I just got back from Subway and won’t be able to shake this smell for at least the next five hours. To pass the time while I air out, how about joining me in listening to some of these extra special jams. We’ll start out with Wild Flag covering Fugazi!!
My heart is still recovering from not being at South by Southwest. In all seriousness I think I sounded like an air-horn that replaced the annoying honking sound with the even more annoying Snookie, “Waaaah”.
Instead of crying about it (any more), I distracted myself by finding music to share with you.
Let’s start out with this tasty Holy Ghost remix of Midnight Magic’s track “Drop Me A Line”
Dummy Mag’s Mix from Brenmar is a delight and holy shit – it even has Dru Hill‘s “How Deep Is Your Love” which was my dance floor grinding jam back in college.
Rye Rye will be releasing a proper album soon and a set of remixes for the single “Boom Boom” has made its way to the net. So far, this is my favorite of the batch:
T.G.I.F.F. amiright? Even with my week flying by, I could not be happier to see the beautiful ageless face of Friday morning.
We’ve got some friends coming for a visit this weekend and momma’s ready to get her drink on. As if I needed help getting psyched for an excuse to stock up the liquor cabinet, I’m making a little mix tape to help these last working hours go by as quickly as possible.
Join me for: Slumber Party Disco
(ft. Mac DeMarco “Rock & Roll Night Club”, Ghostpoet “Survive It”, “Champagne Toast (Mike Simonetti remix), Cuff the Duke “Cold Blooded Old Times” (Smog cover), Hot Chip “No Fit State”, The Hood Internet “Some Creeps (TLC x Holy Ghost x Michael McDonald), Young Liars “Echoists”, Casiokids “Det Haster!” (of Montreal remix)
This weekend was the first time I made it back to the Empty Bottle for a concert in what feels like ages. The last time I was there, I had gotten a little too friendly with a bottle of whiskey before what seemed to be a disappointing performance from Thao and Mirah (both of whom I normally love). Thankfully, for Sunday’s show I was able to walk a straight line and enjoy all of Wild Flag’s performance.
Before the show we went to Bite for dinner and man has that place changed! They classed it up a bit and the menu has stepped it up a notch. I’m sad I didn’t see their falafel on the menu but I ate the shit out of some amazing vegan stir fry.
When we finished dinner we went next door to the venue and were early enough to get a prime short-person spot on the top of the stairs. The openers, Yellow Fever, were great. I had seen the singer at Bite earlier and she was rocking some serious mom jeans with a pouffy blouse. At one point I guessed she was probably in a band but I definitely wasn’t expecting her to sound the way she did.
Wild Flag was rad as hell and the energy they shared on stage was infectious. Carrie Brownstein and Mary Timony faced off in their guitar stances while Janet and Rebecca kept the rhythm going dancing to themselves. That was definitely one of the best concerts I’ve been to in a while and it got my psyched on venturing out during the winter months.