SEARCHING FOR MOMENTUM IN AUSTIN

Beck - Debra

Beck - Debra

This goes out to my Fibromyalgia Grandma

Neil Patrick Harris - Wicked Little Town (Reprise)

Neil Patrick Harris - Wicked Little Town (Reprise)

A song that circles back through my mind every few weeks

when you’ve got no other choice, you know you can follow my voice

I could see quite clearly why I acted a certain way, but that wouldn’t make me any different. I sought out craziness. I was attracted to it.
- Nic Sheff (Tweak)
John Lennon - Beautiful Boy

John Lennon - Beautiful Boy

Had this son in my head today.

John Lennon: Beautiful Boy

Words to Live By

Keep On Dreamin’ Boy Cause When You Stop Dreamin’ It’s Time To Die

-Shannon Hoon

Words to Live By

Keep On Dreamin’ Boy Cause When You Stop Dreamin’ It’s Time To Die

-Shannon Hoon

One of the only bands to be banned by Lorne Michaels after trashing the dressing room and a terrible performance.

28 years ago today the Replacements performed on SNL. Here’s their characteristically sloppy performance of Bastards of Young.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch - Midnight Radio

Hedwig and the Angry Inch - Midnight Radio

Know in your soul,

Like your blood knows the way from your heart to your brain,

Know that you’re whole,

And you’re shining like the brightest star -

A transmission on the midnight radio.

Wilco - How to Fight Loneliness

Wilco - How to Fight Loneliness

How I am fighting it.

How to Fight Loneliness - Wilco

"And the first thing that you want
Will be the last thing you ever need
That’s how you fight it”

Two of My Favorite Things Iggy and Kurt

"I went to see Nirvana at a small club called the Pyramid on Avenue A in New York City. It was hard to hear the guitar, but the guy playing and singing had a vibe; he hopped around like a muppet or an elf or something, hunched over his guitar, hop hop hop, hippety hippety hop, I loved that. When he sang, he put his voice in this really grating place, and it was kind of devilish sounding. At the end of the set he attacked the drum kit and threw cymbals, other bits, and finally himself into the audience. Later I saw the same guy passing the bar. He was little, with stringy blond hair and a Stooges T-shirt. I felt proud." -Iggy Pop

Modest Mouse - Polar Opposites

Modest Mouse - Polar Opposites

Stuck at Caron on another Saturday:(

I’m trying to drink away the part of the day

that I cannot sleep away

I just can’t imagine a better picture.
SlackerLee

I just can’t imagine a better picture.

SlackerLee

Ministry - Every Day Is Halloween

Ministry - Every Day Is Halloween

In spirit of the upcoming holiday and in reference to a guy from Stamford that got the heavies brought on him today.

'Every Day Is Halloween' by Ministry.

When Lee Met Alice Glass (Crystal Castles)
slackerlee:

Nobody quite sparks the imagination like Alice Glass and Ethan Kath.  The members of the electro-noise group Crystal Castles have deftly created a shroud of macabre mystery to surround their dark and diabolical personas.  Through gothic imagery, epic seizure-inducing light shows, and Alice’s banshee-like stage antics, Crystal Castles has gathered a following that is as much obsessed with the band’s image as they are with the jilted and dissonant dance tracks that Kath and Glass serve up.  Crystal Castles came through Austin for the ACL festival last weekend last weekend but it was their show on Saturday night at Emos East, not their festival showcase on Sunday, that set Austin abuzz about the Gothtronica duo.
                  Crystal Castles dares not deviate from the icy synths, strangulated screams, and glitch-infected beats that gained them an audience since their debut in 2008.  Songs off their soon to be released record like “Plague” and Wrath of God” have proven that they will continue with the apocalyptic electronic ambient sound mixed with skull-shattering graveyard synths.   Saturday night at Emos East, Alice Glass unleashed her wanton wrath upon the sold out crowd, lashing her fans with strident screams with energetic urgency.  While taking pictures on the side stage for the first few songs, I was warned more than once to watch out for Alice’s mic stand which she might hurtle in my direction, and sure enough I was forced to dodge a couple of impalement attempts.  Alice and Ethan poured through their 13-song set, rattling the foundation of the building with hits like “Suffocation” and “Alice Practice” and entrancing the crowd with ambient tracks like “ Celestica” and “Crimewave”.  The show peaked with their cover of the Platinum Blonde track “Im Not In Love” and then was followed with two encores to top off the high-energy show.
After pouring themselves unto the crowd, Ethan and Alice went backstage to recover from the electronic maelstrom they just summoned upon their fans.  Seeing Ethan and Alice up close did not unmask their allure in the least, Ethan’s stare was as cold as ever underneath his hoody and Alice was as wily and intimidating as she is onstage.  As Alice was walking by backstage, I made an idiotic attempt to engage her in conversation by telling her that “She looked exhausted”, after which she shot my dagger eyes and sarcastically retorted “Well Thanks” and walked off in a huff, leaving me to remember my one exchange with Alice as one in which she had nothing but hate for me. I may not have endeared myself to the band, but I am happy to see that Alice and Ethan are as bold, abrasive and, exhilarating in person as they are in the music they make.

When Lee Met Alice Glass (Crystal Castles)

slackerlee:

Nobody quite sparks the imagination like Alice Glass and Ethan Kath.  The members of the electro-noise group Crystal Castles have deftly created a shroud of macabre mystery to surround their dark and diabolical personas.  Through gothic imagery, epic seizure-inducing light shows, and Alice’s banshee-like stage antics, Crystal Castles has gathered a following that is as much obsessed with the band’s image as they are with the jilted and dissonant dance tracks that Kath and Glass serve up.  Crystal Castles came through Austin for the ACL festival last weekend last weekend but it was their show on Saturday night at Emos East, not their festival showcase on Sunday, that set Austin abuzz about the Gothtronica duo.

                  Crystal Castles dares not deviate from the icy synths, strangulated screams, and glitch-infected beats that gained them an audience since their debut in 2008.  Songs off their soon to be released record like “Plague” and Wrath of God” have proven that they will continue with the apocalyptic electronic ambient sound mixed with skull-shattering graveyard synths.   Saturday night at Emos East, Alice Glass unleashed her wanton wrath upon the sold out crowd, lashing her fans with strident screams with energetic urgency.  While taking pictures on the side stage for the first few songs, I was warned more than once to watch out for Alice’s mic stand which she might hurtle in my direction, and sure enough I was forced to dodge a couple of impalement attempts.  Alice and Ethan poured through their 13-song set, rattling the foundation of the building with hits like “Suffocation” and “Alice Practice” and entrancing the crowd with ambient tracks like “ Celestica” and “Crimewave”.  The show peaked with their cover of the Platinum Blonde track “Im Not In Love” and then was followed with two encores to top off the high-energy show.

After pouring themselves unto the crowd, Ethan and Alice went backstage to recover from the electronic maelstrom they just summoned upon their fans.  Seeing Ethan and Alice up close did not unmask their allure in the least, Ethan’s stare was as cold as ever underneath his hoody and Alice was as wily and intimidating as she is onstage.  As Alice was walking by backstage, I made an idiotic attempt to engage her in conversation by telling her that “She looked exhausted”, after which she shot my dagger eyes and sarcastically retorted “Well Thanks” and walked off in a huff, leaving me to remember my one exchange with Alice as one in which she had nothing but hate for me. I may not have endeared myself to the band, but I am happy to see that Alice and Ethan are as bold, abrasive and, exhilarating in person as they are in the music they make.

This hurts, at least I got to meet them before it went down

This hurts, at least I got to meet them before it went down