Sex Pistols, ‘posh boys’ Cameron and Clegg, and those butter ads

Saturday, July 17th, 2010

Ahead of PiL’s UK tour, frontman John Lydon scratches his nuts and surveys the pop-cultural landscape – Lady Gaga, Vampire Weekend, Jay-Z and all

An Early Start to Your Weekend With Ten Free MP3s

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

Crookers – We Love Animals [feat. Soulwax and Mixhell] Amanda Blank – DJ [Viking Remix] Body Language – Work This City [Shuttle Remix] Uffie – Pop The Glock [Felix Da Housecat's Pink Enemy Remix] Xiu Xiu – Gray Death Ben Sollee & Daniel Martin Moore – Something, Somewhere, Sometime Retribution Gospel Choir – Hide It [...]

Album Review: Vampire Weekend – Contra (XL)

Monday, January 4th, 2010

The weight of expectations could do some damage to cursory listeners of Vampire Weekend‘s second album. Likely the band expects this though, considering the heaps of praise and press laid upon them following the release of their 2008 self-titled debut. And truth be told, that album was always going to be a hard act to [...]

Discovery Cover the Jackson Five – Michael Would Have Been Proud

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

Discovery is a side project for Vampire Weekend keyboardist and producer Rostam Batmanglij and Ra Ra Riot lead singer Wes Miles. I am loving this album yet I can’t tell you why. It’s called LP. Check out the Jackson Five cover below: Discovery – I Want You Back

Portland’s MusicFestNW kicks off Sept 3rd, Vampire Weekend and TV On The Radio

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

It’s that time of year again. Once again Portland’s clubs will play host to the MusicFestNW music festival. Some of the big names this year are Vampire Weekend, TV On The Radio and M Ward along with crowd pleasers No Age and Battles plus many more. Everything kicks off tomorrow evening and once again I’ll [...]

it’s music festival season in Portland oregon

Friday, July 4th, 2008

When Barak Obama came to town a while back the coverage he received worldwide no doubt awakened many people to the fact that the 72,000 people who turned out to hear him talk were gathered in Portland’s Waterfront Park. Where Obama took the stage was at the southern end of the park nestled between the [...]