26 October 2010

much cooler than a ponytail

 braids, formerly the neighborhood council from calgary, are stepping it up in their new town, montreal.

yay, blogotheque!


16 October 2010

i want to live near the sea

karin dreijer andersson is done with her current project, fever ray. in her last project, karin and her brother, olof, duoed as the knife. according to her website, she's pairing up with olof again on a project for an ingmar bergman play. hopefully, after some time off she'll take that eerie unique voice on tour in some venture, so i can hear it live.

"when i grow up" by fever ray

and first aid kit taking on the same song:


the movie waiting for superman came out this weekend. i cannot wait to go see it! please check out my cousin, clayton's, blog for a poignant review: http://suchmovingpictures.blogspot.com. go see it! oh, and pledge to see it, too, by way of the widget at the bottom of my blog and get some kiddos some books!

this song may not be up my music alley, but it makes my eyes well from the association with the movie and the premise.
"one day (feat. akon)" by matisyahu

lwf: the new acl

that stands for "lovely weather festival". austin city limits 2010 was the most lovely-weathered music festival i have ever been to! next year is back in mid-september. booooo! hot month, bad choice.

this year's highlights: miike snow, beach house, spoon, black lips, broken bells, lcd soundsystem, the morning benders, and the national. 

this year's misses: the xx--way too mellow and crowded, the black keys--they were better at lollapalooza, i think it had to do with poor sound because we stood on the wrong side of the stage.

and my favorite shows:
foals were even better than i expected. cannot wait for a potential return tour to the states!
"total life forever"

what a glorious experience listening to band of horses from our blanket in the grass. it was hard to miss the flaming lips, but i had never seen boh live before.
"the end is not near"

the strokes are punks. they came on 15 minutes late and left the stage early. i could have gone to see phish and listened to 30+ more minutes of music. good thing the strokes played all of the favorites and made us dance.
"is this it"

kind of sad i missed lissie. she may be a little country, but with her laura marling and laura veirs sound, her show would have been a nice transition into the park if i would have made it in that early (ha, like 12:30).
"everywhere i go"

i also went to a school of seven bells after show. and i was horribly disappointed to find out one of the twins quit the band. they tried, but it just wasn't the same without the harmony. however, opener, active child, was hauntingly awesome! i would say that the sound pat grossi and his harp creates is "bon-iver-synth-pop." 








12 October 2010

i keep it real

acl recap coming. in the meantime, i keep it real. remember that.

"come with me" by ceo

09 October 2010

hasta mañana, boys

quit being so awesome, foals.

"spanish sahara" by foals

05 October 2010

only bored as i get older

deerhunter is a four-piece indie psychedelic ambient rock band out of atlanta. these guys are wowing me with their new album: halcyon digest. singer bradford cox also has a solo project i am a fan of, atlas sound.

"he would have laughed" by deerhunter

"revival" by deerhunter

"walkabout" by atlas sound

02 October 2010

jacqui in a new decade

today is my best friend's birthday! hoping she's having a nice time and wishing i could be there with her to celebrate. in her honor, her all-time favorite, mr. kanye west: