Tag: Taylor Long

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Concert Reviews, Music

Dispatches from CMJ, Day Five: Drink Up, Buttercup, Little Jackie, Pattern Is Movement

The first half of the last day of CMJ was something of a random draw, with there only being one band I was determined to see that day...

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Concert Reviews, Music

Dispatches From CMJ, Day Three: The Lovely Sparrows, Au, Goes Cube, Villa Vina

The third day of CMJ began at Fontana’s, with Austin, TX folk duo the Lovely Sparrows. This is one of the shows I was looking forward...

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Concert Reviews, Music

Dispatches from CMJ, Day Four: Land of Talk, Broken Social Scene

By day four, this CMJ hound needed a bit of a rest – which, in CMJ terms, means I went to one show instead of five. Truthfully, the...

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Concert Reviews, Music

Dispatches from CMJ, Day Two: Sister Suvi, Drink Up, Buttercup, Project Jenny, Project Jan, Women, Ane Brune, So Many Dynamos

Remember how day one of CMJ was all about the blogs? Well, day two was also sort of all about the blogs, or at least one in particular,...

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Dispatches from CMJ, Day One: Emmy the Great, the Sammies, Shearwater, Ponytail, Passion Pit, Gang Gang Dance

The first day of CMJ (or the College Music Journal’s Music Marathon, should you prefer to be proper) this year was all about blog...

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Concert Reviews, Music

TV on the Radio @ Brooklyn Masonic Temple, Wednesday, October 15th

There are some bands whose godlike characteristics fade a bit in a live setting. Merely seeing that they’re human is enough. They...

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The Notwist @ Webster Hall, Monday, Oct. 13th

In their recordings, the Notwist might give off the impression of being a sleepy little electro-pop band, but don’t let that twist...

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Listening Booth, Music

Listening Booth: Passion Pit, “Chunk of Change EP”

Steadily making its way around the Internet, the Chunk of Change EP by Massachusetts’ Passion Pit started out as a Valentine’s...

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Lost MP3 of the Week, Music

Lost MP3 of the Week: John Fahey, “On the Sunny Side of the Ocean”

John Fahey has been recommended to me enough times that I’ve lost count, and has been cited as an influence by a decent chunk of the...

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Concert Reviews, Music

Live Music: Beck with MGMT, United Palace, New York City, 10/8/08

Beck could have been a more engaging performer at Wednesday’s United Palace show, but what he lacked in personality on stage, he made...

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Fleet Foxes @ Webster Hall, 10/5/08

It’s easy enough to say that live performance is the true test of a band. But there’s something that goes beyond that. Will a...

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Song-Off: Teen Angst

M83 – “Teen Angst” Placebo – “Teenage Angst” Zack: It’s hard to argue that there’s anybody...

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Lost MP3 of the Week, Music

Lost MP3 of the Week: The Doors, “The Crystal Ship”

It’s horribly cliche, but over the past couple summers, the moment the temperatures move towards 80 degrees, I reach for my Doors...

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Listening Booth: Kuroma, “Paris EP”

A couple weeks ago, a friend and I went to see Jarvis Cocker play at the Music Hall of Williamsburg. The opener was Kuroma, a name that...

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Lost MP3 of the Week, Music

Lost MP3 of the Week: Huey Lewis & the News, “I Never Think About You”

During the spring of my junior year of college, I listened to Huey Lewis nonstop. One day, while working on the campus newspaper, I was...

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Concert Reviews, Music

Wolf Parade @ Terminal 5, Thursday, July 31st

The first time I saw Wolf Parade, they were opening a secret Modest Mouse show at Webster Hall in 2004. I knew nothing about them, but they...

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Lost MP3 of the Week, Popdose

Lost MP3 of the Week: De La Soul, “Rock Co. Kane Flow (Feat. MF Doom)”

In 2004, I managed to land an internship at the Grammys. More specifically, the Seattle branch of the National Academy of Recording Arts...

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DVD Reviews, Music

DVD Review: Martin Scorsese & the Rolling Stones, “Shine a Light”

After watching the first 10 minutes, the most surprising thing about Shine a Light, Martin Scorsese’s concert documentary about the...

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Concert Reviews, Music

Billy Joel @ Shea Stadium, Wednesday, July 16th

In New York, baseball is akin to religion. To many New Yorkers, Billy Joel is, too. So it was no surprise when it was announced that Joel...

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Fleet Foxes @ Bowery Ballroom, Wednesday, July 9th

When the Fleet Foxes performed at Bowery Ballroom last week, frontman Robin Pecknold had a cold. But unlike a downtrodden, silent Frank...

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Listening Booth, Music

Listening Booth: Love as Laughter, “Holy”

Stylistically, Love as Laughter have jumped around a fair amount over 14 years of existence. Holy, the sixth release from frontman and...

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Listening Booth: The Notwist, “The Devil, You + Me”

Looking at the six years between The Devil, You + Me, the newest release from the Notwist, and Neon Golden, the release that threw them...

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Listening Booth: Joan as Police Woman, “To Survive”

When one thinks of survival, it conjures up images of barren islands, a lack of vital resources or, thanks to modern times, television...

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Listening Booth: Pattern Is Movement, “All Together”

The word together implies the combination of parts — and the third full-length from Philadelphia’s Pattern Is Movement, All...

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Lost MP3 of the Week, Music, Popdose

Lost MP3 of the Week: DJ Bobo, “Chihuahua”

Nearly two years ago now, I posted a short list of songs that reminded me of my post-college trip to Europe & Asia. One of those songs,...

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Lost MP3 of the Week: The Dismemberment Plan, “The First Anniversary of Your Last Phone Call”

Fourth of July is, without a doubt, my favorite holiday. Firstly, because it’s not religiously affiliated. Secondly, because it...

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Listening Booth: My Morning Jacket, “Evil Urges”

Their fifth studio album finds My Morning Jacket attempting to fulfill their urge to not be evilly defined solely by one genre....

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Listening Booth: Wolf Parade, “At Mount Zoomer”

For equitable purposes, it’s probably best to mentally separate Wolf Parade from their debut, Apologies to the Queen Mary. Not...

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Listening Booth: Wooden Shjips, “Volume 1”

Comprised of material from their earliest singles, everything from Wooden Shjips’ Volume 1 was actually written before the material...

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Listening Booth: Sigur Ros, “Med Sud I Eyrum Vid Spilum Endalaust”

Death Cab for Cutie isn’t the only band who threw fans off with an unusual single this year. Go ahead and add Sigur Ros to that list....