Monthly Archives: November 2012

Favorite Concerts of 2012

Here are my other 2012 Rankings if you missed them: Favorite Songs of 2012 Favorite Albums of 2012 Here are my 10 Favorite Concerts for 2012! This year, I attended 24 concerts, not counting Lollapalooza (my first time attending!). I … Continue reading

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Favorite Songs of 2012

Here are my other 2012 Rankings if you missed them: Favorite Concerts 0f 2012 Favorite Albums of 2012 Well, it’s about that time of the year.  After a full year of listening to songs, attending concerts, and contemplating lyrics, it’s … Continue reading

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Band Discovery: Jake Bugg

Jake Bugg (real name – Jacob Kennedy) is young English lad from Nottingham – all of 18 years old really. He is apparently really big in his native UK. His self-titled album, released last month, debuted at number 1 in … Continue reading

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Band Discovery: The Midnight Hollow

The Midnight Hollow started as the solo project of San Francisco-based musician Spencer Draeger after his band of nine years, Mata Leon, broke up. Eventually Draeger was able to find kindred souls in Andrew Segreti (drums) and Trevor Murphy (guitar, … Continue reading

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Album To Check Out: El Perro del Mar – Pale Fire

El Perro del Mar (translated in Spanish, The Dog of the Sea) is the moniker of Swedish singer-songwriter Sarah Assbring. Assbring sings lo-fi melancholic songs with sunny surf-pop melodies. It sounds contradictory at first, but this balance of sweetness and … Continue reading

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Album To Check Out: The Babies – Our House On The Hill

The Babies was born (pun intended) from the friendship and union of two bands. It is the side-project collaboration of Cassie Ramone, lead vocalist/guitarist of the Vivian Girls, and Kevin Morby, bassist of Woods. While sharing many similarities between the … Continue reading

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Album To Check Out: Dirty Projectors – About To Die EP

One of my favorite records this year (top three even) is the Dirty Projectors‘ Swing Lo Magellan. It seems that despite Dave Longstreth and company’s love for experimental chords and complex melodies, stripping and paring down their songs, as they … Continue reading

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