Weekly Roundup

Tapes 'n Tapes @ Metro, Chicago - 4/11/08

Happy Monday, dudes. I went to see Tapes ‘n Tapes with White Denim on Friday night at the Metro, so I’ll have my thoughts from the show up some time today. It was awesome.

In anticipation, make sure you catch up on the past week at LMB and holler at us in the comments if you want to chat. There’s good stuff coming up this week that I’ll be seeing — Yeasayer and Man Man, Rogue Wave at Schubas, The Mars Volta at the Aragon — so I plan to spend a bit of time on the blog and hope to share photos and thoughts as I go. Plus, I’m gearing up for my cross-country move, or Justinpalooza as I’ve been calling it in my head, and I plan on catching Marco Benevento in San Francisco on 5/6. He’s got some other dates booked, too.

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Finally, our friend Andy Gadiel put a good post up about the music industry and the fans in response to this post by Ethan Kaplan. Read them.

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    I am off to ticketmaster.ca to see if/when these tix are on sale. Been following the blog awhile and am new to this Band a dozens of others you write about. The Venue here in Toronto Kool Haus hold about 1600. I have no idea what that means for this band… but going to try and hit this one and talk about it.
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  • http://concertaholics.com concert reviews

    I am off to ticketmaster.ca to see if/when these tix are on sale. Been following the blog awhile and am new to this Band a dozens of others you write about. The Venue here in Toronto Kool Haus hold about 1600. I have no idea what that means for this band… but going to try and hit this one and talk about it.
    thanks