Nov 5 2011

Culture Greyhound Podcast 11/5/11 – Fun Fun Fun Fest Edition

Every Saturday, I post a 15-20 minute podcast featuring some tracks I’ve been jamming the previous week, as well as some commentary and random musings from yours truly. Enjoy!

This week is a quick homage to my weekend – Fun Fun Fun Fest 2011. Enjoy this quick playlist while you gear up for Day 2!

Tracklist:

Major Lazer – Keep It Goin’ Louder
M83 – Steve McQueen
Passion Pit – Sleepyhead
The Thermals – Liquid In, Liquid Out
Hum – Stars


Nov 2 2011

Fun Fun Fun Nites Picks

Don’t know if you’ve heard or anything, but this weekend is Fun Fun Fun Fest, and I am so pumped. And also swamped with work I’m trying to get done before the weekend arrives. So consider this a quick post. Tomorrow I will post survival tips, and Friday look for a picks playlist, as well as a themed podcast on Saturday. Told you guys I was stoked. In the meantime, today I’m delving into the FFF afterparties, or Fun Fun Fun Nites, as they’re calling them, and picking my recommendations. For the first time this year, the only way to get into these bad boys is with an FFF wristband, and if you got one of those, the admission is free. There’s so much to pick from it’s like another festival happening right after the one at the Shores. The hustle to Red River should be exciting each night; in the meantime, here are my picks for what you should do once curfew comes around.

Thursday:

I’m probably sitting this one out, I’ll likely be finishing up school work and waiting for traveling friends to arrive, and really the only pull here is at Mohawk, where the always awesome Ty Segall will be shredding. I would show up late, though, because the Coathangers are unbearable.

Friday:

By far the best night in the afterparty lineup – go hard this evening if you go hard at all. I’m watching Cold Cave for sure at Mohawk, then skipping over to the Parish for a headlining set from the Thermals. Also, Dead Confederate is rocking Deville, which is time well spent. Dead Confed put on a loud, loud show – kind of wish they were playing the fest as well…

Saturday:

I’ll probably get dragged to Mates of State at Parish, which I won’t mind, but my preference is Emire Automotive for the hipster-tastic Gorilla Vs. Bear party – Keep Shelly In Athens, Purity Ring, and a Neon Indian DJ set. If I enjoy Purity Ring at the fest, I might insist on this one, but if not, it’s whatevs.

Sunday:

The fact that I have class and will probably be exhausted at this point likely won’t stop me from attending Dom and Royal Bangs at Red 7 – another possibility is Thee Oh Sees at Beerland, as I will likely miss them at the Fest. Sunday night’s where the Red Bull comes in handy, among other things….

So what are your afterparty picks? Taking part in the festivities? Get at me.


Sep 2 2011

FFF6 Playlist Series – Friday’s Orange Stage

A friend of mine and I were discussing the awesome awesome lineup for Fun Fun Fun Fest this year, and yesterday, they announced their schedule for our viewing pleasure.  My friend was excited, but admitted he knew only a few bands.  Where, he wondered aloud, could he find a comprehensive rundown of each band, a sampling of their musical chops, so he could further educate himself before the finest weekend of his year?  I assume the Fun Fun Fun website has such a playlist, and they do, and it’s cool, but I wanted to make my own.  So every Friday, from now until the fest (that’s nine weeks), I will be posting a playlist for your educational purposes for each stage and day, excluding the Yellow stage, which is mostly comedy.

This week’s playlist covers the bands playing on the Orange (Indie) stage on Friday – Boxer Rebellion, Cloud Nothings, Ocote Soul Sounds, The Thermals, Heartless Bastards, Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears, Okkervil River, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, and Passion Pit.

Listen to the playlist on Spotify.

Missing From Playlist (not on Spotify yet): TV Torso, Jim Ward

My Stage Pick: Cloud Nothings

While The Thermals rank high on my anticipation list, I am most excited to see a repeat viewing of the high-energy Cloud Nothings, whose SXSW sets knocked me on my ass with rapid-fire tempo and singalong refrains.


Feb 12 2011

Culture Greyhound Podcast 2/12/11

Every Saturday, I post a 15-20 minute podcast featuring some tracks I’ve been jamming the previous week, as well as some commentary and random musings from yours truly. Enjoy!

Playlist:

The Thermals – Everything I Want
Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues
Panda Bear – Last Night At the Jetty
The Strokes – Under Cover of Darkness


Jan 30 2011

Sunday Night Videos 1/30/11


Jan 11 2011

Top 50 Albums of 2010 – 40-31

40. Games – That We Can Play EP

      1. Games - Strawberry Skies

39. Delorean – Subiza

      2. Delorean - Simple Graces

38. Brothertiger – Vision Tunnels EP

      3. Brothertiger - Lovers

37. The Thermals – Personal Life

      4. The Thermals - I Don't Believe You

36. Diamond Rings – Special Affections

      5. Diamond Rings - Show Me Your Stuff

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Jan 6 2011

Top 200 Tracks of 2010 – 50-21

50. LCD Soundsystem – Dance Yrself Clean

49.

      1. Dom - Living In America

48.

      2. Arcade Fire - We Used To Wait

47.

      3. The Walkmen - Victory

46.

      4. Free Energy - Free Energy

45.

      5. Deerhunter - Desire Lines

44.

      6. Delorean - Simple Graces

43.

      7. Josh Ritter - Folk Bloodbath

42.

      8. Diamond Rings - Show Me Your Stuff

41.

      9. Janelle Monae - Tightrope (feat. Big Boi)

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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 22 2010

My Top 300 Songs of the 2000s – 80-71

Today I continue my ongoing feature showcasing my personal picks for the best songs of the past decade, posting ten songs at a time.

80. The White Stripes – Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground

The opening track from White Blood Cells squeals to life, Jack White’s guitar screeching into a staple new-blues riff before Meg pounds in and all hell breaks loose.  For many, it would be the first we would hear from this Detroit duo, and first impressions have a lasting impact.  Jack and Meg needn’t worry – they certainly got our attention.

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