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 […]

M83 / I Break Horses @ The Pageant (5/2)

Date May 8, 2012

After releasing the phenomenal double-album Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming last year, M83 were high on my bands-to-see list and their tour with recent faves of mine I Break Horses made this show an absolute must. To things even more enticing, the bands were playing The Pageant in St. Louis, a beautiful venue which is quickly becoming […]

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 […]

Commercial Watch: M83, Battles, Andrew Bird, Surfer Blood, The Kinks + more

Date October 28, 2011

It’s time for another edition of Commercial Watch, where I highlight the songs that play during those annoying parts that you never watch in between Parks and Recreation and The Walking Dead. The commercials are embedded below with MP3s included. Make sure to click the continue reading link to see the full post. Just do it. […]

For The Actor Mix

Date October 18, 2011

“I mean, look at me— I’m an actor. An actor, for crying out loud. You know how much rejection I face every day? But in this business of show, you have to have the heart of an angel and the hide… of an elephant.” Words of wisdom from the perennial actor / never-nude, Tobias Funke. […]