Dr. Skinnybones-A Last Hurrah For The Glory Of Drinking Alone

My first exposure to Brooklyn’s Dr. Skinnybones came the same way a lot of great Brooklyn bands come to my attention, through the aid of Oliver Ignatius. His studio has been releasing compilations of all the bands they work with, and on Mama Coco’s Funky Kitchen Section 2, Dr. Skinnybones had a song called “Bad Education.” It’s a great song, and the rest of their … Continue reading Dr. Skinnybones-A Last Hurrah For The Glory Of Drinking Alone

Top 10 Disappointments of 2012

In 2012 I was not impressed with these ten things. 10. Beach House: I’m going to blame myself on this one. It took me a long time to get into Beach House’s last album, Teen Dream. A really long time. So when Bloom hit my ears and it sounded like rejected B-sides from their last recording, I was crushed. A lot of my friends like … Continue reading Top 10 Disappointments of 2012

Jeff Mangum, 14 Years Later

Flipping through twitter last night and this morning, I was surprised that there were already a couple reviews of Jeff Mangum’s return to the Chicago stage posted-one of them within a hour of the show ending. Reading them, it seemed like most of the review was written in advance, with a great deal of the page dedicated to the past. I won’t bore you with … Continue reading Jeff Mangum, 14 Years Later

The Canoes @ Bottom Lounge, 9/15/11

If you follow me on Twitter, you know that I sometimes say really dumb stuff (@music_defined to find out). I’m also much funnier in 140 characters than I am in thousand word write-ups about Watch The Throne. Twitter has lead to some fun stuff for us here. Last week Molehill said I was gonna get an early copy of the record they’re working on, and … Continue reading The Canoes @ Bottom Lounge, 9/15/11