Category: Music

Super Awesome Happy Time: Best Albums of 2012 and Initial Thoughts on 2013

Yes, it’s 2013- wonderful! But before we get too far into whatever gadzooks craziness that this year has in store for us, allow me one more look back at 2012. The Officially Official Giddy Up, America Best Albums of 2012…complete with mediocre haikus!   1. Dr. Dog Be the Void Another great album/Philly dudes keep doing ...

The 20 Best Songs of 2012

Was 2012 a good year for music? I have no idea. Sure, why not? Santigold returned with a new album, Dr. Dog & Band of Horses released some good old fashioned rock ‘n roll albums and Kanye continued to do Kanye things (release good albums, say stupid shit.) In addition, Soundgarden is back and they ...

You’ve Changed- Making Sense of Let’s Start a Cult by Rustic Overtones

I think the problem is the length. That’s what she said. No I’m serious. So is she. Moving on, I’m talking about the new Rustic Overtones album, Let’s Start a Cult, and how my problem with it, the main hang up I have about it, is the length. It’s too short. That’s the stumbling block. ...

Loud Regardless! A Sunday Night in Philly with Paranoid Social Club.

Going in, I wasn’t sure what to expect. It was Sunday night, we’d done some casual day drinking and frankly- I just wasn’t sure how Paranoid Social Club would do playing a show upstairs at World Café Live. It’s a beautiful bar, but not entirely friendly to loud noises and from what I could tell, ...

The Day I Finally Listened to Spoon

Discovering and quickly appreciating the band, Spoon

The Jack Johnson Morning

Looking into what makes a morning a Jack Johnson morning

Bringing the Beat Back

It’s the sound of rust coming off. It’s the sound of bones cracking. It’s the sound of muscles straining. It’s the sound of getting back into the swing of things. Playing drums is yes, like riding a bike. Once you learn, you can do it. If you learn how to kick a beat at age ...

Remember the Spaghetti: See-I & the Pimps of Joytime. Union Transfer. Philly. 1.7.12

There are four things to talk about: 1) the pulled pork sandwich at North Third 2) Union Transfer, Philly’s newest music venue 3) The Pimps of Joytime 4) See-I It’s best to run through this chronologically, so we’ll start at North Third. You probably only know about North Third if you live in Philly or ...

Proper Rock Drums: Not To Be Denied!

Last night I faced both my mortality as well as my past self at the exact same time. And yes, opening lines don’t get much heavier than that. They just don’t. Look it up…the Google machine, the email maker, the YouTube producer…they will all tell you the exact same thing. Fact. Here’s the thing, playing ...