I don’t have time to write much this morning. Yesterday I woke up to see a tweet from Hutch saying that The Thermals were playing every song off The Body The Blood The Machine during this tour and I got crazy excited because I was already planning to go. The band is in a kind of renaissance with their last two record both being exceptional, … Continue reading The Thermals at Lincoln Hall 4/20
25. Jamaican Queens–Wormfood 24. Dr. Skinnybones–A Last Hurrah For The Glory Of Drinking Alone 23. The Thermals–Desperate Ground 22. Smith Westerns–Soft Will 21. Night Terrors Of 1927–Guilty Pleas EP 20. Deltron 3030-The Event II 19. Yeah Yeah Yeahs–Mosquito 18. Portugal. The Man.–Evil Friends 17. The All-About–Suburban Heart 16. Fort Frances–Harbour 15. Killer Mike & El-P-Run The Jewels 14.Camera Obscura–Desire Lines 13. Rilo Kiley–RKives 12. Golden Bloom–No Day Like Today 11. Christopher Owens–Lysandre 10. Islands–Ski Mask 9. Janelle Monae–The Electric Lady 8. Of … Continue reading Top Albums Of 2013: 25-1
I go to a lot of shows. More than a lot. I probably go to too many. If 18 year old me knew how many concerts I go to every year, he wouldn’t believe it (though he’d be excited for the future). So it’s hard to narrow them all down to a top ten. I forget what I’ve seen or if so and so was … Continue reading Top Ten Concerts Of 2013
The Summervilles came out guns blazing when they released their first songs in 2011 and two years later they still haven’t run out of ammo. The punk band from Melbourne Australia takes a good bit of influence from American bands like The Thermals, but put their own spin on the genre. 12 Ways To Fuck Up Before Breakfast isn’t quite as rough as their two … Continue reading The Summervilles-12 Ways To Fuck Up Before Breakfast
I stayed up way too late last night, watching the news waiting for the inevitable end to this thing we call life (or depending on what you believe at least this world we call Earth). I went to bed at 1:05 Chicago time (6:05pm Auckland) ensured that life would go on for at least another 19 months. So now I’m a little tired, maybe from … Continue reading We’re Gonna Live!