Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Jensen Sportag Featured on Pitchfork; It's Good This Time!

Posted By on Wed, Feb 25, 2009 at 11:40 AM


As you may recall from Casio's post, the last time local electro-duo Jensen Sportag was mentioned on hipster e-Bible Pitchfork, it wasn't exactly flattering. (And while we're on the subject, anybody else think that album cover looks like the art from those old Scary Stories books? I digress...) Anyhow, Pitchfork is back on the 'Tag, and this time it's a big, sloppy, "sexy and frenetic" kiss rather than an album art zinger.

According to Pitchfork, heralded electro god/remix master Max Tundra is totally chubbin' on Jensen Sportag. Especially on JS's "Cocktease," which, as you may recall, will be featured on their forthcoming Jackie EP. You can check the remix below.


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Nickelback Sucks! Or Do They?

Posted By on Wed, Feb 25, 2009 at 6:06 AM

Why don't you like me?
  • Why don't you like me?

So, Nickelback play the Sommet Center tonight at 7 p.m. Also tonight, starting at 7:30 p.m., there will apparently be a Nickelback Sucks Candlelight Vigil outside our local arena to protest the band's "defiling our beloved Music City."

What is it about Nickelback that enflames such passions? I don't know, though I have some ideas.

Nevertheless, I am not a combatant in this round of point-counterpoint (also known as sukz/rulz). Instead, I will let Scene music listings editor Adam Gold and writer William R. Robinson trade blows over this most divisive of bands.

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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Jensen Sportag, 'Jackie' [MP3]

Posted By on Tue, Feb 24, 2009 at 4:04 PM


Local electro duo Jensen Sportag is back--or, y'know, still here--with their new track, called "Jackie." It's from their forthcoming EP of the same name, due out Mar. 3 on Midisport, the band's own imprint. Said EP is also slated to include a Max Tundra remix. (Speaking of Max Tundra, you may have heard that M.T. will accompany Junior Boys at Mercy Lounge May 1.)

OK, time to disco:


I'm dancing as much as I can while still putting fingers to keyboard. As for the cover art, dang, it's mystifying. The look on Jackie's face (if that is, in fact, "Jackie") is so strange. For whatever reason, I thought for a split-second that it was the same model as the cover of The Cars. Anyway, full track details after the jump.

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It's Fat Tuesday!

Posted By on Tue, Feb 24, 2009 at 3:17 PM

Mardi Gras mamas!
  • Mardi Gras mamas!

What are all you boozehounds gonna do?

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Hair Metal Parking Lot: Motley Crue at the Sommet Center

Posted By on Tue, Feb 24, 2009 at 11:03 AM

Show was fuckin' awesome, in addition to being hot and fuckin' excellent. But Tommy Lee didn't play upside-down. And no boob cam! But there was pornography. And chicks walking around in skirts and boots.

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Make-Out With Violence, Jamey Johnson: Newsy Bits

Posted By on Tue, Feb 24, 2009 at 10:26 AM


The Spout Blog has an interview with the Deagol Brothers in advance of those SXSW screenings at the Alamo. Asked to describe the movie in 25 words, the Deagols say:

MAKE-OUT with VIOLENCE is a semi-autobiographical magical realist romance made over five years by a team of high school friends. [Like] if John Hughes directed Tarkovsky's Solaris, meets Weekend at Bernie's as an atmospheric musical (inspired by Brian Eno's four pop records), but no one sings.

You may also recall that there is a free EP of music from the film ready to populate your hard drive.

Speaking of South by Southwest, that awesome festival that I will not be attending thanks to this shitty-ass economy, Out the Other has started posting a handy guide to soaking in the Austin-ness on the cheap. Read parts one, two and three.

Lastly, that Jamey Johnson free outdoor show is going to happen. It'll be Wednesday, Mar. 4 at 11:30 a.m. (sharp, they tell us), at the corner of 5th and Commerce. Johnson kicked ass and stuff in our Country Music Critics' Poll. Huzzah for free outdoor shows.

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Pavement 'Reunion' Video: 'Come and Get Your Love'

Posted By on Tue, Feb 24, 2009 at 7:46 AM

Well, like, 18 seconds of it, anyway. In case you missed it, Charlie, the best man, did "Bennie and the Jets," and four-fifths of Pavement were onstage for "FCC Party." (All uploaded by sdana1231.)

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Monday, February 23, 2009

Hey, You Awesome-to-Sit-Next-to Person at Motley Crue

Posted By on Mon, Feb 23, 2009 at 2:56 PM


It's all so terrifyingly hot out there on the club scene, what with all the hotness and the eye contact necessitated by it. Sometimes people aren't all about the hotness so much as just the general good times-ness of a fellow clubgoer.

And if you were the clubgoer sitting in section 120 at the Motley Crue show Saturday night at Sommet, you got some dude all perked up. Especially when you asked to borrow his "bonoculars." Heh.

"We sat next to each other in section 120 sat night, I let you borrow my bonoculars. you were awsome to sit next to."

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If You Can Handle Crazy: Those Darlins on Hear Ya

Posted By on Mon, Feb 23, 2009 at 2:31 PM

Red pantsuit apparatus: Those Darlins
  • Red pantsuit apparatus: Those Darlins

Hear Ya is another of those sites that gets bands to record EXCLUSIVE live sessions with them to post as free MP3s. A good thing. This week they've rounded up Those Darlins and had this, among other things, to say about them:

The ladies dropped in to the studio with a drummer and banged out a few tunes from their upcoming release. It was freezing in Chicago, therefore no Daisy Dukes. The Southern belles will be opening up for Dan Auerbach on March 6 at the Metro. I plan on getting there early to see them in their natural setting.

The Darlins + Linwood played "Redlight Love," "Don't Break My Mama's Heart," "It's Hard" and "Whole Damn Thing." Check 'em out, then check out Justin Townes Earle from last May.

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What About the Voice of Tommy Lee?

Posted By on Mon, Feb 23, 2009 at 2:05 PM


While all you dudes who are totally gay for Pavement were at The 5 Spot trying to one-up each other with the obscurity of which Pavement song you were hoping Pavement would play at the Pavement reunion show that didn't happen, Motley Crue were playing a bunch of their songs at the Sommet Center. So, for no real reason, here is a picture of low-rise pants-wearin', Tacoma-lovin' Tommy Lee, cavorting in the tour village post-show with two fans, some time after "a group of strippers with special handwritten backstage passes" were let in ahead of everyone else.

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