Archive for May, 2011

May 21, 2011

Postcards – Memory Map Tour Diary Pt. 2

Our pals Memory Map are out on tour, and have so graciously agreed to document their color coded adventures for us.  The second entry comes to us from Mr. Yellow, Mike Dixon.

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May 20, 2011

Where the Internet Took Us

How much do we love Ha Ha Tonka?  So much that we’ll break our hard and fast rule of not embedding Vimeo clips (why? because they always embed in this tiny bullshit size and no matter what we do we can’t get them to embed larger – that’s why) and post this, their official music video for “Usual Suspects” from their brilliant new release Death of a Decade.  Check out DoaD here, and check out our previous HHT love here.

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May 20, 2011

Virgil’s Beer of the Week

Our good friend Virgil Dickerson from Suburban Home Records returns with another pick for our weekly segment known so beautifully and simply as: Virgil’s Beer of the Week.

This week’s pick is the Dubhe Imperial Black IPA from Uinta Brewing Company.

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May 20, 2011

This Day in Music History (Sort Of) – Mustache! on blue jeans

It was this day in 1873 that San Francisco businessman Levi Strauss and Reno tailor Jacob Davis were given a patent to create work pants reinforced with metal rivets, marking the birth of one of the world’s most famous garments: blue jeans. To mark the occasion we asked our buddies Travis Falcontamer and Jesse Grizzlebottom from the group Mustache! to wax poetic on the blue jean and it’s influence on rock and roll and society as we know it.

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May 19, 2011

We Never Asked For This – Hypocrite In A Hippy Crypt

We Never Asked For This is our short review of a band who thought (or their label/manager/agent/girlfriend thought) that it would be a good idea to send us an email saying “like me! like me! like me!” (more or less).

Today’s directly solicited for review is of the unfortunately named Hypocrite in a Hippy Crypt.

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May 19, 2011

Talk Thursday to Me – Kevin Titzer

Today we talk with artist Kevin Titzer about his musical influences, what it’s like to curate an art show based on bands like They Might Be Giants and the bridge between music and art.

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May 18, 2011

This Day in Music History – Jon Hancuff on Ian Curtis

It was on this day in 1980 that Ian Curtis, lead singer and lyricist of the British group Joy Division, committed suicide. The biggest  Joy Division fan we know is local comedian Jon Hancuff (perhaps proving the old adage that all comedians are tortured souls inside?) so we asked him to write about what Curtis meant to him.

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May 17, 2011

Postcards – Memory Map Tour Diary Pt. 1

Our pals Memory Map are out on tour, and have so graciously agreed to document their color coded adventures for us.  The first entry comes to us from Mr. Blue, Mike Bridavsky.

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May 17, 2011

Tuesday Tip-Off: Diego Garcia

Today’s tip-off is the debut album from former Elefant leader Diego Garcia.

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May 16, 2011

The Gloria Jones Challenge – Round 18

The Gloria Jones Challenge is our ongoing examination of the many, many, many covers of Jones’ classic Northern Soul jam “Tainted Love” – to see how they stack up compared to the original.

Today’s challenger gives the song a stripped down acoustic treatment and a video with the utmost subtle of messages.

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