Tantrum Man hates being 30. So, he’s recorded 30 songs all of varying degrees of fucked-upness. He recorded them all on his mobile phone – some were done walking home from work – you can hear the cars in the background. Some were done walking home from the pub. You can hear him slur his […]
Out of the Bedroom Megamike
So I made my return to playing live for the first time in about 3 years by playing at the Out of The Bedroom/Out of Bounds Megamike during the festival. About 35 people all got up and played a song each. I played “I Ain’t Your Mailman” in characteristically shambolic fashion, which it turned out […]
So even though I’ve stopped writing for them, I’m in this month’s issue of the Skinny:
Disassemble Me EP
Sometimes it seems like everyone is a wannabe DJ. However, despite a healthy dose of cynicism about people who want to force their “impeccable” music taste down other people’s throats, an opportunity to play a bunch of your favourite tunes and make people dance is, in my mind, a thoroughly worthwhile aspiration, as long as […]
It’s a double-edged sword for The Aliens- on the one hand they have a ready made audience with passionate fans of both the Beta Band and Lone Pigeon eager to hear their new material, especially given the abrupt discontinuation of Steve Mason’s King Biscuit Time project (although he is currently trading in under-the-counter electro under […]
David Duchovny on Larry Sanders
A classic episode.
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Jeffrey Lewis Band
Jeffrey Lewis is an anti-folk singer and cartoonist from New York. He and his band played Edinburgh last week and they were fantastic. This is the review I wrote for Is This Music?: “New York anti-folk hero Jeffrey Lewis turns 31 tonight. Although he’s had much critical acclaim, his lyrics at times deal with self-doubts […]
R.I.P. UNCLE JOHN & WHITELOCK
(Image taken from comment left on UJ & W’s Myspace page) 30th July 2006 Mono – Hey You, Get Off My Pavement (published in Is this Music?) See also Pitchfork review by Sean Michaels http://www.myspace.com/unclejohnandwhitelock