Never did I think Wooderson from Dazed and Confused would be relevant to my life. “That's what I love about these college girls, man. I get older, they stay the same age,” the Matthew McConaughey character says while trolling the sidewalk outside the local pool hall, which could easily be the one outside the Middle East tonight.
Tomorrow, the debut album from the young, supercute Toronto electropop singer-songriter LIGHTS gets an American release; last night, she was at the Middle East. Mike Awesome was on hand to get some snaps and a couple video clips, including her single "Ice" and a cover of the ol' Phil Collins standard "In The Air Tonight."
1. Motherboar, "Grillin' and Killin' " Yeah, I fucking came to party!2. Slayer, "Angel of Death" Specifically the line, "The way that I want you to DIE!"3. Sam Black Church, "New God Science" I
dare you to show me a better-crafted metal/hardcore tune. It's all
there: the sick intro, the super-stompy verse riff, the
sing-along-and-simultaneously-point-your-finger chorus, the ripping
good metal breakdown in the bridge.
Andy Milk of local power-trio extraordinaire the Vital Might has been scoping out Buddhism lately, and it’s leaking into his lyrics. According to Milk, “Saturday” — a song off their brand new Red Planet — is all about leaving bad habits behind (“staying up all night doing bad things, chasing after money/success, etc.