Archive for the ‘groovin'’ Category

You should be sitting down for this….

January 14, 2010

This is totally a two for the price of one deal!

Check out the new Dan Deacon video/short film for “Woof Woof,” off of 2009’s Bromst album. This was made by my dear friends over at Showbeast. It totally just premiered on Pitchfork. This is a very big deal and I’m very proud of everyone involved.

I strongly suggest you watch and enjoy this video.


Nuclear holocaust.

October 3, 2009

Did I say holocaust? I’m sorry. I didn’t mean the Holocaust.

It’s just that i’m so excited about Nuclear Power Pants—my brilliant buddies from the East Coast. They just kicked off their tour with Dan “fuckin'” Deacon. Do not miss this, wherever you are.


Enjoy this video. I do.

Tempo No Tempo, French Miami, & Boyz IV Men at Amnesia, 10/1/2009

October 2, 2009

It has been a policy of mine to never review friends’ shows ever since I started watching live music with a critical eye. Today, I will break that rule to tell the world about what a great time I had watching French Miami and Tempo No Tempo at Amnesia.


slaying slayer standards.

September 3, 2009

one thing i hold against Pop’s, a pretty cool bar at 24th and york, is that, while their jukebox is pretty killer, Slayer’s “raining blood” begins in the wrong spot. i don’t know if this is standard at most dirty, punkish, thrash bars, but the song starts somewhere in the middle. you know, the part with all of the ambient feedback and sick thunderclaps that lead into the quintessential metal riff that we all know and love. in my copy of Reign in Blood, the song, which is the last track, has this whole first half that really makes you appreciate the build up to the riff. i searched youtube and could not find the real version of “raining blood” for the life of me. they all begin in the middle, even the posted album versions. this would mean that either the first minute is edited out or i have a defective/better copy of the album. finally, i stumbled upon this gem. live “postmortem” with a full version of “raining blood” — watch for actual raining blood. i love how literal metalheads can be. “raining blood” starts at 3:19. it’s brutal.

keeping cool with noise while getting the ladies with funky grooves.

August 5, 2009

I went to see Sonic Youth at the Independent this week with one of my best friends/musical confidants, Archaeology Johnson. Needless to say, Sonic Youth was stellar. I hadn’t seen them since I was in college, and back then i hadn’t even really heard their stuff. I know. I know. “How can you be a teenager in the 90’s without having heard Sonic Youth?” you ask. Well, I lived in Fort Worth and I loved Pantera. This is beside the point. After the show, AJ and I were talking about funk and figuring out if there was a way to harness the powers of a Sonic Youth set and keep it funky. It seemed impossible at the time, but the answer was under my nose.  My buddy and bandmate, Kevin, has been telling me about this amazing Japanese band, Number Girl, for at least six months. This music has everything: funky grooves, Jazzmasters, and a cute girl. Number Girl keeps the balance between the aforementioned funky grooves, ultra-sonic dissonant noise, and, to top it off, they are fucking heavy! I know I’m about seven years late on this, but I’ve just made some room in my heart for Number Girl.