Archive for May, 2009

NPR is now streaming a live recording of the Dark Was The Night concert held at Radio City Music Hall on May 3. In case you missed it, I have a review of the show here. The songs included on the NPR live concert recording are: The Dirty Projectors: “Useful Chamber” “Stillness Is the Move” […]


Last night was like a mini-festival at Music Hall of Williamsburg— Tokyo Police Club, Pela, Deer Tick, Dawes, and The Antlers. It was a private event that I was lucky enough to attend, and it was a little different since it was actually a birthday party, too. The bands played pretty long sets, maybe 45 […]


Recent TV Tunes

27May09

Listen to the song in the first video below. Can you name that tune? Since there are no lyrics, it would be hard to look up the artist if you caught this ad on TV and liked the song. That’s where I come in, unless you have an iPhone, in which case you’re probably three […]


CBS Sunday Morning profiled Green Day this past weekend. The band just released their album 21st Century Breakdown about two weeks ago and it took over the #1 slot on the Billboard albums chart. A few good quotes from the segment: Drummer Tre Cool talks about how in early 90s the band was touring and […]


Whenever I heard the name Thao with The Get Down Stay Down, I couldn’t help but think of emergencies: a fire, a bank robbery, an earthquake. And I always immediately envisioned a spin-off band Thao with The Stop, Drop and Roll. That’s probably not what the band was going for. But after seeing them perform […]


I think these two recent headlines say it all: I’m not sure which event actually came first. But I heard the news in the order I listed it above. I’m sure there is more to the story, though it actually doesn’t matter to me. I just like the headlines. Fill in the blanks as you […]


If you thought that Wednesday nights were looking pretty bleak in the Summer Concert Calendar, worry no more. Looks like Stuyvesant Town scored a really great mix of bands for a Wednesday night music series in June and July. Why this has to happen after I move out of Stuyvesant Town is beyond me. It […]