Friday, December 13, 2013

Going Out This Weekend

If you're like me, you're just going to listen to the new Beyonce record until you have to go back to work on Monday, taking breaks to sleep. If you're feeling a bit more ambitious than that, there are several rock music events that could be worth leaving the couch for. Possibly.

Tonight Shivery Shakes celebrate the release of a new 7" with a show at The Owl. Arrive early enough to catch a set from Grape St.

Shivery Shakes - Stay Young video via YouTube

Saturday night you could re-watch this week's Nashville from your DVR or you could see Cat Power at Antone's but those are pretty much your only options. Also, if you don't go to this show they'll probably move Antone's again before the next show you want to see there.

Oh, you know what? Frightened Rabbit is in town Saturday night too. Both the Cat Power and Frightened Rabbit shows are solo gigs. You'll find Frightened Rabbit over at the Mohawk.

Sunday night I don't usually go out but Perfect Pussy will be at the Mohawk and I really want to check them out. All I really know about this band is that they are very buzzy, which is really all a hipster like me needs to know.

Perfect Pussy - 3 video via YouTube

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Monday, December 9, 2013

Bloggy's Favorite Releases of 2013

Here it is, my favorite releases of 2013 list. You'll notice I said releases. That's partly because I snuck a few EPs in this list and partly because I like the suggestive nature of the word, "releases". These aren't the best, nor the worst, they are my favorites. I feel like the number one record set the tone for my year. I am really excited about R&B and indie colliding and I think my favorite stuff reflects that this year.

Incidentally, it was Dan at End of an Ear who turned me on to my number 1 record this year. How do you like that? In 2013 with everything that's changed about the music industry, the owner of my neighborhood record shop introduced me to something I was totally unaware of and it became my favorite record of the year.

In this list clicking the artist's name takes you to their Facebook page, clicking the album title MOSTLY brings you to the record on Spotify so you can preview before purchasing at your favorite local record shop. Enough words, we all know you just want THE LIST!

Brazos - Charm video via YouTube
  1. Brazos - Saltwater
  2. Local Natives - Hummingbird
  3. Glasser - Interiors
  4. Cults - Static
  5. Darkside - Psychic
  6. Widowspeak - Almanac
  7. Pusha T - My Name is My Name
  8. Minks - Tides End
  9. Caitlin Rose - The Stand-In
  10. Elephant Stone - Elephant Stone
  11. Heavenly Beat - Prominence
  12. Milosh - Jetlag
  13. Suuns - Images du Futur
  14. Kanye West - Yeezus
  15. Toro y Moi - Anything in Return
  16. Janelle Monae - The Electric Lady
  17. Haerts - Hemiplegia
  18. Danny Brown - Old
  19. Hiatus Kaiyote - Tawk Tomahawk
  20. Foxygen - We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic
  21. Tristen - Caves
  22. CHVRCHES - The Bones of What You Believe
  23. High Highs - Open Season
  24. Quadron - Avalanche
  25. Parquet Courts - Light Up Gold
  26. Young Dreams - Between Places
  27. Washed Out - Paracosm
  28. Kurt Vile - Wakin on a Pretty Daze
  29. MS MR - Secondhand Rapture
  30. Empress Of - Systems
  31. Charli XCX - True Romance
  32. Braids - Flourish//Perish
  33. Savages - Silence Yourself
  34. White Denim - Corsicana Lemonade
  35. Disclosure - Settle
  36. Mikal Cronin - MCII
  37. Active Child - Rapor EP
  38. Giraffage - Needs
  39. Arcade Fire - Reflektor
  40. Rhye - Woman
  41. Blue Hawaii - Untogether
  42. Sky Ferreira - Night Time, My Time
  43. Ex Cops - True Hallucinations
  44. Haim - Days Are Gone
  45. Caveman - Caveman
  46. Blood Orange - Cupid Deluxe
  47. Autre Ne Veut - Anxiety
  48. Teen Daze - Glacier
  49. Diana - Perpetual Surrender
  50. inc. - no world

inc. - the place video via YouTube

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