Jul 16 2012

Quarterly Review – April-June 2012

Once every three months I list the best of what I heard in albums/songs/remixes for the quarter. I do this to personally keep up with all the awesome music I hear, as it ultimately helps me at the end of the year when I do my overall listing for the previous twelve months. I also do it to introduce you cool cats to tunes you may have missed independently.


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Mar 26 2012

New Japandroids – “The House That Heaven Built”

Celebration Rock, the new Japandroids album, drops June 7th via Polyvinyl. This is the first anthemic, fist-pumping single, which will have its own single release on May 15; the Canadian duo covers Nick Cave’s “Jack the Ripper” for the B-side. So yeah, Japandroids are still awesome. And if you got the chance to catch them play this one at SXSW, then you already knew that.

Listen to the track on Soundcloud.


Sep 8 2011

Five More Austin Shows I’m Pumped For

Japandroids – Tonight @ Mohawk

Ty Segall – 9/17 @ Mohawk

Toro y Moi/Unknown Mortal Orchestra – 10/8 @ Mohawk

Star Slinger – 10/12 @ Beauty Bar

Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band – 9/30 @ Emo’s


Jan 5 2011

Top 200 Tracks of 2010 – 100-51

100.

      1. Vampire Weekend - White Sky

99.

      2. The National - Lemonworld

98.

      3. Magic Kids - Superball

97.

      4. Drake - Up All Night (feat. Nicki Minaj)

96.

      5. Free Energy - Bang Pop

95.

      6. Katy Perry - Teenage Dream

94.

      7. Evan Voytas - Our Thing

93.

      8. DOM - Burn Bridges

92.

      9. Games - Strawberry Skies

91.

      10. Dominique Young Unique - Show My Ass

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Jan 4 2011

Top 200 Tracks of 2010 – 150-101

150.

      1. Toro y Moi - Causers Of This

149.

      2. Toadies - Pink

148.

      3. Surfer Blood - Take It Easy

147.

      4. Local Natives - Warning Sign

146.

      5. Dominque Young Unique - War Talk

145.

      6. Magic Kids - Good To Be

144.

      7. Rihanna - Cheers (Drink To That)

143.

      8. Deftones - Royal

142.

      9. Wavves - Super Soaker

141.

      10. Thrift Store Cowboys - One Gentle Inch To Nine Violent Miles

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Jan 3 2011

Top 200 Tracks of 2010 – 200-151

200.

      1. The Golden Filter - Solid Gold

199.

      2. Delorean - Real Love

198.

      3. Band of Horses - On My Way Back Home

197.

      4. Games - Heartlands

196.

      5. Cults - Oh My God

195.

      6. El Guincho - Bombay

194.

      7. Marnie Stern - Nothing Left

193.

      8. Interpol - Barricade

192.

      9. Ke$ha - Your Love Is My Drug

191.

      10. Janelle Monae - Make the Bus (feat. of Montreal)

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Dec 15 2010

My Year In Live Music – 2010

This year I made the big move from Lubbock to Austin, and the transformation has done wonders for my live music fix.  I should have been writing down all the awesome bands I saw this year (and the years before, for that matter) but alas, hindsight, she is 20/20 once again.  I think this post covers the highlights more or less, however.  There’s plenty of great live music I saw this year that I’m leaving out, but after the jump, in no particular order, are twelve of the best shows I witnessed in 2010, eleven of them right here in the Live Music Capital of the World.

And for the record, I wanted to put the Sleigh Bells show on here, as fun as it was once they finally started playing, but everyone who attended knows Beauty Bar is at fault for that show’s omission.  What a disaster.

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Oct 2 2010

Quarterly Review: July-September 2010

Once every three months I list the best of what I heard in albums/songs/remixes for the quarter. I do this to personally keep up with all the awesome music I hear, as it ultimately helps me at the end of the year when I do my overall listing for the previous twelve months. I also do it to introduce you cool cats to tunes you may have missed independently.

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Sep 13 2010

Five MP3s You Must Grab 9/13/10

      1. Star Slinger - Dutchie Courage

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      2. Atari Teenage Riot - Activate

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      3. Japandroids - Heavenward Grand Prix

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      4. Kanye West - Monster (feat. Jay-Z

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      5. Vampire Weekend - White Sky (Basement Jaxx Club Mix) (Studio Version)

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Jul 2 2010

My Top 100 Songs of 2009 – 30-21

Today I continue my ten-part series showcasing my personal picks for the best songs of last year.

30. Magic Kids – Hey Boy

San Francisco has churned out some pretty awesome music as of late, and the 50’s-esque Magic Kids are too fun to pass up.  Mix up a little Beach Boys, add some poodle skirt twists, and throw in the finest moments of Grease, and you’ve got “Hey Boy,” a girl/guy sing-along my sister and I have mastered.



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