Archive for December 7th, 2011

December 7, 2011

Various Re-post-ions: May Booker & Thin Lizzy

Our buddy Ben Bussell posted this on his Facebook page, and it was just too good to not repost.

In 1982 May Booker, a 70 year old, wrote to the BBC and said she’d like to play with her favorite band, Thin Lizzy.  The band thought that was awesome. They were right.

 

December 7, 2011

We Never Asked For This – School of Seven Bells

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 unsolicited review is of “The Night”- the first single off of School of Seven Bells upcoming album Ghostory.

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December 7, 2011

Rearview Mirror – Postcard Elba

Rearview Mirror is our annual look back at the year in music from our friends in and around the business.  Musicians, managers, roadies, superfans, bloggers etc..

This year we’re upping the vanity aspect of it by sprinkling in our favorite posts of the past year, which you may have missed the first time around.  This interview with Virgil Dickerson of Suburban Home Records infamy was our favorite post of February, not only because it’s a great chat about the history of the label, the current status of the music industry and lots of funny back and forth but because it spawned our long running series Virgil’s Beer of the Week.  Although Virgil isn’t writing for us on the regular anymore, we still think he’s a stand-up guy and was one of the highlights of our 2011.