Commercial Watch: Jónsi, Rogue Wave, Big Boi + more

Date February 24, 2011

It’s time for another edition of Commercial Watch, where I again highlight some of the best and brightest indie songs that are out there soundtracking commercials for cars, mobile phones, chewing gums and national football leagues. Since I know all of you are the Hulu / DVR / next-day-on-youtube type, here’s a few of the […]

musicforants.com’s Best Songs of 2010

Date December 16, 2010

(photo by cubagallery) Best songs of the year is typically the most difficult list to make but also the most rewarding. There’s nothing more indicative of a year in music then it’s greatest songs, and evident from the tracks listed below, I’d venture to say 2010 was a pretty great year. To add some perspective […]

Favorite Live Shows of 2010

Date December 8, 2010

It’s time for more end-of-year lists! It’s been another busy year for me, but I’ve managed to see lots of great live shows. I figured out that well over half of the artists that made it onto my favorite albums of the year list I saw in concert, which I suppose is a pretty good […]

“Hipster music.”

Date September 24, 2010

This video is slightly unrelated. I just didn’t have a picture to go with this post/wanted to make you all jealous. We were standing right underneath the Commerce Bank sign. Last weekend, my co-worker/friend Dan and I ventured down to Columbia, Missouri to catch the Flaming Lips. It’s interesting that Dan decided to join me, […]

Big Boi – Live @ Pitchfork

Date August 15, 2010

After Major Lazer’s set the energy level was sky-high at Pitchfork Festival and the legendary dirty south rapper definitely kept the party rolling with his set. Antwan “Big Boi” Patton, or Sir Luscious Left Foot as he prefers to be known these days took the stage backed by a full band (including a horn section) […]