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Music Non Stop | Kraftwerk

Katie got me the Kraftwerk Minimum-Maximum DVD for my birthday — I can finally relive the magic that was Kraftwerk live. Pick up this DVD; you won’t be sorry!

The Secret Machines have announced that they’re playing a Lollapalooza aftershow at the Darkroom in Chicago. I’ve updated my aftershows post.

Tortoise has announced a few fall tour dates, and I’m hoping to get a chance to see them in Chicago this time around (no dates for Chicago yet announced). For some reason I’ve never been hugely into Tortoise until recently so I’ve never caught them live.

Don’t forget about the Live Music Blog forums — I still need to work them into the navigation and create a new button for this so make sure you bookmark the page in the meantime…

The lineup for moe.down 7 has been finalized. Check it.

I actually got two different emails yesterday from two different people telling me that I’ve got to check out Scrapomatic. They’re playing a couple dates this week out East:

  • July 27 – Mexicali Blues in nj
  • July 28 – Towne Crier Cafe in upstate ny
  • July 29 – Ridgefield Playhouse in CT
  • July 30 – Castaways in ithaca, NY (right near my school!

And a lasting link of the day that’ll take you a while to read, New City Chicago profiles the Pitchfork Music Festival, Lollapalooza and Warped Tour in one massive A-Z listing. A couple highlights…

“The Disco Biscuits — Philadelphia jam band that fuses electronics with guitar jams. If you can’t think of anything worse, you’re not alone. (Lollapalooza)”

“Umphrey’s McGee — Local jam band that unforgivably suffers from self-obsessed pride–they post set lists on their Web site. And what the fuck is up with that name? (Lollapalooza) ”

“The Raconteurs — The endlessly overrated Jack White tries a band with a decent drummer, but the results are still forgettable. (Lollapalooza)”

Sometimes we critics (if I’d ever really call myself that) really have no friggin’ clue what we’re talking about. Just remember that.

I'm the Editor. HOLLA.
  • http://www.burningoak.com Kane from BurningOak

    Wow… that New City Chicago writeup is absolute bullshit lol.

    “…self-obsessed pride–they post set lists on their Web site…”

    “Cameron McGill & What Army
    Some say he could be the next Jeff Buckley–acoustic indie-folk for the weak-hearted.”

    How can you say these things and go on to praise At The Drive-In…? My god this is sick, and not just from a Jam Bands point of view.

  • http://www.burningoak.com Kane from BurningOak

    Wow… that New City Chicago writeup is absolute bullshit lol.

    “…self-obsessed pride–they post set lists on their Web site…”

    “Cameron McGill & What Army
    Some say he could be the next Jeff Buckley–acoustic indie-folk for the weak-hearted.”

    How can you say these things and go on to praise At The Drive-In…? My god this is sick, and not just from a Jam Bands point of view.

  • http://www.livemusicblog.com Justin

    Yeah, that’s why I thought it was a good link to post. Feel free to drop other highlights in the comments so that we can laugh at them. :)

  • http://www.livemusicblog.com Justin

    Yeah, that’s why I thought it was a good link to post. Feel free to drop other highlights in the comments so that we can laugh at them. :)

  • Mike

    I would praise At The Drive-In.

  • Mike

    I would praise At The Drive-In.

  • http://www.burningoak.com Kane from BurningOak

    Pardon me, I meant “The Academy Is…”, not “At The Drive-In.” They all sound the same to me.

    ————–
    The Academy Is…
    Let’s officially retire the “Fall Out Boy’s little brother” nickname. Very much its own band, The Academy Is… finds the right notes between emo and pop and makes Chicago proud.

    ————–
    Blues Traveler
    The harmonica solos must stop! Just when you thought a bad jam band couldn’t get worse, they added a harmonica!

    ————–
    This one is actually legit lol…
    Devendra Banhart
    Fly your freak-folk flag into the night.

    ————–
    This one is actually pretty true, too:
    Husky Rescue
    If Superman’s fortress of solitude was a European discotheque that served expensive, clear, ice-cold drinks for clubgoers to sip, Husky Rescue would be the only record spinning.

    ————–
    Red Hot Chili Peppers
    Doesn’t that “Dani California” song sound like Tom Petty’s “Mary Jane’s Last Dance”? Does anybody really need to see the Chili Peppers anymore? Give it away, now.

    ————–
    The next two comments just piss me off:
    Pepper
    Hawaii-founded reggae-ska for the weak-willed.

    ————–
    Just plain ignorant…
    Ryan Adams
    Gross I-want-to-get-in-your-pants rock from the world’s youngest on-stage drunk–if you like this, you lack parts that are essential in being human.

  • http://www.burningoak.com Kane from BurningOak

    Pardon me, I meant “The Academy Is…”, not “At The Drive-In.” They all sound the same to me.

    ————–
    The Academy Is…
    Let’s officially retire the “Fall Out Boy’s little brother” nickname. Very much its own band, The Academy Is… finds the right notes between emo and pop and makes Chicago proud.

    ————–
    Blues Traveler
    The harmonica solos must stop! Just when you thought a bad jam band couldn’t get worse, they added a harmonica!

    ————–
    This one is actually legit lol…
    Devendra Banhart
    Fly your freak-folk flag into the night.

    ————–
    This one is actually pretty true, too:
    Husky Rescue
    If Superman’s fortress of solitude was a European discotheque that served expensive, clear, ice-cold drinks for clubgoers to sip, Husky Rescue would be the only record spinning.

    ————–
    Red Hot Chili Peppers
    Doesn’t that “Dani California” song sound like Tom Petty’s “Mary Jane’s Last Dance”? Does anybody really need to see the Chili Peppers anymore? Give it away, now.

    ————–
    The next two comments just piss me off:
    Pepper
    Hawaii-founded reggae-ska for the weak-willed.

    ————–
    Just plain ignorant…
    Ryan Adams
    Gross I-want-to-get-in-your-pants rock from the world’s youngest on-stage drunk–if you like this, you lack parts that are essential in being human.

  • Mike

    Yeah, it’s really annoying how so many people are dogging on the Chili Peppers.

    God forbid a band continues making music for 20 years and God forbid the person listens to more than one single.

    Eh, it’s like it’s hip that everyone rags on the band that is mainstream…probably because they’re great.

    Yeah, I’d like to know what the guy does like.

  • Mike

    Yeah, it’s really annoying how so many people are dogging on the Chili Peppers.

    God forbid a band continues making music for 20 years and God forbid the person listens to more than one single.

    Eh, it’s like it’s hip that everyone rags on the band that is mainstream…probably because they’re great.

    Yeah, I’d like to know what the guy does like.

  • http://www.burningoak.com Kane from BurningOak

    Well from the looks of his reviews, he enjoys crying, slitting his wrists, and being 16. Just my guesses :o)

    But, as much as I love RHCP, “Dani California” wasn’t the best followup single to their best two albums (my opinion there) and I haven’t heard enough of the full album to judge it. I like the song, but it really is *a lot* like “Mary Jane’s.”

  • http://www.burningoak.com Kane from BurningOak

    Well from the looks of his reviews, he enjoys crying, slitting his wrists, and being 16. Just my guesses :o)

    But, as much as I love RHCP, “Dani California” wasn’t the best followup single to their best two albums (my opinion there) and I haven’t heard enough of the full album to judge it. I like the song, but it really is *a lot* like “Mary Jane’s.”