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No west coast dates and tour finishing right before Coachella?

I agree. I’ve listened to The Hot Rock at least 10x more than any of the others and it’s my favorite of theirs. Although listening to One Beat sometimes makes me flop about it.

 +1Posted on Aug 26th | re: Savages' Jehnny Beth Rails Against Rock Festivals' Class System (26 comments)

Coachella is even worse on this. It has VIP sections in the very front for every stage, but it’s not the section that regular people can get into with a general VIP pass. You have to buy a “guest” badge that is only available with the very expensive Safari tents (and obviously and artist passes and other industry people can get).

 +6Posted on Aug 22nd | re: Dummy Turns 20 (43 comments)

I can remember exactly the first time I heard Portishead driving home late on a Saturday night listening to Brave New World on KCRW here in Los Angeles. I was a sophomore and the song was Glory Box. Thank you Tricia Halloran.

I’m pretty sure Sour Times on the Roseland NYC album is one of the most powerful live versions of any song ever.

Got tix to the LA show here in a few weeks. No idea what to expect but I hope it doesn’t disappoint.

 -2Posted on Jun 20th | re: My Bloody Valentine Working On EP (8 comments)

We will never get a proper reissue of Loveless at this rate.

How did this guy get the chance to do this twice with two different bands? Why wasn’t he kicked out the first time it happened? Just horrible.

 +13Posted on Jun 4th | re: Pharrell Draws Criticism For Native American Headdress (57 comments)

It doesn’t remind of us any of that – that’s exactly the point. Our history with native americans ain’t exactly great, and by doing this we are essentially using an already-marginalized group of people’s history and heritage and reducing it to a mascot/token fashion statement/kitsch without ever thinking about the atrocities committed against them.

 +4Posted on Jun 2nd | re: Watch Nardwuar Interview Waxahatchee (5 comments)

He’s one of the greatest interviewers ever. There are a few great ones if you haven’t seen them: Pharrel/NERD’s first one, Joanna Newsom’s, Tyler the Creator’s, Drake’s, GWAR (RIP), Haim.

And nothing against the Blood Brothers, that’s just the first band I thought of that induces such a polarizing reaction from people.