Monday, March 15, 2010

The Non-Commissioned Officers' Lake Fever Session

Posted By on Mon, Mar 15, 2010 at 2:20 PM

Our old pals over at Lake Fever have posted a new Lake Fever Session from The Non-Commissioned Officers, who you might recognize as the winners of Road to Bonnaroo's heated and controversial round one. Above, you'll see "Turn Me Down and Fade Me Out," The Non-Coms' rhythmically fueled "simple hooky tune" about how "relationships are crass and people are sensitive." See "Spidertown" and "Ride" over at the site. Keep an eye out for Cream contributor Adam Gold sporting some handsome-looking Wayfarers.

Also, two of the dudes in these clips are reportedly no longer with The Non-Coms. Guess which two and I'll mail you a cookie.

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Pop-Culture Guru Chuck Klosterman Speaks Mar. 18 at MTSU; Also, He's Not an Arrogant Prick

Posted By on Mon, Mar 15, 2010 at 12:30 PM

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Question: Who is America's most beloved pop-culture-obsessed, bespectacled ginger? Why, Chuck Klosterman, of course. In fact, according to this MTSU news source, he's the nation's "premier pop-culture journalist." And in this, the very week of South by Southwest*, Klosterman has decided to spend four days on MTSU's campus speaking with students and popping into classes. His visit will culminate on Thursday, Mar. 18, when he will give a lecture in Room 221 of MTSU's McWherter Learning Resources Center. The lecture is at 1 p.m., and is free and open to the public.

So what's the deal with Klosterman?

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Freakin' Weekend Opening Night at The Kitty Feat. JEFF the Brotherhood, Ben Steine's Money & More, 3/12/10

Posted By on Mon, Mar 15, 2010 at 11:53 AM

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Check out the slideshows for more photos: Part 1; Part 2.

Once upon a time, The Spin wasn't quite so old. In fact, we too were once acne-speckled youngsters just looking to puff on a doobie, down a few cups of keg beer and get rowdy in a mosh pit before curfew. It was a healthy, tightly knit, fun-lovin' punk scene that makes us a little weepy-eyed when we think about it -- not unlike the one around these parts, into which we poke our grizzled head from time to time.

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Savoir Adore, Mon Khmer, Flora Shakespeare & De Novo Dahl at The End, 3/12/10

Posted By on Mon, Mar 15, 2010 at 11:23 AM

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You can always tell the specter of South by Southwest is looming over us when random Pitchforkable indie bands start trickling into town on their way to Austin. We arrived on Elliston Place and waded through a sea of metalcore fans outside Exit/In, expecting to cross the street catch and catch And The Relatives laying down some Pavement-style jams. Burned again by The End's MySpace page, we were instead witness to a somewhat crippled Flora Shakespeare.

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Lambchop Playing Live in 3-D Mar. 21; Choose Your Arms-Crossed Avatar Now

Posted By on Mon, Mar 15, 2010 at 7:51 AM

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Whoa, you guys, is it the future already? This coming Sunday, local freestyle country ensemble Lambchop will be playing live on the Internet -- in 3-D.

Lambchop will be playing LIVE in Videoranch3D on Sunday March 21st, at 8:00 PM Central Time. The show is part of the Global Zone Music Festival happening live in 3D and brought to you by Videoranch3D. Other performances throughout the week include A Fine Frenzy, Asleep at the Wheel, Lal Meri, and many others.

Now, I've never used Videoranch3D, but apparently it's a "3D virtual world on the internet, where LIVE musical performances occur in real-time, attended by a virtual audience from all over the world." Kind of like Second Life, I suppose, only less so? At any rate, this show is free, and starts at 8 p.m.

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