Recap of Warped Tour 2010, Shakopee, MN
Warped Tour 2010, baby…
It was my fifth Van’s Warped Tour – hosted again on the lovely manure-covered lawn of Canterbury Park.
Which didn’t seem to stop the kids from getting down and dirty in the mosh pit.
Anyway, here are some bands I saw play their musical instrument machines…
Lead singer had a large gauge ear lobe tube in left ear only.
We the Kings
Nice of their grandparents to come to the show…
After Midnight Project
The Word Alive
This guy could scream.
I mean really scream.
The Sparring — here was their strategy: if nobody comes to see your band, get a 40 foot mic cord and walk . . . → Read More: Recap of Warped Tour 2010, Shakopee, MN
Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band at Warped Tour 2010, Shakopee, MN
Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band was the best damn surprise of Warped this year.
With Reverend Peyton on resonator guitar and lead vocals, his wife Breezy on washboard and (kissing?) cousin Aaron “Cuz” Persinger on drums, the Southern Indiana trio brought a taste of the south to the tour
They were intense, raw and gritty. Just how I like my southern fried potatoes. And speaking of, the best song of the set was “Mama’s Fried Potatoes.” Delicious.
Their latest album is called Wages, and you can stream most of it here.
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Andrew W.K., Warped Tour 2010
Holy crap… Andrew W.K. does indeed know how to party hard.
I mean really dirty pants
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Peggy Sue's Long Division Blues live outside Minneapolis
If you missed Peggy Sue at 400 Bar last week, you’re in luck.
The band recorded this video outside Minneapolis just for Perfect Porridge.
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Michael Buble didn't kill me last night
Approximately 13,000 folks packed into Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul last night to see Michael Buble, the 34 year-old crooner known for his voice, boyish looks and distinct ability to make my wife glaze over like I never existed.
No, I’m serious, here. We made fun of the cougars, at first. And by cougars, I mean at least 10,000 women at 55+ wearing stiletto heels, leather jackets and with young fellas in tow. We made fun of how they cooed at the opening act and screamed at every Buble eyebrow lift. How they laughed at his jokes. How they took flash . . . → Read More: Michael Buble didn't kill me last night
SXSW: State of Music Blogs in 2010, Part 12
This is an interview series in preparation for my SXSW Panel: The State of Music Blogs in 2010. I reached out to a number of influencers, musicans, labels, marketers and music fans to get their perspectives on the topic and will be posting these in a series leading up to the conference.
Today we hear from Jora Deziel, public & media relations coordinator for the acoustical marvel known as Xcel Energy Center and the horrendous echo cave known as Roy Wilkins Auditorium.
Why do you think music blogs are so popular?
It lets regular people voice their opinions – people can relate to . . . → Read More: SXSW: State of Music Blogs in 2010, Part 12
10,000 Lakes Festival: A Recovery Retrospective
I’ve had more than a full week to recover now from the . Let me say upfront it was more fun than I’ve had in a long time, with the jam bands, the blue grass and the hippies — oh, sweet Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, the hippies. In fact this retrospective is a little late because I spent most of last week sulking that I wasn’t drinking beer and listening to music in the sun anymore. But I told Greg I’d write about the frivolity of 10,000 Lakes if he gave me tickets, and I intend to do that.
I just need to clear my mind first with this open letter to Dave Matthews: Dear sir: I know David Byrne; David Byrne is a friend of mine, and you sir are no David Byrne.
More after the jump…
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