I must be some kind of masochist for even posting this on the Cream, but here goes. Yewknee just blogged the much-rumored launch of Last Night's Shoes, a new site that documents the evening by the footwear, because "shoes are more interesting than faces."
If you're familiar with Misshapes, or the recent Poor Little Rich Kids site here in Nashville (which is, uh, just Misshapes without celebs), then you'll find this downward trend refreshing (no American Apparel posturing against static backgrounds, instead just the shoes plus the lovely urban framing elements of cigarette butts/pavement/beers).
Putting a rainbow on Nashville, one obsessively documenting subculture at a time.
Experimental folk usually doesn't get me all worked up, but Animal Collective really pull you in with how gleefully skewed they are. And now they're coming to Cannery Ballroom in September.
One of my favorites is the song "Grass," a great example of their hyper-schizo childlike abandon. (Also known as insect-pop bubblegum.)
Summer is all downhill from here, but Scenecast Episode 85 marks the solstice of 2007 with bright lights and white heat from Dinosaur Jr., Mike Farris, John D. Loudermilk, Scott Miller and the Commonwealth, The Black Keys, Robbers on High Street, The Ettes, Earl Scruggs, Anne McCue, Dark Meat, The Blacklist Royals, Prabir & the Substitutes, Jeremy Lister, Kyle Andrews and Jace K. Seavers.
Blacklist Royals - "Shadow For My Soul"
Dinosaur Jr - "Been There All The Time"
Neil Hamburger - "Poolside Chats" (with King Buzzo of The Melvins)
This week we find God, follow a local band around Bonnaroo and reunite both a proto-grunge band and a gritty hair-metal act (oxymoron?).
Prodigal Son in Lights: Mike Farris returned South to get clean and find his voice. (Playing Tuesday, 26th at Grimey's; Friday, 29th at Downtown Presbyterian Church.)
Whatever's Cool With Me: Dinosaur Jr. reunites the original lineup. (Playing Friday, 22nd at City Hall.)
The Reel Thing: Hard-rock survivors Tesla salute their roots. (Playing Friday, 22nd at the Ryman.)
Hot Pants: Keeping it cool at Bonnaroo. (Guest Riffs by Lee Stabert.)
The Spin: Bonnaroo edition.
Critics' Picks: The Ettes, John D. Loudermilk and more.
Idolator has started a new feature called Unbloggable to highlight acts whose popularity has skyrocketed despite no love from the blogosphere. Sure, it'd be easy to just mention how little real-world leverage music bloggers actually have with the rest of the mainstream record-buying public, but thanks to bloggers, you're just as obsessed with that Sea Wolf song as the rest of us (if not, please let us know how you resisted).
Their first featured artist? Franklin's own Paramore, who despite occupying the main stage on the Warped Tour, getting rotation for quite some time now on Fuse and selling a bunch of records in a week, can't get the illuminati to so much as glance in their direction.
I don't think it's such a wacky phenomenon: most music blogs are indie-rock love affairs, and Paramore is a tight, slick pop-punk band. Those tricks are for kidz.*
*This is not a value judgment.
This Sunday at Local Honey, it's Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, with those Padres-loving psych-pop rockers The Donkeys and Casio Casanova. Speaking of one-man bands, too bad Ugly Casanova can't be there to round out the lineup. Anyway, after this clash of the Casios, Local Honey needs to get working on a Battles/The Battles battle. That would be bananas. And they could get The Bananas to play. Alright, enough.
Cream readers will remember the Parthenon song, of course.
Via Grand Palace.
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Thanks for the extra info, dudes! Two of my favorite local boosters right there.
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