Posts Tagged ‘Sleepytime Gorilla Museum


It’s the final countdown


So I’ve been doing the Coachella warm-up countdown over at Examiner. Gratuatous self-promotion in 3….2….1….

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Both avenues are quite fulfilling and MetalRiot is growing at a fine rate. I hope to one day take down, but not for any moral reason. The site is the gold standard and to top it would be monumental. I work with a good team of people and being a part of a successful project may open up doors I never thought possible.

As for concerts, this month and the next are totally packed just so long as promoters and bands hold up their end of the bargain and let me in.

This Friday is the first time I will be seeing Sleeptytime Gorilla Museum and the last time they will ever perform again (not true, they play one more show the next night but I wanted to sound cool).

Then Coachella is NEXT WEEK OH MY GOD and that should be most exciting. No interviews scheduled this year, so it may be a bit less hectic and disappointing than last year. I need more energy for the lasers, anyway.

Saturday, the biggest metal show of all time is coming to Indio and I get to see Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax, and the mighty Slayer. Also, I may get to do an interview, which would I think cause me to stammer and freak out a bit.

Dredg’s new album comes out May 3rd and a show at the Roxy is due to accompany it. I’m close to being confirmed, but may have to go the night before, which isn’t too bad but I’ve never been a CD release show that didn’t involve a hometown friend being in the band.

May is sort of insane, with that Dredg show being in the same eight day period as Between the Buried and Me, Portugal The Man, Ghostland Observatory, Mogwai, and Coheed & Cambria. I’m only confirmed for the first and the last show of that list, with Coheed’s being a double set (acoustic included) and the entireity of their debut album being played with more promised content. If I do go to each and every show, it will be the best and worst week of my professional life. The pennies in clicks I get pale in comparison to how much gas I have to buy as well as time lost sitting in LA traffic as all six shows are in the City of Angels.

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Lightning round – round 3

Back again with some quick words about some excellent music.

Avett Brothers – Second Gleam

The Southern brothers delivered a follow-up to The Gleam with a few more quaint ditties about life, love, and death. This time the gimmick doesn’t live up to the expectation, as most sound like outtakes of solo albums instead of tried-and-true Avett Brothers offerings. The track “Murder in the city” is the stand-out and makes the album work, as its absence would leave you wondering where the heart was. The lyrics are simple and beautiful.

If i get murdered in the city/Don’t go revengin in my name/One person dead from such is plenty/No need to go get locked away

More gorillas, safe for work cover art, and a story.


Lightning Round: Volume 2

Thom Yorke – The Eraser

Never listened to it. Sorry, Thom. Bought it, heard a song on the radio, and never cared enough to give it a chance.

The Avett Brothers – The Gleam

Classy album art for a class act. I’ll devote a post to the brothers from North Carolina at a future date, but The Gleam is a pitch-perfect EP, giving a look into every aspect of what makes the trio so great. Although its a tad stripped down compared to some of their raucous live act, tracks like  “When I Drink” and the emotional “If It’s the Beaches” show off the melodic powers that is only possible with near identical DNA. Highly recommended for the coffee house, chill-out crowd, or someone that likes a little more soul in their bluegrass and not as much fluff.

Gorillas, and Mogwai, and Stoners, Oh My!

May 2018
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