Archive for April, 2006


Eagles of Death Metal

April 28, 2006

Eagles of Death Metal are playing at the Creepy Crawl on Wednesday, May 31… Those of you that saw them open for The Strokes or play at Vintage Vinyl know that this is show that you absolutely do not want to miss.


Hurra Torpedo

April 27, 2006

Hurra Torpedo, that crazy “Norwegian appliance rock band”, is playing at The Pageant on Friday, June 16. I will defintiely try to check them out. Check out their rendition of Bonnie Tyler’s “Total Eclipse of the Heart” in the video below:


Coachella Set Times

April 27, 2006

The set times for this year’s Coachella have just been released. Click here to see what I am planning on seeing and when. There are quite a few conflicts and I am sure that this plan will change about 15 minutes into the first day, but what can you do? Stay tuned for a review and pictures of the Festival.


Life Sized Animals

April 26, 2006

I don’t know much about Life Sized Animals other than that they are from St. Louis and that they play a brand of (power) poppy-indie rock that rubs me in the right way. They have an extended essay on their myspace page that talks about a lot of things, including one band member’s experiences in his previous band, but, unfortunately, not a whole lot about his current band, the band that is the subject of this blog entry.

Click here to dowload their song “Blood Money” (no right-clicking necessary).


Loose Fur

April 26, 2006

Loose Fur is Jeff Tweedy, Glen Kotche, and Jim O’Rourke. They recently released their sophmore CD, Born Again in the USA. It’s a little more concise and polished than their self-titled debut CD, and is, to me, a more satisfying release. Definitely check them out if you like the poppier side of mid-career Wilco. Here’s a song for your listening pleasure. Gotta love the whistling.

Loose Fur – The Ruling Class


4/18/06 Playlist

April 21, 2006

Here is the playlist for Dividing By Zero Will Get You Nowhere on April 18, 2006. Download the Show

  • Belle & Sebastian – White Collar Boy – The Life Pursuit
  • Jason Collett – I’ll Bring the Sun – Idols of Exile
  • Built to Spill – The Wait – You in Reverse
  • Loose Fur -The Ruling Class – Born Again in the USA
  • Old 97s – The New Kid – Drag It Up
  • Destroyer – Your Blood – Destroyer’s Rubies
  • Clem Snide – Weird – End of Love
  • The Flaming Lips – My Cosmic Rebellion – At War With the Mystics
  • The Black Heart Procession – Not Just Words – The Spell
  • Page France – Trampoline – Hello Dear Wind
  • John Lennon – Woman – Double Fantasy
  • Mates of State – What it Means – Bring It Back
  • The Dears – Summer of Protest – Protest EP
  • Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Dudley – Show Your Bones
  • Sonic Youth – Do You Believe in Rapture? – Rather Ripped
  • Team Tomato – Newlywed Deception – Lie Down With Dogs
  • The Sounds – Queen of Apology – Dying to Say This To You
  • Herman Dune – Not On Top – Not On Top
  • Rhett Miller – Girl – This Bird Has Flown
  • The Raconteurs – Level – Broken Boy Soldiers
  • TV on the Radio – Playhouses – unreleased
  • The Black Angels – The First Vietnamese War – Passover
  • The Secret Machines – Faded Lines – Ten Silver Drops
  • Bishop Allen – The Monitor – March EP
  • Birdmonster – Balcony – No Midnight
  • Jaga Jazzist – Stardust Hotel – What We Must
  • The Subways – I Want to Hear What You Have Got to Say – Young for Eternity
  • The Dresden Dolls – Dirty Business – Yes, Virginia

Two Shows

April 19, 2006

Well, really, two half shows. First, I saw about seven songs from Rhett Miller of the Old 97s at the Gargoyle, after my radio show was over, and it was OK. The thing is, they were playing old 97s songs, which was weird to me. I’ve seen the Old 97s play over 30 times, so seeing any other band play their songs just doesn’t sit well with me. Rhett played two songs – “Question” and “Melt Show” by himself and those were the best performances of the evening.


Then I went up to the Duck Room at Blueberry Hill to see Eef Barzelay (Clem Snide) play a solo show. It was just him and a guitar, and it was awesome. I wish I had only seen himtonight. I walked in while he was doing a cover of Skynyrd’s “Simple Man”. It was a really intimate show, and he can really hold the attention of a room, kind of like Eric Bachmann or Jonathon Richman. He also played the “Ballad of Bitter Honey”, “Mike Kalinsky”, “African Friend”, and his version of Christina Aguilera’s “Beautiful.” I will recommend seeing him anytime to anyone. It was great.