Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year Everybody

Here's wishing you a happy and safe 2010 for you and yours.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Year In Review 2009 - Top 10 Albums Part 3

In retrospect this year produced some killer music and a few really great full length offerings.  Lots of established artists and virgins newbies put out valiant efforts, so like everyone and their grandmother I came up with a Top Ten List from the past 12 months.  No live albums, box-sets or re-releases were harmed, or even considered for this list, Feel free to voice your opinions vigorously.
A lot of these albums I have already reviewed for Glide or other sites, so when that is the case I will link to my full review and try to say something else about the album here, because over the course of the year feelings can/do change on things.  Oh and give the groups some love by grabbing their albums, or even better, get up off your ass and see them live when they come around.

5-1 After the Jump

Friday, December 18, 2009

Year in Review 2009 - Top 10 Albums Part 2

In retrospect this year produced some killer music and a few really great full length offerings.  Lots of established artists and virgins newbies put out valiant efforts, so like everyone and their grandmother I came up with a Top Ten List from the past 12 months.  No live albums, box-sets or re-releases were harmed, or even considered for this list, Feel free to voice your opinions vigorously.
 A lot of these albums I have already reviewed for Glide or other sites, so when that is the case I will link to my full review and try to say something else about the album here, because over the course of the year feelings can/do change on things.  Oh and give the groups some love by grabbing their albums, or even better, get up off your ass and see them live when they come around.

10-6 After the jump..

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Glide Review - The Megaphonic Thrift

New Glide Review up today.

I reviewed The Megaphonic Thrift's EP A Thousand Years of Destruction

Check it out here!

I talked about them briefly in 2009 Year in Review Top Ten Albums Part 1 post, but this group is very much my style.  These Norwegians clearly love Sonic Youth (nice taste) and are accomplished rockers who aren't afraid to get loud noisy and stretch it out.

Yup my style.  Still pissed I missed them at CMJ, will not be missing them when they come back to NYC.


Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Year in Review 2009- Top 10 Albums Part 1

In retrospect this year produced some killer music and a few really great full length offerings.  Lots of established artists and virgins newbies put out valiant efforts, so like everyone and their grandmother I came up with a Top Ten List from the past 12 months.  No live albums, box-sets or re-releases were harmed, or even considered for this list, Feel free to voice your opinions vigorously.
 A lot of these albums I have already reviewed for Glide or other sites, so when that is the case I will link to my full review and try to say something else about the album here, because over the course of the year feelings can/do change on things.   

(One small note, I am noticing no Hip-Hop on this list, and while over the last few years I have been much more “rock” focused, I don’t ignore the genre, but I am certainly not an expert.  Jay-Z’s new one didn’t impress and unfortunately I have not given Raekwon’s album a listen yet (my bad), and I am sure I am missing other releases…oh well, feel free to direct me to any winners)

Today we will hit on some just misses and a few disappointments, and get to the Top Ten in good time…all in good time me droogies. Read On

Monday, December 14, 2009

Glide Top 50 Albums of the 00's

Hey there ramblers, so I recently had the pleasure of working with Shane over at Glide and we came up with the list that was posted this morning.  I will be posting my personal list, but there will be a lot of crossover with this one as we spent a good amount of time on it and we both agreed on the majority of things.
So check it out Right here!!!!!
(Full List minus descriptions after the jump)

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Glide Review- Pixies Live 11-24-09 NYC


Got a new review up on Glide.
It is the Pixies live at Hammerstein Ballroom NYC.
Read it here!!!
For more info pics and video, check out this post.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

The Pixies Live 11-24-09 Pics and Video

Caught the Pixies live at the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC a few nights before Thanksgiving with Jeff, Mike and Lopez.  It was a tight show, they took the stage after a 7 minute movie at exactly 9:07 and left the stage at 10:30.  Held within that hour and half however was some tight as hell art/punk/rock.  The band is touring for the 20th anniversary of Doolittle (A top 30 all time album in my book) and played it in it's entirety.  While that was exciting, they also dipped into B-sides released off of the Singles of Doolittle, a cool twist on "we are going to play our best album in order" shows that have been going around lately (Built to Spill, Sonic Youth caught both tours and the shows were great by the way).
Here are some Pics from the show, and a video of one of their best tunes, "Hey" that I took (After the Jump). A full review will be posted on Glide today or tomorrow.  Our tickets were for the first Mezz at Hammerstein, it was my first time up there for a show after seeing about 20 on the floor.  While we couldn't see the video screens, I think I may like it better, easy in and out, your got your own bar (even if our tender was slower then a turtle riding a snail), not as jam packed as the floor, maybe I am just getting older...like this fantastic crew: