2009 albums Lists

2009 Wrap Up: Top Albums – #9 to #5

The 2009 best of lists continue… 9. K’Naan – Troubadour Talk about a come from nowhere surprise. I saw K’Naan perform a couple songs at Lolla ’08 and was hyped for more after hearing an early version of the socially conscious “Take A Minute”. I had no idea he would craft an album that I […]


Dan Deacon: Making of “Bromst” Vids

These 4 videos, originally posted on Pitchfork: A) led me to the purchase of Bromst B) which resulted in the purchase of 2 tickets to see Dan Deacon, this Friday, October 2nd at the Eyedrum in Atlanta, GA C) and will either make Laura think I’m either insane or deaf Who says free internet promotion […]

Chicago Concert Festivalist Lollapalooza

Festivalist '09: Lollapalooza Wrap-Up

I wasn’t able to attend, but luckily, there are more than enough ways to get an insider’s look at this year’s Lollapalooza. Thanks to, I caught partial performances of Henry Clay People, Cold War Kids, Kaiser Chiefs and Bat For Lashes. Besides that, I saw full sets by Ben Harper & Relentless7 (made me […]

Concert Festivalist

Festivalist '09: Lollapalooza

Even though I won’t be attending, this is what I get excited about, Lollapalooza ’09.  Other people I know will enjoy it for me…and most likely make me jealous enough to try again in 2010.  As I’ve mentioned before, Depeche Mode, Tool and Jane’s Addiction aren’t headliners that I can get excited about.  However, the […]

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Dan Deacon: "Bromst" Fever

I haven’t been a huge Dan Deacon fan in the past.  I liked his ideas about music and performing tactics, but his schizo-music was a little nuts for me.  That pretty much changed today.  Its still probably the craziest brand of electro I’ve ever listened to, but I’ve broadened my horizons since I saw him […]


Dan Deacon: Detroit "Wham City"

While I’m not a huge fan of Dan Deacon, he came out with some intriguing news this week. Deacon plans on taking his electronic show on tour with other Baltimore-based artists as a “round robin” fiesta. Basically, there are going to be multiple stages lined up along the perimeter of a venue, with audience in […]