Tag Archives: Bridges and Blinking Lights

Rundown: 4/27 to 5/3

27 Apr

At some point I need to realize that copious amounts of drinking are a terrible idea, that always leads to me doing something foolish like getting too hyped to do shots soundtracked by Prince‘s “7”, any and all forms of dancing dancing, or allowing myself to be talked into multiple keg stands. Anyway, my point is we all do embarrassing things from time to time like falling down while dancing, falling down post keg stand, agree to be the opener for Dave Matthews, everyday of Billy Corgan’s life. But, none of that really matters in the grand scheme of things, what matters is that you actually put your self in situations that allow for the chance of embarrassment.

Okay, I admit it, I’m just making an excuse for this.

Anyway, we’ve got another decent week round these parts with a hipsterpolooza going down on Monday and a steady build to the rest of the week, to a what looks like a pretty decent weekend. We’re putting up two interviews this week(hopefully) and a few other things.

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Breakdown: St. Philistine “You Are A Greek Tragedy”

1 Apr

It would be easy to lump Dallas band St. Philistine’s debut album, You Are A Greek Tragedy, in with the other thousands of pop groups out there making music today. In fact, upon first listen, I immediately compared them to such bands as the Bird & the Bee and Bridges & Blinking Lights. However, upon delving deeper into the music, it feels as if band leader Aaron Sternick moves beyond the tried and true Ben Gibbard songwriter territory, and into an amalgam of The Sea & Cake’s pop sensibilities and the lyrical self awareness of Townes Van Zandt.

You Are A Greek Tragedy starts in familiar territory with “Intervals,” a mid tempo examination of the silent moments that occur during a relationship that then builds to a shredding crescendo of drums and hooky guitar. The album’s second track, “Last time,” lends itself, lyrically, to serving as the perfect mantra for any of us that have spent an extended time amongst the emptiness that is metropolitan Dallas. As the album progresses, there is a definite electronic feel to a few of the songs, like the standout “Sad Artist,” yet eventually the Texas-Folk influence shines through as both the harmonica and the rhodes settle into each song like an old friend returning home.

Verdict: Who do I pay my ten bucks to?

St. Philistine- Intervals

St. Philistine- Sad Artist

Rundown: 3/30 to 4/5

30 Mar

Here’s the deal for the week kids this is going to be short and sweet, his week you’re getting an album review, a movie review, and an in depth look at Mr. Leonard Cohen. Continue reading

Stuck in Dallas?

20 Mar

Then go to this.

Rundown: NX35 Saturday & Sunday

12 Mar

This may be the longest yet. In fact holy fuck I can’t believe I did this as a combo. Continue reading

Rundown: NX35 Friday

11 Mar

This is also going to be long. Continue reading

Rundown: NX35 Thursday edition

10 Mar

This is going to be long. Continue reading