Entries from May 2007

Ola Podrida

Date May 31, 2007

I’ve heard some recent talk about how there haven’t been any blog buzz bands this year. While no one like Tapes n’ Tapes or Cold War Kids has come around, there are a few more subtle choices that have been heavily talked about on blogs that have done well (usually bumped by a good review [...]

Windmill

Date May 29, 2007

Windmill is a band on the rise, there’s no question about it. After just a few listens, I’ve decided that Windmill (the moniker for solo artist – Matthew Dillon), has made one of the most beautiful, epic, and heartbreaking debuts of the year. I’m a sucker for piano-led tunes and nearly every song on Puddle [...]

Who’s worse? Puddle of Mudd or Staind

Date May 28, 2007

Last time we played this game, we pitted Maroon 5 against Hoobastank and came to a clear conclusion that Hoobastank is much worse. This time it’s two of the worst bands that nu-metal/post-grunge (even the genre names make me shudder) have to offer. While both bands have committed heinous crimes against music-listeners, only one can [...]

Pitchfork Fest full lineup / Contest Winner!

Date May 25, 2007

Pitchfork just announced the full Pitchfork Fest lineup on the official website, with new additions including Junior Boys, Mastodon, Voxtrot, and Brightback Morning Light. Here’s the full line-up: Friday, July 13 Sonic Youth (Daydream Nation) The GZA (Liquid Swords) Slint (Spiderland) Saturday, July 14 Yoko Ono Cat Power Clipse Mastodon Iron and Wine Girl Talk [...]

The Race

Date May 25, 2007

I’ve finally gotten the chance to listen to some of the promo CD’s laying around my room in the last few days, and one of the real gems I’ve found is the album Ice Station from Chicago-bred band, The Race. The CD is full of dazzling post-punk soundscapes and drowning, breathy vocals (much like Snowden’s [...]

Arcade Fire – Live @ Chicago Theatre

Date May 23, 2007

View all my pictures from the show It’s hard for me to describe the Arcade Fire’s performance on Sunday night without sounding like a 14-year-old girl who just saw “High School Musical” for the first time. OMGLOLZ! They really went above and beyond my wildest expectations undoubtedly providing the best concert I have ever experienced [...]