Paste Magazine has put together a list of 30 albums they are looking forward to this year. I'm debating how I'd like to buy my music this year: try Emusic again, or try the combination of Amazon and iTunes. Or finding some for free!
Tomorrow Never Knows runs this week at a few Chicago venues. Acts include The Both, Cloud Nothings, Strand of Oaks, Hamilton Leithauser, Protomartyr and more. It's a good chance to warm up with a wide variety of musical styles.
I started seeing year-end lists around mid-November and that seemed weird. Now it's December 18th and I'm sure I won't be buying any new albums, safe to say it's time to release my list. I'm sure I'll be adding some great 2014 music that I missed in January, but I'm OK with that.
20. Old 97's "Most Messed Up"
19. Caribou "Our Love"
18. Haerts "Haerts"
17. The Horrors "Luminous"
16. Temples "Sun Structures"
Here's a full performance of Temples live on KEXP.
Like many music fans I've been working on my "best of" list of 2014, which really is a "most listened to" list. Just about ready to release it for the two or three people that care. Also just about done with my DJBV 2014 CD, 21 songs form Alt-Country to Garage & Indie Rock to Electronic. Whew!
Step right up, get your Year-end Lists right here. Here are a few big sites that have released lists so far: NME, Mojo, Rolling Stone and Paste. I'm not sure how Rolling Stone is still around, they gave U2 the top spot and Bruce Springsteen number two.
There are some common choices here too, St. Vincent, War On Drugs, Caribou. At least it's a good way to get some listening ideas but to each his/her own.
Looks like they'll be changing things up a bit at next year's Psych Fest. I'm told nearly everthing about this weekend is pretty great from the size and location and artists. Let's hope the new folks running things keep that in mind.
Wow it's been quite a year. I guess it's time to work on my favorites list of 2014. This is the first year since I've run this site that posted so little. Part of that is due to not having full internet access during the day. Probably the rest is because I'm getting older!
Here's to catching up on some music I've missed this year!
Schubas / Lincoln Hall have been doing this little Winter "festival" for several years now. They have released the line-up for Janurary 2015 with ticket info sure to follow. Pretty good stuff with Cloud Nothings, The Both, Strand of Oaks, Hamilton Leithauser, Protomartyr and more. If you would like the 5-day pass you can get that here
I've have my ups & downs with this fest ever since it got big. But it's still a great time, just better if they order enough beer & bathrooms. There are still tickets, Death Cab For Cutie headlines tonight and War On Drugs on Saturday. Sylvan Esso and Mac DeMarco are worth catching is you get there Saturday afternoon.