Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Tune in this Saturday from 2-4 PM, as I, Gautam Mani, attempt to pay tribute to Joy Division and New Order as part of the Great DJ Rotation Experiment. It's really a futile effort to try to condense the ensemble accomplishments of Ian Curtis, Bernard Sumner, Peter Hook, Stephen Morris, and as part of New Order, Gillian Gilbert, into two hours, for they have influenced far more bands than they have received credit for. However, the timing of this tribute couldn't be better. The new Ian Curtis biopic, Control, makes its Twin Cities debut this Friday at the Uptown Theatre.

Hope you all tune in.

On another note, the new edition of Liner Notes should be out before the end of the week.
Fact or Fiction?

Thursday, October 18, 2007

maybe because i'm studying abroad in a country whose music i don’t like that much, i was ecstatic to find at least one sugary sweet a-plus pop gem i could get really in to. is it just me or does this song rule? it’s “baila mi corazón” by bellanova, who apparently are superstars here in mexico. the video is awesome too, but i'm pretty sure i've seen better moves at doty hall dance parties:

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

It took me long enough, but here is the latest issue of LN. My review of Baby Elephant got cut in the copies of the paper edition (out now, everywhere), but hopefully it's here. Cheers.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

2 days. Anyone else excited?

Thursday, October 11, 2007

This Saturday from 2-4, listen in as I, Nick Kahn, play all the best music from the men who defined the word "cool": THE RAT PACK! All y'all should apply for a GRE (Great Rotation Experiment) session!

Monday, October 08, 2007

This is for anyone who took delight in Tom O'Connor's lovely tribute to the band a few weeks back on the WMCN, or for those who find the combination of names and places in the above image as amusing as I do. Click for downloads!

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

If you haven't already checked out aquarium drunkard's (now old) posts on 60s garage rock you should definitely drop whatever you're doing and do that immediately (you can download an entire compilation, part one is here). Every one of the 25 songs is great (60s garage rock is inherently great), and all the bands are so obscure I doubt anyone even remembers being in them. My two favorites are "I Want A Rain" by the language-challenged Excecutioners and the Beatles rip-off "Weatherman" by The Tears.

Also everyone should hear "Talk Talk" before they die. It is about how inarticulate people in garage rock bands are.

Monday, October 01, 2007

9/21: The Vintage Mink

Check out the website soon for more.
I'm sure all you well-connected kids have heard about the new Radiohead album by now. I thought I'd just take the opportunity to say I'm pretty excited. Thoughts?