Posts Tagged ‘Ted Leo and the Pharmacists’
April 27th, 2010 • Charts
Tags: black rebel motorcycle club, broken bells, david byrne, drive-by truckers, fatboy slim, gorillaz, mark sultan, sarah jaffe, sharon jones and the dap kings, she and him, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists
1 SHARON JONES AND THE DAP KINGS I Learned The Hard Way
2 SHE AND HIM Volume Two
3 BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB Beat The Devil’s Tattoo
4 DAVID BYRNE AND FATBOY SLIM Here Lies Love
5 GORILLAZ Plastic Beach
6 BROKEN BELLS Broken Bells
7 MARK SULTAN $
8 TED LEO AND THE PHARMACISTS The Brutalist Bricks
9 DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS The Big To-do
10 SARAH JAFFE Suburban Nature Read more »
2. BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB Beat The Devil’s Tattoo
3. FRIGHTENED RABBIT The Winter Of Mixed Drinks
4. BROKEN BELLS Broken Bells
5. JOANNA NEWSOM Have One On Me
6. GORILLAZ Plastic Beach
7.DUM DUM GIRLS I Will Be
8. SHE AND HIM Volume Two
9. TED LEO AND THE PHARMACISTS The Brutalist Bricks
10. WHIGS In The Dark Read more »
March 30th, 2010 • 1 comment Charts
Tags: beach house, black rebel motorcycle club, broken bells, frightened rabbit, Joanna Newsom, rogue wave, seabear, shout out louds, Spoon, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists
December 28th, 2009 • Boston, Concert Calendar, Maine, News
Tags: air, ani difranco, anna ternheim, asobi seksu, concerts, dar williams, david gray, efterklang, el perro del mar, Freelance Whales, keller williams, suzanne vega, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, tegan and sara, the new deal, wild beasts, Yeasayer
Several interesting bands will be performing within a reasonable driving distance of Bates between Winter Semester and Short Term 2010. Here are some selections, and, as more concerts are announced, this list will continue to be populated. For a complete listing of concerts, please visit our Concert Calendar page.
January 19: Freelance Whales – Great Scott, Boston, Ma.
January 20: The New Deal – Port City Music Hall, Portland, Me.
January 23: Suzanne Vega – Olin Arts Center at Bates College, Lewiston, Me.
January 28: Ani DiFranco – The Strand Theater, Rockland, Me.
January 30: Asobi Seksu – Club 939, Boston, Ma.
February 12: Dar Williams – One Longfellow Square, Portland, Me.
February 13: Tegan and Sara – Orpheum Theater, Boston, Ma.
February 19: El Perro del Mar & Anna Ternheim – Cambridge YMCA, Cambridge, Ma.
February 24: Wild Beasts – Great Scott, Boston, Ma.
December 26th, 2009 • Commentary, Op-Ed
Tags: Against Me!, Animal Collective, Bill Callahan, Black Eyes, Bright Eyes, Dan Deacon, Deerhunter, Destroyer, Dinosaur Jr., Elliot Smith, Fugazi, Modest Mouse, Mountain Goats, Of Montreal, Q and not U, Rage Against the Machine, Re-Up Gang, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists
I’ve seen a lot of ‘Best Of..’ lists, and Doug has already done a pretty good job of providing a musical overview to the past decade, but I feel these albums were super-crucial for my musical development and enjoyment, and I had to say something.
The following 18 albums, sometimes missed or overlooked on retrospective lists, but deserve some mention of worth.
1. Fugazi — The Argument/Furniture Ep
The last simultaneous releases from Fugazi also happen to be their best. Fugazi has been such an important band for the independent music scene, and these two recordings truly display the band’s ability to convey their ethos and message into a powerful musical form. The band’s impressive 15 year span culminates in these two final masterpieces.
2. Animal Collective — Water Curses
It was hard for me to pick between Water Curses or Feels, so I decided to go by my play count in iTunes. I think Water Curses is Animal Collective’s most dynamic, complex, and innovative recording to date. While their current pop direction is great, I do long for their freaky folk days. Additionally, the lyrical quality is much, much better than their latest releases. Street Flash and Cobwebs are standouts. If it wasn’t for Feels, then I would say that this is the best Animal Collective album by far.
3. Q and not U — Different Damage
Dance punk from DC. This album is much more subtle than their previous release, benefiting their sound to a huge extent. The energy is still there, but in a less frantic form. It has direction, velocity, and as a result, more force and power, exemplified in These Are Flashes. Another innovative punk album from our nation’s capital, but this one reigns above the rest.
4. Modest Mouse — Moon and Antarctica
One of my favorite Modest Mouse albums and their last great recording before they lost the air in their tires. Shows what a great band can do when backed by high production values on a major label. Too bad they blew it afterwards. This album, though, continues to blow my mind. Read more »