Anxious bloggers, frustrated rock critics whine like three year olds: annual critics poll goes missing. The Oscars of indie rock on hold!
But no, srsly, where the hell is it?!
Unless you count the Juan Maclean and She Wants Revenge, which you probably won't. Subhead: "Coachella goes Lollapalooza." At least that part about Tool playing. Odd.
Depeche ModeFranz FerdinandSigur RosCommonDamian MarleyAtmosphereCarl CoxMy Morning JacketLadytronClap Your Hands Say Yeah!
This just showed up in our mailbox. So, is that Todd Rundgren singing?
WATCH: The Cars, "Tour Preview" (.wmv)
1. That thing we didn't tell you about -- the Diplo remix of the new Yeah Yeah Yeahs single "Gold Lion" -- has apparently leaked. Not by us or anyone we know. In fact, this one sounds faster than the version we haven't heard.
Follow-up to last night's post, from the typepad of columnist/DJ/record promoter David Day:
"this kfed shit is completely fucking up our sets. I dropped popazuda by Edu K, a real banging baile track for real, last night and I could tell people were thinking, is this k-fed?
"ugh. baile will never be the same.
You knew there would be consequences. After the initial rush, it seemed like the whole K-Fed baile-funk thing was going to sneak out of mass consciousness, no harm done. A couple weeks went by. And then . . . well, shit's metastasized fairly quickly. We're done blaming Disco D; now we're just blaming YouTube.
Over the past decade, VICTORY AT SEA have taken the dark-and-stormy, barbed-guitar torch from Come and run with it, subtly evolving with each of their five full-lengths. There’s still plenty of serrated guitar chords and big drums on their new All Your Things Are Gone (Gern Blandsten), but frontwoman Mona Elliott has become a more nuanced songwriter, and the band have developed a deft dynamic sense of interplay with her throaty delivery.
"I'm not that good at pictures," protested lil' man Alex Whalen-Brownright before our cameraman took this photo. Photos by Matt Teuten.
We’ve seen the three-man musical-amoeba that is Devil Music headline the Milky Way as an electric-violin-led rock trio. We’ve seem ‘em perform contemporary-classical works with a 20-piece orchestra at the sold-out Mills Gallery -- and one of those works was a balding dude mouth-farting for like ten minutes, seriously.
Look, before you start, you're preaching to the choir, OK? Dudes come up from Rhode Island talking "punk rock band with a violinist," we're not just gonna yellowcard the fuckers, we're gonna red-card 'em and they're out for the rest of the game. We hear you, brah. But give us a second on this here band VERBANA DARVELL (yep, not only are they punks-with-violin, they've also got a name that sounds like a cheap hooker trying to make it in a Broadway chorus line).
Not as sick as OTD is of them. But they're sick. And they're not playing Axis tonight. Hope it wasn't anything we said.
From the Yellowcard website: "Unfortunately, Yellowcard's 1/27 show in Boston, MA has been cancelled due to illness."
That is all. More OTD coming soon.
1. Looking forward to this one: Phoenix faves Beat Circus -- the mad Waits/bop carnie-jazz apocalypse supergroup -- debut "a new set of songs about saloons and graveyards in the Gold Rush sung through pipes and bullhorns" at T.T. the Bear's Place, with Brian Carpenter and Alec K Redfearn joined by "special guest banjoist/vocalist" Adam Glasseye.
Sure, the RUDDS have impeccable ’70s and ’80s references — lots of bands do. But few people are more fun to watch than frontman John Powhida. When he jumps off the stage, unleashes his falsetto, and does suggestive things with the mike, he’s plugging into the time-honored rock tradition of straight guys pretending to be gay.
It's a year of living dangerously for Cami's old pal Colin Meloy — after a successful 2005, that dayjob-band of his have signed a deal with Capitol (yikes), and as is his wont, he’s embarked on something of a good-will tour all by himself. Last time around he was toting a tour-only EP of Morrissey covers. This time the object of his affection is Shirley Collins; there are a couple of songs from it floating around
Following up last week's story, the Mass. Industry Committee (M.I.C.) announced the nominations in several categories for the first annual M.I.C. Hip-Hop Awards this past Saturday at the Dres (of Blacksheep) show at the Middle East. The nominations were compiled based on the responses to over 150 delegate letters that had been sent out to media and people of knowledge in the state.
How fucking psyched are we for Mastodon's "Seabeast" video, which finally gets around to staging the epic whitefugginwhale deathmatch portrayed in so many of Leviathan's songs? We have no words, only the above pix courtesy of Ryan Russell via Relapse, who provided these details: