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Recommended Thursday Show: Alex Bleeker & The Freaks at Glasslands

After a very busy weekend, the beginning of the week was slow.  After rocking my face off at The Hold Steady on Sunday night, I was glad for a small break.  Luckily, there’s no shortage of shows from here on out.  Thursday night has a bunch of shows you can’t go wrong with, but I’m going […]

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Recommended Wednesday Show: War on Drugs, Alex Bleeker & The Freaks, and Arc In Round at Mercury Lounge

I never like to pass up an opportunity to see Alex Bleeker & The Freaks.  There’s a bit of Real Estate soft, billowy sensibility in there, of course, but also that 70s classic rock edge that keeps the songs moving in their own way.  I recently saw War on Drugs at Rock Shop, too, and […]

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Recommended Thursday Show: Christmas Island, Alex Bleeker & The Freaks, Big Troubles, The Babies, and Family Trees at Glasslands

If you’re not going to one of the big shows, like Pavement or LCD or one of the Merzbow shows this Thursday, you basically have two options.  Glasslands or Shea Stadium.  Glasslands eeked its way out as our recommended show of the day.  While Shea Stadium boasts Juan Wauters, Easter Vomit, and German Measles (plus […]

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Recommended Friday Show: Alex Bleeker & The Freaks, Coasting, and The Beets at Monster Island Basement

I’m a big Alex Bleeker and The Freaks fan.  They played my number one favorite set of SXSW this past year.  Of course their sound is more complicated than this, but their Band-era vibe makes me so, so happy.  They obviously can’t sound quite like The Band, or have the same ethos- that moment in […]

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Recommended Friday Show: Alex Bleeker & The Freaks and Big Troubles at Cake Shop

I’m visiting a friend in Columbus, Ohio until Saturday (what up Done Waiting!), so blogging will probably be brief until then.  However, I can barely contain my love for Alex Bleeker & The Freaks.  They’re the best band to sound like The Band since The Band, plus it’s fun to see Real Estate change up […]

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SXSW 2010: Top Ten Favorite Performances

There’s so much going on at sxsw that it’s impossible to see even a sliver of what the week has to offer.  That’s why doing a top ten performances of the week list is sort of silly.  On the other hand, I saw some excellent new bands that I’d like to draw a little extra […]

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SXSW 2010: A Few Extra Photos

I had a few extra photos from SXSW.  I thought I’d simply post them here, in no particular order.  Plus, a few MP3s below. SXSW 2010: MP3: “Perverted Girl” – Happy Birthday MP3: “California Shakedown” – Pearl Harbor

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SXSW 2010: Friday

I keep trying to find a moral in SXSW.  The point is to be in a band, and the rest of us are just plebeian followers.  Go home and practice your instrument until you can do it yourself.  Go home and practice your writing until you become a better critic.  Go home and give up […]

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SXSW 2010: Thursday

Yesterday was a complete SXSW day.  Downtown at noon and not home again until 3AM.  Since it was such a late night I didn’t get a chance to blog before I started falling asleep sitting up at my computer, so this post will be a bit abbreviated for the time being (gotta get back downtown […]

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Recommended Saturday Show (and sweet new MP3s): Beach Fossils, Alex Bleeker & the Freaks, Cloud Nothings, and Nude Beach at Monster Island Basement

(Photo of Cloud Nothings by Leia Jospe for Brooklyn Vegan) I know I recommended a Beach Fossils show yesterday, as well.  They’re good, but it’s who’s playing with them tonight that’s exciting.  Alex Bleeker is Real Estate’s bass player, and his own project sounds like some lost late-6os acid-blues-rock record.  Definitely cool stuff.  Nude Beach […]

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