Archive for April, 2008


Destroyer at The Duck Room Tonight

April 30, 2008

Destroyer is playing at The Duck Room tonight.

You should go.

Destroyer – “Foam Hands” (live):


Random Devo Covers

April 24, 2008

As I finish up my review of last weekend’s New Pornographers/Okkervil River show and as I prepare for heading out to Indio, CA for Coachella this weekend, I thought I’d leave you with two fairly random Devo covers. The first, a song that I’ve posted before and back by request, is by one of my favorite bands, Baboon. The second is by Soundgarden and is from a limited-edition EP called SOMMS (Satanoscillatemymetallicsonatas) that was sold with Badmotorfinger for a while in 1992/1993. The EP also featured a Rolling Stones and Black Sabbath cover.

MP3: Baboon – Gates of Steel
MP3: Soundgarden – Girl U Want


Pictures from National Record Store Day

April 23, 2008

I made it only to The Monads set at Vintage Vinyl last Saturday for National Record Store Day, and they were great.

Here is some photographic evidence:

…and here is some low-quality video evidence:


Mystery Mix Monday

April 21, 2008


Here’s last week’s playlist:

Vol. 40

1. Wolf Parade – Call It A Ritual
2. The Republic Tigers – Buildings and Mountains
3. Cloud Cult – Everybody Here Is A Cloud
4. Man Plus – My Kind of People
5. Delta 5 – You
6. Cold Bear Scout – Some Other Dirty Things
7. Faith No More – Easy
8. Daturah – Shoal


National Record Store Day

April 18, 2008

As I’m sure you’ve already hear, tomorrow is National Record Store Day. Both Vintage Vinyl and Euclid Records have all sorts of fun activities going on.

Here is the schedule at Euclid:

12 noon: The Bottle Rockets
1 p.m.: Farshid Etniko
2 p.m.: Finn’s Motel
3 p.m.: Rough Shop
4 p.m.: Dave Stone
5 p.m.: Tight Pants Syndrome

Here’s the Vintage Vinyl schedule, in a nifty visual format. Or just a poster:


Broken Porno Bone

April 18, 2008

Boo. Neko Case broke her ankle and won’t be at the show at The Pageant tomorrow night.


April 18, 2008

Chuck Berry Remembers Call From Cousin About White Kid Playing ‘Johnny B. Goode’

The Onion


Okkervil River and The New Pornographers at The Pageant Tomorrow Night

April 18, 2008

So, I’ve been totally rocking out to both Okkervil River and The New Pronographers all week in anticipation of this Saturday’s show at The Pageant. So, to get everyone else in the mood, I made this Muxtape of both bands.

Okkervil River/New Pornographers Muxtape

Okkervil River – “Our Life Is Not a Movie or Maybe”

Okkervil River – “For Real”

The New Pornographers – “Sing Me Spanish Techno”

The New Pornographers – “The Laws have Changed”

The New Pornographers – “My Slow Descent Into Alcoholism”


So we had an Earthquake last night…

April 18, 2008

I woke up and started yelling at our cat to stop whatever it was he was doing because I thought that’s
what the noise I heard was, and then thought “this is an earthquake!” Our bed shook for a good 15 seconds (rim shot!) and the TV on the chest and the windows were rattling. It definitely occurred to me while it was happening that is was an earthquake.

Crazy. It wasn’t even part of the New Madrid fault.

MP3: Fruit Bats – The Earthquake of ‘73’08


Mystery Mix Monday

April 14, 2008

Here’s last week’s playlist:

Vol. 39

1. Poney Express – Paris de Loin
2. The Ting Tings – Great DJ
3. Unwed Sailor – Little Wars
4. Ruth – Polaroid/Roman/Photo
5. Thomas Bangalter – Love
6. The Vultures – Don’t Stop Lovin’ Me
7. Black Flag – Nervous Breakdown
8. Sun Kil Moon – Tonight the Sky