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  • O que eu vi do Lollapalooza Brasil 2013

    6 avr. 2013, 21h24m par pequenanotavel

    E OK, lá vem a famigerada review do Lollapalooza Brasil 2013. Só que não é uma review, na verdade. Como não tenho nem de longe o dom de ser capaz de escrever uma review decente, é algo bem mais como 'O que eu vi do Lolla e consigo relatar'. E bem do meu jeito, é longo.

    O resumo, para quem não tem vontade de ler tudo: Organização terrível. Shows ótimos, mas atrapalhados pela estrutura ruim. Vi mais de uma banda irritada com os equipamentos. O som do palco eletrônico muitas vezes se misturava ao do palco Butantã. Muito desrespeito aos frequentadores, muitos funcionários despreparados para lidar com a multidão. No último dia, na minha frente negaram água aos frequentadores. ÁGUA. Essas pessoas pagaram caro para estar lá e não tinham direito nem mesmo ao mínimo de dignidade. Sobre a lama, grande reclamação dos frequentadores: lama é OK, desde que não esteja misturada com esterco, o que foi o caso nesse festival. E alguns espaços estavam absurdamente escuros…
  • The Polyphonic Spree / New Fumes (concert review)

    9 avr. 2012, 22h41m par AlanRanta

    Sat 7 Apr – The Polyphonic Spree, NEW FUMES
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    Read the Bastard!
    The Polyphonic Spree / NEW FUMES
    Venue, Vancouver BC April 7
    By Alan Ranta

    Though only allotted 20 minutes to strut his stuff, NEW FUMES (aka Daniel Huffman) made an impression. Taking the stage with a billy goat mask as a hat, his brand of bedroom laptop psychedelia with synched lo-fi graphics was enthusiastically received by the relatively meager crowd. He produced a heady yet murky sound with lots of crumbly bass, experimental noise, gnarly guitar distortion and vocal processing, stylistically somewhere between Ariel Pink and Black Bananas in the psych rock vein. It all made for quite the trip.

    Anyone vaguely familiar with The Polyphonic Spree knows they are an experience best had live, and that fact was made clear immediately and often in their first Vancouver show since 2007. …
  • Insert Eye-Catching Title Here: Watch the Tapes' Top 100 Albums of 2009

    15 jan. 2010, 23h11m par FinalPizzaHut

    Find all these albums, along with to 25 EPs/Demos of 2009 and hundreds more artists and albums on Watch the Tapes! Comments are appreciated!


    2009 was quite a year. A lot happened in the world, in my life, and in music. In theory, those all seem like distinct things - but retrospectively, they can be hard to differentiate from one another. Events blur together, timelines become jumbled, memories get obscured by the haze of passing time; memories of how I felt, memories of people I know (or knew), and memories of the music that soundtracked it all. Most people seem content to simply let these things slip into the past, marching merrily into the future, but I'm never able to fully let go, it seems, and this process of archiving my favorite albums of the year reflects that in a big way.

    When I look back at this list in the year(s) to come, I'm not going to see an objective list of the best albums of 2009; I'm not even going to see a list I agree with anymore. …
  • Acquisitions: Emusic/Amazon 8-9-8

    12 août 2008, 0h22m par dai77

    Midnight At The Black Nail Polish FactoryThe Deathray Davies

    I heard this album a few years ago and fell in love with it, but the only song that I purchased at that time was Dominique. I really shouldn’t have waited so long.

    B.R.M.C. - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

    I owned half of this album though free (possible illegal) downloads for many years. The newly purchased version is so much of an improvement; the songs were much better than what I have previously known. Isn’t funny how a slightly higher bitrate can affect a song.

    SiberiaEcho And The Bunnymen

    I first heard about Echo and the Bunnymen when Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips mentioned them in an interview. On that mention, I downloaded Flowers and instantly loved the album. Now I’m hoping that Siberia will be just as good. So far, I’m not terribly impressed. I am also planning on getting some of their earlier material so recommendations are welcomed.

    The World Turned Upside DownColdplay

  • A Very Experimental Anniversary

    31 oct. 2007, 9h02m par jasonspacemantn

    As posted at http://jasonkirk.net/blog today:

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    Ten years ago, The Flaming Lips were just as cool as they are today. Not as many people knew this back then, because The Soft Bulletin and Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots hadn’t come out yet, but that didn’t change facts. Wayne Coyne and company have always been cool, you see. It’s all about their childlike playfulness, their we-can-do-whatever-we-want attitude, and the fact that they’re always pushing boundaries. It was exactly a decade ago this past Sunday that this cool group of musicians did something nobody had ever done before. On October 28, 1997, The Flaming Lips launched an aural attack known as Zaireeka on an unsuspecting world.

    Zaireeka was a single LP album of eight songs.

    No big deal? Well, okay, try this on for size - it was released on four discs.

    Still not convinced that this was a momentous occasion? All right…
  • Tuesday Ten: Indie

    27 sept. 2007, 7h06m par amodelofcontrol

    It's time to delve into what is now some of the outer reaches of my music collection for this week's TT. Indeed, into a genre that I rarely buy anything from anymore - indie bands. And this one is in a slightly different format to usual, too - click on the Key Tracks links to find video links/track samples. Other suggestions for bands I may have missed welcome. So, here goes:

    The mid-90s was not only a time of boorish, boozed-up "Cool Britannia" Britpop bands - it was also a time of seemingly limitless invention from some bands who might be considered to be a little more at the margins - but even so still notched up some respectable success.

    Spiritualized: A band that had a brief moment in the full glare of the press, with the release of the extraordinary Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space - a staggering career peak that Jason Pierce (and whoever he has in his band this year) will never top in any number of lifetimes of trying. The rest of their catalogue - hardly bad - pales in comparison. …
  • Wayne Coyne's Guide to Festival Survival

    4 jui. 2007, 21h09m par theorris

    Sage advice from Wayne Coyne (Flaming Lips) for your summer festival enjoyment:

    WC: The idea that you go to a festival and you feel like you have to see everything, all your favorite bands, I think sometimes that can kind of wear you down. It has to be like eating at the Golden Corral, where it's all you can eat, until you try to eat the barbecue chicken and the calamari. By the time you get to the fourth thing, you're burned out. My suggestion to people is just enjoy your day. Your band is playing, you get to see a little bit of them. Go see them for 10 or 15 minutes, and enjoy your friends and enjoy your day. As the sun goes down, it's a lot easier to endure."


    or

    WC: I think the worst thing is don't get drunk and pass out by 1 o'clock in the afternoon and be the guy who's laying out in the open field throwing up at 2 in the afternoon. We see that all the time, like my God, how big of a miscalculation was that? The guy's laying there, and he's going to get sunburned, and it's just miserable. …
  • All Tomorrow's Parties - Weekend One Curated By The Dirty Three (27th April - 29th…

    1 mai 2007, 13h43m par thann

    So the first weekend at ATP has just been and gone. Not much sleep was had, much Guinness and larger (in combination) consumed. Many, many bands were seen. Curated by The Dirty Three this weekend was always going to be a who’s who of the alternative Australian scene. Here are a few thoughts and highlights from the weekend.

    Grinderman

    Grinderman are Nick Cave and various elements from The Bad Seeds playing sleazy/dirty rock. Cave doesn’t play the piano, Warren Ellis hardly plays the violin. This is Cave and chums putting themselves out of their comfort zone, though it is still relatively similar to earlier works. First sets were good on the Saturday - a Nick Cave solo slot first, then a Grinderman set to round off the night on the main stage. Both sets featured the same band members, except for Bobbie Gillespie joining the Grinderman band on percussion and backing vocals. He looked off his face.

    The solo and Grinderman sets were repeated (with small set adjustments) on the Sunday and the result was stunning. …
  • Spring Weekend '07

    22 avr. 2007, 5h30m par jazzmoth

    Sat 21 Apr – Yo La Tengo, The Flaming Lips, Mission of Burma, Stardeath & White Dwarfs

    So, Spring Weekend '07 is here, and the concert was a blast. Stardeath & the White Dwarfs weren't half bad, and as it turns out, the lead singer is Wayne Coyne's nephew. They had some vaguely alt rock pieces and were quite enjoyable as an opening act. Then, Mission of Burma came on. I was disappointed with their set, but they did end with That's When I Reach for My Revolver, which was fun. Then, Yo La Tengo came on. I expected to really enjoy their set because I know they are fun to listen to from the various mix tapes I've acquired, but sadly no. It was shoe-gazer type noise for 45 minutes. During this time, we slept on our blankets and I got sunburnt.

    Ahh, but then The Flaming Lips came on. As always, they were amazing. They did play pretty much the same stuff with the same props as the show in September, but since I knew their routine, I was able to enjoy the moment more. …
  • SX-Drive By...

    28 mars 2007, 8h48m par moxyjane

    I just spent over an hour writing an entry about my SXSW experience, only to have it lost...AGH! Stupid, stupid! So, no more writing tonight.

    Ugh. It was the best entry EVER...with links and everything. Perry Farrell, Wayne Coyne, Au Revoir Simone, Jandek, and Robyn Hitchcock all made appearances. Ah, sigh...so it goes.

    Maybe I'll try to recapture some of the essence tomorrow...