Archive for March, 2013

Setlist (Thursday, March 28th)

Posted in Setlists on March 28, 2013 by occupyairwaves

Phoenix – “Entertainment” – Bankrupt! (Out April 22nd!)

Blink-182 – “When I Was Young” – Dogs Eating Dogs EP

David Bowie – “Valentine’s Day” – The Next Day

Prawn – “Donald Domesky” – Ships

Dads – “Aww, C’mon Guyz” – American Radass (This Is Important)

Ducktails – “Planet Phrom” – The Flower Lane

Frank Turner – “Recovery” – Tape Deck Heart (Out April 23rd!)

Beastie Boys – “Say It” – Hot Sauce Committee Part Two

Tigers Jaw – “I Saw Water” – Tigers Jaw

Garbage – “Not Your Kind Of People” – Not Your Kind Of People

Weezer – “Jamie” – Dusty Gems And Raw Nuggets

The Bouncing Souls – “Kids And Heroes” – Anchors Aweigh

The Planet Smashers – “Unstoppable” – Unstoppable

The Planet Smashers – “Missionary’s Downfall” – Mighty

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Setlist (Thursday, March 21st)

Posted in Setlists on March 21, 2013 by occupyairwaves

*Special 2-hour Spring Break edition!*

Cheap Trick – “Auf Wiedersehen” – Heaven Tonight

David Bowie – “The Next Day” – The Next Day

The Replacements – “I’m Not Sayin'” – Songs For Slim EP

Prawn – “Donald Domesky” – Ships

Gates – “Walls” – The Sun Will Rise And Lead Me Home

Title Fight – “Crescent-Shaped Depression” – Shed

Useless Eaters – “Life On A Grid” – Hypertension

Alkaline Trio – “I Wanna Be A Warhol” – My Shame Is True (Out April 2nd!)

Alabama Shakes – “Hold On” – Boys And Girls

The Black Keys – “Girl Is On My Mind” – Rubber Factory

Black Flag – “TV Party” – Damaged

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

Polar Bear Club – “I’ll Never Leave New York” – Clash Battle Guilt Pride

Frank Turner – “Photosynthesis” – Love Ire & Song

Phoenix – “Entertainment” – Bankrupt! (Out April 22nd!)

Skinny Lister – “Rollin’ Over” – Forge And Flagon

Biffy Clyro – “Black Chandelier” – Opposites

Muse – “Madness” – The 2nd Law

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

Brand New – “The Boy Who Blocked His Own Shot” – Deja Entendu

Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros – “Man On Fire” – Here

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

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

Modest Mouse – “Polar Opposites” – The Lonesome Crowded West

David Byrne & St. Vincent – “Who” – Love This Giant

+44 – “Make You Smile” – When Your Heart Stops Beating

Setlist (Thursday, March 14th)

Posted in Setlists on March 14, 2013 by occupyairwaves

The Bronx – “Too Many Devils” – IV

Nirvana – “Breed” – Nevermind

Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds – “We No Who U R” – Push The Sky Away

Tegan And Sara – “I’m Not Your Hero” – Heartthrob

Phoenix – “Entertainment” – Bankrupt! (Out April 22nd!)

Passion Pit – “Love Is Greed” – Gossamer

Beach Fossils – “Birthday” – Clash The Truth

Enter Shikari – “Warm Smiles Do Not Make You Welcome Here” – A Flash Flood Of Colour

Radiohead – “Just” – The Bends

The Black Keys – “I Got Mine” – Attack And Release

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

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

Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Soul To Squeeze” – Greatest Hits

Mumford & Sons – “Below My Feet” – Babel

“The Next Day” – David Bowie

Posted in Album Reviews on March 8, 2013 by occupyairwaves

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After a ten year hiatus since his last album, Rock n’ roll legend David Bowie a.k.a. Ziggy Stardust a.k.a. the Thin White Duke is back with some seriously awesome new material. On his 66th birthday, the singer announced his newest work, titled The Next Day, to overjoyed Bowie fans who thought he would never make a comeback. Though the album art isn’t entirely original (See his previous album art for “Heroes”), the songs on Bowie’s new album are all very fresh and modern-sounding, but with that special Bowie charm.

The album opens with the title track, “The Next Day,” which immediately sets the mood in the opening bars. The tune is pretty rockin’, despite Bowie’s terribly dark lyrics: “Here I am, not quite died, my body left to rot in a hollow tree.” “The Stars (Are Out Tonight)” is one of my personal favorites, especially since the music video for the song is essentially a mini-horror movie (it is also shot really well; check it out here). A very wide range of subjects are covered in the lyrics of this album, from straight love songs (“The Stars (Are Out Tonight)”) to searching for self-worth (“Heat”) to anti-war protests (“I’d Rather Be High”). There is also a great deal of self-reflection one on The Next Day (considering this is his 24th studio album, I would say there is a lot to look back on…). “Where Are We Now?”, a very tender, melancholy ballad, also doubles as what seems to be a checklist of all the places Bowie visited in Berlin back in the 1970’s, when he was arguably at his most creative. Despite his age, Ziggy still has his voice, and he belts it out much like he did back with the Spiders From Mars.

Judging from the caliber of The Next Day, it sounds like a ten year break is exactly what Bowie needed to write some of his best work in a long while. This new album is pretty varied when it comes to genres. You’ll hear some classic rock, some slow ballads, some funk, some soul, some generally undefinable tunes, and of course some weird stuff too. This is David Bowie after all. Nevertheless, you’ll know right away you’re listening to a Bowie album. I did not have any serious expectations for his 24th studio album, but I can now say with confidence that it is definitely worth a listen.

-Joe MacPhee

Recommended Jams: The Stars (Are Out Tonight), The Next Day, (You Will) Set The World On Fire, Where Are We Now?

Setlist (Thursday, March 7th)

Posted in Setlists on March 8, 2013 by occupyairwaves

Nirvana – “Blew” – Bleach

Beach Fossils – “Birthday” – Clash The Truth

The Bronx – “Too Many Devils” – IV

Prawn – “Grass And Bones” – Ships

Title Fight – “Your Screen Door” – Shed

Phoenix – “Entertainment” – Bankrupt! (Out April 22nd!)

Tegan And Sara – “I’m Not Your Hero” – Heartthrob

Metric – “Breathing Underwater” – Synthetica

Talking Heads – “Road To Nowhere” – Best Of Talking Heads

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

Passion Pit – “Carried Away” – Gossamer

Taking Back Sunday – “Cute Without The ‘E’ (Cut From The Team)” – Tell All Your Friends

Steppenwolf – “Magic Carpet Ride” – Steppenwolf The Second

Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros – “I Don’t Wanna Pray” – Here

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