So it’s been a quiet month for me and it’s about to get a little bit louder. I’ve been bouncing back and forth getting ready for SXSW this week, but I carved out some time to take road trip to Dallas, Texas to see one of my favorite bands in the world, Radiohead. I saw them way back when in 2008 in St. Louis and it was time again for me see them live. Even though the seats weren’t as good, plus I’m a little spoiled by small venues, the show turned out pretty great. I even made great time back home to Austin. Continue reading Radiohead.
At the behest of my ladyfriend I was convinced to roll out a couple of weeks ago to check out El Ten Eleven. Well, after some fun trouble with Time Warner and my Internet, check out this site please, I’m back online and was able to upload the video I shot there. Now forgive me if I didn’t get a chance to really go over the opening bands, but I think I’m going to employ a policy of doing video from bands that I really enjoyed. Nothing against the openers, but I can’t seem to remember them right now so it must not have been my cup o tea. There’s plenty of flavors of tea for people out there. I like chai black spice myself. Continue reading El Ten Eleven Made It To About A Nine For Me
Thursday, July 7 was a work night for me but it didn’t slow me down from seeking out some new Chill Wave tunes over at La Zona Rosa. The massive included Psymbionic, R/D, Com Truise, and The Glitch Mob. I was there to see Com Truise but The Glitch Mob came in a close second. The night was long and I couldn’t make it the whole night but I got my file of the Chill Wave, leaving with a big ole’ smile on my face. The people watching was fantastic as well.
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They aren’t on the run actually, but I am. I’m sitting here in my car while my trusty love handles the wheel rolling down the late night highway. We had out of town business to attend and I’m knocking this bad boy out ultra-mobile like. It also serves as great practice for next week when we take a longer trek down to Austin for SXSW. One of the bands that I have on my speed gun radar is the Kopecky Family Band. Straight out of Tennessee, this Radiohead and Sigur Ros influenced faux family soothes and rocks at the same time.
Give a listen to ‘Birds.’ At first you hear a little bit of some new Black Keys but then it swings around into some new age like Stereolab. The endearing tone lays the foundation starting with Kelsey and the followed by the emotive voice Gabe. Seriously, when Gabe comes in, it tears you away and makes you feel how hard he his feeling. It’s hard to hear that in a pop song but somehow The Kopecky Family Band does it.
I’m on my fourth listen of the freshly released Radiohead album, “The King of Limbs” and I have to say it’s completely different to me. Radiohead popped out doozy earlier this week announcing the album for sale on pre-order. They double-doozyed today by releasing the digital download portion a day early. So I paid my dues, which was different from “In Rainbows,” and downloaded the album. So far, the album branches out two ways for me.
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