Year End List: The Compilation Tape Edition

So far we have visited a lot of my favorite records from this year. And a lot of the artists I want to write about I have already written about here. I am… Continue reading

You Saw This One Coming: Dirty Projectors on the Year End List

Back in January of 2010 I was traveling a lot. It was winter break before my final semester as a senior in college. I spent some of it flying to Colorado and back… Continue reading

All Things White Fence: Let Me Tell You Everything I Love About This Band – the Year End List Continues

Everything about White Fence is perfect. I found them probably by ways of the radio. My favorite radio show AND host, Justin, from Aquarium Drunkard┬áplays them constantly and has basically, thankfully, shoved them… Continue reading

I’m just as surprised as you are about this one…the year end list continues: Grimes/Visions

Let me begin this one by chronicling my relationship with this record. It all started, how everything in my life started, on the radio. Sirius XMU was playing “Genesis” over and over in… Continue reading

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