the beginning of many in my year end list: Tame Impala/Lonerism

Rock music, and the idea of it all, exists to test the limits. People have been trying to shock us since four men wore suits. Later they wore makeup and high heels. (Now… Continue reading

dont believe the hype: i saw hip hop live: action bronson

Whether or not you want to admit it, or even think about it, when you talk about hip hop you talk about race. Born in the Bronx and raised on repression, hip hop… Continue reading

my favorite live shows of the year

As the year winds down, we start to make our year end lists chronicling the best of 2012. While I’ve been thinking about my favorite records over the last couple of weeks, I… Continue reading

my obsession with vinyl and nostalgia finally surfaces

recently, when Hurricane Sandy brought us “you can’t go outside. ever.” weather, my roommate and i indulged in cabin fever. she finally sat down to watch Almost Famous. a movie she always assumed… Continue reading

Fiona Apple is better than you (and me.)

When you have the ability to evoke emotion through a medium like music, people will pay attention. At least we hope they will. Every time I listen to┬áThe Idler Wheel…, Fiona Apple’s latest,… Continue reading

Titus Andronicus/Local Business

When Titus Andronicus’ 2010 record The Monitor came out, I foolishly didn’t pay much attention to it. Let’s just say that my inner-punk hadn’t fully blossomed. Since living in Washington, DC I think… Continue reading

here there and everywhere: what i find on the internet and why you need to care.

Recently, I’ve found myself in the depths of the internet. It all started late one night when I decided to make a tumblr. Then I started discovering the tumblr world. Something I never… Continue reading

i saw Ariel Pink last night

Let me first just say that I was dreading this show. A friend of mine asked if I was going and sort-of persuaded me when I told her I was on the fence.… Continue reading

Japandroids: or how i learned to stop worrying and love alternative rock

The lines of defining music are thick and thin. Many times certain sounds cross boundaries while others strictly stay away from one another. Something can be funky and jazzy at the same time,… Continue reading

Ariel Pink: mysterious pretension seeps through every crevasse

Not often enough do I use this site to spill my guts. Lately it’s been obsessions, list makings and internal arguments. But I’ll stick to just one for now. For a while my… Continue reading