Posts tagged ‘Panic Strikes a Chord’

December 22, 2011

Rearview Mirror – Jeremy Brightbill

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 2011 recap comes to us from Jeremy Brightbill of Panic Strikes a Chord, and reminds us of how the real value of the arts is that it can help us trudge through slog that is our daily lives.  Also kittens.  Kittens help too.

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December 8, 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 night we found ourselves at our favorite music and comedy variety show, It Still Bleeds.  We caught two songs by Dylan Sizemore (above) and three songs from Jeremy Brightbill of Panic Strikes a Chord (below the jump).  Both gents were fantastic and you should probably checkity check these clips out.

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August 17, 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 night we found ourselves at the Bluebird for the Panic Strikes a Chord, Heypenny and Tommy and the High Pilots show, and we were thoughtful enough to shoot some video for your enjoyment.

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May 26, 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 night we found ourselves back at Bloomington’s best venue, The Bishop, for another night of rock and roll via the Panic Strikes a Chord album release party – with Throwing Stars and Hard Candy Hearts.  We grabbed video of all three bands for your enjoyment, check them out below.

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May 12, 2011

Talk Thursday to Me – Jeremy Brightbill

Today we talk to Jeremy Brightbill about his long running musical project Panic Strikes a Chord and their new album, Accidents in a Very Busy Place.

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May 2, 2011

Atlas Mix – Volume 3 – States

We’re doing a cool little thing with The Atlas, our local whiskey and skeeball joint.  Once a month we’re slipping a mix into their jukebox with a series we’re calling An Atlas Themed Mix (For An Atlas Themed Bar).

Volume 3 is themed around States…and for those of you farther than a responsible cab ride from The Atlas – you can check it out below.

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March 3, 2011

Atlas Mix – Volume 1 – Cities

We’re doing a cool little thing with The Atlas, our local whiskey and skeeball joint.  Once a month we’re slipping a mix into their jukebox with a series we’re calling An Atlas Themed Mix (For An Atlas Themed Bar).

Volume 1 is themed around Cities, and for those of you farther than a responsible cab ride from The Atlas – you can check it out below.

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January 3, 2011

Sound as Vision – Jeremy Brightbill

Happy New Year errr’body!  We’re kicking things off by a return to form and some of our favorite irregularly recurring segments.  Today’s return to form comes in the form of the formidable segment known as Sound as Vision – where artists present us with artwork based on musical inspiration.

Today’s artist is Jeremy Brightbill, who along with being a painter also leads one of our favorite indie rock outfits – Panic Strikes a Chord.  See what he did with the song “18” by the group The New Year.

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December 30, 2010

Rearview Mirror – Jeremy Brightbill

Gang sign for "wubba wubba."

This morning’s musical year in review comes to us from Jeremy Brightbill, guitarist of the late Tremendous Fucking and mastermind behind the long running Panic Strikes a Chord.  Despite all this rockitude, Jeremy is known for his love of hip-hop and his picks of 2010 reflect this in a big way.  Check it out before you wreck it out.  Or something.

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May 27, 2010

Panic Strikes a Chord @ The Bishop

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Last night (May 25, 2010) Panic Strikes a Chord opened up for Besnard Lakes and Burnt Ones at The Bishop, and once again demonstrated why this long running Bloomington, IN band deserves a fresh look.  The musical vision of Jeremy Brightbill, the group has shifted from it’s lo-fi Bedhead-esque experimental singer-songwriter origins to a swaggering mash-up of the best of 90’s alt-rock.  From that period’s awkward gangly jangle of Merge’s catalog to the superglue the amps to 11 bombast of Sub Pop, Panic makes the connection seamlessly and naturally, sounding familiar and fresh at the same time.  When the indie rock world (and for that matter the pop world) wring out the last drop of 80s nostalgia and are ready to move onward to appreciating the 90s unironically, they’ll find their new favorite band in Panic Strikes a Chord.

More photos below.

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