Archive for December 10th, 2011

December 10, 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.  In March we did a little series called SXSWland Tales, where we had friends in the biz who had gone to SXSW to send us a recap of their personal experiences.  There were a lot of great ones, but this one from Will Pepple (Tour Manager/Sound Guy for Matt & Kim, Mr. Heavenly, Diplo, Lucero, Murder by Death and about a thousand other bands) was our favorite.  Just a series of photos with minimal explanation gives a good feel for the blur that is SXSW.

December 10, 2011

Postcards – Scout Niblett Tour Diary Pt. 6

Our buddy Pete Schreiner (Thousand Arrows, The Coke Dares, Magnolia Electric Company, Sam Lowry & The Circumstance) is adding a new gig to his resume as he plays sideman to Scout Niblett on her current tour.  Pete is keeping us in the loop of the ups and downs of the road with this tour diary.

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December 10, 2011

Where the Bus Pass Took Us

While homebodies by nature, we do regularly muster the single malt courage to go out into the world and experience music in the flesh, and we document these excursions in Where the Bus Pass Took Us.

Last Thursday we were able to pop in to the Bishop to catch the Flannelgraph Records release party for The Holidays Don’t Have To Be So Rotten (Volume 2) and were able to capture one song by the FR all-star band on video before we got too eggnogged up.  Check the video and info on how to get the full album below.

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December 10, 2011

We Never Asked For This – The Slants

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 blind submission is the latest from Portland dance rockers The Slants.

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