50 Songs Of The Decade (2000 – 2009)

Date August 31, 2011

(photo by dcdead) I released my 50 albums of the decade list two years ago with all intentions to follow it up with a matching songs list. Days turned into weeks and weeks into months. No such list ever materialized and I kindof gave up on the idea. That is until earlier this summer when […]

Animal Collective @ Pitchfork (7/15)

Date July 21, 2011

I’ve heard very mixed reviews about Animal Collective‘s live show and the band is notorious for performing new material almost exclusively so my expectations were not very high going into their Day 1 headlining set. Despite all that, I ended up being very impressed with their performance (as well as the top-notch light show). It’s […]

Pepper Rabbit

Date November 11, 2010

Since the 1990’s, Silver Lake, California has quickly evolved into a melting pot for the Alternative/Indie Rock world. The same hilly neighborhood that brought you artists like Local Natives, Karen O, and Rilo Kelly has me once again digitally navigating through its bustle of venues to the lofty discovery of Pepper Rabbit — the low-key, […]

Childish Gambino

Date March 15, 2010

I don’t know why I’m just now finding out about this, but I’m glad I did. You know Don Glover? He currently plays Troy on “Community,” arguably the best new comedy of the season, and wrote for “30 Rock” prior to that, where he was featured on the amazing “Werewolf Bar Mitzvah.” He also does […]

Best Albums of 2009

Date December 28, 2009

In a few days a new decade will begin and we’ll have a whole new debate about what to call the decade, but first we must reflect on the final year of the zeroes/naughties. It seems like I talk every year about how surprised I am by the amount of new artists that show up […]

50 Songs of 2009 (2 of 2)

Date December 18, 2009

Here is the much-anticipated conclusion to my top 50 songs of 2009 list (if you haven’t already, take a look at the first 25 and read the foreword/ground rules). These are my favorite 25 songs of the year. As before, there’s a link by each song where you can download/hear the song or you can […]