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 +5Posted on Oct 21st | re: Album Of The Week: Jessie Ware Tough Love (41 comments)

I loved Devotion, so I’m hoping I’m not let down by this… looking forward to streaming it on my way home from work tonight.

Otherwise, it’s been Roomrunner, Lanegan, Young Statues, and Nude Beach for me throughout the day.

I’m also still kinda bummed that today was supposed to be the release date of Charli XCX’s Sucker until it got pushed back until Dec. Alas, I guess I should be happy it’s at least landing before the year is up.

 +3Posted on Oct 21st | re: Watch El-P Audition Cats For Meow The Jewels (16 comments)

I didn’t think my excitement for this album could grow any more…

…I was wrong.

Well said. I can’t help but agree with Johnson as well.

As a girl – and a girl who’s gone to tons and tons of punk shows – stage diving is nothing new to me. Hell, I’ve even done it myself in my younger and more dumb days. What this all boils down to is concert etiquette. People can stage dive/mosh/whatever… but look out for each other while doing so. I’ve gotten knocked around plenty of times in the pit but what grinds my gears more than anything is when I’m slammed in to by some 200+ pound dude and he just looks at me, doesn’t apologize, and continues on. I won’t go anywhere near the stage now at shows – older and wiser – but I constantly see girls get ransacked by guys who could care less. Some of the FB comments on Joyce Manor’s page really are gross.

I will say though… sometimes girls are just as guilty at the “not caring” at shows thing. I’ve gotten banged into and whipped by purses with no apology or even a glance back to by girls who think they’re above it all as well. As I said, it’s all just about having some damn concert etiquette and respecting your fellow concert peers. I really wish there was a “how to behave at shows” manual that kids are forced to read sometimes.

As a fan of PLL, I definitely enjoyed this!

 0Posted on Sep 3rd | re: Album Of The Week: Yob Clearing The Path To Ascend (18 comments)

Cymbals Eat Guitars have dominated my stereo for the past week… which is certainly saying something considering the sheer amount of brilliant releases we were graced with a week ago. I just can’t get enough of it, the track “Lifenet” alone has jumped into my top 3 songs of the year thus far. So.freakin’.good. This week I’m gonna try and focus more on Merchandise.

Cassavetes’ Oh So Long is also great… it may have been buried by all the other releases last week and that’s a shame because it’s really something special.

 +2Posted on Aug 26th | re: Album Of The Week: Ty Segall Manipulator (49 comments)

I’m still trying to wrap my head (or ears, rather) around this release week. SO many good ones today: Merchandise, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Rustie, The Bug, Ty Segall… cannot wait to fire up Spotify on my way home from work and blast the hell out of as many as I can.

 +4Posted on Aug 21st | re: Run The Jewels - "Blockbuster Night Part 1" (35 comments)

Oh happy day!

I already am looking forward to the Fall… this just makes it even more unbearable.

 0Posted on Jul 8th | re: Album Of The Week: DJ Dodger Stadium Friend Of Mine (9 comments)

Completely agreed on the summer-time release. I’m just itching to get the hell out of work so I can roll down my windows, fire up the album via Spotify, and have an exhilarating ride home.

Damn… I’m taking my sister to see Gaga on the Chicago date and was hoping I’d get to witness Baby Metal first-hand. Alas, they aren’t on our date… instead we get the group Crayon Pop, who I’m sure you’re familiar with Tom considering your knowledge on the K-Pop scene. I’m sure it’ll be interesting nonetheless.

Can he be any more ignorant? There are plenty of “aggressive” bands out there, but apparently, he is just really bad at finding them and new music in general. It’s the same as people living in the past and claiming that all new music is “crap.” With all the outlets to find new music nowadays, I just find it baffling that people can still have this argument.