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 [...]

Band Name in Song Title Mix

Date April 29, 2010

photo: Kyle Dean Reinford As anyone who’s been in a band (or at least created one in Guitar Hero / Rock Band) knows, a lot of thought goes into picking a band name. It’s often the first impression that the listener has of the group and is a defining aspect of a band’s identity. So [...]

50 Albums of the Decade

Date November 2, 2009

(photo by dcdead) I told myself I wasn’t going to do a decades album list. I mean how can you really rank all your favorite albums over a period of ten years that isn’t even completed yet? Over the last couple of months though, I found myself slowly beginning to compile a list of my [...]

Yo La Tengo – Live @ Pitchfork

Date July 20, 2009

I was very excited to be back at Pitchfork Festival after taking off last year for my wedding/honeymoon. I arrived at Union Park just in time to catch Yo La Tengo, my favorite of the four bands participating in Friday’s Write the Night performances where the band’s pick their setlist based on web votes.  I had seen Yo [...]

Favorite Live Shows of 2008

Date December 22, 2008

With everything that’s been going on in my life this year, graduating college, getting married, starting a new job, I didn’t make it out to as many concerts as I have in the past.  The shows I did see this year though, stand among the music experiences I’ve ever had. These are the 15 performances [...]

Pygmalion Fest: Yo La Tengo

Date September 25, 2008

While I had to miss Friday’s performances at Pygmalion Fest (including Black Mountain and Titus Andronicus), I came prepared to hit Day 4 of the fest with full force, starting with Yo La Tengo‘s festival headlining show at Krannert Muesem.  Most of my history with Yo La Tengo revolves around two albums, And Then Nothing [...]