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Henchman of Santa
Aug 21, 2010


Not really sure where else to post this outside of making a thread specifically for it, but is anyone else seeing The Hold Steady on this tour? I'm pumped for the Cleveland show. First time I saw them I had only been listening to them for a week (it was a charity show that I was really going to for Titus Andronicus), and had only listened to Separation Sunday and Boys and Girls in America. Listening to Almost Killed Me right now and Stay Positive later.

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Henchman of Santa
Aug 21, 2010


I didn't quite finish it because a friend came over and then I had to go, but I would say that while I liked it, it's definitely my least favorite of their first four. I remember Sequestered in Memphis being great live though.

Henchman of Santa
Aug 21, 2010


Just got back from the Hold Steady. Great show, of course. Played a couple of new songs which were pretty decent. Notably missing were Stevie Nix and Party Pit. Also only one song from Almost Killed Me. Here's what they played in Cleveland--if setlist.fm is to be believed, they're changing things up from night to night.


The Swish
I Hope This Whole Thing Didn't Frighten You
Multitude of Casualties
Girls Like Status
Hurricane J
Sequestered in Memphis
Cattle and the Creeping Things
On With The Business
First Night
Rock Problems
Magazines
Southtown Girls
Chicago Seemed Tired Last Night
Almost Everything
You Can Make Him Like You
Your Little Hoodrat Friend
Slapped Actress
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Massive Nights
Constructive Summer
Hot Soft Light
Chips Ahoy!
Stuck Between Stations
Stay Positive

Henchman of Santa fucked around with this message at 20:47 on Feb 3, 2014

Henchman of Santa
Aug 21, 2010


Jack White's new one is officially out today. Pretty good after two tracks.

Henchman of Santa
Aug 21, 2010


New Rx Bandits is out (and streaming as well). It's good summery stuff.

Henchman of Santa
Aug 21, 2010


Real Name Grover posted:

Not horribly surprising, yet awesome news that Sleater-Kinney has reunited; has a new LP out in January (video for single in link). They're touring, too.

My unabashed love for Carrie Brownstein (drat I miss her on NPR) and Corin Tucker aside, they went out on such a high note with The Woods nine years ago that I'm pretty excited.

Hell. loving. Yes.

Henchman of Santa
Aug 21, 2010


Is this where I go to talk about the new Alabama Shakes album?

Henchman of Santa
Aug 21, 2010


detectivemonkey posted:

I don't know how I feel about Gemini yet, but drat I like the album as a whole even more than the first.

Also see them live if you ever get a chance.

I actually just missed the chance! However, I am probably going to Lollapalooza so hopefully I'll see them there.

Anybody else getting a big My Morning Jacket vibe from it?

Henchman of Santa
Aug 21, 2010


Real Name Grover posted:

The new Braids album, Deep in the Iris, isn't <completely> my poo poo (the lyrics are sometimes silly), but it's a good listen that I reckon many of you posters will enjoy.

I hate this band because I always think people are talking about Braid.

Henchman of Santa
Aug 21, 2010


T Bowl posted:

Ebbs and flows, also, children are what made emo/pop punk big, today would be no different. You are just older and less simple with your music taste.

I don't know about Straylight Run, but i don't think a whole lot of children listened to Braid. I listen to far more emo now than I did as a teenager, because a lot of it is musically really good.

Henchman of Santa
Aug 21, 2010


So I just bought a ticket to the Saturday of Pitchfork Fest, almost exclusively for Sleater-Kinney. I was actually supposed to cover it for a site, but I let another writer take it because I'm doing Lollapalooza and Riot Fest as well. I also don't know much about most of these bands, and was wondering if you goons could help me decide who I should prioritize/be excited about.

For reference, I typically like hard-charging, guitar-driven music (I'm a metalhead first and foremost), but I have relatively varied taste. Just know that my taste in indie leans less jangly and more punchy. I also like hip-hop, and have almost no interest in anything synth-lead or electronic. Tell me about some of these bands. An asterisk marks ones I'm planning to check out for sure, while a question mark is a genuine "who is this and why should I care?"

Future Islands
A$AP Ferg
The New Pornographers
Ex Hex(?)
Todd Terje and the Olsens
Vince Staples*
Kurt Vile
Shamir(?)
Parquet Courts*
Mr. Twin Sister(?)
Future Brown
Protomartyr*
Ariel Pink
Bully* (I've actually seen them before)
Jimmy Whispers(?)

Henchman of Santa
Aug 21, 2010


Not one mention of the new Titus Andronicus album streaming?

Henchman of Santa
Aug 21, 2010


It's really the best follow-up to The Monitor we'll probably ever get. And yeah, "I hope that dude's alright" is how I feel about Patrick Stickles all the time.

Henchman of Santa
Aug 21, 2010


Dr. Video Games 0031 posted:

Initial impression of Titus Andronicus' The Most Lamentable Tragedy: It lacks a certain degree of desperation that The Monitor possessed and loses some of its impact. It's still pretty fun to listen to, though. Seems good overall and a lot better than Local Business. They will probably never top The Monitor and that's okay.

I believe you mean "THAT'S. O. KAY!"

Henchman of Santa
Aug 21, 2010


RedneckwithGuns posted:

Not really her kind of music but she's trying to be supportive since none of my friends like them either :v:

What's it like being surrounded by fuckboys at all times?

Henchman of Santa
Aug 21, 2010


Because the international music release day was shifted from Tuesday to Friday for no particular reason.

Henchman of Santa
Aug 21, 2010


Primetime posted:

Probably not the right thread for this, but has anyone listened to / seen Bully? I literally learned about them last night and found out they're doing a show in my area in 2 days, so wondering if theyre worth a trip?

They were far better than Cloud Nothings when I saw them open for them. I imagine it's a cheap show too.

Henchman of Santa
Aug 21, 2010


its no big deal posted:

Where/how, other than this thread, do you all hear about new music? I want to bump up my discovery beyond just AM/Spotify recommendations and hearsay from friends/family.

Forums such as this, websites like Stereogum, following bands you listen to on social media, etc.

Henchman of Santa
Aug 21, 2010


bowser posted:

I'm not going to adamantly defend the kind of dude that shouts "Marry me" at a concert but I will say its something I hear at all kinds of concerts, regardless of the gender of the artist. When I saw BadBadNotGood a guy in the crowd repeatedly made vocal his desire to fellate Leland Whitty. Some girl told Father John Misty to let her sit on his face.

I think its just something people do to try and get attention from an artist they love. That doesn't make it okay but I don't know if I'd say this guy was being a horrible misogynist for his fake proposal or is deserving of hate from the Internet. Still, I'm sure Lauren deals with all kinds of assholes spewing sexist bullshit at her so I can't blame her for being grumpy.

Also, thanks to whoever linked Superhumanoids in here. Loving their new video and the song it goes with.

Someone tried that poo poo on Dustin Kensrue when I saw Thrice, even though he was in the middle of talking about the Invisible Children charity that he was raising money for. It didn't go over well.

Henchman of Santa
Aug 21, 2010


I saw Titus Andronicus last night and while it was a lot of fun, they were waaaaaaay too quiet. I would blame the venue, but I saw Caspian there a couple of weeks ago with no such issue. Three guitars and all of them were quieter than the piano.

New songs sound great, and the band is way tighter than it's ever been.

Henchman of Santa
Aug 21, 2010


Man you got three hours wtf? I got maybe one (although the show was all ages so the curfew certainly shortened things)

Henchman of Santa
Aug 21, 2010


Also she's married to Andy Samberg so it's not like her household income is in danger.

That being said, Spotify's pay rates are a joke and I'd rather hear complaining from her than from somebody like Prince who's truly rich as hell.

Henchman of Santa
Aug 21, 2010


T Bowl posted:

Anyone seen Deafheaven? I'd like to see them but it would end up being alone, I know they're metal but they've had some crossover appeal...

I'm literally on my way to their show right now.

Henchman of Santa
Aug 21, 2010


cheese eats mouse posted:

Indie isn't charging $100+ a ticket and playing arenas on the regular. Coldplay hasn't been any good for a long time.

Moving on from the Mom rock discussion, seeing Sufjan tonight and I'll be front row. That's my humble brag of the day.

isn't the new Sufjan album mom rock in the most literal sense?

Henchman of Santa
Aug 21, 2010


CLAM DOWN posted:

What the hell is mom rock

Matchbox 20, Goo Goo Dolls

Henchman of Santa
Aug 21, 2010


T Bowl posted:

So I bought The Cure floor tickets yesterday, where the gently caress do I go to post about that?

I think there's actually a goth thread somewhere

Henchman of Santa
Aug 21, 2010


The Polish Pirate posted:

That new Foxing album took me completely by surprise, and I have been really enjoying it. If you can get past the main singer's weird falsetto, I always felt Wild Beasts kinda fit the Antlers aesthetic for me.

Get past it? It's one of the best things about them.

Henchman of Santa
Aug 21, 2010


The Polish Pirate posted:

Don't get me wrong, I love the Wild Beasts vocals. However a few of the people I've tried to get into them complain about the weird falsetto.

I thought you meant Foxing.

Henchman of Santa
Aug 21, 2010


resident posted:

While we are on the best of 2015 theme...what was everyone's favorite live show(s) of the year? Mine was Chance the Rapper at Bumbershoot and there wasn't a close second. It's really hard to believe he is only 22. He's already such an amazing showman and picked a great backing band to boot. My bar for good hip hop shows was high after seeing the roots a few years ago and he cleared it easily.

Yumi Zouma was probably second but I was hammered so they might not be as good as I remember.

All of these were in Chicago:

Sleater-Kinney at Pitchfork
Blind Guardian at Concord Music Hall
Doomtree and Open Mike Eagle at the Abbey
The World is a Beautiful Place and Foxing at Subterranean
Electric Wizard at Metro
The Fall of Troy and And So I Watch You From Afar at Metro
Neurosis at Thalia Hall
Between the Buried and Me, Enslaved and Intronaut at the House of Blues
Living Colour, Against Me!, Iggy Pop and Modern Life is War at Riot Fest

I started freelancing for a local music site at the end of last year so I went to a ton of shows this year and many of them I got into for free. Plus moving to Chicago in general made the amount of shows overwhelming.

Henchman of Santa
Aug 21, 2010


I'm really digging the new Savages album. Reviews tell me that this is a step down, so I guess I'll really enjoy their debut, huh?

Henchman of Santa
Aug 21, 2010


Real Name Grover posted:

Modest Mouse, Brand New embarking on a co-headlining tour

Is there a whole lot of overlap in those bands' fanbases?

There is a poo poo ton of overlap in those fanbases. Modest Mouse are indie that emo kids loved and Brand New became the inverse of that with the Devil and God.

Henchman of Santa
Aug 21, 2010


Pitchfork Festival line-up (alphabetical order for now):

quote:

Friday will see performances by Beach House, Broken Social Scene, Carly Rae Jepsen, Girl Band, Julia Holter, Mick Jenkins, Moses Sumney, The Range, Shamir, Twin Peaks, and Whitney.

Saturday features ANDERSON .Paak & the Free Nationals, BJ The Chicago Kid, Blood Orange, Brian Wilson performing Pet Sounds, Car Seat Headrest, Circuit des Yeux, Digable Planets, Holly Herndon, Jenny Hval, Kevin Morby, Martin Courtney, Oneman, Royal Headache, Savages, Sufjan Stevens, and Super Furry Animals

And Sunday’s presentation includes Empress Of, FKA twigs, Holy Ghost!, The Hotelier, Jeremih, Jlin, Kamasi Washington, LUH., Miguel, NAO, Neon Indian, Oneohtrix Point Never, Porches, RP Boo, Sun Ra Arkestra, Thundercat, and Woods.

I could be convinced to go Saturday or Sunday but I don't know if I'd throw the kind of money it costs at a line-up where I only want to see a couple of acts, especially because I don't like any as much as Sleater-Kinney or Vince Staples (and I didn't even get to see Vince Staples last year due to weather).

Henchman of Santa
Aug 21, 2010


T Bowl posted:

How is he? I have a chance to go see him live.. but I've never really enjoyed much of the "sit in front of a laptop and push buttons" guys in person. I saw Four Tet once and it was bad.

I admittedly don't enjoy this type of music in general but when I saw him open for NIN and Soundgarden (lol) in an amphitheater in broad daylight (double lol) I'm not sure anyone even noticed he was playing. There was a neat visual thing in the background but that was it.

Pitchfork, being in a park on a sunny summer day, would probably be a bad place to see him. They don't do tents or anything, it's just three stages. Although I imagine he'll be on the one under the trees.

Henchman of Santa
Aug 21, 2010


abraham linksys posted:

That album won a Grammy, dude

In spite of that, it's actually awesome and far better than their first record, recommend it for sure

It was also all over TV.

Henchman of Santa
Aug 21, 2010


Saw Titus Andronicus last night and it was infinitely better than five months ago, despite having basically the same setlist (with the addition of loving Battle of Hampton Roads). The last show was good, but this had better sound, better energy from both the crowd and fans, and they brought out Craig Finn to cover Bastards of Young!

Henchman of Santa
Aug 21, 2010


The Hold Steady is reuniting with Franz and playing dates to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of Boys and Girls in America. This is not a drill.

Henchman of Santa
Aug 21, 2010


T Bowl posted:

I haven't read anything about that The Avalanches song but that HAS to be Danny Brown on it no?

And DOOM

Henchman of Santa
Aug 21, 2010


interpunct posted:

St. Vincent performing while dressed like a toilet is a thing that just happened.



Saints Row the Third had some really weird side quests.

Henchman of Santa
Aug 21, 2010


Ah gently caress, I RSVPed to see Dinosaur Jr. for free tonight within walking distance of my workplace and I completely forgot about it until just now. I've been home for two hours and I think the show's over already (not that I'd be able to get there in time if it wasn't). This is the fourth time they've come to Chicago since last year I think, and I've missed all of them.

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Henchman of Santa
Aug 21, 2010


:frogsiren: SOUND THE JAPANDROIDS ALARM :frogsiren:

https://www.facebook.com/japandroids/photos/a.10151071649718311.441486.21966048310/10154231874953311/?type=3&theater

Extend this tour and give us some new music please.

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