Thursday, April 29, 2010

Alice In Chains / Deftones / Mastodon Tour


9/16 Chicago, IL @ Charter One Pavilion at Northerly Island
9/17 Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
9/18 Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
9/20 Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
9/22 Boston, MA @ Agannis Arena
9/24 New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
9/28 Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
10/1 St. Louis, MO @ Scottrade Center
10/4 Denver, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
10/7 Vancouver, BC @ General Motors Place
10/8 Seattle, WA @ Key Arena
10/9 Portland, OR @ Rose Quarter @ Memorial Coliseum
10/16 Las Vegas, NV @ The Join

more dates to be announced. who wants to go to new york if there's not a philly date?

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


1. My Time - 4:05
2. Summer Angel - 4:45
3. Secret Country - 5:31
4. Hold Me Down - 4:08
5. Excuses - 4:38
6. The Thief - 4:33
7. Into the Mirror - 5:11
8. Animal Backwards - 4:16
9. Dayglow Vista Rd. - 5:10
10. Fooled by the Night - 7:23


After a few days of listening to this I gotta say... it rules. There's a few tunes I'm not into but songs like Secret Country and Dayglow Vista Rd. more than make up for it. I've been humming the melodies in my head constantly... Kind of excited to see some of them live as well. :)

Mono - Holy Ground: NYC Live

01. Ashes In The Snow
02. Burial At Sea
03. Silent Flight, Sleeping Dawn
04. Are You There?
05. 2 Candles, 1 Wish
06. Where Am I
07. Pure As Snow
08. Halcyon (Beautiful Days)
09. Everlasting Light


About a year ago Mono played two shows in NYC with the Wordless Music Orchestra to commemorate their 10th anniversary. Temporary Residence just released a 3xlp/dvd combo and it's pretty amazing. This is the first night, recorded by Matt Bayles. The only song that isn't included here is Follow The Map... as it's only on the lp and this is the cd version. Todd and I were at the second night and after watching the dvd I wish we had made it to both.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Godspeed Returns...

After years of inactivity, the Canadian post-rock juggernaut known as Godspeed You! Black Emperor is rumbling back to life.

The first order of business: curating and headlining ATP's Nightmare Before Christmas, taking place at Butlins Holiday Centre in Minehead, England December 3-5. Other acts performing include Deerhoof, Mike Watt, the Ex, Tim Hecker, Scout Niblett, and Bardo Pond.

Then: In a note on their website, Godspeed promise a tour consisting of "a handful of British and European shows, and then nine American shows." And that's it... for now. As they say, "Until further introspection, WE WILL NOT BE FIELDING ANY OTHER OFFERS." They also aren't doing any interviews, so don't ask.

The note also says, "between now and the live-dates, there'll be rivers of noise and distraction. and the internet is a petty tyrannical monster. please remember that really all that matters is the keep on keeping on. and all that really matters is the shows. and physical engagement in the world. and folks like us and folks like you. thanks for understanding, and thank you for still listening."

looking forward to seeing them again. to this day it's still one of the best shows i've ever been to.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


Brighter Days
Heaven Owes Me One
Closer To You
1001 Gods
A Million Years
Half Life
Windows and Glass
The Downfall of the Upright
Sorrow's Crown


i love this band/album. this is the last full length they've released.

Maria Christopher is amazing.

Shake Harder Boy

Smile Pretty
Baristas Get Stalked
Bargains Only
We've Come for Your Daughters
Easy Prey
All This Time I Thought Your Name Was Cool Dude
The Burly Spur
Your Name is Shit
Introducing the Creeker Sneaker
Settle Here


Harkonen was so fucking good...