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. […]

Skrillex at With Your Friends

Skrillex at With Your Friends Fun / Music

For those of you who couldn’t make With Your Friends this weekend, here’s a little of what you missed. Your browser does not support the video tag Bass was dropped. Beats were filthy. Fun was had by all.

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 […]

What We’re Hearing: Nude Beach II

What We’re Hearing: Nude Beach II Fun / Music / Music Reviews / Stuff We Love

I’ve never been one for Spring Fever.  I’ve always been more of a Fall Fever guy.  I look forward with relish to fiery red leaves and sweater weather, bonfires and heavy beers.  I missed Nude Beach‘s second album, II, when the band self-released it this Spring, only to see it quickly sell out while on […]

What We’re Hearing: Fang Island’s “Major”

What We’re Hearing: Fang Island’s “Major” Music / Music Reviews / Stuff We Love

You won’t find a review of Providence, RI’s Fang Island that does not quote the band themselves saying that their music is the sound of “everyone high-fiving everyone”, but don’t blame the critics. While this feels like the ultimate in Wikipedia-cribbing Criticism Lite, the fact remains that there’s simply no better way to describe the music that […]