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Originally Posted by Joe Cool
but have always been more into my stuff which is an eclectic range of dreamy brit rock Popish stuff to alt.country-rock....For instance I love Belle and Sebastian, Wilco, The Old97's, Wheat, THe strokes, Frans Ferdinand,oops Baby is waking I'll write more later...
I love popish rock! I try to see 2 concerts a month. There are tons of concerts in the next 2 week around here and it is hard to decide. I have tickets for Panic w/Dresdon Dolls, and I want to see Rock Kills Kids w/Morning Wood.

Starting today in my area there is a very large 3 day festival with local bands playing. It is alot of fun and I plan an spending most of my weekend there.

I will also, be road triping to Cin. to see Gabe Dixon on Monday night, he is great. He was featured on World Cafe 2 weeks ago and has a jazzy pop sound. You can listen to him on MySpace, his new single is up now. Well I am glad I found this thread!
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100 Awesome Music Videos
post #43 of 695
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Originally Posted by Tree Hugger
Tell me about it, sister. That was all that I used to do. Before we moved to this small town & had a baby we lived in Chicago and that was all we did--go to shows and shop at record stores! The last concert I saw was The Stooges reunion tour when I was pregnant. I am thinking I'd like to take my dd to some sort of casual outdoor festival with music this summer. She's 2.5 and could probably handle it now.
hey, my life used to revolve around the chicago indie rock scene too! that's how i met my husband. he used to be a drummer for a band called Watchers, and i first laid eyes on him when he was setting up his drumkit at the empty bottle. oh, and i started my morning sickness by throwing up in the subterranean's ladie's room during a show.

i took my daughter cadence to the intonation festival last year, and it was fun. but that's when she couldn't walk. i don't know about this year...the folk and roots fest is very kid friendly though, so we may just go to that...although the lineup at the pitchfork festival is very tempting...

those were good times...a couple shows a week...browsing the aisles of reckless records every saturday...*sigh*...now i'm so out of it...
post #44 of 695
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Originally Posted by chicagosarah
hey, my life used to revolve around the chicago indie rock scene too! that's how i met my husband. he used to be a drummer for a band called Watchers, and i first laid eyes on him when he was setting up his drumkit at the empty bottle. oh, and i started my morning sickness by throwing up in the subterranean's ladie's room during a show.

i took my daughter cadence to the intonation festival last year, and it was fun. but that's when she couldn't walk. i don't know about this year...the folk and roots fest is very kid friendly though, so we may just go to that...although the lineup at the pitchfork festival is very tempting...

those were good times...a couple shows a week...browsing the aisles of reckless records every saturday...*sigh*...now i'm so out of it...
OMG now you're making me wish for the old times!! The Empty Bottle, Reckless & brunch. That was my LIFE girl before I moved to Michigan. *sigh*
post #45 of 695
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So do you have the new Lips album? I am not quite sure how I feel about it. It's quite a departure from Yoshimi & The Soft Bulletin. But not quite In A Priest Driven Ambulance!
At first I didn't like it. I can't say that I like it that much now, but I did see them perform one of the songs on Jay Leno, and while it wasn't the most impressive performance I thought it was much better performed live (complete with confetti, characters, etc, of course, lol). It's not that the album itself is bad. It just doesn't blow me away.

I don't know. I really, really like their older stuff. Pre-SB. They ROCKED then (of course, my husband is always saying this and maybe he's just brainwashed me, lol). There's this video that I was watching of one of their live shows in the early 90s, Steven on drums, Ronald on guitar, and it was just amazing. They're so different now. But I appreciate what they're doing now, experimenting with new sounds and with their live shows.
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Anyone into Neutral Milk Hotel?
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Anyone into Neutral Milk Hotel?
nak
Love them!! I wish they had released more material. I actually bought The Decemberists because they were compared to NMH.
post #48 of 695
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Anyone into Neutral Milk Hotel?
i LOVE NMH. 2 headed boy part 2 makes me cry...
post #49 of 695
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Originally Posted by mamaley
I don't know. I really, really like their older stuff. Pre-SB. They ROCKED then (of course, my husband is always saying this and maybe he's just brainwashed me, lol). There's this video that I was watching of one of their live shows in the early 90s, Steven on drums, Ronald on guitar, and it was just amazing. They're so different now. But I appreciate what they're doing now, experimenting with new sounds and with their live shows.
It's true, they used to rock pretty loudly! Did you see their movie The Fearless Freaks?

(I had a sexy dream aboutt Wayne a few nights ago )
post #50 of 695
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Originally Posted by Tree Hugger
I just have to add the drummer for Interpol used to play with my dh in Chicago before he moved to NYC.
tree hugger, what band was your husband in? just curious. my husband has been playing in bands in chicago since he was in highschool (he's 29).
post #51 of 695
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well in chigao he was in lo magnifica & giant arms & i think the first one was called treble hook. we moved away from chicago in 2002.
nak
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ericaz-where did you see Wheat? They were local and i've seen them tons in providence and boston. i was in ikea the other day and heard them over the intercom.although i guess they have done amazing overseas.they have a ton of live stuff on their website...
post #53 of 695
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Originally Posted by Tree Hugger
well in chigao he was in lo magnifica & giant arms & i think the first one was called treble hook. we moved away from chicago in 2002.
nak
2002 was when i started getting into the indie music scene. at the ripe young age of 30! my husband was in a band called assembly line people program during the mid 90s and then in watchers from 2000-winter of 2002. now he's a stay-at-home-dad and plays for friends occasionally.

my husband keeps telling me to go out to see more shows, but i'm so exhausted after a day of work or watching cadence that i'm usually not up to it. i can't believe i used to stay out until 1,2,3 am and still dragged myself into work the next day...
post #54 of 695
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Originally Posted by chicagosarah
2002 was when i started getting into the indie music scene. at the ripe young age of 30! my husband was in a band called assembly line people program during the mid 90s and then in watchers from 2000-winter of 2002. now he's a stay-at-home-dad and plays for friends occasionally.

my husband keeps telling me to go out to see more shows, but i'm so exhausted after a day of work or watching cadence that i'm usually not up to it. i can't believe i used to stay out until 1,2,3 am and still dragged myself into work the next day...
I know, I used to regularly stay out until all hours. Unfathomable to me now.
post #55 of 695

music for your kids?

what do your little ones like to listen to? my daughter wore out our copy of iron and wine's creek drank the cradle. one of the songs has the f word in it, but it's a great album for napping. she likes most of what we play for her, although i think she's got a twang/folky side to her as she seems to really like the carter family, johnny cash, gillian welch, bob dylan etc. but she'll rock out to the stooges, gang of 4, bad brains, etc.

i did make a lullabye mix cd for her, and she seems programmed to go to sleep once i start playing it. as a matter of fact, i played it this morning just to get the playlist to post here, and as soon as it started, cadence turned to me and said, 'to the bed?' so she's napping now!

anyhoo, here's our lullabye cd:
  1. i’m in love with a girl (big star)
  2. promising (wilco—from chelsea walls soundtrack)
  3. bird stealing bread (iron and wine)
  4. love songs on the radio (mojave 3)
  5. birds and ships (natalie merchant—from mermaid ave by billy bragg & wilco)
  6. songbird (denison witmer—fleetwood mac cover)
  7. healing time (denison witmer)
  8. by the mark (gillian welch)
  9. dear someone (gillian welch)
  10. one little song (gillian welch)
  11. mansion on the hill (bruce springsteen)
  12. softly and tenderly (from chelsea walls soundtrack)
  13. nothing is over, not yet (clem snide)
  14. ghost of david (damien jurado)
  15. radiator (ida)
  16. summer on the westhill (kings of convenience)
  17. yer feet (mojave 3)
  18. high hopes (neil halsted)
  19. place to be (nick drake)
  20. things behind the sun (nick drake)
  21. brown eyes (red house painters)
  22. october (rosie thomas)
  23. you and me (rosie thomas)
  24. someone else’s song (wilco)

anybody else have a good playlist? maybe a fun rockin' one?
post #56 of 695
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Originally Posted by CorbinsMama
Oh, thank god! Music fan mamas!

Like jempd said, my life used to revolve around music. I lived in Athens, GA, so for a while there almost every friend I had was involved in the music industry in some way. I even sang onstage a couple times. DH and I also owned an indie record store in Savannah for a couple years until we moved back to CT.
I don't think I ever commented on how totally cool this is!! I would love to own an indie record store.
post #57 of 695
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My DD's playlist is a bit more cheesy but this is the one she's got right now:

Three Little Birds--Bob Marley
The Lion Sleeps Tonight--The Tokens
Skip to My Lou--Pete Seeger
Rainbow Connection--Dixie Chicks
Oh Boy!--Buddy Holly
Lollipop--The Chordettes
Hallelujiah--Leonard Cohen
Dancing Shoes--The Tossers
Donna--Richie Valens
Domino--Van Morrison
Cowboy's Dream--Sons of the Pioneers
Blue Moon--The Marcels
Barbara Ann--Beach Boys

We're kinda partial to the easy sing-a-long goodness of the oldies around here in case you can't tell!! I am often surprised how much dd responds to the hard rockin stuff though--she dances. Although the other day she told me she did not like this music when Sonic Youth was playing.
post #58 of 695
i'm in the process of burning my cds so i don't have an ideal play list yet but in my mind ....triangle man, birdhouse in my soul , and d is for drums by they might be giants, bugs - old 97's (i don't know what this is off of), woody guthrie's car song, if i had a hammer-pete seeger, penguins by lyle lovett, beth orton's-dolphins, Yellow submarine by the beatles, this land is my land, Queen bee by freakwater, david bowie's kooks...chicaosarah-love birds and ships...theres much more but that's all i can think of now...
post #59 of 695
May I jump in?

I ::

Ted Leo
Yo La Tengo
The Arcade Fire
Elliott Smith
Superdrag (the early years!)
GBV (dh LOVES them)
The Flaming Lips (particularly Soft Bulletin)
Sleater-Kinney

Sigh. I want to go put my iPod on right now.


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I've never heard of Ted Leo or Superdrag! I love this thread and hearing about all kinds of good music I've never heard of. It literally makes my day!!
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