Tag Archives: Happy Birthday

My Favorite Albums of 2010

I almost didn’t make this list.  I mean, come on.  It’s New Year’s Eve.  No one cares anymore.  Everyone’s just getting psyched for Ariel Pink or Titus tonight (you should definitely go to one of those shows, by the way), and looking forward to the whole music cycle starting over again in 2011.  I swear [...]

Posted in 2010 Favorites | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , 4 Comments

My Favorite Songs of 2010: 10-1

Welcome to The New York Rockmarket’s end of the year list spectacular.  This is when I talk about how lists are fun but ultimately meaningless, and apologize for not posting the last few days because I’ve been compiling my lists.  This is also where I talk about favorites as opposed to best, like I did last [...]

Posted in 2010 Favorites | Also tagged , , , , , , , , 2 Comments

Recommended Tuesday Show: CMJ Day #1

Welcome to day number one of CMJ.  There’s obviously a lot of music going on this week, and if you do a bit of planning ahead, it will be quite good.  While I feel that the quality of this year’s bands is a little bit thinner than in year’s past (more due to lack of [...]

Posted in Show Of The Day | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , Leave a comment

Photos: Thee Oh Sees, Sex Beet, Happy Birthday, and Fergus & Geronimo at Santos Party House

John Dwyer does not fool around.  His years and years-long career as a punk of all sorts gives him an unerring feel of authenticity and an unbeatable stage presence.  Plus, the songs are outstanding.  Hard and fast and relentless, just like rock music was always supposed to be.  Thee Oh Sees’ performance was the decided [...]

Posted in Photos | Also tagged , , Leave a comment

Recommended Tuesday Show: Thee Oh Sees, Sex Beet, Happy Birthday and Fergus & Geronimo at Santos Party House

This is really SUCH a good show.  First of all, Thee Oh Sees are coming out with a brand new album that I hear is fantastic, so now is a really wonderful time to see this California band.  Fergus & Geronimo are from Denton, so they’re also not around that much, though they will be [...]

Posted in Show Of The Day | Also tagged , , 1 Comment

Photos: Happy Birthday and Drink Up Buttercup at Glasslands

I’ve spent some time on this blog disparaging Happy Birthday.  It’s true.  I was underwhelmed both times I caught them at SXSW and again at Mercury Lounge opening for Dum Dum Girls.  Still, I went to Glasslands on Saturday night for the sole purpose of catching them again.  Whether or not their live show failed [...]

Posted in Photos | Also tagged Leave a comment

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

Posted in Photos | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , 5 Comments

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 [...]

Posted in Miscellaneous, Photos | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , 1 Comment

SXSW 2010: Wednesday

Maximization.  It’s very easy to let SXSW become about maximization.  Half of your energy is spent figuring out where to go and when in order to see as many bands as possible while schmoozing the people you want to schmooze.  This really is a crummy way to see music.  My goal for the day was [...]

Posted in Miscellaneous, Photos | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , 1 Comment

Recommended Friday Show: Woods, Real Estate, Happy Birthday, and Wild Nothing at Music Hall of Williamsburg

The above photo is one I took of Real Estate from a Dead Herring show the first week in March of 2009.  It’s nice to look back on that post and know that they DID get the experience they needed and they will go on to do exciting things with their career.  The success of [...]

Posted in Show Of The Day | Also tagged , , 1 Comment

WP SlimStat