John Roderick of The Long Winters kept a blog about Bonnaroo on MSNBC.
“Tool delivered the sort of spine-tingling music that is meant to herald the coldest of apocalypses, the worst nuclear winter after Skynet decides to kill all humans, and it was comforting.”
On The Hold Steady:
“These fellows have a rabid popularity that leaves me deeply conflicted. Although their live show is undeniably full of energy, full of engagement, and full of whimsy, their music is full of s–t.”
On The Black Keys:
“The first time I saw the Black Keys, at the Sasquatch Festival a couple of years ago, I remarked that they sounded like the Jimi Hendrix Experience without Jimi Hendrix, which I meant as an insult. Today I realized that they are more like Cream without Eric Clapton, which I mean as a compliment.”
On Lily Allen:
“I started to feel a little self-conscious about the size of my “willie,” so I got the heck out fo there right about the time they fired up a Specials cover.”
John… I know you’re a busy dude and all, but man if you ran a yearly music blog it’d be in my first ten go-to websites every day. Just sayin’.
Rejoice!! Everyone that is mad that Taco Ninja is shutting down and feared they were gonna have to eat pickles bought from that Kwik-E Mart next to Bo Bo when they are drunk, high, and craving food. No Fear.
Dave Highben is opening Mr. Peeper’s Pizza.
Peep Peeper’s Pizza’s Friendster Account.—->HERE
Says July 8th opening date, Soo-woo!! Avoid the noid!!
This discussion in our message board has turned out to be one of the more interesting ones we’ve had lately… a sort of public group therapy of secret opinions about music.
Pygmalion Music Festival is taking place once more in Urbana-Champaign, Illinois on 9/19-22. Here’s some of the initial line-up:
Shapes and Sizes
…and more…… Click here for details.
There’s a few new interesting developments this week in digital music downloads.
First up is the new Touch and Go Digital Store. The label is selling it’s entire catalog as DRM-free 256k MP3’s. Even Shellac????? Well, they get a special treatment for their new album. You can buy the album as 24-bit WAV files. I imagine the file size is huge. (Speaking of Shellac…)
The other big announcement in digital land is lala‘s new service. The website allows you to stream tons of songs for free (unlike Napster or Real Rhapsody). Paid downloads will not have any DRM restrictions but they’ll be imported directly into a user’s iPod or mp3 player, with the assumption that it will be harder for people to share/pirate. This, of course, is silly, considering there’s tons of programs that let you rip songs from your iPod. Still, it’s good to see the major labels testing the water with unrestricted mp3 downloads. More details here.
Can’t get enough of Datarock. So so so much fun.
Watch: Fa Fa Fa (quicktime)
Listen: Stream the new album
Lobsterfest, sponsored by ACRN in Athens, Ohio, has posted the full schedule:
June 1 – Baker Theatre- 7pm – FREE
MURDER BY DEATH – LANGHORNE SLIM – THE GUNSHY – OH MY GOD – MELTY MELTY
June 1 – The Union – After Party – 10pm – $3
YAKUZA HART ATTACK – ESSKYMA – KASLO – BRAINBOW
June 2 – Outside Stages (lower level by the pond) – 3pm – FREE
SIX GALLERY 3:00-3:25
MACHINE GO BOOM 3:50-4:20
DETACHMENT KIT 5:50-6:20
KEVIN DEVINE 6:50-7:35
CHIN UP CHIN UP 8:05-8:35
NEW AMSTERDAMS 9:05-9:55
SPANISH PRISONERS 3:25-3:50
ADAM TORRES 4:20-4:50
SOUTHEAST ENGINE 5:20-5:50
THE HELIGOATS 6:20-6:50
JOE ANDERL 7:35-8:05
June 2 – The Union – After Party – 10pm – $3
THIS MOMENT IN BLACK HISTORY – DROPDEAD SONS – SHOTGUN FOR ROYALTY – LANGHORNE SLIM – SPIDER BAGS