Surviving The 9-5 Blues

So I started a new job yesterday, which I have to wake up early for (which is 4 hrs earlier than 12 pm). Since then, I’ve been completely exhausted to do anything. However, I’m only giving myself a few days to do be tired and stay in, because I do not want to be stuck […]

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Alec K. Redfearn and The Eyesores

If you are not a fan of the accordian, feel free to skip this post right now. HOWEVER, if you are strong enough, brave enough, some might say foolhardy enough to admit to a love of this great instrument, read on. Alec K. Redfearn and his associates The Eyesores are a providence based group formed […]

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Les Savy Fav- Let’s Stay Friends

Everyone’s favorite art-punk-indie-rock band Les Savy Fav is back from their nearly 6 year hiatus with a new album titled “Let’s Stay Friends.” The Rhode Island School of Design graduates play frantic catchy literate tunes in the vain of Wolf Parade and The Parlour Boys. I really dig the handful of new songs I’ve heard […]

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Captain Scummy

Captain Scummy, my goldfish of almost one full year, died today. It’s funny, when I first picked him up at Petsmart I didn’t think much of it. It was a goldfish and in all likelihood would be dead in a week. But as the months wore on and the little guy stuck with me through […]

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Neko Case at Central Park

Tonight I saw Neko Case and Eric Bachmann play a free show in central park. It was sorta like déjà vu since I just saw Neko playing with the New Pornographers at a free show in a park in nyc a couple weeks ago. Not only that but she was wearing the same pair of […]

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NRBQ

NRBQ stands for New Rhythm and Blues Quartet although by now the word “new” has to be interpreted pretty loosely. The band formed in 1967 and although there have been line up changes their (now retro) rock style has remained pretty consistent. NRBQ isn’t the type of music I normally listen to; I think their […]

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Protest The Hero

Let me start off saying that I usually hate concept albums. They usually just come off as pretentious and cocky to me, and I find the bands that release them are the same. However, Protest The Hero is different. No, they are just as cocky (from what I’ve read in interviews), but their album “Kezia” […]

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Another One Bites the Dust

Doesn’t it suck when one of your favorite bloggers hangs up the hat? Some of you might remember my enthusiasm at the start of Emotional Karaoke, a blog devoted to one Mountain Goats song everyday. Well on Monday this week things at EK was brought to an end; while I understand (writing about every Mountain […]

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