Favorite Live Shows of 2012

Date December 12, 2012

As a result of certain life events due to transpire next year, I may not be going to concerts / festivals at the same rate I used to, so it’s a good thing that I went all out this year. This was my first year I went to Bonnaroo in addition to my usual Pitchfork […]

Bon Iver @ Bonnaroo (6/10)

Date July 13, 2012

Bon Iver‘s rise has been one of the most amazing stories in indie music, it wasn’t very long ago that Justin Vernon was just the “cabin in the woods” guy playing solo for a handful of people at a time, but two highly acclaimed albums, collabs with Kanye West and a Best New Artist Grammy […]

musicforants.com’s Best Albums of 2011

Date December 27, 2011

(photo by cubagallery) Well, here we go again. Like last year, we voted for our favorite albums of the year and put it all together to make one definitive (not really), collaborative Best Albums list. We even all pitched in on writing some blurbs too. As can be expected, there are many albums we loved […]

musicforants.com’s Best Songs of 2011

Date December 16, 2011

(photo by cubagallery) These are 50 tracks that defined 2011 for us, presented in highly unscientific ordered list form, with Matt’s songs marked with a “-MG” and my choices with a “-TJ” next to them. To better spread the love, there’s only one song per artist. Click the links next to the track to download […]

Best Albums of 2011 (so far)

Date July 1, 2011

photo via cubagallery We’re halfway through 2011 which means it’s time for the annual mid-year recap of the best albums of the year so far. If there’s a theme for 2011 so far it’s been defying the sophomore slump with Fleet Foxes, Bon Iver, The Antlers, Lykke Li, STRFKR and The Rural Alberta Advantage all […]

Welcome to “Towns and Cities Mix”, Population 16.

Date May 20, 2011

I tend to gravitate towards artists that sing about geography, whether it’s Sufjan Stevens with his states project, The Mountain Goats with their various geographic odes, or The Rural Alberta Advantage’s dedication to their Hometowns. This week Bon Iver released the first track, “Calgary” to his excellent new album Bon Iver, Bon Iver, which triggered […]