Monthly Archives: October 2012

No Thanks Red Hot Chili Peppers, I Have Work Tomorrow: An ACL Recap

Once a year, throngs of youthful, vivacious individuals converge on Zilker Park in Austin to behold the overly-priced spectacle of live music. They contend with (typically) unpleasant weather and (without exception) unreasonable crowds to see as many of the bands … Continue reading

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ACL Weekend 2012: Music, Mud, Memories

One does not simply have a music blog and then ignore the fact that they spent all weekend binging on live music. (It would be like listening to about 20 albums in three days and then not reviewing any of … Continue reading

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Ellie Goulding — “Halcyon”

Lights, Goulding, Action By Eric Webb Meet Ellie Goulding. She looks like Gwen Stefani’s long-lost little sister. She shaves the side of her head. Her drumming technique sounds like Meg White after chugging a liter of Fanta. She’s romantically linked … Continue reading

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Muse — “The 2nd Law”

Invasion of the Freddie Snatchers By Eric Webb Attention, Earth arenas: Muse comes in peace. Matthew Bellamy, my favorite space alien and yours, just wants to teach our backward Earth minds how to rock. Also, they want to remind you … Continue reading

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Lord Huron – “Lonesome Dreams”

Lord of the Trance By Matt Jones What if Bon Iver, Fleet Foxes, Iron & Wine, and Radical Face all got together and had a kid? This isn’t a hypothetical question or anything. I think it actually happened. It’s called … Continue reading

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Miguel – “Kaleidoscope Dream”

New Justin Timberlake Album! OK Not Really But This Is Pretty Much Just As Good By Matt Jones Miguel’s second album, Kaleidoscope Dream, is a bit of a lesson in genre crossovers. Its soul is genetically R&B, but it unabashedly … Continue reading

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Lupe Fiasco – “Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album, Pt. 1”

Fiasco Sauce By Eric Webb Listening to Lupe Fiasco is hard. Because, while the beats are top-notch and the flow is tight and fast, the lyrics are on an entirely different level, almost unattainable. Yes, you can understand the social … Continue reading

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