The best band in Canada once again panders to its non-existent American audience.
Even indie rock snobs who hate hippies and their music would have had a good time at Rothbury this year.
South by Southwest does a great job of letting attendees (and everybody else) do some homework before the shows and preview tracks by showcased bands. Here are a bunch of our faves. • The Asteroid #4 – “These Flowers of Ours” (web, sxsw) • Black Lips – “O Katrina!” (web, sxsw) • The Dollyrots – … Continue reading 21 Best SXSW 2009 MP3s
MP3: The Hard Lessons – “See And Be Scene” from B&G Sides Volume 1 out now on Quack (but apparently unavailable online). This is really great Detroit pop complete with handclaps and boy-girl vocals. What more could you ask for? Video: The Hard Lessons – “See And Be Scene” More B&G Sides MP3s: • The … Continue reading Hard Lessons – See And Be Scene
The Dirtbombs’ Ben Blackwell calls out the Detroit music scene for paying lip-service to mediocre bands and calls for honesty and straightforwardness: Lessons I Hardly Learned at the Hamtramck Blowout… “I believe a lot of people are scared to be frank for fear of how others will be honest in return. Too few a people … Continue reading Ben Blackwell vs. Detroit
GLONO alum Stacey K. Anderson files a report for the Metro Times on Detroit noise machine the Hard Lessons’ gig in the final days of CBGB. Among the gems that illustrate why we loved Stacey from first glance: “Detroit? Sorry, never been there. I imagine it’s a magical, overcast place where everyone grouses about the … Continue reading Another Fond Farewell to a Friend – The Hard Lessons at CBGB