Jim James Performing at the Music Hall of Williamsburg (2/19/13)

our rating

amazing

(amazing)

summary

In support of his phenomenal new album “Regions of Light and Sound of God“, Jim James performed an intimate show at the Music Hall of Williamsburg.

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Toro Y Moi Performing at the Music Hall of Williamsburg (2/14/13

our rating

good

(good)

summary

Toro Y Moi played a Valentine’s Day show in Brooklyn with special guests Wild Belle and Dog Bite.

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Bonnaroo Lineup Speculation: What to Expect On Tuesday

posted by on february 13, 2013 at 6:30 pm in Features
Bonnaroo 2013

I’m a big Bonnaroo fan. City festivals of similar size don’t have the same atmosphere. Camping festivals don’t usually have similar size or the variety of acts. Bonnaroo has it all. This will be my 6th time on the farm, and ever since a muddy version of me got in the car after 4 hours in the rain with Phish last June, I’ve been ready to go back. Next Tuesday, February 19, the lineup drops, and I couldn’t be more excited. Here are some things to look for, and some bands that have been hinted at.

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Album Review: Foals – Holy Fire

posted by on february 12, 2013 at 6:07 pm in Album Reviews

Foals - Holy Fire

our rating

5.2

(bad)

key points

  • a couple of fun songs
  • mostly formulaic

key tracks

  • inhaler
  • late night
  • out of the woods

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Album Review: Unknown Mortal Orchestra – II

posted by on february 11, 2013 at 4:08 pm in Album Reviews

Unknown Mortal Orchestra - ii

our rating

8.4

(great)

key points

  • great guitar
  • not repetitive
  • maybe too experimental?

key tracks

  • swim and sleep (like a shark)
  • so good at being in trouble
  • the opposite of afternoon

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Passion Pit Performing at Madison Square Garden (2/8/13)

our rating

great

(great)

summary

Passion Pit played the biggest show of their career at the famed Madison Square Garden with special guests Matt and Kim and Icona Pop.

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Swans Performing at the Music Hall of Williamsburg (2/7/13)

our rating

great

(great)

summary

Swans played their second sold-out show at the Music Hall of Williamsburg last night, making up for one postponed by Hurricane Sandy back in October.

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Album Review: My Bloody Valentine – m b v

posted by on february 6, 2013 at 10:25 am in Album Reviews

My Bloody Valentine - m b v

our rating

7.2

(good)

key points

  • Great Flow
  • Spacey Atmosphere
  • Repetitive

key tracks

  • She Found Now
  • New You
  • In Another Way

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Jim James - Regions of Light and Sound of God

our rating

8.6

(great)

key points

  • instrumental variety
  • voice
  • short length

key tracks

  • State of the Art (A.E.I.O.U.)
  • Know Til Now
  • All is Forgiven

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Local Natives Performing at the Bowery Ballroom (2/2/13)

our rating

great

(great)

summary

Local Natives performed at the Bowery Ballroom in front of a raucous crowd.

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