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Chris Squire was sweet. He will be missed. That's also a pretty cool story about Koz insisting he use a pick in Almost Famous.
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June 30, 2015 on Mark Kozelek Shares Tribute To Yes’ Chris Squire
Yea it really is. I'd never heard it before just now.
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June 30, 2015 on Mark Kozelek Shares Tribute To Yes’ Chris Squire
Also how there's that tie with his son's CP, the vocoder, and how he ultimately mixed the album gives Neil some bonus "good dude" points.
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June 26, 2015 on Mirror Ball Turns 20
Neil did Eldorado and Freedom in '89, so his "return to form" (whatever that actually is for Neil) wasn't TOO long after Trans and Everybody's Rockin'... 6 years? But I love me some Mirror Ball, and I'm the Ocean is one hell of a jam. Just one of those songs where you wish they'd stick in that groove for another 8 minutes.
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June 26, 2015 on Mirror Ball Turns 20
Trans is great! Kind of on the flip side, how be breaks down Transformer Man on the MTV Unplugged album is also awesome.
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June 26, 2015 on Mirror Ball Turns 20
Not sure where else to post this, but this includes that long awaited Steve Gunn/KV collab many of us have been waiting for. And some Hiss Golden Messenger and Yo La Tengo! Long lived Three Lobed and long live everyone I know! http://www.threelobed.com/tlr/parallelogram.html
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June 19, 2015 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Seriously! Sheathed Wings is my new "close my bedroom door and dance like a madman" go-to tune. And the songs translate soooo well live with how he rigged the drums.
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June 16, 2015 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2015 So Far
Yea, even with the loss of Steve Gunn and Hiss Golden Messenger, they've been doing great stuff consistently. The Weather Station is another choice listen.
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June 16, 2015 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2015 So Far
Which continues to baffle me why Matthew E White's own album was so overlooked! His presence on Natalie Prass is unmistakable.
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June 16, 2015 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2015 So Far
Multi-love is fucking incredible.
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June 16, 2015 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2015 So Far
You are correct, and hearing them play Familiarity live was sublime.
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June 16, 2015 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2015 So Far
Ooooh I forgot Jake Xerxes Fussell was this year! I think it was Doris to turned me on to him. Paradise of Bachelors has been on fire, and we still have Nap Eyes to come!
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June 16, 2015 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2015 So Far
Some of my faves that were missed: Unknown Mortal Orchestra Dan Deacon The Districts Matthew E. White Punch Brothers* Lower Dens Daniel Bachman* *didn't actually expect to be on this list Sufjan is holding out for my favorite so far, and surprisingly Viet Cong is holding in my Top 5 so far. But we still have KV, Titus, and Beach House to come.
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June 16, 2015 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2015 So Far
Cannot wait for this thing. I also can't imagine the full jam of that teaser is less than 10 minutes long. New single soon, please Kurt?
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June 15, 2015 on Kurt Vile Announces New Album b’lieve i’m goin down…
Dude is the most committed rock n roller on the planet.
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June 12, 2015 on Dave Grohl Breaks His Leg Onstage In Sweden, Finishes The Concert Anyway
You're not!
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June 11, 2015 on El Camino (2011)
Playing a little catch up here, but yes to this! One thing I immediately loved about Philly is the crazy abundance of shows virtually any night of the week, and its cultivation of new music (with the underscore of it being "cheap" compared to similar scenes). All elements driven home in this piece. Love the Amanda X and Sheer Mag shoutouts too, great bands to see if you have the chance. Like a few here, I was looking for a mention of The Districts, but even though they sell out their Philly shows they're from Lititz in Lancaster County, so not overly surprised they weren't mentioned. I am surprised some of the other "big" small venues weren't talked about, like Boot & Saddle (Union Transfer's younger sibling), Underground Arts, and Milkboy. All great venues for those $10-12 shows. Funny it was mentioned that artists, like Future Islands, book the Church even though they can sell out other venues. I made a comment similar to that to Doris a few days ago in the Titus Andronicus article, and it seems to be that hunch was right on. Too much good stuff in here to comment on everything, but thanks for this piece. Now, hopefully my favorite small venues don't start to get too crowded!
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June 9, 2015 on Streets Of Philadelphia: How The Former “Sixth Borough” Became Rock’s First City
You guys are making it tre difficult to hold out until this thing releases...
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June 6, 2015 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
I'll be the guy with the plaid shirt and Narragansett tallboy bobbing his head like this *bobs head like he's listening to anthemic punk rock*
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June 4, 2015 on Titus Andronicus – “Fatal Flaw” Video