As is often the case with seminal bands, The Get Up Kids saw the genre they helped create, the late ’90s strain of emotional power pop, get turned into a veritable industry juggernaut, one which soon left them in dust. Not that the feeling wasn’t mutual, on their later albums TGUK seemed to be haunted by their own musical ghost, never able to shake the dreaded “emo” label, but never able to parlay it into any overwhelming commercial success either.
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After a show in March in their hometown of Lawrence, KS and a show in Alaska cancelled due to volcano, the Get Up Kids reunion “tour” (which is actually just a couple shows and a couple festivals) kicks off tomorrow in San Francisco.
When I checked out The Black Lips at Stubb’s during SXSW 2009 I thought to myself, never have I seen a band that so benefited from the swampy miasma of vocal effects layered over their mix. It was noteworthy, the amount of distorted echoes and reverbs mixing like a stew around their frenetic performance. Black [...]
On March 24th expect the heavens to part as Mastodon, titans of melodic sludgy metal, will usher the release of their new album, Crack The Sky on Reprise Records. Tour to follow shortly after, and no word yet whether or not Borat will be joining them. Confirmed MASTODON tour dates with special guests, Kylesa and [...]
You can read the official press release after the jump, but here’s the skinny: Mike Patton, one of the best male vocalists in the world, has scored the soundtrack to the upcoming film Crank 2: High Voltage. I have nothing else to say. Except one time when I was 16 me and my friends saw [...]
This was the first of two MCD shows for the evening—they added the second when the first sold out too quickly. Detroit, Michigan’s Silverghost opened the affair promptly at 5:00 PM, and while Silverghost is a fine male/female guitar/synth duo, it was a little odd having dance/pop electro as an opener. But that didn’t matter. You could have had Michael Bolton opening up and nobody would have cared, ’cause the anticipation for the Devils was heightened to say the least.
I’ve been digging the newest Sea and Cake album, Car Alarm, which marks their 10th studio album for Thrill Jockey Records and finds the band chugging along with more gumption than their prior releases. Quickened tempos, a dash of distortion and some overall, well, energy for lack of better term. Don’t get me wrong, the [...]
Continuing in the thread of bands that my band played with two or three years ago, Deerhoof have announced their October tour. If you jock Asian shorties and you miss their show you are BOWING IT. 10-03 Los Angeles – Avalon * 10-04 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall * 10-06 Portland, OR [...]
An electrical malfunction at San Francisco’s Fillmore Auditorium led to the evacuation of a Dethklok show yesterday night. The occurrence was apparently nothing overtly serious, and the evacuation of the event was more of a precautionary measure. The show has been rescheduled for June 9th, which bumped Fish (not Phish) to the Great American Music [...]
A few short weeks ago VideoMatt and I drove down to San Francisco to interview and film Welsh experimental rock outfit the Super Furry Animals. And while the live video shoot was kinda a bust (our pre-planned three camera shoot last-minute reduced to one camera) we did end up chatting with SFA singer Gruff Rhys [...]