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Boston Beat: Girls @ Paramount

By | Sep 26, 2011

Ok. This is the last Girls related blog post. I swear…at least for the month of September. You may remember that last week I had “Vomit” as the Song of the Week. Well, I went to Boston this weekend and saw them live for the first time, and it was a solid show.   I…


Out For a “Drive”

By | Sep 24, 2011

Last night I went to go see that new Ryan Gosling movie, “Drive.” I only saw the preview a couple days ago after a few artists I follow on Twitter started promoting it. At first glance, it looked like a typical “car movie:” speed, adrenaline, bad guys and guns. I’ve seen “Fast and the Furious”…


Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

By | Sep 23, 2011

Usually the crazy Facebook changes don’t concern me that much. I’m on there all the time and I learn to adapt. When I do complain, it’s usually a jab at my fellow creepers who act like it’s the end of the world. This past change was the only one that really annoyed me. It’s just…


Song of the Week: “Vomit”

By | Sep 19, 2011

So we’re trying this new thing out that will help link Sharp Notes with the print format of “The Ithacan!” Have you seen those funky QR codes? These things have been popping up everywhere since smart phones really started catching on. Just scan the code and you are immediately taken to bonus content you wouldn’t…


Gloves Are Off: Westboro Baptist Church vs. The Foo Fighters

By | Sep 18, 2011

Who dares to take on the Foo Fighters? Everyone’s favorite group of crazies, the Westboro Baptist Church does. Back on August 30th, the roving band of gay-haters took their act over to Kansas City to protest the Foos’ concert while brandishing their “thank God for dead soldiers” signage. As one may surmise, the funniest guy…


Gloves Are Off: Liam Gallagher vs. Noel Gallagher

By | Sep 16, 2011

I’ve decided I’m going to continue my Gloves Are Off segment from last year. Why? Because I like violence. I’m an Oasis fan. I enjoy most of their music, and that’s saying something since I generally fail to gravitate towards anything that comes out of the ‘90s. And it’s saying even more that I don’t…


FreeFest Rewind

By | Sep 13, 2011

It took a little longer than anticipated and required more than a few detours around washed out New York, but I successfully rendezvoused with a group of friends this weekend in Maryland for Virgin Mobile’s annual FreeFest at Merriweather Post Pavilion. I was a little concerned for the weather since the forecast called for a…


Wub Wub Wub BZZZT

By | Sep 8, 2011

Am I the only one that wonders how the electro scene became so relevant in such a short period of time? It seems like it came out of nowhere. We had bands like The Killers, Bloc Party and LCD Soundsystem that relied on synthetic elements, but when did Skrillex get a million and a half…


The French Connection

By | Sep 2, 2011

What’s that? You’re back for more?! Well ok! So am I. Hopefully you followed the blog last year and I’m assuming if you’re reading this, I didn’t offend/emotionally scar you enough. I know. I need to do better. Nah, I’m just kidding. But thanks for coming back. And if this is your first time visiting…


Glenn Beck, Leave Our Music Alone

By | May 3, 2011

I’m not a very political guy. I pay attention to politics, but I don’t define myself as Republican, Democrat, left, right or upside down. I’m an American with a brain. Since coming to Ithaca College, I’ve gotten slightly more involved and discovered what issues are important to me. But for the most part, I keep…


Hell’s Kitchen: The Kills at Terminal 5

By | May 1, 2011

Alison Mosshart and Jamie Hince, the duo better known as The Kills, brought their show to New York City’s Terminal 5 last night. “Blood Pressures,” their new album, has been out for a few weeks now and the pair were ready to show it off in style. The Entrance Band, a trio of Californian rockers,…


Discovery, Discovery: Foster the People

By | May 1, 2011

Since the Lollapalooza lineup was announced earlier this week, I’ve been checking out bands on the lineup that I’ve never heard of. I figure it’s a good idea to get the full scope of potential shows to check out. I came across these guys the other day: Foster the People. Besides having my hometown in…