Old Monk reminds me a lot of Diskothi-Q, to the point I didn't know how to feel at first, but I've decided to like it.
Plates of Cake's LP is a gem!
I see your comment and raise you: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcttUQooVMY
Congrats to all the bands that made this list. The sad part is, nothing here sounds even remotely new...lacking any semblance of passion or urgency or even wanting to actually be doing what their doing. Half the bands sound bored...and in effect, bores the discerning listener. I find the honorable mentions section to actually have more interesting sounds than the gimmicky 8 that have been chosen. Let's face it, when it comes to these lists, NY underground music has been reduced to echoes...echoes of music that has already been brilliantly crafted in decades past, and now recycled and collaged so many times that nothings really even moving or inspiring. You'd think that's what the underground is all about, is breaking these norms but alas, the flavors seem to more or less be the same. So while it's commendable to make an annual list as locally esteemed as The L's Top 8, nothing here is like "WOW! That's fucking awesome! Who is this band?"
Robin Bacior- Northen California...not North Carolina
Daytona is awesome!!! And they're playing this Friday night at Death by Audio!!!
what is slarlight?
Skinny jeans are wack. They primarily rock that ish in Cali and some parts of the east coast like jersey and new york. besides that its not very popular anywhere else unless ur a rock star, gothic or emo. And with skinny jeans comes the genre of bubble gum rap....that's why hip hop is said to be loosing its popularity. The number of rappers have dwindled down to almost nothing since the 80's and 90's(which was the peak of hip hop). I can handle straight leg jeans, but whats the point of men wearing skin tight pants that suffocate their twig and berries. However, to each their own.
They inspired me, I bought one of their albums at a garage sale, when I was a teen. I used to listen to it repeatedly and wonder how they made the sounds. Today, I am a sound designer, and an audio engineer. My name is Caroline Budna and I thank Kraftwerk for pushing the boundaries of sound, experimenting with wave envelopes, oscillators, and producing electronic music.
Duke Performances' blog, The Thread, recently published an interview with Lee Ranaldo. Check out part one here: http://thethread.dukeperformances.duke.edu/2012/04/interview-lee-ranaldo-part-1/
Your opinion is wrong. Viva la Tennis.
This is totally comment of the week.
ur a cock. you cant possibly mean what u've writen an if u do you shud hav ur stylus revokd
touting ur own retrospectively brilliant horn here, huh. you know they sucks right?
El-P's new album is Cancer for the Cure. I'll Sleep When You're Dead was his classic that came out in 2007. You almost got it right. Wait, no you didn't.
The last point hits home...and I am almost 100% in agreement with you, were it ANY OTHER WEEKEND besides St. Patrick's Day weekend here in NYC. I mean you can't walk around without seeing a bunch of people who can't hold their liquor on like every other streetcorner. Not that that isn't also perhaps true in Austin, but at least there people are getting drunk while listening to music, whereas here people are getting drunk just to get drunk...yuck...
Forreal Skinnys is Swag You Jus Gotta Know How To Wear Em. Certain Skinnyz Aint Made For People . But If You Look At The Rappers That Wear Baggy Cloths No One Listens Or Pay Attetion To Them. Haters Need To Come In To 2012 And Start To Wearin Skinny Jeans And Fitted Cloths That Baggy Shit Dead. Real Talk
While not personally an indie guy, and therefor not a Sasquatch! attendant, I still love the nod to the greatest venue at which to see a show. Having seen many fantastic bands (Phish, The Dead/Allman Bros, DMB, among others) for multi-night stands, and live only 2 1/2 hours away, I take every opportunity to vouch for "Heaven's Ampitheatre"(-Dave Matthews). The overall package of setting, sound, and atmosphere I've not experienced anywhere else. Not to mention the convenience, cost effectiveness, and party-hearty expanse that is the venue campgrounds (post-show rage fest!). This place is everything they say it is and then some, further supported by outranking bigger festivals with more space, stages, fans, and bands. Trust me when I say that while maybe not as "epic" in scale, 20K people is a lot more comfortable and enjoyable than 80K, and 1 stage in 1 majestic location is far easier and more enjoyable than 5-10 spread out over multiple acres. My basic point is if you live for live music, whether for a festival or single/multi-band tour, get to this venue. If you haven't, it deserves a high ranking on the bucket-list....
What about Benicasim? It's probably the best festival on the planet.
"This round definitely went to us." Please stop with the "us". It's really, really irritating and douchey. It went to "him". Him winning doesn't include "We discovered Brooklyn!" transplants. Who would constitute to "them", in this case? The guy's doing liquor ads, for crissakes. If there's a "them", he's certainly included.
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