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2011 Top Ten Albums Picks

December 31, 2011 drainu182 0

Before you decide to rip on or rave about the following top ten list, you should know that the picks are all from our writer Ace Ubas. Ace did a tremendous job covering festivals and concerts for us all year and listening to and writing about a lot of the music that YOU enjoy. This site has a large and diverse demographic but Ace’s picks are pretty representative of the taste in music of the majority of our readers. …

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The Fleshtones To Bring In the New Year At The Bowery Electric Tonight

December 31, 2011 drainu182 0

For New Years Eve in New York City, you always have a ton of options. If you want to avoid paying over $100 a head for a limited open bar and finger foods, you should consider going to a concert. If you’re not a Phish phan (sorry, had to do it), you should head over to the Bowery Electric (tix) to see New York City garage rock veterans the Fleshtones headline a special New Year’s Eve rock show. …

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Jane’s Addiction New Years Eve Show At Belly Up Aspen To Be Broadcast Live On Sirius

December 31, 2011 drainu182 0

JANE’S ADDICTION–frontman Perry Farrell, guitarist Dave Navarro and drummer Stephen Perkins, along with Chris Chaney on bass–will ring in 2012 with a special New Year’s Eve show at the Belly Up in Aspen, Colorado (their third annual New Year’s Eve show at this intimate venue). The alt-rock pioneers’ intimate Rocky Mountain spectacular will be shared with music fans via a live broadcast on Sirius XM’s Lithium Channel 34, starting tomorrow night (Saturday, December 31) at 11:15 pm MT sharp.…

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Concert Review: Thursday Says Goodbye To New Jersey At Starland Ballroom

December 29, 2011 drainu182 0

By Keeyahtay Lewis

I said it earlier, this has been a great year for concerts. So many good shows. Unfortunately, two of my favorite bands also decided to call it quits this year (Or go on a hiatus, indefinitely). In October, both Thrice and Thursday announced that they would be going on an indefinite hiatus. I saw Thrice back in October, and on December 26th I was there for what could be Thursday’s last New Jersey show.

Being a band …

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Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt Want To Know “What Are You Doing New Years Eve?”

December 29, 2011 drainu182 1

We know that you’ve had your fill of Christmas songs and can’t wait to rock in the new year at your favorite bar (or with Lady Gaga on TV). Maybe you don’t have plans yet and that’s got Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt wondering “What Are You Doing New Years Eve?.” The two heartbreakers (Sorry Ben Gibbard and every girl who watched the movie 50/50) posted a video on YouTube with them performing with a ukulele, acoustic guitar and their …

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TAP Exclusive Interview: O’Brother

December 27, 2011 drainu182 0

By Michel Dussack

O’Brother are all at once an ambient, indie and post-hardcore band that are wrapping up a tour with Moving Mountains, La Dispute and Thrice. The band has also opened for Biffy Clyro and Cage The Elephant. Their live shows are a combination of beautiful quiet moments scattered amount bursts of impossibly loud yet clear songs. I got the chance to sit down with vocalist Tanner Merritt, guitarist Johnny Dang, and drummer Michael Martens after one of their …

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Album Review: Strange Boys – Live Music

December 25, 2011 drainu182 0


While the third release from the Strange Boys might continue their trajectory of becoming more refined, tight, and hi-fi, there is a bit of a backdrift in the album. Not necessarily a bad thing like the connotation would make someone assume, but perhaps a bit of a nostalgic regression into a time where you’d hear a band like them on a jukebox.

The new album, Live Music adds a new instrument to the Strange Boys’ arsenal of garage instruments. They …