – Roscoe – Midlake
  • Grizzly Bear – Owner of a Lonely Heart – Sorry for the Delay
  • Drive-by Truckers – Wednesday – A Blessing and a Curse

Diamond Nights live

March 31, 2006

Diamond Nights
March 27, 2006 – The Gargoyle

I think I finally figured out the difference between Diamond Nights and The Darkness — the choruses. The Darkness writes hella choruses. Magnificent and soaring. Diamond Nights on the other hand, write great bridges, packed with accelerating tension and anticipation, but once the chorus arrives, they don’t kick it up a notch – they bring it back down, playing it calm with a sly smile. On one hand, it’s frustrating, but on the other, if you are in the right mood (and I haven’t quite pinpointed what mood that is), there is a certain coolness and satisfaction to it. This revelation came to me hen I saw Diamond Nights play at Wash U’s Gargoyle on Monday, March 27, 2006. They were sandwiched between an awful emo/screamo/crappy band (My American Heart) and a passable, far less annoying emo band (Head Automatica). It seemed like an incredibly odd billing. Singer Morgan Phalen
seemed (understandably) skeptical of the crowd when the show started, but it became obvious that there was a definite contingent in the crowd there specifically to see Diamond Nights (stage right). However, there was also a significant part of the crowd that clearly did not “get” the band and its Thin Lizzy-isms (stage left). As the crowd warmed up, the band got more and more into the performance, with Phalen making his way into the crowd by the end of the set. They played through all the highlights of their latest album, including “The Girl’s Attractive,” “Saturday Fantastic,” and “”Diamond Destination.” They dedicated the song “Dirty Thief” to the “dirty, dirty girls” at a “dirty club in the middle of the woods on the East Side” that they visited the last time they were in town, lamenting the fact that they did not leave a bread crumb trail so they could find their way back this time around. By the end of the set the crowd was enthusiastic despite the idiot that yelled “Head Automatica” at a quiet moment at the end of the show, when the band and the crowd were clearly clicking. Oh well…


Listen to my radio shows anytime!

March 27, 2006

Yeah, that’s right, we are finally archiving the shows on the radio station. For the time being, you can listen to my March 21, 2006 show here. The first song on the file is actually the last song from the show before, so my show doesn’t start until about 4:14 into the file. I’m working on editing it down and turning it into a podcast, so enjoy for the time being.


Diamond Nights

March 27, 2006

Diamond Nights are playing at the The Gargoyle on Monday, March 27 with Head Automatica. Diamond Nights play music in the vein of Thin Lizzy, AC/DC, or even the Rolling Stones but deliver it with the attitude of The Darkness. It should be a good show…

Diamond Nights – The Girl’s Attractive
Diamond Nights – Dirty Thief
Diamond Nights – Destination Diamonds


Built to Spill Show Rescheduled

March 23, 2006

The Built to Spill show scheduled to occur on April 16, 2006 at Mississippi Nights has been rescheduled to September 17, 2006 and will presumably also occur at Mississippi Nights. The band had to postpone several weeks of their spring tour due to an eye injury suffered by Doug Martsch while playing basketball. September 17 is a Sunday for those of you keeping track of that sort of thing…


3/21/06 Playlist

March 22, 2006

Here is the playlist for Dividing By Zero Will Get You Nowhere on Tuesday, March 21, 2006. Listen online every Tuesday night from 8-10 pm at, or, if you are near Washington University, the old fashioned way at 90.3 on the FM dial.

  • The Darkness – Girlfriend – One Way Ticket To Hell… and Back
  • The Boy Least Likely To – I’m Glad I Hitched My Apple Wagon To Your Star – The Best Party Ever
  • Berry – Broken Machine – Marriage
  • Mates of State – Nature and the Wreck – Bring It Back
  • Mission of Burma – Einstein’s Day – Vs.
  • Page France – Junkyard – Hello, Dear Wind
  • The M’s – Shawnee Dupree – Future Women
  • Calexico – All Systems Red – Garden Ruins
  • Drive-by Truckers – Easy on Yourself – A Blessing and A Curse
  • DeVotchKa – Queen of the Surface Streets – Una Volta
  • Crooked Fingers – Call to Love – Dignity & Shame
  • M Ward – Sad Sad Song – Transfiguration Of Vincent
  • Blanche – Do You Trust Me? – If We Can’t Trust the Doctors
  • The Raconteurs – Steady As She Goes – single
  • The Wood Brothers – Chocolate On My Tongue – Ways Not To Lose
  • Spinto Band – Oh Mandy – Nice and Nicely Done
  • Tapes ‘n’ Tapes – Insistor – The Loon
  • Stephen Malkmus – Baby C’mon – Face the Truth
  • Mates of State – Fraud in the 80’s – Bring It Back
  • Devo – Jerkin Back’n’Forth – New Traditionalists
  • Of Montreal – The Party’s Crashing Us – The Sunlandic Twins
  • Hockey Night – Tubin’ – Keep Guessin’
  • Owls – Everyone is My Friend – s/t
  • Diamond Nights – The Girls Attractive – Popsicle
  • The Go! Team – Huddle Flash – Audio Assault Course: The College Radio Sessions
  • Doves – Gone ‘Till November – BBC Sessions