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  • Set Your Goals, CDC, 4/24/07

    Apr 25 2007, 5:22

    Tue 24 Apr – Set Your Goals
    Holy. Fucking. Shit.

    That's all I have to say, pretty much. Packed house at the muse, hot and humid, and everyone knew every word to every Set Your Goals song. It was energetic, it was fun, it was positive.

    Easily one of the best shows to have hit Nashville in a long ass time.

    Kids were stage diving off the speakers to get to the crowd, and almost everyone was on stage singing along.

    There were no fights, there was no bullshit violence, it was just perfect hardcore.

    And I think Set Your Goals dug it just as much as we did. Yes, yes, yes, perfect.

    Oh, and CDC fucking ruled too. they played a great show, and the pit was gettin' it done.

    Amazing night.
  • Broken Social Scene live Oct. 22

    Apr 8 2007, 0:25

    Sun 22 Oct – Broken Social Scene, Do Make Say Think
    Broken Social Scene. October 22nd. With Do Make Say Think. I had never even heard of Do Make Say Think before that show. When they played, I was astounded. The had a very odd western-y twang to their songs that made them sound more like Explosions in the Sky, who are easily on my top 5 favorite bands ever list. Broken Social Scene still managed to steal the night though, and chills ran down my spine when I heard the liver versions of KC Accidental, 7/4ths Shoreline, and Anthems For A 17 Year Old Girl. But I was most astounded when they blew me away with the FAST version of Major Label Debut. I think I literally swooned when they played that.

    Overall, it was an amazing amazing night.
  • Hooray hardcore, mehhh metal

    Apr 3 2007, 2:09

    Fri 30 Mar – Comeback Kid, It Dies Today, This Is Hell, Endwell
    I must say, seeing Comeback Kid was swell.
    I'm not going to go in depth, and I can't tell you the set lists, but I will say it was pretty effin' sweet.

    First up was Parkway Drive. I'm not going to say much about them, they were metalcore in the vain of every other metalcore band ever. I must say that they definitely belong in the top teir of metalcore music, but really nothing that special. Well, except for the fact that they spoke in Australian accents. This may or may not stem from the fact that they were in fact Australian...
    A fight broke out during the end of their set, and it was like 20 people large, and it got so intense that it went behind the merch tables. I've never actually seen the march guys be in danger. Heh.

    Next up was Endwell. Again, nothing I got excited about. As a person who used to be totally into metalcore, I can totally understand why people would love a band like this or Parkway drive, but I've just sort of grown out of this music. Not that I can't appreciate a good breakdown every now and then. But yeah. I was not terribly impressive. Definitely not as good as Parkway Drive.

    This Is Hell was up next. And with them began the fun. These guys were high energy, and us Nashvillians responded. The stage diving began, and the sing-alongs began, and the pile-ups began. I even got my stage dive in. It was pretty fucking sweet shit. It was my first hardcore show since like December when Expired Youth was in town. And it was nice to see something that wasn't completely metal again. I think the best moment was when they played The polygrpah cheaters. I had never seen them before, but they are definitely fun to see live. They also gave a shout-out to Hollywood. Huzzah!

    After that was one of Canada's finest: Comeback Kid.
    Right from the start, Nashville exploded. There's still scratch marks on my backs where kids were climbing to get on Stage. All in a year was amazing, as was defeated. And of course, not Comeback Kid show would be complete without hearing Wake The Dead. Oh man, Wake The Dead was totally insanity. Just pure gnarly.
    I will say that while Comeback Kid was better at the show, the kids were better when Comeback Kid played with Gorilla Biscuits. The crowd was much more willing to get landed on. But still, I must say that this show was freakin' awesome. And I would note that there were NO fights during Comeback Kid, unlike the metal acts.

    I skipped It Dies Today. I saw them with Chiodos last summer. They weren't that good then, and I dig metal less now.

    So yeah, it was a pretty sweet show. Yeah. Now I'm just waiting for Set Your Goals to play.
  • Bands I've seen live... NHATTTTTT

    Gen 26 2007, 5:03

    I could post a really long list, but Instead I think I'll just highlight the two best shows in the history of shows.

    1. Gorilla Biscuits reunion tour. August 30th 2006. With tradition, Righteous Jams, and Comeback Kid. A lot of people came for Comeback kid, and those people were stupid. Gorilla Biscuits played an hour long set, playing everything good ever, including Degradation, First Failure, Biscuit Power, and a Project X cover (Dance Floor Justice). Oh yeah, and Righteous Jams was good too. I also managed to somehow snag one of those tour only 7"s that happened to include what has become one of my favorite GB songs ever: At The Matinee.

    2. Broken Social Scene. October 22nd. With Do Make Say Think. I had never even heard of Do Make Say Think before that show. When they played, I was astounded. The had a very odd western-y twang to their songs that made them sound more like Explosions in the Sky, who are easily on my top 5 favorite bands ever list. Broken Social Scene still managed to steal the night though, and chills ran down my spine when I heard the liver versions of Kc Accidental, 7/4ths Shoreline, and Anthems For a 17 Year Old Girl. But I was most astounded when they blew me away with the FAST version of Major Label Debut. I think I literally swooned when they played that.

    Well, that about wraps everything up. I mean, I guess seeing Know The Score play with Expired Youth and Few and the Proud was pretty spectacular. Oh, and finally seeing NOFX at Warped was pretty sweet too.

    Okay, I'm done now.
  • this was long

    Giu 30 2006, 8:49

    [x] The Beatles
    [ ] Audioslave
    [x] Bright Eyes
    [ ] Disturbed
    [ ] Guns N' Roses
    [ ] At the Drive-In
    [X] Ramones
    [X] Bad Religion
    [ ] The Chemical Brothers
    [ ] Madness
    [ ] Goo Goo Dolls
    [ ] Alice in Chains
    [ ] Barenaked Ladies
    [ ] Third Eye Blind
    [x] The Specials
    [x] blink-182
    [ ] Opeth
    [ ] Funeral for a Friend
    [ ] Belle and Sebastian
    [ ] The Smashing Pumpkins
    [ ] Röyksopp
    [x] Yeah Yeah Yeahs
    [ ] Satyricon
    [x] Frou Frou
    [ ] Therion
    [ ] Ayreon
    [ ] Celtic Frost
    [ ] Mortiis
    [ ] Franz Ferdinand
    [ ] The Faint
    [ ] The Postal Service
    [ ] The Decemberists
    [x] The Shins
    [ ] The Knife
    [x] The Who
    [ ] The Killers
    [x] Bloc Party
    [ ] The Lost Patrol Band
    [ ] James Blunt


    Mark with X's the bands that you listen to. Be honest with us now!

    RADIO ROCK

    [ ] Nickelback
    [ ] Disturbed
    [ ] Shinedown
    [ ] Seether
    [ ] Sevendust
    [ ] System of a Down
    [ ] Flyleaf
    [ ] Staind
    [ ] Drowning Pool
    [ ] Taproot
    [ ] Mudvayne
    [ ] Audioslave
    [ ] Trapt
    [ ] KoЯn
    [ ] Three Days Grace
    [ ] Evans Blue
    [ ] Godsmack
    TOTAL = 0


    COUNTRY

    [ ] Rascal Flatts
    [ ] Carrie Underwood
    [ ] LeAnn Rimes
    [ ] Garth Brooks
    [ ] Dixie Chicks
    [ ] Kenny Chesney
    [ ] Tim McGraw
    [ ] Faith Hill
    [ ] Hank Williams Jr.
    [ ] Shania Twain
    [ ] Johnny Cash
    [ ] Willie Nelson
    [ ] Merle Haggard
    [ ] Hank Williams III
    TOTAL = 0


    PSYCHOBILLY

    [x] Nekromantix
    [x] Tiger Army
    [x] HorrorPops
    [ ] The Cramps
    [ ] Mad Sin
    [ ] The Meteors
    [ ] Reverend Horton Heat
    [ ] Demented Are Go!
    [ ] Batmobile
    [ ] Guana Batz
    [ ] The Gun Club
    [ ] Klingonz
    [ ] Hellbillys
    [ ] The Phenomenauts
    TOTAL = 3


    POP

    [ ] Teddy Geiger
    [ ] Ashlee Simpson
    [ ] Kelly Clarkson
    [ ] Madonna
    [ ] Avril Lavigne
    [ ] Pink
    [ ] The Veronicas
    [ ] Daniel Powter
    [ ] James Blunt
    [ ] Natasha Bedingfield
    [ ] Ryan Cabrera
    TOTAL = 0


    EMO

    [ ] Hawthorne Heights
    [x] Halifax
    [ ] Fightstar
    [xxx] Taking Back Sunday
    [ ] Forgive Durden
    [x] From First To Last
    [xx] Senses Fail
    [ ] Something Corporate
    [ ] Hit The Lights
    [ ] Dashboard Confessional
    [ ] Dear Whoever
    [ ] Funeral for a Friend
    [x] Silverstein
    [x] The Used
    [ ] The Spill Canvas
    TOTAL = 6


    ORIGINAL EMO

    [XXX] Circle Takes the Square
    [x] Dag Nasty
    [x] Rites of Spring
    [ ] Moss Icon
    [x] Orchid
    [XXX] Saetia
    [ ] Comadre
    [x] Indian Summer
    [ ] Joshua Fit For Battle
    [ ] Texas is the Reason
    [x] Sunny Day Real Estate
    [xx] Hot Cross
    [ ] Mineral
    [ ] Yaphet Kotto
    [ ] Funeral Diner
    TOTAL = 8


    AMBIENT

    [ ] Brian Eno
    [ ] Labradford
    [ ] Global Communication
    [ ] Harold Budd
    [ ] Lustmord
    [ ] Solaris
    [ ] Steve Roach
    [ ] Vir Unis
    [ ] Gas
    [ ] Tangerine Dream
    [ ] Delerium
    [ ] Stars of the Lid
    [ ] Steve Reich
    [ ] Fennesz
    TOTAL = 0


    CHILLOUT

    [ ] AIR
    [x] Zero 7
    [x] Thievery Corporation
    [x] Massive Attack
    [ ] Röyksopp
    [x] Portishead
    [ ] Boards of Canada
    [xxxx] Sneaker Pimps
    [x] Frou Frou
    [ ] Imogen Heap
    [ ] Mandalay
    [ ] Carbon Based Lifeforms
    TOTAL = 6


    INDIE

    [ ] The Hush Sound
    [ ] Death Cab for Cutie
    [ ] The Killers
    [x] Elliott Smith
    [xxx] Yeah Yeah Yeahs
    [ ] Belle and Sebastian
    [ ] The Postal Service
    [xx] Bright Eyes
    [ ] Franz Ferdinand
    [ ] Modest Mouse
    [ ] Cursive
    [xxx] The Arcade Fire
    [x] The Shins
    [ ] The Decemberists
    [x] Sufjan Stevens
    [ ] Neutral Milk Hotel
    [x] Iron & Wine
    [ ] Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
    [xxx] Bloc Party
    [x] Minus the Bear
    TOTAL = 9

    METAL

    [ ] Amon Amarth
    [ ] Dimmu Borgir
    [ ] Carcass
    [ ] Children of Bodom
    [ ] Emperor
    [ ] Carpathian Forest
    [ ] Arcturus
    [ ] Opeth
    [ ] Ayreon
    [ ] Cannibal Corpse
    [ ] At The Gates
    [ ] Burzum
    [ ] Therion
    [ ] Mayhem
    [ ] Necrophagist
    [ ] Darkthrone
    [ ] Celtic Frost
    [ ] Gorgoroth
    [ ] Satyricon
    [ ] Death
    [ ] Finntroll
    [ ] Anaal Nathrakh
    [ ] Testament
    [ ] Atheist
    [ ] Bathory
    [ ] Deicide
    [ ] Slayer
    [ ] Metallica
    [ ] Pantera
    Total = 0

    METALCORE

    [ ] As I Lay Dying
    [x] Atreyu
    [ ] Lamb of God
    [ ] Killswitch Engage
    [ ] Unearth
    [xxx] Throwdown
    [x] Becoming the Archetype
    [xxx] Between the Buried and Me
    [ ] Norma Jean
    [x] Zao
    [x] Converge
    [ ] Botch
    [ ] Bullet for my Valentine
    [x] Still Remains
    [x] Bleeding Through
    [ ] Trivium
    TOTAL = 8
    WHERE IS THE CHARIOT? AS CITIES BURN? EVERGREEN TERRACE? POISON THE WELL? POOP!

    HARDCORE

    [ ] Forwardx
    [x] Sick of it All
    [ ] Madball
    [ ] Agnostic Front
    [x] Gorilla Biscuits
    [ ] Good Clean Fun
    [xx] Donnybrook!
    [ ] Champion
    [xxx] Casey Jones
    [x] Black My Heart
    [xxxx] Hoods
    [x] Minor Threat
    [ ] Death Before Dishonor
    [x] The Warriors
    [ ] xBishopx
    [xxx] Too Pure To Die
    [ ] Sinking Ships
    TOTAL = 9


    POST HARDCORE

    [ ] Thursday
    [ ] At the Drive-In
    [x] The Blood Brothers
    [xxx] Alexisonfire
    [xxx] The Fall of Troy
    [x] Glassjaw
    [xxx] Chiodos <-- just saw them live.
    [x] mewithoutYou
    [ ] Drive Like Jehu
    [ ] Sparta
    [ ] Bear Vs. Shark
    [ ] These Arms Are Snakes
    [ ] Coheed and Cambria
    [ ] The Receiving End of Sirens
    [xxx] He Is Legend
    [x] Scary Kids Scaring Kids
    T0TAL = 8
    UnderOath?

    GRINDCORE

    [ ] Napalm Death
    [ ] Nasum
    [ ] Pig Destroyer
    [xx] Cattle Decapitation
    [ ] Agoraphobic Nosebleed
    [ ] Cephalic Carnage
    [x] Anal Cunt
    [ ] Fuck...I'm Dead
    [x] Ed Gein
    [xxx] The Number 12 Looks Like You
    [ ] Discordance Axis
    [ ] Aborted
    [ ] Assück
    [x] Ion Dissonance
    [ ] Genghis Tron
    [ ] Cryptopsy
    [ ] Dying Fetus
    [ ] The Locust
    TOTAL = 5
    WHERE IS KILLWHITNEYDEAD??? CIRCLE OF DEAD CHILDREN??? JOB FOR A COWBOY? HELLO!

    DOOM/SLUDGE/EXPERIMENTAL

    [ ] Neurosis
    [ ] Sunn O
    [ ] Oxbow
    [ ] Red Sparowes
    [ ] Swans
    [ ] Pelican
    [ ] Isis
    [ ] Zeni Geva
    [ ] Cult of Luna
    [ ] Today Is The Day
    [ ] Godspeed You! Black Emperor
    [ ] Crash Worship
    [ ] Explosions In The Sky
    [ ] Grails
    [ ] Culper Ring
    [ ] Tribes of Neurot
    TOTAL = 0


    POWERPOP

    [ ] Hellogoodbye
    [ ] The All-American Rejects
    [ ] Fountains of Wayne
    [ ] Head Automatica
    [x] Weezer
    [x] Panic! At the Disco
    [ ] Jellyfish
    [ ] Teenage Fanclub
    [ ] The Lashes
    [ ] The Lost Patrol Band
    [ ] The Click Five
    [ ] Cute is What We Aim For
    [ ] Wilco
    [ ] The Exploding Hearts
    Total = 2


    PUNK

    [x] Rancid
    [xxx] NOFX
    [x] Bad Religion
    [ ] Misfits
    [x] Anti-Flag
    [x] Sex Pistols
    [x] Alkaline Trio
    [x] Dropkick Murphys
    [x] Pennywise
    [ ] Millencolin
    [xxx] Operation Ivy
    [ ] Descendents
    [ ] Dead Kennedys
    [x] AFI
    TOTAL = 10


    POP PUNK

    [x] blink-182
    [ ] Green Day
    [ ] New Found Glory
    [ ] Good Charlotte
    [ ] Relient K
    [x] Sum 41
    [ ] The Ataris
    [ ] The Starting Line
    [ ] Simple Plan
    [ ] The Offspring
    [x] Lagwagon
    [ ] Box Car Racer
    [x] Motion City Soundtrack
    TOTAL = 3


    STREET PUNK

    [x] The Unseen
    [x] The Casualties
    [ ] GBH
    [ ] The Varukers
    [ ] Cock Sparrer
    [ ] The Virus
    [ ] The Exploited
    [x] Sham 69
    [x] Lower Class Brats
    [x] Clit 45
    [x] U.S. Bombs
    [xxx] Leftover Crack
    [ ] Subhumans
    [ ] Anti-Nowhere League
    TOTAL = 7


    CRUST PUNK

    [ ] Amebix
    [ ] Aus-Rotten
    [ ] His Hero Is Gone
    [ ] Nausea
    [ ] Crass
    [ ] From Ashes Rise
    [ ] Skitsystem
    [ ] Rudimentary Peni
    [ ] Extreme Noise Terror
    [ ] Tragedy
    [ ] Wolfbrigade
    [ ] Anti-Product
    [ ] Behind Enemy Lines
    TOTAL = 0


    RAP

    [ ] Ying Yang Twins
    [ ] Bubba Sparxxx
    [ ] Paul Wall
    [x] Jay-Z
    [x] Nas
    [ ] DMX
    [ ] Ice Cube
    [ ] Tupac
    [ ] Cypress Hill
    [x] Ludacris
    [ ] Lil Jon
    [ ] Eminem
    [ ] 50 Cent
    [x] Kanye West
    [ ] Bow Wow
    [ ] Wu Tang Clan
    TOTAL = 4


    HIP-HOP

    [x] Dilated Peoples
    [xxx] Mos Def
    [x] Atmosphere
    [x] Sage Francis
    [xxx] Talib Kweli
    [xx] Aesop Rock
    [x] Blackalicious
    [ ] Souls of Mischief
    [xxx] MF DOOM
    [x] Jurassic 5
    [x] Jedi Mind Tricks
    [x] Common
    [ ] Gangstarr
    [ ] A Tribe Called Quest
    [ ] Ghostface Killa
    [ ] Pete Rock
    [x] De La Soul
    [ ] Necro
    [x] Immortal Technique
    [ ] Ill Bill
    TOTAL = 13


    SKA

    [xxx] Streetlight Manifesto
    [x] The mighty mighty bostones
    [x] Big D and the Kids Table
    [ ] The Toasters
    [x] Goldfinger
    [ ] The Aquabats
    [x] Reel Big Fish
    [ ] Fortunado
    [x] Skankin' Pickle
    [ ] Madness
    [ ] The Skatalites
    [x] Voodoo Glowskulls
    [ ] Five Iron Frenzy
    [ ] Tip The Van
    [ ] Stealing From Peter
    [x] The Specials
    [xxx] Catch 22
    TOTAL = 9


    CLASSIC ROCK

    [x] The Doors
    [x] The Beatles
    [ ] The Rolling Stones
    [x] The Clash <-- HOW THE FUCK IS THIS "CLASSIC ROCK?" WHITE FUCKING RIOT PEOPLE!
    [x] The Who
    [ ] Aerosmith
    [ ] Black Sabbath
    [ ] The Kinks
    [ ] Kiss
    [x] Ramones <-- this is one stupid fuck.
    [x] Pink Floyd
    [x] Led Zeppelin
    [ ] Heart
    [ ] Guns N' Roses
    [x] Jimi Hendrix
    TOTAL = 8


    90's ALTERNATIVE

    [x] Sublime
    [ ] CAKE
    [ ] Spin Doctors
    [ ] The Smashing Pumpkins
    [ ] Gin Blossoms
    [ ] Alice in Chains
    [ ] Soundgarden
    [ ] Toad the Wet Sprocket
    [ ] 311
    [ ] Live
    [ ] Bush
    [ ] Third Eye Blind
    [ ] Goo Goo Dolls
    [ ] Barenaked Ladies
    [ ] Counting Crows
    [ ] No Doubt
    [x] Nirvana
    TOTAL= 2


    INDUSTRIAL

    [ ] KMFDM
    [ ] Ministry
    [ ] Nine Inch Nails
    [ ] Laibach
    [ ] Einstürzende Neubauten
    [ ] Skinny Puppy
    [ ] Front Line Assembly
    [ ] VNV Nation
    [ ] Crossbreed
    [ ] :wumpscut:
    [ ] Throbbing Gristle
    [ ] Hocico
    [ ] Assemblage 23
    [ ] Front 242
    [ ] Funker Vogt
    [ ] Psyclon 9
    [ ] Suicide Commando
    [ ] Grendel
    [ ] Nitzer Ebb
    [ ] Haujobb
    [ ] The Birthday Massacre
    [ ] Mortiis
    TOTAL = 0


    ELECTROCLASH

    [ ] Ladytron
    [x] Fischerspooner
    [ ] Peaches
    [ ] ADULT
    [ ] Freezepop
    [ ] Daft Punk
    [ ] Goldfrapp
    [ ] Shiny Toy Guns
    [ ] Clear Static
    [ ] The Faint
    [ ] The Knife
    [ ] She Wants Revenge
    [ ] Chicks on Speed
    [x] LCD Soundsystem
    [ ] Dirty Sanchez
    [x] Le Tigre
    TOTAL = 3


    ELECTRONICA

    [ ] The Chemical Brothers
    [ ] The Prodigy
    [ ] Moby
    [ ] The Crystal Method
    [ ] Aphex Twin
    [ ] Basement Jaxx
    [ ] Juno Reactor
    [ ] Amon Tobin
    [ ] Orbital
    [ ] Paul Oakenfold
    [ ] Unkle
    [ ] Tricky
    [ ] Benny Benassi
    [ ] Photek
    [ ] Roni Size
    [ ] LTJ Bukem
    [ ] Boom Bip
    TOTAL = 0
  • The A-Z Game

    Gen 11 2006, 4:12

  • Anti-Flag's move to RCA

    Ago 21 2005, 20:42

    A lot of fans are starting to criticize Anti-Flag and their decision to move to major label RCA. Fans are citing lyrics from songs like Daddy Warbux and Their System Doesn't Work for You to point out the hypocrisy in Anti-Flag signing to a major corporate label. For so long, Anti-Flag has been against all major corporations, has been against the major companies, has fought "the man" but now it seems that they are just part of the system they tried top defeat.

    My stance on the move is Justin Sane's view: That movie to a major label is going to get their album more attention, more air time, and more copies moved. Why is this a good thing? More people are going to hear their message. It's nice that Anti-Flag is fighting against President Bush and the right, but if no on hears their music, who gives a fuck? By moving to RCA, they will get more people to listen to their music, read their website, and see the big picture: That America is getting screwed.

    The other piece of the puzzle that the fans are not looking at is the fact that this will change nothing about their music. I'm sure that there will be anthems like Turncoat and unforgettable songs like Their System Doesn't Work for You. So fret not Anti-Flag fans, I think your favorite political band will be back and stronger then ever in early 2006.