MGMT. Hi-Fi Fellows and Low-Fi Chicks.

Andrew VanWyngarden. Lollapalooza. Chicago. 2010.

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LIVE MEW-SIC POST/// the Arctic Monkeys.

So I’m a huge fan of the Arctic Monkeys. I’ve been listening to them since they first came out when I was just a wee high-schooler, and a few weeks ago I got to see them live for the first time!

They played mostly songs from their latest album, Humbug, including this one that I got a clip of, Crying Lightning. [Excuse the awful sound quality. Bad acoustics plus unsophisticated camera is not the greatest combination.]


Ever since the show, I’ve been listening to Humbug on repeat.

The album, which came out last July, was produced by Queens of The Stone Age/Them Crooked Vultures guitarist, Josh Homme, contributing to a change in the band’s musical style. It got mixed reviews, largely from fans who were expecting a more familiar sound, but personally, I’m a HUGE fan of the new direction they’ve taken with this album.

The Rams Head Live! in Baltimore.

Look at all them guitars.

“Be childish. Be irresponsible. Be disrespectful. Be everything this society hates.”

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Former Sex Pistols manager, Malcolm Mclaren, passed away last Thursday, April 8, in a Swiss health clinic where he was being treated for mesothelioma.

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Despite persistent differences with the Sex Pistols, Mclaren’s influence on the Pistols, as well as on the punk rock movement as a whole, can not be denied. Mclaren is seen here donning a leather outfit with the iconic  British flag in the background, circa 1978.

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Mclaren in front of him and then-girlfriend, Vivienne Westwood’s, controversially-named London shop, Sex. Even more controversial were the clothes that the pair designed and sold, inspired by S & M culture.

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Punk Fashion by Malcolm Mclaren.

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Mclaren and the Sex Pistols, signing a contract with A&M Records in front of Buckingham Palace, April 10, 1977. (The band was sacked from the label a day later for their wild antics.)

R.I.P., Mclaren. You will be missed.

Let’s Go Retro

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According to Pollstar, Carly Simon just announced a challenge for fans to create a music video for her song, Your So Vain. That’s pretty random considering that the song came out in the early 70’s. It’s a cool idea though. I wonder if this will catch on with other artists. On another note, did anyone else know that Mick Jagger sung backup vocals for this song? I didn’t. And digressing ever so slightly further, why doesn’t his 17 year old daughter, Georgia, do something about that god awful gap between her teeth?

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Oh, the questions of life…

Anyways, here’s the original story from PollStar.

Top Ten Reasons I Want To Go To Coachella 2010

01 She and Him

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02 Florence and the Machine

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03 The Dirty Projectors

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04 Charlotte Gainsbourg

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05 The Soft Pack

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06 Owen Pallett

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07 The Cribs

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08 Spoon

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09 MGMT

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10 Portugal. The Man

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Cupcakes! Cupcakes! Cupcakes!

This place is awesome. It’s called Baked by Melissa. Bite size cupcakes, a dollar each. Delicious.

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I mean, seriously, where else can you buy 100 cupcakes??

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SO GOOD.

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The Soft Pack

I recently bough the The Soft Pack’s newest album, The Soft Pack. Original title, right? It’s pretty good. Here’s the review by NME.

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