I remember when Drexel played the Parish my freshman year of high school. It was one of the best moments I ever had at that place. These guys blew everyone away. Five years later they are still one of my favorite hardcore/punk bands and "The Inevitable is Available" is one of my favorite all time records. I found this video the other day of one of the songs off that album and felt the need to share it with the rest of the world. Reunion please??
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
After 16 years, shoegaze pioneers and legends My Bloody Valentine will return to the U.S. They have announced their first show as the headliners and curators of All Tomorrow's Parties in New York. The festival is scheduled for September 19-21 and will take place in upstate New York. The rest of the stellar line-up and more info can be found here. They have also announced that they will also have a 6-8 gig tour around the same time, however no word on dates or cities.
Grizzly Bear performed on Conan O'Brien the other night and rocked their new single "While You Wait for the Others" from their forthcoming album (video below). Once again these guys have seemed to produce a killer song and you should expect to hear it on their summer tour where they will be opening for some band.
Monday, April 21, 2008
The new issue of Rolling Stone talks about the best things in rock in 2008 and while I don't agree with some of what they have to say I can't argue with this.
"Best Festival Band: Radiohead. The best live band in rock played its greatest concert ever on June 17th, 2006, at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. "The performances are brilliant," says Radiohead bassist Colin Greenwood, "because they are so relaxed." At Bonnaroo, Greenwood, singer Thom Yorke, drummer Phil Selway, and guitarists Ed O'Brien and Colin's brother Jonny covered every extreme in their studio catalog, from the violent double-guitar clang of 1995's The Bends to the haunted electronics of 2000's Kid A. But it was in the fresh, unfinished songs, later cut for 2007's In Rainbows, that Radiohead peaked that night. "In 'House of Cards,'" Colin says, "50,000 people threw their glow sticks in the air to this kick-drum beat and Thom's keening voice. In the film [of the concert], it looks like Thom walked into a party where he feels instantly at home." Some new songs sounded flat at that show, Colin admits. "But isn't that what people want to see — the next part of the story? They don't want some prepackaged supper-club band." [read more]
I swear I will talk about this show until the day I die. Best musical experience of my life.
Saturday, April 19, 2008
More great videos from La Blogotheque have caught my eye. Five videos of a live Bon Iver set in San Francisco have been posted in the Back on Stages section. This dude is amazing and his debut release "For Emma, Forever Ago" is one of the best albums I have heard in a long time. The video for my favorite track "Skinny Love" is below for the rest go here.