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13. Dez. 2007, 5:37this is music.
i agree with many people who have said that this was perhaps the inspiration for donnie darko. must have been. maybe subconsciously.Don, Aman
2. Dez. 2007, 7:30Sat 1 Dec – Oneida, Kinski, Cul de Sac, Neptune
Neptune opened first. Holy shit. They were absolutely terrific. They had what looked like home-fashioned welded in the back yard guitars. And what great sounds they made with them. Their playing definitely sounded math-rock-ish but mostly a noise-rock feel. The percussion was amazing. One of the guys was playing the guitar by hitting it with a drumstick and then hitting a drum and its rim from time to time with it.That reminded me of Panda Bear's style of drumming. He also had this effect machine with light switches on it. That's something I have never seen. But they also had a drummer on a kit. He was powerful. They were so much fun too. Talking conversationally with each other and the front row of the audience. Almost no lyrics in the songs-I like that. A very energetic set. Grade: A [I would give an A+, but I plan on seeing them again soon since they're local. If they're equally amazing, they get the bump]
Next came Cul de Sac. 3 pretty unassuming guys and one that had an air of Rollins. They came on with a plethora of pedals, some strangely fashioned violin, a guitar that had a potato masher attached to it and which was played with what looked like an oven-cleaning brush. The guitarist looked like an orthodontist. But he started playing and it reminded me of early seventies proto-punk with a twinge of David Gilmour. The guy on the [I don't know what they're called but they have lots of switches and stuff] looked like Peter Towsend. But whatever he did sounded good. The bassist/violinist looked like he was straight from Germany. But his playing along with the previous guy really made the mood very mellow and awesome. Speaking of Germany, they kind of reminded me of Faust. The drummer looked like a meat-head. But his drumming was terrifically restrained. Unlike typical rock songs which build up, peak, and dwindle off, this playing was more like a plateau with only one sort of hilly side. The only fault this band had was maybe that their intros were a minute or so too long, but once they got in it, it was high quality until the end. Good post-rock. Grade: A-/B+
Kinski followed. They took much too long to set up. I had high expectations going into their set because of the high quality of the two previous sets. I was disappointed. First problem- the lead guitarist was screachingly loud. The rest of the band was also too loud to appreciate any artistry to what they are playing. They shone at their moments of more experimental sound. This band reminded me of a lower quality The Who sans vocalist, Kiss, and x5 the amount of necessary volume. I say the who because the lead guitarist, at his good moments, sounded much like Mr. Townsend, whom I have mentioned earlier. I say Kiss because of stage antics. By that I mean, unecessary jumping around just for show. I have a pretty good equation for that--the more antics, the less likely I will like the set. It's never fail. Although I do not include merciless head bouncing and an occasional strange arm movement to play a note. Those are fine. Grade: C-
Oneida. Yes. The drummer was relentless. RELENTLESS. He did not stop. It was amazing. The keyboardist was all over that shit and I was digging it. The guitarists were over to the left together. I really like that because I always like the drummer getting the most attention because I love them. Oneida is another unassuming looking band that just kills it when they play. I think I fell a little bit in love with the keyboardist. He frequently reminded us to, "Stay hydrated." Oneida seems like a band filled with guys who are pretty dorky but a-lot-a talented. Their playing mirrored the studio recordings. I think if someone came to the show having not ever listened to Oneida, he or she may have gotten a bit impatient, what with the songs nearing 20 minutes. But hell, I loved it. My neck will be killing me in the morning. Grade: A+ [I would not normally give so high of a grade, but they really went above and beyond.]
15. Aug. 2007, 21:07i need some new headphones. got any recommendations for some amazing ones? i've had to use crazy glue on mine too many times from sleeping with them on, forgetting they were on the bed, and sitting on/dropping books on them.
just some artists so people will come across this journal entry (if you have musical recommendations too, they are very welcome):
The Magnetic Fields
Gang Gang Dance
9. Jul. 2007, 0:20i've done ths before and it turned out well.
here are my top 50 artists right now. based on these, any of my other charts, or your own personal preferences--- which artists would you recommend i check out? it's about time for me to check out some new (or old) artists. thanks for your feedback!
The Magnetic Fields
The Velvet Underground
My Bloody Valentine
Neutral Milk Hotel
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band
Yo La Tengo
15. Nov. 2006, 3:531.if Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band and Animal Collective ever worked together and created an album, there is no doubt my head would explode after listening to it.
there is no need for drugs if you listen to either of them. i think you all can agree with me.
2.how awesome is Slint? i just can't get enough. who would make an interesting collaboration with them? (like above)perhaps someone completely different...say Joanna Newsom. hahaha, i think that would be interesting.
3.The Beatles-abbey road. i love the flow of this album. the transitions between the songs is absolutely my favorite part of the album.every album should have such great transitions. my favorite one- between polythene pam and she came in through the bathroom window.
4.Beck's steropathetic soulmanure reminds me a lot of Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band's trout mask replica for some reason.
5.(i think i should start dating my ideas--11/14/06) hey, thanks last.fm. you recommended Dungen for me and immediately fell in love. keep it up. except one issue, you recommended jay-z for me. no offense to his fans, but by my tastes, do i seem like a jay-z fan? no. i am not.
6. [12/16/06] i'm an too in love with joanna newsom's albym ys. it never scrobbles emily though. don't know why. anyone who is into GOOD music, pick it up immediately. buy it, don't download. the packaging is pretty spiffy.
6. Nov. 2006, 22:28here's a fun game
Go to your most-listened artist. There's a list of similar artist based on people's musical habits. Click on the artist at the top of that list, and keep clicking through, picking the top artist on each successive list. Ignore repeats, and just go down to the next on the list you haven't listed yet.
3.the new pornographers
8.death cab for cutie(uhh)
9.the postal service
13.the arcade fire
18.the killers (oh fuck)
22.the flaming lips
24.neutral milk hotel
26.architecture in helsinki
27.broken social scene
29.animal collective (yeah!)
31.the fiery furnaces
37.band of horses
38.tapes n' tapes
39.tv on the radio
42.the microphones (yess!)
47.vashti bunyan & devendra banhart
wow. that took some interesting turnsThe WalkmenElliott SmithBelle and SebastianRadioheadBeckThe Flaming LipsNeutral Milk Hotelof MontrealAnimal CollectiveDeerhoofThe Fiery FurnacesThe UnicornsThe Microphones
4. Aug. 2006, 13:01i just heard that arthur lee died. all my favorite musicians are dying. may he rest in peace. his music was beautiful. of course, i'm listening to it now.i hope he and syd barrett inspire some musicians from up there.
11. Jul. 2006, 18:54Very weird. On Sunday, I was listening to 'Piper at the Gates of Dawn' and 'A Saucerful of Secrets'. I remember telling my dad how awesome Syd Barrett was. I had no idea he died. I was even thinking, "I wonder what he's up to now. I'd love to meet him and tell him that his was my favorite Pink Floyd music." But then I hear today that he actually died a few days ago. I was very sad. R.I.P. Syd. You were amazing.