Bloc Party show review

Bloc Party show review
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Being labeled “the best” of just about anything is as much a curse as it is a blessing.  So when a reckless journalist labeled Bloc Party the best new band in the UK, they might as well have thrown in a first-aid kit for all the bruising that the band had waiting for them. It’s hard to see past all the hyperbole and look for potential, even when you consider yourself a sympathetic fan. … read more

Never Sweat a Show Until You Hit the Dancefloor: Fiery Furnaces Show Review

Never Sweat a Show Until You Hit the Dancefloor: Fiery...
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My buddy Scott, my girlfriend and I sauntered into the safety of the crowd as Dios Malos was finishing up their set but concluded that a beeline to the bar and cheap well drinks were far more in order than standing and watching a band that wasn’t rocking that hard anyway. … read more

Consafos, Bella Lea, and The Good Life Show Review

Consafos, Bella Lea, and The Good Life Show Review
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I was having one of those days where I felt like hurting myself for no reason. I was irritable, lonely and in need of violence, whether emotional or psychological. Not that I’m usually violent or anything, but it happens, you know? Therefore, a night of mellow and/or cute bands at Kilby Court was the last thing I wanted to do, but I had agreed to review the show and I wasn’t gonna wuss out.  … read more

Tea, again? A Tegan & Sarah Show Review

Tea, again? A Tegan & Sarah Show Review
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Perhaps it’s because I’m not gay. Or, maybe it’s because I’m a man. Whatever the reason is, I don’t understand why, or, more appropriately, how it is that so many people can adore Tegan and Sara. … read more

Pounds of Love for the Legendary Porch Pounders

Pounds of Love for the Legendary Porch Pounders
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The last night of SXSW, on Saturday, Angela and I went to see a Bill Kirchen show with Bad Brad at this cool wooden cafe on the other side of the bridge from downtown Austin.  … read more