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We need a break …

15 Mar

You might have noticed a lessening of content on our site lately. And yesterday we didn’t post anything.

We’re worn out from 35 Conferette (since we were both fans and core members of the volunteer group that ran it), so we’re on hiatus until we can recharge.

Hugs and kisses!

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Track of the Day: Mahalia Jackson–How I got over (LIVE)

18 Jan

What happens when you listen to top 40 alternative radio for an hour?

13 Jan

Join us as we yet again discover what’s currently being pushed on us by our Clear Channel overloards, as we try and listen to KDGE the Edge for the next hour in an attempt to understand what’s being given to the masses. So, check out the Cover It Live below, and please listen along and we’ll see exactly what passes for “rock” these days.

 

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Rundown: 1/6/11

6 Jan

The Pains of Being Pure At Heart to play their first post new album show at 35 Conferette

6 Jan

We changed our minds, Thursday is our new favorite day because it seems all the crazy announcements from 35 Conferette hit our inbox on that day. And, really, we’re at a loss for words with this latest announcement.  The Pains of Being Pure At Heart, the band with the Twee-est name ever, and crafters of some of the best pop music this side of the year 2000 are gonna play their first US show in support of their second album in Denton. We will now freak out while you read the press release below.

35 Conferette bring The Pains of Being Pure At Heart to Denton

DENTON, Texas (January 6, 2011) — 35 Conferette announces New York City band The Pains of Being Pure at Heart will play their first U.S. show on the heels of their forthcoming album at the festival. The dreamy fuzz-pop outfit will join the likes of Big Boi, Mavis Staples, Dr. Dog and others in the heart of downtown Denton, Texas March 10-13.

Four-day wristbands via Prekindle.com are available for $85.

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The Pains of Being Pure at Heart has built a following with its shoegaze-infused indie pop since the release of their critically acclaimed 2008 self-titled debut . The band’s upcoming record Belong was ranked #10 among The A.V. Club’s most anticipated entertainments of 2011, as it’s been two years since Pains’ debut full-length “helped launch a full-blown resurgence of kindred outfits in lust with carbonated distortion, longing harmonies, and lip-puckering bittersweetness.”

Belong, produced by Flood and Alan Moulder (The Jesus And Mary Chain, U2) is due out in March, has already garnered a “Best New Music” nod for lead single “Heart in Your Heartbreak”.

2010’s event in Denton saw the North American debut of Australia’s The Middle East [Brooklyn Vegan], a keynote address by seminal punk icon Steve Albini, and a free outdoor show featuring The Flaming Lips with Denton’s Midlake supporting that earned the number one spot on the Dallas Observer’s DC9 At Night-penned Best Shows of 2010 list.

Eleven venues were used for regular programming and about 225 bands from Denton [Best Music Scene, Paste, 2008] to Dublin were on the lineup, deemed a “scorcher” by the Austin American-Statesman. An estimated 20,000 people attended over the weekend.

35 Conferette is committed to improving the economics and quality of life in Denton. We reach for these goals via programmatical rocksploitation, rousing community union, and providing meaningful travel coupon codes.

Uhm, I’d go buy my wristband if I were you.

(Full disclosure both Jesseca and Jaime are a part of the festival, and are privy to these details before they go public.)

This is Awesome: The Walkmen cover “Holiday Road”

30 Nov

You really should go and check this out http://www.avclub.com/video_embed/?id=48355
The Walkmen cover “Holiday Road”

Happy Thanksgiving!

25 Nov

Sure, this entire holiday is built upon a legacy of trickery, greed, racism and genocide, all perpetrated by an oppressive, patriarchal society that gripped our nation for centuries. And certain sectors of our society are still suffering from the aftermath.

But we live in a first-world country, and even the poor of us have a lot to be thankful for. So let’s concentrate on those things today and celebrate with the time-honored American traditions of gluttony, idol worship (by way of the NFL) and sloth!