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My Favorite Songs of 2010: 30-21

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 [...]

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Recommended Wednesday Show: Jonsi and Mountain Man at Hammerstein Ballroom

I have to say that Jonsi doesn’t really do it for me.  When I listen to his music I always think, “I’m supposed to be feeling something really exciting right now, aren’t I?” but I never do.  Maybe I’m holding him up to too high of standards after Sigur Ros.  Still, he’s an incredible musician [...]

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Recommended Wednesday Show: Mountain Man at Mercury Lounge

I’m a little leery of recommending this show.  Ideally, Mountain Man should be experienced outside, in a quiet meadow with lots of flowers and air that smells like fresh lavender.  Or at the very least, if a city it must be, in a church or on a roof somewhere.  In some senses, it’s astounding that [...]

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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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