Monday, December 24, 2007

Jane @ MIDI Fest

This newly surfaced footy of Jane at MIDI Fest only further raises the question: how is everything Noah Lennox is involved with so good?? dude should rightfully have some sort of falling off coming his way but I really don't see one happening anytime soon.

Sunday, September 30, 2007


Some new things:
I have a radio show on WOBC called Space Jamz. It's at 3 am on Tuesday morning (late Monday night). Tune in on the inner-net and call me and we can broadcast our conversation over the airwaves/I'll be siked to know someone is actually listening.

I'm taking this class called 'creative resistance' with really awesome professor Julia Christensen. She's tight with the Yes Men and is getting them to come here in a few weeks to speak and eat dinner with us. Also, we're keeping a class blog/reblog that's worth checking out.

I crashed my bicycle and got a crazy concussion last week and I couldn't remember shit for about 3 days. I'm now going to have a gnarly scar above my left eye till i die.

The codeine they gave me makes me have intense awesome dreams.

Dan Deacon is coming here on the 4th (along with Health, Video Hippos, High Places). During the day he's giving a lecture about music composition, which I'm going to try to document.

No Age is playing here tonight! And homegirl Karen's band Hand Jobs is opening.

And YouTube is still just as fun as it ever was:

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Goodbye Real World, Hello College

Summer '07 RIP. It was a good one for sure. I am now in Oberlin, Ohio where I think I will be spending a good part of the next 5 years of my life. I keep getting short moments of "Oh shit! I'm in college! what?!" and then other times its like, "WHOO COLLEGE!! YEAH!" It's all part of it sinking in I guess.

I have all these random clips from the summer that I was too lazy to get around to posting. Until now that is. enjoy:

Skeletons and the Kings of All Cities at the Acoustic BBQ:

Panda Bear @ the Bowery 6/23/07

First Nation @ 77 Drummers 7/7/07

77 Drummers 7/7/07:

Deathset playing the last minute saved Parts & Labor record release party 6/22/07:

Animal Collective 'Daily Routine' @ Southstreet Seaport 6/1/07:

Deertick @ Ponytail Junction House 8/15/07 Part1:

Deertick @ Ponytail Junction Part 2:

Pterodactyl @ Don Pedros 8/19/07:

Abort Motherfucker! @ Conor's Basement:

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Cave Newts

So I'm in a band called Cave Newts, and we are currently finishing up a split with Chow Bros and we played the Silent Barn on Tuesday and if you like keeping it real than you should check us out, because that's all we really do is -- Keep it Real.

Some pics from our show on tuesday [thanks Lex!]:

We also played with Capillary Action. John Pfeffer is a powerhouse. They are on a huge tour across the USA so you should check em out.

Big A little a @ Don Pedros

The Rats of NIMH put on a stellar show at Don Pedros on Monday. Got some pics:

Lullatone brought on the child-like vibes. This Japanese couple makes music that sounds as if Nobukazu Takemura met up with Múm to make a soundtrack for playfully wrestling a koala bear or blowing bubbles to in the summer, or something equally as cute. I think that their style has more to do with weird japanese sensibilities than with obnoxious trying to be over the top cutsiness. You be the judge:

Lullatone - Bedroom Bossa Band
Lullatone - Wake Up Wake Up
Lullatone - Music Box Samba
Lullatone - Bushman's Samba

Monday, August 6, 2007

Meneguar n' Stuff

Some shots from a spazzy night at the Silent Barn 8/2/07:
Yea Big + Kid Static

Also, I failed to get many pictures from the showpaper benefit on saturday (which went off amazingly; thanks to everyone who came out and supported showpaper!), but check out Edan's flickr page for some prime snaps. I especially like the ones from Dirty Projectors intimate, sort of acoustic headline set. MORE...

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Paper Rad @ MoMA

On Tuesday I went to the MoMA to check out Poprally's Summer Jam with Paper Rad and Cory Arcangel. P Rad's whole neo-psychedelic pop-nostalgic deal didn't feel too out of place in a space like the MoMA. What was kind of weird was seeing bands play there with kids flipping out and going crazy on the ground while simultaneously having chi-chi gallery types standing around on the second floor gazing upon the entire thing like it was performance aart. Despite this and some not-so-good acoustics it was still a fun time. Extreme Animals was amazing. It's was also cool to see the superstar creative-technologist Cory Arcangel in action doing his thing. (Yeah TIMARA heads! Whooot!!)

Dr Doo
Dr Doo performing, but not @ MoMA:

kids whil'n out during Extreme Animals:

Thanks to Melyssa and Sen in the City for the sweet pics

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Whartscape 2007

Day 2:The first part of the day two took place in the corner of these two alleyways. It was a rad setting to see all of the following bands:

Dan Deacon's other project. They ripped.
Butt Stomach - Woof Garden live

Orion Rigel Dommisse
Lizz KingLizz King - til they do

Santa DadsI really enjoyed these guys.
Santa Dads - Lion Song

Future Islands
Blood BabyBlood Baby - Paint the Brush

Beach House
Beach House's set was amazing! There were parts that gave me the chills, 4 trills.
Beach House - Lovelier Girl
Beach House - Master of None
Beach House - Childhood

After all the daylight was gone it was back to Floristree space for another rapid fire line-up of amazing bands. Overwhelming? Very much so.

Video HipposVideo Hippos - Kool Shades

Double Dagger
Dirty ProjectorsI've seen this band 5 or 6 times in the past couple of months and each time I am more and more wowed by them. This night was no exception. Watch out, Dirty Projectors are about to take over the world, no joke.
Dirty Projectors - Imagine It
Dirty Projectors - Fucked for Life
Dirty Projectors - New New Attitude

PonytailCheck out Napolean Dynamite in this clip:

Ponytail>Deathset? Perhaps? I thought so atleast
Ponytail - Jammin' on a Major Scale

Dan Deacon
At this point my brain was on the verge of combustion from too much good music. What better an act to do the actual exploding than Dan Deacon? Srsly, his set was the perfect climax to the entire weekend.
By far the best clip:

Thanks to Natty Boh for getting me drunk and tasting delicious all weekend long:

Monday, July 23, 2007

Whartscape 2007

Day 1:
We blew out a tire and almost died on the way to Whartscape. It was a 3 Hour delay on the side of I-95 60 miles outside Baltimore after which we got to deal with some goofy/sketch drugged up mechanic dudes. Arrived in Baltimore around 11 or so, just in time to catch all the main headliners (sans Growing):

Thursday, July 19, 2007

The Field @ Studio B 7/18/07

Went to see the Field play at Studio B on Wednesday. Axel Willner put on a really tight, albeit really short set. Maybe if the crowd had reacted more like this Swedish one he would have played longer:

His latest album on Kompakt, From Here We Go Sublime has been my get-siked jam of the past few months. Crisp techno precision but also very warm and human sounding. And super pop-happy steez. All this he manages to do with spare-ass tiny fragmented samples looping over and over again and it never sounds boring. It's a really easy formula to F up, but he pulls it off in spades.

The Field - Paw in My Face
The Field - The Little Heart Beats So Fast
The Field - Over the Ice

I'm leaving right this second for Baltimore to go to Whamcity's Whartscape festival. OMG!!! I will update with much audio/visual goodies once I get back.