Thursday, April 29, 2010
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Listen to the swirling Animal Collective esqe sound of local noisemaker Dada Trash Collage with his latest track "In Season" from his upcoming Neighbors LP over at Reviler. I just got the hand made CD in the mail and am looking forward to some great summer music when I finally get a chance to listen to the record.
Posted by YEP at 4/28/2010 01:51:00 PM
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Head over to Reviler to check out my review of the excellent new full length I Will Be from female led garage rockers Dum Dum Girls. Hopefully the group will come through the Twin Cities soon as I have wanted to see them live for quite some time now.
Posted by YEP at 4/27/2010 01:06:00 PM
Nicholas Kristof is one of my favorite columnists for the New York Times, and his Sunday columns are always poignant and powerful and a good reminder of the real suffering happening in the world. His column from this last Sunday may have been my favorite yet, with focusing on Dave Eggers new book What is the What and a new school that is now running in South Sudan. Once you have read the article, head over to the schools website HERE and donate money if you can.
Posted by YEP at 4/27/2010 08:50:00 AM
Monday, April 26, 2010
Check out a few songs from up and coming female singer/songwriter White Hinterland over at Reviler. I got to check her out live when she opened for Dosh at the Bedlam, and while she was good, her live recordings still win out at this point in time.
Posted by YEP at 4/26/2010 09:57:00 AM
While the movie wasn't half bad, I had been led to believe it was less of a romantic comedy than it turned out to be. I dug the social commentary about our cut throat capitalist system (it was written by the guy from Thank You for Smoking), but I thought in the end it followed a few too many of the rules. Even with the not storybook ending, I came away wishing it had been just a little bit different. Oh Well.
Posted by YEP at 4/26/2010 07:51:00 AM
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Friday, April 23, 2010
Check out the banging new track "Bobby's Angels" from local rapper Muja Messiah over at Reviler. The track is taken from the The Grind Season Go-Getters Vol.1 Mixtape that features quite a few local hip hop artists and is well worth checking out.
Posted by YEP at 4/23/2010 10:20:00 AM
The weather is getting nicer, so you know what that means....outdoor concerts! One of my absolute favorite parts of summer is seeing local music outdoors while drinking some cold (local) beers, so seeing lineups starting to be released reminded me that the warm days are just aroud the corner. Jon posted the lineup for Grand Old Day (June 6th) over at Reviler, and it looks pretty awesome. Check it out HERE.
Posted by YEP at 4/23/2010 09:05:00 AM
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Read my review of the new song from fuzz rocker Blank Dogs. The first song from their follow up to the excellent Under and Under is the underwhelming "Heat and Depression," which changes up their sound and hopefully isn't indicative of their whole new record.
Posted by YEP at 4/22/2010 02:25:00 PM
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Check out Jon's awesome pics from the Beach House show at the Cedar a few weeks back up now at Reviler. What a great band, what a great new CD (Teen Dream, one of 2010's very best) and what a great show. Really glad that this band is getting the attention they deserve.
Posted by YEP at 4/21/2010 07:11:00 AM
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Monday, April 19, 2010
Check out Adams pics and my words + videos for the always awesome Black Lips show at the Varsity Theatre a little while back. For a good representation of the show, check out the 29 second mark and see the groups manager come running from the side and stage dive. He then proceed to through a half full can of beer at the crowd off camera. Good times.
Posted by YEP at 4/19/2010 08:59:00 PM
Sunday, April 18, 2010
I am a baseball fan and all, but a game lasting 6 hours spread out over 20 innings sounds like torture even to me. The Mets/Cardinals game went so long that they ended up having to have players pitch, which I think should serve as the official cut off point for a regular season games. I know no one likes ties, but I also don't think anyone really likes a 2-1 game that lasts longer than 2 games should.
Posted by YEP at 4/18/2010 11:25:00 AM
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Friday, April 16, 2010
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Jon had the cool idea of putting together a summer mix when the weather started to get nice, so I decided to copy him and make my own mix of free MP3's to help soundtrack your forays our of the house to enjoy this beautiful weather. Check out my mix HERE and Jon's mix HERE.
Posted by YEP at 4/15/2010 12:03:00 PM
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Larry King just got divorced for the eighth time...yep, you read that right, eight. Really, if I fail at something five times or more, I generally admit to myself it isn't my thing and move on with my life, but apparently I am just a quitter. I am sure old Larry just keeps thinking the next lady he meets in a hotel bar is going to be "the one." At least we don't let gay couples committed to each other for 30 years to marry, right? That would really ruin the sanctimony of marriage.
Posted by YEP at 4/14/2010 11:39:00 PM
Listen to the latest, um, anthem, from the Gaslight Anthem off their upcoming LP. The song is titled "American Slang" and is pretty good, although not as good as the best songs from their '59 Sound LP. Check it out over at Reviler.
Posted by YEP at 4/14/2010 01:45:00 PM
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Monday, April 12, 2010
I inadvertently jumped the gun with my review of the new Private Dancer album Alive in High Five (it doesn't drop for a few months still), but that doesn't take away from the fact that it is another solid album from one of my favorite local bands. Check out the review HERE and keep an eye out for more announcements as the street date becomes closer.
Posted by YEP at 4/12/2010 10:29:00 AM
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Interesting story about a jesus statue in Montana that a guy made after his wife was cured of cancer. The top photo is the statue and the bottom is a view from inside of the statue, overlooking a toxic waste dump that they have to keep birds away from because they will die if they come in contact with it.
Posted by YEP at 4/07/2010 11:59:00 AM
Jon did an awesome job of putting together our top notch Twin Cities Venue Guide over at Reviler, which will let you find out a little but more about all of the great places to catch live music in Minneapolis/St. Paul. Check it out HERE.
Posted by YEP at 4/07/2010 10:15:00 AM
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Lollapolooza lineup was finally announced today....pretty standard stuff. For some reason I have never wanted to go to Lollapalooza, but I am not sure why. I mean, the lineup is awesome, it just seems like too much and too big. I don't know. I imagine I would like it if I went, but who knows. Check out the full lineup HERE.
Posted by YEP at 4/06/2010 07:52:00 AM
Monday, April 5, 2010
Friday, April 2, 2010
If you listen to 89.3, then you have heard Communist Daughter. If you avoid the echo chamber of the Current, do yourself a favor and check out this great new band (featuring TC music vets). My review is up over at Reviler.
Posted by YEP at 4/02/2010 10:08:00 AM
Read my review and watch some vids from the awesome Dante and the Lobster + Private Dancer show a little while back at Nick and Eddies in Minneapolis. It unfortunatly was one of the last (maybe the last) show with the origional D& tL lineup before they parted ways.
Posted by YEP at 4/02/2010 07:55:00 AM