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Rundown: 1/11-1/17

12 Jan

We apologize for the tardiness of this week’s Rundown. We’ve been dealing with a lot of stress: career changes, family crises, illness, favorite local acts going on indefinite hiatus and, of course, the controversy surrounding NBC’s late night lineup.

I think I speak for all of the staffers at Daybowbow when I say I am staunchly pro-Conan and anti-Leno. Now, as a professional journalist (believe it or not, I am a professional journalist) I am not supposed to take sides in public debates. But I can’t hold back with this one.

Jay Leno is being an asshole. A rich, car-obsessed, humorless asshole. He needs to step down gracefully, as Johnny Carson (a better man than Leno will ever be) did in 1992. He knew six years in advance that Conan was going to take over the reins and he (and NBC) should give him a chance to get a feel for his new time slot.

Now, recently NBC has only existed for me on Thursday nights from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and on Saturday nights from 10:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. And their crappy prime time lineup has a lot to do with their poor late night ratings. But I’ve watched Conan since childhood. He’s intelligent, funny and much more forward-thinking than Leno could ever hope to be. He might be a tad too off-the-wall and raunchy for some people (i.e. my staunchly conservative grandparents), but that’s preferable to Leno’s recycled, middlebrow (at best) style of “comedy”.

I agree with Conan’s sentiments that the late night lineup should stay as is. They never should have fussed with the formula in the first place, and fussing with it more isn’t going to magically improve their ratings. I’m not a television programmer, so I don’t know what they can do to fix their ratings, but driving Conan away certainly won’t help matters.

Anyway, that’s enough of my rant. Here’s the cream-of-the-crop as far as local shows this week. As always, feel free to let us know about anything we missed in the comments section.

-Jess

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The Week in Music: 7/7 to 7/12

8 Jul

Man, Starbucks is fucking terrible about their Internet access, if it wasn’t the closest place to work at I’d never go there. Anyways, as usual “Please if you enjoy the music provided make an effort to either go down to your local record shop, or try one of the online retailers (amzon, emusic, itunes) to find the albums for purchase.” Continue reading

Rundown: 7/7 to 7/12

7 Jul

The issue of doing most of the writing for this site is when something comes up I don’t really have anyone to fall back on to get post up, and I’m forced to through random shit up via my phone. Anyway, we’ve got a fairly decent week capped by a free show we’re throwing, and a that little bit of breaking news we had for you on Sunday. Continue reading

Rundown: 5/4 to 5/10

4 May

It’s almost as if this week is critically acclaimed local act week, what with the pAper chAse, and Centro-matic headlining shows at the Granada this week, throw in the rather large touring acts that are playing the early part of the week, add the usual set of mid size touring bands making stops, and we’ve got another pretty interesting week ahead. Continue reading