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Four in Forty-Eight

By | Nov 23, 2011

That didn’t take long. I have reached the point where I am so bored at home that I decided to recap the ridiculous weekend I had which basically involved gallivanting around Southern New England. This is the story of the hallowed “Four in Forty-Eight.”   This whole plan was hatched when M83 announced their Boston…


Ithaca and The War On Drugs

By | Nov 19, 2011

Break hasn’t even truly started yet and I know all you IC students are already itching to get back. So to make the last three weeks of the semester a little more fun and a little less stressful, I’ve got a tip. Go see The War on Drugs at Castaways on December 10th.   These…


Track By Track: ACH-toong BAY-bi

By | Nov 18, 2011

This year marks the 20th anniversary of U2’s landmark album, “Achtung Baby.” Besides releasing an utterly massive special edition box set that made U2 fanatics everywhere salivate like rabid dogs, the band also recruited some of their favorite artists to cover their songs from the original album. The result is an impressive covers album called…


Love That Dirty Water

By | Nov 13, 2011

This blog post brought you by the spirit of competition after the Boston Bruins hammered the Buffalo Sabres to the tune of 6-2. While my roommate (from Buffalo) was less than pleased, I took great pleasure in each additional scoring play. When the siren finally sounded, I sat there thinking about a certain Boston tradition.…


Song of the Week: “Get By (Cosmo Remix)”

By | Nov 13, 2011

This is a very special edition of Song of the Week. Two years ago, I interviewed Jon Kagan who was a senior at Ithaca College. Kagan is a rapper who goes by the stage name Cosmo and he helped me understand how he was getting his music out to the masses through online distributors.  …


Drinkify: The Musical Sommelier

By | Nov 11, 2011

Do you like drinking? Do you like good music? Are you of legal age? If you answered “yes” to all three of these infomercial-ish sounding prompts, you may want to hit up Drinkify. No longer will you sit by your fireplace listening to 12-inch records wondering what drink should be paired with the music to…


Song of the Week: “Turning Into Stone”

By | Nov 6, 2011

I know I blogged about Phantogram a few posts ago, but the EP is out now and it is thoroughly awesome. I opted not to do a full review, but that doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy naming them for Song of the Week.   One of the best songs on the new release is “Turning…


Discovery, Discovery: Man Without Country

By | Nov 5, 2011

Lately I’ve really been getting into this band Man Without Country. I first heard of them when they remixed M83’s “Midnight City.” I was so impressed that I dug into some of their material. Unfortunately, there’s not too much of it. They have one EP out called “King Complex.”   While the EP only has…


Upon Further Review: “Talihina Sky: The Story of Kings of Leon”

By | Nov 4, 2011

I usually save my reviews for the print edition, but sometimes I want to review something that doesn’t work well in that medium. This is to introduce my new segment: Upon Further Review. After some completely unreasonable fanboy harassing over the past couple of days, the good people at Barnes & Noble finally received my…


Song of the Week: “Canon”

By | Oct 30, 2011

Daft Punk isn’t the only French duo that can make the floor shake with some pounding synthesized beats. Justice has been taking over dance halls since their debut album dropped in 2007. In case you’re wondering, I can’t type the name of that album because it was simply a cross. Someday we’ll have that key…


Iron & Wine Re-Works Moving Tune

By | Oct 29, 2011

In the endless debate of “Harry Potter” vs. “Twilight,” I’m Team Cedric Diggory. I only like one thing about the “Twilight” series, and that’s the music they use in the movies. I’ve seen two of the movies simply to see how the music is used. I love listening to music so I can imagine how…


Phantogram Releases Paralyzing Single and Readies LP

By | Oct 28, 2011

Phantogram’s new mini LP, “Nightlife,” comes out in a matter of days and in a few weeks I get to see them for the fourth time. Accordingly, I am overloading my ears with their debut full length.   The Saratoga Springs duo has been making quite a splash in the indie scene. This summer they…