Tag Archives | rock

Peoples Temple

It’s probably obvious from most of my posts this year that I have been smitten by the resurgence of 60′s style garage and psych rock. Michigan’s own Peoples Temple (or The Peoples Temple) are no exception. Sounding like they traveled…

For a Filthy Good Time: Iggy Pop and Zig Zags and Betty Davis and Zig Zags

Small Business Saturday, the independent retailers’ plea for attention after Black Friday, fell on the same day as Bill hits the record stores Saturday this year, as it does pretty much every year. There were still some special Black Friday releases left over at My Mind’s Eye Records in Lakewood, my second stop of the [...]

Mac DeMarco

Here is another great find from the Captured Tracks label, Mac DeMarco. Mac is out of Vancouver, British Colombia. He just released his first proper full length album, 2, back in October, and a 12 song EP called Rock and Roll Night Club earlier this s…

Moving Pictures: “Before We Run” by Yo La Tengo

By Yo La Tengo’s standards, “Before We Run,” the closing track to their forthcoming album, Fade, is practically succinct. For comparison’s sake, “All the Glitter is Gone,” from 2009′s Popular Songs, clocked in at over 15 minutes. “The Story of Yo la Tengo,” from 2006′s I’m Not Afraid of You and I’ll Beat Your Ass, [...]

Twofer Wednesday: The History of Apple Pie and Parakeet

Excuse me while I play old. You see, back in the day, it was easy to judge a band by its name. For example, there was the geography rule. Any band named after a common city, state, country, or geographic location universally sucked. Kansas sucked. Asia sucked. Boston, Chicago, and Europe all sucked. Recently, I’ve [...]