Adam Swiderski

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Damn, I was really hoping *somebody* would get the Based God’s curse.

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August 12, 2015 on Lil B Endorses Bernie Sanders On CNN, Sanders Says Thanks

This is sad news. I’ve had all my guitar repair done at Rudy’s for years, and they were always professional, courteous, and helpful, and, most importantly, did excellent work. Sigh.

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August 3, 2015 on NYC’s Music Row Is Officially Dead

It looks like tickets for a lot of these shows are already on sale – I just popped over to his site on a whim and was able to buy mine for the Jersey City date.

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July 22, 2015 on Sufjan Stevens Announces Fall US Tour Dates

Holy crap, this is good. Bryan Devendorf is the freaking truth.

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March 26, 2015 on Pfarmers – “The Ol’ River Gang”

Wow, that woman from Portlandia can really play! Who knew?

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January 16, 2015 on Watch Sleater-Kinney’s High-Kicking Letterman Reunion

What a great performance of a totally mediocre song.

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January 9, 2015 on Watch Foxygen Impress The Hell Out Of David Letterman

This is a great list, but my personal list would have cited “Friend of the Night” by Mogwai. Purely subjective, but that song is the bomb.

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January 8, 2015 on 30 Essential Post-Rock Songs

What, no love for Yella or MC Ren?

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December 30, 2014 on Watch The Trailer For N.W.A Biopic Straight Outta Compton

I’m convinced Aimee Mann became a vampire somewhere around 10-15 years ago. She hasn’t aged in the slightest.

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October 3, 2014 on Watch The Both Bring The Hooks To Seth Meyers

I love me some SVE, but this is the first Barry podcast I’ve listened to and, wow, do I find his voice annoying. It’s like he’s doing the worst parody of the stereotypical NPR broadcaster. Seriously, at points, as interested as I was in what was being said, I almost had to turn the thing off because it was grating on me so much.

Needless to say, I realize this is entirely irrational.

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October 3, 2014 on Listen To Sharon Van Etten On The Todd Barry Podcast

When I saw them at Terminal 5, the energy was through the roof. I agree the band didn’t put out that much of an energetic vibe, but the crowd picked it up in a big way. That’s definitely what’s missing in a video like this.

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September 5, 2014 on Watch Alt-J Play “Left Hand Free” On Letterman

Everything she does is perfect.

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September 2, 2014 on Watch Sharon Van Etten Play “Break Me” And “Tarifa” On Kimmel

Bob Mould is a national treasure.

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August 28, 2014 on Watch Bob Mould Absolutely Kick Ass On Kimmel

This, a million times. He is such a big part of why their music is so compelling to me.

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June 23, 2014 on The National’s Bryce Dessner Explains The Four-Over-Three Polyrhythm Of “Fake Empire”

I work in 30 Rockefeller Plaza, home to various NBC studios. Due to that, and a long career in journalism, I’ve become fairly jaded about celebrity encounters over the years. Passing Aimee Mann in the hallway, however, was enough to render me all aflutter. She’s amazing.

Ted’s not bad, either.

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June 20, 2014 on Watch The Both Play Conan

The bridge of “Silent All These Years” is the best Tori Amos song on its own, let alone in combination with the rest of the tune.

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June 19, 2014 on The 10 Best Tori Amos Songs

I was honestly kind of underwhelmed with Outkast. Don’t get me wrong, it was good to hear some of those songs played live, but the energy of the performance as a whole…I dunno. It felt very much like a go-through-the-paces kind of thing, for me. They hit all the marks and seemed to be having a good time, but it didn’t feel inspiring in the least.

I completely disagree, too, on TVOTR. That was honestly the best set at the fest, IMO, and their new material kicked ass.

Also a great performance not mentioned here: Jenny Lewis. She did a bang-up job with a tough mid-day time slot on a hot afternoon.

But I do agree about Janelle Monae. She rocked it, and even the heat didn’t diminish the power of the performance, for me.

And, finally, if you didn’t try a lobster roll from the Luke’s Lobster truck, you missed out, big-time. $16 is pretty steep for a small sandwich, but damn, that thing was the truth.

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June 9, 2014 on The 10 Best Sets At Governors Ball 2014