Thursday, April 27, 2006

Eagles of Death Metal

Eagles of Death Metal are playing at the Creepy Crawl on Wednesday, May 31... Those of you that saw them open for The Strokes or play at Vintage Vinyl know that this is show that you absolutely do not want to miss.

Hurra Torpedo

Hurra Torpedo, that crazy "Norwegian appliance rock band", is playing at The Pageant on Friday, June 16. I will defintiely try to check them out. Check out their rendition of Bonnie Tyler's "Total Eclipse of the Heart" in the video below:

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Coachella Set Times

The set times for this year's Coachella have just been released. Click here to see what I am planning on seeing and when. There are quite a few conflicts and I am sure that this plan will change about 15 minutes into the first day, but what can you do? Stay tuned for a review and pictures of the Festival.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Life Sized Animals

I don't know much about Life Sized Animals other than that they are from St. Louis and that they play a brand of (power) poppy-indie rock that rubs me in the right way. They have an extended essay on their myspace page that talks about a lot of things, including one band member's experiences in his previous band, but, unfortunately, not a whole lot about his current band, the band that is the subject of this blog entry.

Click here to dowload their song "Blood Money" (no right-clicking necessary).

Loose Fur

Loose Fur is Jeff Tweedy, Glen Kotche, and Jim O'Rourke. They recently released their sophmore CD, Born Again in the USA. It's a little more concise and polished than their self-titled debut CD, and is, to me, a more satisfying release. Definitely check them out if you like the poppier side of mid-career Wilco. Here's a song for your listening pleasure. Gotta love the whistling.

Loose Fur - The Ruling Class

Friday, April 21, 2006

4/18/06 Playlist

Here is the playlist for Dividing By Zero Will Get You Nowhere on April 18, 2006. Download the Show

  • Belle & Sebastian - White Collar Boy - The Life Pursuit
  • Jason Collett - I'll Bring the Sun - Idols of Exile
  • Built to Spill - The Wait - You in Reverse
  • Loose Fur -The Ruling Class - Born Again in the USA
  • Old 97s - The New Kid - Drag It Up
  • Destroyer - Your Blood - Destroyer's Rubies
  • Clem Snide - Weird - End of Love
  • The Flaming Lips - My Cosmic Rebellion - At War With the Mystics
  • The Black Heart Procession - Not Just Words - The Spell
  • Page France - Trampoline - Hello Dear Wind
  • John Lennon - Woman - Double Fantasy
  • Mates of State - What it Means - Bring It Back
  • The Dears - Summer of Protest - Protest EP
  • Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Dudley - Show Your Bones
  • Sonic Youth - Do You Believe in Rapture? - Rather Ripped
  • Team Tomato - Newlywed Deception - Lie Down With Dogs
  • The Sounds - Queen of Apology - Dying to Say This To You
  • Herman Dune - Not On Top - Not On Top
  • Rhett Miller - Girl - This Bird Has Flown
  • The Raconteurs - Level - Broken Boy Soldiers
  • TV on the Radio - Playhouses - unreleased
  • The Black Angels - The First Vietnamese War - Passover
  • The Secret Machines - Faded Lines - Ten Silver Drops
  • Bishop Allen - The Monitor - March EP
  • Birdmonster - Balcony - No Midnight
  • Jaga Jazzist - Stardust Hotel - What We Must
  • The Subways - I Want to Hear What You Have Got to Say - Young for Eternity
  • The Dresden Dolls - Dirty Business - Yes, Virginia

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Two Shows

Well, really, two half shows. First, I saw about seven songs from Rhett Miller of the Old 97s at the Gargoyle, after my radio show was over, and it was OK. The thing is, they were playing old 97s songs, which was weird to me. I've seen the Old 97s play over 30 times, so seeing any other band play their songs just doesn't sit well with me. Rhett played two songs - "Question" and "Melt Show" by himself and those were the best performances of the evening.


Then I went up to the Duck Room at Blueberry Hill to see Eef Barzelay (Clem Snide) play a solo show. It was just him and a guitar, and it was awesome. I wish I had only seen himtonight. I walked in while he was doing a cover of Skynyrd's "Simple Man". It was a really intimate show, and he can really hold the attention of a room, kind of like Eric Bachmann or Jonathon Richman. He also played the "Ballad of Bitter Honey", "Mike Kalinsky", "African Friend", and his version of Christina Aguilera's "Beautiful." I will recommend seeing him anytime to anyone. It was great.


Monday, April 17, 2006

4/11/06 Playlist

Here is the playlist for Dividing By Zero Will Get You Nowhere on April 11, 2006.

You may download the entire show HERE (the file starts inthe middle of the Sure Juror song)

  • Sure Juror - The Drive Will Do You Good
  • Built to Spill - Traces - You In Reverse
  • The Flaming Lips - The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song - At War With the Mystics
  • The Ms - Plan of the Man - Future Women
  • Pegasus Now - Spiders Walk - demo
  • Belle and Sebastian - Sukie in the Graveyard - The Life Pursuit
  • This is the News - One Day - demo
  • Jason Collett - Hangover Days - Idols of Exile
  • The Cloud Room - Hey Now Now - The Cloud Room
  • The Spinto Band - Crack the Whip - Nice and Nicely Done
  • The Late BP Helium - Belief System Derailment Scenario - Amok
  • The Danielson Familie - Did I Step On Your Trumpet? - Ships
  • Built to Spill - Conventional Wisdom - You In Reverse
  • Klee - Lichtstrahl - Unverwundbar
  • Adam Green - Dance With Me - Garfield
  • The New Amsterdams - Intelligent Design - Story Like a Scar
  • Drive-by Truckers - Feb. 14 - A Blessing and a Curse
  • Mogwai - Acid Food - Mr. Beast
  • The Diggs - Everyone's Starting Over - Commute
  • Riddle of Steel - Our Guitars Are Haunted - Got This Feelin'
  • I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness - According to Plan - Fear Is On Our Side
  • Broadcast - America's Boy - Tender Buttons
  • Daft Punk - Crescendolls - Discovery
  • Serena Maneesh - Un-Deux - Serena Maneesh
  • The Arcade Fire - Neighborhood #3 (Power Out) - Funeral
  • Guided by Voices - Glad Girls - Isolation Drills
  • Doves - Black and White Town - Some Cities
  • Arab Strap - If There's No Hope For Us - The Last Romance

Friday, April 14, 2006

Have a Good Friday, kids...

Watch the video for Band of Horses' song "The Funeral."

Thursday, April 13, 2006

The M's at Euclid Records

I missed them at the Hi-Pointe last night, but I caught their 25-minute set at Euclid Records yesterday afternoon. Here's the evidence:

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Pictures From Centro-matic

Here are some pictures from the Centro-matic show at Off Broadway on Monday. I missed openers Two Cow Garage and walked in at the end of The Great Lake Swimmers' set due to having been at (well, outside of) the Cardinals home opener. I've seen Two Cow many times, so I'm sure their set was great as usual, and I was impressed by what I saw of Great Lake Swimmers.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Opening Day

I met a couple friends downtown yesterday afternoon to watch the Cardinals' home opener at the new Busch Stadium. Unfortunately, we didn't have tickets, SO we decided to pack up a cooler and watch it from the top of the Stadium East parking garage. At the beginning of the game, there were security guards and cops kicking people off the top level, claiming that, by watching the game, we were somehow breaking copyright laws. Um, riiiiiight. So, we went one level down for two innings, and headed back up to the top level when they finally gave up on getting people off the roof. Here are some pictures of our afternoon (click on the pictures to make them larger):

The M's

You will have two chances to see The M's tomorrow - tomorrow night at the Hi-Pointe and tomorrow afternoon (at 4pm) at Euclid Records. They will also be performing on The Uncontrollable Urge on KDHX 88.1 at 2pm. Here's some mp3s of the band:
The M's - Plan of the man
The M's - Holding Up
The M's - The Banishment of Love

Monday, April 10, 2006


Pitchfork gave Built to Spill's You In Reverse a mediocre 6.8. Yet, the review itself is very positive, with the only problems apparently being that the songs are too long and there are less big melodies than Keep it Like a Secret. In fact, the review says "Built to Spill sounds downright energized." If long songs with a little less melody that the melody-laden Keep It Like a Secret are all we have to worry about, then this should be a great album. Built to Spill's You In Reverse is released tomorrow, April 11, 2006.

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Centro-matic + more

On Monday, April 10, 2006 -- aka OPENING DAY -- three great bands will be gracing the stage of Off Broadway. Those bands are Centro-matic, Great Lake Swimmers, and Two Cow Garage. Now, I'm a huge fan of Centro-matic and Two Cow Garage (see my recent review of their performance at Frederick's Music Lounge's last show here), but I'm less familiar with Great Lake Swimmers. I've heard great things, though. Although I didn't get tickets to opening day at the new stadium, I fully plan on watching it from the top of the Stadium East parking lot. So, it's a good thing it's an afternoon show, so I'll be able to make it to see this great bill. You should make it out, too.

Centro-matic - Covered Up in Mines
Centro-matic - Calling Thermatico
Centro-matic - Triggers and Trash Heaps
Centro-matic - Flashes and Cables
Centro-matic - To Unleash the Horses Now
Centro-matic - Most Everyone Will Find
Centro-matic - Huge in Every City
Centro-matic - D. Boon-free (A Ninth Grade Crime)
Great Lake Swimmers - See You on the Moon!
Great Lake Swimmers - Various Stages
Two Cow Garage - Alphabet City
Two Cow Garage - Burn in Hell
Two Cow Garage - Been So Long
Two Cow Garage - Found

Thursday, April 06, 2006

A Couple Things

An interview with Coachella co-founder Paul Tollett

Also, Built to Spill is streaming their new album, You In Reverse, which isn't available in stores until April 11, here.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

The Raconteurs

Your Head's Not Right has some leaked tracks from the new Raconteurs CD up. For those of you that somehow don't know yet, The Raconteurs are the new band of Jack White and Brendan Benson. Frankly, I hope Mr. White makes this his priority because I feel like The White Stripes have really hit the limit with where they can go. Actually, I've felt that way for some time -- there is just an inherent limitation to a duo, especially a duo with a drummer that can't play.

Bishop Allen - March

I feel like a cheap facsimile of You Ain't No Picasso right now, but I can't not tell you guys that Bishop Allen's latest EP in their series of monthly EP's is now for sale here. It's called March and once again features four songs. They have an mp3 of one of the songs, "Monitor," available for download from their website, too, and it's among the best songs they've recorded, in my opinion:

Bishop Allen - The Monitor

Monday, April 03, 2006

Sure Juror

I first discovered Sure Juror via You Ain't No Picasso, so I thought I'd share them with you. They are from Glassboro, New Jersey, which is near Philadelphia and they play indie-pop-folk-rock (?) that's really catchy. YANP just posted a new song, so head on over there and check it out. Here's their MySpace page and here's the song that initially hooked me on Sure Juror:

Sure Juror - The Drive Will Do You Good