Archive for November, 2012

Setlist (Thursday, November 29th)

Posted in Setlists on November 30, 2012 by occupyairwaves

50th Show Special! (2-Hour set!)

 

Hall & Oates – “You Make My Dreams” – Voices

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

Fun. – “All The Pretty Girls” – Aim & Ignite

Tegan And Sara – “Closer” – Heartthrob (Out January 29th!)

The Mountain Goats – “Cry For Judas” – Transcendental Youth

The Decemberists – “The Crane Wife 3” – The Crane Wife

Mumford & Sons – “Below My Feet” – Babel

Matt And Kim – “Overexposed” – Lightning

The B-52’s – “Love Shack” – Cosmic Thing

Jackson 5 – “I Want You Back” – Greatest Hits

Gold Fields – “Treehouse” – Treehouse EP

Neon Trees – “Animal” – Habits

The Black Keys – “Howlin’ For You” – Brothers

Eyedea & Abilities – “Smile” – By The Throat

Mutemath – “Blood Pressure” – Odd Soul

Prawn – “Costa Rica” – Ships

The Menzingers – “Rivalries” – Chamberlain Waits

Blood Brothers – “Love Rhymes With Hideous Car Wreck” – Love Rhymes With Hideous Car Wreck

The White Stripes – “Seven Nation Army” – Elephant

Band Sinister – “Man Of Faith And Virtue” – Small Fame

Foxy Shazam – “Unstoppable” – Foxy Shazam

The Denzels – “Rae Rae” – Easy Tiger

Los Campesinos! – “Dumb Luck” – Heat Rash EP

The Growl – “Smoke It Down” – Cleaver Lever

The XX – “Chained” – Coexist

Crime In Stereo – “Orbiter” – Crime In Stereo Is Dead

Tegan And Sara – “I Know I Know I Know” – So Jealous

Motion City Soundtrack – “Major Leagues” – Making Moves Vol. 6

Michael Jackson – “Billie Jean” – Thriller

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Setlist (Thursday, November 15th)

Posted in Setlists on November 16, 2012 by occupyairwaves

Matt And Kim – “Now” – Lightning

Sonic Youth – “Flower” – Smart Bar Chicago 1985

Title Fight – “Secret Society” – Floral Green

Green Day – “Stray Heart” – ¡Dos!

The Black Keys – “Just Couldn’t Tie Me Down” – Rubber Factory

Jackson 5 – “Who’s Loving You” – Anthology

Muse – “Madness” – The 2nd Law

Paul Baribeau – “Rolling Clouds” – Unbearable

Mumford & Sons – “I Will Wait” – Babel

The Avett Brothers – “I Never Knew You” – The Carpenter

The Beatles – “Hello, Goodbye” – 1

Metric – “The Void” – Synthetica

Adele – “Skyfall” – Skyfall – Single

Shirley Bassey – “Goldfinger” – James Bond 007: 13 Original Themes

“¡Dos!” – Green Day

Posted in Album Reviews on November 14, 2012 by occupyairwaves

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After just a little over a month and a half since their previous release, ¡Uno!, Green Day is back yet again for the second album in their new rapid-fire trilogy, ¡Dos! Coming just shy of 40 minutes in length, this album goes pretty hard and fast through 13 brand new tracks, ranging from Foxboro Hot Tubs-esque to what I like to call, “What on earth were they thinking?”-esque. This is definitely far from their best work, and perhaps only a handful of songs will catch your attention (in a good way).

The album opens with “See You Tonight,” which is a unique tune for Green Day. Lasting only one minute and consisting of a single guitar with Billie Joe’s vocals and Mike Dirnt’s harmonies, this track is a great way to open a potentially awesome album, in my opinion at least. The next noteworthy track is “Lazy Bones.” Tré Cool’s drums let you know right away this is a Green Day song, and the guitar riff is very reminiscent of “Give Me Novacaine” off of American Idiot (which is why “Lazy Bones” has already received the nickname “Give Me Novacaine, Part 2”). Nevertheless, it’s probably the best track off the album. “Stray Heart” is the big single off of ¡Dos!, and it’s much more on the upbeat side of things. Though it really doesn’t sound like Green Day, I could see it being a B-side off of Warning. The album closes with “Amy,” Billie Joe’s very heartfelt dedication to the late Amy Winehouse.

Besides these select songs though, every other track on ¡Dos! is either very standard or is just completely wrong. Songs like “Fuck Time” and “Makeout Party” come across as incredibly immature, even for Green Day. And I’m still dumbfounded as to how a song like “Nightlife” can now be considered part of Green Day’s discography… Clearly, Billie Joe decided to dump all of his best songs on ¡Uno!, and now he’s hoping fans will be willing to stick around for the next two albums. If ¡Dos! is any indication of the direction this trilogy is heading in, then everyone should buckle up for ¡Tré!

-Joe MacPhee

Recommended Jams: Lazy Bones, Stray Heart, Amy

Setlist (Thursday, November 8th)

Posted in Setlists on November 8, 2012 by occupyairwaves

Muse – “Follow Me” – The 2nd Law

Mumford & Sons – “Whispers In The Dark” – Babel

Tegan And Sara – “Monday Monday Monday” – If It Was You

Beastie Boys – “Make Some Noise” – Hot Sauce Committee Part Two

The Menzingers – “Sun Hotel” – On The Impossible Past

Green Day – “See You Tonight” – ¡Dos! (Out November 9th!)

Animal Collective – “Peacebone” – Strawberry Jam

The Cure – “Pictures Of You” – Disintegration

Titus Andronicus – “Ecce Homo” – Local Business

The Front Bottoms – “Mountain” – The Front Bottoms

Band Of Horses – “Everything’s Gonna Be Undone” – Mirage Rock

Bob Dylan – “Soon After Midnight” – Tempest

Bruce Springsteen & The E-Street Band – “Candy’s Room” – Darkness On The Edge Of Town

Matt And Kim – “Let’s Go” – Lightning

M83 – “Midnight City” – Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming

Setlist (Thursday, November 1st)

Posted in Setlists on November 1, 2012 by occupyairwaves

The Ramones – “Bonzo Goes To Bitburg” – Animal Boy

The Gaslight Anthem – “45” – Handwritten

Prawn – “Grass And Bones” – Ships

She & Him – “In The Sun” – Volume 2

Mumford & Sons – “Holland Road” – Babel

Ben Folds Five – “Sky High” – The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind

Muse – “Unintended” – Showbiz

Green Day – “Fell For You” – ¡Uno!

Tegan And Sara – “Closer” – Heartthrob (Out January 2013!)

Tegan And Sara – “Living Room” – If It Was You

Muse – “Panic Station” – The 2nd Law

Matt And Kim – “Tonight” – Lightning

Two Door Cinema Club – “Sleep Alone” – Beacon

Jack White – “Freedom At 21” – Blunderbuss

The White Stripes – “Jolene” – Under Blackpool Lights

The Black Keys – “Everlasting Light” – Brothers