Scent Weakly 2.0

Thursday, April 09, 2009

San Francisco Pics

Thursday, March 19, 2009

New Vampire Weekend

VW premiered a new song on Fallon last night.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Rockville, CA

Josh Schwartz (The OC, Chuck, Gossip Girl) has produced a new web series, Rockville, CA. The show is about about a fictional rock club in Los Angeles. By the look of the preview it doesn't like it will push the characters and story telling beyond the cliche, but the list of real musicians and bands performing on the show looks cool.

It debuts on Tuesday, March 17.

The bands:

* Kaiser Chiefs
* Phantom Planet
* Travis
* The Duke Spirit
* Eagles of Death Metal
* Earlimart
* Frightened Rabbit
* The Kooks
* The Little Ones
* Lykke Li
* Nico Stai
* Passion Pit
* White Lies
* Anya Marina
* Bishop Allen
* The Broken West
* Cass McCombs
* Lights
* Oppenheimer
* The Republic Tigers

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Field trip: Dead Confederate

I went a bit out of my pop/countryish music comfort zone last night when I caught Dead Confederate's show at The BellyUp. DC is a rock band, dense and full of angst. They hale from Athens, Georgia and their music often gets characterized as southern rock. Which is bizarre. Clearly DC's primary source of inspiration is Nirvana, and that presents a problem. DC is not Nirvana and Hardy Morris is not Kurt Cobain. That's not to say that I didn't enjoy the show. I did. And, DC's record is one of my favorites from 2008. It's just that when you clearly model your band after a rock legend it's hard not to make the comparison and not come off lacking.

Friday, February 20, 2009

On Radar: Chairlift

Winners of the Apple Idol sweepstakes Chairlift have caught my attention. Check out their video. The technique is called datamoshing.

Monday, February 16, 2009

SLO Motion

Carly came home this weekend and on Saturday she let me go with her to watch a few of her friends play in an ultimate frisbee tournament at UCSD.

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Michael Phelps Rants