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

the xx/Coexist: uneasy about English Pop. beautiful yet unsatisfying.

This Mercury Prize winning band is back for more. In 2009, their debut, xx, dazzled the world. Now Coexist is here, also on Young Turks (on September 11th in the US and the 10th in the… Continue reading

Dirty Projectors live!

Courtesy of their website, which is user friendly, helpful, informational and well designed, Dirty Projectors have photos. They aren’t typical live shots. Which highlights the unusual nature of this Brooklyn Band. Essentially this… Continue reading

the Firefly Music Festival/Jack White live!!

A week ago this time we had just finished getting our minds blown by Fitz & the Tantrums at the Firefly Music Festival in Dover, DE. Easily the best live show I’ve ever… Continue reading

Surfer Blood live! (with Grand Rapids!)

Recently, I’ve been living in a world of live music. I couldn’t be happier. While there is more to come on the Firefly Festival I was at in Delaware this past weekend (Cake,… Continue reading

The Men live

It was a great first show at DC9 for me. Having been there before only as a patron, it was nice to use it in a different capacity. One of the smaller venues… Continue reading