Wednesday, July 4, 2012

The Mountain Goats - Portland, OR (6/24/12)

John Darnielle performed a solo show at the Mission Theater.  Dustin Wong opened with an interesting instrumental performance involving a lot of looping guitar effects.  John broke a string during the encore and finished on the keyboards playing the "The Best Ever Death Metal Band in Denton".

Monday, December 19, 2011

Favorite Albums 2011 (Metal)

1) Blut Aus Nord - 777: The Desanctification

2) Yob - Atma
3) Red Fang - Murder the Mountains
4) Skeletonwitch - Forever Abomination
5) Absu - Abzu
6) Helms Alee - Weatherhead
7) Revocation - Chaos of Forms
8) Norska - Norska
9) Disma - Towards the Megalith
10) Smooth Sailing - xoxo

Monday, December 12, 2011

Favorite Albums 2011

1) Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues
2) Kurt Vile - Smoke Ring For My Halo
3) Girls - Father, Son, and Holy Ghost
4) Waters - Out in the Light
5) Bon Iver - Bon Iver
6) Blitzen Trapper - American Goldwing
7) Davila 666 - Tan Bajo
8) Radiohead - The King of Limbs
9) The Mountain Goats - All Eternals Deck
10) Mister Heavenly - Out of Love

Favorite Songs

Atlas Sound - "Te Amo"
Fleet Foxes - "Sim Sala Bim"
Kurt Vile - "Baby's Arms"
Mister Heavenly - "Bronx Sniper"
Waters - "O Holy Break of Day"
Foster the People - "Pumped up Kicks"
Davila 666 - "Ese Nena Nunca Regreso"
Tom Waits - "Bad as Me"

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Southern Lord Subscription 2010

I wasn't sure about buying into this subscription, but was pleasantly surprised by all the releases. I was most excited about the Yob release which is an amazing album and the vinyl comes with some exclusive bonus tracks. Considering the album is only 5 tracks long, 2 bonus tracks is a huge addition. I also enjoyed the Pelican and Twilight albums. The surprise 7th album was a live Sunn 0))) double record. All the records in the series got exclusive colors and were limited to 550.

Black Cobra - Chronomega (bonus track; blood splatter color)
Ascend - Ample Fire Within (two bonus tracks; clear color)
Pelican - What We All Come to Need (three bonus tracks; red, silver splatter color)
Trap Them - Filth Rations (vinyl only; grey/black splatter)
Yob - The Great Cessation (two bonus tracks; clear vinyl)
Twilight - Monument to Time End (red vinyl)
Sunn 0))) - Agharthi Live 09-10 (black/grey splatter vinyl)

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Top 5 Records

I feel like this list needed to be done for the record. No particular order. It started at 5 but I wussed out. Interesting contrast to the last time I made a list like this.

Pink Floyd - Meddle
Queens of the Stone Age - Queens of the Stone Age
Blitzen Trapper - Furr
The Mars Volta - De-Loused in the Comatorium
The Thermals - The Body, The Blood, The Machine
Metallica - ...And Justice For All
Modest Mouse - The Moon & Antarctica
The Shins - Wincing the Night Away
Neil Young - Live Rust
Quasi - Field Studies

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Moondoggies Elkfest Warm Up

So the Moondoggies are supposedly playing in Spokane this Friday. They've been scheduled at the Empyrean for many months, but it has been closed for at least a couple months also. The Elkfest page claims they are playing an Elkfest warm up show. The Inlander seems to think this will take place at the Elk. Either way their should be some new songs like the one seen below.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Elkfest 2011 Lineup

Elkfest is now 2 weeks away and the lineup has been set. The Globes were previously booked but had to drop out because they are heading out on tour to support their new Barsuk records album.

Friday, June 3rd

The Camaros
Folk Inception
Blood Hot Beat

Saturday, June 4th

Mon Chéri
Crickets of Cascadia
Flying Spiders
Real Life Rockaz

Sunday, June 5th

Old Bear Mountain
La Cha-Cha
Whiskey Dick Mountain
Koontz and the Bullies
Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside