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  • Top Ten Songs That Depress Me

    Dic 15 2010, 15:33

    1. If It Means A Lot To You- A Day to Remember
    2. Me vs. Maradona vs. Elvis- Brand New
    3. Existentialism on Prom Night- Straylight Run
    4. Meteor Shower- Owl City
    5. Lua- Bright Eyes
    6. Circles- Hollywood Undead
    7. Staplegunned- The Spill Canvas
    8. Sometime Around Midnight- The Airborne Toxic Event
    9. Real Love- The Beatles
    10. Land Locked Blues- Bright Eyes
  • Freelance Whales & Mini Tigers

    Nov 29 2010, 16:03

    Sat 27 Nov – Freelance Whales & Miniature Tigers
    When I first heard that these two bands would be playing at Kilby Court, I was a bit perturbed. I had never been there before and was told that it was basically a garage and would be freezing cold. I was pleasantly surprised by this modest venue. Although it is essentially a garage, it was heated and had great decorations. The intimate setting is partly what made this concert so amazing.
    Miniature Tigers played first, bringing a tremendous amount of energy to the stage. I enjoyed hearing some of my favorites from their album "Tell It To The Volcano" and most of the songs from their latest effort, "Fortress." The only part of the performance I didn't particularly enjoy was when they played "Coyote Enchantment" which just so happens to be the only song they have that annoys me. I would've been happy to hear a lot more from these guys so I was a bit disappointed that they neglected some of my favorite tracks such as "Tell It to the Volcano", "Hot Venom", and "Bullfighter Jacket" to play a Jimi Hendrix cover. I'm pretty sure they weren't supposed to play covers in Kilby Court anyways.. but oh well. :P
    Freelance Whales took the stage next. I hadn't heard of this band until about a month ago when I saw they were playing with Miniature Tigers. I'm so pleased that I took the liberty of checking them out. They played every song with a tangible passion that seemed to spread to the audience as they sang along with feel-good tracks such as "Hannah" and "Generator^First Floor." It was crazy to hear the lyrics repeated by so many different voices in such a small place and it was easy to tell that the band was equally, if not more, delighted about it. The band's graciousness was part of the reason they were so rewarding to watch. Because Freelance Whales only has one album so far (2009's "Weathervanes") they played through every song on the album. They even played two new tracks, "Enzymes" and another one I can't recall the title of. When it came time for the show to end, Freelance Whales skipped my least favorite concert tradition of leaving the stage and returning after several minutes to do an encore. They announced that they were playing their last song which was Generator^Second Floor. This was the highlight of the night for me because of the heart and soul that emanated from the stage during this song. All in all, an incredible night.
  • Bands I've seen live.. that I can remember.

    Nov 10 2010, 14:45

    Panic! At the Disco
    The Hush Sound
    Motion City Soundtrack
    Phantom Planet
    Fall Out Boy
    The Academy Is...
    Cobra Starship
    +44
    AFI
    Mindless Self Indulgence
    Aquabats
    Reel Big Fish
    Suburban Legends
    From First to Last
    Shiny Toy Guns
    311
    The Offspring
    Pepper
    Streetlight Manifesto
    Chromeo
    Modest Mouse
    Good Charlotte
    Eve 6
    Ludo
    A Day To Remember
    Jack's Mannequin
    Tiger Army
    Relient K
    Tegan and Sara
    We the Kings
    dredg
    Circa Survive
    Miniature Tigers
    Freelance Whales
    The Decemberists

    Bands I Want To See Really Bad:
    Bright Eyes
    Mew
    Blaqk Audio
    Red Hot Chili Peppers
    Lady Gaga*
    Paul McCartney
    Blitzen Trapper
    My Chemical Romance*
    Eels
    Mumford & Sons
    Okkervil River
    Iron and Wine
    Muse
    MGMT
    Louis XIV
    The Killers

    *=might see soon
  • RBF vs. Aquabats, with Suburban Legends and Koo Koo Kangaroo

    Nov 10 2010, 14:36

    Tue 9 Nov – Reel Big Fish, The Aquabats, Suburban Legends, Koo Koo Kanga Roo
    This show was simply amazing. Every band played very well and had entertaining stage shows. Even though the concert was supposed to be "Reel Big Fish vs. Aquabats," I have to say that for me Suburban Legends stole the show. It was obvious the band was having a great time playing, and the singer's charisma seemed to infect the crowd. The guitar player Brian played some amazing solos. The highlight of their performance was when they played "The Bed Intruder Song," an adaptation of a famous Youtube video. Fuck yes. Openers Koo Koo Kangaroo offered some of the most hipster music I have ever encountered, but it was all in good fun especially with the audience participation required for almost every song. No crust!