Saturday, July 27, 2013
Who will prevail? Who fuckin cares! Come dance the night away where it all started with some sweet, sweet tunes by LCD Soundsystem, Chromatics, The 2 Bears, Mike Simonetti, Shit Robot, Benoit & Sergio, The Crystal Ark, Glass Candy, Farah, Desire, Hot Chip and much more from the labels Italians Do It Better and DFA and some super hip Garage Disco!! This is a UNOFFICIAL LOLLAPALOOZA AFTER PARTY!!!
DJ 's BILLEH OCEAN, RANDY NIETO w/ special guest DJ JIMMY KAPS
FREE PBR w/ LOLLAPALOOZA TICKET STUB or WRISTBAND
9pm; NO COVER
Friday, July 26, 2013
Photos (C) by Such A Scene / Samantha Abernethy / William Giannopoulos
Chicago band Supreme Cuts releases the first single titled "Envision" featuring Poliça‘s Channy Leaneagh on vocals. “Envision” appears on the group’s forthcoming record Divine Ecstasy, out October 1 on Dovecote.
Thursday, July 25, 2013
The Pixies have released a new song, the first one in 9 years, and I gotta tell you, I don’t think it’s that great. I’m going to be be diplomatic here. Before I tell you all the reasons I don’t like it blah blah blah, let me preface this by saying the Pixies are one of my favorite bands of all time. They were the first concert I ever went to. I bought every single that came out and cherished every b side. So to say I don’t like a Pixies song; that is blasphemous in my house.
Talking about "Bagboy", Black Francis said:
The lyrics, coincidentally, were composed at a Starbucks Coffee in Harvard Square in Cambridge, about a hundred feet from where, 25 years ago, I composed some of the lyrics to an old Pixies song called ‘Break My Body.’ Twenty-five years later, some Starbucks in Harvard Square…I thought that was kind of interesting. The music for the song has been around for a few years. There are some demos I made with Joey and David a few years ago in Los Angeles, related to a film idea that still has yet to see the light of day, although work on the music continued. So a lot of the musical idea had been kicking around for awhile. It’s pretty simple, kind of a blues-based, two-note kind of thing, really.
Back to “Bagboy”, the new single from the Pixies. Kim Deal made an announcement she was leaving the Pixies right before the new single came out. It was confirmed by Black Francis that, although the back up vocals on the new song sound like Kim, it is actually not her. It’s some guy named Jeremy Dubs, who is the lead singer of the Bunnies, and apparently kind of sounds like a girl when he sings.
The song is repetitive, but in a kind of lazy way, like they didn’t make much of an effort in injecting any actual melody into the song. It’s incredibly straightforward, with a chanting rhythm and lyrics that aren’t that catchy. I think they might even be using a keyboard instead of a real bass, which I’m totally fine with, if it was actually a decent bass line. That being said, the chanting and spoken word vocal still lends that 80’s Pixies charm to it, which is probably it’s most redeeming quality.
I love the Pixies, and as much as I feel like I should, I do not enjoy writing a scathing review. I mean, we still have Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift to contend with. It just doesn’t seem fair to slam a Pixies song when artists like these are out.
The track was recorded last October and produced by Gil Norton. You can listen and judge for yourself. The song is available for a free download on their website HERE
By: Randy Nieto
Al Jourgenson is not just an industrial pioneer. This dude’s been around. He’s a man’s man. A man on a mission. A man without eyebrows. Depending on how old you are, there’s a good chance he’s a man that had sex with your mom when she was in high school. The point is, this dude is crazy. And he wrote a book about it.
He made a pretty big jump in the 80’s from catchy 80’s new wave (Everyday is Halloween) to skull drilling Industrial music (The Mind is a Terrible Thing to Taste), and even touched on a little heavy pop success (Psalm 69). He always looked like the kind of dude you didn’t want to mess with, with that giant skull hanging from his microphone stand and piercings that looked liked staples in his goddamn face.
So this book he wrote, to be honest I haven’t read it yet, but I read an excerpt, and it actually seemed interesting and funny as hell. It might just be because he basically makes an ass out of Fred Durst from Limp Bizkit, and you’d think after all these years I might have come around to at least say he’s a nice guy or I felt sorry for him, but not really. I kind of love that Al really messed with him.
Here’s an excerpt:
"The Limp-dickster motherfucker, whatever his name is. I got him naked and in a cowboy hat [in a recording studio]! I'm showing him, 'Look, you want my sound? This is my sound. This is what I use.' And he wouldn't believe it because just by hitting the magic button on the harmonizer that it wouldn't make him sound exactly like me. He was that naive. I'm like, 'Well, try the cowboy hat.' So I gave him my cowboy hat. . . and it still sounded like shit. So I go, 'Why don't you try and get naked? That's how I sing.' I was just bullshitting him. So he goes out and does that, and is thoroughly embarrassed, again. And then he just left. I got paid to just humiliate him for three songs. It was awesome."
Yeah, reading it again, I still don’t really feel bad for him. He also talks about hooking up with Aimee Mann, which seemed like an interesting combo, those two. But you know, never judge a book by it’s cover. Or lack of eyebrows.
MINISTRY: THE LOST GOSPELS ACCORDING TO AL JOURGENSON is available HERE
By; Randy Nieto
Monday, July 22, 2013
ARTIST / TRACK / ALBUM
- Phosphorescent / Song For Zula / Muchacho
- Chromatics / Cherry / After Dark 2
- The Breeders / Iris / Pod
- Nicolas Jaar / The Ego (ft. Theatre Roosevelt) / Single
- Bjork / Mutual Core (Remix by These New Puritans Featuring Soloman Is Song) / Bastards
- Chairlift / I Belong In Your Arms / Something
- Savages / I Am Here / Silence Yourself
- Frankie Rose And The Outs / Girlfriend Island / Frankie Rose and The Outs
- Metz / Headache / Metz
- Pissed Jeans / Half Idiot / King of Jeans
- El P / Tuned Mass Damper / Fanatasic Damage Definitive Jux
- Solange / Losing You / True
- Waxahatchee / Dixie Cups and Jars / Ceruleon Salt
- Daughn Gibson / Tiffany Lou / All Hell
- Toro Y Moi / Lessen 223 / My Touch
- Mike Simonetti / The Magician / After Dark 2
- Glass Candy / Beatific / BeatBox Blue Stage
- Yo La Tango / Moby Octopad / I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One
- Foxygen / In The Darkness / We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic
- Blood Orange / Champagne Coast / Coastal Grooves
- MIA / Paper Planes / Kala
- Merchandise / Who Are You / Night People
- Wire / The 15th / 154
- Angel Olsen / Tiniest Lights / Strange Cacti
Friday, July 19, 2013
- Solange / Losing You / True
- Hnny / Boy / Single
- Toro y Moi / Say That / Anything In Return
- Glass Candy / The Possessed / After Dark 2
- Savages / Husband / Silence Yourself
- Pearl Jam / Mind Your Manners /
- Frankie Rose and the Outs / Must Be Nice / Frankie Rose and the Outs
- The 1975 / Sex / The 1975 EP
- Angel Olsen / Tiniest Seed / Halfway Home
- Woods / Out of the Eye / Sun & Shade
- Belle & Sebastian / Lazy Jane / The BBC Sessions
- Paper Thick Walls / Liar's Lawyer / AudioTree Live Session
- Foxygen / San Francisco / We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic
- Wilco / Dark Neon / Wilco (The Album) B- Side
- Wire / Ex Lion Tamer / Restless
- The xx / Chained / Coexist
- Yo La Tango / Is That Enough / Fade
- Vampire Weekend / Hannah Hunt / Modern Vampires of the City
- Pissed Jeans / Cafeteria Food / Honeys
- Lana Del Rey / Blue Jeans / Paradise
- Holy Ghost! / Teneagers In Heat / Single
Thursday, July 18, 2013
This year, Pitchfork Music Festival has maybe its best line-up yet... With over 40+ bands playing over 3 days we understand that it can be almost impossible to try to see them all. So we put together a list of 15 bands you should definitely try not to miss! Check it out below...
Angel Olsen (Friday 5:15PM BLUE STAGE)
Belle & Sebastion (Saturday 8:30PM GREEN STAGE)
Blood Orange (Sunday 2:50PM BLUE STAGE)
Frankie Rose (Friday 3:20PM BLUE STAGE)
Glass Candy (Sunday 7:45PM BLUE STAGE)
Killer Mike (Sunday 2:30PM GREEN STAGE)
MIA (Sunday 7:25PM RED STAGE)
R. Kelly (Sunday 8:30PM GREEN STAGE)
Ryan Hemsworth (Saturday 5:45PM BLUE STAGE)
Savages (Saturday 4:15PM GREEN STAGE)
Solange (Saturday 7:25PM RED STAGE)
Wire (Friday 6:25PM GREEN STAGE)
Woods (Friday 5:30PM RED STAGE)
Phosphorescent (Saturday 2:30PM GREEN STAGE)
Foxygen (Sunday 1:45PM RED STAGE)