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 +7Posted on Jan 7th | re: Coachella Vs. Governors Ball: The 2015 Lineup War (72 comments)

His banter in 2012? was great. Gave props to Grimes’ set earlier in the day, talked about some kind of weird run-in with a girl who may or may not have been the same one in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery song, and had some other funny musings about the fest. The tent was half empty though, it was an early evening slot and I think it may have worked better earlier in the day.

 +5Posted on Oct 20th, 2014 | re: Sleater-Kinney Announce No Cities To Love Reunion Album & World Tour (31 comments)

No west coast dates and tour finishing right before Coachella?

 +1Posted on Sep 2nd, 2014 | re: Sleater-Kinney Announce Limited Edition 7xLP Box Set Start Together (6 comments)

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, 2014 | 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, 2014 | 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, 2014 | 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, 2014 | 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, 2014 | 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.