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Allison
Lake Hopatcong, NJ
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New Pornographers are still in the lead as my favorite show of 2017. So I'll go with my favorite song on their new album, "High Ticket Attractions," as the SOW: Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Yeah Right
The Ringer tries to rank the best worst movies of all time. 1) How are Face Off and The People Under the Stairs not on this list? 2) The Beach is a good movie. Not a good bad movie. The... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Yeah Right
The Supreme Court protects free speech in a case with some band I've never heard of. Thanks, First Amendment. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Yeah Right
Court affirms that Brendan Dassey's confession was coerced. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Yeah Right
Sleater-Kinney + R.E.M. = Filthy Friends Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Yeah Right
Waxahatchee – “Silver” Waxahatchee – “Never Been Wrong” Phoenix – “J-Boy” Arcade Fire – “Everything Now” Alvvays – “In Undertow” Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Yeah Right
Death Star edition Hat tip: Joe Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Yeah Right
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Mary Timony at Rock and Roll Hotel – I am a Mary Timony enthusiast. She is my favorite DC musician and a living legend. Her current band, Ex Hex, is the best in the city. Her band before that, Wild... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Yeah Right
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Regular readers will know my dislike of Jiffy Lube Live. But Iron Maiden only come to the USA every few years, so it merits a trip out to bumble-F, VA. It took me an hour and a half to get... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Yeah Right
NYT's Modern Love's podcast follows up with my favorite rock couple's story -- Scott (bass player from Weezer) and his badass author wife Jillian Lauren. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Yeah Right
Fragile Rock canceled their show in DC on Friday, so I saw Lizzo at the 9:30 Club instead. Lizzo was great, but I need some emo puppet band in my life. So I'll make "I am Sad and So am... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2017 at Yeah Right
I went to Mexico City last weekend to see the Mexico v USA World Cup qualifier at the legendary Azteca. It was amazing (and a draw was a great result for the USA). I've never been surrounded by so many... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2017 at Yeah Right
Foo Fighters – “Run” Secret Sisters – “You Don’t Own Me Anymore” Radar State – “Spinning Wheel” The War on Drugs – “Thinking of a Place” Bleachers – “Hate That You Know Me” Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2017 at Yeah Right
Mary Timony is currently touring and playing the old Helium catalog. I saw the opening night of the tour this week in DC and the material has aged very well. So I'll make "Pat's Trick" the SOW: Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2017 at Yeah Right
Courtney Barnett – “How to Boil an Egg” Queue – “Frontier” The Drums – “Abysmal Thoughts” Bleachers – “I Miss Those Days” The Secret Sisters – “Mississippi” Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2017 at Yeah Right
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Pixies at Lincoln Theatre – Much as I don’t like the GA policy of Lincoln Theatre (since you have to show up soooo early) if they are going to do it, I’m going to get a damn good seat. So... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2017 at Yeah Right
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Mid-May I hit up Merriweather for DC101’s summer mini-festival “Kerfuffle,” mainly because Jimmy Eat World and Weezer were playing and that is quite the dynamic duo for me. I skipped the first few bands and hung out on the VIP... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2017 at Yeah Right
I finally saw Tim Kasher this week! Happy day. So I'll make "Bad, Bad Dreams" the SOW to celebrate: Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2017 at Yeah Right
I finally got around to listening to the new Aimee Mann Tiny Desk Concert. Highly recommended: Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2017 at Yeah Right
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The crowd was noticeably older and more chill on the last day of the festival. The first act I saw was Mitski, who delivered a much better performance than she did at the Black Cat last year. And she played... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2017 at Yeah Right
Frontier Ruckus – “Visit Me” Overlake – “Gardener’s Bell” Miley Cyrus – “Malibu” Royal Blood – “Lights Out” Black Lips – “Can’t Hold On” Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2017 at Yeah Right
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I skipped the early bands to watch Chelsea lose the FA Cup final. At least the bar had beer that wasn’t $10. That was about the only upside. We got to the festival just in time to catch Brandi Carlile’s... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2017 at Yeah Right
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I hit up Boston Calling for the second straight year over Memorial Day weekend. Despite the improved lineup, it was comparatively a bust – mostly due to the festival’s inability to effectively deal with the increased size of their new... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2017 at Yeah Right
I get to see Tool tonight! TOOL! Here's "Eulogy" as the SOW: Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2017 at Yeah Right
The hotdog app from Silicon Valley is real. Amazing. Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2017 at Yeah Right