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  • Retrospective: Best of 2009. For Parker.

    31. Jul. 2010, 14:07

    1) Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion
    2) Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest
    3) Mos Def - The Ecstatic
    4) Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca
    5) Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
    6) Julian Casablancas - Phrazes For The Young
    7) Arctic Monkeys - Humbug
    8) The xx - The xx
    9) jj - jj no 2
    10) Fever Ray - Fever Ray
    11) Girls - Album
    12) M. Ward - Hold Time
    13) Neon Indian - Psychic Chasms
    14) Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz!
    15) The Dead Weather - Horehound
    16) Conor Oberst & The Mystic Valley Band - Outer South
    17) Jay-Z - The Blueprint 3
    18) The Mars Volta - Octahedron
    19) Major Lazer - Guns Don't Kill People, Lazers Do
    20) Bon Iver - Blood Bank EP
    21) Beirut - March of the Zapotec/Realpeople Holland
    22) DOOM - Born Like This
    23) Little Dragon - Machine Dreams
    24) Atlas Sound - Logos
    25) Passion Pit - Manners
    26) Bat For Lashes - Two Suns
    27) Memory Tapes - Seek Magic
    28) Cursive - Mama, I'm Swollen
    29) Monsters of Folk - Monsters of Folk
    30) Bear in Heaven - Beast Rest Forth Mouth
  • Top Albums of 2010 thus far.... Extremely subject to change.

    22. Apr. 2010, 6:14

    1) LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening
    2) Gorillaz - Plastic Beach
    3) Vampire Weekend - Contra
    4) The National - High Violet
    5) Broken Social Scene - Forgiveness Rock Record
    6) Massive Attack - Heligoland
    7) Owen Pallett - Heartland
    8) Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles II
    9) The Tallest Man On Earth - The Wild Hunt
    10) Jonsi - Go
    11) Sleigh Bells - Treats
    12) Yeasayer - Odd Blood
    13) Avi Buffalo - Avi Buffalo
    14) The Radio Dept. - Clinging To A Scheme
    15) Spoon - Transference
    16) Beach House - Teen Dream
    17) jj - n3
    18) Toro y Moi - Causers of This
    19) Band of Horses - Infinite Arms
    20) Local Natives - Gorilla Manor
    21) Flying Lotus - Cosmogramma
    22) M.I.A. - /\/\ /\ Y /\
    23) Hot Chip - One Life Stand
    24) Kele - The Boxer
    25) Eminem - Recovery

    Eligibles:
    1) Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
    2) Janelle Monae - The Archandroid
    3)Surfer Blood - Astral Coast
    4)Four Tet - There Is Love In You
    5)Big Boi - Sir Luscious Leftfoot
    The Black Keys - Brothers

    Joanna Newsom - Have One On Me
    of Montreal - False Priest
    Sufjan Stevens - All Delighted People EP



    Deerhunter Halcyon Digest
    Kanye - ?
    Sufjan Stevens - Age of Adz
    El Guincho
    Land of Talk


    S. Carey
    Chromeo - Business Casual
    Gayngs - Relayted
    Best Coast - Crazy For You
    Ratatat - LP4
    Brandon Flowers
    Broken Bells - Broken Bells
  • Seen Live

    11. Feb. 2010, 3:55

    A-Trak
    A$AP Rocky
    Active Child (2x)
    Akron/Family
    Al Green
    Alison Krauss and Union Station
    Alt-J
    Animal Collective (2x)
    The Antlers (2x)
    AraaabMUZIK (2x)
    Arcade Fire (2x)
    Arctic Monkeys (2x)
    Avi Buffalo (2x)
    Band of Horses (2x)
    Bassnectar (2x)
    Battles
    Beach House (3x)
    Bear In Heaven
    Beat Connection
    Beck
    Beirut (2x)
    Ben Kweller
    Benga & Skream
    Best Coast
    Big Black Delta
    Big Boi
    Bjork
    The Black Keys (2x)
    Black Mountain (2x)
    Mos Def and Talib Kweli Are Black Star
    Blind Pilot (2x)
    The Bloody Beetroots
    Blonde Redhead
    The Blow
    Bon Iver
    Boys Noize
    Bright Eyes (2x)
    Broken Bells
    Broken Social Scene (2x)
    Bun B
    Busdriver
    Cat Power
    Chance The Rapper
    Charles Bradley (2x)
    Chromeo (3x)
    Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
    Coldplay
    Com Truise
    Conor Oberst & The Mystic Valley Band
    The Cool Kids
    Crystal Castles (2x)
    The Cure
    Cursive
    Cut Copy (2x)
    Cymbals Eat Guitars
    Damian Marley & Nas (2x)
    Dan Deacon
    Das Racist
    Datarock
    David Bazan
    De La Soul (2x)
    Deadmau5 (2x)
    Dead Prez
    The Dead Weather
    Deafheaven
    Death Cab For Cutie (2x)
    Death From Above 1979 (2x)
    Deer Tick (2x)
    Deerhunter
    DeVotchKa (2x)
    Die Antwoord
    Dirty Projectors (3x)
    Doctor P
    E-40
    The Eagles
    Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
    Empire of the Sun (3x)
    Erykah Badu
    Explosions In The Sky
    Father John Misty
    First Aid Kid
    The Flaming Lips (3x)
    Fleet Foxes (6x)
    Flight of the Conchords
    Flying Lotus (4x)
    Foo Fighters
    Gayngs
    Gesaffelstein
    Ghostland Observatory
    The Glitch Mob
    Girl Talk(5x)
    Girls (2x)
    Glasvegas
    Godspeed You! Black Emperor
    Gold Panda (2x)
    Gorillaz
    Grizzly Bear (2x)
    HEALTH (2x)
    The Hives
    Hot Chip
    Human Highway
    Interpol
    Immortal Technique (2x)
    Infected Mushroom
    Iron & Wine (5x)
    Islands (3x)
    J. Tillman
    Jack Johnson
    Jack White
    James Blake (2x)
    James Murphy (DJ Set)
    Janelle Monae (2x)
    Japandroids
    Jay-Z
    Jedi Mind Tricks
    Jeff Mangum
    Jenny Lewis
    Jenny & Johnny
    Jim James
    John C. Reilly and Friends
    Jonsi (2x)
    Julian Casablancas
    Kanye West
    Kendrick Lamar (2x)
    Kid Cudi (2x)
    Killer Mike
    KRS-One
    Kurt Vile
    Ladytron
    Laetia Sadier
    Land of Talk (2x)
    Lauryn Hill
    Local Natives (3x)
    LCD Soundsystem (4x)
    Letting Up Despite Great Faults
    Liars
    Lil B
    Little Dragon
    The Little Ones (2x)
    M. Ward (2x)
    M.I.A. (3x)
    Major Lazer (2x)
    The Mars Volta (2x)
    Martina Topley-Bird
    Massive Attack
    Mates of State
    Matt Costa
    Mayer Hawthorne
    Memory Tapes
    Method Man & Redman
    Metric (2x)
    MF DOOM
    MGMT
    Miike Snow
    Minus The Bear
    Mister Heavenly
    MNDR
    Modest Mouse (2x)
    Mogwai
    Monsters of Folk
    MSTRKRFT (2x)
    Muse (3x)
    My Chemical Romance
    My Morning Jacket (4x)
    M83
    Nas
    The National (4x)
    Neil Diamond
    Neon Indian (2x)
    The New Pornographers
    Nosaj Thing (2x)
    No Age
    of Montreal (5x)
    OFWGKTA
    Okkervil River (2x)
    Other Lives
    Outkast
    Owen Pallett
    P.O.S. (2x)
    Panda Bear (2x)
    Passion Pit (4x)
    Plastikman
    Paul McCartney (2x)
    Phantogram
    Phoenix (2x)
    Phosphorescent
    Portishead
    Portugal. The Man (2x)
    Pretty Lights
    Public Enemy
    Q-Tip
    Queens of the Stone Age
    R. Kelly
    R.E.M.
    Ra Ra Riot
    The Radio Dept.
    Radiohead
    Rakim
    Ratatat (2x)
    Rodrigo y Gabriela
    Rodriguez
    Rogue Wave
    Rooney (3x)
    The Roots
    Rusko (2x)
    S. Carey
    Santigold (2x)
    Sea Wolf (3x)
    Shabazz Palaces
    The Shins (2x)
    Shout Out Louds
    Sigur Ros (2x)
    Skrillex (3x)
    Slaughterhouse
    Sleigh Bells (2x)
    Slick Rick
    Snoop Dogg
    Sondre Lerche
    Sonic Youth (2x)
    The Spinto Band (2x)
    Spiritualized (2x)
    Spoon
    St. Vincent
    Starfucker
    Steve Aoki
    Stevie Wonder
    The Strokes (3x)
    Sufjan Stevens
    Surfer Blood
    Swedish House Mafia
    Tabi Bonney
    The Tallest Man On Earth (2x)
    Teebs
    Tegan and Sara (3x)
    Tenacious D
    Tennis
    Thao and the Get Down Stay Down
    Thom Yorke (Atoms For Peace)
    Tiesto (2x)
    Toro y Moi
    A Tribe Called Quest
    Tune-Yards
    Twin Shadow (2x)
    TV on the Radio (2x)
    Vampire Weekend (4x)
    The Very Best
    Warpaint (2x)
    Washed Out (3x)
    Wavves
    Waxahatchee
    Wilco (2x)
    Wild Beasts
    Wild Nothing
    Willy Mason
    Wiz Khalifa
    Wolfgang Gartner
    Wolfmother
    Wu-Tang Clan (2x)
    The xx (2x)
    YACHT
    Yeah Yeah Yeahs
    Yeasayer (3x)
    Zeds Dead
    !!!

    ......and more to come..........
  • 3 Years And Counting.

    30. Okt. 2009, 0:48

    Today I celebrate my third year as an fm-head. Proudly scrobbling since October 29, 2006. I recall coming across this website by accident while trying to find out when and where the immensely underrated indie rock all-stars, Islands, would be playing next. And simply put, I dug the site and joined up. And since that day my musical taste has been molded and my horizons have been broadened, much credit due to this lovely little website. My journey's taken me to virtually every place here in the great state of Utah and across the Western United States. May the music never die and the vessels that carry and spread it (last.fm and its contemporaries) experience ultimate success and capture young audiences like it did me three years ago. To celebrate my anniversary, I'll just light these candles here, put on a little Barry White, and make a date of it. More likely I'll finish this bag of Corn Nuts and logout. Livin' the dream. Here's to the many scrobbling years to come! Cheers!

  • Whachoo Watchin

    25. Jun. 2008, 22:09

    Beirut-Nantes


    Bon Iver-Skinny Love
  • Islands.

    23. Apr. 2008, 21:21

    Tue 22 Apr – Islands

    Here's the setlist for those of you who care:

    Vertigo
    The Arm
    Creeper
    Where There's A Will There's A Whalebone
    Pieces Of You
    Volcanoes
    In The Rushes
    Abominable Snowman
    Don't Call Me Whitney, Bobby
    Football (cover)
    Life In Jail
    Swans
    -encore break-
    Rough Gem
  • This one's for Double Check

    9. Mär. 2008, 5:16

    This is an ongoing list of music for us to find. I'll scratch stuff off when i get it and you let me know if and when you get any of it. Also I've included the list i already gave you because i got some of it myself. Here goes:
    ----ALBUMS----
    Sufjan Stevens- A Sun Came
    Wilco-A Ghost Is Born ***DONE***
    Yo La Tengo-And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out*DONE*
    Spoon- Gimme Fiction***DONE***
    Spoon- Kill The Moonlight***DONE***
    Nick Drake
    Iron and Wine- iTunes exlusive EP
    Iron and Wine- Live iTunes Session
    Beck- A Western Harvest By Moonlight
    Beck- Stereopathetic Soulmanure
    Beck- Mellow Gold
    Beck- One Foot In The Grave
    Beck- Odelay (deluxe
    Belle and Sebastian- If You're Feeling Sinister***DONE**
    Belle and Sebastian- The Boy With The Arab Strap**DONE*
    Belle and Sebastian- Tigermilk
    RJD2- Deadringer
    RJD2- Since We Last Spoke***DONE***
    RJD2- The Third Hand
    Ugly Cassanova-Sharpen Your Teeth***DONE***
    Late Night Tales: Belle and Sebastian
    Late Night Tales: Air
    Late Night Tales: The Flaming Lips ***DONE***
    Grizzly Bear-Friend EP***DONE***
    The Blow-Paper Television***DONE***
    CSS-Cansei de ser Sexy***DONE***
    Chris Walla-Field Manual
    Radiohead-In Rainbows (Disc 2)
    Hot Chip-Made In The Dark***DONE***
    Paul Simon-Graceland

    ----SASQUATCH NEEDS----
    The Kooks-Inside In/Inside Out***DONE***
    The Kooks-Konk (April 2008)
    The Little Ones-Singsong EP ***DONE***
    The Little ones-Terry Tales & Fallen Gates***DONE***
    The Little Ones-Morning Tide (April 2008)
    Modest Mouse-The Lonesome Crowded West***DONE***
    Modest Mouse-Everywhere And His Nasty Parlour Tricks***DONE***
    Modest Mouse-The Moon & Antarctica***DONE***
    Modest Mouse-This Is A Long Drive For Someone With Nothing To Think About***DONE***
    Modest Mouse-Building Something Out Of Nothing***DONE**
    Beirut-The Flying Club Cup***DONE***
    Tegan And Sara-The Con***DONE***
    Tegan And Sara-So Jealous***DONE***
    The New Pornographers-Challengers***DONE***
    The New Pornographers-Twin Cinema***DONE***
    The National-Alligator***DONE***
    David Bazan-Fewer Moving Parts
    The Cure-Greatest Hits
    Death Cab For Cutie-Narrow Stairs***DONE***
    The Hives-The Black And White Album***DONE***
    Destroyer-Destroyer's Rubies***DONE***
    Cold War Kids-Robbers & Cowards***DONE***
    The Mars Volta-Amputechture***DONE***
    The Mars Volta-Frances The Mute***DONE***
    Okkervil River-The Stage Names***DONE***
    Built To Spill-You In Reverse***DONE***
    Ghostland Observatory-Robotique Majestique***DONE***
    M.I.A.-Kala
    Mates Of States-Re-Arrange Us(May 20)

    ----STAT----
    Vampire Weekend-Vampire Weekend***DONE***
    Tapes N' Tapes-The Loon***DONE***
    Tapes N' Tapes-Walk It Off(April 2008)
    Ladytron-Light & Magic
    Ladytron-The Witching Hour***DONE***
    Ladytron-Velocifero(June 3)
    Datarock-Datarock
    YACHT-I Believe In You. Your Magic Is Real.***DONE***
    Ra Ra Riot-Ra Ra Riot
    Yeasayer-All Hour Cymbals(now a sasquatch need as well)
    Man Man-Six Demon Bag
    Man Man-Rabbit Habits(April 8, 2008)

    ----COVERS----
    David Bowie's cover of Waterloo Sunset
    Beck's cover of Diamond Dogs
    Hot Chip's cover of Sexual Healing***DONE***
    David Bazan's cover of Let Down(as in Radiohead's Let Down)

    ---SONGS---
    Vampire Weekend-Ladies of Cambridge
  • Spring Shows '08

    11. Feb. 2008, 4:25

    I have to start out by applauding whoever is now in charge of kilby on a job well done. Seriously. Kilby's never seen better days. Once upon a time, my feeble band played kilby. Played quite poorly, might I add. But that's all in the past. Recently kilby's been booking some of the best shows of any venue in the state. Among them Sea Wolf, MGMT, and Yeasayer. And it only gets better.

    Which brings me to my next point. Spring shows. I feel it necessary to give you(Who am I writing this to anyways...? What if nobody reads it and i just wrote to myself. Does that make me a narcissist? Food for thought.) the update on what's happ'nin this spring. I was expecting a very poor spring lineup. Not so. Beach House, Vampire Weekend, and Rogue Wave(rogue wave?)(yes, rogue wave.) are all playing kilby court. How kilby got rogue wave to play is beyond me. Big band, small venue. That one's gonna sell out for sure, so be sure to buy your tickets soon.

    Also In The Venue, who usually has the best shows is staying in the game. They have a lot of bands coming over the next few months. Most important of those: Tapes n' Tapes will be playing on May 16th, and Ladytron AND Datarock will be playing on June 2nd. And the rumor, which is yet to be confirmed, is that Islands are coming to Salt Lake City once again. The rumor, which seems very likely true, is that they'll be playing In The Venue on April 22nd. I've seen 'em twice and I recommend this show to everyone with every fiber of my being.
    My Thoughts,
    Capita Capita
  • All Hallow's Eve

    3. Nov. 2007, 17:13

    Wed 31 Oct – All Hallow's Eve Sandy Showcase


    All right, here's my review: shitty. Sometimes Winston's seen better days and zombies needs some work. Word.
  • Arcade Fire.

    27. Sep. 2007, 21:23

    Wed 26 Sep – The Arcade Fire, LCD Soundsystem


    Lierally, the best 2 and a half hours of my life. Danced for about an hour to LCD's electric jams. They played all their crowd pleasers including Daft Punk Is Playing At My House, Tribulations, Someone Great (featuring Regine of Arcade Fire on xylophone), and North American Scum (featuring Arcade Fire's Win Butler on backup vocals). Their set was about 10 songs long. I can't remember exactly how many. Then came the main event: Arcade Fire. They opened with Black Mirror off their newest album, Neon Bible, to a crowd of over a thousand people. This was followed by a non-stop, in your face slew of musical genius including Haiti, Intervention, Neighboorhoods 1,2, and 3, and(Anitchrist Televison Blues), among others. They closed with Rebellion(lies) but were then called back for an encore by a crowd still thirsty for a little more AF. They then played Old Flame from the Arcade Fire EP followed by the powerful Wake Up to finish things up. Then they bid us adieu and went on their way. Good show, Arcade Fire. Until next time..