Monthly Archives: September 2009

Headlines! Cheap Creed tickets, Pearl Jam and more

Today, I interviewed James from Yo La Tengo. We talked about the new album, “Popular Songs,” touring, cover songs, the album’s art (which is fantastic) and various other topics. Lot of stuff in only 20 minutes. This leads me to … Continue reading

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Monsters of Folk debuts at No. 15

Those Monsters know how to chart records. The indie super group of M. Ward, Jim James, Mike Mogis and Conor Oberst sold nearly 35,000 records in its first week, enough to hit 15 on the Billboard charts. A pretty good … Continue reading

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Thom Yorke and… Wait!? What!?

So, Thom Yorke… Interesting guy. He released those solo tracks last week and now has decided to play a few live shows (something he rarely does without Radiohead). Who does he recruit for his band? Flea. Yeah, that Flea. The … Continue reading

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Early headlines!

Social Distortion was pretty awesome last night. I’m pretty tired today. In other news, I did finally talk to Mike Mogis yesterday, and I’ll post some of that stuff later. Also, the Kings of Leon refused an interview request, saying … Continue reading

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Fall Music Preview

If you’ve been outside in the last few days, you’ve noticed it’s fall. Must be time, then, for a Fall Music Preview. I went ahead and highlighted the biggest concerts coming to town and biggest album releases. It’s all there, … Continue reading

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Looking ahead at the weekend

There’s a lot going on this weekend, musically. I won’t be able to get to any of it, really, as I’m committed to a bunch of other stuff. • Tonight is Os Mutantes, the Brazilian psychedelic rock band. I was … Continue reading

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Cheap tickets for Stir

Sometimes it pays to use Twitter. I follow the Stir Concert Cove, mostly because they announce acts on there sometimes and because they always post interesting things about what’s going on backstage. Today, they posted about cheeeeeap tickets. I think … Continue reading

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Headlines! He-Man, Cursive and more

Well, I was supposed to talk to Mike Mogis the other day. Then yesterday. Then today. Still hasn’t happened. Guess the uber-producer/”I-can-play-every-instrument-under-the-sun” guy is pretty busy. When that happens, I will post some stuff that won’t fit into the Monsters … Continue reading

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Owl City

I need to get some questions together for my interview with Owl City. If you haven’t heard the electronic-pop “band” (it’s just one guy, Adam Young), go listen. Anyway, I’d like to drop in one question from a reader. Sooooooooo, … Continue reading

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What a week(end)

The last five days has been, by far, the best music-centered five days that I’ve had in the last year. Friday, I got to see Silversun Pickups at Slowdown. If you recall, the LA foursome kicked out one of my … Continue reading

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