Thursday, July 27, 2006

Radiohead - Creep

The video for Radiohead - Creep.

Monday, July 24, 2006

Another Tour

I know most of you don't like metal but Iron Maiden is Iron Maiden.
They are coming to Boston on October 6th, Agganis Arena.

Also, I have a band recommendation:

of the songs on there^, i suggest Bourbon and Division.

Friday, July 21, 2006

It's Official

The Smashing Pumkins have officially re-united and are currently working on a new album. There is no release date set but they are recording this summer.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

A First and a Last

If you recall during this summer I have written several reviews of music shops. Now you probably don't recall seeing as I've been the only one writing on this dam site, and in the past several weeks countless huge stories have been missed by this site because I have been too busy and because you guys have been to lazy (or possibly busy). So Syd Barrett died, The Who (not The Who?) launched a reunion tour, Paul Ruebens was in a Raconateers music video, and a bunch of other stuff has happened. Anyway I don't really care what has or hasn't been written on this site, but what I do care about is reviewing music shops. Now as the title suggests today will be a first and a last when it comes to my fabulous reviews it will be the first time one of these shops gets a good review and it will be the last time I write a review for a undetermined amount of time. So with out further adieu here is my review (That rhymed).

This past week my vagabondish travels found me in a quaint music shop that I had not had the pleasure of visiting. I was on Mass Ave between Harvard Sq. and the infinitely cooler Central Sq. I ventured into the small shop and my pupils dilated like they never had before. I was almost in shock at the massive collection of Vinyls. Ok ok maybe was a little bit stunned when I walked into the shabby looking store and saw so many records but there really were a lot. The odd thing was unlike most record store a majority of the records there were jazz and blues. So after taking a quick look around I began my hunt for some good cheap vinyls, and I was disappointed. After about maybe a half hour my hands were full with several cheap Jazz LP's ($3 a pop) and better yet a fairly rare vinyl by my favorite 80's punk band the Freeze. I had been looking for vinyls by them for few weeks now and I was elated at my find. I paid for my vinyls and left the store with a smile on my face. After a bit more walking I realized I hadn't even looked at the small CD section but it was getting late so I headed on. Loony Tunes is a great Vinyl store but it isn't amazing. 4/5

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Another Record Store Review!

Ha ha You didn't think I could do it. You thought I would do one and then quite. You thought I was just a lazy slacker who would not be able to stick to his goals. Well you were wrong, except for the lazy slacker part. Well in a way you were right. This past week I didn't go to any cool record stores (I was in Maine most of the time so it's not like there are many). The only record store I went to was Newbury Comics. I know, I know Newbury Comics isn't anything new but it is still is my duty to review it. But I guess it makes sense that I am reviewing Newbury Comics. I mean reviewing a store that we all have been to more times than any of us can count is pretty half assed and this society is sort of about half assedness. This society is about being to lazy or too poor to go out and buy a record so it makes sense that I do a half assed review. Any way once again I'm rambling like a stoned hippie I'll get to the review now.

A few hours ago I made my way to Newbury comics with a bunch of coupons in hand. I was only planning on using two of these coupons. The one for 20% off all used CD's and the one for $3 off any Jesus and Mary Chain CD. I planned on doing what I always do walk into the Newbury Comics use one coupon walk out and then walk back in thus not using both coupons at once which is forbidden. Now there is more to my little trips to Newbury Comics. As soon as I get one of the coupons in my E-mail I email several friends of mine asking if they are interested in using one of the coupons. Usually one or more of my friends will want to use one. Now the friends who are the primary coupon users are friends of mine who have no access to a decent music store. So what happens is I go to Newbury Comics buy the CD's and then sell them the CD's for the amount I paid plus $2 for my troubles. Now this week's particular coupons were well received by my friends because used CD's are just as good as new ones and because Jesus and Mary Chain kick ass.

Crap I'm rambling again. Wait what was I writing about oh yes Newbury Comics. OK so I got to Newbury comics coupons and list of music I was supposed to buy in hand. The list included Psychocandy (2)* and Darklands both by Jesus and Mary Chain. So I walk right to the section where all of the used CD's are and search for the items on my list. After about thirty minutes of checking and then double checking for things I find that most of the CD's on my list were not currently available. No biggy right. So I decide to look through the aisles of new CD's to see if maybe they were there. Much to my dismay I couldn't even find most of the CD's there. The ones I did find were horribly over priced. Normally I wouldn't be so upset with not being able to find CD's (I mean it is Newbury Comics after all) but this time was different. It was different because I was looking for a bunch of Sonic Youth CD's. I mean come on what kind of music store doesn't have any Sonic Youth. Now what made matters worse was the claim written on the coupon that Newbury Comics is a "Cool Indie store". How can you be a cool inde store if you don't have any Sonic Youth? After bit more searching I did find one more of the CD's on my list it was Back In the USA by MC5. The problem with the CD's was the insane price they were asking for. They wanted people to pay $13 for a used CD! The same disc new would cost $10 at CD spins, and CD spins is expensive compared to many local records stores. So I bought the CD's from the list using the used coupon on two of them and walked out. Then I walked back in a few minutes later and looked around for the Jesus and Mary Chain CD's. Much to my dismay I could only find one copy of Psychocandy and found no copies of Darklands. Now that was the tip of the iceberg for me. They had a coupon for CD's they didn't have. Whoa I just realized how long and not half assed this review is wicked. Speaking of the word 'wicked' Newbury Comics claims to be Wicked cool but in reality they are Wicked the way Yuppies are Wicked. Newbury Comics saves it self from getting a zero out five because of the damp coupons. 1.5/5

*Two people wanted it

Monday, July 03, 2006

Record Store Review

The other day I was in Davies Square (near Tufts red line) and I came across a store with rad music blasting out. As I always do when I hear rad music blasting out of a store front I decided I would venture in to said store. It was called CD spins so I also figured it would be one more record store to across off my list (I'm trying to go to every record store in Boston this summer). When I walked in I was greeted by the familiar site of piles of used CD's topped one after another in what seemed to be unordered chaos. Although from the get go there was something different about CD spins, well two things actually. One there were no records, it was all CD's. The oddity that I noticed was that I had already been to a similar record store in adventures past. I spoke to the man behind the counter and it turned out there were indeed four other locations. I had already been to a CD Spins, but not this year nor last, the last time I was in fact at a CD Spins was at least in 2004. Anyways after further inspection I found out that what I appeared to be chaos was in fact somewhat organized. I took another thirty minutes or so to browse and came across many Jules. Since it was in fact a used CD store many of the CD's were CD's the former owner no longer wanted, therefore large collections of crap like Limp Bizkit were found. Also since it was a used CD store I wasn't able to look for anything specific I had to just look and find a hidden gem. I did in fact find a few hidden gems but my wallet was not so fat so I was only able to buy two of those gems: Here It Is by the Flaming Lips and Uncollected by Galaxie 500. CD Spins is a decent music shop but it's lack of vinyl and slightly over priced goods give it a score of 3/5.


Montreal JazzFest even though it's over.
Roger Waters performing Dark Side Of The Moon on September 8th and 9th at the tweeter center in mansfield, MA.
Bunch of metal concerts that no one here cares about.
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Oct. 2nd and 20th.
That's all that I can think of right now (I'll add more later)

Oh, and by the way David, Gogol Bordello played with Kultur Shock in New York on June 6th. Also, it wasn't free and it sold out in presale.