Twenty Great Holiday Tunes You’ve Never Heard

Twenty Great Holiday Tunes You’ve Never Heard Community / Music / Stuff We Love

It starts up around Thanksgiving, and doesn’t let up until New Years Eve, and regardless of what you celebrate, or how you celebrate it, there’s no escaping it: Christmas music.  Flowing forth from unseen speakers, everywhere you go, the same treacly, saccharine songs that you’re forced to endure year after year, like it or not. […]

Black Friday Dealage

Black Friday Dealage Griffin Gear / Kids / New / Special Events / Stuff We Love

You love tech.  We love tech.  And we love selling you tech.  Which is why we’re putting some of our most popular stuff on crazy, limited-time sale for Black Friday. Get it now!  (Updated 26 November – BLadck Friday 2012’s over.  Thanks for coming and see you next year.)

Monsters and Lightning and Woogie (Oh my.)

Monsters and Lightning and Woogie (Oh my.) In The News / New / Stuff We Love

A Quick Look at the Week That Was. Seems like every year that goes by, we find ourselves busier and busier as October rolls around.  In case you missed it, here’s what kept us busy last week. MOTO TC Monster Goes Live Our newest addition to the TC family of AppPowered vehicles you control with […]

What We’re Hearing: Menomena’s “Moms”

What We’re Hearing: Menomena’s “Moms” Music Reviews / Stuff We Love

Menomena‘s latest release, Moms, came out just a few days before the first official day of autumn, and if you’re looking for a soundtrack for the fall, Moms is it. The album’s transition from bright, indie pop/rock to somber, MIDI and loop driven lullabies is perfect for the season. This is the first release from […]

My grrrl crush on Rookiemag.com

My grrrl crush on Rookiemag.com Fashion / Fun / New / Stuff We Love

Maybe it’s because I recently watched my daughter participate in a moving candlelight ceremony commemorating the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts and its founder, Juliette Gordon Low. Maybe it’s because I have a pre-teen daughter and teenaged son who are navigating their most fragile and formative years. Maybe I wish I were a teenager again (only […]

What We’re Hearing: Ungdomskulen’s “Secrecy”

What We’re Hearing: Ungdomskulen’s “Secrecy” Music Reviews / Stuff We Love

“Modern Drummer”, off 2007’s Cry Baby, was Norway’s Ungdomskulen to a T: Hard hitting weirdo rock, delivered without a lick of self-seriousness, and with musical chops to take to to the bank.  On their fourth (if you count 2011’s 10-songs-in-10-minutes micro-LP Gimme Ten) long-player, Secrecy, the edges are smoother, but the songwriting is more lean. Mostly absent […]

What We’re Hearing: Deerhoof’s “Breakup Song”

What We’re Hearing: Deerhoof’s “Breakup Song” Music / Music Reviews / Stuff We Love

The first time I saw Deerhoof was at Nashville’s infamous stink-hole dive bar, the Springwater Supper Club and Lounge in 2000.  They tore through seven songs in under twenty minutes, putting then-new guitarist John Dieterich through his paces.  Drummer Greg Saunier’s lurching, powerhouse fills and bassist Satomi Matsuzaki’s child-like, sing-song lyrics were balanced perfectly by […]