Archive for February, 2013

Setlist (Thursday, February 28th)

Posted in Setlists on February 28, 2013 by occupyairwaves

Fleetwood Mac – “Don’t Stop” – Rumors

Free Energy – “Backscratcher” – Love Sign

Ex Cops – “James” – True Hallucinations

Of Monsters And Men – “Mountain Sound” – My Head Is An Animal

Blink-182 – “Dogs Eating Dogs” – Dogs Eating Dogs

The Bronx – “Too Many Devils” – IV

Prawn – “Grass And Bones” – Ships

Title Fight – “Head In The Ceiling Fan” – Floral Green

Fleetwood Mac – “Go Your Own Way” – Rumors

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – “American Girl” – Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

David Bowie – “Hang On To Yourself” – The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars

Tegan & Sara – “Goodbye, Goodbye” – Heartthrob

Passion Pit – “Carried Away” – Gossamer

The Replacements – “Can’t Hardly Wait” – Pleased To Meet Me

The Offspring – “Hit That” – Splinter

Muse – “Panic Station” – The 2nd Law

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Setlist (Thursday, February 21st)

Posted in Setlists on February 21, 2013 by occupyairwaves

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

Prawn – “Spring River” – Ships

Beach Fossils – “Careless” – Clash The Truth

Tom Petty – “Don’t Do Me Like That” – Damn The Torpedos

Tame Impala – “Mind Mischief” – Lonerism

Tegan And Sara – “Nineteen” – The Con

Tegan And Sara – “How Come You Don’t Want Me” – Heartthrob

Ex Cops – “Ken” – True Hallucinations

Blink-182 – “Dogs Eating Dogs” – Dogs Eating Dogs

Free Energy – “Backscratcher” – Love Sign

Foxy Shazam – “Last Chance At Love” – The Church Of Rock And Roll

Pissed Jeans – “Bathroom Laughter” – Honeys

Jack White – “I’m Shakin'” – Blunderbuss

Against Me! – “Miami” – Searching For A Former Clarity

Frank Turner – “Wessex Boy” – England Keep My Bones

Setlist (Thursday, February 14th)

Posted in Setlists on February 14, 2013 by occupyairwaves

*Special Valentine’s Day Love Is Awesome/Love Bites Show!*

Free Energy – “True Love” – Love Sign

Tegan And Sara – “Love They Say” – Heartthrob

Jack White – “Love Interruption” – Blunderbuss

Marvin Gaye – “Let’s Get It On” – Let’s Get It On

The Lords Of Liechtenstein – “Altar Of Love” – Live At 90.3 The Core

MIKA – “Love Today” – Life In Cartoon Motion

Barry White – “Never, Never Gonna Give Ya Up” – Stone Gon’

Al Green – “Let’s Stay Together” – Let’s Stay Together

My Bloody Valentine – “Nothing Is” – MBV

Minus The Bear – “Excuses” – Omni

Blink-182 – “Boxing Day” – Dogs Eating Dogs

The Joy Formidable – “Silent Treatment” – Wolf’s Law

Bruce Willis – “Good Lovin'” – Moonlighting: The Television Soundtrack Album

The Ergs – “Kind Of Like Smitten” – Jersey’s Best Prancers

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

Setlist (Thursday, February 7th)

Posted in Setlists on February 8, 2013 by occupyairwaves

*Special Grammy-Nominated Artists Setlist!*

The Black Keys – “Lonely Boy” – El Camino (Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Best Rock Album, Best Rock Performance, Best Rock Song

Free Energy – “Backscratcher” – Love Sign

The Blue Van – “Weary Eyes” – Would You Change Your Life?

Jack White – “Freedom At 21” – Blunderbuss (Album of the Year, Best Rock Song, Best Rock Album)

Blink-182 – “Disaster” – Dogs Eating Dogs

Ex Cops – “James” – True Hallucinations

Muse – “Big Freeze” – The 2nd Law (Best Rock Song, Best Rock Album)

Gotye – “Somebody That I Used To Know (Feat. Kimbra)” – Making Mirrors (Record of the Year, Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, Best Alternative Music Album)

Mumford & Sons – “I Will Wait” – Babel (Album of the Year, Best Rock Performance, Best Rock Song, Best Americana Album)

Creedence Clearwater Revival – “Lodi” – Chronicle, Vol. 1

Alabama Shakes – “I Ain’t The Same” – Boys And Girls (Best New Artist, Best Rock Performance)

The Lumineers – “Ho Hey” – The Lumineers (Best New Artist, Best Americana Album)

The Growlers – “Someday” – Hung At Heart

Kid Cudi – “Make Her Say (Feat. Kanye West & Common)” – Man On The Moon: The End Of Day

Wilson Pickett – “Land Of 1000 Dances” – The Very Best Of Wilson Pickett

The Bronx – “Valley Heat” – IV

Prawn – “Grass And Bones” – Ships

Fun. – “All The Pretty Girls” – Aim And Ignite (Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Best New Artist, Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, Best Pop Vocal Album)

Tegan And Sara – “I Was A Fool” – Heartthrob

The Joy Formidable – “Tendons” – Wolf’s Law

Bruce Springsteen – “We Take Care Of Our Own” – Wrecking Ball (Best Rock Performance, Best Rock Song, Best Rock Album)

Fall Out Boy – “Sugar, We’re Goin Down” – From Under The Cork Tree

Brand New – “Welcome To Bangkok” – The Devil And God Are Raging Inside Me

My Bloody Valentine – “If I Am” – MBV

Taking Back Sunday – “MakeDamnSure” – Louder Now

TV Snow – “Downtown” – Red

Crime In Stereo – “XXXX (The First 1000 Years Of Solitude)” – Crime In Stereo Is Dead

Brand New – “You Won’t Know” – The Devil And God Are Raging Inside Me

Say Anything – “The Church Channel” – In Defense Of The Genre

“Heat Thing” – Shone

Posted in Album Reviews on February 6, 2013 by occupyairwaves

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No other album in recent memory has had a more complex and in-depth viral marketing campaign than Heat Thing, debut album from the relatively unknown new band, Shone. With a mailing list that sends out  ink-splattered letters in typewritter font with coordinates to a buried flashdrive containing the first song on the album, it’s no wonder the absolutepunk.net thread about this very mysterious group has already reached 1,169 pages since December 21st of last year. The latest information on Shone points strongly to the fact that at the very least, Brian Lane of Brand New and Andrew Accardi of Robbers are involved with the project.

Fans who pre-ordered one of the three bundles on the band’s official site received a digital copy of Heat Thing today, February 5th. The album opens with “Piano Wire Number 12,” a very pleasant song about a psychopath who gets arrested over beating a girl for not loving him, and his plans for revenge while rotting in a county jail. The song reeks of Brand New, though the lead singer’s voice is radically different from Jesse Lacey’s. “Fischer King” runs for a total of twenty-three seconds and is essentially a collection of random noises and instruments (I also noticed some reversed voices, so I hopped on Audacity to flip the track and caught some additional and incredibly creepy dialogue, though I won’t ruin the surprise on here; try it out yourself!) “Defender 237” is another instrumental track that was featured on the band’s YouTube page prior to the release of the full album, and it’s got some tasty guitar riffs heavy on the wah, as well as a sweet saxophone solo. Also released as a single is “Baby Shakes,” which starts off with a surprisingly cheerful tone. Nevertheless, this is quickly ruined by lyrics about prostitution and a man who is essentially going crazy for some cheap love. “Slithering” kicks things up a notch towards the end of the album with a heavy, grungy riff, and “Bestial” ends the album with a heavy beat and just generally disturbing lyrics (“The poor bastard didn’t know what hit him, no! Do I dump him in the lake? Or dump him in the sewers?!”)

Most of the tracks on Heat Thing are similar, with slow drum beats and very dark undertones. So if you were instantly drawn in by the ominous viral marketing campaign for the album (as I was), and/or you listen heavily to Brand New, then you will be getting exactly what you expected, which is some depressing, fucked up, and genuinely catchy music.

-Joe MacPhee

Recommended Jams: Baby Shakes, Piano Wire Number 12, Bestial

(p.s. Shone will be playing a show in the city on Thursday, February 7th, so expect some serious posts and updates on the band members around that time.)

Setlist (Thursday, January 31st)

Posted in Setlists on February 1, 2013 by occupyairwaves

Free Energy – “Girls Want Rock” – Love Sign

Blink-182 – “Disaster” – Dogs Eating Dogs

The Joy Formidable – “This Ladder Is Ours” – Wolf’s Law

The Vaccines – “No Hope” – Come Of Age

The Strokes – “Last Nite” – Is This It

Peace – “Bloodshake” – Delicious

Good Old War – “Calling Me Names” – Come Back As Rain

Ex Cops – “James” – True Hallucinations

Tegan And Sara – “Closer” – Heartthrob

Muse – “Supermassive Black Hole” – Black Holes & Revelations

The Growlers – “Someday” – Hung At Heart

River City Extension – “Our New Intelligence” – The Unmistakable Man

Mumford & Sons – “The Cave” – Sigh No More

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

The Bronx – “Pilot Light” – IV

TV Snow – “Downtown” – Red

The Barbaras – “Heaven Hangs” – 2006-2008

The Blue Van – “Harder Than A Diamond” – Would You Change Your Life?

Jack White – “Sixteen Saltines” – Blunderbuss

Prawn – “Spring River” – Ships

Brand New – “Mix Tape” – Your Favorite Weapon

The Novel Ideas – “Promise” – Home

The Front Bottoms – “Looking Like You Just Woke Up” – The Front Bottoms

The Menzingers – “Good Things” – On The Impossible Past

Alkaline Trio – “Continental” – Good Mourning

Ben Folds – “Annie Waits” – Rockin’ The Suburbs

The Vaccines – “Bad Mood” – Come Of Age

Minus The Bear – “Knights” – Planet Of Ice