Archive for August, 2012

Setlist (Thursday, August 30th)

Posted in Setlists on August 31, 2012 by occupyairwaves

Say Anything – “The Writhing South” – …Is A Real Boy

Japandroids – “The House That Heaven Built” – Celebration Rock

River City Extension – “Down, Down, Down” – Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Your Anger

Jimmy Cliff – “Guns Of Brixton” – Rebirth

Minus The Bear – “Steel And Blood” – Infinity Overhead

Saves The Day – “Clash City Rockers” – Ups And Downs: Early Recordings And B-Sides
The Clash – “Lost In The Supermarket” – London Calling
Green Day – “Redundant” – Nimrod
Black Pistol Fire – “Busted & Blue” – Big Heat ’59
The White Stripes – “I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself” – Elephant
Metric – “The Void” – Synthetica
No Use For A Name – “Sleeping Between Trucks” – The Feel Good Record Of The Year
Paramore – “For A Pessimist I’m Pretty Optimistic” – Riot!
Yellowcard – “Lights And Sounds” – Lights And Sounds
Muse – “Madness” – The 2nd Law (Out October 2nd!)
Bayside – “They’re Not Horses, They’re Unicorns” – The Walking Wounded
Mixtapes – “Even On The Worst Nights” – Even On The Worst Nights
Mission Of Burma – “Second Television” – Unsound
Grizzly Bear – “Yet Again” – Shields (Out September 18th!)
Blonds – “Time” – The Bad Ones
Matt And Kim – “Let’s Go” – Lightning (Out October 2nd!)
Two Door Cinema Club – “Someday” – Beacon (Out September 4th!)
Amnesia – “Miss Hawaiian Tropic” – Amnesia
Motion City Soundtrack – “Circuits And Wires” – Go
The Dear Hunter – “Deny It All” – The Color Spectrum
The Front Bottoms – “Mountain” – The Front Bottoms
Genesis – “That’s All” – Genesis
Saves The Day – “Sell My Old Clothes, I’m Off To Heaven” – Ups And Downs: Early Recordings And B-Sides
Crime In Stereo – “Small Skeletal” – Crime In Stereo Is Dead
Taking Back Sunday – “What’s It Feel Like To Be A Ghost?” – Louder Now

“Tell All Your Friends” – Taking Back Sunday

Posted in Album Reviews on August 29, 2012 by occupyairwaves


Having been ten years since NY-based rock band Taking Back Sunday debuted their first album, “Tell All Your Friends,” and with several shows lined up along the east coast in November, here’s a ten year anniversary review of the record that started it all:

To me, Taking Back Sunday is like a mosquito. Every summer, they just seem to show up when you least expect them. I have seen Taking Back Sunday four times now I believe, and I have never purchased a ticket to go see them alone. The first time I saw them, I wasn’t feeling it at all. The second time I liked one of the ten songs they played, and the third time I was screaming along to every word. The difference between the second and third times was that a friend turned me on to Tell All Your Friends, the debut studio album put out by Taking Back Sunday.The fourth time I saw them, I was lucky enough to hear them play this album in its entirety.

Tell All Your Friends opens with “You Know How I Do,” a pretty awesome song which may or may not reference “Fight Like A Brave” by The Red Hot Chili Peppers. “Bike Scene” is stellar as well, but for me it’s all about the third song. “Cute Without The ‘E’ (Cut From The Team)” is this band’s greatest achievement without exception. Everything about this song is just so catchy and fun even if it is about a broken heart. You just want to dance when you hear it. The next song, “There’s No ‘I’ In Team,” is also a great song with a cool history attached. It uses many Brand New lyrics, yet alters certain words so they attack that band. For those who don’t know, Brand New’s lead singer, Jesse Lacey, was originally in Taking Back Sunday but left and started Brand New after Taking Back Sunday guitarist John Nolan slept with his girlfriend. The entire first Brand New record is about this incident. This song, along with “Timberwolves At New Jersey,” tell Taking Back Sunday’s side of the fight. The feud is long since over now however, with both bands having buried the hatchet. “Great Romances Of The 20th Century” is another sweet song and might be my second favorite on the record right now. I’d be lying if I didn’t say “Cute Without the ‘E'” was my favorite. Apparently, there was supposed to be a movie quote at the beginning of the song but the record company cut it out without telling the band. What the quote was I’m not sure, but they played one before they took the stage the third time I saw them, so perhaps that was the one they used. “Ghost Man On Third” is alright, but it’s just too slow and dramatic for most of my moods. Also, it sounds like it’s 20 minutes long, even though it’s only four. “Timberwolves” rocks; I remember first hearing it in the soundtrack to the band documentary, “Riding In Vans With Boys,” and looking up which band wrote it. The intro riff is just really cool-sounding. “The Blue Channel” is a groovy song also. Apparently, the studio sped up the piano melody at the beginning of the song; it was supposed to be slow and haunting instead of the bright speedy keys we hear instead. “You’re So Last Summer” is another sick song on the record and contains my favorite lyrics on the album: “All I need to know is that I’m something you’ll be missing.” The last song, “Head Club,” provides a great closing to the record with the declaration that this is the last song his ex will ever receive, a fitting end to a record about exes and being a heartbroken teenager. However, before you pass this off as a standard emo album that sounds like all the other records nowadays, just remember these guys did it first, so the blame or praise falls on their lap.

-Matthew Koerner

Recommended Jams: Cute Without The ‘E’ (Cut From The Team), Bike Scene, Great Romances Of The 20th Century

Setlist (Thursday, August 23rd)

Posted in Setlists on August 24, 2012 by occupyairwaves

Muse – “Madness” – The 2nd Law (Out October 2nd!)

Matt And Kim – “Let’s Go” – Lightning (Out October 2nd!)

She And Him – “In The Sun” – Volume Two

Passion Pit – “On My Way” – Gossamer

Cats In The Basement – “Peanut Butter” – Doo Be Doo La Dee Day Dum De Dum Drink Your Blood

Cult – “Amnesia” – Choice Of Weapon

The Henry Clay People – “The Fakers” – Twenty-Five For The Rest Of Our Lives

Blur – “The Puritan” – Under The Westway (Single)

JImmy Eat World – “My Best Theory” – Invented

Saves The Day – “Rocks Tonic Juice Magic” – Through Being Cool

Franz Ferdinand – “Take Me Out” – Franz Ferdinand

Alkaline Trio – “Emma” – Good Mourning

Ben Folds Five – “Do It Anyway” – The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind

Button Up! – “Anothersong” – Button Up!

The Menzingers – “Lilith Avi” – Hold On, Dodge!

Static Radio NJ – “Green Hoody” – An Evening Of Bad Decisions

Metric – “Breathing Underwater” – Synthetica

David Byrne And St. Vincent – “Who” – Love This Giant (Out September 10th!)

The Black Keys – “Sister” – El Camino

Blue Coin – “The War” – The Killing Spree EP

River City Extension – “Point Of Surrender” – Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Your Anger

Jimmy Cliff – “One More” – Rebirth

FUSE – “The March” – Sucker Punch Gospel

Say Anything – “People Like You Are Why People Like Me Exist” – In Defense Of The Genre

Box Car Racer – “Elevator” – Box Car Racer

Weezer – “Island In The Sun” – The Green Album

Crime In Stereo – “Everything Changes/Nothing Is Ever Truly Lost” – The Troubled Stateside

Descendents – “Christmas Vacation” – I Don’t Want To Grow Up

Queen – “I Want To Break Free” – Greatest Hits

Cursive – “Proposals” – The Storms Of Early Summer: Semantics Of Song

Muse – “The 2nd Law: Unsustainable” – The 2nd Law (Out October 2nd!)

Enter Shikari – “Anything Can Happen In The Next Half Hour…” – Take To The Skies

Setlist (Thursday, August 16th)

Posted in Setlists on August 17, 2012 by occupyairwaves

The Black Keys – “Gold On The Ceiling” – El Camino

Passion Pit – “Carried Away” – Gossamer

The Temper Trap – “London’s Burning” – The Temper Trap

David Byrne & St. Vincent – “Who” – Love This Giant (Out September 10th!)

Joyce Manor – “Beach Community” – Joyce Manor

Muse – “Plug In Baby” – Origin Of Symmetry

The Menzingers – “Lilith Avi” – Hold On, Dodge!

Future Of The Left – “Sorry Dad, I Was Late For The Riots” – The Plot Against Common Sense

Dads – “Gold Soundz” – The Essential John Denver EP

The Gaslight Anthem – “45” – Handwritten

Japandroids – “Evil’s Sway” – Celebration Rock

Title Fight – “Symmetry” – The Last Thing You Forget

ORBS – “A Man Of Science” – Asleep Next To Science

Motion City Soundtrack – “Fell In Love Without You (Acoustic) – Even If It Kills Me Acoustic EP

Cage The Elephant – “Ain’t No Rest For The Wicked” – Cage The Elephant

Parliament – “Tear The Roof Off The Sucker (Give Up The Funk)” – Mothership Connection

Ohio Players – “Love Rollercoaster” – Honey

Matt & Kim – “Let’s Go” – Lightning (Out October 2nd!)

Jimmy Cliff – “Guns Of Brixton” – Rebirth (The Clash cover)

Old Crow Medicine Show – “Carry Me Back” – Carry Me Back

Good Old War – “Here Are The Problems” – Good Old War

River City Extension – “Glastonbury” – Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Your Anger

Bailterspace – “Blue Star” – Strobosphere

The Cure – “Pictures Of You” – Trilogy

The Strokes – “Last Nite” – Is This It

Serj Tankian – “Harakiri” – Harakiri

Spraynard – “Little Green Ghouls” – Funtitled

Muse – “Feeling Good” – Origin Of Symmetry

Algernon Cadwallader – “Fun” – Fun

The White Stripes – “Rag And Bone” – Icky Thump

Setlist (Thursday, August 8th)

Posted in Setlists on August 10, 2012 by occupyairwaves

Muse – “Survival” – The 2nd Law (Out October 2nd!-ish)

Two Door Cinema Club – “This Is The Life” – Tourist History

The Smashing Pumpkins – “Panopticon” – Oceania

Tears For Fears – “Head Over Heels” – Songs From The Big Chair

River City Extension – “There And Back Again” – Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Your Anger

Yo La Tengo – “Autumn Sweater” – Prisoners Of Love

Old Crow Medicine Show – “Carry Me Back” – Carry Me Back

Deleted Scenes – “What An Awesome Backhanded Compliment” – Young People’s Church Of The Air

Best Coast – “Rhiannon” – Just Tell Me That You Want Me: A Tribute To Fleetwood Mac

JEFF The Brotherhood – “Country Life” – Hypnotic Nights

Gotye – “Somebody That I Used To Know” – Making Mirrors

The White Stripes – “Hello Operator” – De Stijl

Cheap Trick – “Surrender” – Cheap Trick At Budokan

The Gaslight Anthem – “45” – Handwritten

The Gaslight Anthem – “1930” – Sink Or Swim

The Downtown Struts – “Postcards” – Victoria!

Wire – “Three Girl Rhumba” – Pink Flag

The Get Up Kids – “Ten Minutes” – Live @ The Granada Theater

Japandroids – “Fire’s Highway” – Celebration Rock

Amnesia – “Miss Hawaiian Tropic” – Amnesia

Serj Tankian – “Harakiri” – Harakiri

Jimmy Cliff – “Guns Of Brixton” – Rebirth (The Clash cover)

Big D And The Kids Table – “Shining On” – Strictly Rude

Grizzly Bear – “Sleeping Ute” – Shields (Out September 18th!)

The White Stripes – “Icky Thump” – Icky Thump

Crime In Stereo – “Bicycles For Afghanistan” – The Troubled Stateside

Motion City Soundtrack – “Coma Kid” – Go

Brand New – “Jude Law And A Semester Abroad” – Your Favorite Weapon

Men At Work – “Down Under” – Business As Usual