Nashville instrumental rockers The Bird Ensemble, who opened for Unwed Sailor here a couple weeks back, are the featured band over at Buzz Grinder today. The site has also picked up our Spoon vs. How I Became the Bomb thread.
Ever find yourself looking for something to do on a Saturday night? Well, look no further. This August and September The Renaissance Center's Cybersphere Planetarium will be presenting LASER CREED!
From the press release:
The 8 p.m. offering is Laser Creed, featuring hits of the Florida-based alternative rock band that disbanded in 2004 after selling more than 30 million albums in eight years. Spectacular laser effects fill the CyberSphere's dome as the digital sound system pulsates with Creed hits like Bullets, My Own Prison, My Sacrifice, One, What's This Life For, Higher, Are You Ready, What If, Torn and more.(Scene Music Listings Editor Steve Haruch is still reeling from the news. We're hoping deep breaths and some Alka Seltzer will help.)
Tickets for Laser Creed are $6.
So, like many people I've been geeking out over the new Spoon record, Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga. The first time I listened to it, I wasn't over the moon about it, but upon repeated listens, I gotta say this shit is a total grower. This record is all about the craftsmanship—flourishes and handclaps and horns and shakers that pop in and out unexpectedly, all over loungey, shuffling beats and bendy guitar parts. And yet, for all that's going on, it's a record that still exercises restraint. Sweet production values, too—it manages to sound really crisp and warm at the same time.
But, uh, track 3—"You Got Yr. Cherry Bomb"—has the same intro as How I Became the Bomb's "Killing Machine." Check it:
Spoon: "You Got Yr. Cherry Bomb" - MP3
How I Became the Bomb: "Killing Machine" - MP3
Last night I checked out The Foundry Field Recordings at The Basement, a show I had been looking forward to, and one that did not disappoint. And FFR had so many '90s indie tropes going it was crazy:
So, the producers from American Idol are now hosting a competition called The Next Great American Band. If you think you're the best undiscovered band in America, go here and submit by July 31st. But I've got one word for you: Soulcracker. Oh, and the prize? Fame, fortune and a record deal worth millions of beautiful, recoupable dollars.
All ages! All genres! All looks! All sounds!
First, who is "Big Pappa?" Second, could this Philly band's tour schedule give us a clue about the surprise TBA spot on the bill?
At The Boro this evening, it's xbxrx. They've got a new record out on Polyvinyl. (You know, the label that put out a Rainer Maria EP before anybody knew who they were.) Is "math rock" the most overused term ever? Or is it "emo"? Maybe it's "good."
Anyway, check 'em out: xbxrx - "Center Where Sight"
"Doni was developed for us in a laboratory by a scientist named Max Brenner. Max has since gone into retirement, so we are faced with the challenge of having to replace Doni with a human being. I hope that those who see our upcoming shows in Europe in August will be sympathetic to the fact that we will be playing with a human who might not exhibit all the precision and skill that we have all come to rely upon with the Doni computer version 2.9, and forgive any straying from our previous standards of performance due to this."Via Pitchfork.
Well, Todd Kemp has finally gotten his wish: a pillow fight at a Carter Administration show. What with the rock 'n' roll, and the Nashville Rollergirls throwing down, this looks like some kind of par-tay.
Last Friday it was your life, and you chose what to do with it. We hope it worked out however you wanted it to, and we hope you'll employ the same kind of gusto and verve when you decide what to do with yourself this evening.
The way we see it, you can head over to The End for Robot Rock with Left Can Dance, or if you've got some kind of vague hostility toward DJ sets, you could see rock-band action in real time at Mercy Lounge with Hotpipes, Eureka Gold, Sleep Study and Spring Hill Spider Party.
What's it gonna be?
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