Category Archives: Music

2016 Year in Review

In rough sequential order, a run-down of my 2016: In January and February I burst my ski ego. Racing for CMU’s ski team humbled me, being both out-skied and out-drank by a group of fun-loving undergrads. East Coast ice is … Continue reading

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Top Albums of 2015

For the sake of procrastinating, I’ve compiled my annual list of my top 25 albums for the previous year. If you’re looking for some new tunes, dig in! I present, my top 25 albums of 2015: Grimes - Art Angels Jason … Continue reading

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The Knife: Music for the 21st Century

The clean narrative of music’s progression from 60′s pop to 70′s rock to 80′s metal to 90′s alternative shatters violently at the turn of the century. Musical shrapnel shoots violently across the vast empty space of the universe. Genres proliferate … Continue reading

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Ahoy! Punch Brothers, Live in Boulder

Punch Brothers December 9th, 2012 – The Boulder Theater Every once in a great while, you go to a show, and come away with a sense of positive eubilation. Sometimes it’s the perfect blend of intoxication and music—lost into a … Continue reading

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The Tallest Man on Earth (Part 2)

Still slight and unprepossessing, The Tallest Man on Earth stands just a little taller than he once did. Three full length albums (the third, There’s No Leaving Now, releases June 11th) and two EPs since his 2006 debut, The Tallest … Continue reading

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Deer Tick

Deer Tick is a band from Texas. This isn’t true, but pretend it is. They’re as redneck as they come–at least in appearance: Wrangler jeans, plaid, well worn t-shirts. Lead singer John McCauley sings with a conspicuous (and new) silver … Continue reading

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Emeralds + Caribou

Caught Emeralds and Caribou at The Clubhouse last night. Both blew my mind. I’ve been searching for music that fits the my “Phoenix” season in life. I think I’ve found it, with electronic / ambient / noise. Let me preface … Continue reading

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Best 41 Albums of the Decade

I’m just going to throw this out there. My goal is sharing and discovery–but if you prefer to create controversy (no, I didn’t forget about Strawberry Jam…), go right ahead! (*Hint* – One of these albums does not belong. Hrm… … Continue reading

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“Andrew Jackson” Jihad

I put on Andrew Jackson Jihad’s “Can’t Maintain” for the drive to work this morning. And it’s been love at first listen. Mr. Jackson is a lot of The Mountain Goats–lo-fi, fast guitar, always played slightly out of tune–singing a … Continue reading

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The Tallest Man On Earth

The Tallest Man On Earth is actually not so tall. In fact, at five foot six or so, he’s rather unpreposessing. But just wait until you hear him sing. If you haven’t listened to The Tallest Man On Earth, you … Continue reading

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