Author Archives: Robert Duffy

MP3: Taken by Trees “Dreams”

MP3: Dreams

Taken By Trees is the solo project of Victoria Bergsman, who you may remember as the singer for The Concretes. Her new album, Other Worlds, comes out October 2. In the meantime, download the song above and play it during the lazy parts of summer.

Tour dates and album trailer after the jump. Continue reading

Video: Metric “Youth Without Youth”

Metric recently released Synthetica, the band’s fifth studio album. Stream the entire album and see tour dates after the jump. Continue reading

Stream: Divine Fits “My Love is Real”

Divine Fits (Britt Daniel, Dan Boeckner and Sam Brown) has a debut album coming out August 28. In the meantime, stream the single above to get yourself ready.

The full track listing for A Thing Called Divine Fits is:

1. My Love Is Real
2. Flaggin a Ride
3. What Gets You Alone
4. Would That Not Be Nice
5. The Salton Sea
6. Baby Get Worse
7. Civilian Stripes
8. For Your Heart
9. Shivers
10. Like Ice Cream
11. Neopolitans

Columbus Ohio: No Parking Lot Blowout in 2012


2010 Blowout

Sad news for the Columbus music community, as the Columbus Music Co-Op has announced that there won’t be a parking lot blowout in 2012. Considered by many as an alternative to Comfest, this yearly event was the highlight of many’s rock and roller summer calendar.

With some key people leaving the CMC, looks like this will be a rebuilding year for the organization. Full press release after the jump. Continue reading

Listen: Fiona Apple “Werewolf”

While you’re at it, read this new Fiona Apple interview on Pitchfork.

Last Night the Afghan Whigs Returned to Save Your Rock and Roll Soul


(my crappy instragram image)

Last night, The Afghan Whigs began their reunion tour at The Bowery Ballroom, one of my favorite venues in New York. I was fortunate to score a ticket thanks to Stephen Slaybaugh getting them the old fashioned way – lining up at the box office. Who knew this was even still a thing?

I’d seen the band only twice while they were around, once at Irving Plaza and a second time at some weird campground in NJ. I’ve only been casually excited when bands like Pavement, the Pixies, or Guided by Voices announced reunions, but when word came out about the Whigs coming back, I knew it was going to be special. Dulli still has things to say, and even though he’s had solid runs in Twilight Singers and the Gutter Twins, you can’t deny the Whigs’ catalog and history.

The show was great. Playing from all parts of their career, the energy was high and Dulli hasn’t lost a beat. While maybe a little sloppy at times, all was forgiven especially since this was their first show in front of a crowd in 13 years. He continued to give thanks to Sub Pop for giving them their start, and was ready to go toe to toe with an audience member when the guy shouted “just play, assshole.” Classic Dulli. Then, later in the show, when he smelled someone smoking a joint, he had them hand it to him and before he took a puff said something along the lines of, “If this has angel dust, It’s gonna get loud in here.” It certainly was loud, and definitely awesome. Hope you get to see them on the tour.

Set list after the jump. Continue reading

Bicentennial Bear Gets Their Wish With “All I Want for Christmas (is an Afghan Whigs Reunion)”

Recorded for Donewaiting/Each Note Secure’s A Very Ohio Christmas compilation, this Bicentennial Bear song was recorded in 2010, much before word of this reunion was ever discussed as a reality. Last night, the band Tweeted a link to the song, and that’s good enough reason for us to repost the song. I’ll be at their first show tomorrow night at The Bowery Ballroom and I am super excited. The Whigs will also be performing on Fallon tonight.

Video: Sigur Rós “Ég anda” (+ full album stream)

Sigur Ros’ new album, Valtari, will be out May 29. Until then, you can stream the whole thing on NPR.

Rock the Bells Tour Features Deltron 3030, Kid Cudi, Missy Elliott, more

I am so excited for the new Deltron 3030 album coming out soon (not to mention the Deltron beer). Hopefully their appearance on the Rock the Bells festival means there will be more touring announced.

Video: The Magnetic Fields “Quick!”

Here’s The Magnetic Field’s latest video from their new album, Love at the Bottom of the Sea, which is currently on sale for $5 at Amazon MP3.