Thursday, December 29, 2011

Hey there friends! It's that time of year again...

Yup, you guessed it! Top 5 albums of 2011 time! Personally, I think this has been a rather above average year for new music. Let's hear all of your favorites.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Loney Dear

Hey, dudes!

Came across this guy over the weekend and thought it was pretty good. Sounds like Bon Iver at times. Arthur Russell at others. Stream the entire album HERE.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Karen O and Trent Reznor Cover Led Zepplin

This is a pretty bad ass rendition of Immigrant Song, assuming you like NIN and/or Karen O. It does however raise the question of whether or not it is OK to cover Led Zepplin. I could people getting pissed about this...

Monday, December 5, 2011

So my buddy, who I've mentioned before, put together a bunch of the concert videos he has recorded over the year into a lengthier video. Feel sweaty -

Chicago in 2011 : A recap of why we love our live music scene. from GONZO CHICAGO on Vimeo.

Some bands featured are Titus Andronicus, Black Lips, Archers of Loaf, Times New Viking, and Wild Flag, along with a bunch of lesser-known Chicago-area groups.

Other Lives (Part 2)

Decided to just post the whole thing...

Other Lives - Tamer Animals by Matt Manderfeld on Grooveshark

Other Lives

While perusing the write ups for upcoming Omaha shows, I came accross the following description of Other Lives' latest album:

"There’s no point in trying to unearth an obvious “single” in Other Lives’ second album, Tamer Animals. Here’s a better idea instead: succumb. Let every last song wash over you like proper long players once did, from the swift strings and pulsating horns."

I succumbed, and I'm glad I did. Oh, and I believe I've unearthed a semi-obvious single:

Dust Bowl III by Other Lives on Grooveshark

Saturday, December 3, 2011


For those who haven't seen tune-yards, here ya go!

Truth be told: I've been cruising the current's website for about an hour now looking for a recording of last nights live, in studio performance and interview of Mark Foster, lead in Foster the People. Interview gives good insight as to why their live performances might not be up to par. Anyhow I'll keep looking for it because he is excellent playing acoustic and by himself.

Friday, December 2, 2011


St. Louis was recently named the 5th Saddest City in America

Cheer up, St. Louis!


New project of Tunde Adebimpe and Kyp Malone from TVOTR and some people from Mali. Something different to say the least.