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Man, that lineup beats 2008, but not by much: Friday: Public Enemy, Mission of Burma, Sebadoh Saturday: Titus Andronicus, Hold Steady, Vampire Weekend, Fleet Foxes, !!!, Animal Collective, Sunday: Bon Iver, M. Ward, Dodos, Health, Dinosaur Jr, Spoon (I'm forgetting most bands)
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July 19, 2016 on Pitchfork 2016 Was Our Great Antisocial Music Festival
Also, I loved his performance. It was fun, it was dancy, it was the opposite of his Carrey and Lowell tour (which was also immaculate). In light of the complete garbage of the world lately, it was exactly what I needed.
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July 19, 2016 on Pitchfork 2016 Was Our Great Antisocial Music Festival
Sufjan Stevens has been doing the " clown-college bullshit" for over 10 years now, but everyone seems to forget it. He dressed as a cheerleader and did choreographed dances during the Illinois days. The silliness is just as much a part of him as the folk singer. Can we all stop pretending it isn't?
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July 19, 2016 on Pitchfork 2016 Was Our Great Antisocial Music Festival
7 pairs of tickets and discounts, but something tells me I won't want to go to any of the shows they offer for free.
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June 19, 2016 on Ticketmaster May Have Free Tickets For You Right Now
Yet another lovely example of the Streisand effect at work. I didn't know about this meme until today and now I'm sure I'll see it everywhere.
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June 6, 2016 on Axl Rose Wants Google To Remove Fat Axl Meme
A straightforward cover, nothing too exciting but pretty good. Actually, the first and only time I saw the Killers they were playing with Interpol. Which I now realize was about 11 years ago. Yikes, I feel old. Thanks, stereogum, I now know what I'm listening to all day (Interpol).
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June 3, 2016 on Watch The Killers Cover Interpol And Debut A New Song In Ontario
I'm really not digging the AOTW going up on Tuesday but the actual albums coming out on Friday. I can't really appreciate this article until I've heard the songs myself. Also, I'm still stuck on PUP/The Hotelier from last week.
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May 31, 2016 on Album Of The Week: Tegan And Sara Love You To Death
I was really expecting this to just be the new Strokes songs.
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May 27, 2016 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
He played it when I saw him last year and I lost my mind.
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May 26, 2016 on The 10 Best Sufjan Stevens Songs
If you click the link in the stereogum article it opens in spotify automatically to the EP.
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May 26, 2016 on The Strokes – “The Threat Of Joy”
Other runners up, because I forgot about his Christmas stuff: "Come Thou Font of Every Blessing" and "Sister Winter"
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May 26, 2016 on The 10 Best Sufjan Stevens Songs
Oh man, I forgot to include any of his Xmas songs when thinking about my favorites of his. I only think about them late November-December, but those are some solid songs. His version of "Come Thou Font of Every Blessing" gets me every time, despite the fact that I'm not at all religious.
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May 26, 2016 on The 10 Best Sufjan Stevens Songs
And labeling Age of Adz as a "semi-failure" seems ridiculous to me. It's a stunning record.
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May 26, 2016 on The 10 Best Sufjan Stevens Songs
I am actually ok with "Come on! Feel the Illinoise!" at number 1 because I actually prefer it to "Chicago." That said, this list is pretty impossible to create in a manner that everyone will agree on. My list (off the top of my head, without looking at albums) 1.Predatory Wasp of the Palisades 2. Impossible Soul 3. Vito’s Ordination Song 4. Casimir Pulaski Day 5. I want to be well 6. Death with Dignity 7. In the Devil’s Territory 8. Too Much 9. He Woke Me Up Again 10. Come On! Feel the Illinoise Honorable instrumental mention and superb album closer: "Into Egypt..." and honorarable "I cried really hard the first time I heard this": "Pittsfield"
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May 26, 2016 on The 10 Best Sufjan Stevens Songs
I get more of a Julian Casablancas meets the Modern Lovers vibe, but that's mostly from his voice. Granted, I'm not a big Pavement person so you're probably right in that comparison.
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May 24, 2016 on Album Of The Week: PUP The Dream Is Over
He's playing the Empty Bottle Chicago the Saturday of Pitchfork when Sufjan is headlining. I'm going to attempt to book it from Sufjan's set to CSH's show, hoping it works out. Especially if CSH covers Sufjan...
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May 23, 2016 on Watch Car Seat Headrest Cover Radiohead & Sufjan Stevens In Philly
I would love to see Moz, but I'll only believe when he's standing onstage singing. And even then, I won't believe it.
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May 18, 2016 on Riot Fest 2016 Lineup
Like I said in the other thread, this feels a lot like the leaked Demos. I was always bummed we never heard the album that was being built around them, but then again TDAGARIM is my favorite Brand New album. It'll be interesting to see what sound they do with this one.
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May 17, 2016 on Brand New – “I Am A Nightmare”
Touristy but fun: architecture boat tour (Wendella), Art Institute, MCA (free Tuesdays and have an outdoor jazz concert), Millennium Park (they do lots of free summer shows), Frank Lloyd Wright in Oak Park, blues at Green Mill or Kingston Mines, some kind of improv (second city or IO) Summer in Chicago is the best and has tons of free stuff to do, there'll be plenty of stuff up on Time Out or the Reader
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May 17, 2016 on Album Of The Week: Car Seat Headrest Teens Of Denial
Sounds similar to some of the leaked demos. I'm down with any new Brand New, though Daisy wasn't my favorite.
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May 17, 2016 on Preview New Brand New Single “I Am A Nightmare”
I was really hoping that when LCD said they were touring that it would be an actual tour and not festivals with 1-2 dates in between. I guess it was just wishful thinking...
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May 5, 2016 on Austin City Limits Lineup 2016
I would watch that. Ridiculous song titles and the bands that go with them are generally wonderful. I found out recently that years ago Titus and LC! toured together. I'm bummed that I missed that because I'm pretty sure that's one of my perfect lineups.
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March 14, 2016 on SXSW Band To Watch: Car Seat Headrest
I have absolutely no reason to own the special edition because I already own the vinyl, but it's so tempting. I also love that Marvel gave them permission to use a character, I'm sure they just did it to spite DC.
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February 25, 2016 on Sufjan Stevens – “Chicago” (Demo)
I have the original CD with Superman on it. The record store near me kept selling them even after they were recalled. I love how they had to scramble to change it.
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February 25, 2016 on Sufjan Stevens – “Chicago” (Demo)
I just snagged one on Asthmatic Kitty (the misprint, not the album)
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February 25, 2016 on Sufjan Stevens – “Chicago” (Demo)
I hate them because every time I see their name I get excited for half a second then extremely disappointed. This has happened enough times that I really don't even want to bother listening to them. So I guess less hatred and more indifference.
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February 23, 2016 on Stream Jawbreaker Reunion haha and then what ;) (Stereogum Premiere)
popstar* Goddamn auto-correct
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January 22, 2016 on Will “Indie Pop” Ever Become Pop, Period?