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Kurt Vile


I saw this guy open for Times New Viking at Kung Fu Necktie last night. It was like seeing an epic rock show circa 1974. Rather than the tinny drum machines on his albums, they had a burly drummer pounding away to the songs. And rather than the Jim James style vocal effects on the albums, they used enough reverb to make even his most intelligible mumblings bounce around the room til the end of the set. Kurt Vile and his band turned these lovely bedroom pop songs into monstrously powerful walls of sound. It was a performance I won’t soon forget.

Oh yeah, and Times New Viking sucked.

Kurt Vile

Constant Hitmaker LP


Don’t Get Cute

Classic Rock in Spring/Freeway in Mind

Kurt Vile

God is Saying This To You… LP

kurt+vile+god+is+sayingRed Apples

Beach on the Moon

Songs for John in D

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They’re Better Live


I’m making this list of shows I want to see in the coming months. I’m sure I’ll only make like half of them, but I can dream. If anyone else wants to join in the orgy that is live music in the spring/summer, holla at me. I’m always down.

Shows and music below the link…

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Citizens of the Daydream Nation


The new self titled release from Wavves is the most recent entry into the budding category of indie rock dubbed lo-fi garage rock/fuzz punk/noise pop/etc. Whatever you want to call it, these young bands (including Wavves, No Age, Times New Viking, Vivian Girls, etc.) have a lot of raw talent and ideas. Perhaps being brought up on grunge music myself in the 90’s gives me the ability to appreciate these new misfits. Whatever the reason, I’m into them and eagerly anticipating what they have stored for us in the future.

Sample and enjoy…

wavvvesWavves – So Bored

Wavves – No Hope Kids

Wavves – Sun Opens My Eyes

noageNo Age – Eraser

No Age – Ripped Knees

No Age – Neck Escaper [from the Weirdo Rippers LP]

viviangirls-1Vivian Girls – Where do You Run To

Vivian Girls – Such A Joke

Vivian Girls – All the Time

Whatever you call their brand of rock, it’s clearly evident they were turning some of this shit up in their pre-teen bedrooms…

2107540517_6ba4474418_oDinosaur Jr – Tarpit

Dinosaur Jr – Kracked

Dinosaur Jr – Lighning Bulb [from the Beyond LP]

sonic_youth_daydream_nationSonic Youth – Silver Rocket

Sonic Youth – Kissability

Sonic Youth – Hey Joni

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