May 20 2011

Recommended Reading 5/20/11

Radio Hits One: Shinedown’s Marathon of Rock Radio Domination (Village Voice)

The Worst Thing About The New Generation Of “Raunch Pop” Is The Way It Makes Sex Utterly Boring (Village Voice)

Poptimist #39: Continuing Backwards (Pitchfork)

Mar 11 2011

SXSW 2011 Picks – Music Portion

Ok, this is when it gets crazy. Today I’m going through the Music portion of SXSW 2011, which happens Wednesday, March 16 – Saturday, March 19.  Keep in mind there’s always gonna be pop-up shows and last-minute party announcements like every year, so follow me on Twitter and I’ll try to keep everyone abreast of anything awesome.  Also: on Monday I will post my picks for multi-day parties, like Fader Fort, Waterloo Parking Lot Shows, etc. so look forward to that. Today’s list only includes my picks for single-day parties.

Wednesday, March 16

Eat Your Own Ears/Austinist/Windish Day Party @ Mohawk – Free

By far the best lineup of the day – Cloud Nothings, Twin Shadow, Givers, Royal Bangs. Awesome.

Honorable Mentions

Altered Zones @ SXSW

Bella Union x Yours Truly @ SXSW

Brooklyn Vs. the Bay – RSVP

eMusic @ SXSW

Terrorbird Media/Force Field PR Day Party at Red 7

Amanda Shires @ G & S Lounge (Outdoors) 2420 S 1st St. – 2 pm

Queens of the Stone Age @ Rolling Stone Showcase at LZR – If you don’t have a badge, it’s likely you’re not getting in.  But best of luck to ya!

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Sep 25 2010

Recommended Reading: Random Articles 9/25/10

Bill Maher – New Rule: Rich People Who Complain About Being Vilified Should Be Vilified

Will the Verizon iPhone Ever Exist?

Social Media – Easier Than You Think

Sep 15 2010

Recommended Reading: Random Articles 9/15/10

Apparently, the Village Voice is relevant again.  This article has plenty of recent highlights from their always-improving writing staff…..

Including this one, an in-depth analysis of the phenomenon that is the Gathering of the Juggalos.

Today, Consequence of Sound released their Top 100 Albums of All Time list, and it’s pretty damn impressive, if you ask me. Take a gander.

Finally, Pitchfork had a pretty cool article on the new trend in indie album covers – amateur retro photography.  Think the latest from Vampire Weekend and Crystal Castles.

Jul 25 2010

Random Web Findings: Mad Men Premieres Tonight!

Paste Presents: The Mad Men Takeover (Everything Here is Golden)

Music Philosophy Prints

The Worst College Fashion Trends

Caught In The Act! Hilarious Photos Of Politicians Getting Frisky

Palin, Lindsay, NASA, and More: The Top Tweets of The Week

10 Party Schools That Actually PAY OFF

NYT: New Orleans’s Gender-Bending Rap

Losing My Religion: Revealing the Hollow Reality of Lo-Fi

Hollywood and Smoking: A Brief History

Five Predictions For Mad Men’s Fourth Season

The Cities Where Americans Spend The MOST On Travel & Entertainment

The 10 Best Boozy Desserts — Ice Creams, Gelatos, & Sorbets

The BEST Late Night Jokes Of The Week: Palin’s New Word, Lindsay’s Back Door, And Hippie Orgasms

Mad Men Twitter Round-Up

16 Most Outrageously Misleading Hotel Ads

The Mad Men Guide to New York

What’s The Worst Movie You’ve Ever Seen?

39 Countries That Take More Vacations Than the US

The Twelve Most Beautiful Islands In the World

The Most Politically INCORRECT Stocks – Including BP, Blackwater & Exxon

The Five Greatest Rap-A-Lot Album Covers Ever

Seven Strange Street Snacks

7 Ways Student Loan Reform May (Or May Not) Change Your Life

The Funniest Marketing Fails Of All Time

11 Musical Action Figures

11 Most Overrated Things In History

Colleges Actually Worth Their Cost

The Top 5 Mel Gibson Internet Creations

The Internet In Film