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May 24, 2013


We’ve already established Kurt Vile is a genius. But he’s really out-done himself with his 2013 effort, Wakin’ on a Pretty Daze. The opening track, ‘Wakin’ On A Pretty Day’,  is my swimming pool this summer. The same irresistible warm air, that lulls you into complete relaxation while also drying the water you wear and tracked from the […]

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Kids Swell

April 30, 2013


The following two lines are quotes about specific Wavves songs that I enjoyed while doing ‘homework’ before attending the all-ages show at Nashville’s Mercy Lounge on 4/16. The third point is a song from their 2013 album Afraid of Heights, ft. a cresting Nathan Williams and Co. I. “Mickey Mouse” cops from “Da Doo Ron Ron” and […]

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crazy nasty hello

March 24, 2013


So what happened in March? Honestly, I’m still recovering from the ‘bangover’ that was Freakin’ Weekend IV (FWIV), the 4th Annual concert party and three-day festival in Nashville presented by Nashville’s Dead. I posted up Friday and Saturday night at Exit/In and proceeded wreck my shoes, bruise my ribs, and shove an ice-pick down my ear canal. All for […]

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Michigan Glazed

February 26, 2013


It’s been a little over three months since relocating to Nashville, but I wanted to give one more shout to the Mitten, which produced notable musicians Kid Rock, Eminem, Madonna, Bob Seger, Jack White, and Sufjan Stevens. But more than all of these ‘ganders (yes, even Seger), no one had it together like J Dilla. […]

Top 5 Albums of 2012

January 26, 2013


The first time I ranked a Top Five albums from a single year was back in 2009. I took a year off in 2010, and then OMO began the annual log. Four artists from my ’09 list produced albums this year and three returned to claim the top spots again…sorry Coexist. Also, though they didn’t […]