Top Albums of 2013
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Top Albums of 2013

in the spirit of end of year things only a handful of people will actually read and/or give a poop about, here are my top albums of 2013. FIRST, THE HONORABLE MENTIONS: speedy ortiz – major arcana paying strong homage to early 90’s grunge, this album rests on the palette like a tasty nostalgic stew … Continue reading

(silliest) current band names (and 5 free options)
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(silliest) current band names (and 5 free options)

there’s a disturbing trend in the naming of bands these days. apparently everything is permissible. in fact the more nonsensical, or irritatingly “clever”, the better. gone are the days where straightforward names were sufficient. now if you aren’t dropping vowels, making obscure references, and generally being a twit, good luck establishing your indie cred. (note: … Continue reading

the ideal 2013 pitchfork music festival lineup (according to me)
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the ideal 2013 pitchfork music festival lineup (according to me)

listen, i need to distract myself. tonight is the opening night for ‘glengarry glen ross’ at round house theatre, so i’m writing this deplorable, fruitless, and indulgent post you are currently reading. but i’m distracted, so mission accomplished. in 2005 natalia and i attended (shortly after we started dating) the 1st pitchfork music festival at … Continue reading