Have you ever been up on stage performing, but had to take a wicked piss. So wicked that you just have to do it mid song? Action Bronson did. Or at least pretended to. During his set at Ottawa Bluesfest, Action Bronson walked down to the port-o-potty whipped out his mic and continued with his song “Shiraz”. I wish more performers would be so open about their their urine various bowel movements.
Archives For Mixtapes
Weird Al’s new, and possibly final album, Mandatory Fun, is set to be released TOMORROW! To celebrate, he will be releasing a new video every day this week. The first one to come out is Tacky, a star filled spoof on Pharrell’s Happy. Although Weird Al has stated that this is his last album, I am sure this isn’t the last we will see of him. I think he understand how important he is in making 14 year old boys and myself smile and laugh.
Vanessa Bayer, better known by most of you as Jacob the Bar Mitzvah Boy from SNL, asks all the tough questions to our favorite ladies Haim.
“So what does Haim mean in Hebrew? Let me guess—’she who parts hair in the middle’?”
This past Friday, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis performed at a secret show in Seattle. Everything seemed to be going well. The crowd was into it. But then photos started to surface. And the more people look at Macklemore, the more they realized how much he looks like an anti-semitic Jewish caricature.
What makes Macklemore's anti-Semitic costume even crazier is that his biggest song is about saving money.
— Jensen Karp (@JensenClan88) May 18, 2014
And it’s true! He does! But instead of making hilarious insults about Macklemore (see above) we should first be asking a question: Is Macklemore anti-semitic? I think the answer is clearly no. The guy is just extremely stupid, as pointed out by gawker. Of course he wouldn’t know that a fake wig, beard and big nose didn’t equal an anti-semitic Jewish caricature. He just isn’t bright enough to see that. He also is so shoved up his own ass that he would never think about anyone else but himself. Just think about the whole Grammy incident. Texting someone and then posting your private convo on twitter? Wack as fuck.
Anyways. Macklemore isn’t an anti-semite. He’s just stupid.
Last night Real Estate made their network debut! They played “Talking Backwards” off of their new album Atlas on Letterman!
Check out our interview with Alex Bleeker of Real Estate / Alex Bleeker and the Freaks
Our favorite Rhode Island band, Roz and the Rice Cakes, have come out with a new album titled Need To Feed (produced by Low Anthem). Some of you were wonderful enough to support this new album and helped overfund it. For those that didn’t, you should still check out Need To Feed on their bandcamp page.
To start off, I think the entire album is great, probably their best work yet (and that means a lot considering we loved their past albums), I absolutely love the title track “Need To Feed.” I can clearly picture this song being played during one of the many, many times I’ve been able to see The Rice Cakes perform at Firehouse 13. It’s a song that seems to fit perfectly with this band, yet seems different from their previous work. Most of the tracks on this album feels like a healthy departure from their earlier work. They’re able to walk the line of being bit darker and a bit lighter on the same track. “Simile Like Me” takes this a bit further. It’s nothing I ever expected The Rice Cakes to make, and I absolutely love it.
Record Store Day will be on Passover this year (4/19). I have to ask, What makes this Record Store Day different from all other Record Store Days? Well, I’ll probably be in New York so I can actually participate. For once. So here is my list of records I want to buy. Full list can be found here! All donations towards the purchase of these records will be accepted.
Sam Cooke – Ain’t That Good News
The Cure/Dinosaur Jr. – Side By Side Series
Deer Tick – Eel Bowel
Haim – Forever
Chuck Inglish & Chromeo – Legs
Hamilton Leithauser – Alexandra b/w In the Shadows
Man Man – The Man in Turban With Blue Face
Of Montreal – Satanic Panic 10th Anniversary
Otis Redding – Pain In My Heart
LCD Soundsystem – The Long Goodbye (LCD Soundsystem Live At Madison Square Garden)
School of Seven Bells – Put Your Sad Down
Sun Ra – Outer Spaceware
Haim is back with a new video for If I Could Change Your Mind. And it’s great. Which is perfect since they’ve been hyping IICCYM on facebook since the beginning of time. Or last week. Whichever. Just get ready for this dance-a-licious music video to be turned into 1000 gifs.
I’m not going to say this song is the least bit genius. It isn’t. It’s a toned-down Pinkerton-ish Beverly Hills. Whenever I listen to Weezer these days it reminds me how personal art is, and how bullshit commercial art can be. Rivers Cuomo is still Rivers. He’s the same person that made Pinkerton and the Blue Album. But he’s also the same person that put out every album afterwards (1/2 of Green album not withstanding). His first two albums connected because he just happened to have emotions and musical composition that people could relate to.
I mean, we all want to be famous self-involved musical super douches, right? Can’t wait for that song about him having a threesome, I think that’s something we can all relate to.