Archive for October, 2009

October 31st, 2009 - 4:19 pm § in True/Slant

Soundtrack your Halloween

My roommates and I have been on a bit of a horror movie splurge the past couple of weeks, getting into the season as it were. There really is no time more appropriate than Halloween to gorge down gore-filled features and feel OK doing so day after day. We’ve watched great ones, terrible ones and [[...]

October 29th, 2009 - 9:36 pm § in Perfect Lines

Kids Today

What is happening to the youth of today/tomorrow? [youtube=] They say drugs have a negative impact on children; that video games and TV brainwash them; that violent movies desensitize them; that sexually explicit music cause them to do bad things. But does a[...]

October 28th, 2009 - 4:13 pm § in True/Slant

Lil Wayne Drops No Ceilings

Lil Wayne can do it all. Pleading guilty to guns charges. Dropping rhymes on a terribly conceived Weezer track. And now releasing the mixtape No Ceilings. Nah Right has all the info on the mixtape and a link to download the thing. All I can say is, in just experiencing the first couple of minutes [.[...]

October 28th, 2009 - 1:00 am § in True/Slant

Overlooked in the Aughts: Volcano, I'm Still Excited!! – S/T

Overlooked in the Aughts is an ongoing feature focusing on some of the best albums from the 2000s that haven’t quite received the attention they deserved. Today’s post: Volcano, I’m Still Excited!!’s self-titled record. If you’ve sat down to watch anything on FX in the past few mo[...]

October 27th, 2009 - 1:26 am § in True/Slant

Weezer featuring Lil Wayne – 'Can't Stop Partying'

Uncle! Can I give up? I’ve kept a pretty upbeat attitude when it comes to Weezer as of lately. I always hope for the best, and if I’m disappointed I’ll just say “maybe next year” and move on. But, “Can’t Stop Partying” is, well not quite the Weezer fol[...]

October 26th, 2009 - 12:38 pm § in True/Slant

Here comes the argument

Gothamist’s John Del Signore has a fantastic interview with Fugazi wailer and guitarist Guy Picciotto as he tours the country supporting Vic Chesnutt. In it, there’s a quote that some Fugazi diehards may put more emphasis on than a majority of the rest of the chat: The band may do someth[...]

October 26th, 2009 - 2:15 am § in True/Slant

Ted Leo & The Pharmacists at Lincoln Hall Grand Opening

Chicago’s Lincoln Hall has been open for a bit, but that didn’t stop Ted Leo & The Pharmacists from bringing the club to life. On October 25, Leo et al played the slightly-belated Grand Opening as they do any other show: with a fistful of punk fun. The quartet seemed poised for actio[...]

October 22nd, 2009 - 1:06 am § in True/Slant

Overlooked in the Aughts: Beauty Pill – The Unsustainable Lifestyle

Overlooked in the Aughts is an ongoing feature focusing on some of the best albums from the 2000s that haven’t quite received the attention they deserved. Today’s post: Beauty Pill’s The Unsustainable Lifestyle. Dischord in the Aughts was something many of the label’s ardent fans never[...]

October 21st, 2009 - 1:42 am § in True/Slant

MGMT are indie rock's Goldman Sachs

You know what sums up a zeitgeist? A new album from the hottest act made of private school educated, upper-middle-class kids obsessed with escapism, entitled Congratulations. Amiright? Nothing’s quite as representative of the Great Recession as MGMT, a band so steeped in reality their callow [...]

October 20th, 2009 - 1:49 am § in True/Slant

Late Night Jamz: Restless People – "Victimless Crime"

Late Night Jamz is an ongoing feature dedicated to newly discovered tracks that are sure to get stuck in your head. Uncovered in the wee hours of the evening just before bed after a long day of work or play, these are the gems that make the adventures in finding music so enjoyable. Tonight’s t[...]

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