I hate this town :: Song of the week

By on Jan 13, 2012 in Music

What I learned from All Time Low

By on Aug 1, 2011 in Uncategorized

Saturday I dragged Mr. Bzzz to Jersey to see All Time Low with May Day Parade, The Starting Line, and We are the In Crowd. It was an interesting show. I had a great night. I learned many things. Those things are these: All Time Low’s stage show is exactly like seeing Blink 182 circa 1996 … with more dick, and less fart. Unlike Blink, however, they don’t carry that same dick and fart jokes mentality into their lyrics. Bands making dick jokes, talking about getting laid and impregnating girls, and hanging bras on their mic stand when the average age of the crowd is about 15 is creepy. Super fucking creepy. To be fair, I’m pretty sure it was just as creepy when I was 15. All I’m saying is: Check IDs, guys. Perhaps because they are still around, Green Day’s influence is highly highly under-rated and Blink 182’s is highly overrated. (Which is not to...

The Screeching Weasel SXSW Drama and how bands are fucking over their fans

By on Mar 24, 2011 in Music

Adam and I were planning on heading out to Philly (after our super secret taping of a game show!) on April 7th to go see Screeching Weasel. Adam’s brother also got them tickets to WeaselFest in Chicago over Labor Day. (Yes, I’m jealous.) Now the Philly show has been cancelled, because the entire band quit and other bands on the WeaselFest bill are dropping like flies. In case you haven’t heard the drama, here’s what happened: Screeching Weasel played SXSW. Ben Weasel spent most of the show bitching about SXSW, rock journalists, the media, and the crowd. Apparently, a women in the front row threw ice (or a beer) at him. She then did it again, so he punched her and another women. You can see the altercation here. I guess everyone was appalled by this, which lead to Ben Weasel issuing an apology and then the band quitting and bands dropping out of WeaselFest....

Me & 14 year olds love All Time Low.

By on Jul 10, 2009 in Music

I’ve been meaning to write a post about All Time Low for a couple months now. I discovered their EP “Put Up or Shut Up” through iTunes genius and the song “Coffee Shop Soundtrack” awoken the musical core in me. That sounds ridiculous but I don’t know how else to describe it. As I’ve gotten older, it’s become harder and harder to find new music that rocks my roll as they say. When I was younger there was a vast sea out there just waiting for my discovery. But now … now I know what I like. I should like new music. I should like hipster rock – 80s? Punk? Rockabilly? The combo should be perfect for me … but it’s just not. I guess I’m too much of a purist or something. The truth is that the music I have always loved the most has been cheesy boy pop punk (i.e. MxPx) and authentic girlie ska/pop punk (Dance Hall...

iPod shuffle-age

By on Jun 23, 2008 in Music

I just have not been in a specific music/artist mood lately. To quelch my musical needs, I’ve been turning to iPod’s shuffle feature lately. Just because I can, I thought I’d share the suffle-age. (Beginning from #12 because that’s where I’m at right now) Dear Girl by The Steinways (feat. Hallie from The Unlovables) – “p.s. where the fuck’s my sweatshirt?” My My Metrocard by Le Tigre – I wish I liked Le Tigre half as much as I love Bikini Kill but I just don’t … “next stop: Atlantic Avenue” Basket Case by Green Day from Bullet In a Bible (Live Album) – I love Green Day for not editing this album (which I know because they occasionally fuck up and you can hear it) Even Angels Fall by Jessica Riddle from the 10 Things I Hate About You soundtrack – um … love this song … love the...