Archive for January, 2010

January 31st, 2010 - 3:37 pm § in True/Slant

Another 'Grammys Are Irrelevant' Post

The Grammys will be telecast live tonight. And I completely forgot about the entire awards show until it popped up on Twitter. I hardly think what I’m saying should be news to anyone, but an awards show for a self-congratulating industry that’s had a tragic relationship with consumers fo[...]

January 30th, 2010 - 5:23 pm § in Behind the scene at shows, Featured

Schubas: If these walls could talk

Location, location, location. That's often what can affect the outcome of a show. If a venue has terrible sound, can't handle the crowd and exudes a bad atmosphere, the show may just as well be over before it starts.[...]

January 29th, 2010 - 6:19 pm § in True/Slant

Video Friday: 'Scott Pilgrim' The Movie Vs. The Song

Collider recently released information on the new Scott Pilgrim film: Universal has announced their 2010 slate of films and with it we now have a date for Edgar Wright’s Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: August 13th. With every bit of information I find about the movie, my excitement level rises. To t[...]

January 26th, 2010 - 7:06 pm § in True/Slant

Cap'n Jazz will play more shows

The A.V. Club confirmed something I suspected after Friday night’s surprise Cap’n Jazz set at the Empty Bottle: Straight from an anonymous but reliable source, The A.V. Club can confirm there will be more Cap’n Jazz shows this year. Additionally, Jade Tree Records is issuing delux[...]

January 25th, 2010 - 11:15 pm § in Freelance Work

One Track Mind: Imperial China – Music – Washington City Paper

Standout Track: No. 5, “Corrupting the Integrity of the Grid,” which rests right in the middle of Imperial China’s first album, out on local labels Sockets and Ruffian Records on Feb. 14, Except the track doesn’t rest so much as it swells—with powerful post-punk hooks, a delirious disco-pu[...]

January 25th, 2010 - 3:55 pm § in Freelance Work

Rapper Juiceboxxx battles the world | Music | Interview | The A.V. Club Chicago

Juiceboxxx is a 23-year-old rapper who’s been tearing up the underground music community with his cathartic and oft-chaotic live performances. The Milwaukee native has performed alongside Girl Talk and Dan Deacon, is prominently featured in documentary Todd P. Goes To Austin, and has worked with C[...]

January 24th, 2010 - 9:03 pm § in True/Slant

On Allegations and Journalistic Falsehoods

I received a brief email a couple hours ago from Coates Bateman, an executive director at True/Slant and the person who brought me onboard to this site. His message brought something to my attention that I would have never known about otherwise, and I’m thankful for what he wrote to every True[...]

January 23rd, 2010 - 8:11 pm § in Behind the scene at shows, Featured

Behind the soundboard

Sound quality is one of the most important components of a live show. Bad sound can ruin a perfectly good performance. As such, the sound-men and women play a pivotal role during concerts.[...]

January 23rd, 2010 - 4:28 am § in True/Slant

The Cap'n Jazz reunion set

“Reunion” is a tricky word. It implies a reunification after a long period apart, a return to old ways, a plan. Perhaps that would explain the begrudging look on Tim Kinsella’s face during the Cap’n Jazz set at The Empty Bottle Friday night. His facial expression had nothing [...]

January 22nd, 2010 - 5:00 pm § in True/Slant

Video Friday: Cap'n Jazz – 'Oh Messy Life'

The Internet has been buzzing with rumors of a potential Cap’n Jazz reunion since December. This week, the reunion picture got a little clearer. Jessica Hopper dropped a hint in the Chicago Reader that the rumors may come to fruition at the Joan of Arc Don’t Mind Control Variety Show at [...]

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