Comments from magicunicornfairy

Not sure how this venue works, but the one I work at does their sound checks in reverse order. Headliner first, then openers, then the opener plays, then the headliner plays. Not sure what the deal was here, but let it be known that this does happen. So it's very possible that Deerhunter was already soundchecked and these were legitimate sound tech fuck-ups.
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October 18, 2015 on Deerhunter Fans Complain About Messy Performance In LA
Extremely excited to see this. I discovered Car Seat Headrest this past year and got swept up with the extreme multitudes of released material. I'm glad I get to witness Will taking the next step and joining a label, because he deserves it many times over for all of the hard work he's put in over the years. For those who haven't listened before, you're in for a treat - it's not often that the "Band to Watch" has already released 11 albums. I agree with James, Twin Fantasy and How To Leave Town are great albums to look into, but there's so much more to explore if you enjoy those. Congrats Will, and thanks 'Gum. Great interview.
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September 1, 2015 on Band To Watch: Car Seat Headrest
Sad to see flylo's not up for video of the year. His video for Never Catch Me is gorgeously put together. At least it showed up in choreography and cinematography
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July 21, 2015 on Here Are The 2015 MTV VMA Nominations
Also thought Spoon killed it. They were a highlight. Also thought Retribution Gospel Choir was incredible. I even saw Haley Bonar (who I wasn't too impressed with) show up and start singing along with every word. One lowlight though - only two tiny water filling stations (and none in the upper area). Missed out on joining the crowd for some great shows in order to wait in line for 30 minutes to an hour for for water.
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July 20, 2015 on Watch Bon Iver Debut Two New Songs At Eaux Claires Festival
Justin said it last night, but I feel it does need to be reiterated. No BS! Brass Band were All-Stars. Hearing them play Come On Feel the Illinoise with Suf was ethereal. They played with tons of bands and played the songs like they knew them by heart and had been playing them since they were written. Especially for the performers at this festival, having the group was an incredible asset. I spoke to one of their trombonists last Wednesday, and it sounded to me like he didn't even know then what their role was at the festival. Amazed how well they pulled it off. Also, I'd never heard Lizzo's music before, but her show late Friday was incredible. Check her out!
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July 19, 2015 on Watch Bon Iver Debut Two New Songs At Eaux Claires Festival
Who is paying doing the refunding in these situations? From my, albeit limited, experience in booking bands - if the venues are giving the money back to ticketholders, I feel like this is pretty unfair to the bookers. It is my understanding that venues contract artists for a certain amount of money and then make money off of the ticket sales. If that's the case, and the performer does the show in bad health, then it really shouldn't be the venue's responsibility to make amends.
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July 7, 2015 on Finnish Fans Can Now Get Refunds For Shitty Concerts
Damn, great to see quarterbacks on there. I'm so sad, I'm missing a show of theirs because it's the same night as the death grips.
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June 2, 2015 on Premature Evaluation: Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment Surf
Not sure how much of the booking process you guys were involved with, but great nab getting Alex G. He and his band put on a hell of a show.
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March 16, 2015 on Here’s The Schedule For Stereogum x Exploding In Sound’s Austin Invasion
Sounds like his collab with Flying Lotus had a significant impact on this album.
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March 16, 2015 on Surprise! Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly Is Out Now
I'm surprised Motion Picture Soundtrack didn't show up at all. I feel like it's such a deeply moving track that it would have struck a chord (ha) with at least one of these many musicians.
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March 10, 2015 on 33 Musicians Discuss Their Favorite Radiohead Songs
Wish he would have talked about Fecal Matters. That is a true work of art.
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January 12, 2015 on An Annotated Media Guide To Panda Bear
Not sure if sarcasm or...
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July 9, 2014 on Watch The War On Drugs Absolutely Slay On Letterman
While I understand where you're coming from (Red Eyes is an AMAZING song), I don't believe that gives anyone the right to ruin the home stretch of the poll for everyone.
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July 5, 2014 on Here’s Your Song Of The Summer 2014
I'm here and so are the results! Check below.
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July 4, 2014 on Here’s Your Song Of The Summer 2014
Hey everyone! It's here - your Reader Nominated Song of the Summer: Steal My Sunsine by Len! Just kidding, although a surprising amount of you voted for it. Your real Reader Nominated Song of the Summer is: Red Eyes by The War on Drugs Here's how the voting broke down among the top 5: Red Eyes - 42 Can't Do Without You - 37 Talking Backwards - 36 Seasons (Waiting On You) - 35 Let Her Go - 30 Unfortunately, I'm unable to post any of the statistics or pie charts. This is because (what I assume to be) a single Stereogum user compromised the poll by voting over 50 times for the same song: Red Eyes. Seriously, what the hell dude? Anyway, the results I posted here were the pre-spam-vote results, and I apologize to those who weren't able to vote before that point in time. (If you want a more detailed explanation on how this happened, check the comments of the most recent Best Comments of the Week post.)
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July 4, 2014 on Here’s Your Song Of The Summer 2014
Another (not so uplifting) update on the Reader Nominated Poll: I realized early on in the voting that it was possible for a person to vote for a song more than once. However, I was unable to find any way to restrict the ability of a person to vote more than once. No joke, I did a lot of research. It's really impossible. In my experience, Stereogum users have been (with a few small exceptions) mature and (mostly) responsible, so I figured you all would be able to vote in a manner that didn't compromise the poll, such as not voting for Red Eyes 50 times per se... I am sorry to say that this is not the case, and someone did, in fact, vote for Red Eyes more than 50 times. Since I have no way of accessing and deleting these votes, voting for the Reader Nominated poll has now officially closed. My apologies to those who voted within the past few hours, and to those who didn't get the chance to vote. Please note: the Pre-Red-Eyes-Spam-Vote results will STILL be announced in the 'gum Song of the Summer Announcement post.
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June 28, 2014 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Hi all! An update on the Reader Nominated poll: So far, 233 have voted, and more votes are still coming in! (In an effort not to spoil the big reveal, I'm going to have to stay pretty vague here.) What I can say is that it is a very close race, and that there have been multiple lead changes between multiple songs. Stay tuned!
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June 28, 2014 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Will also post the result to the announcement of Stereogum's Song of the Summer.
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June 25, 2014 on Vote For The Song Of The Summer 2014